Market is OPEN October 21st, 8am – 12pm!

Sun is on the way, and it’s going to be a beautiful day for the farmers market!

Join us for all the fall vibes & good eats!


We’ve got a fun couple weeks ahead of us at the Durham Farmers’ Market! Scroll down to see what community events we have coming up this week, including a Community Circle Sing this Saturday, and our Durham Big Sweep party and Halloween celebration next week. We wrapped up our last Wednesday Midweek Market this week, and we are filled with gratitude for everyone who filled the season with joy, connection, & really good food of course!

Our farmers & creators are really getting into the fall spirit these days, with cozy meals and wholesome ingredients, fall decor and gifts, & lots of pumpkins, squash, and other quintessential fall veggies. Not to mention the gorgeous array of fall floral blooms that you can find at booths like Bluebird Meadows, Wild Scallions, Hurtgen Meadows, & Ever Laughter Farm, as well as live plant at Bonlee Grown Farm, Flat River Farm, and Flowering Earth Natives. The trees are starting to light up with color, and the Saturday morning market space is aflame with the colors of the season. We can’t wait to see you there!



Market Site Map

Vendors joining us this week:






Raise Our Voices Together

Community Circle Sing

Join us TOMORROW, October 21st from 10:00-11:00am for a Community Circle Sing on the lawn at Durham Central Park!

Let’s Resonate the Sound of Togetherness

Humans have gathered in song for thousands of years: to celebrate, to memorialize, to grieve and to connect. Everyone was a part of the musical landscape, in our ancestry. Everyone contributed and was a valuable addition, regardless of what we now call “talent” or “pleasingness” of sound. There is no exclusivity to singing and using your voice in community here. This is a free, open-hearted, improvisational, supportive, safe opportunity to come together, raise our voices, dissolve barriers and have a unique experience. Facilitated by Karen Novy, Durham Vocal Guide and Teaching Artist

Free & open to the public,

All voices welcome

No experience required




Market Music By

Stephan Hermann

Poetry by

William Davis





Recipe of the Week

Spotlight on Fall Superfoods & Recipe for Classic Apple Crisp

This season, we will be featuring recipes and health + nutrition highlights in partnership with Dietetic Interns at Meredith College! Our thanks to Dietetic Interns Katie Totten, Kayla Murphy, and Shayla McTaw for their contributions. We can’t wait to find out what they have in store for us.




Save the Dates

Upcoming Events at the Durham Farmers’ Market


Durham Big Sweep

Wednesday, October 25th 3:00-5:00pm – Meet at the Durham Central Park Pavilion

Come on out to enjoy one last Wednesday afternoon with us in the park by joining our volunteer cleanup crew! To show our appreciation for the space where we gather week after week, the DFM is hosting a group of volunteers to pick up litter all around Durham Central Park.

Big Sweep is coordinated by Keep Durham Beautiful, the City of Durham Stormwater Services Division, and County Soil and Water Conservation District, with help from other City and County departments. It is the biggest litter removal event of the year, with over 210,000 pounds of litter removed since 2005.


Great Pumpkin Halloween at DFM

Saturday, October 28th 8:00am-12:00pm

 Grab your costumes & join us for Halloween weekend at the market! Here’s a look at the special Saturday market activities:

Vote for your favorite vendor costume!

Enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest – Bring a pumpkin you’ve carved at home to the market booth and enter to win a prize!

Sample Handcrafted Pumpkin Soup courtesy of Short Winter Soups!

Caption the memories – Take your picture at the fall photo booth



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!


When: Saturday, October 21st, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street