second-saturdaySecond 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. 

 

August 9 List of Events

 

Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Gathering for Good

Safety Club, 513 Branch St

8:30 – 11:00 am

RAIN OR SHINE

For August’s Gathering for Good we will come together as a community around breakfast at Passage Home’s Raleigh Community and Safety Club. We’ll use this time to creatively build on ideas generated in past Gathering for Goods and use storytelling to look ahead to collaborative projects that will build a healthy food system in Raleigh. New voices always welcome!  RSVP here.

 

The Galley

402 E Bragg St

1-3 pm

CANCELLED, BUT BACK NEXT MONTH – STORE OPEN

Come out to support and explore The Galley. Both nutritious and delicious, the event will feature local chefs + dieticians making meals with ingredients from the healthy corner store and local farms!  The cooking demonstration will be joined by Urban Ag Interns from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Hoke Street Training Center. The interns will be sharing their knowledge about growing food on the IFFS Urban Farm, and will share some “Healthy Meals on a Budget.”

 

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Volunteer Day

Hoke St Training Center, 500 Hoke Street

9am – noon

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

The urban agriculture team at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle partners up with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation and Architecture for Humanity to complete phase two of the construction of a shade shelter and water catchment system at Urban Eden, the community garden located next to IFFS Hoke St urban farm. They need your help! Some construction experience preferred but not required. RSVP here.

 

Activate 14 – Alternative Transportation

14 E. Peace St

2 – 7 pm

RAIN OR SHINE

The theme this month is alternative transportation – a key aspect of a thriving local food system is plenty of local grocery stores, farmer’s markets and restaurants that are within walking and biking distance of your home. From local speakers to interactive, kid-friendly workshops, to live music and food trucks there’s plenty of fun to be had.

 

Stanbury Escazu Pop-up Market

938 N. Blount Street

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIN OR SHINE

A fantastic neighborhood party celebrating community and food. In the Stanbury and Escazu parking lot will be a pop-up market featuring Locals Seafood, Old Milburnie Farm, Green Button Farm, Boulted Bread, Raleigh City Farm featuring Endless Sun and Kailyard Farm, Escazu Chocolates, Stanbury Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar!

 

Saturday Market at Rebus Works

301-2 Kinsey Street

9:30 am – 2 pm

RAIN OR SHINE

The market will feature it’s usual cast of excellent vendors, Double T Farm, Tiny Farm Raleigh, CoOterville Farms Muddy Dog Coffee Co, Moonflour Bakery, LoMoMarket and Mordecai Matt, as well as an American Red Cross Blood Drive Bus for anyone looking to donate blood or plasma. If you’re feeling faint after donating, there will be Second Saturday Brunch brought to you by Chef Hamm of PF Werths and Cafe 121 with fresh, local ingredients from the Market vendors!

 

Marbles Kids Museum Garden

201 East Hargett Street

WILL MOVE INSIDE IF RAIN

10am-12pm
Garden Sprouts with The Produce Box – Calling all corn-shuckers! Join The Produce Box in the garden to shuck some corn, make tasty corn recipes and learn all about fruits and veggies fresh from the farm.

Gringo A Go Go

100 North Person St

3-4pm

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Kale, arugula, and bush beans… oh my!  Join Gringo restaurant in partnership with Grow Raleigh to help plant Raleigh’s first edible bus stop garden along the Raleigh Food Corridor at the corner of N Person St and E Edenton St.

 

Well-Fed Community Garden Open House + Tour

1321 Athens Drive

9am – 12pm

WILL CANCEL IF RAINING DURING EVENT TIME

Come for a tour of this innovative, beautiful garden in Southwest Raleigh. Built on permaculture principles, this garden supports the community as well as the kitchens of the longtime Raleigh restaurant, Irregardless Cafe. The garden uses organic practices to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in addition to providing a home to eight chickens and two beehives. The front yard contains a walking labyrinth and native flower pollinator gardens. The WFCG welcomes volunteers to learn about intensive urban agriculture and share in the fruits of our labor.

 

Martin St Volunteer Day

800 Block of Martin St.

10am – 2pm

POSTPONED TO 8/23 AT 10AM

Help NC Fair Share come together to build a shed and plant some beds in their Martin St Garden this Second Saturday! After the work is done, there will be a small recognition ceremony for their summer youth leaders. RSVP here.

 

Grocers on Wheels

Winters Haven, corner of East and Hargett

12:30pm – 1:00pm

RAIN OR SHINE

If you haven’t checked them out yet, come visit SE Raleigh’s mobile grocer! Grocers on Wheels is run by a third-generation Raleigh food vendor, building on deep roots in the community. Look for the blue pickup truck!

 

 

August 9th 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:

July 12 Second Saturday

June 14 Second Saturday