Friday, August 5, 2011

Vote for the Durham Farmers' Market...and Shop There This Weekend, Too

The Durham Farmers' Market (DFM) is in the running for America's Favorite Farmers Market.  Annually, this competition is a popular vote essentially to determine which farmers market can marshal its community's support in this national voting competition. At this writing, DFM is hovering around tenth place.  Follow this link and then click the blue tab at the top of the graph to see the list upon which Durham is ranked.  The vote button is on the top left of the page in the green header bar, and people can vote as often as they like. The contest is run by Americas Farmland Trust and there is an opportunity to donate to the organization after votes are cast, but votes count regardless.

The DFM, with the help of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is encouraging fans to share this link on their social media and help continue to drive home the message that Durham is where great things happen.  

Voting continues until August 31st, and the winner gets the title of America's Favorite Farmers Market.

Additionally, ff the below list doesn't incite a visit to the Durham Farmers' Market tomorrow, then perhaps fresh, amazing, local products aren't of interest. 

If they are, read on.

Fresh this Week....
Fruit:  FIGS! Table Grapes, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Sprite Melon, Peaches - freestone!, Blueberries   
Vegetables:    EDAMAME! Arugula, Beans (green, yellow, Roma, filet, purple), Longbeans, Beets, Butterbeans, Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Collards,  Cucumbers,  Dandelion Greens, Eggplant, Garlic,  Herbs (Basil, Cilantro Oregano, Parsley, Dill, Chives, Mint),  Kale, Lambs Quarter, Leeks, Lettuce,  Okra, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers (sweet, hot, Padron), Potatoes, Purple Hull Peas, Salad Mix, Shallots, Swiss Chard,  Summer Squash,  Tomatillos, Tomatoes (red and green),  Zucchini
Flowers:  Agrostemma, Asiatic Lillies, Campanula, Dahlia, Gomphrena, Gladiolus, Lisianthus, Snap Dragon, Sunflowers, Tuber Rose, Zinnia
Meats: Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Pork
And: Honey, Chicken and Duck 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, Wool, Landscaping Plants
Crafts: Handmade Clothes & Jewelery, Baskets, Pottery, Photographs, Soaps and much more...

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