April 25, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Fickle Creek Farm
Boxcar Handmade Cheese
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
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

KALE

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

CHEESE

RED RADISHES

PLANT STARTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM



KOMBUCHA

10% Campaign

Quick Links

The steady April showers over the last couple days indicate May is near with summer not too far behind. Luckily, it looks like we are in for some beautiful farmers' market weather tomorrow. Now is the time to enjoy springtime produce while it is still available. Strawberries, asparagus, and broccoli won't be around forever, folks! Pick up a pint or two of strawberries along with your favorite groceries tomorrow at market, and try this recipe from our Pinterest Page for 5 Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

We are also excited to have new merchandise available for sale at the info table! Temporary veggie tattoos, gardening hats, bandanas, tank tops, and a restock of the classic DFM tee shirts are now available so you can represent the market community wherever you go. 

See you tomorrow!

Molly Vaughan 
Assistant Market Manager
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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, Chard, Collards, Fresh Herbs, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Broccoli, Asparagus, Cabbage, Frisee, Kale, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Spinach, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, Turnips, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

MEATS AND EGGS:
Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Chicken, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

FLOWERS:  Ranunculus, Icelandic Poppies, Tulips, Heirloom Daffodils, Freesia, Hyacinth, Snapdragons, and more!

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

SPECIALTY ITEMS: 
Kombucha, Granola, Nut Butter,  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Empanadas, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, and more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Fickle Creek Farm


Please  pre-order here  by **11 AM Wednesday** and we will hold your order at market until 5:30. 

FRESH THIS WEEK: ***Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork***

*** Wednesday Special on 100% Grass Fed Beef Patties or Ground Beef*** 
Buy 5   lb   get 20% off
Buy 10 lb   get 25% off
Buy 20 lb   get 30% off

Click  here  for availability...
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF
  • 100% GRASS FED, PASTURE RAISED LAMB
  • 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% on meats!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!  

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 to  Curd@BoxcarrHandmadeCheese.com  or call 919-732-9079.

Austin, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily

Hurtgen Meadows Farm

ENOUGH RAIN!
The rain gauge at Hurtgen Meadows Farm overflowed last night, which means we totaled over six inches in the past two days (and it's still raining).  Mother Nature has such a sense of humor.  To brighten up the day, we are picturing our peonies.  These mid-May bloomers are way ahead of schedule.  Stop by and take some home to enjoy!
 
TOMATO PLANTS and MORE!
We sold many starter plants last weekend and we will continue to have more available for your gardens this week. 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 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 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!

Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found along the street around the pavilion. 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.