March 24, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Lyon Farms will have delicious strawberries at the Market!
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
*Starting April 1, our hours will be 8 am-Noon!
In This Issue
Stoney Mountain Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Little Tree Farm
Bluebird Meadows
Bonlee Grown Farm
Lyon Farms
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
Four Leaf Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Tiny Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Elodie Farms
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 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

GREENS

CHARD & TURNIPS

FLOWERS

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

KALE

MUSHROOMS

BOK CHOY

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

TEA

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SWEET POTATOES

RED RADISHES

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
10% Campaign

Quick Links
We hope you are enjoying the first week of this beautiful spring season and that you are looking forward to a time of renewal and growth. We cannot thank you enough for your support during the winter season and look forward to seeing you and your family each week during the spring and summer.  The Main Season Market will begin next Saturday, April 1 from 8 am-noon. Also, the Wednesday Market is opening a few weeks earlier this year and will start on April 5 from 3-6 pm.  Be sure to check the newsletter each week for updates as we are excited to host several fun and educational events for you this season!

Also, we hope you join us at the Durham CROP Walk next Sunday, April 2. Part of the funds raised through the CROP Walk support our Double Bucks program at the Market, which can match SNAP/EBT transactions dollar for dollar up to $10. We are incredibly grateful for the CROP Walk's generous support and look forward to this community event next weekend! Check out their website for more information and to register or donate to the event.

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Wonder what happens behind the scenes?
Check out what our vendors were up to on their farms this week!
Ares and Fiesta are all smiles at Stoney Mountain Farm!

There's nothing more beautiful than watching 
Bluebird Meadow's gorgeous winter flowers open.

At Elodie Farms, new mom Mary Poppins says: 
"These kids are driving me crazy. Let. me. out. of. here!"

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events

Saturday, April 1
  • Join us for the kickoff of the main season from 8 am-noon!
  • Learn about heart health with students from Campbell University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Wednesday, April 5
  • Join us for the kickoff of the Wednesday Market from 3-6 pm!
  • Buy one, get one on bee tote bags, with all proceeds supporting our Double Bucks program. We will also have fabric painting supplies available for you to decorate your tote bag.
Saturday, April 15
  • Have plant questions? Chat with the Master Gardeners and learn great tips form 8 am-noon.
Saturday, April 22
  • Celebrate Earth Day at the Market and learn about ways to protect the environment from local organizations!
We need your help!
As a valued and committed customer of the Durham Farmers' Market, we need your help! We have the joy of working with a Duke graduate student at the Market this semester who is focusing her research on expanding the customer base at the Market.
Please assist with this research by participating in a  brief, online survey and read the description below:

The Durham Farmers' Market is establishing an effort to increase the diversity of the Market. To this mission, we hope to understand the barriers people may feel in participating in the Market. Further, we seek to establish connections with local community organizations that cater to the diverse community that is Durham. This information will be used internally within the Durham Farmers' Market organization. We will use the information you provide to reach out to local organizations and to establish initiatives here at the Market that will enhance diversity.

The full answers to this survey will be seen ONLY by our semester-long graduate assistant. Answers passed along to the Durham Farmers' Market staff will have NO attachment to the person taking this survey. Please respond honestly, truthfully, and fully. Thank you in advance for your time!

Here is the link to the survey.

Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Chard, Collards, Dried Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Turnips, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

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

FLOWERS: Ranunculus, Icelandic poppies, tulips, heirloom daffodils, freesia, hyacinth, snapdragons, and more

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat Milk Cheeses
 
PLANTS: 
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts 

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

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Stoney Mountain Farm

We will be at the market  this Saturday !

Lamb:
For those of you tired of hearing, "more coming," THIS WEEKEND we will be full up again! We have your frequently requested cuts as well as some new exciting ones. We'll also be bringing those grilling cuts again. Be sure to ask for our fab recipe ideas, too.

Raising an Heirloom Breed of sheep Recognized by SLOW FOOD as a "flavor worth saving!"  

Eco Friendly Wool Dryer Balls:
As with all our wool products, our flock provides the wool. A great gift idea! The gift that keeps on giving! Put an end to those chemical laden dryer sheets and softeners.

Yarn:
Gorgeous, all natural yummy shades of sheep in worsted weights coming your way soon.

Pelts:
Washable, pelts here and on the way!

Looking forward to seeing you!
John & Olga
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Meadow Lane Farm
Are you now planning your EASTER menu? Our Century Family Farm has wonderful LAMB and GOAT (Chevon) for the holiday. Our Dorset X sheep are bred for their delicious quality meat and harvested at a young age for the most tender cuts.

Order your LAMB or CHEVON today, including LEG of LAMB or CHEVON, Racks, Loin Chops, Shoulder Chops, Ground, Stew, and more. Our sheep flock is nationally "Animal Welfare Approved" and audited every year by an independent inspector. They are born and bred on large open pastures and protected by our devoted guardian dogs, Sally & George.  

Don't forget our natural ANGUS BEEF, and Berkshire X PORK... 21-day dry-aged Steaks, roasts, ground, sausages, organ meats, DOG bones, marrow bones, and much more... available every Saturday.

USDA certified organic veggies: The ace vegetable grower, Mario, has returned to our farm and the veggies are coming along nicely. This Saturday we will have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens.  

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
Little Tree Farm
Little Tree Farm will be at the DFM  this Saturday  with our English and Whole Grain Mustards. Hope to see you there. 

Happy Spring!
John & Dale Fluke 
Bluebird Meadows
We've been planting planting planting away this week so that we can bring you a table full of produce along with our flowers. This week at market we'll continue to have some of the best flowers that early spring offers. Ranunculus, icelandic poppies, tulips, heirloom daffodils, freesia, hyacinth, snapdragons, and more. Our flowers make wonderful gifts to brighten someone's week or as a way to brighten your own. We will also have some lovely spring radishes. Looking forward to seeing you  Saturday  morning!

Alice & Stuart
Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy's back  this Saturday  with  Succulents, Aloe, Pickles,  Jams, and Pickled Okra! Come t ry our "liquid spray " coconut  skin oil for your dry skin. Finally, we will have free  range brown eggs!

Amy Sugg
Lyon Farms
We will have plenty of strawberries this week so be sure to swing by and pick up this sweet treat! Also, don't forget to pick up your favorite produce.

See you at the Market!

Mark Lyon
Terra Clotha
I created this design from a story my wife Annamarie told me about growing up in East Tennessee. For a couple of summers during her childhood, the kids of her town participated in a scientific study. They gathered fireflies for scientists who planned to use them in medical research. Each evening, just after twilight, she and her friends would go out with their nets and find as many fireflies as they could, and then transfer them to large canning jars. Once a week, the scientists would meet the children at the school parking lot, weigh the insects they had caught, and pay them accordingly. One month, Annamarie was recognized as the second-best firefly catcher in Anderson County, Tennessee. Her name was in the paper and everything. To recreate the firefly design, I dyed the garment yellow, then dropped warm wax onto it. When it was overdyed blue, and the wax removed, I had a green garment with a bunch of firefly "glows." The jar was silkscreened on some garments, batiked on others. The insects were added by rubberstamping the final product.

T-shirts 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.

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 are sampling our spring-iest meads, those for enjoying the lingering daylight at the end of the day... come try our Orange Blossom Mead, this light bodied, semi-sweet mead from just orange blossom honey, is lovely with lighter spring meals. We will also sample our two floral meads... our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead is an earthy, herbal, dry and complex mead with lingering wildflower honey; and our Lavender Mead is floral and savory, featuring local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm, infused into our Orange Blossom traditional semi-sweet mead.

We will also have available our Wildwood Mead (oak-aged, dry-style traditional, with dark honey, buckwheat and sorghum notes) and Vanilla Mead (vanilla bean-infused orange blossom honey, lightly sweet).

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Four Leaf Farm
We will be at Market with  SPINACH, BEETS, fresh DILL and CILANTRO, ASIAN GREENS, the last of our ITALIAN CHARD, SALANOVA BABY LETTUCE and  beautiful "Rose" colored SHUNKYO RADISHES. Did I forget PEA SHOOTS? For the plant lovers we will bring house plants, succulents for inside and out, hardy herbs and vegetable starts.

Come see us one last time in our Winter spot before we move back down to our Summer Market Space at the other end of the market where we really can show off our beautiful plants.

Helga and Hannah (Tim will be back soon, too)
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
SPRING PLANTS:
Sage, rosemary, and thyme, along with cilantro, lettuce, and kale will be available for your spring gardens this weekend.  It looks like the coldest weather is done for a while, and all the cool weather spring plants are ready for your garden.

PRODUCE: 
We will have gourmet lettuce heads, chard, celery, spring onions and spring garlic.
 
EGGS:
Eggs will be available this weekend.

FROM OUR KITCHEN: 
Jams and jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam and blackberry jelly. Also available are apple, peach and peach mango.

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!
Tiny Farm
Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market: 
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Pannise Oak leaf Lettuce - lime green and very tender
  • Hakurei Turnips - small tender white turnips with great greens for cooking
  • Bunches of Asian Mustards - zesty, delicious
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
  • Magenta Lettuce - green center with dark red on half of each leaves, crispy
  • Pac Choi, several types of Kale, Collards....
Pre-order online by 5 pm to ensure availability when you arrive at market.  Weekly Boxes will be available and new members are welcome!

Mark, Annie & Gabby
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 we have  fresh, never frozen, pasture & woodland raised, free range pork.

SPECIALS:
  • YEARLING MUTTON - 15% off all leg steaks, loin chops, rib chops, racks, leg roasts, shoulder roasts
Click here to see everything we have: 
  • 100% Grass Fed BBEF
  • 100% Grass Fed YEARLING MUTTON 
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • Artisan Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
Sign up for our Warm Season CSA. Also, receive  10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Visit our website! 
Elodie Farms
We look forward to seeing your smiley faces this  Saturday  at the DFM! We will have the following:
  • Original and flavored chèvre (jalapeno, garlic + herbs, sour cherry and fig + honey)
  • Goat feta
  • 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
Our next  Dinner on the Porch is  Sat. April 8 at 5PM. Check out our  menu and get your tickets   here! Check out our   April Newsletter for more information!

Love baby goats? Join us on Sun. March 26  at 10AM for a 3-hour farm tour + cheese tasting + info session about baby goat adoptions. Tickets are $30 per person and space is limited. If you attend our info session and choose to adopt baby goats from us, you will automatically get $30 off the adoption fee. We will have adorable baby goats for adoption beginning late April and through the Summer. Get your tickets here. For more information about baby goat adoptions, e-mail sandra@elodiefarms.com. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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

This week we'll have frisee, spinach, collards , celery , beautiful bunches of flowers and more.

See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Who says you can't eat local all winter long? Come see us and we'll fix you up! 
 
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments
Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Tacqueria-Style Pickled Carrots
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut

Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
 
Jams/ Preserves
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Jam
Strawberry Passionfruit Jam
& MUCH More
 
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
April 

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Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with several ravioli flavors, such as Roasted Red Pepper & 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. 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 on Foster Street right next to 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.