Today’s Topic: National Farmers Market Week

By on August 4, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

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Aug. 2-8 is National Farmers Market Week, and it’s a great time to visit a farmers market and pick up some of the great food we produce here in North Carolina, Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda Garrison this week.

Farmers markets are great marketing centers for growers because they’re a place to sell directly to consumers. Consumers benefit because they have access to the freshest produce available, usually picked fresh that same morning. Plus, they can sample some of the fruits and veggies so they can taste the difference that freshness makes.

The NCDA&CS operates five markets across the state in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Lumberton. In addition, there are also many community markets and roadside stands across the state that feature locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and plants. You can find both of these at locations across the state by visiting NCFarmFresh.com.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison discuss National Farmers Market Week.

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