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News Roundup: July 9-15

By on July 15, 2016

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. “New program to conserve environment near military installations in the East,” WNCT: (Video) A federal

News Roundup: Aug. 18-24

By on August 24, 2012

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. “Mountain State Fair tickets

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

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

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

Charlotte market now open Sundays through August

By on April 29, 2011

May starts this weekend, which means the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market will add an additional day to its schedule. The farmers market will be open Sunday afternoons from now until August. If you’re in the Charlotte area, be sure to

Photos from the Field: Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

By on June 21, 2010

 After more than 25 years of serving the southern Piedmont, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market continues to be a place where consumers can find locally grown fruits and vegetables from area farmers. Charlotte is one of five farmers markets managed

Photo from the Field: Lumberton farm in 1977

By on September 14, 2009

Since this aerial shot was taken of a Lumberton area farm on July 19, 1977, North Carolina’s farming landscape has changed drastically. Here are a few facts from the 2007 Census of Agriculture that demonstrate why farmland preservation is one

Today’s Topic: National Farmers Market Week

By on August 4, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Aug. 2-8 is National Farmers Market Week, and it’s a great time to visit a farmers market and pick up some