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NCDA&CS - Marketing Division - Horticultural Crops - Blueberries

Blueberry Promotions for 2012

Along with the 2012 NC Blueberry harvest the North Carolina Blueberry Council along with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working to promote North Carolina Blueberries to the consumer, food service industry and other potential customers.

North Carolina Blueberries are advertised in a specialty publication, “Sunbelt Foodservice,” distributed to approximately 30,000 foodservice.. 

NC Blueberry are being advertised in Our State Magazine, WNC magazine and

Blueberries sponsored the Charlotte Knights Baseball Team "Kid's Club". Blueberries were featured on a t-shirt for the members, received mention at each of the seasons games and had visibility in the program and other promotional materials.

North Carolina Blueberry poster advertising will be in place in the following malls across North Carolina.

  • Hanes Mall, Winston Season – June
  • Friendly Center, Greensboro - June and July
  • Asheville Maill - Asheville - June and July
  • Alamance Crossing, Burlington - June

There were 2 billboards along I-40. One north of 301 in Benson and one near Wallace.

Special Events:

Blueberry Day Raleigh Farmers Market Thursday June 16

Blueberry Day Southeast Regional Ag Center, Lumberton Saturday June11

North Carolina Blueberry Festival in Burgaw June 18

Blueberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Market, Colfax NC - Friday June 24th




For more information on North Carolina Blueberries contact:
Dexter Hill, Marketing Specialist
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston NC 28501
Phone (252) 527-7125
Fax (252) 527-2893