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News Roundup: July 13-20

By on July 20, 2018

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. “Western Wake Farmers Market is Home at Last,” Cary Magazine: The Western Wake Farmers Market is

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News Roundup: April 15-21

By on April 21, 2017

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. “One of farming’s tragic truths gets national news coverage,” Southeast Farm Press: Farming is more

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

News Roundup: March 23-29

By on March 29, 2013

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. “Chinese-owned lumber company expanding

2013 Flavors of Carolina moves Cottage Lane to “Main Street”

By on March 13, 2013

[FieldNotes]lYJeMgTTDG0[/FieldNotes] Some people uncork a fine bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion. Samantha Swan prefers to crack open a 20-year-old jar of her grandfather’s pepper relish. The coveted relish was made using cayenne peppers grown in the front

It’s Got to Be NC at Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte

By on November 7, 2012

The Southern Christmas Show has been a holiday shopping tradition in the Queen City for 45 years. This year, shoppers will be able to add a local touch to their holiday celebrations with a variety of food and agriculture products

NC specialty foods draw crowds at Southern Christmas Show

By on December 9, 2011

In a state where agriculture is the top industry, it seems appropriate that the “buy local” movement should apply to food products as well as other merchandise. It’s no surprise, then, that the N.C. Specialty Foods Association exhibit at the

Tomatoes ripe for tasting in Asheville

By on August 12, 2011

Cooler temperatures aren’t the only reasons to visit the mountains this weekend.Visitors to the WNC Farmers Market will get a chance to sample and vote for their favorite variety of locally grown tomatoes in the annual Tomato Tasting celebration Friday

Farmers markets make Memorial Day shopping easy

By on May 27, 2011

If you’re hosting a Memorial Day cookout this weekend, plan a visit to a state farmers market for your grocery needs. You can find a large selection of locally grown produce, as well as a variety of fresh meats and

News Roundup: July 10-16

By on July 16, 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. “N.C. swine farms not making