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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2008

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market to host Apple Day Thursday, Sept. 25

WHAT: Mark the first week of fall with a celebration of North Carolina’s apple harvest. Local apple growers will offer their fresh produce along with apple cider, dried apples and apple jam at the annual Apple Day festivities. Visitors can also enjoy free apple dessert samples, recipes and educational information.
WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 25
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

OTHER INFO:

North Carolina’s 2008 apple harvest is expected to yield 165 million bushels, up 175 percent over last year’s freeze-damaged crop. The four major varieties that make up the bulk of North Carolina's production are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman, but more than 40 other varieties are grown on a limited basis.

Apple Day is sponsored by the N.C. Apple Growers Association, State Farmers Market Restaurant and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

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