Posts tagged fresh produce

Today’s Topic: Farmers markets hitting high season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s mid-June, and that means we’re entering the high season at farmers markets across North Carolina. The state is fortunate to have more than 200 farmers markets of all sizes, everything from the four regional markets the […]

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Today’s Topic: Recap of N.C. listening session on FDA’s proposed produce safety rule

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, the Commissioner and Rhonda discuss the outcome of the recent listening session for produce farmers and industry representatives to find out more about the federal government’s proposed produce safety rule. The Food and Drug Administration’s […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS schedules listening session on FDA’s proposed produce safety rule

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a proposed rule focused on measures produce farmers and packers should take to prevent the contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables. The agency is collecting comments about the […]

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Easter hunts and gardening advice

For many, this weekend will include at least one family meal. Make sure to plan a trip to a local farmers market to pick up fresh ingredients for your family meals. The department manages markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton. You also can search for local farmers markets near you at www.ncafarmfresh.com. If […]

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