Markets are held every 2nd & 4th Sundays from 1-4 pm

Mission

To inspire a self sufficient community that supports and protects Black farmers and entrepreneurs.

Why We Exist

Food Apartheid

In NC, there are far too many communities that have limited access to healthy and affordable food options. In 2015, 170,431 Wake County residents and 69,240 Durham County residents lived in neighborhoods with low access to grocery stores.

Healthy Living Misconceptions

For some, eating healthy can seem unattainable. Social norms, classism, and racism have impacted the world of healthy living giving the impression that it is not for everyone.

Local Black Farmers

Today there are over 3 million farmers in America. Of those, less than 2% are Black. Land laws, discriminatory banking practices, and other institutionalized practices of racism have impacted a once thriving network of Black farmers.

How we create space

Healthy Food For All

There’s no doubt that eating fresh produce can enhance your health. We ALL need food to survive. Let’s work together to change the perception that eating healthy is only a luxury for some. The Black Farmers’ Market is an inclusive, fun, and community centered marketplace.

Support Black Farmers

Shopping at the Black Farmers’ Market allows you to not only keep dollars circulating in our community but it gives you the opportunity to support Black farmers. Black farmers were once the heart of our food ways. It’s time to reshape our agricultural systems, starting by protecting and supporting them.

Farm Fresh Produce

Chances are the produce you purchase at the Black Farmers’ Market was picked only hours before it reaches your hands! Unlike big supermarkets and corner stores, you get to meet and talk to your farmer or rancher in person. At the Black Farmers’ Market, you build relationships as you shop for fresh, affordable produce.

“I love coming into a space where I feel like I belong. I don’t feel like the minority. It just feels like shopping with family every two weeks. And with COVID having us physically distancing ourselves, I’m glad they figured out a way to continue this event.”

How to participate

There are a few ways to get involved in the Black Farmers’ Market. Support by attending a market, becoming a vendor, or giving a one time or monthly donation to the market. Click on the boxes to the right to learn more.

Attend

Shop with us bi-weekly at one of our market locations. We currently serve Durham and Raleigh.
Attend

Vend

Interested in becoming a vendor during the 2021 market season? Click here to learn more about application updates.
Vend

Give

Support the mission of the Black Farmers’ Market by helping up become sustainable. Give a one time or ongoing donation following these easy steps. Click here.
Give

FAQ

The 2021 market season will begin in April 2021. Please subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on social media for updates.

Here are some suggested practices to help keep everyone safe

  • Masks are required for entry
  • Do NOT bring pets
  • Follow directional signs-there is one entrance and foot traffic will flow one way within the market to the exit
  • Shop solo or only with people that live with you
  • If you are sick or part of a high risk group, please send someone to the market in your place.
  • Do not crowd spaces. Try to maintain 6 feet distancing 
  • Let farmers and business owners handle products
  • Use contactless payment options when possible (debit cards, PayPal, cashapp, etc)

Keep your hands washed. Follow CDC Guidelines link here.

The BFM welcomes Black owned businesses from a variety of industries. Priority is given to farmers/producers and those who are the original producers of their own products. Please click on the apply now button to learn more. Vendor applications for the 2021 market season are currently open. Applications close on December 31, 2021.

Thanks for your interest! The application for the 2021 market season is currently open. Please review market rules before applying.

At the beginning of market seasons, to become a member of The BFM, each interested vendor must complete an application online. There is no application fee. Vendor categories include:

  • Farmers/planters
  • Meat/Seafood
  • Prepared foods/beverages (non food truck)
  • Health & Beauty
  • Arts and crafts

No, the BFM does not receive funds from the above entities at this time. The BFM is operated thanks to donations, sponsors, and in kind donations from community members.

Please contact us via the contact form below to discuss.

Contact

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