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    Local TV show features Lejeune mess hall



    Story by Lance Cpl. Mark Watola 

    Marine Corps Installations East       

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Local TV station UNC-TV’s program Flavor, NC is dedicated to showcasing local food producers, their products and restaurants who prepare dishes with those ingredients.

    Mess Hall 82 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune will be featured in an upcoming episode of Flavor, NC.

    “The show features a variety of local ingredients from fresh fruits and vegetables to dried goods and meats,” said Paul Friday, director of government and external relations with Marine Corps Installations East. “Not only do we provide wholesome, nutritious food for service members, but we also recognize local food producers.”

    Flavor, NC starts at the origin of produce, and describes the process the food takes to arrive at its final destination.

    “The mess hall episode features a recipe with catfish from Carolina Classics Catfish Inc.,” said George Miller, program manager for the Food and Fuel for the Forces. “The farm section of the episode was about strawberries from T.C. Smith Farms also used in the mess hall.”

    The two largest economic engines in North Carolina involve agriculture and military, said Friday, a Wilmington, North Carolina native. They go hand in hand, and we want to support local producers who support our mission.

    Fuel and Food for the Forces provides a bridge between agricultural outlets and mess halls and commissaries aboard bases.

    “Through the Food and Fuel for the Forces, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and military leaders cooperate to provide the opportunity for mess halls and commissaries to utilize local produce,” said Miller, a Swansboro, North Carolina native. “Both agriculture and the military thrive on forestry and farming. It promotes economic activity and base sustainability.”

    To see the mess hall’s appearance on Flavor, NC, tune into UNC-TV Nov. 27 at 10:00 or 10:30 p.m.



    Date Taken: 11.17.2014
    Date Posted: 11.20.2014 11:15
    Story ID: 148363
    Location: GA, US

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