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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

CONTACT:

Monica Wood, marketing specialist
State Farmers Market
(919) 733-7417; monica.wood@ncagr.gov

State Farmers Market celebrates Blueberry Day
Thursday, June 10

WHAT:

North Carolina is the nation’s sixth-largest blueberry producer, and the State Farmers Market is celebrating with its annual Blueberry Day. During the event, visitors can taste free blueberry samples, enjoy blueberry recipes and savor fresh blueberry desserts. North Carolina blueberries have a short growing season, but can be found through July at local farmers markets.

WHEN:

Thursday, June 10
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

WHO: Blueberry Day is sponsored by the N.C. Blueberry Council, State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
MORE INFO:

The State Farmers Market has a large variety of plants, including hanging baskets, perennials, container gardens, bedding plants, herbs and cut flowers, as well as seasonal fruit and vegetables.  The Market Shoppes also feature cheese, meats, custom picture framing, fruit and gift baskets and Goodness Grows in North Carolina products.

-pmj-2

 

 

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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