Local Foods Durham
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Farmers and Agriculture Producers
Durham has over 300 farms. Some of these farms are used for hay production, forestry, and large field crop production, but the growing segment of farms in Durham are small and urban to peri-urban in nature. These farmers grow and raise all manner of food stuffs from pasture meats, small fruits, vegetables of all shapes and sizes, herbs, flowers, micro-greens, and mushrooms….and the list goes on.
Our farmers are also varied how they sell their products. It runs the gambit from: wholesale to area grocery stores, Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, farmers markets, pick-your-own, online sales, and on farm stands.
Durham has at least four open air farmers markets.
Durham Farmers Market: located at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The market is every Saturday morning. In the warmer moths they also hold an afternoon mid-week market. Check out their website for hours and details.
South Durham Farmers Market: The market is held every Saturday morning year-round. The market is located in the parking area of 5410 NC HWY 55, Durham, NC
Black Farmers Market: The market is held every 2nd (Durham) and 4th (Raleigh) Sunday in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m. in the warmer months beginning in April. This market is to intentionally include and support Black farmers and entrepreneurs, and is a market that welcomes all to come and support their vendors. The market is Durham is held at the Golden Belt Campus, 930 Franklin St.
Durham Roots Farmers Market: This market supports farmers producing and growing within Durham and the Durham watershed. There market is on Saturday morning in the warmer months. Their market is located in the parking lot of the Farm Bureau at 1901 Hillandale Road, Durham.
East Durham Market: This market is organized by the Old East Durham Communities in Partnership, located in East Durham, NC, and provides locally sourced food to communities of color who experience food apartheid.
Food Co-ops and Fresh Food Markets
Durham Co-op Market is a member supported market featuring healthful eating choices, a in house butcher offering meats from First Hand Foods, a vast cheese and wine selection, and even an apothecary section to rival the big guys. The great thing about this market is all the local produce and food items they have to offer.
Perkins Orchard: This market offers fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from over 300 farms in NC and the southern region, and is worth the trip. They are open late March through the late fall. Check out their website for exact hours and details.