Information for Interested Vendor Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the Durham Farmersí Market! The 2015 New Vendor Application period is now CLOSED and we will not be accepting any more applications in 2015. We will be accepting applications again during the month of January 2016. Please visit the website in January to find the updated version of the New Vendor Application. In the meantime, please read the DFM Rules and By-laws and familiarize yourself with the Market and the application process. If you have questions, please email

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. Fill out the New Vendor Application Form completely, incomplete forms will not be considered. Electronically submit your application and your non-refundable $60 application fee by January 31.

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 in the Application.

  • Durham Farmers' Market Rules PDF

  • Durham Farmers' Market By-Laws PDF

    The Market's Board of Directors will review applications during the month of February. In early February, you may be contacted by a DFM representative to set up an inspection of your farm or work site. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent out via US Mail no later than February 28. 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:

    Click here to fill out the 2015 Durham Farmers' Market New Vendor Application

    If you would like to include additional information such as pictures, you may email them 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 online. The form will be emailed to you.

    3. Mail your $50 annual membership fee ONLINE. You will be prompted to pay the fee once you have submitted your Return Vendor Form

    4. Attend the mandatory Spring Membership Meeting held the first Saturday in March (March 7, 2015). The location and time for this meeting will be announced in the Returning Member Packets to be mailed out in February and via email. 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, 2015. 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 4, 2015), regardless of whether or not you attend the market during the course of the season.

    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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