Raleigh Downtown Farmer's Market

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Pig Pickin’ Kickoff Celebration

Celebrate the opening of the 2015 Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market at the Pig Pickin' Kickoff, Wednesday, May 6, from 10 am-2 pm at City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville St. Enjoy delicious eastern North Carolina barbecue from The Pit BBQ and connect with North Carolina's highest quality growers and food artisans.

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.

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, Kimbap, and Rye Raleigh.

KICKOFF: To officially inaugurate the new season, a press conference will be held at 12 noon with a presentation from Mayor Nancy McFarlane.