Welcome to NC Strawberry Association Website!
NCSA is a non-profit association working to promote strawberry production and marketing in many ways:
Funding of strawberry research. Most years, NCSA awards at least $20,000 to research projects that will help the strawberry industry and strawberry producers.
Online Farm Locator, on this website, helps connect consumers with pick-your-own strawberry growers in their area.
The Southeast Strawberry Expo, our annual conference, is the leading source in the Southeast for strawberry information, especially for plasticulture production methods. The conference is held in November each year.
The Strawberry Grower, our monthly newsletter, keeps our members updated on production and marketing news and ideas.
Publications, including the Strawberry Plasticulture Manua;, a handbook compiling essential information for growers and Strawberry Time, a coloring/activity booklet for children. These may be ordered from this website.
Promotions, including Strawberry Days at state farmers' markets, harvest-time media campaigns, promotional stickers, and recipe brochures. Promotions are held in cooperation with the NC Dept. of Agriculture. In 2005, the Association unveiled a new logo and slogan--Just Ripe for You--as part of a campaign to increase consumer awareness and purchase of locally grown strawberries.
A voice for strawberry growers at the state and national level. The NC Strawberry Association speaks out for strawberry growers on issues of common concern.