Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

Strawberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of a fresh strawberry. If you agree, be sure to stop by the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market for Strawberry Day Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration includes free samples of N.C. strawberries and Lumpy’s strawberry ice cream, plenty of strawberry recipe ideas to take […]

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State farmers markets offer fresh produce and a lot more

Most people know you can find fresh, seasonal produce at one of the five state-operated farmers markets in North Carolina. But many people forget about the variety of N.C. meats, cheeses, wines and specialty foods also available year round. Refresh your memory this weekend by visiting a farmers market, where you should find sweet N.C. […]

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Buy local this Thanksgiving

With hundreds of farmers markets and roadside stands across the state, it’s easy to buy locally grown ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal. Three of the five state-operated farmers markets will be open Thanksgiving day, so you can pick up any last-minute additions for your family gathering. We recently stopped by the State Farmers Market in […]

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Fall is for planting at local farmers markets

Fall is a great time to plant certain North Carolina plants, such as turfgrass, trees, shrubs and perennial flowering plants. You can find a variety of plants and shrubs at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton. This weekend is a particularly good time to start your planting in Asheville and […]

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Apples, pumpkins and fall

The season has changed to fall, and with it comes a bounty of fall harvest to local farmers markets. You’ll find a variety of apples, pumpkins and other fall produce at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton this weekend. In addition, there are a few special events to kick off […]

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N.C. muscadines and tips for home gardens

This weekend, the state-operated farmers markets will be in full swing as vendors offer selections of late-summer and early-fall crops. In addition, nurseries and greenhouses will have fall trees, plants and bedding flowers for sale. The state owns and operates farmers markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton. The State Farmers Market in Raleigh […]

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Farmers Market Fall Preview

It seems like just yesterday that we had our first strawberry of the year,  cut into our first watermelon or shucked our first ear of corn. Sadly, the summer growing season is coming to a close. Luckily, apples, grapes, leafy greens and pumpkins will soon be in abundance. To celebrate, the state-operated farmers markets in […]

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Tomatoes ripe for tasting in Asheville

Cooler temperatures aren’t the only reasons to visit the mountains this weekend.Visitors to the WNC Farmers Market will get a chance to sample and vote for their favorite variety of locally grown tomatoes in the annual Tomato Tasting celebration Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everything from Mr. Stripey and Mountain Fresh to Carolina […]

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Visit farmers markets early to avoid crowds, heat

Visiting one of the five state-operated farmers markets can make for a great family outing on the weekends, but a short weekday trip to the markets can be just as much fun. Not only will you find a similar selection of local food, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the market without the weekend […]

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with fresh, local food

Whether your tailgating before fireworks or hosting a cookout at home, you can find fresh ingredients for your next event at a local farmers market near you. There are no special events planned during the July 4th weekend at the state-operated farmers markets, but there is a cornucopia of local fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses […]

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Get a taste of summer at your local farmers market

What better way to welcome summer than with a trip to a local farmers market. You’ll find an abundance of summer favorites such as blueberries, corn, squash and tomatoes at markets across the state. In addition, there are plenty of special events going on at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and […]

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