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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!




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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

a preliminary planning meeting
Safety Club. 513 Branch St.

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

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.

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 at…/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.

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.


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


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!

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.

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.

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Later Event: June 11
June Second Saturday