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Ready or not, winter market is here! This means we will be OPEN every Saturday from 10AM-12PM until the end of March, including the markets before and after Christmas! Please continue to abide by our market guidelines below, and wait for the bell before entering market!
Our vendors will be awaiting with holiday wreaths, fresh greens, sweet potatoes, carrots, local meats and cheese, beautifully crafted gifts, original fabric masks, plant-based heat & serve meals, and more!
DFM MERCH AND GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!
Shop local with us this holiday season! Durham Farmers' Market merchandise in our Classic and "NEW" Tea Party design make great gifts for loved ones.
Gift certificates are also available in $5, $10, and $20 amounts! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need them shipped for an additional $4 handling fee.
SATURDAY MARKET MAP
Please look out for an email each Friday before market with a map to help familiarize you with our layout and vendor locations prior to your attendance.
How Can I Support the DFM?
- Volunteer to help us maintain our safety guidelines. Sign up here.
- Continue buying from our vendors in the way you feel safest.
- Come to market and follow the rules which will allow the market to remain open.
- Tell your friends that DFM is open, and if they aren't aware of the variety and quality of the locally grown meats and vegetables here, enlighten them!
- Pre-order when you can.
If you are able, make a
here and help us fill the gap between the cost of meeting new requirements and the reduction in revenues as we operate with fewer vendors at market.
Market Safety Guidelines
- Facemasks are required to enter the market.
- Enter and exit the market at designated locations.
- Walk one direction through the market.
- Only Certified Service Animals permitted.
- Be mindful, keep 6' feet of safe space around you.
- Pre-order and pre-pay is STRONGLY suggested so that traffic can flow through market quickly.
- Customer lines will run down the side of each booth.
- Bathrooms at the Pavilion are closed to customers.
- Customers should eat and drink outside of the market area.
Curbside Pickup: Interested customers should talk with vendors when placing their orders. Parking for Curbside will be along Hunt Street by the Garden at the Pavilion. Customers should remain in their cars, call their vendors, and vendor staff will bring their orders to the car.
DOUBLE YOUR BENEFITS!
To participate in our Double Bucks programs, stop by the Info table when you arrive (center of the Pavilion, near the restrooms).
Our staff will help you use your EBT card and DOUBLE YOUR BENEFITS with our tokens! That means if you use $10 of your benefits, we will give you $10 in EXTRA tokens for a total of $20 in tokens! There is no cap on the amount you can double at the market!
We also offer a cash matching program if you participate in SNAP, WIC, Section 8 housing, or live in housing authority sites. To receive this benefit, simply bring cash to the Info table and we will double the amount with tokens.
**For our pre-holiday market on Saturday, December 19th we will be providing $10 extra in Double Bucks tokens for every transaction!
Recipe of the Week
Collard, Carrot, and Raisin Salad
Recipe recommendation courtesy of
Stoney Mountain Farm blog
- 3 cups collard leaves, stems removed, leaves cut into 1-inch dice (1 bunch)
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp shallot, sliced into ⅛-inch rounds
- ¼ tsp chili flakes
- ¼ cup raisins
- ½ cup crushed pineapple
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 tsp smooth Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp honey
- ¾ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup salt-roasted peanuts
- In a medium bowl, combine the collards and the carrots. Set aside.
- In an 8 to 10 inch saucepan or skillet, heat the olive oil, shallots, and chili flakes over medium heat until they really start to sizzle.
- Just before they begin to brown, add the raisins, pineapple, orange juice, vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, and salt. Bring that thick mixture up to a boil and pour it over the collards.
- Toss together and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. Just before serving, stir in the peanuts.
Vendors Attending Saturday Market
- Bill Pope Photos
- Bluebird Meadows
- Bonlee Grown Farm
- Botanist & Barrel
- Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
- Caballo Rojo
- Catbriar Farm
- Celebrity Dairy
- Chapel Hill Creamery
- Chocolatay Confections
- Cilantro Artisan Foods
- Ever Laughter Farm
- Fickle Creek Farm
- Fruchtenicht Honey
- Harland's Creek
- Haw River Mushrooms
- Honeygirl Meadery
- Hurtgen Meadows
- Lil' Farm
- Lyon Farms
- Meadow Lane Farm
- Melina's Fresh Pasta
- MoonDance Soaps
- Phoenix Farm
- Rabbit Patch Baskets
- Red Hawk Farm
- Red Tail Grains
- Roberson Creek Farm
- Sarah's House of Clay
- Soul Cocina
- Stoney Mountain Farm
- Terra Clotha
- The Spicy Hermit (for pick-up only at Lil' Farm)
- Wild Scallions
We are excited to attend market this weekend and look forward to seeing our community (through face-masks and smiley eyes). We will continue to do contactless door-to-door deliveries on Wednesdays to the downtown Durham area as we have been, please see our website and online store for details. Hours for Wednesday door-to door orders are Sunday at noon through Monday night.
For Saturday market, we strongly encourage market pre-orders, please visit our online store https://www.bluebirdmeadows.net/online-store and choose the market pick-up delivery option.There is no minimum order amount for market pre-orders.
Thank you for your continued support of our farm, farming community, and the Durham Farmers' Market.
Alice and Stuart and Bluebird Meadows Team
|Bonlee Grown Farm
We hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!
Special in the kitchen this week is SAUERKRAUT!
Bonlee Grown Farm will be at market with fresh blueberry jam, apple butter, sparkling holiday jam, banana bread, pumpkin bread, local honey, pickled okra, sweet and sour pickles, hot pepper relish, chow chow, and more!
We have succulents great and small! Succulents make great Christmas gifts, host gifts, Christmas wreath decorations, and table arrangements. Preserve them this winter by bringing them inside and enjoy them year round. We'll also have shade houseplants like coleus, spider plants, aloe, peace lilies, and others.
Jessica will also have feather earrings gathered from birds on the farm...think about your Christmas list!
Pre-order by texting or calling 919-837-2937 or email
Thanks for buying local and stay safe!
Amy and Ray Sugg
We are looking forward to bringing you fresh vegetables on Saturday, December 5th. You may preorder and pre-pay to make your visit to our table quicker. You may always pick up other items if you want. Everything is first ordered, first served until supplies are depleted. Please email your order to email@example.com by 8:00pm on Thursday, December 3rd. We will need your name, a phone number and a detailed list of your items to preorder. We will respond to confirm your order.
We will have:
VEGETABLES - Sweet Potatoes, Purple Top Turnips
SOUPS - Creamy Tomato, Creamy Potato & Carrot, Sweet Potato Black Bean, Silky Black Bean, Green Split Pea & Vegetables, Sweet Potato & Lentil
Graham & Sara Broadwell
|Chapel Hill Creamery
Our Carolina Moon is ripe and ready to enjoy! This cheese is similar to a traditionally made Camembert or Brie in that it gets softer and more flavorful over time. The white mold is essential in breaking down the texture, starting at the outside and ripening the whole wheel over time. The process also releases aromas of mushrooms or roasted vegetables. We have it in our Holiday box with other cheeses and also in a Camembert box with a festive label. A small card inside includes a poem about making this cheese. It's perfect for a small gift.
Other cheeses are Fresh Ricotta, Dairyland Farmers, savory Hickory Grove, pungent Danziger, the younger New Moon, Home cheese, Pheta, Calvander (our version of Asiago), and our Thunder Mountain Swiss. We may also have some YoYo and Hot Farmers. Check our booth for these. Thunder Mt. Swiss is made in limited quantity in the winter months and is sold the following fall at Thanksgiving. It sells quickly, so get some now to enjoy on its own or for fabulous quiche or ham and Swiss sandwiches.
Our whey fed pork includes a full assortment of sausages and delicious pork chops and roasts. Check the board to see what other cuts we have for each market. All of our meat is from our farm and the ground beef is from pasture raised animals and is a customer favorite for its flavor. Use it for lasagna or tacos with our Farmers Cheese. Pair our Hot Italian sausage in a spaghetti sauce or our recipe for a soup with greens. Sausage, ground pork, cheese, and ground beef can be pre ordered through our website.
See you Saturday!
Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
This week we will be offering some of our giftable classic confections as well as some new tasty chocolates! Our online store will be updated throughout the week as we make more items. We strongly encourage pre-orders through our online store for pick up at market. Not all items will be available at the market so make sure you get what you crave.
We also ship! Send delicious chocolates to your loved ones doorstep.
If you prefer to pay with cash or EBT at market please email us your order request at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have it ready for pick up. All orders must be submitted by 4pm on Friday.
Thank you for supporting your local Chocolatiers!
Escarole, frisée, spinach, curly kale, collards, carrots, orange and purple sweet potatoes, and popcorn are the products I'll have this week. Please send me an email by noon on Friday if you want something held aside for you.
Fickle Creek Farm
BEEF, PORK, CHICKEN
We have limited frozen TURKEYs still available, weighing 19 to 26 lbs.
You can still join the Monthly Cool Season Meat CSA
! Wednesday delivery is available. All MEAT CSA shareholders get an additional 10% off all farm products during the Cool CSA season!
Veggies available this week include...
- SNACK PEPPERS
- GREEN PEPPERS 'Olympus'
- KALE 'Red Russian'
- SALAD MIX
BULK BEEF BOXES as well as 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 cow orders, available for on farm pickup or delivery only! Quick links below.
Order TODAY to have the best chance to get PORK, BEEF, EGGS, CHICKEN, TURKEYS & VEGGIES.
Order by NOON at bit.ly/shopfcfnow on Friday for Saturday pickup at Markets or on the farm!
Inventory is updated Thursday by 8 AM!
Pickup also available on the farm in Efland Friday from Noon to 4 pm and Saturday 1.30 to 3 pm
**Pasture Raised Beef**
**Pasture & Woodland Raised Free Range Pork**
**Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken**
**Pasture Raised, Hen Eggs**
**Never Sprayed Veggies**
Fruchtenicht Honey will be at the Market this coming Saturday, but unfortunately, not with honey. The crop this year was very poor and all I have has been sold.
However, I will bring a large selection of pure beeswax candles which make wonderful gifts and I encourage one and all to come out and have a look.
Harland's Creek Farm will be at market on Saturday with a variety of organic products and flowers.
Erasmo and Yoli look forward to seeing you there.
Harland's Creek Farm, LLC, Certified Organic
Haw River Mushrooms
Haw River Mushrooms will be at market this Saturday with multiple varieties of fresh mushrooms. We will have plenty of blue oysters, some lions mane and shiitake as well as black pearls. If you can't decide on variety, you can grab one of our mushroom mixes (pictured)!
You can preorder at our online store or purchase at the market. Pre-orders are Strongly encouraged to secure your individual varieties. Our preorders are open until 11:59PM on Friday.
If you are looking to add a new gardening experience or a great gift, order one of our indoor oyster mushroom grow kits and have fresh mushrooms growing in your kitchen. You can reserve these online at our store.
See you at the market!
The Haw River Mushrooms Family
Homebucha will be at market this weekend.
Please see their pre-order website link below:
Pick-up is also available for Homebucha Lounge,
Wednesdays 4-6PM 410 W Geer St.
Honeygirl Meadery will be at the market this week!
It's the first market of the winter season and this week we're feeling cozy with some perfect meads to put in your hot toddies! Try our Honey Chai Mead and our Ginger Mead in a nice, warm toddy! Or mull some Spiced Apple Cyser to keep you warm!
We are always happy to make recommendations for you in person at the market, or you can pre-order online for easy pickup. from our entire line-up, and pickup at the Market. PLEASE NOTE: Pre-orders for DFM pickup must be placed by 5:00pm on the Friday before the Market. Simply select Durham Farmers' Market as your pickup location when you place your order.
Have your face covered and ID ready when at the market. Please note that sampling is prohibited at the market. Email us with any questions you have about placing an order.
Our Tasting Room is about a mile away from the Market & is open every weekend with outdoor seating at our picnic tables. Enjoy a mead flight to explore our extensive mead selection.
105 Hood Street, Suite #6
Durham, NC 27701
Curbside Pick Up Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 12:00-6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00PM
Tasting Room Hours:
Open for outside seating only, on:
Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00-6:00 PM
Sundays, 12:00-5:00 PM
Visit our online shop
to order mead for pickup, for shipping, or to purchase gift cards for friends.
Thank you for your continued support! Bee Well!
Diane, Nicole, & DakotaFacebook
Phone: (919) 399-3056
Hurtgen Meadows will be at the Saturday winter market on December 5. We'll have a full selection of jams ready for your holiday gifts. Our apple butter and apple jelly are back in stock. Check our online store and preorder your favorites.
On our table:
- Sweet potatoes
- Fresh sage
- Brussels sprouts greens
- Napa cabbage
- Irish potatoes
- Hot peppers and bell peppers
- Fall squash
- Red onions
- Watermelon radishes
Hurtgen Meadows will offer our produce and products for pre-order pickup on Saturday in Durham or Hillsborough. Our online ordering period will open Tuesday night at 8 pm and close Thursday night at 8 pm.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
. As always, our practices reflect sustainability without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. We work hard to bring you produce grown in this wholesome, natural, safe way and appreciate your continued fantastic support!
Greetings Earthlings! We are harvesting a bounty of greens - escarole, dandelion, collards, kale, mustard mix, lettuce, turnips, diakon, radishes and so much more. Coming soon we will have beautiful heirloom sweet potatoes, napa cabbage and other fall brassicas. Thanks for coming to market and trying new vegetables.
Lil' Farm is continuing to offer weekly CSA's with home delivery or pick up at Monuts in Durham. Our CSA includes $25 of mixed top notch fresh veggies, a rotating cast of seasonal beauties. Check it out at www.lilfarm.com
We are also accepting donations to send CSA's to people in our community who need them most. Thank you!
Lily and George
|Meadow Lane Farm
Hello, our valued Friends and Customers!
Sure hope you and your family are well. Farm fresh HOLIDAY WREATHS, popcorn, natural meats and organic vegetables... so much to choose from this week! This is Saturday's link for placing orders, December 5th.
Cutoff time to place an order using this link is Thursday afternoon at 5:00 p.m:
Offerings this week:
Natural pastured MEATS:
** 30-day dry aged Angus Beef:
-Steaks (Flat Irons)
-Meaty soup bone bags, knuckle bones (great for dogs), split marrow bones
-Shanks (osso buco), Calves Liver; Heart, Beef Fat, Oxtail
** Berkshire X Pork: All cuts this Saturday are available!
-Brats Sausage (4 links)
-Italian Mild & Italian HOT Sausages (4 links)
-Smoked Green Pepper/Onion Sausage (4 links)
-PORK CHOPS (2 per pack)
-St. Louis Country Ribs
-ROASTS: Boston Butt and Picnic
-Backbone "Pork Chops": similar to chops
-Neckbones (wonderful meaty broth)
-Pork liver; pig tails; fatback; pork skins, pig feet
** Dorset X Lamb:
-Ground Lamb (1 lb.)
-LOIN chops (2 per pkt.)
-Lamb Brats Sausage (4 links)
-organ meats & Bags of meaty soup bones
** Boer Chevon (goat meat):
-Ground Goat (1 lb.)
-LOIN Chops (2 per pkt.)
-organ meats & Bags of meaty soup bones
**USDA Certified organic vegetables:
** "SUNGOLD" cherry Tomatoes: $4.00/pt (limited)
** Bundles of Brussel sprout plant LEAVES: $5/bundle (so tender)
** Bag of Mustard, Turnip, and Kale Leaves: $5/bag
** Bundle of Collard Leaves: $5/bundle
** our new crop of organic POPCORN is ready... $5/ bag!
** Brussel sprouts, qt....$7 (new crop starting!)
NEW: 2 tender heads of LETTUCE (pre-bundled)...$6 for 2
Mario's fresh, farm-made HOLIDAY Wreaths... We are taking orders now for the coming weeks.. Large or small wreaths ($55 vs. $45)... Pine, magnolia, berries, holly, cedar, pine cones, rosemary, boxwood, and more greenery from the farm make up the beautiful, full wreaths. Order yours today!
** FARM NEWS:
The 'Sungolds" are beginning to ripen in the greenhouse... with a delicate balance of keeping them from freezing. Organic LETTUCES are ready now.. so tender and delicious. Mario and his helper have them covered to protect from the freeze in the field. Our last of the fall raised pastured hogs are at the processors now.. getting made into more wonderful sausages, chops, and other cuts. Angus steers are also at the processor being 21-day dry-aged. Lambs are traveling to our coastal processor next week.. just in time for another upcoming holiday feast.
Thank you for your continued support of our Century Family Farm!
Martha L. Mobley
919-496-1305 (text or call if questions)
571 Leonard Farm Road
Louisburg, NC 27549
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and sauces! We will be bringing many flavors of ravioli, including 3 Cheese & Garlic, Pumpkin, and Fig & Gorgonzola!
Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal! We are accepting preorders by phone for the market - please call us at 919-403-3663.
Melina's Fresh Pasta
MoonDance soaps will be here providing your favorite Fall bath and shower favorite soaps and moisturizers. Natural products make great gifts and help take care of our skin and overall health. You can place an order for pickup through our website:
and select "local pickup" under the shipping choices and write DFM in the notes. We are also happy to ship gifts for you! Check out our 12-bar box of delicious soaps. This makes a great gift and puts the gift receiver in the giving seat if they decide to share. Each soap is lovingly wrapped and labeled and includes ingredients.
We still have plenty of carrots as well as some scarlet kale, dino kale, curly kale, and more. I look forward to seeing you at the market Saturday!
We will bring lots of fresh eggs (brown & green) from our happy chickens. Lots of Heirloom Pumpkins, (old timely cooking pumpkins) for you to enjoy.
Thank you for supporting our family farm. Have a great week.
Bobby & Vicki Roberson
Roberson Creek Farm
Sarah's House of Clay- and MASKS!
I whipped up new masks from all my original fabric designs that fall in the reds and greens in honor of the holiday season. My favorite pretty well describes about how we all feel now - Sweet and Crabby.
Advent wreaths make a perfect early Holiday gift. As do mugs, tumblers, and bowls of all sizes. I bring a small selection to mkt every week and have much more at the studio.
I invite you to my studio to enjoy a Covid-safe, in-person shopping visit now through December. My space is outdoors and in an open shed. Make your appointment for a personal shopping visit. Email your preferred time. I'm likely available.
I look forward to our visit.
We will be at the market with our ready to heat & serve meals, tamales, pupusas & more.
For best selection pre ordering is strongly encouraged! To place an order for pickup on 12/5, or to sign up for our weekly menu newsletter, visit our website at https://soul-cocina.square.site/. We are accepting orders for pickup through Friday 12/4 at 1pm.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook @soulcocinatriangle.
Plant based & Latin inspired
Even though some of us are still wearing shorts and T-shirts, it is cool enough these days for the rest of us to be wearing our Durham Hoodie. Warm, colorful, stylish, and in touch with the city. Also available on special order. We'll also have long-sleeved T-shirts for children and adults. Come on, December. Bring it on!
The Spicy Hermit
Consider giving the gift of kimchi! You can designate a recipient and their address in the notes, or you can get an electronic gift card. Also remember, our delivery times have changed to Saturday morning from 9 am to 11 am.
Current menu: freshly made radish, turnip, butternut squash, rutabaga, green cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, napa cabbage
Here's how to order kimchi:
2) Indicate either delivery ($4 delivery fee) to any zip code in Durham OR pickup at Durham Farmers' Market (at Lil' Farm booth) on Saturday.
You must have a minimum order of 2 jars. Don't forget to add coupon code TWOJARS for $2 off two jars. Orders must be submitted by 12 pm Friday. Thank you for supporting a local business and your farmers!
Questions? Contact me at email@example.com
Wild Scallions Farm will be at market this Saturday with plenty of lettuce, scallions, baby ginger, potatoes and sweet potatoes, seminole pumpkins, dried tomatoes and more! Also look for fresh cedar holiday wreaths.
All our produce and flowers are sustainably grown for healthful foods from healthy fields.
Thanks for all your support!
Matt and Renee
Alternate Vendor Locations
We're still not physically attending the DFM, but we continue to serve our customers by offering curbside pick-up and delivery!
How to order: visit our online store here and order for contact-free pick-up, or we can deliver it to your home for only $5. Please order by Friday at 1P. Where/when to pick-up: Our pick-up location is West End Wine Bar (601 W Main, St. Ste E), just half a mile away from the market! Please pick-up your orders between 10A and noon. You'll receive a text message reminding you to come grab it.
Where/when we deliver: We deliver to all Durham, Bahama, Rougemont, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill zip code 27514 and Raleigh zip code 27617. All deliveries take place between 12P and 5P on Saturdays. You'll receive a text message letting you know when we've dropped off your order.
eGift Cards: We have eGift Cards to our online store. They can be used to buy all the products in our online store (dairy products, produce, eggs, pasta, merchandise, etc), and items can be picked up or delivered. Buy your eGift Cards here.
Sandra + Ted
Farmer Foodshare Donation Station
Donation Station Program
is closed currently
due to COVID-19
Farmer Foodshare's mission is to connect our local farmers with those who need food!
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. If you need help with parking or your purchases, please let us know!
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.
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. Joining this campaign will re-affirm your commitment to shopping locally and sends a strong message to policy makers about the importance of locally produced food!
For more information