January 13, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Four Leaf Farm
Bluebird Meadows
Honeygirl Meadery
Growers & Cooks
Chapel Hill Creamery
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Waterdog Farms
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! 

























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Quick Links
We missed you last weekend and hope that you stayed safe and warm with the snow! So how did our farmers' fare? Ask them on Saturday - they love to share their knowledge of how to protect their crops from the cold with you. I know I will savor the delicious flavors at the Market this weekend and think how tough the veggies, flowers and herbs are - how did they survive zero degrees?

Here are some of our favorite photos vendors snapped last weekend in the snow:

Pebbles the cat at Wild Scallions Farm checked on the ranunculus, which stayed safe during the storm.

Everyone, including pets, were excited to see the sun
after such a snowy Saturday at South Wind Produce.

Farmer's Daughter has the cutest neighbors!

A beautiful sunset at Brinkley Farms.

The goats at Elodie Farms were a little skeptical of the
snow at first but enjoyed exploring the winter wonderland!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Carrots, Chard, Collards, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, 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

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

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

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  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, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.

Four Leaf Farm
We  will be back at market this Saturday with chard, kale, spinach, arugula, collards, asian greens, beets and pea shoots.

See you tomorrow!
Helga & Hannah
Bluebird Meadows
Well that was a whirlwind of a couple weeks folks! We got 8" of snow, went to zero degrees, and had to do such crazy things like put a heater in our cooler. Glad to have that behind us! Plenty of veggies and flowers survived though, so we will be at market with a tableful of them. For fresh flowers we will have anemones and icelandic poppies, and for vegetables we will have turnips, spinach, radishes, chard, curly kale and carrots if we can get to them.

Alice & Stuart White
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.

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 Vanilla Mead, a semi-sweet mead made with FL orange blossom honey and infused with vanilla beans; Spiced Apple Cyser, a semi-sweet mead that tastes like apple pie, made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider; and our Fig Orange Mead, with complexity from roasted local figs and two kinds of honey: NC wildflower honey and Orange Blossom honey. We will also have on hand our Ginger, Hibiscus Lemonthyme, and Blueberry meads for sale.

We now have Honeygirl Meadery Gift Cards available at the Market - easy gift giving, it fits right in a stocking or pops in the mail. Now your giftee can choose their favorite mead, and you don't have to guess!

Diane Currier
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Growers & Cooks
We're excited to be back at market after last week's storm kept us inside. We're nearing the end of the Sweet Potato Dashi so if you love that one, come and get it! We're working on our spring seasonals which we'll release in mid to late March. This week we have :
All-Purpose Chicken
All-Purpose Vegetable
Smoky Ham Hock 
Caramelized Grassfed Beef
(Spicy) NC Sweet Potato Dashi

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
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Chapel Hill Creamery
Fresh tenderloin and fresh pork steaks this week! Plus bacon, ham hocks, ground pork, and lots of sausage. 

We have all varieties of sausage: Mild Country breakfast in bulk and link, Sage and Maple in bulk and link, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Polish with garlic and mustard, Bratwurst, Chorizo, and a little Smoked Andouille. Restock your freezer with your favorite ones to have for a great breakfast or the best comfort food. See you this weekend!

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Terra Clotha
Do you remember that part in Clement Moore's poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," when it says "The children were nestled all snug in their beds / While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads"? Did you ever wonder what kind of clothes those kids had? As a wearable art professional, I think about it all the time. And the conclusion I always come to is this: they were wearing union suit type night clothes, or, as we call them at Terra Clotha, "longzees." Kind of like a onesie, for infants, but with long sleeves, long legs, and snaps in the middle. Okay, so they didn't have snaps in the 1820s when that poem was written, but the children did have a need for warm, comfortable clothing during those cold winter nights. Something that would cover their arms and their legs, that would be comfortable when they got up on a chilly morning and checked their stockings. To that end, at Terra Clotha, we have a wide range of hand-dyed longzees for children up to age 24 months.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Warm and colorful.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Can you believe we are almost halfway through January? We will be glad to be back at the market this weekend after a week of snow and ice, which was followed by rapid melting and spring-like temperatures.
  We will have green cabbage, arugula, carrots, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, garlic and winter squash (great for soup!).

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.

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!
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 5 pm on Friday and we will h old your order at Market until 11:30 am.  Enroll here for our 12-week Winter CSA.

10% off purchase of $100 or more!

Pasture raised, free range turkey breast: 10% off (pre-order only)

All beef steaks: 15% off (pre-order only)

Cold cut special ($40): 1 pound each salami, bologna, and sliced ham (pre-order only)

Click here to see everything we have, including:
  • 100% grass fed beef
  • Free range, pasture raised chicken fed certified organic feed
  • 100% grass fed yearling mutton
  • Deli meats & dogs
  • 100% grass fed beef sticks
  • Soup, stew and stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Free range and pastured hen eggs
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: Minty Green, Tulsi Green, and Carolina Earl Grey tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends: Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, 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
Meadow Lane Farm
Stop by and sample our new batch of country X-sage pork sausage, both mild and hot.

21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat). We have everything available, from filet mignon to meaty soup bones for making hearty broths, to sausages and roasts/leg of lamb, or ground to stew meat. Stop by and try our ANIMAL WELFARE APPROVED meats all born and raised on our rolling grassland in Franklin County!

USDA certified organic vegetables this week: Collards, broccoli, carrots, turnips, and more.

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 & 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.