August 11, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Bonlee Grown Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Terra Clotha
Meadow Lane Farm
Little Tree Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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
FIGS

SWEET CORN

MELONS

APPLES

CHERRY TOMATOES

PEPPERS

BASIL

FAIRYTALE EGGPLANT

OKRA

LUNCHBOX PEPPERS

PEACHES

SQUASH & ZUCCHINI

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

EGGS

NEW POTATOES

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GREEN BEANS

SUN JEWEL MELONS

EDAMAME

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

ONIONS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING
10% Campaign

Quick Links
Happy National Farmers' Market Week! We're excited to continue our celebration with markets across the country this weekend.  As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for our country's farmers to sell fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers' markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches. 

At the Durham Farmers' Market, we're proud to be a producer-only Market. Our farmers work incredibly hard to grow the freshest produce for your table, along with the other ingredients needed for your meal, including fresh meat, cheese, eggs, bread and much more. Join us tomorrow as we celebrate National Farmers' Market Week with a special children's activity! Kids, swing by the Veggie Valet tent (at the corner of Foster and Hunt streets) to participate in this fun activity.

Finally, we're excited to announce the launch of our guest vendor program! We've been listening to your suggestions and are so happy to welcome Salty Catch Seafood to the Market. Every week a guest vendor attends the Market, we'll include a small entry in the newsletter. Their schedule will change week to week so be sure to check the newsletter for the latest on guest vendor attendance. If they're not in the newsletter, they will not be attending the Market that week. 

We hope you'll pick up all of your groceries at the Market tomorrow and enjoy the flavors of the season!

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
Upcoming Market Events  
Wednesday, August 16
  • Join us for the final Sprouts Kid's Club of the season.
  • Don't forget to get your Customer Loyalty Card stamped at the Info Table. After 10 visits, you'll receive a prize.
Saturday, August 19
  • Check out what chefs Jeff Crane and Meredith Antunez are cooking with the Homefries kids on the Market lawn. Registration is full.
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-Noon.
Join Meadow Lane Farm for
Dinner in the Meadow!
Tables will be set in just a few weeks for the 4th Annual Dinner In The Meadow. Tickets are now available for the dinner that endows The Leonard-Mobley Small Farms Fund, a $5,000 grant established to assist with projects such as development or expansion of new sources of agricultural income on the recipient's farm. The grant will be awarded at the September 10 farm-to-table feast.
 
Guests gather in the meadow Sunday eve to mingle with old and new friends as noted chefs from the Triangle and our region are putting final touches on their unique creations for this communal meal, showcasing foods offered by local farms and artisanal food and beverage vendors. During dinner, UNC-TV's Frank Stasio will again host our evening and grant presentation. Then, to cap the evening off, local auctioneer E.B. Harris entertains with his lively auction of our more generous donations.  Those wishing to support our efforts but are unable to attend the dinner can do so as well on our website.  We hope you will join us at this year's event!
 
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Beans, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Melons, and Raspberries

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

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

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
 
PLANTS: 
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.

Our goal at Salty Catch Seafood Company is to provide affordable and accessible fresh, local seafood to the people of North Carolina. We believe in superior quality and customer service and strive to support our local fishermen and seafood industry and the state of North Carolina. We believe that educating and bringing forth awareness concerning fresh seafood will have a long lasting impact on our health, community, economy and environment.
 
We not only want to offer fresh, local seafood to restaurants and consumers, we aim to change the consumer's knowledge about seafood. Most people are not aware of the health risks involved in consuming imported seafood. Consumers need to be educated and know exactly what they are eating. It is important to know the health risks that come with eating imported seafood and the benefits of eating fresh, local and organic. We want Salty Catch Seafood Company products to be readily available so that restaurants and consumers can choose the best option when it comes to seafood. Our fishermen are part of the farm-to-table movement as they farm the waters to provide fresh seafood for your table. 
 
At Salty Catch we have a strong belief in our community's history and culture. The North Carolina fishing industry has died down significantly over the past 30 years and we want to keep it alive as long as possible. Living in a coastal community, we still believe in the fishing industry and our goal is to promote it.
 
This week at the Market, we'll bring:
  • Shrimp (head off)
  • Tuna Loin
  • Flounder Fillet
  • Grouper Fillet
  • 10/20 Dry Pac Sea Scallops
  • Spanish Mackerel/whole & fillets
  • Possible Jumping mullet
We are looking forward to meeting you at the Market tomorrow!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Rain dances paid off this week. The buffs were so excited! Stop by and check out the great selection of bison meat that Jack will have available on Saturday. With the great weather we've been enjoying, make plans for a gathering of friends and family and be sure to include bison in your menu. Check out the recent photo sent to us by Chef Kyle at Heirloom's Restaurant in Roxboro.He served bison and chirizo burgers, which got rave reviews!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Chapel Hill Creamery
Lots of Fresh Mozzarella and lots of our delicious sausage and Spare Ribs  this Saturday ! Our pork comes from our whey fed pigs and the sausage is made from the hams so they are meaty with spices we think you'll like. We will have Spare Ribs, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, Mild Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast links, ground pork, and a little bacon. Get our you grills for some fabulous sausage, Spare Ribs, or burgers with our flavorful ground beef. Andrea Reusing from Lantern Restaurant   has been generous in letting us share her recipe for Spare Ribs from her book Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes. Pick up a copy when you buy some ribs. 

We are making Mozzarella while tomatoes are at their peak, so get it now! We will also have fresh Dairyland Farmers cheese, Hickory Grove, and a little Carolina Moon. Add Dairyland Farmers to tomato sandwiches, cucumber salads, or Chile Rellanos. Carolina Moon which is in the family of Camembert and Brie is a rich and buttery; it's a favorite for an appetizer with figs or hot pepper jelly.

Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting. Great for snacking or melting on a cheeseburger with our beef. All our cheese comes from the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved cows, and since they are Jersey cows, we have rich, delicious milk to use for flavorful cheeses.   

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
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.

This week we will be sampling: our Strawberry Mead, made with local strawberries from McAdams Farm fermented with NC wildflower honey. This mead is like the strawberry season captured in a bottle, fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish. Try it with champagne for a brunch mimosa.

We will also be sampling Our newest release of 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 the latest release of our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. 

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Lots of YUM YUM peppers and OKRA this week!  

SUMMER SPECIALS!!
  • 100% GRASS FED & FINISHED GROUND BEEF -
    $6/lb (save $2/lb); Buy 20+ pounds at only $5.60/lb (30% off)
  • PASTURE RAISED FREEDOM RANGER CHICKEN - $5.40/lb (Whole Bird) or $6.30/lb (Half Bird) (10% savings)
  • PASTURE & WOODLAND RAISED, FREE RANGE PORK - $9/lb Smoked Polish AND Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausage (10% savings)
  • TOMATOES - $2/lb for 10 or more pounds Bulk Red Tomatoes; $3/lb for 3 or more pounds Sun Sugar Cherry Tomatoes
Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
Sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA begins in August, with first pickup September 9. Save 10% on MEAT!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
PRODUCE
On our tables you will find lots of delicious field-grown sun-ripened tomatoes (slicers, cherries, heirlooms, and hybrids). We will also have beans, okra, summer squash, carrots, beets, bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant (classic and fairytale), sweet onions, potatoes, leeks and garlic.

PLANTS
We have more new basil plant starts so you can enjoy the combo of tomatoes and basil again!

EGGS
Happy eggs from our happy hens

FLOWERS
Come by for a lovely bunch that highlights our dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, statice, and gomphrena.

FROM OUR KITCHEN
Jams and Jellies! We have our apple jelly and sweet onion jam.

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!
Terra Clotha
It's 1941. Mr. Thompson is trying to understand why Charles Foster Kane's last word was "Rosebud," and Mr. Bernstein suggests it might have been some girl Mr. Kane knew years ago.  "There were a lot of girls at the beginning," Mr. Bernstein says. "Yes," Mr. Thompson agrees, "but would you remember a girl for more than forty years and say her name on your deathbed?" "A person might remember things you wouldn't think he'd remember," Mr. Bernstein replies. "Me for example. One day, back in '96, I was crossing on a ferry and as we pulled out there was a second ferry pulling in - and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. She was wearing one of those hand-dyed dresses they sell at the Durham Farmers' Market. I only saw her for one second and she didn't see me at all - but I'd say a month hasn't gone by since then that I haven't thought of that girl and that dress." (With apologies to Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles.)

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Memorable.

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

Meadow Lane Farm
Our great Australian shepherd, "Happy Zack," helps us every day on the farm.
Fresh pastured, natural Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB 
this Saturday ... many cuts to select from! Stop by and sample our newest sausage.. so delicious and great for the grill. Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling also. PORK... slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.   

Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our Chevon (Boer goat), or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as: Ribeyes, London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo). How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?

Other cuts include: Brisket, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, organ meats, DOG Bones, Marrow Bones, Leg of Lamb/Goat, Lamb or Goat Stew, Riblets, Bags of Soup Bones for making your own broth.

We have wonderful PORK sausages...Italian, Chorizo, Brats, HOT Country, and County X sage...from our Happy pastured Berkshire X pigs. Smoked ham slices are great on the grill along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!  

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include:  L ots of tender OKRA, Sungold Tomatoes, and many butternut squash.  SWEET and few HOT peppers are starting to come off along with baby EGGPLANT. NEW this week: new crop of yellow summer squash.... Try 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.

Little Tree Farm
Happy almost Fall to our farmers' market customers and friends!

John will be at the market this Saturday with our homemade mustards, fresh honey from our bees, and some of his ironwork.

Hope you stop by and say "Hello!"

Cheers, 
Dale & John Fluke
Oxford, NC
Ever Laughter Farm
Lunchbox peppers, heirloom, hybrid, and cherry tomatoes, eggplant, okra, shishito peppers, onions, garlic, and potatoes. 

We'll have mixed bouquets too! See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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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:
Our next  Farm Dinner  will take place  Saturday, Aug. 12 at 6PM . Get your tickets  here

Next Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 4:30PM. Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Baby goat adoptions:  We have very friendly baby goats for adoption that would make wonderful pets and/or homestead dairy goats. Our adoption fee is $60 per baby goat, and we adopt out a minimum of 2, ideally 3 baby goats, preferably in sibling groups. Our kids are dairy goats raised as pets, and are not meat goats. Contact sandra@elodiefarms.com or check our website for more information.

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.

Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will be bringing our award winning chevre, delicious gelato to keep you cool all through market, 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
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
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Garlic Dill Pickles
Napa Kimchi
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
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
 
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
April 

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Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sungolds, a few field tomatoes, squash, cukes, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, Ferns, and a few Greens. We'll also have Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
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
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.