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North Carolina Strawberries

Strawberry Day Event Schedule 2015

State Farmers Market, Raleigh
May 14, 2015 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
May 15, 2015 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Colfax
May 22, 2015 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Western North Carolina Farmers Market, Asheville
May 29, 2015 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Search for Strawberry Farms at NC Farm Fresh
Grower, Shipper, Packer information - NC Fresh Link Directory
Strawberry Recipes
NC Strawberry Association

North Carolina ranks fourth in the nation in strawberry production with approximately 1,800 acres of strawberries harvested each year.

Most of the North Carolina strawberries are offered "direct from the farm" to the consumer. Pick-your-own farms are conveniently located across the state and offer extended hours of operation to better serve the public. If you are not interested in picking your own strawberries, most locations offer picked berries. Another alternative is local and regional farmers' markets. These wonderful springtime treats are available from mid-April through the second week of June.

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C and A, and supply 8% of the RDA for Iron. There are only 60 calories in a cup of fresh berries and zero grams of fat.

Approximately 10% of the crop is produced for the wholesale market. North Carolina strawberry shippers supply local grocery stores, restaurants, chain stores, as well as, local and regional farmers markets.

The Horticultural Crops section promotes the strawberry crop through promotional events such as Strawberry Days at the state operated farmers markets.

To receive a printed copy of any listed publication, call or write:

Horticultural Crops Section
NCDA&CS Division of Marketing
1020 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1020
phone (919) 707-3127 fax (919) 715-0155


NCDA&CS Markets Division, Joe Sanderson, Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3100; FAX: (919) 733-0999