Good, Local Food 12 Months a Year!
Current Market Hours
SATURDAYS: 10am to Noon
Open Saturdays Year Round
Wednesday Market will re-open in Spring 2014
The Durham Farmers’ Market is an all local, producer-only market. Our 70 vendors, all of whom are located within 70 miles of the market, sell only items which they have produced.
The Durham Farmers' Market is held in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park!, 501 Foster Street in the heart of downtown Durham (click here for map and directions).
The Market is Open Year Round! The Saturday Market is now operating in it's winter hours - 10am to Noon. The Saturday Market will remain in winter hours through the end of March. Then, in the first week of April, the Saturday Market will switch to summer hours of 8am to Noon. The Wednesday Market currently closed for the winter. It will re-open in spring 2014 and will be open weekly from 3:30 to 6:30pm!
Please note: The Durham Farmers' Market does not allow dogs or other pets in the Market. Service animals are exempt from this rule. Thank you for your cooperation!
2013 Fall & Winter Schedule
TUES. NOVEMBER 26th, 2:00-5:00pm, Pre-Thanksgiving Market! DFM will hold a special mid-week Market for you to stock up on all you need for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Make it a Local Thanksgiving!
SAT. NOVEMBER 30th - Market CLOSED This is the one Saturday a year that the Market is closed. Next week, we'll re-open and will be open for the rest of the winter!
SAT. DECEMBER 7th - Winter Hours Begin, 10am-Noon! To accomodate for the colder weather of the winter time, the Market shortens its hours in the winter time. This year, expect 50 vendors weekly and a great selection of winter produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, artisan foods and crafts!
Durham Farmers' Market is Hiring!
The Durham Farmers' Market (DFM) seeks an experienced, outgoing person to assist the DFM Market Manager in managing the DFM. This is a part-time position. The Assistant Market Manager will work approximately 20 hours per week from mid-April through mid-October and approximately 12 hours per week for the remaining 6 months of the year.
The DFM is a dynamic market that has been at the center of Durham's local food movement. The Assistant Market Manager will have the opportunity to work under the direction of a creative and experienced Market Manager and a group of innovative and dedicated farmers and crafters who are members of the market. In addition, the assistant manager will interact with a large variety of DFM customers who come from all walks of life, as well as, members of the Durham civic community who are dedicated to the mission of the DFM. The job is dynamic, interesting, and meaningful.
Full job description here: Assistant Market Manager Job Description
5th Annual Chef Challenge
Saturday October 5th, 2013
On Saturday, October 5th, three local chefs will compete for the title of Chef Challenge Champ! That morning, as they assemble at their stations, the secret ingredient will be unveiled then the chefs will shop the market for other ingredients to create a dish that features this year's secret ingredient! A panel of judges will sample each dish and determine this year's winner! Customers can taste the chef's dishes too and vote for their favorite as well. Everything gets started at 9am with the being announced around 11:30am!
This year's contestants :
Katie Coleman of Durham Spirits Co.
Mike Hacker of Pie Pushers
Justin Rakes of Salted Pig
Past Chef Challenge Champs
2012 Chef Champ: Billy Cotter, Toast
2011 Chef Champ: Billy Cotter, Toast
2010 Chef Champ: Billy Cotter, Toast
Past Chef Challenge Participants include Dave Alworth of Guglhupf Bakery, Patisserie and Cafe, Andy Magowan of Geer Street Garden, Christy Quirk of Bull Street Gourmet and Market, Justin Rakes of Four Square Restaurant, Chris Stinnett of Pop's, and Aaron Vandemark of Pancuito.
Our members are farmers, bakers, artisans, cheese makers, vintners, and crafters who travel twice a week to the Durham Central Park Pavilion to bring high quality food and crafts to our customers. We work to sustain the connection between growers, prepares, and eaters and to sustain the land, the environment, our businesses, and our community.
Currently, DFM is focusing on:
-Community education—events, cooking classes, demonstrations
-Raising the awareness of the market among the public, and
-Providing local, high quality food to a more diverse population
Come to the market. Bring a friend. Participate in Food Share. Volunteer. Help us create a dynamic community at the heart of Durham!
For more information email email@example.com
Quick Dinners from the Market Series
Quick Dinners from the Market is a new cooking series at the Wednesday Market. Throughout the summer, local cooking instructors or chefs come to Wednesday Market to demonstrate how to make a fast and simple meal using in-season, Market-fresh ingredients. Recipes are always available at the demonstration.
The 2013 Schedule so far...
May 25th, Anne Everitt, Triangle Food Fight
June 5th, Anne Everitt, Triangle Food Fight
June 26th, Anne Everitt, Triangle Food Fight
August 7th, Matt Lardie, Green Eats
August 21st, Katie Coleman, Durham Spirits Co.
September 18th, Matt Lardie, Green Eats
Durham Home Fries Cookin' Team
The Durham Home Fries Cookin' Team is a class for kids age 9-13 who want to learn to cook with local food! The Home Fries meet the 3rd Saturday of each month on the central Market lawn under the big tent. Classes are led by different local chefs who teach the kids how to shop for local ingredients, follow recipes, and basic cooking techniques, while having lots of fun in the process!
2013 Homefries Schedule so far...
June 22nd, Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie
August 17, Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie
September 21, Aaron Vandemark, Panciuto
October Class: TBA
Classes start at 9:30am sharp on the third Saturday of the month. The class will meet on the Central Lawn area of the Durham Farmers’ Market under the big tent. For more information about the class or to sign up your child, please email Erin.
Past teachers include Seth & Cece from Bull City Burger & Brewery, Chef Al and Students from The Art Institute of Durham's Culinary School, Chef Chuck Hayworth from Worth It Cafe, Marco Shaw from Piedmont, Phoebe Lawless from Scratch, Justin Rakes from Four Square Restaurant, Seth and Craig from Wine Authorities, Chef Aaron Vandemark from Panciuto and Fletch and Summer from Locopops!
Follow the Home Fries on their blog: durhamhomefries.tumblr.com
Why shop at the Durham Farmers’ Market? Oh, there are lots of reasons .
To see what’s in season, check out our Produce Calendar.
Saturdays 8am to noon, April through November
Saturdays 10am to noon, December through March
Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:30pm, Mid-April through October 9th