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Market Report: What’s available at the market this weekend?

By on June 25, 2015

Summer is officially here, and so is the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. From succulent peaches and sweet blueberries to crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes, there’s a bounty of local produce waiting for you at your

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

Crawfish Day at the State Farmers Market

By on June 8, 2012

The State Farmers Market will be hosting Crawfish Day Saturday. Fresh N.C. crawfish will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Make sure you get there early because the crawfish go fast. Crawfish will be sold for $6 per pound live

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

Photos from the Field: Harvesting North Carolina crawfish

By on June 17, 2011

Crawfish in North Carolina are raised in ponds such as the one shown above at farms across the state. Crawfish growers stock a pond only once. They drain the pond yearly in the winter when the crawfish live in the

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,

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