There are few things as refreshing as a sunny morning in Durham, surrounded by fresh produce, colorful bouquets, hot coffee and the sound of a local musician wafting through the stalls at one of our many farmers markets. This has become a ritual that we look forward to every weekend. Checking out our nearest Durham farmers markets for all the goodies that mother nature provides us.

Not only do you run into fresh vegetables and fruits, but a lot of local markets have homemade or organic jams, honey, spices, crafts, and everything in between.

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Durham Farmer’s Market

Every item you see at the market was produced by the people selling it, and it all comes from no more than 70 miles away. You’ll find kids running to the playground, musicians and families on the market lawn, more than 65 vendors selling their fresh produce and handmade crafts, and much more

Where: 501 Foster Street, Durham NC 27701

When: December 1st – March 30th, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Saturdays
April 6th-November 23, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., Saturdays
April 17th-October 9th, 3-6 pm, Wednesdays

Photo: Durham Roots Farmers’ Market

Durham Roots Farmers’ Market

A producers-only market where you will find local farmers selling some of the best meats, produce, plants, jellies, and flowers that are grown in Durham, Orange, Person, and Granville counties.

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When: April 6th-November, Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Brightleaf Square, 905 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Duke Farmers Market

Located on the Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway, hidden by the surrounding buildings, lies the Duke Farmers’ Market. It sets up shop every Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the months of April to September, with a number of amazing booths to visit. 

When: Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates: April 26 through Sept. 27

Where: 10 Duke Medicine Cir, Durham, NC 27710, On the Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway, outside of the Trent Semans Center for Health Education 

South Durham Farmers’ Market

This market hosts farmers and artisan food producers based within 50 miles of South Durham, North Carolina. Many of their vendors actually farm and produce within 30 miles! Now THAT is local.

When: Saturdays 8am- 12pm

April-October: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays
November–March: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays

Where: 5410 NC Highway 55 Durham, North Carolina 27713

Perkins Orchard

Like a farmers market open 7 days a week, Perkins Orchard is unlike any place you’ve experienced. They have local eggs, cheese, fresh popsicles, jar goods, honey, greens, herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees, wreaths, ciders, and more.

Where: 5749 Barbee Rd Durham NC 27713

When: March 13th-December 24th, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily

Worth the Drive: Hillsborough Farmers Markets

Eno River Farmer’s Market

Original producers within 60 miles of Hillsborough for traditional foods; within NC for specialty items such as peaches and apples. Live music, storytelling, arts and crafts activities, chef demonstrations.

Where: Farmers Market Pavilion, 144 East Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278

When: April-October: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays
November-March: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays

Hillsborough Farmer’s Market

A growers-only market for local, independent, and small-scale farmers, bakers, and crafters.

Where: 430 Waterstone Drive, Hillsborough, NC (at UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus)

When: April-October: 8am-noon Saturdays
November-March 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays


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