Main Season Market is every Saturday from 8am-12pm. No early entrance to the market this season due to new safety protocols and face masks are required at this time for entry. Contact your vendor for curbside pickup of preorders on Hunt Street by the Pavilion Garden. (See all hours.)
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Durham Farmers’ Market! We are now accepting new member applications for the 2019-20 season. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2019. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Durham Farmers’ Market, including browsing our website and visiting our Winter Market on Saturdays from 10 am-noon. Prior to applying, all applicants must review the current Durham Farmers’ Market’s Rules and By-Laws. Detailed instructions can be found on the first page of the application.
*Please note that all prepared food items, meat, fish and cheese must meet state and local health regulations at the time of application. If you are a new vendor and have not yet acquired the required licenses/certificates, please contact us prior to submitting your application.
Christmas decorations have been in stores since the summer and holiday music started playing on the radio in the fall. It’s hard to believe the big day is almost here! No matter how hard I try, it’s impossible to cross all the tasks off my to-do list in time for the festivities. But don’t worry – you can still pick up everything you need for the perfect meal or those last-minute gifts tomorrow. Shopping at the farmers’ market is the perfect opportunity to find truly beautiful, handmade, local gifts that will show your friends and family how much you love them! If you can’t decide, stop by the Information Table and pick up a gift certificate to add to a Christmas card made by a local crafter. And while you’re here, don’t forget to pick up fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, meat and much more for your special holiday feasts!
Do you have family visiting from out of town? Bring them to the market so they can experience our local Durham community. The kids can play on the playground at Durham Central Park while parents explore the delicious offerings from our vendors. We’ll have a full house of vendors tomorrow so be sure to add a trip to the farmers’ market into your schedule. We can’t wait to see you!
Finally, we’re excited to announce that we’re 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.
Are you ready to complete your holiday shopping? Or maybe you’re like me and haven’t really even started. Shopping at the farmers’ market is the perfect opportunity to pick up truly beautiful, handmade, local gifts that will show your friends and family how much you love them!
Beautiful wreaths and fresh flowers are always an amazing way to help a loved one decorate their home and make them feel special. How about an amazing, hand-made cutting board? Cutting boards are the perfect gift for a friend that loves to cook or make an amazing way of serving a cheese tray! Looking to bundle up a few gifts from our vendors? Try a cutting board, cheese, award-winning jam, and fresh baked bread!
If you just can’t seem to decide, stop by the Information Table and pick up a gift certificate to add to a Christmas card made by a local crafter. We have everything you need, from stocking stuffers to one-of-a-kind gifts. And while you’re here, don’t forget to pick up fresh produce and meat for your special holiday feasts!
From all of us at the Durham Farmers’ Market, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season!
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
We hope you’ll bundle up and join us at the market tomorrow morning! The temperature will drop on Sunday through early next week so it’s the perfect time to warm up your house with soup. With all of the root veggies and vibrant greens available right now, there’s no wrong way to prepare a hearty soup for your family. Share your favorite recipes with us or check out the simple chicken noodle soup recipe below.
Also, don’t forget to do your holiday shopping at the farmers’ market. We have perfect gifts for everyone on your list. And check out our neighbors at the Durham Craft Market and the Art Market at Vega Metals. Thank you for shopping local this holiday season!
What’s for dinner?
Chicken Noodle Soup
This favorite family meal is perfect for a cold weekend spent indoors. Make your soup extra special (and nutritious) by picking up the ingredients at the farmers’ market.