Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Opens with a Celebration for Earth Day

News posted Apr. 07, 2017 - 11:20 am
Fruits and vegetables

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is excited to kick off the eighth season of the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market by celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday, April 19 from 11 am – 2 pm in City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street!

The celebration will feature hands-on activities from the Environmental Protection Agency demonstrating air quality and sustainability research, as well as demonstrations from Compost Now on the importance of composting over dumping. There will also be live music by Emily Musolino and Matt Phillips.

For 26 weeks, through Wednesday, October 11, the Market will host dozens of rotating vendors that include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fishermen, nurserymen, bakers, cheese makers, specialty food producers, and craftsmen. The Market is the perfect place to grab farm fresh produce, as well as quick grab-and-go lunch options from one of the many downtown restaurants with stands at the Market.

We are proud to host nearly a dozen new vendors this season including: Cakes Delish, Carolina Grits & Co., Chadwick’s Seafood, Copeland Springs Farm, Heaven Scent Honey, Living Kitchen, Michael’s English Muffins, Out on a Limb, Slice Pie Company, and Willowbrook Flowers.

Thank you to our event partners:

  • Made Possible By: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
  • Wellness Sponsor: UNC Rex Healthcare

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 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, contact

  • Danny Vivenzio, Downtown Raleigh Alliance Communications Manager, 919-821-6977
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