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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market hosts prelude to fall
with Apple Day Thursday, Sept. 22

WHO/WHAT:

Apple Day kicks off the first of several special events highlighting fall produce at the State Farmers Market. Visitors can enjoy free apple dessert samples provided by the State Farmers Market Restaurant, pick up apple recipes to try at home and learn interesting N.C. apple facts.

In addition, market vendors will have more than 20 varieties of N.C. apples to sample and purchase, as well as apple cider, dried apples and other apple products.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE:

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

OTHER INFO:

Apple Day is sponsored by the N.C. Apple Growers Association, the State Farmers Market Restaurant and the State Farmers Market.

North Carolina is the eighth-largest apple producer in the nation. In 2009, N.C. apple growers produced 120 million pounds of apples. More than 40 apple varieties are grown in North Carolina, but Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman varieties make up the majority of apple production in the state.

For more information about this and upcoming fall events at the farmers market, go to http://ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/promos.htm.

-pmj-2

 

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Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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