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Release Date: Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market’s CAROLINA KICKOFF Tomorrow!

RALEIGH, NC (May 3, 2016) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is excited to launch the seventh season of the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market tomorrow with our Carolina Kickoff event from 10 am – 2 pm in City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street!

The Carolina Kickoff features The Pit Authentic Barbecue’s food truck, as well as other grab and go lunch options, a free beer sampling with Foothills Brewing Company, and live music by Dark Water Rising.

For 22 weeks, through September 28, the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is hosting more than 40 rotating vendors that include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, nurserymen, bakers, cheese makers, specialty food producers, and craftsman.  We are proud to host several new vendors this season including Alora’s Soaps & Stuff, C.V. Pilson, Jones Farm, NC Soap Opera Company, Rare Earth Farms, Sweet Peas Urban Garden, The Bath Place, Treat, and Woodcrafty.

The market will also feature activity tents - including BikeRaleigh - to celebrate Bike Month.  The market is the perfect place for downtown residents and workers to grab a quick lunch or fresh items for a healthy mid-week meal.

Interview opportunities will be available for present media.

This season’s other specialty festivals include:

Cheese Please! – Wednesday, June 29

Honey Buzztival – Wednesday, August 8

Bluegrass Breakdown – Wednesday, September 28

Event details to follow




Thank you to our sponsors and partners:


Made Possible By:

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina


Wellness Sponsor:

Rex UNC Health Care


Onsite Sponsors:

Michelin Onsite

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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.