NC's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that interest in farmers' markets, both regional and local continues to grow continuously, fueled by the "buy local" food movement.
Troxler says this is welcome news for farmers, and it has led to more farmers' markets sprouting up across the state to meet consumer demand. North Carolina shoppers are fortunate because the state features a wide selection of markets, from smaller one day venues to larger regional markets that are open year around. Some markets specialize in organic foods, while other offer a mix of conventionally produced foods and organic fare.
The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services operates five regional markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Lumberton and Raleigh.
To find a farmers' market near you go to www.ncfarmfresh.com and click on the "Find Farmers' Markets" link.