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Aside from cooked or cut collards, consumers can find fresh apples at markets, stands and grocers from North Carolina and other regions.

In addition to greens, growers have greens, carrots, lettuce and much more.

Tulip enthusiasts climb great heights to photograph some of the world’s most hard-to-find varieties.

Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs and the Amsterdam Tulip Museum share these on




All-America Selections adds six new winners for 2016

Regional apples are selling

Fluffy turnips offer light dish

Fresh turnips from the garden can turn into more than a traditional dish with a little imagination.

Try creating a soufflé with turnips and onions whipped with some fluffy egg whites.

Rare tulips sought in the wild



(Photo credit: Colorblends.


By Bobbie Whitehead

Posted Feb. 11, 2016

All-America Selections, the North American independent plant testing organization, has added six new varieties, now available but in limited supplies, for the upcoming gardening season.

These winners, trialed in AAS gardens during 2015, include kale, cabbage, peppers, kohlrabi and a pumpkin variety.

Pumpkin Pepitas F1 is one of the latest All-America Selections winners named at the end of January (Photo: All-America Selections). Turnip soufflé
Seasonal apples

Following the weather can help farmers profit
‎‎Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 09:46 p.m.
By plotting the weather for 10 days out, farmers in Australia found it aided their profits. University of Florida researchers assisted in such a study and say a 10-day forecast can help.
IFAS News/University of Florida
Conference to address challenges of growing hops in Southeast
‎Wednesday, ‎Jan. 20, ‎2016, ‏‎10:46:09 AM
Specialists in the Southeast region will meet in March to discuss the challenges facing growers who try to grow and use local ingredients for hops.
CALS News Center/N.C. State
Bugs can adapt to the winter too
‎Friday, ‎Jan. 15, ‎2016, 09:53:15 AM
Even if you’ve found a way to adapt to the cold, North Carolina Extension specialists say so have bugs, and here’s how to be aware of them come spring..
N.C. Cooperative Extension/Lenoir County
2015 stands out as challenging year for Georgia farmers
‎Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2016, ‏‎9:24:07 AM
Officials have noted that December 2015 will stand out as a month for the record books with its unusually warm temperatures and wet weather. For some farmers, this weather has posed challenges, and they're welcoming the cold.
Georgia FACES