Today’s Topic: National Farmers Market Week

by | Aug 9, 2016


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

National Farmers Market WeekIt’s National Farmers Market Week, which runs through Saturday.

Commissioner Troxler says farmers markets are a great place to find the freshest seasonal produce grown in North Carolina, plus meats, cheeses and other ag products.

North Carolina now has more than 250 farmers markets of all sizes, including everything from the four regional markets the department operates in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, to community markets and tailgate markets in towns all across the state.

North Carolina farmers produce more than 125,000 acres of fruits and vegetables a year, and many of them are available now, including peaches, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, okra, squash, sweet corn, and a variety of greens.

When you shop at a farmers market, you’re not only getting some great food, you also can talk to the farmer who grew it.

To find a farmers market in your area, visit And to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about farmers markets, click on the audio player below.

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