2007 California Raisin Recipe Calendar Available Free Visit LoveYourRaisins.Com to Order

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Melinda Coffman
California Raisin Marketing Board
(559) 248-0287

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Calendar Features Delicious Recipes and Stunning Photos, While Supplies Last

FRESNO, CA, December 21, 2006 – Last year more than 20,000 people received the free California Raisin 2006 Recipe Calendar. This year, the free 2007 Recipe Calendar features 12 scrumptious offerings and beautiful photography from the California Raisins’ recipe library. Recipes such as Harvest Butternut Squash Soup with California Golden Raisin Crostini and Seared Sea Scallops with Mushroom Raisin Goulash from Celebrity Chefs and home cooks showcase mouth-watering flavors from around the world.

To order this large, glossy calendar, go to LoveYourRaisins.com and select the ‘Free Raisins Calendar’ icon or send name and mailing address to: California Raisin Marketing Board/Calendar Request, 3445 North First Street, Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93726. Supplies are limited, so order now!

“It was great that so many people ordered last year’s calendar,” said Dennis Wilt, Chairman of the California Raisin Marketing Board. “We have put together another stunning calendar with wonderful California Raisin recipes. These calendars have helped us show consumers just how versatile California Raisins are and how they are used in a wide variety of cuisines.” “The response to last year’s recipe contest was phenomenal. This year’s calendar reflects the quality and flavor California Raisins bring to another large array of dishes,” said Karla Stockli, Vice President of Marketing at the California Raisin Marketing Board. “We know that the mouth-watering photos will inspire you to try these recipes with California Raisins in some new and unique ways. They are sure to become family favorites to be made over and over again!”

The California Raisin Marketing Board was created by a State Marketing Order in 1998 and is 100 percent grower funded. Its mission is to support and promote the increased use of California-grown raisins and sponsor research of the fruit’s nutritional benefits. California’s San Joaquin Valley produces the highest quality raisins in the world. Nearly 3,500 raisin growers living in this fertile valley produce 98 percent of all the raisins grown in the United States. To learn more about the California Raisin Marketing Board, visit LoveYourRaisins.com.