::Downtown Farmer's Market To Open Again
From Staff And Wire Reports
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
RALEIGH - With spring in the air in Raleigh, the Moore Square Farmer's Market will open for its second season this Wednesday April 4th with local growers and food vendors supplying interesting and healthy items for local shoppers.
The market, which will take place every Wednesday from 10:30am until 2pm from April through October, is located in downtown Raleigh under the oak trees in Moore Square near Blount Street and the City Market plaza.
In addition to local farmers and food growers, the Whole Foods Market will be a sponsor, but is also going to prepare and sell sandwiches and other lunch items.
"Whole Foods Market's history and reputation are intimately linked to our support of local farmers," said Whole Foods Markets' Regional Manager Teresa Jones in a released statement.
In addition to a selection of vegetables, fruits, pastured meats, fresh eggs and artisanal breads that will continue to be offered, market organizers say they will offer more organic products than ever before, and also will feature North Carolina wineries on a rotating basis, making the Moore Square Farmer's Market one of the few in the state to showcase local wine.
Plans are also underway again this year for a chef's demo series, educational programs, live music and more, say organizers.
Produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, this market is designed to serve the 30,000+ residents and employees in Raleigh's downtown during their lunch hour.
"After such a successful first season, we're more certain than ever that this farmer's market is playing a key role in the development of our vibrant downtown community," said Alliance Vice President Tracey Lovejoy in a written statement to the media. ::