October 7, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Hours
Saturday 8 am-Noon & Wednesday 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Terra Clotha
Honegirl Meadery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Tiny Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Flat River Nursery
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! 






























10% Campaign

Quick Links
We are keeping an eye on Hurricane Matthew and are thinking of everyone in the storm's path. You can stay up to date with our Market plans on our website, Facebook or Instagram. As of Friday morning, we are planning to hold the Market tomorrow. We hope to move most vendors under the Pavilion so keep an eye out for your favorite vendor(s) as their spot may change. 

The heavy rains over the past few weeks have saturated farmers' fields, bring a whole new set of challenges for planting fall and winter crops. While rain is often welcomed, too much of a good thing can also have negative effects. So what are our farmers doing to overcome these challenges? Chat with them at the Market to see how their plantings are progressing. And remember that farmers have one of the best skills: patience. Without their patience, we would not have such a colorful, delicious variety of seasonal and heirlooms fruits and vegetables to choose from at the Market. Take an extra moment tomorrow to thank a vendor and also to learn a little more about how they overcome Mother Nature's challenges.

With the rain and cooler weather this weekend, it's a good time to experiment with cooking indoors. One of my favorite things to do is to buy a colorful assortment of vegetables at the Market and make soup. You can literally eat the rainbow by doing this!  
Check out soup recipe tips from The Kitchn and pick up your favorite vegetables tomorrow.
Do not be afraid to try something new, too! Finally, remember that you can store soup in the freezer so make a little extra and save it for quick, easy meal from the freezer in the upcoming weeks.  Stay safe and we hope to see you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Market News
Saturday, October 8
  • Due to the wind and rain, the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class has been canceled. Chef Jeff Crane re-scheduled the class for Saturday, November 5. Contact us for more information or to register your child.
Wednesday, October 12
  • The last Wednesday Market of the season.
Saturday , October 15
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-12 pm.
Saturday, October 22
  • Join Alice Osborn from 8:30-11:30 am for acoustic folk, bluegrass and modern/Southern Celtic rock and some great locally grown and produced food!
Saturday, October 29
  • Mark your calendars now for our annual Vendor Costume Contest!
September 10- November 6
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Fall Squash, Garlic, Green Beans, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips, and more!

FRUITS: Melons

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

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

FLOWERS:  Zinnias,  Celosia, Sunflowers,  Marigolds and more!

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

CRAFTS: Pottery, Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Handmade Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, Yarn, Roving and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Big news! We are looking for a passionate person to join our team as the Assistant Manager! Are you a people person who loves local food, farming, and artisan crafts? Are you a guru in event planning, social media, and writing? Is getting up early on Saturday your jam? Find the full job posting on our website and apply today! Also, please e-mail us with any questions. Thank you for helping us spread the word about this opportunity!
News from Durham Central Park
A few weeks ago, our friends at Durham Central Park asked for your feedback through their community input survey. The survey was the first part of a process to revise and update the Park's Master Plan. 
The next step will be to host a Design Charrette to work on updating the Park's Master Plan.  DFM's customers are some of the most frequent park visitors so we encourage you to continue giving feedback and to participate in the  Design Charrette tomorrow  (
Saturday, October 8) from 9 am -noon  at Measurement Inc. (423 Morris Street).
Meadow Lane Farm
Animal welfare approved, dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, pastured PORK, Boer CHEVON, and Dorset LAMB.

Angus Beef: Brisket, Roasts (Sirloin Tip, Chuck, Eye of Round), Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Steaks (Ribeye, Sirloin, London Broil, New York Strip, Flat Iron), Soup Bones, Marrow Bones, Dog Knuckle Bones, Shanks, Calves Liver, Short Ribs, Brat and Chorizo  Beef Sausages, all-beef Hot Dogs, and more. 

Pork: Ground, Sausages (Country X-Sage links, Hot X-Sage, Brats, Italian, and bulk), Pork Chops, St. Louis Ribs, Liver, and more.

Chevon: Shoulder Steaks, Loin Chops, Ground, and more

Lamb:  Shoulder Steaks, Loin Chops, Ground, Leg of Lamb (and halves), and more.

Organic vegetables this week: New crop of Sungold tomatoes, Eggplant, Okra, Tender Green Beans, Delicious Baby Squash, Pie Pumpkins, Sugar Pumpkins, Gourds, Arugula, few Cucumbers, and more.  

Having a special occasion? Florist quality sunflowers are beginning to bloom this week - bi-Colored blooms along with hot pink zinnias.
Thanks for your continued support of our family farm!
Martha Mobley
Four Leaf Farm

Four Leaf Farm will be at the market Saturday with pea shoots, a variety of Asian greens, peppers, from sweet to ghostly hot. We also will have the first of our fall crop of specialty cucumbers (can grow in the greenhouse only and they have tender skin and no seeds) and collards. A great selection of succulents and some house plants will be available as well. Here is to hoping Matthew will stay as far away from the coast as possible.

See you at the Market!
Helga & Tim
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 5 pm on Friday and we will hold your order at Market until 11:30 am.

10% off purchase of $100 or more!

Fresh, never frozen, chicken (fed certified organic feed, free-range on pasture):  Whole chicken,  half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, and fat

Mutton (100% grass-fed):  Leg, shoulder, loin chops, rib chops, ground, shanks, heart, kidney, ribs, and bones

Beef (100% grass-fed): Ground beef, stir fry meat, kabob meat, steak (NY strip, bone-in/boneless ribeye, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye), short ribs, pot roast, chuck roast, rump roast, bottom round roast, London Broil, osso buco, heart, smoked kielbasa sausage, soup bones, knuckles, and kidney

Pork (pasture and woodlot raised):  B elly/jowl bacon, tenderloin, bone in  pork chops, smoked boneless chops, spare/babyback ribs, Boston butt, boneless pork loin, mild breakfast sausage patties, breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage ( hot extra sage , mild Italian, hot Italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked chorizo, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked polish), smoked hocks, fatback, leaf lard, and rendered lard

Artisan Deli Meats:  Bologna, roast beef, pastrami, and hot dogs (pork, or pork/beef)

100% grass fed beef jerky (4 oz), beef sticks (1 oz) and snack bits (4 oz):  Hot, mild and sweet

Soup, stew and stock (pre-order only!):  Beef soup bones, knuckle; pork meaty neck/back bones; chicken backs, necks and wing tips; whole stew hens

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):   Arugula, Bok Choy, Red Russian & Siberian Baby Kale, Mustard Greens, Okra, Mixed Sweet & Yum Yum Peppers, Fairy Tale & Globe Eggplant, Garlic

Chicken eggs (free range and pastured hens): Mixed (medium-extra large), jumbo, and pullet

Duck eggs

Ever Laughter Farm

Visit us for baby ginger, kale, mustards, collards, Hakurei turnips, Malabar spinach, lunchbox peppers, shishitos, banana peppers, hot peppers, okra, garlic, Purple Majesty potatoes, and more!

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. See you on Saturday!

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, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

This week at Market we will have two new releases and one old favorite. Our new Ginger Mead features fresh ginger from three Durham Farmers' Market farms - Ever Laughter, Maple Spring Gardens and Waterdog Farms - infused three ways into an 18-month aged dark wildflower honey mead. We are also bringing out our newest batch of Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom honey traditional mead; and Orange Blossom Mead, a semi-sweet traditional mead made from just orange blossom honey, water and yeast - and then aged a minimum of nine months.

Diane Currier
Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy will be coming with 3 different sizes of mums in 8 beautiful colors!  Jars of colorful zinnias and homemade jams, pepper jellies, pickles and chow chows! Come try our "liquid spray coconut skin oil." For  orders call
919-548-0977. Thank you for buying local!

Amy, Ray, Ramy & Erin  Sugg
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be at the Market on Saturday unless you receive a message that the Market will be closed due to the hurricane and forecasted excessive wind and rain. If you don't see our tent on the street, check for us under the roof of the pavilion.
We will have sweet onions, turnips, potatoes, peppers, fall squash and garlic.
We will have strawberry, peach and onion jam, and blackberry jelly.

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!
Maple Spring Gardens
As we gear up for the impending cold, we try to savor the things we won't have once fall really starts up, like our tomatoes. We've still got tomatoes for you this Saturday at Market. Don't miss your chance for a few more tomato sandwiches before it's too late!  
This week we'll have tomatoes (slicers, cherries, and paste), peppers (green and sweet), beans, eggplant, lettuce, butternuts, ginger, broccoli, and arugula.  We'll also have the following fresh from the herb garden: hibiscus, lemongrass, stinging nettles, cilantro, and tumeric!  We look forward to seeing you at the Market!
Tiny Farm
I will be bringing lots of lettuce, arugula, salad mix and radishes. I still don't have enough vegetable variety for those in the weekly box program.  We would appreciate online orders if possible on our website by Friday evening.

I also updated our website  to include farm status, what we have growing and when it will be available.

See you on  Saturday !
Mark, Annie and Gabriel
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and chat with Jack and select some delicious bison meat to grill for your outdoor gatherings with family and friends. Or stay indoors and make a wonderful pan of lasagna or spaghetti using our ground bison or zesty, hot or sweet Italian sausages. 

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with 11 ravioli flavors! Roasted Red Pepper and Feta, Pea & Mint, Caprese, Fig Gorgonzola, 3 Cheese & Roasted Garlic, Lemon Ricotta, Pimento Cheese and more! Plus spaghetti, spinach linguine, tomato basil sauce, pizza dough, gnocchi and lasagna. Try our veggie shells - plain, tomato & spinach - in a pasta salad.

Flat River Nursery

We will be at Market with some tomatoes, cut flowers, potted plants, sungolds, okra, eggplants and peppers.

See you there!

Charles & Joan Holeman
1548 Holeman Ashley Road
Timberlake, NC 27583
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in and around the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. During Market hours, Foster Street is closed between Hunt and Corporations Streets.

Parking can be found on the street around 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.