farmers market

A legacy and a mission to provide healthy food

When Demetrius Hunter looks around his community, he sees a lot of fast food and convenience stores. He is on a mission to change that. Hunter is program director for Grocers on Wheels, a non-profit initiative that works to decrease rural and urban community’s food insecurity. The initiative provides a mobile market to areas in […]

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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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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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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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News Roundup: July 13-20

News Roundup: July 13-20

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. “Western Wake Farmers Market is Home at Last,” Cary Magazine: The Western Wake Farmers Market is open Saturdays on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. Eight years after its founding, the Western Wake […]

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Recipe: Southern Smoke BBQ’s Mexican street corn (elotes)

Recipe: Southern Smoke BBQ’s Mexican street corn (elotes)

This spring Southern Smoke BBQ  held one of it’s popular South Supper Series at it’s location in Garland. This event celebrates farm-to-table in a community atmosphere centered around a culinary theme. It’s a big event for the one-caution-light town and draws visitors from several hours away. The spring event fell on Cinco De Mayo, which inspired […]

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News Roundup: June 16 – 22

News Roundup: June 16 – 22

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. “MO mayor blasts Farm Bill protest before legislature,” Mount Olive Tribune: The N.C. Farm Act of 2018 is strongly supported by Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott, who spoke before members […]

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Recipe: A trio of crawfish recipes

Recipe: A trio of crawfish recipes

Crawfish might sound like a Cajun delicacy, but these delicious shellfish are also harvested here in North Carolina. And it’s ok if you prefer to call them crayfish or crawdads, we know what you mean. This weekend the State Farmers Market in Raleigh will host its popular Crawfish Day, featuring live and cooked crawfish from North […]

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