NC State Extension

Specialty Crops Survey for Western North Carolina-2002

tailgateWhat is most important to you when you shop for produce?

  • 81% Locally Grown
  • 37% Quality
  • 8.6% Price

Which of the items displayed here are you most likely to buy?

  • 71% Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 23.6% Jalapeno Peppers
  • 5.3% Thai Dragon Pepper
  • 22% Ivory Bell Pepper
  • 34% Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 6%Chocolate Pepper
  • 16% Hybrid Tomatoes
  • 7% Long Cayenne Pepper
  • 15% California Wonder Pepper
  • 29% Lilac Pepper
  • 12% Valencia Bell Pepper

Have you bought specialty fruits or vegetables in the past?

  • 72.6% Yes
  • 27% No

Please share your age range

  • 1.6% 21-30 (years old)
  • 2.6% 31-40
  • 17.3% 41-50
  • 27.3% 51-60
  • 28.6% 61-70
  • 22.6% 71-80

Size of household?

  • 12.6% One person
  • 67.0% Two people
  • 11.0% Three people
  • 9.0% Four or more

What fruit or vegetables do you want to buy from farmers but can’t find?

Blue Lake Beans Snap Sweet Peas
Zucchini Squash Fresh Asparagus
Ramps Fresh Broccoli
Sweet Potatoes Kiwi
Organic Grown Greens Raspberries
Yellow Cherries Kale
Cantaloupe Turnips
Green Mountain Potatoes Swiss Chard
Horse Radish N.C. Peaches
June Apples Egg Plant
Kohlrabi White Corn Meal
Rhubarb Cow Peas

Source of data

100 Surveys were collected from: WNC Farmers Market, Waynesville Tail Gate Market, and Ingles.