Friday, January 3, 2014

This Week at the South Durham Farmers' Market

Feasting Locally Through Winter

  • Open Saturdays 9am-Noon at Greenwood Commons 5410 Hwy 55 Durham, NC 27713
  • In season: Greens, carrots, herbs, squash, onions, broccoli, eggs, cabbage, radishes, turnips and more!

A Winter's Night Feast
You are invited to a local feast made with the freshest ingredients, all from the farmers and artisans of the South Durham Farmers' Market! The menu is forthcoming, but the talented Chef Carrie Schleiffer of the G2B Gastro Pub promises a delicious winter's night meal.

When: 6 o'clock on Sunday, January 19th
Where: G2B Gastro Pub in Durham

Get your tickets here! 

Meet the Farmers of the SDFM
Shopping at the farmers’ market offers unique opportunities to meet the growers of your food face to face. Reading a lot of supermarket pastoral at the grocery store is just not the same as engaging with your local farmer. Becoming acquainted with how and where your food is grown strengthens your connection with the local environment and community.

But sometimes there’s not always a chance to chat.  There might be a line of customers waiting behind you or you are shopping in a rush or you are just worried about asking silly questions. To give our curious community members a chance to better know their farmers, we are excited that the South Durham County Regional Library is hosting Meet the Farmers of the South Durham Farmers’ Market on Sunday, January 12th from 3pm to 4:30pm.

The event will be centered around a panel of five farmers from the market, including Matt Ball (Down 2 Earth), Ben Bergmann (Fickle Creek), Stephanie Hall (Sassafras Fork), Mark Paylor (FM Farm) and Liz Young (S&H). They represent a diverse set of farming experiences – from growing vegetables in high tunnels to raising cattle and hogs on pasture.

Whether you are interested in supporting your local food economy or becoming a farmer yourself, we hope you will join us. There will be lots of opportunities for questions and mingling, plus local snacks!

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