October 4, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Wednesday Market 
3-6 p.m.
Open rain or shine!
In This Issue
Fickle Creek Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Pomegranate Kitchen
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! 

COME SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
NOW AVAILABLE
AT THE MARKET

FLOWERS

GRAPES

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

EGGPLANT

SQUASH

PEPPERS

POTATOES

GARLIC

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

GREENS

OKRA

CHEESE

ONIONS

RADISHES

TURNIPS

SWEET POTATOES
10% Campaign

Quick Links
Raise your hand if you love potatoes! Right now you can pick up sweet, fingerling, purple, and more varieties of potatoes at the Market. These versatile vegetables inspire the greatest, and sometimes simplest, home cooking. Packed with vitamin C and potassium, their health benefits live up to more than their starchy reputation. They can be the perfect side dish, or they can steal the show and make the main component of the meal. Served hot or cold, these little beauties are an important staple to have in your pantry. To preserve your potatoes for many months, be sure to keep them in a dry, dark, and cool place.
 
Planted in February and March in this area, "seed potatoes" are not those tiny seeds we commonly think of, rather potatoes that are cut into several pieces and planted in furrows. Each potato piece must contain an eye, and the eye must be pointed upward in the furrow. Once planted, the eye on the potato pieces will sprout and create the plant. They will also send down roots and eventually begin to grow many brand new potatoes from each plant.
 
A fun way to grow potatoes in your home garden, especially if you don't have much space, is to use tires!  Simply stack a few tires, fill them with soil, and plant your seed potatoes. As the plant grows taller, stack additional tires and fill with more soil or mulch. Make sure to leave about 6 inches or so of the plant above the mulch you are using. When it is time to harvest, un-stack the tires to easily dig out your above ground potato crop! 
 
But until then, you can find them awaiting you at the Market, already planted, hilled, and masterfully harvested by your favorite farmers. Happy cooking!

Written by Jenny Elander.


See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager

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Market News
Saturday, October 8
  • Check out what the Homefries Kids are cooking on the Market Lawn with Chef Jeff Crane from 9:30-11:00 am.
Wednesday, October 12
  • The last Wednesday Market of the season.
Saturday, October 15
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, October 29
  • Mark your calendars now for our annual Vendor Costume Contest!
September 10-November 6
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES:  Acorn Squash,  Arugula, Black Spanish Radish, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Eggplant, Fall Squash, Garlic, Ginger, Kale, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, Padron Peppers, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips and more!

FRUIT:  Grapes and Melons

MEATS & EGGS: Pork, Beef, Chicken, Duck Eggs and Chicken Eggs

CHEESES: Goat Milk Cheeses

FLOWERS:  Sunflowers, Zinnias, Celosia, Marigolds and more!

SPECIALTY ITEMS: Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Pickles and Preserves

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.

Big news! We are looking for a passionate person to join our team as the Assistant Manager! Are you a people person who loves local food, farming, and artisan crafts? Are you a guru in event planning, social media, and writing? Is getting up early on Saturday your jam? Find the full job posting on our website and apply today! Also, please e-mail us with any questions. Thank you for helping us spread the word about this opportunity!
News from Durham Central Park!
A few weeks ago, our friends at Durham Central Park asked for your feedback through their community input survey. The survey was the first part of a process to revise and update the Park's Master Plan.  

The next step is to participate in the Design Charrette and work on updating the Park's Master Plan.  DFM's customers are some of the most frequent park visitors so we encourage you to participate  Design Charrette this 
Saturday, October 8 from 9 am-noon at  Measurement Inc. (423 Morris Street).
Fickle Creek Farm
10% off purchase of $100 or more! 

Pre-order  by Tuesday, October 4 at 8 pm to have an order held for you at Market until 5:30 pm.

Fresh, never frozen, 100% grass-fed mutton:  Leg, shoulder, loin chops, rib chops, ground, shanks, heart, kidney, ribs, and bone

100% grass-fed beef: Ground beef, stir fry meat, kabob meat, steak (NY strip, bone-in/boneless ribeye, boneless sirloin, lat iron, chuck eye), short ribs, pot roast, chuck roast, rump roast, bottom round roast, London Broil, osso buco, heart, smoked kielbasa sausage, soup bones, knuckles, and kidney

Pork (pasture and woodlot raised): Belly/jowl bacon, tenderloin, bone in pork chops, smoked boneless chops, spare/babyback ribs, boston butt, boneless pork loin, mild breakfast sausage patties, breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (hot extra sage, mild Italian, hot Italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked chorizo, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked polish), smoked hocks, fatback, leaf lard, and rendered lard
 
Chicken (fed certified organic feed and free-range on pasture): H al f broiler, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, and wing tips

Artisan Deli Meats:  Bologna, corned beef, roast beef, pastrami, salami and hot dogs (pork, 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, wing tips; Whole stew hens

Produce (no synthetic chemicals) :  Fairy tale eggplant, garlic, yum yum peppers, mixed sweet peppers, arugula

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

Duck eggs

Maple Spring Gardens

With the weekend's forecast predicting heavy rain and wind, we're making sure to really savor the beautiful sunny weather we're having this week. Come enjoy being outside and check out our stand at the Market  this Wednesday ! This week we'll have tomatoes (slicers, cherries, and paste), peppers (green and sweet), beans, eggplant, lettuce, butternuts, ginger, broccoli, and arugula.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market!

Maple Spring Gardens
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!

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including our new, Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored fresh, cow-milk cheese,  Freshen; our award-winning bloomy-rind, mixed-milk,  Cottonseed; our bloomy-rind creamy cow-milk Cottonbell; our lightly-smoked, meltable fan favorite, Campo; our decadent ash-ripened,  Rocket's Robiola; our milder take on a beer washed Taleggio,  Lissome; our mixed-milk feta, Flint Ridge; and our aged and bees wax dipped, mixed-milk,  Winsome.

F or 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
Pomegranate Kitchen

Fresh, local North Carolina produce with an international twist of  flavors. That's the concept of Pomegranate Kitchen.  Mally is a globe trotter and has been exposed to exotic flavors from around the world. She looks forward to sharing her mouth-watering food with you!

Mally Rafizadeh
eat@pomkitchen.com
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in and around the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found on the street around the Market or in 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.