Useful Links

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American Society for Horticultural Science

The American Society for Horticultural Science offers journals, educational opportunities, specialty publications, and career development services to all Individual Members.


Class Produce Group

The Class Produce Group is a family-owned business in food distribution that strives to fill its customers’ needs while maintaining excellent relationships with all shippers, associates, and customers. Our flexibility to customize to our customer needs is one of the hallmarks of our reputation for customer service.


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences "discovers, develops, teaches, and applies knowledge and technology that enable students, clientele, and citizens of North Carolina and others to improve the quality of their lives and to enhance the agricultural, economic, environmental, and social well being of the state and world and to create and extend new knowledge through scientific research and extension in agriculture and the life sciences." Our college recently developed a strategic plan, for more information about our mission and core purpose please visit the CALS Strategic Plan website.


Jackson Farms

Jackson Farming Company, founded in 1981, is a family-owned and operated business, located in the heart of Sampson County near Fayetteville, NC. We grow, pack, ship, and broker fresh fruits and vegetables year round.


National Watermelon Association

NWA has members in 30 states, Canada and CentralAmerica with chapters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois-Indiana, Maryland-Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and the Western U.S.

The purpose of the Association is to promote the best interests of the Watermelon Industry from production to consumption.  NWA is constantly seeking improvements in the growing, grading, handling, transportation, distribution and sale of watermelon. 


National Watermelon Promotion Board

The National Watermelon Promotion Board is the marketing arm of the watermelon industry, and as such, is an active partner in stimulating and promoting watermelon throughout the year.


NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Availability Chart

Find out when produce is available in the year.


NC Farm Bureau

North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, Inc. is a private, non-profit, grassroots organization that has been actively promoting farm and rural issues since 1936 through governmental relations, marketing, field representation, agricultural education, member services and other programs.


NC State Watermelon Breeding

North Carolina State University has had a breeding program on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) for decades.

The objectives of the program are to expand our knowledge of watermelon genetics and breeding, educate graduate students interested in vegetable breeding, do research on problems affecting the watermelon industry, and develop improved cultivars and breeding lines for use in North Carolina and the U.S.


North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Shippers Directory

This guide includes listings of major NC growers, packers, and shippers to help you find top quality fruits, vegetables, herbs, greenhouse, and organic produce.

This directory is brought to you by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Marketing Division.


Southern Containers Corporation

Serving the Produce & Tobacco Industries for nearly 50 Years.