November 21, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Special Thanksgiving Market
Tuesday, November 22 from 3-5 pm
*The Market is closed on Saturday, November 26.
The Winter Market begins on December 3 from 10am-noon
In This Issue
Growers & Cooks
Tiny Farm
Waterdog Farms
Bluebird Meadows
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Meadow Lane Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
DFM Accepts
SNAP Benefits
The Durham Farmers' Market  proudly accepts SNAP benefits. To use SNAP benefits 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 has already made donations 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 communities. 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! 
























10% Campaign

Quick Links
We are lucky to live in a region where we don't have to stray too far from the traditional Thanksgiving dishes in order to use local, seasonal ingredients. Let's talk about what our vendors are selling that could make an appearance on your plates.

Considering North Carolina is the top producer of sweet potatoes in the United States, it makes sense to start with these delicious treats. You can make both sweet potato casserole and mashed potatoes from your next Market purchases. It's easy to get excited about these rich, buttery dishes but don't forget to eat your greens, which may be the hardest decision because there are so many kinds to choose from. You will come across bok choy, mustard greens, collard greens, kale, chard, spinach, and a large variety of lettuces. Cook some chard down with garlic or compete for the most vibrant salad on the block. Although it's not a usual suspect, cabbage tastes great with any dressing and provides some extra crunch, too. If you really want to cook outside of the box, cabbage stuffed with rice or meat will surely impress your family. Of course, most of us will opt for a turkey, but there is no shortage of sausage and other pasture-raised meats at the Market. Last but not least, there is plenty of squash, pumpkin, and other members of the gourd family. A classic pumpkin soup will pair well with anything on the table, otherwise toss any squash into the oven for an easy side dish. See how seasonal you can be this year and let us know how it goes! 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for our special Market. 
And don't forget that the Market is closed on Saturday, November 26 and will re-open with our winter hours on Satruday, December 3 from 10 am-noon.  Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Market Schedule
Saturday, Decemmber 24
  • We will hold our special Holiday Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
Saturday, December 31
  • We will hold our special New Year's Eve Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Market News
Saturday, December 3
  • The Winter Market begins with hours from 10 am-noon.
  • Bring a canned food donation and pick up a tree with Keep Durham Beautiful's annual tree giveaway!

Attention all parents! Don't forget to visit the Nursery Tent. 

We welcome feeding anywhere in the Market, but for parents
and caregivers looking for a quiet, calm spot and a place
to sit down, swing by the Nursery Tent on the Market Lawn.

Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cauliflower, Chard, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and more!

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

Fresh and Aged Goat Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts 

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and Preserves

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Growers & Cooks
We're excited for our first market in Durham! We will have our our staple stocks: All-Purpose Chicken, All-Purpose Vegetable, and Caramelized Beef. We're out of Smoky Ham Hock Stock until December. And we will have two seasonals only available in November and December - Roasted Heritage Turkey Stock and (Spicy) Sweet Potato Dashi.

Take advantage of online holiday pre-ordering so you can skip the line. After placing the order, you will receive an invoice that you can pay online before pick up. It's the best way to guarantee you get the stocks you want for the holiday.

Sign up for our fun bi-weekly newsletter,  The Simmer, to receive recipes, product offers, and grower and cook profiles direct to your inbox! 

Kate Elia
Follow us on  Facebook  &  Instagram !
Tiny Farm
Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market:
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Pannisse Oak leaf Lettuce - lime green and very tender
  • Carrots - large sweet carrots
  • Beets - Red or WHITE, very nice crop
  • French Breakfast Radish - oblong shaped pink with white tips
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Arugula - tender for salads and sandwiches, Astro variety
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
  • Magenta Lettuce - green center with dark red on half of each leaves, crispy
Order online by Monday evening to ensure availability and your order will be stored in coolers until you pick-up.
Mark , Annie & Gabby
Visit our website!
Waterdog Farms
At  Waterdog Farms, we are committed to providing sustainably produced teas, flowers, and specialty produce to all our customers. To us, that means providing the best products grown with no synthetic chemicals and while keeping our land and stream ecosystems on the farm healthy. You can find out more info about us at on our  website or subscribe to our  weekly newsletter.

This week at Market we will have:

Caffeinated tea blends: Minty Green, Tulsi Green, and Carolina Earl Grey tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends:Hibiscus, Hibiscus Select Blend, Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, Hurdle Mills Chai, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Flowers: Dried bouquets from the farm perfect as Thanksgiving centerpieces!
Other: Calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
Bluebird Meadows
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We will be bringing the last of our heirloom mums to market this Tuesday, along with a handful of anemones and icelandic poppies. We will also have lots of delicious vegetables, including carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, cabbage, lettuce, our nutritious shoot mix that makes an excellent salad, radishes, kale, collards, and more. We hope to see you there!
Alice & Stuart White
Visit our website!
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows will be at the pre-Thanksgiving market on Tuesday, November 22. Please stop by for your last-minute produce needs for the holiday or to stock up since the next market won't occur until December 3.
We will have sweet potatoes, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, collards, potatoes (Yukon gold and red), peppers, garlic, and radishes.
We have sage, rosemary, and thyme plants. These are perennial plants, which will overwinter in your garden. They are already large enough to pick a sprig for your holiday menu.
We will have strawberry, peach and onion jam and blackberry jelly. Pick up a jar for a hostess gift!
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!
Ever Laughter Farm

Happy Thanksgiving! For your feast we'll have spinach, arugula, frisee, escarole, baby ginger, Red Russian and lacinato kale, Italiko Rosso dandelions, collards, Carolina Ruby sweet potatoes, parsley, dill, cilantro, celery leaves and more!

Bonlee Grown Farm
Pick up your favorite Thanksgiving goodies to take home for the holidays! We will have homemade pickles, pickled beets, pickled okra, chow chows, hot pepper vinegar for your greens, and homemade jams! And don't forget our pepper jelly to go with cream cheese (goat or cow cheese) and crackers!

Have a save and happy Thanksgiving from our family to your's!

Amy, Ray, Ramy & Erin Sugg
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 11 am Tuesday and we will hold your order at Market until 4:30 pm.

10% off purchase of $100 or more!

Some turkey breast, drums, thighs, wings, hearts, backs, and livers are available. Please place your order online. Thank you! 

Fresh, never frozen, 100% grass-fed beef (* = frozen):
Ground beef, stew beef; STEAKS: Filet mignon, bone-in/boneless ribeye, NY strip, flank, skirt, hangar, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye; short ribs*, back ribs*; ROASTS: Chuck, eye of round, rump roast, bottom round, London Broil, brisket, osso buco, heart, hot dogs*, soup bones, knuckles, kidney, tongue, oxtail. Please pre-order for fresh meat.

Chicken (fed certified organic feed, free-range on pasture): Whole chicken, half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, and fat 
Free-range pork (pasture and woodlot raised):
Tenderloin, belly/jowl bacon, bone in pork loin chops, smoked boneless chops, spare / baby back ribs; ROASTS: Boston butt, boneless pork loin, shanks; SAUSAGES: Breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (country, hot extra sage, hot Italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked chorizo, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked polish), fatback, leaf lard, rendered lard, and pork neck bones

Mutton (100% grass-fed): Loin chops, rib chops, ground, shanks, heart, kidney, ribs, and bones

Artisan Deli Meats:  Bologna, roast beef, pastrami, and hot dogs (beef or pork)

Soup, stew and stock (pre-order only!):  Beef soup bones, knuckle; pork meaty neck/back bones; chicken backs, necks and wing tips; whole stew hens

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):   Arugula, Baby Carrots, Collards, Daikons, Red Russian & Siberian Kale, Mustard Greens, Mixed Sweet Peppers, Fairy Tale & Globe Eggplant, Turnips, Garlic, and Dill

Chicken eggs (free range and pastured hens): Mixed (medium-extra large), jumbo, and pullet

Duck eggs

Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery celebrates nature and the work of honeybees by making meads (honey wines) with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey. Made in Durham, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

This week at Market we will be sampling three meads that will pair well with your Thanksgiving meal: Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral dry-style mead made with NC wildflower honey, organic hibiscus and fresh lemonthyme (the herbal notes of this mead pair well with roasted turkey); Blueberry Mead, a semi-dry mead with just a hint of honey sweetness to balance the tartness of the fresh blueberries (pair this mead with cheeses or charcuterie before the meal); and Spiced Apple Cyser, a semi-sweet mead that tastes like apple pie, made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider (perfect with apple pie or dessert). 

Diane Currier
Meadow Lane Farm
Ready for a great pot of stew? How about trying LAMB, GOAT, PORK or BEEF roast or stew meat from our Animal Welfare Approved farm-raised animals?
ANGUS BEEF: Roasts (Sirloin Tip, Chuck, Eye of Round), Steaks (London Broil, Sirloin, Ribeye, Flat Iron), Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Brisket, Soup Bones, Dog Bones, Marrow Bones, Sausages (Chirizo, Brats), Hot Dogs, Cheeks, Shanks, Heart, Calves Liver and more

PORK: How about "heat & serve" eastern-style pork barbeque? Delicious! Sausages (Country X-Sage, Brats, Chirizo, Italian, Maple Breakfast links), Roasts (Boston Butt, Picnic), St. Louis Rib Slabs, Liver, Ground, and more
LAMB: Shoulder Steaks, Ground, Riblets, Liver, Stew, and Leg of Lamb (great for the holidays!)
CHEVON (goat meat): Ground, Cubed/Stew, Riblets, and Liver

USDA Certified Organic Vegetables:  "Sungold" Tomatoes, Squash (summer and winter), Turnips, Eggplant, Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, and more!
Special this week! PUMPKINS! Indian River, White, Pie Pumpkins.

We are taking orders for Mario's beautiful handmade farm greenery HOLIDAY WREATHS. We continue to get so many compliments on them throughout the year.  Dates of availability: November 22, December 3, and December 10 (2 sizes). You can also drive out to the farm to purchase one - just let us know you are coming!  Thank you for your continued support of our family farm!
Martha Mobley
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with 11 ravioli flavors, such as Roasted Red Pepper and 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.
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in and around the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. During Market hours, Foster Street is closed between Hunt and Corporations Streets.

Parking can be found on the street around 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.