Paul Jones

Winners announced in ‘Dig into Local’ Best Menu NC contest

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced winners in its first-ever “Dig into Local” Best Menu NC contest. The event recognized local restaurants and food businesses for their use of locally sourced ingredients. Heirloom Restaurant in Charlotte placed first in the contest. The restaurant features a seasonal menu using North Carolina ingredients. Dishes […]

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Market Report: Find plants and pumpkins this October

Market Report: Find plants and pumpkins this October

Did you know the four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open year round? That means you can support local farmers throughout the year. October is a great time to find pumpkins, apples and grapes, as well as plants, trees and shrubs for your fall landscaping projects. In addition to the […]

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Market Report: Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!

Market Report: Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!

Fall is finally here, and that means the regional farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are full of pumpkins. But, that’s not all. Read on to see what’s available at the market near you. WNC Farmers Market, Asheville – The apple season in the mountains is in full swing with many varieties available […]

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What’s available at the farmers market this weekend?

What’s available at the farmers market this weekend?

Your regional farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are full of delicious fall produce like apples and grapes, as well as a large selection of late-summer favorites. Selections vary by location, so read on to see what’s available at the market near you. WNC Farmers Market, Asheville – The different varieties and colors […]

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Two inducted into N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

Two inducted into N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted two new members into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame on Friday during opening day of the 2015 fair. Betty Reeves and Dr. Beverly Hargus were recognized for their longtime support of the livestock shows at the annual 10-day fair. “The N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall […]

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Market Report: What’s available this weekend at the farmers market?

Market Report: What’s available this weekend at the farmers market?

It’s Labor Day weekend, and your regional farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open and full of fresh produce, meats and cheeses, baked goods and other specialty products. Read on to see market hours and what’s available this weekend: WNC Farmers Market, Asheville – The WNC Farmers Market is open on a […]

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Market Report: What’s available this weekend at the farmers market?

Market Report: What’s available this weekend at the farmers market?

Summer may be over for school children across the state, but there’s still plenty of summer left at your regional farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh. Summer favorites like watermelon, corn and tomatoes are still available, but time is running out. Meanwhile, fall produce like apples and grapes are beginning to show up. […]

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Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this week?

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this week?

This week is National Farmers Market Week, so it’s a great time to visit a regional farmers market near you. Whether you’re in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh, take time to visit a market and discover all the seasonal products now available that are grown, raised, caught or made in North Carolina. Seasons vary slightly […]

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Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

The Largest Watermelon Contest was held Thursday at the State Farmers Market, with the winning watermelon weighing in at 180. Fortunately, there are plenty of light-weight watermelons to find at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh this weekend. And, they should be easier to get into your car. You’ll also find […]

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