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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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. State Fair breaks attendance records,” Triangle Business Journal: N.C. State Fair officials say this year’s fair broke records […]

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24th annual Great Pumpkin Contest features pint-size pumpkin painting

I’m not sure if Pablo Picasso painted on pumpkins, but some aspiring young artists will be able to do just that at the State Farmers Market’s 24th annual Great Pumpkin Contest. This year’s event, featuring a decorated-pumpkin contest and other fall activities, will be held Thursday, Oct. 8. The contest offers three age divisions: 8 […]

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