Friday, September 27, 2013

This Week at the South Durham Farmers' Market

This Week at the South Durham Farmers' Market

  • Music by Scott Boggs
  • Education by Master Gardeners and the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
  • In Season: Okra, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Radishes, Lettuce, Squash,  Flowers and more!

Farmer Foodshare Challenge V
All week, Farmer Foodshare has been throwing down the gauntlet in an effort to gather enough food and funds for 20,000 meals to feed the hungry in North Carolina. Please help Farmer Foodshare and the South Durham Farmers’ Market to reach this goal by giving to the market’s Farmer Foodshare Donation Station.

We encourage you to meet the Farmer Foodshare Challenge by either donating five pounds of food or giving $10. By meeting this Challenge, you will be entered to win fabulous prizes from Counter Culture Coffee, Locopops, or Market Street Coffeehouse.

BB&T Bank is sponsoring crafts for kids at the market this Saturday, and the Donation Station will have information available for those interested in learning more about how to support local farms and provide fresh food for people in need. All proceeds go towards the purchase of local food for local need. For more information visit: www.farmerfoodshare.org/donate.  

Please spread the word! To get enough food and/or funds for 20,000 meals, each of the 12 participating markets will need to collect 400 pounds of fresh, healthy and local food.

 Donate from the bounty of produce available at market!

A City Connected
The creation and recent expansion of the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) is a demonstration of our community’s values. In a 2011 survey by Durham Parks and Recreation, 90 percent of the respondents named trails and greenways as their number one priority.  Greenways not only increase connectivity, but they are free, public playgrounds to be enjoyed by all. The ATT passes by thousands of Triangle residents, linking urban areas while providing a natural environment for joggers, bikers, dog walkers and baby strollers.

With the October 12th opening of the ATT bridge, we hope that more local residents will find the South Durham Farmers’ Market easily accessible, and that current marketgoers will enjoy having the option to bike to the market.

Tomorrow, the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will be at the market to answer your questions about the soon-to-open ATT bridge and accompanying 4.2 miles of trails, as well as bike lanes currently being considered in South Durham. They bring with them Chris Pappas, an REI bike technician, who will be happy to help you out with your bike troubles. Throw your broken bike in the car this Saturday, so you can ride to market in another two weeks!

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