April 7, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Stoney Mountain Farm
Tiny Farm
Catbriar Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
South Wind Produce
Maple Spring Gardens
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Elodie Farms
Green
Edna Lee's Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Rabbit Patch Baskets
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Lyon Farms
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
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

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

KALE

MUSHROOMS

BOK CHOY

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

TEA

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SWEET POTATOES

RED RADISHES

PLANT STARTS

HERBS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
10% Campaign

Quick Links
As you may know, the Durham Farmers' Market began in 1998 and has moved to a few locations since that time. We kicked off our 10th season under the pavilion at Durham Central Park last weekend and appreciate everyone who came to join us for a gorgeous opening day!

We had so much fun decorating bee tote bags with you at the Wednesday Market that we want to continue the creativity on Saturday. Swing by the Market lawn for  B.O.G.O. bee totes and a tote decoration station! The suggested donation for one of our bee totes is $5 and all the proceeds go to funding our Double Bucks program. We will have paint, fabric markers, and foam stickers so just bring your creativity. Thank you to  Burt's Bee's Greater Good Foundation  for providing us with these wonderful totes that truly give back to the community! Also,  join us tomorrow to see Rick and Bette Newsome of DryBread Road perform. Bring a blanket and enjoy their music on the lawn from 9:30-11 am. Swing by to kick-off your weekend with great music and a tote bag full of your favorite seasonal produce, meat, cheese, baked goods and much more!

While you're at the Market, we encourage you to visit our friends at Farmer Foodshare's  Donation Station, which is located next to our Info Table.  Whether you're just saying "Hi!" or donating money or produce, the incredible volunteers are excited to get to know you. On Saturday, all donations support Iglesia Emanuel and on Wednesday your donations support
Reality Ministries . If you have not already, please introduce yourself to the volunteers and learn more about this awesome program. Also, don't forget to reserve your free tickets to Reality Ministries' Talent Show - it's an event you don't want to miss.

Finally, you can pick up your buttons for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's 22nd Annual Farm Tour at the Market. On April 22 and 23, you'll have the chance to visit more than 35 farms in the Triad area, including many vendors from the Durham Farmers' Market. Swing by the Market's Info Table for a brochure or to pick up your button.

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events

Wednesday, April 12
  • Don't forget to pick up your mid-week groceries at the Wednesday Market from 3-6 pm!
Saturday, April 15
  • Have plant questions? Chat with the Master Gardeners and learn great tips form 8 am-noon.
Wednesday, April 19
  • Savor the flavors of Spring with a strawberry salad cooking demo.
Saturday, April 22
  • Celebrate Earth Day and learn about ways to protect the environment from local organizations!
Saturday, April 29
  • Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 1621 in Durham will teach you about the importance of trees in our world!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, Turnips, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

MEATS AND EGGS:
Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, 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: Handmade Chocolates,  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.
Stoney Mountain Farm

A lot is happening on the farm right now with grazing pastures being prepped and groomed and lambs beginning to arrive. With all the work it's always a treat to start your day surrounded by the signs of Spring!
 
This week we'll again have our coolers full with more of our yummy lamb cuts. Our breed of sheep, "Navajo Churro" ( a heritage breed) was named by SlowFood as "a flavor worth saving." We'll have cuts for grilling or slow roasting, burger makin' or pizza topping (caramelized onion, ground lamb and goat cheese, oh my!).  We'll also have all of our wool and wool items available.  

Looking forward to seeing you!
John & Olga
Burlington, NC
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Tiny Farm
Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market: 
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Pannise Oak leaf Lettuce - lime green and very tender
  • Leaf Broccoli - delicious and healthy
  • Hakurei Turnips -sweet crisp eat raw or cooked
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
  • Arugula - tender, a little spicy
  • Two types of Kale, Collards and much more!
Pre-order online by 5 pm to ensure availability when you arrive at market.  Weekly Boxes will be available and new members are welcome (5 vegetables for $15 week).

Mark, Annie & Gabby
Catbriar Farm
Young, tender, leafy, green vegetable plants versus  6:00am  hail!! Unless we blow away we will bring asparagus, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, fresh and dried herbs. See you at the Market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Meadow Lane Farm
Are you now planning your EASTER menu? Our Century Family Farm has wonderful LAMB and GOAT (Chevon) for the holiday. Our Dorset X sheep are bred for their delicious quality meat and harvested at a young age for the most tender cuts.

Order your LAMB or CHEVON today, including LEG of LAMB or CHEVON, Racks, Loin Chops, Shoulder Chops, Ground, Stew, and more. Our sheep flock is nationally "Animal Welfare Approved" and audited every year by an independent inspector. They are born and bred on large open pastures and protected by our devoted guardian dogs, Sally & George.  

Don't forget our natural ANGUS BEEF, and Berkshire X PORK... 21-day dry-aged Steaks, roasts, ground, sausages, organ meats, DOG bones, marrow bones, and much more... available every Saturday.

USDA certified organic veggies: The ace vegetable grower, Mario, has returned to our farm and the veggies are coming along nicely. This Saturday , we will have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens. Also, the new asparagus crop has started to come in along. Please come see us on the north side of the Market - we are moving back to our "summer" location  this Saturday .  

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
Chapel Hill Creamery
Carolina Moon is back! Ripe and ready to serve for a great appetizer or as a side to a big salad or soup. It is our version of a mold ripened cheese, such as Brie, with a smooth texture and buttery, mushroomy flavor. This cheese softens as it ages unlike many industrial produced versions.

We will also have Dairyland Farmers cheese and Pheta. Our Pheta is aged in a salt brine; add to salads or pizza, or marinate with herbs and olive oil to serve on slices of baguette. The tang of the cheese is balanced by the rich flavor of our Jersey milk. The Dairyland Farmers is fresh and nice for snacking or melting. All our cheeses are made with the milk from our Jersey cows who are grazing on fresh spring grass. Our herd is Animal Welfare Approved.

Pork sausages this week include Maple Sage Breakfast sausage, Country Breakfast, Mild or Hot Italian, Chorizo, and Bratwurst. The pigs on our farm are whey fed and the sausages are made from the hams to give them an extra meaty flavor. Spare ribs are available for grilling or braising in a crock pot. Bring a cooler, come taste our cheese and sausage, and pick up our recipe for Chorizo and Dairyland Farmers Tacos. Bon Appetit.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
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South Wind Produce
South Wind will be back for our first market of the season! Look for us in our new space near the lawn next to the pavilion. 

We will have an abundance of our heirloom Madeley Kale and a rare Russian Frills Kale. Also fresh butterhead lettuces, salad mix, spinach, and one of our favorite spring greens, Spigariello, and Italian leaf broccoli. We'll see you at the Market!

A ngie & Logan
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Maple Spring Gardens
The strawberry crop is the earliest ever this year, due to a very warm February. We'll have more available than last week, though still not a lot. Also available - the first vegetable harvest in the fields of spinach, arugula and kale. In addition, from the greenhouse - pea shoots, our first heads of lettuce, radishes and salad mix. We'll have fresh dill and green garlic and lots of seasonally appropriate vegetable and herb plants, as well as herb infused vinegars and dried her teas. 

See you  Saturday  morning, chilly and early

Maple Spring Gardens
Fickle Creek Farm
Order your holiday meats now!  Please  pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Fresh this week: 100% grass-fed, pasture raised LAMB. Also, we'll have pasture and woodland raised, free range PORK.

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF
  • 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
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Receive  10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Visit our website! 
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 meads made with 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 from 1-5pm. 

This week we are sampling three very different spiced meads; come try our Vanilla Mead, a light bodied, lightly sweet mead best described as creamsicle bliss; our Ginger Mead, richly complex and semi-sweet, with dark wildflower honey infused with earthy ginger; and our Spiced Apple Cyser, an apple-pie mead made by fermenting wildflower honey with fresh-pressed NC apple cider, and then adding apple pie spices. Very popular in the Fall and Winter, we also like the Spiced Apple Cyser chilled in the summer, especially with grilled foods.

We will also have available our two (very different) traditional meads: Orange Blossom Mead (light bodied and lightly sweet, made from only orange blossom honey) and Wildwood Mead (dry-style, medium bodied, made from a dark, bold wildflower honey with buckwheat notes and aged on french oak). 
 

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Terra Clotha
I created this design from a story my wife Annamarie told me about growing up in East Tennessee. For a couple of summers during her childhood, the kids of her town participated in a scientific study. They gathered fireflies for scientists who planned to use them in medical research. Each evening, just after twilight, she and her friends would go out with their nets and find as many fireflies as they could, and then transfer them to large canning jars. Once a week, the scientists would meet the children at the school parking lot, weigh the insects they had caught, and pay them accordingly. One month, Annamarie was recognized as the second-best firefly catcher in Anderson County, Tennessee. Her name was in the paper and everything. To recreate the firefly design, I dyed the garment yellow, then dropped warm wax onto it. When it was overdyed blue, and the wax removed, I had a green garment with a bunch of firefly "glows." The jar was silkscreened on some garments, batiked on others. The insects were added by rubberstamping the final product.  

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright.

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
STRAWBERRIES!
We will be bringing a limited supply of our PESTICIDE-FREE strawberries.
 
SPRING PLANTS: 
We will have a large variety of herbs and vegetable (including tomato and pepper) plants ready for your garden.

PRODUCE: 
We will have chard, spring onions 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.

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!
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm is very exited to bring the first baby CUCUMBERS, baby CARROTS and CAULIFLOWER to market this week. In addition to that, we will have fresh DILL and CILANTRO, CHARD, KALE, KOHLRABI, PEA SHOOTS and BEETS.

For the GARDENERS we will have lots of HERBS, PERENNIALS, the first ANNUAL VINES, a large selection of SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS as well as a small selection of TOMATOES. 

Tim, Hannah & Helga
Elodie Farms
We look forward to seeing your smiley faces this  Saturday  at the DFM! We will have the following:
  • Original and flavored chèvre (jalapeno, garlic + herbs, sour cherry and fig + honey)
  • Goat feta
  • Fleur verte (chèvre marinated in olive oil, bay leaves, pink peppercorns, garlic and herbs de Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (Sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • New! Blackberry goat cheese mousse
Upcoming events:
Our next  Dinner on the Porch is  Sat. April 8 at 5PM. Check out our  menu and get your tickets   here!

We have a few spots left for our Farm Tour, Sat. April 15 at 4PM. For tickets, click here. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Interested in adopting baby goats? E-mail sandra@elodiefarms.com for details.

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.

Green
1 Pound of Coffee = 1 Tree Planted

Spring is in the air and it has us itching for iced coffee! Come give our lauded, homemade Iced Vietnamese Shakerato a try! 

In addition to our homemade flavored lattes, we will also have brewed coffee and freshly roasted beans available! We'll even have a limited supply of espresso ice cubes - say goodbye to diluted iced coffee!

Green is a custom coffee roaster located in downtown Durham. We procure only the best and most sustainably sourced, single-origin, coffee beans available and each bag is individually roasted allowing for a true, small-batch, coffee experience. 

Our goal is to help our customers offset their carbon footprint through their coffee purchases by planting a tree for each pound of coffee we sell. We limit waste from seed to cup by sourcing naturally washed beans, using solar electricity, and composting all materials. We are striving to be a zero-waste coffee roasting company and our coffee beans are certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Rainforest Friendly. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Market! 
 
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Edna Lee's Farm
We are glad to be back at the Market. We will have two types of Basil ( lg. leaf & boxwood), Lavender, Oregano, Chives, Cilantro, Thyme, Lemon Grass, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Red & White Flower, Tickseed Coreopsis, Gaillardia, Cucumbers (pickle & slice), Jalapeno,Tomatoes (Big Boy, Juliet, Better Boy & Cherokee Purple, Castor Bean, Moon Plant, and Broccoli.

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
We are happy to be back at the market, We will have Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin, 7 layer, Sugar, & Assorted), Cinnamon Roll, Wheat Bread, Oat Wheat Bread, Sourdough Bread, Sweet Breads ( Blueberry, Amish Friendship, Banana Nut, Cranberry), Cheese Straws, Pound Cake, 6 " cakes, Coffee, Lemonade. We look forward to seeing old friends and greeting new ones.

Susan & Matt Doherty
Rabbit Patch Baskets
Rabbit Patch Baskets will be back at the Farmers' Market this  Saturday j ust in time for you to pick up a basket for Easter. Make sure you stop by and see what we've been weaving up while we were on winter break.

Eva D Green
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. Come learn how to make ravioli at our spring pasta making class on  April 19 and  click here for more info.  We'll see you at the Market!
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be market with greenhouse tomatoes, herbs, flowers, ferns, cold crop plugs, bedding plants.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Lyon Farms
We will have plenty of strawberries this week so be sure to swing by and pick up this sweet treat! 

Also, don't forget to pick up your favorite produce.

See you at the Market!

Mark Lyon
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at market this Saturday! We are looking forward to a beautiful market. It may be early spring, but our pantries are overflowing with locally grown, handmade goodness. Stop by and try something new!
 
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments
Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Tacqueria-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
 
Jams/ Preserves
Award Winning Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves back in stock
Strawberry Passionfruit Jam
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam

Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles
Carolina Chow Chow
& MUCH More
 
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
April 

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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.