The N.C. State University N.C. MarketReady program is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and N.C. Cooperative Extension. The program is located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The multidisciplinary team builds partnerships and educational resources to help North Carolina agriculture be more profitable. We are part of the University’s Extension and Engagement efforts.

Funding Partners

N.C. MarketReady has secured several grants to support its research and Extension efforts. Funding partners are recognized for their contributions that will ultimately help North Carolina farmers.

Other Partners

N.C. Research Campus

The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is a private-public venture created to foster collaboration and further advancements in the fields of biotechnology, nutrition and health. On-campus universities include Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University, UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University.

Piedmont Farmers Market

The market was created to serve the community by providing locally grown, fresh, high-quality produce and products, and to provide an economic outlet for local farmers, producers and artisans in Cabarrus and surrounding counties of North Carolina’s Piedmont.

N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market

The N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market is a tailgate market that is open from April to October on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Produce must be grown within 100 miles of the market. In addition to produce, attendees will find meat, plants and flowers, baked goods and more. N.C. Cooperative Extension hosts events throughout the market season.

The 10% CampaignThe 10% Campaign

The 10% Campaign, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), with the support of N.C. Cooperative Extension and funding from Golden LEAF Foundation, is a statewide campaign to increase support for local food producers, businesses and communities. Doing so will create jobs, boost the viability of North Carolina farms and fisheries and promote healthy communities statewide. Visit www.nc10percent.com to learn how you can help build North Carolina’s local food economy.