You + Crisp Sunshine + Cozy Sweaters + Hot Coffee + the DFM = HAPPINESS
Let us set the scene for a great Saturday Market…
Here we go, close your eyes, and imagine it’s bright and early on Saturday morning. (The Durham Farmers’ Market vendors have been up and at ’em while the moon and stars were still out, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a couple extra minutes of sleep! You wake to find a BEAUTIFUL, bright and chilly fall morning outside). You look outside and notice the silver halos of frost around the leaves and blades of grass. And then it hits you – you NEED to go experience this gorgeous morning! Like really experience it. Like getting out of the house and into the sunshine, bundled up nice and warm and enjoying the tingle of chill on your nose. After all, who doesn’t like to feel like a kid again, blowing puffs of frosty breath into sunshine? And just like that, you’ve got the #getoutside bug! With your warm jacket and scarf, thick socks, reusable grocery bag, and appetite ready, you head to the farmers market! And what awaits you but locally made baked goods, hot coffee, freshly picked flowers, and a variety of the freshest produce and goods. You see other happy folks, out enjoying Durham Central Park, chatting with farmers, and picking out their weekly groceries. Farm fresh eggs, bacon and potatoes, crisp lettuces, root veggies of every color, spicy kimchi, vegan and gluten free meals, flavorful kombucha, handmade soaps and lotions, and much much more. It’s a downtown Durham wonderland of good eats, and all in the glorious sunshine of a perfect fall day. And guess what? This is no dream – MEET US AT THE MARKET tomorrow from 8am-12pm! Goodness abounds, all year around!
Fall Fest 2023 Recap
Thanks for a wonderful event!
We had a blast last weekend at the Fall Fest! Thanks to all who dressed for market, voted for favorite vendor costume, bought raffle tickets to support the Kids Sprouts Club, tasted amazing Miso Roasted Soup from Short Winter Soups, or got your picture at the fall photo booth!
AND congratulations to Ever Laughter Farm for becoming the new reigning champs of the Vendor Costume Contest! Their Frog and Toad costumes and matching booth theme were a delight and a crowd pleaser!
Capture the Moment
Photos of Fall Fest 2023
What’s in Season
Here’s a peek at what’s in season this month at the Durham Farmers’ Market, to help you plan all your cozy fall meals & family get togethers! What are our farmers up to? Some special favorites returning to market:
This Week at the DFM!
Who’s Coming to Market this Week?
Market Music By
Old North State Jam
Pumpkin Drop Off
Compost your gourds and jack-o-lanterns with The ReCo!
Did you know the USDA reported that approximately 1 BILLION pounds of pumpkins are thrown away each year after Halloween? (that’s over 80%!) And most of those pumpkins end up in landfills where they produce methane, a greenhouse gas. You may think that food products would simply decompose and turn into compost in the landfill, but they don’t! Landfills lack necessary nutrients to break down these veggies in a way that is helpful to the environment and turns them into live giving, nutritious soil.
What a fright! Well have no fear, you can bring your unpainted pumpkins and gourds to the market TOMORROW from 8am-12pm and compost them with The ReCollective! Just sign up for their newsletter and drop them off in their compostables collection bin!
Learn more about our partnership with The ReCo in the weeks to come, and find out more about what The ReCo is getting up to at: https://therecollective.co/
Save the Dates
Upcoming Events at the Durham Farmers’ Market
November Holiday Market
Tuesday, November 21st 2:00-5:00pm
Shop with us during our special Tuesday holiday market & stock up on all the family meal ingredients & gifts you need to be get-together ready!
*DFM will be closed on Saturday, November 25th
Winter Season Hours Begin
Saturday, December 2nd 10:00am-12:00pm
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open year-round on Saturday mornings. December-March, our Winter Market hours are 10:00am-12:00pm.
Saturday Morning Market is OPEN!
Saturdays, December 23rd & December 30th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Pop in to pick up your last minute holiday meal ingredients & gifts – all in one place! Our vendors will be ready for you with all the winter produce, holiday meats, side dishes, baked goods, and gifts you love. The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open for regular winter market hours on 12/23 and 12/30! *No midweek holiday market this month.
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/3sbrJ8e
When: Saturday, November 4th, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street