Good, Local Food 12 Months a Year!
Current Market Hours
SATURDAYS: 8am to Noon
WEDNESDAYS: 3:30 to 6:30pm!
The Durham Farmers’ Market is an all local, producer-only market. Our 77 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 currently operating in its summer hours of 8am to Noon. The Saturday Market will operate in summer hours through Saturday November 21, 2015. The Saturday Market will be closed the week after Thanksgiving then switch to its winter hours of 10am-Noon on December 5, 2015. The Wednesday Market is currently open from 3:30 to 6:30pm weekly and will run through mid-October.
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!
Solstice Dinner June 18th 6-9pm
Join us on June 18th for the Durham Farmers' Market's First Annual Solstice Dinner. The dinner will be held under the Pavilion at Durham Central Park from 6pm-9pm, rain or shine. Support the Market and enjoy a seasonal meal prepared by your favorite local chefs. Fullsteam Brewery and Honeygirl Meadery will be selling local beer and mead by the glass! Restaurant sponsors include
Bull City Burger and Brewery,
Durham Spirits Co., and
Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop. Ticket cost $60 and are available here
Chef in the Market Demos
Throughout the season, we invite Chefs who shop at the Market to come and hold cooking demonstrations. Look for these chefs on the Market lawn, their demos always start at 10am.
May 16th - Dorette Snover, C'est Si Bon Cooking School
May 23rd - John Eisensmith, Six Plates
May 30th - Deric McGuffy, Pastry Chef at G2B
June 6th - Lionel Vatinet, La Farm Bakery plus book signing
June 27th - Cece Lopez, Bull City Burger and Brewery
September 5th - Preston Ogden, Pompieri Pizza
September 12th - Travis Robinson, G2B
Master Gardener Volunteers
The Durham County Master Gardener Volunteers come to the Market once a month to answer any and all gardening questions.
The Master Gardeners will be at Market on the following days:
Saturdays, 8am-Noon: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, and November 21.
Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30pm June 17, July 15 and August 12.
Local Storyteller Cynthia Raxter will be coming to Market to tell stories on the following days:
Saturdays June 13th, July 25th, and August 29th from 9am to Noon
Wednesdays June 3rd, July 22, and August 19th from 3:30 to 5:30pm
Durham Farmers' Market Proudly Accepts SNAP!
The Market is now able to accept SNAP benefits. Customers who are interested in using their SNAP benefits can come to the Market's Info Table (at the center of the Pavilion) to swipe their cards and receive tokens to shop around the Market. If you have questions, please email Jenny.
Double Bucks Program The Market also has a Double Bucks Program. With this program, the Market matches SNAP benefits up to $10 per customer in order to stretch SNAP benefits a little further at the Market.
Our fiscal partner for the Double Bucks Program is RAFI, the Rural Advancement Foundation International. All donations to the Double Bucks Program are tax deductible. If you are interested in making a contribution, you can DONATE HERE.
Durham HomeFries Cookin' Team
The Durham HomeFries Cookin' Team is a class for kids age 9-13 who want to learn to cook with local food! The HomeFries meet the 2nd Saturday of the month from June-September on the central Market lawn under the big tent. Classes are led by different local cooking instructors and 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!
2015 Homefries Schedule
June 13th: Jeff Crane, Sous Chef at Four Square Restaurant: Class Full!
July 11th: Teacher Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie: Class Full!
August 8th: Teacher Phoebe Lawless, Scratch Bakery: Class Full!
Classes start at 9:30am sharp on the second Saturday of the month during the summer. The classes 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 Emily-Kate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Mid-October