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Market Report: Find plants and pumpkins this October

By on October 2, 2015

Did you know the four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open year round? That means you can support local farmers throughout the year. October is a great time to find pumpkins, apples and grapes, as

News Roundup: March 9-15

By on March 15, 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. “Turkey plant closing in

News Roundup: Jan. 19-25

By on January 25, 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. “Ag Forum Scheduled During

N.C. muscadines and tips for home gardens

By on September 9, 2011

This weekend, the state-operated farmers markets will be in full swing as vendors offer selections of late-summer and early-fall crops. In addition, nurseries and greenhouses will have fall trees, plants and bedding flowers for sale. The state owns and operates

Visit farmers markets early to avoid crowds, heat

By on July 22, 2011

Visiting one of the five state-operated farmers markets can make for a great family outing on the weekends, but a short weekday trip to the markets can be just as much fun. Not only will you find a similar selection

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