September 28 , 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 pm
*Wednesday Market ends on October 10
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Meadow Lane Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Fickle Creek Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Terra Clotha
Catbriar Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Celebrity Dairy
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Soul Cocina
Pamela Strand Photography
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 
Farmer Foodshare's 
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; that food is then donated 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. 
Get a sticker on your card every time you make a donation of cash or food. 
Once your card is full, you can redeem it for a  free  item at one of Farmer Foodshare's local sponsors!





























10% Campaign

Quick Links
Happy Friday! We have a fun Fall farmers' market prepared for you tomorrow and are excited to introduce you to Strong Arm Baking, our new Guest Vendor. They'll be providing seasonal baked goods and fresh bread so be sure to swing by and check them out. Also, if you want to squeeze your workout in while visiting the market, bring your yoga mat and join us for  Soul Yoga. Registration starts at 9:00 am and the class is from 9:30-10:30 am. This event is part of the Art of Cool Fest and we're excited to share this program with our market community!

Thank you to everyone who donated supplies for Hurricane Florence relief at the market last weekend. As a reminder, we're  partnering with the Diaper Bank fo North Carolina for a donation drive.  You can directly help our neighbors affecte d by Hurricane Florence by bringing the following  new items (in their  original packaging ) to the Info Table:
  • Size 4 & 5 diapers
  • Feminine hygiene pads
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Toilet paper
The Diaper Bank works with the governor's office and state and local disaster management agencies to determine how they can be of most help and what items are needed in these communities.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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The Durham Farmers' Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the market and continue to provide Durham with an event that nourishes the soul of our wonderful city.  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, and developing our nutrition education programs. 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!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Beets, Butternut Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Collards, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Peppers, Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Squash, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes

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


CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Beer, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Fermented Foods, and more!

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor:  Strong Arm Baking
We are so excited to be a part of the Durham Farmers' Market community and look forward to meeting you all  this Saturday. We are a husband and wife duo and have been building our business out of our home for almost 5 years.

We are so pleased to offer you a rotating selection of breads and seasonal pastries (and some staples that we have all year!) as well as cookies, large pies and cakes for whatever your weekend needs might be. We offer both sweet and savory items which change as new fruits and vegetables come in season. 

Julia & Thomas Blaine
Meadow Lane Farm
This week our certified organic SQUASH BLOSSOMS will be in plentiful supply. This is a certain variety of squash known for their large blossoms - a divine delicacy. Great stuffed with a soft goat or cow cheese and  lightly fried or sautéed. Mario should have them for several more weeks - enjoy them while we have them!

Our natural, grassfed MEATS...21-day ANGUS BEEF, PORK, CHEVON (goat), and Dorset LAMB...all in plentiful supply...whether it is GROUND, ROAST, LOIN CHOPS, STEAKS, STEW MEAT, organ meat, DOG BONES, SOUP BONES, RIBLETS, and much more. 

A "Special THANK YOU" to all of you, our devoted friends and customers, who attended our small farmer fundraiser, 5th Annual Dinner in the Meadow! It was a huge success, thanks to YOU! Thanks also to emcee, Frank Stasio, for his continued support of this project. See you at the market!

MoonDance Soaps & More
Our fall seasonal soaps will be debuting this weekend. We've got warm and inviting Pumpkin Spice, sweet and luscious Cranberry Cream, and a refreshing Cranberry Fig that features hints of grapefruit top notes. We also have a brand new Special Edition offering to share - a luscious Cinnamon Sugar scented soap! Matthew will 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. 

Enrollment continues for our Fall-Winter CSA Get the best beef, pork, and chicken our farm offers. Save 10% on the CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!

September Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Bone-In Loin Roast / Double Rib Cut Pork Chops - $3 off each pack
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Buy 2 whole birds and save $6
Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only Non-GMO Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Beef Bologna, Salami (Pork & Beef), Pate, & Roast Beef
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks & Bites (Mild, Sweet or Hot) and Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market  this Saturday  with a variety of fresh pasta! We  
will have everyone's favorite ravioli, including Pumpkin - new for the  
season! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and  
delicious meal.

Terra Clotha
You might remember that I created this design from a story my wife Annamarie told me about growing up in East Tennessee. For a couple of summers during her childhood, the kids of her town participated in a scientific study. They gathered fireflies for scientists who planned to use them in medical research. Each evening, just after twilight, she and her friends would go out with their nets and find as many fireflies as they could, and then transfer them to large canning jars. Once a week, the scientists would meet the children at the school parking lot, weigh the insects they had caught, and pay them accordingly. One month, Annamarie was recognized as the second-best firefly catcher in Anderson County, Tennessee. . Her name was in the paper and everything. To recreate the firefly design, I dyed the garment yellow, then dropped warm wax onto it. When it was overdyed blue, and the wax removed, I had a green garment with a bunch of firefly "glows." The jar was silkscreened on some garments, batiked on others. The insects were added by rubberstamping the final product.

T-shirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright.

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

We will bring asparagus, green beans, okra,  bell peppers, eggplant, fresh and dried herbs and zinnias.  We will also bring our frozen Angus beef. 

See you at the market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Maple Spring Gardens
Fall is officially here! Everyone on the farm is enjoying the transition to cooler days and nights and to the slightly less hectic pace that fall brings to the farm, not to mention a little change in diet after a summer full of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. We will still have lots of eggplant and peppers at market this week (and on until first frost), but we will also have an abundance of kale and collards - these cool season crops are loving the shift to cooler days. As many of you may know, collards (like many other cool season crops) hit peak flavor and sweetness after the first frost, but we have been amazed by how sweet and tender our collards are already this year and hope you will enjoy them as much as we have! Other things to look for at our stand this weekend include: shiitake mushrooms, ginger, muscadines, potatoes, butternut squash, seminole pumpkins, beans, lettuce, salad greens, nettles, hibiscus, cilantro, chives, parsley, lemongrass, and tulsi.  

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Chapel Hill Creamery
We've had 8 new calves born and will soon have a bigger supply of milk for our cheeses. Fall is always a busy season with special events and lots of cheese making.

Saturday  cheeses are Calvander, Dairyland Farmers, Hickory Grove, a little Danziger, and a little Carolina  Moon. Calvander is a great cheese to have on hand for cooking, salads, or snacking. It's been aged 71/2 months and it is firm enough to grate but smooth enough to enjoy with a glass of red wine. great in a frittata or on pasta.  We make Dairyland Farmers every week as it is unaged and moist which means it is best eaten fresh. Soft and tangy, it's a staple at our house. Add to any Mexican dish like tacos with our Chorizo sausage, Chile Rellanos, crackers with hot pepper jelly, or try our recipe for Market Salad with apples.   Hickory Grove and Danziger are both washed rind cheeses but made differently for different textures. Serve Hickory Grove with apples or melt for a great grilled cheese sandwich. Carolina Moon is a Camembert style and our Jersey cow milk makes it full of flavor. 

Our ground beef is back! Our beef is full of flavor from our grazing herd and makes a delicious cheeseburger with Hickory Grove cheese. Pick up some sausage for grilling or to add to peppers on polenta. Sausages include Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Smoked Andouille, Chorizo, Mild Country Breakfast, and Maple and Sage Breakfast Links. We also have a few pork chops, ground pork, smoked ham hocks, and a little bacon. All our pork is from our pigs who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. See you Saturday and don't forget your cooler!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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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 Fridays from 3-7 pm, Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays from 1-5 pm.

This week we will be sampling: our Apple Cyser Mead , this is the mead version of a hard cider, and ours is a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights. A blend of four apple varieties from western NC contributes both tart and sweet cider notes.

We will also be sampling our new release of Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick. Fermented with NC strawberries, wildflower honey and infused with habanero peppers to bring a little heat.

And we will also be sampling our Lavender Mead , an infusion of fresh-dried local lavender flowers from Sunshine Lavender Farm in our orange blossom traditional semi-sweet mead.

We will also have bottles available of our Mango Habanero Mead, made with earthy clover honey, tropical mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers; and our Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing eggplant (classic, fairytale, Hansel and Gretel), potatoes, colorful bell peppers, sweet lunchbox peppers, hot peppers, sweet onions, fall squash and garlic.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
Current varieties available include peach, pear, kiwi, strawberry, sweet onion and pepper jam. Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share with our customers.

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. 

The Spicy Hermit
The Spicy Hermit crafts traditional and seasonal kimchi using fresh produce from local farms (including those at Durham Farmers' Market!) and time-honored fermentation methods. What is kimchi? Simply put, kimchi is a delicious product resulting from seemingly magical alchemy of vegetables and spices. All kimchi from The Spicy Hermit is raw, gluten-free, and vegan, and manufactured at each produce's seasonal peak.  

Our current offerings are:  green cabbage and butternut squash. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces. 

Eunice Chang
Celebrity Dairy
Our products this week:
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, Mango, and Match. 

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.

We would like to invite you to our Fall Farm Festival on October 14, 2018 from 2-5 PM.

We will have hayrides, arts and crafts (including a coloring contest), an Inn raffle (one night stay or farm dinner for two), lawn games, a cake walk (with our farm goods as prizes), face painting, and so much more!!

We hope to see you there! For more info visit Zoila at the Celebrity Dairy table or find us Facebook or eventbrite.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Bonlee Grown Farm
I hope all of you are recovering from the Hurricane. After record rain in our area, our home was flooded with one foot of water on the bottom floor. We are cutting out walls and carpet and trying to dry out.

We will be at market  on Saturday with EGGS, COLORFUL PEPPERS, OKRA, SUCCULENTS, ALOE, AND MUMS. Thank goodness all the JAMS, PICKLES, CHOW CHOW, and PICKLED OKRA were 
moved to the main floor. Stop by cause I need a hug!

Thanks for buying local and take care!

Amy & Ray Sugg
919-548-0977 (Cell phone for Amy as our landlines are out)
Elodie Farms
Elodie Farms is a small goat dairy located in Rougemont, NC, a mere 30 minutes away from downtown Durham. We raise free-range goats and use their milk to make fresh cheeses and the whey leftover is used to make crunchy crackers that pair perfectly with our cheeses. We also make cajeta (spreadable goat milk caramel), blackberry goat cheese mousse, and goat cheesecake. We open our farm to the public during our monthly farm dinners, farm tours, birthday parties and other private events. Visit our website for more information or send an e-mail to [email protected]. Our next farm tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 at 4PM. Get your tickets here!  
This Saturday at Market 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 Provence)
  • Whey crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • Cajeta
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse
Follow us on Instagram and Like us on Facebook to see all the silly things our goats do on a daily basis.
Have a happy weekend!
Flat River Farm & Nursery
W e will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers,  Herbs, Hanging baskets and potted plants, SunGolds and Juliets.  Pickles are here made from our own cucumbers!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove. We make Italian / European-inspired, Cow & Goat-milk cheeses. We hand-craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love.

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including:  Freshen (cow milk) Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; Cottonbell (cow milk) bloomy-rind cheese; Cottonseed (cow+goat milk) award winning, bloomy-rind cheese;  Campo (cow milk) lightly smoked, melt-able fan favorite;  Rocket's Robiola (cow milk) award winning, decadent, and ash ripened;  Lissome (cow milk) milder take on a beer washed Taleggio;  Nimble (cow+goat milk) beer washed;  Winsome (cow+goat milk) aged, bees wax dipped; Occasionally we bring  Weanling Button (cow+goat milk) chive and geo.

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
Caballo Rojo Coffee
My name is Gabriela Kavanaugh and I am owner and roaster for Caballo Rojo Coffee, roasting locally here in Durham. My grandfather was a leading coffee roaster in Venezuela and I wanted to continue this family tradition in my local community. My goal is to create moments involving coffee that connect the international community,  that provides us with coffee, with our our local community. We are excited to be able to foster this vision by being at the Durham Farmers Market, providing you with cups of brewed coffee and bags of whole bean coffee.

Gabriela Kavanaugh Visit my website!
Soul Cocina
Soul   Cocina  is a combination of eco-friendly philosophy and cutting-edge, dynamic approach to plant-based cuisine. We draw inspiration from Latin-American traditions and the availability of locally grown produce to create imaginative concepts.

We offer delicious tamales made the artisan way: with love, care and attention to detail. To ensure we respect tradition, we source wholesome ingredients before steaming them in banana leaves, creating a flavorsome and aromatic product. We pride ourselves on taste and quality, and it won't go unnoticed. Every bite you take will give you a taste of the rich Colombian heritage our tamales are built on.

We will also have soups and pasteles de yuca: delicious roasted yuca pockets filled with red lentils, brown rice and spinach. A handheld food very similar to empanadas, only gluten-free and made with wholesome ingredients!

Take home our ready to eat tamales and pasteles de de yuca or come hungry to the market because we also offer them warm to eat while you shop!
Pamela Strand Photography
This week I am featuring passion flowers. These exotic flowers look like they arrived from another planet! They can be found growing on vines in ditches in our area. Duke Gardens also has some in the White Garden and climbing porch posts.

I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring iconic spots around  Durham, the OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and astronomical images. If you don't see a subject you are looking for, just ask - I may have it.  This week's image is of a passion flower, of course!

Many of my photos can be previewed on my Smugmug website I will also have enlargements in 11x14" and 16x20" sizes and can make posters upon request. Drop by for a look and a chat!
Pamela Strand
Parking & Street Information
The market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found on the street around 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.