These North Carolina-based industry associations are good starting points and information resources for anyone considering starting, or who has recently started, a cucurbit production operation. Membership in any of these associations will put you in touch with other growers throughout the state and potentially create business opportunities.
North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association
The N.C. Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association (NCGVGA) consists of growers and suppliers that promote the greenhouse vegetable industry and improve production and marketing practices. Association activities consist of an annual meeting held in October in Raleigh, N.C. coinciding with a farm tour.
North Carolina Vegetable Growers’ Association
The N.C. Vegetable Growers’ Association (NCVGA) is a multi-commodity trade organization. Their purpose is to improve and promote the North Carolina vegetable industry. Membership consists of vegetable producers, both large and small, brokers, packers, shippers and allied trade organizations.