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!
This past weekend, my sister came to visit me from Philadelphia. I was on a mission to show her the best of Durham (I'm in a drawn out campaign to convince her to move here someday). So, since my life and my work revolve around food and eating, my best of Durham mainly involved food and eating. First thing first, I showed off the fact that, here in Durham, we have peaches and strawberries at the same time! Then there were pastries from Loaf and Scratch, visits to a few restaurants, the obligatory baseball stadium food, and lots of fresh veggies from the farmers' market.
Here are a couple of recipes for simply prepared vegetables that we enjoyed over the weekend.Beets Braised in Butter
Pinch of salt
Take 1 bunch of beets (3-4 medium size), wash and cut off the greens and the roots. Thinly slice them into rounds. Melt 1 TB of butter in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the beets to the butter and let them cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Decrease the heat to low. Spread the beets out evenly in the pan, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cover. Let cook on low heat for about 10 minutes or until you can easily spear them with a fork. Squash and Basil Saute
Summer Squash or Zucchini (4-5 small or 1-2 larger)
2 Spring onions (only the white and light green part)
Several leaves of Basil
Slice the Onions and the squashes. Heat about 2 TB olive oil in a frying pan on medium to high heat. Add the onions, coat in the oil and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add a small pinch of salt (1/8tsp). Add the squash. Toss in the oil and cook for about 2 minutes. Decrease to medium low heat. Add the basil and 1-2 tsp of soy sauce let cook until tender (only another minute or two). Add a little bit of water if the soy sauce ans squash start sticking to the pan.Summer Refrigerator Pickles
These recipes come from my friend's blog - The Accidental Southerner. She posted this last summer and I've made many iterations of these over the past year. This weekend, I made a batch that included carrots, sugar snap peas, radishes, cucumbers, and garlic scapes. These recipes are simple fast and DELICIOUS!SUMMER PICKLE RECIPES
My sister and I ended the weekend by making French Toast using a 2 day old baguette. I my campaign is progressing well. If nothing else, my sister now knows that is she ever moves to town, I will feed her constantly.A NOTE on PARKING:
Over the next few months, because of the road construction associated with Morris Ridge (the new building next to the Market), portions of Morris Street will be closed to through traffic. The Market parking lot at 423 Morris Street will remain open
for you to park in during the Market. Market customers may drive beyond the barricades and park there for your Market shopping - just follow the green OPEN sign! Parking elsewhere include municipal lots around the Market and street Parking on Foster, Roney, Corporation, and Hunt Streets.
Fruits: Strawberries, PEACHES, BLUEBERRIES
Vegetables: CHERRY TOMATOES, Asparagus, Asian Greens, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Chinese Cabbage, Cilantro, Collards, Greenhouse Grown Cucumbers, Elephant Garlic, Fava Beans, Fennel, Frisee, Garlic, Green Onions, Mustard Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Rhubarb, Radicchio, Radishes, Rutabega, Salad Mix, Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas, Swiss Chard, Squash, Squash Blossoms, Tomatoes, Turnips, Turnip Greens, Zucchini
Meats: DUCK, Beef, Chicken, Goat/Chevon, Pork
Flowers: Larkspur, Lilies, Mixed Bouquets
Plants: Herb Seedlings, Vegetable Seedlings including Tomatoes Specialty Items: FRESH 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
|Fickle Creek Farm|
Double header today: Fresh BEEF and Fresh CHICKEN! ALL our livestock is raised without confinement on pasture. Beef - fresh (never frozen), Jersey, 100% grass fed: ground beef, steaks (filet mignon, NY strip, ribeye, boneless sirloin, chuck eye, flat iron, flank, hanger, skirt), stew meat (=cubed chuck eye steak), roasts (brisket, eye of round, London broil, sirloin tip, chuck), short ribs, heart, tongue, oxtail, liver, soup bones, marrow bones.
FRESH (never frozen) CHICKEN - Freedom Rangers: whole broilers, breast (boneless skinless and French), leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, livers, hearts, feet.
PORK: loin chops, ground pork, pate, roasts (boneless loin, Boston butt, shoulder picnic), bulk sausage (country, chorizo, hot extra sage), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, sweet Italian, breakfast fingerlinks, maple fingerlinks, smoked Polish, smoked bell pepper and onion), meaty neck bones, rendered lard, fatback, feet, organ meats.
STEW HENS: whole birds.
PRODUCE - no pesticides, no herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers: beets, spring chard, fresh garlic, spring kale, summer squash, sugarsnap peas, snow peas.EGGS: mixed size and jumbo.
| Four Leaf Farm|
Four Leaf Farm will be at the market on Wednesday and if you like cherry tomatoes you should come pick some up. We only have a few pints so come early if you want some. Besides cherry tomatoes, you will find summer squash, kale, chard, sugar snap peas, lots of PEA SHOOTS, kohlrabi, fresh garlic, squash blossoms and cauliflower on the table.
Greg looks forward to seeing you.
|Flat River Nursery|
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, STRAWBERRIES and more.
Charles and Joan Holeman
| Ever Laughter Farm|
Veggies: Salad Mix, Arugula, Swiss Chard, Beets, Fennel and more!
Eggs: Our chickens are happily raised on pasture.
Pork: Sausages (Sweet Italian Links, Bratwursts, and Bulk Mild Country), Chops, Ribs, Liver, Fatback and more!
Plants: Heirloom Tomatoes, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme and other herbs.
Ever Laughter Farm www.everlaughterfarm.com
| Little Tree Farm|
|Our Guineas! 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, creamed honey (pure honey, cinnamon and chocolate) and Pepper's pottery.
| Bluebird Meadows|
Hey Wednesday market-goers! Bluebird Meadows will be there with some great produce and flowers. We'll have carrots, cauliflower, freshly pulled onions and fresh dug potatoes, the very last of our strawberries that are oh so sweet at this point (guaranteed to stay in your memories :), broccoli side shoots, beets, some lovely lettuce, fennel, and more. For flowers we will send some fun Dr. Seuss looking safflower with good keeping quality and a great conversation starter and also some mixed bouquets. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Alice, Stuart, Ruth
| Chicken Bridge Bakery|
We will be at market this Wednesday!
We're sorry for our absence last week but we're excited to see you this week. We'll be bringing:
Rustic Baguettes (now made with all local, organic flour!)
Semolina Fennel Rolls
Fougasse w/ fresh goat cheese and rosemary
Toasted Sunflower Loaves
Strawberry Bread Pudding
Local Honey Pecan Granola
See you soon,
Rob, Monica and Simon
| Farm 42 |
This week we'll have lots of goodies! Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas,
Strawberries, Beets, Lettuce, Radishes, Kohlrabi, Mizuna, Green Garlic, Turnips, & more!
-Alie, Ryan & Dash
|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