Farmers Markets

Meet the new WNC Farmers Market Manager

Phil Jacobus has started his career with the NCDA&CS as the new manager of operations/marketing at the Western North Carolina Farmers Market in Asheville. He started June 1, and has jumped right in to implement innovative programs to connect western North Carolina farmers to customers who live in the greater Asheville community and beyond. Phil […]

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Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

Where can we find farmers markets and what makes them successful? While celebrating National Farmers Market Week this week, the first week of August, we sat down for a few moments with Kevin Hardison, agricultural marketing specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to discuss the great diversity of farmers markets available […]

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Connecting Communities During COVID-19: The Visit NC Farms App

Connecting Communities During COVID-19: The Visit NC Farms App

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has revealed the app’s true potential and continued success. Now, more than ever, consumers value local food purchases and supporting their local economies, creating a unique market for the Visit NC Farms app’s relevancy and flexibility for both farms and consumers. By investing in the app, communities have […]

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Among city streets, urban farm connects people to agriculture

Among city streets, urban farm connects people to agriculture

National Farmers’ Market Week takes place Aug. 2-8, 2020. Farmers’ markets across North Carolina offer communities access to fresh, nutritious food, while also stimulating local economies. National Farmers’ Market Week is a time to celebrate those who produce fresh foods in our state. Whether you visit a roadside stand or the State Farmers’ Market, take […]

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Farmers Market Managers Recognized for COVID-19 Response

Farmers Market Managers Recognized for COVID-19 Response

These days, the four NCDA&CS farmers markets are still operating with modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been three and a half months since the markets plunged into emergency response mode – having to make immediate adjustments for public safety while also staying open to provide a viable source of food for people. While […]

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Recipe: Mama’s Chili Sliders

It’s almost Super Bowl time which means all of the best appetizers and dishes of the year. What better meal to prepare for a night spent watching the football game of the year? These tasty chili sliders will be filling and perfect for the evening. Beaufort, Chatham and Wilkes counties lead in beef cows in […]

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Baked Apple French Toast

During the colder months, it’s always nice to have a homemade, warm breakfast recipe to turn to. Whether you make this a regular weekend breakfast for the family, or spoil your friends and house guests with this delicious and sweet dish, the recipe is sure to be a favorite. North Carolina ranks 9th in the […]

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Recipe: Roast in the Crock Pot

As the holiday season is ending, easy dinners are a must. Even some of the best dinners can take little effort! Grab your crock pot and jot down this delicious, slow cooked meal for any dinner occasion. This preparation is very simple and you can leave it to cook while you go about your day. […]

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Dec. 12: National Poinsettia Day

What is the holiday season without the beautiful and vibrant plant, the poinsettia? The festive flower is incredibly important to North Carolina as the state ranks second in poinsettia production and sales. “Poinsettia production in our state has a major impact on the state’s agribusiness and the country’s poinsettia supply,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. […]

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Recipe: Hyde County woman wins Thrill the Grill Challenge

The N.C. Vegetable Growers Association recently wrapped up its “Thrill the Grill Challenge”, which asked grill masters to submit their favorite grilled-vegetable recipes ahead of the summer cookout season. Lisa Chestnutt of Hyde County earned first place with her recipe for Hyde Grilled Vegetable Medly. The dish earned her bragging rights and a John Deere […]

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