State Farmers Market

Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

Where can we find farmers markets and what makes them successful? While celebrating National Farmers Market Week this week, the first week of August, we sat down for a few moments with Kevin Hardison, agricultural marketing specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to discuss the great diversity of farmers markets available […]

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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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Today’s Topic: Long range plans for the State Farmers Market will focus on enhancing experience for consumers. No plans to sell the State Farmers Market.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” There seems to be some misinformation making the rounds about the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. A public relations campaign with a petition, signs and brochures wants people to think the State Farmers Market in Raleigh is […]

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Shucks, Corn’s Great! Tips for selecting the perfect ear.

Summertime brings the promise of fresh sweet corn to farmers markets and grocery stores. A trip to the N.C. State Farmers Market in Raleigh will likely feature several pickup trucks filled with just-picked corn in many delicious varieties and whether you prefer Sweet, Yellow, Sweet White Devotion or Silver Queen the farmers market is likely […]

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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: Aug. 11-17

News Roundup: Aug. 11-17

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. “Voting ends noon Monday,” Yadkin Ripple: Yadkin Valley was in 10th place before USA Today stopped posting rankings. Tenth place for Top Ten…. “Tobacco Markets open late,”  Greenville Daily Reflector: A […]

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News Roundup: July 28 – August 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. “RECALL UPDATE: Kellogg’s recalled Honey Smacks still found on NC shelves with 4 NC salmonella cases,” WRAL: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has issued a warning about […]

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets hitting peak season

Today’s Topic: Farmers markets hitting peak season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12, but there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the state’s farmers markets year-round. The NCDA&CS operates markets in Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville and Colfax, which is just west of Greensboro. These […]

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News Roundup: July 22-28

News Roundup: July 22-28

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. “Bradley Johnston brings boutique dairy farming to Mills River,” Mountain Xpress: If you’re in Mills River and want to talk dairy farming, you go see S.O.B. But don’t be alarmed: Sweet […]

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