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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market to host Pecan Day
Friday, Nov. 19

WHAT:

Sweet treats and crunchy snacks will be available at the State Farmers Market during Pecan Day this Friday. Visitors can enjoy free N.C. pecan samples, a pecan dessert prepared by the State Farmers Market Restaurant, educational information and free pecan recipes just in time for holiday cooking. Both shelled and unshelled pecans will be available for purchase.

In addition to pecans, the Farmers Market has a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, apples, peanuts, sweet potatoes and greens. Flowers, shrubs, N.C. Christmas trees and holiday wreaths also are available.

WHEN:

Friday, Nov. 19
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

WHO: Pecan Day is sponsored by the N.C. Pecan Growers Association, State Farmers Market Restaurant, State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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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) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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