October 27, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Chapel Hill Creamery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Honeygirl Meadery
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Celebrity Dairy
Flat River Farm & Nursery
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
We look forward to seeing superheroes, veggies, animals and more at our Halloween celebration this weekend! Vendors will be competing for your votes to win the costume and booth decoration contest. So how  can you participate? Purchase tickets at the Veggie Valet tent on the Market Lawn or at the Info Table. Tickets are $1 each or 8 tickets for $5.  Then, drop your ticket(s) in the jar at a vendor's stand - remember that you can vote for your favorite costume OR your favorite booth decorations.  All of the money raised from ticket sales goes directly to our Double Bucks program.  We also encourage you to wear your Halloween  costume  to the Market and cannot wait to see what you create!

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. This means that $10 SNAP/EBT = $20 to spend on fresh produce. The matching $10 is funded through grants and fundraisers, such as the vendor  Halloween  contest. Thank you for your continued support of the Double Bucks program!

Also, have your kids save their leftover candy for a special event next weekend!  Kohl's Bull City Fit  is hosting a Halloween Candy trade-in on November 4 at the Market.  Your kids can swap 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?

Pumpkin everything!
Wondering what to do with your pumpkins after the holiday? Eat it, of course! Check out this simple recipe for pumpkin puree, which can be used in your favorite fall recipe.
  1. Cut the stem of the pumpkin off, just like you do when you are carving a jack-o-lantern.
  2. Scoop out all of the seeds. You can set these aside to clean and roast for a tasty snack.
  3. Cut the pumpkin into halves or quarters and place the pieces in a baking dish. Put about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the dish so the pumpkin steams and roasts at the same time.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the pumpkin in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. After that, check it every 5 minutes until it is finished cooking. You can tell the pumpkin is cooked to perfection when you can easily stick a fork through the skin into the flesh. If the pumpkin's flesh starts to brown or burn, turn the oven down.
  5. When the pumpkin is finished baking, take it out and let it cool. Then, scrape the pumpkin flesh off of the skin.
  6. Mash the pumpkin flesh just a little bit. Then, place it in a fine mesh sieve or in cheese cloth and let the water drain off for at least an hour.
  7. Run the drained pumpkin flesh through a food processor for an even consistency. Now the pumpkin puree is ready to be used in your favorite pumpkin pie or bread recipe!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Veggie Valet at the Market!
Rent a shopping basket from the
Veggie Valet tent and fill it with your favorite seasonal goodies!
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, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips, 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: Dahlias, Celosia, Zinnias, Mums, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato
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, and more!

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.
Salty   Catch  Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast Saturday morning to bring the Market community fresh caught NC Seafood. Stop by and see Steven and Renee and chat with Steven, a commercial fisherman.  Know that when you buy Salty Catch Seafood you're getting the freshest N.C. seafood available. Salty Catch believes in offering a superior product along with exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Chapel Hill Creamery
We're promoting our Calvander which is our firm, flavorful, Asiago style cheese, as it's the perfect cheese for the fall and winter months. Made with the rich milk from our Jersey cows, it has a piquant flavor balanced with buttery undertones. We partnered with fifteen restaurant throughout N.C. which have added Calvander to their menus. Find the list and some recipes they've shared with us online. T hey have come up with delicious pasta, pizza, gratins, escarole salads, and gougeres to name a few. We will also have some recipes at our booth.

Mix our cheeses for a cheese plate or picnic or use in salads or cooked dishes. We will have a little Paneer, Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, Pheta, and Hickory Grove. Fry or cube the Paneer and add to greens or vegetable curry. Our unaged Dairyland Farmers cheese is a tangy, moist cheese that we make every week. Use this to stuff peppers for Chile Rellenos. Carolina Moon is similar to a Camembert. We have ripe, ie soft with a mushroomy flavor, and less ripe wheels, and can help you choose one that you'll enjoy. Pheta is brined to give it more of a bite than our Farmers cheese and can be used in salads, with beets, or tabouli. Hickory Grove is our own recipe that is semi firm with a savory, nuanced flavor. The washed rind on this cheese adds extra flavor but is not too strong. It's a wonderful melting cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches or cheeseburgers with our beef. Acme Restaurant uses it for a delicious tomato pie.

We have all our varieties of sausage this week including Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, and Chorizo. We also have smoked ham hocks, bacon and spare ribs for roasting or grilling. Try our ground beef this week for delicious hamburgers, meatloaf, or spaghetti sauce. See you Saturday!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Bonlee Grown Farm
Look for beautiful golden, o range, and red sweet bell p eppers. We'll also have mums and succulents! Don't forget to treat your tastebuds with h ot chow chows and pickles.

Join the fun and come dressed up to celebrate Halloween!  Thank you for buying local!

Ray, Amy, Ramy and Erin Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
Fresh pastured, natural meats this week include our ANGUS BEEF, Boer X CHEVON, Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB ...with many cuts to select from! Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling. PORK... slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.  We have steaks such as: Cubed steak, London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, PORK, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, and an assortment of Roasts.

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.

NEW this week: Our own rendered natural pork LARD (small buckets), all Beef HOTDOGS and a pork/beef blended HOTDOG; pork sausages...lots of pastured pork sausages! 

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include: 
Sungold Tomatoes, limited summer squash,  SWEET "lunch box" peppers and HOT peppers are also in supply along with three varieties of EGGPLANT. Stock up now and process our veggies before the first FREEZE next week.  Try our farm fresh eggs also...big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

Other NEW farm products: OAK FIREWOOD, the weather is beginning to change with cooler weather. Now is the time to think about ordering your oak firewood for the cold weather. We lost a 300 year-old magnificent oak tree last year during Hurricane Matthew and have it split into dried pieces for firewood. Text or call me if you would like a larger quantity (cord)...we will also have small quantities bundled at the market in the next few weeks.

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.

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack looks forward to seeing you at the DFM  on Saturday . Stop by and choose some delicious bison meat for the coming week. While steaks are running low, there are plenty of other cuts for you to select.  See you at the Market!!!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Smoked Sausage Special 
Smoked  Polish  and Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausages - 20% OFF at $8 per pound Pre-order only !

Chicken Broth and Stock Special  
Pasture Raised Chicken Backs - 33% OFF at $2 per pound.  Pre-order only!

Plenty of roasts for this chilly weather... beef chucks, pot, and London broils... pork picnics and hams!

Pre-order your Broad Breasted White Thanksgiving Turkey here!

Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

On our webpage, click through to  see current availability
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)  
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed  
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **  
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Sliced Ham, Pate, 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
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

MoonDance Soaps & More
When's the last time you gave your hard working feet a little bit of TLC?  After a long hot summer, walks on the beach, barefoot strolling...How are your feet looking as we head into the colder winter months? Callouses? Rough spots? Dry cracked heels?  We'll be bringing a few bags of our Invigorating Foot Soak Crystals and some jars of our Skin Soothing Foot Balm to market this weekend. Toe tingling Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Essential Oils to awaken and rejuvenate followed by a butter rich foot balm to soften and moisturize. Add a bar of our extra scrubby foot soap with pumice powder and you've got an at home spa treatment on tap. See you at the Market!

Rachel & Paul
Honeygirl Meadery
Come one, come all!! For one day only, your town has been visited by Dr. Beeswax, mad potion maker extraordinaire.
Are your humors feeling low? Is your spirit suffering from a decrease in positivity and general malaise? Are your taste buds generally lacking in flavorosity? Have you been hexed, jinxed, cursed, voodoo'd, bewitched, beguiled, perplexed, ill-starred, blighted, or ill-omened by some sort of malignant figure? Come for a tasting of a tonic that is sure to add pep, vigor, and spirit to your day.
All of our potions are genuine articles and have been crafted by a bevy of witches and scientists in order to relieve you of all ills and bring you into a right state of mind! Visit Dr. Beeswax, Saturday from 8-12 under the big orange tent at the Durham Farmers' Market! Tell your friends, wow your neighbors, make your enemies pass out with envy as you show them your very own approved potion. And if you are so wowed by Dr. Beeswax and their display of potions chicanery, please vote for their booth in the costume and decoration contest. All proceeds raised help the Markets Double Bucks program.

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:
  • 10/27 - Halloween Candy Pairing
  • 11/3 - Moon.Flower.Child Pop Up Market
Diane Currier
Terra Clotha
We spotted Halloween decorations at a local store in July. So perhaps we're late to this game. For Halloween,  Tuesday, Oct. 31 , and for the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), which is  Thursday, Nov. 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. 

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

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
The cool nights we have been experiencing this week have brought on a wealth of greens growing in the gardens. This week we will feature our beautiful spinach. Stop by and pick up a bag! We will also have some multicolored lettuce to dress up your salads and sandwiches.

On our tables you will find spinach, lettuce, arugula, turnips, green and yellow beans, eggplant, cured sweet potatoes, fall squash, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, collards, kale, and watermelon radishes.

Our award-winning strawberry jam, peach, and peach mango jam and blackberry jelly are available this week.

Come by for a colorful bunch of dahlias.

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!
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be there and bring some colorful cauliflower, collards, broccoli raab greens, daikon radish, lettuce, pea shoots, peppers (get them while you can they cold is going to do them in soon I think), Gai lan, kale and to feed the soul we will have cheerful little Violas. The weather should be good and it is the Vendor Costume contest so that should be fun.

Tim & Helga
Ever Laughter Farm  
This spooky Saturday we will have aji dulce and other peppers, ginger, turmeric, arugula, frisee,  lettuce, kale, collards,  escarole, Italian dandelions, turnips, sweet potatoes, and more!

See you at the Market! 

Will Cramer
Pamela Strand Photography  
This week new images include 150th NC State Fair photos and lots of beautiful cardinals especially for the upcoming holidays.

Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x14"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! 

Come celebrate Oktoberfest (and finally some cool fall weather!) with a big sale on Sauerkraut! Buy 1 get 2nd jar HALF OFF!

What's available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Classic Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Nettle Kraut
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Napa Kimchi
Ginger Beet Kvass 

Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Pear Preserves
Sorghum Caramel Apple Butter
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
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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Catbriar Farm
We will bring apples, sweet potatoes, turnips, broccoli, cabbages, collards, kale, turnip greens, sweet bell peppers, lunch box snack peppers, hot cayenne peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, fresh and dried herbs and zinnias.

We will bring a selection of our USDA frozen, vacuum sealed Angus beef. If you have a cut you would like to try, please e-mail or call us and I will bring it for you. The cuts we have available are ground beef, steaks (sirloin, rib eye, NY strip, porterhouse, t-bone, filet mignon), roasts (brisket, top round, bottom round, chuck, rib, sirloin tip), stew beef, short ribs, and liver. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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, November 11 at 5 PM.  Get your tickets   here !

Next Farm Tour: Saturday, November 18 at 2 PM. 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 bring our award winning chevre, delicious gelato, 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
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
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.