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August 11 Second Saturday

Celebrate summer at this month's Second Saturday events! Come out for food, gardening and fun events all celebrating local food and community around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day of Second Saturday!

Second Saturday is a once-a-month celebration of local food and community. We'll be hosting showcases, community events, cooking and gardening workshops, mornings of volunteering, idea generating sessions, local food specials, and much more. 
Giving you - the Raleigh community - plenty of opportunities to engage and support your local food system.

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RESTAURANT SPECIALS

 

NIGHT KITCHEN BAKEHOUSE AND CAFE
10 W Franklin St. Suite #140
7:00am - 6:00pm

heirloom tomato pie
Blue Sky Farm, Wendell NC and Penny's Produce, Willow Spring NC

watermelon pickle and tomato panzanella
Wise Farm, Mt Olive NC

 

A PLACE AT THE TABLE
300 W Hargett St. #50
8:00am - 3:00pm

watermelon and tomato gazpacho

 

WINE AUTHORITIES
211 E Franklin St.
10:00am - 9:00pm


feta, watermelon, tomato basil salad on a cheese plate.
Farmer James, Raleigh City Farm and Endless Sun Farms.

 

ESCAZU ARTISAN CHOCOLATES
936 N Blount St.
11:00am - 10:00pm

tomato jalapeno jam confection
Barefoot Farms

 

GARLAND
14 W Martin St
5:30pm - 11:00pm

mixed heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, corn bhel, labneh and mint
Farmers James at Raleigh City Farm and Burkett Farm


EVENTS

 

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
a yoga class        
The Well Fed Community Garden
1321 Athens Dr.    
8:00am - 9:00am        

Start your Second Saturday with an energizing morning flow with Kerri Ann. Feel connected with the natural space around you through this outdoor yoga class. 

Rain or shine. Suggested $10 donation

https://www.facebook.com/events/249819992292547/

 

YOGA ON THE FARM  
a yoga class    
Katie Breen and Raleigh City Farm    
800 N Blount St.    
9:00am - 10:00am

Join the downtown Raleigh community for the third year of Yoga at Raleigh City Farm, and support your local urban farm while connecting back to the land, to yourself, and to each other through yoga.

We'll be raffling off a $20 Pelagic Beer and Wine gift card (no expiration), a bottle of Honeygirl Meadery, Ginger Mead & a Pelagic koozie as a prize package after class! Many thanks to Pelagic!

$10 - with a portion of the proceeds directly benefiting Raleigh City Farm.
All levels welcome!
*weather permitting*

https://www.facebook.com/events/302172156995662/

 

PLAN YOUR FALL AND WINTER GARDEN    
a gardening workshop        
1321 Athens Dr.     
9:30am - 11:00am    

In North Carolina gardening is not just for the spring and summer, we can grow lots of yummy vegetables into the fall and with season extension into the winter! Come learn all the basics you need for making your garden last into the fall and winter.     

https://www.facebook.com/events/205062260118590/

 

BIKE RIDE TO FARMER'S MARKET    
a bike adventure    
Oaks and Spokes and East Coast Greenway Alliance    
meet at Chavis Park, 505 MLK Blvd.    
10:00am - 12:00pm    

Join us for a monthly Saturday morning, four-mile bike ride to the North Carolina State Farmers Market, with time to mingle and shop at the market before riding back.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/206862513243008/        

 

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.https://www.facebook.com/thesaturdaymarket/

 

SIDEWALK BRUNCH
a pay-what-you-can meal
A Place at the Table
300 W Hargett St. #50
10:00am - 3:00pm

A Place at the Table provides community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Join your neighbors for a brunch special outside on the sidewalk at the brand new brick and mortar cafe! January 8th, A Place at the Table opened as a pay-what-you-can cafe at 300 W. Hargett St in downtown Raleigh. It is a welcoming and inviting space that provides an opportunity for all people to come and experience conversation and community while enjoying an excellent, fresh, and healthy meal. People long for a community, a place to fit in, a place to feel welcome, and a place to be a part of something bigger than just themselves.

 

GLUTEN AND ALLERGY FREE WELLNESS
a community event
Harmony Foods and Simply Gluten Free Magazine
at NC State Fairgrounds
Kerr Scott Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
10:00am - 4:00pm

Come explore the Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event ~ Where learning is fun and delicious
Admission to events includes:
FREE Product sampling and sales from many gluten & allergen free vendors
FREE lectures/demonstrations from well known members of the gluten-free community about gluten and allergen-free living
FREE gift bag to tote around samples and purchases
Family Friendly Vendors

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Carol Kicinski, Dr. Nicole DiNezza, DC, NTP, Jennifer Cuevas, Tarah Jakubiak, Dr Kelley Reis, Meg H. Mason, Dr. Tiffany Brown-Bush MS, LPC, BHHC, ND, Melissa Curran.

More info: http://www.gfafwellnessevent.com/

 

TASTE OF THE FARM
a tasting event
Firsthand Foods
at Raleigh Provisions
107 E Davie St
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Firsthand Foods is a small-scale pasture-based livestock meat source here in NC! It all started with Jennifer & Tina's passion for solving problems in the agricultural world around them and a core belief that businesses can and should be a tool for creating social and environmental good.

Raleigh Provisions carries Firsthand's chorizo, ground beef, and ribeyes and asked Firsthand to showcase how delicious passion and change can genuinely taste!


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEERING

spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food

 

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

POSTPONED TO NEXT MONTH DUE TO WEATHER!

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.

 

Earlier Event: July 14
July 14 Second Saturday
Later Event: September 8
September 8 Second Saturday