November 18, 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
Terra Clotha
Meadow Lane Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Maple Spring Gardens
Bonlee Grown Farm
Waterdog Farms
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Ever Laughter Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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! 
































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Quick Links
Thank you for your support at the Saturday Market this season! We have enjoyed spending our weekends with you and look forward to seeing you during the winter months. As a reminder, our winter market begins on Saturday, December 3 from 10 am-noon.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's the perfect time to reflect and share our gratitude for the important things in our lives. At the Market, we are grateful for our wonderful customers like YOU and for our incredible vendors. We are also thankful for the bountiful produce, meat, cheese, and more that nourishes our bodies and souls. Below are some of our favorite memories from the Market this season.

Seriously, who doesn't love the tastes of spring? It's easy to do your grocery shopping at the Market & enjoy all the flavors of the season!

Beautiful spring mornings greeted us in May as shoppers enjoyed seasonal favorites, such as asparagus and strawberries.

Yup, we had some tasty days at the Market in June with
cucumbers, summer squash, onions & tomatoes galore!

Raise your hand if you want to go back to tomato season
& sample all the delicious varieties at Tomato Day!

Who says you can't play with your food? Four Leaf Farm
made this creative display for the Fourth of July.

One of the best parts of the summer are the
magnificent sunrises, like this one captured in July.

We celebrated peppers & their delicious flavors
at our Pepper Roast in September.

Thank you to everyone who helped us launch the
Nursery Tent in October. We hope you check out this
quiet space to feed your baby at the Market.

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for a wonderful season.
We'll see you in December for the Winter Market!

Holiday Market Schedule
  • Save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, November 22 from 3-5 pm. Please note that the Market will be closed on Saturday, November 26.
Saturday, Decemmber 24
  • We will hold our special Holiday Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
Saturday, December 31
  • We will hold our special New Year's Eve Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Saturday, December 3
  • The Winter Market begins with hours from 10 am-noon.
  • Bring a canned food donation and pick up a tree with Keep Durham Beautiful's annual tree giveaway!

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, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and more!

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
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. Hurry - voting ends on November 21! Thank you for supporting Durham Central Park!

Terra Clotha
Do you remember that part in Clement Moore's poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," when it says "The children were nestled all snug in their beds/While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads"? Did you ever wonder what kind of clothes those kids had? As a wearable art professional, I think about it all the time. And the conclusion I always come to is this: they were wearing union suit type night clothes, or, as we call them at Terra Clotha, "longzees." Kind of like a onesie, for infants, but with long sleeves, long legs and snaps in the middle. 

OK, so they didn't have snaps in the 1820s when that poem was written but the children did have a need for warm, comfortable clothing during those cold winter nights. Something that would cover their arms and their legs, that would be comfortable when they got up on a chilly morning and checked their stockings. To that end, at Terra Clotha, we have a wide range of hand-dyed longzees for children up to age 24 months.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Warm and colorful.

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.

Would you like a unique piece of hand-dyed clothing for a special someone? We're happy to take special orders. Orders placed by this Saturday, November 19 will be ready by Saturday, December 17. We can do special colors and special sizes. Just let us know what you need!

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
MoonDance Soaps & More
Yet another seasonal soap will be in the lineup this weekend - Cranberry Cream Goats Milk Soap. Cranberries aren't just for eatin'!  This bar will bring a fantabulously tart cranberry scent with a dash of cream and vanilla into the bath or shower. Rachel  will 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 winter approaches, many of us tend to turn inwards. It is a time of reflection, of nesting, of restoration. When the world feels unstable or unsafe, it is that much more important to have your inner self rooted, rested, and capable of resilience. Whether gearing up to defeat a head-cold or coming together as a community to stand up against intolerance, you can keep your fire burning bright all winter long with our handcrafted Fire Tonic. We'll be bringing bottles of Fire Tonic with us to Market this weekend for you to stock up on.  Apple cider vinegar infused with roots, herbs, spices, and sweetened with honey to help warm the body, fight colds and flus, and aid digestion. Keep the body vibrant and ablaze during the frigid months!

We will also have turmeric, radishes, cilantro, burdock, lettuce, salad mix, broccoli, sweet potatoes, green peppers, seminole squash, ginger, cabbage, and carrots. We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday!
Bonlee Grown Farm
We will be at the  Saturday  Market this week and have picked Jerusalem artichokes, hot pepper jelly, chow chows, and sparkling holiday jam with cranberries! We'll also have some succulents to bring in and "naturify" your home this winter. And don't forget to try our Carolina Babe liquid coconut spray.

Come check us out or call us at  919-548-0977  or  919-837-2937  to order. Thank you for shopping local!

Amy, Ray, Ramy & Erin  Sugg
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, Hibiscus Select Blend, Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, Hurdle Mills Chai, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Produce: Fresh taro root
Flowers: Dried bouquets from the farm.
Other: Calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be at both Markets this week - Saturday, November 19 and the pre-Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, November 22. Please stop by for all your holiday produce needs. Our freshly-cured sweet potatoes are back for the season!
In addition to sweet potatoes, we will have pea shoots, arugula, lettuce, kale, collards, turnips, potatoes (Yukon gold and red), peppers, garlic, radishes (daikon, watermelon, and red) and a very limited supply of carrots.
Farm-fresh eggs from our happy chickens will be available on Saturday.
We have sage, rosemary, and thyme plants. These are perennial plants, which will overwinter in your garden.

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!
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!

Some turkey breast, drums, thighs, wings, hearts, backs, and livers are available. Please place your order online. Thank you! 

Fresh, never frozen, 100% grass-fed beef (* = frozen):
Ground beef, stew beef;  STEAKS: filet mignon, bone-in/boneless ribeye, NY strip, flank, skirt, hangar, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye; short ribs*, back ribs*;  ROASTS: chuck, eye of round, rump roast, bottom round, London Broil, brisket, osso buco; heart, hot dogs*, soup bones, knuckles, marrow, kidney, tongue, oxtail

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 
Free-range pork (pasture and woodlot raised):
T enderloin, belly/jowl bacon, bone in pork loin chops, smoked boneless chops, spare / baby back ribs; ROASTS: Boston butt, boneless pork loin, shanks; SAUSAGES: Breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (country, 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, pork neck bones

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

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

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, Baby Carrots, Collards, Daikons, Red Russian & Siberian Kale, Mustard Greens, Mixed Sweet Peppers, Fairy Tale & Globe Eggplant, Turnips, Garlic, 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 be sampling three meads that will pair well with your Thanksgiving meal: Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral dry-style mead made with NC wildflower honey, organic hibiscus and fresh lemonthyme (the herbal notes of this mead pair well with roasted turkey); Blueberry Mead, a semi-dry mead with just a hint of honey sweetness to balance the tartness of the fresh blueberries (pair this mead with cheeses or charcuterie before the meal); and Spiced Apple Cyser, a semi-sweet mead that tastes like apple pie, made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider (perfect with apple pie or dessert). 

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
Breakfast sausage is back in and just in time for Thanksgiving! We will have bulk Mild Breakfast, bulk Sage and Maple (sorry, no links), Hot Italian, and Spare Ribs. Our sausage have great flavor, includes the hams, and we have chosen the spice mixes we think you'll like. The pigs are raised on our farm. Plan some recipes like peppers and Hot Italian on polenta or pizza, or the breakfast sausage in stuffed winter squash or in turkey dressing. There are so many possibilities to enjoy!
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Ever Laughter Farm

This week we'll have spinach, arugula, frisee, escarole, baby ginger and turmeric, Red Russian and lacinato kale, Italiko Rosso dandelions, mustards, collards, Carolina Ruby sweet potatoes, parsley, dill, cilantro and more!

Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Please come see us this Saturday for all your Thanksgiving condiment needs! We will not be at the pre-Thanksgiving Market on November 22.
Lots of fall favorites in stock just in time for Thanksgiving. Try our Cranberry-Port Jelly with your turkey and stuffing or our Cranberry-12 Pepper Jam as a festive appetizer. We've also got all you need for the best relish tray in town or the perfect hostess (host) gift!

WHAT MAKES OUR PRODUCTS UNIQUE? Our pickles, salsas, and krauts are locally grown, barrel fermented, and never heated so they are raw and rich in probiotics. We ferment our pickles just like NY-deli kosher dills - no vinegar, never heated -  and make them only with impeccable cucumbers grown with organic methods right here in the NC Piedmont. They are the REAL DILL!

Our jams are made with the best in season NC fruit, organic unbleached sugar, and fresh squeezed lemon juice. We cook all of our jams in very small batches for vibrant, intense flavor and no added commercial pectin.

(No Sugar) Northern Spy (Heirloom) Applesauce 
Cranberry-Port Jelly
Jalapeno Ginger Jam
Cranberry 12 pepper Jam

Red Rooster Hot Sauce (Sriracha)
(Peruvian) Aji Limon Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce

Sauerkraut with Juniper 
Ruby Kraut with Caraway
Curry Apple Kraut
Carolina Curtido
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Beets & Rutabagas with horseradish

Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Green Tomato Pickles
Garlic Dill Pickles
Thai Chili-Lime Watermelon Rind Pickles

Pea-co de Gallo (lacto-fermented fresh local tomato salsa with field peas)
Green Tomato Salsa Verde

Pumpkin & Ginger Preserves
Pear Preserves
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
Muscadine Grape Jam
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Cherokee Purple Tomato Jam
& More

Carolina Chow Chow
Bread & Butter Pickles
Watermelon Rind Pickles
& More

Thank you for shopping local and handmade. We couldn't do it without you!

April & The Farmer's Daughter Team 
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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!  P lus spaghetti, spinach linguine, tomato basil sauce, pizza dough, gnocchi and lasagna. Try our veggie shells - plain, tomato & spinach - in a pasta salad.
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.