Tomorrow’s the big day! We’re excited to kick-off the Main Season Market and return to our regular hours of 8:00 am-noon. We’ve been working hard all winter to plan events and look forward to sharing our weekends together! Don’t forget that vendors return to their Main Season Market spots tomorrow. If you have trouble finding your favorite vendor, swing by the Info Table and we’re happy to tell you where they’re located.
You may have noticed the Compost Now bins at the market. These waste stations will be permanent fixtures starting this weekend! Waste recovery will be provided by Gather Green and Compost Now. If you enjoy a tasty treat at the market, be sure to compost any items you can in these containers. Let’s continue making progress toward becoming a zero-waste market!
Did you know that it’s Durham Farmers’ Market Week? And that tomorrow marks the kickoff of our 20th Anniversary Season? Thanks to Mayor Steve Schewel and the entire Durham City Council for issuing this proclamation on Monday, April 1. Show your support for local farmers by completing your grocery shopping at the market tomorrow!
We’re excited to welcome new vendors to our market community! You’ll find the following folks tomorrow – be sure to give them a warm welcome and pick up some of their incredible products:
- Botanist & Barrel – Farmhouse ciders and wines made with native yeasts, spontaneous fermentation or mixed cultures all made with locally sourced produce.
- East Durham Bake Shop – Handmade baked goods, pastries and pies highlighting ingredients from hyper-local producers (including many Durham Farmers’ Market vendors!). They make use of local eggs and dairy and their menu changes with the season to match what is available from local producers.
- Haw River Mushrooms – Fresh hardwood mushrooms including oyster, lions mane, cinnamon cap, shiitake. They’ll also sell mushroom tinctures, mushroom growing supplies, seasonal foraged mushrooms, and Oyster Mushroom Jerky.
- Strong Arm Baking – Pastries, sourdough breads, cookies, sandwich loaves, pies, coffee cakes, etc.
Finally, we hope you’ll join us at the CROP Walk this Sunday, April 7! Part of the funds raised through the walk support our Double Bucks program, which can match SNAP/EBT transactions dollar for dollar up to $10. Since we started accepting SNAP/EBT in 2014 and launched the Double Bucks program, more than $72,000 has been spent on local, fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheese, bread and more at the market. We are incredibly grateful for the CROP Walk’s generous support and look forward to this community event. Check out their website for more information and don’t forget to join the Durham Farmers’ Market’s team!
Wednesday, April 17
- The opening day of the Wednesday Market from 3:00-6:00 pm. Hooray for re-stocking your favorite local food at the mid-week market!
Saturday, April 20
- Join us as we kickoff our 20th anniversary celebration with a family field day hosted by Chan Little of The 360 Approach.
- Celebrate Earth Day and join our efforts to become a zero-waste market! Pick-up a free reusable canvas tote bag on the market lawn to use all season. If you have extra canvas totes at home, please bring those to share with others in our community.
Saturday, April 27-28
- Mark your calendars for CFSA’s Annual Piedmont Farm Tour. You can purchase your buttons and pick up a map at the Info Table.
Saturday, May 4
- Celebrate local, pasture-raised meat at our chef cook-off hosted with Got to Be NC from 9:00-11:00 am.