Viewing: Peach Day

Peach ice cream is a cool treat for a hot summer day

By on July 17, 2014

Today is National Peach Ice Cream Day and nothing compares to the sweet taste of homemade ice cream on a hot summer’s day. With North Carolina’s peach season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to head over to your

Take a trip to a farmers market for Got to Be NC Agriculture Month

By on July 9, 2014

July has been declared Got to Be NC Agriculture Month in North Carolina. To celebrate, why not take a trip to one of the four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh? There is plenty of fresh produce

Celebrate NC agriculture at our farmers markets

By on June 4, 2014

Farmers markets are already bustling with lots of fresh, local produce, and more will be coming as the summer continues to heat up. Our four state-owned farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are buzzing with activities. Mark your

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.

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

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

Peach Day at the State Farmers Market

By on July 22, 2009

We have all heard, and sometimes used, peach clichés – “it’s a peach of a day,” “everything’s peachy,” “peachy keen,” etc. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow in Raleigh, however, those sayings will ring true: Thursday is the State Farmers