March 31, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Terra Clotha
Stoney Mountain Farm
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Rabbit Patch Baskets
Honeygirl Meadery
Edna Lee's Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Tiny Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Catbriar Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Lyon Farms
Elodie Farms
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

KALE

MUSHROOMS

BOK CHOY

ASPARAGUS

EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP

TEA

CHEESE

FERMENTED FOODS

SWEET POTATOES

RED RADISHES

PLANT STARTS

HERBS

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HAND-DYED CLOTHING


HAND-WOVEN BASKETS

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
10% Campaign

Quick Links
We're so excited to kick off the Main Season Market with you tomorrow at Durham Central Park! From now until November, we'll be open every Saturday from 8 am-noon. The Wednesday Market is starting next week on April 5 so be sure to swing by to pick up your mid-week groceries from 3-6 pm. We have a few new vendors joining us this season and will introduce you to them in the upcoming weeks. Until then, keep your eye out for Phoenix Farm at the Saturday Market, along with Homebucha and Huntington Provision Co. at the Wednesday Market.

Tomorrow we're happy to welcome students from Campbell University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. They'll be here to answer your heart health questions so stop by and say "Hi!" to them on the Market lawn.


Also, we hope you join us at the CROP Walk this Sunday, April 2. Part of the funds raised through the CROP Walk support our Double Bucks program at the Market, which match SNAP/EBT transactions dollar for dollar up to $10. We are incredibly grateful for the CROP Walk's generous support and look forward to this community event this weekend! Check out their website for more information and to register or donate to the event.

Finally, don't forget to check out the Durham Craft Market for their grand re-opening this weekend and pick up the most beautiful handmade goods in town!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events

Wednesday, April 5
  • Join us for the kickoff of the Wednesday Market from 3-6 pm!
  • Buy one, get one on bee tote bags, with all proceeds supporting our Double Bucks program. We will also have fabric painting supplies available for you to decorate your tote bag.
Saturday, April 15
  • Have plant questions? Chat with the Master Gardeners and learn great tips form 8 am-noon.
Saturday, April 22
  • Celebrate Earth Day at the Market and learn about ways to protect the environment from local organizations!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Spring Onions & Garlic, Turnips, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

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

FLOWERS: Ranunculus, Icelandic Poppies, Tulips, Heirloom Daffodils, Freesia, Hyacinth, 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.
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. Come learn how to make ravioli at our spring pasta making class on  April 19 and  click here for more info.  We'll see you at the Market!
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.

Stoney Mountain Farm

Happy  1st of April We're not April foolin' when we say how proud we are to offer such wonderful products from our sheep.

We will have more of our wonderful lamb cuts today. Grilling cuts, shanks for slow roasting, tender tenderloins for that melt in your mouth meal, stewing options, sausages, bones for broth, kidneys for that European breakfast...ask and we can accommodate. We also have plenty of customer approved recipes to share.

Our wool products will also be available from our roving, yarn, irresistible felted critters, and our ever popular wool dryer balls.

As summer season opens at the Farmers' Market you'll find us back in "our spot" on the street.

Looking forward to seeing you!
John & Olga
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Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be market with greenhouse tomatoes, herbs, flowers, ferns, cold crop plugs, bedding plants.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Bonlee Grown Farm
I know it's early but we will b e bringing geraniums, lantana, homestead purple verbena , lavender, r ed, pink, rosebud impatiens and tuberous b egonias!!!! Succulents and h anging baskets!! For orders, c all Amy.  Thanks for buying local!!!

Amy Sugg
Meadow Lane Farm
Are you now planning your EASTER menu? Our Century Family Farm has wonderful LAMB and GOAT (Chevon) for the holiday. Our Dorset X sheep are bred for their delicious quality meat and harvested at a young age for the most tender cuts.

Order your LAMB or CHEVON today, including LEG of LAMB or CHEVON, Racks, Loin Chops, Shoulder Chops, Ground, Stew, and more. Our sheep flock is nationally "Animal Welfare Approved" and audited every year by an independent inspector. They are born and bred on large open pastures and protected by our devoted guardian dogs, Sally & George.  

Don't forget our natural ANGUS BEEF, and Berkshire X PORK... 21-day dry-aged Steaks, roasts, ground, sausages, organ meats, DOG bones, marrow bones, and much more... available every Saturday.

USDA certified organic veggies: The ace vegetable grower, Mario, has returned to our farm and the veggies are coming along nicely. This Saturday , we will have FARM FRESH Eggs from our flock of hens. Also, the new asparagus crop has started to come in along with a few organic strawberries. Please come see us on the north side of the Market - we are moving back to our "summer" location  this Saturday .  

Thank you  for your continued support of our family farm!
Rabbit Patch Baskets
Rabbit Patch Baskets will be back at the Farmers' Market this  Saturday j ust in time for you to pick up a basket for Easter. Make sure you stop by and see what we've been weaving up while we were on winter break.

Eva D Green
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 for the first summer hours Market, we are sampling our spring-iest meads, those for enjoying the lingering daylight at the end of the day... come try our Orange Blossom Mead, this light bodied, semi-sweet mead from just orange blossom honey, is lovely with lighter spring meals. We will also sample our two floral meads... our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead is an earthy, herbal, dry and complex mead with lingering wildflower honey; and our Lavender Mead is floral and savory, featuring local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm, infused into our Orange Blossom traditional semi-sweet mead.

We will also have available our Fig Orange Mead (semi-sweet, complex with caramelized roasted figs and two types of honey) and Vanilla Mead (vanilla bean-infused orange blossom honey, lightly sweet). 


Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Edna Lee's Farm
We are glad to be back at the Market. We will have two types of Basil ( lg. leaf & boxwood), Lavender, Oregano, Chives, Cilantro, Thyme, Lemon Grass, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Red & White Flower, Tickseed Coreopsis, Gaillardia, Cucumbers (pickle & slice), Jalapeno,Tomatoes (Big Boy, Juliet, Better Boy & Cherokee Purple, Castor Bean, Moon Plant, and Broccoli.

Fred & Lonna Shaw
Edna Lee's Bakery
We are happy to be back at the market, We will have Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin, 7 layer, Sugar, & Assorted), Cinnamon Roll, Wheat Bread, Oat Wheat Bread, Sourdough Bread, Sweet Breads ( Blueberry, Amish Friendship, Banana Nut, Cranberry), Cheese Straws, Pound Cake, 6 " cakes, Coffee, Lemonade. We look forward to seeing old friends and greeting new ones.

Susan & Matt Doherty
Maple Spring Gardens
It's a bit early yet for planting cold sensitive crops like tomatoes and basil, but near the end of planting season for cool loving, frost tolerant crops like lettuce, spinach, kale, etc. These crops need to go in the ground ASAP so they can grow to maturity before summer comes. We'll have a good selection this week of mixed packs of lettuce, spinach, kale in both tuscan and curly, broccoli, fennel and swiss chard. It's also a good time to start such perennial herbs as thyme and rosemary. We'll have both plants available as well as oregano, lavender, chives, comfrey and cilantro. 

In the fresh produce department, we'll have lots of spinach - the first new spring spinach from the field, arugula, pea shoots, radishes, baby mustards, kale, chard and sweet potatoes.

We'll also have our usual supply of farm grown dried herb teas, herb infused vinegars and Sunshine's Fire Tonic. 

See you at Market bright and early!

Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Welcome April and April showers and rainbows!  Hurtgen Meadows is getting ready for another season of bringing our best vegetables, flowers and fruits to all our customers.
 
NEW TIME & NEW LOCATION: 
As we begin our four-hour long market season, please note that we have moved off the street and into the pavilion. You will find Hurtgen Meadows in the first space past the ATM machine. We look forward to seeing you in our new location!

SPRING PLANTS: 
We will have a variety of herbs and vegetable plants ready for your garden.

PRODUCE: 
We will have beets, chard, spring onions and spring garlic.

EGGS: 
Eggs will be available this weekend.

FROM OUR KITCHEN: 
Jams and jellies!  We have our award-winning strawberry jam and blackberry jelly. Also available are apple, peach and peach mango.

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!
Tiny Farm
Tiny Farm will bring the following vegetables to the Market: 
  • Salanova Lettuces - all 8 colors and shapes
  • Pannise Oak leaf Lettuce - lime green and very tender
  • Broccoli Raab - delicious and healthy
  • Bunches of Asian Mustards - zesty, delicious
  • Spinach - large leaves (about 4 inches) great heirloom taste
  • Super Salad Mix - a mixture of baby greens
  • Arugula - tender, a little spicy
  • Two types of Kale, Collards and much more!
Pre-order online by 5 pm to ensure availability when you arrive at market.  Weekly Boxes will be available and new members are welcome (5 vegetables for $15 week).

Mark, Annie & Gabby
Chapel Hill Creamery
Dairyland Farmers and Pheta this Saturday! Both made with Jersey cow's milk from our small closed herd which is Animal Welfare Approved. The Dairyland Farmers is moist and a little tart- meant to be eaten fresh. It good in lots of dishes including scrambled eggs, on crackers with hot pepper jelly, in tacos, in a roll up with chopped radishes and pea shoots, or melted on toast. Try our recipe for strawberries with Farmers. The Pheta is more firm, saltier, and full flavored. Add to pasta dishes, tabouli, or green salads.

We will have lots of delicious sausage including Mild Italian, Hot Italian, hot Chorizo, Bratwurst, Smoked Andouille, Sage and Maple Breakfast links, Mild Country Breakfast, and a little ground pork. Our pork comes from our own whey fed pigs, and the sausages are made with the hams for extra flavor with spices we've chosen. Come by for one of our recipes and a sample of our cheese or sausage.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Catbriar Farm
Hooray for the opening day of the main market!!  We will have collards, turnip greens,  mustard greens, broccoli greens, sweet potatoes, fresh herbs, dried paprika powder, dried cayenne peppers, cayenne pepper flakes and cayenne pepper powder. See you at the market! 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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. 

We're excited to bring two new products to the Market this week:
  • CHICKEN SAUSAGE - Garlic Rosemary links and Mild Breakfast pinkylinks.
  • PET FOOD - Ground backs and wings in 2 lb packs.
SPECIALS:
  • YEARLING MUTTON - 15% off all leg steaks, loin chops, rib chops, racks, leg roasts, shoulder roasts
  • Receive 10% off purchases of $100 or more! 
Click here to see everything we have: 
  • 100% Grass Fed BEEF
  • Free Range, Pasture & Woodland Raised PORK
  • 100% Grass Fed YEARLING MUTTON 
  • Free Range, Pasture-Raised CHICKEN Fed Certified Organic Feed
  • Artisan Deli Meats: Salami, Bologna, Sliced Ham, & Hot Dogs
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Produce
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
Sign up for our Warm Season CSA - 1st deliver this week!

Visit our website! 
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm is exited about returning to our summer market spot where we can spread out more and bring you lots of plants both perennials and annuals, herbs and succulents, house plants and yes, we will bring the first tomato and basil plants of the season. It does seem early but the plants are ready and the forecast for the next 10 days looks great. 

As far as produce is concerned, we will bring fresh dill and cilantro, kale, chard, radishes, pac choi, Giant Japanese mustard, lettuce and the very first beautiful purple kohlrabi out of the high tunnels. We are exited and look forward to seeing all of you.

Helga, Tim & Hannah
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at market this Saturday! We are looking forward to a beautiful market. It may be early spring, but our pantries are overflowing with locally grown, handmade goodness. Stop by and try something new!
 
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments
Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Daikon Radish Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Collard Kraut
Tacqueria-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
 
Jams/ Preserves
Award Winning Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves back in stock
Strawberry Passionfruit Jam
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Curried Peach Preserves
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam

Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread & Butter Pickles
Carolina Chow Chow
& MUCH More
 
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,
April 

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Lyon Farms
We will have plenty of strawberries this week so be sure to swing by and pick up this sweet treat! 

Also, don't forget to pick up your favorite produce.

See you at the Market!

Mark Lyon
Elodie Farms
We look forward to seeing your smiley faces this  Saturday  at the DFM! We will have the following:
  • Original and flavored chèvre (jalapeno, garlic + herbs, sour cherry and fig + honey)
  • Goat feta
  • 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
Our next  Dinner on the Porch is  Sat. April 8 at 5PM. Check out our  menu and get your tickets   here! Check out our   April Newsletter 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.

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.