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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2009

CONTACT:

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

Goodness, gracious, Grape Day set for Sept. 11
at State Farmers Market

WHAT:  The State Farmers Market will host Grape Day, featuring free wine tastings from many of North Carolina’s 80 wineries, samples of locally grown muscadine grapes and recipes for visitors. Fresh grapes, grape products and bottles of wine will be available for purchase.

The N.C. Wine & Grape Council estimates the wine and grape industry has an economic impact of $813 million. North Carolina ranks 10th in the nation for wine and grape production, with more than 400 commercial growers in the state.                     

WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:   Farmers Building & Market Shoppes
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Interstate 40, exit 297 (Lake Wheeler Road)

WHO: Grape Day is sponsored by the N.C. Wine & Grape Council, N.C. Muscadine Association, State Farmers Market Restaurant and the State Farmers Market.

MORE INFO:  More information about this and other activities at the State Farmers Market, can be found at www.ncagr.com/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/index.htm

For more information about grape growers in North Carolina, visit www.ncmuscadine.org. To find out more about local wines and wineries, go to www.visitncwine.com.

-pmj-

 

 

 

 

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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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