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September 9 Second Saturday

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


This month we are highlighting how local food organizations are improving food access to those in Raleigh who need it most! On top of the Second Saturday workshops, community events, meals, restaurant specials you see every month, join us for volunteer days at the Raleigh Food Corridor Nutrition Hubs!


or see full event details below!



spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food


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. This month, we will be building raised beds for all of our community beds in the front of the garden. We will also spreading lots of mulch and weeding, of course! 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.

Passage Home at The Safety Club
1208 Mangum St
11:00am - 1:00pm

Join Lester Clay, our Master Gardner and volunteers with transplanting crops, removing weeds, and planting seeds.

Come and get your hands dirty as we plant, weed, and nurture our gardens. What does it mean to have a local food system? How much can you grow on a small plot of land? What does good soil look, feel, and smell like? Join us to learn, work, and meet other like-minded folks!

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.

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.


Volunteer! Invasive Species Removal
City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Dorothea Dix Park Rocky Branch Greenway, Tate Drive
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us at Dorothea Dix Park in an invasive plant removal volunteer activity. Invasive plants threaten our natural habitats for wildlife and create hazardous conditions along our greenway trails. Removing these plants allows native species to flourish and helps provide healthy homes for wildlife.

Please wear sturdy, closed toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Staff will provide gloves, tools, snacks, water and a first aid kit with insect repellent and sunscreen. There are no bathrooms in the park and no drinkable water, so please plan to bring a water bottle and come prepared to only have portajohns available. Walking in grass and up and down hills may be necessary.

Ages 16 and up; volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Burgers + Veggie Burgers with Fig + Bacon Chutney, Goat Cheese + Arugula
Paired with Fig Whiskey Sours

details coming soon!



pay as you can yoga
Katie Breen and Shop Local Raleigh
at Raleigh City Farm, 800 N Blount St
9:00am - 10:00am

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). Plus, sponsor Shop Local Raleigh is back with awesome goodie bags for Second Saturday yogis!

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.

a garden workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Stop
707 Semart Dr
9:00am - 10:00pm

Spring may be special, but fall is fabulous for planting. Bulbs, cool-season vegetables, perennials, trees, and shrubs can all be effectively planted in the fall. Come ask our experts, Sharon and Julie, about how to best execute your fall planting exploits! Attendees will receive a complimentary $5 off coupon towards the purchase of plants and products to get your project started.

Due to space limitations, RSVP's are REQUIRED. Please RSVP on Facebook "I'm Going". This is a Facebook LIVE event. Join the conversation from the comfort of your home by writing questions in the comment section of the LIVE feed.

Instructors: Sharon O'Neill and Julie George

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a gardening workshop
Helen Yoast of 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. 

a cooking workshop
Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our Canning the Summer Harvest preserving workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Second Saturday, September 9!

Veggies taste best when they’re fresh, local, and in season. Learn how to preserve your yummy garden produce at its peak so you can continue tasting these sweet days of summer all year long!

✔We’ll guide you through the water bath canning method step-by-step using it to preserve tomatoes and other summer veggies.
✔You’ll learn fun local food history along the way!
✔We’ll send you home with handouts and your own bit of “summer in a jar” that we make together in the workshop.

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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.

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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 community meal
A Place at the Table Raleigh
at SoCa, 2130 Clark Ave
10:00am - 2:00pm

A Place at the Table will soon have its own doors to dine in, but in the meantime let's continue this brunch thing!

Come join us at so∙ca on September 9th as we eat churro waffles, drink mimosas to celebrate Table Raleigh finding a location, and meet new people we can soon dine with in our new cafe! We will have our plans for the new cafe and will be excited to tell you all about what is to come.

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

Join us this month for 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!

a community event
Tir-na-nog Irish Pub and London Bridge Pub
at City Market Hall, 215 Wolfe St
1:30pm - 10:00pm

Tir na nOg Pop Up Pub events proudly presents The revivial of The Guinness Oyster Festival.

Oyster bars selling Oysters from NC, more delicious local food from The House of Douglas Scottish baker, Irish Dance and Music featuring your favorite locals!

Gonna be a brillaint day of music and the craic.

Admission at the door $5 for Adults


a gardening workshop
Jeana Myers and Will Hooker
at Well Fed Community Garden
1321 Athens Dr
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Figs, blackberries, apples, blueberries, persimmon, yum!

Come learn how to choose the best fruits and berry varieties for your home garden, and how to plant, prune and care for them!

Organic pest and disease controls will be covered. See many examples of these fruits and berries in the Well Fed garden and get ready to plant your own!

Jeana Myers and her husband Will Hooker live on a 1/3 acre lot near downtown Raleigh and grow all kinds of good things to eat, including vegetables and 10-15 kinds of fruits! They also have chickens, bees, small ponds, water catchment systems, and solar panels.

Jeana is the Wake County Extension Horticulture Agent. She oversees the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program and also works with landscapers and farmers.

Details and Tickets:

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!


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!

Earlier Event: August 12
August 12 Second Saturday
Later Event: October 14
October 14 Second Saturday