July 7, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Suman's Indian Catering
Terra Clotha
South Wind Produce
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Pamela Strand Photography
Maple Spring Gardens
Honeygirl Meadery
Edna Lee's Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Ever Laughter Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
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

BLUEBERRIES

SWEET CORN

WATERMELON

CHERRY TOMATOES

CABBAGE & PEPPERS

BLACKBERRIES

BASIL

FAIRYTALE EGGPLANT

PEACHES

SQUASH & ZUCCHINI

FLOWERS

CUCUMBERS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

MUSHROOMS

EGGS

NEW POTATOES

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

CARROTS

GREEN BEANS

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

ONIONS

SUCCULENTS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING
10% Campaign

Quick Links
Summer is in full swing at the Market so be sure to stop by and pick up your favorite seasonal produce. We are looking forward to celebrating one of our favorite days of the summer next week - TOMATO DAY! Join us on Saturday, July 15 to sample dozens of varieties of tomatoes and vote for your favorite.  If you want to escape from the heat this weekend, whip up a batch of refrigerator pickles. Check out this recipe from Hurtgen Meadows Farm and pick up everything you need at the Market tomorrow!

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Ingredients
  • 10 cups sliced pickling cucumbers (about 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 pound bell peppers (sliced or chopped)
  • 1/2 pound sweet onions (sliced or chopped)
Brine Ingredients
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1/2 tablespoon dill seed
Directions
  1. Wash the cucumbers. Slice the cucumbers in about 1/4 inch pieces; discard the stem and blossom ends.
  2. Chop or slice the onions and peppers.
  3. Add all veggies to a large container with lid (a gallon ice cream bucket works well).
  4. Mix the brine ingredients together and pour over the veggies.
  5. Refrigerate  the pickles and stir occasionally  over time. Flavor is best in about a week.
  6. Keep slicing and adding more cucumbers as the summer continues. Restart from scratch as you desire.
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See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events  
Wednesday, July 12
  • Join us for the Sprouts Kid's Club every Wednesday afternoon through August 16!
  • Don't forget to get your Customer Loyalty Card stamped at the Info Table. After 10 visits, you'll receive a prize.
  • Join us for the Tomato Day celebration at the Wednesday Market from 3-4:30 pm.
Saturday, July 15
  • Join us for Tomato Day from 9-11 am and sample dozens of varieties of tomatoes with chef Jeff Crane and the crew from Heirloom in Roxboro.
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Saturday, July 22
  • Celebrate all things pickled in Durham! Join us for a Home Pickling Competition from 10-11:30 am and submit your best pickled goodies. And don't forget to swing by Picklefest on Sunday, July 23 at The Rickhouse!
  • Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance on a leisurely 10-mile cruiser ride touring Durham's community gardens and markets. Mingle at the Durham Farmers' Market before biking to SEEDS Community Garden, Briggs Avenue Community Garden and the Durham Food Co-op. 
Saturday, July 29
  • Join Susan Sink, Tarheel Foodie, for the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class. Registration will open on Friday, July 14.
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Melons, and Blueberries

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

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Carnations, Sunflowers, 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
Weekends are for grilling outside and we have the natural, grass-fed meats for you to have a delicious meal! Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our 1" LAMB, Chevon, or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also.  We have other steaks such as: New York Strips, London Broil, Flat Iron, and Denver steaks (chuck filets).   Make patties for the grill.. BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo). How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?

Other cuts include:  Brisket, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, organ meats, DOG Bones, Marrow Bones, Leg of Lamb/Goat, Lamb or Goat Stew, Riblets, Bags of Soup Bones for making your own broth. 

We have wonderful PORK sausages... Italian, Chorizo, Brats, HOT Country, and County X sage... from our Happy pastured Berkshire X pigs. Smoked ham slices are great on the grill along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!  

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include: Lots of tender OKRA, and Sungold Tomatoes, squash, and a few cucumbers. HOT peppers are starting to come off along with baby EGGPLANT. We may have a limited supply of our organic sweet corn. Mario's bouquets of colorful ZINNAS and Marigolds are the last item made on Friday evenings so they remain fresh for you all week.  Try our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday  at the GREAT Durham Farmers Market, a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm.  Farm helpers, Mario and nephew, Quinton, have been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Suman's Indian Catering
I see this as an opportunity to market and expand local sales of my products, as well as to increase brand recognition. I also recognize that there is an unmet niche in the area of semi-prepared Indian (South Asian) cuisine. Regular shoppers at the Durham Farmers' Market actively buy fresh, raw ingredients (vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, etc.), acknowledging their superior quality in the preparation of home meals. I envision that these same shoppers will see my prepared sauces and chutneys as an opportunity to integrate the other fine DFM products to create superior cuisine at home with a minimum of complexity.

Please look for us, as our location changes weekly.

Simplify meals! Add meats, vegetables, seafood, tofu, to these ready-to-use sauces and versatile chutneys!

Tikka Masala Sauce:  A silky butter-cardamom-tomato-cream sauce, perfumed with fenugreek
Punjabi Curry Sauce: A robust ensemble of tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and aromatic spices
Kerala Coconut Curry Sauce: An intense amalgam of onions  coconut, fresh curry leaves, ginger, garlic and roasted red chillies

Peach-Raisin-Ginger Chutney
Tomato-Raisin-Ginger Chutney
Tamarind Chutney
Special Fresh Mango-Raisiny-Ginger Chutney!
Fresh Cilantro Chutney

Suman Bhatia
Terra Clotha
Our stock of children's clothing featuring our "Bull City" design had gotten a little low, so we created some more this week.. Funky and a little wild. Like the city itself. 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.

South Wind Produce
Find South Wind at Market this week for fresh melons and peppers. Watermelon, cantaloupe, Asian Sun Jewel Melons, Manganji green frying peppers, sweet Italian peppers, purple bell peppers, many varieties of ripe tomatoes, Sungold cherry tomatoes (the best tomato ever imho), heirloom zucchini, sweet corn, eggplant, crispy Japanese cucumbers and several varieties of freshly dug potatoes. And more!

Our produce is always grown with an emphasis on the health of our community and the land.  We look forward to seeing you at the Market!

Angie Raines & Miles Okal
Rougemont, NC
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Most people know about green beans. Have you ever tried the yellow (wax) variety? We'll have lots available at the Market  on Saturday . Stop by and say "Hi!" to our daughter, Lisa Pope, who will cover for us this weekend.

PRODUCE
July is here and the gardens are exploding with fresh produce. We will have summer squash (patty pan, zephyr, yellow, zucchini), pickling and slicing/salad cucumbers, okra, green and yellow beans, carrots, beets, radishes, bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant, sweet onions, potatoes, and garlic available.

FLOWERS
Sunflowers, zinnias, dahlias, limelight hydrangeas and lovely filler stems will adorn the table. Be sure to take home a bunch!

FROM OUR KITCHEN
Jams and Jellies! We have our award-winning strawberry jam.  Also available are apple jelly and sweet onion jam. Peach and blackberry will be back in stock as fruit for jam becomes 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!
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 5 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. Ask us about super flavorful SUN SUGAR CHERRY TOMATOES. Get some heirloom TROMBONCINO squash and CUCUZZI edible gourd!

Fresh this Week: **FRESH -never frozen- Free Range, Pasture-Raised**CHICKEN **Fed Certified Organic Feed

Let us know if you have any special requests for cuts we don't usually offer... we can get what you want within a few weeks!

Click here to see everything we have: 
  • Grass Fed & Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF **
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
  • Ground Pet Food 
Pro-rated rolling sign up for our Warm Season CSA  - Save 10%!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Chapel Hill Creamery
We hope to have Fresh Mozzarella  tomorrow ! We haven't made it this year and the milk from our small herd is always changing based on what stage of lactation the cows are in and the lushness of the grass. That puts a challenge on the cheese maker to adapt the recipes each week! Our milk is rich and delicious which makes our Mozzarella flavorful. Pair with basil and tomatoes for Caprese salad. Our Dairyland Farmers cheese is a great cheese for the hot weather and for eating with tomatoes. Add to tomato sandwiches, salads, or a quick burrito with summer squash and our chorizo. It is moist and tart.

We'll also have Carolina Moon, Hickory Grove, and a little Pheta. Carolina Moon is creamy like a Camembert. It naturally ripens which means it get softer and develops more flavor as it ages. Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe and has a luscious texture at room temperature and is fabulous for melting. Enjoy with crackers, in an omelet, or on a cheeseburger.

Time to grill! Try our spare ribs and sausages. Our pork comes from our whey fed pigs, and sausages are made with the hams for a meaty taste. Choose from Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Chorizo, Polish, Bratwurst, Mild Country Breakfast, and Sage and Maple Breakfast. We also have bacon for your BLTs. Visit our booth and pick up one of our recipes to go with our cheese and meat.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Pamela Strand Photography
It's not summer without sunflowers! New this week are cheerful sunflower images ready  to make you smile! I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring Durham, O BX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and antique cars and trains!  Many of these photos can be previewed on my website I also have enlargements in 11"x14" and 16"x20" sizes and can make larger ones upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.  See you at the Market!
Maple Spring Gardens
We will bring squash, zucchini, cabbages, potatoes, kale, fresh and dried herbs, paprika powder. dried cayenne peppers, flakes and powder. We will also bring sunflowers. See you at the Market!

We will be at Market this week with lots of tomatoes, lettuce, baby greens, sweet onions, potatoes, cucumbers, basil, herbal teas, and infused vinegars. Hope to see you there!


Sunshine Dawson, herbalist
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 additions of 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 1-5 pm.

This week we are sampling our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes. Come by for a taste!

Our Fig Orange Mead, semi-sweet and delightfully nuanced, made with caramelized figs, wildflower honey and orange blossom honey that goes great with a mixed cheese plate or a sweet-salty baked ham, or with dessert.

We will also be sampling our Strawberry Mead, made with local strawberries from McAdams Farm fermented with NC wildflower honey. This mead is like the strawberry season captured in a bottle, fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish. Try it with champagne for a brunch mimosa.

We will also have bottles available of our Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm - one of our favorites for relaxing and porch settin'; and our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey.

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Edna Lee's Farm
We will have tomatoes, potatoes. squash, cukes, roasted peanuts, and flowers.  Please stop by and say, "Hello!". 

See you at the Market!

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
We will have Gluten free items, Cookies, Cakes, Cheese Straws, Cream Cheese Danish, Cinnamon Rolls, Bread, Sweet Breads, Lemonade, Coffee, Dog Biscuits. 

See you at the Market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
Elodie Farms
This Saturday 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)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, July 8 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Next Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, July 15 at 4:30PM. Get your tickets here! Sorry, no pets allowed.

Anniversary Brunch! Sun. July 16 at 10:30AM and 12:00PM. Click here for tickets. 

Baby goat adoptions:  We have very friendly baby goats for adoption that would make wonderful pets and/or homestead dairy goats. Our adoption fee is $60 per baby goat, and we adopt out a minimum of 2, ideally 3 baby goats, preferably in sibling groups. Our kids are dairy goats raised as pets, and are not meat goats. Contact sandra@elodiefarms.com or check our website 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.

Ever Laughter Farm

Have you seen our display of cucumbers? Check it out, it's very refreshing! We'll also have plenty of basil, potatoes, fennel, Malabar spinach, and green bulb onions. And our mixed bouquets are looking more summery by the day. Come see whats in bloom! See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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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
Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sungolds, a few field tomatoes, squash, cukes, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, Ferns, and a few Greens. We'll also have Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
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!  As for a breakfast item we will have Scotch Eggs.  

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.  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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
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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Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. 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.