News Roundup: March 20-26

by | Mar 26, 2010

newsroundup1Each 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 each paper’s full story.

  • Joining a CSA supports fresh, local produce and its producers,” Wilmington Star-News: Do you want fresh local produce but don’t have the space, time or desire to grow it yourself? Then what you’re looking for might be a share of a CSA. Buying a share of community-supported agriculture is joining a group of people to financially support a farm at the beginning of the growing season. …  
  • Farmers markets take root on campus,” News & Observer: If it’s true that college students live on pizza and hot wings, then what is a farmers market doing in the middle of the N.C. State University campus? The stereotype of the student diet, while still common, is changing, market organizers say. The fact that the market is in its second year and has doubled the number of vendors is proof. …
  • Creamery comes into its own,” News & Observer: On a recent Saturday at the Carrboro farmers’ market, people are gathered around the Chapel Hill Creamery table despite the 45-degree weather. Next to a sign that reads “Farmhouse cheese – Jersey Dairy with intensive rotational grazing” are rows of cheese…
  • Carolina cotton growers optimistic,” Southeast Farm Press: Cotton prices are good, 2009 was a good crop year and leaders in North Carolina’s cotton industry are optimistic the state may reverse the trend of losing acreage in 2010. Both the infrastructure and grower interest remains strong for growing cotton, leading some to project a 15-20 percent increase in acreage in 2010. …