Got To Be NC March Newsletter

NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Steve Troxler, Commissioner Got To Be NC March 2019 Newsletter

Vendor registration open for Got To Be NC Festival

Exhibitor registration is now open to Got To Be NC and N.C. Specialty Food Association members for the Homegrown Marketplace during the Got To Be NC Festiva l May 17-19 in Raleigh. This is your chance to join over 100 other North Carolina food and beverage companies to promote your products to thousands of consumers.

Prepared foods such as sandwiches and entrees cannot be sold. Some vendors will be required to obtain a Temporary Food Establishment Permit . Be sure to read the rules and regulations sheets carefully. The application deadline is April 1 , although booths are expected to sell out before then. Payment with applications are required to secure your booth(s). Emailed or faxed applications will not reserve your booth. For more information, email Sherry Barefoot at or call at 919-707-3154.

Show your support during NC Ag Awareness Day, March 20 Supporters of North Carolina agriculture are urged to attend this year’s NC Ag Awareness Day at the General Assembly on March 20.

In addition to educating elected representatives about agriculture, NC Ag Awareness Day is an opportunity for commodity associations, farmers, agribusinesses, universities and ag students to provide a unified voice on the importance of North Carolina’s top industry. It is imperative to express our appreciation to North Carolina legislators for their support and communicate how critical agriculture is to our state.

We encourage everyone to visit with Senate and House members between 9 and 11 a.m. We urge you to make appointments. Find your representatives at this link. On the big day, join us at the Kerr Scott Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds by 8:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided to the General Assembly.

Please contact Laurie Barnhart at 919-539-5821 or at if you have any questions or if you need any help navigating the General Assembly website to make appointments.

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