August 18, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Terra Clotha
Catbriar Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
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!
 

SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
NOW AVAILABLE
AT THE MARKET
FIGS

SWEET CORN

MELONS

APPLES

GRAPES

CHERRY TOMATOES

PEPPERS

FAIRYTALE EGGPLANT

OKRA

LUNCHBOX PEPPERS

PEACHES

SQUASH & ZUCCHINI

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

EGGS

NEW POTATOES

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GREEN BEANS

ROSELLE HIBISCUS

SUN JEWEL MELONS

WINTER SQUASH

EDAMAME

ONIONS

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING
10% Campaign

Quick Links
Tomorrow is National Honey Bee Day and we cannot wait to celebrate with you at the Market! Bees make everything possible for us and, without them, we would not have access to the tasty, nutritious foods our bodies need. Celebrate these incredible creatures by visiting the Veggie Valet tent on the Market Lawn. There, you can pick up a small pot and seeds to grow your own wildflower pollinator plants. Also, be sure to chat with your favorite farmers about bees and the role they play on their farms!

Are you enjoying an awesome August of local food? Come have a relaxing morning with friends at the farmers' market and pick up everything you need to make a tasty meal with your family before the kiddos head back to school in a few short weeks. Also, be sure to check out what  chef Jeff Crane is  cooking with the Homefries kids on the Market lawn. And don't forget that the Master Gardeners will be joining us tomorrow. I f you have questions or need tips about plants, be sure to chat with the experts.

Finally, we're excited to continue our guest vendor program again this week with Salty Catch Seafood! As a reminder, every week a guest vendor attends the Market, we'll include a small entry in the newsletter. Their schedule will change week to week so be sure to check the newsletter for the latest on guest vendor attendance. If they're not in the newsletter, they will not be attending the Market that week. 

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Veggie Valet at the Market!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.

A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Join Meadow Lane Farm for
Dinner in the Meadow!
Tables will be set in just a few weeks for the 4th Annual Dinner In The Meadow. Tickets are now available for the dinner that endows The Leonard-Mobley Small Farms Fund, a $5,000 grant established to assist with projects such as development or expansion of new sources of agricultural income on the recipient's farm. The grant will be awarded at the September 10 farm-to-table feast.
 
Guests gather in the meadow Sunday eve to mingle with old and new friends as noted chefs from the Triangle and our region are putting final touches on their unique creations for this communal meal, showcasing foods offered by local farms and artisanal food and beverage vendors. During dinner, UNC-TV's Frank Stasio will again host our evening and grant presentation. Then, to cap the evening off, local auctioneer E.B. Harris entertains with his lively auction of our more generous donations.  Those wishing to support our efforts but are unable to attend the dinner can do so as well on our website.  We hope you will join us at this year's event!
 
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Beans, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Figs, Cantaloupe, Melons, and Raspberries

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

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Lisianthus, Celosia, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
 
PLANTS: 
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.
Guest Vendor:  Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.

Salty Catch Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast Saturday morning to bring the market community fresh caught NC Seafood. Stop by and see Steven and Renee and chat with Steven, a real commercial fisherman. Know that when you buy Salty Catch Seafood that you're getting the freshest N.C. seafood available. Salty Catch believes in offering a superior product along with exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you!

FROM THE SEA TO YOUR TABLE...DON'T MISS OUT! 

Fresh Catch List:
  • Shrimp tails $14#                                               
  • Flounder fillet $18#
  • Black Sea Bass fillet $21#
  • Whole black sea bass $9.50#
  • Skinless Grouper fillet $22#
  • Vermilion Snapper fillet $20#
  • Whole Vermilion Snapper $9.95#
  • Spanish Mackerel fillet $12#
  • Jumping Mullet fillet $8#
  • 10/20 Dry Pack Sea Scallops $22#
EAT HEALTHY AND BUY LOCAL CAUGHT N.C. SEAFOOD!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at the Market with Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. We'll also have green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
Meadow Lane Farm
Our great Australian shepherd, "Happy Zack," helps us every day on the 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...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: 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:  L ots of tender OKRA, Sungold Tomatoes, and many butternut squash.  SWEET and few HOT peppers are starting to come off along with baby EGGPLANT. NEW this week: new crop of yellow summer squash and baby greenbeans....  Get there early for our fresh FIGS...limited supply...and so delicious!  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 helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Chapel Hill Creamery
Fesh Mozzarella this Saturday! We are making this while tomatoes last so come enjoy Caprese Salad with tomatoes or sauté lots of sweet peppers for a great bruschetta of melted Mozzarella and a crusty bread. Enjoy what the summer season brings!

We will also have Dairyland Farmers cheese, Carolina Moon, Pheta, and Hickory Grove. The Dairyland Farmers is a fresh cheese that is moist and a little tart; use it in our corn and bean salad recipe, on tomato sandwiches, or in Chile Rellanos. Carolina Moon which is in the family of Camembert and Brie is a favorite by itself with fruit for an appetizer or part of your meal. Add our Pheta to cucumber or watermelon salads or to tomato and eggplant dishes.

Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe similar to a mild German Muenster. It has a luscious texture at room temperature and melts beautifully for a great cheeseburger with our ground beef.

We have lots of our flavorful sausages: Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, Mild Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast links, and ground pork. Get our your grills for our Spare Ribs, sausages, or burgers with our ground beef and don't forget your cooler!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
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: the latest release of our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme.

We will also be sampling our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness.  Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate.

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 Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years.

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

FRESH -never frozen - Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **

Lots of OKRA this week! And some FIGS!  

SUMMER SPECIALS CONTINUE!!
  • 100% GRASS FED & FINISHED GROUND BEEF PATTIES -
    $6/lb (save $2/lb); Buy 20+ pounds at only $5.60/lb (30% off)
  • PASTURE RAISED FREEDOM RANGER CHICKEN - $5.40/lb (Whole Bird) or $6.30/lb (Half Bird) (10% savings)
  • PASTURE & WOODLAND RAISED, FREE RANGE PORK - $9/lb Smoked Polish AND Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausage (10% savings)
Click this weekly update 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!)
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • Deli Meats: Bologna, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
Sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA begins in August, with first pickup September 9. Save 10% on MEAT!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
JAMS AND JELLIES ARE BACK IN STOCK!
Many of you who have been asking will be glad to know our jams and jellies produced in small batches in our kitchen are back in stock. We will have our blackberry and apple jelly and strawberry, peach, and sweet onion jam available this week.

PRODUCE
On our tables you will find lots of delicious field-grown sun-ripened tomatoes (slicers, cherries, heirlooms, and hybrids). We will also have green and yellow beans, okra, summer squash, carrots, beets, bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant (classic and fairytale), sweet onions, potatoes, leeks and garlic.

EGGS
Eggs from our happy hens will be available this week.

FLOWERS
Come by for a lovely bunch that highlights our dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, statice, and gomphrena.

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!
Maple Spring Gardens
Kapoor Tulsi is in full bloom! A delicious tea herb to aid digestion, relieve stress, and boost the immune system, it makes one of my favorite summer iced teas. Tulsi or Holy Basil is a beloved and revered herb in Ayurvedic medicine of India. Stop by on Saturday to taste some, and purchase a baggie of Tulsi for your own tea!

We will also have our summer usuals - tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes, eggplant, arugula, salad mix, lettuce, cilantro, parsley, dill, fresh lavender bundles, mexican tarragon, garlic, lemongrass, fresh hibiscus, dried herbal teas, and infused vinegars for those summer salads. And lots of Tuberoses! These delightfully long lasting and fragrant flowers are another Indian specialty.

See you on Saturday!

Terra Clotha
This Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. While we will only experience about 92 percent of totality here in Durham, some parts of our state will see the sun entirely obscured. It will be sweet. I've gotten onto the eclipse bandwagon and created some yellow/orange T-shirts with an eclipse design. Supplies, as they say, will be limited, and I'll be selling them at the Market on Saturday. If you'd like to reserve one, send me an e-mail. I'll have men's and women's shirts and a limited number for children. Additionally, I have a limited number of eclipse glasses. For those who ask, I will give away one pair with purchase of an adult garment, but if I have any left over, I'll give them away, one per customer, this Saturday morning, starting about 11:45.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Out of this world.

Like our Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.

Catbriar Farm
We will bring tomatoes (Cherokee purple, pink girl, celebrity, big boy and salad size Juliet), sweet bell peppers, cayenne peppers, squash, zucchini, okra, fresh and dried herbs, and zinnias. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
336-694-9556 
Ever Laughter Farm
Lunchbox peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, shishito peppers, garlic, and potatoes.

We'll have mixed bouquets too! See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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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.  

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
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:
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.

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
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Rain dances paid off this week. The buffs were so excited! Stop by and check out the great selection of bison meat that Jack will have available on Saturday. With the great weather we've been enjoying, make plans for a gathering of friends and family and be sure to include bison in your menu. Check out the recent photo sent to us by Chef Kyle at Heirloom's Restaurant in Roxboro.He served bison and chirizo burgers, which got rave reviews!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Garlic Dill Pickles
Napa Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
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 - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Peach with Vanilla Bean & Bourbon
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
 
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
April 

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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.