The Countdown Begins!
The countdown to 2023 and to the end-of-year holidays has begun! With just a few Saturdays left in December, we are grateful for each opportunity we have to spend this special time together preparing to welcome winter season, visiting the market with friends and family, enjoying all of the holiday decorations and specials on display at the vendor tables, and gathering thoughtful gifts and holiday meal supplies while supporting the local farmers and creators we love. It is truly a special time at the DFM and we celebrate the opportunity to enjoy it with you, Durham!
As we take a moment to mark Winter Solstice this week, and all that the season brings to us, we want to share a winter solstice blessing and a favorite poem from a couple of our market vendors:
A Winter Solstice Blessing, shared by Noah from Fickle Creek Farm
May you find peace in the promise of the solstice night,
that each day forward is blessed with more light.
That the cycle of nature, unbroken and true,
brings faith to your soul and wellbeing to you.
Rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest,
and may the days that follow be abundantly blessed.
Some Functions of a Leaf by Don McKay, shared by David from Fruchtenicht Honey to say thank you and mark his last market day until spring
To whisper, to applaud the wind
And hide the hermit thrush.
To catch the light
And work the humble spell of photosynthesis
by which it’s changed to wood.
Willing to feed
And be food
To die with style:
As the tree retreats inside itself,
Shutting off the valves at its
To starve in Technicolor, then
Having served two hours in a children’s leaf pile, slowly
Stir its vitamins into the earth
To be the artist of mortality.
Save the Dates
* Holiday Market – Thursday, December 22 from 2-5pm
* No Market – Saturday, December 24
* Last Market of 2022! – Saturday, December 31 from 10am-12pm
Two Weeks Left to Apply for 2023!
Applications are now open for 2023! Interested in sharing your passion with the local community? Looking for accessible ways to get your local small business off the ground? We are looking to welcome new vendors and products to market. Apply through our website or email us with questions! Applications open through December 31st. Find out more here: Prospective Vendors
Getting to Market
Durham’s Christmas Parade is this Saturday starting at 10am. Due to road closures,getting to market can be a little more difficult than usual. Click the newsletter link to find a map of the parade so that you can plan your route to market accordingly.
Click here for more information about the parade.
Newsletter Link: https://conta.cc/3jbG1Az
When: Saturday, December 17, 10am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street