local food

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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News Roundup: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

News Roundup: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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. “Our Coast’s Food: Keeping It Local,” Coastal Review: “Easy beast,” I said to chef Kyle Lee McKnight shortly after I met him in 2010. The local foods movement that had […]

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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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Specialty Foods highlighted at Southern Christmas Show

The N.C. Specialty Foods Association kicked off its fifth year exhibiting at the Southern Christmas Show this week. The association’s shop, “@ The Market,” features more than two dozen N.C. companies. “We’re selling the best products North Carolina has to offer,” said Myrtle Earley, an NCDA&CS marketing specialist who works with the Specialty Foods Association […]

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Market Report: What’s available this weekend at the farmers market?

Market Report: What’s available this weekend at the farmers market?

It’s Labor Day weekend, and your regional farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open and full of fresh produce, meats and cheeses, baked goods and other specialty products. Read on to see market hours and what’s available this weekend: WNC Farmers Market, Asheville – The WNC Farmers Market is open on a […]

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Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this week?

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this week?

This week is National Farmers Market Week, so it’s a great time to visit a regional farmers market near you. Whether you’re in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh, take time to visit a market and discover all the seasonal products now available that are grown, raised, caught or made in North Carolina. Seasons vary slightly […]

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Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

The Largest Watermelon Contest was held Thursday at the State Farmers Market, with the winning watermelon weighing in at 180. Fortunately, there are plenty of light-weight watermelons to find at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh this weekend. And, they should be easier to get into your car. You’ll also find […]

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Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

For the next few weeks, our regional farmers markets will be full of activity with a lineup of special events celebrating North Carolina’s bounty of agricultural products. It doesn’t matter if you visit Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh, there will be plenty of things to do, plenty of products to taste and plenty of fresh […]

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Market Report: What’s available at the market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s available at the market this weekend?

This Independence Day weekend, look for a lot of fresh produce at your regional farmers market. All four of the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh will be open on the Fourth of July. Whether you’re traveling or staying close to home, be sure to stop by and enjoy the bounty of […]

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Local businesses to participate in ‘Dig into Local’ menu contest

Thirteen restaurants and food businesses from across the state have been selected to participate in the first-ever “Dig into Local” Best Menu NC contest. The competition highlights businesses that feature locally sourced ingredients on their menus. “The farm-to-table movement has expanded significantly in the past few years to include restaurants and entrepreneurial companies of all […]

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Market Report: What’s available at the market?

Market Report: What’s available at the market?

June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month in North Carolina. It’s the perfect time to visit local farmers markets near you to find a great combination of spring berries and early summer fruits and vegetables. North Carolina farmers grows more than 128,000 acres of fruits and vegetables each year. At the four state-operated farmers markets […]

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