Got To Be NC June Newsletter

NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Steve Troxler, Commissioner Got To Be NC June 2019 Newsletter

Registration opening soon for State Fair, Got To Be NC tent Got To Be NC members interested in booth space in the Got To Be NC tent should look for an email later this month with application information. Registration coming soon.

This year, available booth spaces have increased to 22 spaces for two shifts: Oct. 17-22 and Oct. 23-27. Contact Sherry Barefoot for more information. sherry.barefoot@ncagr.gov

Summer farm tour to introduce farmers to agritourism Registration is now open for an August 16 “boots-on-the-ground” farm tour to introduce North Carolina farmers to agritourism. The Summer NC Agritourism Farm Tour is a perfect fit for farmers considering an expansion into welcoming visitors onto their farm, community members in agriculture, and local food/farm media representatives. The tour is hosted by the N.C. Agritourism Networking Association . Buses will load and depart from the Valle Crucis Conference Center (Banner Elk) at 7:30 a.m. and travel to Apple Hill Farm (Banner Elk) and Shipley Farms Beef (Vilas). F.A.R.M. Café (Boone) will serve the group lunch (included with your ticket) and tour the High Country Food Hub . After lunch, the tour will visit New River Corn Maze (Crumpler) and Heritage Homestead Creamery (Crumpler) before returning to the Valle Crucis Conference Center by 5 p.m. Raleigh chef receives top James Beard award

Ashley Christensen won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in the country. This was Christensen’s second consecutive year as a finalist and her fourth as a nominee for the top honor. Christensen won the James Beard for Best Chef: Southeast in 2014, the third North Carolina chef to do so. Christensen owns four restaurants, a cocktail bar and an event space in downtown Raleigh with another restaurant on the way. The award – typically given to

chefs in major metropolitan areas – makes Raleigh the smallest city to ever claim the national prize.

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