June 9, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
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Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Elodie Farms
Terra Clotha
Catbriar Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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!
 

SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
NOW AVAILABLE
AT THE MARKET

STRAWBERRIES

BLACK RASPBERRIES

SQUASH & ZUCCHINI

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

MUSHROOMS

EGGS

NEW POTATOES

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GINGER

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SPRING ONIONS

GARLIC SCAPES

KOHLRABI & BEETS

PLANT STARTS

HERBS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS
10% Campaign

Quick Links
With summer right around the corner, there's something exciting happening at the Market every weekend. Be sure to check out our upcoming events online or in the newsletter.  Also, join Erin Urquhart tomorrow for a home pickling demo on the Market Lawn from 10-11 am. We'll be hosting a home pickling competition in late July so be sure to learn tips this weekend so you can win a prize at that event. Erin will teach you how to make classic fridge pickles and picante pickled carrots. Check out Erin's blog and social media and get excited to refine your pickling skills this weekend!

Finally, we need YOUR help to reach our goal for the week of $500 raised for the Sprouts Kid's Club! As a reminder, the Sprouts Club  is a weekly club for children ages 4-12 years old that educates them about healthy eating, environmental stewardship, where their food comes from and much more. Every week, children participate in an activity and sample a fruit and vegetable in the two-bite club. After completing these two activities, each child earns $3 in Sprouts Club Bucks to spend  only  on fruits and vegetables at the Durham Farmers' Market.  Please visit our crowdfunding page  for more information and help us get the word out by e-mailing friends and family, sharing the link on social media, and posting on your neighborhood listservs.  We cannot host the Sprouts Club at the Market without your help and appreciate your support in advance! THANK YOU!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Join us for a cooking demo and 
mead tasting at 
Liberty Warehouse Apartments!

We hope you'll join us for a spring cooking demo with our friends at  Liberty Warehouse Apartments  on Monday, June 12 from  6:30-7:30 pm ! We'll be whipping up a meal in their gorgeous kitchen and sharing tips for seasonal eating. Also, Honeygirl Meadery will be sampling their delicious meads. 

Please RSVP via  e-mail  and check out the event  online We hope to see you there and thank the  Liberty Warehouse  for hosting this community event for us!
Upcoming Market Events  
Saturday, June 17
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
  • Make a Father's Day card on the Market Lawn for your dad, grandpa, uncle, brother - show some love for the father figures in your life!
Saturday, June 24
Saturday, July 1
  • Join C'est si Bon's teen chefs for a demo on the Market Lawn from 10-11 am! All children are invited to participate in the demo and learn cooking skills.
Saturday, July 15
  • Save the date for Tomato Day, one of our favorite celebrations of the year!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Asian Greens, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (many varieties), Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Scallions, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and more!

FRUIT: Black Raspberries, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Raspberries and Blueberries

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

FLOWERS: Snapdragons, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
 
PLANTS: 
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
Grillin' time this weekend - it should be PERFECT weather to cook a 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill. We have other steaks such as: New York Strips, Sirloin, Filet Mignon, Flank, Skirt, Hanger, London Broil, Flat Iron, and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill from BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon).  We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES  (you must try our Lamb Brats!).

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.

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: 
tender heads of Romaine lettuce, few STRAWBERRIES, lots of baby SQUASH, Diakon radishes, new GREEN beans, broccoli, cucumbers, limited OKRA, and a few Sungold Tomatoes. 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.
 
Chapel Hill Creamery
Try a sample of our Pheta when you come to market  this Saturday . It is aged in a salt brine which is the traditional method and is saltier than our Dairyland Farmers cheese. It has the rich flavor of our milk and goes well in salads, pasta, or Tabouli. It adds some punch to these milder dishes. Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting. It is an aged cheese with a washed rind. Use it for a grilled cheese, omelet, or a cheeseburger with our ground beef.

We'll also have Carolina Moon which is creamy like a Brie; it naturally ripens which means it get softer as it ages and it shows off our rich Jersey cows' milk. This is a great cheese to put out as an appetizer by itself or with a chutney or hot pepper jelly. Dairyland Farmers Cheese is a fresh, slightly tart cheese, popular with kids of all ages. It's good for snacking or for our Market Salad recipe as well as topping tacos.

We have Bacon available plus spare ribs, ground pork, and sausages. Pork comes from our whey fed pigs and sausages are made with the hams for a meaty taste. Choose from Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Smoked Polish, Andouille, Sage and Maple Breakfast, and Mild Country Breakfast. Come pick up one of our recipes, taste some samples, and choose some meat or cheese to go with all the great produce at the market.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
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 releasing a new batch of Lavender Mead, one of our favorites for relaxing and porch settin'. This mead is made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. It is floral, earthy and a bit savory, lightly sweet, making it perfect with a cheese plate, light summer salads, or with dark chocolate cake. Come by for a taste!

We will also be sampling 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.

Or sample our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. It is ready for summer cocktails, as featured in this month's Durham Magazine, with 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 have bottles available of our Spiced Apple Cyser, our apple pie mead, made from NC cider and NC wildflower honey; and our Fig Orange Mead, semi-sweet and delightfully nuanced, made with caramelized figs, wildflower honey and orange blossom honey.  

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Summer crops are maturing quickly now that June has arrived. We'll have lots more produce to offer this week! Strawberries are about done for the season, but we may have a few pints available  on Saturday .

PRODUCE and EGGS
We will have summer squash, carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, radishes, beets, cabbage, sweet onions, potatoes, celery, lettuce, and garlic.
 
FROM OUR KITCHEN
Jams and Jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam.  Also available are apple jelly, peach mango and sweet onion jam.

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!
Fickle Creek Farm

Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Fresh this Week:  Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK **

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 Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & YEARLING MUTTON **
  • 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised ** BEEF **
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised ** BRAISING DUCK ** 
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
  • Ground Pet Food
Pro-rated rolling  sign up  for our Warm Season CSA - Save 10%!

Receive  10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Visit our website! 
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:
We still have a few tickets left for our next farm dinner.  Saturday, June 10 at 6PM . Get your tickets  here!

Our next farm tour will take place on Saturday, June 17 at 4:30PM. Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Baby goat adoptions:  E-mail sandra@elodiefarms.com  for details.

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.

Terra Clotha
I created this design from a story my wife Annamarie told me about growing up in East Tennessee. For a couple of summers during her childhood, the kids of her town participated in a scientific study. They gathered fireflies for scientists who planned to use them in medical research. Each evening, just after twilight, she and her friends would go out with their nets and find as many fireflies as they could, and then transfer them to large canning jars. Once a week, the scientists would meet the children at the school parking lot, weigh the insects they had caught, and pay them accordingly. One month, Annamarie was recognized as the second-best firefly catcher in Anderson County, Tennessee. Her name was in the paper and everything. To recreate the firefly design, I dyed the garment yellow, then dropped warm wax onto it. When it was overdyed blue, and the wax removed, I had a green garment with a bunch of firefly "glows." The jar was silkscreened on some garments, batiked on others. The insects were added by rubberstamping the final product.  

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright.

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

Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries, 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
Pamela Strand Photography
Welcome to Pamela Strand Photography!  I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring Durham, OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals and Whimsy. Many of these photos can be previewed on my website. I also have enlargements in several sizes up to 20x30." If you need a larger size printed to canvas, or want an image converted to black and white, that can be arranged.      

See you at the Market!
 
Pamela Strand
919-489-5441
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:
  • Father's Day (June 18): Beef Steak with Bourbon Sauce, etc.
Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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
Bonlee Grown Farm
Lots of beautiful flowers coming y our way! Geraniums and hanging b askets on sale! Squash pickles  are finally here!!! Come check out our jams and hot pepper jelly!  "Liquid coconut oil" also!  For orders call  919-837-2937. 

Thank you for buying local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
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,
April 

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Find recipes & serving suggestions for Farmer's Daughter products on Pinterest.
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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. Ravioli - Spring Pea & Mint, Greek, 3 Cheese & Garlic, Spinach & Cheese, Fig Gorgonzola, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta, Mushroom, Pimento Cheese, Artichoke, Lemon Ricotta, Pierogi Cheddar & Onion, & our NEW Cheese Pizza Ravioli! 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.