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Huntersville, North Carolina is home to the largest single-site greenhouse in the United States, Metrolina Greenhouses. The family-owned company began in 1972 when owners Tom and Vickie Van Wingerden moved to the Carolinas from Holland. The company uses a variety of technologies, experiments with these technologies, and does not fear failure--all characteristics the Van Wingerdens attribute to their success.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Spring 2015, p10-13, il, por, map
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In 1799, a young boy named Conrad Reed made the first documented discovery of gold in the United States. This discovery led to pan and shaft mining in the Piedmont throughout much of the nineteenth century. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site preserves this history and allows visitors to learn about and try their hand at mining for gold.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Spring 2015, p22-25, il, por, map
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Hendersonville, North Carolina has much to offer the adventure and cultural tourist. From mountain biking and hiking, to theater going and shopping, the town attracts tourists and repeat visitors.
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The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is one of many farmers markets emerging in North Carolina. Locals enjoy buying fresh produce directly from farmers and farmers enjoy selling to the consumer rather than large corporations.
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North Carolina strawberry farms make large contributions to the farming economy and provide families with a fun activity.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Spring 2015, p6-9, il, por, map
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This article highlights two North Carolina restaurants that have been serving the public for nearly one-hundred years. Sam and Omie's Restaurant, located in Nags Head, opened in 1937 and continues to serve North Carolina seafood. Dick's Hotdog Stand in Wilson opened in 1921 and serves hot dogs with homemade chili.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 2, Summer 2015, p22-25, il, por, map
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Due to the rise in agritourism and the desire to purchase food directly from the source, some farms in North Carolina now operate stores on their land. The Agers family in Buncombe runs a store, allows guests to pick berries, and offers guided tours of their farm.
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23149
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Summertime travelers to North Carolina often choose between the mountains and the coast, but the Piedmont has a week's worth of adventures to offer. Hiking, paddling, and zip lining are just a few of the activities to explore in the northern Piedmont.
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Agribusiness jobs are on the rise in North Carolina and throughout the nation as well. North Carolina schools, like North Carolina A&T State University, are preparing students for jobs in agribusiness by offering new majors and degrees.
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The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte offers a variety of outdoor activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Whitewater rafting is not the only activity, for visitors can participate in ropes courses, ziplines, mountain biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and hiking.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 3, Fall 2015, p10-13, il, por
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In autumn, the Blue Ridge Parkway bustles with people and the leaves explode with color. From the Cumberland Knob near Mount Airy to Cherokee, the parkway passes a number of beautiful overlooks with spectacular views of the landscape.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 3, Fall 2015, p26-27, 29, il, por
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Since 1924, Butterfields Candy Co. in Nashville, North Carolina has produced old-fashioned hard candies called “Buds.” The candies received national attention in 2007 when celebrity chef Rachael Rey featured them on her show. Since then, the company has revamped the production process and rebranded the business, now turning out 100,000 candies each week.
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Very few gristmills still operate in North Carolina today, but they were once very important to communities. Some mills still produce flour and corn meal today for the customers who prefer locally grown and ground material. The article highlights the history of two North Carolina mills: the Old Mill of Guilford and the Lakeside Mills.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 4, Winter 2015, p18-21, il, por, map
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Collards are a popular southern dish and have risen in popularity more recently. Kinston chef Vivian Howard and North Carolina farmers Lloyd Lewis, Howard McAdams, and Louis Nixon discuss their cooking and farming experience with collards in North Carolina.
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North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 4, Winter 2015, p6-9, il, por, map
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Sa North Carolina moves closer to becoming a leader in the burgeoning craft beer industry, proponents seek better opportunities for local support in the manufacturing process. A principal ingredient, hops is grown almost exclusively in the Pacific Northwest. While growing conditions in much of North Carolina are not ideal for the production of hops, current research at NC State has led to the development of a new specimen of hops suited to Western North Carolina’s climate. Art Robertson, owner of Running Turtle Hops Farm in Liberty, NC notes the impact of locally grown hops as for quality and economic impact realized.
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