August 10, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Botanist & Barrel
Catbriar Farm
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Haw River Mushrooms
Chapel Hill Creamery
Fickle Creek Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Elodie Farms
Strong Arm Baking
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
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. 

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!

Also, thanks to Duke Health for their generous support of the Double Bucks program!

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!
 

SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
NOW AVAILABLE
AT THE MARKET
PEACHES

BLUEBERRIES

SWEET CORN

PEPPERS

 CUCUMBERS

CARROTS

ONONS

NEW POTATOES

FLOWERS

GREENS

CABBAGE

FRESH HERBS

CHERRY TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

BEETS

MUSHROOMS

TOMATOES

PASTURED MEATS

MEAD

BAKED GOODS


EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

CHEESE

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HOMEMADE CHIPS

SALSA

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE

HAND-DYED CLOTHES

VERMICOMPOST
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

We look forward to welcoming you to market to share in the local produce, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, crafts, and more! All vendors at the market come from 70 miles away or less. This means that the produce was most likely picked just the day before, making sure that it is as fresh as possible! Farmers love to share their favorite recipes or tell you how your food was grown, making farmers' markets a very special place to shop.

Don't miss one of our own farmers, Martha Mobley of Meadow Lane Farm, as she joins Frank Stasio on WUNC's "The State of Things." Martha will be sharing her life story as a woman farmer and business owner in North Carolina. Check out WUNC on Monday to hear her story or download wherever you get your podcasts!



Upcoming Events
Wednesdays (through August 14)
  • Calling all kiddos! Join us every Wednesday afternoon for the Sprouts Kid's Club. After you complete a free activity, you'll earn $3 in Sprouts Club Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and veggies. We can't wait to see you at the market!
Saturday, August 10
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES:  Asian Greens, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Yellow Wax Beans, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Peaches, Blackberries, Blueberries, Watermelon & Cantaloupe

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

FLOWERS

CHEESES: Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

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.

Meadow Lane Farm
Our 8 acres of pollinator wildflowers are in full bloom this week - the butterflies and bees are loving them!
Are you ready for a wonderful dry-aged ANGUS STEAK or burger for the grill this weekend?  Stock up on our ANGUS BEEF, perfect for the grill, are our STEAKS (Filet Mignon, New York Strips, Ribeyes, Sirloins, Skirt, Flank, Hanger, and London Broil); GROUND (including G. Chuck and G. Round) - perfect for juicy burgers; RIBS, Brisket, and our all-beef HOTDOGS. We will have all the cuts available this weekend.. even meaty SOUP BONES and DOG BONES.  

Butterflies love our pollinator garden!
Our pastured PORK is so delicious grilled.. thick PORK CHOPS, Ground Pork, variety of SAUSAGES (Chorizo, Brats, Italian, Country Mild & HOT), St. Louis Slab of RIBS (so good!), and much more.

Don't forget our LAMB and CHEVON (goat)... Loin Chops, Riblets, Shanks, Leg of Lamb, and more. 

Fresh USDA certified organic varieties of OKRA (both green and red), baby Squash, "Sungold" tomatoes, and cut flowers (yes! Certified Organic) will be available at the market this Saturday and more.  

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of our Century Farm!  

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery is a small urban meadery in downtown Durham, making an ancient craft beverage for modern days. Made in the heart of Durham, North Carolina, Honeygirl meads (honey wines) are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all-natural ingredients. Our mission is to celebrate nature and the work of honeybees by making meads with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey.

Owner Diane Currier started Honeygirl in 2014 and has continued to grow their line up over the past several years. A modern meadmaker, Diane continually experiments with different flavors and techniques in making her meads. All of our meads are naturally gluten free. We use both local and global true source honey to fully access the terroir of the honeybee and to experience all the places the bees have visited. Many of our meads contain local fruits, herbs and flowers from Durham and its surrounding areas to further accentuate our "drink the field" philosophy and bring the garden to your glass.

  Visit our downtown Durham Tasting Room just one mile away from the market - open on Thursdays from 4-8 pm, Fridays from 4-8 pm, Saturdays from 12-8 pm & Sundays 12-5 pm. We hold tours of our facility on Saturdays at 2 and 3 pm.

This week at the market we will be sampling our Orange Blossom Mead, a traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; our Mango Habanero Mead, made with clover honey, mangos and infused with habanero peppers ; and our Lavender Mead , made with orange blossom honey and infused with fresh-dried local lavender flowers.
We will also have bottles available of our Blueberry Mead and our Strawberry Mead.

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Bonlee Grown Farm

Come taste our country cavier this Saturday! Homemade pickles, chow chows, and jams (Including Fig)!
Colorful pepper pots, window boxes,  Succulents and Aloe!  

Thanks for buying local!

Amy and Ray Sugg
919-837-2937
Botanist & Barrel
Botanist & Barrel crafts a variety of ciders, sours, and dry fruit wines. Using techniques from wine-making, brewing, and mixology they are constantly blurring the lines.  They are Orange County's first winery and cidery, situated just north of Hillsborough, on Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm.  They are also farmers raising dry farmed, no-spray, organic blueberries, for the best estate grown fruit on earth.

Founded in 2017 by brother and sister team and Orange County natives, Lyndon and Kether Smith focus on light-handed winemaking using old world methods with modern sensibilities. They lean towards whole fruit fermentation and make natural beverages with no additives or forced carbonation. They ferment to zero residual sugar and the ABV ranges from 7% to 15.5%.  The ciders and wines are raw, wild, unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurized and you will find both still and sparkling ciders. They age in everything from tequila barrels, to sea salt bourbon barrels, to rum, to sauternes, to tawny port to bourbon maple syrup barrels. 
 
Botanist & Barrel is hyper-local, sourcing ingredients whenever possible from within 200 miles of our farmhouse winery.

919-593-4715
Catbriar Farm
We are excited to have gotten some needed rain which perked up the garden! We will bring squash, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, okra, cucumbers, eggplant, green bell peppers, banana peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapeño peppers, basil, fresh and dried herbs, angus beef and soups. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
336-694-9556
Terra Clotha
There's a lot you can put in a bag. Our hand-dyed bags can hold a weekend's worth of groceries. And they can hold other things: Tennis balls. Art supplies. That screenplay you've been working on in  your spare time. Cats (but don't let them out). Magic swords. The Complete Works of Fergus McGee (Profusely Annotated for the Modern Reader). Crisp stacks of non-sequential twenty-dollar bills. Various kinds of modestly sized electronic equipment. 
Hand-dyed bags from Terra Clotha. Colorful. Versatile.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we will have a quantity of sauce tomatoes available for your home canning needs (both Roma and San Marzano).  We also have a variety of cherry tomatoes, along with salad and slicer tomatoes.
 
PRODUCE
In addition to tomatoes, we will have carrots, eggplant (classic, fairytale, Hansel and Gretel), beets, cabbage, peppers, onions, potatoes, garlic and summer flower bunches.
  
EGGS
Pick up some fresh eggs from our free-ranging chickens.
 
JAMS AND JELLIES
A selection of our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients, will be available. 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!

Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have blue oysters, golden oysters, shiitake, and limited quantities of lion's mane and cinnamon caps .    We will also have both flavors, Sassy Teriyaki and Mild Sesame Teriyaki, of our new oyster mushroom jerky; we have doubled the amount of jerky per package for just $2 more dollars! 

To special order inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn to be picked up at the market, simply e-mail us.  

Ches & Laura Stewart
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Chapel Hill Creamery

Now's the time to enjoy good tomatoes with our Fresh Mozzarella for the hot days of August! Make a Caprese Salad or use our mozzarella with sautéed eggplant and zucchini dishes. Get creative with your favorite topping on toast and melt the mozzarella over it for a delicious bruschetta. You can see the golden color in our cheese that comes from the grass the cows graze. 

   Other cheeses include  creamy Carolina Moon, a few New Moon, Dairyland Farmers, savory semi firm Hickory Grove, our 7 month aged Calvander, and Danziger.   Creamy Carolina Moon highlights our rich Jersey milk and it is ready to serve for an easy appetizer with jam or fruit. New Moon is the younger, smaller version that has a lighter, flavor since it is not aged as long.  Add the fresh and tangy Dairyland Farmers to tomato sandwiches, Chili Rellenos, salads, or tacos with our Chorizo sausage.  Hickory Grove is a savory cheese with a washed rind and it's good for snacking or for a great grilled cheese sandwich. Calvander cheese is perfect for making pesto and we have a recipe at our booth you can pick up. It is full of flavor with a little bite to it. Grate it over pasta or serve with a glass of red wine.   

   Our pork comes from pigs we raise on the farm who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. Choices of sausage include Italian, Mexican Chorizo, Smoked Andouille, Sage and Maple Breakfast Links. We have Mild and Hot Breakfast as well as ground pork in bulk pack. Cook our Hot Italian sausage and fresh Mozzarella on a pizza for a quick and delicious dinner. See you Saturday and enjoy the weekend.

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Fickle Creek Farm
Order ahead to increase the chances of getting the meats, poultry, and produce you want ( click here).

BEEF Specials This Week!
$7 per pound Steaks: Top Round, Eye of Round
$7 per pound Roasts: Sirloin Tip, London Broil, Eye
Ground Beef: 10 lb $64; 20 lb $120

Bulk Tomato Special!
10 lb for $25; 20 Lb for $40
$3 per lb
High Quality red tomatoes to cook and store as sauce.
Also good for fresh eating. While the crop lasts!!

August Specials!
**Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
Save 20% on Frozen Top and Eye Round Steaks, $7 / lb

**Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
Save 50% on Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE, $3.50 each!
Save 25% on Bacon Ends & Chunks
Artisan Salami $8 each; 2 for $15; Case of 12 for $84

Beef / Pork Hot Dogs
Now $8 / lb
 
**Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
Save 25% on WINGS, $4.50 / lb

Advance Notice: Fall-Winter CSA Enrollment Coming up next week! Save 10% on all meats

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!
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** LAMB  ** (never fed any grain)
  • 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, Hot Dogs
  • 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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our ravioli flavors this week include Sweet Corn & Mascarpone,  
Pimento Cheese, and Roasted Red Pepper & Feta! We will also be  
bringing Tricolor Shells and our Basil Pecan Pesto. Or pick up one of  
our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal!

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
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!
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
828-400-4826
Flat River Nursery & Farm

We will be at market with heirloom tomatoes, sungold cherry  tomatoes, sweet 100 cherry tomatoes, black cherry tomatoes, blackberries, greenhouse tomatoes, cukes, squash, bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets and potted plants. 

See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Timberlake, NC
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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!
 
FROM THE SEA TO YOUR TABLE...DON'T MISS OUT! 

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
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.