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!
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
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
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.