March 2, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Winter Market Hours:
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Sarah's House of Clay
Terra Clotha
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Ever Laughter Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Soul Cocina
Catbriar Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Elodie Farms
Bonlee Grown Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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
Folks often wonder what the  farmers market  staff does in the off-season. This  is a time for us to review returning member and new member applications. The Board of Directors is also busy creating a budget and preparing for the Annual Meeting, which is this weekend. In addition, staff focus on  planning educational events and developing a marketing plan for the upcoming season. There is never a dull moment in the office!
The application process is our main focus and all new member applicants are interviewed and inspected. We hope to keep the spirit of the  market alive through our selection of new members. It's an exciting time of the year and we look forward to sharing the news of our new members with you soon!
If you have suggestions for an event or an idea for improving the market, please contact us as March will be our last big planning month before the Main Season Market kicks off again on April 7. Thank you for your continued support and we'll see you tomorrow morning!

What's for dinner?
Beet, Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 lb beets, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 5 cups veggie or meat stock, or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and stir for 5 minutes or until softened. Toss in the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Add the beets, potatoes, carrots and celery. Stir for 1 minute, then add the lentils and thyme, stir once, and then pour in the stock or water. Add the turmeric, then bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and vegetables are tender (about 30 minutes). Add more stock or water as desired.
  3. If you have fresh beet tops, chop them and add them now. Stir in the paprika and simmer the soup for another 15 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

PS - If you're wondering what's up with construction, check out this blog post from our friends at Durham Central Park. We appreciate your patience in advance and are thankful for the hard work of the City and its team of engineers.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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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, developing our nutrition education programs, and increasing staff hours. In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, a friend of the Market will receive a button to proudly display on their trusty Market tote.

We know that for some, resources are tight. If donations are not an option and you do not have time to volunteer, you can share what we do or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities available including assisting at the Information Table, leading cooking demos, fundraising, and much more.   If you are interested in sharing your time with the Market, please e-mail us.

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:  Beans, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, 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, Empanadas, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Fermented Foods, and more!

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
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.
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. Stop by and say "Hello!" this Saturday!

Gabriela Kavanaugh Visit my website!
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
Pots of delicious warm brothy soups are perfect for this cool weather... we have lots of BEEF meaty soup bones. Don't want BEEF? Then try our PORK neckbones, LAMB Soup Bones, or GOAT Soup bones.  Stew Meat and ROASTS for the slow-cooker are all in ample supply along with GROUND meat for pots of chili. Our meats are natural and raised on pastures with no antibiotics or added growth stimulants.

Our Animal Welfare Approved Angus BEEF, LAMB, CHEVON (goat meat), and pastured PORK are fully stocked now - try a Ribeye or New York Steak or LOIN CHOP. SAUSAGES are here in ample supply with our PORK (Holiday blend, Country X-sage, HOT Country, Brats, Chorizo, Italian); LAMB Brats; or our BEEF Brats and Chorizo Sausages. Calves Liver, Tongue, DOG Knuckle Bones, Short Ribs, Osso Busco, and many other cuts are available.

USDA organic veggies: We hope to have a limited amount of our tender sweet Brussels sprouts this week. Try our organic POPCORN and farm supply.

Thank you for your support of our family farm!

Sarah's House of Clay
Berry season's coming! Get a berry bowl for you and one for a friend!

When I'm not at market I offer Pottery Camps for children on most Teacher Workdays and School Holidays. 

New This Year! Adult Pottery Camp from  April 23-27. 

Camp details at my website.

Sarah Howe
Terra Clotha
During the winter months when I was younger, I frequently left the house without my jacket.  My mother (or my grandmother) would call out to me to come back and put on something warm.  I did it, not because I was cold, of course, but because it made them feel better. As I've gotten older, though, I've come to see the advantages of wearing a jacket, or a sweater, or a long-sleeved shirt. Sometimes on chilly Saturday  mornings at the farmers market, I have seen folks who, like my younger self, opted not to wear that jacket.  They're in short-sleeved T-shirts, flip-flops, short pants. It's 40 degrees outside, you can see your breath, and these guys are dressed for the beach.  It makes me cold just to look at them. (I try to avoid saying, "Tsk. Tsk. Those kids today. And their music - its just noise." But it's getting harder and harder to resist the impulse.)  If you're like me, and you find it attractive to wear a long-sleeved T-shirt at the cooler times of the year (or you're dressing someone who should be wearing such a shirt) come check out our selection of long-sleeved T-shirts for adults and children, and long-sleeved dresses for women and girls. They're bright and fashionable, and they'll make you feel seasonably comfortable.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Warm and colorful.

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

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at DFM  on Saturday .  Stop by and visit with him and check out the selection of bison meat he has on hand.

It's soon going to be grilling season(?), so plan to stock up on burgers, brats and other great tasting bison sausages.

See you at the market  on Saturday!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will have the following items available at the market  on Saturday:  Pea Shoots, Spicy salad mix, Scallions, Italian chard, Cilantro, Parsley, Spinach and Beets. Houseplants will also be available and herbs and veggie starts coming soon, depending on the temperatures.

Helga & Tim
Chapel Hill Creamery
Two new calves were born last week so we've begun our spring calving season! We'll have more coming throughout the coming months. Thanks to Allison and her crew for watching the expectant mothers and taking care of the new ones. Here's Michael feeding a one-day-old bull calf.

Cheeses this week are Hickory Grove, Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, and Calvander. Our Hickory Grove is a washed rind cheese and it is savory, buttery and supple. It melts beautifully like a Raclette cheese, perfect on potatoes or in a grilled cheese sandwich. Dairyland Farmers is fresh, unaged and tangy. Use in salads or a breakfast burrito. Carolina Moon is our N.C. version of a Camembert, and Calvander is a rich version of Asiago with hints of an alpine cheese. All our cheese is made with the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved herd of Jersey cows born and raised on our farm. 

We have bacon back in 12 ounce packages; it is naturally cured and smoked with no nitrates added.  We also have spare ribs for $2.00 off per pack for you to roast or braise. Try them with a dry rub or your favorite sauce.We also have  ground pork, smoked ham hocks, and many  varieties of sausage for breakfast or dinner. Try our Polish sausage which is flavored with mustard and garlic. Add to veggies or polenta for a delicious meal.

We have our flavorful ground beef for chili or a great cheeseburger with Hickory Grove. See you on  Saturday!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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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 from 1-5 pm.
This week we will be sampling: our Honey Chai Mead, like a warm mug of chai tea, our Honey Chai Mead is a loaded infusion of exotic spices, mingled with honey. Smooth, semi-sweet, and especially comforting in chilly months.

We will also be sampling our Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.

And we will also 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 our 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
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 new seasonal flavors - Sausage & Peppers, Roasted Cauliflower, and Loaded Baked Potato Pierogi! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious cold weather meal.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Too warm, too early! This warm February has jump-started the strawberry blossoms again, as it did last year. If the pattern of warm and then cold weather holds, we will most likely lose the first crop of berries again this year. We can only hope that the weather will continue to stay above freezing and that we will have berries in late March. Fingers crossed.

This week we'll have carrots, lettuce, leeks, spinach, sweet potatoes, watermelon and daikon radishes.  

Current varieties include Peach Mango, Kiwi, Pear,  Strawberry, Peach, Apple, Apple Butter,  and Pepper Jam (mild, medium, and hot). Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients whenever possible. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share this with our customers.

Tom has been back in the workshop producing a variety of maple/cherry cutting boards. Stop by to check out his new selections.

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. 

Celebrity Dairy
W e will be coming to market with our award winning Goat Cheese, Skyr, Gelato, Fudge, and Soap - all made with milk from our lovely celebrity Alpine goats.  If you were not able to make it out to our February Open Barns to meet the baby goats, the next Open Barns will be March  10 and 11. There is also the opportunity to  schedule a Lunch and Tour with us (15 people minimum). 

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Ever Laughter Farm

This Saturday I'll have spinach,  frisee, kale, collards,  chard, Italian dandelions, Brussels sprouts, parsley, and colorful anemones !

See you at the Market!

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

Warm Season CSA sign-up now OPEN!! Get Full Farm share and save 10%. Mid March through August!

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

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 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: Corned Beef, Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Pate, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients; Whole Stew Duck
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

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!
Catbriar Farm

These warm day have certainly reminded us of pleasant spring days to come and all the fresh vegetables we have been missing. This week we will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, collards and our dried cayenne peppers, cayenne pepper flakes and powder. 

We will bring a variety of angus beef cuts- steaks, roasts and ground beef. Finally the daffodils are blooming and we still have some pussy willow branches. See you at the market!

Graham and Sara Broadwell 
Stoney Mountain Farm

Cheerful - Cheap - Slow Cooker 
got your attention?  
How about...  
Warm - Hardy - Healthy?
How about?  
Easy & yummy to boot?
How about an easy old Scottish recipe, perfect for the season and highlights our lamb bones and other IN SEASON farmers' market veggies!

Throw it all in the slow cooker (save the kale for the last 30 minutes) for several hours and serve it up with some crusty bread. Voila!  I love to throw a Parmesan rind in with mine too...if I have it. Could it be easier?
Scotch Broth
  • 8 oz carrots, peeled, diced
  • 8 oz turnips, diced
  • onions, peeled, diced
  • celery stalk, diced
  • leek, white part only, sliced
  • 3-4 oz pearl barley
  • 4 oz dried peas, soaked in water for 4-5 hours, drained
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pints lamb or mutton stock
  • 3 oz kale, chopped (optional)
  • Lamb Broth: Bones - roast in oven with olive oil, salt and pepper, then cover with water and cook for several hours.
John and Olga look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Sto ney Mountain Farm
Elodie Farms
Our next farm dinner is March 17  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 .

Our next Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 PMGet your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Want to really impress someone with your gift-giving skills? Get them a  GIFT CARD  to any of our farm dinners  here ! Trust us: they'll be delighted with the experience and you'll win them over!  Gift cards do not expire and they can be used for any of our dinners.

This Saturday  at the DFM, CAJETA is back! In addition, 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), homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel) and blackberry goat cheese mousse.

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.

Bonlee Grown Farm
Party dips, pepper jelly with y our cream cheese or goat cheese, b ean dips, pickles or jams!  Lettuce baskets and succulents!  Come check us out!

Thanks from our family to yours,
Amy & Ray Sugg
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be back at market this Saturday! As in every March, we will be running our annual pre-season sale to empty our shelves before the 2018 season! Come by for lots of jams, marmalades, krauts, pickles and even hot sauce on sale up to 40% off.

What's Available?
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce

On Sale: 
Red Rooster Hot Sauce (Perfect for those Super Bowl Hot Wings!)
Muscadine Grape Jam
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Muscadine Marmalade
Charleston Gray Watermelon Jam
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Nettle Kraut
Horseradish Beets & Rutabagas

Plenty More in Stock! 

Who says you can't eat local all winter long? Come see us and we'll fix you up! 

Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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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
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.