|FRESH THIS WEEK|
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!
The weather forecast may be calling for storms again tomorrow afternoon, but there will be some great things at Market tomorrow! Tomorrow is the 2nd installment of Quick Dinners from the Market and Susan Sink (aka Tarheel Foodie) will be leading the demonstration. Susan is a designer turned cook and her business, Tarheel Foodie
, is a weekly meal delivery service that uses ingredients from local and sustainable farms. Susan also does lots of healthy cooking demonstrations around the Triangle. Her focus is eating sustainably and locally through the seasons, many of her recipes are good for freezing. Tomorrow, she'll be at the Market demonstrating a number of recipes, including one of her Salad to Stir-fry or Soup Recipes and Spring Broccoli Pesto
! Susan's demonstration will start around 3:30, she'll have samples for you to taste as well as copies of recipes for you to take home. Also, she will have a drawing for a Le Creuset baking dish! So, swing by and enter your name into the drawing.
Check out this great article
that was in the News and Observer today about the Farmer Foodshare! If you have visited the Saturday Market, you might be familiar with the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station near the center of the Pavilion. On a weekly basis, volunteers collect cash or produce donations. The cash donations are then used to shop for food at the Market. At the end of the Market, all of the food that is collected along with the leftovers that are gleaned at the end of Market are donated to Urban Ministries Community Cafe. While we don't have a Donation Station at the Wednesday Market yet, left overs at the end of Market are collected and donated to Durham Early Head Start. 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.HOMEFRIES KIDS COOKING CLASSES
(on Saturdays): Does your child love joining you at the Market and helping you cook meals? Then the Homefries Cooking Classes might be just what they are looking for. This summer, from May through September, we will hold free monthly cooking classes for kids between the ages 9 to 13. Classes are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month and they teach basic cooking skills from a local Chef or Cooking Instructor. This week's class will be taught by student chefs from the Culinary Art Institute. There are still a couple of spots available for this weeks class!
If you are interested, please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fruits: Strawberries, PEACHES, BLUEBERRIES
Vegetables: Asparagus, Asian Greens, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Chinese Cabbage, Cilantro, Collards, Greenhouse Grown Cucumbers, Elephant Garlic, Fava Beans, Fennel, Frisee, Green Garlic, Green Onions, Mustard Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Rhubarb, Radicchio, Radishes, Rutabega, Salad Mix, Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas, Swiss Chard, Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes, Turnips, Turnip Greens, Zucchini
Meats: DUCK, Beef, Chicken, Goat/Chevon, Pork
Flowers: Snap Dragons, Mixed Bouquets
Plants: Herb Seedlings, Vegetable Seedlings including Tomatoes, Brassicas, Lettuces 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
Recipe of the Week
Fava Bean and Mint Dip
recipe by Katie Coleman from Durham Spirits Company
1# shelled fresh fava beans (from about 3# unshelled)
½ C mint leaves
4 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T lemon juice
kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Mint for garnish
Prepare the fava beans: Fill a large pot with heavily salted water. Bring to a boil. Cook the fava beans until tender. Drain, but reserve 1 Cup of the cooking liquid. Shock beans in ice water.
Puree: Put the beans into a food processor or blender. Add the mint, olive oil and lemon juice and mix to a puree, adding enough of the reserved cooking liquid to give a soft consistency. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon.
Transfer the dip to a small serving dish. Serve at room temperature, garnished with mint sprigs.
| Little Tree Farm|
|Little Tree Farm layers working the compost pile. 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.
|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 STRAWBERRIES and more.
Charles and Joan Holeman
| Chicken Bridge Bakery|
Unfortunately we will not be at market this Wednesday but please check back with us next week for all your favorite breads!
Have a good week,
Rob, Monica and Simon
| Wild Scallions Farm |
This week at market look for lots more lovely lettuce: green oakleaf, crisphead, red leaf, and many more! Along with the lettuce, we will have frisee, tender radish, scallions, beets, STRAWBERRIES, cucumbers, and beautiful mixed flower bouquets.
All our produce is sustainably grown without the use of synthetic fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide for healthful foods from healthy fields.
See everyone at market,
Matt and Reneewww.wildscallionsfarm.com
| Farmer's Daughter|
Farmer's Daughter is an award-winning Hillsborough, NC based artisanal preserves & pickle maker new to the Durham Wednesday market! We specialize in applying small-batch, old-fashioned methods to modern, inspired flavor combinations. Our jams are made from local, responsibly grown fruit and vegetables, sometimes straight from our backyard! Please stop by and sample some of our featured seasonal jams, fruit syrups and wild fermented pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut. And be sure to try our local fruit sodas- NEW this week!- or a New Orleans style iced coffee, made with our own blend of Counter Culture Coffee & chicory, sure to be the most delicious iced coffee you've ever had!
This week's offerings:
*award-winning strawberry-honeysuckle jam
* classic strawberry jam
*strawberry jam with black pepper & mint
* rose-y strawberry rhubarb jam
* award-winning Bourbon'd Figs
* blackberry preserves
*fig & plum jam with cardamom
* fire roasted poblano jam
* pickled beets with orange & fennel
*spicy napa cabbage kimchi
*sauerkraut with juniper
*New Orleans style iced coffee
*local strawberry-hibiscus soda
April, Phil & lil man Moe
| Farm 42 |
This week you'll see Tat Soi, Mizuna, Lettuce Mix with Nasturiums,
Sugar Snap Peas, Kohlrabi, Beets, Turnips, Rainbow Chard, Kale, Spring
Onions, Green Garlic, Broccoli, Bok Choy, & more! Get your greens before
the summer heat sets in and wilts them away.
-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