farmers markets

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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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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News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

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. “Best farmers’ markets in America,”  MSN: The State Farmers Market in Raleigh and the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax rank in the Top 50 Farmers Markets in the U.S. […]

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News Roundup: June 30 – July 6

News Roundup: June 30 – July 6

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. “A Jewish Dietician Walks onto a Pig Farm…”  Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Leia Flure is a registered dietician and blogger who participated in a recent blogger’s tour to a North Carolina […]

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Today’s Topic: Strawberries are in season

Today’s Topic: Strawberries are in season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The strawberry season has been a little slow to arrive because of cooler temperatures, but fresh, locally grown berries are hitting the market and pick-your-own fields are beginning to open. Today’s Topic for May 1

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Recipe: Tomato sandwiches (with greenhouse tomatoes)

Recipe: Tomato sandwiches (with greenhouse tomatoes)

Next week, the State Farmers Market in Raleigh and the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Greensboro will hold their annual Greenhouse Vegetable Days. The Raleigh event will be Thursday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Greensboro event will be Friday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by either event […]

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News Roundup: March 17-23

News Roundup: March 17-23

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 State Researcher Awarded Grant to Improve Honeybee Health,” NC State CALS News: With a grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s Pollinator Health Fund, NC State University scientist […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 9-15

News Roundup: Sept. 9-15

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. “Irma Could Devastate Expected Record Peanut Crop,” Southeast Farm Press: At this year’s field day held Sept. 8 at the Peanut Belt Research Station in Lewiston-Woodville, N.C., concern about Hurricane […]

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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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