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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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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS recently received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to enhance produce safety. The department’s Food and Drug Protection Division received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from FDA. The funding will be used to ensure that North […]

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News Roundup: July 23-29

News Roundup: July 23-29

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. “Tomato industry still going strong in Rowan County,” Salisbury Post: Tomato culture runs deep in the Woodleaf area. There’s the Tomato Festival, being celebrated for the 10th year in August, and […]

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Market Report: Find plants and pumpkins this October

Market Report: Find plants and pumpkins this October

Did you know the four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open year round? That means you can support local farmers throughout the year. October is a great time to find pumpkins, apples and grapes, as well as plants, trees and shrubs for your fall landscaping projects. In addition to 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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Versatility, variety help Cleveland County farm stay profitable

First-generation farmer Jason Rhodes is not afraid to try something new. Over the past 15 years, he has grown more than 12 crops under five different production systems at his Rhodesdale Farm in Grover. He currently produces about 650 acres of mixed seasonal produce and row crops. Rhodes began farming part time in 1999 with […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS offering workshop for produce businesses Oct. 3

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” There have been several produce-related recalls around the country over the past couple of months, including one involving a North Carolina farm. These recalls, coupled with forthcoming federal rules governing produce safety, prompted the NCDA&CS to plan […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 8-14

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. “Fair offers fun on final weekend,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Time is running short to visit the 19th annual North Carolina […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 12-18

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. “In a time of austerity, budget spares no one,” News & Observer: Gov. Bev Perdue presented a $19.9 billion […]

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