Duke Farmers Market Returns

Angelica Medina, of Zulia Bakery, explains some of her offerings to Duke Health resident Anne Rose Cavalier.
Angelica Medina, of Zulia Bakery, explains some of her offerings to Duke Health resident Anne Rose Cavalier. Photo by William Snead

The Duke Farmers Market made a keenly anticipated return Thursday, for only the third time since you-know-what forced a two-year break.

The market is now held on the Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway, outside the Trent Semans Center for Health Education (find it here). All vendors are locally owned and operated, and many have Duke ties.

The market is sponsored by LIVE FOR LIFE, Duke's employee wellness program, and supports the university’s sustainability efforts. Thursday’s vendors included Caywood Farm Grass-Fed Beef, Zulia Bakery, The Produce Box and Shoomee's Flowers.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on select Thursdays until October 27. For now it remains cash only as the market works to meet Duke's vendor payment guidelines. Nearby ATMs can be found in the lobbies on the T level of Duke University Hospital and the basement level outside the food court in the Duke Clinic building.

Duke employees peruse the fresh flower arrangements at Shoomee’s Flowers. Photo by William Snead.