Good, Local Food 12 Months a Year!
Current Market Hours
SATURDAYS: 8am to Noon
WEDNESDAYS: 3:30 to 6:30pm
The Durham Farmers’ Market is an all local, producer-only market. Our 70 vendors, all of whom are located within 70 miles of the market, sell only items which they have produced.
The Durham Farmers' Market is held in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park!, 501 Foster Street in the heart of downtown Durham (click here for map and directions).
The Market is Open Year Round! The Saturday Market is now operating in it's summer hours - 8am to Noon. The Saturday Market will remain in summer hours through the end of November. Then, in the first week of December, the Saturday Market will switch to winter hours of 10am to Noon. The Wednesday Market NOW OPEN weekly from 3:30 to 6:30pm! The Wednesday Market season runs through the end of September.
Please note: The Durham Farmers' Market does not allow dogs or other pets in the Market. Service animals are exempt from this rule. Thank you for your cooperation!
This Durham Farmers' Market was chosen to participate in the Discover You Can - Learn Make Share canning education program! This summer, the Market will focus on helping market visitors learn to can and make canning recipes using fresh local produce to enjoy and share with friends all year long! In order to do that, we will hold canning demonstrations and small hands on workshops throughout the summer. Every week, we will have information about canning, coupons, raffles and other giveaways. Stop by the Durham Farmers' Market Info Table!
Each canning demonstration will go through the process of making the recipe that will be canned and will talk through the water bath canning process. Recipes will be available.
Weds. June 19, 3:30-5pm Dilly Beans Lead by Nekeidra Morrison, Durham County Extension Agent
Sat. June 29, 9-11am Kosher Dill Pickles Lead by Shanna Bierman, Assistant Market Manager
Sat. July 13, 9-11am Blueberry Jam Lead by Shanna Bierman, Assistant Market Manager
Weds. July 24, 3:30-5pm Peach Jam Lead by Nekeidra Morrison, Durham County Extension Agent
Weds., August 14, 3:30-5pm Zesty Salsa Lead by Nekeidra Morrison, Durham County Extension Agent
Sat. August 31, 9-11am Tomato Salsa Lead by Shanna Bierman, Assistant Market Manager
SMALL HANDS-ON CANNING WORKSHOPS
Several times throughout the summer, we will hold small group, hands on canning workshops led by Market vendors. Each workshop will cost $5 and the participants will be led through process of preparing the recipe and talk in depth about the waterbath canning process. The participant will go home with at least one jar of canned goods. If you are interested in registering for the class, please email Erin at email@example.com
Wednesday June 26, 4:00-5:00pm Pickle Basics with April McGreger, owner of Farmer's Daughter
Wednesday July 3, 4:00-5:00pm Blueberry Jam with Amy Sugg, owner of Bonlee Grown Farm
Our members are farmers, bakers, artisans, cheese makers, vintners, and crafters who travel twice a week to the Durham Central Park Pavilion to bring high quality food and crafts to our customers. We work to sustain the connection between growers, prepares, and eaters and to sustain the land, the environment, our businesses, and our community.
Currently, DFM is focusing on:
-Community education—events, cooking classes, demonstrations
-Raising the awareness of the market among the public, and
-Providing local, high quality food to a more diverse population
Come to the market. Bring a friend. Participate in Food Share. Volunteer. Help us create a dynamic community at the heart of Durham!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quick Dinners from the Market Series
Quick Dinners from the Market is a new cooking series at the Wednesday Market. Throughout the summer, local cooking instructors or chefs come to Wednesday Market to demonstrate how to make a fast and simple meal using in-season, Market-fresh ingredients. Recipes are always available at the demonstration.
The 2013 Schedule so far...
May 25th, Anne Everitt, Triangle Food Fight
June 5th, Anne Everitt, Triangle Food Fight
June 26th, Anne Everitt, Triangle Food Fight
August 7th, Matt Lardie, Green Eats
August 21st, Katie Coleman, Durham Spirits Co.
September 18th, Matt Lardie, Green Eats
Durham Home Fries Cookin' Team
The Durham Home Fries Cookin' Team is a class for kids age 9-13 who want to learn to cook with local food! The Home Fries meet the 3rd Saturday of each month on the central Market lawn under the big tent. Classes are led by different local chefs who teach the kids how to shop for local ingredients, follow recipes, and basic cooking techniques, while having lots of fun in the process!
2013 Homefries series will start on June 22! Schedule so far...
June 22nd, Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie
Classes start at 9:30am sharp on the third Saturday of the month. The class will meet on the Central Lawn area of the Durham Farmers’ Market under the big tent. For more information about the class or to sign up your child, please email Erin.
Past teachers include Seth & Cece from Bull City Burger & Brewery, Chef Al and Students from The Art Institute of Durham's Culinary School, Chef Chuck Hayworth from Worth It Cafe, Marco Shaw from Piedmont, Phoebe Lawless from Scratch, Justin Rakes from Four Square Restaurant, Seth and Craig from Wine Authorities, Chef Aaron Vandemark from Panciuto and Fletch and Summer from Locopops!
Follow the Home Fries on their blog: durhamhomefries.tumblr.com
3rd Annual Chef Challenge
Congratulations to Chef Billy Cotter of Toast , the 2011 Chef Challenge Champ! On September 24th, a drizzly fall morning, Billy, along with Josh DeCarolis of Dos Perros and Andy Magowan of Geer Street Garden gathered on the Central Market lawn for the 3rd annual Chef Challenge. Their secret ingredient was OKRA! Each chef used the okra to create very distinct and delicious dishes. Josh made an Asian southern fusion gnocchi sautéed with peanuts and okra. Andy made a goat curry with saffron rice and a tomato-okra succotash. Billy made a grilled okra, cherry tomato stew garnished with a fried okra and a quick pickled red okra. Billy’s dish won over the judges and he defended his 2010 Chef Challenge Champ title!
2011 Chef Challenge Champ: Billy Cotter, Toast
2010 Chef Challenge Champ: Billy Cotter, Toast
Past Chef Challenge Participants include Dave Alworth of Guglhupf Bakery, Patisserie and Cafe, Justin Rakes of Four Square Restaurant, Chris Stinnett of Pop's, and Aaron Vandemark of Pancuito.
Why shop at the Durham Farmers’ Market? Oh, there are lots of reasons .
To see what’s in season, check out our Produce Calendar.
Saturdays 8am to noon, April through November
Saturdays 10am to noon, December through March
Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:30pm, Mid-April through September