On the Horizon
National Farm-City Week, a celebration of the interdependence of urban and rural areas to one another, will be held Nov. 20-26.
Farm-City Week, started in 1955 and held the week leading to and including Thanksgiving Day, seeks to raise awareness about the connection between farms and the foods we eat.
This is an important message since less than 2 percent of the world population is involved in agriculture. As a leading producer of many of the foods that grace the Thanksgiving dinner table, North Carolinians have plenty of reasons to give thanks to agricultural producers and producers have reason to give thanks to consumers for buying local products.
To help celebrate Farm-City Week, look for Got to Be NC logo on products in your grocery store. Some stores dedicate special sections for North Carolina products, while others may have banners or promotional materials to direct shoppers to locally grown items.