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.


N.C. Strawberry Project logo - colorThe N.C. Strawberry Project is a partnership of N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute and Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. This project received support from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

Strawberry season lasts four to six weeks in North Carolina. It begins in the coastal area in early April, in the Piedmont in late April and in the mountains in late May.


News Releases

Strawberry Battle Crowns Grand Prize Winner
(May 31, 2011)

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Scientists, Chefs Team Up to Build a Better Strawberry
(April 1, 2011)

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“Chefs-of-Tomorrow” Visit Local Farm to Learn About Agriculture
(March 30, 2011)

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Strawberry Breakfast a Sweet Start to Valentine’s Day
(January 28, 2011)

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Students Battle in Strawberry Cook-off Competition
(November 4, 2010)

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Plant Breeder and Chef Team Up, Introduce Project at Southeast Strawberry Expo
(November 2, 2010)

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Scientists, Chefs Cook Up Partnership to Grow N.C. Agriculture
(September 13, 2010)

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Project Backgrounder (PDF)

N.C. Strawberries Fact Sheet (PDF)

Strawberry Resources Card (PDF)

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Media can access and download program materials from the N.C. Strawberry Project on this page. For more image options, please contact Justin Moore at 704-250-5433 or

Click below to download a zipped folder with images:

Logos – N.C. Strawberry Project Partners (.zip)

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N.C. Strawberry Project Videos
Watch and share videos featuring the N.C. Strawberry Project.

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strawberry Farm Locator

Get fresh N.C. strawberries while they are ripe! Use the N.C. Strawberry Association's farm locator guide.



Watch N.C. Strawberry Project videos, including Chef Mark Allison and The Produce Lady as they prepare Strawberry Shrimp Cocktail and Strawberry Sunset Slaw!

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