November 4, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon 
(through November 19)
*Winter Market starts on December 3 from 10am-noon
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Terra Clotha
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Maple Spring Gardens
Pamela Strand Photography
Waterdog Farms
Catbriar Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Ever Laughter Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Flat River Nursery
DFM Accepts
SNAP Benefits
The Durham Farmers' Market  proudly accepts SNAP benefits. To use SNAP benefits 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 has already made donations 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 communities. 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! 































10% Campaign

Quick Links
Thank you to everyone who voted in our vendor costume contest last weekend. A special congratulations to Tim and Helga MacAller of Four Leaf Farm for winning the contest. You can't help but smile when you see their costume! 
W e're keeping the holiday fun alive at the Market tomorrow with the Hallowen Candy trade-in event hosted by Kohl's Bull City Fit.   Your kids can trade in extra candy for a Market gift certificate. Each handful of candy is worth $1 and each household can earn up to $8 total. 

It's hard to believe that it's already November, which means that we will be switching to our Winter Market hours soon. Our Main Season Market runs through Saturday, November 19. We will be closed on Saturday, November 26 and the Winter Market will begin on Satruday, December 3 from 10 am-noon. Mark your calendars now and we look forward to your continued support at the Market!

Vendor of the Week:
Pamela Strand Photography
Originally an oil painter, Pamela Strand has always been interested in art. She realized that she had a knack for photography when her family continually asked her to take the pictures. Pamela saved up for her first Nikon camera when she was 25 years old and bought her first digital camera in 2002. She sells an array of gorgeous photographs at the Market that are separated into four categories: 1.) Durham and North Carolina; 2.) Flowers and fantasy; 3.) Animals and whimsy; and 4.) Travel photos from outside North Carolina. Pamela's top sellers are photographs of Durham and flowers are the second runner up. She theorizes that people like images of places that they recognize, and that flowers are popular because they're so versatile and can be used for any celebration.
One of Pamela's missions is to capture old buildings before they are renovated in order to help preserve history. Her advice to anyone interested in photography is to join a photography club and make sure to purchase a camera that is an appropriate weight and size for your hands. Something unique about Pamela is that she has two pet bunnies at home, and yes, she does photograph them.
Pamela's photographs make great holiday gifts for both local friends and far away relatives. If you need a card for an upcoming celebration or just some fresh images in your home, visit Pamela on Saturday and see what stunning picture calls out to you the most! 

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Market News
Saturday, November 5
  • Check out what Chef Jeff Crane and the Homefries kids are cooking on the Market lawn from 9:30-11 am.
  • Trade in your Twix for Tomatoes with Bull City Fit's Halloween Candy Drive. Swap your extra Halloween Candy for $1 gift certificates to the Market.
Saturday, November 19
  • Watch your favorite chefs compete in the Collard Cook-Off from 10 am-noon.
Tuesday, November 22
  • Save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Holiday Market from 3-5 pm. Note that the Market will be closed on Saturday, November 26.
Saturday, December 3
  • The Winter Market begins with hours from 10 am-noon.

Attention all parents! Don't forget to visit the Nursery Tent. 

We welcome feeding anywhere in the Market, but for parents
and caregivers looking for a quiet, calm spot and a place
to sit down, swing by the Nursery Tent on the Market Lawn.

Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cauliflower, Chard, Eggplant, Fall Squash, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, and more!

FRUITS: Persimmons and Apples

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

Fresh and Aged Goat Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts 


SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Grits, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Fermented Foods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, and Wool

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
News from Durham Central Park!
Raise your hand if you love goats! Durham Central Park will be the temporary home to a crew of goats from The Goat Squad. These goats will be eating the kudzu that has grown over the small section of the Ellerbe Creek on the northern most end of the Park (at the corner of Roney and Corporation streets). Be sure to swing by and check out the goats on your visit to the Market!

Also, Durham Central Park needs YOUR help to secure a grant so they can offer more free concerts for you and your family next summer! The park made it through Round 1 of a $25,000 grant from the Levitt Foundation and needs your vote.

Voters must create an account in order to select their 5 favorite Levitt AMP Music Series proposals. Check out this link and click the "Sign Up to Vote" box. You will get a confirmation message in your inbox (check your spam box). Click on the message and then you can vote. Thank you for supporting Durham Central Park!

Meadow Lane Farm
Ready for a great pot of stew? How about trying LAMB, GOAT, PORK or BEEF roast or stew meat from our Animal Welfare Approved farm-raised animals?
ANGUS BEEF: Roasts (Sirloin Tip, Chuck, Eye of Round), Steaks (London Broil, Sirloin, Ribeye, Flat Iron), Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Brisket, Soup Bones, Dog Bones, Marrow Bones, Sausages (Chirizo, Brats), Hot Dogs, Cheeks, Shanks, Heart, Calves Liver and more

PORK: How about "heat & serve" eastern-style pork barbeque? Delicious! Sausages (Country X-Sage, Brats, Chirizo, Italian, Maple Breakfast links), Roasts (Boston Butt, Picnic), St. Louis Rib Slabs, Liver, Ground, and more
LAMB: Shoulder Steaks, Ground, Riblets, Liver, Stew, and Leg of Lamb (great for the holidays!)
CHEVON (goat meat): Ground, Cubed/Stew, Riblets, and Liver

USDA Certified Organic Vegetables:  "Sungold" Tomatoes, Squash (summer and winter), Turnips, Okra, Eggplant, Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Shiitake Mushrooms, and more!
Special this week! PUMPKINS! Indian River, White, Pie Pumpkins.
Maybe a few sunflowers available, depending on the weather.

We are taking orders for Mario's beautiful handmade farm greenery HOLIDAY WREATHS. We continue to get so many compliments on them throughout the year.  Dates of availability: November 22, December 3, and December 10 (2 sizes). You can also drive out to the farm to purchase one - just let us know you are coming!
Thank you for your continued support of our family farm!
Martha Mobley
Terra Clotha
Creating hand-dyed clothing has been our bread and butter at Terra Clotha, but recently, we began thinking about the kinds of things you might use along with your literal bread and butter. Such as napkins, that you can put in your lap at mealtime and prevent ugly stains to your seersucker slacks when the bread and butter moves of its own accord from your plate to your lap, where it invariably tends to land buttered side down (thanks, Edna Ferber!). Besides hand-dyed napkins, we also have tea towels, quilted hot pads, and quilted oven mitts, most featuring our firefly design. Oh, and we also have aprons, in sizes for children, youth, and adults.

Clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright ways to protect you from your food.

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

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at an Eastern Bison Association Meeting  on Saturday b ut Donnie Shaw will be at the Market  with a good supply of delicious bison meat. Stop by and select some great tasting bison meat and enjoy some comfort food in the cooler days ahead.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
1 Pound of Coffee = 1 Tree Planted

Oh how things have changed since the summer! Fall has gotta be coffee's favorite time of the year! Crisp, fall mornings call for warm, milky drinks. 

Come out and be one of the first as we debut our homemade pumpkin spice latte! That's right, we're giving Starbucks a run for their money (minus the artificial sweeteners)! We'll of course have other hot coffee drinks available and our freshly roasted beans. 

In case you've forgotten, Green is a custom coffee roaster located in downtown Durham. We procure only the best and most sustainably sourced, single-origin, coffee beans available and each bag is individually roasted allowing for a true, small-batch, coffee experience. 

Our goal is to help our customers offset their carbon footprint through their coffee purchases by planting a tree for each pound of coffee we sell. We limit waste from seed to cup by sourcing naturally washed beans, using solar electricity, and composting all materials. We are striving to be a zero-waste coffee roasting company and our coffee beans are certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Rainforest Friendly. 

Can't wait to see you at the Market! 
Emily and David
MoonDance Soaps & More
Our Scratch & Dent bin is back in action. For all of you that have been diligently checking in with us each week to see when these lovelies would return,  this Saturday  is the day! Grab 'em while we've got them in stock. We'll be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Come on out and say "Hello!". 

Rachel & Paul
Maple Spring Gardens
As we enter November, the days grow shorter and darker here at Maple Spring Gardens. No matter how overcast the sky may be, or how empty the rows of our summer garden appear, color can still be found if you know where to look. The herb garden recently burst with the bright yellow blooms of the flowering chrysanthemum (pictured). According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, these are the flower of November and have significant meanings associated with the different color blooms. We've certainly enjoyed seeing them during these colder days. 

Of course, color can be found outside the herb garden as well. We've got the dramatic dark red of beet starting to appear, the dark purple of one of our sweet potato varieties, and the rustic orange of the carrot. This week at Market we'll have potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, seminoles, carrots, lettuce, salad mix, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, fennel, radishes and ginger. We will also have cilantro, lemongrass, turmeric, burdock, and nettles. We hope to see you there! 
Pamela Strand Photography
Fall weather brings lovely mare's tails and mackerel sky clouds which can create colorful sunsets at Jordan Lake. Capturing these lovely sights is one of my favorite photo activities. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is another great location for fall images.
I have hand-made cards $3.50 each, $3 each if you buy six or more. I also have matted enlargements 11x14" and 16x20" which make great gifts. If you need a larger size printed to canvas or want an image converted to black and white, that can be arranged.  Drop by to see what's new this week!
Pamela Strand Photography
Waterdog Farms
At  Waterdog Farms, we are committed to providing sustainably produced teas, flowers, and specialty produce to all our customers. To us, that means providing the best products grown with no synthetic chemicals and while keeping our land and stream ecosystems on the farm healthy. You can find out more info about us at on our  website or subscribe to our  weekly newsletter.

This week at Market we will have:

Caffeinated tea blends: Minty Green, Tulsi Green, and Carolina Earl Grey tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends: Hibiscus, Select Blend, Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Produce: Fresh mango turmeric, baby ginger, and fresh galangal!
Other: Calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
Catbriar Farm
The kale is picked and rinsed and ready for market! 

We will also bring collards, sweet potatoes, eggplant, peppers, fresh and dried herbs, cayenne powder and flakes, paprika powder, zinnias and lavender sachets. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Catbriar Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Radishes, radishes, and more radishes! This week we harvested watermelon radishes, daikon radishes, and red radishes. We also dug some sweet potatoes, which are now in the curing stage. Look for sweet potatoes soon!

Along with the radishes, we will have arugula, kale, collards, turnips, potatoes, peppers, fall squash, and garlic.

We will have strawberry, peach and onion jam, and blackberry jelly.
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!
Chapel Hill Creamery
We are bringing meat to the Market this Saturday. Our pork comes from our own whey fed pigs, and we've chosen the spice mixes for the sausages which include the hams for extra flavor. Sausages available are Hot Italian, a little Mild Italian, Bratwurst, and Chorizo. We also have a few smoked ham hocks and beef bones for stock. It's turning chilly so it's a great time for soups and hearty dishes. Make a bratwurst sub with a variety of the great peppers at the Market before they're gone or try our recipe for soup with Hot Italian sausage.  We will get more varieties of sausage including our breakfast for the November 19 Market, just in time for Thanksgiving so you can get that in time for your holiday meals. 
Visit our website!
Ever Laughter Farm
This week we'll have spinach, lettuce mix, fresh baby ginger and turmeric, Red Russian and lacinato kale, Italiko Rosso dandelions, mustards, collards, Hakurei turnips, beets, Aji Dulce peppers, lunchbox peppers, shishitos, hot peppers, Carolina Ruby sweet potatoes, garlic, Purple Majesty potatoes, and more! Hope to see you there!

Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 5 pm on Friday and we will hold your order at Market until 11:30 am.

10% off purchase of $100 or more!

100% grass-fed beef:
Ground beef, steak (filet mignon, bone-in/boneless ribeye, NY strip, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye), short ribs, back ribs, chuck, eye of round, rump roast, bottom round, London Broil, osso buco, heart, smoked kielbasa sausage, hot dogs, soup bones, knuckles, and kidney

Chicken (fed certified organic feed, free-range on pasture):
Whole chicken, half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, and fat

Mutton (100% grass-fed): Loin chops, rib chops, ground, shanks, heart, kidney, ribs, and bones

Free-range pork (pasture and woodlot raised):  B elly/jowl bacon, bone in pork loin chops, smoked boneless chops, and spare/baby back ribs. ROASTS: Boston butt, boneless pork loin, and shanks. SAUSAGES: Breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (hot extra sage, hot Italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked chorizo, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked polish), smoked hocks, fatback, leaf lard, rendered lard, and pork neck bones

Artisan Deli Meats:  Bologna, roast beef, pastrami, and hot dogs (beef only, pork only, or pork/beef)

100% grass fed beef jerky (4 oz), beef sticks (1 oz) and snack bits (4 oz):  Hot, mild and sweet

Soup, stew and stock (pre-order only!):  Beef soup bones, knuckle; pork meaty neck/back bones; chicken backs, necks and wing tips; whole stew hens

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):   Arugula, Bok Choy, Collards, Daikons, Red Russian & Siberian Kale, Mustard Greens, Mixed Sweet & Yum Yum Peppers, Fairy Tale & Globe Eggplant, Garlic, Red Radishes, and Dill

Chicken eggs (free range and pastured hens): Mixed (medium-extra large), jumbo, and pullet

Duck eggs

Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery celebrates nature and the work of honeybees by making meads (honey wines) with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey. Made in Durham, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

This week at Market we will have some of our Fall favorites, a new batch of our Spiced Apple Cyser, a slightly sweet mead that tastes like apple pie, made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider, aged about a year; our Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom honey traditional mead; and Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral dry-style mead made with NC wildflower honey, organic hibiscus and fresh lemonthyme. Come have a taste and experience nature in a different way! 

Diane Currier
Bonlee Grown Farm
Come get your mums just in time for your fall decorations! Taste testing  our "dill pickles made sweet" and come sample our liquid spray coconut skin oil. 

Apple butter, hot pepper jelly, pumpkin butter, chow chows, and pickles. We also have beautiful dragon wing begonia large pots.  Thank you for buying local!

Amy, Ray, Ramy & Erin  Sugg
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm  will be at market  this Saturday  with Radishes, Frisee, Radicchio, Napa cabbage, Pea shoots, Fennel, Lettuce, Baby kale, Kale, Chard, French Fillet beans, Peppers and Asian greens. 

Helga & Hannah
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with 11 ravioli flavors, such as Roasted Red Pepper and Feta, Caprese, 3 Cheese & Roasted Garlic, Lemon Ricotta, Pimento Cheese and more! Plus spaghetti, spinach linguine, tomato basil sauce, pizza dough, gnocchi and lasagna. Try our veggie shells - plain, tomato & spinach - in a pasta salad.

Flat River Nursery

We will be at the Market with greenhouse cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, extra-large mums, herbs, ferns, sungolds and pansies.

See you there!

Charles & Joan Holeman

1548 Holeman Ashley Road
Timberlake, NC 27583
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in and around the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. During Market hours, Foster Street is closed between Hunt and Corporations Streets.

Parking can be found on the street around the Market, 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.