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
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SQUASH & ZUCCHINI
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
We have been following the news all week about Hurricane Harvey and our thoughts and prayers go out to Texas and Louisiana. The storm reminds us how powerful Mother Nature is and we are in awe of both the destruction and beauty she can bring. There are many ways to help farmers and families during this time of devastating loss and we encourage you to check out this
from the Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. Thank you for supporting your Durham area farmers and those beyond our state.
With the first week of school almost behind us, it will be nice to spend time with family and friends during this long, holiday weekend. What better way to celebrate than by visiting the farmers' market and picking up the freshest ingredients in town for your holiday meal? From fruits and veggies to meat, cheese, baked goods and more, our vendors are excited to share their products with you. If you're like me, you'll go home with more produce than you know what to do with but you'll be able to share it at your cookout this weekend. If your bags are overflowing, swing by the Veggie Valet's tent on the Market lawn to drop off your goodies while you shop and don't forget to purchase a bee tote bag. These cute totes are buy one, get one free this weekend so you don't want to miss it! We'll also have painting supplies available if you want to decorate your bag and make it unique. If you need a little cooking inspiration this weekend, check out these two easy salads below and pick up your veggies tomorrow.
Finally, you can pick up your button for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Eastern Triangle Farm Tour at the Market. On September 23 and 24, you'll have the opportunity to visit more than 26 farms, including several vendors from the Durham Farmers' Market. Stop by the Market's Info Table for a brochure or to pick up your button. This is an event you don't want to miss and is a great way to learn about sustainable growing practices in the Triad area!
If you've got the grill fired up for your celebration, toss some eggplant on it and make this delicious salad! You can pick up almost everything you need at the Market this weekend.
- 2 Eggplants
- 1 Bag Arugula (or lettuce of choice)
- 3 Medium-Sized Tomatoes (or 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes)
- Pea Shoots
- Cheese (of choice)
- 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper
- Slice your eggplant longways into 1/2 inch slices. Place olive oil on both sides and toss on the grill for about 1-2 minutes per side.
- In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
- Prepare plates for the salad. Dice your tomatoes and place on the salad plates. Remove the eggplant from the grill and place next to the tomatoes on each plate. Top with arugula, pea shoots and cheese.
- Drizzle with oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper (to taste). Enjoy!
With all the beautiful varieties of potatoes at the Market, there's no wrong way to make potato salad. We encourage you to pick up a new variety of potato and experiment with cooking. Have questions about which variety to choose? Chat with your farmers!
- 1.5 Pounds Potatoes
- 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Plain Yogurt
- 1 Onion
- 1 Bag Arugula
- 1 Bunch Dill
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the potatoes. Bring to a simmer and allow the potatoes to cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes can be pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes in a colander and allow to cool.
- Slice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and add to a large bowl.
- Dice the onion and cut the arugula and dill into small pieces.
- Once cooled, toss the potatoes in the yogurt. Add the onion, arugula and dill to the mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
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Veggie Valet at the Market!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that
provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.
A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Join Meadow Lane Farm for
Dinner in the Meadow!
Tables will be set in just a few weeks for the 4th Annual Dinner In The Meadow. Tickets are now available for the dinner that endows The Leonard-Mobley Small Farms Fund, a $5,000 grant established to assist with projects such as development or expansion of new sources of agricultural income on the recipient's farm. The grant will be awarded at the September 10 farm-to-table feast.
Guests gather in the meadow Sunday eve to mingle with old and new friends as noted chefs from the Triangle and our region are putting final touches on their unique creations for this communal meal, showcasing foods offered by local farms and artisanal food and beverage vendors. During dinner, UNC-TV's Frank Stasio will again host our evening and grant presentation. Then, to cap the evening off, local auctioneer E.B. Harris entertains with his lively auction of our more generous donations.
Those wishing to support our efforts but are unable to attend the dinner can do so as well on our
We hope you will join us at this year's event!
Arugula, Beans, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Malabar Spinach, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Purple Hull Peas, Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini, and much more!
FRUIT: Grapes, Melons, Apples, Pears and more
MEATS AND EGGS:
Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs
FLOWERS: Zinnias, Celosia, Sunflowers, 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.
Fickle Creek Farm
FRESH -never frozen- 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF (never fed any grain!)
Get the fresh steaks, roasts, and ground beef for your weekend gatherings and meals!
Lots of SEMINOLE PUMPKINs and OKRA this week!
A link on our website shares current availability!
- Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
- Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK **
- Deli Meats: Bologna, Corned Beef, Pastrami, Salami, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
- Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
- No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
- Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
- Never Sprayed Produce
Sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA begins in August, with first pickup September 9. Save 10% on MEAT!
10% off purchases of $100 or more!
Meadow Lane Farm
Fresh pastured, natural Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB this Saturday - many cuts to select from! Our new Lamb Brats sausage.. so delicious and great for the grill. Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling also. PORK...slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops...all wonderful for outside cooking.
Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our Chevon (Boer goat), or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as: London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo). How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?
Other cuts include: Brisket, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, organ meats, DOG Bones, Marrow Bones, Leg of Lamb/Goat, Lamb or Goat Stew, Riblets, Bags of Soup Bones for making your own broth.
We have wonderful PORK sausages...Italian, Chorizo, Brats, HOT Country, and County X sage...from our Happy pastured Berkshire X pigs. Smoked ham slices are great on the grill along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!
Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include:
ts of tender OKRA, Sungold Tomatoes, and many butternut squash. SWEET and few HOT peppers are here along with baby EGGPLANT. NEW this week: personal-sized sweet WATERMELON and SQUASH Blooms! Have you tried squash blooms? So delicious! Try our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.
We look forward to seeing you
at the GREAT Durham Farmers Market, a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm. Farm helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Donnie and Renee will be subbing for Jack this Saturday
at the Market. They will have a good selection of delicious bison meat. So stop by and check out what they have and plan a cookout this weekend with family and friends.
Peppers Stuffed with Bison Sausage
A recipe by Sandy Pleasant
- 5 oz. package Mahatma Spicy Saffron Rice Prepared (or your preference)
- ½-1 lb. Ground Sweet Italian Bison Sausage, browned*
- 4-6 Green Bell Peppers
- 15 oz. Can Diced Petite Tomatoes (drained)
- ¾ Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Slice tops off green peppers and remove seeds and membranes inside pepper. Trim bottom of pepper in order to level the bottom so it will stand without tilting over (don't create a hole).
- Parboil the peppers for 5 minutes in a pot of boiling water. Remove and allow to cool.
- Prepare Saffron rice package per directions (bring 1 2/3 cups water to a boil with 1 tbsp. margarine, add rice and seasonings from package, stir and reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed and then allow to sit for 5 minutes).
- Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat. Add cooked rice to cooked sausage mixture as well as can of diced tomatoes. Mix well. Scoop mixture evenly into peppers.
- Place a half inch of water in dish (9 x 13 dish) with stuffed peppers. Cook in a preheated 350 oven for 30-40 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle grated cheese over top of each pepper. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!
*Substitute zesty Italian, hot Italian, or mild bison sausage, or plain bison ground burger in this recipe.
Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Chapel Hill Creamery
We're excited to have our cows pictured on the buses in Chapel Hill and Carrboro! This shows Allison, the herd manager and Brian, our cheese maker in front of the new bus wrap. We love that people get to see our cows all over town.
We make our fresh cheeses every week so they can be...fresh. That includes Fresh Mozzarella and Dairyland Farmers for this week. It may be the last week for Mozzarella depending on sales so get it while you can. Make Caprese Salad with cubes of Mozzarella and the flavorful cherry tomatoes available at market. Skewer for an appetizer or melt slices over toast with sautéed mushrooms. Use Dairyland Farmers which is a little firmer and more tart with hot pepper jelly or in tacos with poblano peppers.
Other cheeses are Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, our version of a Camembert, and Pheta. Hickory Grove is savory and semi firm, and it melts beautifully. Add our Pheta to salads or eggplant pizza.
Spare Ribs for grilling! Customers come back for these for the great flavor. Pick some up for this weekend to grill or slow roast. We have lots of our flavorful ground beef. Make a delicious cheeseburger with Hickory Grove cheese or try our recipe for stuffed peppers. Sausages include our Polish with mustard and garlic, Chorizo, and Mild Country Breakfast. The pigs are raised on our farm and drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. Sausages are made from the hams which gives a meaty texture and flavor. Thanks for supporting the Market and local food!
Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Stoney Mountain Farm
LAMB TACOS tasting at our booth! Slow roasted lamb, marinated in rustic, lightly spicy adobo flavors...you don't want to miss this. Served as an appetizer or a meal.
Our coolers will be full once again with our wonderful lamb, named specifically by Slow Food as a FLAVOR worth saving!
Our popular cuts right now are our boneless leg roasts and we'll happily share our ever popular recipes for grilling! Our chops are always a hit. Shanks, who can resist them? Lamb tenderloin, yep, that's what I said. Plenty of bones for all those broth loving fans. And, last but farm from least, our ever popular ground lamb. Ask for my Lamb Pizza recipe...easy and yummy!
We'll also be in the company of our felted sheep for gifts. Yes, we have yarn, pelts, and....of course, our Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls.
Olga & John
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 Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm.
This week we will be sampling: the latest release of our
Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme.
We will also be sampling our
Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate
And we will be sampling our
Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. Come by for a taste!
We will also have bottles available of our oak-aged
Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years.; and our
Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Crispy Baked Eggplant Recipe
- 1 large eggplant, peeled and cut crosswise in 1/2 inch slices
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, dried onion, and salt.
- In a shallow dish mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning (or just use Italian breadcrumbs).
- Brush eggplant slices with mayonnaise mixture and then coat in breadcrumb mixture.
- Place eggplant slices on a lightly oiled baking sheet or shallow baking dish. Bake in hot oven for about 12-15 minutes turning about half way through.
On our tables you will find eggplant, field-grown sun-ripened tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, sweet onions, potatoes, leeks and garlic.
JAMS AND JELLIES
We will have our blackberry jelly and strawberry, peach, and sweet onion jam available this week.
Come by for a lovely bunch of mixed summer flowers.
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!
Pamela Strand Photography
Harvest time is nearly here! I visited Hinnant Vineyards this week just prior to the harvesting of
the grapes. The rich colors of the grapes with the greens and yellows of the leaves combined to
make lovely images. Drop by to check them out!
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x1"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
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.
Maple Spring Gardens
If you haven't had the pleasure of Tuberoses before, please stop by and smell. While they are more fragrant at night, these simple elegant white flowers will fill your house with a delicious smell.
Among our summer favorites of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and potatoes, we will have lots of greens - lettuce, arugula, salad mix, pea shoots, Collards, and Swiss Chard. Muscadines and Hibiscus for a bit of sweet and sour. And fresh herbs and infused vinegars to spice up your week's culinary delights. Plus Herbal teas for vibrant beverages.
Ever Laughter Farm
Lunchbox peppers, malabar spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, shishito peppers, garlic, and potatoes.
We'll have mixed bouquets, too!
See you at the Market!
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We will bring tomatoes (slicers and salad), bell peppers and cayenne peppers, sweet potatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini, okra, fresh and dried herbs and zinnias
See you at the Market!
Graham & Sara Broadwell
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! What's available?
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Ginger - Beet Kvass
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
PEA-co de Gallo
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Peach with Vanilla Bean & Bourbon
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
Visit our website!
Find recipes & serving suggestions for Farmer's Daughter products on Pinterest.
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 Provençe)
- Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
- Blackberry goat cheese mousse
Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, September 9 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!
will take place on
Saturday, September 16 at 4:30PM
. Get your tickets
! Sorry, no pets allowed.
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
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.
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 at the Market with Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. We'll also have green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish.
Charles & Joan Holeman
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market
with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. 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.