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Got to Be NC Festival offers food, entertainment, education May 15-17 at State Fairgrounds

Photo of food expo at Got to Be NC FestivalThe Got to Be NC Festival returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds with a full lineup of food, entertainment and family fun May 15-17.

Lowes Foods is joining the festival as a title sponsor this year. The North Carolina-based grocery chain will have an expanded presence in the “Homegrown Fare,” the festival’s popular showcase of local food, wine and beer. Lowes Foods also will host its “Food Bizarre” tent outside the Expo Building. The tent will have free entertainment and a multi-station food challenge featuring gastronomic mashups of North Carolina products and carnival favorites.
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From the blog: Researchers at Piedmont Research Station look forward to strawberry season, too

StrawberriesStrawberry lovers know that April is a great month to be in North Carolina. That’s because sometime during the month, farmers markets, pick-your-own farms and roadside stands across the state will be plentiful with red ripe berries.

Researchers at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury look forward to April, too. That’s when the strawberries in breeding trials are ready to come off the vine.
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