PRIDE OF DAKOTA DAY SLATED AT CAPITOL

BISMARCK – More than 30 North Dakota companies will display and sell their products in the State Capitol on Pride of Dakota Day, Tuesday, March 29.

"It's like an indoor street fair for North Dakota products,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It's an opportunity for Pride of Dakota members to meet legislators and for Capitol employees and visitors to shop for Pride of Dakota products, such as food, artwork, books, jewelry and more.”

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Hall and Legislative Hall.

Goehring said that the Capitol Café will feature North Dakota products on its Tuesday breakfast and lunch menus.

Entrees and side dishes include barbecue chicken, steak sandwiches with cheese, peppers and onions; cheesy mashed potatoes and turkey croissants. Companies providing food products for the meals include Baker Boy, Buffalo City BBQ, M & W Meats, Dean Foods, Cloverdale, Simplot and Pan O Gold Baking.

Administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as in-store demonstrations, Pride of Dakota Day, the Holiday Showcases and Harvest Showcase. The program also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 450 companies are members of Pride of Dakota.