RALEIGH, NC (April 19, 2017) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is excited to kick off the eighth season of the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market  today by celebrating Earth Day, at a new time, 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 CompostNow 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 downtown restaurants with stands at the Market.

Interview opportunities will be available for present media.

For more information on vendors, food festivals, and more, please visit our website.
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 about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.



Danny Vivenzio
Communications Manager
Downtown Raleigh Alliance
120 S. Wilmington Street
Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.821.6977 (p)
919.832.0984 (f)

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