Information for Interested Vendor Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the Durham Farmersí Market! The Durham Farmers' Market accepts applications for new vendors once a year, during the month of January. Our application period is currently closed. We will accept applications again in January of 2015.

The Durham Farmersí Market (DFM) is a membership organization made up of local farmers and craftspeople. Eligible vendors must reside and produce items to be sold within a 70 mile radius of Durham city limits, in the state of North Carolina.

New Member applications are accepted once per year, during the month of January. Not all applications are approved. Completed applications must be postmarked by January 31st of the year in which you are applying. They are to be mailed to the PO Box listed on the application along with the non-refundable application fee of $60..

Before submitting your application, please thoroughly familiarize yourself with the Market and the application process. Please read the Marketís Rules, Bylaws and following the steps outlined on the Application.

  • Durham Farmers' Market Rules PDF

  • Durham Farmers' Market By-Laws PDF

  • 2014 New Member Application PDF

    The Market's Board of Directors will review applications during the month of February and will send out notification of acceptance or rejection via US Mail in late February. If accepted as a New Member, you will be required to pay the Annual Membership Fee of $50 and attend the mandatory Spring Membership Meeting on the first Saturday of March.

    Information is also available by calling (919) 667-3099 or via email to:

    Information for Returning DFM Members

    To qualify as a Returning Member, you must have participated in the previous market season a minimum of 6 market weeks. Returning members are not required to file a New Vendor Application or pay application fees. If you did not participate at least 6 market weeks in the previous season, you must apply as a New Member Applicant and pay the New Member Application Fee.

    Returning members who wish to continue their participation in the Durham Farmersí Market must complete the following steps:

    1. Read the current Rules and the By-Laws of the Durham Farmers' Market.

    2. Fill out the Returning Member Form either online or by printing and completing the hard copy.

    3. Mail your $50 annual membership fee (made payable to the Durham Farmersí Market ) by January 31, 2014. Mail fee payment and hard copy forms to the following address:

    Durham Farmersí Market
    P.O. Box 1903
    Durham, NC 27702-1903

    4. Attend the mandatory Spring Membership Meeting held the first Saturday in March (March 1, 2014). The location and time for this meeting will be announced in the Returning Member Packets to be mailed out in February. Failure to attend the Mandatory Membership Meeting or send a designated representative for your business will result in a $10 fine and forfeiture of all rights to reserved space assignments.

    Note: Returning Member Forms and annual membership fees are due by January 31, 2014. If your annual membership fee is postmarked after January 31 you will not be allowed to return to the market and your online form or mailed hard copy form will not be accepted. Annual Membership Fees are not refundable after the opening day of the Saturday Main Season Market (April 5, 2014), regardless of whether or not you attend the market during the course of the season.

    A link to the online version of the Return Vendor Form has been emailed to all of the vendor email addresses on file. If possible, please fill out the online form. A downloadable copy of the Return Member Form is also available and can be found here:

    If you have questions please contact the Market Manager at (919) 667-3099 or via email to:

  • Durham Farmers' Market - PO Box 1903, Durham, NC 27702-1903   (919) 667-3099
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