November 3, 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
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Meadow Lane Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Ever Laughter Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Catbriar Farm
Terra Clotha
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Pamela Strand Photography
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
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
Thank you for helping us raise $310 for the Double Bucks program at our Halloween contest last weekend. We hope you enjoyed our vendor's creative outfits and that your family had a safe and happy holiday. If you or your kids have too much leftover candy, join us at the Market tomorrow for the annual Halloween Candy trade-in event with  Kohl's Bull City Fit.   Your kids can swap extra candy for a Market gift certificate. Each handful of candy is worth $1 and every household can earn up to $8 total.  What's not to love about that? And then you can stock up on nature's candy with the tastiest produce in town!

What's for dinner?  Roasted beets!
We love beets at the Durham Farmers' Market! These colorful veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals and are just the thing your body needs to detox from tasty Halloween candy and prepare for the upcoming feasts of the holiday season.

  • 1 pound of beets
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash beets and trim off the dangling roots.
  2. Rub beets with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with pinch of salt. Place in shallow baking pan, cover with foil and roast for 1 hour.
  3. Allow beets to cool before gently removing the skin and slicing thinly.
  4. Meanwhile, toss walnuts with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and toast in oven until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk vinegar, garlic, mustard, dill and remaining olive oil until thoroughly combined. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Toss roasted beets and walnuts with dressing in a medium bowl and serve.
And, don't forget to eat the beet greens, too!

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, 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, Celosia, Zinnias, Mums, 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.
Thank you to all of our amazing vendors who participated
in the Halloween costume contest. These Ghostbusters
kept us safe last weekend!
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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week you'll find some beautiful lettuce on our tables (as pictured). The cooler weather has encouraged the greens on the farm to produce in quantity. Stop by and pick up a bag or two for a wonderful fresh salad.

This week you will find lettuce, arugula, turnips, eggplant, cured sweet potatoes, fall squash, bell peppers, collards, kale, and watermelon radishes.

New this week - apple jelly is back - made from fresh NC mountain apples. In addition, we'll also have our award-winning strawberry jam, peach, peach mango and sweet onion jam and blackberry jelly available.

Come by for a colorful bunch of dahlias and gladiolus.  

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!
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
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 summer grilling. PORK... slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops, Tenderloin....all wonderful for outside cooking.  We have steaks such as: Cubed steak, 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: 
Sungold Tomatoes, limited summer squash,  SWEET "lunch box" peppers and HOT peppers are also in supply along with three varieties of EGGPLANT. Stock up now and process our veggies before the first FREEZE next week.  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.  

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
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 Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate.

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 Ginger Mead, made from a dark NC wildflower honey, then infused with local ginger; and our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years.

Diane Currier
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**

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  
  • 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!

Chapel Hill Creamery
We are excited to welcome Alexander Kast to CHC. He will be our Cheese Room Director, working with Katie and Brian who make, age, and package our cheeses. His experience began with visiting his sister and brother in law who worked at the famous Neal's Yard in London as well as working there. He also worked at shops in New York including Saxelby's and the Bedford Cheese Shop. In North Carolina he managed the cheese department at Southern Season and work more recently at Goat Lady Dairy. He is also active with the American Cheese Society and brings cheese making and marketing expertise to our business. He will be at markets on a rotating schedule so you can meet him soon.

Hickory Grove is our own recipe that is semi firm with a rich, savory flavor. It is a monastery style cheese which means it has washed rind. The cheese is washed during the aging process which adds extra flavor but it is not too strong. Use for snacking with apples, The supple texture makes it a wonderful melting cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches, cheeseburgers, or omelets. Enjoy on a picnic with apples or add to a sandwich. Serve at room temperature whenever possible to enjoy the savory, toasty notes of this cheese.

We will also have Carolina Moon, our version of a Camembert; Calvander, similar to an Asiago; and fresh, unripened Dairyland Farmers Cheese. Serve with soup and hearty bread for a delicious meal.

Try our recipe for soup with our Hot Italian sausage with kale. Sausages from our whey fed pigs includes Mild and Hot Italian, as well as Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Bratwurst, Polish with garlic, and Chorizo. We also have smoked ham hocks, bacon, and Spare ribs for roasting or grilling. Try our ground beef this week for delicious tacos, stuffed peppers, or cheeseburgers with Hickory Grove cheese.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Ever Laughter Farm
We'll have turmeric, ginger, aji dulce and other peppers, arugula, frisee, lettuce, kale, collards, escarole, Italian dandelions, turnips, sweet potatoes, and more!  See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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
Catbriar Farm
We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, broccoli, cabbages, collards, kale, turnip greens, sweet bell peppers, lunch box snack peppers, and fresh and dried herbs. 

We will 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 I 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 
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.

Bonlee Grown Farm

Look for beautiful golden, o range, and red sweet bell p eppers. We'll also have mums and succulents! Don't forget to treat your tastebuds with h ot chow chows and pickles.

Thank you for buying local!

Ray, Amy, Ramy and Erin Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
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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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.
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
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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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.