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Release Date: Wednesday, April 6th 2016

2016 Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

 2016 Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

 

 

RALEIGH, NC (April 6, 2016) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is excited to announce the seventh season of the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.  The market returns Wednesday, May 4 from 10 am –2 pm at City Plaza with our Carolina Kickoff event featuring grab and go lunches from The Pit Authentic Barbecue, a beer tasting with Foothills Brewing Company and live music from Dark Water Rising.

 

The market hosts more than 40 rotating vendors that include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman, nurserymen, bakers, cheese makers, specialty food producers, and craftsman.  It’s the perfect place for downtown residents and workers to grab a quick lunch or fresh items for a healthy mid-week meal.

 

This season welcomes 10 new local farmers and producers: Alora’s Soaps & Stuff, Bluegrass Farm, C.V. Pilson, Homemade Kombucha, Jones Farm, NC Soap Opera Company, Rare Earth Farms, Sweet Peas Urban Garden, The Bath Place, and Treat.

 

We’re also excited to have four local restaurants offering grab and go lunches:  The Pit Authentic Barbecue, Buku, Kimbap, and Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen.

 

This season’s specialty festivals include:

 

Carolina Kick off – Wednesday, May 4

CheesePlease – Wednesday, June 29

Honey Buzztival – Wednesday, August 8

Bluegrass Breakdown – Wednesday, September 28

Event details to follow

 

The Market will occur every Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm through September 28. Come on out and enjoy the best produce North Carolina has to offer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

 

Made Possible By:

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

 

Wellness Sponsor:

Rex UNC Health Care

 

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About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.