The Got to Be NC Cookbook, Homes in the Hometowns Edition was published in January 2023. In the cookbook, you will find favorite dishes from hometowns across the state. The recipes were submitted by farmers, North Carolina agribusiness owners, commodity groups and staff from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. This YouTube playlist provides how-to videos for the recipes found in the cookbook.

Find local North Carolina ingredients to make these recipes at local farmers’ markets or direct from farmers and local food processors. Learn more at

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