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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2009

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market to host Apple Day Thursday, Sept. 24

WHAT: North Carolina apples will be highlighted during the State Farmers Market’s annual celebration of the fall fruit. A variety of locally grown apples and apple products will be available throughout the day in the Farmers Building and Market Shoppes. Visitors will also be able to sample homemade apple desserts provided by the State Farmers Market Restaurant, pick up apple-inspired recipes and test their knowledge with apple facts.¬†
WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 24
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

MORE INFO:

The four major varieties that make up the bulk of North Carolina's apple production are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman, but more than 40 other varieties are grown on a limited basis.

Apple Day is sponsored by the N.C. Apple Growers Association, State Farmers Market Restaurant, State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

The N.C. Apple Growers Association is sponsoring a N.C. apple recipe contest at the 2009 State Fair. Deadline for entry is Oct. 10. For more information about the contest, click here.

- pmj -

 

 

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