Friday, June 12, 2009
Interested in buying locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats? Help support local growers and find foods that haven't traveled far from the field to the table. Check the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' web site www.NCFarmFresh.com. You can search for retail farms, roadside stands, farmers markets, community-supported agriculture operations, nurseries and retail garden centers. The listings can be searched by the type of commodity being sold, by county or by region. This web site lists more than 1,000 farms, 119 certified roadside stands and 116 farmers markets. Farmers who sell meat and dairy products are now also included. If you would like to list your farm, you can log on to www.NCFarmFresh.com and follow the links on the home page. Or if you need assistance, you can contact NCDA&CS at 919.733.7887.