FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010
Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
Troxler to highlight 2010 Christmas tree crop Tuesday
at State Farmers Market
|| Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will hold a news conference to talk about the 2010 N.C. Christmas tree crop.
|| Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m.
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh
North Carolina is the nation’s second-largest producer of real Christmas trees, with $100 million in sales in 2009. The state has about 1,500 Christmas tree growers farming a total of 35,000 acres.
With the holiday season beginning this week, Fraser firs and other varieties of Christmas trees are arriving at farmers markets, nurseries, garden centers and retailers across the state.