Moore Square Market Has Returned

Shop till you drop every Sunday in downtown Raleigh
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Moore Square Market is back; Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls/Unsplash

The Moore Square Market in downtown Raleigh is returning for its third year this Sunday, May 2nd from 11am-3pm. After that, it will continue every Sunday through October 3rd. Expect a lively community bustling about as they shop from more than 40 rotating vendors, eat at local food trucks, picnic in the park, and participate in themed activities.

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) strives to make the market 100% local. Therefore, one of the qualifications to set up shop is operating business within 90 miles of Raleigh. On any given Sunday, you will find local vendors selling fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, eggs, dairy, artisanal and baked goods, pastries, and crafts. Another important aspect of the market is its inclusivity. SNAP will be accepted at the market. Not only that, a Double Bucks Program will be offered for participants of SNAP. This program will match dollars up to $10 per market visit. SNAP tokens can be purchased at the information booth in the square.

On every second Sunday of the month, Brunch Moore Market will make an appearance. Think Moore Square Market but more. Food trucks, live music, and additional craft vendors will dot the lawn adding to the already festive event. In addition, look out for themed days that will include special programming, live music, and children’s activities. To stay informed on what will happen at the next market day join the newsletter.

The Moore Square Market is a non-ticketed event managed by the DRA, Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and presented by Blue Cross NC, The Lincoln, and WakeMed. The Double Bucks program is sponsored by Blue Cross NC. Covid-19 safety measures will be taken and observed such as social distancing and hand sanitizing stations. If there is bad weather such as rain the market will continue on unless it is a safety concern.

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