Posts tagged watermelon

News Roundup: July 19-25

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. “Farm Aid concert coming to Raleigh in September,” News & Observer: Since 1985, Farm Aid has had concerts in […]

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How to pick the perfect N.C. watermelon

From slices and seed-spitting contests to watermelon salsa and pickled rinds, no matter how you enjoy watermelon there’s no denying it’s a big part of the summer season. North Carolina is the eighth-largest producer of watermelons in the nation, and more than 249 million pounds of watermelon were grown in the state in 2012. In […]

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Visit farmers markets early to avoid crowds, heat

Visiting one of the five state-operated farmers markets can make for a great family outing on the weekends, but a short weekday trip to the markets can be just as much fun. Not only will you find a similar selection of local food, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the market without the weekend […]

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News Roundup: July 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. “N.C. swine farms not making energy from waste,” WRAL-TV: A North Carolina program to turn pig waste into power has […]

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Watermelon Day at the State Farmers Market Thursday, Aug. 6

The State Farmers Market’s annual Watermelon Day might as well be called “What a melon!” Day, as the annual celebration will crown the state’s largest watermelon Thursday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will also be able to sample fresh slices of watermelon, pick up recipes and meet the N.C. Watermelon Queen […]

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Free (greenhouse) tomato sandwiches at the State Farmers Market

If you’re in the Raleigh area, don’t worry about lunch on Thursday. The State Farmers Market will have free tomato sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in celebration of its annual Greenhouse Vegetable Day. But they won’t be just any tomato sandwiches — these will be made with fresh, local greenhouse tomatoes and hydroponic […]

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Fresh North Carolina strawberries in November?

If there is a fruit that seems to kick off spring, it’s strawberries. Appearing quickly and making a short, tantalizing run in production, strawberries herald the colorful and tasty buffet that is to follow — peaches, watermelon, tomatoes, etc. Luckily, research under way at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury may greatly extend the timetable […]

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