Farmland July 25 and 26 at Tryon Theater

Published 8:00pm Friday, July 18, 2014

July is “Got to Be” N.C. Agriculture Month

This is a month to celebrate the bounty of produce and agricultural products available in the great state of N.C.  Carolinians can grow crops year round with a temperate climate and varying topography.

Farmers across N.C. are in full swing, bringing their fresh fruits and vegetables to market. Those farmers are part of the state’s $78 billion agriculture industry. In recognition of agriculture’s importance as the state’s top industry, Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed July 2014 as Got to Be N.C. Agriculture Month.

Visit a pick-your-own farm or farmers market, support restaurants that buy from local farmers and ranchers, try new specialty products and look for the Got to Be N.C. logo wherever you shop. Check out: http://www.gottobenc.com/ for more information.

Check out all the fresh produce at our area farmers markets. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in various locations throughout the area.  Information: www.polkcountyfarms.org.

Along with the celebration of agriculture in N.C., Polk County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the viewing of “Farmland” on July 25 and 26 at the Tryon Theatre.  This movie is an informative documentary on lives of young farmers and ranchers across the U.S. as they take the responsibility of farming our future food resources.

Through this film from award-winning director, James Moll, step inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of young farmers and ranchers. Learn about their high-risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.

Check the Tryon Theatre website for further details at http://www.tryontheatre.com/

 

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by Dawn Jordan

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