The Durham Farmers’ Market recently moved back to its old home in the Pettee Brook Parking lot in Durham, and we were happy to be visiting them in their new/old digs. With over a dozen vendors offering an amazing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, fresh fish, eggs, meats, maple syrup, breads, and more, this is a great market for starting the week off right.
B and SZP are challenging themselves to visit all 31 farmers’ markets of Rockingham, Strafford, and York counties in the 31 days of July, and share their discoveries along the way. Previous entries in this series.
We hadn’t visited the Durham Farmers’ Market in awhile and were so happy to see how the market has grown, both in the number of farmers/vendors participating, and the great quality and abundance of foods there. And because the market is run by the Seacoast Growers’ Association, we are guaranteed that everything sold is grown or made by the vendors there.
There were several farms that are newer to farmers’ markets, and I was really happy to buy my first hot peppers of the season from Emerson Farm and a half dozen eggs from Burnt Swamp Farm. Ramsbotham’s had these gorgeous black raspberries as well as beautiful cut flower bouquets. Wake Robin Farm had an amazing variety of vegetables and cut flower bouquets and 45 Market Street Bakery had whoopie pies and cookies as well as a great variety of sweet and savory breads and other baked goods that highlighted locally grown ingredients, like their herb and garlic breads. Even more fruits and vegetables from Stout Oak Farm, McKenzie’s Farm, Applecrest, and Hollister Family Farm, fresh fish from Eastman’s, maple syrup and eggs from Sugarmomma, great gardening plants from Moriarty’s Greenhouse, and a whole bunch of other things I’m sure I missed in my excitement all add up to a really fantastic, relaxed and friendly shopping experience and a great place to get a lot of very delicious (and very good for us) locally grown foods.
Farmers’ Market Count: 20 down, 11 to go!