Raleigh Downtown Farmer's Market opened yesterday on City Plaza! The day was colder than the spring temperatures we've grown accustom to, but plenty of folks came out to enjoy the fresh produce from local vendors and bluegrass music from Old Habits. The pitmaster himself, Ed Mitchell, was at the Market cooking up some 'cue for attendees, too! The Food Shuttle couldn't miss out on the festivities of opening day in downtown Raleigh, so the Communication Dept., Chef Terri and the Food Dude set up shop at the Market to spread awareness about our hunger relief efforts and promote the Plant A Row for the Hungry campaign!
We met great vendors and enjoyed talking with folks that stopped by our table to say hello! It's amazing to have the support of the community as we work together to drive hunger out of the Greater Triangle. We're grateful for the opportunity to spend the day beside Cloverfields Farm. The guys from Cloverfields Farm even donated 4 tomato plants to our Community Gardens!
The afternoon also brought an unexpected visit from IFFS Director of Nutrition Katherine Andrew and her new baby, Tatum! We were delighted to meet the Andrew's new bundle of joy, and it appears that Katherine has already started training Tatum to appreciate the local Farmers Market!
For those of you who couldn't make it to opening day, you won't want to miss another week of the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market! Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will be at the Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market on the 1st Wednesday of every month and we'll even accept donations of Plant A Row for the Hungryproduce. See you next time at the Market!