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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

CONTACT:

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

Blueberry Day planned at State Farmers Market June 20

WHO/WHAT: The State Farmers Market will host Blueberry Day in celebration of the state’s blueberry industry. North Carolina is the sixth largest producer of blueberries in the nation, with growers producing 37 million pounds of berries in 2011.

Visitors can enjoy free blueberry cobbler samples prepared by the State Farmers Market Restaurant and vanilla ice cream from Front Porch ice cream in Mooresville. In addition, visitors will find plenty of locally grown blueberries available for purchase.

WHEN/WHERE:  Thursday, June 20
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New event area located between the N.C. Seafood Restaurant and the garden section of the Farmers Building.

State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh
Interstate 40, exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road

MORE INFO: Blueberry Day is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the State Farmers Market, the N.C. Blueberry Council, State Farmers Market Restaurant and the N.C. Cooperative Council Dairy Promotion Committee.

The State Farmers Market has a large assortment of seasonal produce, freshly baked bread and locally grown herbs, plants and shrubs. In the Market Shoppes, visitors will find a variety of meats and cheeses, fruit and gift baskets, as well as custom picture framing and a variety of Goodness Grows in North Carolina products. More information is available at www.statefarmersmarket.org.

-pmj-

 

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Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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