In the Market

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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2019 Good Food Award Winners

Eight North Carolina food companies were honored this past weekend at a gala Awards Ceremony in San Francisco to honor the 220 Good Food Awards winners of 2019. In the 9th annual ceremony, the Good Food Awards celebrates American food and drink crafters who not only better our nation’s food system, but also show their […]

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Get ready for produce season with these farmers market events

Spring has officially sprung, and with it the farmers markets are starting to buzz with more activity. Several events are planned at our four state-owned farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh. Mark your calendars for these events this month: Greenhouse Vegetable Day, State Farmers Market, Raleigh This celebration of greenhouse vegetables takes place […]

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In the Market: Summer fruits and vegetables

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. It’s the beginning of summer, and local farmers markets are full of fresh fruits and vegetables. With a large variety […]

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In the Market: Goodness grows in living color

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. Using the “Goodness Grows in Living Color” color wheel as a guide, Freda explains how adding a variety of color […]

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In the Market: Inside the Market Shoppes

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. Most people flock to the State Farmers Market for the best in local fruits and vegetables, but Freda shows […]

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In the Market: Winter snacks for kids

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. In this segment, Freda offers a fun way to prepare nutritious snacks for children. Below, Freda uses winter vegetables, but the […]

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In the Market: 21st Century Farmers’ Markets Program

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local foods shopping experiences across the state. A statewide initiative is making it possible for farmers markets in North Carolina to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer […]

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In the Market: Nutritious ways to use local foods with children

In this new “In the Market” feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local foods shopping experiences across the state. To kick off this series, we talked with Freda to get some tips on using the winter […]

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