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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

CONTACT:

Ronnie Best, manager
State Farmers Market
(919) 733-7417

State Farmers Market offers sweet treats
at Sweet Potato Day Thursday, Sept. 29

WHAT:

The State Farmers Market will celebrate the local sweet potato industry with its annual Sweet Potato Day. The celebration features free sweet potato dessert samples, recipes and information about the health benefits of the vegetable.

North Carolina is the nation’s largest sweet potato producer. In 2009, N.C. sweet potato growers harvested 46,000 acres of the plant in the state. Nearly half of the sweet potatoes grown in the country come from North Carolina.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 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:

Sweet Potato Day is sponsored by N.C. SweetPotato Commission, State Farmers Market Restaurant and the State Farmers Market.

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