May 12, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Terra Clotha
Meadow Lane Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Stoney Mountain Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Ever Laughter Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Celebrity Dairy
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Pamela Strand Photography
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

STRAWBERRIES
GREENS

CHARD & TURNIPS

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

MUSHROOMS

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GINGER

CHEESE

LAMB & SHEEP PRODUCTS

FERMENTED FOODS

RED RADISHES

PLANT STARTS

HERBS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
10% Campaign

Quick Links
There sure is a lot to celebrate in Durham this weekend! First, don't forget to thank and spend time with the important women in your life, including your mom, grandma, sister, aunt, best friend - we all know we wouldn't be where we are today without the support of the incredible women in our lives. And we want to also give a huge congratulations to everyone graduating this weekend. Be sure to pick up everything you need for your celebration at the Market tomorrow and swing by the lawn to make a card for mom or your favorite grad!

We're also very, very excited to announce our crowdfunding campaign for the Sprouts Kid's Club.  Last year, children learned about healthy eating, supporting local farmers, and money management in our Sprouts Club at the Wednesday Market. The club will return on Wednesdays and Saturdays this year, but
we need your help to sustain the program through the season. Please consider supporting our crowdfunding campaign and  help us get the word out by e-mailing friends and family or sharing on social media. Thank you in advance for supporting this wonderful community cause! 

Finally, don't forget 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 designated 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. If you prefer to have your own compost pile at home, Food FWD will be selling buckets for purchase.  We hope you'll participate!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, May 20
  • Join The 360 Approach for an old-school, family-friendly Field Day from 10-11 am. There will be prizes!
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, May 27
  • Join us for a simple cooking demo on the Market lawn and learn to make veggie hummus wraps from 10-11 am.
Saturday, June 10
  • Join Erin for a home pickling demo and learn everything you need to preserve your favorite fruits and veggies! 
Saturday, July 15
  • Save the date for Tomato Day, one of our favorite celebrations of the year!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Hakurei Turnips, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (many varieties), Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, Squash, Zucchini, 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, Peonies, 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.
Terra Clotha
Until the end of May, we will have many of our adult short-sleeved T-shirts for sale at $12 per shirt. That's more than 50 percent off the regular price. This applies only to shirts in stock, not special orders. And it won't apply to all shirts, but still, a lot of our inventory of adult shirts will be on sale. Could be a sweet deal if you're looking for a colorful addition to your wardrobe.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright.

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

Meadow Lane Farm
Delicious grass-fed meats from our farm that are also Animal Welfare Approved - you can't beat that.  "Sun, Grass, Delicious Meats" is our motto.

Fire up the grill - we have everything this Saturday.  Wonderful dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Dorset X LAMB and Boer GOAT (Chevon), an assortment of STEAKS, Loin CHOPS, RIBS, Ground, Sausages, and much more will be available. All cuts are fresh from our farm to your plate. Also, try our Lamb BRAT's sausage on the grill - you will come back for more. Our Berkshire X PORK is so delicious - they are happy pigs that get to enjoy the outside on pasture. Sausages, roasts, smoked ham and even Eastern Style Pork Barbeque will be available at the Market.

USDA organic veggies: STRAWBERRIES, SNOW PEAS, and tender heads of Romaine lettuce... maybe a few large sweet onions.  This Saturday , we'll also have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens.

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
MoonDance Soaps & More
MoonDance Soaps will be on hand this weekend with lots of lovely goodies for those last minute Mother's Day gift giving needs. Stop by and stock up. As always, free sample soap for each visitor to our booth.

Stoney Mountain Farm
Happy Mother's Day Weekend!  We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday We will have more of our lamb, fresh frozen in the coolers!

How about some LAMB for Mother's Day?  Give her the night off from cooking and throw some kebabs on the grill or an easy crock pot option?  Or, maybe you're having a crowd? Ever tried lamb ribs?  Just ask, we have the recipes your whole family will enjoy.

Whether you want to cook something on the grill, roast in the oven or crock pot or, that seasoned cast iron skillet?...we have the cut and the lamb know how to guide you through.

We will also have more of our wool items for sale - many options for that last minute gift idea.

Olga & John Elder
Burlington, NC
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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 excited to release our Strawberry Mead at the height of strawberry season! This mead is one of our annual favorites, as it captures the strawberry season in a bottle. Our mead maker hand-picked all the strawberries for this small batch in 2016, at McAdams Farm in Efland NC. We ferment the berries with NC wildflower honey. Fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish.

We will also be sampling our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with honey hinted with orange; and Vanilla Mead, a vanilla-infused version of Orange Blossom mead that is best described as creamsicle.

We will also have bottles available of our Fig Orange Mead, semi-sweet mead with honey, floral, caramel and fig notes, and Spiced Apple Cyser, our apple pie mead, made from NC cider and NC wildflower honey.  

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Fresh, never frozen, pasture raised, free range pork!

Get a FRESH pork Boston butt, boneless loin, or picnic shoulder roast for Saturday night dinner! Also, we'll have our f irst harvest of DILL, SCALLIONS, and RED BEETS!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF
  • 100% GRASS FED, PASTURE RAISED LAMB
  • 100% Grass Fed YEARLING MUTTON 
  • PASTURE RAISED, FREE RANGE CHICKEN
  • 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! 
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 and it makes a quick and delicious appetizer for any gathering. Serve it with the fresh, tart Dairyland Farmers Cheese for a contrasting texture and add some hot pepper jelly or fresh strawberries for an appealing cheese board. Our Carolina Moon is naturally aged so that it becomes more creamy, with richer flavors over time. We can help you pick one out that is more or less soft.

Dairyland Farmers Cheese is a fresh, slightly tart cheese, popular with kids of all ages. It's good for snacking, melting, or using in our recipe for Spinach Salad with strawberries and Farmers. Perfect for the spring season. Our Pheta is aged in a salt brine - 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, pasta, or Tabouli. Marinate it with olive oil and herbs for a spread on crusty bread.  

We are getting into grilling season so pick up some ground beef or Spare Ribs to cook. Our beef is popular for the great flavor, and it's selling fast. Sausage comes from our whey fed pigs; we have Mild Country Breakfast mild country breakfast this week and should have our other flavors  next Saturday . The Breakfast is spiced with a little red pepper and a little sage for making patties for brunch or cooking with the fresh cabbage at market. We'll have samples and recipes to share. See you at the Market.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
FLOWERS for MOTHER'S DAY AND GRADUATIONS
We will have the last of our beautiful peony bunches this week. 

TOMATO PLANTS and MORE!
Starter plants will continue to be available while supplies last. We will have a selection of tomato plant varieties (cherry, salad, and slicers -- both reliable hybrid and heirloom favorites), herbs, blackberries, peppers (both sweet and hot), okra, vine crops (including pickling and burpless slicing cucumbers), catnip and flower plants (including bachelor buttons) for your garden

STRAWBERRIES!
We will be bringing our  PESTICIDE-FREE strawberries.

PRODUCE: 
We will have lettuce, chard, celery, green garlic and eggs.

FROM OUR KITCHEN: 
Jams and jellies!  We have our award-winning strawberry jam and blackberry jelly. Also available are apple, peach, and peach mango and 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!
Catbriar Farm
We will bring asparagus, broccoli, kale, spinach, collard greens, Chinese cabbage, green garlic, green onions, beet greens, Swiss chard, fresh and dried herbs. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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 
Upcoming events:
Our next farm tour will take place on Sunday, May 21 at 4:30PM . Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Baby goat adoptions:  E-mail sandra@elodiefarms.com  for details.

Volunteer opportunities: Click here 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.

Ever Laughter Farm
We'll have lots of plants for you garden this weekend including tomatoes, marigolds, nasturtiums, Irish poet, pineapple sage, parsley, and many other herbs. We'll have colorful Swiss chard and lettuce mix

And we'll have buckets of flowers! Lots of snapdragons and mixed bouquets including statice, agrostemma, snaps, and more. See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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,
April 

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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:
  • 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
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
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
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, Ferns, and a few Greens. Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
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
Pamela Strand Photography
Mother's Day is nearly here! Select a special card for her from my large selection of photographic greeting cards featuring Durham, OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals and Whimsy.  Many of these photos can be previewed on my website. I also have enlargements in several sizes up to 20x30." If you need a larger size printed to canvas, or want an image converted to black and white, that can be arranged.      
 
Pamela Strand
919-489-5441
 
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!
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.