Market is OPEN October 7th, 8am – 12pm!

It’s autumn in Durham! Embrace the season with us tomorrow 8am-Noon at Durham Central Park!

Will it drizzle? Will it be a perfect sunny & crisp fall morning? Trick question, every day is a perfect day for the farmers market! One of the things we love about being able to host the DFM outdoor at beautiful Durham Central Park is the way that is connects us to nature, setting the rhythm of each season in our daily lives as it does. Research shows that spending even 15 minutes outside where we can see trees, put our feet in the grass, or feel the sprinkles of rain on our faces can have a big impact on our health and well being. And spending that time in shared spaces with our friends, family, or neighbors can help us connect to our community and create a sense of belonging. We are grateful that we get to enjoy nature and spend time with you every Saturday morning. Thanks for coming out to support your local farmers & creators, rain or shine! See you tomorrow, Durham!


Market Site Map

Vendors joining us this week:



Market Music By

Old North State Jam

Poetry by

William Davis



Recipe of the Week

Spotlight on Fall Superfoods & Recipe for Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Starting this week, our weekly newsletters will feature 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.



What’s in Season







Upcoming Events

This Season at Durham Farmers’ Market


Sprouts Club Celebration:

Wednesday, October 11th 3:00-6:00pm

We want to celebrate all of our wonderful sprouts club kids and the fun that we’ve had this season at the Wednesday Afternoon Market. We’ll have party favors, a special appearance by DJ Piddipat, activities by the Museum of Life + Science, food samples, and (of course) our last week of Sprouts Bucks to enjoy a tasty treat from market!


Last Wednesday Afternoon Market:

Wednesday, October 18th 3:00-6:00pm

We have two weeks left in our Wednesday Market season – come on out and enjoy the afternoon sun, kids activities, and shorter lines before our winter break when we reopen Wednesday Markets in April 2024!


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!

Vote for your favorite vendor costume theme, buy your carving pumpkin at our market pumpkin patch, enjoy fall recipe samples, enter to win a market basket raffle, & take your picture at our photo booth. Superheroes, ghosts, princesses, & punny characters welcome!


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!

Saturday, December 23rd 10:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, December 30th 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 7th, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street