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July 21, 2018

Tomatoes on Split Acres' table at the Cary Downtown Farmers' MarketIt’s tomato time of year! Chef Mitch is talking about tomatoes, how to prepare them, and how to eat them. And we’ll have lots of vine-grown tomatoes available for you at the market!

We appreciate all of the well-behaved dogs who come to our market! Dog bowls and clean water will be available for our canine companions at the market. Dog biscuits are available as a reward at the Kids Activity Area.


Saturday Morning Music Series

The band Celtic Mariners performing

9:30 a.m. – Come and see the Celtic Mariners perform a lively mix of your favorite Celtic tunes. They’re a traditional band that plays music of Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic regions. Perfect for a sublime Saturday morning experience at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market!

Movement at the Market

10 a.m. – Join one of our volunteer instructors for this free class focusing on healthy movement and healing our bodies through expending energy in this class offered behind Ivey-Ellington. Bring your own mat or towel and comfortable clothes and be ready to move in this outdoor session!

Kids Activities

Did you know there are more than 7500 tomato varieties grown around the world? Even though many consider it a veggie it botanically is classified as a fruit! Join us at Kids Table this Saturday as we decorate sweet cherry tomatoes and make them into Tomato Critters! Swing by Chef Mitch’s tent to see him talk about tomatoes this week!

  • Story Time at the Market – 9.00 – 9:30 am – an adult or teen council volunteer will read a story on the theme of farming, gardening, or making something by hand in the shade behind the Ivey-Ellington.
    Fairy Garden – Our market fairy garden is growing, and has become a destination for children to come to choose and add a trinket to the display! We hope to inspire you to create fairy gardens at home.
  • Bocce balls on grass
  • Demonstration GardenCorn ears are forming, basil, lemon balm, and sungold cherry type tomatoes are growing. Help us plant some green beans and special milkweed plants for pollinators!
  • Bocce Ball Around Back – Bringing this popular game to play around back of Ivey-Ellington lawn. Cut through Queen B and Chatham Hill Wine tents to access the backyard of the house. Have fun!


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