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The staff at Marshallberg Farms is a little on edge. A new batch of Russian sturgeon eggs from Germany has recently arrived and they're excitedly watching their new charges. Every two hours, around the clock, someone strides over to the wide, shallow tray where the young hatchlings' journey …

Bright red, sweet and flavorful, strawberries are one of springs most bountiful and popular crops, and they’re a sure sign to everyone that summer is right around the corner. May is peak season for strawberries along the Crystal Coast although the season runs late April through June. Through…

Warmer temperatures means lighter dinners and an increase in fresh salads with in-season veggies. Whether you're entertaining a group – or just yourself – homemade dressing is the perfect way to add a fresh new twist to homemade salad. Be sure to only make what you'll use, or refrigerate and…

Following years of planning, construction is set to be completed on a cutting-edge, coastal cuisine restaurant featuring rooftop dining on the waterfront in historic downtown Beaufort. Moonrakers is a state-of-the-art 254-seat, upper-casual dining, full-service restaurant with an additional …

Like any good Southern tradition, there are numerous people who want to claim ownership of the cold weather favorite Brunswick stew. Folks in Virginia and Georgia both claim to be the birthplace of this hearty winter stew and us North Carolina folks, for once, are happy just to enjoy the bes…

The annual NC Chili Festival be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15 in Havelock, and has a long history of raising funds to give to local nonprofit organizations in the community.

The warmer days and cool nights in North Carolina’s mountain region present the perfect conditions for growing firm, crisp, juicy apples. Commercial apple production in the Southeast is concentrated in the Appalachian mountain regions of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee …

COMMUNITY-BASED FARMER’S markets can introduce shoppers to an array of foods they may otherwise never experience. Farmer’s markets are great places to find fresh, locally grown foods, and many market customers are happy to know they’re benefiting both the environment and local businesses wit…

Available nearly year-round, shrimp represent North Carolina’s second most valuable commercial fishery in terms of dollars. Once scorned by fishermen for clogging their nets while trawling for more valuable fish, shrimp came into their own in the 1950s and has been the country’s favorite sea…

Join Beaufort Wine and Food as it unveils the signature 2016 painting by artist Donna Lee Nyzio during an evening celebrating the organization’s upcoming 12th annual festival.

Fishermen, distributors, markets and even restaurants are waving their white flags high this season, but it isn’t defeat they’re admitting to. In fact, many would say this white flag denotes just the opposite. Amos Mosquito’s has one. So does Bistro by the Sea, Ruddy Ducks Tavern, McCurdy’s …

While residents and visitors have grown accustomed to the plethora of restaurants along the coast, a new option has cropped up offering tasty, high-quality food on the go. Clarke Merrell, owner and executive chef of Circa 81, Twisted Spoon and Beaufort Olive Oil Company, has added the Dank B…

Summer is heating up along the Crystal Coast and amidst all the ideas for cooling it down a notch, we keep coming back to the notion of frozen cocktails. Perhaps it’s just that they’re so appealing at 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon – when they’re entirely out of reach for the working class. Or m…

Julia Vradelis and Allison Worrell, both from Eastern North Carolina, have recently published a cookbook unlike any others. “Muffin Meals” hit bookstores in late March and is currently available for purchase online through the Tate Publishing website and Amazon.

It seems too easy to say that the naming of one of Carteret County’s most popular restaurants, and the only one run by a female executive chef, earned its name from the mistelling of a childhood riddle. But that’s exactly where it came from.

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Whether you have a head cold, an upset stomach, or an itchy rash, fast and inexpensive relief may be sitting on your kitchen shelf. When you look at the science, it turns out your grandmother wasn't so far off on some of those home remedies she used to swear by. For example, it's really true…

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If there’s one thing visitors rave about besides our beautiful stretches of beaches – it’s inevitably the vast amount of dining options they find while visiting the Crystal Coast. For more than 20 years, the options have included the Beaufort Grocery Co. on Queen Street, offering the perfect…