Farmers’ Market 101: How to get fresh, local food no matter your budget

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The Durham Farmers’ Market is held year-round at Durham Central Park in downtown. The idea is pretty simple: Local farmers, bakers, and artisans show up every week with tons of locally grown, fresh food and produce.  Thousands of Durhamites come to wander through the stalls, make conversation, and stock up on fruits, veggies, and more. Visitors can expect a friendly, … Read More

How healthy is your Durham neighborhood? A new tool lets you find out.

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DataWorks NC, in support of Durham’s Community Health Indicators Project, is publishing Durham’s first public neighborhood-level dataset on chronic health conditions. The data, published in Durham’s Neighborhood Compass and in a new Health Indicators Project website, currently cover type 2 diabetes and will soon expand to include stroke and other conditions. These data come just in time for National Diabetes … Read More

Striving together toward a “cradle to career” pipeline for Durham youth

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Durham County is on the rise—experiencing an influx of people, investment, and career opportunities. But are we, as a community, doing enough to prepare Durham’s children to be a part of that bright future? This question has been at the forefront of county manager Wendell Davis’s mind. Davis is excited about growth, but concerned about racial inequality, and whether students … Read More