April 29, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Tiny Farm
Terra Clotha
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
MoonDance Soaps & More
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Fickle Creek Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Flat River Nursery & Farm
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

STRAWBERRIES
GREENS

CHARD & TURNIPS

FLOWERS

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

KALE

MUSHROOMS

BOK CHOY

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

TEA

CARROTS

GINGER

CHEESE

LAMB & SHEEP PRODUCTS

FERMENTED FOODS

SWEET POTATOES

RED RADISHES

PLANT STARTS

HERBS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
10% Campaign

Quick Links
It's nice to see the sunshine after such a rainy start to the week. If you have not already, swing by the Market to pick up your plants and ask your farmers for growing tips. This weekend will be the perfect time to get your hands dirty and appreciate the beauty of Mother Earth! While you're at the Market, stop by the lawn  and  chat with Girl Scout Troop 1621 about the importance of trees in our world.

Don't forget that we've partnered with Durham Central Park and Food FWD to offer a compost drop-off service at the Market.  The cost for subscribers is $15/month and a collection bin and liners are provided. Subscribers will bring their food scraps to the Market or to Durham Central Park each week and drop everything off at the designated cart, which will be located near the dumpster on Roney Street. Food FWD  will do a compost giveaway semi-annually and will be at the Market this weekend to answer questions and register folks for the program. If you prefer to have your own compost pile at home, Food FWD will be selling buckets for purchase.  We hope you'll participate!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, May 6
  • See a honeybee hive and chat with the Durham County Beekeeper's Association from 9:30 am-noon.
Saturday, May 13
  • Pick up everything you need for Mother's Day and make a card for Mom on the Market Lawn.
Saturday, May 20
  • Join The 360 Approach for an old-school, family-friendly Field Day from 10-11 am. There will be prizes!
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, July 15
  • Save the date for Tomato Day, one of our favorite celebrations of the year!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Hakurei Turnips, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (many varieties), Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

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

FLOWERS: Baptisia, Bachelor Buttons Icelandic Poppies, Tulips, Snapdragons, 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.
Meadow Lane Farm
Delicious pasture-based meats from our farm that are also Animal Welfare Approved!

Are you planning for grilling out with family and friends? Our Century farm has wonderful dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, PORK, LAMB and GOAT (Chevon). An assortment of STEAKS, Loin CHOPS, Ribs, Ground, Sausages, and much more will be available. 

Our new product is BRAT's Lamb Sausage this week.... so delicious on the grill!  

USDA certified organic veggies: A rugula/greens mix and STRAWBERRIES ready.  This Saturday , we will have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens.  Also, please come see us on the north side of the Market - we moved back to our "summer" location.  

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
Tiny Farm
Tiny Farm will bring the following to the Market: 
  • Fresh Herbs: Cilantro, Parsley, Thyme, Dill, Rosemary, Green Onions
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Red Beets - new Spring crop
  • Leaf Broccoli - delicious and healthy
  • Toscano Kale - More tender than the "frilly" types, great flavor, large leaves
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
  • Arugula - tender, a little spicy
  • Herbs, Kohlrabi, Broccoli Raab, and much more!
Pre-order online by 5 pm to ensure availability when you arrive at market.  Weekly Boxes will be available and new members are welcome (5 vegetables for $15 week).

Mark, Annie & Gabby
Terra Clotha
We all know that Durham is a fabulous place, a livable artsy town with great food, and a vibrant culture. (The Durham Farmers' Market is at the epicenter of all that, of course.) So as a nod to all that wonderful Durham-ness, we have come up with a T-shirt that celebrates the Durham spirit. We've used batik to create a starry night, and silkscreened a Durham design underneath. Trendy enough to wear to a Food Truck Rodeo in Central Park, hip enough to wear to a night out at DPAC or to a Bulls game. We've also got Durham-themed kids clothes. Because you're never too young to be cool.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Allowing your wardrobe to reflect Durham's spirit.

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

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
Stoney Mountain Farm
Sorry to have missed you last weekend as we took part in the annual Piedmont Farm Tour. 
This week we'll again have our coolers full with more of our yummy lamb cuts. Our breed of sheep, "Navajo Churro" ( a heritage breed) was named by SlowFood as "a flavor worth saving". We'll have cuts for grilling or slow roasting, burger makin' or pizza topping (carmelized onion, ground lamb and goat cheese, oh my!).  We'll also have all of our wool and wool items available.

Look forward to seeing you at the Market!

Olga & John Elder
Burlington, NC
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Chapel Hill Creamery
Our picture is Allison, our herd manager and her ox Fryer, getting out of the rain this past week. Our cows are Animal Welfare Approved. They are part of our team and Fryer is Allison's 2300 lb. pet. We will have ripe Carolina Moon as well as Dairyland Farmers and Pheta  on Saturday . The Carolina Moon is similar to a Brie in the category call mold ripened cheese. The white mold changes the structure of the cheese and enhances the flavor and softness over time. It's a good example of slow food that is richer in flavor than many industrial type Bries made to ship across the ocean and not over ripen and get too strong. We try to bring it to you when it is half to fully ripe and we can pick one out for you. Serve it as an appetizer or as a side dishes to sautéed greens and mushrooms for the market.

Our Dairyland Farmers cheese is a fresh cheese popular with kids of all ages. Good for snacking or adding to Mexican dishes or scrambled eggs. Our Pheta is aged in a salt brine- also a traditional method- and is saltier than the farmers. It still has the rich flavor of our wonderful Jersey cow milk and is great for salads, Tabouli, or pasta dishes. 

Sausage comes from our whey fed pigs and is made with the hams for a meaty taste. Choose from Sage and Maple Breakfast, Mild Country Breakfast, and Chorizo. We also have ground Pork and Spare Ribs. Pick up one of our recipes, taste some cheese, and plan your weekend meal.

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 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 three of our classics. Come try our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral and earthy, dry style, made from NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme; our Orange Blossom Mead, a semi-sweet yet light bodied traditional mead, made with orange blossom honey and aged at least a year; and our Spiced Apple Cyser, a semi-sweet 'apple pie' mead made from NC apple cider and NC wildflower honey, not overly sweet, with some tart grannysmith apple notes to balance the flavors. This one is nice chilled and served with grilled foods.

We will also have bottles available of our Vanilla Mead (light-bodied, lightly sweet mead made from orange blossom honey, infused with vanilla beans) and Wildwood Mead (off-dry traditional mead featuring bold, dark wildflower honey with buckwheat, sorghum notes, mellowed over French oak). 

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
MoonDance Soaps & More
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Thanks so much for your help. We promise, your feedback counts! (If only Tom had thought to make beard oil with all of those coconuts...). Paul, our very own favorite bearded one, will be at the market  this Saturday  handing out the sample soaps.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
PEONIES!
Mother Nature has such a sense of humor. This week we are picturing our peonies. These mid-May bloomers are way ahead of schedule. Stop by and take some home to enjoy!

TOMATO PLANTS and MORE!
We sold many starter plants last weekend and we will continue to have more available for your gardens this week, although some varieties will be in short supply. We will have a selection of over 18 exceptional tomato plant varieties (cherry, salad, and slicers -- both reliable hybrid and heirloom favorites), herbs, blackberries, peppers (both sweet and hot), vine crops and flower plants for your garden.

STRAWBERRIES!
We will be bringing our PESTICIDE-FREE strawberries.

PRODUCE: 
We will have chard and green garlic.

FROM OUR KITCHEN: 
Jams and jellies!  We have our award-winning strawberry jam and blackberry jelly. Also available are apple, peach, and peach mango and 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!
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm is looking forward to spending another Saturday morning with all our customers at the Durham Farmers' Market. After this significant rainfall, it will be perfect to work in the garden and get those veggies going. We will have our large selection of herbs, tomatoes, peppers both hot and sweet, okra, annual and perennial flowers. Of course we will also have our succulents and houseplants.

On the produce table  this week you will find PEA SHOOTS, BEETS, FENNEL, HAKUREI TURNIPS, HEIRLOOM EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD CABBAGE, CHARD, KALE, CILANTRO, ASIAN GREENS, SCALLIONS, BROCCOLI RAAB, SPECIALTY CUCUMBERS and French Breakfast RADISHES.

Hannah, Tim, Jonathan or Brian and Helga
Follow us on  Instagram  and have a look at our new website .
Thanks to Panciuto and Our State magazine for the compliments in the recent edition.
Ever Laughter Farm
We'll have lots of plants for you garden this weekend including tomatoes, marigolds, nasturtiums, Irish poet, pineapple sage, parsley, and many other herbs. We'll have colorful Swiss chard and lettuce mix. And we'll have buckets of flowers! Lots of snapdragons and mixed bouquets including poppies, agrostemma, snaps, and more.

Will Cramer
Catbriar Farm
We will bring asparagus, collard greens, spinach, kale, turnip greens, green garlic, fresh and dried herbs, paprika powder, cayenne powder and cayenne pepper flakes.

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Elodie Farms
Join us this Saturday at the DFM! 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)
  • New! Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Our next farm dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 13  at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Interested in adopting baby goats? 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.

Fickle Creek Farm
Thanks to the ~420 folks that came to the farm this past weekend for the Piedmont Farm Tour! 

Please  pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Good Food Friday Special on 100% Grass Fed Beef.  Buy 5 pounds get 20% of f;  Buy 10 pounds, get 25% off.

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF
  • 100% GRASS FED, PASTURE RAISED LAMB (no legs left)
  • 100% Grass Fed YEARLING MUTTON 
  • PASTURE and WOODLAND RAISED, FREE RANGE PORK
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • Artisan Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Ground Pet Food
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
Sign up for our Warm Season CSA and save 10%!

Receive  10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Visit our website! 
Bonlee Grown Farm
A trailer full and flowers are coming your w ay! Come check out our double bloom  geraniums, rosebud impatiens, four colors of
verbena, lantana, lavender, and s ucculents!!! Carolina Babe liquid 
Coconut spray skin oil also.  Please call for orders.

Thank you for shopping local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
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:
  • Mother's Day/Grad Dinner (May 14 & May 21): Cornish Game Hens with Orange Sauce, etc.
  • 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
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be market with greenhouse tomatoes, herbs, flowers, ferns, cold crop plugs, bedding plants.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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. 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.