March 15, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Little Tree Farm
Sarah's House of Clay
Four Leaf Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
The Spicy Hermit
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Terra Clotha
Catbriar Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Homebucha
Bonlee Grown Farm
Soul Cocina
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
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!

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!
 

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FLOWERS

GREENS

BEETS

PASTURED MEATS

MEAD


EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

CHEESE

POPCORN

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HOMEMADE CHIPS

SALSA

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE

HAND-DYED CLOTHES
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Quick Links
Are you looking for tasty recipes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? You can find almost all the ingredients you need to enjoy the holiday at the market, including meat, potatoes, cheese, and much, much more. Check out these recipes for inspiration and we look forward to seeing everyone wearing green at the market tomorrow.

Big news! The Main Season Market kicks off on Saturday, April 6 and we'll return to our regular hours of 8:00 am-noon. This will be our 20th anniversary season and we're excited to celebrate with you over the upcoming months.  We're planning several special events  so save the date for our first event on April 20 from 9:00-11:00 am.  Also, don't forget to re-stock on your mid-week groceries at our Wednesday Market, which begins on April 17  from 3:00-6:00 pm. We have spring fever and cannot wait to jump back into the main season with you! Until then, prep your garden beds and enjoy the remaining weeks of stillness before the hustle and bustle of the spring season arrives.

See you tomorrow!

Sincerely,
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Beets, Carrots, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips and more!

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

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:  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
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
Guest Vendor:  Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have a variety of oysters, lion's mane, king trumpets, and cinnamon caps. We will also be sampling and selling our new delicious spicy teriyaki oyster mushroom jerky. To special order inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn to be picked up at the market, simply e-mail us . Our next log inoculation workshop will be held this  Saturday, March 16 from 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm. We have several spots left in each class! Visit our website to sign up and for more information on our upcoming classes.

See you at the market! 

Ches & Laura Stewart
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Little Tree Farm
John of Little Tree Farm will be there this Saturday with our homemade mustards and some of his ironwork. Please stop by and say "Hello" as well as try a sample of our mustards.

Dale & John Fluke 
Oxford NC 
Sarah's House of Clay
Forgot your shopping bags?  Buying more delicious produce than you'd planned because it all looks so good?  I have you covered!

Introducing NEW, unique SHOPPING BAGS, no two the same, all made from bits of this and that found in my fabric stash or batik dyed new bags or whatnot.

Look for my expanding offerings among the POTTERY - original note cards, earrings, pins, pendants, Batik dyed T's and Onesies, Child sized collapsible sunhats and more.

Love to see you there,
Sarah Howe
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be back at market this week with a few veggies; PEA SHOOTS, ITALIAN CHARD, DILL, MINUTINA and PARCEL (herb that look and grows like parsley but tastes like celery). For the gardeners among you who can't wait no longer, we will bring some veggie starts, some flowering perennials and many succulents and house plants.

Tim & Helga
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Meadow Lane Farm
You know spring is not far away when lambs and kids start arriving at our farm.    We hope the weather continues to be pleasant since they are born in the open pastureland.  

On Saturday, our 21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat) will be in ample supply. Making your own broth? We have lots of meaty SOUP BONES and Marrow Bones (& Knuckle Bones for DOGS). ROASTS include:  hearty Chuck Beef Roast, Sirloin Tip, London Broil, and Eye of the Round in BEEF; Pork roasts are Picnic and Boston Butt... so delicious for a winter meal. 

SAUSAGES: Kielbasa, Country X-Sage, and Brats in the PORK; Try our Lamb BRATS... so delicious on the grill! ANGUS STEAKS: Sirloin and Ribeye and London Broil; Try our Lamb LOIN CHOPS.. so great also on the grill.  Reserve your Leg of Lamb now for the upcoming Easter Holiday....so tender and perfect when sharing a special meal.

USDA certified ORGANIC veggies this week: KALE, Swiss Chard, few Brussels Sprouts, and our POPCORN. Mario has been planting other crops - they are looking good. Fresh farm flowers are beginning to bloom now...he will have a few bundles available on Saturday.  

Thank you for your support of our Century family farm. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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. 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 Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme.

We will also be sampling 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.

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 Mango Habanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with mangos and habanero peppers.; and our Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass, made with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
The Spicy Hermit
T he 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 and napa cabbage. Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or even soups. 

Eunice Chang
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We  
have three seasonal ravioli flavors - Artichoke, Cheese Pizza, and  
Muffaletta! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Terra Clotha
There's a lot you can put in a bag. Our hand-dyed cotton 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. And when you're finished, these bags fold up into their own little pocket. And then you can put the bag into your pocket.

Hand-dyed bags from Terra Clotha. Colorful. Versatile.


Mike Konvicka
Catbriar Farm
We are enjoying beautiful weather! Sunshine and breezes are working together to begin to dry out our extremely wet fields. We will bring turnip greens and mustard greens, sweet potatoes and turnips. You can choose from coolers full of our USDA inspected Angus Beef and homemade soups. Don't forget to pick up some cayenne or paprika pepper powder. We will also bring Pussy Willows and daffodils to brighten up your home. 

Graham and Sara Broadwell 
336-694-9556 
Chapel Hill Creamery
We're excited that spring is coming! The cows have started grazing some and calves are being born- six so far (see pictures on our Instagram or Facebook). The spring grass is the most plentiful in N.C. and we enjoy seeing the cows lining up to enter their next paddock to get to more grass. Get the cheese meat on Saturday whether you are getting out doors or watching lots of basketball.

Paneer is available this Saturday; traditionally it is gently fried and added to vegetables or curries. Cook fresh, delicious greens sautéed with Indian spices and cream for Saag Paneer, make peas and cheese (Mattar Paneer), or add to cooked carrots.

Other cheeses are fresh Dairyland Farmers, Hot Farmers, Hickory Grove, 10 month old Calvander, and Carolina Moon. Our cheeses are each distinctive, from fresh to aged and soft to firm; ask for a sample or serving suggestions if there's one you haven't had. Our Dairyland Farmers and Hickory Grove melt well for omelets or grilled cheese sandwiches, Calvander is wonderful for spaghetti, quiche and salads, and Carolina Moon is perfect for an appetizer all by itself with crackers or a baguette.

We have delicious ground beef on sale this weekend for $5.00/pound so that you can cook it for cheeseburgers with our Hickory Grove cheese, chili, or tacos. Jersey meat gets high rating for flavor and tenderness and we think you'll enjoy it.

Pork chops, spare ribs, bacon, and ground pork are available. Sausages includes Mild and Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Polish, Chorizo, Mild and Hot Breakfast, and Sage and Maple Links and Smoked Andouille. Choose your favorite and have a good weekend.

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Fickle Creek Farm

FRESH PORK & LAMB THIS WEEK!  Perfect Weather for some LAMB CHOPS, Fresh SAUSAGE or a PORK ROAST!

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March Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • FRESH GROUND BEEF: 20 lb for $120
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each!
  • Save 25% off any pkg PORK CHOPS over $10
Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
  • Save 25% on Chicken Wings
Pasture Raised Turkeys
  • 17 to 20 pounds each - $5 per pound.  
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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!
  • 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, & 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
Strawberries, bees and springtime! This month is challenging for strawberry growers who must watch the morning lows carefully. Row covers are put on the beds at night to protect the blossoms if the temperature is predicted to drop into the 30's. Lots of work ahead to bring you our ripe berries and strawberry jam in the upcoming weeks. Fingers crossed!
 
PRODUCE
This week we will be bringing kale, collards, chard, spinach, lettuce, cabbage and cabbage greens, Brussels sprouts, radishes, spring onions, green garlic and sweet potatoes. Again this season we'll have our popular porch pots, sedum and yarrow and a full assortment of herb plants.
 
EGGS
Pick up some fresh eggs this week from our free-ranging chickens.
 
WOOD CRAFTS
We will have a selection of hand-made cutting boards (maple and Brazilian cherry) available this week.
 
JAMS & JELLIES
Our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients, will be available. You will find apple butter and apple jelly, peach, peach mango, pear, strawberry, kiwi, sweet onion and red pepper. 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!
 
Homebucha
 

Need to warm up on a cold market morning? Drop by Homebucha's table for a made-to-order cup of tea! In addition to our kombucha offerings, we're also serving up hot cups of matcha, oolong, and pu'erh (a lightly fermented black tea).


Grant Ruhlman
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Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy is back this Saturday! Come check out an assortment of jams including Strawberry and Blackberry. Pepper jellies, Hot and Regular, with Hot Chow Chows also. Pickled  Okra and Pickled Beets. Beautiful succulents, Rosebud Impatiens, and Yellow Begonias! Homemade trail mix also!

Thanks for buying local! For orders call 919-548-0977.

Amy & Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
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!
 
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!
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
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.