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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2007

Contact: Monica Wood
NCDA&CS Marketing Specialist
(919) 733-7417

State Farmers Market to host Strawberry Day May 3
WHAT: The State Farmers Market will host its annual Strawberry Day where visitors can enjoy free samples of strawberries and strawberry dessert and children can meet Suzy Strawberry. The market is also hosting a strawberry dessert contest and will offer $275 in total prize money for the best entries. Entrants should bring their desserts, made with at least two cups of North Carolina-grown strawberries, to the market office between 8 and 10 a.m. For contest rules and more information, call the market at (919) 733-7417 or visit www.ncagr.com/markets/facilit/farmark/raleigh/promos.htm.
WHEN: Thursday, May 3
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE:

Farmers Building & Market Shoppes
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Interstate 40, exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road

WHO:

Strawberry Day is sponsored by the N.C. Strawberry Association, State Farmers Market Restaurant, State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

MORE INFO: The farmers market now has a large variety of plants, including hanging baskets, perennials, container gardens, bedding plants, herbs and cut flowers, as well as seasonal fruit and vegetables.

In the Market Shoppes, visitors can shop for an array of strawberry products and enter to win prizes. The Market Shoppes also feature cheese, meats, custom picture framing, fruit and gift baskets and Goodness Grows in North Carolina products.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047