July 14, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Ever Laughter Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
South Wind Produce
Pamela Strand Photography
Elodie Farms
Bonlee Grown Farm
Edna Lee's Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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
Check out this video of Tomato Day at the Durham Farmers' Market and join us tomorrow!
Check out this video of Tomato Day and join us tomorrow!

Your favorite day of the year is here - TOMATO DAY! Join us starting at 9 am as we celebrate one of the tastiest treats of summer. You'll sample dozens of varieties of tomatoes and then vote for your favorite. We'll even have a special children's activity so there's something fun for everyone at the Market this weekend. Chef Jeff Crane and the crew from Heirloom Restaurant in Roxboro will be leading the event so be sure to say "Hi!" and thank them for spending their morning with us. Also, bring your toughest gardening questions as the wonderful Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist you from 8 am-noon.

Finally, we're excited to announce that we opened registration for our July 29 Homefries Kid's Cooking Class with Susan Sink,  Tarheel Foodie blogger.  These classes are for children ages 8-13 who want to learn to cook with local food and are offered free of charge. Register today or e-mail us if you have any questions.

See you tomorrow for the tastiest tomato event in town!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events  
Wednesday, July 19
  • Join us for the Sprouts Kid's Club every Wednesday afternoon through August 16!
  • Don't forget to get your Customer Loyalty Card stamped at the Info Table. After 10 visits, you'll receive a prize.
Saturday, July 22
  • Celebrate all things pickled in Durham! Join us for a Home Pickling Competition from 10-11:30 am and submit your best pickled goodies. And don't forget to swing by Picklefest on Sunday, July 23 at The Rickhouse!
  • Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance on a leisurely 10-mile cruiser ride touring Durham's community gardens and markets. Mingle at the Durham Farmers' Market before biking to SEEDS Community Garden, Briggs Avenue Community Garden and the Durham Food Co-op. 
Saturday, July 29
  • Join Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie, for the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class. Registration will open on Friday, July 14.
August 6-12
  • Celebrate National Farmers' Market week! Stay tuned for more details.
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Melons, Blueberries, and Raspberries

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

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Carnations, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
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, Vermiculture, and more!

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Meadow Lane Farm
Fresh pastured, natural Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB  this Saturday ... many cuts to select from! Stop by and sample our new Lamb Brats sausage - so delicious and great for the grill. Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling also. PORK... slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.

Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our Chevon (Boer goat), or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as: New York Strips, London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill.. BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo).  How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?

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 along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!  

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include: lots of tender OKRA, and Sungold Tomatoes, squash, and a few cucumbers. HOT peppers are starting to come off along with baby EGGPLANT. Mario's bouquets of colorful ZINNAS and Marigolds are the last item made  on Friday  evenings..so they remain fresh for you all week.  Try our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

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 helpers, Mario and nephew, Quinton, have been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

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.

This week we will be sampling three meads that are great for mead cocktails: our Strawberry Mead, made with local strawberries from McAdams Farm fermented with NC wildflower honey. This mead is like the strawberry season captured in a bottle, fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish. Try it with champagne for a brunch mimosa.

Our Orange Blossom Mead is a summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. It is featured in this month's Durham Magazine, in a cocktail by Daniel Sartain at Bar Virgile. Daniel created a riff on a French 75, called a Local 75, using our Orange Blossom Mead and Durham Distillery's Conniption Navy Strength Gin. The June 2017 issue is out on newsstands, and also online.

We will also be sampling our Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. You can make an easy summer cocktail by mixing the Lavender Mead with lemonade, and adding sprigs of lavender or rosemary and lemon slices for garnish. It is also lovely with a cheese plate, light summer salads, or with dark chocolate cake. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years; and our Fig Orange Mead, semi-sweet and delightfully nuanced, made with caramelized figs, wildflower honey and orange blossom honey. Both are perfect for your Game of Thrones premier parties!! 

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
Tomato Day is here! Tomatoes are at their peak and we have the cheese to pair with them! We will have Fresh Mozzarella, Dairyland Farmers cheese, Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, and Pheta  this Saturday . We are hand stretching the Mozzarella and supply is limited. Pair our soft and flavorful version with tomatoes and basil for a Caprese salad. The Dairyland Farmers is also a fresh, unaged cheese that is moist and a little tart; perfect for lighter meals in the summer. Use it on a tomato sandwich, in our bean and corn salad recipe, as a snack with hot pepper jelly, or add to tacos with our Chorizo sausage.

All our cheese comes from the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved cows, and since they are Jersey cows, we have rich, delicious milk to use for flavorful cheeses. Carolina Moon highlights that rich flavor as it is similar to a Camembert and softens as it ages, or ripens. Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting in an omelet, or grilled cheese sandwich. Pheta is aged in a salt brine and adds flavor to any salad.  

Time to grill! Try our spare ribs and sausages. Choose from Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Polish, Bratwurst, Chorizo, and Mild Country Breakfast. We also have bacon and ground pork. Our pork comes from our whey fed pigs, sausages are made with the hams for a meaty taste, and we've chosen the spice mixes we think you'll enjoy. Pick up one of our recipes and choose some meat or cheese for some great summer meals.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will have TOMATOES, blackberries (limited), raspberries (limited), summer squash (patty pan, zephyr, yellow, zucchini), pickling and slicing/salad cucumbers, okra (limited), green and yellow beans, carrots, beets, bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant (classic and fairytale), sweet onions, potatoes, and garlic available.
Happy eggs from our happy hens!
Come by for a lovely bunch that highlights: dahlias, zinnias, limelight hydrangeas, lisianthus, statice, gomphrena, and bachelor buttons.
Jams and Jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam. Also available are apple jelly and sweet onion jam. Peach and blackberry will be back in stock as fruit for jam becomes available.

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
Summer veggies are here in abundance with lots of tomatoes, of course, and peppers, onions, eggplant, cucumbers, and potatoes. We will also have plenty of lettuce and salad mix, beets and carrots on Saturday.  

And Melons! Sweet Athena cantaloupes and crisp Sun Jewel Asian Melons. To add a little flavor boost to your summer dishes, we have basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, and infused vinegars. Plus, we'll have farm grown herbal teas.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Ever Laughter Farm
Heirloom, hybrid, and cherry tomatoes for Tomato Day! We also have eggplant, okra, cucumbers, shishito peppers, and potatoes . We'll have mixed bouquets and single variety flower bunches. Come see whats in bloom!

Will Cramer
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Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. Ask us about super flavorful SUN SUGAR CHERRY TOMATOES. Still plenty of heirloom TROMBONCINO squash and CUCUZZI edible gourd!

Fresh this Week: 
FRESH -never frozen- 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)

Let us know if you have any special requests for cuts we don't usually offer... we can get what you want within a few weeks!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
Pro-rated rolling sign up for our Warm Season CSA  - Save 10%!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

South Wind Produce
Find South Wind at Market this week for fresh melons and peppers. Watermelon, cantaloupe, Asian Sun Jewel Melons, Manganji green frying peppers, sweet Italian peppers, purple bell peppers, many varieties of ripe tomatoes, Sungold cherry tomatoes (the best tomato ever imho), heirloom zucchini, sweet corn, eggplant, crispy Japanese cucumbers and several varieties of freshly dug potatoes. And more!

Our produce is always grown with an emphasis on the health of our community and the land.  We look forward to seeing you at the Market!

Angie Raines & Miles Okal
Rougemont, NC
Pamela Strand Photography
It's not summer without sunflowers! New this week are cheerful sunflower images ready  to make you smile! I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring Durham, O BX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and antique cars and trains!  Many of these photos can be previewed on my website I also have enlargements in 11"x14" and 16"x20" sizes and can make larger ones upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.  See you at the Market!
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 Tour will take place on Saturday, July 15 at 4:30PM . Get your tickets here ! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Anniversary Brunch! Sun. July 16 at 10:30AM and 12:00PM. Click here for tickets. 

Our next Farm Dinner will take place Saturday, Aug. 12th at 6PM. Get your tickets here

Baby goat adoptions:  We have very friendly baby goats for adoption that would make wonderful pets and/or homestead dairy goats. Our adoption fee is $60 per baby goat, and we adopt out a minimum of 2, ideally 3 baby goats, preferably in sibling groups. Our kids are dairy goats raised as pets, and are not meat goats. Contact sandra@elodiefarms.com or check our website for more information.

Stay in touch! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramIf you would like to receive our monthly newsletter, send a message to  sandra@elodiefarms.com Visit our website for more information about our monthly farm dinners and other events.

Edna Lee's Farm
We will have tomatoes, potatoes. squash, cukes, roasted peanuts, and flowers.  Please stop by and say, "Hello!". 

See you at the Market!

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
We will have Gluten free items, Cookies, Cakes, Cheese Straws, Cream Cheese Danish, Cinnamon Rolls, Bread, Sweet Breads, Lemonade, Coffee, Dog Biscuits. 

See you at the Market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Durham Farmers' Market  on Saturday  with a great selection of delicious buffalo/bison meat.  Stop by and visit and plan for that family gathering and cookout!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sungolds, a few field tomatoes, squash, cukes, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, Ferns, and a few Greens. We'll also have Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will be bringing our award winning chevre, delicious gelato to keep you cool all through Market, and many other products made with our goat's milk!  As for a breakfast item we will have Scotch Eggs.  

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
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
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
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Taqueria-Style Pickled Carrots
Award -Winning Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut
Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Peruvian Aji Limon Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Award Winning Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Award Winning Strawberry Preserves
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Muscadine Grape Marmalade
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Jam
Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles
Carolina Chow Chow 
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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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!

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.