Each time I visit South Durham Farmers’ Market, I become more enamored with it. Since the late April opening date, barely two months ago, the quality, quantity and variety of foods available on each visit has more than satisfied.
Almost each vendor at this market takes the time to set up an enticing vignette displaying the goods available, contributing to the overall market shopping experience. For me, it almost feels as if I’m shopping a boutique market.
Of course, I was here to food shop, and there was no shortage of colorful produce catching my eye.
But oh my, the flowers! I can’t believe I didn’t come away with a bunch of these pretty posies from McAdams Farm.
I couldn’t resist the sun-dried tomato fresh chevre from Hillsborough Cheese Company. It’s so good and very versatile. I’ve used it “as is” spread on toast and crackers, in macaroni and cheese, as a pasta sauce, and atop a bowl of warm grits.
Other “specialty” food items are available from the two bakers of Blended Baking. Their offerings include sweet and savory items, as well as some gluten-free and vegan baked goods.
Ninth Street Bakery brings a little bit of downtown Durham to South Durham each Saturday too. Just look at all the lovely loaves.
Life’s a bit sweeter with honey in the pantry. The “Super Local” Thomson Ranch honey comes from bee hives only four miles from the market.
South Durham Farmers’ Market has settled into its “home” at Greenwood Commons quite nicely. If you haven’t paid them a visit yet, this weekend would be a good time to stop in. Until then you can learn more about the 30+ vendors (located no more than 50 miles away from the market) here.
Market Hours: 8 am to Noon each Saturday, year round, rain or shine!
Shoppers will find ample (free) parking in the lot surrounding the market.
This market is convenient to residents of western Cary, Morrisville and Durham.