February 8, 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: Haw River Mushrooms
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Bluebird Meadows
Four Leaf Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Meadow Lane Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
The Spicy Hermit
Fickle Creek Farm
Terra Clotha
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Homebucha
Celebrity Dairy
Soul Cocina
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

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EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

CHEESE

POPCORN

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HOMEMADE CHIPS

SALSA

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE

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We're excited to celebrate Valentine's Day with you at the market tomorrow!  While we understand why some folks aren't head-over-heals for this holiday, we believe there is a way you can meaningfully celebrate  February 14 . P ick up fun and free cards to give  to your special someone at the Info Table tomorrow and fill o ut your card on the spot if you're feeling inspired. We'll have several sweet cards for you to choose from and all the art supplies you need. While you're at it, consider creating a home-cooked meal with food from the market or take home a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers and some handcrafted chocolates. Choosing to  spend your Valentine's Day budget  at the farmers' market also means you're showing fondness and appreciation for your local farmers and crafters.  We look forward to helping spread the love throughout our community this weekend! 

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What's for Dinner?
Cheesy Broccoli, Butternut Squash 
& Sausage Casserole
Cook this hearty meal and save the leftovers for lunch during the week. This recipe is adapted from Inspiralized.

Ingredients
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced into small cubes (Note: Can use any squash of your choice or sweet potatoes.)
  • 1 large head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1 pound bulk sausage, flavor of your choice
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 6 oz. cheese from your favorite farmers' market vendor, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a casserole dish or use parchment paper.
  2. Saute the sausage for five minutes. Set aside.
  3. Place the butternut squash cubes and broccoli in the casserole dish. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir together to combine.
  4. Add the partially-cooked sausage and half of the grated cheese to the casserole dish and stir to combine.
  5. Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. 
  6. Remove from the oven, stir, and sprinkle over the remaining cheese and cooked quinoa. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
  7. Enjoy!
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See you tomorrow!

Sincerely,
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Beets, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, 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:  Haw River Mushrooms
We will have the following:
  • Several varieties of Oyster Mushrooms
  • Lions Mane
  • Cinnamon Caps
  • and a limited quantity of King Trumpets!
  • AND we will be sampling and selling our Oyster Mushroom Jerky. 
Ches & Laura Stewart
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
Bluebird Meadows
We're so excited to say the flowers have officially arrived! We will have icelandic poppies, hyacinth, bluebells, and anemones this Saturday. Come get your sweetheart an early Valentine's Day gift. For vegetables we will have some lovely lettuce, kale, and turnips. Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday.  

Alice & Stuart White
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Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM looks forward to coming to market again this Saturday and we plan to bring the following:  BROCCOLI RAAB, COLLARDS, KALE, HAKUREI TURNIPS, LETTUCE, CHARD, DILL, ASIAN GREENS, Upland CRESS, Clatonia aka MINER"S LETTUCE and lots of PEA SHOOTS.

Helga & Tim
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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, 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 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 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 Ginger Mead, using local ginger root in an aged semi-sweet dark wildflower honey traditional mead; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Meadow Lane Farm
How about a pot of delicious natural meat broth for these cold winter days? We have a great supply of soup and marrow bones - Angus beef, lamb, pork and goat.  Even smoked pork hocks make a hearty meal cooked with beans.

Stop by for your dry-aged Angus BEEF, pastured Pork, Lamb and Goat (Chevon). We have many cuts to choose from - Roasts, Ground, Shanks, Ribs, organ meats, and more. Our slabs of St. Louis Pork Ribs are just perfect barbecued for the upcoming sports parties...so tender and delicious! We have LOTS of sausages - stop by and see what we have available.  

Our USDA certified organic veggies: Kale, carrots, lettuce heads, and our POPCORN.  

Thank you for your support of our family farm!

PS - Reserve your beef brisket for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day and Leg of Lamb for Easter now!

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Maple Spring Gardens
We'll have plenty of lush spinach this week. Also lettuce, salad mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, radishes, beets, carrots, parsley, dill and cilantro, and the usual assortment of dried herbal teas and herb infused vinegars made from our farm grown herbs, and Fire Tonic to help you stay strong during the cold season. We look forward to seeing you at market this week!

Ken Dawson
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
EGGS
We'll have lots of fresh eggs this week from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
 
PRODUCE
We will be bringing spinach, lettuce, arugula, celery, kale, chard, carrots, sweet potatoes and watermelon radishes.
 
WOOD CRAFTS
Check out the 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. 

Chapel Hill Creamery
Danziger is a winner of a Good Food Award for 2019! Both Calvander and Danziger were finalists and Danziger was one of 18 cheeses in the nation to win an award. Danziger is a washed rind cheese that has a smooth texture with a bit of funk to the flavor. Serve it with crusty bread and ripe pears. It is softer and stronger than our other washed rind cheese which is Hickory Grove. Hickory Grove won in its category at the American Cheese Society Competition and has a savory flavor. It's semi firm and easy to slice for a snack or a fabulous grilled cheese sandwich.

Other cheeses are fresh Dairyland Farmers, Hot Farmers, 9 month old Calvander, and creamy Carolina Moon. Each cheese has a unique flavor and texture. Use them for an appetizer or for cooking. Ask for a sample or serving suggestions if there is one you haven't had.

Ground beef will be $5.00 special price to encourage people to try its great flavor. Use for a cheeseburger with Hickory Grove, tacos with Dairyland Farmers, or spaghetti. Our pork is from our whey fed pigs and our sausages are made with the hams for extra flavor. We'll have Mild and Hot Italian, Mild and Hot Breakfast, Sage and Maple links, Smoked Andouille, Bratwurst, Polish with mustard and garlic, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo.  We also have ground pork, Molasses cured bacon with no nitrates, and Spare Ribs.

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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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, napa cabbage, and radish. 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
Fickle Creek Farm
Click to see current availability! See specials below! 

Love your special people with local meat and chicken!  Valentines Day / February 9 Specials -   Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
  • Bone-In RIBEYE steaks - $13/lb
  • 10 lb ground beef ($64) or 20 lb ground beef ($120)
  • Save $5 on any beef roast over $25 lb 
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Dry Cured SALAMI, $9 each, 2 for $16
  • Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - $3.50 each!
  • Save $3 off any pkg pork chops over $10
Pasture Raised TURKEYS!
  • 17-20 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
Terra Clotha

Presenting our Durham Hoodie. Warm, colorful, stylish, and in touch with the city. Also available on special order.

We're on Facebook! L ike our  Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.

Mike Konvicka
Catbriar Farm
Catbriar Farm SALE!
BEEF - cleaning out  the freezer!  10% off regular price per pound for: 
  • Ribeye Steaks
  • NY Strip Steak
  • Boneless Sirloin 
  • Sirloin Tip Roast
  • London Broil
  • Stew Beef
  • Cube Steak
  • Ribs
Ground Beef reduced to  $6 per pound or  10 pounds for $50.

Please text or e-mail to reserve your meat. 

We will also bring sweet potatoes, turnips, baby kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, cayenne peppers, flakes and powder and a variety of soups. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
336-459-6313
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 [email protected]
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!
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We  
are bringing back some customer favorite ravioli flavors, including  
Greek (ricotta, feta, lemon, spinach, green onion), Sausage, and  
Burrata! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and  
delicious meal.

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!
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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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
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!
 
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.