November 10, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon (through November 18)
Pre-Thanksgiving Market:
Tuesday, November 21 from 3-5 pm
Closed Saturday, November 25
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
MoonDance Soaps & More
Chapel Hill Creamery
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Catbriar Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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
We're getting excited for Thanksgiving and cannot wait to fill your tables with local, sustainably grown produce from the Market. Now's the perfect time to try a new recipe so you are prepared for your holiday feast. Check out the recipe below for braised collards or challenge yourself to pick up a new vegetable at the Market this weekend. 
Also, don't forget to mark your calendars for our special pre-Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, November 21 from 3-5 pm.  As a reminder, we'll be closed on Saturday, November 25 and will begin our Winter Market on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am-12 pm. We're so grateful for your support this season and look forward to seeing you the next two weeks!

What's for dinner?  Braised collards!
Collards have been making a comeback at the Market and we're excited to share these tasty greens with you. Braised collards is a simple, nutritious recipe that will delight your tastebuds. Try out this recipe over the weekend and maybe add it to your Thanksgiving Menu in a few weeks. Enjoy!

  • 4 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 large bunch collards
  • 1/4 cup vegetarian stock
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, honey or molasses
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Heat oil in heavy saucepan or wok and add shredded fresh ginger. 
  2. Add collards (with midrib removed and sliced) and turn in oil for one minute.
  3. Add vegetarian stock, soy sauce and sugar. Give it a few mixes then cover and simmer until mostly cooked. 
  4. Add butter, mix, then simmer for another 5 minutes or so until it's cooked to your taste. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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You may not know that the Market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community.  We want to continue expanding the offerings of our Market and need your help to make this happen.

The Friend of Durham Farmers' Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the Market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children's programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, developing our nutrition education programs, and increasing staff hours. In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, a friend of the Market will receive a button to proudly display on their trusty Market tote.

We know that for some, resources are tight. If donations are not an option and you do not have time to volunteer, you can share what we do or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities available including assisting at the Information Table, leading cooking demos, fundraising, and much more.   If you are interested in sharing your time with the Market, please e-mail us.

We invite you to invest in your Market. Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham. Thank you!
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, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Apples, and more

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

FLOWERS: Dahlias, Zinnias, 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.
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.
Salty   Catch  Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast Saturday morning to bring the Market community fresh caught NC Seafood. Stop by and see Steven and Renee and chat with Steven, a commercial fisherman.  Know that when you buy Salty Catch Seafood you're getting the freshest N.C. seafood available. Salty Catch believes in offering a superior product along with exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
Animal Welfare approved meats and grass-fed pasture-based herds of ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat)...During this cold weather, try our assortment of delicious Sausages: Pork Brats, Italian, Chorizo, HOT Country, County x Sage and our new Sausages...special blend made for the upcoming holiday season...come by for a tasting this Saturday! BEEF Brat and Lamb Brat Sausages are wonderful also.    

Try our own rendered natural pork LARD (small buckets), all Beef HOTDOGS and a pork/beef blended HOTDOG. Our convenient PORK Barbeque is "heat & serve" delicious with our eastern NC seasoning.  

USDA certified organic veggies this week include: Fresh BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CABBAGE, limited summer squash,  SWEET "lunch box" peppers and HOT peppers. We may have a few Shiitake mushrooms and our certified organic POPCORN...a great gift item.  

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

OAK FIREWOOD available on Saturday...Split, dried, and seasoned from a fallen Hurricane Matthew giant oak. Text or call me if you would like a larger quantity (pick-up truck load). We can deliver to your home after the Market on Saturday. 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.

Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at the Market  Saturday  hoping the veggies will not freeze on the table. We can dress up warm but try to do that to a head of lettuce. Oh, well, it had to happen (the freeze) - I just wish it would have waited one more day.

We will harvest the following for you this week: Pea shoots, baby lettuce, Little Gem lettuce, collards, kale, chard, GaiLan, Radicchio, peppers, Daikon radish, cabbage, Napa cabbage and lots of cauliflower. Maybe there will be some beets and carrots as well.

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

FRESH THIS WEEK: Pasture & woodland raised, free range **PORK**

See weblink below for more details!

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

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  
  • 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; Stew Duck & Stew Hen
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Terra Clotha
Creating hand-dyed clothing has been our bread and butter at Terra Clotha, but recently, we began thinking about the kinds of things you might use along with your literal bread and butter. Such as napkins, that you can put in your lap at mealtime and prevent ugly stains to your seersucker slacks when the bread and butter moves of its own accord from your plate to your lap, where it invariably tends to land buttered side down (thanks, Edna Ferber!). Besides hand-dyed napkins, we also have tea towels, quilted hot pads, and quilted oven mitts, most featuring our firefly design. Oh, and we also have aprons, in sizes for children, youth, and adults.

Clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright ways to protect you from your food. 

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

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:
  • 11/10 - Mead and Pie Pairing featuring The Pie Hole
  • 11/17 - Cheese Pairing ft. Progidal Farms & Screen Printing with Super G Print Labs
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 Ginger Mead, made from a dark NC wildflower honey, fermented and aged 18 months, then infused with local ginger for a rich, deep ginger mingled with honey sweetness. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of ou r Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead; and our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
MoonDance Soaps & More
When's the last time you gave your hard working feet a little bit of TLC?  After a long hot summer, walks on the beach, barefoot strolling...How are your feet looking as we head into the colder winter months? Callouses? Rough spots? Dry cracked heels?  We'll be bringing a few bags of our Invigorating Foot Soak Crystals and some jars of our Skin Soothing Foot Balm to market this weekend. Toe tingling Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Essential Oils to awaken and rejuvenate followed by a butter rich foot balm to soften and moisturize. Add a bar of our extra scrubby foot soap with pumice powder and you've got an at home spa treatment on tap. See you at the Market!

Rachel & Paul
Chapel Hill Creamery
Cool (or maybe cold!) weather is here, so its a great time to cook your favorite foods. Try our Hickory Grove cheese for a versatile cheese to have on hand. This is our own recipe that combines the texture of a Gouda with toasty, butterscotch flavors from our rich Jersey milk, It has a washed rind which puts in a category called monastery cheeses. Our farm is near the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist church and that inspired the name for this cheese. The washed rind gives the cheese a pungent smell when you unwrap it, but the cheese itself is savory and mild. Use Hickory Grove at room temperature for snacking with apples or use it for melting. Our favorites are grilled cheese sandwiches, omelets or quiche, and dark rye bread sandwiches with pickles or sliced radishes. Pick up a copy of our recipe for Turnip Gratin which is also on our website.

Other cheeses this week include Indian Paneer, fresh Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, and Calvander. Paneer is typically fried and serve in curries made of spinach or mixed greens but it can be added to any vegetable, such as sautéed carrots. Dairyland Farmers is moist and tangy; popular with kids of all ages. Carolina Moon is similar to a Camembert, so let this cheese reach room temperature before serving. Calvander is based on an Asiago recipe and it can be shaved or grated for eating with kale salads, pasta, polenta, or just a glass of wine.

Try our ground beef and Hickory Grove for a fabulous cheeseburger. Jersey beef gets high ratings for flavor and our ground beef is good for burgers, spaghetti sauce or stuffed peppers. Pork includes Spare Ribs, Smoked Ham Hocks, Bacon, and sausages. All our pork is from whey fed pigs raised on our farm. They help our sustainability by drinking the whey from cheese making which is nutritious for them. Varieties include Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Chorizo, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, and Polish with mustard and garlic. Enjoy cooking with our cheese or meat this weekend. Bon Appetit!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Maple Spring Gardens
We will be at Market this week. We still have a great selection of produce, including fresh baby ginger and turmeric, also the first brussels sprouts, as well as cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, baby salad mix, arugula, kale, cabbage, radishes, a few sungold and roma tomatoes (the last), assorted peppers, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. In the fresh herb department, we have parsley, cilantro, dill, chives, stinging nettle and mint. Sunshine's long awaited Fire Tonic, a great immune booster for this time of year, will return to Market, and we have a nice selection of dried herb teas and herb infused vinegars.  Hope to see you at Market on a chilly morning!

Fern & Carson
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Sadly, this will be our last week for flowers. Our dahlias and gladiolus have been glorious this fall, but the expected hard freeze will end this field crop for the year. Stop by and pick up your "last bouquet of the season."

This week you will find lettuce, arugula, turnips, eggplant, cured sweet potatoes, fall squash, sweet bell peppers, cabbage, kohlrabi, collards, kale, chard, tomatoes, beets, garlic, onions, daikon, red and watermelon radishes.

New this month - apple jelly is back - made from fresh NC mountain apples. In addition, we'll also have our award-winning strawberry jam, peach, and sweet onion jam and blackberry jelly 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!
Stoney Mountain Farm
LAMB: Our coolers are full of all kinds of lamb cuts. You decide if you're leaning more toward soups and stews or slow roast options, OR, are you the die hard that prefers grillin'  until the icicles are attached to the grill? Either way, we have some great choices.

In celebration of SOUP/STEW TIME, aka Fall... we are once again selling our bones 25% off.   

ECO-FRIENDLY WOOL PRODUCTS:  We're also excited that we will soon have a new supply of our beautiful yarns. This weekend we'll have lots of our little hand felted critters and of course, the ever popular line of WOOL DRYER BALLS, made and grown right here in NC.

Hope to see you on  Saturday!

John & Olga Elder
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! 

FALL favorites are back in stock!

New this week: Organic Cranberry -  12 pepper Jam and Cranberry-Port Jelly; Scuppernong and Muscadine Grape Jams; and Ramp and Mustard Seed Kraut. 

What else is available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Classic Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Nettle Kraut
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Napa Kimchi
Ginger Beet Kvass

Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Pear Preserves
Sorghum Caramel Apple Butter
Orange Marmalade with Rye Whiskey
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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Catbriar Farm
We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, broccoli, cabbages, collards, kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens, sweet bell peppers, lunch box snack peppers, hot cayenne peppers, fresh and dried herbs.

We will also bring a selection of our USDA frozen, vacuum sealed angus beef. If you have a cut you would like to try, please e-mail or call us and we will bring it for you. The cuts we have available are ground beef, steaks (sirloin, rib eye, NY strip, porterhouse, t-bone, filet mignon), roasts (brisket, top round, bottom round, chuck, rib, sirloin tip), stew beef, short ribs, and liver. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Market  on Saturday  with a good selection of bison meat. The National Bison Association has declared Wednesdays at Bison Hump Day. So why not start a tradition of bison for dinner  on Wednesday !!! 

See you at the Market!!!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Pamela Strand Photography  
This week's new images include 150th NC State Fair photos and lots of beautiful cardinals, especially for the upcoming holidays.

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.
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, November 11 at 5 PM.  Get your tickets   here !

Next Farm Tour: Saturday, November 18 at 2 PM. Get your tickets hereSorry, no pets allowed

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Celebrity Dairy
We   will be bringing our award winning chevre. This year's 1st place State Fair winners were the Asian Luv Log and the Garbo Serendipity Spread . Our mold ripened bloomy rind Crottin won 2nd and 3rd in two categories, along with our Pure Chevre in 2nd. Come by to try these delicious winners! 
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:  Drinkable 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.*

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu 
November 19, 2017 
Sparkling Cider
Assorted Goat Cheese Platter  
Seasonal Appetizers
Butternut Squash Soup
Turkey Breast Stuffed with Kale, Carrots & Shallots
Garlicky Fall Greens with Bell Pepper
Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sage & Cornbread Muffins
Apple Pie with Nutmeg-Vanilla Goat's Milk Gelato  
Tea and Coffee

*Celebrity Dairy's Fall Open Barn will be on Sunday, November 26 from Noon-5pm* 

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
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.