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MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010


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

State Farmers Market to host
Spring Fling at the Market Shoppes Thursday, May 27


The Got to Be NC Festival may be over, but the celebration of agriculture and local food products continues with the Spring Fling at the Market Shoppes. Vendors will offer a large selection of North Carolina products, including jellies, sauces, peanuts, baked goods, meats and cheeses for sample and sale. There also will be wine tastings from select N.C. wineries.

The event will include face painting and balloon art with B.B. the Clown, as well as prize drawings for concert tickets and gift certificates from Market Shoppes vendors. In addition, there will be appearances by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, Miss North Carolina and the Got to Be NC Big Cart.


Thursday, May 27
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Commissioner Troxler scheduled to arrive at 11:30 a.m.


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


The State Farmers Market has a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, including greenhouse tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, squash and corn, as well as plants, herbs and cut flowers.



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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