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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market to host Gourd Day
Saturday, April 2

WHAT:

The State Farmers Market will host its annual Gourd Day, featuring a variety of decorative, functional and edible gourd products for purchase. Members of the N.C. Gourd Society, the oldest chapter of the American Gourd Society, will be on hand at the free event to answer questions about growing and using gourds. Visitors also can take home a free packet of gourd seeds to plant.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 2
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:

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

MORE INFO:

The Farmers Building will be in full bloom with more vendors selling flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, perennials and vegetable plants. In addition, visitors can find a large selection of locally grown produce, meats and cheeses; shop for unique N.C. products at the Market Shoppes; purchase housing and gardening decorations at Market Imports and eat at the State Farmers Market Restaurant or N.C. Seafood Restaurant.

The State Farmers Market will host a series of special events throughout the spring. For a complete list of activities, go to http://ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/promos.htm.

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

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