December 9, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Waterdog Farms
MoonDance Soaps & More
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Growers & Cooks
Bonlee Grown Farm
Terra Clotha
Fickle Creek Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Catbriar Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
DFM Accepts
SNAP Benefits
The Durham Farmers' Market  proudly accepts SNAP benefits. To use SNAP benefits 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 has already made donations 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 communities. 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! 
































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Quick Links
If you're like me, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by preparing healthy meals and understanding how nutrients support optimal health for your body. With the endless amount of information available online, I often get bogged down when searching for a nutrition answer. 

Do you want to know what nutrients dark, leafy greens provide your body and how you can pair that with a meat dish to meet your body's needs? Are you curious how specific herbs or vegetables can fight inflammation or support heart health?  Bring your questions and c hat with a registered dietitian from the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association at the Makret tomorrow. 

With the beautiful array of greens and vibrant colors of root vegetables available at the Market, it's the perfect time to create colorful meals. With a little advice from registered dietitians, your meal can not only look picture perfect but provide you with the nutrients your body needs to support optimal health.

Also, don't forget that  this month we are  partnering with the East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI) on a winter coat drive for low-income children living in East Durham. Their goal is to collect 100 new or gently used coats for children ages 3-14 by the end of the month. Please consider donating a coat at the bin near the Info Table to ensure that children in our Durham community have a jacket to keep them warm during the winter months. Thank you for your support!


Holiday Market Schedule
Saturday, December 24
  • We will hold our special Holiday Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
Saturday, December 31
  • We will hold our special New Year's Eve Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Saturday, December 10
  • Wondering how to best use Market veggies for good health? Curious about how to get a healthy start for the New Year? Stop by and chat with a dietitian from the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association to get the lowdown on local nutrition! 
Attention all parents! Don't forget to visit the Nursery Tent. 
We welcome feeding anywhere in the Market, but for parents
and caregivers looking for a quiet, calm spot and a place
to sit down, swing by the Nursery Tent on the Market Lawn.
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Collards, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Romanesco, Turnips, Winter Squash, and more!

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

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

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

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

CRAFTS: Pottery, Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Handmade Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, Yarn, Roving and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.

Waterdog Farms
At Waterdog Farms, we are committed to providing sustainably produced teas, flowers, and specialty produce to all our customers. To us, that means providing the best products grown with no synthetic chemicals and while keeping our land and stream ecosystems on the farm healthy. You can find out more info about us on our website  or subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

This week at market we will have:

Caffeinated tea blends: Minty Green, Tulsi Green, and Carolina Earl Grey tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends: Hibiscus, Hibiscus Select Blend, Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, Hurdle Mills Chai, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Flowers: Dried bouquets from the farm perfect as holiday centerpieces!
Other: Calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
MoonDance Soaps & More
Wanting to source local this holiday season? We've got a lovely selection of holiday themed soaps to fill those stockings (or stock your own stash). Hostess gifts, teacher gifts, a little thank you for your postal carrier - our soaps are a fabulous little treat. Practical and useful, but still a bit of an indulgence to enjoy. As always, stop on by for your free sample soap. 

Rachel & Paul
Meadow Lane Farm
Stop by and sample our new batch of country X-sage pork sausage, both mild and hot. It is just in time to make wonderful holiday snacks or prepare for any meal.  

21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat). We have everything available, from filet mignon to meaty soup bones for making hearty broths, to sausages and roasts/leg of lamb, or ground to stew meat. Stop by and try our ANIMAL WELFARE APPROVED meats all born and raised on our rolling grassland in Franklin County!

USDA certified organic vegetables this week: Collards, broccoli, carrots, turnips, and our hi-tunnel greenhouse vegetables include snow peas, sungold tomatoes, and baby ginger and turmeric. Mario even has a few winter squash and pumpkins for your holiday soups and pies.

Give a simple gift of our farm raised popcorn this season - so delicious prepared in a cast-iron skillet the old-fashioned way.  

Mario's farm fresh HOLIDAY WREATHS will be in limited supply on Saturday so come early for the best selection. He does such a great job making the custom wreaths - he even climbs the trees for the best greenery selection!   

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm and happy holidays!
Martha Mobley
Chapel Hill Creamery
We're sorry we will not be at the Market  this Saturday . We couldn't pick up the pork this week but we will be able to get lots of variety for next week. We hope to see you then!
Visit our website!
Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery celebrates nature and the work of honeybees by making meads (honey wines) with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey. Made in Durham, NC, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

This week at Market we will be sampling our favorite meads for sweater weather when we are cooking more stews, braising meats, roasting vegetables, baking cookies. It's the season for warmth, gathering and celebrating! Come by to taste our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral dry-style mead made with NC wildflower honey, organic hibiscus and fresh lemonthyme; Fig Orange Mead , a semi-sweet mead made with Durham figs, roasted and fermented with NC wildflower honey and finished with FL orange blossom honey; and Spiced Apple Cyser , a semi-sweet mead that tastes like apple pie, made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider.

We now have Honeygirl Meadery Gift Cards available at the Market - easy gift giving, it fits right in a stocking or pops in the mail. Now your giftee can choose their favorite mead, and you don't have to guess!

Diane Currier
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1 Pound of Coffee = 1 Tree Planted

It's our 1-year Anniversary in business and at the Farmer's Market and there's so much to celebrate! We've committed to planting 1,000 trees with the Arbor Foundation - all THANKS TO YOU
If you mention our Anniversary on Saturday - we'll give you a $1 off your drink!  This is also our last market before the holidays so be sure to stock up on beans!

December is also the perfect time of year for our signature Holiday Blend and Peppermint Lattes and Mochas! We'll of course have other hot coffee drinks available and our freshly roasted beans.

We are a small-batch, custom coffee roaster located in downtown Durham. 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. 

Can't wait to see you at the Market! 
Emily and David
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we were busy in the kitchen replenishing our stock of jams and jellies in time for your holiday hostess gifts or for something unique for filling those stockings. New this week is our peach mango jam. Look for us in our winter location under the pavilion on the back row just down from the Market Manager's table.
PRODUCE:  We will have arugula, sweet potatoes, squash, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, collards, potatoes, garlic and radishes.
PLANTS:  We have sage, rosemary, and thyme plants. These are perennial plants, which will overwinter in your garden or grow in a cool spot in your home.
FROM TOM'S WORKSHOP:  Tom has been busy in his workshop making more of his maple/Brazilian cherry cutting boards. Stop by to pick one out for yourself or to give as a gift.
FROM OUR KITCHEN:  We will have strawberry, peach mango and onion jam, and blackberry 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

In spite of the cold, we will be at the Market on Saturday - hope you will to.  We'll have lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, salad mix, cabbage, kale, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, dill and cilantro. 

Hope to see you there!

Maple Spring Gardens
Growers & Cooks
We will be at market this week with our fresh stocks. By the (frozen) 24 oz. tub, we will have: All-Purpose Chicken, All-Purpose Vegetable, Caramelized Beef and (Spicy) Sweet Potato Dashi. We have a handful of Roasted Heritage Turkey Stocks left so if you want those, come early. And, back this week after a short hiatus is our smoky Southern Ham Hock Stock.

We'll sample out the Ham Hock Stock so you can taste how delicious it would be with the frost-kissed collards that will be at market on Saturday. It's also a perfect stock for Split Pea Soup or Potato and Leek Soup. Or, try it in this Weeknight Ramen recipe.

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Kate Elia
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Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy will be there on Saturday with lots of Christmas gifts! Homemade jams, jellies, pickles, chow chow, pickled garlic (NEW!), and much more. Taste-testing "Dill Pickles Made Sweet."  And don't forget to try our Carolina Babe liquid coconut spray (coconut scent and unscented).

Call 919-548-0977 for orders. Thank you for buying local!!

Amy, Ray, Ramy & Erin  Sugg
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.

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

Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 5 pm on Friday and we will hold your order at Market until 11:30 am.

10% off purchase of $100 or more!

Fresh, never frozen, 100% grass-fed yearling mutton:  Ground, stew meat, loin chops, rib chops, rib rack, loin rack, bone in leg, bone in shoulder, shanks, leg steaks, liver, kidneys, and soup bones

Pasture raised, free range turkey: Whole bird, breast, drums, thighs, and wings

100% grass-fed beef:  G round beef, stew beef; STEAKS: Filet mignon, bone-in/boneless ribeye, NY strip, flank, skirt, hangar, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye; short ribs, back ribs; ROASTS: Chuck, eye of round, rump roast, bottom round, London Broil, brisket, osso buco; heart, hot dogs, soup bones, knuckles, and kidney

Free range, pastured chikdren fed certified organic feed: Whole chicken, half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, fat, and skin

Free-range pork (pasture and woodlot raised):  Belly/jowl bacon,  bone in pork loin chops, smoked boneless chops, spare/ baby back ribs; ROASTS: Boston butt, boneless pork loin, shanks; SAUSAGES: Breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (country, hot extra sage, hot italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked linguica, smoked polish), fatback, leaf lard, rendered lard, and pork neck bones

Artisan Deli Meats:  Bologna, roast beef, pastrami, salami, and hot dogs (beef or pork)

Soup, stew and stock (pre-order only!):  Beef soup bones, knuckle; pork meaty neck/back bones; chicken backs, necks, wing tips, feet; whole stew hens

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):  Arugula, Collards, Daikons, Red Russian & Siberian Kale, Mustard Greens, Carrots, Garlic, and Dill

Chicken eggs (free range and pastured hens): Mixed (medium-extra large), and jumbo

Duck eggs

Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Keep your money in your own community this holiday season by supporting your farmers' market vendors. Our preserves and pickles make fabulous gifts, and we even have adorable complimentary gift packaging to make your job even easier. We'll have five different gift box sets (3 jars each):


Modern South - Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves, Muscadine Marmalade, and Chile Lime Watermelon Jam


Cheese Lover's - Fig & Muscadine Grape Jam, Strawberry Proven├žal, and Curried Peach Preserves

  • Very Berry - All the berry hits! Strawberry, Blueberry, and Blackberry jams
  • Hostess with the Mostest - Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles, Cranberry-12 Pepper Jam, and Blubarb Jam
  • Sugar & Spice - 12 Pepper, Jalapeno Ginger, and Chili Lime Watermelon Jams
If you'd like reserve gift boxes, just let us know. 
Northern Spy (Heirloom) Applesauce (stock up now for your Hanukkah latkes!)
12 Pepper Jam
Jalapeno Ginger Jam
Cranberry 12 pepper Jam

(Peruvian) Aji Limon Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce

Plain Jane Kraut (back in stock!)
Juniper Kraut (back in stock!)
Ruby Kraut with Caraway
Curry Apple Kraut
Carolina Curtido
Atlantic Sea Kraut (back in stock!)

Green Tomato Pickles
Thai Chili-Lime Watermelon Rind Pickles
Sichuan Pickles Peas

Pea-co de Gallo (lacto-fermented fresh local tomato salsa with field peas)

Blue Ridge Mountain Cherry Preserves
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Pumpkin & Ginger Preserves
Pear Preserves
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
Muscadine Grape Jam
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Cherokee Purple Tomato Jam
& More

Carolina Chow Chow
Bread & Butter Pickles
Watermelon Rind Pickles

Thank you for shopping local & handmade. We couldn't do it without you!

April, Meredith, and Sonja
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Catbriar Farm

We will bring broccoli, cabbages, and collards, as well as sweet potatoes, fresh and dried herbs and Christmas wreaths. 

Dress warmly and come out to the market!  See you tomorrow!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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!

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.