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Black Farmers Market fosters support for a community

By on August 4, 2020

National Farmers’ Market Week takes place Aug. 2-8, 2020. Farmers’ markets across North Carolina offer communities access to fresh, nutritious food, while also stimulating local economies. National Farmers’ Market Week is a time to celebrate those who produce fresh foods

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Got To Be NC shines during Wide Open Bluegrass

By on September 26, 2018

This week, downtown Raleigh is teeming with toe-tapping, banjo-playing bluegrass enthusiasts. Wide Open Bluegrass, held Sept. 28 and 29, is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass week. The festival features

2013 Flavors of Carolina moves Cottage Lane to “Main Street”

By on March 13, 2013

[FieldNotes]lYJeMgTTDG0[/FieldNotes] Some people uncork a fine bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion. Samantha Swan prefers to crack open a 20-year-old jar of her grandfather’s pepper relish. The coveted relish was made using cayenne peppers grown in the front

News Roundup: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

By on October 5, 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. “Bumper crop of fun

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

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

State Farmers Market celebrates milestone

By on May 20, 2011

This weekend, the State Farmers Market will pass a milestone as it celebrates 20 years of operation at its “new” location. During that time, Raleigh’s population has nearly doubled from about 212,000 people to more than 400,000. And, while the

Photos from the Field: Farewell to Oprah

By on May 16, 2011

We know North Carolina has some of the best local produce in the nation, and there is no better place to find it than at a local farmers market. It’s no surprise, then, that ABC affiliate WTVD chose the State

Photos from the Field: Fall is for planting

By on October 11, 2010

Members of the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) were outside the Capitol in Raleigh last week as Gov. Bev Perdue proclaimed “Fall Is For Planting.” The proclamation corresponds with an initiative by NCNLA to educate the public on

Largest watermelon weighs in at 184 pounds

By on August 6, 2010

Yesterday, the State Farmers Market hosted its annual Watermelon Day with free watermelon slices, free activity books and a visit from N.C. Watermelon Queen Madelyn Varner. The main attraction of the celebration, however, was the largest-watermlon contest. Dozens of spectators braved the midday heat