watermelon

Recipe: Crowd pleasing Watermelon Fruit Bowl

This week the State Farmers Market celebrated Watermelon Day. Watermelons are cool and juicy and perfect for a hot summer day. A watermelon fruit bowl is a great way to serve watermelon, the rind itself serves as the bowl. Good quality melons are usually firm, symmetrical in shape, fresh, attractive in appearance and of good […]

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Recipe: 4th of July fruit bowl

Recipe: 4th of July fruit bowl

Red, white and blue are the traditional colors used to celebrate the 4th of July, which is great news for fruit lovers because watermelons, cantaloupes, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries can make a great fruit salad. Fresh fruit is abundant at farmers markets across the state. A watermelon fruit bowl makes a delicious and attractive side […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 17-23

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. “Crop science execs defend mergers; NC Senator cites regulation as driving deals,” WRAL: Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Minted Melon Balls

Tar Heel Kitchen: Minted Melon Balls

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

Whether you visit our market in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh, you’ll find a large selection of corn, peaches, tomatoes and watermelons available from N.C. farmers. The Charlotte market will be extra busy this weekend as it celebrates Peach Days, with fresh peaches and peach products available all weekend. See what else is available at […]

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News Roundup: July 11-17

News Roundup: July 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. Farm Families: Stand up and speak out,” Jones and Blount: There are few delicacies quite as tasty and revered […]

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Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

For the next few weeks, our regional farmers markets will be full of activity with a lineup of special events celebrating North Carolina’s bounty of agricultural products. It doesn’t matter if you visit Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh, there will be plenty of things to do, plenty of products to taste and plenty of fresh […]

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Market Report: What’s available at the farmers market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s available at the farmers market this weekend?

The fireworks may be over, but business is still booming at your regional farmers markets. The four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh have a large variety of fresh produce from local farms. Check out the list below to see what’s available at your regional market: WNC Farmers Market, Asheville – The […]

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Market Report: What’s available at the market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s available at the market this weekend?

This Independence Day weekend, look for a lot of fresh produce at your regional farmers market. All four of the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh will be open on the Fourth of July. Whether you’re traveling or staying close to home, be sure to stop by and enjoy the bounty of […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Melon Fruit Bowl

Tar Heel Kitchen: Melon Fruit Bowl

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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News Roundup: July 19-25

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. “Farm Aid concert coming to Raleigh in September,” News & Observer: Since 1985, Farm Aid has had concerts in […]

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