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Second Saturday Celebrates Food & Community Along Raleigh Food Corridor

Raleigh Food Corridor organizers invite the community to join local organizations and individuals this Second Saturday, June 14, for an open celebration of food and community along the Corridor.

There will be pop-up markets, city walks, urban farms, community gardens, food installations, local artisans, volunteer opportunities and local businesses hosting special food events. The goal for Second Saturday is to showcase new and exciting food and community related projects in the Corridor through events.  The community is invited to participate in all or some of the events; note that some do require an RSVP in advance.

  • Movable Gathering for Good

9:00 – 11:00 am, meet at Moore Square across from bus station

Join Erin White of Community Food Lab for a walk from Moore Square along the Raleigh Food Corridor. Imagine how and why food can be re-integrated into the city as this part field study, part investigation, and part urban design walk takes you to some of the Corridor’s exciting places. Highlights include a guerilla garden patch, the soft opening of Oak City Outreach Center, the Marbles Kids Museum Garden and the City’s newest farmer’s market. Please RSVP.

  • Garden Volunteering with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

8:30 – 11:30 am, 500 Hoke Street

Prep + build a shade structure to go in the middle of Urban Eden, a community gathering spot, for respite from the sun as well as for potlucks and community meetings. Bring shovels and hard rakes if you have ‘em! Gloves and sun protection are recommended.  Please RSVP.

  • Prince Hall Garden Volunteering in the Prince Hall Historic District

9:00 am – midday, Corner of Person and Cabarrus

Prince Hall Garden Build. Help install a new garden plot! Bring any garden tools you have! Gloves and sun protection are recommended.  Please RSVP.

  • Exploris Middle School

9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 106 S Wilmington Street

Students will be making colorful planters with edible plants to demonstrate gardening techniques they are learning, and to help create an edible streetscape! They will be planting at Centro and one other location downtown.

  • Stanbury Escazu Pop-Up Market

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 938 N. Blount Street

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

  • Centro

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 106 S Wilmington Street

DIY salsa station with local/seasonal ingedients, hosted by youth from Boys and Girls Club.

  • Marbles Kids Museum Garden Gourmet

11:00am – 1:00pm, 201 East Hargett Street

Super Power Green Beans: Join us in Castaway Cove Kids Garden to make a fresh and healthy 3-bean salad, plant-a-pot with bean seeds and learn how to harvest and prepare some lean string beans

  • Activate 14

11:00am – 4:00pm, 14 East Peace Street

Community Engagement in Placemaking and Design+Build Competition: An innovative Design + Build Competition for a temporary summer events structure, and a call to action for community engagement. Details here.

  • Grocers on Wheels

12:30pm – 2:00pm, Winterhaven, corner of East and Hargett

4:00pm-5:00pm, Glenwood Towers 509 Glenwood Ave

If you haven’t checked them out yet, come visit SE Raleigh’s mobile grocer, run by a third-generation Raleigh food vendor! Look for the blue pickup truck, and don’t forget a homemade pie.

  • Joule Coffee

4:30 PM, 223 S Wilmington Street

Afternoon tea, reflection on the day, and looking ahead to July! Joule will add a seasonal sangria to their specials list, and delicious snacks.
Full up-to-date details on the Raleigh Food Corridor website and on Facebook.

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