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Agricultural Review

On the Horizon

There is no shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and in stores. Many commodities are in season now and even more will be coming into season in the coming months.

Among the many offer-ings at the markets, shoppers can find beans, butter beans, cabbage, cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, leafy greens, okra, peaches, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes and watermelons.

A number of upcoming tasting events are planned at the state-operated far-mers markets. Check out the fun at the following events:

Charlotte Farmers Market
 Watermelon Day, July 8, 11 to 1 p.m.

Lumberton Farmers Market
 Watermelon Day, July 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Peach Day, July 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
 Peach Day, July 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Watermelon Day, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

State Farmers Market, Raleigh
 Watermelon Day, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Grape Day, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Apple Day, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Sweet Potato Day, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Western N.C. Farmers Market, Asheville
 Tomato tasting, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Apple tasting, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
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