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Get ready for produce season with these farmers market events

Spring has officially sprung, and with it the farmers markets are starting to buzz with more activity. Several events are planned at our four state-owned farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh. Mark your calendars for these events this month: Greenhouse Vegetable Day, State Farmers Market, Raleigh This celebration of greenhouse vegetables takes place […]

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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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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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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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Buy local this Thanksgiving

With hundreds of farmers markets and roadside stands across the state, it’s easy to buy locally grown ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal. Three of the five state-operated farmers markets will be open Thanksgiving day, so you can pick up any last-minute additions for your family gathering. We recently stopped by the State Farmers Market in […]

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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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Apples, pumpkins and fall

The season has changed to fall, and with it comes a bounty of fall harvest to local farmers markets. You’ll find a variety of apples, pumpkins and other fall produce at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton this weekend. In addition, there are a few special events to kick off […]

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N.C. muscadines and tips for home gardens

This weekend, the state-operated farmers markets will be in full swing as vendors offer selections of late-summer and early-fall crops. In addition, nurseries and greenhouses will have fall trees, plants and bedding flowers for sale. The state owns and operates farmers markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton. The State Farmers Market in Raleigh […]

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Farmers Market Fall Preview

It seems like just yesterday that we had our first strawberry of the year,  cut into our first watermelon or shucked our first ear of corn. Sadly, the summer growing season is coming to a close. Luckily, apples, grapes, leafy greens and pumpkins will soon be in abundance. To celebrate, the state-operated farmers markets in […]

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Tomatoes ripe for tasting in Asheville

Cooler temperatures aren’t the only reasons to visit the mountains this weekend.Visitors to the WNC Farmers Market will get a chance to sample and vote for their favorite variety of locally grown tomatoes in the annual Tomato Tasting celebration Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everything from Mr. Stripey and Mountain Fresh to Carolina […]

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