Market on Market
UPCOMING DATES AND TIMES
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11am-2pm
- Wednesday, August 1, 2018 11am-2pm
- + 8 more
LOCATION: Exchange and Market Plaza - 219 Fayetteville St.
Market on Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman, nurserymen, bakers, cheese makers, and specialty foods producers.
Located in Market and Exchange Plazas in downtown Raleigh, the market promises to be the premier venue for locally grown produce and artisan foods in Raleigh. The market will be open from 11am - 2pm from May 9, 2018 to September 26, 2018. NOTE: The market will be closed on July 4, 2018.
About the Market
Market on Market strives to be a guiding force in shaping the environmental, social, and financial health of downtown by bringing the highest quality local growers and food artisans together to the Raleigh community. The farmers market contributes to the sustainability and success of downtown by serving as a community gathering place, a vehicle for a regional economy, and a center for fresh, local food.
The market aims to:
- Attract people to downtown Raleigh
- Be a small business incubator
- Keep local dollars local – creating and sustaining local regional jobs
- Educate the public about the nutritional and environmental benefits of eating locally grown food
- Be a hub for community gathering
- Increase access to healthy, fresh produce and locally-produced foods
- Support sustainable farms to preserve the North Carolina landscape
- Reduce our carbon footprint
This market is your market! Help support the market with your time. There are many different volunteer opportunities available including staffing our information booth, helping coordinate our nonprofit space, collecting recipes, and many more. For more information, please contact DRA Special Events Coordinator Jean Carroll.
Each week, the market showcases a local musician. Music gives the market a festive atmosphere. Gain exposure by performing in the heart of downtown. For more information, please contact DRA Special Events Coordinator Jean Carroll.
Each week, the market provides space for a nonprofit organization whose mission is consistent with the goals of the market. Organizations that support sustainable agriculture, gardening, healthy eating, wellness, community, and downtown Raleigh, are just some of the things we hope to showcase at the market.
Market on Market invites local farmers and food artisans to sell at the market. On occasion, the market provides spaces for local crafters as well. For more information about selling at the market, click here.
Eat local because it tastes better.
It’s fresher. Food travels on average 1,300 miles from farm to table. At the market, your food travels within the boundaries of North Carolina, most from 90 miles or less. It reaches you within a day of being picked, compared with week-long journeys across the country.
Eat local for your health.
The nutritional value of produce declines as more time passes between farm and fork. Buying directly from your farmer allows you to know where your food comes from and how it was raised. You have the choice to buy from someone you trust. Take the opportunity to learn how your food was grown. Ask about what chemicals, pesticides, hormones, or genetically modified seed, if any, were used in the production of your food.
Eat local because it’s your regional economy.
Spending locally keeps dollars circulating in your community.
Eat local to preserve biodiversity and enjoy unique varieties.
Many varieties grown for supermarket shelves were selected for their ability to withstand long distance shipping and to have a long shelf life. Locally grown and sold produce varieties are selected for their taste! In addition to the opportunity to taste heirloom varieties long forgotten by industrial agriculture, you are preserving and enhancing genetic diversity.
Eat local to support endangered family farms and maintain the rural character of the land.
Shopping at the farmers market puts dollars directly in the farmers’ hands. Rather than paying for shipping and packaging costs, your dollars support the family farm.
Eat local to support the environment.
Buying produce locally reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emissions and packing materials needed to transport produce vast distances.