By phhi_adminThe College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) recently recognized Dr. Blake Brown and Diane Ducharme of the N.C. MarketReady program for achievements in their respective areas. Dr. Brown received the Faculty Resource Development Award and Ducharme accepted an Award for Excellence.
By phhi_adminEvery summer, more roadside stands and stalls at farmers markets spring up around North Carolina offering fresh, local produce. Did you know that North Carolina has more than 3,700 farmers selling directly to consumers, for a total of more than $29 million? Since 2008, the country has seen a 13 percent increase in farmers markets, with well over 5,000 markets operating today. Whether you’re an Extension agent, grower or a consumer that understands the importance of local agriculture, N.C. MarketReady’s Farmers Markets section has something to offer.