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State Farmers Market to host Blueberry Day

Posted June 8, 2010 2:18 p.m. EDT

Photo from American Feast's Sustainable Food Blog, http://blog.americanfeast.com/.

Strawberries are pretty much out and blueberries (along with peaches) are in at the State Farmers Market.

The market, off Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh, will celebrate the blueberry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday with the usual free samples and recipes. (No blueberry queen though. I checked).

If you haven't been to one of the market's events, these are low-key, kid-friendly affairs. Plus, it's your chance to pick up some berries. I picked up a quart over the weekend for $5.

Interesting fact, according to the N.C. Blueberry Council, North Carolina is one of the top blueberry-producing states in the country. And if you really love blueberries, the N.C. Blueberry Festival is in a couple of weeks on June 19 in Burgaw near Wilmington.