December 30, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Special Holiday Market:
Saturday, December 31 from 10 am-Noon
Winter Market Hours - Saturdays from 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Tiny Farm
Waterdog Farms
Four Leaf Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Catbriar Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Dawnbreaker Farms
Growers & Cooks
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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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This beautiful photo from Ever Laughter Farm was one of our favorites this year.
Don't forget to love your body
and feed it healthy food in 2017!
Well, we've made it to the end of 2016. While this year presented its own set of challenges for many of us, it's also provided us with many cherished memories. We hope you take time over the upcoming days to reflect on 2016 and prepare for a memorable 2017. As always, we thank you for your support this year at the Durham Farmers' Market and appreciate you sharing your Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons with us every week. Our community would not be as strong without you and we look forward to seeing you at the Market in 2017.  From all of us at the Durham Farmers' Market, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year!

Ever wonder why we eat collards and black-eyed peas for
good luck on New Year's Day? Most people will tell you they
eat cabbage or collard greens to ensure prosperity. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the last Market of the year!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Market News
Saturday, December 31
  • We will hold our special New Year's Eve Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
Saturday, January 7
  • We will make a community art project to showcase our goals and hopes for 2017. Come share your creativity with our Market community!
Fresh This Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Collards, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Romanesco, 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
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts 

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

CRAFTS: Woodwork, Photographs, Soaps 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. 

Meet us at our first Saturday market and try our all our cheese: The last of this season's award winning, bloomy-rind mixed-milk, Cottonseed; Cottonbell,  our bloomy cow-milk cheese; our lightly-smoked, fan favorite, Campo; our decadent ashed Robiola, Rocket's; our milder take on a Taleggio, Lissome; our mixed-milk feta, Flint Ridge; and our mixed-milk, aged, and bees wax dipped, Winsome ; flavored fresh cow-milk cheese spreads,  Freshen.

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, Samantha, Alessandra & Dani
Tiny Farm

Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market on Saturday:
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Pannisse Oak leaf Lettuce - lime green and very tender
  • Carrots - large, sweet carrots
  • Beets - red or white, very nice crop
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Arugula - tender for salads and sandwiches, Astro variety
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
Mark , Annie & Gabby
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: Minty Green, Tulsi Green, and Carolina Earl Grey tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends: Hibiscus,Hibiscus Select Blend, Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, Hurdle Mills Chai, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Flowers: Dried bouquets from the farm
Other: Calendula salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
Four Leaf Farm

Four Leaf Farm will be at market on Saturday and hope to wish a lot of friends of the market a HAPPY NEW YEAR.  We plan to bring Pea Shoots, Arugula, Collards, chard, kale, Miner's lettuce, small beets for roasting, fennel and maybe a few other things that I currently don't remember. See you on Saturday!
Tim & Helga
Bonlee Grown Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm will be at the Market this Saturday. We will have jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, sauerkraut, and some eggs for the early birds. We will also have our all natural Carolina Babe skin oil, still with some ribbons on it from the holidays. Hopefully the weather won't be too chilly so we can bring out some succulents and aloe This is a great time to get some goodies for your New Year's Eve parties! Thank you for shopping local!

Ray & Amy Sugg
Meadow Lane Farm
Happy New Year from my family to yours!
Happy New Year!  This Saturday we will have ALL the cuts of our pastured, natural meats.  Dry-aged Angus Beef, Chevon (goat), Lamb (Dorset), and Pork. We will  even have meaty bones for making broths, soups and stews! Finally, we will have lots of various pork and beef sausages.

We will bring the following USDA organic veggies: Sweet potatoes, broccoli, winter squash, pie pumpkins (2 types), and collards. Stop by and try a bag of our popcorn and stock up for the winter months.

I hope you have a safe, healthy and prosperous 2017! Thank you for your continued support of our Century Family Farm.

Martha Mobley
Ever Laughter Farm
This final day of the year, we'll have frisee, escarole, Italiko Rosso dandelions, Red Russian kale, carrots, beets, fennel, Goldball turnips, collards, Carolina Ruby sweet potatoes, parsley, dill, cilantro and more!  See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
Catbriar Farm

One more market and we will be saying "Hello" to 2017! 

This week we will bring sweet potatoes, broccoli, broccoli greens, cabbages, dried cayenne peppers, paprika powder and herbs. We will also have mistletoe for your New Years Eve party.

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Do you need a host or hostess gift for your New Year's Eve party? Tom has his maple and Brazilian cherry cutting boards (as pictured) available in many different sizes. Prices range from $5 to $75. These are unique, one-of-a-kind cutting boards for that special gift.

We will have lettuce, arugula, sweet potatoes, winter squash, kohlrabi, Irish potatoes, and garlic.

Jams and Jellies! New this week 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!
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 5 pm on Friday and we will hold your order at Market until 11:30 am.  Enroll here in our 12-week CSA!

100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks! Buy 12 for $27 and save 18%.

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Pasture-raised, free range turkey: Breast

100% grass-fed beef:  G round beef, stew beef; STEAKS: Bone-in/boneless ribeye, NY strip, flank, skirt, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye; short ribs, back ribs; ROASTS: Chuck, eye of round, rump roast, bottom round, London Broil, brisket, osso buco; heart, hot dogs, soup bones, knuckles, and kidney

Free range, pastured-raised chicken fed certified organic feed: Whole chicken, half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, fat, and skin

Free range pork (pasture and woodlot raised):  Belly /jowl bacon, bone-in pork loin chops, smoked hams, smoked boneless chops, spare/baby back ribs; ROASTS: Boston butt, boneless pork loin, shanks; SAUSAGES: Breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (country, hot extra sage, hot Italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked linguica, smoked andouille, smoked polish), fatback, leaf lard, rendered lard, and pork neck bones

100% grass-fed yearling mutton: G round, stew meat, loin chops, rib chops, rib rack, loin rack, bone in leg, bone in shoulder, shanks, leg steaks, liver, kidneys, and soup bones

Deli Meats & Dogs:  Thin sliced smoked ham, bologna, roast beef, pastrami, salami, and hot dogs (beef or pork)

100% grass fed beef sticks (1 oz)

Soup, stew and stock (pre-order only!):  Beef soup bones, knuckle; pork meaty neck/back bones; chicken backs, necks, wing tips, feet; whole stew hens

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):  Collards, Red Russian & Siberian Kale, Mustard Greens, Carrots, and Lettuce

Chicken eggs (free range and pastured hens): Mixed (medium-extra large), and jumbo

Duck eggs

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.

We will bring a variety of meads this week, and offer samples of a few of our current favorites for the season - ones we like to enjoy with holiday meals, parties, and celebrating with friends.

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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Chapel Hill Creamery
We are bringing sausages, bacon, smoked ham hocks, and beef bones for stock to the market this Saturday. Sausages available are Sage and Maple Breakfast, mild Country Breakfast, Mild Italian, Bratwurst, Polish, Smoked Andouille, and Chorizo. Our pork comes from our own whey fed pigs, and we've chosen the spice mixes for the sausages which include the hams for extra flavor. It's turning chilly so it's a great time for soups and hearty dishes. Cook bratwurst and cabbage or Mild Italian on pizza or polenta. 

Dawnbreaker Farms
Hey folks!  Normally just a Wednesday vendor, Dawnbreaker Farms is excited to be at the main Saturday market this week. Dawnbreaker Farms meat is raised on pasture with GMO free grain. Our mission is to provide our foodshed with ethical meat that is good for the planet, good for the animals and good for the eaters. We do this by raising our animals in an environmentally regenerative way without the use of antibiotics, hormones or GMOs. All of our meat is GMO free, nutrient dense and best of all - delicious!  This week we will have multiple varieties of breakfast and dinner sausages, chops, bacon and shoulder roasts along with our pasture raised, GMO free chicken in whole and cuts. 

See you on Saturday!

Ben Grimes
Growers & Cooks
We will be at the Market on Saturday! Turns out there are lots of lucky foods to eat on New Year's Day that involve stock and we want to make sure you're prepared. 

Want to make a little extra coin in 2017? Eat black eyed peas or lentils cooked in chicken stock. Want more of the green? Cook some greens in ham hock stock - the pork and greens represent prosperity. Making healthy resolutions and want food for long life? Eat soba, but Japanese tradition requires you to eat these buckwheat noodles without breaking (or chewing) them. Slurp some with our sweet potato dashi and get ready for a year to be and feel your best.  This week we have:

All-Purpose Chicken
All-Purpose Vegetable
Smoky Ham Hock 
Caramelized Grassfed Beef
(Spicy) NC Sweet Potato Dashi

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Kate Elia
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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.