U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 6

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile AmericaFriday, September 6thThousands of fungus aficionados will be descending on Kennett Square, Pennsylvania this weekend for the 28th annual Mushroom Festival. This is appropriate, because September is National Mushroom Month, and Kennett Square bills itself as the mushroom capital of the world. Activities include a culinary tent, cooking demonstrations, a fried mushroom eating contest, farm tours, as well as entertainment. All swirling around festival mascot Fun Gus. Mushrooms are an important salad ingredient and add interest to many other meals. They are one of the few foods rich in Vitamin D. The annual U.S. mushroom crop of 900 million pounds is valued at around a billion dollars. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources:  www.americanmushroom.org
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 843

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau


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