August 4, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Honeygirl Meadery
Celebrity Dairy
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Terra Clotha
Ever Laughter Farm
Elodie Farms
Four Leaf Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Catbriar Farm
South Wind Produce
Bonlee Grown Farm
Edna Lee's Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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!

































10% Campaign

Quick Links
It's prime produce season at the Market right now! How you are cooking all of your favorite Market finds?  Tag us on social media (#DFMLove) so we can see what you're cooking and be inspired to try your recipe!

Many of you remember the beautiful music and kind spirit of musician  David McKnight. Please join us tomorrow as friends and family dedicate a bench to him in the Sister Cities Grove area of the park at 11:30 am.

Finally, if you have a young chef(s) between the ages of 8-13 years old, be sure to register for our final Homefries Kid's Cooking class of the season! The class will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 9:30-11 am on the Market lawn. Chefs Jeff Crane and Meredith Antunez are sure to lead a tasty, fun class so register your child(ren) today!

Tasty Watermelon Recipes!
Melon Salsa
This is a refreshing topping for steak, chicken or a burger. You can also serve it as a side dish with tortilla chips! Melons provide vitamins B and C, magnesium and potassium.
  • 3 cups diced melon, such as watermelon or cantaloupe
  • 1 diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 avocado (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  1. In a large bowl, combine the melon, cucumber, onion and avocado.
  2. Add the lime juice, cilantro, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir until combined. Enjoy!
Watermelon & Feta Salad
This delicious side dish is perfect for any meal or to bring to a potluck. Remember to visit our cheese vendors to pick up the delicious feta for this dish.
  • 1 medium watermelon
  • 1/4 pound of feta cheese
  • 2 small onions
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh basil
  1. Cut the watermelon into bite-sized cubes, removing all seeds. Dice the onions, chop the feta cheese into small chunks, and cut the basil.
  2. Mix the ingredients and top with balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Veggie Valet at the Market!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.

A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Upcoming Market Events  
Wednesday, August 9
  • Join us for the Sprouts Kid's Club every Wednesday afternoon through August 16!
  • Don't forget to get your Customer Loyalty Card stamped at the Info Table. After 10 visits, you'll receive a prize.
August 6-12
  • Celebrate National Farmers' Market week with us! Stay tuned for more details.
  • On Saturday, August 12, Join Keep Durham Beautiful for a pollinator plant giveaway. They'll also be a special children's activity, too!
Saturday, August 19
  • Join chefs Jeff Crane and Meredith Antunez for the final Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season. Register today!
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-Noon.
Join Meadow Lane Farm for
Dinner in the Meadow!
Tables will be set in just a few weeks for the 4th Annual Dinner In The Meadow. Tickets are now available for the dinner that endows The Leonard-Mobley Small Farms Fund, a $5,000 grant established to assist with projects such as development or expansion of new sources of agricultural income on the recipient's farm. The grant will be awarded at the September 10 farm-to-table feast.
Guests gather in the meadow Sunday eve to mingle with old and new friends as noted chefs from the Triangle and our region are putting final touches on their unique creations for this communal meal, showcasing foods offered by local farms and artisanal food and beverage vendors. Diners enjoy musical entertainment from atop the meadow knoll with breathtaking pastoral views while savoring chilled beverages and appetizers prior to the meal. During dinner, UNC-TV's Frank Stasio will again host our evening and grant presentation. Then, to cap the evening off, local auctioneer E.B. Harris entertains with his lively auction of our more generous donations.  Our event sells out, so we encourage early ticket purchases to avoid disappointment. Those wishing to support our efforts but are unable to attend the dinner can do so as well on our website.  We hope you will join us at this year's event!
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Beans, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Melons, and Raspberries

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

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Lisianthus, Celosia, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts, Bedding Plants

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  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.
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 Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm.

** Our Tasting Room will be closed this Saturday (8/5) for Mead Day! You can find us in Pittsboro along with Starrlight Meadery at our Mead Day celebration! Check out our Facebook page for more details.**

This week we will be sampling: Our newest release of 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.
We will also be sampling our Orange Blossom Mead is a summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. It is featured in this month's Durham Magazine, in a cocktail by Daniel Sartain at Bar Virgile. Daniel created a riff on a French 75, called a Local 75, using our Orange Blossom Mead and Durham Distillery's Conniption Navy Strength Gin. The June 2017 issue is out on newsstands, and also online.

And we will be sampling the latest release of our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years; and our Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. 

Diane Currier
Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will be bringing our award winning chevre, delicious gelato to keep you cool all through market, and many other products made with our goat's milk!  

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:  Naturlig and Tykk.

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

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
Meadow Lane Farm
Our great Australian shepherd, "Happy Zack," helps us every day on the farm.
Fresh pastured, natural Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB 
this Saturday ... many cuts to select from! Stop by and sample our newest sausage.. so delicious and great for the grill. Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling also. PORK... slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.   

Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our Chevon (Boer goat), or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as: Ribeyes, London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo). How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?

Other cuts include: Brisket, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, organ meats, DOG Bones, Marrow Bones, Leg of Lamb/Goat, Lamb or Goat Stew, Riblets, Bags of Soup Bones for making your own broth.

We have wonderful PORK sausages...Italian, Chorizo, Brats, HOT Country, and County X sage...from our Happy pastured Berkshire X pigs. Smoked ham slices are great on the grill along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!  

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include:  Lots of tender OKRA, and Sungold Tomatoes, squash, and both SWEET "lunch box" peppers.  HOT peppers are also starting to come off along with baby EGGPLANT.  Try our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday  at the GREAT Durham Farmers Market, a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm.  Farm helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Chapel Hill Creamery
P aneer is available for  this Saturday ! This is an Indian frying cheese that is a little tart which does not melt when it is cooked. Lightly fry in some oil and add to sautéed vegetable with or without Indian spices. Two traditional dishes are Saag Paneer with spinach and Matar Paneer with peas. Fresh Mozzarella  this Saturday  as well. Use for Caprese salad with tomatoes and basil or for melting on bruschetta.

Other cheeses are fresh Dairyland Farmers, Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, and Pheta. The Dairyland Farmers is a fresh, unaged cheese that is moist and a little tart; use it on tomato sandwiches, with hot pepper jelly, and in Chile Rellanos. Carolina Moon which is in the family of Camembert and Brie is a favorite for an appetizer served at room temperature with some crusty bread.

Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting. Great for snacking or melting. Pheta adds punch to any dish whether it's tabouli, watermelon salad, or pasta dishes. All our cheese comes from the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved cows, and since they are Jersey cows, we have rich, delicious milk for flavorful cheeses.   

Our delicious and popular ground beef is back! Add some Hickory Grove cheese for a wonderful cheeseburger. We also have bacon, ground pork, and Mild Country Breakfast sausage. Stop by for meat or cheese for your summer menu or a picnic. See you on Saturday!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Lots of YUM YUM peppers, SUN SUGARs, OKRA, and HEIRLOOM TOMATOES...Don't forget the BACON for the BTs with cucumber on the side (lettuce not seasonally available)!!

    $6/lb (save $2/lb); Buy 20+ pounds at only $5.60/lb (30% off)
  • PASTURE RAISED FREEDOM RANGER CHICKEN - $5.40/lb (Whole Bird) or $6.30/lb (Half Bird) (10% savings)
  • PASTURE & WOODLAND RAISED, FREE RANGE PORK - $9/lb Smoked Polish AND Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausage (10% savings)
  • TOMATOES - $2/lb for 10 or more pounds Bulk Red Tomatoes; $3/lb for 3 or more pounds Sun Sugar Cherry Tomatoes
Let us know if you have any special requests for cuts we don't usually offer... we can get what the PORK and BEEF you want within a few weeks!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
Sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA begins in August, with first pickup September 9. Save 10% on MEAT!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
On our tables you will find yellow and green beans, tomatoes (slicers, cherries, heirlooms, and hybrids), carrots, beets, bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant (classic and fairytale), sweet onions, potatoes, leeks and garlic. In limited quantities: okra and summer squash.

Did your basil plant give up too early? We have more new basil plant starts so you can enjoy the combo of tomatoes and basil again!

Happy eggs from our happy hens

Come by for a lovely bunch that highlights: dahlias, zinnias, limelight hydrangeas, lisianthus, statice, gomphrena, and bachelor buttons.

Jams and Jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam and apple jelly.

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!
Maple Spring Gardens
My first encounter with a Potter Wasp pot, found in our Krishna Tulsi.
The Potter wasp, similar to Mud Daubers in their "nests", mixes water and dry dirt to create this little pot, lays an egg in it, adds a paralyzed worm or bug and seals it shut. The larva hatches, and eats the food it was supplied, then changes to a pupa, and on into another wasp. The little pots are about the size of a small marble and attached to branches, leaves and sometimes even porch railings or window seals. Isn't nature fascinating!

This week will will have all the summer goodies at Market - tomatoes, sungolds, green tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes, eggplant, arugula, and peashoots, cilantro, parsley, tulsi, shiso, and perhaps a bit more basil.  Also, stop by and taste some cold Hibiscus tea, a deliciously bright red tea, high in Vitamin C, perfect for summer. We will have our dried herbal teas and infused vinegars, as well to treat yourself or another!  See you on  Saturday !

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% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.

Ever Laughter Farm
Heirloom and hybrid slicers, roma and cherry tomatoes are still overflowing!

 We also have lots of eggplant, okra, lunchbox peppers, shishito peppers, jalapenos, onions, garlic and potatoes. We'll have mixed bouquets too!

Will Cramer
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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 Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Our next  Farm Dinner  will take place  Saturday, Aug. 12 at 6PM . Get your tickets  here

Next Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 4:30PM. Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Baby goat adoptions:  We have very friendly baby goats for adoption that would make wonderful pets and/or homestead dairy goats. Our adoption fee is $60 per baby goat, and we adopt out a minimum of 2, ideally 3 baby goats, preferably in sibling groups. Our kids are dairy goats raised as pets, and are not meat goats. Contact or check our website for more information.

Stay in touch! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramIf you would like to receive our monthly newsletter, send a message to Visit our website for more information about our monthly farm dinners and other events.

Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! What's available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Garlic Dill Pickles
Napa Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
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 - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Peach with Vanilla Bean & Bourbon
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

Visit our website!
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Find recipes & serving suggestions for Farmer's Daughter products on Pinterest.
South Wind Produce
Find South Wind at Market this week for fresh melons and peppers. Watermelon, cantaloupe, Asian Sun Jewel Melons, Manganji green frying peppers, sweet Italian peppers, purple bell peppers, many varieties of ripe tomatoes, Sungold cherry tomatoes (the best tomato ever imho), heirloom zucchini, eggplant, and several varieties of freshly dug potatoes. And more!  Our produce is always grown with an emphasis on the health of our community and the land.  We look forward to seeing you at the Market!

Angie Raines & Miles Okal
Rougemont, NC
Edna Lee's Farm
We will have tomatoes, potatoes. squash, cukes, roasted peanuts, and flowers.  Please stop by and say, "Hello!". 

See you at the Market!

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
We will have Gluten free items, Cookies, Cakes, Cheese Straws, Cream Cheese Danish, Cinnamon Rolls, Bread, Sweet Breads, Lemonade, Coffee, Dog Biscuits. 

See you at the Market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Durham Farmers' Market  on Saturday  with a great selection of delicious buffalo/bison meat.  Stop by and visit and plan for that family gathering and cookout!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sungolds, a few field tomatoes, squash, cukes, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, Ferns, and a few Greens. We'll also have Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove making Italian-inspired Cow and Goat-milk cheeses. We hand craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love. We bring the whole family to the market so get ready to meet the kids and our cheese-makers!

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including our Freshen (cow milk), Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; our bloomy-rind cheese,  Cottonbell   ( cow milk) ; our lightly smoked, meltable fan favorite,  Campo   (cow milk) ; our decadent ash ripened and award winning,  Rocket's Robiola   (cow milk) ; our milder take on a beer washed Taleggio,  Lissome   (cow milk) Nimble ,   beer washed  (cow & goat milk) ; and our aged, bees wax dipped, Winsome (cow  & goat milk) .

For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our  website  and join our newsletter mailing list. E-mail questions and special orders  or call 919-732-9079.

Austin, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. We will also have cut pastas - spaghetti, spinach linguine, fettuccine; gnocchi, lasagna, pizza dough and our freshly made Tomato Basil Sauce. We'll see you at the Market!

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.