State Farmers Market Strawberry Day Offers Free Fun May 12
Photos courtesy of State Farmers Market/NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Strawberries, anyone? The State Farmers Market in Raleigh will host its annual Strawberry Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, May 12. Go for free samples of strawberry ice cream, let the kids have their photo taken with Suzy Strawberry and pick up free strawberry recipes to take home. Market vendors will be selling a variety of locally grown strawberries and strawberry products.
By the way, if you know how to make a delicious strawberry dessert, you can enter it into the market’s contest, which is being judged on Strawberry Day. Desserts should include at least two cups of N.C. strawberries, with the berries being a main ingredient. Recipes will be judged on flavor, appearance, quality and creative use of strawberries. All entries must be in disposable containers and include the recipe with cooking instructions, as well as the contestant’s name, address and telephone number. A total of $400 in prize money will be awarded for the top three entries, including $200 for first place, $125 for second and $75 for third. Desserts can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. May 12 at the State Farmers Market Administrative Office at 1201 Agriculture St. in Raleigh. Prizes will be awarded at noon.