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Join us! Intro to Pasta Making Workshop on March 10

Join Piedmont Picnic Project and guest instructor, Chef Ryan McGuire, for an Intro to Pasta Making workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, March 10!

Have you ever wondered how to make your own pasta? You’ll learn various methods to roll your own at our upcoming workshop.

Taste samples of the pastas we make together and then take home pasta you made yourself!

Reserve your spot here.

Winter Wild History Walk + Tasting at Historic Oakwood Cemetery on Feb. 11!

Join us at Historic Oakwood Cemetery for a Wild History Foraging Walk + Wild Food Tasting. We’ll learn more about edible wild plants that grow even in the winter environment in North Carolina, hear stories about local Raleigh history related to the cemetery’s residents, and then taste dishes made from the same plants we learn about that day! The picnic will include pre-foraged plants of the same kind seen on site. We will review foraging guidelines and safety as well as instruction on plant uses and identification. For the light picnic you can expect wild tea, local bread, wild preserves and pickles, and a wild treat for dessert!

Pre registration is required. To register sign up here.

Registrants will receive a confirmation detail with additional information.

Join us! Hot Nuts & Cider on Dec. 2

Was there a time when the end of fall meant sitting around the fire with your family and friends… chatting, telling stories, or listening to someone play music… sipping a hot drink… while you cracked and picked the nuts you gathered all fall long… looking forward to preparing decadent treats with them for the holiday season? We will recreate that time here in downtown Raleigh!

Reserve your ticket here.

The evening around the fire with us includes…

4-5 PM – Crack-Off Nut Cracking Competition:  fun, family-friendly competition with proceeds donated to Raleigh City Farm

5-8 PM – The Main Event:  

+Make-your-own hot spiked cider bar with wild foraged add-ins and local spirits from TOPO distillery and Fair Game Beverage Co.

+Crack and roast wild foraged nuts around the fire.

+Live, fireside music by the Chatham Rabbits and Dwight Hawkins.

+Market tables with local baked goods and crafts for sale, including Yellow Dog Bread Co and more.

+Make your own historic decorations for our Christmas tree.

Raleigh City Farm will also have their Christmas Tree Lot open for tree sales from High Country Firs during this time, so you can purchase a sustainably-grown Christmas tree while you’re there!

Special thanks to CompostNow for collecting all of our compostable cider cups and nut shells!

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Special thanks to our Partners & Sponsors.

Piedmont Pantry: Introduction to Yogurt + Yogurt Cheese | Saturday, November 11, 10 AM-12 PM | Raleigh City Farm


Join us for our Intro to Yogurt + Yogurt Cheese Making workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, November 11.

Interested in learning to make your own yogurt at home? Want to know how to make extra-thick Greek-style yogurt? How about how to turn your yogurt into creamy yogurt cheese or labneh? We’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make make yogurt at home with no special equipment and then turn it into Greek-style yogurt and labneh yogurt cheese. We’ll provide handouts and various samples of different variations on yogurt and yogurt cheese.


Know your Roots: Intro to Soil + Composting | Thursday, October 26, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Soil Building + Composting Workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Thursday, October 26.

Wondering what you would need to do to start building your own soil at home? We can help!

Fall is a great time to focus on building up your soil for seasons to come.

Join us to learn the basics of soil building, including composting, lasagna gardening, cover crops, and more!

We’ll send you home with a thorough knowledge of soil-building basics and handouts to help get you started.

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.


The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Preserving Apples 3 Ways | Saturday, October 14, 10 AM-12 PM | Raleigh City Farm


Join us for our Preserving Apples 3 Ways workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, October 14.

It’s apple season! Interested in learning to preserve the fall bounty of apples all year long?

We’ll show you three delicious ways and teach you the history behind these methods and some of your favorite apple varieties!

Information will cover how to preserve apples using the water bath canning method to make fruit butter and applesauce as well as the historical method of “snitzing”! Techniques generalize easily to other fruits! You will leave with a solid overview of how to use the water-bath canning method, handouts, and a jar of apple preserves that you help make!


Know your Roots: Fall into Winter Gardening | Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Fall into Winter Gardening Workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Thursday, September 28.

Wondering if gardening season is over now that fall has come? It’s not!

Stretch the harvest and get the most out of your garden by growing in all four seasons! Learn lessons from a time in history when stretching the harvest was critical – WWII victory gardens. Go home with everything you need to know to grow for fall and into winter, with a free planting guide, AND a fall veggie container garden to get you started.

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.


The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Canning the Summer Harvest | Saturday, September 9, 10 AM – 12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Canning the Summer Harvest preserving workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, September 9.  

Veggies taste best when they’re fresh, local, and in season. Learn how to preserve your yummy garden produce at its peak so you can continue tasting these sweet days of summer all year long!

  • We’ll guide you through the water bath canning method step-by-step using it to preserve tomatoes and other summer veggies.
  • You’ll learn fun local food history along the way!
  • We’ll send you home with handouts and your own bit of “summer in a jar” that we make together in the workshop.


August 25 – Movies on the Farm Series Part 3: Growing Cities Documentary Film

For the third of our 3-part series, come out to Raleigh City Farm for a FREE family-friendly screening under the stars.

Piedmont Picnic will be there with our Piedmont Picnic “Pop” Stand with freshly popped popcorn with bar of local and wild toppings to sprinkle on top and wild soda pops flavored with locally foraged syrups.

Movie: Growing Cities, view the trailer here.

->Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
->Movie starts at 8:30pm

Follow along for more information and updates on facebook here.

–> We will have concessions for purchase including a Piedmont “Pop” Stand (freshly popped popcorn with bar of local and wild toppings to sprinkle on top), Wild Sodas (flavored with locally harvested syrups), something special from Farmer James, plus beer/wine. Please no outside food or drink.

–> Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome as well as leashed, well-behaved dogs.

–> Parking is limited to street parking. There is a small parking lot in front of the shopping center next to us, but to be fair to our neighbors who run the businesses, we need to leave room for their customers. Consider carpooling, walking or riding your bike. There is parking available along Delway Street (across Blount street from the Farm).

–> Movies on the Farm is ADA accessible. Please message us beforehand for accommodations, we are happy to help.

–> In case of inclement weather, we will do our best to give notice ahead of time. Rain date is set for the Saturday that follows the original screening on Friday.

–> Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.

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Neuse River Float August 19th – SOLD OUT!

Thanks for checking in about this event!  We’re sold out!  See our fall workshop schedule here for what’s next!

When it’s summertime, and all you want to do is lay in water sipping a cold drink, we’ve got the perfect afternoon for you!

First Annual Neuse River Float

Saturday, August 19

WHEN:  Saturday, August 19; Arrive at 1:00 PM, depart for launch at 1:30 PM

WHO:  You!  and all of your lazy-river floating, ice-cream slurping friends!

WHERE:  The Neuse River –> begin at: 9601 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest


✔ ICE CREAM FLOATS – Piedmont Picnic will provide DIY ice cream fixins and a wild soda bar at the launch point to get you started with an ice cream float to sip along the way.

✔FLOATS + BOATS – You can choose to BYO Float (bring along an inner tube like this one!) or to purchase a ticket that includes the rental of a kayak or canoe.

✔ TRANSPORTATION – How do you get to the launch site and back to your car? We’ll meet at the endpoint and leave our cars there.  Paddle Creek will provide transport vans to take us up to the launch site.  You’ll end the float back at your car!

✔ THE RIVER.  You’ll float down 3 miles of the Neuse River, ending back at your vehicle.  This could take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on just how lazy the river is that day (i.e., the water level).

✔ MUSIC – Along the way we’ll have the Neuse’s first floating DJ – DJ Root Boi – for you to listen to for maximum summertime feels while you make your way down river.

✔ PRIZES + #NCWATERLOVE – We’ll be celebrating one of Raleigh’s (and North Carolina’s) greatest resources along the way — the Neuse River! Triangle Land Conservancy will help us celebrate this waterway with a photo scavenger hunt – snap photos from their list, tag them, and win prizes!

A portion of all proceeds will go to Triangle Land Conservancy to support the important work they do to protect our area land and watersheds.

>>TICKET OPTION #1 – FLOAT MY BOAT: includes event ticket, complimentary ice cream float, transportation to launch point, and ONE BOAT RENTAL of your choice (canoe, single kayak, or tandem kayak).

>>TICKET OPTION #2 – BYO FLOAT: includes event ticket, complimentary ice cream float, and transportation to launch point, but you’ll BRING YOUR OWN FLOAT to ride down the river.

Click one of the fun float options below to buy online!


Triangle Land Conservancy

DJ Root Boi


Paddle Creek


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