April 22, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Celebrity Dairy
Bluebird Meadows
Chapel Hill Creamery
Meadow Lane Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Honeygirl Meadery
Catbriar Farm
Tiny Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Edna Lee's Bakery
Edna Lee's Farm
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
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!
 

SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
NOW AVAILABLE
AT THE MARKET

STRAWBERRIES
GREENS

CHARD & TURNIPS

FLOWERS

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

KALE

MUSHROOMS

BOK CHOY

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

TEA

CARROTS

GINGER

CHEESE

LAMB & SHEEP PRODUCTS

FERMENTED FOODS

SWEET POTATOES

RED RADISHES

PLANT STARTS

HERBS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
10% Campaign

Quick Links
It's one of our favorite weekends of the year - Earth Day and the Piedmont Farm Tour!  Celebrate Mother Earth at the Market and learn ways to protect the planet. The following groups will be on the Market Lawn from 8 am-noon to answer your questions:  NC WARN,   Don't Waste Durham,   Habitat ReStore,  and  Food FWD. Bring your kids to this family-friendly event and leave with an even deeper knowledge of sustainability and protecting our environment. We're so excited to celebrate with you this weekend!

Also, you can pick up your button for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's 22nd Annual Farm Tour at the Market. On Saturday and Sunday, you'll have the chance to visit more than 35 farms in the Triad area, including many vendors from the Durham Farmers' Market. Stop by the Market's Info Table for a brochure or to pick up your button. This is an event you don't want to miss and is a great way to learn about sustainable growing practices in the Triad area.

Finally, we're excited to announce that we've partnered with Durham Central Park and Food FWD to offer a compost drop-off service at the Market.  The cost for subscribers is $15/month and a collection bin and liners are provided. Subscribers will bring their food scraps to the Market or to Durham Central Park each week and drop everything off at the cart, which will be located near the dumpster on Roney Street. Food FWD  will do a compost giveaway semi-annually and will be at the Market this weekend to answer questions and register folks for the program. We hope you'll participate!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, April 29
  • Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 1621 in Durham will teach you about the importance of trees in our world.
Saturday, May 6
  • See a honeybee hive and chat with the Durham County Beekeeper's Association from 9:30 am-Noon.
Saturday, May 13
  • Pick up everything you need for Mother's Day and make a card for Mom on the Market Lawn.
Saturday, May 20
  • Join The 360 Approach for an old-school, family-friendly Field Day from 10-11 am. There will be prizes!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

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

FLOWERS: Baptisia, Bachelor Buttons Icelandic Poppies, Tulips, Snapdragons, and more!

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

SPECIALTY ITEMS: Handmade Chocolates,  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.
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
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!

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.  

CFSA 2017 Farm Tour: We look forward to seeing our Durham friends on the farm this weekend.  April 22 & 23  from  2PM to 6PM ( 144 Celebrity Way, Siler City, NC 27344).

Join us in the Inn/B&B for one of our 3 or 4 course Third Sunday Dinners this quarter:
  • Mother's Day/Grad Dinner (May 14 & May 21): Cornish Game Hens with Orange Sauce, etc.
  • Father's Day (June 18): Beef Steak with Bourbon Sauce, etc.
Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Bluebird Meadows
Things are really rolling here on the farm now that we've hit steady warmer weather! Our vegetables are really coming on now; we should have beets, lettuce, spinach, turnips, radishes, kale, and strawberries at market  this Saturday . For flowers we will have the first of our baptisia, a rainbow of snapdragons, the last of our icelandic poppies, batchelor buttons, stock, and lots and lots of mixed bouquets. Our naturally grown flowers make great gifts if you need to bring someone some cheer or treat yourself to something special. We hope to see you  Saturday  morning for some of Durham's best community hours!  

Alice & Stuart White
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have ripe, creamy Carolina Moon for  Saturday , as well as Dairyland Farmers Cheese and Pheta. The Carolina Moon is similar to a Brie, in the category called "mold ripened" cheese. Made with the traditional method, the outer white mold changes the cheese and enhances the rich flavor and softness over time. It's a good example of SLOW FOOD that is richer in flavor than many industrial type Bries which are made to ship across the ocean without getting too soft or too strong. We try to bring it to you when it is half to fully ripened, and we can pick one out for you. Set this cheese out to warm up and serve as an appetizer or with a mixed green salad for dinner.

Dairyland Farmers Cheese is a fresh, slightly tart cheese, popular with kids of all ages. It's good for snacking or melting. Our Pheta is aged in a salt brine - also a traditional method - and is saltier than the Farmers cheese. It has the rich flavor of our wonderful Jersey cows' milk and is great for salads or for topping pasta or greens.

Sausage comes from our whey fed pigs and is made with the hams for a meaty taste. Choose from sage/maple breakfast; mild country breakfast; chorizo; Hot Italian; and bratwurst. Spare ribs and ground pork are also available. Come pick up one of our recipes and taste a sample of our sausage and our cheeses.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Meadow Lane Farm
Delicious pasture-based meats from our farm that are also Animal Welfare Approved!

Are you planning for grilling out with family and friends? Our Century farm has wonderful dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, PORK, LAMB and GOAT (Chevon). An assortment of STEAKS, Loin CHOPS, Ribs, Ground, Sausages, and much more will be available. 

Our new product is BRAT's Lamb Sausage this week.... so delicious on the grill!  

USDA certified organic veggies: A rugula/greens mix and STRAWBERRIES ready.  This Saturday , we will have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens.  Also, please come see us on the north side of the Market - we moved back to our "summer" location.  

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN - 
The time to plant is NOW!

TOMATO PLANTS and MORE!
We will have a variety of over 25 exceptional tomato plants (cherry, salad, and slicers in all colors - reds, pinks, chocolate, yellow and everything in between, both reliable hybrid and heirloom favorites), herbs, blackberries, peppers (red, green, orange, yellow - both sweet and hot), vine crops (zucchini, cucumber, butternut and delicata squash) and flower plants for your garden. Come early for your favorites.

STRAWBERRIES!
We will be bringing a limited supply of our PESTICIDE-FREE
strawberries.

PRODUCE: 
We will have radishes, chard, and spring garlic.

FROM OUR KITCHEN: 
Jams and jellies!  We have our award-winning strawberry jam and blackberry jelly. Also available are apple, peach and peach mango.

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
News Flash!... It's Piedmont Farm Tour Weekend!
Please  pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 
Fresh this week:  Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork  

Good Food Friday / Piedmont Farm Tour Special on 100% Grass Fed Beef.  Buy 5 pounds get 20% of f;  Buy 10 pounds, get 25% off.

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF
  • 100% GRASS FED, PASTURE RAISED LAMB (no legs left)
  • 100% Grass Fed YEARLING MUTTON 
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • Artisan Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Ground Pet Food
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
Sign up for our Warm Season CSA and save 10%!

Receive  10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Visit our website! 
Maple Spring Gardens
Strawberry season is in full swing! We'll have plenty of gorgeous red berries and also the first cauliflower of the season. Also broccoli, spinach, kale, lettuce, pea shoots, arugula, swiss chard, and other greens. In addition, we'll be bringing lots of tomato, pepper, squash, cucumber and lots of herb plants for your garden. 

Hope to see you out  on Saturday  morning!

Ken Dawson
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 meads made with 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 from 1-5pm. 

This week we are sampling some of our bold and spicy meads at the Market, ones we think pair well with grilled foods and cookouts. Come try our Wildwood Mead, an oak aged off-dry traditional mead made from a dark, strong NC wildflower honey, then aged 22 months with the last 8 months on French oak; our Ginger Mead, featuring the same dark wildflower honey accented with fresh ginger and a little bit sweeter than Wildwood; and our Spiced Apple Cyser, a popular semi-sweet 'apple pie' mead made from NC apple cider and NC wildflower honey.

We will also have bottles available of our Vanilla Mead (light-bodied, lightly sweet mead made from orange blossom honey, infused with vanilla beans) and Orange Blossom Mead (semi-sweet light bodied traditional made, made with orange blossom honey and aged at least a year

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Catbriar Farm
We will bring asparagus, kale, spinach, collards, turnip greens, green garlic, fresh and dried herbs, paprika powder, dried cayenne peppers, cayenne pepper flakes and cayenne pepper powder. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Tiny Farm
Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market: 
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • White carrots - new variety for us
  • Leaf Broccoli - delicious and healthy
  • Toscano Kale - More tender than the "frilly" types, great flavor, large leaves
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
  • Arugula - tender, a little spicy
  • Herbs, Kohlrabi, Beets, Broccoli Raab, and much more!
Pre-order online by 5 pm to ensure availability when you arrive at market.  Weekly Boxes will be available and new members are welcome (5 vegetables for $15 week).

Mark, Annie & Gabby
Four Leaf Farm
The Four Leaf Farm crew  is staying busy this week with harvesting and prepping really nice looking cauliflower, broccoli, beets, hakurei turnips and the biggest harvest of carrots ever. In addition to those things, we will also have our specialty cucumbers both large and small, cabbage, our first fennel, heirloom Deer Tongue lettuce, cilantro, pea shoots, scallions.

For the GARDENERS we are bringing more tomatoes, our first peppers and eggplant, lots of herbs and plenty of flowering annuals and perennials. Please stop by our booth and get inspired to work in the garden this weekend.

Extra hands on deck to help with the produce tomorrow. Please also remember to visit us and other farms this weekend during the PIEDMONT FARM TOUR.

Tim, Helga, Hannah and Brian
Follow us on  Instagram and have a look at our new website.
Thanks to Panciuto and Our State magazine for the compliments in the recent edition.
Bonlee Grown Farm
A trailer full and flowers are coming your w ay! Come check out our double bloom  geraniums, rosebud impatiens, four colors of
verbena, lantana, lavender, and s ucculents!!! Carolina Babe liquid 
Coconut spray skin oil also.  Please call for orders.

Thank you for shopping local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
Elodie Farms
Join us this Saturday at the DFM! 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)
  • New! Blackberry goat cheese mousse
Join us this Saturday at the DFM! We'll have:
 
Upcoming events:
Discover Elodie Farms! Join us for a guided farm tour this Saturday,  April 22 at 4PM For more information and tickets, click here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Our next farm dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 13  at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Interested in adopting baby goats? E-mail sandra@elodiefarms.com for details.

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.

Edna Lee's Bakery
We are happy to be back at the market. We will have Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin, 7 layer, Sugar, & Assorted), Cinnamon Roll, Wheat Bread, Oat Wheat Bread, Sourdough Bread, Sweet Breads ( Blueberry, Amish Friendship, Banana Nut, Cranberry), Cheese Straws, Pound Cake, 6 " cakes, Coffee, Lemonade. We look forward to seeing old friends and greeting new ones.

Susan & Matt Doherty
Edna Lee's Farm
We are glad to be back at the Market. We will have two types of Basil (lg. leaf & boxwood), Lavender, Oregano, Chives, Cilantro, Thyme, Lemon Grass, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Red & White Flower, Tickseed Coreopsis, Gaillardia, Cucumbers (pickle & slice), Jalapeno,Tomatoes (Big Boy, Juliet, Better Boy & Cherokee Purple, Castor Bean, Moon Plant, and Broccoli.

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be market with greenhouse tomatoes, herbs, flowers, ferns, cold crop plugs, bedding plants.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. Ravioli - Spring Pea & Mint, Greek, 3 Cheese & Garlic, Spinach & Cheese, Fig Gorgonzola, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta, Mushroom, Pimento Cheese, Artichoke, Lemon Ricotta, Pierogi Cheddar & Onion, & our NEW Cheese Pizza Ravioli! 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!
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at market this Saturday! We are looking forward to a beautiful market. It may be early spring, but our pantries are overflowing with locally grown, handmade goodness. Stop by and try something new!
 
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments
Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Tacqueria-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
 
Jams/ Preserves
Award Winning Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves back in stock
Strawberry Passionfruit Jam
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam

Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles
Carolina Chow Chow
& MUCH More
 
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
April 

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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.