February 10, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Bluebird Meadows
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Elodie Farms
Green
Terra Clotha
Fickle Creek Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Waterdog Farms
Growers & Cooks
Celebrity Dairy
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

GREENS

CHARD & TURNIPS


GREENHOUSE TOMATOES

POTATOES

CARROTS

FLOWERS

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

BEETS

RADISHES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

KALE

MUSHROOMS

BOK CHOY

CABBAGE

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

TEA

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SWEET POTATOES

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE

HAND-DYED CLOTHING
10% Campaign

Quick Links
While we understand why some folks aren't head-over-heals for Valentine's Day, we believe there is a way you can meaningfully celebrate  February 14 . Shop locally for your V-day goodies and use the day to honor the many different kinds of love - familial love, romantic love, platonic love, self-love...the list goes on and on.
Join us at the Market  on Saturday
and pick up a fun and free Valentine's Day card to give to your someone special.  

Fill out your card on the spot if you're feeling inspired! We will have several different silly and sweet cards for you to choose from and all the art supplies you need. While you're at it, consider creating a local home-cooked meal for a loved one with food from the Market or take home a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers and some specialty chocolates.  Choosing to spend your Valentine's Day budget at the Durham Farmers' Market also means you're showing fondness and appreciation for your local farmers and crafters. 

We look forward to helping spread the love throughout our community this weekend! 

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Our vendors were busy preparing Valentine's Day
surprises for you this week. Check out what they're up to!

Chocolatay is making the sweetest treats for your valentine!

Honeygirl Meadery is preparing to bottle orange blossom mead, a drink that will go perfectly with your home-cooked meal!

You can always find the prettiest flowers in town at the Market. These beauties from Bluebird Meadows are the perfect gift!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Beets, Bok Choy, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Collards, Dried Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and more!

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

FLOWERS: Dried Bouquets, Anemones, Icelandic Poppies, and more

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

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

CRAFTS: Woodwork, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!


Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
NC Successful Small Farm
Opportunities Conference
Interested in learning more about small farm opportunities in North Carolina? If so, make plans now to attend North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference on February 25 at the Seby Jones Performing Arts Center in Louisburg. Please review the  attached brochure  for additional information or  contact Martha Mobley (Meadow Lane Farm) at 919-496-3344.


Bluebird Meadows
It's Valentine's Day market and we will have plenty of Bluebird Meadows grown flowers to gift your loved ones! I'll be making a limited number of mixed bouquets, and we will have plenty of anemones and icelandic poppies. The first of our snapdragons have begun to bloom as well as our hyacinth, and freesia is not far off. As for veggies, we are hoping to bring lots of gorgeous lettuce, carrots, spigariello, kale, collards, turnips, spinach, and daikon radish. Looks to be a gorgeous day, so come on out and spend some of your morning with your community!

Alice & Stuart
Meadow Lane Farm
Pastured raised, natural, nationally-credentialed animal welfare approved meats are available this Saturday. Pick up dry-aged Angus beef, Dorset X lamb, Berkshire X Pork, and boer chevon (goat). We have many of the cuts from each species, such as lamb chops, beef steaks (filet mignon, New York strip, sirloin, ribeye, cubed, London broil, flat iron, flank, skirt, hanger), assortment of sausages (beef and pork), roasts, leg of lamb/goat, stew meat, shanks, short ribs, soup bones, marrow bones, and much more!

USDA certified organic vegetables this week: Collards, winter squash, baby ginger, popcorn, and even pie pumpkins! 

Stop by for a visit with Tanya and Martha. Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
 
Martha Mobley
919-495-1305
E-mail
Honeygirl Meadery

This week we will sample our favorite meads for Valentine's Day... the floral Lavender Mead, a semi-sweet mead with the alluring combination of citrus and lavender, made with local lavender and orange blossom honey; Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral, complex dry mead made from NC wildflower honey, hibiscus petals, and fresh lemonthyme; and our Fig Orange Mead, delightfully nuanced and deep with honey, floral, caramel and fresh fig notes. 

We make meads, which are essentially wines made from honey, to celebrate nature and the work of honeybees. We ferment 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. Our downtown Tasting Room is open on Saturdays from 1-6pm. See you at the Market!

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Visit our website!
Elodie Farms
Stop by our table to get your goat cheese and crackers. There will be plain and flavored chèvre (garlic + herbs, jalapeno, sour cherry, and fig + honey), goat feta and fleur verte (marinated cheese). We will have three types of homemade crackers (Sea Salt, Fennel and Rosemary).

Our next farm dinner will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 5 pm. View the menu online and purchase your tickets at:
  • Our stand at the Durham Farmer's Market
  • Our website
  • By phone at 919-479-4606

Let's stay in touch! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. If you would like to add your e-mail to our monthly mailing list, please send us a request to info@elodiefarms.com.


 

Ted Domville & Sandra Vergara

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Green
1 Pound of Coffee Bought =
1 Tree Planted

Is it too early to celebrate Valentine's Day?? We don't think so! Our drinks will feature a special love-themed treat this week. Come check them out and spread the love! 

We'll also have the best drinks available to warm your bones, including Peppermint Lattes and Mochas! We'll of course have other hot coffee drinks available and our freshly roasted beans. Perfect for a cold winter morning! 

We are a custom coffee roaster located in downtown Durham. Our goal is to help our customers offset their carbon footprint through their coffee purchases by planting a tree for each pound of coffee we sell. We limit waste from seed to cup by sourcing naturally washed beans, using solar electricity, and composting all materials. We are striving to be a zero-waste coffee roasting company and our coffee beans are certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Rainforest Friendly.  Can't wait to see you there! 

Emily & David
Terra Clotha
There's a lot you can put in a cotton bag. Chocolate for example: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, spicy chocolate. Fresh cut flowers for your sweetie. That bunch of Valentine's Day broccoli you've been holding out for. And when you're finished, these bags fold up into their own little pocket. And then you can put the bag into your pocket.

Hand-dyed bags from Terra Clotha. Colorful. Versatile.

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

Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30.  This week we will feature:
  • Fresh, never frozen, 100% grass fed yearling MUTTON
  • Fresh, never frozen, free range pork
Click here to see everything we have: 
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF     
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
10% off purchases of $100 or more!
 
Visit our website!
Chapel Hill Creamery
We will have a few bone-in pork collar steaks which is a newer item for us. Cook these like beef steaks. Marinate, then grill or sear in a heavy skillet for a few minutes per side and finish in the oven until internal temperature is above 145 degrees. Serve with a steak sauce or make one in the skillet with mushrooms, butter and wine. Sausages available are Smoked Andouille, Hot Italian, Mild Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, and Breakfast in links and bulk packed. We also have ground pork and a few smoked ham hocks for the best beans you've ever cooked. Make a gumbo or Jambalaya with our Smoked Andouille with some added shrimp for a flavorful meal. Enjoy! 

Visit our website!
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Another week of roller-coaster temperatures sure keeps the farmers on their toes! We will have a few more vegetables available from our greenhouse and cold frames.

PRODUCE:  We will have celery, radishes, green cabbage, chard, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, garlic and winter squash.

FROM OUR KITCHEN:  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.

FROM THE WORKSHOP:  We will have a selection of Maple/Brazilian cherry cutting boards. Custom sizes are available.

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!
Waterdog Farms
At Waterdog Farms, we are committed to providing sustainably produced teas, flowers, and specialty produce to all our customers. To us, that means providing the best products grown with no synthetic chemicals and while keeping our land and stream ecosystems on the farm healthy. You can find out more info about us on our website  or subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

This week at market we will have:

Caffeinated tea blends: Tulsi Green tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends: Tulsi, Hibiscus, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Other: Calendula salve and calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
Growers & Cooks
We'll be at market this week! While the weather may be indecisive, we have recipe suggestions for warm and cold days, so don't hesitate to ask if you need a little inspiration.

In stock this week:
All-Purpose Chicken
All-Purpose Vegetable
Smoky Ham Hock 
Caramelized Grassfed Beef
Sweet Potato Dashi

Sign up  for our fun bi-weekly newsletter, The Simmer, to receive recipes, product offers, and grower and cook profiles direct to your inbox! 

Kate Elia
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Celebrity Dairy
After waiting anxiously, the "shoe" had dropped - 15 babies born this week. We'll have a whole bunch more before our Celebrity Dairy Open Barn event on 
February 11-12,  with a reprise exactly  one month later  on  March 11-12 . Dress for the weather to come out to play with baby goats and likely watch some being born. We'll see you at the Market this weekend!

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with 11 ravioli flavors, such as Roasted Red Pepper & Feta, Caprese, 3 Cheese & Roasted Garlic, Lemon Ricotta, Pimento Cheese and more!  P lus spaghetti, spinach linguine, tomato basil sauce, pizza dough, gnocchi and lasagna. Try our veggie shells - plain, tomato & spinach - in a pasta salad. 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 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.