Downtown farmers market opens

April 22, 2012 


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Pig pickin’ at downtown Raleigh market

The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market opens its season this Wednesday with a pig pickin,’ live music and children’s activities.

The market operates in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays until the end of October. This Wednesday’s festivities include $5 barbecue sandwiches from The Pit restaurant with Southern food expert Bob Garner on hand to talk to customers; a performance by Big Head Dog band, whose members include local organic farmer Fred Miller of Hilltop Farms; and face painting and gardening activities for children.

Customers can visit the market’s Facebook page to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the Pit restaurant for themselves and a $50 gift certificate to Sitti restaurant for a friend. Or customers can enter to win gift certificates at the market’s information booth on opening day.

For more information about the market, go to

Jujube offers two wine dinners

Chapel Hill’s Jujube restaurant has two upcoming wine dinners:

• 7 p.m. Thursday, a five-course dinner featuring Argentine wines costs $45 per person.

• 7 p.m. May 8, a five-course dinner with Austrian wine pairings costs $50 per person.

To see the full menus, go to and click on Events. To make a reservation, call 919-960-0555.

Andrea Weigl

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