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 currently being accepted. Applications close on January 31, 2021.

Attend A Market

Durham

2nd Sundays

1-4 pm

Location

Provident 1898 

411 W. Chapel Hill St

Durham, NC 27701

Raleigh

4th Sundays

1-4 pm

Location

Southeast Raleigh YMCA

1436 Rock Quarry Rd

Raleigh, NC 

“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 in the BB&T and NC State Employees Credit Union parking lots. Parking is also available on the street (except on Jackson Street).

Raleigh

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

FAQ

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

Details about the 2021 season will be shared in March 2021.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. Note bathrooms are currently unavailable at Durham site.

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

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