Next Saturday, the South Durham Farmers’ Market is joining the citywide Mardis Gras celebration.
We are excited to host the Bulltown Strutters from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a traditional New Orleans brass-band parade. We will be serving free samples of King Cake from the local La Farm Bakery and face painting will be available for kids.
At the South Durham Farmers’ Market, we are dedicating the month of February to the belly-warming bowl of chili. It has been an especially cold winter thus far, but each Saturday at market, we will have a guest chef serving shoppers a fiery taste of their own favorite chili recipe.
Over the past month, I’ve talked a lot about how the farmers have dealt with the cold, but what I haven’t talked about is how the farmers’ market patrons have dealt with it.
At the South Durham Farmers’ Market, not only can you stock up on good-for-you fruits and vegetables, you can also purchase healthy, handmade treats for that special furry someone in your life. Each Saturday, market-goers can visit Good Grace’s Dog Treats and select from an array of wholesome biscuits displayed in a handsome array of glass jars.
Many of the best, award-winning restaurants in the Triangle are dedicated to sourcing their ingredients from local farms, including many of our vendors at the South Durham Farmers’ Market.
The New Year is here, resolutions have been made, and the first full week of 2014 is about to start! A popular resolution is improve diet and improve health. It is also a difficult resolution because it involves changing habits and patterns.
During the quiet days after the hullabaloo of the holidays, as we stand at the threshold of the New Year, we take a moment to reflect upon both the achievements of the past year and the deeds we hope to accomplish in 2014.
At the South Durham Farmers’ Market, our hog farmers are working to make our state’s pork production small and sustainable again.
After a much-needed break over Thanksgiving weekend, the Durham Farmers’ Market is back in full swing! Yesterday, the market switched to its winter hours and will be open every Saturday during the winter from 10 a.m. to noon.
You may still be in a turkey coma, but our farmers are refreshed from their weekend off from the South Durham Farmers’ Market and ready to continue the harvest.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and your local farmers’ market will be open with special hours this week. Your local farmers and local markets have been planning and planting for weeks in order to help you prepare the freshest, local Thanksgiving meal.
Winter may be coming, but that does not mean you are sentenced to a diet of frozen vegetables. At the South Durham Farmers’ Market, S&H Farm will still be selling freshly harvested produce from their greenhouse and three high tunnels even in the middle of February.
The first frost has officially come to Durham and our local farmlands. That means summer veggies like eggplant, okra, summer squash, melons, etc. won’t be available at farmers’ markets until next year.
Recently, a few friends have asked, “Is there even much produce available at the market right now?”
At this point in the fall, a scene at the Durham Farmers’ Market might look a little something like this: piles of orange, white, and blue pumpkins of all shapes and sizes on one side of the aisle and mountains of assorted greens varieties stacked on farmers tables on the other side of the aisle.