Where is the closest ATM?
There is an ATM at the Pavilion! A portion of the service charge goes to the market and we use that money to support our programs, including Double Bucks and the Sprouts Kid’s Club.
How do I become a volunteer at the market?
We love volunteers and there are many different ways you can get involved at the market! Check out the volunteer page of our website for details or emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I’d like to set up an information booth at the market. How do I do that?
Due to COVID-19 emergency operations, we are not accepting non-profit/information booths at market at this time.
Can I hand out flyers to vendors and customers?
We don’t allow solicitation of any sort at the market. If you are a non-profit and want to set up a booth, please see question above.
I have a food truck. Can I sell at the market?
We don’t have food trucks at the market. But, check out our neighbors, the Hunt Street Art & Food Truck Market. They’re right around the corner and are open at the same time as our Saturday Market.
Can I play music at the market?
We love having music at the market! During normal operations, you can contact Bryce Northington of Durham Central Park to get on our music calendar (email@example.com). However, due to COVID-19 emergency operations, we are not accepting musicians at market at this time.
Do you sell Durham Farmers’ Market merchandise?
Yes! We sell T-shirts and tote bags with the market logo. We sell onesies as well as shirts in toddler, children’s, women’s, and unisex sizes. Merchandise is available for purchase at the market’s info table (located near the pavilion restrooms).
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes! We sell them at each market at the info table at the center of the Pavilion. Or, if you aren’t able to come to the market, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out!
How do I become a vendor?
The Durham Farmers’ Market typically accepts applications for new vendors December through January for the upcoming season. We require that all applicants and vendors grow or make everything that they sell and are located within 70 miles of Durham. Currently, new vendor applications are being put on hold until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Please read our Prospective Vendor page for more information.
Do you accept SNAP/EBT?
Yes! We accept SNAP/EBT and also offer Double Bucks, which matches every dollar you spend on your EBT card up to $10 per market. So if you swipe for $10, you can receive $20 in tokens to spend on fresh produce and food products. To use your EBT card, just visit the info table and a staff member will assist you. You can swipe your card for any amount, and you will receive wooden tokens worth $1 each that can be spent only at the DFM.
Do the vendors take credit cards?
Some do, some don’t. The best way to pay for things at the market is usually cash. Please note: Since COVID-19 emergency operations, all vendors have been highly encouraged to provide cashless payment methods.
Can I rent the Pavilion when the market is not operating?
Yes! Durham Central Park owns and manages the Pavilion and they rent it out during non-market hours. To find our more information, visit Durham Central Park’s website.
When is the next Food Truck Rodeo?
Durham Central Park hosts Food Truck Rodeos on Sunday afternoons several times per year. Check out their website for details.