First Farmers' Market Rolls into Durham on Thursday, May 3

Extended hours this season, open Thursdays from 3 - 6:30 pm


One of Durham’s favorite annual traditions returns with the opening of the Durham Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The Market kicks off its fifth season on the Durham Green, and will be open every Thursday, rain or shine, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., through September 6. 

Returning vendors include: Naples Farm offering seasonal produce and canned goods; Dondero Orchards offering fresh produce and baked goods; C.W. Shellfish Company offering farm-raised clams, oysters, flowers and maple syrup; Dragons Blood Elixir offering hot sauce and condiments; Sixpence Pie Company (formerly Little Something Catering)’s quiches, tarts, pies, puddings all using locally sourced ingredients; Auntie Arwen’s Spices offering a variety of home-blended spices, seasonings and herbal teas; Cecarelli Farms offering seasonal produce; Sweet Sage Bakery’s baked bread, scones & muffins; Deerfield Farm’s raw milk, yogurt, and soft cheeses; Hometown Bakery offering breads, buns, scones, and cookies; Pisgah Mountain Primitives popping up Al’s famous kettle corn, Tuttle Ridge Farm offering organic herbs and produce; Ann’s Good Stuff offering homemade soaps, lotions, balms; Gmonkey Mobile, the nation’s first all-vegetarian food truck;  and Perk on Main offering smoothies, crepes and more.

We will also continue our tradition of Story Time on the Green at 4:30 during the market.  Bring the kids and learn more about our great town, meet our farmers and local food producers, and help kick off a great market season!  Our first market will feature the local band New Standard, so take advantage of our extended time and historic backdrop and bring a blanket, the family, and have a picnic dinner on the green while relaxing and listening to this fabulous group.

To find more information about the Durham Farmers’ Market, visit www.durhamfarmersmarket.org, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @FarmersDurham or contact the Market Manager Tina Hurlbert at durhamfarmersmarket@me.com.

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