May 5, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Chapel Hill Creamery
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Catbriar Farm
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Elodie Farms
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Ever Laughter Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Bonlee Grown Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Celebrity Dairy
MoonDance Soaps & More
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Stoney Mountain Farm
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

MUSHROOMS

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

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
We've all heard that bees are important, but sometimes it's easy to overlook just how big of a role they play in our lives. Without bees, we wouldn't be able to enjoy many of our favorite fruits and veggies, such as asparagus, broccoli, blueberries, watermelon and so much more. Bees also pollinate our plants, helping our gardens flourish. We could go on and on about our love for bees but we encourage you to chat with the experts tomorrow!  The Durham County Beekeeper's Association  will be at the Market from 9:30 am-noon. They'll have an observation hive and share pollinator information with you. Bring your questions and chat with the experts while observing these beautiful creatures!

Also, we're excited to launch our first Durham Farmers' Market tour this Saturday at 9:30 am! Join us for a 20-minute tour of the Market, chat with a farmer, and learn about local agriculture. We'll host informational tours on the first Saturday of every month at 9:30 am so be sure to join us at one during the Main Season!

In addition to the farmers' market this weekend, be sure to swing by Durham Central Park on Saturday afternoon for Durham Refugee Day or visit the huge Spring Art Sale hosted by the Durham Craft Market and Vega Metals. If you're looking for something to do with your kids, swing by Central Park School's Strawberry Festival after you visit the Market. Seriously, Saturday is a packed day full of exciting activities. We look forward to you kicking off your weekend with us at the Market!

Finally, 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 13
  • Pick up flowers and your meal 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, June 10
  • Join Erin for a home pickling demo and learn everything you need to preserve your favorite fruits and veggies! 
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, Tulips, Snapdragons, and more!

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

SPECIALTY ITEMS: Handmade Chocolates,  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:  STRAWBERRIES, arugula,  SNOW PEAS, and tender heads of Romaine lettuce 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!
Pamela Strand Photography
Mother's Day is nearly here! Select a special card for her from my large selection of photographic greeting cards featuring Durham, OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals and Whimsy.  Many of these photos can be previewed on my website. I also have enlargements in several sizes up to 20x30." If you need a larger size printed to canvas, or want an image converted to black and white, that can be arranged.      
 
Pamela Strand
919-489-5441
 
Chapel Hill Creamery
O ur picture is of Allison, our herd manager who lives on the farm and oversees the animal care and milking. Her job includes managing all the groups of cows, from the calves to the milking herd, the pigs, the outdoor staff, and the pastures. We are lucky to have her. She is featured in an exhibit at the Chapel Hill Library called Vitamin O. The exhibit has photographs by Alicia Stemper of interesting people throughout Orange County. Visit soon to see all the photographs.

We have cheese, pork, and our ground beef this week. Our beef is popular because of the great flavor from the grass raised animals and the breed of cow. Get some soon; we don't always have it and it goes fast. We also have spare ribs and sausages from our pigs that are fed the nutritious whey from cheese making. We'll have and ground pork, plus breakfast and Chorizo sausage.

Fresh Dairyland Farmers is a great, unaged cheese to have on hand for quick salads or for melting. Pick up a recipe for our Spinach Salad with Dairyland Farmers and Strawberries. Our Pheta is aged in a salt brine and adds a sharper flavor for green salads, tabouli, or pasta. Our Carolina Moon is similar to a Brie that is aged in the traditional method. It changes over time from firm and young to creamy with a rich, mushroomy flavor. Fresh, seasonal ingredients make for delicious meals. Pick up some cheese or meat to go with the beautiful produce at market and enjoy. 

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, Ferns, and a few Greens. Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
Catbriar Farm
We will bring asparagus, collard greens, spinach, kale, turnip greens, fresh and dried herbs, and cayenne and paprika powders. Because it is Kentucky Derby Day we will have plenty of fresh mint. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Terra Clotha
Until the end of May, we will have many of our adult short-sleeved T-shirts for sale at $12 per shirt. That's more than 50 percent off the regular price. This applies only to shirts in stock, not special orders. And it won't apply to all shirts, but still, a lot of our inventory of adult shirts will be on sale. Could be a sweet deal if you're looking for a colorful addition to your wardrobe.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright.

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

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
PEONIES!
More of our beautiful peonies will be available on Saturday.

TOMATO PLANTS and MORE!
Starter plants will continue to be available while supplies last. We will have a selection of 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 have our  PESTICIDE-FREE strawberries available.

PRODUCE: 
We will have lettuce, 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!
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:
We still have a few tickets left for our next farm dinner, Saturday, May 13  at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Our next farm tour will take place on Sunday, May 21 at 4:30PM. Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Baby goat adoptions:  E-mail sandra@elodiefarms.com  for details.

Volunteer opportunities: Click here for more information!

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

FRESH, never frozen, Pasture Raised, FREE RANGE Chicken!

Raised on grass their whole life, our birds get free choice of CERTIFIED ORGANIC FEED milled only 30 minutes from the farm! Get some great tasting, first-of-the-season chicken and support grain farmers that strive to build healthy soils and never use any synthetic herbicides in their fields!

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
  • 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! 
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, based on your requests we are sampling our off-dry Wildwood Mead, an oak-aged mead made with NC dark wildflower honey with bold notes of buckwheat, molasses and sorghum, softened with oak and vanilla accents; Ginger Mead, a semi-sweet mead made with NC dark wildflower honey, infused with local ginger 3 ways - juiced, dried and fresh-grated; and Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead made with fresh figs, roasted and caramelized, fermented with NC wildflower honey and finished with orange blossom honey.

We will also have bottles available of our Vanilla Mead and Orange Blossom Mead (both light-bodied, lightly sweet meads made from orange blossom honey - the Vanilla Mead is infused with Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans).  

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
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 statice, agrostemma, snaps, and more. See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! What's available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Taqueria-Style Pickled Carrots
Award -Winning Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut
 
Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Peruvian Aji Limon Hot Sauce
 
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Award Winning Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Award Winning Strawberry Preserves
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Muscadine Grape Marmalade
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Jam
 
Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles
Carolina Chow Chow 
& MUCH More
 
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
April 

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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
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
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
MoonDance Soaps & More
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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
Stoney Mountain Farm
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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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.