February 24, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Photo taken by Bluebird Meadows.
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Sarah's House of Clay
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Terra Clotha
Growers & Cooks
Meadow Lane Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Elodie Farms
Four Leaf Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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 
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!


























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The ranunculus is blooming
Mother Nature has been surprising us all month with unseasonably warm weather. While we have enjoyed balmy February mornings at the farmers' market, I cannot help but wonder how these temperatures will affect our farmers and crops this upcoming season. Be sure to take a few extra moments to chat with your farmers this weekend and learn how this year compares to previous years in terms of spring planting.  We'll see if strawberries or other spring favorites show up a little earlier this year.

As always, thank you for supporting the Durham Farmers' Market and we are so excited to spend our Saturday morning with you and your family tomorrow!

Wonder what happens behind the scenes? Check out what our vendors were up to on their farms or in the kitchen this week!

Brinkley Farms has been busy in the greenhouse
and are gearing up for an early spring planting!

Can it get any better than these baby goats? These three-day-old cuties enjoyed a lazy afternoon at Elodie Farms!

Are you ready for Mardi Gras? Loaf will have King Cakes
available for pick-up on Saturday and Tuesday at their shop!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Beets, Bok Choy, Carrots, Chard, Collards, Dried Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and more!

Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

FLOWERS: Dried Bouquets, Anemones, Snapdragons, Ranunculus, Icelandic Poppies, and more

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

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

CRAFTS: Woodwork, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.

1 Pound of Coffee Bought =
1 Tree Planted

Iced coffee in February?! Yep, that's our reality these days.  In addition to our brewed coffee and freshly roasted beans, a selection of homemade flavored lattes  and iced coffees (made from our 100% real cold-brewed coffee) will be available!

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 there! 

Emily & David
Chapel Hill Creamery
Our delicious ground beef is back! Customers love the beef because of the great flavor of Jersey meat - it gets high ratings for flavor in blind taste tests. Use it for a great burger, meatloaf, spaghetti, Shepard's pie, or tacos. 

Sausage this week includes Sage and Maple Breakfast links, mild Country Breakfast in bulk, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Smoked Andouille, and Chorizo. We also have Bacon and Smoked Ham Hocks. Our pork comes from our own whey fed pigs, which include the hams for great flavor. Pick up some meat to have on hand for a quick dinner or breakfast to go with the fresh produce at market.
Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery makes a delightful and delicious array of meads - wines made from honey, local fruits, flowers and herbs. Our meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients. 

Our downtown Durham Tasting Room is open on Saturdays from 1-6pm, and starting in March we will also be open Sundays 1-5pm.

This week we will be bringing five meads from our current line-up, and sampling our Blueberry Mead, made from NC wildflower honey and local blueberries to give you a taste of summer; Ginger Mead, made from a dark NC wildflower honey, fermented and aged 18 months, then infused with local ginger from the Farmer's Market, for deep warming on cool nights; and our Spiced Apple Cyser, made from NC fresh pressed apple cider, NC wildflower honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. The Spiced Cyser can also be mulled, and we'll have recipes available.   

We will also have available our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead (earthy and herbal, dry and complex) and Vanilla Mead (semi-sweet mead with orange blossom honey and then infused with vanilla beans). If you ever want us to bring a specific mead to the Market, just e-mail us the week before and we will bring it!

Diane Currier
Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy is back with lots of free range e ggs! Succulents, pickled okra a nd beets, hot pepper jellies, and j ams! Our "liquid spray" coconut s kin oil will be available to help your d ry skin and hair (come try some)! Thank you for buying local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30.  This week we'll have:  FRESH, never frozen, free range, pasture and woodland raised PORK

Pre-order special! 15% off selected frozen pork items. See link for the complete list!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture & Woodland Raised PORK
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF
  • 100% Grass Fed YEARLING MUTTON
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, Hot Dogs, and Beef Sticks
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Sign up  for our Warm Season MEAT CSA before March 1 and get a thank you gift ($8 value)

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Sarah's House of Clay
I'm back from some wonderful travels. Bringing new works to Market, including a few samples of Dr. Pencil Holder and an extra large Fermenting Crock, along with an assortment of Mugs, Cups and Bowls from my most recent firing. Spring and Summer Camp Schedule is posted on my website.

Sarah Howe
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
With all this unseasonably warm weather and lack of rain, farmers do their best to keep crops coming in for our market customers. Every season has a new challenge!

POTTED HERBS:  Fresh out of our greenhouse this week will be potted herbs - sage, thyme, and rosemary.
PRODUCE:  We will have radishes, chard, celery, sweet potatoes, garlic and winter squash.
EGGS:  We will have eggs available this weekend.

FROM OUR KITCHEN:  Jams and jellies! We have apple butter and apple jelly, along with our award-winning strawberry and blackberry. Also available are peach and peach mango and sweet onion jam.

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
The greenhouse is overflowing and we have begun to transplant into into the field this week. Strawberries are already beginning to set fruit!

We will be at market again this week with a good assortment of produce - spinach, arugula, carrots, beets, kale, chard, sweet potatoes, collards and more. Looks like another nice warm Saturday coming up.  Hope to see you out at the Market!

Ken Dawson
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Terra Clotha
When we were looking at possible designs for children's dresses a number of years ago, my late 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.

Like our Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.

Growers & Cooks
Unfortunately this will come as a surprise to most of you, however we recently made the very tough decision to close Growers & Cooks due to business and personal reasons. I had hoped to be at one more market, but we are out of inventory. I sincerely apologize that I am not able to be there this week to say goodbye and nourish you with one more delicious stock, but please know that selling to you at market was by far the best part of my job. I will sincerely miss you and the market community. 

We still have our stocks in a few stores around town while supplies last. Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions.

Kate Elia
Meadow Lane Farm
Pastured raised, natural, nationally-credentialed animal welfare approved meats are available this Saturday. Pick up dry-aged Angus beef, Dorset X lamb, Berkshire X Pork, and boer chevon (goat). We have many of the cuts from each species, such as lamb chops, beef steaks (filet mignon, New York strip, sirloin, ribeye, cubed, London broil, flat iron, flank, skirt, hanger), assortment of sausages (beef and pork), roasts, leg of lamb/goat, stew meat, shanks, short ribs, soup bones, marrow bones, and much more!

USDA certified organic vegetables this week: Collards, winter squash, baby ginger, popcorn, and even pie pumpkins! 

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
Martha Mobley
Stoney Mountain Farm
We hope you will join us for the 7th Annual Shearing of the Sheep here on our farm. Farmers John and Olga invite you to come and experience an educational and fun day on the farm as our sheep get their annual "hair cuts". We'll have our ever popular shearer back by popular demand.

The shearing continues throughout the day. We'll have plenty to do and see. Watch and get your hands immersed in the wool as it comes off the sheep. We'll be skirting, bagging and tagging the fleeces. Each fleece will be available for handspinners, weavers, knitters, crafters or just those with a desire to experience wool for all of it's wonderful properties.  

Our new "farm store" will also be opened! From crafting supplies, yarn or roving, wool blankets and other wool products from our sheep. You will be able to see the many ways we use our wool!  We'll also be offering a Beginners Felting class. Sign up fast - size is limited. The class will include instructions and each participant will take home their very own creation.  

We'll break for lunch around noon as we catch our breath before the next round of shearing. There will be lots of catered goodies available for purchase. Register for the event here and  come join us. We hope to see you there!

John & Olga
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Elodie Farms
We will have plain and flavored chèvre including garlic + herbs, jalapeno, sour cherry, and fig + honey. In addition, we'll have our goat feta and fleur verte (chèvre marinated in olive oil, bay leaf, pink peppercorn, herbs de provence and garlic). We will also have three types of homemade crackers: Sea Salt, Fennel and Rosemary.
Our next farm dinner will take place on Saturday, March 11  at 5 pm. You may purchase your tickets at:
  • Our stand at the Durham Farmer's Market
  • Our website
  • By phone at 919-479-4606
Let's stay in touch! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramIf you would like to add your e-mail to our monthly mailing list, please send us a request to  info@elodiefarms.com .

Four Leaf Farm
We are taking another week off from the market. Instead we will work on getting potatoes in the ground, start the first peppers and tomatoes, harden off lettuce, kale and chard plants so they will be ready for next week for you to plant. Also several hardy herb plants need to come out of the greenhouse to get ready for the real world outside. See you next weekend! 

Tim & Helga
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Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with 11 ravioli flavors, such as Roasted Red Pepper & Feta, Caprese, 3 Cheese & Roasted Garlic, Lemon Ricotta, Pimento Cheese and more!  P lus spaghetti, spinach linguine, tomato basil sauce, pizza dough, gnocchi and lasagna. Try our veggie shells - plain, tomato & spinach - in a pasta salad. See you at the Market!

Celebrity Dairy
We have our Celebrity Dairy Open Barn event on
  March 11-12 . Dress for the weather to come out to play with baby goats and likely watch some being born. 

We'll see you at the Market this weekend!

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 Foster Street right next to 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.