Posts tagged farm to school

News Roundup: Jan. 11-17

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Cold may have damaged fruit crops,” Salisbury Post: Cold damage often does not show up until spring, as seen […]

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Meet agriculture’s newest mascots

Commissioner Troxler and a parade of colorful fruit and vegetable characters were quite the sight on the Capitol grounds earlier this week. A few heads were turned as apple, peach, corn, strawberry, watermelon, potato and blueberry made their way from the agriculture building to the Capitol to take a few photos to be used in […]

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News Roundup: April 7-13

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “FDA wants farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotics used in animals,” News & Observer: The U.S. Food and Drug […]

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NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes wins national Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

As you might expect, the department is full of employees who have a strong passion for agriculture. NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes’ passion paid off recently as she took first place in the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet held in Honolulu earlier this year. Barnes will receive a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and free registration […]

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News Roundup: July 9-15

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Farmers’ Market accepts WIC and food stamps,” Salisbury Post: Salisbury Farmers’ Market is making fresh fruits and vegetables easier […]

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Farm to School Program continues to gain momentum, closes in on $1 million in sales

As the 2010-2011 school year comes to a close, the North Carolina Farm to School Program has posted its best year ever, closing in on nearly $1 million in sales. The program, which began in 1998, brings fresh, locally grown produce to North Carolina school children, providing a new market for the state’s farmers to sell their crops.  Blueberries, […]

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Farm to School program has record year; program gets the video treatment

The department’s Farm to School Program is wrapping up a record-setting year for school sales. A total of $800,000 worth of North Carolina commodities were purchased by schools systems across the state during 2009-2010, easily outpacing 2008-2009 sales by $100,000. Strawberries and blueberries are the final two commodities of the year, both extremely popular with school kids. A total of […]

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N.C. blueberries burst into schools as Farm to School Program posts record year

First it was the reds, now it is the blues — berries that is. The Farm to School program wraps up for the 2008-2009 season with deliveries of fresh North Carolina blueberries to schools the week of June 1. Eleven school systems across the state placed orders for a total of 824 flats of blueberries. […]

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Schools enjoying North Carolina strawberries now

School kids in 47 of the state’s school systems will be enjoying locally grown strawberry goodness in the coming weeks as part of North Carolina’s Farm to School program. Schools placed orders for a total of 12,813 flats of strawberries. The NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division began delivering the flats to participating schools last week, and will […]

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