September 22, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
(Note: Wednesday Market runs through October 11.)
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Terra Clotha
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Four Leaf Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Celebrity Dairy
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
It's one of our favorite weekends of the year! Join Carolina Farm Stewardship Association for the  Eastern Triangle Farm Tour . On Saturday and Sunday, you can visit more than 26 farms, including several vendors from the Market. Stop by the Market's Info Table for a brochure and to pick up your button. This is an event you don't want to miss and is a great way to learn about sustainable growing practices in the Triangle area!

Also, be sure to check out our cooking demo on the Market Lawn starting at 9 am. Learn how to cook with early fall produce and sample a delicious meal. It will be a great weekend to celebrate seasonal produce and the farmers that make it all happen!

What's for dinner? 
Butternut Squash Soup!
Butternut  squash is full of fiber and vitamin B6, which is essential for the functioning of the nervous and immune systems. It's lovely orange color signifies that the veggie also contains carotenoids, which your body converts to Vitamin A.

  • 2 medium butternut squash
  • 1 small onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • Butter to saute
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1-2 cups whole milk, depending on desired thickness
  • Salt and pepper to taste
*Note: This can be prepared vegan by replacing the milk with more vegetable stock and using olive oil instead of butter.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice squash in half longways, removing the top green stem and scooping out the seeds with a spoon. (You can also save these to make toasted butternut squash seeds!) Bake squash, with the sliced side down, for 20-30 minutes or until the flesh is cooked through.
  2. Chop onions and garlic and saute with butter until they turn light brown and begin to caramelize. Set aside. 
  3. Take squash out of the oven and remove the outer peel.
  4. Add baked squash and onion and garlic mixture to a food processor (or large bowl if using immersion blender). While blending, slowly add the vegetable stock until you reach a smooth, puree-like consistency.
  5. Transfer puree to a stock pot and heat on the stove top on low-medium heat. Add the whole milk until you have your desired consistency. Then add salt and pepper to taste. 
This soup is great on it's own, but it is also fun to garnish with toasted focaccia, fresh herbs, and sour cream or Greek yogurt. Make a second batch at the same time and freeze for a quick dinner in the upcoming weeks. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Veggie Valet at the Market!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.

A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Butternut Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Purple Hull Peas, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Apples, Pears and more

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

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Celosia, Mums, 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
We have so much wonderful natural, pasture-based MEATS this week, we are offering a discount on orders over $100 - buy $100 or more and receive a 10% discount on our meats - either our ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer Goat CHEVON!   

NEW products include natural HOTDOGS.. blend of beef/pork and all beef! Also, we have rendered containers of our pork LARD...makes the best tasting fried products.

Fresh PORK and LAMB arrived this week from our processor..lots of PORK Sausages: Italian, Brats, Maple Breakfast, Hot Country, Country X sage, Smoked ham slices for the grill, Slabs of St. Louis style ribs, Picnic and Boston Butt Roasts, Ground Pork, BACON, and more.

LAMB: Ground, Brats Sausage, Thick Lamb Chops, Riblets, Shanks, Whole Leg/Half Legs, liver, and more.

ANGUS BEEF: Ground, Chorizo and Brats Sausages, STEAKS (assortment), ROASTS (Sirloin Tip, Chuck, Chuck Filets), Brisket, Short Ribs, Shanks, Loin Ribs, Soup Bones, Dog Bones, etc. All BEEF HOTDOGS.. are here! Along with our blended hotdog of pork/beef..give them a try. 

CHEVON: Ground, Shanks, LOIN CHOPS, Riblets, Whole Leg and more.

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include: lots of tender OKRA, Sungold Tomatoes, and many butternut squash.  SWEET and few HOT peppers along with baby EGGPLANT will be available on SaturdayTry our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

This SATURDAY & SUNDAY from 1-5 p.m., we are Stop #13 on CFSA's FARM TOUR. Visit us and enjoy a wonderful hotdog lunch; tour the farm grounds; see the animals; and also enjoy a discount of 10% on purchases over $100.

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 helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Also, a special THANKS for those of you who were able to attend our 4th Annual fundraiser "DINNER in the MEADOW".. you helped raise funds for our small sustainable farmers in the region.  Another successful event...thanks to YOU! See you next year. 

Sunset Ridge
Buffalo Farm

Jack will be at the Market with a good selection of bison meat, so stop by and visit with him and pick out some delicious and nutritious meat. 

See you at the Market!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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.

Honeygirl is now open for Fall Fridays from 4:00-8:00 pm! Join us Friday evenings after work and unwind with a glass of mead and some fun Fall activities. Check out our Facebook page for more details.  Coming up at the meadery:
  • 9/22 - Pop-Up Market with Lo & Behold Natural Body Care
  • 9/29 - Durham Wine and Design
This week we will be sampling: our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes.   

We will also be sampling our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate.

And we will be sampling our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme. 

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
Our Calvander cheese, which is inspired by Asiago, will be ready to sell on  October 4,  one-and-a half weeks from now. We're excited to have it available at the markets, stores, and in featured restaurants. We love seeing and tasting the dishes created by the creative chefs in North Carolina. Keep an eye out for our posters and buttons with our celebratory cows.  

 We have paneer  this Saturday . For inspiration see what Lantern is doing with it on our Facebook or Instagram, or gently fry this Indian cheese yourself and add to a mixed vegetable curry or sautéed greens. We only make this when the restaurant serves it, so get some  this Saturday

Our Dairyland Farmers cheese is fresh and moist and unlike the Paneer, it does melt when heated. Use it in tacos, our market salad recipe, in scrambled eggs.  Serve our Carolina Moon which is similar to a Camembert or Brie with hot pepper jelly or melt on a grilled cheese with roasted red pepper or mushrooms. To melt the Carolina Moon, trim some of the rind while it is cold, otherwise let the cheese warm to room temperature before serving. The rind is edible and traditionally it is eaten with each bite. Our Pheta is aged in a salt brine, which is a traditional method. Add to salads or greens, or marinate it with herbs and serve on a crusty bread.

Hickory Grove is a great cheese for the fall. Good with apples, for frittatas, or cheeseburgers. It is a monastery style cheese named for the Hickory Grove Baptist church near our farm. It has a smooth texture and a savory flavor.

Lots of sausage in stock for the weekend including Bratwurst, Mild and Hot Italian, Polish, Smoked Andouille, Mild Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, and Chorizo. Sausage is made  with the hams for a meaty taste and the pigs are fed the whey from cheese making which is nutritious for them and makes the meat tender. We also have bacon, Spare ribs, smoked ham hocks, and our flavorful ground beef which is a customer favorite. Bring a cooler and come see us on Saturday!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy and daughter Ramy  are bringing you mums, pansies, succulents,  and more! Chow chows, pepper jellies, jams, a nd hot pepper vinegars!  Colorful sweet bell peppers, tender  okra and pickled okra. Come try o ur Carolina Babe liquid "spray" coconut  oil for your dry skin!

Thank you for buying local!  For orders call  919-548-0977.  
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Our heirloom tomatoes are back! Field-grown and sun-ripened - thanks to ideal growing weather.

PRODUCE:  On our tables you will find our fresh-dug and cured sweet potatoes, fall squash (carnival  and butternut), eggplant, hybrid, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, sweet onions, collards, kale, radishes and garlic.

JAMS AND JELLIES:  Our blackberry and apple jelly and strawberry, peach, peach mango and sweet onion jam are available this week.

FLOWERS:  Come by for a lovely bunch of mixed late summer flowers.

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!
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
Ginger - Beet Kvass
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
PEA-co de Gallo 
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut

Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Peach with Vanilla Bean & Bourbon
Blackberry Jam
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Terra Clotha
It's 1941. Mr. Thompson is trying to understand why Charles Foster Kane's last word was "Rosebud," and Mr. Bernstein suggests it might have been some girl Mr. Kane knew years ago.  "There were a lot of girls at the beginning," Mr. Bernstein says. "Yes," Mr. Thompson agrees, "but would you remember a girl for more than forty years and say her name on your deathbed?" "A person might remember things you wouldn't think he'd remember," Mr. Bernstein replies. "Me for example. One day, back in '96, I was crossing on a ferry and as we pulled out there was a second ferry pulling in - and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. She was wearing one of those hand-dyed dresses they sell at the Durham Farmers' Market. I only saw her for one second and she didn't see me at all - but I'd say a month hasn't gone by since then that I haven't thought of that girl and that dress." (With apologies to Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles.)

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Memorable.

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 Ex-Large mums, Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 
Charles & Joan Holeman
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM has a long list of veggies that we will harvest for you  tomorrow : Collards, Kale, Kohlrabi, Napa Cabbage, Kabu Turnips, Shunkuio Radish, Broccoli Raab, Cherry tomatoes, Juliet tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Okra, Yard Long Beans, Cucumbers, Asian Greens, Cilantro, Pea Shoots, Winter Squash and Arugula. We also will bring a few plants including lettuce and mixed Asian greens that you can plant in your garden, ready to harvest Pot O'Arugula and "Lettuce Garden". Hope to see you there!

Brian, Helga and Tim
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Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Turkey pre-orders here!

Specials continue by pre-order only using this simple order web link!
Smoked Sausage Special:
Mix and match - Buy 4, get 1 Free
Smoked Polish and Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausages
Beef Slow Cooker Special
Osso Buco and Short Ribs - $5 per pound (2 pound minimum)

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  ** 

  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)  
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
Rolling sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA - save 10% on MEAT!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Catbriar Farm
We will bring country winesap apples, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, (slicers and Juliet salad), beautiful Jade green beans, silver queen corn, squash, zucchini, Asian eggplant, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, fresh and dried herbs, zinnias. 

See you at the Market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Stoney Mountain Farm
Our coolers will be full once again with our wonderful lamb, named specifically by Slow Food as a FLAVOR worth saving!  Our popular cuts right now are our boneless leg roasts and we'll happily share our ever popular recipes for grilling! Our chops are always a hit. Shanks, who can resist them? Lamb tenderloin, yep, that's what I said. Plenty of bones for all those broth loving fans. And, last but farm from least, our ever popular ground lamb. Ask for my Lamb Pizza recipe...easy and yummy!

We'll also be in the company of our felted sheep for gifts. Yes, we have yarn, pelts, and....of course, our Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls.  See you  Saturday  mornin'!

Olga & John
Chief Herders
Burlington, NC
Pamela Strand Photography  
Harvest time is here! I visited Hinnant Vineyards to observe the harvesting of the grapes. The ri ch colors of the grapes with the greens and yellows of the leaves combined to make lovely images.  Drop by to check them out!
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x1"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
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, October 14 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

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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
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!  

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
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.