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N.C. Farm Stands find answers for safer operation during COVID-19

By on May 18, 2020

As many of North Carolina’s produce stands and farmers markets geared up for the spring and summer season this year, there were a lot of questions facing farmers and others who operate those markets. This big question about how to

It’s a farm life: The story of a strong daddy-daughter bond

By on May 15, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Darrell, Sheryl and Megan Lambeth, of Daddy-Daughter Farm, a few of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

Promotion Amid Problems – N.C. Wine Month in the era of COVID-19

By on May 14, 2020

John Wright is delivering wine to doorsteps these days – a service his Sanctuary Vineyards has never offered in the past. It’s a direct result of the changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic response. “We’re typically busy with customers in our

Agricultural Sciences Center Update: Interior is taking shape and plans turn to moving in

By on May 13, 2020

In less than six months, work is expected to be completed on the NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center. For a project that has been more than four years in the making, the approaching deadline brings excitement and a greater focus on

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season and keeping it local.

By on May 12, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Activity remains steady at farmers markets across the state as blueberry season gets underway. Summary of Talking points: Activity at the state

The well-mannered life of a farmer

By on May 8, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Sydney Edwards Dunn, of Wendell Farming Co. LLC, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

Local restaurants offer take out and delivery options on Mother’s Day

By on May 6, 2020

It’s safe to say that Mother’s Day this year will be a little different than we’re all used to, but you can still treat mom to a great day if you know where to look. Despite lockdown regulations beginning to

Flower farmers & florists navigating uncertain time this Mother’s Day

By on May 4, 2020

Mother’s Day and flowers seem to go hand-in-hand. This year – despite COVID-19 – that doesn’t have to be any different. Flower farmers and florists are still working and depending on customers to help them stay in business. While the

Fascinated by flowers: A farmer’s dream

By on May 1, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Ruth Holcomb, of Currin’s Nursery, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our

The Produce Box gains customers and farmers amid COVID-19 crisis.

By on April 30, 2020

In the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic, food deliveries have become more commonplace for many consumers. While The Produce Box has been connecting customers with fresh produce, meat and other items since 2008, new demand for local produce and