Market is OPEN September 23rd, 8am – 12pm!

F A L L  in love with local farms & products

this weekend at the market!


Autumn Equinox is here! Grab a jacket and stretch your legs with a walk around market & all the goodies to go along with it. While the forecast calls for rain thanks to Ophelia, that won’t keep us away! Rain or shine, find us at the pavilion at Durham Central Park form 8am-12pm tomorrow. And with shorter lines to all your favorite vendors, it may just be the smartest way to shop!

Make it to the market bright & early and still have time to celebrate with the Durham Pride Parade afterward, with some perfect snacks, drinks, and meals for your get togethers. To all marking Pride this week, we honor and celebrate you. Thank you for being here, and being you. We’ll see you there!



News this Week:

Diaper Bank of NC Donation HotSpot at the DFM

We’re excited to announce that the Saturday Market Food Donation Station is officially a Diaper Bank of NC donation hotspot!

Thanks to the efforts of Chris Abrons and the team of volunteers at the food donation table, community members can now drop off donations of baby diapers, period products, and adult incontinence products at the donations table next to the market info booth under the pavilion at Durham Central Park, to be given to Diaper Bank of NC and distributed to access points in the Durham area. (Products will not be distributed at the market, but the donation team will be happy to provide a list of distribution sites in our area)

Donation Drop Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm

Learn more about the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, and find a list of volunteer opportunities, donation hotspots, and product access points in your area at: Diaper Bank of North Carolina



Just a Reminder:

No Pets in the Market

Making a trip to the market? Please plan to leave furry friends at home, or with a friend outside of the market area. For the safety of both customers and pets, Durham Farmers’ Market does not allow dogs or other pets in the market area during market hours, with the exception of official service animals. Leashed animals are welcome throughout other areas of Durham Central Park.

Unexpectedly find yourself popping into market with your dog? Most Wednesday and Saturday markets, our #1 volunteer and dog lover, Mike, will be stationed at the entrance to market on Foster Street and is happy to hold your dog, and offer water and lots of pets while you shop.


Recipes of the Week:

Spotlight on Butternut Squash

This week, we have double the fun in the recipe department, with two recipes highlighting butternut squash, in season now at the market: Butternut Squash Muffins & Roasted Beet and Butternut Squash Salad (YUM!)

For the butternut squash muffins, we modified a recipe from Cookie + Kate (find the recipe here) and let’s just say the butternut squash is a winner! These muffins really are super yummy, healthy, and perfect for a rainy weekend. We posted a step-by-step video on our Instagram, which you can find here!


This recipe for Roasted Beet & Butternut Squash Salad, featuring creamy goat cheese and fresh arugula is a perfect tip of the hat to the coming fall, while keeping it light, easy, and cool for the warmer days as the summer season temperatures slow down. This recipe is courtesy of Pass Me Some Tasty, and you can find it on their website along with cooking at storage tips here



Market Music By

river james + lexi sunrise

Poetry by

The Poetry Fox




Want to find out what else your local farmers are bringing to the market this week? Check out this week’s Newsletter!


When: Saturday, September 23rd, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street