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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

CONTACT:

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

Spring events planned at State Farmers Market

RALEIGH — With spring officially under way, stalls at the State Farmers Market are quickly filling up with local plants, flowers and fresh produce. To celebrate, the State Farmers Market will host several upcoming events.

This Saturday, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina will host its Car Care Fair from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors can receive free vehicle maintenance inspections and talk with experts about proper vehicle care.

On Saturday, April 7, the market will host the “WPTF Weekend Gardener Show.” Radio hosts Mike Raley and Anne Clapp will answer gardening questions from visitors just in time for the spring planting season.

Spring Herb Days will be held April 20-22. The multi-day event will feature fresh and dried herbs, as well as herbal products available for purchase. Specialists also will be on hand to offer free advice about growing and using herbs.

Other upcoming activities include Strawberry Day, Crawfish Day and Blueberry Day. Following is the spring calendar of events:

  • March 31, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Car Care Fair
  • April 7, 8 to 11 a.m. – WPTF “Weekend Gardener Show”
  • April 20-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Spring Herb Days
  • May 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Strawberry Day
  • June 9, 10 a.m. – Crawfish Day
  • June 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Blueberry Day

Visitors to the State Farmers Market will also find fresh meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products in the Market Shoppes, as well as lawn supplies and garden accessories at Super Sod and Market Imports. You also can enjoy a meal at one of the market’s two restaurants, the N.C. State Farmers Market Restaurant or N.C. Seafood Restaurant. For more information about the State Farmers Market, go to http://ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/index.htm.

-pmj-2

 

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