Celebrate the opening of the 2015 Market Season at the annual Pig Pickin’ Celebration, May 6

The Friends of Wake Soil and Water are supporting Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.

Market Returns

Date // Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time // 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where // Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Address // 400 block Fayetteville Street, City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh

Join us May 6 as we officially kick off the 2015 Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market season! Your premier venue for locally grown produce and artisan foods returns to City Plaza with a classic pig pickin’, fun festivities, and an opportunity to connect with 30 of NC’s highest quality growers and bakers.

Event Festivities:

PIG PICKIN’ (BEGINS AT 11 A.M.): 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 Bar & Southern Kitchen (NEW!).

SHOP: Revel at the sight of a vast quantity of local fresh foods from 30 vendors, including fruits and vegetables, herbs, eggs, cheese, baked goods, vegan items, and gluten-free products. New vendors include: Citizen Pops, The Freezing Pointe, Happy as a Coneflower Farm LLC, Robin’s Kitchen Lab, Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, Sweets by Shayda, and Vollmer Farm.

BCBSNC MOBILE EXPERIENCE: Participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Mobile Interactive Experience with XBOX and Wii TM game and fun health facts.

LIVE MUSIC (10:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.): Enjoy acoustic/rock music from Russ Thompson.

#HEALTHIE INSTAGRAM CONTEST: Snap your Farmers Market selfie "healthie" for a chance to win $25 in Market Bucks!

  • Follow us at @downtownraleighalliance on Instagram
  • Take a selfie at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market on May 6 – be creative (use produce, vendors, The Pit food truck, etc.)
  • Use hashtag #healthie and tag us @downtownraleighalliance in photo caption

One lucky winner will be selected to win $25 in Market Bucks. Selection will be based on criteria and creativity.

BIKESHARE: Visit the Raleigh BikeShare booth to learn more about plans to bring a bike share system to the Capital City.

Visit our website at RaleighEatLocal.com.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Rex Healthcare Clear Channel
Friends of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market