The Roots Farmers Market is moving to the historic Brightleaf Square for its fourth market season. The Saturday market at Brightleaf, located at W. Main and Gregson Streets, runs from April 6th to November 23rd between 9 a.m. and noon. Tents will be set up within the Square and the W. Peabody Street parking lot.
According to Roots Farmers Market board member Mary Mudd, Durham County’s Farmland Preservation Board started this market because preserving Durham County’s farms requires providing more opportunities for Durham County farmers and horticulturalists to sell their products. Although the focus is on Durham County agricultural producers, they welcome small and beginning farmers from Orange, Person, and Granville counties to encourage the next generation of regional producers.
The market seeks volunteers for a variety of needs, including market hosting, social media, and outreach. Contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Producers interested in becoming vendors can find 2019 rules and an application at durhamroots.org. Note that they do not accept craft vendors.