Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

This sponsored post is brought to you in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Products for the GOT TO BE NC FESTIVAL. Bloggers throughout NC will feature NCMade products and recipes to highlight the #HomeGrownFare17

As part of the Got to be NC Blogger network I was thrilled to have an opportunity to work in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to bring you Carolina Fancy Foods. As an umbrella company for locally made products, Carolina Fancy Foods helps to give their clients leverage in the marketplace that they wouldn’t otherwise have.

Making a product takes time, money, and a lot of work trying to move it onto shelves. Carolina Fancy Foods helps to take this step out of the equation to provide sales and marketing so producers can concentrate on their products.

According to their website “Carolina Fancy Foods is an association that provides food innovators shared leadership in branding, distribution, legal, logistics, marketing, philanthropy, production, quality assurance, and community service. Our mission is to rapidly commercialize the best flavors and brands from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia Agriculture – the Southern Piedmont of the United States of America!”

Carolina Fancy Foods current clientele include: Berry Brothers Sauces, Butterfields fruit flavored Buds, Chapel Hill Toffee, Chef and the Farmer Blueberry BBQ Sauce and Tangy Peach Glaze, Salem Baking Company Moravian Cookies and much more.

I chose to use Peggy Roses Sweet and Hot Pepper Jellies for a charcuterie plate I was preparing for friends. It was simple and quick to put together, and allowed for no cook time and extra time for conversation.

Pictures are courtesy of the Carolina Fancy Foods website.

Charcuterie Plate

  1. Combination of your favorite meats (prosciutto,salami, pate)
  2. Combination of your favorite cheeses, cubed
  3. French Bread, sliced
  4. Your favorite bottle of wine

To add to the plate, consider this tasty dip:

Cranberry-PepperJellyDip

Ingredients

  • One regular sized block cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup Peggy Rose’s Hot Pepper Jelly
  • Half a can of cranberry sauce (either whole berry or jellied)
  • Crackers, pretzels, or crudité

Load everything up on a decorative tray and serve.

 

To download the Carolina Fancy Foods Recipe Booklet go HERE!

Don’t forget to check out Carolina Fancy Foods at the Homegrown Fare presented by Lowes Foods. The festival runs May 19-21 (Friday Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m) at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh as is part of the annual Got To Be NC Festival. The festival will feature 100 local food, wine and beer companies. Admission is $3, but you can get in free with your Lowes Foods loyalty card.  More information about the Homegrown Fare and the Got To Be NC Festival is available at http://www.gottobencfestival.com

Too add to the fun. if you make a purchase from any of the vendors stop by the Got To Be NC booth to get your picture taken with your Got To Be NC product in the Homegrown Fare Selfie Frame! And if you feel like sharing on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #homegrownfare17 so we can check out your photos!

More information about the Homegrown Fare and the Got To Be NC Festival is available at gottobencfestival.com.

To learn more about other NC products and find some new recipes, check out these Got to be NC Blogger Posts for #HomeGrownFare17

 

Got to be NC Blogger Posts for #HomeGrownFare17

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11 thoughts on “Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

  1. That’s a delicious snack tray you got there. I love less prep times and more talk time. This would make a great appetizer for gatherings.

  2. Wow, what a wonderful service they’re providing for these makers! I know Adam from Berry Brothers, and as a one-man operation, he was wearing himself out! Hooray for CCF and the makers they are helping!

  3. Hey lady! This is a fantastic idea, and I’d never heard of them. Have to love fun entertaining tips and tricks to keep things easy! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love pepper jelly. Sweet/tart/spicy rules!

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