February 4, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Green
Waterdog Farms
Maple Spring Gardens
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Four Leaf Farm
Elodie Farms
Fickle Creek Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Celebrity Dairy
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

GREENS

CHARD & TURNIPS


GREENHOUSE TOMATOES

POTATOES

CARROTS

FLOWERS

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

BEETS

HERBS

RADISHES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

KALE

MUSHROOMS

BOK CHOY

CABBAGE

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

TEA

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SWEET POTATOES

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
10% Campaign

Quick Links
Well we've made it to February and are looking forward to what this next month brings. Be sure to swing by the Market to see what's in season. Before you know it, spring will be here and our winter favorites, like greens and root veggies, will be gone for a little while. Don't miss your chance to nourish your body with the flavors of winter!

Are you planning to watch the Super Bowl this weekend? Pick up everything you need for tasty, local snacks at the Market.  Check out these Super Bowl ideas and show us what you create by using #DFMLove on Instagram!
  • Goat cheese and crackers. Celebrity Dairy and Elodie Farms have more than enough cheese to please your guests!
  • Salsa. Did we mention how much we love our farmers and admire their dedication? Because of their hard work, you can enjoy greenhouse-grown tomatoes in the dead of winter, which you can easily turn into the perfect salsa!
  • Looking for something a little more interesting? Whip up some beet hummus and serve your favorite seasonal veggies, such as carrots, on the side.
  • It's easy to quickly prepare deviled eggs using pasture-raised eggs. Yum!
  • Want something a little more filling? Pick up any type of meat you desire from our vendors for a hearty meal. And don't forget to break out the crock pot and brew up a delicious chili!
  • Last, but certainly not lease,  pick up your favorite drinks from Green CoffeeFullsteam Brewery or Honeygirl Meadery at the Market!
Seriously, our list can go on and on. Support your farmers and our Durham community through your Super Bowl food choices this weekend and enjoy the delicious flavors of winter!

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Check out what our farmers have been up to this week:

Brinkley Farms is taking advantage of the
warm winter weather to do some planting.

Winter flowers are growing well in the
cold frame at Wild Scallions Farm.

The goats are soaking up the sun at Elodie Farms!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Beets, Bok Choy, Carrots, Chard, Collards, Dried Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and more!

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

FLOWERS: Dried Bouquets, Anemones, Icelandic Poppies, and more

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat Milk Cheeses
 
PLANTS: 
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts 

SPECIALTY ITEMS: Soup Stock,  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Fermented Foods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and Preserves

CRAFTS: Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!


Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
NC Successful Small Farm
Opportunities Conference
Interested in learning more about small farm opportunities in North Carolina? If so, make plans now to attend North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference on February 25 at the Seby Jones Performing Arts Center in Louisburg. Please review the  attached brochure  for additional information or  contact Martha Mobley (Meadow Lane Farm) at 919-496-3344.
Green
1 Pound of Coffee Bought =
1 Tree Planted

Is it too early to celebrate Valentine's Day?? We don't think so! Our drinks will feature a special love-themed treat this week. Come check them out and spread the love! 

We'll also have the best drinks available to warm your bones, including Peppermint Lattes and Mochas! We'll of course have other hot coffee drinks available and our freshly roasted beans. Perfect for a cold winter morning! 

We are a custom coffee roaster located in downtown Durham. Our goal is to help our customers offset their carbon footprint through their coffee purchases by planting a tree for each pound of coffee we sell. We limit waste from seed to cup by sourcing naturally washed beans, using solar electricity, and composting all materials. We are striving to be a zero-waste coffee roasting company and our coffee beans are certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Rainforest Friendly.  Can't wait to see you there! 

Emily & David
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 on our website  or subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

This week at market we will have:

Caffeinated tea blends: Tulsi Green tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends: Tulsi, Hibiscus, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea: Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Other: Calendula salve and calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
Maple Spring Gardens
We'll be at market again this week after taking a week off to go to a Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Kentucky last weekend. We'll be bringing carrots, beets, green onions, radishes, lettuce, kale swiss chard, sweet potatoes and more. 

Hope to see you there!

Maple Spring Gardens
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Meadow Lane Farm
Pastured raised, natural, nationally-credentialed animal welfare approved meats are available this Saturday. Pick up dry-aged Angus beef, Dorset X lamb, Berkshire X Pork, and boer chevon (goat). We have many of the cuts from each species, such as lamb chops, beef steaks (filet mignon, New York strip, sirloin, ribeye, cubed, London broil, flat iron, flank, skirt, hanger), assortment of sausages (beef and pork), roasts, leg of lamb/goat, stew meat, shanks, short ribs, soup bones, marrow bones, and much more!

USDA certified organic vegetables this week: Collards, winter squash, baby ginger, popcorn, and even pie pumpkins! 

Stop by for a visit with Tanya and Martha. Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
 
Martha Mobley
919-495-1305
E-mail
Chapel Hill Creamery
We will have some collar steaks this weekend. This cut comes from the shoulder and can be cooked like beef steak. Marinate, sear for a few minutes on both sides, and finish in the oven. The steaks are large so plan on a hearty meal or slice off a little after cooking to add to a Chinese flavored stir fry for a second meal. Sausages this Saturday include Chorizo, Smoked Andouille, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Sage and Maple Breakfast, and mild Country Breakfast. We also have a few smoked ham hocks. Try our Italian sausage and kale soup recipe, add Chorizo to black beans for a quick and delicious stew, or make a pizza with the Mild or Hot Italian. See you on Saturday!

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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
FROM OUR KITCHEN:  Jams and jellies! We have apple butter and apple jelly, along with our award-winning strawberry and blackberry. Also available are peach and peach mango and sweet onion jam.

PRODUCE:  We will have celery from our greenhouse, green cabbage, chard, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, garlic and winter squash.


FROM THE WORKSHOP:  We will have a selection of Maple/Brazilian cherry cutting boards. Custom sizes are 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!
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 NC, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients. Come visit our downtown Durham production meadery for a full tasting with souvenir glass - we are open every Saturday from 1-6 pm, no reservations required. 

We will be at Market this week with a variety of our meads for sale. Each week we sample a few of the meads at the farmers' market so that you can try the whole line-up over time.

This week we will sample our Blueberry Mead, a semi-dry mead with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey; and our Lavender Mead, a semi-sweet mead made from Orange Blossom honey, aged at least nine months and then infused with local lavender; and Vanilla Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with FL orange blossom honey and infused with Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans. We will also have our Hibiscus Lemonthyme, Ginger, and Spiced Apple Cyser for sale. 

Honeygirl Meadery Gift Cards are available year-round at the Market. Now you don't have to guess which mead to give - your giftee can choose their favorite with a gift card!  

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
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Four Leaf Farm
We will be at market with Pea shoots, Arugula, Kale, Italian Chard, a few baby Hakurei Turnips, Miner's Lettuce, Upland Cress, Collards, Scallions, Baby Salinova Lettuce, Deer Tongue Lettuce, Winter Density Lettuce and Mache. Looking forward to being back at Market.

Helga & Tom
Elodie Farms
Stop by our table to get your goat cheese and crackers. There will be plain and flavored chèvre (garlic + herbs, jalapeno, sour cherry, and fig + honey), goat feta and fleur verte (marinated cheese). We will have three types of homemade crackers (Sea Salt, Fennel and Rosemary).

Our next farm dinner will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 5 pm. View the menu online and purchase your tickets at:
  • Our stand at the Durham Farmer's Market
  • Our website
  • By phone at 919-479-4606

Let's stay in touch! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. If you would like to add your e-mail to our monthly mailing list, please send us a request to info@elodiefarms.com.


 

Ted Domville & Sandra Vergara

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Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5:00 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30.  This week:  Fresh, never frozen, 100% grass fed yearling MUTTON

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Pasture Raised TURKEY Breasts
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF     
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • Deli Meats & Hot Dogs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
10% off purchases of $100 or more!
 
Visit our website!
Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy is back! Strawberry fig, triple berry, banana butter, and fig are just some of the  jams this week. We will also bring pickled beets, sauerkraut, and pickles. Moisturize your skin with our liquid coconut spray with KuKui and Jojoba oils.

Bundle up and come to  buy local as next Saturday we will NOT be at the Market.  Thanks for your support and for buying local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
Celebrity Dairy
After waiting anxiously, the "shoe" had dropped - 15 babies born this week. We'll have a whole bunch more before our Celebrity Dairy Open Barn event on 
February 11-12,  with a reprise exactly  one month later  on  March 11-12 . Dress for the weather to come out to play with baby goats and likely watch some being born. We'll see you at the Market this weekend!

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with 11 ravioli flavors, such as Roasted Red Pepper & 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. 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 on Foster Street right next to 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.