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Thursday, November 15, 2012

So, Where in the World has TrufflesNC been?

After hearing about a Truffle Festival in Napa, I had to make the trip.  So, here I am.  Lucky for me, my sister lives in California and a little day trip from her house to Napa was in the cards for me yesterday.  The weather was gorgeous, the temperature was perfect and me and my little rental Fiat were on our way!

I am really disappointed that there won't be a truffle festival in North Carolina in 2013.  We will have to be content this year with the NATGA meeting which, coincidentally, will be the same week-end as the Napa Truffle Festival.  I personally wish we could all get together so we didn't have this kind of overlap and we could all enjoy all the truffle offerings of this type but, it's hard to get everyone on the same page.  So much opportunity, so little time............

The thing that intrigues me about the truffle festival in Napa is that California is probably the only state outside the southeast that could give us any competition in the growing of this specialty crop.  California definitely competes in the agricultural world.  They grow just about everything there and lots of things that North Carolina doesn't grow, too.  However, most of the people in CA who decide to grow truffles, apparently also grow grapes.  So, I just wanted to see for myself if I could spot a truffle orchard among the vineyards.  Well, No, I didn't.  Any of my blog followers out there who have addresses for truffle orchards or know folks who are actually producing truffles in the beautiful state of California, PLEASE let me know.  I'll make it my next excursion out west.

Some of you may wonder why I have been absent from the blog for so long.  We have been burning the midnight oil getting ready for two food shows, Terra VITA and Twin City Cooks.  Deana and I worked frantically getting our truffles in a row so we could present our products in the most appropriate, tasty and dazzling ways.  It worked!!  You will soon see our holiday offering pictures appear on the website.  Lots of red, white and gold wrappings in shiny clear boxes to make those truffle products most appealing for gifts for all the truffle-loving friends on your gift lists.  In the meantime, go ahead and check out the online store so you'll be familiar with everything.

Soon and very soon now -- surely by Mid-December, if not sooner -- fresh truffles should be appearing as well.  Stay tuned and -- as always,

Think Truffles!!!