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News Roundup: April 25- May 1

By on May 1, 2015

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. “TOE TALK — NTR

Amie Newsome

Faces in the Field: Amie Newsome

By on March 2, 2015

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market has a new market manager. Amie Newsome, a former Johnston County extension agent, became the first female full-time manager of the market. She replaces Fred Cole, who retired in December. In recent years, Charlotte has

Blueberry Day

By on June 15, 2012

It’s peak blueberry season in North Carolina, and the State Farmers Market in Raleigh was the place to celebrate.  Blueberry season stretches from May to mid-July, so they are plentiful and delicious right now. In addition to a plentiful selection

4 things you could be doing this weekend

By on April 1, 2011

Officially, it may be spring, but for many parts of North Carolina the past two weeks have felt more like winter. This weekend should be nicer across most of the state, so why not get out and enjoy the weather at a local

News Roundup: October 23-29

By on October 29, 2010

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. “After Flooding, NC Crops

Celebrate N.C. strawberries with Strawberry Day

By on April 28, 2010

Around here, we think strawberries are really special. We add them to our cereal in the morning, mix them into our smoothies in the afternoon and make desserts from them in the evening . That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there is

Photos from the Field: State Farmers Market dairy milking contest

By on April 19, 2010

Former Agriculture Commissioner Jim Graham visits with a contestant (and possible future contestant) in a State Farmers Market dairy milking contest. Although it hasn’t hosted any dairy milking contests lately, the State Farmers Market in Raleigh keeps a full calendar

Cure Spring plant fever at the farmers markets; shoppers will find a variety of plants

By on April 1, 2010

The recent warm spring weather likely has gardeners excited and maybe a little frustrated, too. For those who love digging in the dirt, waiting for the last chance of frost to pass is akin to a 3-year-old patiently waiting to

Strawberry Day at the State Farmers Market

By on April 28, 2009

Strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry cupcakes, strawberry cobbler, strawberry ice cream, strawberries and cream… I could go on, but I’m getting hungry. It’s officially strawberry season and the red fruit is being celebrated at Thursday’s Strawberry Day at the State