Stay cool with these summer tips & treats!
Well folks, there’s no way around it, it’s hot out there this week! And rain and SHINE we are open and ready to help you stock the kitchen, fill your house with gorgeous flowers, and find the perfect gifts and goods. Here are a couple of tips and treats to help you keep stay cool while enjoying all the market has to offer!
We’re open right at 8am, and shopping early means you’ll find the best selections of produce and goods before they sell out, and get to enjoy the market at it’s coolest, shaded from the sun by our east facing trees!
Enjoy the shade tents on the park lawn! Every week we have shade tents and picnic tables set up on the grassy lawn in the middle of market, and this week we’ll have an extra tent with water misters to help you stay cool!
Every week, we have ice water available at the market info table located at the back of the pavilion next to the restrooms to help you stay hydrated!
One of our favorite ways to beat the heat is with our vendors chilled drinks & snacks! Did you know watermelon juice is 92% water and a simple way to stay hydrated? You can find a refreshing popsicle, or iced watermelon juice and lemonade at the colorful Jewels of Health Farm trailer, located on Foster Street next to South Wind Produce. You can also find iced coffee beverages at Family and Future Chocolate, located under the pavilion next to the market info table. Pick up some handmade peach ice cream at Kalawi Farms on Foster Street, or varieties of gelato at Celebrity Dairy, under the pavilion. And Homebucha has some great kombucha selections on tap to sip on at market every week!
Vote for the DFM in the America’s Farmers Market Celebration!
It’s time for the 2023 America’s Farmers Market Celebration! And you know what that means…you can help us win the “People’s Choice” award of up to $5,000 to fund important market programs! It only takes a moment and a couple of clicks to make a big ol’ difference. And we’d love it if you could help us spread the word by sharing with your work place, friends, and family. Click the link below to cast your vote!
Tomato Day Highlights
Thanks for coming out to celebrate Tomato Day with us! We had a blast. And thanks to everyone who purchased a special Tomato Day 2023 t-shirt from us! We sold a record number of shirts, and every dollar helps funds the market, future events, and market programs like Kids Sprouts Club. We’re grateful for you! Here are a couple snapshots from the event:
This week, enjoy a live market music performance by local singer-songwriter, Remona Jeannine! You can learn more about Remona & find her music here
Want to find out what else your local farmers are bringing to the market this week? Check out this week’s Newsletter! https://conta.cc/3rEYHwU
When: Saturday, July 29th, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street