January 6, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Winter Market
Saturdays from 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Catbriar Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Four Leaf Farm
DFM Accepts
SNAP Benefits
The Durham Farmers' Market  proudly accepts SNAP benefits. To use SNAP benefits 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 has already made donations 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 communities. 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! 










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Quick Links
We hope you are enjoying the new year and we look forward to kicking off this year's Market season with you (and snow!) tomorrow. We are planning to be open for our regular hours of 10 am-noon 
unless a State of Emergency is issued for Durham County. You can stay up-to-date with our plans on Facebook. We've asked our vendors to stay safe and use their judgement about attending the Market so we will have to wait and see what Mother Nature brings us tomorrow morning. We ask that you do the same and stay safe. If you are able, please walk and join us at the Market - it will be a snowy adventure for the family!

While you're stuck inside this weekend, you can use the extra time to whip up tasty meals. If you froze summer fruits or vegetables, have fun creating a fresh batch of soup. Yum! Your body will thank you for capturing the nutrients of this fresh summer produce, giving you all of the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy.

Or maybe you picked up a pumpkin at the Market this fall and are wondering what to do with it? Make soup, of course! It's fun and easy to make  soup directly in the pumpkin. First, cut the top off the pumpkin to make a lid while cooking and then scoop out the guts, saving the seeds to roast. In the center of the pumpkin, place your favorite soup stock and any seasoning, such as onion, garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon, and butter. Place the lid on the pumpkin and bake at 375 degrees for 1.5-2 hours. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and gently scrape the pumpkin's flesh into the soup mixture. Use an immersion blender to reach the desired consistency and enjoy. Voila! Dinner is served!

Whatever adventures you have this weekend, we hope you stay safe and enjoy time with your family. We look forward to seeing you at the Market soon!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Saturday, January 14
  • We will make a community art project to showcase our goals and hopes for 2017. Come share your creativity with our Market community!
We accept SNAP/EBT benefits at the Market and we offer Double Bucks
up to $10, meaning $10 EBT=$20 to spend. So what does $20 of
food from the Durham Farmers' Market look like? It depends what
you get, but however you spend it we guarantee it is fresh, local,
and great for you and your family. Help us share just how beautiful, diverse, nutritious and delicious $20 of DFM food can be by using  #20DFMbucks with a picture of your $20 haul.
Catbriar Farm
We have sweet little cabbages, sweet potatoes, broccoli and broccoli greens. We will also bring dried herbs, paprika powder, dried cayenne peppers and cayenne powder. 

We intend to be at market weather permitting. We have an hour drive to get to Durham and weather predictions indicate Durham might receive more snow than up here in Caswell County.  We'll see! After all it's winter!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Weather and road conditions permitting, Tom will be at the Durham Farmers' Market on Saturday morning. Remember, this is the farmer from Wisconsin with the Green Bay Packers hat AND he made it to the snowy market last year.
We will have arugula, carrots, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, garlic and winter squash (great for soup!).
Jams and Jellies! We have apple butter and apple jelly, along with our award-winning strawberry and blackberry. Also available are peach and peach mango 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!
Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery celebrates nature and the work of honeybees by making meads (honey wines) with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey. Made in Durham, NC, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

If the weather allows, we will be at the Market this week with a variety of meads, and offer samples of a few of our current favorites for the season. Come by to taste our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral dry-style mead made with NC wildflower honey, organic hibiscus and fresh lemonthyme; Vanilla Mead, a semi-sweet mead made with FL orange blossom honey and infused with vanilla beans; and Spiced Apple Cyser, a semi-sweet mead that tastes like apple pie, made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider. We will also have Ginger, Lavender, and Blueberry meads for sale.

We now have Honeygirl Meadery Gift Cards available at the Market - easy gift giving, it fits right in a stocking or pops in the mail. Now your giftee can choose their favorite mead, and you don't have to guess!

Happy New Year!

Diane Currier
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Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm will  NOT be at the Market  this Saturday . Instead we will tuck in the produce we have and keep for another  Saturday

Hope everyone will stay warm during this cold spell that is predicted for the weekend.

See you next weekend! 
Tim & Helga
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found on Foster Street right next to the Market, 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.