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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009

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

Peaches, ice cream and desserts part of annual
State Farmers Market Peach Day, Thursday, July 23

WHAT:  The State Farmers Market will host its annual Peach Day where visitors can compete in a peach dessert contest, meet the N.C. Peach Queen, take home peach recipes and enjoy free samples of fresh N.C. peaches and peach ice cream.

Judging for the peach dessert contest begins at 10 a.m. Although spectators will not be allowed, the media are welcome to join contest judges in the State Farmers Market conference room.

WHEN:     Thursday, July 23
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Farmers Building
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Interstate 40, exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road
WHO:  Peach Day is sponsored by the N.C. Peach Growers Society, N.C. Dairy Industry Promotion Committee, State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
MORE INFO: The Farmers Market has a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, including peaches, tomatoes, watermelon, corn, cantaloupe, squash, cucumbers, peas, as well as plants, herbs and cut flowers.

In the Market Shoppes, visitors can shop for an array of peach products, as well as custom picture framing, meats and cheeses, fruit and gift baskets and Goodness Grows in North Carolina products.

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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) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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