Friday, April 19, 2013

This Week at the South Durham Farmers' Market

This Week at the South Durham Farmers' Market:

  • Music by Tyler K. Jenkins 9:30-10:30
  • Open Arts will be at the market this week with some great kids activities! Plus, free chair massages from Health Source of CH
  • In Season: STRAWBERRIES & ASPARAGUS are back this week!
  • Market is open 8am-Noon Greenwood Commons, 5410 HWY 55 Durham, NC 27713  
Oh, Pollen!
Spring is officially here, as I am certain you can all tell. What does that mean exactly? Is it just warmer weather, pollen cleanup, the winding down of the schoolyear, and carwashes? No, for food and agriculture, spring means so much more than the sum of its parts.

Spring means planting transplants, often with great failures and struggles, turning over winter beds as the last of winter crops wither away in the sunlight. Spring means listening to the birds and bees, and gazing in wonder as they work to create the lush landscape before you, and the bounty of foods in your basket (even if a few of the birds try and snatch away the fruits of your labor). Spring at SDFM means happy children drawing, dancing to music, and chatting with your favorite farmers in the sublime glow of their robust harvests. Oh, and that pesky seeming pollen. That is the most important thing of all.

Spring Harvest Dinner...Success!
THANK YOU for making our first big event a major success. Judy Thomson, Chef Jefe of Pop's Backdoor and his staff worked incredibly hard to make this all come together; along with all of our farmers and vendors that graciously donated delicious product, volunteered to cook, serve, cleanup, and spread the word.  And of course, each and every one of you that attended, we SOLD OUT! We are very pleased to have raised funds to help promote the market this coming season and work on educational programming and community engagement projects to make The South Farmers' Market, YOUR market, more robust than ever.
Planting Time!
Time to plant, plant, plant!!! For a whole host of reasons, including, but not limited to: pollination season, soil temperatures, rainfall, insects, growth rates, germination, and more, it is time to plant your garden. (read more...)

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