Finish your holiday shopping at our Silent Auction on Saturday, November 10!

Get ready to do your holiday shopping at the farmers’ market tomorrow during our Silent Auction and Raffle! We have AMAZING items from the best local businesses that would make perfect holiday gifts (or just something special for you!).

For the raffle portion of our event, we have gift certificates from some of our favorite local restaurants, including Motorco, Pompieri Pizza, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Heirloom Restaurant (Roxboro) and more. The chefs at those restaurants shop at the market and use as many local products on their menus as possible. Our raffle will also include gifts from our very own farmers’ market vendors! There will be beautiful crafts and gift certificates for cheese, chips and salsa, and even a jar of strawberry jam that won first place at the 2018 State Fair! Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 7 tickets for $5.

The Silent Auction portion of our fundraiser begins at 8:00 am on the lawn. There are some incredible items to bid on that will make thoughtful holiday gifts for your loved ones! Below is a list of the items available and the closing times for bidding.

Table Closing at 9:00 am

Table Closing at 10:00 am

Table Closing at 11:00 am

You’ll also be able to pickup your favorite DFM merch at the event, in addition to gift certificates to the market. And don’t forget to ask us about our Friend of the Market Program. We’d love to chat with you about it!

Why are we having a silent auction? You may not know that the market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community. We want to continue expanding the offerings of our market and need your help to make this happen. All of the money raised from this event will go toward market programs you love, such as the Sprouts Kid’s Club, the Double Bucks Program, cooking demos, and much, much more!

Finally, as a reminder, the Saturday Main Season Market runs through November 17. We’ll host our annual Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Market on Tuesday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The
Saturday Winter Market will begin on December 1 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. That’s a lot of dates to remember!

What’s for Dinner?
Farmers’ Market Fall Salad
Serves 2-3 people as main or 4-6 as side

Did you enjoy chatting with the team from the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association last Saturday? In case you missed their delicious demo, check out their seasonal salad recipe below. You’ll find everything you need to make this meal at the market tomorrow!

Salad Ingredients

  • 5 cups seasonal greens chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup red cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 cup sliced apple or pear
  • 1-2 radishes and/or beets, sliced thin
  • 1-2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced sweet peppers
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup cheese (your choice)

Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp Dijon or spicy mustard (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped herb

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