May 19, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Stoney Mountain Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Ever Laughter Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Celebrity Dairy
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
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
GREENS

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

CAULIFLOWER

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

MUSHROOMS

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GINGER

CHEESE

SUGAR SNAP PEAS

LAMB & SHEEP PRODUCTS

FERMENTED FOODS

RED RADISHES

PLANT STARTS

HERBS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS
10% Campaign

Quick Links
We're really excited to play silly games with you on the lawn this weekend at our Field Day event! The 360 Approach, a wellness studio located adjacent to Durham Central Park, will be hosting this family-friendly event for you. Plan to swing by the Market lawn from 10-11 am to play a few games and win a prize from some of our fabulous vendors. Bring the whole family for a morning of fun and pick up your groceries for the week while you're here. Also, the Master Gardeners will be available to answer all of your plant questions from 8 am-noon. There's something for everyone at the Market this weekend!

We're also very excited to announce our crowdfunding campaign for the Sprouts Kid's Club.  Last year, children learned about healthy eating, supporting local farmers, and money management in our Sprouts Club at the Wednesday Market. We hope the club will return on Wednesdays and Saturdays this year, but  we need your help to raise money for a successful Sprouts Club this season. Please consider supporting our crowdfunding campaign and  help us get the word out by e-mailing friends and family, sharing on social media, or posting on your neighborhood listservs. Thank you in advance for supporting this wonderful community cause! We cannot do it without you!


See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, May 27
  • Join us for a simple cooking demo on the Market lawn and learn to make veggie hummus wraps from 10-11 am.
  • Ugly Veggie Beauty Contest! Vote for your favorite ugly veggie from farmers in this silly fundraiser.
Saturday, June 10
  • Join Erin for a home pickling demo and learn everything you need to preserve your favorite fruits and veggies! 
Saturday, June 17
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, July 15
  • Save the date for Tomato Day, one of our favorite celebrations of the year!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Hakurei Turnips, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (many varieties), Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, Squash, Zucchini, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries & Raspberries

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

FLOWERS: Baptisia, Bachelor Buttons, Snapdragons, 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.
Stoney Mountain Farm
One of the many benefits of buying directly from the farmer and not the big box store is finding cuts of meat you'd never see otherwise. Today, we'd like to introduce to  LAMB RIBS.
We'll be handing out samples of our yummy ribs. If you've never tried them, you should, a tasty morsel you'll agree!

We will have our coolers full of all our other popular cuts too.  Hope to see you on  Saturday !

Olga & John Elder
Burlington, NC
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Meadow Lane Farm
Delicious grass-fed meats from our farm that are also Animal Welfare Approved - you can't beat that.  "Sun, Grass, Delicious Meats" is our motto.

Fire up the grill - we have everything this Saturday.  Wonderful dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Dorset X LAMB and Boer GOAT (Chevon), an assortment of STEAKS, Loin CHOPS, RIBS, Ground, Sausages, and much more will be available. All cuts are fresh from our farm to your plate. Also, try our Lamb BRAT's sausage on the grill - you will come back for more. Our Berkshire X PORK is so delicious - they are happy pigs that get to enjoy the outside on pasture. Sausages, roasts, smoked ham and even Eastern Style Pork Barbeque will be available at the Market.

USDA organic veggies: STRAWBERRIES, SNOW PEAS, and tender heads of Romaine lettuce... maybe a few large sweet onions.  This Saturday , we'll also have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens.

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
Chapel Hill Creamery
Our popular sausage is back in! We have several varieties plus spare ribs, so it's time to pull out those grills! Sausages include Bratwurst, Mild Italian, Smoked Andouille, Smoked Polish, Maple Sage Breakfast links, and Mild Country Breakfast. Our sausages are especially good since they come from our whey fed pigs and we use the hams, which give a great meaty flavor. We chose the spices that we think you will like.

Our Carolina Moon will be on special price this week because it is ripe and ready to eat. You can enjoy it this weekend for and appetizer with strawberries or as a side with a salad with fresh, spring produce. Use half for one meal and save the second half to serve another day if you like. The Carolina Moon is made in a traditional way so that it ripens as it ages. This is an example of a SLOW FOOD, which is not the method used for a lot of commercially made cheeses of this type.

We also have our Dairyland Farmers which moist, unaged, and a little tart. Pick up our recipe for Market Salad which uses the carrots and red cabbage that are available now. Our Pheta is another versatile cheese for salads, pizza or any dish with tomatoes, cooked or raw. It is a little sharp with undertones of our rich Jersey milk.   

We still have our delicious ground beef for burgers, meatballs, tacos, or stuffed cabbage leaves. Our picture today is Allison who is our herd manager and a big part of our business. She is one of the subjects for the Vitamin O photography exhibit at the Chapel Hill Library.  These are photographs of people in Orange County taken by Alicia Stemper. We also had travel writers come visit our farm as part of their convention in Chapel Hill. See more pictures of our farm on our Facebook and enjoy the weekend.

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 meads made with 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 from 1-5pm. 

This week we will 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.

We will also be sampling our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme; and Ginger Mead, a dark wildflower honey traditional mead, semi-sweet and infused with local ginger.   

We will also have bottles available of our Fig Orange Mead, semi-sweet mead with honey, floral, caramel and fig notes, and Spiced Apple Cyser, our apple pie mead, made from NC cider and NC wildflower honey.  

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Terra Clotha
Until the end of May, we will have many of our adult short-sleeved T-shirts for sale at $12 per shirt. That's more than 50 percent off the regular price. This applies only to shirts in stock, not special orders. And it won't apply to all shirts, but still, a lot of our inventory of adult shirts will be on sale. Could be a sweet deal if you're looking for a colorful addition to your wardrobe.

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.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
EARLY SPRING POTATOES
We are starting to dig our new red potatoes (limited availability).

STRAWBERRIES
The season is winding down, so get our PESTICIDE-FREE strawberries while they are still available.

PRODUCE and EGGS
We will have potatoes, lettuce, chard, celery, green garlic and eggs.

TOMATO PLANTS and MORE
Last call for our starter plants (while supplies last). We will have a selection of tomatoes, peppers, okra, pickling cucumbers, herbs, blackberries, catnip and flower plants for your garden.

FROM OUR KITCHEN: 
Jams and jellies!  We have our award-winning strawberry jam and blackberry jelly. Also available are apple, peach, and peach mango and 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!
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will bring more Fabulous Fava to market  this Saturday  along with LEEKS, Speckled trout back LETTUCE, Buttercrunch LETTUCE, PAC CHOI, CHARD, KALE, SPIGORELLIA, CUCUMBERS, ZUCCHINI, pointy head CABBAGE, BEETS of many colors, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, fresh DILL and CILANTRO.

For the gardeners there will be one last chance to get tomato and pepper plants. We will continue to bring flowering perennials, annuals, herbs and succulents. Come have a look at our $5 SALE table for some good deals.

Hannah, Tim and Helga
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. 

This week: Fresh, never frozen, 100% grass-fed BEEF!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised ** CHICKEN ** Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & YEARLING MUTTON **
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK **
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised ** BRAISING DUCK ** 
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
  • Ground Pet Food
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
Sign up for our Warm Season CSA and save 10%!

Receive  10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Visit our website! 
Catbriar Farm
We will bring broccoli, kale, spinach, Swiss chard,  beet greens, collards, green garlic, green onions, as well as fresh and dried herbs (parsley, dill, chives, sorrel, spearmint, catnip, sage, oregano).

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Elodie Farms
Join us this Saturday at the DFM! 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)
  • New! Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Our next farm tour will take place on Sunday, May 21 at 4:30PM . Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

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

Volunteer opportunities: Click here 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.

Ever Laughter Farm
Lettuce, carrots, Swiss chard, fennel, and other vegetables are ready for you!

We'll still have lots of plants for you garden and many mixed bouquets including snapdragons, statice, dianthus, and more!

See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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.
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:
  • Grad Dinner (May 21): Cornish Game Hens with Orange Sauce, etc.
  • 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
A trailer full and flowers are coming your w ay! Come check out our double bloom  geraniums, rosebud impatiens, four colors of
verbena, lantana, lavender, and s ucculents!!! Carolina Babe liquid 
Coconut spray skin oil also.  Please call for orders.

Thank you for shopping local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
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. Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
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.