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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

CONTACT:

Myrtle Earley, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
919-707-3118; myrtle.earley@ncagr.gov

N.C. food businesses shine at Flavors of Carolina

WHO/WHAT:

About 100 food-based businesses will participate in the Flavors of Carolina food show in Charlotte. The annual event, organized by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, connects buyers with local producers of sauces, wines and other specialty products.

Flavors of Carolina is by invitation only for vendors and buyers. Media also are invited to attend.

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 19
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Nationwide Garage, Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord

WHY: Flavors of Carolina aims to encourage food buyers from grocery stores, restaurants and food distributors to purchase locally grown and processed foods. The show leads to millions of dollars in sales for N.C. companies, provides high-quality foods to local residents and increases demand for more foods produced by N.C. farmers and food businesses.

MORE INFO: For a profile of Cottage Lane Kitchen, one of the vendors at this year’s Flavors of Carolina, go to http://info.ncagr.com/blog/?p=19607.

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