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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

Today’s Topic: Farmers markets hitting high season

By on June 24, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s mid-June, and that means we’re entering the high season at farmers markets across North Carolina. The state is fortunate to have

Today’s Topic: Recap of N.C. listening session on FDA’s proposed produce safety rule

By on March 5, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, the Commissioner and Rhonda discuss the outcome of the recent listening session for produce farmers and industry representatives to find

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS schedules listening session on FDA’s proposed produce safety rule

By on February 12, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a proposed rule focused on measures produce farmers and packers should take to

Easter hunts and gardening advice

By on April 22, 2011

For many, this weekend will include at least one family meal. Make sure to plan a trip to a local farmers market to pick up fresh ingredients for your family meals. The department manages markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh