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Q&A with Fred Cole, manager of the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

By on June 3, 2013

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, one of four state-operated farmers markets in North Carolina, has a new manager. In late April, Fred Cole replaced Arlene Haigler, who had served as acting manager since 2012, when longtime manager Frank Suddreth retired.

Strawberries, herbs and gardening advice

By on May 3, 2012

“When you want the best, it’s got to be NC!” That’s not a bad slogan to live by, especially when it comes to fresh, locally grown food. You can find a wide selection of local produce, meats and cheeses at

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

Southeastern N.C. Farmers Market hosts Blueberry Day Saturday

By on June 10, 2011

N.C. blueberry season lasts from the end of May to the middle of July, and you can find some of the best berries right now at farmers markets around the state. Each year, blueberry farmers produce more than 30 million

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