At the Durham Farmers' Market all of the farmers grow their own produce and are within 70 miles of the market and the veggies are picked within 24 hours of market. There are also various craftspersons and jewelers, (also all of which are showing their own work), to check out. Be sure to check out the 'Market Tips' if you are a first timer.
The Durham Farmers' Market is held every Saturday morning in the Pavilion in Durham Central Park in downtown Durham, 501 Foster Street (on the corner of Foster Street and Hunt Avenue).
We will meet at 9:30, (details of where we'll meet are at the bottom), and go first to Tiny Farms for 10 or so minutes where Chase and Amy will talk about Tiny Farm's growing philosophy and methods and to answer any questions. They have wonderful greens! Tiny Farms is one of the unsung gems of the Triangle and this will be a great chance to learn about one of our finest resources for local produce.
And right next door to Tiny Farms is my favorite pottery star, Sarah Howe of Sarah's House of Clay. Several years ago I purchased from Sarah a beautiful large blue cup with a handle that I enjoy my smoothies in.
Then we'll have a tour of the market led either Erin Kauffman, the Market Manager, or her assistant Shanna Bierman. Shanna will also be doing canning demos on tomato salsa (Simple Salsa recipe) till 11 am.
The market is something of a community event, with there often being a musician playing and a lively atmosphere. After everyone has done their strolling and shopping, for those who wish we can go to the nearby Blue Coffee Cafe, (they have some good teas), in downtown Durham to hangout for a bit. The cafe is located at 202 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC 27701, at the corner of Corcoran and Parrish, (click the '+' twice to see the cafe highlighted).
If you've never been to the Durham Farmers Market it has its own unique flavor and it's worth the trip.
The parking is easy with there being a large parking lot (Map), looking to the left of the market on the map.
While looking at the map in the lower right hand side of the parking lot is 'Parkside at Morris Ridge'. There's actually nothing there with that name, but it is where we'll meet, by the walking trail that leads down to the market. There is a new Measurements building that is right next to where we'll meet. It will be obvious once you're there, and you'll also have my phone number, which I'll send out to everyone who RSVP's.