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MARCH 9, 2009

CONTACT: Jim Knight, media marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(919) 218-0879 or

Flavors of Carolina connects
buyers and sellers at March 11 food show

WHO/WHAT: The Raleigh Flavors of Carolina food show is a venue for 69 North Carolina-based food manufacturers to sample and pitch their products directly to grocery, restaurant, school, hospital and prison foodservice buyers. Companies will feature a variety of products, such as country ham, snack crackers, hot dogs, fresh produce, barbeque sauce, fine wine and more. Producers hope to show buyers that it's "Got to Be NC" and end the evening with contracts for their products.

The Flavors of Carolina Show is the only event that brings N.C. food companies and producers face-to-face with buyers from the retail and food service industries. This is an invitation-only event for food buyers in the retail, foodservice and gourmet food industries. The media is also invited.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: North Raleigh Hilton
3415 Wake Forest Road (Interstate 440, Exit 10)
(919) 876-0890
WHY: Flavors of Carolina aims to encourage food buyers to purchase locally grown and processed foods. This show began in 1986 and generates millions of dollars in sales for North Carolina companies, provides top quality foods to N.C. residents and tourists, and in turn, creates demand for more local foods from N.C. farmers.



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