Stormy weather delays first day of Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market at City Plaza

sgilman@newsobserver.comApril 29, 2014 

— You’ll have to wait another week to get your fresh fruit and veggies at the Raleigh Downtown Farmer’s Market.

Expected stormy weather prompted the Downtown Raleigh Alliance to delay the market’s opening day Pig Pickin’ Kickoff a week to Wednesday, May 7.

“It’s really for the public and the vendors’ safety that we had to err on the side of caution,” said Lacie Lindstaedt, communications director for the alliance, which organizes the market. “We did not make this decision lightly. The 24-hour forecast is just too dangerous for us to proceed.”

With lighting, wind and rain in the forecast, many vendors had already called to cancel their attendance or ask the alliance to make a decision about holding the opening, Lindstaedt said.

The rescheduled event will still feature Eastern North Carolina barbeque from The Pit BBQ, craft beer tasting from Crank Arm Brewing Company and as well as the first local produce of the season. It takes place in City Plaza, the 400 block of Fayetteville Street.

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