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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market hosts annual Strawberry Day Thursday, April 29

WHAT:

Strawberries will take the spotlight during Strawberry Day at the State Farmers Market. The annual celebration will feature free strawberry and strawberry ice cream samples, recipes and nutritional information, an appearance by Suzy Strawberry and a large selection of fresh N.C. strawberries for sale.

In addition, a total of $225 in prize money will be up for grabs in the Strawberry Dessert Contest. Each recipe must contain at least two cups of N.C. strawberries. Cooks can bring their entries to the State Farmers Market office from 8 to 10 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. First place earns $100, second place earns $75 and third place earns $50.

For contest rules and information, call Kevin Hardison at (919) 733-7136, ext. 234, or Monica Wood at (919) 733-7417.

WHEN:

Thursday, April 29
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

WHO:

Strawberry Day is sponsored by the N.C. Strawberry Association, State Farmers Market and 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) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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