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
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
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
item at one of Farmer Foodshare's local sponsors!
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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 hope you got a little rest during the snow storm and that you're excited to be outside this weekend after being cooped up indoors. This was quite the way to end a big weather year and was a tough break for our farmers. Lift your local farms up this December by shopping local for your holiday needs. You'll find everything for your special meals at the market, along with beautifully made and packaged gifts for all the loved ones on your list.
Also, don't forget that our friends at the Durham Craft Market are hosting their annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday from 11 am-4 pm at the Convention Center. Swing by the farmers' market to stock up on your groceries and then go pick-up handmade holiday gifts made by local artists.
Thank you for shopping small this holiday season!
Finally, we're excited to announce that we're now accepting new member applications for the 2019-20 season. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2019. For more information, please visit our website or send us an e-mail.
What's for dinner?
10 Spice Vegetable Soup
This hearty meal is just what your body needs are you prepare to enjoy the sweet treats of the season. Whip up a batch of this veggie soup and you'll have leftovers for a few days! And don't forget to pick-up homemade bread at the market to enjoy with this soup. Finally, you can easily add meat or substitute other veggies depending on your preferences.
- 6 cups broth (veggie or bone)
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups onion (about 1 medium) or 1 bunch of scallions, diced
- 1 heaping cup peeled and chopped carrots (about 3 medium)
- 1 bell pepper
- 1.5 cups peeled and chopped sweet potato
- 1 heaping cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their juices
- 1-2 tablespoons Homemade 10-Spice Mix, to taste
- Fine-grain sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2-3 cups kale leaves (torn & de-stemmed)
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or other beans, drained and rinsed
- Homemade 10-Spice Mix (makes 1/2 cup):
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt
- 1 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Check out this link & enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
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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.
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!
Beets, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, and much more!
MEATS & 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
Pasta, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Beer, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Fermented Foods, and more!
CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!
Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Strong Arm Baking
Come see us for hand rolled pastries, seasonal treats, large pies, cookies, and hearth baked breads. You can always
us your special order
or give us a call at 828-400-4826. We look forward to baking for you!
Julia & Thomas Blaine
Salty Catch Seafood
Salty Catch Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast 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!
FROM THE SEA TO YOUR TABLE...DON'T MISS OUT!
Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Haw River Mushrooms
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend! We'll have a variety of oyster mushrooms, lots of shiitakes, and Lions Mane. Also, we'll have "Grow Bags,"
which make awesome gifts this holiday season.
South Wind Produce
South Wind Produce will not be at market this week. We are spending some time away from the farm to learn at conferences, plan for the coming year, and sneak in a little honeymoon getaway. We will be back at market next week. Thank you!
Angie & Miles
Meadow Lane Farm
Beautiful handmade (by Mario) farm fresh greenery WREATHS will continue to be available for the next several weeks. Please text or call if you want a special wreath made for the next several Saturday's. Mario CLIMBS the trees to select the best greenery for each custom made wreath! He takes great pride in making them for you, our valued customers.
We have FRESH BERKSHIRE PORK and DORSET X LAMB in this week...SAUSAGES (Country X-sage, Brats, Italian, HOT Country, Holiday Blend (cranberries, etc.); thick Pork Chops, St. Louis ribs for roasting, Picnic and Boston Butt Roast, meaty pork neck bones (so delicious cooked with greens), tenderloin and more.
Planning a special holiday meal? How about a tender LEG of LAMB (we also have 1/2 leg's) or Loin Chops? Ground and Lamb Brat Sausages are available this week.
ANGUS BEEF...dry-aged 21 days...STEAKS, ROASTS, Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Stew Beef, Brisket, meaty Soup Bones, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, Dog Bones, and more.
USDA certified Organic Veggies: Coming from the greenhouse, Mario's almost famous "Sungold" tomatoes, yellow squash, and leaf lettuce. His organic POPCORN is a perfect holiday gift for a friend... so delicious. Don't forget his pie pumpkins for making wonderful soups and pies for the holidays.
Thanks for you support of our family farm!
Little Tree Farm
John will be there with our homemade mustard. We hope to see you on Saturday!
John & Dale Fluke
Bonlee Grown Farm
What's a great gift to give? Homemade
jams, pickled okra or pickled
beets, chow chows and relishes,
pickles, or hot pepper jelly! Beautiful succulents and a
loe plants! Come by and
get some ideas for the holidays!
Thanks from our family to your's!
Ray, Amy, Ramy & Erin Sugg
Edna Lee's Bakery
Edna Lee's will be at the market with Fruit Cake, Sourdough Bread, Cookies, and other Assorted Goodies. Please look for us as we will not be in our spot for the Main Season Summer Market. You can also ask at the market desk and they should know where we are located. Looking forward to seeing you at the market and we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Susan & Matt Doherty
Fred & Lonna Shaw
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 week we will be sampling: the newest release of our
Honey Chai Mead, like a warm mug of chai tea, our Honey Chai Mead is a loaded infusion of exotic spices, mingled with honey. Smooth, semi-sweet, and especially comforting in chilly months.
We will also be sampling our latest release of
Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes. Made with local, roasted celeste and brown turkey figs, NC wildflower honey, and orange blossom honey.
And we will also be sampling
Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass. Made from NC apple cider fermented with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
We will also have bottles available of our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick; and our Mango Habanero Mead, made with clover honey, mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers
Creating hand-dyed clothing has been our bread and butter at Terra Clotha, but recently, we began thinking about the kinds of things you might use along with your literal bread and butter. Such as napkins, that you can put in your lap at mealtime and prevent ugly stains to your seersucker slacks when the bread and butter moves of its own accord from your plate to your lap, where it invariably tends to land buttered side down (thanks, Edna Ferber!). Besides hand-dyed napkins, we also have tea towels, quilted hot pads, and quilted oven mitts, most featuring our firefly design. Oh, and we also have aprons, in sizes for children, youth, and adults.
Clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright ways to protect you from your food.
We're on Facebook! L
and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
Maple Spring Gardens
Though our fields are covered with snow, we're still harvesting tender vegetables and herbs from our unheated high tunnels. We will be at market this week with beautiful spinach, lettuce, kale, arugula, radishes, carrots, parsley, dill, and turmeric. Our dried herb tea blends and herb infused vinegars make great Christmas gifts and Fire Tonic will warm your immune system for the winter season. Hope to see you at market this week.
Chapel Hill Creamery
Holiday Moons are available for gift giving. Our creamy Carolina Moon is packed in a festive Camembert box including a card with a poem written about scooping this cheese. The Carolina Moon is especially creamy this time with our rich winter milk from our Jersey cows and makes an instant, delicious appetizer or hostess gift.
Other cheeses this week include our fresh Dairyland Farmers, semi ripe New Moon, Danziger, Hickory Grove, and our 8 month aged Calvander. We make a variety of cheeses and two or three make a great cheese board. Most of our cheeses also melt well for cooking. Use Dairyland Farmers for scrambled eggs or tacos, Calvander for risotto or a kale salad, and Hickory Grove for a potato or turnip gratin.
Try our delicious ground beef for chili, spaghetti, or hamburgers. We also have a few Pork Chops left, Molasses cured Bacon, bacon bits, Spare Ribs, and smoked ham hocks.The whey fed pork is tender and our sausages are popular since they are made with the hams and we've chosen a variety of spice mixes. Use our Mild or Hot Italian for a kale soup that we have a recipe for or pick up some Polish made with mustard and garlic for a quick meal. We'll also have Mild Country Breakfast, our new Hot Country Breakfast, Bratwurst, Smoked Andouille, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo.
a McKnight & Flo Hawley
Our after-school program for Durham youth is still running through the winter, and we still have some delicious greens despite the snow! Come get some tender Napa Cabbage, Pac Choi, Collard or Mustard Greens, and share recipes with our youth! We will have recipe cards of kid-friendly recipes to go along with our winter greens.
Trevor Hyde, Farm Manager
The Spicy Hermit
he 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.
We'll have plenty of green cabbage and napa cabbage, and a very limited supply of radish and butternut squash. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces or even soups! If you'd like to share your love of kimchi or have a kimchi lover in your life, we offer gift certificates as well -- ask for them at our stall or order them here.
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 our seasonal flavors, Pumpkin and Sausage, and Rosemary Garlic Pierogi! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows has been buried under a foot of snow this past week, but we will be at the market this weekend with a selection of wood crafts, jams and jellies, produce and eggs.
Are you in need of a holiday gift or a gift for a teacher or party host? Check out our new selection of hand-made cutting boards (maple and Brazilian cherry) available this week.
JAMS & JELLIES
Another great gift suggestion - our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients. You will find apple butter and apple jelly, peach, pear, strawberry, kiwi, sweet onion and red pepper. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share with our customers. Custom gift boxes are available!
Hurtgen Meadows will be bringing carrots, sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes, squash, garlic, and fresh sage.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
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!
Fickle Creek Farm
Double Header Week for Fresh Meat!
FRESH PORK AND FRESH LAMB!
Give the gift of locally raised farm meats and poultry.
Holiday gift certificates
Beef Sticks & Beef Jerky
e-Gift Certificates available
Non-GMO, Free Range, Pasture Raised CHICKEN SAUSAGE!
- Rosemary Garlic Large Links and Mild Country Breakfast links - $14 per pound.
Ground Chicken in casing - $12 per pound
Rolling enrollment continues for the Fall-Winter CSA!
Get the best beef, pork, and chicken we offer.
Save 10% on the meat CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!
Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
- 10 lb ground beef $64 or 20 lb ground beef $120
- $4 off any beef roast including London Broil, Chuck Roast, Eye of Round, Rump, Sirloin Tip, Shoulder Pot
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
- Buy 2 whole frozen birds and save $6
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
- 50% off Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - Two 1/3 lb packages for $7
10% discount when order total is over $100 (doesn't include sale items)!
- Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK **
- Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only Non-GMO Feed
- 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
- Deli Meats: Beef Bologna, 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
Elodie Farms is a small goat dairy located in Rougemont, NC, a mere 30 minutes away from downtown Durham. We raise free-range goats and use their milk to make fresh cheeses and the whey leftover is used to make crunchy crackers that pair perfectly with our cheeses. We also make cajeta (spreadable goat milk caramel), blackberry goat cheese mousse, and goat cheesecake. We open our farm to the public during our monthly farm dinners, farm tours, birthday parties and other private events. Visit our website for more information or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
- 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
Follow us on Instagram and Like us on Facebook to see all the silly things our goats do on a daily basis.
Have a happy weekend!
We plan to be at the market with sweet potatoes, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, bell peppers, fresh and dried herbs, fresh wreaths, a variety of homemade Catbriar Farm soups and our pasture raised USDA Angus beef.
See you on Saturday!
Caballo Rojo Coffee
My name is Gabriela Kavanaugh and I am owner and roaster for Caballo Rojo Coffee, roasting locally here in Durham. My grandfather was a leading coffee roaster in Venezuela and I wanted to continue this family tradition in my local community. My goal is to create moments involving coffee that connect the international community, that provides us with coffee, with our our local community. We are excited to be able to foster this vision by being at the Durham Farmers Market, providing you with cups of brewed coffee and bags of whole bean coffee.
Kombucha is a legendary beverage touted for its health benefits, particularly aiding in digestion! Stock up for the holiday feasts on the horizon. We'll be offering fill-ups from our kombucha draft system, bottles to go, and limited quantities of our kombucha starter kits!
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!
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 Dinnersthis quarter.*
Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third
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.