Month: April 2020

Main Season Market is Open!

Thank you for visiting our market! Here’s our Vendor List for pre-orders….We are encouraging you to place them so we can run a super-safe market and move customers through the lines more quickly.

We have new Market Guidelines from Durham County that will help keep all of us safer.  Your favorite vendors may move around a little bit as we figure out things week to week, but we’ll have a MAP at the entrance each week to keep you on the right path.

And speaking of paths, please use our designated entrance and exits and respect the barricades and flagging. We have set aside space for you to wait in line between the vendors, not in the main walkway. Each vendor will help each customer individually. It will take a little longer so plan your arrival time to fit your schedule and try to place orders ahead of time and prepay when possible.

Customer Guidelines 

  • A face mask or face covering is required by Durham County.
  • Enter and exit the market through designated locations.
  • Hand washing stations will be available at the entry and exit.
  • Walk one direction through the market from the entry to the exit.
  • Maintain 6′ distance from other customers, vendors and staff.
  • Form lines to the side of vendor stalls to keep the walkway clear for traffic.
  • Please preorder and pre-pay when it’s available.
  • Customers cannot touch items until they have been purchased.
  • Customers cannot eat or drink inside the market area.
  • Public Bathrooms will NOT be available to customers at this time.
  • Triple Bucks tokens will be available at the market before you enter.
  • Coordinate curbside pickup on Hunt Street beside the Pavilion garden with vendor

 

 

 

Friends of the Market Fundraiser

All of our vendors are working hard to serve you. Here’s a QUICK LINK TO VENDORS 

You probably already know that it takes a lot behind the scene to make the Durham Farmers Market happen every week. The DFM maintains staff to run the market and has ongoing expenses for renting the Pavilion, insurance, providing community outreach programs and special events. These expenses are all funded by membership and vendor booth fees that are generated week to week. The loss of income during March and April has nearly depleted the small amount of reserve savings we maintain for emergencies. Our farmers and craft vendors are struggling to remain in business themselves with the extended shut-down. They continue to depend on the DFM infrastructure, so we are reaching out to supporters to help us recover from the shutdown. If you are able, please make a gift donation today to the DFM Friends of the Market fundraiser so we can continue serving the Durham community.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Durham Farmers’ Market! We look forward to seeing you in May!

Quick Donation – $20

Quick Donation – $50

Quick Donation –  $100

Quick Donation – $250

Quick Links for Vendors

Vendors marked with * are able to take DFM tokens for purchases.

Abanitu Organics – email for availability

Bill Pope Photos – email for availability

Bluebird Meadows – preorder & home delivery

Bonlee Grown Farm – email or call 919-837-2937 to pre-order and pre-pay

Botanist & Barrel – preorder with shipping

* Boxcarr Handmade Cheese – preorder with farm pick up & shipping

* Brinkley Farm – no website available at this time

Caballo Rojo Coffee – preorder with limited home delivery & local retail locations

Capritopia Farm – No preorders at this time

* Catbriar Farm – Email Sara Broadwell  to pre-order for market pick-up

Celebrity Farm – pre-order for market pick-up through website

Chapel Hill Creamery – preorder with farm pickup & market pickup

Cheek Road Grown Produce –call to preorder with farm pickup 919-880-0870

* Chocolatay Confections – preorder with shipping &  limited local delivery

* Cilantro Artisan Foods – preorder with limited local delivery

Crumbs – preorder with downtown Durham Saturday pickup

Deep River Farm & Nursery – Blueberries are not ready to be picked yet!

* East Durham Bake Shop – preorder with curbside pickup, market pickup & limited delivery

* Elodie Farm – preorder for downtown Durham pickup & limited delivery

* Ever Laughter Farm – pre-order for market or farm pickup through website

* Fickle Creek Farm – preorder for pickup through website

Flat River Nursery & Farm – contact (336) 364-2460 for market pick-up

* Fruchtenicht Honey – available at market

Fullsteam Brewery – preorder with curbside pickup and delivery

* Harland’s Creek Farm – preorder for market and farm pick up through website

* Haw River Mushrooms – preorder with deliver, market, and farm pick up through website

Home Bucha – preorder for market or Wednesday Durham pickup through website

Honeygirl Meadery -preorder for market or Durham curbside pickup through website

* Huanong Ecorganic Farm – no known pick up or delivery options at this time

* Hurtgen Meadows Farm – preorder for pick up through website

* Imagine That Gluten Free – available at Weaver Street Market & Durham Co-op

* Kalawi Farm – pre-orders for ice cream in large quantities through website

* Lil’ Farm – home delivery available & donations for families in need through website

Little Tree Farm – no known pick up or delivery options at this time

Loaf – call 919-797-1254 to preorder items for pickup or delivery

* Lyon Farm – preorder for pickup through website

* Maple Spring Gardens – preorder with farm & local pick up locations

* Meadow Lane Farm – product list and pre-order form in DFM newsletter

* Melina’s Fresh Pasta – pre-order by phone 919-403-3663

* Millefiori – special orders with a variety of delivery and pick up options

Moondance Soaps – online store with shipping

NewSoil Vermiculture – online store 

Pamela Strand Photography – email  for special orders from  website

* Phoenix Farm – preorder plants for Wednesday farm pick up

* Primrose Farms – waiting for market to reopen

Rabbit Patch Baskets – website

* Red Hawk Farm – website available at Weaver Street, Durham Co-op, Whole Foods

* Red Tail Grains – pre-order or delivery through website

Roberson Creek Farm – email for eggs and delivery / pick up options

Sarah’s House of Clay – email for private shopping appointment or special orders

* Scratch Baking – no website available at this time

Smarty Pants – no website available at this time

* Soul Cocina – preorder for market pick up or home delivery through website

* South Wind Produce – preorder for farm pick up

Speckled Bird Farm – website

* Spicy Hermit –preorder for pickup or home delivery

* Stoney Mountain Farm – online store for market pickup

* Strong Arm Baking – online store for home delivery only

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farms – pre-order for market pick up through website

Terra Clotha – online store with shipping

WeatherHand Farm – no information at this time

* Wild Scallions Farm – preorder with farm pick up and home delivery

Will’s Wild Herbs – website

 

Maintaining Durham’s Vibrant Community Farmers’ Market

The Market will be closed for the entire month of April so we’ve put together a Quick Reference Guide for our Vendors HERE.  They are working around the clock to feed the community that has helped us grow for over 20 years. We are all adapting to the change. It has not been easy and each of our members has faced challenges that range from learning how to set up online stores, to figuring out how to use mapping applications to make home deliveries.

On a positive note, the weather has been excellent for setting out new plants and extending the season for some of the winter favorites. It’s hard to believe that some farmers already have strawberries coming in from their hoop houses while others are still harvesting beautiful sweet winter kale from their fields. Patiently waiting for all of this to move out is the fabulous Durham community who are calmly practicing physical distancing and managing to work-at-home and stay-at-home.

Our continued perseverance is needed and to that end, the Market will be closed through the month of April in support of the community efforts being made to keep the COVID-19 numbers as low as possible. Our vendors continue to add home delivery options, pick-up locations and farm stands. There is even work underway on a food hub to help farmers, consumers, food crafters and non-profits connect. Sometimes the perfect storm leads us down a path we might not have chosen, one with an unexpected, positive ending.

If you are looking for what your favorite vendor is harvesting during April and how to access their products, new seedlings for your Victory Garden (yes, we are resurrecting this idea for a victory over COVID-19!), foods to make and bake at home or something that will delight your senses or tastebuds, click HERE to access our Vendor Profiles. We are continually updating the notes on our members’ stores and offerings. If you want to add your name to our newsletter mailing list, click HERE and fill out the information at the bottom of the page in the little green section labeled “Stay Connected”. That will get you signed up automatically for our weekly newsletter. Normally during this time of year we send newsletters for both Wednesday and Saturday markets. We are working with our vendors to see if this is still useful. We’ll let you know. In the meantime, we are going to add our Wednesday market folks to the one mailing a week through the month of April.

Speaking of members! We added three new members back in the beginning of March. Red Tail Grains, Crumbs and Huanong Ecorganics. Red Tail has locally grown & milled grains. Crumbs is a vegan baker and all of the staff gives her two thumbs up, especially the layered cakes. And Huanong Ecorganics is an established farm growing an amazing assortment of Asian veggies.