December 7, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Bonlee Grown Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
The Spicy Hermit
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Chapel Hill Creamery
Catbriar Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Elodie Farms
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Soul Cocina
Celebrity Dairy
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
We hope you'll bundle up and join us at the market tomorrow morning!  The temperature will drop on Sunday through early next week so it's the perfect time to warm up your house with soup. With all of the root veggies and vibrant greens available right now, there's no wrong way to prepare a hearty soup for your family. Share your favorite recipes with us or check out the simple chicken noodle soup recipe below.

Also, don't forget to do your holiday shopping at the farmers' market. We have perfect gifts for everyone on your list. And check out our neighbors at the Durham Craft Market and the Art Market at Vega Metals. Thank you for shopping local this holiday season!

What's for dinner? 
Chicken Noodle Soup
This favorite family meal is perfect for a cold weekend spent indoors. Make your soup extra special (and nutritious) by picking up the ingredients at the farmers'  market.

  • 1/2 cup diced onion or 1 bunch chopped scallions
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 7 cups chicken stock
  • 6 ounces pasta (your choice!)
  • 6 ounces of cooked shredded chicken
  • Check out this link & enjoy!
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: Arugula, Beets, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Peppers, Potatoes, Pea Shoots, Pumpkins Radishes, Squash, and much more!

MEATS & 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, 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:  Salty Catch Seafood
Salty Catch Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast 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
Guest Vendor:  Strong Arm Baking

Come see us for hand rolled pastries, seasonal treats, large pies, cookies, and hearth baked breads. You can always e-mail us your special order  or give us a call at 828-400-4826. We look forward to baking for you! 

Julia & Thomas Blaine
Guest Vendor:  Haw River Mushrooms

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend! We will have a variety of oyster mushrooms, lots of shiitakes, and maybe a tiny amount of Lions Mane.

Ches & Laura Stewart
Bonlee Grown Farm
What's a great gift to give? Homemade  jams, pickled okra or pickled  beets, chow chows and relishes,  pickles, or hot pepper jelly! Beautiful succulents and a loe plants! Come by and  get some ideas for the holidays!

Thanks from our family to your's!

Ray, Amy, Ramy & Erin Sugg
Meadow Lane Farm
Beautiful handmade (by Mario) farm fresh greenery WREATHS will continue to be available for the next several weeks. Please text or call if you want a special wreath made for the next several Saturday's. Mario CLIMBS the trees to select the best greenery for each custom made wreath! He takes great pride in making them for you, our valued customers. 

We have FRESH BERKSHIRE PORK and DORSET X LAMB in this week...SAUSAGES (Country X-sage, Brats, Italian, HOT Country, Holiday Blend (cranberries, etc.); thick Pork Chops, St. Louis ribs for roasting, Picnic and Boston Butt Roast, meaty pork neck bones (so delicious cooked with greens), tenderloin and more.

Planning a special holiday meal? How about a tender LEG of LAMB (we also have 1/2 leg's) or Loin Chops? Ground and Lamb Brat Sausages are available this week.  

ANGUS BEEF...dry-aged 21 days...STEAKS, ROASTS, Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Stew Beef, Brisket, meaty Soup Bones, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, Dog Bones, and more.

USDA certified Organic Veggies: Coming from the greenhouse, Mario's almost famous "Sungold" tomatoes, yellow squash, and leaf lettuce. His organic POPCORN is a perfect holiday gift for a friend... so delicious. Don't forget his pie pumpkins for making wonderful soups and pies for the holidays.  

Thanks for you support of our family farm!

Our after-school program for Durham youth is still running through the winter and our farm is still producing delicious greens. Come get some tender Napa Cabbage, Pac Choi, Collard or Mustard Greens, and share recipes with our youth! We will have recipe cards of kid-friendly recipes to go along with our winter greens.

Trevor Hyde, Farm Manager
Terra Clotha
During the winter months when I was younger, I frequently left the house without my jacket. My mother (or my grandmother) would call out to me to come back and put on something warm. I did it, not because I was cold, of course, but because it made them feel better. As I've gotten older, though, I've come to see the advantages of wearing a jacket, or a sweater, or a long-sleeved shirt. Sometimes  on chilly Saturday mornings at the farmers' market, I have seen folks who, like my younger self, opted not to wear that jacket. They're in short-sleeved T-shirts, flip-flops, short pants. It's 40 degrees outside, you can see your breath, and these guys are dressed for the beach. It makes me cold just to look at them. (I try to avoid saying, "Tsk. Tsk. Those kids today. And their music - its just noise." But it's getting harder and harder to resist the impulse.) If you're like me, and you find it attractive to wear a long-sleeved T-shirt at the cooler times of the year (or you're dressing someone who should be wearing such a shirt) come check out our selection of long-sleeved T-shirts for adults and children, and long-sleeved dresses for women and girls. They're bright and fashionable, and they'll make you feel seasonably comfortable.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Warm and colorful.

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

Mike Konvicka
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: the newest release of our Honey Chai Mead, like a warm mug of chai tea, our Honey Chai Mead is a loaded infusion of exotic spices, mingled with honey. Smooth, semi-sweet, and especially comforting in chilly months.

We will also be sampling our latest release of Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes. Made with local, roasted celeste and brown turkey figs, NC wildflower honey, and orange blossom honey.

And we will also be sampling our 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.

We will also have bottles available of our Apple Cyser Mead , a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights ; and our Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass, made with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Diane Currier
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. 

We'll have green cabbage, Napa cabbage, radish and butternut squash. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces or even soups!

Eunice Chang
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 our seasonal flavors,   Pumpkin and Sausage! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for  an easy and delicious meal.

Chapel Hill Creamery
The chilly weekend will be a great time to cook some comfort food with our cheese or meat. We still have a few pork chops left and plenty of sausage, bacon, and ground beef. Cheeses will be our Holiday Moon in a festive Camembert box, Calvander, Dairyland Farmers, Hickory Grove, and Danziger. Use our cheese for cooking as well as snacking. Our Calvander has been aged 8 months and adds flavor to pasta, roasted vegetables, or quiche. Add it to a kale salad with a lemon vinaigrette. Dairyland Farmers is tangy for adding to tacos and Hickory Grove is buttery and savory, perfect for a grilled cheese sandwich or a potato gratin. Danziger also melts well or set it out at room temperature to soften and serve with apples or pears.

Our pork is from our whey fed pigs and our sausages are made with the hams for extra meatiness. We'll have Hot and Mild Country Breakfast sausage, Mild and Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Polish with mustard and garlic, Smoked Andouille, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo. Add to your favorite to bread pudding, gumbo, or pizza. 

We also have  our flavorful Ground Beef which is a customer favorite to have on hand. It is $6.00 per pound and it's delicious for cheeseburgers, homemade chili, meatloaf, or spaghetti. We plan to be at market unless the storm comes early and makes the roads too dangerous. 

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Catbriar Farm

Wintery weather in the forecast?!? 

We plan to be at the market with sweet potatoes, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, bell peppers, fresh and dried herbs, fresh wreaths, a variety of homemade Catbriar Farm soups and our pasture raised USDA Angus beef. 

See you on Saturday!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Fickle Creek Farm
Click to see current availability! See specials below!

Come see us for holiday gift certificates, salami chubs, and beef sticks...great for stocking stuffers and office gifts!  e-Gift Certificates are also available  online

Artisan dry cured pork salami in 6 ounce chubs - $11 each or 2 for $20. Case of 12 for $105.

Non-GMO, Free Range, Pasture Raised CHICKEN SAUSAGE! 
  • Rosemary Garlic Large Links and Mild Country Breakfast links - $14 per pound.
  • Ground Chicken in casing - $12 per pound
Moroccan Lamb Sausage....  Made with MERGUEZ seasoning i ncluding  Cumin, Red Pepper, Fennel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Paprika and Garlic...only  $16 per lb.

Rolling enrollment continues for the Fall-Winter CSAGet the best beef, pork, and chicken we offer.  Save 10% on the meat CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!

December Specials! Pre-order only!
Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
  • 10 lb ground beef $64 or 20 lb ground beef $120
  • $4 off any beef roast including London Broil, Chuck Roast, Eye of Round, Rump, Sirloin Tip, Shoulder Pot
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Buy 2 whole frozen birds and save $6
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • 50% off Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - Two 1/3 lb packages for $7
Order ahead to increase the chances of getting the meats, poultry, and produce you want ( click here).

10% discount when order total is over $100 (doesn't include sale items)!

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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Are you in need of a holiday gift or a gift for a teacher or party host? Check out our new selection of hand-made cutting boards (maple and Brazilian cherry) available this week.
Another great gift suggestion - our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients. You will find apple butter and apple jelly, peach, strawberry, kiwi, sweet onion and red pepper. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share with our customers. Custom gift boxes are available!
Hurtgen Meadows will be bringing carrots, collards, green onions, sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes, hot peppers, squash, garlic, and fresh sage.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.

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!

Maple Spring Gardens
As the holiday season arrives, and you are thinking about gifts for family and friends, consider giving them something local, handmade, and healthy! We will be at market the next few weeks with an abundance of Herbal Tea Blends, Herb Infused Vinegars, and Fire Tonic - our must have for winter. Stop by for a taste, each week we will be sampling a different hot tea.

Also on the table this week, you will find lettuce, arugula, pea shoots, kale, carrots, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, collards, sweet potatoes, turmeric, dill, and parsley.

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Kombucha is a legendary beverage touted for its health benefits, particularly aiding in digestion! Stock up for the holiday feasts on the horizon. We'll be offering fill-ups from our kombucha draft system, bottles to go, and limited quantities of our kombucha starter kits!

Grant Ruhlman
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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
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!
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!
Celebrity Dairy
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 Dinnersthis quarter.*  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third  Sunday  Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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.