Posts tagged Raleigh

2013 Flavors of Carolina moves Cottage Lane to “Main Street”

Some people uncork a fine bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion. Samantha Swan prefers to crack open a 20-year-old jar of her grandfather’s pepper relish. The coveted relish was made using cayenne peppers grown in the front yard of her family’s home on Cottage Lane in Chapel Hill. Since 2011, Cottage Lane Kitchen […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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. “Bumper crop of fun at state fair,” The Apex Herald: I can feel it in the air. Fall has […]

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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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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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State Farmers Market celebrates milestone

This weekend, the State Farmers Market will pass a milestone as it celebrates 20 years of operation at its “new” location. During that time, Raleigh’s population has nearly doubled from about 212,000 people to more than 400,000. And, while the location off Lake Wheeler Road has become the State Farmers Market for many in the […]

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Photos from the Field: Farewell to Oprah

We know North Carolina has some of the best local produce in the nation, and there is no better place to find it than at a local farmers market. It’s no surprise, then, that ABC affiliate WTVD chose the State Farmers Market as the site that best represents the Triangle for a taping held Friday. […]

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Photos from the Field: Fall is for planting

Members of the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) were outside the Capitol in Raleigh last week as Gov. Bev Perdue proclaimed “Fall Is For Planting.” The proclamation corresponds with an initiative by NCNLA to educate the public on the importance of planting in the fall. Certain North Carolina plants, such as turfgrass, trees, […]

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Largest watermelon weighs in at 184 pounds

Yesterday, the State Farmers Market hosted its annual Watermelon Day with free watermelon slices, free activity books and a visit from N.C. Watermelon Queen Madelyn Varner. The main attraction of the celebration, however, was the largest-watermlon contest. Dozens of spectators braved the midday heat with watermelon slices in-hand to watch six sizable challengers weigh in. Each watermelon weighed more than 130 […]

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Photos from the Field: Seed-spitting contest

Fourth of July celebrations are perfect for eating watermelon, and North Carolina has plenty of the tasty treat. In fact, North Carolina is the eighth-largest producer of watermelon in the nation. If you didn’t eat watermelon over the holiday weekend, don’t worry; there are several watermelon events planned over the coming weeks for you to get your fill. One […]

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Field Trip: Tagging along on a boarding kennel inspection

Earlier this spring, we had the opportunity to take a Field Trip to find out what an animal welfare inspector looks for when inspecting a boarding kennel. In the video, animal welfare inspector Joe Blomquist takes us on a tour and gives an overview of what inspectors look for at facilities under NCDA&CS jurisdiction. Animal […]

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