August 3, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Stoney Mountain Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Terra Clotha
The Spicy Hermit
Honeygirl Meadery
Maple Spring Gardens
Catbriar Farm
Harland's Creek Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Fickle Creek Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Elodie Farms
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Soul Cocina
Celebrity Dairy
DFM Accepts
SNAP Benefits
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  HERE

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Double Bucks program! We couldn't do it without you!
Farmer Foodshare Donation Station 
Farmer Foodshare's 
Donation Station Program collects donations of 
fresh food and cash from customers at the 
Durham Farmers' Market. 
The money is used directly at the market to purchase food from farmers; that food is then donated those who are hungry in our community. Farmer Foodshare's mission is to connect our local farmers with those who need food! Please  visit  or  volunteer  at our Durham Farmers' Market Donation Station! 

And don't forget to 
participate in the 
Donor Rewards Program. 
Get a sticker on your card every time you make a donation of cash or food. 
Once your card is full, you can redeem it for a  free  item at one of Farmer Foodshare's local sponsors!







































10% Campaign

Quick Links
Summer is flying by and August is already here. We hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of vacation with your family and that you're savoring the delicious flavors of the season. This weekend we're excited to welcome the  team from the Samaritan Health Center , a free and charitable clinic in Durham. They will be discussing blood sugars, healthy diet options, info about the clinic and how to access services there. Be sure to swing by the lawn from 9-11 am to chat with them!

Also, National Farmers' Market Week kicks off on Sunday. In honor of this weeklong celebration, we're hosting a meal challenge! We've created a meal list for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have 21 recipes to share with you. You'll find the shopping list online for what you can pick up at the market tomorrow and on Wednesday. You can also pick up a scorecard at the market tomorrow. Keep track of how many local meals you cook and drop off your scorecard next Saturday, August 11. Everyone who submits a scorecard will be eligible for a prize! Check out our website for the full details.

Finally, we're excited to announce that registration is open for our final Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season! We hope your young chefs can join Jeff Crane on Saturday, August 18. Register today as the class is capped at 15 students.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, August 11
Saturday, August 18
  • Calling all young foodies! Join chef Jeff Crane for the final Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season. Register today!
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners.
Saturday, August 25
  • Spend the morning relaxing on the lawn and enjoying the music of DryBread Road.
  • Join chef Kyle Wilkerson and Candace Crank of Heirloom Restaurant for a delicious cooking demo.
Become a friend of the
Durham Farmers' Market!
The Durham Farmers' Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the market and continue to provide Durham with an event that nourishes the soul of our wonderful city.  You may not know that the market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community.  We want to continue expanding the offerings of our market and need your help to make this happen.  The Friend of Durham Farmers' Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children's programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, and developing our nutrition education programs. We invite you to invest in your market. Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham. Thank you!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Asian Greens, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Peppers, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Squash, Tomatoes, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Blueberries, Watermelon & Cantaloupe

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs


CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Fermented Foods, and more!

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the market this week.
Salty   Catch  Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast Saturday morning to bring the Market community fresh caught NC Seafood. Stop by and see Steven and Renee and chat with Steven, a commercial fisherman.  Know that when you buy Salty Catch Seafood you're getting the freshest N.C. seafood available. Salty Catch believes in offering a superior product along with exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Stoney Mountain Farm
We have coolers full of our yummy lamb cuts, grilling to braising, ground, kebab and sausage..we've got you covered!  
We're raising a heritage breed of sheep, named on   Slow Foods Ark of Taste  as a flavor worth is yummy!

As livestock farmers raising sheep on a small scale, we can accommodate most requests.  Just ASK us!

Ask for any of our popular recipes, marinades, soups, sliders, shanks to name just a few...

Also, all of our ever popular all natural wool products!

John & Olga Elder
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Meadow Lane Farm
Sun, Grass, Beef
Come out  this Saturday  to our wonderful Farmers' Market and buy delicious HEALTHY, fresh food for your cookouts!

Now is grilling time so get out the grill and try some of our pastured, natural meats: SUN, GRASS, MEATS.  On Saturday, we will have our 21-Day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF....all the cuts will be available...from tender FILET MIGNONS, Ribeyes, New York Strips, Sirloins, London Broil, and Flat Iron STEAKS....our Weeping Radish Brewery famous HOTDOGS, Sausages, Ground Beef (including G. Chuck and G. Round). Oxtail, Tongue, Brisket, Heart, calves liver, Stew Beef, DOG BONES, Marrow Bones, ROASTS (Chuck Eye, Chuck, Eye of Round, Sirloin Tip), bag of soup bones, and shanks will all be in ample supply.

For your special meal, try our Leg of Lamb and Leg of Cabrito (goat). They are so delicious and a very tender cut of meat. We also have beautiful LAMB and Cabrito LOIN CHOPS, Riblets, Stew Meat, Ground Lamb, Leg slices, and bags of soup bones.

Our pastured Berkshire X Pork includes lots of sausages..Country X-sage (both mild and hot), Brats, Holiday Blend (w/ apples, pecans), Italian, Smoked Andouille (great in Gumbo!) Sausage.   We have Picnic and Boston Butt Roasts; thick Pork Chops, Rendered Lard from our pastured pork, St. Louis Slab of Ribs, and more. How about a quick and easy meal using our eastern-style pork BARBECUE....just heat and serve...already seasoned and so delicious.

Organic certified baby tender SQUASH, Mario's famous SUNGOLD tomatoes, OKRA, and our POPCORN. We may also have a limited amount of our small orchard's PEACHES (not organic). Try our farm fresh EGGS and our farm fresh flower bouquets to make you feel happy!

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm! We appreciate and cherish your friendship and support. Look for our white tent and BEEF trailer on the north side of the pavilion! Visit us and attend the small farmer fundraiser, Dinner in the Meadow, on  Sunday, September 9 on top of a grassy hill.  

Understory Farm
We're sad to announce that Understory Farm will be shutting down as of mid-August. We have really enjoyed being a member of the Durham Farmers' Market and appreciate all of the support from our devoted customers. We'll miss the camaraderie of our fellow vendors, the devotion of the market staff and volunteers, and the inspired fungal delicacies of the chefs we've been fortunate to work with. As farmers market patrons ourselves we look forward to seeing all of you at market on into the future, just from the other side of the table.

Rob Jones
Terra Clotha
We have been experimenting with glow-in-the-dark silkscreen ink recently. Now mostly it's on children's clothes, but we'll have it for adults soon. While the glow from this ink is likely not bright enough so you can use it to read a newspaper, it may help you locate your children when the power goes out. Non-toxic. Machine washable, and 100 percent fun. 

Clothing from Terra Clotha. Gives wearers a warm glow.

Like our Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10 percent off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
The Spicy Hermit
The Spicy Hermit crafts traditional and seasonal kimchi using fresh produce from local farms (including those at Durham Farmers' Market!) and time-honored fermentation methods. What is kimchi? Simply put, kimchi is a delicious product resulting from seemingly magical alchemy of vegetables and spices. All kimchi from The Spicy Hermit is raw, gluten-free, and vegan, and manufactured at each produce's seasonal peak.  

Our current offerings are: green cabbage, napa cabbage, radish, kohlrabi and carrot, and a limited selection of collard greens. Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces.  

Eunice Chang
Honeygirl Meadery
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 additions of 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 Fridays from 3-7 pm, Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays from 1-5 pm.

This Mead Day we'll be celebrating with some special events at the meadery - Saturday 8/4 from 1-6 pm! Come out to the tasting room for some special tastings, prizes, guest vendors and fun! Check out our Facebook page for more details!

This week we will be sampling: our BRAND NEW Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick. Fermented with NC strawberries, wildflower honey and infused with habanero peppers to bring a little heat.

And we will also be sampling our Apple Cyser Mead , this is the mead version of a hard cider, and ours is a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights. A blend of four apple varieties from western NC contributes both tart and sweet cider notes.
We will also have bottles available of our Lavender Mead , an infusion of fresh-dried local lavender flowers in our orange blossom traditional mead; and Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Maple Spring Gardens
Hello Farmers' Marketeers!  This week has been an interesting demonstration of the futility of prognostication.  Every day so far they've called for rain and we haven't seen much at all.  Every night we get drenched.  This is, in my view, a perfect chance to practice an important farming skill; that would be flexibility.  In this day and age we have an ever increasing number of wonderful tools that allow us to impose our expectations and desires upon the world.  Free two day shipping can get us almost anything we want when we want it with the illusion of no cost.  Mother nature however, does not know or care what a farmer wants or expects, and the vicissitudes of weather simply are what they are.  So the farmer must be flexible.  We must work with what is, and not dwell on dashed expectations when there's work to do.  Some folks are more inclined to this practice than others, but it is a skill that can be honed.  So in spite of a week of dashed expectations, or perhaps because of them, we will be bringing cilantro, dill, parsley, chives, basil, shiso, tulsi, lemongrass, sunflower, tuberoses,  handmade teas, herb infused vinegars,  green peppers, sweet peppers, lettuce, arugula, pea shoots, salad mix, eggplant, potatoes, onions, and heirloom, red slicing, roma, and sungold tomatoes to market this week.  We hope to see you there!

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Catbriar Farm
We have received lots of rain this week! All the vegetables (and weeds) are hydrated!! We will bring apples, potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, okra, peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, fresh and dried herbs, and zinnias. We also have a freezer full of USDA inspected Angus beef. If you have a special cut you want us to bring, please e-mail or call. We will bring a large selection to market. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Harland's Creek Farm
On  August 4, 2018 DFM fare from Harland's Creek Farm will included: Certified Organic Basil, Green Beans, Beets, Eggplant, Garlic, Mint, Okra, Peppers, Potatoes and Fingerling Potatoes, and Tomatoes-Yellow Valencia, Mixed red, and Mixed Cherry tomatoes--All Certified Organic
As usual we are featuring OKRA with recipes, samples, and pamphlets on the history of okra.  To get in the mood for an okra feast, check out this video that Judy made on the Alabama Okra Festival.
PS. It was my first video and I did not  realize all the little noises we make to let someone know we are listening would sound so distracting. Sorry.  I still won an award for a first time video at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham. Everyone else was under twenty-five years old.
Judy, Erasmo & Rene
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market  this Saturday  with a variety of fresh pasta! We will have everyone's favorite ravioli, including NEW Greek Ravioli (made with spinach, feta, lemon zest, and green onion), and two flavors of Pierogi. Our eggplant-based Caponata Sauce is also back for a limited time! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm will be bringing basil starts to refresh your summer garden for the fall. We'll also have large potted herbs including rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano and lemon balm (natural mosquito repellent). Plant these perennials now for use throughout the upcoming months.
We will be bringing cabbage, potatoes, a large variety of cherry and slicing tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, eggplant (classic and fairy tale), sweet onions, and garlic.
We will have bunches of mixed summer flowers and limelight hydrangeas by the stem.
Current varieties available include peach, peach mango, kiwi, strawberry, sweet onion and pepper jam. Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share with our customers.

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. 

Chapel Hill Creamery
We're excited to announce that we won 2 ribbons at the American Cheese Society Competition. Our Dairyland Farmers won first in its category and Hickory Grove won a third in its category. The ACS Conference was in Pittsburgh last weekend and our lead cheesemaker Brian Goodale was able to go with a scholarship. The competition is open to cheese makers in the US and Canada with over 1,900 entries, and Brian got some well-deserved recognition.

We have Fresh Mozzarella this week to enjoy while tomatoes are still wonderful. Use it fresh in Caprese Salad or melt it in eggplant dishes, pizza, or zucchini pasta. Our Fresh Mozzarella is milky and rich, made with milk from our Animal Welfare Approved Jersey cow herd. The yellow color comes from the carotene in the grass our cows graze. You'll find it at Pizza Toro this time of year on one of their pizzas.

We also have Hickory Grove, fresh Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, Danziger, and our seven month old Calvander. Use Hickory Grove for snacking, melting on burgers, or in omelets. It is a washed rind cheese that is buttery and savory. Fresh Dairyland Farmers is a favorite on tomato sandwiches or adding to Mexican dishes. We have smooth and creamy Carolina Moon and Danziger. Carolina Moon is like a Camembert and Danziger is a washed rind cheese so it has a slightly stronger flavor. Calvander is based on an Asiago, good for snacking, pasta, and homemade pesto.

Enjoy BLTs with our Molasses Cured Bacon or Jowl. Cook these on a slightly low flame so that the molasses doesn't scorch and enjoy a treat for dinner. Add to tacos or shrimp and grits.  Cured Pork Jowl is at an introductory price of $6.00 per pound . We have ground pork and a few Spare Ribs.  Sausages include Mild Italian, Smoked Andouille, Sage and Maple Breakfast Links, and Mild Country Breakfast.  All our pork is from our pigs on our farm who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. Don't forget your cooler and come see us!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

MORE!! NON-GMO, Pasture raised, Freedom Ranger Chicken
Lots of whole chicken available with limited quantities of half birds, bone in breast, leg quarters, and backs. Early orders filled first!

August Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Bacon Bits & Chunks - 33% off at $6 per pound
  • Bone-In Pork Loin Chops - Buy 3 packs at $7.50 per pound (25% off) 
100% Grass Fed & Finished BEEF
  • Ground Beef - 10 pounds for $64 or 20 pounds for $120
Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & MUTTON** (never fed any grain!)
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami (Pork & Beef), Pate, & Roast Beef
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks & Bites (Mild, Sweet or Hot) and Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Bonlee Grown Farm

Peach, strawberry, triple berry, apricot,  and fig jams! Also, pear preserves!

$3 Geraniums and potted plants. 

Succulents and hanging baskets.

Please call ahead for orders. Thanks  for buying from your local farmers!

Amy and Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
Pamela Strand Photography
This week I am featuring passion flowers which bloom in July. These exotic flowers look like they arrived from another planet! They can be found growing on vines in ditches in our area. Duke Gardens also has some in the White Garden and climbing porch posts.

I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring iconic spots around  Durham, the OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and astronomical images. If you don't see a subject you are looking for, just ask - I may have it.  This week's image is of a passion flower, of course!

Many of my photos can be previewed on my Smugmug website I will also have enlargements in 11x14" and 16x20" sizes and can make posters upon request. Drop by for a look and a chat!
Pamela Strand
Flat River Farm & Nursery
We will have lots of Field Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers, Herbs, Hanging Baskets and Potted Plants, Green Tomatoes, Sungolds  and Juliets.  See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Elodie Farms
This Saturday  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 Provence), whey crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel), blackberry goat cheese mousse and cajeta (goat milk caramel). NEW! Goat cheesecake! Very limited supply, get yours early!

Tickets for our FARM TOUR on Saturday, August 18 at 2PM are available. Get'em here! Tours take approximately 1.5 - 2hr and include a cheese tasting on the porch of our 1914 Victorian farmhouse. Most of the time will be spent playing with the goats, but we will also visit the cheese room and milking parlor. Please wear comfortable closed-toe washable shoes.
eGIFT CARDS to any of our farm dinners are available for purchase  here! Gift cards do not expire and they can be used for any of our dinners.

Follow our goats on social media! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramSign up for our monthly newsletter online to get info about events at the farm.

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and visit with Jack and select some delicious bison meat for weeknight family dinners or for gatherings with family and friends on the weekend.  Sandy made a quick and delicious bison dinner this past week using her Christmas gift, "The Spiralizer". Instead of noodles she created Zoodles with fresh zucchini. She boiled the zoodles for 2 minutes, drained and covered them with bison spaghetti sauce she made using Prego sauce with mushroom and ground bison. Quick and easy.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove. We make Italian / European-inspired, Cow & Goat-milk cheeses. We hand-craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love.

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including:  Freshen (cow milk) Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; Cottonbell (cow milk) bloomy-rind cheese; Cottonseed (cow+goat milk) award winning, bloomy-rind cheese;  Campo (cow milk) lightly smoked, melt-able fan favorite;  Rocket's Robiola (cow milk) award winning, decadent, and ash ripened;  Lissome (cow milk) milder take on a beer washed Taleggio;  Nimble (cow+goat milk) beer washed;  Winsome (cow+goat milk) aged, bees wax dipped; Occasionally we bring  Weanling Button (cow+goat milk) chive and geo.

For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our  website and join our newsletter mailing list.  E-mail questions and special orders or call  919-732-9079.

Austin, Samantha, Alessandra & Dani
Soul Cocina
Soul   Cocina  is a combination of eco-friendly philosophy and cutting-edge, dynamic approach to plant-based cuisine. We draw inspiration from Latin-American traditions and the availability of locally grown produce to create imaginative concepts.

We offer delicious tamales made the artisan way: with love, care and attention to detail. To ensure we respect tradition, we source wholesome ingredients before steaming them in banana leaves, creating a flavorsome and aromatic product. We pride ourselves on taste and quality, and it won't go unnoticed. Every bite you take will give you a taste of the rich Colombian heritage our tamales are built on.

We will also have soups and pasteles de yuca: delicious roasted yuca pockets filled with red lentils, brown rice and spinach. A handheld food very similar to empanadas, only gluten-free and made with wholesome ingredients!

Take home our ready to eat tamales and pasteles de de yuca or come hungry to the market because we also offer them warm to eat while you shop!
Celebrity Dairy
Our products this week:
Logs: Plain, Asian Luv, Confetti, Currituck, Dillemon, French Kiss, Garbo, Paprika Garlic, Party, and Rosemary

Serendipity Spreads: Plain, Chipotle, Chocolate, Currituck, Dillemon, Garbo, Jalapeño, and Mango

Aged: Crottin, Blue Streak, and Silk Hope.

Skyr: Drinkable and Tykk.

Gelato: Chocolate, Nutmeg-Vanilla, Ginger, Mango, and Match. 

Fudge: 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.*  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third  Sunday  Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Parking & Street Information
The market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found on the street around the market, 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.