June 23, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
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In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Pamela Strand Photography
Four Leaf Farm
Elodie Farms
Fickle Creek Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Edna Lee's Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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

BLUEBERRIES

SWEET CORN

RADISHES

CHERRY TOMATOES

BLACKBERRIES

BASIL

FAIRYTALE EGGPLANT

PEACHES

SQUASH & ZUCCHINI

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

MUSHROOMS

EGGS

NEW POTATOES

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GINGER

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SPRING ONIONS

HERBS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING
10% Campaign

Quick Links
We want to give a special thanks to Tastefully Served for sponsoring this year's Homefries classes!

Summer is officially here and we could not be more excited about the changing seasons at the Market!  Right now is a magical time of the year where you can enjoy the flavors of many types of berries, tomatoes, eggplant, corn, squash and so much more.  Be sure to swing by on Saturday to see what's in season and chat with your farmers. Also, we're excited to host our first Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season with chefs Jeff Crane and Meredith Antunez tomorrow! Check out the class on the Market lawn and see what the young chefs are cooking.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has supported our crowdfunding campaign for the Sprouts Kid's Club. We're still raising money through the end of the month so that we can expand our programming.

We're also very excited to announce that we will host the club every Wednesday from June 28 through August 16!  As a reminder, the Sprouts Club  is a weekly club for children ages 4-12 years old that educates them about healthy eating, environmental stewardship, where their food comes from and much more. Every week, children participate in an activity and sample a fruit and vegetable in the two-bite club. After completing these two activities, each child earns $3 in Sprouts Club Bucks to spend  only  on fruits and vegetables at the Durham Farmers' Market. If we can raise sufficient funding, we will host the Sprouts Kid's Club once per month at the Saturday Market, too. So please help us spread the word about our crowdfunding campaign and we look forward to seeing you and your family at the Market on Wednesday for the kid's club!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events  
Saturday, July 1
  • Join C'est si Bon's teen chefs for a demo on the Market Lawn from 10-11 am! All children are invited to participate in the demo and learn cooking skills.
  • Join us for a Market Tour at 9:30 am!
Saturday, July 15
  • Save the date for Tomato Day, one of our favorite celebrations of the year!
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, July 22
  • Celebrate all things pickled in Durham! Join us for a Home Pickling Competition from 10-11:30 am and submit your best pickled goodies. And don't forget to swing by Picklefest on Sunday, July 23 at The Rickhouse!
  • Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance on a leisurely 10-mile cruiser ride touring Durham's community gardens and markets. Mingle at the Durham Farmers' Market before biking to SEEDS Community Garden, Briggs Avenue Community Garden and the Durham Food Co-op. 
Saturday, July 29
  • Join Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie, for the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class. Registration information will be available in the upcoming weeks!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Asian Greens, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Melons, Raspberries and Blueberries

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

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Carnations, 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.
Meadow Lane Farm
Grillin' time this weekend - it should be PERFECT weather to cook a 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill. We have other steaks such as: New York Strips, Sirloin, Filet Mignon, Flank, Skirt, Hanger, London Broil, Flat Iron, and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill from BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon).  We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES  (you must try our Lamb Brats!).

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.

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: 
tender heads of Romaine lettuce, few STRAWBERRIES, lots of baby SQUASH, Diakon radishes, new GREEN beans, broccoli, cucumbers, limited OKRA, and a few Sungold Tomatoes. Mario's bouquets of colorful ZINNAS and Marigolds are the last item made  on Friday  evenings so they remain fresh for you all week.

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.
 
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 are sampling our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes. Come by for a taste!

We will also be sampling our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy, herbal, dry and complex mead with lingering wildflower honey; and our Ginger Mead, made from a dark NC wildflower honey, fermented and aged 18 months, then infused with local ginger for a rich, deep ginger mingled with honey sweetness.

We will also have available our Spiced Apple Cyser, an apple pie mead, made from NC cider and NC wildflower honey, which we like chilled in the summer with grilled foods, and warmed in the winter with hearty stews; and our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. See you at the Market!

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Terra Clotha
Our hand-dyed T-shirts are soft, but these 5-ounce jersey cotton skirts are softer. We do them in a variety of bright colors, the effect of seeing all of them hanging on the rack is that of soft, flexible Easter eggs. 

The skirt's asymmetrical hem gives it a kind of mischievous flare, and the elastic waistband means you can spend a day at the beach, take it out of your bag, and slip it over your suit for a dinner at a nice restaurant. The skirt packs flat, travels easily, and wears like a second skin. Like T-shirts, they are available in small, medium, large, and extra large. Oh, and extra-small.

Hand-dyed skirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful. Comfortable. Versatile.

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

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
FRUITS
We will have limited strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

PRODUCE and EGGS
We will have summer squash (patty pan, zephyr, yellow, zucchini), pickling and slicing/salad cucumbers, carrots, beets, radishes, turnips, cabbage, eggplant, a few tomatoes, arugula, sweet onions, potatoes, and garlic available.

FROM OUR KITCHEN
Jams and Jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam.  Also available are apple jelly, 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!
Chapel Hill Creamery
Our photo shows Brian and Katie scooping our Hickory Grove cheese. They work in the cheese room with Judy to make, maintain, and pack our cheeses. We're lucky to have our smart and dedicated employees to help make things run smoothly.

Try a sample of our Pheta when you come to market. It is aged in a salt brine which is the traditional method. It has a tangy bite but also has the rich flavor of our Jersey cows' milk that customers love. It adds some punch to salads with beets or carrots, Tabouli, pasta with shrimp and basil, sliced cucumbers or green beans with mint. A milder, fresh cheese is our Dairyland Farmers. Made each week, it is milk one day and cheese the next. It is moist and tart; use it in salads, on tomato sandwiches, or melted in a taco with our Chorizo sausage.

We'll also have Carolina Moon which is creamy like a Brie. It naturally ripens which means it get softer and develops more flavor as it ages which shows off our rich Jersey cows' milk. This is a great cheese to put out as an appetizer or melt it on bread with sautéed mushrooms or squash for a crostini. Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting. It is an aged cheese with a washed rind and a savory, buttery flavor. Enjoy with crackers or melt it for a grilled cheese sandwich, omelet, or a cheeseburger. 

Time to grill! Try our spare ribs and sausages. Our pork comes from our whey fed pigs and sausages are made with the hams for a meaty taste. Choose from Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Chorizo, and Sage and Maple Breakfast. We also have a little bacon, smoked ham hocks, and ground pork. Pick up one of our recipes, taste some samples, and choose some meat or cheese to pair with the great produce at market for your next meal.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Pamela Strand Photography
I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring Durham, O BX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and antique cars and trains!  Many of these photos can be previewed on my website I also have enlargements in 11"x14" and 16"x20" sizes and can make larger ones upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.  See you at the Market!
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM is slowly drying out after another downpour that left us with just a little over 4.5 inches. That means digging potatoes with a pitch fork, very muddy potatoes, onions that got too wet, weeds we can't get to but other than that, things are good. The rain is good for lots of crops and we will have okra, fairy eggplant, lots of frying peppers, celery, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and a healthy supply of pea shoots. 

For the gardeners there are still a few herbs, figs and Ken's red hardy kiwi available. A few other plants may beg to come to town along with the succulents so please stop by and see what we have for. See you at the Market!

Hannah, Tim & Helga
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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 Dinner: Saturday, July 8 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Next Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, July 15 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.

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

Fresh this Week: Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK **

Let us know if you have any special requests for cuts we don't usually offer... we can get what you want within a few weeks!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised ** CHICKEN ** Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & YEARLING MUTTON **
  • 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised ** BEEF **
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
  • Ground Pet Food
Pro-rated rolling sign up for our Warm Season CSA  - Save 10%!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Ever Laughter Farm

Cucumbers for every citizen of Durham! We'll have plenty of basil, potatoes, fennel, Malabar spinach, and green bulb onions as well. And our mixed bouquets are looking more summery by the day. Come see whats in bloom!

Will Cramer
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Edna Lee's Farm
Your favorite roasted peanuts are returning. We will also have squash, potatoes, onions and other items. Please stop by and say, "Hello!". See you at the Market!

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
We will have Blackberry Cobbler, Lg. Chocolate Chip Cookie, Father's Day Cake, and our usual assortment of Breads, Cookies, Sweet Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, etc. See you at the Market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
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
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. 

We'll also have green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
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!  As for a breakfast item we will have Scotch Eggs.  

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
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
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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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.