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.
ESCAZU ARTISAN CHOCOLATES
936 N Blount St
Strawberry Ice Cream Push Pops
14 W. Martin Street
Cardamom Buttermilk Tart with strawberries, whipped crema, pistachio candy crumble
Strawberry Shrub with tequila, mezcal, cucumber & lime
938 N Blount St
Open for lunch 11a-2p!
featuring NC strawberry margaritas + tacos
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
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!