May 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
Terra Clotha
Meadow Lane Farm
Botanist & Barrel
Edna Lee's Bakery
The Spicy Hermit
Bonlee Grown Farm
Catbriar Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Haw River Mushrooms
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Pamela Strand Photography
Harland's Creek Farm
East Durham Bake Shop
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Strong Arm Baking
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
Celebrity Dairy
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 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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Quick Links
This is one of our favorite weekends of the year in Durham! Not only are we celebrating moms, but we also get to share in the joy of everyone who is graduating. Let's face it, we wouldn't be where we are today without the mother figures in our lives. Be sure to show them how much you love them with a local meal or gift from the farmers' market. And if you're lucky enough to celebrate a college grad this weekend, make sure you share the tastiest local treats with them.


Also, don't forget to join Blue Point Yoga Center for a fun morning of free yoga and community in Durham Central Park every Saturday. Class begins at 9:00 am and will take place in the lawn adjacent to the Brannan. Remember to bring your yoga mat and a water bottle. For more information, visit Durham Central Park's website.

Finally, we hope you enjoyed the Protein Palooza last weekend! We want to give a huge THANK YOU to the local chefs that whipped up the delicious samples featuring meat and produce from our vendors:
See you tomorrow!

Sincerely,
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 18
  • Join the team from West Point on the Eno for a flower arranging workshop at 8:30 am.
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 1
  • The 11th Annual Running of the Bulls 8K will take place around the market. If you're an early shopper, give yourself extra time to get to Durham Central Park because several roads around downtown will be closed during the race.
Saturday, July 13
  • Mark your calendars for Tomato Day - it's always one of the highlights of our year!
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Green Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Scallions, Swiss Chard, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

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.

Terra Clotha
You might think that since the temperatures are climbing and weather is getting more pleasant that there will not be a need for a nice warm, fleecy Durham hoodie. You'd be wrong, of course. As the temperatures outside rise, the temperatures inside plummet. I'm not talking about your house, since anyone who pays attention to the environment and/or pays a utility bill tends to keep the house on the warm side during the summer. No, I'm thinking that if you ever have to go to work, or to school, or to the grocery store at this time of year, you'll be in a building that has its thermostat set at "Meat Locker." Thus, the perfect time for one of our hoodies.

Like our Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
 
Meadow Lane Farm
We have a great supply of our natural, grass-fed ANGUS BEEF, LAMB, GOAT (Chevon), and PORK this week. Try Loin Chops, Stew meat, Ground, Roasts, Steaks, Liver, Heart, Cheeks, DOG BONES, and much more. SAUSAGES - we have a variety of delicious sausages available, beef, pork, and lamb.

ASPARAGUS, ASPARAGUS, ASPARAGUS.... really coming in now... along with our USDA Certified Organic Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, few BEETS, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, and more. 

Mario is very busy on the farm now... The hay harvest starts this week also... Not much time to rest.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, our valued customer and friend.  

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
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. 

Thanks, 
Lyndon Smith
Founder, Botanist & Barrel
919-593-4715
Edna Lee's Bakery
NEW items this week will be Mother's Day Cakes and repeat of Lemon Cheese Cake. We will be bringing Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal raisin cookies, Peanut butter cookies, 7 layer cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Oat wheat bread, Sourdough bread, Blueberry bread, Amish Friendship bread, Cinnamon rolls, Gluten free Blueberry bread, Gluten free Morning Glory muffin, Gluten free Brownie, Lemon Poppy Seed Friendship Bread, Cheese Straws, Lemonade, Coffee, Banana Nut bread, Cream Cheese Danish, Cranberry Orange scone, Chocolate Cherry scone and Assorted Cookies. We look forward to seeing everyone at the market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
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. 

We'll have green cabbage, napa cabbage, sweet onion, and a limited amount of green garlic. Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or salads. 

Eunice Chang
Bonlee Grown Farm

Mother's Day Flowers!  Everything from $3 Sunflowers t o $18 Ivy Geraniums .

RHUBARB JAMS, PEPPER JELLY, HOT CHOW CHOW, PICKLED OKRA AND PICKLED BEETS.

Thanks for supporting local and be sure to call us for orders!

Amy & Ray Sugg
919-837-2937
919-548-0977 (Amy's cell)
Catbriar Farm
We will bring angus steaks, roasts and ground beef. Fresh and dried herbs. Asparagus and Green Garlic, Homemade soups: Asparagus (24 ounce only), Tomato (16 and 24 ounce), Mushroom Barley (24 ounce only), Sweet Potato and Lentil (16 and 24 ounce), Silky Black Bean and Vegetables (16 and 24 ounce).

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
336-694-9556 
E-mail 
Fickle Creek Farm

Rolling enrollment continues for our 22-wk Warm Season CSA!  Click to enroll  and save 10% on all meats

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May Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • Save up to 25% on Ground Beef: 20 lb for $120 and 10 lb for $64
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Save 50% on Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each
  • Bacon Ends & Chunks - 25% off
Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
  • BOGO - Buy one package chicken backs, get one of equal or lesser value free!
Pasture Raised Turkeys
  • 18 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, 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
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: the newest release of our Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey. Fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish - pairs perfectly with champagne for a "mead-mosa!"

We will also be sampling our Mango Habanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with earthy clover honey, tropical mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers.

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 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
Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have a mixed variety of oysters, lots of lion's mane and shiitakes, and limited cinnamon caps and piopinnos. 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 farm class is King Stropharia and Bleu Foots in the Garden on Saturday May 18th from 9:00 am-12:30 p.m. Visit our website to sign up and for more information on our upcoming classes.

Ches & Laura Stewart
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our seasonal ravioli flavors are Roasted Red Pepper & Feta and  
Spring Pea & Mint. We will also be bringing whole wheat shells and  
pierogi! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and  
delicious meal.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
PEONIES & PORCH POTS
Mothers' Day Weekend! We'll have beautiful bunches of peonies and porch pot planters for that special person in your life. And it's also graduation weekend for our local colleges! We've got you covered.
 
STRAWBERRIES
It's peak week for Hurtgen Meadows strawberries. We will be bringing a good quantity of our pesticide-free, naturally grown strawberries, so consider ordering a flat for freezing for winter smoothies or making jam.
 
PRODUCE
We'll have kale, chard, spinach, leaf and head lettuce, celery, onions, peas, garlic scapes, bulbed fresh garlic, arugula and kohlrabi.
 
VEGETABLE PLANTS & HERBS
This week we'll be bringing an assortment of vegetable plants and herbs for your home gardens including tomato plants (cherry, salad, and large slicers, hybrid and heirloom, determinate and indeterminate), sweet bell and hot peppers, eggplant, blackberries, and a variety of herbs and flowers. The varieties of plants we have selected to bring for you are proven performers for our area and ones we grow on our farm. 
 
EGGS
Pick up some fresh eggs 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!
 
Chapel Hill Creamery
We are hoping the rain holds off for all the graduations and other celebrations, but we will be at market Saturday morning with our cheese and meat. We have Dairyland Farmers Cheese, Hickory Grove, 10 month old Calvander, a little Hot Farmers, Carolina Moon, and Danziger. Use the Farmers in our recipe for a chopped salad with carrots, raisins and nuts, melt in a burrito, or serve with hot pepper jelly. Hickory Grove is fabulous with pickles or sauerkraut, a charcuterie mix, or melted for grilled cheese and omelets. It is aromatic and savory, especially when melted. Use it for a cheeseburger with our flavorful ground beef. Carolina Moon is in the family of Camembert and Brie; the Danziger is a washed rind cheeses and it's a little stronger. Calvander is based on an Asiago so it adds lots of flavor to salads, pasta, or Quiche. Mix 2 or 3 of our cheeses for a cheese board for a party or a picnic.

Pork Chops packed 2 per pack! These often go to Lantern Restaurant but we'll have them on Saturday. Spare Ribs are at a special price of $2.00 off per pack. Get some Saturday to roast or grill soon. All our pork is from the whey fed pigs at our farm and the sausages include the hams for a more meaty flavor. We'll have Sage and Maple Breakfast links, Mild and Hot Breakfast in bulk pack, Smoked Andouille, Mild and Hot Italian, Mexican Chorizo, Polish with garlic and mustard, and Bratwurst. Molasses cured Bacon, Ground Pork and Ground Beef are also available. Our ground beef is flavorful and just a little lean, priced at $6.00 per pound. It is from our herd which is Animal Welfare Approved. Bring a cooler and enjoy the market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Pamela Strand Photography
I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards and enlargements featuring Durham and NC icons,  Flowers, Animals, Astronomy, and the Wild West.

Many of these photos can be previewed on my websiteI also have enlargements in several sizes up  to 20x30." If you  need a larger size printed to canvas, or want an image converted to black and white, I'll be glad  to do that.      

See you at the market!

Visit my website!
919-489-5441  
Harland's Creek Farm

Enroll in our CSA.
Harland's Creek Farm has a CSA that delivers at both the Wednesday and Saturday DFM. We provide large and small pre-packed boxes of produce. You can read about it and enroll online
Prices are prorated for late enrollments.
 
Plastic-free Packaging.
As of the opening of the first main season Saturday Durham Farmers' Market, Harland's Creek Farm will be using plastic-free packaging, all of which can be recycled or composted at HOME.
  • For bunched vegetables, paper twist-ties that can be composted at home compost will replace rubber bands.
  • We will use trimmed paper bags for tender greens, such as head lettuce,  escarole etc.
  • Items, such as, okra, green beans, eggplant, potatoes, squash, etc. will be displayed in open containers at market and sent home in paper bags.
  • Small leafed greens, such as spinach, arugula, salad mix, baby greens, will be packed in glassine bags. Glassine is a polished paper and is translucent.
  • If you need a shopping bag, we will provide you with a paper bag.
Read some details of the research Judy conducted online.
 
Certified Organic Eggs  from Pasture Raised Hens: $7.00/dozen. Mixed flock: Pearl White Leghorns, Mixed Heavy Browns, and New Hampshire Reds.
 
Best to all, 
Erasmo, Yoli, and Judy
East Durham Bake Shop
We're looking forward to seeing you this week! We'll be bringing a variety of sweet and savory croissants, laminated pastries, savory pies, muffins, scones, granola, and a few vegan and gluten-free baked goods.  ♥  Looking to place an advance order for a whole pie or other treats? Give us a call at the shop!

Ali & Ben
919-957-1090
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Flat River Nursery & Farm
W e will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, Aloe plants  and Herbs.

See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
E-mail
Visit our website!
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
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!
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
Have you tried our goat's milk Skyr? It is a tangy refreshing Icelandic dairy product we make and bring to market. We have two styles, the drinkable Naturlig Skyr, which is similar to kefir and the Tykk (thick) Skyr, similar to Greek yogurt. It is plain, made up of just milk, culture, and rennet, like other cheeses. It also gives you the liberty on how sweet it is and if you want to use it in a savory setting like a tzaziki sauce. Try some today!

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:  Naturlig 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
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.