Posts tagged farmers market

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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Resolving to buy local

January is considered by many people to be a month for setting goals and resolutions to guide the year to follow. For many it may be losing weight, saving money or drinking more water, for Deanna Mitchell of Cary it was buying local. Deanna resolved buying and eating locally produced vegetables and meat for at […]

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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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It’s Small Farms Week

This week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrates its 27th annual Small Farms Week. The official kickoff event takes place Monday in Bladen County. Other events are scheduled throughout the week in Greensboro, including a resource fair, educational forums and awards luncheon. Small Farms Week celebrates the contribution of small-scale agriculture […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 1-7

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. “House panel shelves major immigration legislation,” News & Observer: A special House panel on immigration reform dissolved abruptly Thursday […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 24-30

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. “Michelle Obama receives White House Christmas tree,” Los Angeles Times: The official White House Christmas tree arrived Friday morning […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS grants will help farmers markets with advertising costs

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about a project aimed at helping farmers markets in North Carolina with their advertising costs. Beginning March 1, the NCDA&CS will accept applications from local farmers markets interested in cost-share […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 14-20

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. “Try to eat local all year long,” Salisbury Post: Many people think of eating local only during mid-summer, when […]

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with fresh, local food

Whether your tailgating before fireworks or hosting a cookout at home, you can find fresh ingredients for your next event at a local farmers market near you. There are no special events planned during the July 4th weekend at the state-operated farmers markets, but there is a cornucopia of local fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses […]

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Farmers markets make Memorial Day shopping easy

If you’re hosting a Memorial Day cookout this weekend, plan a visit to a state farmers market for your grocery needs. You can find a large selection of locally grown produce, as well as a variety of fresh meats and cheeses. A trip to a farmers markets also is a great way to spend time […]

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