After unfavorable weather conditions last fall, sweet potato yields dropped from 224 cwt. per acre in 2017 to 190 cwt. per acre in 2018. This season producers are looking forward to the new crop to bring better yields.
Faison, N.C.-based Southern Produce Distributors Inc. paired up with Asheville, N.C.-based The Hop Ice Cream Cafe to make Carolina Covington Cheesecake ice cream, and Southern Exposure attendees can get a taste March 3.