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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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N.C. Specialty Foods Association celebrates 25 years

The N.C. Specialty Foods Association celebrated its 25th anniversary last month with a reception at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. The group, which promotes locally made gourmet food and specialty products, held its inaugural meeting at the Angus Barn on April 11, 1994. The original organization had 50 members. Sandi Ford, of Bone Suckin’ Sauce […]

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Recipe: Cooking with rabbit

Recipe: Cooking with rabbit

Charlotte-based food blogger Heidi Billotto has launched a series of blog posts about the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. Her first blog explores local proteins available at the market. These include pork, beef, lamb, rabbit and goat. “The set up (at the farmers market for meat products) is most often an array of large coolers,” Billotto […]

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Community events bring crowds to NC farmers markets

Community events bring crowds to NC farmers markets

National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12. North Carolina has numerous reasons to celebrate this event because our state’s farmers markets provide residents with fresh, healthy food and support the efforts of local farmers. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 50 percent of farmers selling at farmers markets derive at least half their revenue […]

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets hitting peak season

Today’s Topic: Farmers markets hitting peak season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12, but there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the state’s farmers markets year-round. The NCDA&CS operates markets in Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville and Colfax, which is just west of Greensboro. These […]

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Recipes: Celebrating NC-raised beef

Recipes: Celebrating NC-raised beef

May is National and North Carolina Beef Month and a great time to find fresh N.C. beef from your local farmers market or grocery store. With more than 1,000 registered meat handlers in North Carolina, finding fresh and local meat is easier than ever. There are a variety of beef choices, including grass-fed, grain-fed, grass-finished and […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

  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. “Daily Ag Summary: Carolina Cotton Growers Coop Named Exporter of the Year,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Garner-based Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative has been named the 2017 N.C. Exporter of the […]

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Love is in the air at your local farmers market

Love is in the air at your local farmers market

Looking for something sweet for your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than your regional farmers market. The markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte and Raleigh are open year-round, and have a great selection of special treats for your Valentine. From N.C. wines and cheeses to fresh meats and produce, you can find all […]

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Market Report: Deck the halls with products from your local farmers market

Market Report: Deck the halls with products from your local farmers market

Whether you’re hosting your entire family for a full-fledged holiday meal, bringing a dessert to the office party, or making appetizers for New Year’s Eve festivities, remember to check out the great selection of farm-fresh ingredients available at your regional farmers market. The four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 14-20

News Roundup: Nov. 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. “NC Farmers Begin Selling Live Christmas Trees,” TWC News: (Video) With the holidays around the corner, Christmas tree farms are preparing for major sales. The North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture […]

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