Second Saturday is an open celebration of food and community along the Raleigh Food Corridor every second Saturday of the month April-November. Through pop-up markets, city walks, urban farms, community gardens, food installations, local artisans and local businesses, Second Saturday is an all-day showcase of new and exciting food-related projects occurring along the Corridor.
October 11 List of Events
JAMIE KIRK HAHN FOUNDATION GATHERING FOR GOOD
9 – 11a
Walk, talk, and brainstorm a better food system! Using the four sides of Moore Square as inspiration and example, this Gathering For Good will focus in on the roles that chefs, farmers markets, education, and community service can play in food system change, using mini-brainstormings led by Community Food Lab. The ideas that come out will be used to spark energy and drive action in the local food movement. RSVP here.
URBAN FARM AND GARDEN SELF-GUIDED TOUR
|Urban Eden Community Garden, 500 Hoke St||Lester’s Urban Garden, corner of Lee and S Blount St|
|Prince Hall Garden, corner of Cabarrus and Person St||Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr|
|Martin St Community Gardens, 800 block of E Martin St||Marbles Kids Museum Garden, 201 E Hargett St|
|Gringo Edible Bus Stop, corner of Edenton and Person St||Raleigh City Farm, 800 N Blount St|
|Governor’s Mansion Garden (private! view from fence only!), 200 N Person St|
We’ve compiled a list of several notable Raleigh gardens and farms into an Urban Garden and Farm Tour for October’s Second Saturday. This tour is self-guided, so it check out at your leisure. Most stops on the tour are works in progress, so be sure to stay tuned for next growing season. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to begin planning your own garden project for next year.
INTERFAITH FOOD SHUTTLE BUILDING A GARDEN ON A BUDGET
Urban Ag Training Center, 500 Hoke St
“Gardening on a Budget” workshop open to anyone, with any level of gardening experience. We will discuss gardening in the city with a limited budget and limited space, and explore creative ways to grow your own food no matter what your circumstances are. Participants will learn how to create raised beds and planters out of pallets to grow a variety of herbs and salad greens. Details here.
NC FAIR SHARE ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN ’14 GARDEN PARTY
Martin St Community Garden, 820 Martin St
11a – 4p
The mid-season elections are upon us and a big part of our foodie enthusiasm is about exercising our rights. SO, we will be meeting at the Martin St. Community Garden to recruit, train and engage local volunteers in canvassing our communities to encourage our neighbors to vote in midterm elections Nov. 4. If we don’t vote we can’t complain! Hope to see you there!
LOGAN’S ONE STOP GARDEN SHOP HARVEST DAY FESTIVAL
Seaboard Station, 707 Semart St
9a – 4p
Come celebrate autumn at Logan’s with their annual Harvest Day Festival where you can enjoy a FREE gardening class on planting a winter garden, hosted by garden writer Helen Yoest. Look for promotions, refreshments and games, PLUS a BOUNCY TRAIN, bean bag toss and a hay-ride around Logan’s!
MARBLES KIDS MUSEUM GARDEN
201 E Hargett St
11a – 12p Garden Sprouts explore pumpkins with guest stars from The Produce Box. Get elbow deep in the guts, taste toasted seeds and more fall fun!
11a – 2p Scalpel please! Carve a pumpkin alongside the steady hands of a WakeMed pediatric surgeon. This event is free with museum admission.
SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS WORKS
301 Kinsey St
9:30a – 1:30p
Neighborhood market! Featuring Double T Farm, Tiny Farm Raleigh, CoOterville Farms, Bow Dot Farms, Oak City Roasters, Moonflour Bakery, LoMoMarket and Mordecai Matt.
more events coming soon! Check out the Facebook page for up to date information!
September 13th Map of Events
If you have an idea for a large or small local food event of your own? Send us your ideas and we’ll help promote it! Read the Second Saturday Guidelines to help with organizing an event.
Want to know about past events? Read the event listings below: