July 21, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Maple Spring Gardens
Ever Laughter Farm
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
South Wind Produce
Bonlee Grown Farm
Edna Lee's Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Melina's Fresh Pasta
DFM Accepts
SNAP Benefits
The Durham Farmers' Market  proudly accepts SNAP benefits. To use your EBT
card at the Market, please visit the Market info table
at the center of the Pavilion.

The Double Bucks Program allows SNAP customers to receive double the amount of money they spend on tokens for purchases up to $10. 

The Market is working
closely with RAFI as our fiscal sponsor. Read more about
the program and our partnership  HERE

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Double Bucks program! We couldn't do it without you!
Farmer Foodshare Donation Station 
The Donation Station
Program collects donations
of fresh food and cash from customers at the Durham Farmers' Market.  The
money is used directly 
at the Market to purchase food from farmers for
those who are hungry
in our community.
Farmer Foodshare's mission
is to connect our local
farmers with those
who need food! Please visit
or volunteer at our Durham Farmers' Market
Donation Station!

And don't forget to participate in the Donor Rewards Program. Give a suggested donation of $3-$5 and
receive a stamp on your card. Once you've collected enough stamps, you will proudly earn your Farmer Foodshare
T-shirt! Swing by the Donation Station for
more information!





























10% Campaign

Quick Links
Is the weather hot enough for you? Be sure to thank your farmers who have been working hard outdoors all week to bring you the tastiest, most nutritious produce, meat, baked goods and more.

We have two exciting events at the Market this weekend that we hope you'll join us for! First, celebrate all things pickled at our  Home Pickling Competition on the Market Lawn at 10 am.  And don't forget to swing by  Picklefest  on Sunday, July 23 at  The Rickhouse !

join the  East Coast Greenway Alliance on a leisurely

10-mile cruiser ride  touring Durham's community gardens. Mingle at the Market before biking to SEEDS Community Garden, Briggs Avenue Community Garden and the Durham Food Co-op. The ride will start at 9:30 am and end around lunchtime.

Finally, we want to give a big "THANK YOU!" to chef Kyle Wilkerson of Heirloom Restaurant in Roxboro and chef Jeff Crane for hosting Tomato Day last week!  Congratulations to  Abanitu Organics  for receiving the most votes at Tomato Day 2017 with their classic Celebrity. Abanitu Organics has always followed strictly organic practices, but they recently earned their organic certification so they deserve double congratulations. Their mission is to provide food that maximizes nourishment and flavor. Mission accomplished, Abanitu team! Thank you to all the DFM farmers that entered their locally grown tomatoes this year. We hope you continue to savor the flavors of tomato season by picking up many delicious varieties at the Market tomorrow!

With all the beautiful produce at the Market right now, it's the perfect time of the year to make a variety of salsas. What's your favorite recipe? Post it on Instagram using #DFMLove and share the recipe with our community!

  • 3 Ears Sweet Corn
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 5 Tomatoes
  • 1-2 Peppers
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Cilantro
  1. If you prefer cooked corn, shuck the corn and boil for 3 minutes. Once cooled, cut the kernels off the cob.
  2. Combine the corn and beans into a medium sized bowl. 
  3. Dice the onion, pepper, avocados and tomatoes then mix them in the bowl. 
  4. Chop the cilantro finely and mix that in with the salt. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top. Add more salt and lime to taste. 
  5. Gently stir all ingredients together and enjoy with your favorite chips or veggies!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events  
Wednesday, July 19
  • Join us for the Sprouts Kid's Club every Wednesday afternoon through August 16!
  • Don't forget to get your Customer Loyalty Card stamped at the Info Table. After 10 visits, you'll receive a prize.
Saturday, July 29
  • Check out what Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie, and the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class students are cooking on the Market Lawn from 9:30-11 am!
August 6-12
  • Celebrate National Farmers' Market week with us! Stay tuned for more details.
Saturday, August 19
  • Join chefs Jeff Crane and Meredith Antunez for the final Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season. Registration opens on Friday, August 4.
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Melons, Blueberries, and Raspberries

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Carnations, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts, Bedding Plants

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Empanadas, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Fermented Foods, Vermiculture, and more!

CRAFTS:  Pottery, Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Handmade Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, Yarn, Roving and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Meadow Lane Farm
Fresh pastured, natural Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB  this Saturday ... many cuts to select from! Our new Lamb Brats sausage.. so delicious and great for the grill. Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling also. PORK... slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.

Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our Chevon (Boer goat), or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as: New York Strips, London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill.. BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo). How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?

Other cuts include: Brisket, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, organ meats, DOG Bones, Marrow Bones, Leg of Lamb/Goat, Lamb or Goat Stew, Riblets, Bags of Soup Bones for making your own broth.

We have wonderful PORK sausages... Italian, Chorizo, Brats, HOT Country, and County X sage... from our Happy pastured Berkshire X pigs.   Smoked ham slices are great on the grill along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!  

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include: Lots of tender OKRA, and Sungold Tomatoes, squash, and few cucumbers. SWEET and few HOT peppers are starting to come off along with baby EGGPLANT. Mario's bouquets of colorful ZINNAS and Marigolds are the last item made on Friday evenings.. so they remain fresh for you all week. Try our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday  at the GREAT Durham Farmers Market, a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm.  Farm helpers, Mario and nephew, Quinton, have been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Chapel Hill Creamery
We will have fresh Mozzarella, Dairyland Farmers cheese, Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, and Pheta  this Saturday . Enjoy our cheeses for summer salads, sandwiches, or to round out a meal of fresh, local produce. Fresh Mozzarella is always popular in a Caprese salad with tomatoes and basil. The Dairyland Farmers is a fresh, unaged cheese that is moist and a little tart; use it on tomato sandwiches, tabouli, or add to tacos with our Chorizo sausage or in Chile Rellanos.

All our cheese comes from the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved cows, and since they are Jersey cows, we have rich, delicious milk to use for flavorful cheeses. You can taste that creamy, rich flavor in our Carolina Moon which is in the family of Camembert and Brie. Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting. Enjoy at room temperature with crackers, in an omelet, or grilled cheese sandwich. Pheta adds punch to any dish whether it's eggplant and tomatoes, a green salad, or in our recipe of green beans and pheta.

BLTs! Enjoy while tomatoes are at their peak with our bacon. We also have some bacon bits to toss into salads or beans, some smoked ham hocks for field peas, and Spare Ribs to throw on the grill. We have limited sausage and will have Country Breakfast and Chorizo plus ground pork which you can spice for your own tomato sauce for pizza with our Mozzarella. Our pork comes from our whey fed pigs raised on our farm and we hope to have ground beef next week so watch for our Facebook and e-news. See you on  Saturday!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will have plenty of TOMATOES (slicers, cherries, heirlooms, and hybrids), pickling and slicing/salad cucumbers, carrots, beets, bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant (classic and fairytale), sweet onions, potatoes, and garlic available. In limited quantities: okra, beans, raspberries, blackberries, summer squash.

Did your basil plant give up too early? We have more new basil plant starts so you can enjoy the combo of tomatoes and basil again!

Come by for a lovely bunch that highlights: dahlias, zinnias, limelight hydrangeas, lisianthus, statice, gomphrena, and bachelor buttons.

Jams and Jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam.  Also available are apple jelly and sweet onion jam.

All of Hurtgen Meadows produce, plants, fruits and flowers are naturally grown using sustainable practices - no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are ever used on our farm. We'll see you at the Market!
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 
LOTS of SUN SUGAR CHERRY TOMATOES - by the pint or the pound!
Fresh this Week: 
FRESH -never frozen- Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK **

Let us know if you have any special requests for cuts we don't usually offer... we can get the PORK and BEEF you want within a few weeks!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
Pro-rated rolling sign up for our Warm Season CSA  - Save 10%!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery is a small urban meadery in downtown Durham making an ancient craft beverage for modern days. Mead is essentially wine made from honey, with many different styles that include additions of fruits, flowers and herbs. Our meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches, using both local and global true source honey, local fruits, herbs and flowers. They are naturally gluten free. Our downtown Durham Tasting Room is open on Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm.

This week we will be sampling: Our Orange Blossom Mead is a summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. It is featured in this month's Durham Magazine, in a cocktail by Daniel Sartain at Bar Virgile. Daniel created a riff on a French 75, called a Local 75, using our Orange Blossom Mead and Durham Distillery's Conniption Navy Strength Gin. The June 2017 issue is out on newsstands, and also online.

We will also be sampling our S piced Apple Cyser, our apple pie mead, made from NC cider and NC wildflower honey, which we like chilled in the summer with grilled foods, and warmed in the winter with hearty stews.

And we will be sampling our Lavender Mead, one of our favorites for relaxing and porch settin'. This mead is made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. It is floral, earthy and a bit savory, lightly sweet, making it perfect with a cheese plate, light summer salads, or with dark chocolate cake. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years; and our Strawberry Mead, fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish.

Diane Currier
Maple Spring Gardens
Here on the farm we see nature's wonders in the guise of vegetables, like seal shaped potatoes! Some of you long time market shoppers may remember when we used to have a little stand for our Pet of the Week - whatever whacky vegetable we had found that week. 

This week at market we will have potatoes (mostly ordinary round/oval ones), tomatoes, sungolds, peppers, onions, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, salad mix, pea shoots, cantaloupes, sun jewel melons, and sugar baby watermelons. To spice up your summer fare we will have plenty of basil (though its days are numbered), parsley, cilantro, and dill. And don't forget to check out our farm grown herbal tea blends, and herb infused vinegars. They make great gifts, or additions to your own kitchen.  See you on  Saturday !

Ever Laughter Farm
Heirloom, hybrid, and cherry tomatoes are flooding in! We also have eggplant, okra, cucumbers, shishito peppers, onions, garlic and potatoes. We'll have mixed bouquets and single variety flower bunches. Come see whats in bloom!

Will Cramer
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Elodie Farms
This Saturday we'll have:
  • Original and flavored chèvre (jalapeno, garlic + herbs, sour cherry and fig + honey)
  • Fleur verte (chèvre marinated in olive oil, bay leaves, pink peppercorns, garlic and herbs de Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Our next  Farm Dinner  will take place  Saturday, Aug. 12 at 6PM . Get your tickets  here

Next Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 4:30PM. Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Baby goat adoptions:  We have very friendly baby goats for adoption that would make wonderful pets and/or homestead dairy goats. Our adoption fee is $60 per baby goat, and we adopt out a minimum of 2, ideally 3 baby goats, preferably in sibling groups. Our kids are dairy goats raised as pets, and are not meat goats. Contact sandra@elodiefarms.com or check our website for more information.

Stay in touch! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramIf you would like to receive our monthly newsletter, send a message to  sandra@elodiefarms.com Visit our website for more information about our monthly farm dinners and other events.

South Wind Produce
Find South Wind at Market this week for fresh melons and peppers. Watermelon, cantaloupe, Asian Sun Jewel Melons, Manganji green frying peppers, sweet Italian peppers, purple bell peppers, many varieties of ripe tomatoes, Sungold cherry tomatoes (the best tomato ever imho), heirloom zucchini, sweet corn, eggplant, crispy Japanese cucumbers and several varieties of freshly dug potatoes. And more!

Our produce is always grown with an emphasis on the health of our community and the land.  We look forward to seeing you at the Market!

Angie Raines & Miles Okal
Rougemont, NC
Edna Lee's Farm
We will have tomatoes, potatoes. squash, cukes, roasted peanuts, and flowers.  Please stop by and say, "Hello!". 

See you at the Market!

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
We will have Gluten free items, Cookies, Cakes, Cheese Straws, Cream Cheese Danish, Cinnamon Rolls, Bread, Sweet Breads, Lemonade, Coffee, Dog Biscuits. 

See you at the Market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Durham Farmers' Market  on Saturday  with a great selection of delicious buffalo/bison meat.  Stop by and visit and plan for that family gathering and cookout!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sungolds, a few field tomatoes, squash, cukes, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, Ferns, and a few Greens. We'll also have Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will be bringing our award winning chevre, delicious gelato to keep you cool all through Market, and many other products made with our goat's milk!  As for a breakfast item we will have Scotch Eggs.  

Logs:  Plain, Asian Luv, Confetti, Currituck, Dillemon, French Kiss, Garbo, Paprika Garlic, Party, and Rosemary.

Serendipity Spreads:  Plain, Chipotle, Chocolate, Currituck, Dillemon, Garbo, Jalapeño, and Mango.

Aged:  Crottin, Blue Streak, and Silk Hope.

Skyr:  Naturlig and Tykk.

Gelato:  Chocolate, Nutmeg-Vanilla, Ginger, and Mango.

Fudge:  Dark Chocolate, Cherry-Pecan, Coconut, and Walnut.  

Join us in the Inn/B&B for one of our 3 or 4 course Third Sunday Dinners this quarter.  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove making Italian-inspired Cow and Goat-milk cheeses. We hand craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love. We bring the whole family to the market so get ready to meet the kids and our cheese-makers!

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including our Freshen (cow milk), Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; our bloomy-rind cheese,  Cottonbell   ( cow milk) ; our lightly smoked, meltable fan favorite,  Campo   (cow milk) ; our decadent ash ripened and award winning,  Rocket's Robiola   (cow milk) ; our milder take on a beer washed Taleggio,  Lissome   (cow milk) Nimble ,   beer washed  (cow & goat milk) ; and our aged, bees wax dipped, Winsome (cow  & goat milk) .

For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our  website  and join our newsletter mailing list. E-mail questions and special orders  or call 919-732-9079.

Austin, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! What's available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Taqueria-Style Pickled Carrots
Award -Winning Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut
Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Peruvian Aji Limon Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Award Winning Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Award Winning Strawberry Preserves
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Muscadine Grape Marmalade
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Jam
Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles
Carolina Chow Chow 
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. We will also have cut pastas - spaghetti, spinach linguine, fettuccine; gnocchi, lasagna, pizza dough and our freshly made Tomato Basil Sauce. We'll see you at the Market!

Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found in the Ballpark Parking Lot on Corporation Street and in the Measurement Inc. lot, 423 Morris Street (look for the Durham Farmers' Market Parking sign). There is a path at the bottom of that parking lot that leads you to the Market. There are also public parking lots along Foster Street and on Morgan Street near the Carolina Theatre.  

Handicap parking is available on Foster Street, right next to the south entrance of the pavilion.
Durham Farmers' Market Animal Policy
Please note that the Durham Farmers' Market does not allow dogs or other pets in the Market area during Market hours.  Service animals are exempt from this rule.

Leashed pets are welcome elsewhere throughout Durham Central Park.