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June 9 Second Saturday

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Celebrate summer sun, blueberries and honey 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 on June 9th!

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

 

ESCAZU ARTISAN CHOCOLATES
936 N Blount St.

Blueberry Confection and Blueberry Dessert
Honey Chamomile Confection

Whitfield Farms and Uwharrie Honey Co, Charlotte


NIGHT KITCHEN BAKEHOUSE AND CAFE
10 W Franklin St. Suite #140

Blueberry Rustic Tart - Local berries enclosed in flakey pie crust
Blueberry & Lavender French Macarons - Gluten-free and dairy-
free delight featuring local blueberry jam
Honey + Goat Cheese Tart - Creamy filling made with local
Celibrity Dairy goat cheese, and honey

Jonston Farms, Sugarloaf Orchards, and Galatea beekeepers

 

CRANK ARM BREWING
319 W Davie St

Whitewall Wheat with NC Blueberries.
This is our new take on a Belgian classic. While we do use traditional
wheat malt and Belgian yeast typical of Wit style beers, we derive the
citrus aroma and flavor not from spices; but instead from Citra hops.
Light and crisp, this one will have you wanting more. This beer has
won a Bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the
American Belgo Category

Wise Farms, Mount Olive

 

A PLACE AT THE TABLE
300 W Hargett St. #50

House-made Blueberry Scone and Honey Butter
Sugarloaf Orchards

 


EVENTS

 

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
a yoga class
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.

 

Wild History Foraging Walk + Wild Food Tasting
a wild food walk
Piedmont Picnic Project and NC Museum of Natural Sciences
at Naturalist Center
11 West Jones Street
9:00am - 11:00am

We’ll learn about edible wild plants growing along downtown Raleigh streets, hear stories about Raleigh’s local history along our trail, and then taste dishes made from the same plants! Class includes a walk through downtown Raleigh, followed by a light picnic where you will sample wild tea, local bread, wild jams, jellies, and pickles, wild greens, and a wild treat for dessert. More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/149997899188160/

Registration is required. No walk-up registration for this program.
Registration Information: bit.ly/2wJLm9T
Fee: $30 per participant; $25 per (Museum) member participant (plus tax).
Requirements: Minimum age 12 (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult); Pets are not permitted; Please contact us before registering if you have food allergies.
Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if Museum cancels program.
Program Instructor: Piedmont Picnic owners Elizabeth Weichel and Amanda Matson.

 

VERMICULTURE WORKSHOP
a gardening workshop
Rhonda Sherman
at The Well Fed Community Garden
1321 Athens Dr.
9:30am - 11:00am

Learn the significance of vermicompost and how to build your own home vermicompost. We will cover the basics of taking care of a vermicompost and how you can reduce food waste and create a nutrient rich compost for your plants!

https://www.facebook.com/events/162544954420123/

 

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 Works301 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/

 

FERTILE GROUND FARMER'S MARKET
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.
There will also be children's activities and a variety of fun and free classes taught during the market. Grab a friend or family member and come check it out!
https://www.fertileground.coop/2018_farmers_market

 

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. We are 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.

 

ICE CREAM + BEER FLIGHTS
a tasting event
Two Roosters at Flying Saucer
328 W Morgan St
11:00am - 2:00am

Come try some amazing locally sourced brews paired with the unique and locally sourced flavors of the Triangles very own Two Roosters Ice Cream.

But the love, intrigue, and passion for ice cream has bloomed over the years, just like that hand-churned batch of fresh peaches and cream. Our awareness and appreciation for seasonal harvests and skilled purveyors is a nod to our shared history. The new neighbors are local farmers, brewers, bakers, chocolate makers, tea merchants, and food artisans. We invite you come to our porch and experience all that North Carolina has to offer.https://www.facebook.com/events/1719592864785447/

 

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

Flying Olive Farms is a family-owned business based in Raleigh that imports olive oil that is pressed by their family from estate trees in Greece. We'll be serving it with an assortment of foods including Endless Sun Produce's Butterhead Lettuce and Non's Pinching Salts, who also source their herbs locally.

 

RALEIGH'S INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL
a community event
NC Vibes, Triangle Today and News and Observer
City Plaza
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Enjoy free entertainment, talented international artists and delicious international food trucks to promote cultural respect through celebration of Raleigh’s diverse culture and food.

Let's celebrate Raleigh's diversity and welcoming spirit. Enjoy free entertainment, talented international artists and delicious international food trucks to promote cultural respect through celebration of Raleigh’s diverse culture and food.
Food :: Italy. Jamaica . Hungary . Venezuela. Latin American . Brazil . Germany . Lebanon South Africa . Thailand . Japan
International Beer and wine!
Beer :: Germany . Russia . Lebanon . Poland . USA . England . Spain . India
Wine :: Chile . Greece . Spain . France . Australia

Performances :: Bollywood . Salsa . Samba . Chinese . Belly Dancers . DJ - Peter DjUniq Gumaer. Latin . Hip Hop . Raleigh's favorite Reggae Band- Crucial Fyia!

Watch them dance and learn to dance! Bring your dancing shoes!
Travel the world in the heart of Raleigh!

Free and family friendly. Lots of fun activities for kids in Kids' Town - Sponsored by NC Vibes, Triangle Today and News and Observer.

Portion of the proceeds will go to support cancer research.https://www.facebook.com/raleighsinternationalfoodfestival/

 

THE SPILL: BOOK RELEASE
a children's book party
Author Jacqueline Leigh and Sola Coffee
7705 Lead Mine Rd
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Author Jacqueline Leigh at Sola Coffee Cafe to celebrate the release of her second children's book, The Spill. Artisan cookies and donuts will be donated for this event, arts and crafts will be plentiful and the author will be signing copies of her books in person. Enjoy a well rounded menu of food, coffee, beer and wine from Sola Coffee Cafe.

The party will be held on the back patio of Sola, let's relish in the sunshine together while celebrating The Spill!

 

MONARCH MIGRATION
a gardening workshop
Helen Yoast of Bee Better
The Bee Better Teaching Garden
3412 Yelverton Circle
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn how to host, feed, and raise monarch butterflies. Learn about the different kinds of milkweed.

Monarchs aren’t just butterflies, they are bugs that feed the birds, and eat other insecticides in pesticide-free gardening. Gardening sustainability brings keeps life alive in the garden helping the greater good.

 

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
a garden concert
A Safe Place Childcare Center
1216 Crosslink Rd
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Come out to listen, to meet, to eat and enjoy the evening in Elizabeth's Garden. This is a bring your own chair garden music night with open mic opportunity. Light snacks available.


A MORNING OF VOLUNTEERING

spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food

 

APIOPOLIS PLANTING DAY
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!

 

ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRIES COMMUNITY GARDEN
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: May 12
May 12 Second Saturday
Later Event: July 14
July 14 Second Saturday