October 20, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
In This Issue
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Fickle Creek Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Catbriar Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Ever Laughter Farm
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
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!



































10% Campaign

Quick Links
It's finally starting to seem like our glorious fall weather is here to stay! This means that it's the perfect time of the year to break out your favorite chili, soup and roasting recipes. Beautiful root vegetables are popping up on our farmers' stands, along with what remains of summer veggies. Swing by the Info Table and let us know your favorite way to cook fall produce as we're always eager to hear new recipes! Also, don't forget to pick up plants for your fall garden. The Master Gardeners will be at the Market to answer all of your questions so you can make your garden thrive in the cooler temperatures. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Turnip the fun at dinner!
Turnips are plentiful the Market and make a delicious addition to any meal. Check out these five fun ways to cook turnips and pick up everything you need to try out a new recipe at the Market. With Halloween right around the corner, we recommend the pumpkin chili , but you can't go wring with any of these recipes. Happy cooking!

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Veggie Valet at the Market!
Rent a shopping basket from the
Veggie Valet tent and fill it with your favorite seasonal goodies!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that
provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.

A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Butternut Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Purple Hull Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Apples, Pears and more

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

FLOWERS: Dahlias, Celosia, Zinnias, Mums, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato
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, and more!

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Durham Farmers' Market  on Saturday with  more delicious bison meat to offer. Stop by and visit with him and make a selection or two. The fall weather has been perfect for outdoor grilling or indoor gathering of friends and family. We are once again offering mild bison sausage. See you at the Market!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
MoonDance Soaps & More
Our Scratch & Dent bin is back in action. For all of you that have been diligently checking in with us each week to see when these lovelies would return,  this Saturday  is the day! Grab 'em while we've got them in stock. 

We'll be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Come on out and say, "Hello!" 

Rachel & Paul
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Smoked Sausage Special 
Smoked  Polish  and Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausages - 20% OFF at $8 per pound Pre-order only !

Chicken Broth and Stock Special  
Pasture Raised Chicken Backs - 33% OFF at $2 per pound.  Pre-order only!

Plenty of roasts for this chilly weather... beef chucks, pot, and London broils... pork picnics and hams!

Pre-order your Broad Breasted White Thanksgiving Turkey here!

Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

On our webpage, click through to  see current availability
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)  
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed  
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **  
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Sliced Ham, Pate, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Meadow Lane Farm
Fresh pastured, natural meats this week include our ANGUS BEEF, Boer X CHEVON, Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB ... with many cuts to select from!  Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for grilling. PORK...slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.

We have steaks such as: Filet Mignons, London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, PORK, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, and an assortment of Roasts.

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.

NEW this week: our own rendered natural pork LARD (small buckets), all Beef HOTDOGS and a pork/beef blended HOTDOG; pork sausages...lots of pastured pork sausages! 

Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include:  OKRA, NEW crop of Sungold Tomatoes, NEW crop of summer squash, NEW crop of tender green beans, SWEET "lunch box" peppers. HOT peppers are also in plentiful supply along with three varieties of EGGPLANT.

Try our farm fresh eggs also..big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

Other NEW farm products: OAK FIREWOOD, the weather is beginning to change with cooler weather. Now is the time to think about ordering your oak firewood for the cold weather.  We lost a 300 year-old magnificent oak tree last year during Hurricane Matthew and have it split into dried pieces for firewood. Text or call me if you would like a larger quantity (cord).. we will also have small quantities bundled at the market in the next few weeks.  

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 helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.  

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.

Honeygirl is now open for Fall Fridays from 4:00-8:00 pm! Join us Friday evenings after work and unwind with a glass of mead and some fun Fall activities. Check out our Facebook page for more details.  Coming up at the meadery:
  • 10/20 - Honeygirl Third Anniversary Party!
  • 10/27 - Halloween Candy Pairing
This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.

We will also be 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.  

And we will be sampling our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Bonlee Grown Farm

Bonlee Grown Farm w ill NOT be at market o n Saturday.

See ya' next w eek!!!

Ray, Amy, Ramy and Erin Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
Chapel Hill Creamery
We're promoting our Calvander which is our firm, flavorful, Asiago style cheese, as it's the perfect cheese for the fall and winter months. Made with the rich milk from our Jersey cows, it has a piquant flavor balanced with buttery undertones. We partnered with fifteen restaurant throughout N.C. which have added Calvander to their menus. Find the list and some recipes they've shared with us online Enjoy what they've created at their restaurants next time you eat out or cook something at home with the wonderful choices at the market. Add to a cheese plate, shave or grate for pasta, salads, or savory dishes. We have a few recipes at our booth as well.

Paneer is available this week. It is an Indian frying cheese that we make when it is on the menu at Lantern Restaurant and is wonderful served with cooked greens or curried dishes. It will also be featured at Piedmont Restaurant soon. We will also have Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, and Dairyland Farmers.  Hickory Grove is our own recipe that is semi firm with a rich, savory flavor. The washed rind on this cheese adds extra flavor but is not too strong. Use for snacking with apples, savory bread pudding, or cheeseburgers. Our Carolina Moon is similar to a Camembert. We have some well aged and a little strong as well as some that are milder. We can help you choose one that you'll enjoy. Our Dairyland Farmers cheese is a tangy, moist cheese that we make every week. It's delicious with hot pepper jelly or added to sandwiches.

We have all our varieties of sausage this week including a little Smoked Andouille, Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, and Chorizo. We also have smoked ham hocks, bacon, and Spare ribs for roasting or grilling. Try our ground beef this week for delicious hamburgers, meatloaf, or spaghetti sauce.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm is very pleased to report that we received multiple recognitions at the 2017 NC State Fair this week. Our strawberry jam took first place out of 25+ entries in that category. This marks the third time we have garnered the first-place ribbon for strawberry jam (along with one Best of Show) and is especially satisfying since we grow all the berries on our farm. For the first time this year we entered some of our vegetables. We were pleased to see ribbons on our sweet potatoes (third premium and a fifth county sweepstakes horticulture ribbon), purple bell peppers (sixth premium), and eggplant (tenth premium). It's a great experience to enter and even more satisfying to be recognized for all the hard work we put in daily on the farm.

This week you will find on our tables lettuce, arugula, turnips, green and yellow beans, eggplant, cured sweet potatoes, fall squash, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, collards, kale, and cherry red and watermelon radishes.

Our award-winning strawberry jam, peach, and peach mango jam and blackberry jelly are available this week.

Come by for a colorful bunch of dahlias.

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!
Catbriar Farm
The frost is on the collards! We have had frost both Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Now is the time to buy greens if you believe they should be "touched " by frost. We will bring collards, kale, turnip greens, sweet potatoes, apples, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, fresh and dried herbs and zinnias. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 

Pamela Strand Photography  
This week new images include Autumn trees and leaves, Zion National Park in black and white, and a new silvery paper stock for cards and envelopes for that high-end sparkle.
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x14"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
Ever Laughter Farm  
We have lettuce, kale, collards, ginger, turmeric, arugula, lunchbox peppers, okra, aji dulce peppers, potatoes, and other produce for you  this Saturday. We'll  have mixed bouquets, too!

See you at the Market! 

Will Cramer
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 Tour: Saturday, October 21 at 4:30 PM. Get your tickets here!

Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, November 11 at 5 PM. Get your tickets here!

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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
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
Ginger - Beet Kvass
Nettle Kraut
Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Sauerkraut

Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Heirloom Applesauce (sugar-free)
Paw Paw Butter
Sorghum Caramel Apple Butter
Pear Preserves
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at market with Ex-Large mums, Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. Green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 
Charles & Joan Holeman
Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will bring our award winning chevre, delicious gelato, 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.  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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.