The Market

The Black Farmers’ Market happens rain or shine bi-monthly rotating between Durham and Raleigh to provide access to fresh foods from farms directly to customers. Join us on our journey to create a strong Black led food system right in the heart of NC.

Applications for the 2021 season are closed.


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Attend A Market

Durham

2nd Sundays

1:30-4 pm

Location

Golden Belt Campus

930 Franklin Street

Durham, NC 27701

Raleigh

4th Sundays

1:30-4 pm

Location

Southeast Raleigh YMCA

1436 Rock Quarry Rd

Raleigh, NC


Interested in Volunteering?

“When learning about the Black Farmers’ Market, I was excited to have a space where I could purchase products from Black owned businesses. I love coming into a space where I feel like I belong. It just feels like shopping with family every two weeks. And with COVID having us physically distancing ourselves, I’m glad that they have figured out a way to create community through markets.”

– Phoebe G.

Safety Measures

At each market, our team works to ensure the health and safety of our members, guests, and shoppers. To slow the spread of COVID 19, we ask for your help in adhering to the following safety precautions:

In case of a medical emergency, please visit our check in table located at the entrance of the market or contact the closest volunteer.

Parking Info

Durham

Parking available at Golden Belt Campus.

Raleigh

Parking available at Southeast Raleigh YMCA. Please see parking attendants for directions when entering the venue.

FAQ

When will markets begin?

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

What are market hours?

The market is open to the public from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The BFM Circle Members are welcome to enter the market early at 1 pm.

Is there a fee to attend the market as a customer?

No, there is no fee to enter the BFM as a customer. We do accept donations to help sustain operations. We are working on a club model for customers to join as part of the market. Details to come.

How can I become a volunteer?

To express interest in volunteering, please email bfmvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com

Can I use my credit and debit card at the Black Farmers’ Market?

Most of the vendors are able to accept cash, credit, and/or debit.

I’m a DJ / musical artist. How can I play at The Black Farmers’ Market?

We are happy to host musicians and DJs at The BFM. To be considered, please submit the contact form below.

How can I sponsor the Black Farmers’ Market?

We are glad you asked! We are always looking for mission aligned individuals and businesses to support The BFM on an annual or monthly basis. Please select ‘Sponsorship’ when you submit the contact form.

What should I do to stay safe while shopping at the market during COVID-19?

Here are some suggested practices to help keep everyone safe

Keep your hands washed. Follow CDC Guidelines link here.

How are you ensuring attendee and vendor safety after COVID-19?

All vendors are required to follow local and state guidelines for health and safety of customers. All market staff and volunteers will wear masks when handling donations and BFM market merchandise. We will work with market members to encourage pre orders for quick and simple pick ups.

Are dogs allowed at the Black Farmers’ Market?

No, we ask that you please keep fur babies at home.

Can I get a list of businesses represented at the Black Farmers’ Market?

Yes, a list of members can be found on the current members page.