Posts tagged farmers markets

News Roundup: April 5-11

 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. “Some NC farmers markets struggle to accept food stamps,” The News & Observer: Consumers can use food stamps to […]

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Commissioner Troxler: Celebrating small farms

This past week has been a big one for ag awareness in our state. We have celebrated National Ag Day, Ag Awareness Week and N.C. A&T State University’s Small Farms Week. On Wednesday I had the honor of attending a luncheon honoring small farmers and recognizing Ryan Wiebe of Burnsville in Yancey County, who was […]

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News Roundup: March 15-21

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. “Hog virus outbreak stirs disagreement,” Wilson Times: The true severity and scope of North Carolina’s hog virus outbreak has […]

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets offer local options well into fall

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it’s a good time to remind folks that farmers markets across the state are still open. The four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax (near Greensboro) and Raleigh are open […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 10-16

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. “NC Ag Commissioner Details Ag Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Grant Awards,” Southern Farm Network: The Agricultural Development […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Butternut Squash Soup

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. This month, Brian and Lisa are cooking up some soup recipes your family is sure to enjoy. Up first is a Butternut Squash Soup made […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS conducting workshops for farmers market managers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host three workshops focusing on growing local farmers markets across North Carolina. They are scheduled for Wilmington, Smithfield and Fletcher. The workshops are geared toward market managers and […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 5-11

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. “Raleigh man will lead Future Farmers of America,” News & Observer: A native North Carolinian will soon be responsible […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 8-14

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 review of tobacco products grinds to a halt,” Charlotte Observer: Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have […]

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Farmers markets and CSAs offer path to food business success

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. Hoping to lure your customers […]

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