October 28, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon 
(through November 19)
*Winter Market starts on December 3 from 10am-noon
In This Issue
Terra Clotha
MoonDance Soaps & More
Fickle Creek Farm
Little Tree Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Tiny Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Waterdog Farms
Four Leaf Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Flat River Nursery
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! 
































10% Campaign

Quick Links
We look forward to seeing superheroes, movie characters, animals and more at our Halloween celebration this weekend! Vendors will be competing for your votes to win the costume contest.  So  how can you participate? Purchase tickets at either entrance to the Market or at the Info Table. Tickets are $1 each or 8 tickets for $5. Then, drop your ticket(s) in the jar at your favorite vendor's stand.  All of the money raised from ticket sales goes directly to our Double Bucks program.

In 2014, the Market began accepting SNAP/EBT benefits and offers a Double Bucks program that matches EBT transactions dollar for dollar, up to $10. That means that if a customer using their SNAP/EBT card wants to spend $10 at the Market, we can give them an additional $10 in the form of Double Bucks. This additional $10 is funded through grants and fundraisers, such as the vendor costume contest. The Market hopes to expand the Double Bucks program and cannot do this without the support of the community and our valued customers.

We also encourage you to wear your Halloween costume to the Market and cannot wait to see what you create!  A special thank you to our ticket-sale volunteers from the  Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA Leaders Club. We couldn't hold the event without you!

So how do you keep your kids  healthy and hap py during a holiday that is celebrated by collecting and devouring candy?  One idea is to pass out temporary tattoos or stickers to trick-or-treaters. If enough families make this switch, kids will get less candy overall and will still have something exciting to look forward to.  Another option is to make something like candied almonds at home and provide it to your kiddos and their friends as a sweet, but healthy, alternative. You don't have to be a Pinterest superstar to whip these up - the only ingredients are almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and water. Roast 3 cups of almonds at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, mix ½ cup of water with 1 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in a pot and bring it to a boil. Add the almonds to the mixture and cook on medium heat until the liquid evaporates and the almonds are coated with a sweet, sticky layer. 

Last but not least, Kohl's Bull City Fit is hosting a Halloween Candy trade-in on November 5 at the Market. Your kids can trade in extra candy for a Market gift certificate. Each handful of candy is worth $1 and each household can earn up to $8 total.  What's not to love about this?

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Saturday, October 29
  • Purchase tickets and vote for your favorite outfit in the Vendor Costume Contest!
Saturday, November 5
  • Calling our kids ages 8-13! Join Chef Jeff Crane for the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class from 9:30-11 am. Find more information and register online for this free class!
  • Trade in your Twix for Tomatoes with Bull City Fit's Halloween Candy Drive. Swap your extra Halloween Candy for $1 gift certificates to the Market. Each handful is worth $1.
Saturday, November 19
  • Watch your favorite chefs compete in the Collard Cook-Off from 10 am-noon.
Tuesday, November 22
  • Save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Holiday Market from 3-5 pm. Note that the Market will be closed on Saturday, November 26.
Saturday, December 3
  • The Winter Market begins with hours from 10 am-noon.

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  

Arugula, Asian Greens, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cauliflower, Chard, Eggplant, Fall Squash, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, and more!

FRUITS: Persimmons, Pears, and Apples

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

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

FLOWERS:   Celosia,  Zinnias and more!

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, Wool and Vermicompost

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Terra Clotha

We spotted Halloween decorations at a local store in July so perhaps we're late to this game. For Halloween and the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), which is  November 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. 

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.

MoonDance Soaps & More
Our Fall Seasonal Soaps have been a big hit. Grab some while we've still got them in stock.  Once these batches are gone, they won't make their reappearance until next year. This week's featured soap is Cranberry Fig. An excellent compromise between the tart bite of Cranberries and the sweet allure of Fig with notes of Blood Orange and Pink Grapefruit. Not a fruity offering, more of a sophisticated and clean smelling scent. Paul will be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Come on out and say "Hello!" 

Rachel & Paul
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 beef: Ground beef,  stir fry (few), kabob (few), steak (filet mignon, bone-in/boneless ri beye , NY strip, boneless sirloin, flat iron, flank, skirt, hangar, chuck eye), short ribs, back ribs, chuck, eye of round, rump roast, bottom round, London Broil, osso buco, heart, smoked kielbasa sausage, hot dogs, soup bones, knuckles, kidney, and marrow bones

Chicken (fed certified organic feed, free-range on pasture): Whole chicken, half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, and fat

Mutton (100% grass-fed): Loin chops, rib chops, ground, shanks, heart, kidney, ribs, and bones

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

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

100% grass fed beef jerky (4 oz), beef sticks (1 oz) and snack bits (4 oz):  Hot, mild and sweet

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

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):   Arugula, Bok Choy, Collards, Daikons, Red Russian & Siberian Baby Kale, Mustard Greens, Mixed Sweet & Yum Yum Peppers, Fairy Tale & Globe Eggplant, Garlic, Red Radishes, and Dill

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

Duck eggs

Little Tree Farm
John of Little Tree Farm will be at the market this Saturday with a good selection of his hand forged ironwork as well as our homemade mustards and raw honey. 

Dale & John Fluke
Little Tree Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Ready for a great pot of stew? How about trying LAMB, GOAT, PORK or BEEF roast or stew meat from our Animal Welfare Approved farm-raised animals?
ANGUS BEEF: Roasts (Sirloin Tip, Chuck, Eye of Round), Steaks (London Broil, Sirloin, Ribeye, Flat Iron), Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Brisket, Soup Bones, Dog Bones, Marrow Bones, Sausages (Chirizo, Brats), Hot Dogs, Cheeks, Shanks, Heart, Calves Liver and more

PORK: How about "heat & serve" eastern-style pork barbeque? Delicious! Sausages (Country X-Sage, Brats, Chirizo, Italian, Maple Breakfast links), Roasts (Boston Butt, Picnic), St. Louis Rib Slabs, Liver, Ground, and more
LAMB: Shoulder Steaks, Ground, Riblets, Liver, Stew, and Leg of Lamb (great for the holidays!)
CHEVON (goat meat): Ground, Cubed/Stew, Riblets, and Liver

USDA Certified Organic Vegetables:  "Sungold" Tomatoes, Squash (summer and winter), Turnips, Okra, Eggplant, Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Shiitake Mushrooms, and more!
Special this week! PUMPKINS! Indian River, White, Pie Pumpkins.
Maybe a few sunflowers available, depending on the weather.

We are taking orders for Mario's beautiful handmade farm greenery HOLIDAY WREATHS. We continue to get so many compliments on them throughout the year.  Dates of availability: November 22, December 3, and December 10 (2 sizes). You can also drive out to the farm to purchase one - just let us know you are coming!
Thank you for your continued support of our family farm!
Martha Mobley
1 Pound of Coffee = 1 Tree Planted

Oh how things have changed since the summer! Fall has gotta be coffee's favorite time of the year! Crisp, fall mornings call for warm, milky drinks. 

Come out and be one of the first as we debut our homemade pumpkin spice latte! That's right, we're giving Starbucks a run for their money (minus the artificial sweeteners)! We'll of course have other hot coffee drinks available and our freshly roasted beans. 

In case you've forgotten, 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. 

Can't wait to see you at the Market! 
Emily and David
Maple Spring Gardens
"Every year we have been
witness to it: how the
world descends
into a rich mans, in order that
it may resume.
And therefore
who would cry out
to the petals on the ground
to stay,
knowing as we must,
how the vivacity of what was is married
to the vitality of what will be?"
 - Mary Oliver, Lines Written in the Days of Growing Darkness
As the temperatures drop, along with the petals, we all wait with bated breath for the first frost and watch the landscape of the farm shift dramatically. Fields that were so recently rife with succulent tomatoes and jewel-toned eggplant now lay barren. The pace of our days has changed as well here at Maple Spring Gardens, as we ready the soil for the winter ahead. While we take down countless stakes and bundle string, our remaining reminders of warmer days, our fall garden continues along. We'll have plenty of autumnal vegetables ready for you this weekend, including carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes, seminole pumpkins, butternut squash, potatoes, ginger, and turmeric (whose lush leaves are featured in the accompanying photograph). We'll also have lettuce, salad mix, peppers, and even some sungolds. We hope to see you there! 
Tiny Farm
Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market this weekend:
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Pannisse Oak leaf Lettuce - lime green and very tender
  • Pac Choi - tender all green Asian vegetable, variety Shanghai
  • Bok Choi - small tender leaves and thick juicy white stems another Asian vegetable
  • Hakurai Turnips - small tender white turnips with great greens for cooking
  • Scarlet Queen Turnips - beautiful red salad turnips with lots of greens
  • French Breakfast Radish - oblong shaped pink with white tips
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Arugula - tender for salads and sandwiches, Astro variety
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
  • Magenta Lettuce - green center with dark red on half of each leaves, crispy
Order online to ensure availability. Your order will be stored in coolers until you pick-up at the Market.  Weekly boxes are also available!
Mark , Annie & Gabby
Visit our website!
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have some of our Fall calves born and we are seeding pastures and getting some areas ready for winter. See Facebook or Instagram for a few pictures. We are working on plans for an addition to the building and hope to start construction as soon as we can. We are bringing meat to market this Saturday. Our pork comes from our own whey fed pigs, we've chosen the spice mixes for the sausages which include the hams for extra flavor. Sausages available are Hot Italian, Bratwurst, and Chorizo. We also have some of our bacon, smoked ham hocks, and beef bones for stock. Cool weather is a great time for soups and hearty dishes, so pick some up some of our meat to have on hand. 
Visit our website!
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend for our annual costume contest, a great fundraising event for the market. Watch for a bit of Tom's Wisconsin influence to be more evident at our table.
We will have potatoes, peppers, fall squash, daikon radishes, garlic, and the last of our onions.
We will have strawberry, peach 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!
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, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

This week at Market we will have our new Ginger Mead, featuring fresh ginger from three Durham Farmers Market farms - Ever Laughter, Maple Spring Gardens and Waterdog Farms - infused three ways into an 18-month aged dark wildflower honey mead. We are also bringing a seasonal favorite, our Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom honey traditional mead; and we finally have a new batch of our flagship Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral dry-style mead made with NC wildflower honey, organic hibiscus and fresh lemonthyme. Come have a taste and experience nature in a different way! 

Diane Currier
Bonlee Grown Farm
Come get your mums just in time for your Halloween decorations! Taste testing  our "dill pickles made sweet" and come sample our liquid spray coconut skin oil. 

Apple butter, hot pepper jelly, pumpkin butter, chow chows, and pickles. We also have beautiful dragon wing begonia large pots.

Be sure to wear your costumes - I am!  Thank you for buying local!

Amy, Ray, Ramy & Erin  Sugg
Ever Laughter Farm

Haunt by our stand for fresh baby ginger and turmeric, Red Russian kale, mustards, collards, Hakurei turnips, aji dulce peppers, lunchbox peppers, shishitos, hot peppers, Carolina Ruby sweet potatoes, garlic, Purple Majesty potatoes, and more!

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 at 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,Select Blend, Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Produce: Fresh turmeric, baby ginger, and fresh galangal!
Other: Calendula salve and calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
Four Leaf Farm

Four Leaf Farm  will be at market  this Saturday  with Radishes, Frisee, Radicchio, Napa cabbage, Pea shoots, Fennel, Lettuce, Baby kale, Kale, Chard, French Fillet beans, Peppers and Asian greens. 

Helga & Hannah
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and chat with Jack and select some delicious bison meat to grill for your outdoor gatherings with family and friends. Or stay indoors and make a wonderful pan of lasagna or spaghetti using our ground bison or zesty, hot or sweet Italian sausages. 

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

Flat River Nursery

We will be at the Market with greenhouse cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, extra-large mums, herbs, ferns, sungolds and pansies.
See you there!

Charles & Joan Holeman

1548 Holeman Ashley Road
Timberlake, NC 27583
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in and around the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. During Market hours, Foster Street is closed between Hunt and Corporations Streets.

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.