October 14, 2016
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Photo by Elodie Farms.
Saturdays 8 am-Noon 
(through November 19)
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Waterdog Farms
Bonlee Grown Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Fickle Creek Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Honegirl Meadery
Four Leaf Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Flat River Nursery
DFM Accepts
SNAP Benefits
The Durham Farmers' Market  proudly accepts SNAP benefits. To use SNAP benefits 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 has already made donations to the Double Bucks program! We couldn't do it without you.
Farmer Foodshare Donation Station 
The 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 for those who are hungry in our communities. 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! 





























10% Campaign

Quick Links
Beautiful fall weather has arrived! However, let's not forget the windy, rainy weather we had last weekend and the mark it left on central North Carolina.  We are thinking of our neighboring counties who were affected by Hurricane Matthew, especially the farmers . We will keep you updated with ways to assist farming communities as information becomes available.  We cannot imagine the challenges our neighbors are facing but want to provide support in any way that we can.

Our farmers will be at the Market this weekend to share the bounty of the fall season with you. Take an extra moment to thank your farmer and to be grateful that we have access to such nourishing produce. You'll see lots of  squash, pumpkins and gourds at the Market, but what's the difference between them?

The gourd family, also known as Cucurbita, has about 700 species with the most famous being the pumpkin. Squash is divided into two groups depending on when they are harvested, summer or winter. Winter squash will likely have a more mild flavor which is why it's great to slice in half and slide into the oven with butter and warm spices. Butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squash are just a few examples of these delicacies.
A quick, fun recipe is to bake pumpkin seeds.  Check out the three easy steps below and have fun making these delicious treats!
  1. Separate the seeds from the pumpkin and wash them in a colander.
  2. Toss the seeds in your favorite cooking oil and spices.
  3. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 300 degrees. Enjoy!
Thank you for your support and we'll see you at the Market tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Saturday , October 15
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September 10- November 6
Tuesday, November 22
  • Save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Holiday Market from 3-5 pm!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Arugula, Baby Ginger, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Eggplant, Fall Squash, Garlic, Green Beans, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips, and more!

FRUITS: Melons

MEATS AND EGGS: Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

Fresh and Aged Goat Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts 

FLOWERS:  Zinnias,  Celosia, Sunflowers,  Marigolds and more!

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Grits, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Fermented Foods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Wool and Vermicompost

CRAFTS: Pottery, Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Handmade Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, Yarn, Roving and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Meadow Lane Farm
Animal welfare approved, dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, pastured PORK, Boer CHEVON, and Dorset LAMB.

Angus Beef: Brisket, Roasts (Sirloin Tip, Chuck, Eye of Round), Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Steaks (Ribeye, Sirloin, London Broil, New York Strip, Flat Iron), Soup Bones, Marrow Bones, Dog Knuckle Bones, Shanks, Calves Liver, Short Ribs, Brat and Chorizo  Beef Sausages, all-beef Hot Dogs, and more. 

Pork: Ground, Sausages (Country X-Sage links, Hot X-Sage, Brats, Italian, and bulk), Pork Chops, St. Louis Ribs, Liver, and more.

Chevon: Shoulder Steaks, Loin Chops, Ground, and more

Lamb:  Shoulder Steaks, Loin Chops, Ground, Leg of Lamb (and halves), and more.

Organic vegetables this week: New crop of Sungold tomatoes, Eggplant, Okra, Tender Green Beans, Delicious Baby Squash, Pie Pumpkins, Sugar Pumpkins, Gourds, Arugula, few Cucumbers, and more.  

Having a special occasion? Florist quality sunflowers are beginning to bloom this week - bi-Colored blooms along with hot pink zinnias.
Thanks for your continued support of our family farm!
Martha Mobley
Waterdog Farms
At  Waterdog Farms, we are committed to providing sustainably produced teas, flowers, and specialty produce to all our customers. To us, that means providing the best products grown with no synthetic chemicals and while keeping our land and stream ecosystems on the farm healthy. You can find out more info about us at on our  website or subscribe to our  weekly newsletter.

This week at Market we will have:

Caffeinated tea blends:  Minty Green, Tulsi Green, and Carolina Earl Grey tea
Non-caffeinated herbal/herbal blends: Hibiscus, Select Blend, Flat River Mint, Tulsi, Mint Tulsi, and Lemon Tulsi
Cups of tea:   Your favorite Waterdog Farms tea made on the spot
Produce:  Fresh taro (eddo) root, fresh roselle hibiscus, fresh turmeric, baby ginger, fresh lemongrass, and fresh galangal!
Other:   Calendula salve and calendula-cornflower salve

Rickie White & Christopher Fipps
Bonlee Grown Farm

Sorry I didn't make it last week b ut I'll be back this week with colorful mums in three sizes! 

I will also be t aste testing pumpkin butter! Please call for orders.  

Thank you for buying local!

Amy, Ray, Ramy & Erin  Sugg
Maple Spring Gardens
When thinking of the seasons of autumn, it is the sweet potato that often comes to mind. We have been harvesting sweet potatoes and curing them for you and they are finally ready! We'll have them at Market with us so be sure to try our delicious varieties and welcome the taste of fall into your kitchen. We will also have butternuts, fresh ginger, kale, broccoli, snap beans, salad greens, radishes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers and more! 
As for herbs, we'll have freshly harvested tumeric, garlic, nettles, cilantro, lemongrass, tulsi and hibiscus. Be sure to stop by for a sample of Sunshine's favorite fall tea consisting of ginger, tumeric, and lemongrass. This tea is the perfect warming remedy for the colder days ahead.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Now that cooler days and nights have arrived, we have a variety of fall and winter squash available for your seasonal meals.
We will have sweet onions, turnips, potatoes, peppers, fall squash and garlic.
We will have strawberry, peach and onion jam, and blackberry jelly.

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!
1 Pound of Coffee = 1 Tree Planted

WE'RE BACK!   Oh and how things have changed. Fall has gotta be coffee's favorite time of the year! Crisp, fall mornings call for warm, milky drinks. 

Come out and be one of the first as we debut our homemade pumpkin spice latte! That's right, we're giving Starbucks a run for their money (minus the artificial sweeteners)! We'll of course have other hot coffee drinks available and our freshly roasted beans. 

In case you've forgotten, Green is a custom coffee roaster located in downtown Durham. We procure only the best and most sustainably sourced, single-origin, coffee beans available and each bag is individually roasted allowing for a true, small-batch, coffee experience. 

Our goal is to help our customers offset their carbon footprint through their coffee purchases by planting a tree for each pound of coffee we sell. We limit waste from seed to cup by sourcing naturally washed beans, using solar electricity, and composting all materials. We are striving to be a zero-waste coffee roasting company and our coffee beans are certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Rainforest Friendly. 

Can't wait to see you at the Market! 
Emily and David
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have whey fed pork and some beef for  this Saturday. Sausage includes Breakfast in bulk, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Polish, and Chorizo. Pick some up for grilling with peppers, polenta and Italian sausage, delicious tacos, or to have on hand in your freezer. We also have smoked ham hocks, beef short ribs, and beef bones for making great stock. Enjoy cooking in the cooler months and see you   Saturday!

Visit our website!
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by 5 pm on Friday and we will hold your order at Market until 11:30 am.

10% off purchase of $100 or more!

Chicken (fed certified organic feed, free-range on pasture):  Whole chicken,  half chicken, boneless skinless breast, French breast, leg quarter pairs, wings, backs, necks, wing tips, liver, feet, and fat

Mutton (100% grass-fed):  Loin chops, rib chops, ground, shanks, heart, kidney, ribs, bones

Beef (100% grass-fed): Ground beef, stir fry meat, kabob meat, steak (NY strip, bone-in/boneless ribeye, boneless sirloin, flat iron, chuck eye), short ribs, chuck roast, rump roast, bottom round roast, London Broil, osso buco, heart, smoked kielbasa sausage, hot dogs, soup bones, knuckles, and kidney

Pork (pasture and woodlot raised): Belly/jowl bacon, tenderloin, bone in pork chops, smoked boneless chops, spare/baby back ribs, boston butt, boneless pork loin, mild breakfast sausage patties, breakfast pinky links (maple, mild, hot), bulk sausage (hot extra sage, mild Italian, hot Italian, chorizo), link sausage (bratwurst, hot Italian, mild Italian, smoked chorizo, smoked bell pepper & onion, smoked polish), smoked hocks, fatback, leaf lard, and rendered lar

Artisan Deli Meats:  Bologna, roast beef, pastrami, and hot dogs (beef only, pork only, or pork/beef)

100% grass fed beef jerky (4 oz), beef sticks (1 oz) and snack bits (4 oz):  Hot, mild and sweet

Soup, stew and stock (pre-order only!):  Beef soup bones, knuckle; pork meaty neck/back bones; chicken backs, necks and wing tips; whole stew hens

Produce (no synthetic chemicals):   Arugula, Bok Choy, Red Russian & Siberian Baby Kale, Mustard Greens, Okra, Mixed Sweet & Yum Yum Peppers, Fairy Tale & Globe Eggplant, Garlic

Chicken eggs (free range and pastured hens): Mixed (medium-extra large), jumbo, and pullet

Duck eggs

Ever Laughter Farm

Visit us for ginger, turmeric, kale, mustards, collards, Hakurei turnips, Lunchbox peppers, shishitos, banana peppers, hot peppers, okra, garlic, Purple Majesty potatoes, and more!

Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery celebrates nature and the work of honeybees by making meads (honey wines) with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey. Made in Durham, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

This week at Market we will have two new releases and one old favorite. Our new Ginger Mead features fresh ginger from three Durham Farmers' Market farms - Ever Laughter, Maple Spring Gardens and Waterdog Farms - infused three ways into an 18-month aged dark wildflower honey mead. We are also bringing out our newest batch of Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom honey traditional mead; and Orange Blossom Mead, a semi-sweet traditional mead made from just orange blossom honey, water and yeast - and then aged a minimum of nine months.

Diane Currier
Four Leaf Farm

Four Leaf Farm will be at the market Saturday with pea shoots, a variety of Asian greens, peppers, from sweet to ghostly hot. We also will have the first of our fall crop of specialty cucumbers (can grow in the greenhouse only and they have tender skin and no seeds) and collards. A great selection of succulents and some house plants will be available as well.  See you at the Market!

Helga & Tim
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and chat with Jack and select some delicious bison meat to grill for your outdoor gatherings with family and friends. Or stay indoors and make a wonderful pan of lasagna or spaghetti using our ground bison or zesty, hot or sweet Italian sausages. 

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market this week with 11 ravioli flavors, such as Roasted Red Pepper and Feta, Caprese, 3 Cheese & Roasted Garlic, Lemon Ricotta, Pimento Cheese and more! Plus spaghetti, spinach linguine, tomato basil sauce, pizza dough, gnocchi and lasagna. Try our veggie shells - plain, tomato & spinach - in a pasta salad.

Flat River Nursery
We will be at the Market with greenhouse cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, extra-large mums, herbs, ferns, sungolds and pansies.
See you there!

Charles & Joan Holeman
1548 Holeman Ashley Road
Timberlake, NC 27583
Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in and around the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. During Market hours, Foster Street is closed between Hunt and Corporations Streets.

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.