Behind-the-Scenes: “Sweetpotato Is One Word”
Did you know that over two thirds of all sweet potatoes produced in America are grown in North Carolina? They must know what they’re doing in “the Tar Heel State.” Chip Carter and the “Where the Food Comes From” team decided to check it out. They spoke firsthand with Michelle Grainger, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission. Then they visited with several members of the Carter, Jones, and Scott families, each of which comprises a multi-generational sweetpotato operation. Rounding out the trip, the good folks at Nash Produce in Nashville, NC, which represents about represents 15 NC sweetpotato farmers, provided a tantalizingly long list the mouth-watering dishes you can cook with using sweetpotatoes..