NC Commodity & Nutrition Associations
Seeing apples as unquestionably a vital agricultural commodity in Western North Carolina, the North Carolina Apple Growers Association was formed as a non-profit organization in the early 1950s. “Enjoy NC Apples” is a phrase used by growers, packers, shippers, and roadside markets as they combine efforts through the Association to promote N.C. apples in domestic and foreign markets. Advertising, promotional campaigns and other marketing techniques are funded by and annual assessment on each yearly apple crop within the state.
For more than forty years North Carolina farmers have sought to increase sweet potato consumption by collectively funding promotional programs, providing timely and relevant information to themselves as well as consumers, funding research and development projects and encouraging the use of good seed stock and horticultural practices among producers.
In 1969, tomato growers in Western North Carolina saw the need for an association to represent their interest and the interests of other growers in surrounding areas. The North Carolina Tomato Growers Association, originally referred to as the N.C. Trellised Tomato Growers Association, provides a voice, leadership and funding (through annual assessments on tomato acreage) for projects to enhance tomato production practices. This work is seen clearly in the Associations efforts in education, research and marketing.
The NC Strawberry Association is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. It is funded primarily by membership dues and by the North Carolina Strawberry Assessment. The North Carolina Strawberry Association (NCSA) is a non-profit association working to promote strawberry production and marketing in many ways. To find out more click here
Reorganized in 1982 with the present name, NCWA is the North Carolina Chapter of the National Watermelon Association, which also includes organizations from Maryland-Delaware, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas-Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and California-Arizona.
The North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association (NCVGA) was formed in 1977 as a multi-commodity trade organization. Its purpose is the improvement and promotion of the North Carolina vegetable industry.
The Leafy Greens Council provides market, nutritional, and educational information to consumers and contains information to hopefully increase consumption of leafy green vegeatables at home.
School Nutrition Association of North Carolina ( SNA-NC ) is a leading authority on the nutritional health and well being of students. SNA-NC advocates for student success by leading the school nutirion profession