N.C. seafood event, cooking classes and farmers markets

Posted by Andrea Weigl on June 4, 2014 

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The welcome sign was out as both the vendors and shoppers stayed out of the heat and in the shade at the Durham Farmer's Market on Foster Street in Durham, NC. The popular downtown Durham market is open Wednesdays, April-September 330-630pm, and on Saturdays April-November 8am-12noon.

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Events

Pizza with a Purpose

Join us in the fight against homelessness by supporting Durham Regional Financial Center June 5th at California Pizza Kitchen in Southpoint Mall. Print off a flyer ( drfcenter.org/wordpress/?p=3305) and present it at the time of purchase and 20% of your check will be donated to assisting those at risk for becoming homeless. For dine-in and take-out. Your support is appreciated. Contact Emily at 919-973-1684 ext 228 with all questions, or if you need a flyer sent directly to you. 11 a.m. June 5. California Pizza Kitchen, 6910 Fayetteville St., Durham. 919-973-1684. drfcenter.org.

NC Fresh Catch Raleigh

Kick off Summer with some cold craft beer, live music and great food! NC Fresh Catch returns to Moore Square Sat., June 7th from 1-7pm with an on-site cooking extravaganza! Menu includes a Clambake, island-style Fish ’n Chips, Grilled Jerk Chicken and more! Food served while supplies last. Shop local art booths and listen to music all day! Free w/ $4 min. food & drink order. Visit www.ncfreshcatch.com for more info & to pre-order meals. Partial event proceeds benefit Nourish International. 1 p.m. June 7. Free with $4 minimum food & drink purchase. Moore Square Park, 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh. 919-832-1231. ncfreshcatch.com.

Classes

Taste of Brazil

Set up your Wind Down Wednesday at Waverly Place concert chairs then come on in for a 1 hour mini cooking class! Chef Kyle is making a deliciously exotic Brazilian menu and packing it up for you to enjoy at the show. Enjoy a complimentary beer or wine while you chat and learn. Class held rain or shine. 5:30 p.m. June 4. $25. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

Summer Appetizers

In this hands-on cooking class, we will create appetizers and cocktails that are great for the summer. Menu Includes: Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese Mousse; Bacon and Peach Crostini with Creme Fraiche; Ricotta and Fresh Herb Bruschetta; Crab and Avocado Stuffed Profiteroles; Chile and Lime-Roasted Chicken on Jalapeno Corn Cakes; Mini Berry Pies; and don’t forget the cocktails! 6 p.m. June 6. $59 per person. Durham Spirits Company, 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430. durhamspiritscompany.com.

Picnic at the Beach

Picnic at the Beach with Seafood Expert Elizabeth Wiegand Cookbook author Elizabeth Wiegand returns to share her portable Outer Banks-inspired menu that’s perfect to take along to the beach or the campfire. Expect to be regaled with stories and recipes that will set you up for a summer on the go. Great date night! Beer and wine included. 6:30 p.m. June 6. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

Caribbean Picnic Hands-on Cooking Class

In this hands-on cooking class, we will create a three course meal that will take you through Caribbean. Menu includes: Jerk Chicken; Cuban Black Beans and Rice; Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad; Haitian Slaw; Tostones with Mojo dipping sauce; Grilled Pineapple with Rum Sauce 1 p.m. June 8. $59 per person. Durham Spirits Company, 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430. durhamspiritscompany.com.

Chutneys Around the World

Join international author of Romancing the Chili as she teaches tips, health benefits, and the history of chilis. Learn to make three of Sunita’s favorite chutney recipes; both dry and wet chutneys will be covered. Be inspired to incorporate into your daily menus! A Cooking & Culture class. Class is Vegetarian with a protein option. 2 p.m. June 8. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

Farmers Markets

Apex Farmers Market

Local Farmers and Vendors providing fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs, honey, fish, bake goods, crafts, old time knife sharping, food trucks and much more. Come bring your lawn chairs and listen to our musicians and enjoy our Kids Zone with fun kid activities. Every Saturday rain or shine 9am-1pm, April thru September. Apex Farmers’ Market, 220 North Salem Street, Apex. 919-372-9798. apexfarmersmarket.com.

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

Carrboro, North Carolina, is home to the nationally recognized Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Recently highlighted by both Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart’s Good Food Magazine, and Visa Black Card Magazine as one of the top markets in the country, Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates its 36th season in 2014. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is truly a farmer-owned and operated market. The vendors themselves produce all goods sold at the Market. Everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of Carrboro. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-280-3326. carrborofarmersmarket.com.

Clayton Farm and Community Market

Come see us at the Clayton Farmers Market! Pasture raised pork, beef and eggs - Fresh produce - plants and flowers - local honey - baked goods - flavored popcorn - local artisans - teas - local folks eating healthy and having fun! 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Horne Square, Lombard and Main, Clayton. 919-612-3139. cfcmnc.org.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market is an open-air, all local, and producer only Market located in the heart of Downtown Durham in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. The Market hosts of 70 different vendors including farmers, crafters, and food artisans. All of the items available at the Market are grown or produced within 70 miles of Durham. The Market is open Saturdays, year-round and Wednesday afternoons seasonally. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Durham Farmers Market, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-667-3099. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

Eno River Farmers Market

A year round farmers market located in the Farmers Market Pavilion (behind the Sheriff’s Department) in the heart of Historic Downtown Hillsborough within easy walking distance of River Park, Weaver Street, Cup A Joe, Orange County Public Library, Panciuto, Matthew’s Chocolates, and more. Live music, children’s activities, local fruits and veggies, free range eggs, pastured meats, artisan cheeses and baked goods, art, and much more! 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Eno River Farmers Market, 144 E. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough. 812-322-2582. enoriverfarmersmarket.com.

Fearrington Farmers Market

Fearrington Farmer’s Market occurs every Tuesday from April To November from 4pm to 6pm rain or shine. The market sells produce, baked goods, locally prepared pizza and Greek cuisine, soaps, and lotions. You can see just what is available by signing up for our weekly newsletter by going to our website. 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Fearrington Farmer’s Market, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 919-923-6262. fearringtonfarmersmarket.com.

Growers Market of Fuquay Varian

From May 10th to October 25th come to downtown historical Fuquay Springs at the corner of Academy and Main. The Growers Market includes the best that Southwest Wake County has to offer. The Growers Market is open on Wednesdays from 3-6 and Saturday from 9-2, rain or shine.This year we will have a Certified USDA produce vendor. There is The Downtown Jam Musicians every Saturday as well as educational classes, children’s activities,and guest sponsors. Now taking EBT, Debit and Credit Cards. 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturdays. . Centennial Park, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 305-989-7567. growers-market.org.

Hillsborough Farmers Market

The Hillsborough Farmers Market (HFM) is a 27-year-old public service, non-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to encourage, support, and promote the entrepreneurial efforts of local independent, and small scale vendors selling directly to consumers and operating independently from large corporate or factory farms/businesses. The HFM also educates consumers about the benefits of buying fresh, locally produced food and provides a venue for local non-profits and musicians. 8 a.m.-noon. Home Depot Parking Lot, Hampton Point, Hillsborough. hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org.

Pittsboro Farmers’ Market

A weekly "producers only" Farmers’ Market offering the best locally raised produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, transplants, bedding and decorative plants, handmade soaps and lotions, hand spun and dyed wools. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Main Street Station, 287 East St., Pittsboro. 919-601-6357. pittsborofarmersmarket.org.

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

Join us at City Plaza for locally grown produce, artisan baked goods, live music, and much more throughout our 2014 season on Wednesdays from 10 am-2 pm through November 5. In addition to its local food festivals, the Market will also host Rex Healthcare Wellness Wednesdays every third Wednesday of the month. Make it your farm fresh destination each week. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays. City Plaza, 400 Block Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-821-6977. RaleighEatLocal.com.

South Durham Farmers’ Market

We believe that everyone should have access to delicious and healthy food grown in a way that sustains and enriches our local environment – and that farmers and artisan food makers grow and create the most flavorful and nutritious foods when they are located within a 50 mile radius of South Durham. 3:30-6:30 p.m.Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Free. Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 Hwy 55, Durham. southdurhamfarmersmarket.org.

Southern Village Farmer’s Market

This year Chapel Hill’s old new neighborhood,Southern Village, hosts it’s annual Farmer’s Market and welcomes new vendors and new treats. Seafood, vegan treats and pastries, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables and more! 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Southern Village Farmer’s Market, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill. 919-933-4422. svfarmersmarket.com.

WakeMed Raleigh Campus Farmers Market

The WakeMed Farmers Market opens on June 3 at the hospital’s outdoor courtyard. It will be open on Tuesdays from 10 am-2 pm through Aug. 26. The market brings fresh foods to thousands of patients, visitors and staff as well as southeast Raleigh, where there is a significant need for convenient access to fresh and healthy foods. The market will accept EBT cards as well as debit and credit cards this season. It will also offer 2 for 1 Market Match vouchers for those who receive SNAP benefits. 10 a.m. 2- p.m. Tuesdays. WakeMed, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. 919-350-8000. wakemed.org.

Waverly Place Farmers’ Market

This is the year that we finally make the move to the Promenade at Waverly. We’ve earned the space! The move has already attracted top notch vendors that will showcase high quality local produce, fresh meats and cheeses, baked goods, artwork, and so much more. Each Saturday we will showcase talented musicians, performers, cooking demos, nutritionists, arts and crafts classes, and delicious samples from Waverly restaurants. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Cary. waverlyfm.com.

Wendell Farmers Market

Your stop for fresh produce, eggs, local honey, jams, jellies and more. Where we place an emphasis on eating locally grown produce and knowing the importance of where your food came from. Open Saturday’s from May 10th to October 25th. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Wendell Farmers Market, 3700 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. 919-375-8115. wendellfarmersmarket.org.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will host a variety of educators and demonstrations throughout the month of June, including local foods book club by Triangle Kid Books, market foods activities for kids by the Morrisville Square Creative School, summer gardening demonstration by the Morrisville Community Garden and fitness and wellness demonstration by Open Arts. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Western Wake Farmers’ Market, 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary. 540-230-6697. www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Wine Tastings

Wine Down Wednesday

Come on out to UnVined for $12 Flights and 1/2 Price Bottles. Come on out to UnVined and create your own customized wine flight, pick your favorite wine and then order a bottle at 1/2 price. 4 p.m. Wednesdays. $12 wine flights; bottle prices vary. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com.

Thirsty Thursdays

Come on out to UnVined for $5 Wine Tastings and Entertainment by DJ Smooth Jazz. 4 p.m. Thursdays. $5 wine tasting. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com.

Wine Tastings

Noon Fridays, 11 a.m. Saturdays. $5 per person. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. 919-387-5760. cloerfamilyvineyards.com.

Weekly Wine Tasting

Every Friday we invite one of our distributors into the shop to talk about their selections for the week. There are usually 4 to 5 wines including both red and white from a different wine region each week. Our focus is on educating our guests about what to expect from wines of that region and exposing them to new wines. 6 p.m. June 6, 6 p.m. June 13, 6 p.m. June 20, 6 p.m. June 27, 6 p.m. July 4, 6 p.m. July 11, 6 p.m. July 18. $5 or free with purchase of a bottle or pre-order. Veritas In Vino at Brandywine Cellars, 6905 Fayetteville Rd., Durham. 919-405-3838. Veritas-In-Vino.com.

Castellare Tuscan Wine Dinner

Join Allesandro Cellai from famed Tuscan Wine Estate Castellare for a memorable 4 course dinner and tasting of some of Italy’s finest wines. 6 p.m. June 9. $80 per person, doesn’t include tax or gratuity. The Black House, 5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. 919-403-2233. strawvalleyfoodanddrink.com.

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