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Moore Square Farmers Market

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The newest farmers market in the area will be in downtown Raleigh in Moore Square. It starts this Wednesday 7/12. Hopefully this will grow into a successful event like the Carrboro Farmer's Market.

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I'm really excited about this - I, too, hope it turns out to be a big event -- I'll be there on Wednesday doing my part.

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I think this is one of the best things to be proposed for downtown in some time. There is no downtown grocery right now (correct?) and this can help the growing downtown residential population shop on foot.

Also, Moore Square can certainly use more programming of activities to help improve the safety (perceived and real) of that public space. Let's hope that 1-2 years from now, this market runs until early evening (6:30-7 pm).

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This is a great idea, and well overdue for Downtown Raleigh. I can see great things coming of this. Sometimes you just need to get people in the mindset that downtown is a place where things like this should happen. Once you've planted that seed, people realize the possiblities for a real urban space. After that, look out :D

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Now will the downtown market draw some people that attends the state farmers market? will it be unique than what is offered there?

Moore Square seems to be the park with a lot of programming being developed for it. Seems like Raleigh needs to develop some more urban parks for other activites and events. And will there ever be a use for the vast green lawn at the government center complex?

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And will there ever be a use for the vast green lawn at the government center complex?

You know what would be really cool... is if they took out that grass and put in the world's largest display of upward pointing thumbtacks.

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You know what would be really cool... is if they took out that grass and put in the world's largest display of upward pointing thumbtacks.

LOL surrounded by razor wire and sprinkled with shards of glass.

I have a question - the little farmers market thing next to Big Ed's - is this an expanded version of that? Seems like it would put a dent in their business.

I stop by there all the time for fresh veggies before dinner.

BTW I peeked in the windows at Capital City Grocery at seaboard last week - they have a loooong way to go. The walk in coolers are in, but there is still ductwork and conduit all over the floor waiting for installation. I would guess September to open.

Galatea's sign is up, not sure about Red's Beach music opening but their sign is up also.

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I think the "City Market" is only open Thursday - Saturday? I don't think this will hurt it too bad.

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You're right, Justin - I asked someone else today at lunch & they said the same thing. Tomatoes from the new place were great. Only about 8 vendors when I was there, but still glad to see it.

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