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Learn About Bees!

Join us for a special Sprouts Club this week, in honor of the upcoming National Pollinator Week & the 2nd Annual Durham Bee Day on June 24th

We're so excited for the Durham County Beekeepers Association to visit us tomorrow, June 14th, 3-6pm to teach us all about bees and pollinators! They'll have honey tastings, bee activities, an observation hive, and more.

Visit Durham Beekeepers Online

Market Music

This week, enjoy live music

by local singer-songwriter,

Remona Jeannine!

Listen to Remona's Music Here

What's in Season - June

We love June because that means summer veggies are on the way! Our farmers are already amazing us with the beautiful variety of produce available at their market tables, and we can't wait to see what else the month has in store for us.

Check out the list below for just a glimpse of the seasonal fruits and veggies you can expect in our growing region this month!

arugula, basil, beets, blackberries, blue bachelor buttons, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe (late), carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, edible flowers, eggplant,

endive, fava beans, fennel, garlic, gazania daisies,

green onions kale, kohlrabi, larkspur, lettuces, long beans, mushrooms, mustard greens, oregano, parsely, peaches, peppers, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, scallions, snapdragons, sugar snap peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turmeric, turnips, yellow squash, zucchini

Save the Date!

2nd Annual Durham Bee Day

Saturday, June 24th

Celebrate Pollinator Week with Keep Durham Beautiful, Durham County Beekeepers, Bee City USA, and Durham Farmers' Market!

Market Info + Recipe of the Week!

Vendors Attending this Wednesday

321 Coffee

Bull City Farm

Harland's Creek

Hua Nong Ecorganic Farm

Hurtgen Meadows Farm


Lyon Farms

Ninth Street Bakery

Strong Arm Bakery

Tulip Poplar Honey

Wild Scallions Farm

 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 parking lot on the corner of Hunt and Foster Street (across from Rise Durham and Urban Durham Realty), 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 are also public parking lots along Foster Street and on Morgan Street near the Carolina Theatre. 

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.
How Can I Support the DFM?

  • Volunteer to help us maintain our safety guidelines and run our food donation station. Sign up here

  • Continue buying from our vendors in the way you feel safest. 

  • If you are able, make a  donation here or mail a check (P.O. Box 1903, Durham NC 27702) 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.

Visit the info table at market

to receive your Double Bucks!

We would love to say hi!

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Panzanella with Mozzarella

and Herbs

by Melissa Clark, NYT Cooking

From the recipe: "At the height of tomato season, for every perfectly ripe, taut and juicy specimen there’s an overripe, oozing counterpart not far away. The Tuscan bread salad called panzanella is the perfect place to use those sad, soft tomatoes that are still rich in flavor. Traditional panzanella is made with stale, dried bread that’s rehydrated with a dressing of sweet tomato juices, vinegar and plenty of olive oil. This version includes mozzarella for richness and cucumber for crunch. It’s an ideal do-ahead dish; the longer the mixture sits (up to 6 or so hours), the better it tastes. Just be sure to dry your bread out thoroughly in the oven so it won’t turn to mush."

We've included notes beside the ingredients you can source from market vendors! Make it your own with your favorite seasonal offerings!


  • 4 ounces ciabatta or baguette, preferably stale, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups) (Find at Strong Arm Baking, Loaf & Ninth Street Baking)
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher sea salt, more to taste
  • 2 pounds very ripe tomatoes, preferably a mix of varieties and colors (find at Hua Nong Ecorganics, South Wind Produce & Lyon Farms)
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn or cut into bite-size pieces (find at Chapel Hill Creamery, with other cheese options at Boxcarr Handmade Cheese & Celebrity Dairy)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion, about half a small onion (find at Hurtgen Meadows, Meadow Lane Farm, Lyon Farms & others)
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated to a paste (find at Hurtgen Meadows, Abanitu Organics, Wild Scallions Farm, & others)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or thyme (or a combination) (find at Harland's Creek Farm)
  • Large pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup thinly sliced Persian or Kirby cucumber, about 1 small cucumber (find cucumbers at Wild Scallions Farm, Hua Nong Ecorganics, South Wind Produce, Lyons Farm & others)
  • ½ cup torn basil leaves (find at Capritopia)
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped (find at Lil' Farm, Harland's Creek Farm, Hurtgen Meadows Farm & others)
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spread the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons oil and a pinch of salt. Bake until they are dried out and pale golden brown at the edges, about 7 to 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut tomatoes into bite-size pieces and transfer to a large bowl. Add mozzarella, onions, garlic paste, 1 tablespoon vinegar, oregano or thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt and the red pepper flakes if using. Toss to coat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, the mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt and some black pepper to taste. While whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil until the mixture is thickened. Stir in cucumbers, basil and parsley.
  • Add bread cubes, cucumber mixture and capers to the tomatoes and toss well. Let sit for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours before serving. Toss with a little more olive oil, vinegar and salt if needed just before serving.


Serves: 6

Prep time: 45 minutes (with home-prepared panzanella bread)

Visit 321 Coffee Online

321 Coffee

Join us for 321 Coffee's market debut!

About Us: 321 Coffee is a coffee shop and roaster built on inclusion. Based in Raleigh, NC, 321 currently employs over 50 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). They are the ones roasting the coffee, taking the orders, and making the lattes. We are demonstrating the value of an inclusive business model. 

The company was founded in 2017 by Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans. The two met during their freshman year as Park Scholars at NC State University. They had the vision to build a company founded on inclusion. 

The Roastery: We roast our coffee on our very own Loring S15 Falcon. Loring is known in the coffee industry for the advanced technology it offers and the high-quality coffee it is capable of producing. The best part? Our Loring roaster uses 80% less energy than a typical coffee roasting machine because it continuously recirculates hot air.

Our Coffee: Transparency is key in coffee supply chains. At 321 Coffee, we partner with De La Finca Coffee Importers for all of our coffees. Started by a fifth-generation coffee farmer from Honduras, Nelson Amador, De La Finca specializes in direct-trade relationships with coffee farmers like his family.

Direct-trade coffee aims to eliminate the intermediaries between consumers and producers. By creating real relationships with coffee producers in countries like Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia, Nelson and his team aim to empower coffee farmers and their communities.

Visit Bull City Farm Online

Bull City Farm

We've had a busy start to the week with our first chicken processing of 2023. This Wednesday we'll have fresh, never frozen chicken wholes and parts. We'll also have our pasture raised turkey sausages and cuts, pork, lamb and beef cuts, dog treats and our beautiful eggs.

See you Wednesday!

You can learn more about us on our website: and on IG and FB @bullcityfarm

Visit Harland Creek Farm Online

Harland's Creek Farm

Harland's Creek Farm is committed to the health of the earth and its people. Water and soil, sun and warmth, seeds, animals, and plants-the essential ingredients-combined with work and planning allow us to feed people.

Visit Hua Nong Ecorganic Farm Online

Hua Nong Ecorganic Farm

Hua Nong Ecorganic Farm grows and sells high quality asian vegetables.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on Facebook, phone (540) 553-6188, or ask in person at the market!

Visit Hurtgen Meadows Online

Hurtgen Meadows

This week we'll bring the first of our cucumbers 

(limited), sweet onions, potatoes, pesticide-free strawberries (limited), beets, carrots, chard, kale, fresh garlic, jam and just a few remaining plant starts for your home gardens.

Check availability on our online store, open for pre-orders Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. through Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ( 

As always, you can bring us your empty 8 ounce glass jam jars and metal rings. Thank you!

Visit Loaf Online


Located in the heart of downtown Durham, NC, Loaf focuses on hearth baked sourdough breads and pastries. What started out of a backyard brick oven, as a hobby to share with friends and neighbors, very quickly grew to a stall at the Downtown Durham Farmers Market, and settled as a brick and mortar shop in 2011. Throughout the years Loaf has expanded it's offerings, and partnered with local growers, and makers to provide you with as many seasonal treats from right here in the NC Triangle.

Visit Lyon Farms Online

Lyon Farms

We are a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm. Whether it is pre-picked items to shop for or pick your own berries, we offer a variety of produce for everyone's needs. Open seasonally during the summer months.

Visit Ninth Street Bakery Online

Ninth Street Bakery

This Week: Whole Wheat Levain; Country Loaves; Hot Cross Buns

About Ninth Street Bakery: Determined to change the bread landscape, Ninth Street Bakery was founded by two brothers in 1981 fresh from a stint baking at the Tassajara Zen Center with monk Ed Espe Brown. They brought with them recipes for wholegrain goodness and a mind for doing good works in Durham. Known by many for its seeded sliced pan loaves, NSB now has crusty artisan bread products that burst with the flavors of natural levain, and flaky pastries that slow rise to perfection. Helmed by baker Ari Berenbaum 

since 2013, NSB sits at Five Points in Durham, an anchor business in an ever-changing city. We have a full service café, as well as a robust wholesale program that covers the Triad from Greensboro to Raleigh, Durham to Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We give back to the community via our Bakery- and donor-supported Durham Neighbors program, an in-house experiment in Universal Basic Income whereby we Cashapp 100+ low-income local families every month $50 which goes to much-needed groceries, utility bills, or diapers. We are psyched to be now an official member of the Durham Farmer’s Market, joining an illustrious crew of artisans and purveyors who are dedicated to local, independent, small business, and Southern gastronomical culture.

You can follow us at or read Ari’s musings on bread and Durham at

Visit Strong Arm Baking Online

Strong Arm Baking

Strong Arm Baking is located in the rolling hills outside of Oxford, North Carolina. Founders, Julia and Thomas Blaine, care deeply about the products they produce for their customers, who make up a wonderful, colorful and vibrant community. You can connect with them directly through their website and place pre-orders for pick-up at the market.

Tulip Poplar Honey

Sheri Gant's bees fly from a sunny spot on Karen Woods Road just outside Chapel Hill, collecting nectar in the spring from the many plants blooming on her family's property and on an adjacent tract of Duke Forest. Tulip Poplar honey, very slow to crystalize, has a red-amber color and a mild rich flavor with a caramel undertone. 100% beeswax candles are unscented, clean-burning, and longer-lasting. Lotion bars made with beeswax, plant butters, and oils provide concentrated moisturizing.

Visit Wild Scallions Farm Online

Wild Scallions Farm

This week brings more spring produce: scallions, new potatoes, cucumbers and berries.

For flowers expect blue and white hydrangea, queen anne's lace, dahlias and plenty of mixed bouquets.

All our produce, flowers and plants are certified naturally grown for healthful foods from healthy fields!

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Matt and Renee

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