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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market to host Valentine's Day Open House
Saturday, Feb. 11

WHAT:

The State Farmers Market will host a special event for couples and last-minute shoppers alike during its Valentine’s Day Open House. Couples can enjoy free samples of various North Carolina products, including meats, cheeses, homemade desserts and wine. Last-minute shoppers also can purchase their special someone a homemade gift basket, or create their own with an assortment of handmade soaps, lotions or fresh produce.

In addition, WQDR radio host Janie Carothers will be on hand to register people for drawings to win tickets to the Addams Family and Martina McBride performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

WHEN:

Saturday, Feb. 11
10 a.m. to noon

WHERE:

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

MORE INFO:

While the market is busiest in summer months, it offers locally grown produce year round. Currently, visitors can find N.C. collards, sweet potatoes, pecans, greenhouse strawberries and tomatoes, as well as honey, fresh salsa, firewood and other seasonal products.

For more information about this and other events at the State Farmers Market, go to http://ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/promos.htm.

-pmj-2

 

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Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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