I can’t quite decide if The Saturday Market at Rebus Works fits neatly in the category of a farmers’ market. Its vendors include farmers certainly.
You’ll find fresh produce from Double T Farm, Veggie Barn, Pinhole Farms, Part & Parcel Farms, The Farmery and last weekend the LoMo Market truck stopped in for a visit.
And like most any farmers’ market, you’ll find prepared and artisan food vendors too. Crumb is a frequent vendor (satisfying the sweet tooth with their baked goods), as is Nello’s Sauce, Muddy Dog Roasting Co. and Porch Rockin’.
One frequently finds a crafter or artist at a farmers’ market. The Saturday Market includes a rotating selection of local artists where the artist’s medium varies widely. I’d never seen an infant-size kimono… and I don’t have an infant… but I sure wish I did. The baby wraps from Caitlin Cary were so sweet.
A combination of added features (such as frequent visits from Triangle area food trucks and brewers) and the urban, shaded neighborhood setting (including a garden space and chicken coop “out back”) give The Saturday Market a unique feel. The weekly vendor change lends the market a type of “pop-up” appeal too. You’ll certainly find most any food item you’d like, and sometimes you’ll find something “new to you” that you love instantly, like kiddie kimonos. Those unexpected delights keep you coming back.
I guess I’d place The Saturday Market in a farmers’ market “plus” category, if I had to. But I like that I don’t have to categorize the market as anything but a delightful detour in downtown Raleigh on a Saturday morning.