August 12 Second Saturday
Aug
12
9:00am 9:00am

August 12 Second Saturday

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on AUGUST 12!

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This month we are highlighting the intersection of local food and the pollinators that help us grow it! On top of the Second Saturday workshops, community events, meals, restaurant specials you see every month, join us for the Pollinator Fair celebrating Raleigh's new Bee City status!

or see full event details below!



RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

PHARMACY CAFE

702 North Person St
7:00am - 4:00pm

details coming soon!


STANBURY

938 N Blount St
11:00am - 2:00pm

🍅 Pulled Pork Sanwiches with sharp provolone, herb roasted heirloom tomato, carmelized fennel, horseradish mayo, on a amoroso roll.
🍅 Watermelon Gazpacho with cucumber relish, tomato foam, and basil
🍅 Bloody Mary Bar + tomato cocktail special with tequila, tomato water, ime, cracked pepper and basil

Farmers Collective: T R Farm, Down 2 Earth Farm, & South Wind Farm

 


EVENTS

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
a food history exhibit
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St
9:00am - 4:00pm

The City of Raleigh Museum and the Mexican Consulate invite you to explore "Food for Thought." This fascinating photo exhibit explores the relationship between immigration and dining in North Carolina. The exhibit will run July 7 through August 31


BIKE RIDE TO FARMERS MARKET
a community bike ride
Oaks and Spokes, East Coast Greenway Alliance
start at Chavis Park, 505 MLK Jr Blvd
end at NC Farmers Market
10 am meetup

Join Oaks and Spokes and East Coast Greenway Alliance for a 4 mile greenway bike ride to the NC Farmers Market. We'll be meeting at Chavis Community Center at 10:00am for this fun ride! This is a ride for all ages and abilities. We encourage participants to wear a helmet.

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1119014204870805/


HOST PLANTS FOR BIRDS, BEES, AND BUTTERFLIES
a gardening workshop
Bee Better
3412 Yelverton Circle
10:00am - 11:00am

A garden workshop with the one and only Helen Yoast covering topics on Sustainable practices in pollinator gardening. This month is all about getting the most for your money and purchasing your pollinators now! Waterwise. Organic. Pesticide free. Food, Water, Cover, and a place to raise their young.  Refreshments available for a donation. 


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


PAY WHAT YOU CAN BRUNCH
a community meal
A Place at the Table Raleigh
at NOFO, 2014 Fairview Avenue
10:00am - 3:00pm

Here we go again! Join in for great food and even better community, all at a pay-what-you-can price at NoFo @ The Pig! To all of our faithful brunch followers, this is our last brunch for a little bit.

A Place at the Table is a local non-profit organization providing pay what you can meals to create a place for community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Join them for their pop-up lunch this month. Come have a delicious brunch with us (at a community table!), share in great community, and pay-what-you-can for a meal.

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/153307941904021/


WALK WITH A DOC
a healthy walk
Alliance Medical Ministry
101 Donald Ross Dr
11:00am - 12:00pm

This month we will be kicking off our Fall Walk with a Doc Program. An Alliance Physician will lead a 1 mile community walk to start and end in the garden. Join for just the garden work or just the walk; we hope both!


BEE CITY POLLINATOR FAIR
beer, bees + more!
Apiopolis
at Big Boss Brewing Co
1249 Wicker Dr
12:00pm - 3:00pm

 

Celebrate pollinators and the hard work they do for our gorgeous gardens and local food system! Join us with area beekeepers, pollinator plant gardeners, and vendors in the Secret Bee Garden at Big Boss Brewery as we celebrate Raleigh's new status as a Bee City.

In June 2017, Raleigh became a Bee City USA. Raleigh is one of over 40 cities across the nation to officially become a Bee City USA. This is a joint effort between the city and community partners to continue to educate the public and provide support for pollinators and habitats in Raleigh. Raleigh has committed to create sustainable habitats for pollinators. Click through for more information on great work being done with pollinators by City of Raleigh and local bee sanctuary building non-profit Apiopolis.


PERSHING FARMERS MARKET
a neighborhood market
Neuse River Brewing, Nickelpoint Brewing
506 + 518 Pershing Rd
2pm - 5pm

Last year Neuse River Brewing and Nickelpoint Brewing Co. brought you the Pershing Street Market filled with all our favorite local vendors. For 2017, we're changing up the format a bit and partnering with Second Saturday to bring you Pershing Farmers Market!

Focused on local food purveyors, this market is the ideal way to spend your day shopping for the coming week... by drinking a beer at the same time, of course!


Y'ALL AT DIX
a community concert
Dix Park and Deep South
Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Dr
4:00pm - 10:00pm


Y'all At Dix Park is Dix Park's first (and free!) concert series! Located in beautiful Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC - Y'all At Dix Park features live local music, local food trucks, great beers, plus fun for all ages including field day games - for both kids and adults.

Music, food, brews, art, games and a whole lot more from 4pm-10pm on Harvey Hill. The event is FREE, so come get to know Raleigh's new park and all the intricacies that make this city exceptional.

100% of the net proceeds benefit the development and creation of Dix Park.

For more details see: http://www.yallatdixpark.com/


LAMAR WHIDBEE'S FREE LUNCH EXHIBIT
an opening reception
Black on Black Project, VAE Raleigh and Wine Feed
at Anchorlight, 1401 S. Bloodworth St
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Lamar Whidbee for the opening reception of his latest solo exhibition, "Free Lunch" on Saturday, August 12 at Anchorlightin Raleigh.

The all-new body work raises questions about the social conditions of students who come from impoverished areas of America and how they're represented in gifted programs within the school system. Contribute to the conversation using the hashtag #WhidbeeFreeLunch.

Read this Q&A with Whidbee to learn more about why he decided to create these works. "Free Lunch" is presented by the Black On Black Project.

For details and RSVP see Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/332468463868367/
 

 

A MORNING OF VOLUNTEERING

spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food.

 

ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRIES COMMUNITY GARDEN
101 Donald Ross Dr
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come dig in our garden! With nine rows and 20 boxes, there is always work to be done -- planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting! Our Community Garden presents the perfect opportunity for churches, companies, and families to get active and help us produce the fruits and vegetables that are given directly to our patients.

Alliance's Community Garden, built with the help of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, benefits both Alliance patients and community partners who support the garden, including the Boys and Girls Club, local congregations, and area families. All fresh produce grown in our garden is handed directly to patients by their providers, along with a healthy recipe using those fruits and vegetables. Located on two acres adjacent to the AMM clinic at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Donald Ross Drive, the garden is a productive use of the land and a highly visible reminder that healthy living begins with healthy eating.

 

ALPHA GARDEN HARVEST AND WORKDAY
Passage Home at The Safety Club
1208 Mangum St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join Lester Clay and community members for harvesting and pruning of sweet tomatoes growing in the Alpha Garden. Be prepared with small garden tools, gloves, water and clothing for the weather.

By creating the Alpha Garden residents of South Park have an opportunity to learn about how easy and affordable it is to eat healthy. All while receiving the necessary education that comes with adopting this lifestyle. The Urban Farmers Market and the Alpha Garden will engage the community, create jobs, and social enterprise by means of community development.

 

CAMDEN STREET LEARNING GARDEN
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
315 Camden St
9:00am - 12:00pm

For 2017 Second Saturdays, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation has partnered with Camden Street Learning Garden! Join us in the garden as we assist with planting, mulching, and harvesting all while learning more about urban gardening and food deserts. Please register in advance.

Part of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Camden Street Learning Garden is a green space in the middle of a city where kids, families, and individuals can be in nature. The Learning Garden features a large community growing area to increase access to fresh food in the neighborhood. This event brings volunteers to a community gardens where we can garden together and get to know one another while supporting this great organization.

Register to volunteer here!

 

 

Want to host an event on Second Saturday?

 

Check out our simple guidelines and contact us with your idea so we can help make it happen.  We love to include new partners!

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Jul
8
8:00am 8:00am

July 8 Second Saturday

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on JULY 8!

This month we are highlighting the intersection of local food and getting outside to move! Getting outside and into the food system is one of the best parts of Second Saturday's workshops, community events, meals, restaurant specials and other local food fun. Join us this weekend for the third annual Blackberry Brigade and Jamboree!

or see full event details below!



RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

ESCAZU ARTISAN CHOCOLATES
936 N Blount St
Blackberry confection
berries sourced from Lewis Farm in Rocky Point, NC

STANBURY
938 N Blount St
11:00am - 2:00pm Brunch!
Blackberry BBQ Pork Ribs, Slaw, Mac + Cheese
alongside Bloody Mary Bar + Blackberry Cocktail

WINE AUTHORITIES
211 E Franklin St
Farmer James blackberries on cheese and charcuterie plates

 

and more coming soon!


EVENTS

 

FERTILE GROUND FARMERS MARKET
Fertile Ground, Vital Link Center
1214 Lenoir St
10:00am - 2:00pm
 

This SE Raleigh Food Coop is hosting a popup farmer's market each Saturday from July 1 - August 5!  This is a great opportunity to get to know local producers and vendors, help us provide healthy food to the community and network with our community-owned food cooperative. 

Fertile Ground Food Coop (FGFC) is a Southeast Raleigh-based multi-stakeholder cooperative that highlights the community’s entrepreneurial spirit, helps create pathways to living-wage jobs, increases access to healthy/affordable food, and fosters collective ownership. We are working to open a community owned grocery store in Southeast Raleigh to help our residents obtain healthy and affordable food.

More info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/246555229178085/


BIKE RIDE TO FARMERS MARKET
a community bike ride
Oaks and Spokes, East Coast Greenway Alliance
start at Chavis Park, 505 MLK Jr Blvd
end at NC Farmers Market
10 am meetup

Join Oaks and Spokes and East Coast Greenway Alliance for a 4 mile greenway bike ride to the NC Farmers Market. We'll be meeting at Chavis Community Center at 10:00am for this fun ride! This is a ride for all ages and abilities. We encourage participants to wear a helmet.

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1119014204870805/


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.

 


PAY WHAT YOU CAN BRUNCH
a community meal
A Place at the Table Raleigh
at soca, 2130 Clark Ave
10:00am - 1:00pm

Join A Place at the Table for its Second Saturday pop-up lunch with soca!

A Place at the Table is a local non-profit organization providing pay what you can meals to create a place for community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Join them for their pop-up lunch this month. Come have a delicious brunch with us (at a community table!), share in great community, and pay-what-you-can for a meal.

More Info on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/816624455169703/

 


NATURE DOES IT BEST!
beer + bees!
Apiopolis and Gardener By Nature
at Big Boss Brewing Co
1249 Wicker Dr
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Love beer? Curious about honeybees and pollinator plants and prairies in progress? We have a special treat for you at this Second Saturday event!

Remember our pollinator prairie? Dale Batchelor and John Thomas from Gardener by Nature will be joining us in Big Boss' Secret Bee Garden to take us on a walk through the prairie and give us a lesson on beneficial plants and invasives in situ. We'll give you a few minutes to belly up to the bar and grab a cold brew and then we'll take a little stroll. If anyone wants to stick around for a hive opening afterward, I'll happily introduce you to some of my bee friends. But y'all, I'm so excited about having Dale and John's company and expertise!

So about this wild little meadow that's been growing in my mind and in real life. Everything I researched about planting a successful prairie said get rid of the weeds... Round Up... competition... Well, I'd already read all the studies on glyphosate and said nope to that immediately and looked at other methods of weed removal like solarization, multiple tilling and natural herbicides. While we were working in the Secret Bee Garden last fall, we scraped the vegetation from the prairie as the first step. Here's what happened. Native milkweed (Asclepias exalta?) popped up, frost asters, something I think is in the Helianthus family, so many beautiful grasses, goldenrod of course. And definitey invasives like Lespedeza and Japanese stilt grass. Eh. I gotta tell ya, I'm beholden to nature as the best designer. And the best engineer. And the best. My dog-eared copy of Ian McHarg's "Design With Nature" begins with this line, "The world is a glorious bounty." Indeed. So here's the revised plan which I think is possible to implement at the scale of our space in Big Boss' backyard. With Dale and John's help, we'll identify the species we should keep for our bee, butterly, bird and beetle friends and those that should go and selectively sow our pollinator seed mix in the in between spaces and watch how things go and grow and seed and change. Yeah. A sort of biomimcry design process.


PERSHING FARMERS MARKET
a neighborhood market
Neuse River Brewing, Nickelpoint Brewing
506 + 518 Pershing Rd
2pm - 5pm

Last year Neuse River Brewing and Nickelpoint Brewing Co. brought you the Pershing Street Market filled with all our favorite local vendors. For 2017, we're changing up the format a bit and partnering with Second Saturday to bring you Pershing Farmers Market!

Focused on local food purveyors, this market is the ideal way to spend your day shopping for the coming week... by drinking a beer at the same time, of course!


BLACKBERRY BRIGADE + JAMBOREE!
Piedmont Picnic Project + Raleigh Food Corridor
at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St

ALL DAY PICKING
WEIGH-IN 4:00pm - 5:00pm
JAM! 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Enter your team in Raleigh's only annual Blackberry Brigade blackberry picking competition for a cause! 

Teams pick blackberries all around town with the help of Piedmont Picnic Project's foraging hot spot map... Then bring their berry haul to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage! Winners win prizes, and berries get sold to local chefs to raise money for the Raleigh Food Corridor. Celebrate afterwards with the Second Saturday Jamboree! 

Stay and sit a spell at the Second Saturday Jamboree featuring great local berry beers from your favorite breweries, beef ribs with a special blackberry powder coffee rub and potato salad from Longleaf Swine, a bluegrass and jazz Jam session open to all musicians and more!

Details and registration on here: https://www.facebook.com/events/437231519992506


PURCHASING POLLINATOR PLANTS NOW - REALLY!
a gardening workshop
Bee Better
3412 Yelverton Circle
5:00pm - 6:00pm

A garden workshop with the one and only Helen Yoast covering topics on Sustainable practices in pollinator gardening. This month is all about getting the most for your money and purchasing your pollinators now! Waterwise. Organic. Pesticide free. Food, Water, Cover, and a place to raise their young.  Refreshments available for a donation. 


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEERING

spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food.

 

ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRIES COMMUNITY GARDEN
101 Donald Ross Dr
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come dig in our garden! With nine rows and 20 boxes, there is always work to be done -- planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting! Our Community Garden presents the perfect opportunity for churches, companies, and families to get active and help us produce the fruits and vegetables that are given directly to our patients.

Alliance's Community Garden, built with the help of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, benefits both Alliance patients and community partners who support the garden, including the Boys and Girls Club, local congregations, and area families. All fresh produce grown in our garden is handed directly to patients by their providers, along with a healthy recipe using those fruits and vegetables. Located on two acres adjacent to the AMM clinic at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Donald Ross Drive, the garden is a productive use of the land and a highly visible reminder that healthy living begins with healthy eating.

 

ALPHA GARDEN HARVEST AND WORKDAY
Passage Home at The Safety Club
1208 Mangum St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join Lester Clay and community members for harvesting and pruning of sweet tomatoes growing in the Alpha Garden. Be prepared with small garden tools, gloves, water and clothing for the weather.

By creating the Alpha Garden residents of South Park have an opportunity to learn about how easy and affordable it is to eat healthy. All while receiving the necessary education that comes with adopting this lifestyle. The Urban Farmers Market and the Alpha Garden will engage the community, create jobs, and social enterprise by means of community development.

 

CAMDEN STREET LEARNING GARDEN
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
315 Camden St
9:00am - 12:00pm

For 2017 Second Saturdays, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation has partnered with Camden Street Learning Garden! Join us in the garden as we assist with planting, mulching, and harvesting all while learning more about urban gardening and food deserts. Please register in advance.

Part of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Camden Street Learning Garden is a green space in the middle of a city where kids, families, and individuals can be in nature. The Learning Garden features a large community growing area to increase access to fresh food in the neighborhood. This event brings volunteers to a community gardens where we can garden together and get to know one another while supporting this great organization.

Register to volunteer here!

 

 


Want to host an event on Second Saturday?

 

Check out our simple guidelines and contact us with your idea so we can help make it happen.  We love to include new partners!

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Jun
10
8:00am 8:00am

June 10 Second Saturday

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on JUNE 10!

This month we are highlighting the intersection of local food and the non-profits who are working to improve our local food system. Plus we've got our full day of workshops, community events, meals, restaurant specials and other local food fun. 
 


RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

TROPHY TAP + TABLE
Entire month of June
225 S Wilmington St
$1 from every Yard of the Month is donated to Raleigh Food Corridor.

STANDARD FOODS
Just the Tips
205 E Franklin St
June 10 . Midnight to 2am
Bartender John Parra slings drinks and Standard Foods' line cooks prepare unique bar food for charity. All tips donated to Raleigh Food Corridor. 

ESCAZU CHOCOLATES
936 N Blount St
Blueberry Confection and Blueberry Cheesecake
Lewis Farm in Rocky Point, NC


EVENTS

 

YOGA AT THE FARM
pay as you can yoga class
Raleigh City Farm and Katie Breen (RYT 200)
800 N Blount St
8:00am - 9:00am

Join us at the Farm bright and early each Saturday morning for pay-what-you-can open level vinyasa flow yoga led by yoga instructor, Katie Breen (RYT 200). Bring your mat, water and a signed waiver.

$10 suggested donation w/ partial proceeds going back to Raleigh City Farm, an urban farm w/ a mission of growing new urban farms and farm entrepreneurs to strengthen sustainable, healthy food systems.

More info: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODcwNQ==


YOGAFEST RALEIGH
popup yoga
Barbara Vosk at Alliance Medical Ministry
101 Donald Ross Dr
8:00am - 9:00am

Join us to have fun and fund yoga programs at the Boys & Girls Club, Teen Center, Alliance Medical Ministry, and Chavis Park. Alliance Medical Ministry is the site of a Raleigh Food Corridor Nutrition Hub.

June 10 @ 8-9am at Alliance Medical Ministry taught by Barbara Vosk
June 17 @ 8-9am at The Well Fed Community Garden taught by @Alisha Nissenfeld
June 24 @ 9-10am at Neomonde Deli taught by Mary Klier Scudella

1 pop-up session: $16 or $36 for all 3!

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1844374062493458
or contact Shannan for more information on sponsorship and how to become a vendor: yogafestnc@gmail.com


GARDEN GALLOP 5K
a 5K fundraiser
The Food Ark and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Dorothea Dix Park
8:00am - 10:00am

My name is Meredith Brown, and I am a junior at Broughton High School. I am involved with my school’s chapter of the Food Ark, a group which works to promote healthy food options and to fight food insecurity. We have worked closely with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, and it has become a personal goal of mine to promote their principles. With that in mind, I am currently organizing a race to raise money for the organization’s goal of teaching those who live on a strict budget to shop for healthy food items and how to run a garden of their own! Join us on June 10, 2017, for the Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K to benefit the Camden Street Learning Garden! We welcome everyone of every age! Run it, walk it or even push a stroller. All proceeds will go to the garden!

REGISTER FOR 5K TODAY!
https://fsseries.com/event/food-shuttle-garden-gallop-5k-run-walk/register/

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/233084630501636/


BIKE RIDE TO FARMERS MARKET
a community bike ride
Oaks and Spokes, East Coast Greenway Alliance
start at Chavis Park, 505 MLK Jr Blvd
end at NC Farmers Market
10 am meetup

Join Oaks and Spokes and East Coast Greenway Alliance for a 4 mile greenway bike ride to the NC Farmers Market. We'll be meeting at Chavis Community Center at 10:00am for this fun ride! This is a ride for all ages and abilities. We encourage participants to wear a helmet.

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1119014204870805


NECTAR PLANTS FOR BIRDS, BEES + BUTTERFLIES
a gardening workshop
Bee Better
3412 Yelverton Circle
10:00am - 11:00am

A garden workshop with the one and only Helen Yoast covering topics on Sustainable practices. Waterwise. Organic. Pesticide free. Food, Water, Cover, and a place to raise their young.  Refreshments available for a donation. 


COMPOSTING WORKSHOP + PILE BUILD
a gardening workshop
Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
10:00am - 11:00am

Join Terra Nova Composting Cooperative for this event to learn how to successfully compost organic materials in your backyard or community garden. This workshop is educational, hands-on, family-friendly, and free and open to the public!

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453904731335166/


PERENNIAL EDIBLES: CARING FOR FRUITING TREES & SHRUBS
a gardening workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
10:00am - 11:00am

Plant them once and watch them fruit! From choosing a location for your fruiting perennial to plucking your harvest, Logan's will educate you on the care required for these wonderful trees and shrubs! Plus Logan's workshops come with coupons to shop.

Please register by calling 919-828-5337 or come sign up in the store by the customer service desk.


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


URBAN HARVEST: GROWING IN RALEIGH
a gardening workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn trade secrets to growing vegetables in small spaces!

Please register by calling 919-828-5337 or come sign up in the store by the customer service desk.


PAY WHAT YOU CAN BRUNCH
a community meal
A Place at the Table Raleigh
18 Seaboard
11:00am - 2:00pm

Join A Place at the Table for its Second Saturday pop-up lunch with 18 Seaboard!

A Place at the Table is a local non-profit organization providing pay what you can meals to create a place for community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Join them for their pop-up lunch this month. Come have a delicious brunch with us (at a community table!), share in great community, and pay-what-you-can for a meal.

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1823653127651484


SOUTHPARK FESTIVAL
a community + heritage event
Passage Home, The Friend's Committee, Faith Partners
500 Hoke St
11:00am - 3:00pm

Lets be Friends. An open community + heritage celebration featuring face painting, balloons, dj, health screenings, mural contest, Cynthia Jones - Gospel Soul Artist, voter registration, and more!


PORK OUT
a fundraiser cooking competition
benefiting Raleigh Rescue Mission
Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Rd
11am - 3pm

Enjoy up to 20 teams’ BBQ as they compete for People’s Choice. Come out and cheer on our own, Chef Kirby!!!! Be sure to enjoy the other great food, shopping, Live Music, and more!
Ticket sales will start at 11 am on the Green. Tickets to cast your vote are $10 per set of 5 tickets & one voting card.. Tickets are LIMITED, so get there early! Don’t worry, If tickets sell out there will still be other fun activities and good food to eat!
All proceeds from the contest will go to support Raleigh Rescue Mission

More info and ticket registration:
https://www.raleighrescue.org/event/2017/06/pork-out-benefiting-raleigh-rescue-mission/


BEE KEEPING
a pollinator workshop and hive opening
Apiopolis and April Hamblin
at Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Drive
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Alice Hinman, founder of Apiopolis, a non profit urban bee sanctuary in Raleigh, will describe natural and sustainable beekeeping practices.

April Hamblin, a NC State graduate studying bees and entomology, will describe native pollinators.

Uli Gratzl, an Apiopolis board member, garden designer and plantswoman, we talk about what a healthy bee habitat looks like.

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2296571143900533
Tickets are only $10. Please email us at garden@irregardless.com for information about student discounts.


PERSHING FARMERS MARKET
a neighborhood market
Neuse River Brewing, Nickelpoint Brewing
518 Pershing Rd
2pm - 5pm

Last year Neuse River Brewing and Nickelpoint Brewing Co. brought you the Pershing Street Market filled with all our favorite local vendors. For 2017, we're changing up the format a bit and partnering with Second Saturday to bring you Pershing Farmers Market!

Focused on local food purveyors, this market is the ideal way to spend your day shopping for the coming week... by drinking a beer at the same time, of course!


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEERING

spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food.

 

ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRIES COMMUNITY GARDEN
101 Donald Ross Dr
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come dig in our garden! With nine rows and 20 boxes, there is always work to be done -- planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting! Our Community Garden presents the perfect opportunity for churches, companies, and families to get active and help us produce the fruits and vegetables that are given directly to our patients.

Alliance's Community Garden, built with the help of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, benefits both Alliance patients and community partners who support the garden, including the Boys and Girls Club, local congregations, and area families. All fresh produce grown in our garden is handed directly to patients by their providers, along with a healthy recipe using those fruits and vegetables. Located on two acres adjacent to the AMM clinic at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Donald Ross Drive, the garden is a productive use of the land and a highly visible reminder that healthy living begins with healthy eating.

 

CAMDEN STREET LEARNING GARDEN
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
315 Camden St
9:00am - 12:00pm

For 2017 Second Saturdays, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation has partnered with Camden Street Learning Garden! Join us in the garden as we assist with planting, mulching, and harvesting all while learning more about urban gardening and food deserts. Please register in advance.

Part of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Camden Street Learning Garden is a green space in the middle of a city where kids, families, and individuals can be in nature. The Learning Garden features a large community growing area to increase access to fresh food in the neighborhood. This event brings volunteers to a community gardens where we can garden together and get to know one another while supporting this great organization.

Register to volunteer here!

 

FERTILE GROUND FARMERS MARKET CANVASSING
Fertile Ground, Vital Link Center
1214 Lenoir St
9:30am meetup

Help Fertile Ground, Southeast Raleigh's Grocery Store Cooperative announce their upcoming Farmers Market in the neighborhoods around the Vital Link School where the market will be held.

Easy to volunteer, just show up and wear your smiles and your FGFC t-shirt if you have one as we canvass the neighborhood with flyers and doorhangers.

Let them know if you can make it!

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/136784246875476


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May 13 Second Saturday
May
13
8:00am 8:00am

May 13 Second Saturday

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on MAY 13!

This month we are highlighting the intersection of local food and art with our partnerships with Front Porch Art Walk + Longleaf Film Festival! Plus we've got our full day of workshops, community events, meals, restaurant specials and other local food fun. 
 

 

 

 

RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

ESCAZU ARTISAN CHOCOLATES
936 N Blount St
Strawberry Ice Cream Push Pops
Barefoot Farms

GARLAND
14 W. Martin Street
Cardamom Buttermilk Tart with strawberries, whipped crema, pistachio candy crumble
Strawberry Shrub with tequila, mezcal, cucumber & lime
Burkett Farm

STANBURY
938 N Blount St
Open for lunch 11a-2p! 
featuring NC strawberry margaritas + tacos
Bluesky Farms
 

 


EVENTS

 

YOGA AT THE FARM
pay as you can yoga class
Raleigh City Farm and Katie Breen (RYT 200)
800 N Blount St
8:00am - 9:00am

Join us at the Farm bright and early each Saturday morning for pay-what-you-can open level vinyasa flow yoga led by yoga instructor, Katie Breen (RYT 200). Bring your mat, water and a signed waiver.

$10 suggested donation w/ partial proceeds going back to Raleigh City Farm, an urban farm w/ a mission of growing new urban farms and farm entrepreneurs to strengthen sustainable, healthy food systems.

More info: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODcwNQ==


HOW TO BUILD A BEE BETTER GARDEN
a gardening workshop
Bee Better
3412 Yelverton Circle
10:00am - 11:00am

A garden workshop with the one and only Helen Yoast covering topics on Sustainable practices. Waterwise. Organic. Pesticide free. Food, Water, Cover, and a place to raise their young.  Refreshments available for a donation


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


FRONT PORCH ART WALK AND SALE
a community event
Mordecai / Oakwood / North Person Neighborhood
10:00am - 5:00pm

Over 30 local artists will be gathered around North Person and Blount St showing and selling their wares on front porches. This year, we're bringng food to sale too! Stop by some of our favorite food vendors between artists. Relay Foods and Sweet Peas Urban Gardens will be there.


LONGLEAF FILM FESTIVAL
highlighting the stories that connect us all
at NC Museum of History 5 E. Edenton St
Friday, 3:00pm - 7:30pm and Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm

Longleaf Film Festival is a free-to-attend film festival that highlights the best of North Carolina, regional, and international short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films and that takes place where people recognize filmmakers and film fans for making history—the North Carolina Museum of History! We invite you to join us in this place where the stories that connect us all are told and to participate with Longleaf as a filmmaker and/or as a film fan. Plan to be here May 12 and 13, 2017, when we will share 60 unique films, as well as workshops, and opportunities to talk with filmmakers and other film fans. Information at LongleafFilmFestival.com.

It is interesting that each year at Longleaf Film Festival, a handful of Official Selection films focuses on the essential and central aspect of food in our lives. From Brewconomy, about the rise of the craft beer industry in North Carolina, to The Last Barn Dance about survival of a small dairy farm, to the 7 films listed below screening this year, the stories of the people, places, and passions that makes up our food sources resonate with filmmakers and film fans.

CAVIAR DREAMS, Brian Gersten, Liv Dubendorf, and Wei Ying
Delve into the complex world of caviar, a tapestry of tales that will leave you knowing more than you ever thought possible about this unique delicacy.

CHEERS FOR MUSHROOMS, Xiao Xiao
For chef Dennis Wiggins, mushrooms are more than an ingredient for a recipe. He’s been collecting wild mushrooms for over 30 years and believes they can save the world.

HOME IS WHERE THE FARM IS, Leon Guanzon
Cleo Hicks has transformed his suburban yard into a productive farm.

RELISH OUR DOGS, Michael Raab
Andy Griffith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ben Affleck, Buddy Hackett, World War II, a secret recipe, and a Coast Guard plane in the parking lot. Not your average hotdog stand!

FOUR PIES, A narrative, Andrew Huggins
When her mother dies, a woman returns home to her two sisters and grieving father.

EVERY EGG HAS A STORY, Kimberly K. Best
With their vivid colors and wide array of symbols, pysanky (decorated eggs) may impart magic, assist in healing, and even—according to some legends—have the power to save the world from evil.

IF I DIDN'T MAKE IT, Casey Toth
Dave Artigues faces financial and emotional uncertainty each day as he unravels his 15-year tenure as the owner of a small goat farm near Rougemont.


PAY WHAT YOU CAN BRUNCH
a community meal
A Place at the Table Raleigh
Trophy on Maywood, 656 Maywood Ave
11:00am - 3:00pm

Join A Place at the Table for its Second Saturday pop-up lunch with Qspresso Food Truck, Baozi, and Wandering Moose.

A Place at the Table is a local non-profit organization providing pay what you can meals to create a place for community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Join them for their pop-up lunch this month. Come get food from the best three food trucks in town and drink some delicious Trophy beer! See you at the Trophy on Maywood table!


HIVE OPENING AND POLLINATOR PRAIRIE PLANTING
a pollinator workshop
Apiopolis at Big Boss Brewing Co
1249 Wicker Dr.
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Come see how our bee garden is blooming and visit our sweet bees!

Apiopolis is thrilled to join Raleigh Food Corridor Events & Classes Second Saturday line up! Want to get a closer look at our fascinating honeybee friends?

Natural beekeeper, Alice Hinman, will be hosting demonstration hive openings at noon in Big Boss Brewing Company's Secret Bee Garden. This May Second Saturday's event will be special because we're also working on the pollinator prairie. Come grab a delicious beer and join us in the garden. Stick around for the brewery tour at 2. Future Second Saturday's will have volunteer opportunities in the garden or building hive equipment immediately following the hive opening. Hats are recommended.


HEALTHY SOILS WORKSHOP
a gardening workshop
Mike Ortosky, Well Fed Community Garden
1321 Athens Drive
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Healthy soil means a healthy garden. Come learn how to maintain healthy soil in your garden from expert Mike Ortosky. There will be plenty of hands on activities!

Learn the basics of building healthy soil and maintaining a healthy garden!

More Info on Facebook. Tickets are only $5. Available here. Please email us at garden@irregardless.com for information about student discounts.

Mike Ortosky cofounded and managed Soil & Environmental Consultants, PA, (www.sandec.com) an environmental consulting and design firm as well as The Earthwise Company (www.earthwiselife.com), a community and agricultural development effort. Mike now works with Orange County, NC as Agriculture Economic Developer where he is working on an Agriculture Economic Development Plan for the County. He also owns a small vegetable farm in Saxapahaw, North Carolina.

+ Stick around for Pizza in the Garden afterward!
 


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PIZZA IN THE GARDEN
KICKOFF MONTH OF GIVING
Raleigh Food Corridor
at Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Kickoff for Growing a Food Movement: Raleigh Food Corridor Month of Giving 2017

Wood-fired pizza, local beer, and a beautiful garden setting on a warm May evening? Come join us at the Well Fed Community Garden for Pizza in the Garden!

Tickets cost $25 per person or $10 for Friends of the Corridor.

You can become a Friend of the Corridor today to be eligible for the discounted rate for Pizza in the Garden and a host of other Friends benefits. To receive the Friends ticket rate, you will need to sign in as a Friend.

more events coming soon!


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEERING

spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food.

 

ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRIES COMMUNITY GARDEN
101 Donald Ross Dr
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come dig in our garden! With nine rows and 20 boxes, there is always work to be done -- planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting! Our Community Garden presents the perfect opportunity for churches, companies, and families to get active and help us produce the fruits and vegetables that are given directly to our patients.

Alliance's Community Garden, built with the help of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, benefits both Alliance patients and community partners who support the garden, including the Boys and Girls Club, local congregations, and area families. All fresh produce grown in our garden is handed directly to patients by their providers, along with a healthy recipe using those fruits and vegetables. Located on two acres adjacent to the AMM clinic at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Donald Ross Drive, the garden is a productive use of the land and a highly visible reminder that healthy living begins with healthy eating.

 

CAMDEN STREET LEARNING GARDEN
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
315 Camden St
9:00am - 12:00pm

For 2017 Second Saturdays, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation has partnered with Camden Street Learning Garden! Join us in the garden as we assist with planting, mulching, and harvesting all while learning more about urban gardening and food deserts. Please register in advance.

Part of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Camden Street Learning Garden is a green space in the middle of a city where kids, families, and individuals can be in nature. The Learning Garden features a large community growing area to increase access to fresh food in the neighborhood. This event brings volunteers to a community gardens where we can garden together and get to know one another while supporting this great organization.

https://impact.jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org/MaySecondSaturday


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November Second Saturday
Nov
12
9:00am 9:00am

November Second Saturday

Taste fall with this month's theme Pumpkins + Apples

Our events celebrating local food and community this summer are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on November 12th!

 


LOCAL SEASONAL RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

VIDERI CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Pumpkin Cheesecake Candy Bar
with pumpkins from Penny's Produce in Willow Springs, NC

NIGHT KITCHEN BAKEHOUSE + CAFE
Rustic Apple Tarts, Harvest Apple Bread
and Smoked Turkey and Mostarda Sandwich
with apples from Sugar Loaf Orchards in Taylorsville, NC


 

+ EVENTS ALL DAY

 

TRASH TO TREASURE
a composting workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Drive
9:00am - 10:00am

Composting is a great way to create a balanced, organic soil mixture. Let us show you how - and what - to compost for your organic garden. RSVP at customer service.


APPLES 3 WAYS
a preserving workshop
Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 11:00am

It’s apple season! Interested in learning to preserve the fall bounty of apples all year long? We’ll show you three delicious ways and teach you the history behind these methods and some of your favorite apple varieties!

Information will cover how to preserve apples three different ways — including “snitzing”! Techniques generalize easily to other fruits! You will leave with a solid overview of how to use the water-bath canning method. We’ll send you home with a jar of apple preserves that you help make!

Reserve your spot here. 


SATURDAY FARM STAND
a produce stand
Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come by the Farm every Saturday to get just-picked produce grown by RCF's Principal Farmer, James Edwards. Stop by, see what's growing and eat local.
Proceeds directly support Raleigh City Farm's mission of growing new urban farms and farm entrepreneurs to strengthen sustainable, healthy food systems. 


SUN SPROUTS KID'S GARDEN PLAY
pen play and learn time in the garden
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St
9:00am - 5:00pm

Join us in the Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden to explore the plants and wildlife who call the Garden their home, buzz along the Pollinator Promenade, and daydream in the Fairy Fort. Help our gardener tend the many vegetables, fruits and flowers that grow here—and taste them too. The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden is open for play every day.

The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden encourages kids to live healthy and active lives through exploratory outdoor play, and experiencing fresh and local fruits and vegetables through all their senses. Joining the gardener in tending the space, kids learn through hands-on participation in a community setting. Sun Sprouts is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and neighbored by a new Pollinator Garden sponsored by Burt’s Bees in the Marbles courtyard, where children can witness the power of pollinators and learn how to support them.


COMMUNITY HARVEST LUNCH
a gratitude filled gathering
Raleigh Food Corridor
11:00am - 1:00pm
Chavis Park Shelter

We will be gathering to eat, talk and enjoy the harvest this Second Saturday! We're marking the end of our third season celebrating local food and community together with a harvest lunch. 

Join us for FREE lunch provided by the generosity of Chef Ryan McGuir of the Chef's Academy and Adam Cunningha of Longleaf Swine BB. We'll be eating, reminiscing the season, and visioning next year's Raleigh Food Corridor. 

Donations for food will be accepted. Let us know you're coming by snagging a free ticket on our site: https://raleighfoodcorridor.org/calendar/#!event/2016/11/12/community-harvest-lunch


SECRET BEE GARDEN PARTY + FUNDRAISER
a beer and bee party
Apiopolis at Big Boss Brewing Company
1249 Wicker Dr
2:00pm - 4:00pm(ish)

Big Boss Brewing Company will be hosting their monthly brewery tour and we’ll be clinking beer glasses in the secret bee garden!

Big Boss is not only one of the awesome inaugural host sites for Apiopolis hives, it’s also our first pollinator garden and bee lover’s gathering ground! And we’ll be trialling four bee-approved pollinator prairie planting techniques on site! We’ll have amazing music, a beautiful bee mural in progress, bee-related art for sale, food truck, honey, bee seed bombs, t-shirts, bee tattoos and more! Come celebrate with us!

Healthy bees equal a healthy urban environment. While we’re pretty confident our amazing local chefs and could do their impressive best with the foods bees don’t pollinate, we’re happy our pollinators help support our vibrant local food system by enabling us to enjoy the over 200 food crops they do! Apiopolis believes that by following the example set by the bees working together for the greater good of the hive, we are creating a stronger, healthier, more sustainable community and city.

https://www.facebook.com/events/912712335525601/


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. 

Volunteer with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation as they rescheduled many of last months volunteer days to Nov 12.


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October Second Saturday
Oct
8
9:00am 9:00am

October Second Saturday

This month's theme is Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage!

Our events celebrating local food and community this summer are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on October 8th!
 


JAMIE KIRK HAHN FOUNDATION
WEEKEND OF PURPOSE
service and giving event

Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation comes together for their annual Weekend of Purpose which supports their work to empower and motivate emerging leaders to lift up their communities, their state, and their world. The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Weekend of Purpose is a two-day event that brings together over 500 attendees and ties together service, food, and fun to raise key funds that will support the core programs of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation. Attendees are encouraged to participate in various ways throughout the weekend through three distinct events.

Saturday morning

OUTDOOR LOCATIONS POSTPONED. DETAILS VIA JKHF.

Volunteer your time to support local non-profits, farms and more. Sign up to help at Burkett Farm, Camden Street Learning Garden, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC (Raleigh Branch), Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Martin Street Mobile Market, Method Child Development Center, SEEDS, Salvation Army of Wake County, or Tryon Road Teaching Farm. Volunteers will get a our appreciation, a limited edition shirt, and $10 discount on Party with a Purpose tickets.

Saturday night

PARTY WITH A PURPOSE POSTPONED TO SUNDAY OCT 9 @ 5PM

Supporters are invited to purchase tickets and join the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation and some of the state's top chefs for an unforgettable evening at CAM Raleigh located in downtown Raleigh. Attendees gain the opportunity to sample dishes from 5-7 chefs complimented with a curated selection of cocktails, beer, and wine from local bars, restaurants, and wine distributors. Get your ticket today.

Sunday morning 

Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation and Ashley Christensen invite you for a once-a-year treat when Poole's Diner reopens for Sunday Brunch featuring some of Jamie's favorite dishes! Tickets available here.

 

Scroll down for more SECOND SATURDAY details on Restaurant Specials, Workshops , Community Events, Garden Volunteering and more!

 


 

LOCAL SEASONAL RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

VIDERI CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Purple Mountain's Majesty
a purple mountain bonbon filled with Johnson Family Farms in Angier, NC purple sweet potato and jasmine ganache
$1 from every bonbon donated to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Camden Street Learning Garden

ESCAZU ARTISAN CHOCOLATES
NC distilled Covington sweet potato vodka and molasses chocolate

B.GOOD
Burch Farms, NC-grown, hand-cut, oven-baked sweet potato fries
$1 from every order of fries donated to Raleigh Food Corridor

18 SEABOARD
Scott Farm's Sweet Potato Quinoa cake with Perry Lowe Orchard apple braised slaw, with jalapeno crema
a portion of proceeds from each order donated to Raleigh Food Corridor

 

+ EVENTS ALL DAY

 

YOGA ON THE FARM
pay as you can yoga
Raleigh City Farm and Katie Breen
800 N Blount St
8:00am - 9:00am

POSTPONED TO OCT 15!

Pay what you can Yoga at Raleigh City Farm with Katie Breen is the perfect way to start your Saturday with a little mindfulness and exercise. All levels are welcome, suggested donation $10 with partial proceeds to Raleigh City Farm


HARVESTING
a gardening workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
9:00am - 10:00am

HAPPENING!

Learn how to harvest clean and prep your organic garden to get the best crop yield. Click here for details and to register.


APPLES 3 WAYS
a preserving workshop
Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 11:00am

POSTPONED TO NOV 12!

It’s apple season! Interested in learning to preserve the fall bounty of apples all year long? We’ll show you three delicious ways and teach you the history behind these methods and some of your favorite apple varieties!

Information will cover how to preserve apples three different ways — including “snitzing”! Techniques generalize easily to other fruits! You will leave with a solid overview of how to use the water-bath canning method. We’ll send you home with a jar of apple preserves that you help make!

Reserve your spot here. 


SATURDAY FARM STAND
a produce stand
Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 12:00pm

POSTPONED TO OCT 15!

Come by the Farm every Saturday to get just-picked produce grown by RCF's Principal Farmer, James Edwards. Stop by, see what's growing and eat local.
Proceeds directly support Raleigh City Farm's mission of growing new urban farms and farm entrepreneurs to strengthen sustainable, healthy food systems. 


SUN SPROUTS KID'S GARDEN PLAY
pen play and learn time in the garden
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St
9:00am - 5:00pm

HAPPENING!

Join us in the Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden to explore the plants and wildlife who call the Garden their home, buzz along the Pollinator Promenade, and daydream in the Fairy Fort. Help our gardener tend the many vegetables, fruits and flowers that grow here—and taste them too. The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden is open for play every day.

The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden encourages kids to live healthy and active lives through exploratory outdoor play, and experiencing fresh and local fruits and vegetables through all their senses. Joining the gardener in tending the space, kids learn through hands-on participation in a community setting. Sun Sprouts is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and neighbored by a new Pollinator Garden sponsored by Burt’s Bees in the Marbles courtyard, where children can witness the power of pollinators and learn how to support them.


RALEIGH'S URBAN AGRICULTURE DAY
a community event
City of Oaks Foundation and City of Raleigh's Environmental Advisory Board
Historic Mordecai Gardens Visitor Center
1 Mimosa St.

9:45am - 12:30pm

HAPPENING!

Come and learn about innovative urban agriculture projects that won mini-grants from the City of Raleigh’s Environmental Advisory Board and how to apply for your own grant.  Take a tour of the beautiful and historic Mordecai Gardens. Hear from Steve Cohen, the Manager of Food Policy and Programs City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, talk about his city’s exciting urban agriculture programs. Several urban agriculture demonstration booths will be hosted by the Second Saturday project of the Raleigh Food Corridor.

This is a free event, but seating is limited. Please click here to sign up to reserve a seat for any of these activities. This event is sponsored by the City of Oaks Foundation, and donations to support the event are accepted. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

HAPPENING!

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.

 


HEALTHY COMMUNITIES WALK
a community event
Too Much TV
Shaw University to Chavis Heights Community Center
10:00am - 5:00pm

POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 22!

Walk to make Southeast Raleigh a stronger community. Walkers can participate individually or as a group with friends, family and co-workers. Get your ticket for the walk by clicking here!

This year, Too Much TV Inc. will initiate the Healthy Community Initiative in effort to educate and raise awareness around the positive impact of 'Building Student Leaders'. We will challenge students to make a difference in their community by committing to a service-learning project. Students take the challenge to make a positive impact in your community. The TMT Youth Community Foundation provides meaningful after-school programs to at-risk students and students in alternative schools. The project teaches students media production, digital literacy, and exposes them to different career paths and entrepreneurship. 


PUMPKIN PAINTING
a kids event
Passage Home at the Safety Club
1204 Mangum St.
11:00am - 1:00pm

POSTPONED TO OCT 15!

Join us in Passage Home’s Alpha Garden at 1204 Mangum Street to celebrate the beginning of fall! From 11 am to 1 pm we will be having pumpkins to paint as well as some fall treats for the kids to enjoy! 


HARVEST DAY
a community kids event
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
9:00am - 10:00am

POSTPONED TO OCT 15!

Celebrate Fall Harvest and bring the Kid's to Logan's One Stop Garden Shop for Harvest Day. Activities include pumpkin painting, games, tractor rides, bouncy house, photobooth and more!


 

A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. 

Volunteer with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundations Weekend of Purpose this month.

 

Want to host an event on Second Saturday?

Check out our simple guidelines atSecondSaturdayRaleigh.com and contact us with your idea.

We love to include new partners!

View Event →
September Second Saturday
Sep
10
9:00am 9:00am

September Second Saturday

This month's theme is Figs and Corn!

Our events celebrating local food and community this summer are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on September 10th!
 

ACTIVATE GOOD
9/11 WEEKEND OF SERVICE
five garden volunteering sites

The 9/11 Weekend of Service is a community-wide volunteer event coordinated by Activate Good with support from Triangle businesses to honor those lost on 9/11 with volunteer service. The Weekend will include service projects on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 and a Commemoration and Service Event on Sunday, September 11.

We have 5 great gardens on the Raleigh Food Corridor that need volunteers on Second Saturday!

Click here to Sign up today!

Beginning and Beyond Childcare Center Garden
322 East Cabarrus St - Garden Entrance on Person St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Raleigh Nursery School Garden
1035 Halifax St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Alpha Garden at Passage Home
1208 Mangum St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Prince Hall Community Garden
corner of Person and Cabarrus St
9:00am - 12:00pm

The Wedge Garden
214 Park Ave
9:00am - 12:00pm


Click here to Sign Up Today!


 

Scroll down for details on Restaurant Specials, Workshops , Community Events, Garden Volunteering and more!

 


 

LOCAL FIG + CORN RESTAURANT SPECIALS

Videri Chocolate Factory

327 W Dave St
It's Kind of A Fig Deal  |  Fig + Goat Cheese Chocolate

Carroll's Kitchen

19 E Martin St
Made from Scratch Fig Newtons

Escazu Artisan Chocolates

936 N Blount St
Corn Pasilla Ice Cream Pushup  |  Barefoot Farms

Crank Arm Brewing

319 W Davie St
Oat Wheel Brown Ale Cask with NC Figs

Cafe Lucarne

309 Blake St
Roasted Corn and Goat Cheese Toast


 

+ EVENTS ALL DAY

 

YOGA ON THE FARM
pay as you can yoga
Raleigh City Farm and Katie Breen
800 N Blount St
8:00am - 9:00am

Pay what you can Yoga at Raleigh City Farm with Katie Breen is the perfect way to start your Saturday with a little mindfulness and exercise. All levels are welcome, suggested donation $10 with partial proceeds to Raleigh City Farm


EXTEND YOUR SEASON
a gardening workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
9:00am - 10:00am

Learn how to extend your fall veggie and perennial garden season with care instructions and maintenance tips. Click here for details and to register.


STRETCHING THE SEASON
a four season gardening workshop
Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 11:00am

Stretch the harvest and get the most out of your garden by growing in all four seasons! Learn lessons from a time in history when stretching the harvest was critical - WWII victory gardens. Go home with everything you ned to know to grow for fall and into winter AND with a container garden to get you started. Reserve your spot here.


SATURDAY FARM STAND
a produce stand
Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come by the Farm every Saturday to get just-picked produce grown by RCF's Principal Farmer, James Edwards. Stop by, see what's growing and eat local.
Proceeds directly support Raleigh City Farm's mission of growing new urban farms and farm entrepreneurs to strengthen sustainable, healthy food systems. 


SUN SPROUTS KID'S GARDEN PLAY
pen play and learn time in the garden
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St
9:00am - 5:00pm

Join us in the Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden to explore the plants and wildlife who call the Garden their home, buzz along the Pollinator Promenade, and daydream in the Fairy Fort. Help our gardener tend the many vegetables, fruits and flowers that grow here—and taste them too. The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden is open for play every day.

The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden encourages kids to live healthy and active lives through exploratory outdoor play, and experiencing fresh and local fruits and vegetables through all their senses. Joining the gardener in tending the space, kids learn through hands-on participation in a community setting. Sun Sprouts is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and neighbored by a new Pollinator Garden sponsored by Burt’s Bees in the Marbles courtyard, where children can witness the power of pollinators and learn how to support them.


TEACH ME TO TACO
a cooking workshop
Chef Geoff Seelen of NC Farm Kitchen, Chef Andrew Ullom of AC Restaurants, and Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Camden Street Learning Garden
315 Camden St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Kick off Second Saturday with a garden fiesta!!! We'll have a make your own taco bar, music, a visiting nutritionist and tours of the garden. We'll have both chicken and black beans available as well as both corn and flour tortillas. Details on Facebook.


 

THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


1ST ANNUAL BEE BETTER GARDEN TOUR
seven garden tour sites
Bee Better and Helen Yoast
start at Helen's Haven 3412 Yelverton Circle
9:00am - 10:00am workshop
10:00am - 4:00pm open tour

Bee Better is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) (pending), education foundation based in the Triangle area of North Carolina. We are hosting our 1st annual Bee Better Garden Tour. Bee Better’s mission is to help homeowners build better backyards for birds, bees, & butterflies. 

Helen Yoest, Bee Better Director, will open her garden, also the Bee Better Demonstration garden, for the 1st annual Bee Better tour. Helen and is hosting a one-hour Bee Better workshop before the garden tour start time. Learn the specifics of building a Bee Better garden. Then tour the other gardens with eyes wide open. We will cover water-wise design, sustainability, and specific plants to attract and fully sustain birds, bees, and butterflies. The Bee Better Garden Tour is a fundraising event to raise awareness and funds to further educate area gardeners through Bee Better information. Tour tickets also include some great gardening swag and raffles.

“It is my hope through education and open gardens, homeowners will see first-hand what other like-minded gardeners and nature lovers are doing to Bee Better” Helen Yoest, Director.

Workshop tickets available. click here. Cost is $25.00; must sign up in advance, on line. 
Tour tickets available. click here. This a prize  to the first 100 who sign up! Cost is $10 in advance. $15.00 the day of the tour.


CARROLL'S KITCHEN SOFT OPENING
more than a meal
Carroll's Kitchen
19 E Martin St
11:00am - 2:00pm

Get a first taste of this local non-profit restaurant that's helping to end homelessness one meal at a time. Carroll’s Kitchen is a social enterprise restaurant with a vision to end homelessness for women in Raleigh and make it a better community for everyone. Backing up their wish to do #good4raleigh, Carroll's Kitchen is even giving anyone who volunteers at a Second Saturday Activate Good Weekend of Service site a free sweet treat!


HEALTHY LIVING VENDORS
a community event
Passage Home at The Safety Club
11:00am - 1:00pm

Passage Home is hosting a variety of vendors this Second Saturday. Come out to volunteer in the morning, stay to learn about bugs and bees in the garden, how to live healthy through healthy eating, family resources and environmental consciousness. Vendors include Apiopolis, Toxic Free NC, and Fellowship Health Resource.


RALEIGH RAW SATURDAY RECOVERY PARTY
a community event
Raleigh Raw . 7 W Hargett St
11:00am - 4:00pm

Every Saturday Raleigh Raw hosts a Recovery party with a local DJ playing funk, jazz, & soul paired with bottomless Mimosas of Champagne and Tribucha Kombucha. This is a great event for everyone to come and relax, converse, and get healthy midweekend. Raleigh Raw empowers our community to eat to THRIVE. #FueltheHustle


MUSIC AND MUSTARD GREENS
a party in the garden
A Safe Place Childcare Center Garden
1216 Cross Link Rd
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Get your hands dirty and your feet tapping! For our fall planting event at A Safe Place, we'll have live music and fresh lemonade. We will start with planting fall plugs (mustard, kale, chard, collards) and then explore fruit tree training (not pruning). There should still be plenty of okra and eggplant for volunteers to take home. Bring your friends, art, instruments or just your self. A water bottle or resusable cup is suggested. Donations will be accepted but not expected. Details on Facebook.


 

A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. 

This month we're partnering with Activate Good for their 9/11 Weekend of Service. We've highlighted five downtown garden sites where you can volunteer to help keep fresh food growing in Raleigh!

SIGN UP NOW!

 


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August Second Saturday
Aug
13
9:00am 9:00am

August Second Saturday

This month's theme is Watermelon and Okra!

Our events celebrating local food and community this summer are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on August 13th!
 

BEE A POLLINATOR!

a community event
Raleigh Food Corridor + Apiopolis
Church on Morgan . 136 E Morgan St
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bee a Pollinator! Join Raleigh Food Corridor for a community conversation and afternoon with local beekeepers, pollinator experts, and pollinator garden enthusiasts. Alice Hinman with Apiopolis and Helen Yoast with Bee Better will be speaking on their current beekeeping and pollinator gardens. Bring the whole family out to observe bees in a hive, get your hands dirty on gardening topics and talk to local experts on how you can help build pollinator habitats.

 


 

Scroll down for details on Restaurant Specials, Workshops , Community Events, Garden Volunteering and more!

 


RESTAURANT SPECIALS

b.good . Watermelon & Feta Salad

555 Fayetteville St
Arugula, baby spinach, local watermelon from Fresh-Pik Produce, Kenly, NC, feta, cannellini beans, snap peas, corn, sun-dried tomato, toasted corn, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.

Busy Bee

Cafe Lucarne


+ EVENTS ALL DAY

 

YOGA ON THE FARM
pay as you can yoga
Raleigh City Farm and Katie Breen
800 N Blount St
8:00am - 9:00am

Pay what you can Yoga at Raleigh City Farm with Katie Breen is the perfect way to start your Saturday with a little mindfulness and exercise. All levels are welcome, suggested donation $10 with partial proceeds to Raleigh City Farm


ORGANIC HERBS FOR GROWING HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY a gardening workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
9:00am - 10:00am

Gardeners have been using herbs for cleansing and healing properties for ages. In this class we’ll discuss growing the plants and preparing the herbs for use in a variety of ways to enhance your overall well-being and much more! RSVP details.


SUN SPROUTS KID'S GARDEN PLAY
pen play and learn time in the garden
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St
9:00am - 5:00pm

Join us in the Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden to explore the plants and wildlife who call the Garden their home, buzz along the Pollinator Promenade, and daydream in the Fairy Fort. Help our gardener tend the many vegetables, fruits and flowers that grow here—and taste them too. The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden is open for play every day.

The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden encourages kids to live healthy and active lives through exploratory outdoor play, and experiencing fresh and local fruits and vegetables through all their senses. Joining the gardener in tending the space, kids learn through hands-on participation in a community setting. Sun Sprouts is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and neighbored by a new Pollinator Garden sponsored by Burt’s Bees in the Marbles courtyard, where children can witness the power of pollinators and learn how to support them.


SUMMER WATERMELON SMOOTHIES
a workshop and hive opening
Geoff Seelen of Piedmont Biofarm, Apiopolis, and Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Camden Street Learning Garden
315 Camden St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us at the Camden Street Learning Garden for some delcious summer snacks! Work alongside our guest chefs to make your own watermelon smoothies and farm fresh fried okra with a variety of dipping sauces! Our resident bee keeper, Alice, will also be on site to provide tours of our two bee hives. You'll get to meet our bees and watch them making honey! You might even get to taste some! 


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


HEALTHY PASTA AND VEGETABLES
a cooking demo
Passage Home Alpha Garden
The Safety Club, 513 Branch St
11:00am - 1:00pm

Ann Marshall will be cooking and demonstrating healthy ways to make pasta salad using fresh produce from the Passage Home Alpha Garden. Come out to learn how you can eat this backyard pasta staple with a healthy twist. Samples will be given out. Volunteers can help pack servings for neighbors to be given out as well.


RALEIGH RAW SATURDAY RECOVERY PARTY
a community event
Raleigh Raw . 7 W Hargett St
11:00am - 4:00pm

Every Saturday Raleigh Raw hosts a Recovery party with a local DJ playing funk, jazz, & soul paired with bottomless Mimosas of Champagne and Tribucha Kombucha. This is a great event for everyone to come and relax, converse, and get healthy midweekend. Raleigh Raw empowers our community to eat to THRIVE. #FueltheHustle


BUBBLY AND SANGRIA
a cocktail workshop
Crude Bitters and Sodas
517-A West Cabarrus St
4:00pm - 5:00pm

We'll be tasting a mix of bubbly, sugar and bitters as well as easy and delicious sangrias made with local NC spirits! Each cocktail will have bitters pairings to experiment with. RSVP here.

 

 

A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. This month we will be installing flowers that attract pollinators at two downtown restaurants: Provenance and Centro. 

Next month, our garden volunteering will be back in full force with our partnership with Activate Goods Weekend of Service. More details coming soon!

 


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July Second Saturday
Jul
9
9:00am 9:00am

July Second Saturday

This month's theme is Tomatoes and Blackberries!

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on July 9th!
 

BLACKBERRY BRIGADE + JAMBOREE

a blackberry pickin' competition + community event
Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
2:00pm - 6:00pm

An all day blackberry celebration. Featuring blackberry competition with Piedmont Picnic Project. Teams pick blackberries along Raleigh greenways and then bring their berry haul to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage! The winning team and runner up will receive some FANTASTIC PRIZES! You can choose to keep your berries OR better yet, donate them and package them to be sold to local chefs, with all proceeds going to the Raleigh Food Corridor!

When you to weigh-in your berries at Raleigh City Farm, there'll be a Jamboree! Complete with jam tastings, a bluegrass Youth Jam with Pine Cone Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, blackberry inking stamp art with Linda Dallas, drinks, food and more!

Click now to register your blackberry pickin' team today! 

 

 

Scroll down for details on Restaurant Specials, Workshops , Community Events, Garden Volunteering and more!

 

RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

Videri Chocolate Factory

317 W Davie St

Blackberry Basil Caramel

made with NC basil and blackberries from Lee's Produce in Meadow, NC


Kimbap

111 Seaboard Ave #118

Blackberry Cobbler

made with blackberries from Piedmont Picnic Project and Raleigh City Farm field greens

Blackberry Mint Shrimp Ceviche

made with blackberries from Piedmont Picnic Project and Raleigh City Farm field greens


Escazu Artisan Chocolates

936 N Blount St

Tomato-Jalapeño Jam Ganache

made with tomatoes from Barefoot Farms

Blackberry Jam and Dulce de Leche Confection

made with blackberries from Whitfield Farms


Person Street Bar 

805 N Person St

#6 Cocktail

made with Rye, Blenheim's Spicy Gingerale, and fresh made syrup with NC blackberries and blueberries


Wine Authorities 

211 E Franklin St

The Mix Cheese Plate featuring NC blackberries


18 Seaboard

18 Seaboard Ave #100

Heritage Farms PorkLoin, Leek Smashed Cranberry Potatoes, Brinkley Farms Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes and Lee's Produce Blackberry Demi-Glace

 

+ EVENTS ALL DAY

 

42 + LAWRENCE OPENING
a community event
134 E Martin St
7:00am - 9:00pm

Start your Saturday at Raleigh's newest coffee shop. 42 + Lawrence opened this week to rave reviews, join them on their first weekend open. As Jen Baker of Raleigh & Co says, "The small space, designed to be creative and reflective, is a stop-and-go refueling station focused on health." Larry is also offering 30% discount on all drinks to Blackberry Brigade competitors with coupon you can pick up at weigh-in!


YOGA ON THE FARM
pay as you can yoga
Raleigh City Farm and Katie Breen
800 N Blount St
8:00am - 9:00am

Pay what you can Yoga at Raleigh City Farm with Katie Breen is the perfect way to start your Saturday with a little mindfulness and exercise. All levels are welcome, suggested donation $10 with partial proceeds to Raleigh City Farm


ORGANIC HERBS FOR GROWING HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY a gardening workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
9:00am - 10:00am

Gardeners have been using herbs for cleansing and healing properties for ages. In this class we’ll discuss growing the plants and preparing the herbs for use in a variety of ways to enhance your overall well-being and much more! RSVP details.


BREAKFAST BURRITOS ON THE FARM
Raleigh City Farm & Sam Ratto (Videri Chocolate Factory) + Charlotte Coman
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 11:00am

Come & get-em...breakfast burritos made using seasonal ingredients plus coffee from Slingshot Coffee Company and Yellow Dog Bread Company - proceeds go to Raleigh City Farm.


SUN SPROUTS KID'S GARDEN PLAY
pen play and learn time in the garden
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St
9:00am - 5:00pm

Join us in the Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden to explore the plants and wildlife who call the Garden their home, buzz along the Pollinator Promenade, and daydream in the Fairy Fort. Help our gardener tend the many vegetables, fruits and flowers that grow here—and taste them too. The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden is open for play every day.

The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden encourages kids to live healthy and active lives through exploratory outdoor play, and experiencing fresh and local fruits and vegetables through all their senses. Joining the gardener in tending the space, kids learn through hands-on participation in a community setting. Sun Sprouts is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and neighbored by a new Pollinator Garden sponsored by Burt’s Bees in the Marbles courtyard, where children can witness the power of pollinators and learn how to support them.


TOMATO TIME WORKSHOP
Chef Andrew Ullom of AC Restaurants, Geoff Seelen of Piedmont Biofarm, Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Camden Street Learning Garden
15 Camden St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop brings fun and nutrition to the garden. Come out to enjoy tastings, demo(s), discussion of health & nutrition, and a workstation where you can learn about and taste a different varieties of tomatoes and peppers along with experiencing two different types of gazpacho. Details on facebook.
 


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


BUILD BIRD HOMES
a workshop for kids
Passage Home Alpha Garden
The Safety Club, 513 Branch St
11:00am - 1:00pm 

Join community members constructing birdhouses for the community garden in the morning. Kids are invited for a hands-on workshop to learn the roles that birds play in community gardens. They'll get to paint their own birdhouse to take home. Talented Painters (Volunteer here) will paint the birdhouses constructed by the community members to go into our community garden. 


HEALTHY ICE CREAM
a cooking demo
Passage Home Alpha Garden
The Safety Club, 513 Branch St
11:00am - 1:00pm

Ann Marshall will be cooking and demonstrating healthy ways to make ice cream using fresh produce from the Passage Home Alpha Garden. Come out to learn how you can eat your favorite summer treat without feeling guilty. Samples will be given out.


Raleigh Raw Saturday Recovery Party
a community event
Raleigh Raw . 7 W Hargett St
11:00am - 4:00pm

Every Saturday Raleigh Raw hosts a Recovery party with a local DJ playing funk, jazz, & soul paired with bottomless Mimosas of Champagne and Tribucha Kombucha. This is a great event for everyone to come and relax, converse, and get healthy midweekend. Raleigh Raw empowers our community to eat to THRIVE. #FueltheHustle


FROZEN COCKTAIL CLASS
a cocktail workshop
Crude Bitters and Sodas
517-A West Cabarrus St
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us to learn about the history of the blender and blended/frozen cocktails as we craft fun and delicious cocktails for the dogs days of summer. We'll start with the godfather of frozen drinks, The Frozen Daquiri, and move on from there!


 

A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. Please join us for a morning of meaningful work in one this month's gardens

 

THE WEDGE COMMUNITY GARDEN
214 Park Ave
9:00am - 11:00am

Join the Wedge as we assemble our new shed on Saturday! Other tasks will include weeding, harvesting, and planting our basil and eggplant seedlings. Bring a water bottle and we will provide the water, tools and gloves. See you there! For questions, email Tracy at thewedgegarden@gmail.com


Want to host an event on Second Saturday?

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June Second Saturday
Jun
11
9:00am 9:00am

June Second Saturday

This month's theme is Carrots + Blueberries!

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on July 9th!

 

WORKSHOP + EVENTS

 

THE CHEF IS IN: ORGANIC CULINARY HERBS
a tasty gardening workshop at Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr.
9:00am - 10:00am

Chefs and foodies agree–fresh herbs make everything better! Come learn about growing, preparing and incorporating culinary herbs to add zing to your favorite dishes, drinks and desserts. Reserve your spot early, as this will be a popular class. RSVP info here


TART & TANGY YOGURT WORKSHOP
Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 11:00am

Interested in learning to make your own yogurt at home? Want to know how to make extra-thick Greek-style yogurt? How about how to turn your yogurt into creamy yogurt cheese – labneh? We’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make make yogurt at home with no special equipment and then turn it into Greek-style yogurt or labneh yogurt cheese. We’ll provide a variety of mix-ins for you to choose from to make your very own ball of yogurt cheese to take home with you. RSVP with Piedmont Picnic Project


SUN SPROUTS KIDS' GARDEN PLAY
open play and learn time in the garden
Marbles Kids Museum
9:00am - 5:00pm

Join us in the Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden to explore the plants and wildlife who call the Garden their home, buzz along the Pollinator Promenade, and daydream in the Fairy Fort. Help our gardener tend the many vegetables, fruits and flowers that grow here—and taste them too. The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden is open for play every day.

The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden encourages kids to live healthy and active lives through exploratory outdoor play, and experiencing fresh and local fruits and vegetables through all their senses. Joining the gardener in tending the space, kids learn through hands-on participation in a community setting. Sun Sprouts is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and neighbored by a new Pollinator Garden sponsored by Burt’s Bees in the Marbles courtyard, where children can witness the power of pollinators and learn how to support them.


GRILL OUT JULY 4TH STYLE
a healthy cooking demo
Chef Andrew Ullom at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Camden Street Learning Garden with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
315 Camden St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Steven and Sam Goff, and Andrew Ullom for the June Second Saturday Workshop. Kick-off Second Saturday with a Grill Out July Fourth Style at Camden Street Learning Garden that will include tastings, demo(s), discussion of health & nutrition, and blueberry barbeque sauce!  
RSVP here.


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS WORKS
a weekly neighborhood market
301 Kinsey St
10:00 am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment. More info on Facebook.


PRINCE HALL GARDEN MURAL PAINTING
Tenner Sterling
the corner of Person and Cabarrus St.
10:00am - 2:00pm

Second Saturday continues to beautify the Raleigh Food Corridor at Prince Hall Garden this month with a mural project. Located at the corner of Person and Cabarrus Streets, our muralists and volunteers will be working on the piece from 10am through 2pm, with finishing touches being added throughout the month.

The Prince Hall Garden mural is part of Second Saturday's goal to help build awareness and involvement in supporting local food systems through connecting people, ideas, and resources in a creative way. As part of the Raleigh Food Corridor, Prince Hall Garden is centrally located, featuring small beds of herbs and vegetables, along with blueberries and strawberry plants. 


COMPOST AND TEA
a composting workshop with Larry's Beans
1507 Gavin St
10:30am - 11:30am

Come out to Larry's for Compost Tea, learn how to build a DIY compost tea brewer, how to brew Compost Tea, how you can use it in your garden, plus the benefits of organic gardening and bio-intensive pest management. This event helps people to learn how to nourish organic food production.  Details on Facebook.


FROM MARKET TO TABLE
The Safety Club, 513 Branch St
11:00am - 12:00pm

Passage Home's Ann Marshall will be hosting a preview of their Urban Farmers Market. The harvest from the Alpha Garden is still growing, so come out to the preview to see the pants growing in the garden, learn how to cook with fresh produce and get excited to buy your food from right on the Raleigh Food Corridor!

Chef Vaughn will be doing healthy food cooking demos too! Come out to learn more about the Urban Farmers Market and Alpha Garden goals to engage the community, create jobs, and social enterprise by means of community development.


SATURDAY RECOVERY PARTY
Raleigh Raw with 110 Hot Yoga Birthday party
Raleigh Raw, 7 W Hargett St
11:00am - 4:00pm

Every Saturday Raleigh Raw hosts a Recovery party with a local DJ playing funk, jazz, & soul paired with bottomless Mimosas of Champagne and local Tribucha kombucha. Come out to join the community and relax, converse, and get healthy mid weekend!


RELAY FOODS POP-UP MARKET
a pop-up farm and food market
Center for Architecture and Design, 14 E Peace St
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Second Saturday and Relay Foods are partnering to host a Pop-up Market alongside our Streets for People event. A dozen of the Triangle's favorite food makers will be there. Come out for sweet treats, veggies, and more!

Daddy Bob's Barbeque Food Truck and local food vendors including: Big Spoon Roasters, Wildcard, Slingshot, Hail Mary Mix, Bird and Beau, Knish-a-licious, Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, Lo & Behold, and more!


STREETS FOR PEOPLE:  RALEIGH FOOD CORRIDOR
a panel presentation on the power of food clusters
Center for Architecture and Design, 14 E Peace St
4:00pm - 7:00pm

A Community Conversation on Raleigh's local food movement with a panel of local food enthusiasts and community leaders. We've captured a diverse panel with years of urban experience and viewpoints on how food can shape our city! Topics will include faith community, african-american issues and perspective, small business, non-profits, food waste and food recovery, land access issues, urban ag and economic development, community development, more.

moderated by Sara Queen

featured panel:

Jill Staton Bullard, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Jeanne Tedrow, Passage Home
Justin Senkbeil, CompostNow
Tonya Taylor, of the Black Family Land Trust
Justin Morgan, of the Church on Morgan


NEGRONI AND CHOCOLATE PAIRINGS
a tasting exploration
Crude Bitters and Sodas and Videri Chocolate Factory
517-A West Cabarrus St
4:00pm - 6:00pm

It's Negroni Week and we're celebrating! Sample the classic Negroni (gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth) and playing around with bitters. All cocktails will have a chocolate pairing from Videri Chocolate! As you sip and enjoy, we'll dive into the drink's storied history of Count Negroni. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Pretty in Pink Foundation. RSVP with Crude Bitters.


 

A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. Please join us for a morning of meaningful work in one this month's gardens

 

RALEIGH NURSERY SCHOOL GARDEN
1035 Halifax St
9:30am - 12:00pm

Come out to tend and build a garden at the Raleigh Nursery School. Their students love planting and eating fresh vegetables. This month they need help weeding, watering, installing trellis for their plants to grow big and tall. Dress for the weather, including sun protection and bring any small garden tools and gloves that you have.


PRINCE HALL COMMUNITY GARDEN
corner of Person and Cabarrus St
Ryan McGuire and The Chef's Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm

This work day will focus on preparation for the spring planting, including weeding raised beds and pruning excess vegetation. We might even plant a few seeds!

The Prince Hall Garden was started in 2014. This month, Chef Ryan McGuire and students from the Chef's Academy will be working in the garden. Join them if you want to get your hands dirty in an urban garden!


PASSAGE HOME ALPHA GARDEN
1208 Mangum St
9:00am - 12:00pm

This month, volunteers will be helping plant and build at Passage Home's Alpha Garden. By creating the Alpha Garden residents of South Park have an opportunity to learn about how easy and affordable it is to eat healthy. All while receiving the necessary education that comes with adopting this lifestyle. All volunteer spots are full! Join us again next month.


 

Want to host an event on Second Saturday?

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May Second Saturday
May
14
9:00am 9:00am

May Second Saturday

This month's theme is Beets + Strawberries!

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on May 14th!

 

WORKSHOP + EVENTS

 

BEYOND FARM-TO-TABLE: FOOD SYSTEMS AND THE CITY
a Raleigh Food Corridor walking tour with Erin White, Community Food Lab
departs from the Acorn at Moore Square
9:00am - 10:30am

Raleigh's restaurant scene is incredible. We have many amazing chefs that celebrate local farms. But what's behind the menu and the lists of local purveyors? How are local restaurants exploring new ways of supporting sustainable food systems? And what are the larger visible and invisible urban food systems in downtown Raleigh that these restaurants play only a small part of?

Join the founder of Community Food Lab and former chef Erin White on a guided exploration of food in the city. There will be cameos from some of our favorite downtown chefs!


PRICELESS POLLINATORS
a workshop at Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr.
9:00am - 10:00am

Learn the importance of valuable pollinators such as bees, butterflies & hummingbirds & how to attract them to your garden. This class is for anyone who seeks bountiful harvests of fruits & veggies along with those who wish to simply delight in their beauty & activity.  Click here for RSVP and details


KNOW YOUR GREENS
A workshop and demo exploring salads!
Andrew Ullom and Geoff Seelen  @ Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Camden Street Learning Garden, Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
315 Camden St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Chef Andrew Ullom of AC Restaurants, Geoff Seelen of The Farm Kitchen at Piedmont Biofarm, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation will be collaborating on this tastings, demo, discussion of health & nutrition, and a work station where you can experiment with your own salads and greens. See you there! Remember, unless you live within 4 blocks of Camden St, you must RSVP here.


THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS WORKS
a weekly neighborhood market
301 Kinsey St
10:00 am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


BEATS + BERRIES
a Prince tribute at the Prince Hall Garden
the corner of Person and Cabarrus St.
10:00am - 2:00pm

The Prince Hall Garden will be the spot this Second Saturday! Volunteer gardening in the morning starting at 10am. Ryan McGuire and the Chef's Academy rocking it with Beet and Berry Parfait and Friends of the Raleigh Food Corridor can come by to pick up their member packages until 2:00pm.


FRONT PORCH ART WALK + SALE
community event celebrating art + food
Mordecai, Oakwood, North Person neighborhood
10:00am - 5:00pm

Over 30 local artists will be gathered around North Person and Blount St showing and selling their wares on front porches. This year, we're bringng food to sale too! Stop by some of our favorite food vendors between artists. Relay Foods and Sweet Peas Urban Gardens will be there. Stop by to support local art and food! Click for details. 


LET WORMS MAKE YOUR COMPOST
an interactive workshop at Larry's Coffee
1507 Gavin St.
10:30am - 11:30am

We will be working in active worm bins! Come out with the whole family - we'll discuss WORMS, and how to build a bin, best location, feeding worms, hot and cold weather and more. Coffee will be provided for all who attend so please bring a thermos! also bring water, a chair (if you want one), thermos, notebook, camera, a small flower pot and wear clothes you can get dirty. Click for more details.


BACKYARD EXPLORERS
Pollinator Parade at Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St
11:00am - 1:00pm

Let’s head outside to celebrate our most important garden workers. Plant a butterfly garden, make-and-take an insect hotel and play pollinator pretend. Taste-test some pollen and learn how to attract pollinators to your own garden.


FARMER'S MARKET MEETING
a preliminary planning meeting
Safety Club. 513 Branch St.
11:30-12:30

A planning and organizational meeting to launch a thriving, local, vibrant and community-focused weekend Farmers Market along the Raleigh Food Corridor in 2017.


VACANT TO VITAL REVEAL
a presentation and community discussion hosted by AIA Triangle Activate
14 E Peace St. Center for Architecture and Design
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Vacant to Vital will present their progress over the last year - including a prototype of the tool created in partnership with NCSU students this semester - and hold an open discussion on innovative ways to link vacant urban land with urban growers. V2V is a local nonprofit startup focused on connecting owners of vacant or underutilized properties with people looking to activate land through urban and suburban agriculture initiatives. V2V makes those connections possible via a map-based web platform and provides resource kits designed to educate both sides and facilitate a conversation. The V2V project originated during the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Gathering for Good series in the summer of 2014.


LONGLEAF FILM FESTIVAL
highlighting the stories that connect us all
NC Museum of History. 5 E. Edenton St.
Friday 3:00pm - Saturday 9:00pm

The Longleaf Film Festival, an annual juried festival that highlights the stories that connect us all–those made here in North Carolina, and from around the world. Longleaf Film Festival is sponsored and administered by the North Carolina Museum of History. This year's independent films are all great, celebrating a diverse range of North Carolina heritage and present through documentaries and narrative films of all lenghts. Second Saturday is excited to see the following films highlighting our local foodways!

The full schedule of films can be found athttp://www.longleaffilmfestival.com/info…/festival-schedule/

Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm. 
Daniels Auditorium, Lobby Level.

Camden Watts, Brewconomy
documentary feature, 55 minutes
Brewconomy, an independent documentary about North Carolina craft beer, explores the growth of craft beer in the state and the industry’s positive impacts on local agriculture, community, and economy.

Brian Gersten and Liv Dubendorf, The Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner
documentary short, 17 minutes
The National Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner is full of history, characters, and sounds. This documentary short features the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their titles and keep the oft-forgotten tradition of hollerin’ alive.

Saturday 11:00am - 1:00pm. 
Dogwood Classroom, SECU Education Center, Level R.

David Weintraub, The Land Still Speaks to Us
documentary short, 35 minutes
Elders in Henderson County share values from their lives on topics from farming and canning to making molasses and moonshine—like a window, a time machine into the soul of western North Carolina.

Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm. 
Daniels Auditorium, Lobby Level

David Puckett, Clyde’s Place
documentary short, 17 minutes
Every Tuesday since 1974, Clyde Maness has opened the doors of the Maness Pottery and Music Barn for the public to enjoy southern cooking, live music, and a vibrant social scene.

Saturday 6:00pm - 8:30pm. 
Daniels Auditorium, Lobby Level

Jason Arthurs and Ted Richardson, The Last Barn Dance
documentary short, 32 minutes
Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood, but he is most worried about losing a way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted barn dances for nearly 50 years.


SHRUBS + SHRUB COCKTAILS
A Cocktail Class and Tasting with Crude Bitters and Sodas
517-A West Cabarrus St.
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Shrubs are a refreshing syrup made from fresh fruit, sugar and vinegar. Join us to learn the history of these farmers sodas and how to mix them in cocktails! All attendees receive a cocktail card listing all recipes used in class. Along with complimentary cocktail tastings!

21 and over. IDs will be checked at the start of the tasting. These classes and tastings are for educational purposes only and are provided to attendees in order to increase appreciation for cocktail craft. Click here to register.


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. Please join us for a morning of meaningful work in one this month's gardens

 

PRINCE HALL COMMUNITY GARDEN
corner of Person and Cabarrus St
Ryan McGuire and The Chef's Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm

This work day will focus on preparation for the spring planting, including weeding raised beds and pruning excess vegetation. We might even plant a few seeds!

The Prince Hall Garden was started in 2014. This month, Chef Ryan McGuire and students from the Chef's Academy will be working in the garden. Join them if you want to get your hands dirty in an urban garden!


THE WEDGE GARDEN
214 Park Ave
10:00am - 12:00pm

This work day will focus on shed building! The Wedge is taking down and assembling a new shed this Saturday and could use your help.


PASSAGE HOME ALPHA GARDEN
1208 Mangum St
9:00am - 12:00pm

This month, volunteers will be helping plant and build at Passage Home's Alpha Garden. By creating the Alpha Garden residents of South Park have an opportunity to learn about how easy and affordable it is to eat healthy. All while receiving the necessary education that comes with adopting this lifestyle. All volunteer spots are full! Join us again next month.


Want to host an event on Second Saturday?

Check out our simple guidelines at SecondSaturdayRaleigh.com and contact us with your idea.

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Apr
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Seed the Corridor | Fundraiser at Trophy

Join us as we kick off the first-ever fundraising campaign for the Raleigh Food Corridor! 

Sign up as a founding "Friend of the Corridor", our new membership program, and come enjoy a Trophy on Maywood brew, get a tour of the new brewery, and taste delicious local dishes from Provenance Restaurant. Door prizes from DECO Raleigh. 

Community Food Lab's founder Erin White will present the ideas behind this community project, and share the vision for an urban food system that works for everyone. Your support will help make it a reality!

Tickets are $25/person - pay online or at the door

Friends of the Corridor will have free access to this event - sign up to be a friend NOW at raleighfoodcorridor.org/friends

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Apr
9
9:00am 9:00am

April Second Saturday

Kickoff Second Saturday 2016 this April!

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on April 9th

 

WORKSHOP + EVENTS


FLOWER POWER
Making Preserves from Wild & Cultivated Spring Flowers
Piedmont Picnic Project @ Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
9:00am - 11:00am

Learn how to turn lovely edible flowers - either from your yar or growing wild - into delicious jellies or syrups! We'll have pre-foraged flowers and everything else you need to make a batch of jelly or syrup to take home with you. Click for tickets. 


BEAT THE BUGS
Organic Pest Control & Disease Management Workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr.
9:00am - 10:00am

Discover ways to care for your garden organically. In this class we’ll be talking about companion planting, using beneficial insects, and much more! To reserve your spot, please RSVP. Click here for contact info.


WALK WITH A DOC
First walk of the season
Alliance Medical Ministries
101 Donald Ross Dr
10:00am - 10:30am

Patients and other members of the community will join Alliance’s doctors and staff in a 1.18 mile walk around Alliance Medical Ministry. Furry friends are welcome to attend. Drinking water will be provided. Click for more info.


BACKYARD EXPLORERS: Pollinator Parade
Marbles Kids Museum Garden and BASF
201 E Hargett St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Head to the garden to celebrate our most important garden workers. Be a bee and build a giant hive on the fort, pollinate flowers in the garden and make a pollinator seed ball to take home and grow. Participate in a Citizen Science project to track native bees, and learn why it is so important to attract these helpers to your own garden. Weather permitting. Sponsored by BASF. Click for more info.


THE SATURDAY MARKET @REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.


COOK, EAT & PICKLE!
A workshop and demo exploring pickling and fermenting your harvest
Andrew Ullom and Steve Goff @ Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Camden Street Learning Garden
315 Camden St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Attendees will explore new recipes, new foods, and new cooking techniques at Camden Street Learning Garden on Saturday morning. This month, chefs will work to teach attendees how to cook with preserved and fermented foods, offer samples of new recipes, and provide an opportunity for hands-on pickling and fermenting of some of springs early bounty!

Throughout the 2016 Second Saturday series, local chefs Andrew Ullom, Steve Goff and Geoff Seelen will work with community partners to reinvent familiar recipes and food relationships. Monthly recipes and topics will be chosen by the children and community members growing produce in the garden.

If you live further than 4 blocks from the Camden Street Learning Garden, we ask that you RSVP for limited seats here.


COMMUNITY MEAL + MARKETPLACE PREVIEW
Passage Home @ The Safety Club
1208 Mangum St
12:00pm - 3pm

Passage Home will have a soft opening for the Urban Farmers Market which will be located in the kids zone across from the Safety Club. Partnering with EFNEP of NC, Greater Heights United Methodist Church of Clayton NC, Bayer Crop Science, Happy N Hale, and community members of the South Park neighborhood, this event will emphasize healthy eating and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Come out in the morning to volunteer, stay for lunch and to learn more about healthy lifestyles.

By creating the Alpha Garden residents of South Park have an opportunity to learn about how easy and affordable it is to eat healthy. All while receiving the necessary education that comes with adopting this lifestyle. The Urban Farmers Market and the Alpha Garden will engage the community, create jobs, and social enterprise by means of community development.


GUEST STAR SCIENTIST: Fuel for Fun
Marbles Kids Museum and BASF as part of the NC Science Festival
201 E Hargett St
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Concoct trail mix, experiment with food preservation and learn about ways to stay hydrated with guest star scientists from NC State University’s FEAST (Food, Engineering and Science Technology) Club. A part of the NC Science Festival. Sponsored by BASF. Click for more info.


CROPBOX TOUR
a garden and small business tour
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens
1931 New Bern Ave
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sweet Peas Urban Gardens is located just a few blocks east of the Food Corridor, close to the heart of downtown Raleigh. We are excited to give you a peek at our growing space!

The Cropbox, an innovative growing system developed by NCSU graduate Ben Greene and Tripp Williamson of Williamson Greenhouses in Clinton, NC, solved the predicament our little microgreen operation was faced with as our production needs expanded.

A CropBox is a turnkey hydroponic growing system retrofitted in a used shipping container that allows us to control almost every aspect of the growing environment. Temperature, precipitation, light, humidity, CO2 levels, and air circulation are all managed via an integrated software program. We use a Reverse Osmosis filter to scrub the water of any impurities before introducing it to the greens. With this level of control over the growing environment, there is no need for pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or any additives!
We produce microgreens with non GMO heritage seed and the perfect growing environment leaving barely a micro footprint!

Sweet Peas Urban Gardens is committed to provide our local restaurants and markets with freshly cut, nutrient-rich microgreens that are grown right here in Raleigh. Additionally, we provide advice to local NGOs, universities and private investors about the potential for the Cropbox to become not only a source of fresh, healthy food but also of job opportunities in food desserts all around the country.


URBAN FOOD WALK
a downtown walking tour with Erin White, Community Food Lab
departs from the Acorn at Moore Square
3:00pm - 4:30pm
 

What would a heathy urban food system look like? How could Raleigh start to weave food into downtown and create vibrant public spaces, economic opportunity, increased biodiversity, and strong communities? Join the founder of Community Food Lab and interim Chair of the Capital Area Food Network on a guided exploration of food in the city.


LIVE & LOCAL EARTH DAY ON HILLSBOROUGH ST
Live it Up! Hillsborough Street
Compiegne Park - 2300 block of Hillsborough St
2:00pm - 10:00pm

Live & Local: Earth Day 2016 will feature four stages, multiple bands and live performances, kids zone, bouncy houses, local food trucks and environmental workshops.  Hillsborough Street will not be closed for the event. Click for details on bands, vendors + more.


ROCKIN' RALEIGH SPAGHETTI DINNER
Gravy and Raleigh Times Inaugural event
corner of Hargett St and Wilmington St
6:00pm - 9:00pm

How do rock-n-rollers gear up for a marathon? With the King of Rock and Roll and a little carbo-loading from Gravy!

We’re closing down Hargett Street in front The Raleigh Times for a good old-fashioned block party with a little Wayne Euliss, an Elvis Tribute Artist, plenty of local beer from Big Boss Brewery and a spaghetti dinner by Gravy.

It’s a meal sure to fuel both runners and marathon spectators alike! On the menu: Gravy’s famous spaghetti and meatballs and garlic knots with a kale Caesar salad, all for $10 a plate. Don’t want to eat? No problem! Come enjoy the music and beer, available at the Big Boss Brewery beer tent. Buy tickets now or at the event gate. Proceeds will benefit the Alexander YMCA.


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING

Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. Please join us for a morning of meaningful work in one this month's gardens



ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY GARDEN
101 Donald Ross Dr
9:30am - 12:00pm

Join us at Alliance’s 2016 Garden Launch event! Participants can expect the following activities: planting, mending the soil, mulching, composting, interactive learning and environmental education, and assisting in garden beautification projects (e.g., recyclable art). All skill levels and ages are encouraged to participate. Drinking water and tools are provided, and the local Deli-icious food truck will be on site for those who want to purchase lunch. Click for more info. Sign up here.


PASSAGE HOME ALPHA GARDEN
1208 Mangum St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come out and help build Passage Home's Alpha Garden. By creating the Alpha Garden residents of South Park have an opportunity to learn about how easy and affordable it is to eat healthy. All while receiving the necessary education that comes with adopting this lifestyle. The Urban Farmers Market and the Alpha Garden will engage the community, create jobs, and social enterprise by means of community development.

Sign up here.


BEGINNING AND BEYOND CHILD CENTER GARDEN
322 East Cabarrus St
9:00am - 12:00pm

The work day will focus on preparation for the spring planting, including weeding raised beds and filling with additional garden soil and compost. Help is also needed for planting fruit trees, installing a teepee for productive vines, planting a vertical strawberry bed, and weeding and mulching around existing fruit trees and shrubs.

Sign up here.

Beginning and Beyond Child Development Center serves 102 children in downtown Raleigh, NC. As a demonstration center with the Preventing Obesity by Design (POD) Wake County Program, they have a goal to create an active and productive outdoor learning environment. They have made much progress towards this goal, installing a fenced-in learning garden that features raised beds, a compost area, storage shed, water source, gazebo, and arbor. They have also installed permanent edibles including apple, pear, and plum trees, and blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and muscadines. Children enjoy planting, tending, and harvesting fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs that provide a source of fresh, local produce for the center's meals and snacks.
 


PRINCE HALL COMMUNITY GARDEN
corner of Person and Cabarrus St
Ryan McGuire and The Chef's Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm

This work day will focus on preparation for the spring planting, including weeding raised beds and pruning excess vegetation. We might even plant a few seeds!

The Prince Hall Garden was started in 2014. This month, Chef Ryan McGuire and students from the Chef's Academy will be working in the garden. Join them if you want to get your hands dirty in an urban garden!



Want to host an event on Second Saturday?

Check out our simple guidelines at SecondSaturdayRaleigh.com and contact us with your idea.

We love to include new partners!

 

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Sep
12
12:00pm12:00pm

SECOND SATURDAY POTLUCK: INCUBATOR KITCHENS

  • 606 North Blount Street Raleigh, NC, 27604 United States (map)
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SECOND SATURDAY POTLUCK: INCUBATOR KITCHENS
Linda Dallas' Art Studio, 606 N. Blount Street
Noon - 2:00 pm

Join Linda in the studio for her September potluck luncheon! This month we'll be discussing starting a incubator kitchen in Raleigh. A commercial kitchen available to small food businesses would provide just the boost these budding entrepreneurs need. So bring your most creative dish and your most delicious ideas.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1649741108628421/

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Sep
12
11:00am11:00am

STANBURY END OF SUMMER MARKET BASH

  • 938 North Blount Street Raleigh, NC, 27604 United States (map)
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STANBURY END OF SUMMER MARKET BASH
938 N. Blount St
11:00a - 2:00p

We are celebrating summer with a market bash. Vendors selling everything from flowers to pottery to fresh local veggies. Come out and join us at Stanbury for drink + food specials and stay to enjoy some end of summer sunny weather and market goodness.

We still have space for more vendors! Contact secondsaturdayraleigh@gmail.com if you're interested.

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Sep
12
11:00am11:00am

BACKYARD EXPLORERS: PLANT FOR YOUR PET

  • 201 East Hargett Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)
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BACKYARD EXPLORERS: PLANT FOR YOUR PET
Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St
11:00a - 1:00p

Come plant a row of leafy green veggies to share with your pets. Learn how to use sweet potatoes and kale to make healthy dog treats. Part of FutureVet and Second Saturday.

http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/calendar/

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Sep
12
10:00am10:00am

ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY'S WALK WITH DOC

  • 101 Donald Ross Drive Raleigh, NC, 27610 United States (map)
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ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY'S WALK WITH DOC
101 Donald Ross Dr
10:00a - 12:00p

Walk with Doc: A nationally recognized program partnering health providers with patients OUTSIDE the traditional office setting in a healthy, heart pumping, muscle building walk in the community. Join us as Alliance Medical Ministry works to bring together patients, medical professionals, and community members to build community, exercise and education on a different health topic each month.

After the walk everyone is invited to harvest and learn about local produce in our community garden. Alliance provides it’s complimentary wellness program for our patients to promote health and wellness and supplement these efforts with fresh, local and nutritious produce. Our Walk with a Doc program allows our patients and community members to talk the first step towards a healthier life!

http://www.alliancemedicalministry.org/events-2/

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Sep
12
10:00am10:00am

SATURDAY MARKET @ REBUS WORKS

  • 301 Kinsey Street Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)
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SATURDAY MARKET @ REBUS WORKS
301 Kinsey St. in Boylan Heights neighborhood
10am - 1pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011.
Locally grown, sustainably produced. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.

This week featuring LoMoMarket, Mike D's BBQ, Ginger Bakery, Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, Double T Farm, Moonflour Bakery, CoOterville Farms, NEALS Family Produce, Tiny Farm, Raleigh Shaving Company, Sprout Songs Music, and Manna LLC Food Truck.

https://www.facebook.com/thesaturdaymarket

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Aug
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Relay Foods Pop-Up Market

  • 506 Pershing Rd Raleigh, NC, 27608 United States (map)
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RELAY FOODS POP-UP MARKET
Nickelpoint Brewing Co, 506 Pershing Rd
2:00p - 7:00p

Relay Foods, an online market with sustainable + everyday groceries, will be popping up this Second Saturday at Nickelpoint Brewing Co.! Market will include local food and artisan vendors, Huntington Provision Co, Hail Mary Mixes, Wildcard Sauces, Five Points Baking Company, CompostNow, ChewMonster, and more. Plus Merit Pit Bull Foundation will be bringing cute, adoptable puppies!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1644256675790828/

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Aug
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Potluck at Linda Dallas' Art Studio

  • 606 N Blount St Raleigh, NC, 27604 United States (map)
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SECOND SATURDAY POTLUCK
Linda Dallas' Art Studio, 606 N. Blount Street
Noon - 2:00 pm

Please join Linda in the studio for my August potluck luncheon. This month we'll be discussing Raleigh food co-ops past and present. This is a Noah's Food Coop reunion and an information session for the budding Fertile Ground Food Cooperative - FGFC. So bring your most creative dish and your most delicious ideas.

You can also join Linda Dallas at First Friday this week! Find out about more of her events at art on her site: http://www.appetite4art.com/events.htm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1627059827547593/

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Aug
8
10:00am10:00am

Alliance Medical Ministry's Walk with Doc

  • 101 Donald Ross Dr Raleigh, NC, 27610 United States (map)
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ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY'S WALK WITH DOC
101 Donald Ross Dr
10:00a - 12:00p

Walk with Doc: A nationally recognized program partnering health providers with patients OUTSIDE the traditional office setting in a healthy, heart pumping, muscle building walk in the community. Join us as Alliance Medical Ministry works to bring together patients, medical professionals, and community members to build community, exercise and education on a different health topic each month.

After the walk everyone is invited to harvest and learn about local produce in our community garden. Alliance provides it’s complimentary wellness program for our patients to promote health and wellness and supplement these efforts with fresh, local and nutritious produce. Our Walk with a Doc program allows our patients and community members to talk the first step towards a healthier life!

http://www.alliancemedicalministry.org/events-2/

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Aug
8
10:00am10:00am

Second Saturday Information Booth

  • 938 N Blount St Raleigh, NC, 27604 United States (map)
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SECOND SATURDAY INFO BOOTH
Stanbury Pop-up Market, 938 N. Blount St
10:00a - 2:00p

Visit us at the Stanbury market to find out more about how to get involved in Second Saturday in 2015. We will have information and signage materials for you or your organization to host your own Second Saturday event!

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Aug
8
10:00am10:00am

Saturday Market @ Rebus Works

  • 301 Kinsey St Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)
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SATURDAY MARKET @ REBUS WORKS
301 Kinsey St. in Boylan Heights neighborhood
10am - 1pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011.

Locally grown, sustainably produced. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.

https://www.facebook.com/thesaturdaymarket

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Aug
8
9:30am 9:30am

The Mind of a Food Maker

  • 310 S Harrington St Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)
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THE MIND OF A FOOD MAKER
HQ Raleigh, 310 S Harrington St
9:30a - 12:00p

Raleigh’s food entrepreneurship scene is growing, and a new Meetup group, Triangle Food Makers, seeks to connect food makers and their allies in-person. They will be talking with local food founders Neal McTighe of Nello's Sauce, Jenny Bonchak of Slingshot Coffee Company, and Sharif Fouad of Raleigh Raw cold-pressed juices to talk about their path to food entrepreneurship, highs and lows along the way, and what keeps them inspired to do their work everyday.

There will be local bites starting at 9:30, a series of 20 rapid-fire questions, generous time for Q&A, samples of locally made products, and some great networking opportunities with those active in the RDU food maker community.

Hosted by Triangle Food Makers in conjunction with Second Saturday and in partnership with HQ Raleigh.

RSVP via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mind-of-a-food-maker-ticket…

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Jul
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Potluck to Celebrate Food, Art + Community

This luncheon is part of a daylong celebration for the Art Along Blount Street public art project. I'm honored that my banner design "Preserve" has been included in this project. Potluck guests will include Art Along Blount Street artists and storytellers from the NC Association of Black Storytellers.

Come and enjoy the creative dishes and the appetizing ideas!

More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/727101620732562/

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Jul
11
11:00am11:00am

Fertile Ground Food Cooperative SummerFest @ Chavis Community Center

Fertile Ground Food Cooperative members are working together to start a community owned grocery store and gathering space in SE Raleigh. Join them for arts + crafts, good food, games + music. Plus, find out how you can become a member too!

Register ahead of time to get a ticket for food:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fertile-ground-food-coop-summerfest-2015-tickets-16985576316

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Jul
11
10:00am10:00am

The Saturday Market @ Rebus Works

  • 301 Kinsey St Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)
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Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011.

Locally grown, sustainably produced. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.

https://www.facebook.com/thesaturdaymarket

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Jul
11
10:00am10:00am

Walk with a Doc with Alliance Medical Ministry

Walk with Doc: A nationally recognized program partnering health providers with patients OUTSIDE the traditional office setting in a healthy, heart pumping, muscle building walk in the community. Join us as Alliance Medical Ministry works to bring together patients, medical professionals, and community members to build community, exercise and education on a different health topic each month.

After the walk everyone is invited to harvest and learn about local produce in our community garden. Alliance provides it’s complimentary wellness program for our patients to promote health and wellness and supplement these efforts with fresh, local and nutritious produce. Our Walk with a Doc program allows our patients and community members to talk the first step towards a healthier life!

http://www.alliancemedicalministry.org/events-2/

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