October 19 , 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
*Through November 17, 2018
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Maple Spring Gardens
Catbriar Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Bonlee Grown Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Celebrity Dairy
Elodie Farms
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Soul Cocina
Caballo Rojo Coffee
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
Fall colors are popping up at the market and we're all enjoying the transition to different produce. Peppers and eggplant are hanging on, but we know their days are limited as cooler night temperatures become more frequent. As the days get shorter, our bodies will start seeking the nourishment of root veggies and deep greens. Check out our blog post for a reflection on this transition and a recipe for Curried Butternut Squash Soup.

Also, we're excited for two upcoming events at the market! Next Saturday, October 27, we'll host our annual Vendor Halloween Costume Contest. We encourage you and your kiddos to come dressed in your favorite Halloween outfits, too! And on November 10, we're hosting our first annual Silent Auction to raise funds for some of your favorite market programs, including the Sprouts Kid's Club, Double Bucks, and more. Save the date and come prepared to complete your holiday shopping while also supporting the market that you love.

Finally, as a reminder, below is our market schedule:
  • The Wednesday Market is closed for the season. Thank you for your support!
  • Saturday Main Season Market runs through November 17 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm.
  • Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Market will be held on Tuesday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The Saturday Market will be closed on November 24.
  • Saturday Winter Market begins on December 1 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
PS - If you visit the State Fair this weekend, don't forget to look for our vendors. Several won ribbons for their delicious products and we couldn't be happier for them!

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, 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:  Salty Catch Seafood
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
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
Meadow Lane Farm
We are busy trying to save our hay crop and get the large round bales covered before the heavy rain returns this week.  Our animals need lots of quality forage and hay to get through the winter months. Since we are forage based,  they have had plenty of "sun, water, and grass" this year!
Squash blossoms will be at the market this week along with eggplant, new crop of okra, fall squash, along with cucumbers from the greenhouse...all certified USDA organic. Our natural MEATS are in abundant supply....21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, BERKSHIRE X PORK, Dorset LAMB, and BOER Chevon (goat meat). STEAKS, ROASTS, GROUND, SAUSAGES, organ meat (kidney, liver, heart), DOG Knuckle bones, MARROW Bones, Brisket, and much more. 

Mario's Organic POPCORN is back at the market... great for the cooler evenings.   

Thank you for continued support of our family farm. See you on Saturday at the market!

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 Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass. Made from NC apple cider fermented with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

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.

And we will also 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 have bottles available of our
Lavender Mead , an infusion of fresh-dried local lavender flowers in our orange blossom traditional semi-sweet mead ; and our Mango Habanero Mead, made with clover honey, mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers .

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 Pasture & Woodland Raised PORK this WEEK!  Perfect timing for a pork roast, some bone-in loin chops, and great sausage!  Try our sausages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Special Moroccan Lamb Sausage! Made with MERGUEZ seasoning including Cumin, Red Pepper, Fennel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Paprika, and Garlic. Only $16 per lb! (~$12 per pack of 5 sausages)

Time to ORDER TURKEY We offer broad breasted white turkeys that are raised on pasture for $6 per pound. $50 deposit gets you on the list!

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!

October Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Frozen Bone-In Loin Roast - $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. 

Maple Spring Gardens
With colder temperatures coming in this weekend, we are preparing for what could be the first light frost of the season. Likely just a little nip, but it may well spell the end for the last of our warm weather crops. They are definitely going out with a bang though - we just pulled in our biggest sweet pepper harvest of the season! So be sure to stock up on the colorful bounty of summer while it lasts.

Along with red, orange, and yellow sweet peppers, we will be bringing the first of our sweet potatoes, turmeric and burdock root, as well as: baby ginger, lettuce, kale, collards, salad greens, broccoli, green beans, green bell peppers, eggplant, potatoes, radishes, beets, winter squash, parsley, cilantro, lemongrass, and chives.

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Catbriar Farm
The. Prettiest. Day. Ever!!

It is such a joy to be outside preparing for market!! We will bring our Angus beef and some choices of soup. We will also bring sweet potatoes, eggplant, peppers, fresh and dried herbs. 

See you at the market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Chapel Hill Creamery
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 8 months and has a wonderful complex flavor. It's firm enough to grate but smooth enough to enjoy with a glass of red wine. Use it for pasta, a ham and cheese sandwich with chutney, or kale salads with lemon vinaigrette and toasted pecans.

We make Dairyland Farmers every week and it is moist and tangy. It's good in scrambled eggs or with hot pepper jelly. Hickory Grove is good with apples or for grilled cheese sandwiches. Danziger is a washed rind cheese which is smooth and a little pungent. Carolina Moon is a Camembert style and our Jersey cow milk makes it full of flavor. 

Our ground beef is back! Our beef is tender and flavorful from our grazing herd and makes a delicious meatloaf or stuffed peppers. Sausages  include Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Polish, Chorizo, Mild Country Breakfast, and Maple and Sage Breakfast Links.  We also have ground pork, bacon, and bacon bits.  All our pork is from our pigs who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making as part of our focus on sustainability. See you Saturday and don't forget your cooler!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fall has arrived, at long last! Morning mist over the gardens is a peaceful sight as we begin another day at Hurtgen Meadows Farm.
This week we will be bringing arugula, eggplant, potatoes, bell peppers, sweet lunchbox peppers, hot peppers, fall squash, garlic and some of our beautiful dahlias.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
Once again we were awarded first place for our strawberry jam at the 2018 NC State Fair! 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. We'll see you at the market!

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. We are still patiently waiting for the greens to grow for our other varieties. 

Eunice Chang
Bonlee Grown Farm

Apple butter, apricot and strawberry fig jam  are just a few of the goodies this  Saturday!  Pickled beets, chow chows and pickled o kra.  Succulents, aloe, mums, and  oriental pepper plants in sale!  Feather earrings also! Colorful p eppers and tender small okra.  Call for orders!

See you at the market!

Amy & Ray Sugg
Pamela Strand Photography
What says Fall better than colorful leaves and clear, cool days?! Durham leaves have not turned yet, but in other places they are gold and red and orange. Here's an image of Zion National Park with its golden aspen leaves on show.

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
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.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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 sandra@elodiefarms.com
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
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!
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!
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.