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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2007

Contact: Monica Wood, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(919) 733-7417

State Farmers Market to host Blueberry Day June 7

WHAT: The State Farmers Market will host its annual Blueberry Day where visitors can enjoy free samples of blueberries and blueberry dessert. Recipes and information about North Carolina blueberries will be available for visitors. The "Got to Be NC" big cart, a 13 feet tall motorized shopping cart, will also make an appearance.
The market is also hosting a blueberry 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 blueberries, to the market office between 8 and 10 a.m. For contest rules and more information, call the market at (919) 733-7417 or go to
WHEN: Thursday, June 7
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: Blueberry Day is sponsored by the N.C. Blueberry Council, N.C. Dairy Industry Promotion Committee, 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. The Market Shoppes also feature cheese, meats, custom picture framing, fruit and gift baskets and Goodness Grows in North Carolina products.

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