News

04/15/2010
We want to highlight some of the blogs that have sprung up around the topic of local food that feature the Farmers Fresh Market initiative.
04/01/2010
The Farmers Fresh Market program has expanded into Rockingham, Stokes, and Caswell Counties in North Carolina.
03/31/2010
A new program looking to take root in Rowan County offers a way to help small farms flourish.
01/22/2010
Lee Carpenter, senior at R-S Central High School and the FFA president this year, talks about the program's recent successes.
01/21/2010
N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family, is a new N.C. Cooperative Extension program developed to educate fruit and vegetable growers about measures to minimize food safety risks.
12/30/2009
On Wednesday, December 30th, the last Urban Boxes of the season were delivered to buyers in Charlotte, NC.
12/10/2009
This week Foothills Connect unveiled the brand new Farmers Fresh Market web site, to rave reviews from growers, buyers, and (especially) our staff.
12/04/2009
On December 4-6, join Carolina Farm Stewardship Association for the largest sustainable agriculture event in the Southeast.
12/03/2009
Appalachian Women Entreprenuers is a program that connects rural Western NC women with one another, as well as resources (including training and technical assistance), and with markets - for the purpose of creating new and expanded businesses.
11/22/2009
Foothills Connect's farm initiative is a growing endeavor, in two senses of the word "growing."
11/01/2009
When a question about strawberries comes to mind there's no need to go globetrotting across the World Wide Web, one stop at the recently launched Strawberry Growers Information Portal will provide the answer.
10/30/2009
Are you interested in growing hops? We've pulled together a group of horticulture experts, hops growers, and other knowledgeable individuals to explain what is involved in growing hops, what the current and projected market situation is, our best estimate
10/28/2009
The fresh market concept is not only allowing rural farmers in Rutherford County to grow but also restauranteurs who are serving those products.
10/22/2009
Visitors from Stokes County came to Rutherford County to take a look at the farming efforts being fostered by Foothills Connect & FFM.
03/03/2009
County farmers have found a new ally in the Internet, and have set up a system to take advantage of it with Foothills Connect Business and Technology Center.
04/29/2007
An effort to sell Rutherford County produce to the large Charlotte market is paying dividends.
04/28/2007
With more and more Americans looking for natural, locally grown meats and produce, area beef producers had an opportunity last week to learn about alternative beef production and marketing.
04/13/2007
What do tractors and the Internet have in common? More than you might think. Both can help Rutherford County farmers make money.
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