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Berries, Strawberry and Blueberry
In 2001, the General Assembly named the strawberry as the official Red Berry of North Carolina, and named the blueberry as the official Blue Berry of the state (Session laws, 2001, c. 488).
Strawberries(genus fragaria) are high in Vitamin C and A, and supply 8% of the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance), for Iron. There are only 60 calories in a cup of fresh berries and zero grams of fat. A cup of blueberries (genus vaccinium) supplies 50% of the RDA for Vitamin C, as well as 22% of the fiber recommended for a healthy diet.
The session law itself explains how important these two berries are tothe agricultural economy of the state. In the year 2005, strawberries brought in over $19,000,000, while the blueberry created over $37,000,000 in revenues. According to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina was ranked 3rd in the nation in 2006 in strawberry production, and 5th in blueberry production.
Both berries are grown throughout the state, and consumers canpick their own berries at farms from one end of the North Carolina to the other. The NC Department of Agriculture provides a list of pick-your-own farms at NC Farm Fresh.
In 2001,Genaral Assembly named the strawberry official Red Berry of the state.
Strawberries (genus fragaria)are high in Vitamin C,A and supply 8% o RDA ,iron.There are only 60 calories in a cup of fresh berries and zero gramsof fat. A cup of blueberries supply 50%
The General Assembly of 1987 adopted milk as the official State Beverage. (Session Laws, 1987, c. 347).
In making milk the official state beverage, North Carolina followed 17 other states, including both South Carolina and Virginia.
According to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, NorthCarolina ranks 31st among dairy producing states in the nation, producing just over 1,000,000 pounds of milk per year. Receipts in 2006 from milk production was approximately $139 millio
the genaral adapted milk as the official state beveragwe .In the making of the official state vbeverage .North caralina 17 0ther state,including both south carolina and Virginia .
The Cardinal was selected by popular choice as our State Bird on March 4, 1943. (Session Laws, 1943. c. 595).
The Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is sometimes called the Winter Redbird because it is most noticeable during the winter when it is the only "redbird" present. A year-round resident of North Carolina, the Cardinal is one of the most common birds in our gardens,...