The Durham Farmers' Market proudly accepts SNAP benefits. To use your EBT
card at the Market, please visit the Market info table
at the center of the Pavilion.
The Double Bucks Program allows SNAP customers to receive double the amount of money they spend on tokens for purchases up to $10.
The Market is working
closely with RAFI as our fiscal sponsor. Read more about
the program and our partnership
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Double Bucks program! We couldn't do it without you!
|Farmer Foodshare Donation Station
The Donation Station
Program collects donations
of fresh food and cash from customers at the Durham Farmers' Market.
money is used directly
at the Market to purchase food from farmers for
those who are hungry
in our community.
Farmer Foodshare's mission
is to connect our local
farmers with those
who need food!
or volunteer at our Durham Farmers' Market
And don't forget to participate in the Donor Rewards Program. Give a suggested donation of $3-$5 and
receive a stamp on your card. Once you've collected enough stamps, you will proudly earn your Farmer Foodshare
T-shirt! Swing by the Donation Station for
SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
AT THE MARKET
CHARD & TURNIPS
LAMB & SHEEP PRODUCTS
The 10% Campaign is a project of the Center For Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS). The campaign encourages you to spend 10% of your existing food dollars to support North Carolina food producers, businesses and communities. Why 10%? In North Carolina, we spend $35 billion on food every year. If we spend 10% of our food dollars on local product, we can infuse over $3.5 billion into the local economy. As avid supporters of the Durham Farmers' Market, you already know the many advantages to shopping locally. So, why join the campaign? It will re-affirm your commitment to shopping locally and it sends a strong message to policy makers about the importance of local foods! For more information
It's nice to see the sunshine after such a rainy start to the week. If you have not already,
swing by the Market to pick up your plants and ask your farmers for growing tips.
This weekend will be the perfect time to get your hands dirty and appreciate the beauty of Mother Earth! While you're at the Market, stop by the lawn
chat with Girl Scout Troop 1621 about the importance of trees in our world.
Don't forget that we've partnered with Durham Central Park and
to offer a
compost drop-off service at the Market.
The cost for subscribers is $15/month and a collection bin and liners are provided. Subscribers will bring their food scraps to the Market or to Durham Central Park each week and drop everything off at the designated cart, which will be located near the dumpster on Roney Street. Food FWD
will do a compost giveaway semi-annually and will be at the Market this weekend to answer questions and register folks for the program. If you prefer to have your own compost pile at home, Food FWD will be selling buckets for purchase.
We hope you'll participate!
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
- See a honeybee hive and chat with the Durham County Beekeeper's Association from 9:30 am-noon.
Saturday, May 13
- Pick up everything you need for Mother's Day and make a card for Mom on the Market Lawn.
Saturday, May 20
- Join The 360 Approach for an old-school, family-friendly Field Day from 10-11 am. There will be prizes!
- Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, July 15
- Save the date for Tomato Day, one of our favorite celebrations of the year!
Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Hakurei Turnips, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (many varieties), Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, and more!
MEATS AND EGGS:
Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs
FLOWERS: Baptisia, Bachelor Buttons Icelandic Poppies, Tulips, Snapdragons, and more!
Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts, Bedding Plants
Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Empanadas, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Fermented Foods, Vermiculture, and more!
Pottery, Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Handmade Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, Yarn, Roving and much more!
Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Meadow Lane Farm
Delicious pasture-based meats from our farm that are also Animal Welfare Approved!
Are you planning for grilling out with family and friends? Our Century farm has wonderful dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, PORK, LAMB and GOAT (Chevon). An assortment of STEAKS, Loin CHOPS, Ribs, Ground, Sausages, and much more will be available.
Our new product is BRAT's Lamb Sausage this week.... so delicious on the grill!
USDA certified organic veggies: A
rugula/greens mix and STRAWBERRIES ready.
, we will have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens.
Also, please come see us on the north side of the Market - we moved back to our "summer" location.
for your continued support of our family farm!
Tiny Farm will bring the following to the Market:
Pre-order online by 5 pm to ensure availability when you arrive at market.
Weekly Boxes will be available and new members are welcome (5 vegetables for $15 week).
Mark, Annie & Gabby
We all know that Durham is a fabulous place, a livable artsy town with great food, and a vibrant culture. (The Durham Farmers' Market is at the epicenter of all that, of course.) So as a nod to all that wonderful Durham-ness, we have come up with a T-shirt that celebrates the Durham spirit. We've used batik to create a starry night, and silkscreened a Durham design underneath. Trendy enough to wear to a Food Truck Rodeo in Central Park, hip enough to wear to a night out at DPAC or to a Bulls game. We've also got Durham-themed kids clothes. Because you're never too young to be cool.
Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Allowing your wardrobe to reflect Durham's spirit.
Like our Facebook page
and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Durham Farmers' Market
with a great selection of delicious buffalo/bison meat.
Stop by and visit and plan for that family gathering and cookout!
Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Stoney Mountain Farm
Sorry to have missed you last weekend as we took part in the annual Piedmont Farm Tour.
This week we'll again have our coolers full with more of our yummy lamb cuts. Our breed of sheep, "Navajo Churro" ( a heritage breed) was named by SlowFood as "a flavor worth saving". We'll have cuts for grilling or slow roasting, burger makin' or pizza topping (carmelized onion, ground lamb and goat cheese, oh my!).
We'll also have all of our wool and wool items available.
Look forward to seeing you at the Market!
Olga & John Elder
Chapel Hill Creamery
Our picture is Allison, our herd manager and her ox Fryer, getting out of the rain this past week. Our cows are Animal Welfare Approved. They are part of our team and Fryer is Allison's 2300 lb. pet. We will have ripe Carolina Moon as well as Dairyland Farmers and Pheta
. The Carolina Moon is similar to a Brie in the category call mold ripened cheese. The white mold changes the structure of the cheese and enhances the flavor and softness over time. It's a good example of slow food that is richer in flavor than many industrial type Bries made to ship across the ocean and not over ripen and get too strong. We try to bring it to you when it is half to fully ripe and we can pick one out for you. Serve it as an appetizer or as a side dishes to sautéed greens and mushrooms for the market.
Our Dairyland Farmers cheese is a fresh cheese popular with kids of all ages. Good for snacking or adding to Mexican dishes or scrambled eggs. Our Pheta is aged in a salt brine- also a traditional method- and is saltier than the farmers. It still has the rich flavor of our wonderful Jersey cow milk and is great for salads, Tabouli, or pasta dishes.
Sausage comes from our whey fed pigs and is made with the hams for a meaty taste. Choose from Sage and Maple Breakfast, Mild Country Breakfast, and Chorizo. We also have ground Pork and Spare Ribs. Pick up one of our recipes, taste some cheese, and plan your weekend meal.
Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Honeygirl Meadery is a small urban meadery in downtown Durham, making an ancient craft beverage for modern days. Mead is essentially wine made from honey, with many different styles that include meads made with fruits, flowers and herbs. Our meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches, using both local and global true source honey, local fruits, herbs and flowers. They are naturally gluten free.
Our downtown Durham Tasting Room is open on
Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays from 1-5pm.
This week we are sampling three of our classics. Come try our
Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral and earthy, dry style, made from NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme; our
Orange Blossom Mead, a semi-sweet yet light bodied traditional mead, made with orange blossom honey and aged at least a year; and our
Spiced Apple Cyser, a semi-sweet 'apple pie' mead made from NC apple cider and NC wildflower honey, not overly sweet, with some tart grannysmith apple notes to balance the flavors. This one is nice chilled and served with grilled foods.
We will also have bottles available of our Vanilla Mead (light-bodied, lightly sweet mead made from orange blossom honey, infused with vanilla beans) and Wildwood Mead (off-dry traditional mead featuring bold, dark wildflower honey with buckwheat, sorghum notes, mellowed over French oak).
MoonDance Soaps & More
Calling all Beardies...Got a few minutes to help MoonDance develop the best beard oil around, guaranteed to curl your whiskers and tame that stache? Seven simple questions that will take just a few minutes of your time:
Thanks so much for your help. We promise, your feedback counts! (If only Tom had thought to make beard oil with all of those coconuts...). Paul, our very own favorite bearded one, will be at the market
handing out the sample soaps.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Mother Nature has such a sense of humor. This week we are picturing our peonies. These mid-May bloomers are way ahead of schedule. Stop by and take some home to enjoy!
TOMATO PLANTS and MORE!
We sold many starter plants last weekend and we will continue to have more available for your gardens this week, although some varieties will be in short supply. We will have a selection of over 18 exceptional tomato plant varieties (cherry, salad, and slicers -- both reliable hybrid and heirloom favorites), herbs, blackberries, peppers (both sweet and hot), vine crops and flower plants for your garden.
We will be bringing our PESTICIDE-FREE
We will have chard and green garlic.
FROM OUR KITCHEN:
Jams and jellies!
We have our award-winning strawberry jam and blackberry jelly. Also available are apple, peach, and peach mango and onion jam.
All of Hurtgen Meadows produce, plants, fruits and flowers are naturally grown using sustainable practices - no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are ever used on our farm. We'll see you at the Market!
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm is looking forward to spending another Saturday morning with all our customers at the Durham Farmers' Market. After this significant rainfall, it will be perfect to work in the garden and get those veggies going. We will have our large selection of herbs, tomatoes, peppers both hot and sweet, okra, annual and perennial flowers. Of course we will also have our succulents and houseplants.
On the produce table this week you will find PEA SHOOTS, BEETS, FENNEL, HAKUREI TURNIPS, HEIRLOOM EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD CABBAGE, CHARD, KALE, CILANTRO, ASIAN GREENS, SCALLIONS, BROCCOLI RAAB, SPECIALTY CUCUMBERS and French Breakfast RADISHES.
Hannah, Tim, Jonathan or Brian and Helga
Thanks to Panciuto and Our State magazine for the compliments in the
Ever Laughter Farm
We'll have lots of plants for you garden this weekend including tomatoes, marigolds, nasturtiums, Irish poet, pineapple sage, parsley, and many other herbs. We'll have colorful Swiss chard and lettuce mix. And we'll have buckets of flowers! Lots of snapdragons and mixed bouquets including poppies, agrostemma, snaps, and more.
We will bring asparagus, collard greens, spinach, kale, turnip greens, green garlic, fresh and dried herbs, paprika powder, cayenne powder and cayenne pepper flakes.
Graham & Sara Broadwell
Join us this Saturday at the DFM! We'll have:
- Original and flavored chèvre (jalapeno, garlic + herbs, sour cherry and fig + honey)
- Fleur verte (chèvre marinated in olive oil, bay leaves, pink peppercorns, garlic and herbs de Provençe)
- Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
- New! Blackberry goat cheese mousse
Our next farm dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 13
at 6PM. Get your tickets here!
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Fickle Creek Farm
Thanks to the ~420 folks that came to the farm this past weekend for the Piedmont Farm Tour!
by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am.
Good Food Friday Special on 100% Grass Fed Beef.
Buy 5 pounds get 20% of
f; Buy 10 pounds, get 25% off.
Click here to see everything we have:
- 100% Grass Fed BEEF
- 100% GRASS FED, PASTURE RAISED LAMB (no legs left)
- 100% Grass Fed YEARLING MUTTON
- PASTURE and WOODLAND RAISED, FREE RANGE PORK
- Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
- Artisan Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
- Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
- Ground Pet Food
- Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
for our Warm Season CSA and save 10%!
10% off purchases of $100 or more!
Visit our website!
Bonlee Grown Farm
A trailer full and flowers are coming your w
ay! Come check out our double bloom
geraniums, rosebud impatiens, four colors of
verbena, lantana, lavender, and s
ucculents!!! Carolina Babe liquid
Coconut spray skin oil also.
Please call for orders.
Thank you for shopping local!
Amy & Ray Sugg
Celebrity Dairy will be bringing our award winning chevre, delicious gelato to keep you cool all through market, and many other products made with our goat's milk!
Plain, Asian Luv, Confetti, Currituck, Dillemon, French Kiss, Garbo, Paprika Garlic, Party, and Rosemary.
Plain, Chipotle, Chocolate, Currituck, Dillemon, Garbo, Jalapeño, and Mango.
Crottin, Blue Streak, and Silk Hope.
Naturlig and Tykk.
Chocolate, Nutmeg-Vanilla, Ginger, and Mango.
Dark Chocolate, Cherry-Pecan, Coconut, and Walnut.
Join us in the Inn/B&B for one of our 3 or 4 course Third Sunday Dinners this quarter:
- Mother's Day/Grad Dinner (May 14 & May 21): Cornish Game Hens with Orange Sauce, etc.
- Father's Day (June 18): Beef Steak with Bourbon Sauce, etc.
Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.
Brit & Fleming Pfann
Flat River Farm & Nursery
We will be market with greenhouse tomatoes, herbs, flowers, ferns, cold crop plugs, bedding plants.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Charles & Joan Holeman
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove making Italian-inspired Cow and Goat-milk cheeses. We hand craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love. We bring the whole family to the market so get ready to meet the kids and our cheese-makers!
Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including our Freshen (cow milk),
Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; our bloomy-rind cheese,
; our lightly smoked, meltable fan favorite,
; our decadent ash ripened and award winning,
; our milder take on a beer washed Taleggio,
(cow & goat milk)
; and our aged, bees wax dipped, Winsome (cow
& goat milk)
For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our
and join our newsletter mailing list. E-mail questions and special orders
or call 919-732-9079.
Austin, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market
with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. Ravioli - Spring Pea & Mint, Greek, 3 Cheese & Garlic, Spinach & Cheese, Fig Gorgonzola, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta, Mushroom, Pimento Cheese, Artichoke, Lemon Ricotta, Pierogi Cheddar & Onion, & our NEW Cheese Pizza Ravioli! We will also have cut pastas - spaghetti, spinach linguine, fettuccine; gnocchi, lasagna, pizza dough and our freshly made Tomato Basil Sauce.
We'll see you at the Market!
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.
Parking can be found in the Ballpark Parking Lot on Corporation Street and in the Measurement Inc. lot, 423 Morris Street (look for the Durham Farmers' Market Parking sign). There is a path at the bottom of that parking lot that leads you to the Market. There are also public parking lots along Foster Street and on Morgan Street near the Carolina Theatre.
Handicap parking is available on Foster Street, right next to the south entrance of the pavilion.
Durham Farmers' Market Animal Policy
Please note that the Durham Farmers' Market does not allow dogs or other pets in the Market area during Market hours.
Service animals are exempt from this rule.
Leashed pets are welcome elsewhere throughout Durham Central Park.