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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESSDAY, JUNE 25, 2008

CONTACT: Monica Wood, marketing specialist
State Farmers Market
(919) 733-7417

State Farmers Market to host Tomato Day Friday, June 27

WHAT: The State Farmers Market will kick off North Carolina’s tomato season with Tomato Day at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27. Visitors can enjoy free tomato sandwiches made with fresh local tomatoes, as well as pick up stickers and recipes. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and staff from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be on hand to kick off the celebration and answer any questions about this year’s safe, healthy crop.
WHEN: Friday, June 27
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Farmers Building
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Interstate 40, exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road
WHO: Tomato Day is sponsored by the State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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