|WEDNESDAY MARKET NOW OPEN!|
|Yes, that's right, the Durham Farmers' Market is now open two days a week! Our Wednesday Market's hours are 3:30-6:30pm, weekly. At the Wednesday Market, you'll find the same great selection as the Saturday Market as well as a handful of farmers and food artisans that only come on Wednesdays! We send out an email with news and updates about the Wednesday Market every Tuesday evening, if you would like to receive this newsletter, please reply to this email and we'll add you to it!|
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
|Parking and Street Closing Update:
Tomorrow morning, the Running of the Bulls 8k will be happening in downtown Durham and will be centered at the Old Durham Ballpark (on Corporation Street). The race starts at 7:15am and all of the streets will be open by 8:15 in the morning. Closed streets will include, Duke, Gregson, Main, Chapel Hill, Morris, Washington, Trinity and others. If you are an early-comer to Market, take a look at the course map and chart a different route to Market, if necessary!Running of the Bulls 8k course map
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Happy June! This Wednesday, I looked around the Market and I noticed that, all of a sudden, there was a lot of purple produce. I saw the first eggplants of the season, a few purple peppers, lots of purple potatoes, the beginnings of the blackberry crop and even some purple carrots! I also saw some of the first corn of the season - but it wasn't purple. And each week, there are a few more tomatoes (not many purple just yet)! For many weeks now, the Market has been filled with lovely, lush spring greens. As we move into summer time, the lush green hue of the Market subsides into the rainbow of summer produce.
A number of farmers have noted that very quickly spring turned into summer this week. All of a sudden there is less lettuce, the peas are reaching the end of their season and the last few strawberries are still hanging on, but not for long. Strawberries will continue producing a few sweet berries until we have a stretch of days that are in the 90s. So, it won't be too long until the strawberries are finished for the season. Often times as the seasons change, I notice that there is a dip in the variety of produce as one seasons crops finish and the next season's begin, but the two seasons seem to have dovetailed nicely into one another with the new summer additions to Market this week!
The weather forecast looks perfect for Market tomorrow - sunny and in the high 70s! It will be a great day to enjoy the last few fruits of the spring and the first look at what we'll be enjoying through the summer!
See you Saturday,
Fresh this Week....
VEGETABLES: EGGPLANT, CORN, SWEET PEPPERS! Asian Greens (Bok Choy, Pac Choi, Tatsoi, Mizuna), Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, Collards, Cucumbers, Dandelion Greens, Escarole, Fava Beans, Fennel, Frisee, Fresh Herbs (Cilantro, Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley), Green Beans, Green Onions, Garlic, Green Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Gourds, Mustard Greens, Kale, Lettuce, Leeks, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peas, Radicchio, Radishes, Rutabega, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes, Turnips, Turnip Greens, Zucchini
FRUITS: Red Raspberries, Logan Berries, Dewberries, Blueberries, last few Strawberries, and PEACHES
MEATS AND EGGS: Beef, Bison, Cornish Game Hens, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Pork, Duck Eggs & Chicken Eggs CHEESES: Fresh and aged cow and goats milk cheeses.
FLOWERS & PLANTS: Calla Lilys, Asiatic Lilies, Peonies, Dutch Iris, Snapdragons, Larkspur, Batchelor's Buttons, Mixed Bouquets, Vegetable & Herb Seedlings, Landscaping Plants, House Plants
SPECIALTY ITEMS: RAW HONEY, Pecans, Flour, Cornmeal, Grits, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Wool
CRAFTS: Pottery, Jewelry, Stained Glass Art, Handmade Baskets, Gourd Birdhouses, Woodwork, Photographs, Hand-dyed Clothing and other items, Handmade Clothing, Soaps, Yarn, Roving, and much more...
Produce availability depends on weather conditions
| Little Tree Farm
|Little Tree Farm Layer! 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.
John & Dale Fluke
Little Tree Farm
|Fickle Creek Farm|DUCK - FRESH (never frozen), Muscovies raised without confinement on pasture: whole duck, breast, leg quarters, wings, backs, necks, livers, hearts, feet.
CHICKEN - FRESH (never frozen) Freedom Rangers, raised without confinement on pasture: whole broilers, breast (French and boneless skinless), leg quarters, wings, backs, necks, livers, hearts, feet.
PRODUCE - no pesticides, no herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers: carrots, cilantro, spring chard, leeks, fresh onions, new potatoes, sugarsnap peas, summer squash, zucchini. EGGS - from hens ranging freely on pasture: mixed size and jumbo.
BEEF - 100% grass-fed Jersey: ground beef, steaks, roasts, short ribs, heart, tongue, liver, bones. PORK - pasture-raised: loin chops,bacon pieces, jowl bacon, sweet-potato-liver 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.
| 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
| Sweethart Glass
Wind Chimes and Leaf Sun Catchers are new items this week. Our wind chimes are colorful glass strung on Iron wood branches with butterflies to finish the look. Green leaves on large bevels are simple yet unique pieces perfect for a small window. We will also have tables abounding with serve-ware, sun catchers and 3d works of art. Sweethart Glass is available for custom work and repairs. Just ask!
Be sure to visit our Etsy store at:
Karen & Peter
| Stoney Mountain Farm|
See you at the market this first week-end in June. It's supposed to be gorgeous.
Been thinking of picnics, cookout, or party ideas? We have great recipes to share and plenty of lamb choices available.
Lamb: At Stoney Mtn Farm we're Raising Navajo Churro's, an Heirloom Breed of sheep Recognized by SLOW FOOD as a "flavor worth saving!" On the endangered list, why? Our sheep grow slow, that doesn't work well in most large farm operations. Born and raised here...they aren't processed until 12-18 months of age and the flavor nor texture are compromised. Because they are slow growing and small the flavor maintains lamb like qualities...ask our many fans.
Olga's Eco Friendly Wool Dryer Balls: Put an end to those chemical laden dryer sheets and softeners....1 pack of our Eco-Friendly Dryer Balls will soften, reduce static...and reduce drying time....100% money back guarantee! Great Gift Idea! Come see firsthand what our 14,000+ fans on Facebook are raving about!
Wool Pin Cushions~Wool Cat Toys~Wool BATTS
Crafters/Quilters/pillow stuffer come and get them well they last. Also limited supply of rovings and yarns in an array of natural shades of color produced by our sheep.
Hope to See you there!
Olga and John Elder
| Vollmer Farm|
More Strawberries and Blueberries!
Luke and Irma will be bringing some great tasting and full-flavor berries to DFM this Saturday June 2! They will also bring a full array of the best Certified Organic Vegetables available in the Triangle -- Cauliflower, Broccoli, New Red Potatoes, Specialty Lettuce, Zucchini, and Zephyr Squash, Savoy Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Pickle Cukes, etc., etc. Thanks for your great support the past several weekends...we are so thankful for your purchases!
Peas on Earth, Farmer John
Loaf will be at the Durham Farmer's Market this Saturday with lots of fresh, tasty hearth baked breads, croissants, baguettes and bread pudding. We look forward to seeing all of you there!
Ron and Jaimie
| Roberson Creek Farm|
This week we will have lots our Delicious Carrots, Onions (purple, White) for you to enjoy. Also look for our New Potatoes (RED & YUKON GOLD) this week. We will have Contender Green Beans (limited supply)so come early. Stop by & say Hello, & Thank You for supporting our Family Farm.
Have a great weekend. Thanks, Bobby & Vicki
Hey Durham! At the Farmers Market this Saturday, the growler lineup will MOST LIKELY include:
El Toro cream ale
Carver sweet potato lager
Fullsteam Southern laget
Working Man's Lunch dark chocolate ale
As always, growlers are $10 plus a $4 refundable bottle deposit. We're happy to take bottle returns at the market or the tavern!
726 Rigsbee Avenue
When we were looking at possible designs for children's dresses a number of years ago, my wife insisted that first and foremost, it must have "twirlability." That is, it had to be shaped in such a way that when a little girl decided she wanted to whirl and whirl around, the dress would oblige her by opening out in a satisfying circle. These dresses have that quality, not to mention great colors and the ability to wear like iron. They're dressy enough to wear to a fancy restaurant, and comfortable enough to wear on the playground. We've had some parents who tell us their daughters would wear their dress every day of allowed - even after it was chewed on by a gerbil. (And by the way, we have experience fixing gerbil holes. Just ask us.) Finally, we've had some parents who buy their daughters a dress in a size slightly larger than they normally would get. What starts out as a long dress for a 4-year-old becomes a short dress by the time she's ready to buy a new one three or four years later.
Hand-dyed girl's dresses from Terra Clotha. Sure to make your daughter look her best for years to come.
|Wild Scallions Farm|This week it is really feeling like summer, both the weather and the produce, expect: cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, new potatoes, carrots, beets, green onions, crisphead lettuce, beautiful flower bouquets, and a bit more. Also our fresh-baked whole grain sour dough loaf bread, fresh free range eggs, and a few annual and perennial herbs.
Everything we grow is sustainably grown without the use of synthetic fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide for healthful foods from healthy fields.
See everyone on Saturday,
Matt and Renee
| Photography by Pamela Strand|
Hoodoos to Voodoos-From the strange rock hoodoos of Bryce Canyon to the insectivorous activities of the exotic voodoo lily; you can see many and varied images on cards and enlargements at Pamela Strand Photography. There's plenty of local pictures to choose from as well.
Pamela Strand Photography
| Chapel Hill Creamery|The weather is getting hot and it's time for our Fresh Mozzarella. Serve it with tomatoes and basil for the traditional Italian Caprese salad, or use it on pizza for a quick meal. Neals Deli in Carrboro is using it on a sandwich with our Hot Italian sausage and Seth, who owns Stones Throw Pizza, uses it for his wonderful pizza made in his traveling oven.
Our Hickory Grove is ready to sell now that it has aged 60 days as required for all raw milk cheeses. It is semi hard, very buttery and great melted or seved at room temperature. We will have our regular line up of cheeses as well as the Danziger which is the slightly strong but very smooth washed rind cheese; most that we have to sell this week is a little drier so its flavorful but not too strong compared to last week, so come taste the difference.Smoked mozzarella is tight this week, so come early if you want it- more next
Pork Chops this week-People who try them, love them. Lots of sausage from mild to hot and ground pork or beef.
Farm Dinner at Fosters Market Chapel Hill on June 14 at 6:30 featuring our cheese. Reservations at 919-967-3663. They always do a great job with delicious food.
| Bonlee Grown Farm|
GOALS FOR THIS SATURDAY: HOT CHOW CHOW, BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES, NO SUGAR AND REGULAR STRAWBERRY JAMS, PICANTI SAUCE, AND BANANA BUTTER JAM. COME SEE WHAT ELSE I WILL HAVE INCLUDING SLICING TOMATOES!!!!! PLANT SALE ON GERANIUMS, DRAGON WING BEGONIAS, AND WAVE PETUNIAS!!!!
Call Amy for orders: 919-548-0977
| Edna Lee's Farm|
This week we will have New Potatoes, Onions, Squash and some Herbs and other plants.
| Edna Lee's Bakery|
The featured items this week are cranberry orange scone, chocolate cherry scone, blackberry cobbler, and granola. We will have an assortment of cookies, breads, sweet breads, cheese straws, cakes, cheese danish, and dried apples. To quench your thirst we will have lemonade, pink lemonade, and coffee. Thank you for your patronage.
Lonnie, Susie, & Matt
| Four Leaf Farm|
Four Leaf Farm will be at the market this week with lots of new potatoes (to be dug Friday am). There will be Purple Magic, Red Gold and Red Thumbs. The other items will have are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, maybe a few kohlrabi, mixed summer squash, leeks, beets, squash blossoms, fresh herbs like basil, parsley, cilantro, kale, chard, fresh garlic and of course lots of yummi pea shoots. In the GARDEN there will be herbs including basil plants, several varieties of Sedum, house plants, Alpine strawberries, Rhubarb plants, native Honeysuckle vines and maybe some grasses.
See you there,
Andrew, Tim and Helga
|Harland's Creek Farm|
This week we are featuring beets of different kinds and Kohlrabi. We will have recipes for each and samples to taste. We will also have Certified Organic salad mix, braising greens, lettuce, cabbage, chard, collards, kale, green onions, and baby bok choy. Pasture Raised Chicken whole, cut-up, or breasts will be available.
|Meadow Lane Farm| Dry-aged, Animal Welfare Approved ANGUS BEEF and CHEVON.. Ground (including G. Round), Stew Beef, Chuck Roasts and Filets, Cubed Steak, Zesty Italian Beef Sausage, Loin Ribs, Short Ribs, and much more..
Our USDA certified organic veggies will also be there... swiss chard and beets..
We look forward to seeing you Saturday..
Steve & Martha Mobley
|Parking & Street Information|
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in and around the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. During Market hours, Foster Street is closed between Hunt and Corporations Streets.
Parking can be found on the street around the Market, in the Ballpark Parking Lot on Corporation Street and 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.
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