Friday, April 1, 2011

Durham Farmers' Market Summer Hours Begin Soon!

Great news! The Durham Farmers' Market will start Summer Market Hours, opening at 8am and running until noon, this Saturday, April 2.In addition to its summer hours, the Durham Farmers' Market is launching its very own Farmer Foodshare Donation Station this Spring.

The market will hold a volunteer information session on April 5th, at 6:30pm at the Durham Farmers' Market on 501 Foster Street. There will be pizza (first come, first served) and a chance to learn more about the program that helps community members in need and also supports farmers.

Farmer Foodshare provides fresh, locally grown food to people at risk of hunger and food insecurity, while supporting farmers and enhancing local economic development. It is a grassroots, community-based project with a range of programs that are aimed at helping feed the hungry, while also creating a path to food independence for community members here in Durham, the Triangle, and in North Carolina.

Volunteering at the market is easy, fun and a great way for all ages to get involved with supporting local farmers and sharing some nutritious and delicious food with all community members.

Call or email if you have questions, or reach out to Erin Kauffman, market manager, at the Durham Farmers' Market,

Heading to the market on Saturday? Here are the items that will be fresh this week:

Fruit: Strawberries

Vegetables: Asparagus, Arugula, Bok Choy, Beets, Braising Greens, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Green Onions, Herbs (Cilantro, Oregano, Parsley, Dill, Chives), Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mache, Mustard Greens, Radishes, Parsley, Pea Shoots, Rutabega, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Turnips - white and purple, Turnip Greens, Winter Squash (Acorn, Butternut)

Flowers: Icelandic Poppies, Ranunculus, Tulips

Meats: Beef, Bison, Chicken, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Pork

And: Honey, Chicken Eggs, Flour, Yellow & White Cornmeal, Grits, Pecans, Wines, Fresh and Aged Goats and Cows Milk Cheeses, Baked Goods, Pasta, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Handmade Chocolates, Wool

Crafts: Handmade Clothes & Jewelery, Baskets, Pottery, Photographs, Soaps and much more...

Produce availability depends on weather conditions

No comments:

Post a Comment