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Blog: Behind the Tractor

Our family launched this blog Behind the Tractor as a way to keep our customers and the general public informed on what’s happening on our farm in Eastern North Carolina. After several generations of our family tilling and growing various crops on rich Carolina soil, we started Boyette Brothers Produce in 2012 dedicated exclusively to sweet potatoes. Since then we have not only grown distribution across the United States, but we also maintain regular exports to the United Kingdom and Europe.

To document our growth and industry changes, we cover a few topics in our blog:

Nutrition: Sweet potatoes offer unique health benefits. This section of Behind the Tractor offers recipes, insight on new food studies, and tips for incorporating sweet potatoes as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Produce Marketing: We know the challenges our customers face in educating consumers about the benefits of various produce items. Over the years, we have acquired several certifications to help set our sweet potatoes apart from the masses. Produce marketing trends, food labels, sustainable farming practices – we cover all aspects related to the marketing of sweet potatoes.

Agriculture News: If there is an industry shift, new farming association, or pending regulation change for produce exports – our news posts will provide overviews and links to legislation and regulatory proposals.

Agriculture Events: You may find us at a produce or food trade show, and we’ll share our experiences here. Our family also shares farm-related events in North Carolina to help others in our region connect with locally-grown foods.

Target Zero Food Waste: Pay it Forward

Target Zero Food Waste: Pay it Forward
August 10th, 2017
This month we partner with the Society of St. Andrew. The Society of St. Andrew is a national organization "gleaning America's fields" to feed the hungry. Volunteer groups will arrive at our sweet potato farm...
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Sweet Potato Cocktail Hour

Sweet Potato Cocktail Hour
July 7th, 2017
Summer is a great time to grill sweet potatoes, but if you're getting parched during backyard entertaining, add sweet potatoes to your beverage bar. Sweet potatoes are an outstanding addition to cocktails...
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Healthy Summer Ice Cream Alternative

Healthy Summer Ice Cream Alternative
June 2nd, 2017
Ice cream is a summer staple. While it's packed with calcium, it's also high in fat and processed sugar. When looking for a guilt-free ice cream alternative, many recipes rely solely on frozen naturally sugar...
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In Between the Seeds

In Between the Seeds
May 7th, 2017
It's easy to see how much is happening across our North Carolina sweet potato farm over the summer. May marks the beginning of the growing season, and around that time the plants grow green and leafy. What's...
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North Carolina Farm Tours

North Carolina Farm Tours
April 14th, 2017
If family or friends are visiting North Carolina around Easter or on spring break, an annual farm tour event might align with their vacation. Instead of scrambling for tourist attractions during their entire stay...
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Farmers Markets: 3 Signs of a Good Sweet Potato

Farmers Markets: 3 Signs of a Good Sweet Potato
March 1st, 2017
While North Carolina State Farmers Markets are year-round, many smaller towns and municipalities have seasonal markets that are just starting to open again. Depending on the size of the market you visit, you...
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Sweetheart Dessert: Organic Sweet Potato Pie with Raspberry Sauce

Sweetheart Dessert: Organic Sweet Potato Pie with Raspberry Sauce
February 13th, 2017
In order to maintain our Certified Organic status, our sweet potato farm must pass a rigorous annual inspection. Since we passed our recent inspection, we decided to share a recipe highlighting organic sweet...
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The Past Year on the Farm

The Past Year on the Farm
January 9th, 2017
As 2016 slipped off the calendar and a blank slate stretched ahead, we thought it would be helpful to take a peek at the past year-in-the-life of Boyette Brothers Produce. Our family farm continued with some...
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