Register below to enter your team in the Blackberry Brigade blackberry picking competition! Teams pick blackberries along Raleigh greenways and then bring their berry haul to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage! The winning team and runner up will receive some fantastic prizes! You can choose to keep your berries OR better yet, donate them and package them to be sold to local chefs, with all proceeds going to the community garden at Neighbor to Neighbor Community Outreach Center! Various berry-themed activities for teams to enjoy will also take place at the weigh-in site, including blackberry-themed snacks by Common Roots Project.
Piedmont Picnic Project will be partnering with Community Food Lab and Second Saturday to host the day's events as part of the City of Raleigh's Art along Blount Street dedication and in conjunction with the Shaw Summer Sizzles concert series!
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Teams can pre-register or register on site at any point during this time. We'll be there all day! You can bring your berries to be weighed at any point during this time as well, but ALL berries must be weighed by 1:00 PM at the latest!
1:00 PM - ALL berries must be weighed by 1:00 PM to count for the competition!
1:15 PM - Winners announced and prizes awarded!
Stick around during and after weigh-in to help package berries, taste blackberry-based refreshments and snacks, and enjoy our partners' events (full schedule at http://ow.ly/ODMvE)!
The event will be based at Estey Hall at Shaw University (corners of E. South and Blount Streets) in downtown Raleigh.