November 17, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturday, November 18 from 8 am-Noon
Pre-Thanksgiving Market: Tuesday, November 21 from 3-5 pm
Closed Saturday, November 25
Winter Market begins Saturday, December 2
from 10 am-Noon
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
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.
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!
or volunteer at our Durham Farmers' Market
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
SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
AT THE MARKET
SOAP & BODYCARE PRODUCTS
The 10% Campaign is a project of the Center For Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS). The campaign encourages you to spend 10% of your existing food dollars to support North Carolina food producers, businesses and communities. Why 10%? In North Carolina, we spend $35 billion on food every year. If we spend 10% of our food dollars on local product, we can infuse over $3.5 billion into the local economy. As avid supporters of the Durham Farmers' Market, you already know the many advantages to shopping locally. So, why join the campaign? It will re-affirm your commitment to shopping locally and it sends a strong message to policy makers about the importance of local foods! For more information
As we reflect on another successful main season at the market, our staff, volunteers and vendors are so grateful to the dedicated customers who make time for the market in their busy schedules and eat local year-round.
Before we head into the winter market season, we want to have a day dedicated to YOU. We're giving out FREE VEGGIE TATTOOS
to customers and kids at the Info Table and will conduct a social media gift certificate SCAVENGER HUNT! Check out the scavenger hunt guidelines below:
- Follow us on Instagram and tune in to our Instagram story on Saturday morning starting at 8 am.
- We will hide three gift certificates somewhere at the Market. We will give a hiding spot clue for each gift certificate in our Instagram story.
- If you find one of the gift certificates, please send us a message so we know it has been claimed.
- Spend your gift certificate with any of our amazing vendors!
We cannot thank you enough for your support this season. We look forward to spending our morning with you tomorrow and hope you find everything you need to cook your family and friends a perfect Thanksgiving meal.
See you tomorrow!
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Become a friend of the
Durham Farmers' Market!
The Durham Farmers' Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the Market and continue to provide Durham with an event that nourishes the soul of our wonderful city.
You may not know that the Market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community.
We want to continue expanding the offerings of our Market and need your help to make this happen.
The Friend of Durham Farmers' Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the Market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children's programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, developing our nutrition education programs, and increasing staff hours. In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, a friend of the Market will receive a button to proudly display on their trusty Market tote.
We know that for some, resources are tight. If donations are not an option and you do not have time to volunteer, you can share what we do or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities available including assisting at the Information Table, leading cooking demos, fundraising, and much more.
If you are interested in sharing your time with the Market, please e-mail us.
We invite you to invest in your Market. Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham. Thank you!
Arugula, Beans, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!
MEATS AND EGGS:
Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs
FLOWERS: Cabbage Roses and much more!
Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato
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, and more!
Baskets, Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!
Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
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.
My name is Gabriela Kavanaugh and I am owner and roaster for Caballo Rojo Coffee, roasting locally here in Durham. My grandfather was a leading coffee roaster in Venezuela and I wanted to continue this family tradition in my local community. My goal is to create moments involving coffee that connect the international community, that provides us with coffee, with our our local community. We are excited to be able to foster this vision by being at the Durham Farmers' Market, providing you with cups of brewed coffee and bags of whole bean coffee. Stop by and say "Hello!" this Saturday!
Visit my website!
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.
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 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!
FROM THE SEA TO YOUR TABLE...DON'T MISS OUT!
Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
Animal Welfare approved meats and grass-fed pasture-based herds of ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat)...During this cold weather, try our assortment of delicious Sausages: Pork Brats, Italian, Chorizo, HOT Country, County x Sage and our new Sausages...special blend made for the upcoming holiday season...come by for a tasting this Saturday! BEEF Brat and Lamb Brat Sausages are wonderful also.
Try our own rendered natural pork LARD (small buckets), all Beef HOTDOGS and a pork/beef blended HOTDOG. Our convenient PORK Barbeque is "heat & serve"...so delicious with our eastern NC seasoning.
USDA certified organic veggies this week include: Fresh BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CABBAGE, limited summer squash, SWEET "lunch box" peppers and HOT peppers. We may have a few Shiitake mushrooms and our certified organic POPCORN...a great gift item.
Try our farm fresh eggs also...big yellow yolks from our happy hens.
OAK FIREWOOD available on Saturday...Split, dried, and seasoned from a fallen Hurricane Matthew giant oak. Text or call me if you would like a larger quantity (pick-up truck load). We can deliver to your home after the Market on Saturday. We will also have small quantities bundled at the market in the next few weeks.
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.
Fickle Creek Farm
FRESH THIS WEEK:
100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
New this week... smoked hams weighing ~2 to 3 pounds each!
Plenty of roasts for this chilly weather... beef chucks, pot, and london broils... pork picnics and hams... and sausages for quick meals and stuffing!
Stock up on the beef sticks and jerky for your holiday trips and outdoor hikes! Two beef sticks is roughly equivalent to a 1/4 pound
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK **
Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Sliced Ham, Pate, Roast Beef, & Hot Dogs
Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients; Stew Duck & Stew Hen
Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!
MoonDance Soaps & More
What's the most Thanksgiving themed seasonal soap in the lineup this weekend? Why our Cranberry Cream Goats Milk Soap, of course!! (Sorry to disappoint if you were imagining a Turkey Scented Soap.) Cranberries aren't just for eatin'! This bar will bring a fantabulously tart cranberry scent with a dash of cream and vanilla into the bath or shower.
We'll be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Stop by and say "Hello!".
See you tomorrow!
Rachel & Paul
Suman's Indian Catering
I see this as an opportunity to market and expand local sales of my products, as well as to increase brand recognition. I also recognize that there is an unmet niche in the area of semi-prepared Indian (South Asian) cuisine. Regular shoppers at the Durham Farmers Market actively buy fresh, raw ingredients (vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, etc.), acknowledging their superior quality in the preparation of home meals. I envision that these same shoppers will see my prepared sauces and chutneys as an opportunity to integrate the other fine DFM products to create superior cuisine at home with a minimum of complexity.
Simplify meals! Add meats, vegetables, seafood, tofu, to these ready-to-use sauces and versatile chutneys!
Sauces (one pint serves 8, generously):
Tikka Masala Sauce: A silky, unarguably rich, butter-cardamom-tomato-cream sauce, perfumed with fenugreek.
Punjabi Curry Sauce: A robust ensemble of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, turmeric, and aromatic spices
Kerala Coconut Curry Sauce: An intense amalgam of onions coconut, fresh curry leaves, ginger, garlic and roasted red chillies
Vindaloo Sauce: A spicy, zesty sauce wit onions, ginger, roasted crushed spices...with a whiff of vinegar
Chutneys (DF, GF, SF):
As per customer responses, they have been used on rabbit, fruit salads, salads, yogurt, roast pork, salmon, goat cheese, ice cream, eaten right out of the carton and more!
Special Fresh Mango-Cranberry-Ginger Chutney!*
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
Next Farm Tour: Saturday, November 18 at 2 PM. Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.
Elodie Farms by Candlelight - A Winter Gift Market
: A very special event featuring local female-owned businesses, wine, and holiday happiness on Sunday, December 3 from 5 to 9 PM. Get tickets here!
Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, December 9 at 5 PM. Get your tickets here!
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.
Join us for our final
event from 4:00-8:00 pm. Unwind with a glass of mead and a fun Fall activity after work this week. Check out our Facebook page for more details. Coming up at the meadery:
- 11/17 - Cheese Pairing ft. Progidal Farms & Screen Printing with Super G Print Labs
This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our Honey Chai Mead, like a warm mug of chai tea, our Honey Chai Mead is a loaded infusion of exotic spices, mingled with honey. Smooth, semi-sweet, and especially comforting in chilly months.
We will also be sampling our
Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.
And we will be sampling 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 oak-aged
Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years.; and our
Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey.
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have lots of cheese and meat this weekend that you can pick up now for your Thanksgiving plans. Our Hickory Grove is our own recipe that combines the texture of a Gouda with toasty, butterscotch flavors from our rich Jersey milk. It has a washed rind that puts it in a category called monastery cheese. It's not named for a monastery but our farm is near the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist church and that inspired the name. The washed rind gives the cheese a pungent smell when it's unwrapped, but the cheese itself is savory and mild. Use Hickory Grove at room temperature for snacking with apples or a glass of red wine. It melts wonderfully for grilled cheese sandwiches, omelets, or mac and cheese. Pick up a copy of our recipe for Turnip Gratin which is also on our website.
Paneer is available this week and it is an Indian frying cheese you can add it to cooked greens or curries. Dairyland Farmers cheese is unaged and tangy; pair it with hot pepper jelly for an appetizer or add to Quesadillas. Carolina Moon is our version of a Camembert, and Calvander is based on an Asiago, great for shaving onto salads or polenta.
Sausages include Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Mild and Hot Italian, Chorizo, and Smoked Andouille. Pick up a recipe for our Hot Italian sausage and kale soup. Use our mild sage breakfast sausage for your turkey dressing or with cabbage and mushrooms. We also have bacon, smoked ham hocks, and Spare Ribs. All our pork is from whey fed pigs raised on our farm. Our ground beef is high on flavor and great for a cheeseburger with our Hickory Grove cheese, meatloaf, or lasagna. See you on
Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Bonlee Grown Farm
GREEN PEPPER SALE!!
Stock up your freezer for winter! We will have
fresh cranberry- strawberry jam (sparkling
holiday), fig, strawberry, blueberry,a
nd banana jams. We'll also bring chow chows and
relishes for all your collards and pinto b
eans, along with hot pepper vinegar! Come and
try our "liquid coconut spray" for y
our dry skin!!!!
Thank you for buying local!
The Sugg Family
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
In preparation for your Thanksgiving dinner, we'll have our fresh herbs available: sage (pictured), thyme, rosemary, oregano and tarragon. You can use them fresh or dry them for your upcoming holiday and winter meals.
This week you will find carrots, lettuce, spinach, turnips, eggplant, cured sweet potatoes, fall and winter squash, sweet bell peppers, cabbage, kohlrabi, collards, kale, chard, tomatoes, beets, garlic, onions, daikon, red and watermelon radishes. Additionally, we'll have our sweet Brussels sprouts greens! You can use them alone or mix them with your collards, chard, and kale recipes. The actual Brussels sprouts are growing nicely and will be available soon.
JAMS AND JELLIES
New this month - apple jelly is back - made from fresh NC mountain apples. In addition, we'll also have our award-winning strawberry jam, peach, and sweet onion jam and blackberry jelly available.
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 thanks everyone who came out last week despite the cold. This will be our last market in this spot and before we move to our Winter Market spot when we return after Thanksgiving. We will NOT be at the special Thanksgiving Market and wish everyone a nice Holiday with friends and family.
we will bring Asian Green, Collards, Baby lettuce, Head lettuce, Daikon radish, Sweet peppers, Carrots, Beets, Minutina, Claytonia, Red and green cabbages, Napa cabbage and more dried peas. This week we will have Southern Pea aka Tohono O'odham. Hopefuly the Pea shoots also will be ready.
Helga & Jonathan
Stoney Mountain Farm
LAMB: Our coolers are full of all kinds of lamb cuts. We're getting lots of requests for holiday lamb menus. We have lots of options. We'd love to share ideas.
In celebration of SOUP/STEW TIME, aka Fall... we are once again selling our bones 25% off.
ECO-FRIENDLY WOOL PRODUCTS:
We're also excited that we have a new supply of our beautiful yarns. This weekend we'll have lots of our little hand felted critters and of course, the ever popular line of WOOL DRYER BALLS, made and grown right here in NC.
Hope to see you on
John & Olga Elder
Ever Laughter Farm
We'll have ginger, turmeric, arugula, frisee,
lettuce, kale, collards, es
carole, Italian dandelions, turnips, beets, sweet
and more for your Thanksgiving and late November meals!
We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, broccoli, cabbages, eggplant, collards, turnip greens, sweet bell peppers, lunch box snack peppers, hot cayenne peppers, and fresh and dried herbs.
We will bring a selection of our USDA frozen, vacuum sealed angus beef. If you have a cut you would like to try, please e-mail or call us and I will bring it for you. The cuts we have available are ground beef, steaks (sirloin, rib eye, NY strip, porterhouse, t-bone, filet mignon), roasts (brisket, top round, bottom round, chuck, rib, sirloin tip), stew beef, short ribs, and liver.
Graham & Sara Broadwell
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
will be at the Market
with a good selection of bison meat. The National Bison Association has declared Wednesdays at Bison Hump Day. So why not start a tradition of bison for dinner
See you at the Market!!!
Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Pamela Strand Photography
This week's images include 150th NC State Fair photos and lots of beautiful cardinals, especially for the upcoming holidays.
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x14"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
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,
; our lightly smoked, meltable fan favorite,
; our decadent ash ripened and award winning,
; our milder take on a beer washed Taleggio,
(cow & goat milk)
; and our aged, bees wax dipped, Winsome (cow
& goat milk)
For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our
and join our newsletter mailing list. E-mail questions and special orders
or call 919-732-9079.
Austin, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily
will be bringing our award winning chevre. This year's 1st place State Fair winners were the Asian Luv Log and the Garbo Serendipity Spread
. Our mold ripened bloomy rind Crottin won 2nd and 3rd in two categories, along with our Pure Chevre in 2nd. Come by to try these delicious winners!
Plain, Asian Luv, Confetti, Currituck, Dillemon, French Kiss, Garbo, Paprika Garlic, Party, and Rosemary.
Plain, Chipotle, Chocolate, Currituck, Dillemon, Garbo, Jalapeño, and Mango.
Crottin, Blue Streak, and Silk Hope.
Drinkable and Tykk
Chocolate, Nutmeg-Vanilla, Ginger, and Mango.
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.*
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
November 19, 2017
Assorted Goat Cheese Platter
Butternut Squash Soup
Turkey Breast Stuffed with Kale, Carrots & Shallots
Garlicky Fall Greens with Bell Pepper
Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sage & Cornbread Muffins
Apple Pie with Nutmeg-Vanilla Goat's Milk Gelato
Tea and Coffee
*Celebrity Dairy's Fall Open Barn will be on Sunday, November 26 from Noon-5pm*
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
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.