Since 1998, the Durham Farmers Market has offered fresh produce, artisanal foods, and handcrafted goods.

All of the items were produced by the people selling them, and the vendors live within seventy miles of the market.

It is open on Saturdays year-round, and the market boats that its mission is to help bring people together to celebrate the unique food and culture of downtown Durham and the farms that sustain it.

Vendors include:

Bonlee Grown Farm

Bonlee Grown Farm calls Chatham County home, and it began from humble beginnings as a bedding plant supplier for Bonlee Hardware. Owners Ray and Amy Sugg quit their jobs at a parks and recreation department in 1991 to move to Bonlee to realize their dream of farming in a small-town community. The farm includes thirty-two acres of greenhouses, garden plots, and pastureland, and items sold at the market include eggs, honey, and aloe plants.

Brinkley Farms

At Brinkley Farms, the motto is "Fresh from Our Family to Yours," and it dates back to 1941 when it was established by Abram and Mildred Brinkley. It operated as a tobacco farm until the late 1990s, and today, it is a thriving produce and pasture-raised meat operation. Products include New York strip steaks, pork chops, sugar snap peas, and so much more.

MoonDance Soaps & More

MoonDance is a family-owned business where the soap products are made the old-fashioned way. All of the bars are hand-cut and cured for at least three weeks before being packaged, and the staff considers the creation of the products to be a synthesis of art and science. They strive to offer affordable prices, and scents include coconut cream, lemon verbena, and ginger honey citrus.

The Durham Farmers Market is just one of the shopping destinations that you can enjoy if you call our apartments in Chapel Hill, North Carolina home. Please contact us to schedule a tour.