Popular Food Products Among Farmers in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina

  • Uchenna Okefi North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
  • Godfrey Ejimakor North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
Keywords: Farm Products, Local Food, Farm Business, Farm Enterprise, Food Marketing


This study evaluated the products produced by farmers in the 12-county Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina. It aimed to enhance the local food economy for the region by identifying food items that may be more suitable for production. Survey respondents were asked to list all food items that they produced. The listed items were categorized as either crops or livestock products. The percentages of farmers that produced the different food items were calculated and compared. Beef was the number one livestock product produced by farmers in the region.  Tomatoes, then lettuce, were the most predominant plant products produced by the region’s farmers. One of every six farmers in the region produced tomatoes. Beef was produced by one of every eight farmers in the region. New and beginning farmers will do well by considering these products because their production by many existing farmers may imply that there is a ready market for them.


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How to Cite
Okefi, U., & Ejimakor, G. (2024). Popular Food Products Among Farmers in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 28, 205. Retrieved from https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/18020
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