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. 


September 13 List of Events


Slingshot Coffee + Yellow Dog Bread Co + Raleigh City Farm PAW PAW POPTART

WEEKEND at Slingshot Coffee Co. 1420 Brookside Drive

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Building community networks and native fruit appreciation with pop tarts! Yellow Dog Bread Co. is partnering with Slingshot Coffee Co. to offer a Paw Paw “Pop-Tart” found only at Slingshot’s new coffee bar, WEEKEND. The Paw Paw is a fruit native to NC, and is grown by the folks at Raleigh City Farm.


Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Gathering for Good

AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design, 14 E Peace St

8:30 – 10:30 am

Our Gathering For Good on September 13 is about taking the best ideas that have come out of our local food conversations and accelerating them into tangible projects that bring real change to our City. In small groups we’ll build out plans to make the most feasible and impactful ideas we’ve gathered into real projects, and we need your help making it happen!

RSVP and more information here


Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop

Seaboard Station, 707 Semart Dr.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Stop by Logan’s from 9-6 and pick up everything you need for your fall vegetable garden. While you’re there, ask about the incredible Plant a Row for the Hungry program, where you can drop off surplus produce from your garden to be distributed through the Food Shuttle to those in need. Check out Logan’s FREE second Saturday class, “Turf,” from 9-10 AM! RSVP for the class


Saturday Market at Rebus Works

301-2 Kinsey Street

9:30 am – 1:30 pm


Stanbury Escazu Pop-up Market

938 N. Blount Street

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The marquee Second Saturday event? Definitely a Raleigh bucket-lister. In the Stanbury and Ezcazu parking lot: Locals Seafood, Old Milburnie Farm, Happy + Hale, Green Button Farm, Boulted Bread, Escazu Chocolates, Stanbury Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar


Marbles Kids Museum Garden

201 East Hargett Street

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join special guests from The Produce Box in Castaway Cove Kids Garden to compare, contrast and crunch into different kinds of apples. Free with museum admission of $5 per person.


Gringo A-Go-Go Edible Bus Stop

100 N Person St

all day

Drop by Gringo to check out Raleigh’s first edible bus stop! Grow Raleigh has partnered with Gringo to install a planter box and edible fall plants smack dab in the Raleigh Food Corridor. Check back often to watch it grow, grab a snack while you’re waiting for the bus, and of course stop in for a taco while you’re there!


Centro DIY Salsa Bar

106 S Wilmington St

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Centro hosts a do-it-yourself salsa fundraiser for their amazing Day of the Dead 5K. Stop by the restaurant to get a jar of salsa, custom mixed to your taste with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Meredith College students are partnering to staff the stand. Bring cash for the donation jar!



13 E Martin St

Noon – 10:00 pm

Tasty for sure! Chick n Que, All American, Bulkogi, Deli-icious and Pelican’s SnoBalls - A part of SPARKcon, presented by Rebus Works,  all-day schedule.


Grocers on Wheels

Winters Haven, corner of East and Hargett

12:30pm – 1:00pm

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!


Neighborhood Food Conversation, Fresh Recipe Demo, and Tastings

The Galley Store, 402 E Bragg St

1:00 pm – 3:00pm

Community Food Lab will be hosting a conversation for South Park and SE Raleigh residents, where we’ll talk about food in the community. Community Food Lab is hoping to hear from the neighborhood about what’s working, where the gaps are, and how new projects or resources can be best used. With momentum picking up around food access and food desert issues, it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard. Also at the Galley, Chef Ryan McGuire of the Common Roots project will be preparing fresh recipes for free tastings using produce grown at the Irregardless Cafe’s Well-Fed Garden.


Activate 14 - Urban Housing

AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design, 14 E. Peace St

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Our cities are about to change more in the next five years than they have changed in the last 50 years because of new urban housing. What are the actions we can take to make change a positive choice? How will these changes affect the way we participate in community? Related events beginning from 9am, check website for details. 




Don’t forget to checkout FarmAID, SPARKcon and more happening in Raleigh September 13!


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:

July 12 Second Saturday

June 14 Second Saturday