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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market celebrates Blueberry Day
Thursday, June 14

WHAT:

North Carolina’s blueberry crop will take the spotlight at the State Farmers Market’s annual Blueberry Day Thursday. During the event, visitors can sample free blueberry desserts provided by the State Farmers Market Restaurant, pick up free blueberry recipes and purchase N.C. blueberries from market vendors.

WHEN:

Thursday, June 14
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

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

WHO: Blueberry Day is sponsored by the N.C. Blueberry Council, the State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

MORE INFO:

North Carolina’s peak blueberry season runs through July. The state is the sixth largest blueberry producer in the nation, with more than 39 million pounds grown locally each year. Most production occurs in the southeastern part of the state. The top five blueberry-producing counties are Bladen, Pender, Sampson, Duplin and Columbus.

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