Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

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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News Roundup: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

News Roundup: Oct. 28 – Nov. 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. “Road to recovery: WNC addresses food waste with a regional summit,” Mountain Xpress: That bundle of lettuce from the tailgate market was bright green and tempting when you lovingly transferred […]

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News Roundup: July 16-22

News Roundup: July 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. “Blacklands Region Sitting on a Good Corn Crop,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) We’ve heard several times over the past couple of weeks how good the North Carolina corn crop is. The […]

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

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

This Father’s Day weekend the four state-operated farmers market have you covered for all your cookout needs. Fresh local meat, cheeses, breads and, of course, a summertime abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh peaches are at all four markets so be sure to pick some up to include in a fresh peach cobbler or […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 27-Oct. 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Pilot plant adding pork processing,” McDowell News: Thanks to a $75,000 grant, the Foothills Pilot Plant will be able […]

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Take a trip to a farmers market for Got to Be NC Agriculture Month

July has been declared Got to Be NC Agriculture Month in North Carolina. To celebrate, why not take a trip to one of the four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh? There is plenty of fresh produce available, as well as meats and cheeses, wines and specialty products made in North Carolina. […]

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Celebrate NC agriculture at our farmers markets

Farmers markets are already bustling with lots of fresh, local produce, and more will be coming as the summer continues to heat up. Our four state-owned farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are buzzing with activities. Mark your calendars for these June events:   Fiber Feel Day, Western North Carolina Farmers Market, Asheville […]

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Get ready for produce season with these farmers market events

Spring has officially sprung, and with it the farmers markets are starting to buzz with more activity. Several events are planned at our four state-owned farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh. Mark your calendars for these events this month: Greenhouse Vegetable Day, State Farmers Market, Raleigh This celebration of greenhouse vegetables takes place […]

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Busy weekend at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

Like summer, things are heating up at local farmers markets across the state as we begin to ease into the peck of the season. They’ll be bringing the best of their fresh produce so, swing by your closest farmers market for some delicious blueberries, watermelons, peaches, squash, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and so much more. Here […]

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Blueberry Day

It’s peak blueberry season in North Carolina, and the State Farmers Market in Raleigh was the place to celebrate.  Blueberry season stretches from May to mid-July, so they are plentiful and delicious right now. In addition to a plentiful selection to choose from, visitors were treated to fresh blueberry samples, a delicious blueberry crunch dessert, […]

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Crawfish Day at the State Farmers Market

The State Farmers Market will be hosting Crawfish Day Saturday. Fresh N.C. crawfish will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Make sure you get there early because the crawfish go fast. Crawfish will be sold for $6 per pound live or $7 per pound cooked. There is a 5-pound minimum purchase for live crawfish and […]

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