a once-a-month celebration of local food + community


 Through exhibitions, showcases, community events, workshops, and more, we provide opportunities forcommunity members to engage and support local food along the Raleigh Food Corridor.


Second Saturday and the Raleigh Food Corridor are twin projects, woven together from the start.

The Corridor is a big, bold idea for creating a better food system for all. Second Saturday creates that picture from the grassroots up, bringing new people to the idea, building new projects, and celebrating what we are accomplishing.

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APRIL 9  |  Kickoff

JUNE 11  |  Carrots + Blueberries

JULY 9  |  Blackberries + Tomatoes

AUGUST 13  |  Watermelon + Okra

SEPTEMBER 10  |  Figs + Corn

OCTOBER 8  |  Sweet Potato + Cabbage

NOVEMBER 12  |  Pumpkin + Apple


Want to host a Second Saturday event?

Contact us at if you would like to be involved. Almost anything celebrating local food and community goes. Basic event guidelines are below.


Guidelines for Second Saturday Events + Programs

We'd love to have you involved -- below are a few guidelines to help you make plans. 

1. Create an event that is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the local food system and foodshed. Make local food your centerpiece whether its growing, cooking, eating, selling, or composting.  If you are a chef or restaurant feature the month's ingredient on your menu and be sure to highlight your source/producer/farmer.  

2. Your event or program should be designed to give back in some way. It may support local charities, offer small farmers a chance to sell, educate people about food, community wellness and making smart health choices or it may work to bring awareness to issues of community diversity. Your event may bring volunteers to worthy causes like supporting urban farms, community gardens, or building your own guerilla garden.

3. Your event should include a new community connection. You could decide to partner with another organization or business or faith community. You could decide to reach out to a group of people you don’t interact with often (youth? elders?). Or you could just team up with a neighbor. Whatever it is, community is about connections!

4. Your event should be measurable. It doesn’t matter what you measure: maybe number of people participating, dollars donated, or amount of food cooked. Maybe you measure the number of new conversations, the number of food questions asked, or the number of high-fives given!

Use your imagination and you’ll make something great!  To be included on Second Saturday materials send us:

  • Name of Event + Location + Event time
  • 2-3 sentence promotion description + any related graphics
  • 2-3 sentence response on how your event supports local food and builds community

Send info and questions to