|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!|
|Vendors in the News|
CHAPEL HILL CREAMERY!
|Chapel Hill Creamery's Portia was recently interviewed on WCHL 1360 radio, for the SideDish program with Deborah Miller. Portia talks all about the farm and their participation in the upcoming Piedmont Farm Tour. Here's the link to the show: http://bit.ly/HwVT3U |
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
|MARKET PARKING UPDATE: The Market Parking Lot at 423 Morris Street will be open for you to park in during the next few weeks while Morris Street is closed for road construction. Please follow the signs and drive around to the barricades where you will find plenty of parking.
Next Saturday, May 26, the Durham Centre Parking Lot of Foster Street will be closed for the Doughman. Lots of parking can be found at the 423 Morris Street parking lot. Thanks!
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Honey is finally back at the Market! I got the word from two of our honey producers that the hives are filled with honey and harvesting has started! Like many other crops this season, the first of the 2012 honey is coming to Market about 2 weeks early on account of the mild winter and spring.
Honey is made from the nectar from flowers that honeybees collect. When bees visit flowers, they use their long, tubelike tongues to draw out the nectar and they store it in their "honey stomachs" (honeybees have two stomachs). To fill their honey stomachs, bees must visit hundreds of flowers. Sidenote: A by-product of their nectar collection is pollination. Pollen grains get stuck to the bees legs as they move from flower to flower.
Once the bees fill their honey stomachs, they return to the hive and deposit the nectar which they have collected. Worker bees then go into action and chew on the nectar. During this time, they release enzymes which break down the complex sugars into more digestible simple sugars. Once that process is finished, the bees spread the honey throughout the hive and fan their wings to help evaporate the moisture and make it into the thick consistancy that we are familiar with.
Honey is a pretty amazing product. It is sterile and has anti-bacterial properties. You can put it on a cut and it will help to avoid infections. People even use honey as a gentle facewash! Because bacteria does not grow in honey, it can last for a long, long time. Beekeeper, John Fluke, told me the other day that honey found in tombs in Egypt was still good 2000 years later.
Starting this weekend, look for raw, unprocessed honey at the Market! Our beekeepers should have it until their stock runs out (usually around the beginning of December).
See you Saturday,
Fresh this Week....
VEGETABLES: SUNGOLD CHERRY TOMATOES, CELERY, Asparagus, Asian Greens (Pac Choi, Tatsoi, Mizuna), Artichokes, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Greenhouse Grown Cucumbers, Daikon Radishes, Dandelion Greens, Escarole, Fava Beans, Fennel, Frisee, Fresh Herbs (Cilantro, Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley) Green Onions, Green Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Greenhouse Grown Green Beans, Gourds, Mustard Greens, Kale, Lettuce, Leeks, New Potatoes, Onions, Radicchio, Rhubarb, Radishes, Rutabega, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes, Turnips, Turnip Greens, Zucchini
FRUITS: BLUEBERRIES, PEACHES and Strawberries!
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, Gluten Free Items, etc; Pasta, 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
MUSIC IN THE MARKET: Saturday, May 19th, 11am
The Morehead Montessori Elementary School Suzuki Violin Students will be serenading us from 11am to Noon tomorrow!
CHEF IN THE MARKET: Chef Andres Macias from Tonali, May 26
We are excited for Chef Andres to join the Market for his first Chef in the Market demo! Tonali has just been chosen as a finalist in the Best Dish in NC contest. Chef Andres and his wife Juana will be making fresh tortillas! Look for Chef Andres around 10am on the Market lawn!
| 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.
This Saturday we will have a new item for 2012---Feather Sun Catchers! Beautiful feathers encased in glass. These are unique and spectacular! We will also have a large variety of Bird, Flower and Bug Sun Catchers this week. And remember we are always happy to do custom work.
Kids, we will also have bracelets, necklaces and barrettes.
Be sure to visit our store at
Karen & Peter
|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.
Best Berries of the Season!
Luke and Irma will be bringing to DFM this Saturday our best tasting Camarosa berries of the season. They will also bring our last Asparagus -- this stuff is exceptional in flavor and tenderness! They will also bring Zephyr, Yellow, and Zucchini Squash and it is tender and sweet. In addition, there will be Swiss Chard, Kale, Green Onions, Broccoli, Early Jersey Heirloom Cabbage, Collards, and Cauliflower! We may even have a few of the season's first Blueberries!
We hope to see you at our tent if you want the best tasting Certified Organic produce at the market!
email@example.com ~ 919-495-2392 ~
Thanks for your support, Farmer John
| 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
| Bluebird Meadows|
We have an incredible lily in this week! Amazingly strong, tall stems, fragrant, and very long lasting (as in two weeks!). We will also have loads of other flower choices----a smaller cream colored lily, larkspur, safflower, mixed bouquets galore, pink fluffy saponaria, yarrow, etc. For produce we will have cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, beets, cabbage, leeks, some really nice heads of lettuce, spring onions, squash, diva cucumbers that are so sweet, radicchio, fennel, and lots more. Maybe even some super sweet strawberries if we get around to picking them!!! Come on out this Saturday, there is too much good stuff at market to miss it!
Alice, Stuart, Ruth
| Dur'm Pasta|
Dur'm Pasta will not be at the market this weekend. NO baby yet just needing a rest. see everyone next weekend.
|Fullsteam Brewery|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 lager
As always, growlers are $10 plus a $4 refundable bottle deposit. We're happy to take bottle returns at the market or the tavern.
The weather should be beautiful on Saturday. We've got Big City Sandwiches slinging brunch from noon to 4, and you can bet those big doors will be open wide. Swing by for a Carolina shandy and a sandwich: a shandy-wich!
726 Rigsbee Avenue
| Roberson Creek Farm|
This week we will have lots of BEETS, CARROTS, & ONIONS. Look for us on the street.Thank you for shopping with us each week. Have a great weekend!
Bobby & Vicki
Roberson Creek Farm
| Stoney Mountain Farm|
We'll look forward to seeing you at the market this Saturday!
Lamb: we'll be there with more of our fabulous Navajo Churro 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 in an array of natural shades of color produced by our sheep.
Hope to See you there!
Hope to See you there!
Olga and John Elder
| Wild Scallions Farm|
This week at market we will have several varieties of lovely lettuce: green oak leaf, crisphead, red leaf, maybe even some drunken woman (lettuce, of course). Also look for: sugar snap peas, STRAWBERRIES, fava beans, scallions, cherriette radish, rainbow beets, a last few globe artichokes, and a bit more. We will also have our fresh-baked whole grain sour dough loaf bread and a selection of annual and perennial herb plants.
Everything we grow is sustainably grown without the use of synthetic fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide for healthful foods from from healthy fields.
See everyone Saturday,
Matt, Renee, and Eliza Mae
|Hurtgen Meadows Farm|Produce currently available: Sugar snap peas, beets, spring onions, arugula, radishes and asparagus (limited supply).
Plants: Now is the time to get your spring and summer garden vegetables in the ground with our starter plants (heirloom and hybrid varieties).
All of Hurtgen Meadows produce, plants, 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!
Find us on Facebook and Twitter (@HurtgenMeadows)
| Meadow Lane Farm|
21-Day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, raised from "conception to the table" on our family's farm on the rolling hills of Franklin County, nationally "Animal Welfare Approved"... will be at the market this Saturday... Zesty Italian BEEF sausages, GROUND, Stew, Loin & Short Ribs, and much more will be available on Saturday.
CHEVON (goat meat) is ready.. GROUND, CUBED, SHANKS, and more on Saturday.. from our Animal Welfare Approved herd of Boer goats.
USDA Certified Organic Vegetables are beginning to be harvested from our organic field acreage... beautiful Swiss Chard and Beet tops... also on Saturday.
Stop by and meet our dear friend and helper, Mario. He will be helping us the remainder of the year with growing and raising healthy, wholesome food for you, our valued customers and friends. Thank you for your continued support of our family farm!
Steve & Martha Mobley
| Four Leaf Farm|
Four Leaf Farm looks forward to spending what looks like a great Saturday morning with you. We will bring plenty of produce for you to select from to make some great meals for the week. We will have broccoli, cauliflower, lots of Kohlrabi, lettuce, spicy salad mix, beautiful carrots, fennel, fresh garlic and squash blossoms.
In the GARDEN section you will find lots of vegetable starts including okra, peppers sweet and hot, herbs, perennial and annual flowers. If you have not planted your tomatoes yet, tomorrow is your lucky day. All our tomato plants will be put on sale so you can get them planted before Memorial Day. So come by and see what we have,
Tim, Norm, Andrew and Helga
|Harland's Creek Farm|
This week we are featuring herbs and seasoning ingredients: green garlic, green onions, spicy mustards, basil, cilantro, mint, oregano, and rosemary. We will have herb packs for making spreads and pasta sauces. You will be able to taste teas, spreads, and sauces made from our herbs. We will also have salad mix, braising greens, kohlrabi, chard, collards, kale, spinach, beets, and turnips. Everything Certified Organic. You can preorder on line at the HCF Online Store and your order will be ready when you arrive.
| Edna Lee's Farm|
This week we will have herb plants, leek & garlic plants, tomato plants. Flowers: cliomes, snapdragons, moon vines, & Mexican sunflowers. Trees: fig & pomegranate.
| Edna Lee's Bakery|
The featured items this week are Butterfly cake, Missy Dog Cake(dog shape cake), cupcake w/ pink rose,
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.
Lonna, Susie, & Matt
| Chapel Hill Creamery|
Danziger cheese, named for Erwin Danziger who taught at UNC and owned the land where the farm is now. Danziger-smooth and silky, slightly stinky. Come try some. Also lots of cheeses and lots of whey fed pork. Fresh mozzarella, Carolina Moon, smoked cheeses, our Pheta, and more. Pork Chops, bacon, sausage, ground pork,and ground beef. We'll be at the Farm to Fork picnic in the artisan tent on Sunday; check their website for more info and nice pictures from years past plus info about the recipients of the money raised- CEFS farm and Breeze farm, two educational farms. Bon Apetit!
|Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm|
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm will be at the DFM on Saturday. We'll have a nice selection of bison steaks, roasts, sausages, kabob meat, and ground buffalo. Come by and see us and get some burger to cook-out with friends this weekend. We will also have jerky and snack stix. We now have Sweet Snack Stix (hot and mild too!)!
Jack & Sandy Pleasant
| Bonlee Grown Farm|
PLANT SALE: DRAGON WING BEGONIAS & WAVE PETUNIA POTS $3.00!!!! HOMESTEAD PURPLE VERBENA, MS. HUFF LANTANA, & GERBER DAISY $5.00!!! PATIO TOMATOES PLANTS AND THE LAST OF THE GERANIUMS!!! Call Amy for special orders 919-548-0977. See ya Saturday!!!!!
|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