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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013

CONTACT:

Monica Wood, marketing specialist
State Farmers Market

919-733-7417, monica.wood@ncagr.gov

State Farmers Market to host Sweet Potato Day on Sept. 26

WHAT:

North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation, and the State Farmers Market is celebrating with Sweet Potato Day. Visitors can enjoy free samples of a sweet-potato dessert and pick up new recipes to try at home. In addition, vendors will have a bounty of sweet potatoes available for purchase.

United Healthcare also will sponsor SocialBox, an interactive photo booth that allows users to upload photos from special events directly to their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Users also can print souvenir photos from the event.

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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: Open year-round, the State Farmers Market offers fresh seasonal produce, seafood, meats, cheeses and specialty food products. In addition, visitors can find a variety of gift ideas for holidays and special occasions. For more information, go to www.statefarmersmarket.org.

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