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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market celebrates fall
with Apple Day Sept. 20

WHAT:

The State Farmers Market will celebrate N.C. apples and the start of fall with Apple Day this Thursday. The event includes free apple dessert samples and recipes. Several varieties of fresh N.C. apples also will be available for purchase.

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 20
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

WHO:

Apple Day is sponsored by the N.C. Apple Growers Association, the State Farmers Market Restaurant, the State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

MORE INFO:

North Carolina is ranked seventh in apple production in the nation with more than 136 million pounds of apples grown each year.

In addition to a variety of apples, visitors to the farmers market can find locally grown sweet potatoes, peaches, tomatoes, corn, squash and more. Fall plants also are available. To find out more about Apple Day and other special events planned for the Farmers Market this fall, go to www.statefarmersmarket.org.

-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
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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