Archive for Farmers Markets

Q&A with Fred Cole, manager of the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, one of four state-operated farmers markets in North Carolina, has a new manager. In late April, Fred Cole replaced Arlene Haigler, who had served as acting manager since 2012, when longtime manager Frank Suddreth retired. Cole comes to Charlotte from Upstate New York, where he was the general manager of […]

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Blackberry Day Friday at WNC Farmers Market

Independence Day is just five days away, so it’s time to stock up on all the essentials for your Fourth of July feast. Local farmers markets across North Carolina are brimming with all the fresh produce you will need to make your cookout, picnic or party a success. Stop by this weekend for farm fresh […]

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Crawfish Day at the State Farmers Market

The State Farmers Market will be hosting Crawfish Day Saturday. Fresh N.C. crawfish will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Make sure you get there early because the crawfish go fast. Crawfish will be sold for $6 per pound live or $7 per pound cooked. There is a 5-pound minimum purchase for live crawfish and […]

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Strawberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of a fresh strawberry. If you agree, be sure to stop by the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market for Strawberry Day Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration includes free samples of N.C. strawberries and Lumpy’s strawberry ice cream, plenty of strawberry recipe ideas to take […]

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Strawberries, herbs and gardening advice

“When you want the best, it’s got to be NC!” That’s not a bad slogan to live by, especially when it comes to fresh, locally grown food. You can find a wide selection of local produce, meats and cheeses at a state-operated farmers market near you. In addition, our markets offer special events throughout the […]

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Barbecue, bluegrass and fresh herbs at your state farmers markets

N.C. strawberries are already available across the state. In addition, you can find greens, sweet potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, fresh meats and local cheeses at a state-operated farmers market near you. Below, you’ll find our picks for the top three things to do this weekend at the markets. 1. Barbecue Cook-Off and Bluegrass Jam, WNC Farmers […]

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State farmers markets offer fresh produce and a lot more

Most people know you can find fresh, seasonal produce at one of the five state-operated farmers markets in North Carolina. But many people forget about the variety of N.C. meats, cheeses, wines and specialty foods also available year round. Refresh your memory this weekend by visiting a farmers market, where you should find sweet N.C. […]

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‘Week of Giving’ starts today at the State Farmers Market

Throughout the year, State Farmers Market vendors donate about 1.5 million pounds of unwanted fresh produce to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. During the “Week of Giving” food drive, which runs through Saturday, market visitors can join in the effort and help local families in need this holiday season. Last year, market visitors donated more than […]

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Fall is for planting at local farmers markets

Fall is a great time to plant certain North Carolina plants, such as turfgrass, trees, shrubs and perennial flowering plants. You can find a variety of plants and shrubs at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton. This weekend is a particularly good time to start your planting in Asheville and […]

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Stock up on pumpkins this weekend for upcoming contests

Pumpkins are great for decorating your houses, but you also can put your own creative spin on them in two upcoming decorating contests. Deadlines are approaching for the kid-friendly events, so make sure to pick out a perfect pumpkin soon at a farmers market or pick-your-own farm near you. Most people know about the largest […]

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