Asheville

Tomatoes ripe for tasting in Asheville

Cooler temperatures aren’t the only reasons to visit the mountains this weekend.Visitors to the WNC Farmers Market will get a chance to sample and vote for their favorite variety of locally grown tomatoes in the annual Tomato Tasting celebration Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everything from Mr. Stripey and Mountain Fresh to Carolina […]

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Farmers markets make Memorial Day shopping easy

If you’re hosting a Memorial Day cookout this weekend, plan a visit to a state farmers market for your grocery needs. You can find a large selection of locally grown produce, as well as a variety of fresh meats and cheeses. A trip to a farmers markets also is a great way to spend time […]

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Today’s Topic: Dig Into Local food shows are April 9 in Asheville & Wilmington, April 16 in Blowing Rock

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the three Dig Into Local food shows scheduled for this month. The shows will highlight farmers who sell directly to the public. Two of the food shows will be held […]

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News Roundup: March 26-April 1

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Cold snap shouldn’t harm NC strawberry crop,” WRAL-TV: It’s been a chilly spring so far, but it’s not cold […]

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News Roundup: August 14-20

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “NC eggs are safe,” AgDaily.com: The latest widespread food recall is involving eggs produced and shipped from Iowa. Brian Long, […]

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News Roundup: August 7-13

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “North Carolina reports cases of horse disease,” WRAL-TV: North Carolina is the latest state to report cases of an animal […]

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Photos from the Field: Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

 After more than 25 years of serving the southern Piedmont, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market continues to be a place where consumers can find locally grown fruits and vegetables from area farmers. Charlotte is one of five farmers markets managed by the N.C. Department of Agiculture and Consumer Services, with others located in Asheville, Colfax, […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. Christmas tree crop is tops, ag commissioner says,” Winston-Salem Journal: State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says the state […]

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Today’s Topic: National Farmers Market Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Aug. 2-8 is National Farmers Market Week, and it’s a great time to visit a farmers market and pick up some of the great food we produce here in North Carolina, Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda Garrison […]

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Agricultural exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History

As Commissioner Troxler will be quick to remind you, North Carolina lost more than 1,000 farms and 600,000 acres of farmland between 2002 and 2007. We’re working hard to reverse those numbers, and the N.C. Museum of History and Asheville photographer Tim Barnwell are helping to put faces and families to these statistics with their […]

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