The Duke Mobile Farmers Market, a weekly market that brings farm-fresh produce and other goods to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens for convenient pick up. It's a form of "community supported agriculture" (CSA) that works when a customer buys a weekly "share" of items from a farm.
Farmers and Vendors at the Mobile Farmers Market
Duke Employees seeking access to fresh produce at their doorstep can have shopping done for them with the Mobile Farmers Market.
Farmers use the term Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) to describe the program where a variety of fruits, vegetables, and other local products are hand-selected, individually boxed, and brought from the field to you! Our program connects employees to local CSAs so they can have weekly or bi-weekly produce boxes delivered conveniently to their home or workplace. Contact Cassandra Callas at 919-681-0547 if you are interested in the option to establish customized CSA delivery on-site with your department.
The Duke Mobile Market CSA Program is ongoing, with customized home delivery options in addition to the following worksite delivery locations:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Parking Lot
Time: Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
Dates: Late April through September
Location: Duke Gardens upper parking lot, 420 Anderson St.
Duke Raleigh Hospital
Time: Tuesdays from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m.
Dates: April through December
Location: P1 South Parking Garage, lower level entrance
How to Sign up for a Mobile Market CSA
Signing up is easy and takes three simple steps:
- Browse our diverse list of participating Mobile Market farmers here.
- Once you have found a farm you wish to support, visit their website for a registration form that will include detailed information on how to sign-up.
- Send your payment with your form directly to the farmer or vendor. If you have any questions, call or e-mail the farmer or vendor directly.
Pre-ordered boxes are available for pick-up from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens (map), and from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Some farmers and vendors also deliver directly to offices or homes.
Benefits of the Mobile Market
PROVIDES reliable and reasonably-priced source of diverse, fresh, high-quality, local and often organic produce to Duke Faculty and Staff
CONNECTS employees to farmers who bring fresh produce straight from the fields directly to the workplace
GIVES growers a guaranteed way to sell what the farm produces at a fair price
BUILDS local rural community's economy by keeping food purchases close to home
SUPPORTS traditional North Carolina farmers as they transition to environmentally sustainable and organic production methods
What You Get
Farmers provide produce in share sizes. A share represents your part of a week's harvest. Some farmers have individual, couple, and family share sizes available. Please read each farmer's registration form or web site carefully to see what share sizes they offer. Below are examples of what a typical share may look like:
|A "family" share||A "couple" share||An "individual" share|
If you have additional questions about the mobile market, please e-mail Cassandra Callas or call the LIVE FOR LIFE office at (919) 684-3136 Option 1.