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Enjoy N.C. peaches and watermelons this July

By on July 8, 2011

You know its July in North Carolina when peaches and watermelons pop up at farmers markets across the state. Today, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market celebrated the season with Peach Day. Market visitors were able to sample local peaches, try

Today’s Topic: Peach season

By on July 13, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Rhonda talks with Commissioner Troxler about North Carolina’s peach crop. Thanks to a cold winter, peach trees produced heavy

Photos from the Field: Peach Queen

By on July 12, 2010

Peaches have been a part of North Carolina agriculture for more than a century. Peach production, which is concentrated in Montgomery, Anson, Moore, Cleveland and Alexander counties, accounted for 5,600 tons of peaches in 2008. Growers produced more than 70 varieties.