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July 14 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.


Restaurant Specials


211 E Franklin St.
10:00am - 9:00am

Second Saturday Charcuterie Plate with blackberries from Farmer James at Raleigh City Farm


300 W Hargett St. #50
8:00am - 3:00pm

Sweet Corn Ice Cream and Mini Blackberry Compote with Candied Pecans with Blackberries from Passage Home


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

Blackberry and Dulche de Leche Confection with blackberries from Whitfield Farms and Corn and Chili Ice Cream with Corn from Barefoot Farms


319 W Davie St.
12:00pm - 2:00am

Whitewall Wheat beer with Blackberries donated by Hungry Harvest and from Lee's Produce
A portion of the proceeds of each beer will be donated to Raleigh Food Corridor and Hungry Harvest pledges to match your donations with produce donations locally!


10 W Franklin St. Suite #140
7:00am - 6:00pm

Blackberry scones with blackberries from McLamb Family Farms, Black Pepper Cornmeal Levain with corn from Faucette Farms and Sweet Corn and Poblano Chile Chowder with corn from Blue Sky Farms




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

Yoga in the Garden with Kerri Ann, start your Second Saturday with an energizing morning flow. Feel connected with the natural space around you through this outdoor yoga class. Rain or shine. Everyone welcome.

a yoga class
Yoga with Katie Breen, Raleigh City Farm, and Shop Local Raleigh
at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St.
9:00am - 10:00am

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

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a gardening workshop
Jeana Myers
at The Well Fed Community Garden
1321 Athens Dr. 
9:30am - 11:00am

Healthy soil means a healthy garden. Come learn how to maintain healthy soil in your garden from expert Jeana Myers.

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.


a workshop for parents
BIRTHFIT NC and Bartlett Nutrition
4817 Hargrove Rd. Suite 105
10:00am - 11:30am

Competent eaters tend to eat the right amount and healthier variety of foods. They might be more adventurous or at ease trying new foods. But how can we help our children get there? Early in life is a perfect time to start. This workshop guides parents to craft a healthy feeding style to set children up for success now and into the future.
$25 per couple. To pre-register, email

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a bike adventure
Oaks and Spokes and East Coast Greenway Alliancemeet
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.

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a farm party
Raleigh City Farm, Chef Ryan McGuire, and Trophy Brewing
800 N Blount St
10:00am - 12:00pm

As part of Piedmont Picnic Project's Blackberry Brigade this year, we have teamed up with Chef Ryan McGuire of Common Roots Project to host a "Grilled Cheese Fundraiser" at the Farm. Join us Saturday, July 14 (10am-12noon) for gourmet grilled cheeses (meat/vegetarian options) along with beer from our friends at Trophy Brewing Company! Since the theme is blackberries - expect them to make a very special appearance.

You can even sneak in a Yoga at Raleigh City Farm session earlier that morning (9-10am) with Katie Breen and sponsor, Shop Local Raleigh. 

You do not need to participate in Blackberry Brigade to come out to the Farm and eat, drink and be "berry" merry with us! However, if you do wish to compete in Blackberry Brigade, you can learn more and register your team here.

*All proceeds support Raleigh City Farm's mission to grow the next generation of farmers by connecting our community to sustainable agriculture.

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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. 

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a pop-up market
Fertile Ground Food Cooperative at the Vital Link School
1214 E Lenoir St.
10:00am - 2:00pm

Get ready for the 2018 Fertile Ground Farmers and Community Market! The market hours are 10am-2pm each Saturday, June 2nd - July 21st, 2018 and will be located at the Vital Link (1214 E Lenoir Street, Raleigh). Fresh produce, meat and dairy products, and other hand-crafted items will be available for purchase.

Marbles Kids Museum will be providing fun and engaging activities for the children while you shop! We will have a large variety of vendors selling fruits and vegetables plus the BEST cheesecake you ever had!

In addition, Firsthand Foods, a local meat company, will be sampling their NC pasture-raised meats. YUM!

Plus we will have two classes this week - a cooking class with Ade on Southern American and West African fusion food (12pm) and a class on simple skills for gardening at home with Jesse Crouch from Alliance Medical Ministry's community garden (1pm). Classes are open to any and everyone and, as always, are free!

Come out on Saturday and support SE Raleigh's food co-op!

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a sidewalk brunch + sale
A Place at the Table and Passage Home
300 W Hargett St. #50
10:30am - 1:30pm

A Place at the Table will be having their Second Saturday special, and Passage Home will be selling potted plants, including Lavender, Lemon Thyme, Purple Basil, Mint, Yarrow, and some vegetables from their community garden. Come support Passage Home, and A Place at the Table, as we work together this Second Saturday! We will see you at the Table!

A Place at the Table is a pay-what-you-can cafe in Raleigh, providing community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Passage Home is a nonprofit in Raleigh with a mission to break the cycle of poverty in Wake County. For more information about both of these organizations, check out their websites below:

Passage Home:
A Place at the Table:

a berry foraging competition
Peidmont Picnic Project
at Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
11:00am - 12:00pm (weigh in)

+The Picking. Teams pick blackberries along Raleigh greenways throughout the morning (don't worry, we'll email you a map of berry hot spots 24 hours before the brigade).
+The Weigh-In. Teams then bring their berry haul to Raleigh City Farm to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage! Weigh-in is from 11 AM - 12 PM with the FINAL deadline at 12 PM.
+The Prizes. The winning team and runners up will receive some fantastic prizes from DECO RaleighLarry's CoffeeOak City Cycling Project, and more! Prizes will be awarded starting at 12:15 PM.
+The Cause. You can choose to keep your berries OR -better yet- donate them and package them to be sold to local chefs, with all proceeds going to the Raleigh City Farm!

-You can register a team of 1-5 people with or without t-shirts included.
-T-shirts will have the super-awesome Blackberry Brigade shield logo as seen in the event banner! 
-Team registration alone is just $10.
-Team registration + T-shirt purchase cost varies by size of team.

a tasting event
Michael's English Muffins at Raleigh Provisions
107 E Davie St
2:00pm - 5:00pm

The first time you try Michael's English Muffins, you realize that you have never had a real English muffin before. They are famous in Raleigh for their show-stopping buttery flavor and a texture that is unrivaled. Whether you're impressing someone with you breakfast game or it's the bun of a juicy Royale Raleigh burger, come out on Second Saturday to Raleigh Provisions and expierience the hype. Micheals is well on it's way to taking over all of the nooks and crannies of DTR's hearts.

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a summer celebration
Dorthea Dix Park
2105 Umstead Drive
2:00pm - 7:00pm

This family friendly festival features a variety of performances, lawn games, summer themed vendors and of course, walks through the sunflower field during peak bloom. We hope you will join us for this fun and educational event!

Food trucks are cooking up special menu items that you can only find at SunFest! Come dine at Sarge's Chef on WheelsCurry In A Hurry TruckGussy's Greek Street FoodRare Earth Farms Food TruckPoblanos Tacos and MoreLumpy's Ice Cream, and Cocoa ForteTrophy Brewing Company and Bull City Ciderworks will be pouring their brews, too!

Bring the kids and make some fun arts and crafts, sponsored by Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, The Scrap Exchange and Home Depot!

Shop the local arts, crafts and artisan food product scene as we bring arts, crafts and artisan food producers to the park! You're bound to find the perfect item for yourself or a fun gift for a friend.

We'll even have a photo booth from ZimZoom Photobooth on site so you can capture a snapshot of the day!

Finally, join us for a bluegrass concert featuring the hit band Shiloh Hillfrom 5:30-7 p.m.

Registration is not required, but it does help us to know how many guests to expect. Rain date is Sunday, July 15th.

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a dinner theater on food and health
The Glenwood, Seed Art Share, People's Pharmacy, Irregardless Cafe
3300 Woman's Club Dr
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Our food choices affect our health. The old saying,”We are what we eat” is true. Every cell in our body was created from the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. This ‘Dinner Theater Series’ will explore food and health - discussing the health benefits of the evening’s menu.

This first evening is on the health benefits of a Vegan diet, featuring:
* Three original 10-minute plays by Seed Art Share’s writer Ian Finley
* Health Notes by Joe & Terry Graedon, People’s Pharmacy
* Three Course vegan meal by Irregardless Cafe.

The menu includes the following select vegan French delicacies:

* ‘Mushroom Bourguignon’, a favorite French stew made with red wine, mushrooms, mirepoix vegetables – yum!
* Provence Bean Cassoulet, a rich, slow-cooked casserole, with Cannellini beans, aromatic vegetables, garlic, white wine and fragrant herbs from the Well Fed Garden.
* Ratatouille with Eggplants, Peppers and Tomatoes from the Well Fed Garden
* Haricots verts – French green beans

July’s ‘Well Fed, Well Said’ on Bastille Day celebrates an impressive VEGAN menu of French culinary favorites
with ingredients from Irregardless Cafe’s Well Fed Community Garden!

TICKET PRICE: $50 + tax + Eventbrite fee
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spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food


a volunteer event
Apiopolis and Triangle Land Conservancy
t the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center
721 N Raleigh Blvd
9:00am - 1:00pm

You know how soil microbes and community make you happier and healthier? Now's your chance to partake of both and help out our pollinators! This Second Saturday we're having a work day to get our native piedmont prairie seedlings ready for habitat restoration at Triangle Land Conservancy's Walnut Hill Preserve. We'll be transplanting plugs to 4" pots, a shed to install, and mulch to spread in the growing area. Bring gloves, and garden tools, a water bottle, and your joyful, willing selves. We'll have water and snacks. Feel good, do good!


101 Donald Ross Dr
9:30am - 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.


Earlier Event: June 9
June 9 Second Saturday
Later Event: August 11
August 11 Second Saturday