October 13, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Catbriar Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Four Leaf Farm
Terra Clotha
Pamela Strand Photography
Ever Laughter Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Bonlee Grown Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
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!

































10% Campaign

Quick Links
I don't know about you, but our farmers sure are ready for the cooler fall weather to stick around. We appreciated the much-needed rain this past week and are looking forward to the temperatures changing with the season. Fall produce is pouring into the Market so be sure to swing by and pick up some of your favorites, including broccoli, collards, radishes, beets and more. But don't worry - summer produce is still hanging on so you can continue to enjoy tomatoes until the frosty weather begins.

Also, be sure to swing by the Market lawn from 9:30-11 am to chat with registered dietitians from the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association. Wondering how to best use market veggies for good health? Curious about how to plan healthy meals during busy weeks Stop by and chat with RD's from your community to get the lowdown on local nutrition!

Snack attack! 
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
It's pumpkin spiced everything season, including at the farmers' market. As you start carving pumpkins, don't forget to use every part of your produce. A quick, fun recipe is to bake pumpkin seeds. Check out the three easy steps below and have fun making these delicious treats!
  1. Separate the seeds from the pumpkin and wash them in a colander.
  2. Toss the seeds in your favorite cooking oil and spices.
  3. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 300 degrees. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Veggie Valet at the Market!
Rent a shopping basket from the
Veggie Valet tent and fill it with your favorite seasonal goodies!
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
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Butternut Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Purple Hull Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Apples, Pears and more

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

FLOWERS: Dahlias, Celosia, Mums, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato
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, and more!

CRAFTS:  Pottery, Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Handmade Clothing, 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 that 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
Fresh pastured, natural meats this week include our ANGUS BEEF, Boer X CHEVON, Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB ... with many cuts to select from!  Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for grilling. PORK...slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.

We have steaks such as: Filet Mignons, London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, PORK, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, and an assortment of Roasts.

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.

NEW this week: our own rendered natural pork LARD (small buckets), all Beef HOTDOGS and a pork/beef blended HOTDOG; pork sausages...lots of pastured pork sausages! 

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include:  OKRA, NEW crop of Sungold Tomatoes, NEW crop of summer squash, NEW crop of tender green beans, SWEET "lunch box" peppers. HOT peppers are also in plentiful supply along with three varieties of EGGPLANT.

Try our farm fresh eggs also..big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

Other NEW farm products: OAK FIREWOOD, the weather is beginning to change with cooler weather. Now is the time to think about ordering your oak firewood for the cold weather.  We lost a 300 year-old magnificent oak tree last year during Hurricane Matthew and have it split into dried pieces for firewood. Text or call me if you would like a larger quantity (cord).. we will also have small quantities bundled at the market in the next few weeks.  

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.  

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, never frozen, CHICKEN this WEEK:
** Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed **

Feeding certified organic feed means that the farmers producing the grains for this feed prioritize being good stewards of soil and water resources on their farm. These farmers are building soil quality, soil organic matter, and greatly minimizing any soil erosion. This chicken is an extra "clean," healthy product for those with any sensitivities to meats from livestock fed conventional (non-organic) feed residues.

Pre-order your Broad Breasted White Thanksgiving Turkey here!

Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

On our webpage, click through to  see current availability
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)  
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **  
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

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.

Honeygirl is now open for Fall Fridays from 4:00-8:00 pm! Join us Friday evenings after work and unwind with a glass of mead and some fun Fall activities. Check out our Facebook page for more details.  Coming up at the meadery:
  • 10/13 - Scary Movie Night
  • 10/20 - Honeygirl Third Anniversary Party!
This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our Ginger Mead, made from a dark NC wildflower honey, fermented and aged 18 months, then infused with local ginger for a rich, deep ginger mingled with honey sweetness.

We will also be sampling our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes.

And we will be sampling 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 Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Catbriar Farm
We are excited to announce that we have been approved to bring vacuum sealed, frozen USDA inspected angus beef. Our vegetables this week are sweet potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, purple hull peas, okra, kale, spinach, collards, Swiss chard, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, eggplant, fresh and dried herbs, and zinnias. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
They are back! Watermelon radishes have been harvested and will be available this week. This is a uniquely colored radish with a very mild "bite" to the taste and a beautiful addition to your fresh salads and stir-fried dishes.

You will find on our tables arugula, turnips, green and yellow beans, eggplant, fresh-dug and cured sweet potatoes, fall squash, cherry tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, sweet onions, collards, kale, and cherry red and watermelon radishes.

Our blackberry jelly and strawberry, peach, and peach mango jam are available this week.

Come by for a colorful bunch of dahlias.

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!
Chapel Hill Creamery
Calvander is ready to sell! It's been aging many months and it's the perfect cheese for the fall months. Inspired by Asiago but made with our flavorful Jersey cow milk, it is the best of both worlds: a piquant flavor with buttery, savory undertones. Add to a cheese plate, shave or grate for pasta, salad, or savory dishes. We have recipes of our own at market and our partner restaurants for the October Calvander release have also given us some recipes to share on our website. See which restaurants have added it to their menus online   and visit them to see how they have used our cheese.

We will also have Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, and Hickory Grove plus our beef and whey fed pork. Our Dairyland Farmers cheese is fresh and moist and melts well. Use it in tacos, on rye bread with radishes, or in salads. Serve our Carolina Moon which is similar to a Camembert as an appetizer or melt in a panini with peppers or mushrooms. We have it well aged and a little strong as well as milder. We can help you choose one for you'll enjoy. 

Hickory Grove is a great snacking or melting cheese. Use for snacking with apples, savory bread pudding, or cheeseburgers. It is a monastery style cheese so the rind is a little strong but the cheese is smooth, mild, and savory.

Try our ground beef this week for delicious hamburgers, meatloaf, or spaghetti sauce. This beef gets high rating for flavor and many customers comment on how good it is. We have a few varieties of sausage this week including a little Smoked Andouille, Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast. We also have ground pork, smoked ham hocks, bacon, and Spare ribs for roasting or grilling.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Four Leaf Farm
Everyone working at FOUR LEAF FARM is looking forward to the cold front that is supposed to be coming through soon. Hopefully you will be looking forward to coming the Market  this Saturday . We will bring our first set of Viola's aka Johnny Jump Ups. This year we chose bright colors and hope you will like them.

PRODUCE  this Saturday  will include the usual suspects but we are exited to bring Celery this week and maybe the first cauliflower. 

Tim, Helga & Jonathan 
Terra Clotha
We spotted Halloween decorations at a local store in July so perhaps we're late to this game. For Halloween,  Tuesday, Oct. 31 , and for the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), which is  Thursday, Nov. 2 , we have a variety of skull-themed T-shirts. Some of the skulls (calavera   in Spanish) are quite colorful. We even have a few for the little goblin in your life.

T-shirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful and scary. 

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

Pamela Strand Photography  
This week new images include Autumn trees and leaves, Zion National Park in black and white, and a new silvery paper stock for cards and envelopes for that high-end sparkle.
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x14"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
Ever Laughter Farm  
We have lettuce, kale, collards, ginger, turmeric, arugula, lunchbox peppers, okra, aji dulce peppers, potatoes, and other produce for you  this Saturday. We'll  have mixed bouquets, too!

See you at the Market! 

Will Cramer
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
Ginger - Beet Kvass
Nettle Kraut
Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Sauerkraut

Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Heirloom Applesauce (sugar-free)
Paw Paw Butter
Sorghum Caramel Apple Butter
Pear Preserves
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!
Follow us: Facebook & Instagram
Find recipes & serving suggestions for Farmer's Daughter products on Pinterest.
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at DFM  on Saturday  with a good selection of bison meat, so please stop by to chat.  See you at the Market!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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:
Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, October 14 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Stay in touch! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramSign up for our monthly newsletter online

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
Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy is coming with colorful sweet peppers, b anana peppers (hot  or mild), and cherry tomatoes!!  LOTS OF ALL SIZES  OF MUMS!! Fig jam  , pepper jelly and chow chows. Also, kosher  dill pickles, PICKLED OKRA AND BEETS!

Please buy local and thanks from  our family to your's!!!

Ray, Amy, Ramy and Erin Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Ex-Large mums, Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 
Charles & Joan Holeman
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!

Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will bring our award winning chevre, delicious gelato, 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
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.