The Paylor Family has owned and operated their family farm in Hurdle Mills for 80 years – they will be selling a variety of vegetables this year.
We are a small specialty nursery, located on a former tobacco homestead in North Durham County. We propagate and grow fine ornamental crops including grafted conifers, Japanese Maples and other varieties that perform well in our climate and provide high visual interest. Five years ago, we added almost an acre of rabbit eye blueberries which is both a pick your own operation as well as a source for the blueberries that we will be bringing to market. In addition to trees, we grow shrubs, groundcovers and some herbaceous material. Our greenhouses also allow us to grow Orchids which we will also be bringing to market on occasion. We encourage visits to the nursery.
Bull City Farm is a small, diversified family farm in Northern Durham County. They offer seasonal vegetables, grass-fed beef, pastured lamb, honey, hive products, seedlings and crafts. They are committed to the education of children and adults alike and offer adult farming classes (including cheese making, goat and sheep husbandry and backyard chickens), summer camps and tours. BCF also works with local youth through 4H and FFA.
Bushy Tail Farm, located in charming Saxapahaw, NC, specializes in fall and winter vegetable production. Seeking to provide nutritious, delicious, beautiful, and responsibly-grown food, Bushy Tail Farm strives to create on-farm fertility and to grow in a sustainable manner.
Ken Chappells Peaches and Apples is a family owned farm located in the Sandhills. We have been in constant production since 1940 and sell their peaches through pick-your-own, a roadside stand, and farmers’ markets. *Seasonal vendor, please note that this vendor lies outside of the traditional 50 mile market radius, but will be allowed to sell at market due to high demand for fresh North Carolina peaches.
Dig It Farm is so happy to return to the South Durham Farmers’ Market for our second season. We’re a proud member of the growing local food & small farm movement. We strive to responsibly grow a wide range of the freshest seasonal produce for the community. We believe the healthiest food comes from healthy soils, and meeting customers at market and having a real exchange of ideas as well as produce helps build the healthiest communities possible.
Down 2 Earth Farms, LLC (D2E) is focused growing food with a positive impact on the environment. We organically grow quality produce to provide for the local communities and practice sustainability in all of our endeavors.
Fickle Creek Farm is a diversified, small-scale farm in the Piedmont of North Carolina. We utilize approximately half of the farm’s 215 acres to provide farm-fresh, healthy food to our community through careful environmental stewardship, sustainable practices, and humane animal treatment. Vegetables and fruit are naturally grown without synthetic chemical inputs. All livestock is raised without use of antibiotics or hormones. Chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigs range freely on pesticide-free pastures and in woods and are fed locally-milled, vegetarian feed. Cows and sheep are raised on pesticide-free pastures. We share our farm with others through farm tours and a farm-stay accommodation. To learn more about Fickle Creek Farm or sign up for our weekly product list email, click here.
Fillaree creates handmade, small batch, liquid soap and cleaners. We use organic ingredients and keep our products simple and free of sulfates, parabens, surfactants, fragrances and dyes. We are very happy to offer our exclusive refill service at the South Durham Farmers Market. Fillaree is unique because it provides the conscious consumer with an opportunity to purchase our products in a glass container, use and refill it with any of our natural, biodegradable and sustainable products. We live for healthy, nontoxic cleaning products that create a cleaner and less wasteful world. We hope to share our vision and demonstrate our passion this Spring and Summer at the South Durham Farmers Market.
Good Grace’s is a home-based, two-woman owned and operated dog treat company. All of their treats are hand made! They use only human-grade ingredients, with no chemicals, preservatives or coloring. They offer 8 “regular” recipes (which include vegetarian and vegan options) and 8 “specialty” recipes (which include grain-free, gluten-free, wheat-free and vegetarian options)…each and every one WAGNIFICENT!
Located in Bahama, NC, Green Button Farm’s mission is to be a year-round local source for high quality produce and pasture raised poultry, pork and beef grown using sustainable and responsible principles that result in safe, chemical, and antibiotic free food along with a healthy environment. As sustainable farmers, they never use chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides or genetically modified plants. Instead, they rely on things like compost, crop rotation and covered crops to keep their land and crops healthy and productive
Located in Hurdle Mills, Ladybug Farm specializes in growing seasonal produce and raising healthy free-range hens for eggs. They also grow flowers, herbs and have a couple of fruit trees. Using natural processes and avoiding chemical fertilizers, LBF grows healthy produce of the highest quality. Customers will also find hand-made pottery from Evelyn Ward every week at the market.
MamaSprings is an urban farm located in East Durham specializing in sustainably grown seasonal vegetables and cut flowers. MamaSprings began in 2007, when Carolyn Rose-Seed reconnected with her “farm kid” roots and turned her love of growing things into a business. MamaSprings is committed to growing vegetables and flowers free from chemical inputs for both the health of the soil and the health of the community.
New Soil Vermiculture, located in North Durham, specializes in providing quality worm compost (vermicompost) as well as everything necessary for the home or larger-scale vermiculturist: worms, worm barrels, composting bins and screens, as well as all the advice to successfully grow 1 lb. of worms into a limitless population. Our red wigglers (Eisenia foetida) quickly turn household kitchen and yard waste into rich, loamy, black compost, a superior soil amendment for your gardens and houseplants. We also sell worm tea bags and worm tea, an excellent way to fortify plants without risk of over fertilizing.
The Ninth St. Bakery opened up in Durham on 9th Street back in 1981. The bakery has always sold organic bread without preservatives. This market will provide additional opportunities to sell their new European-style, artisan breads made their very own sourdough starter as well as kombucha. Continuing in the market mission of sourcing all ingredients as organically and locally as possible, Ninth Street’s flour is certified organic and locally milled at Lindley Mills in Graham, NC.
Jillian and Ross Mickens strive to be a source of healthy, affordable food that is produced in a manner that is sustainable for the environment and financially and emotional beneficial to the community. Their mission lead them to the name Open Door Farm. They believe in increasing transparency in agricultural practices and educating the customer on how their food is grown. They grow a variety of vegetable crops and are excited to offer microgreens and shoots this season. Jillian and Ross love their customers and love answering your questions. Please feel free to ask!
Parker Farm and Vineyard is a family run farm located in Northern Orange County. They are focused on building their farm into a sustainable food source that improves the community through personal relationships, land stewardship and living simply. They grow a variety of vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, herbs, muscadine grapes and raise dairy goats along with a flock of happy hens. Parker Farm and Vineyard are dedicated to being herbicide free and using no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
Prodigal Farms creates farmstead cheeses, artisanal bread using locally milled organic flour and whey, goat cheese cheesecakes, and goat meat on their 97-acre family farm in rural Durham County. They are one of only two licensed Animal Welfare Approved goat dairies in NC, and are serious about their herd’s health and happiness, crafting an environment for our goats that mimics nature, yet frees them from many of nature’s stresses. This environment provides Prodigal Farm with exceptional milk for their cheeses, which reflect terroir in a way not found in the vast majority of modern dairies.
Rocky Run Farm is a small family farm, owned and operated by husband and wife team from Mebane. They produce sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and eggs without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. The heritage breed hens from the farm are raised on pasture and fed a locally milled Certified Organic feed. They take pride in giving back to the soil with the use of composting, crop family and animal rotation, and cover crop.
Sassafras Fork Farm is a new, Certified Naturally Grown farm located along the banks of the Tar River in Granville County, NC. They grow fruits and vegetables and rotate their flock of Karakul sheep, herd of Dexter cattle, and chickens to help grow and improve the soil as well as provide eggs, meat and wool for their family and local farmers’ markets.
Located in Bunn, NC, Vollmer Farms has been involved in organic farming for 30 years and is one of the region’s leaders in developing sustainable, organic, and profitable farming practices. They will be bringing their Certified Organic strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, as well as other farm fresh produce to the market this season.
In 1967, my father started selling greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, and cantaloupes as Middlesex Produce to Winn Dixie, A&P, and Bigstar stores. We now sell on the farm, at four farmers’ markets and wholesale at Wrenn’s Farm and Nursery. My son, Austin, will be selling at the market, and he will be happy to answer all your questions! We look forward to selling at the South Durham Farmers’ Market this year, and we hope you will agree that we have the best tasting produce around.