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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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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Small stands, large impact

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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Mushrooms: A cool symbol of hope

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Laura and Ches Stewart, of Haw River Mushrooms, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday […]

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Today’s Topic It’s peach season.

Today’s Topic It’s peach season.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This is the time of year when farmers markets across the state start to really hit a peak in terms of availability of products at the market. Corn, watermelon, cantaloupes, peppers, tomatoes, greens, blackberries and peaches are […]

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