Month: November 2022

Thanksgiving Market is OPEN Today, November 22, 2pm-5pm!

It’s Market Day, Durham!

Today is the day! Join us from 2pm-5pm for our special Pre-Thanksgiving Market! It’s your last chance to shop at market to pick up all your favorite locally raised and loved goods to wow your friends and family’s tastebuds this holiday week. We have a wonderful lineup of vendors bringing a beautiful array of fresh produce, locally raised and loved meats, fresh baked breads, vegan-led entrees, pickles and jams, and much more! You don’t want to miss it.

This week, our gratitude goes to everyone in our wonderful community who helps make the DFM happen. We are thinking tenderly of you and hoping you receive warmth, love, and good food this holiday, surrounding by the given family, chosen family, friends, and furry friends that warm your heart. We are thankful for you!


Join the Festivities!

Don’t miss out on these fun market activities while you shop TODAY:

* Kids Scavenger Hunt – Complete the scavenger hunt and receive Market Bucks to spend at the vendor booths!

* Market Music – Come enjoy festive market music by the one and only Stephan Hermann!

Live Poetry – Pick up a insightful and encouraging poem from William Davis, custom-written just for you!



* No market this Saturday, November 26th.

* Join us next week, Saturday December 3rd for our first Winter Market! Hours: 10am-12pm.


Newsletter Link:

When: Saturday, November 22nd, 2pm-5pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Market is OPEN November 12, 8 am – 12pm!

The Goodness of the Fall Harvest

It’s almost Saturday!

As we wrap up the last of the Halloween decorations and prepare for the coming holidays, we hope we can take time to feel connected to the earth’s turning and to one-another, as we collectively witness our own turn toward winter and this reflective and cozy season. This week we’ve felt the dips and swells of unpredictable temps between bright 80-degree days and cold rainy evenings. We turned our clocks back and are getting used to an early dusk. And we are keeping an eye on the hurricane/tropical storm as it develops while thinking of our farmers.

In all of this, we are reminded of the unique goodness of the fall harvest. Every week, we are blown away by the diverse array of produce on our farmers’ tables, with their bright rainbows of color. As we check in with our local livestock farmers, we are getting tips for perfect cold weather meals and dreaming of sitting around the table with our people and feeling gratitude for the goodness and nourishment given us  through all the earth offers in this time. May we care for one-another, may we ask ourselves what we need in this season, may we walk the path of autumn, together. We love this season with you, Durham!

Will you join us at market? We can’t wait for you to come enjoy the sights, sounds, people, and plenty with us this weekend. See you there!


Leave Your Leaves

* Click HERE to find out what the “leave your leaves” signs around town are all about, and how refraining from raking and bagging your leaves can make a significant impact on the health of our soil, the protection of pollinators, and the restoration of earth’s ecosystem! At the link above, you can visit our Linktree page for helpful resources from the USDA and Keep Durham Beautiful to learn more.


Save the Dates

* Thanksgiving Market! – Tues. November 22nd, 2-5pm

* NO Saturday Morning Market – Sat. November 26th

* Start of Winter Market Hours – Sat. December 3rd, 10am-12pm


This Week

* Enjoy market music provided by The Carolina Cutups! They’re sure to bring a smile to your face and tapping to your toes.

* Find William Davis and his typewriter at the market this weekend for custom, live-written poems!

* Compost your pumpkins at market! Find out more on NewSoil Vermiculture’s website or in our newsletter.


Newsletter Link:


When: Saturday, November 12th, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Market is OPEN November 5, 8 am – 12pm!

Happy November!

We are feeling that good chill in the air & the misty mornings of the start of November. Our vendors have some really delightful and colorful offerings this fall, you won’t want to miss out!

Check out our social media page for a sneak peek at what’s in season this month, and click on the newsletter link below for a full list of vendors and a look at what they are bringing to the table this week!

Thanks for celebrating Halloween Weekend with us last week!

We had a blast seeing everyone’s creative costumes, enjoying a very tasty cooking demo with Chef Seth from Pompieri Pizza, and playing around with fruit and vegetable art stamps!

The winner of our Spooktacular Vendor Halloween Costume Contest is…announced in our newsletter! (hint: they love their nutritious veggies!)

Thanks for coming out and making it such a fun day, Durham!

Activities this week:

* Visit the folks from Carolina Theatre at their Friends of the Market community sponsor booth & find out what they are up to this fall!

* Come see the Durham Street Piano Player and enjoy live, open-air music from pianist Thomas Merrigan!

* William Davis is back this week with his typewriter for some beautiful, custom poems!


Newsletter Link:


When: Saturday, November 5th, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street