July 27, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Honeygirl Meadery
Terra Clotha
Chapel Hill Creamery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Harland's Creek Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Catbriar Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Elodie Farms
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Soul Cocina
Celebrity Dairy
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 
Farmer Foodshare's 
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; that food is then donated 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. 
Get a sticker on your card every time you make a donation of cash or food. 
Once your card is full, you can redeem it for a  free  item at one of Farmer Foodshare's local sponsors!









































10% Campaign

Quick Links
We hope you've been enjoying the flavors of the season! Now is the time of the year when you can literally eat the rainbow. You'll find just about everything you need at the farmers' market so be sure to stop here before visiting a grocery store. Plus shopping at the market is always fun! 

Tomorrow we're excited to host the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class! Swing by the lawn to see what local foodie Susan Sink is whipping up with the young chefs. You'll surely get some inspiration for a meal you can cook this week, too!

We're happy to announce that the Durham Farmers' Market has a brand new websiteWe've been working hard to create a beautiful and useful website that everyone can enjoy. And we want to give a huge THANK YOU to the team at Registered Creative for creating such a fantastic new website for our community. 

Also, you've probably heard about the challenges that farmers' markets across the country are facing with the closure of the Novo Dia group, which is the company that we use to process SNAP/EBT transactionsOne of our values at the Durham Farmers' Market is to ensure fresh, local food is available to everyone in our community. We are proud to accept SNAP/EBT and Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers.  We have been working closely with our partners at RAFI  and the Durham County Department of Public Health to address this situation. We want the community to know that there will be NO disruption in service at the Durham Farmers' Market. We will continue to accept SNAP/EBT and customers will have the same experience at the market. In addition, all SNAP transactions will be matched up to $10 with our Double Bucks program. We are committed to ensuring that our community has access to fresh, local food. For more information, please e-mail us.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, August 4
  • Chat with the team from the Samaritan Health Center, a free and charitable clinic in Durham. They will be discussing blood sugars, healthy diet options, info about the clinic and how to access services there.
Saturday, August 11
Saturday, August 18
  • Calling all young foodies! Join chef Jeff Crane for the final Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season. Stay tuned for registration info next week.
Become a friend of the
Durham Farmers' Market!
The Durham Farmers' Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the market and continue to provide Durham with an event that nourishes the soul of our wonderful city.  You may not know that the market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community.  We want to continue expanding the offerings of our market and need your help to make this happen.  The Friend of Durham Farmers' Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children's programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, and developing our nutrition education programs. We invite you to invest in your market. Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham. Thank you!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Asian Greens, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Squash, Tomatoes, and much, much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Blueberries, Watermelon & Cantaloupe

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs


CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Fermented Foods, and more!

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the market this week.
Salty   Catch  Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast Saturday morning to bring the Market community fresh caught NC Seafood. Stop by and see Steven and Renee and chat with Steven, a commercial fisherman.  Know that when you buy Salty Catch Seafood you're getting the freshest N.C. seafood available. Salty Catch believes in offering a superior product along with exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
Sun, Grass, Beef
Come out  this Saturday  to our wonderful Farmers' Market and buy delicious HEALTHY, fresh food for your cookouts!

Now is grilling time so get out the grill and try some of our pastured, natural meats: SUN, GRASS, MEATS.  On Saturday, we will have our 21-Day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF....all the cuts will be available...from tender FILET MIGNONS, Ribeyes, New York Strips, Sirloins, London Broil, and Flat Iron STEAKS....our Weeping Radish Brewery famous HOTDOGS, Sausages, Ground Beef (including G. Chuck and G. Round). Oxtail, Tongue, Brisket, Heart, calves liver, Stew Beef, DOG BONES, Marrow Bones, ROASTS (Chuck Eye, Chuck, Eye of Round, Sirloin Tip), bag of soup bones, and shanks will all be in ample supply.

For your special meal, try our Leg of Lamb and Leg of Cabrito (goat). They are so delicious and a very tender cut of meat. We also have beautiful LAMB and Cabrito LOIN CHOPS, Riblets, Stew Meat, Ground Lamb, Leg slices, and bags of soup bones.

Our pastured Berkshire X Pork includes lots of sausages..Country X-sage (both mild and hot), Brats, Holiday Blend (w/ apples, pecans), Italian, Smoked Andouille (great in Gumbo!) Sausage.   We have Picnic and Boston Butt Roasts; thick Pork Chops, Rendered Lard from our pastured pork, St. Louis Slab of Ribs, and more. How about a quick and easy meal using our eastern-style pork BARBECUE....just heat and serve...already seasoned and so delicious.

Organic certified baby tender SQUASH, Mario's famous SUNGOLD tomatoes, OKRA, and our POPCORN. We may also have a limited amount of our small orchard's PEACHES (not organic). Try our farm fresh EGGS and our farm fresh flower bouquets to make you feel happy!

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm! We appreciate and cherish your friendship and support. Look for our white tent and BEEF trailer on the north side of the pavilion! Visit us and attend the small farmer fundraiser, Dinner in the Meadow, on  Sunday, September 9 on top of a grassy hill.  

Stoney Mountain Farm
We have coolers full of our yummy lamb cuts, grilling to braising, kebab and sausage..we've got you covered!  
We're raising a heritage breed of sheep, named on   Slow Foods Ark of Taste  as a flavor worth saving...it is yummy!

As livestock farmers raising sheep on a small scale, we can accommodate most requests.  Just ASK us!

Also, all of our ever popular all natural wool products!

John & Olga Elder
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Pamela Strand Photography
This week I am featuring passion flowers which bloom in July. These exotic flowers look like they arrived from another planet! They can be found growing on vines in ditches in our area. Duke Gardens also has some in the White Garden and climbing porch posts.

I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring iconic spots around  Durham, the OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and astronomical images. If you don't see a subject you are looking for, just ask - I may have it.  This week's image is of a passion flower, of course!

Many of my photos can be previewed on my Smugmug website I will also have enlargements in 11x14" and 16x20" sizes and can make posters upon request. Drop by for a look and a chat!
Pamela Strand
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 additions of 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 Fridays from 3-7 pm, Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays from 1-5 pm.

This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our Orange Blossom Mead, a lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey.

We will also be sampling our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate.
And we will also be sampling our Apple Cyser Mead , this is the mead version of a hard cider, and ours is a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights. A blend of four apple varieties from western NC contributes both tart and sweet cider notes.
We will also have bottles available of our Lavender Mead , an infusion of fresh-dried local lavender flowers in our orange blossom traditional mead ; and Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
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.

T-shirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright.

Like our Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10 percent off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
Chapel Hill Creamery
We are hand stretching our Fresh Mozzarella every week during the summer to enjoy with all the great tomatoes. We always hope tomato season lasts as long as possible for eating Caprese Salad and BLTs. Use the Mozzarella for melting as well. Add to pizza with our Mild Italian sausage, in eggplant dishes, Zucchini lasagna, or melt over sautéed peppers for Bruschetta. Our Fresh Mozzarella is milky and rich, made with milk from our Animal Welfare Approved Jersey cow herd. The yellow color comes from the carotene in the grass our cows graze. 

We also have Calvander, Hickory Grove, fresh Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, Danziger, and a little of our cows' milk Pheta. Calvander, which is a smooth and rich version of Asiago, is good for a cheese plate, salads, pasta, or for homemade pesto. Dairyland Farmers is smooth, tangy and meltable; use in tomato sandwiches, with hot pepper jelly, or in vegetarian pita sandwiches. Add Pheta to salads or taboulie. Add Carolina Moon, which is similar to a Camembert, and Danziger, which is a creamy washed rind cheese, for snacking or a cheese board with crusty bread and fruit. Hickory Grove is our popular semi-firm cheese with savory, toasty flavors, aged about 2-3 months; use for snacking or grilled cheese sandwiches. Let Hickory Grove and our other aged cheeses come to room temperature for the best flavor.

Enjoy BLTs with our Molasses Cured Bacon or Jowl. Cook these on a slightly low flame so that the molasses doesn't scorch and enjoy a treat for dinner. Add to tacos or shrimp and grits.  Cured Pork Jowl is at an introductory price of $6.00 per pound Sausages include Mild Italian, Smoked Andouille, Chorizo, Polish, Sage and Maple Breakfast Links, and Mild Country Breakfast.  All our pork is from our pigs who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. This makes the meat tender and the sausages are made with the hams which makes them extra meaty. Don't forget your cooler and thanks for support local food at our market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Bonlee Grown Farm

Peach, strawberry, triple berry, apricot,  and fig jams! Also, pear preserves!

$3 Geraniums and potted plants. 

Succulents and hanging baskets.

Please call ahead for orders. Thanks  for buying from your local farmers!

Amy and Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market  this Saturday  with a variety of fresh pasta! We will have everyone's favorite ravioli, including our summer flavor Sweet Corn & Mascarpone and NEW Greek Ravioli, made with spinach, feta, lemon zest, and green onion! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Harland's Creek Farm
July 28, 2018 DFM fare from Harland's Creek Farm: Certified Organic Tomatoes - cherry and slicing. Certified Organic Basil, Edamame, Beets, Carrots, Potatoes-Fingerling, Desiree red, Yukon Gold, Eggplant, Okra, Garlic, Mint, and Peppers.
As usual we will have a FEATURED SAMPLE and RECIPES.  To get a start on thinking about weekend cooking, check out our blog recipe for Italian Bruschetta with Tomatoes .
Judy, Erasmo & Rene
The Spicy Hermit
The Spicy Hermit crafts traditional and seasonal kimchi using fresh produce from local farms (including those at Durham Farmers' Market!) and time-honored fermentation methods. What is kimchi? Simply put, kimchi is a delicious product resulting from seemingly magical alchemy of vegetables and spices. All kimchi from The Spicy Hermit is raw, gluten-free, and vegan, and manufactured at each produce's seasonal peak.  

Our current offerings are: kohlrabi and carrot, radish, napa cabbage, collard greens, and sweet potato. Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces. 

Eunice Chang
Maple Spring Gardens
Sweet peppers are here! Come visit us at market this weekend to stock up on our super sweet red, yellow and orange peppers along with a colorful array of other summer veggies. This time of year you really can taste the rainbow. In addition to sweet peppers, at market this week we will have: lettuce, arugula, eggplant, green peppers, potatoes, onions, and, of course, lots and lots of tomatoes: a variety of reds and heirlooms along with everyone's favorite: sungold cherry tomatoes.

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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing cabbage, potatoes, a large variety of cherry and slicing tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, eggplant (classic and fairy tale), sweet onions, and garlic.
We will have bunches of mixed summer flowers.
Current varieties available include peach, peach mango, kiwi, strawberry, sweet onion and pepper jam. Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share with our customers.

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. 

Catbriar Farm

We will bring corn, yellow squash, zucchini, okra, tomatoes, red skin potatoes, eggplant, green beans, fresh and dried herbs, cayenne pepper flakes and powder and zinnias. Our freezer is full of our USDA inspected beef. If you have a favorite cut, e-mail us and we can reserve it for you. 

See you at the market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

FRESH THIS WEEK: NON-GMO, Pasture raised, Freedom Ranger Chicken
Lots of whole chicken available with limited quantities of half birds, bone in breast, leg quarters, and backs. Early orders filled first!

July Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Canadian Bacon and Bacon Bits & Chunks now 50% off
  • Bone-In Pork Loin Chops - Buy 3 packs at $7.50 per pound (25% off) 
100% Grass Fed & Finished BEEF
  • Ground Beef - 10 pounds for $64 or 20 pounds for $120
Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & MUTTON** (never fed any grain!)
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami (Pork & Beef), Pate, & Roast Beef
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks & Bites (Mild, Sweet or Hot) and Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Flat River Farm & Nursery
We will have lots of Field Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers, Herbs, Hanging Baskets and Potted Plants, Green Tomatoes, Sungolds  and Juliets.  See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Elodie Farms
This Saturday  we'll have original and flavored chèvre (jalapeno, garlic + herbs, sour cherry and fig + honey), Fleur Verte (chèvre marinated in olive oil, bay leaves, pink peppercorns, garlic and herbs de Provence), whey crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel), blackberry goat cheese mousse and cajeta (goat milk caramel). NEW! Goat cheesecake! Very limited supply, get yours early!

Our next FARM DINNER is August 11 at 6:00 PM. As always, dinner tickets include a meet-and-greet with the goats, a tour of the dairy, a cheese tasting, and a 5-course locally sourced menu for only $70 per person, BYOB. Coffee, tea and Colombian canelazo (alcohol-free version) are complimentary! You can get your tickets here.
eGIFT CARDS to any of our farm dinners are available for purchase  here! Gift cards do not expire and they can be used for any of our dinners.

Follow our goats on social media! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramSign up for our monthly newsletter online to get info about events at the farm.

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and visit with Jack and select some delicious bison meat for weeknight family dinners or for gatherings with family and friends on the weekend.  Sandy made a quick and delicious bison dinner this past week using her Christmas gift, "The Spiralizer". Instead of noodles she created Zoodles with fresh zucchini. She boiled the zoodles for 2 minutes, drained and covered them with bison spaghetti sauce she made using Prego sauce with mushroom and ground bison. Quick and easy.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Caballo Rojo Coffee
My name is Gabriela Kavanaugh and I am owner and roaster for Caballo Rojo Coffee, roasting locally here in Durham. My grandfather was a leading coffee roaster in Venezuela and I wanted to continue this family tradition in my local community. My goal is to create moments involving coffee that connect the international community,  that provides us with coffee, with our our local community. We are excited to be able to foster this vision by being at the Durham Farmers Market, providing you with cups of brewed coffee and bags of whole bean coffee. See you at the market!

Gabriela Kavanaugh Visit my website!
Soul Cocina
Soul   Cocina  is a combination of eco-friendly philosophy and cutting-edge, dynamic approach to plant-based cuisine. We draw inspiration from Latin-American traditions and the availability of locally grown produce to create imaginative concepts.

We offer delicious tamales made the artisan way: with love, care and attention to detail. To ensure we respect tradition, we source wholesome ingredients before steaming them in banana leaves, creating a flavorsome and aromatic product. We pride ourselves on taste and quality, and it won't go unnoticed. Every bite you take will give you a taste of the rich Colombian heritage our tamales are built on.

We will also have soups and pasteles de yuca: delicious roasted yuca pockets filled with red lentils, brown rice and spinach. A handheld food very similar to empanadas, only gluten-free and made with wholesome ingredients!

Take home our ready to eat tamales and pasteles de de yuca or come hungry to the market because we also offer them warm to eat while you shop!
Celebrity Dairy
Our products this week:
Logs: Plain, Asian Luv, Confetti, Currituck, Dillemon, French Kiss, Garbo, Paprika Garlic, Party, and Rosemary

Serendipity Spreads: Plain, Chipotle, Chocolate, Currituck, Dillemon, Garbo, Jalapeño, and Mango

Aged: Crottin, Blue Streak, and Silk Hope.

Skyr: Drinkable and Tykk.

Gelato: Chocolate, Nutmeg-Vanilla, Ginger, Mango, and Match. 

Fudge: Dark Chocolate, Cherry-Pecan, Coconut, and Walnut. 

*Join us in the Inn/B&B for one of our 3 or 4 course Third Sunday Dinners this quarter.*  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third  Sunday  Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Parking & Street Information
The market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  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 (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.