June 16, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
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In This Issue
Pamela Strand Photography
MoonDance Soaps & More
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
Four Leaf Farm
Edna Lee's Farm
Catbriar Farm
Edna Lee's Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Meadow Lane Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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

BLUEBERRIES

SWEET CORN

RADISHES

CHERRY TOMATOES

BLACK RASPBERRIES

SQUASH & ZUCCHINI

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

MUSHROOMS

EGGS

NEW POTATOES

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GINGER

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SPRING ONIONS

GARLIC SCAPES

KOHLRABI & BEETS

HERBS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS
10% Campaign

Quick Links
We're excited to celebrate all the dads, uncles, grandfathers, brothers and more at the Market this weekend! Swing by the Market lawn to make a card for Father's Day and also chat with the Master Gardeners. And don't forget to pick up everything you need to make the perfect meal for dad, including meat, veggies, fruit, dessert, beer and more!

We want to give a special thanks to Tastefully Served for sponsoring this year's Homefries classes!

Also, we're excited to host our first Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season with chefs Jeff Crane and Meredith Antunez on Saturday, June 24. Homefries classes are for kids  ages 8-13 who want to learn to cook with local food. Last year kids learned to make kabobs and soup, along with understanding basic cutting and cooking skills. Also, students learned to shop for ingredients at the beginning of class. All classes are free and pre-registration is required. Sign-up  today and we look forward to seeing your kid(s) in class next weekend!

Finally, we need your help to raise $300 by the end of the weekend for the Sprouts Kid's Club! As a reminder, the Sprouts Club  is a weekly club for children ages 4-12 years old that educates them about healthy eating, environmental stewardship, where their food comes from and much more. Every week, children participate in an activity and sample a fruit and vegetable in the two-bite club. After completing these two activities, each child earns $3 in Sprouts Club Bucks to spend  only  on fruits and vegetables at the Durham Farmers' Market.  Please visit our crowdfunding page  for more information and help us get the word out by e-mailing friends and family, sharing the link on social media, and posting on your neighborhood listservs.  We cannot host the Sprouts Club at the Market without your help and appreciate your support in advance! THANK YOU!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events  
Saturday, June 24
Saturday, July 1
  • Join C'est si Bon's teen chefs for a demo on the Market Lawn from 10-11 am! All children are invited to participate in the demo and learn cooking skills.
Saturday, July 15
  • Save the date for Tomato Day, one of our favorite celebrations of the year!
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, July 22
  • Celebrate all things pickled in Durham! Join us for a Home Pickling Competition from 10-11:30 am and submit your best pickled goodies. And don't forget to swing by Picklefest on Sunday, July 23 at The Rickhouse!
  • Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance on a leisurely 10-mile cruiser ride touring Durham's community gardens and markets. Mingle at the Durham Farmers' Market before biking to SEEDS Community Garden, Briggs Avenue Community Garden and the Durham Food Co-op. 
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Asian Greens, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (many varieties), Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Scallions, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and more!

FRUIT: Black Raspberries, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Raspberries and Blueberries

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

FLOWERS: Snapdragons, Carnations, 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.
Pamela Strand Photography
It's almost Father's Day! I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring Durham, O BX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and antique cars and trains!  Many of these photos can be previewed on my website. I also have enlargements in 11"x14" and 16"x20" sizes and can make larger ones upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.  See you at the Market!
MoonDance Soaps & More
Let's hear it for the men in our lives - dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers...show 'em a little love and enjoy a 15% discount on our entire shaving products lineup. Just in time for the big day, we're launching our new "Handsome Man Beard Oil." With the help of your input, we've crafted a "gold-standard" of beard oil in a convenient treatment pump dispenser (no mess, no fuss, one squirt does the trick). A light, nutrient packed, non-greasy formulation to keep those whiskers healthy and handsome. As always, we'll have free sample soaps for all who visit our booth.

Rachel & Paul
Chapel Hill Creamery
Plan a Father's Day cook out, a picnic, or a lazy brunch this weekend with our cheeses and meats. Make a cheese plate with a combination of our cheeses or with our Carolina Moon by itself with some hot pepper jelly or jam from our talented food producers. 

Carolina Moon is made in the style of a Camembert, but since we are not in France we like to call it by our own name. This cheese is in the bloomy rind family and we make ours in the traditional way so that it softens as it ages, otherwise known as ripening. This is a good example of a slow food where the flavors increase with time. We have soft, ripe ones with mushroomy, umami flavors for this week; if you prefer it less ripe, let us know and we can choose one for you.

Other cheeses will be Dairyland Farmers Cheese, Pheta, and Hickory Grove. The Dairyland Farmers is fresh, moist, and a little tart. The Pheta is saltier since it is aged in a salt brine but it has a tart flavor paired the creamy flavor of our Jersey cows' milk. Add it to salads or sliced cucumbers with a little oil and vinegar. Hickory Grove is our own recipe, so come taste this aged cheese. It has subtle but savory flavors that really shine at room temperature or when it is melted. It's delicious for an omelet or cheeseburger with the Hickory Grove.

It's the season for grilling, and we have some sausage or Spare Ribs to cook. Pork comes from our pigs who drink the liquid whey from cheese making and the sausage is made with the hams for a meaty flavor. We have Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, a little Smoked Andouille, Mexican Chorizo, and Sage and Maple Breakfast links. We also have bacon and ground pork. Pick up a recipe for our tacos with Chorizo and Dairyland Farmers.

Our picture shows Portia setting a fence line for our ox, Fryer who is our 2200 lb. mascot owned by Allison the herd manager at the farm. He's helping us "mow" the back yard. Fryer is part of our Animal Welfare Approved herd and has his own blog which is followed around the world. See more pictures on our Facebook or the blog See you at the market!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
FRUITS
We will have limited strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

PRODUCE and EGGS
We will have summer squash (patty pan, zephyr, yellow, zucchini), pickling and seedless cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, radishes, beets, cabbage, sweet onions, potatoes, and garlic available.

FROM OUR KITCHEN
Jams and Jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam.  Also available are apple jelly, peach mango 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
Our hand-dyed T-shirts are soft, but these 5-ounce jersey cotton skirts are softer. We do them in a variety of bright colors, the effect of seeing all of them hanging on the rack is that of soft, flexible Easter eggs. The skirt's asymmetrical hem gives it a kind of mischievous flare, and the elastic waistband means you can spend a day at the beach, take it out of your bag, and slip it over your suit for a dinner at a nice restaurant. The skirt packs flat, travels easily, and wears like a second skin. Like T-shirts, they are available in small, medium, large, and extra large. Oh, and extra-small.

Hand-dyed skirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful. Comfortable. Versatile.

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 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 newest release of Lavender Mead, one of our favorites for relaxing and porch settin'. This mead is made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. It is floral, earthy and lightly sweet, making it perfect with a cheese plate, light summer salads, or with dark chocolate cake. Come by for a taste!

We will also be sampling our Spiced Apple Cyser, our apple pie mead, made from NC cider and NC wildflower honey, which we like chilled in the summer with grilled foods, and warmed in the winter with hearty stews; and our F ig Orange Mead, semi-sweet and delightfully nuanced, made with caramelized figs, wildflower honey and orange blossom honey. Try this with a salty, nutty cheese, or with dessert.

We will also have bottles available of our Strawberry Mead, fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish; and our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey.

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will have an amazing variety this weekend if we get it all picked. There will be Pea shoots (lots of them), Arugula, Carrots, Beets, Fennel, Daikon radish, Celery, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, several different types of freshly dug potatoes, fresh Tropea onions, yellow onions, shallots, cherry tomatoes, a little bit of okra, some eggplant and peppers. 

In the Garden section we have 2 different kinds of Figs for you to plant as well as Ken's Red hardy Kiwi, both female and male plants. Looking for house plants and succulents, we will have those as well along with a few herbs and the last of the Zinnia.

Come say, "Hello!" to Hannah, Tim and Helga. See you at the Market!

Four Leaf Farm

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Edna Lee's Farm
Happy Father's Day! Your favorite roasted peanuts are returning. We will also have squash, potatoes, onions and other items. Please stop by and say, "Hello!"

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
Happy Father's Day! We will have Blackberry Cobbler, Lg. Chocolate Chip Cookie, Father's Day Cake, and our usual assortment of Breads, Cookies, Sweet Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, etc. See you at the Market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
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 tour  will take place on  Saturday, June 17 at 4:30PM. Get your tickets  here ! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Baby goat adoptions:  E-mail sandra@elodiefarms.com  for details.

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.

Meadow Lane Farm
Grillin' time this weekend - it should be PERFECT weather to cook a 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill. We have other steaks such as: New York Strips, Sirloin, Filet Mignon, Flank, Skirt, Hanger, London Broil, Flat Iron, and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill from BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon).  We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES  (you must try our Lamb Brats!).

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.

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: 
tender heads of Romaine lettuce, few STRAWBERRIES, lots of baby SQUASH, Diakon radishes, new GREEN beans, broccoli, cucumbers, limited OKRA, and a few Sungold Tomatoes. Mario's bouquets of colorful ZINNAS and Marigolds are the last item made  on Friday  evenings so they remain fresh for you all week.

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.
 
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Durham Farmers' Market  on Saturday  with a great selection of delicious buffalo/bison meat.  Stop by and visit and plan for that family gathering and cookout!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries, 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
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!  As for a breakfast item we will have Scotch Eggs.  

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:
  • Father's Day (June 18): Beef Steak with Bourbon Sauce, etc.
Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Taqueria-Style Pickled Carrots
Award -Winning Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut
 
Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Peruvian Aji Limon Hot Sauce
 
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Award Winning Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Award Winning Strawberry Preserves
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Muscadine Grape Marmalade
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Jam
 
Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles
Carolina Chow Chow 
& 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 Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. Ravioli - Spring Pea & Mint, Greek, 3 Cheese & Garlic, Spinach & Cheese, Fig Gorgonzola, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta, Mushroom, Pimento Cheese, Artichoke, Lemon Ricotta, Pierogi Cheddar & Onion, & our NEW Cheese Pizza Ravioli! 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.