Posts tagged State 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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Chai Strawberry Bread takes first place in Strawberry Day Dessert Contest

Deborah Whitmire of Cary walked away with $100 and bragging rights after her Chai Strawberry Bread earned her first place in the State Farmers Market’s Strawberry Dessert Contest. The bread, served with a strawberry mascarpone spread, won over judges from Our State Magazine, WRAL and Edible Piedmont. Whitmire was recognized during Strawberry Day at the […]

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Top five blog posts of 2012

It’s been a busy year for North Carolina agriculture. From the 75th anniversary of soil and water conservation in January to the news of a new record for agricultural exports in December. Along the way, we’ve featured tips for food businesses, milk-chugging contests and department success stories. It’s always interesting to see which blog posts […]

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Second season of ‘Flavor, NC’ under way on UNC-TV

Season 2 of UNC-TV’s ”Flavor, NC” program is under way and Saturday’s episode features the State Farmers Market in Raleigh and Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina. The episode runs at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on UNC-TV. “Flavor, NC” showcases North Carolina farms, foods and restuarants from the mounatins to the coast. It is hosted by Lisa Prince, a […]

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News Roundup: July 28-Aug. 3

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. “Record watermelon tips the scale at 232 pounds,” News & Observer: A whopping 232 pounds. That’s the weight of […]

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Blueberry Day

It’s peak blueberry season in North Carolina, and the State Farmers Market in Raleigh was the place to celebrate.  Blueberry season stretches from May to mid-July, so they are plentiful and delicious right now. In addition to a plentiful selection to choose from, visitors were treated to fresh blueberry samples, a delicious blueberry crunch dessert, […]

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Crawfish Day at the State Farmers Market

The State Farmers Market will be hosting Crawfish Day Saturday. Fresh N.C. crawfish will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Make sure you get there early because the crawfish go fast. Crawfish will be sold for $6 per pound live or $7 per pound cooked. There is a 5-pound minimum purchase for live crawfish and […]

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Strawberry Trifle has the sweet taste of success in the State Farmers Market Strawberry Dessert Contest

Margaret Hicks of Clayton won $100 and bragging rights in the State Farmers Market Strawberry Dessert Contest for her Strawberry Trifle recipe. Second-place honors and $75 went to Lisa Raschke of Raleigh for her Strawberry Tiramisu recipe. Third place and $50 went to Kristina G. Harris of Raleigh for her Strawberry-Lemon Shortcake recipe. Judges recognized […]

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News Roundup: April 28-May 4

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. “Outbreak has sickened 40, hurt businesses,” Asheville Citizen-Times: A bacterial outbreak that sickened dozens in Buncombe County and hurt […]

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Strawberries, herbs and gardening advice

“When you want the best, it’s got to be NC!” That’s not a bad slogan to live by, especially when it comes to fresh, locally grown food. You can find a wide selection of local produce, meats and cheeses at a state-operated farmers market near you. In addition, our markets offer special events throughout the […]

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