September 29, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
(Note: Wednesday Market runs through October 11.)
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Terra Clotha
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Catbriar Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Bonlee Grown Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Pamela Strand Photography
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Celebrity Dairy
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!




























10% Campaign

Quick Links
We're excited to soak up the beautiful fall weather this weekend! Kick-off your Saturday with a visit to the Market to re-stock on your favorite seasonal produce. While you're here, pick up plants so you can update your garden for the upcoming cooler months. Now is the perfect time to plant greens of all varieties so why wait?  Also,  be sure to swing by the lawn for a special children's activity with  Compost Now . And while you're there, learn how you can take the next step toward zero waste through composting.

You look radishing!
The Market is changing as the colors of fall start to cover our farmers' tables. Right now there are several varieities of radishes you can choose from. Whether eaten raw in a salad, roasted with seasonal veggies, or used in a sidedish, you cannot go wrong with the spicy flavors of these veggies. Check out these five simple radish recipes or try the coleslaw below. Cooking with seasonal produce is always a fun adventure!

Cabbage, Radish & Apple Coleslaw
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage, red or green
  • 1-2 medium apples, cut into thin pieces
  • 4 radishes of your choice, cut into thin pieces
  • 2 tablespoons white onion, very finely diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoon water
  • 1.5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • Pinch of powdered mustard
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Combine cabbage, apple, radish and onion in large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small jar, combine sugar, vinegar, water, olive oil, and spices. Shake or stir until well combined.
  3. Add dressing to cabbage mix, stir well. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill before serving. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Veggie Valet at the Market!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.

A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Butternut Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Purple Hull Peas, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Apples, Pears and more

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

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

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato
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.
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.
Salty Catch Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast Saturday morning to bring the Market community fresh caught NC Seafood. Stop by and see Steven and Renee and chat with Steven, a commercial fisherman.  Know that when you buy Salty Catch Seafood that you're getting the freshest N.C. seafood available. Salty Catch believes in offering a superior product along with exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
We have so much wonderful natural, pasture-based MEATS this week, we are offering a discount on orders over $100 - buy $100 or more and receive a 10% discount on our meats - either our ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer Goat CHEVON!   

NEW products include natural HOTDOGS.. blend of beef/pork and all beef! Also, we have rendered containers of our pork LARD...makes the best tasting fried products.

Fresh PORK and LAMB arrived this week from our processor..lots of PORK Sausages: Italian, Brats, Maple Breakfast, Hot Country, Country X sage, Smoked ham slices for the grill, Slabs of St. Louis style ribs, Picnic and Boston Butt Roasts, Ground Pork, BACON, and more.

LAMB: Ground, Brats Sausage, Thick Lamb Chops, Riblets, Shanks, Whole Leg/Half Legs, liver, and more.

ANGUS BEEF: Ground, Chorizo and Brats Sausages, STEAKS (assortment), ROASTS (Sirloin Tip, Chuck, Chuck Filets), Brisket, Short Ribs, Shanks, Loin Ribs, Soup Bones, Dog Bones, etc. All BEEF HOTDOGS.. are here! Along with our blended hotdog of pork/beef..give them a try. 

CHEVON: Ground, Shanks, LOIN CHOPS, Riblets, Whole Leg and more.

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include: lots of tender OKRA, Sungold Tomatoes, and many butternut squash.  SWEET and few HOT peppers along with baby EGGPLANT will be available on SaturdayTry our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday  at the GREAT Durham Farmers' Market... a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm.  Farm helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.  

Also, a special THANKS for those of you who were able to attend our 4th Annual fundraiser "DINNER in the MEADOW".. you helped raise funds for our small sustainable farmers in the region.  Another successful event...thanks to YOU! See you next year. 

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at DFM  on Saturday  with a good selection of bison meat, so please stop by and catch up on Jack's recent travels to Connecticut and Washington, DC.  See you at the Market!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
MoonDance Soaps & More
Our fall seasonal soaps will be debuting this weekend. We've got warm and inviting Pumpkin Spice, sweet and luscious Cranberry Cream, and a refreshing Cranberry Fig that features hints of grapefruit top notes. We also have another fall favorite to share - Our Gingersnap Cookie Bar Soaps are back! (Our oldest daughter, Emily, was the original inspiration for this particular lovely.) We'll be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Come on out and say, "Hello!". 

Rachel & Paul
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 additions of 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 1-5 pm.

Honeygirl is now open for Fall Fridays from 4:00-8:00 pm! Join us Friday evenings after work and unwind with a glass of mead and some fun Fall activities. Check out our Facebook page for more details.  Coming up at the meadery:
  • 9/29 - Durham Wine and Design
  • 10/6 - Trivia Night 
This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our Ginger Mead, made from a dark NC wildflower honey, fermented and aged 18 months, then infused with local ginger for a rich, deep ginger mingled with honey sweetness.

We will also be sampling our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate.

And we will be sampling our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme. 

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have fresh and aged cheeses to sell. We'll have Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, and Hickory Grove, plus plenty of meat.
Our Dairyland  Farmers cheese is fresh and moist and melts well. Use it in tacos or Chile Rellanos, pasta dishes, or salads. Serve our Carolina Moon, which is similar to a Camembert or Brie, with hot pepper jelly or melt on a grilled cheese sandwich with roasted red peppers or mushrooms. To melt the Carolina Moon, trim some of the rind while it is cold, otherwise let the cheese warm to room temperature before serving. The rind is edible and traditionally it is eaten with each bite. 

Hickory Grove is a great cheese for the fall. Good with apples, for frittatas, or cheeseburgers. It is a monastery style cheese named for the Hickory Grove Baptist church near our farm. It has a smooth texture, a savory flavor and melts beautifully.

We have many flavors of sausage for  Saturday . Sausage is made  with the hams for a meaty taste and our pigs are fed the whey from cheese making which is nutritious for them and makes the meat tender. Varieties include Mild and Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Smoked Andouille, Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast. We also have bacon, Spare ribs, smoked ham hocks, and our flavorful ground beef which is a customer favorite.

Our Calvander cheese which is inspired by Asiago has been aging many months and will be ready to sell  next Saturday . We're excited to have it available at the markets, stores, and in featured restaurants. We love seeing and tasting the dishes made by the creative chefs in North Carolina. Keep an eye out for our posters and buttons with our celebratory cows. More info can be found online

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Terra Clotha
We spotted Halloween decorations at a local store in July. So perhaps we're late to this game. For Halloween,  Tuesday, Oct. 31 , and for the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), which is  Thursday, Nov. 2 , we have a variety of skull-themed T-shirts. Some of the skulls (calavera   in Spanish) are quite colorful. We even have a few for the little goblin in your life.

T-shirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful and scary. 

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

Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Fresh this week:
100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)

Pre-order your Broad Breasted White Thanksgiving Turkey here!

Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **  
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
Rolling sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA - save 10% on MEAT!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
On our tables you will find fresh green and yellow beans, a multitude of eggplant of all sizes, fresh-dug and cured sweet potatoes, fall squash (carnival and butternut), hybrid, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, sweet onions, collards, kale, radishes, garlic and shallots.

Our blackberry and apple jelly and strawberry, peach, peach mango and sweet onion jam are available this week.

Come by for a lovely bunch of late mixed summer flowers.

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 be bringing a ton of produce to the Market on Sa turday . Too many things to list so you just have to come have a look for yourself. New this week we will have Daikon radish, Baby Kale, Baby Ginger, Salinova Baby lettuce and Spicy salad mix. 

Jonathan, Helga & Tim
Catbriar Farm
We will bring delicious Jade green beans, slicing tomatoes and Juliet salad tomatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, kale, collards, Swiss chard, fresh and dried herbs and zinnias.

See you at the Market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Maple Spring Gardens
It may be Fall, but we still lots of tomatoes! Time to get those sauces, salsas, and tomato sandwiches in!  We will also have plenty of veggies - potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, lettuce, arugula, broccoli, green beans, butternut squash, and eggplant.

On the herbal side of things we have stinging nettles, basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, mint, tarragon, more hibiscus.  Also our lovely herbal teas and infused vinegars.

See you on  Saturday !

Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy and daughter Ramy  are bringing you mums, pansies, succulents,  and more! Chow chows, pepper jellies, jams, a nd hot pepper vinegars!  Colorful sweet bell peppers, tender  okra and pickled okra. Come try o ur Carolina Babe liquid "spray" coconut  oil for your dry skin!

Thank you for buying local!  For orders call  919-548-0977.  
Stoney Mountain Farm
Our coolers will be full once again with our wonderful lamb, named specifically by Slow Food as a FLAVOR worth saving!  Our popular cuts right now are our boneless leg roasts and we'll happily share our ever popular recipes for grilling! Our chops are always a hit. Shanks, who can resist them? Lamb tenderloin, yep, that's what I said. Plenty of bones for all those broth loving fans. And, last but farm from least, our ever popular ground lamb. Ask for my Lamb Pizza recipe...easy and yummy!

We'll also be in the company of our felted sheep for gifts. Yes, we have yarn, pelts, and....of course, our Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls.  See you  Saturday  mornin'!

Olga & John
Chief Herders
Burlington, NC
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Ex-Large mums, Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 
Charles & Joan Holeman
Pamela Strand Photography  
Harvest time is here! I visited Hinnant Vineyards to observe the harvesting of the grapes. The ri ch colors of the grapes with the greens and yellows of the leaves combined to make lovely images.  Drop by to check them out!
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x1"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
Elodie Farms
This Saturday 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)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, October 14 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

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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
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
Ginger - Beet Kvass
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
PEA-co de Gallo 
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
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 - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Peach with Vanilla Bean & Bourbon
Blackberry Jam
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will bring our award winning chevre, delicious gelato, 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.  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. 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.