December 23, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Special Holiday Market:
Saturday, December 24 from 10 am-Noon
We are open on Saturday, December 31 from 10 am-Noon!
In This Issue
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Bluebird Meadows
Tiny Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Terra Clotha
Ever Laughter Farm
Catbriar Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Growers & Cooks
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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The goats at Elodie Farms are excited for the holidays!

No matter how hard I try, it's almost impossible to cross everything off my to-do list before the holidays. But don't worry - you can still pick up everything you need for the perfect meal or those last-minute gifts tomorrow at the Market! Have family in town? Be sure to bring your out-of-town guests to the Market so they can experience our local Durham community. The kids can play on the playground at Durham Central Park while the parents explore the delicious offerings from our vendors. If you need to do last-minute meal shopping, be sure to get there early to pick up the best produce, meat, eggs, and cheese in town. Don't forget to get yourself a treat, too - there's plenty of baked goods and chocolate to choose from!

Many of our vendors will be in their typical spot at the Market tomorrow. However, if you don't see your favorite vendor at first, be sure to look for them because their spot may have changed.  To help you plan your shopping, below is a list of vendors attending the Market tomorrow: 
WeatherHand Farm,  Loaf,  Tiny Farm,  Sarah's House of Clay, Harland's Creek Farm, Maple Spring Gardens, Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, Speckled Bird Farm, Lyon Farms, 
Honeygirl Meadery, Roberson Creek Farm, Bluebird Meadows, Imagine That Gluten Free, Chocolatay Confections,
MoonDance Soaps & More, Terra Clotha,  Meadow Lane Farm,
Growers & Cooks, Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm, Lil' Farm, Scratch Bakery,  Celebrity Dairy,  Sunset Farms,  Fickle Creek Farm,  Chapel Hill Creamery,  Hurtgen Meadows Farm,  Bill Pope Photography,  Pomegranate Kitchen,  Angel's Nest Bakery,  Wild Scallions Farm,  Catbriar Farm,   Ever Laughter Farm,  and  Melina's Pasta.

From all of us at the Durham Farmers' Market, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Market News
Saturday, December 24
  • We will hold our special Holiday Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
Saturday, December 31
  • We will hold our special New Year's Eve Market during the normal hours of 10 am-noon.
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Collards, Garlic, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Romanesco, 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, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.

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. 

Meet us at our first Saturday market and try our all our cheese: The last of this season's award winning, bloomy-rind mixed-milk, Cottonseed; Cottonbell,  our bloomy cow-milk cheese; our lightly-smoked, fan favorite, Campo; our decadent ashed Robiola, Rocket's; our milder take on a Taleggio, Lissome; our mixed-milk feta, Flint Ridge; and our mixed-milk, aged, and bees wax dipped, Winsome ; flavored fresh cow-milk cheese spreads,  Freshen.

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, Samantha, Alessandra & Dani
Bluebird Meadows
Happy holidays everyone! We will be bringing the last round of our lovely dried flower wreaths that contain an entire season of flowers in each one. They make a perfect last minute gift for someone special AND we will have gift boxes for them. We will also have a handful of fresh flowers - anemones and icelandic poppies. For produce, come and get some sweet carrots, tender turnips, cabbage, sweet potato, radicchio, the last of the Brussels sprouts, kale, our micro green mix, and more. We hope to see you there!

Alice & Stuart White
Tiny Farm

Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market on Saturday:
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Pannisse Oak leaf Lettuce - lime green and very tender
  • Carrots - large, sweet carrots
  • Beets - red or white, very nice crop
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Arugula - tender for salads and sandwiches, Astro variety
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
Mark , Annie & Gabby
MoonDance Soaps & More
Santa Paul is looking forward to see you at market on Christmas Eve. We've still got lots of holiday themed soaps for your last minute gift giving needs. Hostess gifts, teacher gifts, a little thank you for your postal carrier - our soaps are a fabulous little treat. Practical and useful, but still a bit of an indulgence to enjoy. As always, stop on by for your free sample soap. See you at the Market!

Rachel & Paul
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Tom has been busy in his workshop making more of his maple/Brazilian cherry cutting boards (as pictured). Prices range from $5-$75. Custom sizes may be ordered. These are unique, one-of-a-kind cutting boards for that special gift for the host or hostess, your family members and friends, or yourself!
Once again, this week we were busy in the kitchen replenishing our stock of jams and jellies for your holiday hostess gifts or for something unique for filling those stockings. Our new peach mango jam was a best seller last week. We'll also have our award-winning strawberry, blackberry, and peach, along with our sweet onion jam, which is great snack on crackers. 
Look for us in our winter location under the pavilion on the back row just down from the Market's Info Table.
We will have arugula, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnips, kohlrabi, Irish potatoes, and garlic.

We will have strawberry, blackberry, 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!
Terra Clotha
Terra Clotha will be braving the elements on December 24 for those who are looking for last-minute Christmas gifts, or first-minute gifts for the start of Hanukkah. There will be a wide selection of Durham shirts in long- and short-sleeves. We'll have hand-dyed napkins, tea towels, quilted hot pads, and quilted oven mitts, most featuring our firefly design. Oh, and we also have aprons, in sizes for children and adults.

Clothing and accessories from Terra Clotha. Merry and bright.

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

Ever Laughter Farm
Merry and happy! This week we'll have frisee, escarole, Italiko Rosso dandelions, Red Russian kale, carrots, beets, fennel, Goldball turnips, collards, Carolina Ruby sweet potatoes, parsley, dill, cilantro and more. See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
Catbriar Farm

We will bring mistletoe for your holiday decorating. Mistletoe is a hemiparasitic plant. Ours grows in the top of an oak tree in our yard. Graham shoots it down using a rifle.  We will also have broccoli, broccoli greens, cabbages, and dried peppers and herbs. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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 bring a variety of meads this week, and offer samples of a few of our current favorites for the season - ones we like to enjoy with holiday meals, caroling and cookies, and celebrating with friends.

Come by to taste our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, an earthy and floral dry-style mead made with NC wildflower honey, organic hibiscus and fresh lemonthyme; Vanilla Mead, a semi-sweet mead made with FL orange blossom honey and infused with vanilla beans; and Spiced Apple Cyser, a semi-sweet mead that tastes like apple pie, made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider. We will also have Ginger, Lavender, 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!

Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good night!

Diane Currier
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Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 5 pm on Friday and we will hold your order at Market until 11:30 am.  Enroll here in our 12-week CSA!

For stocking stuffers! 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks! Buy 12 for $27 and save 18%.

10% off purchase of $100 or more!

100% grass-fed yearling mutton:  Ground, stew meat, loin chops, rib chops, rib rack, loin rack, bone in leg, bone in shoulder, shanks, leg steaks, liver, kidneys, and soup bones

Pasture-raised, free range turkey: Breast

100% grass-fed beef:  Ground beef, stew beef; STEAKS: Bone-in/boneless ribeye, NY strip, flank, skirt, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye; short ribs, back ribs; ROASTS: Chuck, eye of round, rump roast, bottom round, London Broil, brisket, osso buco; heart, hot dogs, soup bones, knuckles, and kidney

Free range, pastured-raised chicken fed certified organic feed: Whole chicken, half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, fat, and skin

Free range pork (pasture and woodlot raised):  Belly/jowl bacon,  bone in pork loin chops, smoked hams, smoked boneless chops, spare/baby back ribs; ROASTS: Boston butt, boneless pork loin, shanks; SAUSAGES: Breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (country, hot extra sage, hot Italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked linguica, smoked andouille, smoked polish), fatback, leaf lard, rendered lard, and pork neck bones

Deli Meats & Dogs:  Thin sliced smoked ham, bologna, roast beef, pastrami, salami, and hot dogs (beef or pork)

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

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):  Arugula, Collards, Red Russian & Siberian Kale, Mustard Greens, Carrots, Lettuce, and Dill

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

Duck eggs

Growers & Cooks
We will be at the Market on Saturday!
All of the stocks are gluten-free, dairy-free, there's no added salt, and they're Santa Certified™. They make weeknight meals a cinch and take your more involved holiday feasts to the next level.  This week we have:
All-Purpose Chicken
All-Purpose Vegetable
Smoky Ham Hock 
Caramelized Grassfed Beef
(Spicy) NC Sweet Potato Dashi

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Kate Elia
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Meadow Lane Farm
Stop by and sample our new batch of country X-sage pork sausage, both mild and hot. It is just in time to make wonderful holiday snacks or prepare for any meal.  

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 our hi-tunnel greenhouse vegetables include snow peas, sungold tomatoes, and baby ginger and turmeric. Mario even has a few winter squash and pumpkins for your holiday soups and pies.

Give a simple gift of our farm raised popcorn this season - so delicious prepared in a cast-iron skillet the old-fashioned way. Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm and happy holidays!
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.