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Sweetpotatoes Around the World

It’s a small world after all – or should we say ‘a sweet world.’ When you think of a sweetpotato, there is a good chance that you associate it with classic American and Southern recipes. And while it is certainly true that the sweetpotato is a staple in America, the same is true for much of the world. The sweetpotato is truly is a vegetable with international flair! We’ve rounded up traditional sweetpotato dishes from around the world to show…

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Local Restaurants Celebrate North Carolina Sweetpotatoes

BY JESSICA MAURER, POSTED SEP 27, 2017 Throughout the month of September, the N.C. SweetPotato Commission has honored National Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta de Camotes. The celebration highlights Hispanic restaurants and bakeries throughout North Carolina that have created special dishes featuring sweetpotatoes. According to the commission, North Carolina has been the No. 1 sweetpotato producing state since 1971. The USDA reports that the state harvested nearly 95,000 acres of sweetpotatoes in 2016, nearly 30,000 more acres than the…

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The Star of Healthy Energy

Today, most people know sweetpotatoes are healthy. Though many are still surprised to learn about all the health benefits sweetpotatoes actually offer. From vitamin A to C, fiber to antioxidants, manganese to complex carbs, your favorite sweet spud is perfect for those living a healthy, active life on the go! This is where Ally comes in. As a professional bike racer, Ally lives life at full speed. Her fast-paced, active lifestyle motivated her to create her own energy bars,…

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Boyette Brothers Produce Adds Organic Sweetpotato Packing Line

The Boyette Family – Wiley, Regan, Robert and Michael By SPW Staff –August 25, 2017 Fourth-generation North Carolina sweetpotato grower Boyette Brothers Produce in Wilson, NC clearly knows a little something about growing sweetpotatoes. Based on ever-increasing demand, the company just added its first-ever certified organic packing line. The move became necessary after organic sweetpotato production grew more than 20 percent in a single year. Boyette Brothers acquired the certified organic designation for Covington sweetpotatoes in 2012 and…

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Scott Farms wins produce marketing award

Scott Farms leaders pictured from left to right are Alice Scott, President Sonny Scott, Kim Scott, Vice President for Farm Operations Linwood Scott, Heather Scott and Vice President for Sweetpotato Operations Dewey Scott. Contributed Photo Posted Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 pm From staff reports LUCAMA — Scott Farms’ successful television advertising campaign has earned the Wilson County business a national marketing award. Scott Farms International’s “Innovation in Sweetpotatoes” promotional campaign received the 29th annual Produce…

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58th Annual Meeting: Cultivating Our Future

Register Now for the 2018 NCSPC Annual Meeting of Membership Thursday, January 18, 2018 Sampson County Agri-Expo Center 414  Warsaw Road Clinton, NC  28328 Doors open at 8:00am Free Admission Continental Breakfast and Catered Lunch provided Registration Form Exhibitor Information:  We have begun planning for the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Membership.  As always, our meeting is held on the third Thursday in January. …

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Getting’ Ready for Football Season with Sweet Taters

Okay y’all – it’s finally here – football season! Whether you’re a lover of college, professional or even your local high school team, there’s just something special about this time of year. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by adding sweetpotatoes to every football party snack! From chili to nachos to gameday appetizers, sweet taters will satisfy the whole crowd while they cheer on their favorite team. Take a look at some of our favorite…

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Celebrate the Fiesta de Camotes this September!

There’s no better to celebrate the start of a new month (and almost new season) than with sweetpotatoes! This September, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission is excited to announce Fiesta de Camotes, or Celebrating Sweetpotatoes, highlighting Hispanic restaurants and bakeries throughout North Carolina featuring sweetpotatoes in a special dish, and is just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month. Take a look at some of the recipes these chefs are cooking up, and find them all…

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