State Farmers Market Restaurant

Stock up on pumpkins this weekend for upcoming contests

Pumpkins are great for decorating your houses, but you also can put your own creative spin on them in two upcoming decorating contests. Deadlines are approaching for the kid-friendly events, so make sure to pick out a perfect pumpkin soon at a farmers market or pick-your-own farm near you. Most people know about the largest […]

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Largest watermelon weighs in at 184 pounds

Yesterday, the State Farmers Market hosted its annual Watermelon Day with free watermelon slices, free activity books and a visit from N.C. Watermelon Queen Madelyn Varner. The main attraction of the celebration, however, was the largest-watermlon contest. Dozens of spectators braved the midday heat with watermelon slices in-hand to watch six sizable challengers weigh in. Each watermelon weighed more than 130 […]

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In the Market: Inside the Market Shoppes

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. Most people flock to the State Farmers Market for the best in local fruits and vegetables, but Freda shows […]

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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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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. “Across the county there’s a growing Buzz in the air,” Greensboro News & Record: There’s a buzz in Rockingham […]

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State Farmers Market Restaurant scheduled to reopen March 14

Here’s some good news for folks who enjoy down-home cookin’. The State Farmers Market Restaurant is scheduled to reopen Saturday, March 14, following a two-month repair and renovation project. The project involved repairs to the kitchen walls, drains and floor, plus work on heating and air-conditioning ducts. A new cooler and freezer were installed, and […]

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