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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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The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. Announces Month-Long “Fiesta de Camotes” Promotion this September

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Baughman (704) 651-9019 kristen@tabletopmediagroup.com The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. Announces Month-Long “Fiesta de Camotes” Promotion this September Raleigh, North Carolina (August 29, 2017) – The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. is pleased to announce a month-long celebration of sweetpotatoes during September 2017 called “Fiesta de Camotes.” Translated to “Celebrating Sweet Potatoes,” Fiesta de Camotes will highlight Hispanic restaurants and bakeries throughout North Carolina featuring sweetpotatoes in a special dish. With 22…

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Wake Up Deliciously with Sweetpotatoes

What kind of morning person are you? The type that pops right out of bed and is ready to tackle the day? Or the type that may need a cup or two (or three!) of coffee to get moving? Despite what your morning routine is, we can bet your mornings are busy prepping for the packed day ahead. The trick to staying energized is to prepare yourself a nutrient-packed breakfast – with sweetpotatoes, of course! We’ve gathered 6 yummy sweetpotato…

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Close Out Summertime with Sweetpotatoes

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is almost here, but that’s no excuse not live up these last few weeks of outdoor barbecues and days by the lake! We’ve searched high and low for some of our favorite summertime-inspired recipes featuring yours truly, and we should be honest, these may be some of the best sweet tater recipes yet. Summer Goddess Bowl with Avocado and Sweetpotatoes This go-to for lunch or dinner from…

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56th National Sweetpotato Convention

North Carolina is honored to host the 56th National SweetPotato Convention in beautiful downtown Wilmington, January 21-23, 2018.  We are excited to have the opportunity to serve our industry by hosting this event, which is sure to be both educational and exciting. Established in 1961, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission helps promote the consumption of NC sweetpotatoes through education, promotional activities, research and honorable horticultural practices among its producers. For online registration or more information about the Convention (agenda,…

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4 Sweet Tater Sandwiches for National Sandwich Month

Summer is comin’ to a close soon, but National Sandwich Month is still something to look forward to in August. And do we ever. That’s cause the meatiness of our sweetpotatoes belong in a sandwich, whether it’s being used as a filling or as the “bread.” So take a look at some of our all-time favorites. Caution: you just may want to grab a sandwich yourself, because these are going to make you hungry. Trust us. Grilled Sweetpotato and…

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Get Grillin’ this Fourth of July with Sweetpotatoes!

It’s finally here y’all, everyone’s favorite summertime holiday: the Fourth of July! So that means hot dogs, fresh watermelon and grilled everything. You know we just love grilled sweetpotatoes, and we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorites for your outdoor barbecue tomorrow! Grilled Sweetpotato Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, Blue Cheese and Pecans This grilled salad blows your boring ol’ sweetpotato salad out of the water! With tangy blue cheese and crunchy pecans, your taste…

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Stay Healthy with Sweetpotato Bowls!

Now that the warm weather is here, we want delicious options that won’t weigh us down and just makes us feel good. Well folks, have no fear, sweetpotato bowls are here! From adding quinoa to avocados to salmon, we think there’s a bowl for everyone. Tahini Grilled Avocado, Cauliflower and Sweetpotato Power Bowl Whether you need an option for a #MeatlessMonday or just want a yummy lunch to ‘power’ you through the day, this bowl is…

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The Happiest Hour: 7 Sweetpotato Cocktails

Friday, 5pm – who is your favorite happy hour companion? For us, it’s sweet taters! Many are surprised to learn that sweetpotatoes are a delicious cocktail mixer.  From vodka to gin, brandy to tequila, sweetpotatoes can take your favorite bev to the next level. If you’re looking to whet your whistle, check out these mixologist and bartenders all over North Carolina who are raising a glass to their state crop. Give one of their sweet tater cocktails a try during your next happy…

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Memorial Day Cookout: 5 Grilled Sweetpotato Recipes

For most, Memorial Day means the kickoff of grilling season. While sweetpotatoes are renowned for their long-standing appearance on holiday dinner tables, many are surprised to learn that they are actually a year-round vegetable. With grilling season upon us, toss your taters into that open pit – trust us, they can take the heat! Sweet and creamy on the inside, charred and crunchy on the outside – what’s not to love? Here are a few of our favorite grilled sweetpotato…

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