Mead maker showcasing honey wines from sweet to dry at Got to Be NC Festival

If there’s one thing the co-owners of Retro Meadery would like you to know, it’s that mead comes in a variety of flavors, and they’re not all sweet. You’ll have a chance to taste for yourself inside the Food Lion “Local Goodness Marketplace” at the 2024 Got to Be NC Festival. This is the first time Retro Meadery, based in Burgaw (Pender County), will be at the festival. Co-owners Michael Fields and Matthew Clemmons started the business in 2020. During the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, they took some time to start brewing their own beer and mead, mostly as…

Continue Reading

Sun shines on Got to Be NC Festival

Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler kicked off the 2011 Got to Be NC Festival by leading the first of three antique tractor parades this morning at the Fairgrounds. A few morning showers have turned into a warm and sunny afternoon. In addition to the large selection of antique farm equipment on display, festival-goers have enjoyed the Carolina FiberFest, Food and Wine Expo and the Raleigh Flea Market. The Sam Rand Grandstand will be full of free activities tonight beginning with the children’s stick horse races at 5 p.m., followed by a performance by Rocky the Trick Mule, plow-horse demonstrations, draft horse…

Continue Reading