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.
- Combination of your favorite meats (prosciutto,salami, pate)
- Combination of your favorite cheeses, cubed
- French Bread, sliced
- Your favorite bottle of wine
To add to the plate, consider this tasty dip:
- 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
- Introducing Harvest Time Foods Gluten Free Products from Andrea of Good Girl Gone Redneck
- Chocolate Cherry Rum Cake Bites from Angie of Big Bear’s Wife
- Ice Cream Parfaits with Peach Wine Syrup from April of Girl Gone Gourmet
- Sweet and Tart Spaghetti and Meatballs from Emily of The Edible Coast
- Uncle Chris’ Smokin’ Habanero Pimento Cheese Mac and Cheese from Fran of Sip, Stir, Go
- North Carolina Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa and Rice from Hadassah of World on a Table
- Choose Better, Drink Sunshine and Brighten Your Life from Jen of JAB’s Plethora
- North Carolina Muffaletta with Bruce Julian from Jenni of Pastry Chef Online
- Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level from Johanna of Durham Foodie
- Homemade Caterpillar Rolls, North Carolina Style from Kate of Life of a Ginger
- Got to Be NC Air Fried Tofu Rancheros with Veggies and Little Face Salsa from Kathy of Healthy Slow Cooking
- Little Black Dress Dinner Party: Easy Baked Pork Tenderloin with a Dressy Salad Wedge Side from Leigh of HinesSight
- Discovering The World’s Best Popcorn from Linda of Hispanic Mama
- Easy Shrimp Noodle Bowl with Bertie County Peanuts from Meghan of I’m Fixin’ To
- Coming Home to Gregory Vineyards from Rachel of Fit Triangle Mom