March 17, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Chapel Hill Creamery
Four Leaf Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
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!


























10% Campaign

Quick Links
This past week certainly felt like winter and we are looking forward to spring arriving (and staying) on Monday. Be sure to chat with your farmer about how they fared during the cold weather. With only two weeks left of the Winter Market, don't forget to pick up your favorite seasonal produce this weekend before it's gone!

We hope you participated in the PB&Joy event last Saturday and want to give another huge round of thanks to the Doctor of Physical Therapy students in the Duke University School of Medicine for hosting this event. Your responses made us smile and we want to share a photo of the finished mural below:

Finally, don't forget to mark you calendars for our upcoming market changes! The Saturday Main Season Market will begin on 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. Thank you for your continued support of the Durham Farmers' Market and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Wonder what happens behind the scenes? Check out what our vendors were up to on their farms or in the kitchen this week!

Dianthus and other flowers survived the cold uncovered at
Ever Laughter Farm and are thankful to see the sun!

Ranunculus are coming in strong at Bluebird Meadows. Be sure to swing by their booth to pick up beautiful bouquets tomorrow!

After a cold, wintery week, nothing sounds more comforting
than homemade treats from Chocolatay Confections.

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Join us for a cooking demo!

Join us for a spring cooking demo with our friends at Liberty Warehouse Apartments on Monday, March 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm! We'll be whipping up a meal in their gorgeous kitchen and sharing tips for seasonal eating. Please RSVP via e-mail and check out the event online. We hope to see you there and thank the Liberty Warehouse for hosting this community event for us!
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, Carrots, Chard, Collards, Dried Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, and more!

Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

FLOWERS: Dried Bouquets, Anemones, Snapdragons, Ranunculus, Icelandic Poppies, and more

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat Milk Cheeses
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.

Meadow Lane Farm
Zack, an Australian Shepherd,
is a working partner
on the farm.
Natural, pastured meats, including dry-aged Angus beef, dorset lamb, boer meat, goat (chevon), and Berkshire X pork. All cuts are available so please stop by our booth on Saturday to see what we have.

USDA certified organic vegetables: Tender, sweet carrots and a few collards.

We also have farm fresh eggs in plentiful supply.

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
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 new, oak-aged, dry-style mead, our Wildwood Mead, that has been almost two years in the making. It was started in May 2015 using NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, and then aged with French oak staves inside our stainless tanks to accent the boldness of the honey with a bit of peaty, woody, and vanilla notes. In honor of the local berries under threat with this cold snap, we will be sampling (and savoring) our Blueberry Mead, made with local berries and NC wildflower honey; this is the last of our 2015 batch. We'll also have Orange Blossom Mead, because spring is coming and this light bodied, semi-sweet mead from just orange blossom honey, is lovely with lighter spring meals.  

We will also have available our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead (earthy, herbal, dry and complex) and Vanilla Mead (vanilla bean-infused orange blossom honey, lightly sweet). 

Diane Currier
Bonlee Grown Farm
Look for Bonlee Grown Farm t his Saturday  with lots of free range b rown eggs. We will also have jams and pepper jellies, h ot relish or chow chow for all  your bowls of beans, sauerkraut, a nd pickled okra! Don't forget to  try our "liquid s pray " coconut, kukui and jojoba s kin oil for your dry skin! Look for Dillon a nd Kim at the Market and please call for orders.

Amy Sugg
Elodie Farms
It's been a chilly week, but we look forward to seeing y'all at the DFM this Saturday! We'll have the following products:
  • 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 herbes de Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (Sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • New! Goat cheese mousse
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 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 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 Visit our website for more information about our monthly farm dinners and other events.

Stay warm!
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have had some of our spring calves born and we are finishing up the renovations on our building. We hope to begin making cheese in a week. We will have lots of delicious sausage  this Saturday  for a flavorful breakfast or dinner. One of our favorite dinners is sausage with onions and greens or mushrooms cooked with any of our dinner sausages and served over grits or polenta with a little cheese. Use half to one sausage per person. Try this with Smoked Andouille or Italian. That plus a salad is quick and delicious. We will have Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Smoked Andouille, Chorizo, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Mild Country Breakfast, and a little bacon. Our pork comes from our own whey fed pigs, and the sausages are made with the hams for extra flavor with spices we've chosen. Come by for one of our recipes and a sample of sausage.
Four Leaf Farm
We will be at Market with fresh herbs, Italian chard, pea shoots and mixed Asian greens from the Greenhouse and Pac choi, Shunkyo radish and Salinova baby lettuce out of the High Tunnels. We also will bring a few Spring perennials and hardy herbs along with house plants and succulents.

Helga and Hannah
Maple Spring Gardens
It may not feel like it this week, but it really is time to plant cool season vegetables so they can mature before summers heat arrives. We'll have a good selection of plants available -  lettuce, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, spinach and fennel plus oregano, thyme, cilantro, rosemary and other herbs. 

In the fresh, ready to eat category, we'll have spinach, kale, arugula, radishes, sweet potatoes and more.  See you at the Market!

Ken Dawson
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Spring Onions (aka Scallions) and Green Garlic
Spring onions and scallions are actually the same thing! They are either harvested very young from the regular bulb-forming onions we are familiar with, or they can come from other varieties that actually never form bulbs. Spring onions/scallions are long, with a white stem end that does not bulge out. They have an onion-y but mild bite that is not as intense as regular onions (the white parts contain the most intense flavor). They can be used raw or cooked, and while some cooks discard the darker green tops, the whole thing can be eaten and is often used in Asian cooking.
Green garlic is one of the unique spring treats we'll be able to find for the next several weeks. The same species as regular garlic, green garlic has not yet matured into the pungent bulbs most of us are accustomed to. While the flavor is still recognizable as garlic, it is more subdued and delicate when still green. This gentler version is ideal for pairing with the subtle tastes of springtime.
You will find BOTH spring onions and spring garlic on the Hurtgen Meadows table this week!

We will have gourmet lettuce heads, chard, celery, spring onions, spring garlic and bulb garlic.

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!
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, free range, 100% grass fed beef.

  • PORK RIBS - $6 / pound
  • PORK BELLY - $6 / pound
  • PORK PICNIC ROASTS - $7 / pound
  • YEARLING MUTTON - 15% off all leg steaks, loin chops, rib chops, racks, leg roasts, shoulder roasts
Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Pasture and Woodland Raised, Free Range PORK
  • 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! 
Ever Laughter Farm

This week we'll have frisee, spinach, Italiko Rosso dandelions, 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,

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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.