The 10% Campaign is a project of the Center For Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS). The campaign encourages you to spend 10 percent of your existing food dollars to support North Carolina food producers, businesses and communities. Why 10%? In North Carolina, we spend 35 billion dollars on food every year. If we spend 10% of our food dollars on local product, we can infuse over 3.5 billion dollars into the local economy. As avid supporters of the Durham Farmers' Market, you already know the many advantages to shopping locally. So, why join the campaign? It will re-affirm your commitment to shopping locally and it sends a strong message to policy makers about the importance of local foods! For more information visit: www.nc10percent.com
See you at the market!
Happy (almost) Summer Solstice! The official time for the Solstice is right around 7pm tomorrow and then summer will officially begin. Tomorrow evening, the sun will reach the farthest point north of equator during our annual journey around the sun. A little while ago, while I was investigating the exact time of the summer solstice, I learned about a phenomenon that I have noticed, but never read about or heard about - it is a phenomenon called "seasonal lag time". Seasonal Lag Time explains why the longest day of the year isn't also the hottest day of the year (and conversely why the shortest day of the year isn't the coldest).
On the summer solstice, the earth receives the most energy (highest intensity) from the sun due to the angle and the day length. The land and the earth's oceans absorb the energy (and will continue to), then in a several weeks, the air will be heated to its maximum potential from the energy that the land and oceans have absorbed. So, our warmest days tend to hit towards the end of July and beginning of August (the middle of summer) and our coldest days usually come at the beginning of February (the middle of winter). So, enjoy the longest day of the year, from here, the days will be getting shorter and they will certainly get warmer!UPCOMING EVENTS:
Quick Dinner's From the Market
- Taking Local on Vacation
with Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie
on TOMORROW starting at 3:30pm
This week Susan's theme for her demo is Taking Local on Vacation! Susan will demonstrate and sample a couple of recipes that make a couple of vegetable stretch into a couple of very different meals while you are away on vacation. Susan will demonstrate a couple of different recipes including Slow Cooked Fennel & Onions
and Squash, Tomato and Onions, then sample them in several different applications! Susan's demo starts at 3:30, come by to pick up recipes and have a taste!Wednesday July 4th - WEDNESDAY MARKET WILL BE CLOSED!
Enjoy your holiday! We'll be back open on July 11th!
Fruits: Red & Black Raspberries, Loganberries, Blackberries, Peaches, Blueberries, Antelopes
Vegetables: Asian Greens, Arugula, Beans (Green, Yellow, Roma, Filet), Beets, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Escarole, Eggplant, Fennel, Frisee, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Green Onions, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Rhubarb, Radicchio, Radishes, Salad Mix, Swiss Chard, Squash, Squash Blossoms, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini
Meats: DUCK, Beef, Chicken, Goat/Chevon, Pork
Flowers: Sunflowers, Dahlias, Gladiolus, Mixed Bouquets
Plants: Herb Seedlings, House Plants, Landscaping Plants Specialty Items: RAW HONEY, Chicken Eggs, Mustards, Flour, Yellow & White Cornmeal, Grits, Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses, Baked Goods - Breads, Pastries, & Pies
, Gluten Free Baked Goods, Preserves, Fermented Items, Pasta
, Iced Coffee and Juice Crafts: Wood Crafts, Pottery, Goats Milk Soaps
|Flat River Nursery|
Charles and Joan Holeman
Flat River Nursery and Farm will be at market with pesticide- free greenhouse tomatoes ,pesticide-free cucumbers, cabbage, potted herbs, bedding plants, beautiful hanging baskets, squash, cut flowers and more.
|Fickle Creek Farm|
BACON is back!
PORK - pasture-raised: smoked sliced bacon, loin chops, smoked boneless loin chops, ground pork, roasts (boneless loin, Boston butt, shoulder picnic), bulk sausage (country, chorizo, hot extra sage), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, sweet Italian, smoked Polish, smoked bell pepper and onion), smoked hocks, sweet-potato-liver pate, jowls, meaty neck bones, rendered lard, fatback, feet, organ meats.
CHICKEN - Freedom Rangers, raised without confinement on pasture: whole broilers, leg quarters, wings, backs, livers.
DUCK - pre-order only - Muscovies, raised without confinement on pasture: whole duck, wings, backs, feet. PRODUCE - no pesticides, no herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers: carrots, spring chard, garlic, leeks, fresh onions, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini.
EGGS - from hens ranging freely on pasture: mixed size and jumbo.
| Ever Laughter Farm|
Veggies: Rainbow Swiss Chard, Beets, Celery, Malabar Spinach, and more!
Eggs: Our chickens are happily raised on pasture.
Pork: Sausages (Hot Italian Links, Bratwursts, Bulk Chorizo and Mild Country in Patties and Bulk), Boston Butts, Tenderloins, Chops, Ribs, Liver, Fatback and more!
Plants: Marigolds and herbs.
Ever Laughter Farm www.everlaughterfarm.com
| Little Tree Farm|
|Good Girls! Photo by Dale Fluke|
John will see you Wednesday and we both will see you this Saturday with lots of delicious fresh free choice-free range eggs, young whole chickens, english and wholegrain mustards, stewing hens, blueberries and Pepper's pottery.
|Chicken Bridge Bakery|
We will be at market this Wednesday!
It's full on summer now and we're excited to start offering our Potato Onion Rosemary bread! With a steady supply of crisp red/purple potatoes from Perrywinkle Farm and some sweet yellow onions from Bluebird Meadow Farm, this loaf brings together fresh, local produce with our own sourdough bread---we think you'll enjoy it! We'll also have:
Stenciled Carolina Crowns
Fougasse w/ rosemary and fresh goat cheese
Multigrain Sandwich Loaves
Strawberry Bread Pudding
See you soon,
Rob, Monica and Simon
|Wild Scallions Farm|
Summer is officially here; thank goodness so are the tomatoes! We are also excited to be bringing sweet candy onions, new potatoes, scallions, summer squash, cucumbers, frisee, escarole, and bright mixed flower bouquets.
Everything we grow is sustainably grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides for healthful foods from healthy fields.
See everyone at market,
Matt and Renee
|Parking & Street Information|
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.
Parking can be found in the Measurement Inc lot, 423 Morris Street (one block west of the Market). 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. There is some street parking available along Foster and Hunt Street as well.
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.
Durham Farmers' Market