This Week at the Market: Bluegrass, Yoga, and Chef Justin Bartolet

This Wednesday from 4-7 pm, skip the hassle of rush hour traffic and make a detour to Raleigh City Farmers’ Market. Break away from the day-to-day and experience a new type of market that is bringing people together.To start off, enjoy a delectable treat from our featured chef, Justin Bartolet of Gravy, who will be performing a demo at the Market. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Justin began his culinary career in high school. Now he has found a new home in Raleigh, where he’s taking his skills in the kitchen to a whole new level. Word on the street: he’s preparing a ratatouille with Italian zest this week at the Market. (Find the recipe here on Wednesday.)Meanwhile, over at the Walk Ahead Farms table, you can find a new batch of Khaki Campbell Duck eggs this week. Walk Ahead Farms also provides the best duck, poultry and other pasture-raised meats the Raleigh City Farmers’ Market has to offer.Chapel Hill Creamery will be serving up the finest local cheeses and Locals Seafood will be featuring freshly caught seafood every week.Stop by the Kailyard, Old Milburnie, Understory, Double T, Color Fields and Endless Sun vendors for the best and freshest local produce. The message from these guys? “Lettuce be in your salad.”Moonflour Bakery provides the finest gluten-free baked goods around and Boulted Bread is always preparing the finest baguettes.Cherry Tomatoes at RCFNow, if you’re feeling like a drink (and who isn’t?) stop by Crude Bitters for locally crafted small-batch cocktail mixers and sodas.And, as if all of these offerings weren’t enough, there’s more. You’ve already skipped the bumper to bumper struggle--now stumble upon some inner peace with a revitalizing and FREE yoga session in the square across from Historic City Market. Sharon MacGregor will be there to guide you starting at 5 pm.Lastly, last week was the first time we introduced the incredible Sarah Osborne of the South Carolina Broadcasters to the Market, and she will be back this week by popular demand with more toe-tapping bluegrass, not to mention a voice that will melt your face. Sarah’s music and the Raleigh City Farmers’ Market go hand in hand like peas and carrots. Also, keep your calendars clear for Farm Aid, coming to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC on September 13! The concert lineup features Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White, and more. We hope to see you this Wednesday!

EventsCarly Demler