Today’s Topic: Finding local food

by | Jun 14, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Southern Farm Network logoThis week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss three resources North Carolinians can use to find locally grown food near them.

The website allows consumers to search for farms, farmers markets, roadside stands and garden centers. The database is searchable by commodity, county or region.

Another resource, the Produce Availability Chart, is a handy guide to the growing seasons for 25 major commodities produced in the state.

For a hands-own approach to finding locally grown food, visit one of the five state-run farmers markets. Markets are located in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax (near Greensboro) and Raleigh.

Click below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss how to find locally grown food in North Carolina.

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