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News Roundup: July 28 – August 3

By on August 3, 2018

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. “RECALL UPDATE: Kellogg’s recalled Honey Smacks still found on NC shelves with 4 NC salmonella

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News Roundup: July 22-28

By on July 28, 2017

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. “Bradley Johnston brings boutique dairy farming to Mills River,” Mountain Xpress: If you’re in Mills River

Market Report: What’s at the farmers market this weekend?

By on July 30, 2015

The Largest Watermelon Contest was held Thursday at the State Farmers Market, with the winning watermelon weighing in at 180. Fortunately, there are plenty of light-weight watermelons to find at the state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax or Raleigh

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

How to pick the perfect N.C. watermelon

By on July 15, 2013

From slices and seed-spitting contests to watermelon salsa and pickled rinds, no matter how you enjoy watermelon there’s no denying it’s a big part of the summer season. North Carolina is the eighth-largest producer of watermelons in the nation, and

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.

News Roundup: July 28-Aug. 3

By on August 3, 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. “Record watermelon tips the

Watermelons, peaches, tomatoes and more available at local farmers markets

By on August 5, 2011

Robert and Adam Worley of Cerro Gordo walked away with the top prize in the largest-watermelon contest held yesterday during Watermelon Day at the State Farmers Market. The Worleys’ 212-pound melon enjoyed the awe of everyone at the event, and

What’s your favorite summer crop?

By on July 15, 2011

Today was Watermelon Day at the WNC Farmers Market. Visitors were able to enjoy free samples of fresh N.C. watermelon, receive nutritional information and take home watermelon recipes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. N.C. Watermelon Queen Alycia McLamb also

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