Month: December 2019

Expecting Beautiful Weather this Saturday

Join us for the last Saturday before Christmas. Many of our farm vendors are bringing lovely handmade items, both to eat and to enjoy in your home. We’ve got hand forged iron work, handmade wooden bowls and cutting boards. There’s colorful pottery and seasonal teas. We have vendors with custom clothing and others with seasonal treats. There will be plenty to choose from and if you can’t find just the right gift on hand, we’ll have Durham Farmers’ Market Gift Certificates at the Info Desk.


New Vendor Applications Being Accepted!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Durham Farmers’ Market! We are now accepting new member applications for the 2020-21 season. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 3, 2020. 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. Links can be found below.

We have very few spaces available this year. Our customers have asked us for diverse ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat foods that are made from local farm products. We also seek farmers raising animal products like duck, quail, and rabbit along with fruit producers of apples, pears, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, pawpaws, persimmons, and figs. The application fee is $20 and can be paid through Square or by sending a check with your 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

Vendor Fees

  • Application Fee Part 1: $20 (non-refundable)
  • Application Fee Part 2 $40 (non-refundable) Note: Only selected applicants will be invited to complete Part 2 of the application and will be notified by the Market Manager.
  • Annual Membership Fee $100 which is only paid if accepted as a Market Member
  • Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1903, Durham, NC 27702. Please do not send mail to our physical location as there is no delivery box.

Daily Stall Fees

for the 2020-21 Market Season – please note that these fees may change

  • $25 – Summer Season Saturday Stall (April-November)
  • $20 – Winter Season Saturday Stall (December-March)
  • $15 – Wednesday Season Stall (mid-April through mid-October)
  • *Note: These fees are subject to change.

Thanks again for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Durham Farmers’ Market!

Welcome to the Winter Market Season

We’re back and ready to roll out colorful produce, proteins, pastries and party favorites for your holiday tables. We’ll start at 10 am with the Opening Bell on December 7th and a beautiful new CrossWalk at the lower entrance to the Pavilion. Come check it out and bring your largest shopping bags. We’ll be here until 12 noon with all sorts of splendid warm drinks to sip while you shop and cool drinks to take home for dinner.

This is our 20th Seasonal Winter Market and we are excited to share it with you. Every Saturday from December until the end of March, we’ll be here from 10-12. Our fantastic and devoted farmers and crafters will be bringing you locally-grown food, fresh flowers and finished food products.

Our craft vendors will be bringing wreaths for the holiday,  hand-made baskets, jewelry, cutting boards, wooden bowls, and rolling pins. Some of our farmers make their own tea blends and salves while others make candied turmeric and special syrups to add to desserts or drinks that you can use at home or give as gifts. We also have clothing that is hand-made and hand-dyed along with pottery and painted gourds. We have two outstanding photographers and one of our  farmers makes small iron pieces for use in your home.

Start some fun new habits with us this December! We look forward to seeing you during our Winter Market Season. Stop by the info desk for info on our Double Bucks program for our EBT customers and we have free market shopping baskets on our Exchange Tree.