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South Durham Farmers’ Market

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.

South Durham Farmers’ Market sets up Saturday mornings in the Greenwood Commons shopping center, off Hwy 55.

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.

Sassafras Fork Farm’s booth drew me in with those gorgeous sunflowers.

Of course, I was here to food shop, and there was no shortage of colorful produce catching my eye.

All shades of greens, in the form of beans, cucumbers and peppers, at the Brooks’ Farm tent.
Trays of yellow squash and golden zucchini, also found at the Brooks Farm tent.
Tomatillos, jalapeno peppers and onions – all the makings for a salsa verde at the Parker Farm & Vineyard booth.

But oh my, the flowers!  I can’t believe I didn’t come away with a bunch of these pretty posies from McAdams Farm.

How you tempt me with your brilliant blooms 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.

Hillsborough Cheese “platter” with something for everyone’s cheese needs.

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.

Assorted bakery items of many varieties from Blended Baking
I’m rather fond of the vegan peanut butter bars from Blended Baking.

Ninth Street Bakery brings a little bit of downtown Durham to South Durham each Saturday too.  Just look at all the lovely loaves.

Challah, sourdoughs, whole grains – whatever your breadbox desires is available at the Ninth Street Bakery tent.

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.

The Thomson Ranch honey bees don’t fly far from South Durham Farmers’ 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.

Visit the market website, find them on Facebook, or follow on Twitter to stay current on market events.

 

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