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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

CONTACT:

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

State Farmers Market hosts Blueberry Day Thursday

WHAT:  

The State Farmers Market will celebrate North Carolina blueberry season with its annual Blueberry Day. There will be free blueberry dessert samples, as well as fresh N.C. blueberries for purchase from market vendors.

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

WHEN:   Thursday, June 19
 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:

North Carolina is the seventh-largest producer of blueberries in the nation. In 2012, farmers in the state grew 41 million pounds of the fruit. About three-fourths of the state’s blueberries are sold fresh at farmers markets, pick-your-own farms or grocery stores. More information about North Carolina blueberries is available at the N.C. Blueberry Council website, www.northcarolinablueberries.com.

For more on Blueberry Day and other special events at the State Farmers Market, go to www.statefarmersmarket.org.

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Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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