As many of us celebrate Easter and Passover this week, the South Durham Farmers’ Market (SDFM) is preparing for another celebration, Earth Day. We are happy to observe this holiday, which closely aligns with one of our goals as an organization: to support sustainable agriculture and a healthy local environment. To that end, we select our vendors and operate our market in such a way as to make it easier for our shoppers to go green.
This Wednesday, after many cold months, the Durham Farmers’ Market mid-week (Wednesday afternoon) market will re-open for its seventh season!
At the South Durham Farmers’ Market, we are working to increase the entire community’s access to fresh local foods. That is why we are pleased to announce that starting Saturday, we began to accept benefits received through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The neatly packaged rounds and slices of Prodigal Farm’s creamy goat cheese at the South Durham Farmers’ Market belie the commotion occurring back on their farm in northern Durham County.
With the spring equinox coming up this week, our local farmers are itching to get into their fields to plant their spring crops.
At the South Durham Farmers’ Market, we are proud to have one of our many wonderful vendors, Two Chicks Farm, recently reap some well deserved recognition for the quality and tastiness of their products.
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.