Eat Local for Thanksgiving! 

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Here in North Carolina and Wilkes County, our farmers grow delicious foods that are a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving is a great time to spotlight all of North Carolina’s bounty!

What foods do you already use in your Thanksgiving meal that could be sourced locally? Could that apple pie recipe that’s been passed down for generations be made with local apples? What about that sweet potato casserole? Buying our food locally is a great way to support local farmers and the local economy! Consider visiting a local orchard this season for fresh apples, cider, canned goods and more!

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