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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2008

CONTACT:

Rick Cecil, manager
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
(336) 605-9157

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host Tomato Day July 3

WHAT: The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market will kick off North Carolina’s tomato season with Tomato Day at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3. 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:

Thursday, July 3
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road
Colfax, N.C.

WHO: Tomato Day is sponsored by the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Background
Info:

The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed N.C. tomatoes are not involved with recent salmonella cases that have been attributed to tomatoes from Mexico and Florida. Consumers can now find locally grown tomatoes at markets, roadside stands and stores.

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