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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market’s Spring Herb Days kick off Friday, April 10

WHAT: The State Farmers Market is spicing things up with a showcase of locally grown oregano, dill, garlic, thyme, chives, basil and more at its annual Spring Herb Days. The free three-day event will showcase herbs from North Carolina growers, and herb specialists will be on hand to answer questions about planting and the many uses of these plants. Vendors will also offer free samples of herbal products, and will have herbal soaps, natural body care products, aromatics, herb books and crafts available for purchase. 
WHEN:

Friday, April 10, through Sunday, April 12
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:

State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Exit 297 (Lake Wheeler Road) off Interstate 40

WHO: Sponsors are the East Coast Community of Herbs and Organics, the State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

MORE INFO:

The market has the largest selection of plants and trees in the Triangle, with vendors selling flowers, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, shrubbery and more. Fresh greenhouse tomatoes, strawberries, collards and sweet potatoes are also now available at the market, along with pecans, firewood, salsas and honey. The indoor Market Shoppes has a large selection of farm-raised meats, cheeses, wine, jams and jellies, barbeque sauces and baked goods. Visitors to the Spring Herb Days can also visit the State Farmers Market Restaurant, N.C. Seafood Restaurant, Nahunta Pork Center, Super Sod lawn supply center and Market Imports building.

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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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