Standing 13-feet tall and 15-feet long and sporting a Chevrolet 396 V-8 engine, the Big Cart makes its way around the state, stopping at shopping centers, grocery stores and businesses, and appearing in parades, festivals and other special events.
Without question, it attracts attention wherever it goes, and that’s the goal.
The Big Cart is a promotional tool used by the department to highlight North Carolina farmers, North Carolina food products and farm commodities, and the Got to Be NC Agriculture program. The super-sized cart is leased with funds from corporate sponsors. Sponsors for the 2009 Big Cart are Anne’s Dumplings, Hampton Farms, House Autry Mills, Nature’s Own and Neese’s Country Sausage.
Check out this video with G.W. Stanley, a marketing specialist with the department, who is one of the Big Cart drivers.
Following is an upcoming schedule of promotional stops :