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New Farm & Agribusiness Management Position Helps Fresh Produce Growers

N.C. MarketReady welcomes Jonathan Baros as the new farm and agribusiness management specialist. He will develop and sustain programs that help N.C. fruit and vegetable producers explore efficient economic options and optimize profits for their farming operations.

10 Tips for Getting Children to Eat Fresh Produce

This slide show from The Produce Lady includes photos and tips to help you incorporate more nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables into children's diets. A PDF version is available for use in presentations, handing out at markets or other needs.

N.C. Leafy Greens

Did you know that “leafy greens” most often refers to vegetables in the cabbage family, like broccoli, cabbage, collards, radishes, turnips and even Brussels sprouts? The term also can refer to lettuce and spinach. Leafy greens are chief crops in North Carolina and are available during most of the year, with the exception of January and February, generally. Leafy greens are low in calories and sodium, free of fat and cholesterol, and aid in the prevention of cancer!