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NCRC Farmers Market posts October schedule

KANNAPOLIS ó The N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market closes the 2009 season with a calendar of fun, fall events.
– Oct. 8, Biofuel Blast on 4-H National Science Youth Day
Cabarrus County 4-H members will teach youth how cellulose and sugars in plants such as corn, switchgrass, sorghum and algae can be converted into fuel and how these alternative energies can be used in their communities.
– Oct. 15, Pumpkin Delicious!
Pumpkins are typically decorated this time of year, but there are plenty of nutritious uses for this flavorful fruit.
Pumpkins are chock full of vitamin A, potassium and fiber. Visit Pam Outen, with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Cabarrus County, and learn delicious tips on using and preparing pumpkins, including the edible seeds.
– Oct. 22, 4-H Talent Showcase
Cabarrus County 4-Hers will showcase their performing arts skills. Talented youth from the area will sing, play musical instruments and share theatrical skills.
– Oct. 29, Pumpkin Painting
The whole family can enjoy a fall afternoon painting pumpkins and sampling fresh produce from local farmers.
N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market events take place Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis.

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