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.
Angier Avenue Neighborhood Farm is an urban farm in the heart of East Durham. Located in a once vacant double lot, the farm was started by members of Bountiful Backyards in April 2012 and developed through community workdays and a summer youth program for local teens to gain work experience, environmental education and hands on gardening skills. The Angier Avenue Neighborhood Farm is a cooperative enterprise whose members promote access to affordable, healthy and local food through urban farming and gardening in East Durham.
In a story where two Extension Agents finds firsthand the challenge and rewards of raising peaches, Taylor Williams bought his peach orchard after a farmer, frustrated by the conventional market for peaches, was about to bulldoze his six year old trees. After purchasing the land, and two weeks left before full bloom, they had 2000 trees to prune. As they tell it, “We love ‘em; we’re having fun. We just hope we don’t go broke.” BBEP markets only within North Carolina, and believe in the local food movement that South Durham Farmer’s Market is committed to. *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.
Located in Timberlake, in North Durham County, Brooks Farm specializes in growing high quality vegetables, bedding plants, and fall flowers.
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.
Evan, Matthew, and Sean will be joining the South Durham Farmers’ Market as cooperative vendors in 2013. They currently own a spot farm in East Durham where they grow a wide variety of vegetables and raise chickens.
Dig It Farm is a proud new member of the growing local food & small farm movement. David Barrett started Dig It after farming in the Triangle for nearly two years, and is happy to be growing a wide range of the freshest seasonal produce for the community. Dig It raises its produce without spraying any chemicals, believes the healthiest food comes from healthy soils, and is the best way to grow healthy food & communities while taking care of our environment.
Fickle Creek is a 150-acre Orange County farm that includes production areas (pastures, market garden), managed woodlots, and natural areas. They manage their farm so that it has minimum impact on the environment, is sustainable, and includes humane treatment of their animals. All fruits and vegetables are naturally grown without inorganic chemical inputs. Eggs and chicken come from flocks that range freely on pesticide-free pastures, eat locally-sourced vegetarian feed, and never receive hormones or antibiotics. Steers, pigs, and sheep are raised on pasture without medicated feed, hormones, or grain finishing.
Helga and Tim MacAller founded Four Leaf Farm in 1980 and started selling vegetables, cut flowers, and bedding plants at the Carborro Farmer’s Market in that year. They took a hiatus in 1984 for a few years to start a family. They returned to the farmer’s market venue 2001 in Hillsborough, eventually moving to the Durham Farmer’s market. In 2005, Greg Midgette joined the farm as a volunteer and the three formed the Four Leaf Farm LLC in 2012. They live happily ever after growing chemical-free vegetables, plants and flowers using organic practices just like they have since 1980.
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
Hillsborough Cheese Company partners with local dairies to create high quality cheeses that the local community can purchase at an affordable price. Their cheese kitchen is located in the heart of Orange County on what was previously a tobacco farm. Their size allows them to offer different, ever changing varieties of cow and sheep cheeses.
Homegrown City Farms is a small urban farm in East Durham. They grow many different varieties of vegetables and flowers using intensive growing methods. The goal of Homegrown is to create a way for urban food production to sustain us economically, to build community, and to encourage support for small scale, local food production. They also sell their products through a 20 member CSA and local restaurants.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm is a family-owned vegetable and flower farm located in Hillsborough, NC. They produce high quality produce and flowers in an organic and sustainable manner.
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.
One of the area’s most popular places for summertime sweets, Locopops will be bringing hand-crafted frozen pops and ice cream, made locally from happy, local cows!
Having grown up in a family of farmers, MamaSprings owner, Carolyn Rose-Seed has always had an interest in growing, canning, and freezing vegetables. In 2007, she turned her interests into a growing business on her East Durham property where she offers seasonal produce and flowers grown free from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. She’s excited to be back for a second season at The South Durham Farmers’ market.
McAdams Farm, located in Efland, has been a working farm since 1885. This former tobacco farm currently produces strawberries, all types of vegetables, tomatoes, cut flowers as well as antibiotic and hormone free beef and lamb.
Using traditional recipes and methods learned in Italy, Melina’s Fresh Pasta produces fresh pasta; ravioli; and sauces using locally sourced, fresh ingredients as well as some special ingredients imported from Italy. Melina’s Fresh Pasta is based in Durham, NC.
Mommo’s is in the business of pies. But not just any pies. Sweet potato pies. That’s it. Just the best tasting sweet potato pie you’ve ever had, supplied locally and made fresh with sweet potatoes straight from North Carolina farmers, the #1 producers in the country of this deliciously sweet veggie.
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.
Pine Knot Farms is a small, 100 year old farm located in Hurdle Mills, NC, that has been Certified Organic for 15 years. The owner, Stanley Hughes is a third generation farmer that oversees the production of organic vegetables, organic tobacco, and sweet potatoes.
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.
Rolling Hills Soap
Based in Hillsborough, NC, Rolling Hills Soap hand crafts quality artisan soaps and creams with inherently pure botanical ingredients that pamper your skin. They are committed to offering eco-friendly, cruelty free products.
Root Down Farm is a collaboration between Kathleen Smith and Ben Berry. They are located on 33 acres in northern Orange County. We used ecologically based growing methods to produce high quality vegetables all year long.
S&H Farm began in 2009 as a small sustainable vegetable farm outside of Oxford, N.C. We grow a diverse range of vegetables in high tunnels year-round and strive to grow the highest quality of produce and sell fresh, nutrient rich vegetables. We grow produce following organic standards and have been Certified Naturally Grown since 2011, not using any synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. We continue to grow while upholding sustainable methods, giving back to the soils and land while giving back to our community. We grow a wide variety of vegetables including: heirloom tomatoes, year round greens, carrots, turmeric, peppers, dried and fresh herbs, and so much more!
Sarah Haggerty is a Durham-based gardener and wildcrafter who creates natural bodycare products and home remedies based on traditional herbal wisdom. Many of the plants used in these products are lovingly grown in Sarah’s chemical free herb garden or sustainably wildharvested from the local community. Sarah is excited to become part of this community-oriented farmer’s market in order to present botanical products in a manner that honors the intention and heritage that they hold.
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.
At Shorganics, we handcraft all of our products in small batches using organic, vegan, and fairly traded ingredients of the highest quality. From head to toe, we’ve got your back with skin care, body lotions, and non-toxic fragrances. Looking for something for your home? We have your natural needs covered with vegan soy wax melts, soy candles, and botanically derived reed diffusers. Hailing from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, owners Matt & Megan Vick were inspired by the purity & simplicity of their home to create pure products at amazing prices.
The Slim On Soup soups are unlike any other soup found in your local
grocery store – they are made with local ingredients, the flavors are
exotic, unexpected and very tasty and satisfying. These soups are vegan
and therefore contain no animal products, making them an excellent
ready-prepared, whole food option for those following a vegan or
vegetarian lifestyle. Another unique feature is that the soups are made
without the addition of salt. This makes them a great alternative to the
salt-laden soups commonly found on the grocery store shelves and a helpful
option for those folks following a sodium-restricted diet.
Thomsonranch is a small farm that is already well known in the South Durham community. They use sustainable organic methods to grow their seasonable vegetables and raise their animals.
Two Chicks Farm is a small farm in Orange County, NC. growing high-quality vegetables year round to produce artisan foods such as pickles, sauerkrauts, kimchi, and pepper jellies. Their acidified and lacto fermented products are produced in small batches.
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.
Walters Unlimited, LLC is a a farming operation that has 100% grass fed beef, pastured goats, pigs, meat chickens, free range laying hens, catfish and biodynamic based produce.