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Wednesday Market is OPEN Today, October 5, 3pm – 6pm

Happy October, Durham!

This week has really given us a taste of the fall season – intense weather, beautiful changing leaves, and lots to anticipate in the world of fall foods. As you gear up for fall festivities & halloween parties, swing by the market today for the best local goodies: Carving pumpkins, apples for spiced cider, new varieties of fresh sausages and meats for warm fall dinners, fresh flowers for the table, butternut squash for delicious soup, a bottle or 6-pack of crisp cider, and lots more to keep you warm, cozy, & delighted all week!

Market Music by Remona Jeannine!

 

Check out this week’s newsletter for Wednesday Market vendors, tasty recipes, and upcoming events:

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3UWcIRb

 

When: Wednesday, October 5, 3pm – 6pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Market is OPEN October 1, 8 am – 12pm!

Rain or shine, the market is open!

It’s dry under the shelter of the pavilion, and you’ll find us there with everything you need to stock up for the week, and to make for an extra cozy weekend indoors as we keep an eye on the weather and think of all of our neighbors toward the south.

October is here and it sure feels like fall now! Keep an eye out for more on what fruits and veggies are in season at the market this month!

Some of our vendors will be in a different spot this week. Check out the newsletter below to find a map and see all the vendors you an expect at market tomorrow.

We’ll grab a jacket and see you there!

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3fyRV61

 

When: Saturday, October 1, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Wednesday Market is OPEN Today, September 28, 3pm – 6pm

Happy Midweek Market Day! We’re OPEN from 3-6pm and ready to help you stock up on all the groceries for you late week meals…and a little extra for any indoor evenings this weekend due to the weather. Come on out while the weather is nice!

Need an after school field trip? The Museum of Life and Science booth is back this week with kids activities from 3-5pm!

Are you curious about rain water collection and looking for accessible resources to help you get started? Check out the links below to find some helpful guidelines for setting up your backyard rain barrel & get connected to wholesale priced rain barrels offered by the City of Durham for Durham Water customers! Rain barrels are a great way to collect water from your roof to be stored and used at a later time. Use it for watering your garden, lawn, livestock, outdoor plants, and indoor plants. Hundreds of gallons of water can be collected from just one rainfall event! Reduce your water bill costs, reduce stormwater runoff and combat erosion with the help of an affordable rainwater collection system!

Links:

Buy a rain barrel from the City of Durham!

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners | NC State Extension Publications

 

Check out this week’s newsletter for Wednesday Market vendors, tasty recipes, and upcoming events:

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3SmsMK4

 

When: Wednesday, September 28, 3pm – 6pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Market is OPEN September 24, 8 am – 12pm!

Fall is here!

What’s your favorite way to celebrate fall? Taking time to recognize the autumnal equinox? Carving pumpkins? Zipping up your jacket for a chilly walk with a hot cup of coffee? We are looking at the chilly morning and warm afternoon forecast for this Saturday and daydreaming about all the fall festivals and cozy moments ahead of us in Durham. Whether it provides an opportunity to enjoy a hearty meal at home with your loved ones, or join friends and neighbors for some delightful fall fun, we hope this season shows you warmth, community, and goodness.

The official start of fall means alot of things for our farmers and creators. They can be harvesting fruits and vegetables that flourish in the colder temperatures, and we are seeing autumn apples, carving and roasting pumpkins, colorful gourds, and crisp greens to name a few. They might be diligently working their fall planting schedules and gently tending promising plant starts. In our experience, fall is a season of complexity: Enjoying the chill while wondering how soon the first frost will come and whether the greenhouse or frost cloth will protect our plant babies. Seeing the brilliant change of color in the trees and knowing that soon the leaves will fall and at some point, we will eagerly look for signs of the new buds of spring. Sensing the quiet and rest that this time can offer, while planning for trips to see family and all of that the holiday season can bring.

In this season of beauty and uncertainty, we can’t think of a better way to engage with our community and rest in the things that matter, than by supporting our wonderful community of producers as they prepare for the fall, while bringing their bountiful offerings every week for us to peruse with ohhs and ahhs, and take home to enjoy. Whether you are stocking up on groceries, getting started early on your holiday shopping and stocking stuffers, or just coming out to snack on a pastry and coffee while you enjoy how beautiful our community looks when we come together on a Saturday morning, we can’t wait to celebrate the first market of fall with you. It’s going to be a beautiful day.

 

See you Saturday!

 

Activities

* Outdoor Yoga – 9:00-10:00am on the center green

* Market Music: The Carolina Cutups

* Live Poetry: The Poetry Fox

 

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3xKCbCS

 

When: Saturday, September 24, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Wednesday Market is OPEN Today, September 21, 3pm – 6pm

It’s a beautiful day for Wednesday Market! Come early to get the very best selection of groceries, and stay for yoga from 4:30-5:30!

Catch Cultivating Resistance Herbals for a wide variety of herbal shrubs, immune boosters, nourishing teas, and much more, along with helpful education about herbal medicines and their creative purposes. Piri is back this week with more than a few mouthwatering ways to spice up your weekly meals. Need a nice bottle to pair with dinner, or take to your next get together? Botanist & Barrel joins us with their latest selection of ciders. Grab one or six!

Check out the newsletter link below for a fun fall twist on pancakes (hint – we are in love with butternut squash this season!) and peruse the list of vendors coming to market, and everything our farmers are harvesting for this week’s table.

 

See you there!

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3DGWchu

 

When: Wednesday, September 21, 3pm – 6pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Market is OPEN September 17, 8 am – 12pm!

Join us for a beautiful Saturday at the market! So far, forecast calls for another cool morning slowly warming up with the sun and we are here for it…and for literal loads of fresh produce, meats, flowers, and crafted goods. Woo hoo!

We’ll have lots of summer fruits and veggies still in season, as well as pumpkins of all colors, gourds, winter squash varieties, tons of fall greens, and more. Beverage vendors like Homebucha, Honeygirl Meadery, Botanist & Barrel, Jewels of Health Farm, and Omie’s Coffee always have seasonal releases and classic favorites coming to market. Stop by and see what they’re bringing this week!

 

Activities:

* It will be a perfect day to catch our outdoor yoga class at 9:00am on the lawn!

* Don’t miss The Durham Street Piano Player (Thomas Merrigan) providing live Market Music!

* The Poetry Fox Returns! What better way to continue to support him and his new typewriter than to stop by and buy a custom, live-typed poem?

 

Last Chance to Vote:

This is the last weekend of the American Farmland Trust’s annual Farmers Market Celebration! If you have a minute, will you cast your vote for the market, and help us keep our spot as the #1 Farmers Market in North Carolina? To vote, click here!

It has been a blast to celebrate the joy of farmers markets & the unique and beautiful community we have here at the DFM with you. Thank you for supporting the market, advocating for your local vendors, and making it our favorite place to be on a Saturday morning.

 

Cheers!

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3QHIBti

 

When: Saturday, September 17, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Wednesday Market is OPEN Today, September 14, 3pm – 6pm

Seasonal produce, kids activities, and live music, oh my!

September is treating us well, and this Wednesday Market we’ve all you need to stock up for your midweek meals. This week, Botanist & Barrel is back with their ciders, sours, and dry fruit wines!

Check out the newsletter link below for updates on end-of-season dates for Wednesday Market and to see who else is coming to market this week.

Market Activities:

* The Museum of Life and Science joins us to celebrate National Food as Medicine week from 3-5pm. Learn about medicinal herbs and make your own tea!

* Don’t miss yoga from 4:30-5:30pm!

* Enjoy live music by the wonderful Stephan Hermann!

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3Lc5Bzn

 

When: Wednesday, September 14, 3pm – 6pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Market is OPEN September 10, 8 am – 12pm!

It’s almost the weekend! With everyone heading back to school and the week’s cooler weather, it certainly feels like fall is around the corner, and we are loving the chance to enjoy the summer’s bounty while seeing the first of the fall produce make its way to market from around Durham!

What’s in season? You can still find lots of tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, okra, beans, summer field flowers, basil, melons, and figs on farmer tables. And we are starting to see pumpkins big and small, winter squash like butternut, long island cheese, spaghetti, and acorn, many varieties of beautiful apples and pears, as well as fall greens like bok choy, spring lettuce mixes, arugula, and more.

What better time to visit one of our wonderful meat farmers than this rainy, cool week when we are dreaming about warm stews and hearty meals for the fall and winter? Stop by and see what they have for you this week!

This week, catch live music by the wonderful Remona Jeannine! William Davis will also be here with his typewriter for live, custom poems!

And don’t forget community outdoor yoga is back this week on the green at 9:00am!

 

It’s going to be a beautiful Saturday Market. See ya there, Durham!

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3ROhvS7

 

When: Saturday, September 10, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Wednesday Market is OPEN Today, September 7, 3pm – 6pm

Happy Wednesday Market! Come enjoy live music while you pick up all your midweek groceries, flowers, and snacks. Or make an afternoon of it and join community outdoor yoga class after you shop!

We are looking forward to September and all the coming fall produce, activities, and weather. As the month progresses, we’ll see more and more of those fall favorites like winter squash, pumpkins, cool weather greens, etc. This week at market there are lots of beautiful fall apples and pears and butternut squash, along with many summer fruits and veggies that are still going strong – figs, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, okra, string beans, cantaloupe, yellow squash, and corn.

Check out the newsletter link below for a delicious recipe for lamb liver paté, provided by one of our DFM vendors. Moon Belly Meat is back this week with select meat cuts and mouthwatering hand-made pork sausages like Chimichurri and Korean BBQ.

The Museum of Life and Science will be back next week with more kids educational activities in honor of National Food as Medicine week.

* Live market music provided by Remona Jeannine!

* Yoga at 4:30!

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3Rj5bcO

 

When: Wednesday, September 7, 3pm – 6pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street

Market is OPEN September 3, 8 am – 12pm!

This Labor Day weekend, and all September long, visit the Saturday morning Market for grill-out ingredients, and grocery staples for all your weekly meals. You might surprised how much our vendors have to offer!

We’ll be joined by some new and returning guest vendors, as well as our favorite go-to producers.

Need help planning your meals?  Check out the newsletter link below for a glance at the seasonal produce and local products that the DFM farmers & creators are bringing with them this week!

Don’t miss Old North State Jam as they delight us with their crowd-pleasing tunes, and stop by William Davis & his typewriter for a customize, live poem!

Just a reminder, there is no yoga this 1st Saturday of the month. Join us again next week as we continue our yoga series!

 

Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3TOnh8r

 

When: Saturday, September 3, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street