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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2008

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market to host Sweet Potato Day
Thursday, Sept. 18

WHAT: North Carolina sweet potatoes will be the center of attention at the annual Sweet Potato Day at the State Farmers Market. The celebration will feature sweet potato dessert samples, recipes and nutrition information on the vegetable.  North Carolina ranks first in the nation in production of sweet potatoes, with approximately 47,000 acres of the plant grown in the state.
WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 18
11 a.m. — 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

WHO: Sweet Potato Day is sponsored by N.C. Sweet Potato Commission, State Farmers Market Restaurant and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

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Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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