NC Cooperative Extension

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals at the N.C. Research Campus as part of the Plants for Human Health Institute. Providing expertise in farm business management, communications and marketing, and fresh produce safety, these Cooperative Extension staff serve as an outreach component to complement the research conducted at PHHI.

Consumers

testFarmers markets are increasing in number throughout North Carolina, with more than 200 markets across the state - that's good for 10th in the nation. Consumers enjoy the opportunity to buy fresh, locally-grown products directly from the farmers. Farmers markets support the local economy and encourage healthier meals that feature fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to produce, many markets offer a wide variety of agricultural products including meat, honey, cut flowers, eggs, artisan cheese, baked goods and more.

Consumers

Find a Farmers Market or Pick-Your-Own Farm Near You

What’s In Season?

  • Calendar of N.C. seasonal availability
    Download this helpful calendar so you’ll always know what fruits and vegetables are in season.
  • Visit The Produce Lady
    Visit The Produce Lady Website to learn more about seasonal locally grown foods, healthy recipes, N.C. farmers markets and food safety practices.
  • Did You Know?
    Discover fun and tasty tidbits of information about a variety of N.C. crops, often including the different varieties grown, how much land is used to grow them, what economic impact they make and even where North Carolina ranks nationally in production of many fresh fruits and vegetables.

Food Safety

The Produce Lady

The Produce Lady

A personal look at locally grown foods, healthy recipes, N.C. farmers markets, produce videos and food safety practices.

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NCRC Farmers Market

NCRC Farmers Market

Vendor Directory

Cooperative Extension Directory

Cooperative Extension Offices are located in every county.

Cooperative Extension Directory

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