June 30, 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
Little Tree Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Catbriar Farm
Terra Clotha
Pamela Strand Photography
Four Leaf Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Edna Lee's Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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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!
 

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FERMENTED FOODS

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Happy Fourth of July weekend! Make the Market your one-stop-shop for all of your holidays needs. We've got your favorites, including melons, sweet corn, potatoes, many varieties of meat and much, much more. We're excited to kick-off the weekend with you and will see you at Durham Central Park tomorrow!

Also, all young chefs are welcome to join C'est si Bon's teen cooks for a demonstration tomorrow from 10-11 am. The teens are part of the Taste the Adventure in NC cooking class and are eager to share their delicious melon, cucumber and blackberry salad with you. Check out the recipe below and be sure to swing by the Market lawn to participate in the demo and taste a sample!

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Melon, Cucumber & Blackberry Salad 
with Balsamic Reduction
The combination of the sweet ripe melon, cucumbers, and berries and fresh herbs is a simple way to celebrate this summer feast.
 
Serves 6-8
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 large Carolina melon, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pint or 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup each fresh basil and mint
  • 1 recipe balsamic reduction 
Balsamic Reduction Ingredients:
  • 1 pint balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Fresh thyme, several small sprigs with lots of needles
Balsamic Reduction Directions:
  1. Make this early in the day you need it. Pour the balsamic vinegar into a heavy bottomed saucepan and place over moderate heat. Stir in the honey, drop in the bay leaves and fresh thyme. Bring to a low boil.
  2. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer and allow the vinegar to reduce slowly. After 30 minutes or so, when it has lost more than half of its original volume, the vinegar will start to appear syrupy - watch it closely. 
  3. Reduce to 1/3 of its original volume. It should be the consistency of the honey - thick but still spreadable.
  4. Pour the syrup through a small strainer into a heatproof bowl or measuring cup. Discard the bay leaves and seasonings.
  5. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container. It will congeal but keep indefinitely. To use, spoon the hard sauce into a bowl or heatproof measuring cup and heat it slowly in a pan of hot water or at low level in the microwave. For a thinner consistency, stir in drops of hot water.
Salad Directions:
  1. Two hours before serving, combine the blackberries, basil and mint in a pretty serving bowl. Mix gently, then set aside. 
  2. Arrange melon and cucumber slices on a platter. Pour over the mixture of berries, herbs and balsamic reduction. 
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See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events  
Wednesday, July 5
  • Join us for the Sprouts Kid's Club every Wednesday 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!
Wednesday, July 12
  • Join us for the Tomato Day celebration at the Wednesday Market from 3-4:30 pm.
Saturday, July 15
  • Join us for Tomato Day from 9-11 am and sample dozens of varieties of tomatoes with chef Jeff Crane and the crew from Heirloom in Roxboro.
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
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.
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and much more!

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

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
 
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
Celebrate the Fourth  of July  with a 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as: New York Strips, Filet Mignon, London Broil, Flat Iron, 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 HOT DOGS - 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 baby SQUASH, GREEN beans, cucumbers, lots of tender OKRA, and Sungold Tomatoes. We may have a limited supply of our organic sweet corn. 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.

Chapel Hill Creamery
July Fourth is coming already!  We have cheese, sausage, and spare ribs for grilling. Try a sample of our Pheta when you come to market. It is aged in a salt brine which is the traditional method. It has a tangy bite but also has the rich flavor of our Jersey cows' milk that customers love. It adds some punch to any salad  or pasta dish. Toss with watermelon cubes, Tabouli, or green beans. Our tangy, fresh Dairyland Farmers is made each week; it's milk one day and cheese the next. It's especially good with tomatoes; use it in a sandwich, a salad of cubed tomatoes and basil, or in a taco with fresh salsa. Made each week, it is milk one day and cheese the next, so it's moist and refreshing.

We'll also have Carolina Moon which is creamy like a Brie. It naturally ripens which means it get softer and develops more flavor as it ages. Use as an appetizer or serve it with crusty bread to pair with a salad or cooked vegetables for a quick meal. Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting. Enjoy with crackers, in an omelet, or on a cheeseburger.  

Our pork comes from our whey fed pigs, and sausages are made with the hams for a meaty taste. Choose from Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Chorizo, and Sage and Maple Breakfast. We hope to pick up more sausage before  Saturday  and will have even more to choose from. We'll also have spare ribs, ground pork, and a little ground beef. Pick up one of our recipes, taste some samples, and have a great weekend and July Fourth.

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 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 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
Little Tree Farm
John of Little Tree Farm will be at the Market  this Saturday  with our homemade mustards. We are busy harvesting our honey and will be bringing that, too. I have also been picking blueberries and John will be bringing those along as well.

John & Dale Fluke
Little Tree Farm
Granville County
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 TROMBONCINO and CUCUZZI SQUASH !

Fresh this Week: **GRASS FED & FINISHED, PASTURE RAISED BEEF**

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
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & YEARLING MUTTON **
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
  • Ground Pet Food 
Pro-rated rolling sign up for our Warm Season CSA  - Save 10%!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Pickle Special this weekend! Stop by our booth to taste our family recipe of refrigerator pickles. We will have kits available that contain the recipe and veggies you need to make a batch for yourself! A super easy and delicious way to use the fresh harvest!

PRODUCE
We will have summer squash (patty pan, zephyr, yellow, zucchini), pickling and slicing/salad cucumbers, okra (limited), carrots, beets, radishes, bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant, sweet onions, potatoes, and garlic available.

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!
Catbriar  Farm
We will bring squash, zucchini, cabbages, potatoes, kale, fresh and dried herbs, paprika powder. dried cayenne peppers, flakes and powder. We will also bring sunflowers. See you at the Market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Terra Clotha
Our stock of children's clothing featuring our "Bull City" design had gotten a little low, so we created some more this week.. Funky and a little wild. Like the city itself. Because you're never too young to be cool.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Allowing your wardrobe to reflect Durham's spirit.

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

Pamela Strand Photography
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!
Four Leaf Farm
Hard to believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner. Make sure you come and shop for your "Patriotic Potatoes". Those are of course red, white and blue potatoes and they make a fun potato salad for your picnic on the 4th. We will bring a lot of other items that would work for your cook out. Think about serving some frying peppers while you wait for the burgers to be done. We have Padron, Shishito, Lombardo and maybe even a few Jimmy Nardello. You also will find cucumbers, squash, okra, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, fresh onions and the first cured garlic and, of course, Pea Shoots.  For the gardeners there will be Kiwi, Figs, Herbs, shade lili's and plenty of succulents.

Hannah, Tim and Helga wish everyone a Happy 4th. See you at the Market!

Ever Laughter Farm

Have you seen our display of cucumbers? Check it out, it's very refreshing! We'll also have plenty of basil, potatoes, fennel, Malabar spinach, and green bulb onions. And our mixed bouquets are looking more summery by the day. Come see whats in bloom! See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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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 Dinner: Saturday, July 8 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

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. 

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
Your favorite roasted peanuts are returning. We will also have squash, potatoes, onions and other items. Please stop by and say, "Hello!". See you at the Market!

Fred & Lonna Shaw
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
Edna Lee's Bakery
We will have Blackberry Cobbler, Lg. Chocolate Chip Cookie, Father's Day Cake, and our usual assortment of Breads, Cookies, Sweet Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, etc. See you at the Market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
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
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,
April 

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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.