August 10, 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
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Elodie Farms
Stoney Mountain Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Chapel Hill Creamery
Catbriar Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Maple Spring Gardens
Harland's Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Understory Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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
Happy National Farmers' Market Week! Why do we love shopping at local markets? Check out the top 5 reasons below and share with us what you love!

Farmers' markets:
1.) Preserve farmland
2.) Stimulate local economies
3.) Increase access to nutritious food
4.) Support healthy communities
5.) Promote sustainability

In honor of this weeklong celebration, we've been hosting a meal challenge. We  created a meal list for breakfast, lunch and dinner and shared 21 recipes with you. You'll find the shopping list online for what you can pick up at the market . Don't worry if you're joining the challenge late - the recipes are still perfect to use in the upcoming week. Check out our website for the full details and enjoy cooking with seasonal, local produce from the market. Also, swing by the Info Table tomorrow to pick up a special temporary tattoo!

Finally, don't forget that registration is open for our final Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season! We hope your young chefs can join Jeff Crane on Saturday, August 18. Register today as the class is capped at 15 students.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, August 18
  • Calling all young foodies! Join chef Jeff Crane for the final Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season. Register today!
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners.
Saturday, August 25
  • Spend the morning relaxing on the lawn and enjoying the music of DryBread Road.
  • Join chef Kyle Wilkerson and Candace Crank of Heirloom Restaurant for a delicious cooking demo.
Become a friend of the
Durham Farmers' Market!
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, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Peppers, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Squash, Tomatoes, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Raspberries & Watermelon

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
Meadow Lane Farm
Sun, Grass, Beef
Come out  this Saturday  to our wonderful Farmers' Market and buy delicious HEALTHY, fresh food for your cookouts!

Now is grilling time so get out the grill and try some of our pastured, natural meats: SUN, GRASS, MEATS.  On Saturday, we will have our 21-Day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF....all the cuts will be available...from tender FILET MIGNONS, Ribeyes, New York Strips, Sirloins, London Broil, and Flat Iron STEAKS....our Weeping Radish Brewery famous HOTDOGS, Sausages, Ground Beef (including G. Chuck and G. Round). Oxtail, Tongue, Brisket, Heart, calves liver, Stew Beef, DOG BONES, Marrow Bones, ROASTS (Chuck Eye, Chuck, Eye of Round, Sirloin Tip), bag of soup bones, and shanks will all be in ample supply.

For your special meal, try our Leg of Lamb and Leg of Cabrito (goat). They are so delicious and a very tender cut of meat. We also have beautiful LAMB and Cabrito LOIN CHOPS, Riblets, Stew Meat, Ground Lamb, Leg slices, and bags of soup bones.

Our pastured Berkshire X Pork includes lots of sausages..Country X-sage (both mild and hot), Brats, Holiday Blend (w/ apples, pecans), Italian, Smoked Andouille (great in Gumbo!) Sausage.   We have Picnic and Boston Butt Roasts; thick Pork Chops, Rendered Lard from our pastured pork, St. Louis Slab of Ribs, and more. How about a quick and easy meal using our eastern-style pork BARBECUE....just heat and serve...already seasoned and so delicious.

Organic certified baby tender SQUASH, Mario's famous SUNGOLD tomatoes, OKRA, and our POPCORN. We may also have a limited amount of our small orchard's PEACHES (not organic). Try our farm fresh EGGS and our farm fresh flower bouquets to make you feel happy!

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm! We appreciate and cherish your friendship and support. Look for our white tent and BEEF trailer on the north side of the pavilion! Visit us and attend the small farmer fundraiser, Dinner in the Meadow, on  Sunday, September 9 on top of a grassy hill.  

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 Our next farm tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 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!
Stoney Mountain Farm
Ever cooked a whole leg of lamb?  If you haven't, here is the place to start. This is an easy recipe and the results...well, you'll be hooked.

We're going to slather on butter and  anchovies. You need to trust us here... Interested?  Ask us for the recipe...we always love to talk and share lamb!
We're raising a heritage breed of sheep, named on   Slow Foods Ark of Taste  as a flavor worth is yummy!

As livestock farmers raising sheep on a small scale, we can accommodate most requests.  Just ASK us!

Ask for any of our popular recipes, marinades, soups, sliders, shanks to name just a few...

Also, all of our ever popular all natural wool products!

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

Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grass Fed BEEF.  Plenty of FRESH STEAKS, GROUND BEEF, & ROASTS.  Early orders filled first!

August Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Bacon Ends now 33% off at $6 per pound
  • Bone-In Pork Loin Chops - $2 off any double pack of pork chops 
Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & MUTTON** (never fed any grain!)
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), 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!

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 percent 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 Fridays from 3-7 pm, Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays from 1-5 pm.

This week we will be sampling: our BRAND NEW 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 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.

And we will also be sampling the newest release of our Orange Blossom Mead, a lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey.

We will also have bottles available of our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey; and our Apple Cyser Mead,
a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights.

Diane Currier
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 NEW Greek Ravioli (made with spinach, feta, lemon zest, and green onion), and Cheddar Onion Pierogi. Our eggplant-based Caponata Sauce is also back for a limited time! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Chapel Hill Creamery
Now's the time to enjoy tomatoes and our Fresh Mozzarella before summer disappears. Making Caprese salad on a hot day is perfect, or melt the Mozzarella on Bruschetta with sautéed peppers, eggplant and zucchini, pizza, or chicken with pesto. We hand stretch the mozzarella each week, so enjoy it now! All of our cheese is made from the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved herd of Jersey cows. The rain has brought us good grazing for the cows, and the golden color of our Fresh Mozzarella comes from the carotene in the grass. 

Other cheeses for Saturday are Paneer, Dairyland Farmers for a great tomato sandwich, Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, a little washed rind Danziger, and Calvander. Paneer is an Indian frying cheese which is on the menu at Lantern Restaurant. Use Calvander, aged 7 months for homemade pesto, salads, or pasta. Our fresh, tangy Dairyland Farmers and our aged, semi-firm Hickory Grove just won in their categories at the national American Cheese Association competition last week, so come taste them if you haven't had them before.

More pork is in including Pork Chops! Customers love these so come early. Try the. Sausages include Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, and Breakfast. Sausages are made with the hams which make them more meaty and we've chosen the spice mixes we think you'll like. We have ground porkand Molasses Cured Bacon for fabulous BLTs. 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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Catbriar Farm
We are enjoying a breeze on this sunshiny day! We are harvesting okra, green beans, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, spicy cayenne peppers. We also have apples, potatoes, and fresh and dried herbs. We will bring USDA inspected Angus beef. We have bone in ribeye steaks, NY strip steaks, and sirloin steaks as well as chuck, eye of round, London broil sirloin tip and bottom round roasts. Don't forget ground beef, stew meat, and cube steak. Want soup bones or marrow bones? We've got them too! See you Saturday

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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, napa cabbage, radish, and a small selection of kohlrabi & carrot and collard greens. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces.  

Eunice Chang
Maple Spring Gardens
Hello Farmers' Marketeers!  We are now firmly entrenched in August.  This is the month where summer seems to lay like a heavy wet blanket on North Carolina before finally beginning to gradually lift in September.  Oddly enough, in this most summery of months, we will often experience a lull in our most summery of crops, tomatoes.  Some years, like this one, we'll have had a wet summer up to this point, and one or more of the many fungal diseases tomatoes are susceptible too will have wiped out our heirlooms before the hybrid tomatoes come in.  If, on the other hand, it's been a hot dry summer, like the last couple of years have been, the plants will flower through the month of July but will be unable to set fruit because it's too hot.  I have always found it a sort of strange and bitter irony that in this hot humid month when everything seems wet and sticky the tomato supply seems to temporarily dry up.  All that said, we will be bringing heirloom, slicing, roma, and sungold tomatoes to market this week to go along with our sweet peppers, green peppers, eggplant, potatoes, onions, lettuce, arugula, salad mix, pea shoots, cilantro, dill, parsley, basil, tulsi, sunflowers, handmade herbal teas, and herb infused vinegars.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Harland's Creek Farm
On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Harland's Creek Farm be selling: Certified  Organic Basil, Green Beans, Beets,  Garlic, Mint, Okra, Peppers, Potatoes and Fingerling Potatoes, and Tomatoes-Yellow Valencia, Mixed red, and Mixed Cherry tomatoes

We are again featuring OKRA with recipes, samples, and pamphlets on the history of okra.  For example, did you know okra seeds were used as a substitute for coffee in the South because a blockade by the North kept coffee seeds out of the US. In addition, George Washington Carver worked with Henry Ford on a biodegradable car in which the mats would have been made from okra fibers.
Judy, Erasmo & Rene
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing a large variety of cherry and slicing tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, sweet bell peppers, eggplant (classic and fairy tale), sweet onions, and garlic.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm will be bringing basil starts to refresh your summer garden for the fall.  We'll also have large potted herbs including rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano and lemon balm (natural mosquito repellent).  Plant these perennials now for use throughout the upcoming months.
We will have bunches of mixed summer flowers and limelight hydrangeas by the stem.
Current varieties available include peach, peach mango, 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. 

Understory Farm
We're sad to announce that Understory Farm will be shutting down as of mid-August. We have really enjoyed being a member of the Durham Farmers' Market and appreciate all of the support from our devoted customers. We'll miss the camaraderie of our fellow vendors, the devotion of the market staff and volunteers, and the inspired fungal delicacies of the chefs we've been fortunate to work with. As farmers market patrons ourselves we look forward to seeing all of you at market on into the future, just from the other side of the table.

Rob Jones
Bonlee Grown Farm

Peach, strawberry, triple berry, apricot,  and fig jams! Also, pear preserves!

$3 Geraniums and potted plants. 

Succulents and hanging baskets.

Please call ahead for orders. Thanks  for buying from your local farmers!

Amy and Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
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
Flat River Farm & Nursery
We will have lots of Field Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers, Herbs, Hanging Baskets and Potted Plants, Green Tomatoes, Sungolds  and Juliets.  See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and visit with Jack and select some delicious bison meat for weeknight family dinners or for gatherings with family and friends on the weekend.  Sandy made a quick and delicious bison dinner this past week using her Christmas gift, "The Spiralizer". Instead of noodles she created Zoodles with fresh zucchini. She boiled the zoodles for 2 minutes, drained and covered them with bison spaghetti sauce she made using Prego sauce with mushroom and ground bison. Quick and easy.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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!
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
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
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
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.