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Ice cream, lemonade and berries galore at the State Farmers Market Blueberry Day

By on June 21, 2018

In North Carolina, summer isn’t defined by blue skies, sunny days and barbecue – we have that all year long. Instead, we know it’s summer when blueberry season rolls around. Fittingly, Blueberry Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh

Celebrate NC agriculture at our farmers markets

By on June 4, 2014

Farmers markets are already bustling with lots of fresh, local produce, and more will be coming as the summer continues to heat up. Our four state-owned farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are buzzing with activities. Mark your

Get a taste of summer at your local farmers market

By on June 24, 2011

What better way to welcome summer than with a trip to a local farmers market. You’ll find an abundance of summer favorites such as blueberries, corn, squash and tomatoes at markets across the state. In addition, there are plenty of

Happy ending to a long week: N.C. blueberries and crawfish

By on June 16, 2011

As we approach the beginning of summer, farmers markets and roadside stands will begin to fill up with a lot of fresh produce. It’s a great time of year to shop at local farmers markets, and if you’ve never been,

Southeastern N.C. Farmers Market hosts Blueberry Day Saturday

By on June 10, 2011

N.C. blueberry season lasts from the end of May to the middle of July, and you can find some of the best berries right now at farmers markets around the state. Each year, blueberry farmers produce more than 30 million

State Farmers Market: 20 years on Agriculture Street

By on June 8, 2011

Shelly Johnson was a child when she made her first trip to the State Farmers Market with her father, who sold produce at the market’s original location off Capital Boulevard. In 1991, the market moved to its current location on

There’s a new berry in town

By on June 9, 2010

The N.C. strawberry season started early with an abudant crop, due in part to the warmer-than-normal weather in the state this spring. As strawberry season is wrapping up, farmers markets and roadside stands are welcoming blueberry season with events such as Blueberry Day

Welcoming the best of the blues

By on June 7, 2010

Strawberry season is quickly coming to an end. However, even though we will no longer wake up and enjoy those juicy red berries in our cereal, there is no reason to feel blue. Why? Because late May and early June

Blueberry nut crunch: Sounds like a cereal, tastes like a dessert

By on June 11, 2009

Lisa Shively knows blueberries. Her book, Fat Little Blueberry Cookbook, offers 100 recipes featuring the delicious, little fruit. Lisa also knows that North Carolina is a great place to get blueberries, and that is why she was at the State

Blueberry Day at the State Farmers Market

By on June 10, 2009

My favorite part of the State Farmers Market is the sense of community I feel when I go there. People share stories, tips, recipes and my personal favorite – samples. Tomorrow, the State Farmers Market is hosting its annual Blueberry