Paulette Satur said she was having a lousy day June 13. That is, until she learned that she was the winner of a promotional drawing sponsored by The Packer in April.


By subscribing to newsletters published by The Packer, Satur, co-owner of Satur Farms, Cutchogue, N.Y., won a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook.


The promotion coincided with the launch of The Packer's new Web site and the United Fresh Produce Association's annual conference and trade show in Las Vegas.


Satur Farms grows baby leaf vegetables, including baby spinach and arugula, and sells to restaurants and retailers throughout the New York area. The farm also grows some specialty vegetables.


"I was interested in getting the newsletters. I always like reading them," Satur said. "But I never even thought about winning anything. Had I known it was my lucky day, I might've gone and played Metro Millions (the state lotto). But I'll take the computer."