Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Opens with Pig Pickin’ Kickoff, April 30

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Celebrate the opening of the 2014 Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market at the Pig Pickin’ Kickoff, Wednesday, April 30, from 10 am-2 pm at City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville St. Enjoy delicious eastern North Carolina barbecue from The Pit BBQ, a local craft beer tasting from Crank Arm Brewing Co. (a new event feature) and connect with North Carolina’s highest quality growers and food artisans.

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 Event festivities include:

SHOP: Revel at the sight of a vast quantity of local fresh foods from over 30 vendors, including fruits and vegetables, poultry, herbs, eggs, cheese, baked goods, vegan items, and gluten-free products. New vendors include: Four Legs Barking, Spruill Bros. Pastured Meats, Strong Arm Bakery Co., and Two Chicks Farm. Event guest vendors include GerDan Chocolates andHuntington Kitchen.

EAT: Indulge in a true eastern North Carolina pig-pickin’ from The Pit BBQ, serving famous authentic pulled pork sandwiches from their food truck (available for $5). In addition, local lunch options will be available from Buku and Kimbap.

REFRESH: Taste local craft beers from Crank Arm Brewing Co.

MUSIC: Enjoy live music from bluegrass/rock band The Outliers.

KICKOFF: To officially inaugurate the new season, a press conference will be held at 12 noon with presentations from David Diaz, President and CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Dr. Ramon Rojano, the Director of Wake County Human Services, which will be followed by Mayor Nancy McFarlane to ring the market’s ceremonial opening bell.

For more event information, click here.

To receive the Market’s Fresh Finds Monthly Newsletter and event notifications, click here.
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market will occur weekly on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm through October 29 featuring over 30 vendors, live music with a mix of returning favorites and new artists, local lunch options, and food festivals.

Market Made Possible By: Wellness Sponsor: Produced By:

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Supported By:

Friends of Wake Soil and Water Conservation District

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