July 31, 2014

NC Cooperative Extension Gardening and Farmers Market Updates

THIS WEEK IN THE GARDEN (from the WIZS Home & Garden Show) 1. You can start your fall garden now! Consult this planting calendar for complete details: http://cals.ncsu.edu/hort_sci/extension/documents/AG-756.pdf 2. We are only about 5 weeks from tall fescue seeding time. If you plan to do a complete renovation, you will need to spray in the […]

Lunch & Learn at the Farmers Market, Deer in the Garden

Come to the Vance County Regional Farmers Market this Wednesday, July 30, 12 noon to learn about options for managing deer in the garden and landscape. This class will be presented by one of our fabulous Master Gardener Volunteers, Mrs. Edna Gaston. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. The Farmers Market is located at […]

State Farmers Market to host Watermelon Day July 31

RALEIGH – The State Farmers Market will host its annual Watermelon Day July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can enjoy free slices of N.C. watermelon, get their photo taken with the N.C. Watermelon Queen and purchase locally grown watermelons from market vendors. The event also includes the largest-watermelon contest, with weigh-in at […]

Greg’s Garden for July 21st, 2014 By Mari Miller

Tomato Harvest Starts Our tomato harvest has started. Greg brought in the first of our Roma variety of tomatoes yesterday. It will take about 2-3 weeks to be at peak production enough to start my canning, but it will be so nice to now go to the garden for my fresh tomatoes. My multi-color varieties […]

News and Notes about Vance County Regional Farmer’s Market by Mari Miller

Vance County Regional Farmers MarketMarket hours are 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, Wednesday and Saturdays. What’s at the market – Saturday July 19th Blackberries Cucumbers Muscadine Juice & Salsa Okra… Onions Peas Peppers Squash Tomatoes (Lots) Zucchini   Also at the market will be vendors selling crafts and flowers. Master Gardeners Seminar set fr July […]

2014 N.C. State Fair Premium Book is online

RALEIGH – Every year, thousands of North Carolinians show off their talents by competing at the N.C. State Fair. State Fair competitions began with the intention of encouraging advances in agriculture, but gradually, more categories were added, leading to the variety of competitions available today. With contests ranging from baked goods and horticulture, to poultry […]

McCLAIN including China Anne McClain to round out 2014 N.C. State Fair concert lineup

RALEIGH – Pop trio McCLAIN including China Anne McClain, with special guest Before You Exit, has been added to the 2014 N.C. State Fair concert series for a show Thursday, Oct. 23. Coming from a family of singers, songwriters and musicians, the sisters grew up in a house filled with music. They formed their singing […]

NCDA&CS to host food tasting event for NC Food Entrepreneurs Registration deadline is Sept. 9

RALEIGH – The Taste of Something Good event, aimed at helping individuals or businesses that have been selling a food product for at least 12 months, will take place in Charlotte and Burlington in October. The cost of the event is $20, which covers lunch and handout materials. Space is limited to the first 16 […]

NC Cooperative Extension: Garden Checklist, plus Garden Photography Seminar

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS This Saturday, 7/19, I will teach a short class on the basics of garden photography. The class will be held at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, starting at 10 am, and will last about 45 minutes. Registration requested but not required (just call or e-mail). Feel free to bring your […]

News and Notes about Vance Regional Farmer’s Market by Mari Miller

Month of June Attendance Calculated The Farmers Market was open for 6 sessions in June with the average attendance at 276 customers for each session. This number does include the large turn-out for the opening day on June 11th (213) and the official Grand Opening on June 28th (538). Numbers for the first 4 sessions […]