August 16, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Bonlee Grown Farm
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Maple Spring Gardens
Catbriar Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Meadow Lane Farm
Elodie Farms
Stoney Mountain Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Harland's Creek Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Pamela Strand Photography
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Soul Cocina
Celebrity Dairy
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!
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!





































10% Campaign

Quick Links
We hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation! We're gearing up for fall and planning several fun events for the market community that we're excited to share with you in the upcoming weeks. Also, we wrote a blog post about tips and tricks for packing lunches. Check out our website and let us know what advice you have for packing lunches in a time crunch. Cooking with seasonal food doesn't always have to be time-consuming and we hope you'll enjoy the tips we discuss in the article.

Also, please join us for the last Homefries Kid's Cooking Class of the season tomorrow. Check out what chef Jeff Crane and the young foodies are creating on the market lawn from 9:30-11:00 am. There are a few spots remaining in the class so register today. Also, if you're around on Wednesday, bring your kiddos to the last Sprouts Kid's Club for the season. We've had a blast teaching your children about seasonal eating, farming and local food and appreciate you sharing part of your summer with us.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events
Wednesday, August 22
  • Join us for the last Sprouts Kid's Club of the season from 3-6 pm. Thanks to everyone who's participated this year!
Saturday, August 25
  • Spend the morning relaxing on the lawn and enjoying the music of DryBread Road.
  • Join chef Kyle Wilkerson and Candace Crank of Heirloom Restaurant for a delicious cooking demo.
Saturday, September 1
  • Join local foodie Nicole Cardon for a seasonal cooking demo on the market lawn.
Become a friend of the
Durham Farmers' Market!
The Durham Farmers' Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the market and continue to provide Durham with an event that nourishes the soul of our wonderful city.  You may not know that the market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community.  We want to continue expanding the offerings of our market and need your help to make this happen.  The Friend of Durham Farmers' Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children's programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, and developing our nutrition education programs. We invite you to invest in your market. Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham. Thank you!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Beets, Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Peppers, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Squash, Tomatoes, and much more!

FRUIT: Apples, Blackberries, Raspberries & Watermelon

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


CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, 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: Salty Catch Seafood
Salty   Catch  Seafood Company will be driving from the N.C. Coast Saturday morning 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!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Bonlee Grown Farm

Colorful sweet peppers and tender okra this week which equals CHOW CHOW and PICKLED OKRA!
POT, SUCCULENTS, and more!!

Might even bring some Mums!

Call for orders!

Thanks for buying local,
Amy and Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
Terra Clotha
Our rayon tunic is warm weather personified. Light. Flowy. Moves as the mood suits it. It's not quite a dress, but more than a shirt. Put it on for a formal occasion, leave it on after you're back home relaxing.

Clothing from Terra Clotha. Full of warmth and color.

Like our Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10 percent off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
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 Apple Cyser Mead , this is the mead version of a hard cider, and ours is a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights. A blend of four apple varieties from western NC contributes both tart and sweet cider notes.

We will also be sampling 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!"

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 Lavender Mead , an infusion of fresh-dried local lavender flowers in our orange blossom traditional mead ; and Strawbanero Mead , made with local strawberries, spicy habanero peppers and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Pasture and Woodland Raised, Free Range Chicken fed only NON-GMO addition to whatever other goodies they find on pasture.  Plenty of WHOLE BIRDS, HALF BIRDS, BREASTS, LEG QUARTERS, WINGS.  Early orders filled first!

August Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Bacon Ends now 33% off at $6 per pound
  • Bone-In Pork Loin Chops - $2 off any double pack of pork chops over $10
Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & MUTTON** (never fed any grain!)
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), 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
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing a variety of cherry, slicing and heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet bell peppers, eggplant (classic and fairy tale), sweet onions, and garlic.

We will have beautiful, seasonal flower bunches.

Current varieties available include peach, kiwi, strawberry, sweet onion and pepper jam.  Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients. 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. 

Chapel Hill Creamery
Enjoy our Fresh Mozzarella with local tomatoes before summer disappears. On a hot day, nothing can beat a Caprese salad for taste and simplicity. Mix regular size tomatoes with the flavorful cherry tomatoes with and olive oil and basil, other fresh herbs, or cracked pepper. You can also use our rich Mozzarella for pizza with our Mild or Hot Italian Sausage, for eggplant and zucchini on pasta, or a salad with cucumbers and sweet peppers. We'll hand stretch the mozzarella each week while there are tomatoes during August. All of our cheese is made from the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved herd of Jersey cows. The golden color of our Fresh Mozzarella comes from the carotene in the grass that the cows are grazing.

Other cheeses this week are Indian Paneer, Dairyland Farmers for a great tomato sandwich, Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, Pheta, a little Danziger, and Calvander. Paneer, which is on the menu at Lantern Restaurant, can be gently fried or cubed and added to any vegetable sauté or curry. Our fresh, tangy Dairyland Farmers and our savory, semi-firm Hickory Grove just won in their categories at the national American Cheese Association competition last week, so come taste them if you haven't had them before. Both melt well, so use them for cooking as well; omelets and grilled cheese with Hickory Grove, tacos or Chile Rellanos with Dairyland Farmers. Hickory Grove and Danziger are both washed rind cheese, but the Danziger is softer in texture like our Camembert- style Carolina Moon. Use our Pheta for tossed salads, tabouli, or watermelon salads. 

We have our popular Pork Chops this week! Molasses cured bacon is available for fabulous BLTs.  Sausages include Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Chorizo, Bratwurst, Polish with mustard and garlic, Smoked Andouille, Sage and Maple Breakfast links, and Mild Country Breakfast. We also have ground pork and Smoked Ham Hocks.   All our pork is from our pigs who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. Enjoy the summer bounty at market and don't forget your cooler! See you tomorrow!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Maple Spring Gardens
Hello Farmers' Marketeers!  This week, and last week to some degree, have seen us catching up on clean-up tasks on the farm.  This is not to say that we are cleaned up, caught up, or buttoned up.  No no, I don't believe any farmer is ever fully caught up on work in the middle of the season, but we have been making a dent in the back log of clean up tasks.  Doing this always makes me reflect on what we have accomplished so far and what there is yet to do.  As we finally tie up the last of the loose ends from the spring garden that generated so many delicious greens, heads of broccoli and cauliflower, sweet peas, carrots, potatoes, etc... we are also installing the fall garden that will hopefully give us another dose of some of those cool weather crops to go along with Brussels sprouts and collards, just to name a couple of our fall favorites.  Once that planting is done we will do more and more clean up as the summer, and it's associated crops wind down.  Until finally we are simply harvesting our way through the crops trying to survive the winter.  

So, while many of you are getting ready to send your kids on to school and beginning a new cycle of work and education, etc... We are sending the last of our little plant babies out to the field, and beginning the end of a hectic summer growing season.  This week at market we'll be bringing   lettuce, salad mix, arugula, pea shoots, zucchini, tomatoes (heirloom types, romas, red slicers, and sungolds), peppers, eggplant, potatoes, butternut, onions, cilantro, dill, parsley, basil, tulsi, sunflower, our hand made teas, and herb infused vinegars.  We hope to see you there!

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Catbriar Farm

We will have lots of tomatoes, okra, potatoes, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, fresh and dried herbs and zinnias. We have USDA inspected Angus beef.

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market  this Saturday  with a variety of fresh pasta! We will have everyone's favorite ravioli, including NEW Greek Ravioli (made with spinach, feta, lemon zest, and green onion) and Pierogi. Our eggplant-based Caponata Sauce is also back for a limited time! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Meadow Lane Farm
Sun, Grass, Beef
Come out  this Saturday  to our wonderful Farmers' Market and buy delicious HEALTHY, fresh food for your cookouts!

Now is grilling time so get out the grill and try some of our pastured, natural meats: SUN, GRASS, MEATS.  On Saturday, we will have our 21-Day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF....all the cuts will be available...from tender FILET MIGNONS, Ribeyes, New York Strips, Sirloins, London Broil, and Flat Iron STEAKS....our Weeping Radish Brewery famous HOTDOGS, Sausages, Ground Beef (including G. Chuck and G. Round). Oxtail, Tongue, Brisket, Heart, calves liver, Stew Beef, DOG BONES, Marrow Bones, ROASTS (Chuck Eye, Chuck, Eye of Round, Sirloin Tip), bag of soup bones, and shanks will all be in ample supply.

For your special meal, try our Leg of Lamb and Leg of Cabrito (goat). They are so delicious and a very tender cut of meat. We also have beautiful LAMB and Cabrito LOIN CHOPS, Riblets, Stew Meat, Ground Lamb, Leg slices, and bags of soup bones.

Our pastured Berkshire X Pork includes lots of sausages..Country X-sage (both mild and hot), Brats, Holiday Blend (w/ apples, pecans), Italian, Smoked Andouille (great in Gumbo!) Sausage.   We have Picnic and Boston Butt Roasts; thick Pork Chops, Rendered Lard from our pastured pork, St. Louis Slab of Ribs, and more. How about a quick and easy meal using our eastern-style pork BARBECUE....just heat and serve...already seasoned and so delicious.

Organic certified baby tender SQUASH, Mario's famous SUNGOLD tomatoes, OKRA, and our POPCORN. We may also have a limited amount of our small orchard's PEACHES (not organic). Try our farm fresh EGGS and our farm fresh flower bouquets to make you feel happy!

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm! We appreciate and cherish your friendship and support. Look for our white tent and BEEF trailer on the north side of the pavilion! Visit us and attend the small farmer fundraiser, Dinner in the Meadow, on  Sunday, September 9 on top of a grassy hill.  

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 Our next farm tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 at 4PM. Get your tickets here!  
This Saturday at Market 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!
Stoney Mountain Farm
Ever cooked a whole leg of lamb?  If you haven't, here is the place to start. This is an easy recipe and the results...well, you'll be hooked.

We're going to slather on butter and  anchovies. You need to trust us here... Interested?  Ask us for the recipe...we always love to talk and share lamb!
We're raising a heritage breed of sheep, named on  Slow Foods Ark of Taste  as a flavor worth is yummy!

As livestock farmers raising sheep on a small scale, we can accommodate most requests.  Just ASK us!

Ask for any of our popular recipes, marinades, soups, sliders, shanks to name just a few...

Also, all of our ever popular all natural wool products!

John & Olga Elder
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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.  

Our current offerings are: green cabbage, napa cabbage, radish, and a small selection of kohlrabi & carrot and collard greens. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces.  

Eunice Chang
Harland's Creek Farm
Harland's Creek Farm be selling: Certified  Organic Basil, Green Beans, Beets,  Garlic, Mint, Okra, Peppers, Potatoes and Fingerling Potatoes, and Tomatoes-Yellow Valencia, Mixed red, and Mixed Cherry tomatoes

We are again featuring OKRA with recipes, samples, and pamphlets on the history of okra.  For example, did you know okra seeds were used as a substitute for coffee in the South because a blockade by the North kept coffee seeds out of the US. In addition, George Washington Carver worked with Henry Ford on a biodegradable car in which the mats would have been made from okra fibers.
Judy, Erasmo & Rene
Flat River Farm & Nursery
We will have lots of Field Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers, Herbs, Hanging Baskets and Potted Plants, Green Tomatoes, Sungolds  and Juliets.  See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove. We make Italian / European-inspired, Cow & Goat-milk cheeses. We hand-craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love.

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including:  Freshen (cow milk) Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; Cottonbell (cow milk) bloomy-rind cheese; Cottonseed (cow+goat milk) award winning, bloomy-rind cheese;  Campo (cow milk) lightly smoked, melt-able fan favorite;  Rocket's Robiola (cow milk) award winning, decadent, and ash ripened;  Lissome (cow milk) milder take on a beer washed Taleggio;  Nimble (cow+goat milk) beer washed;  Winsome (cow+goat milk) aged, bees wax dipped; Occasionally we bring  Weanling Button (cow+goat milk) chive and geo.

For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our  website and join our newsletter mailing list.  E-mail questions and special orders or call  919-732-9079.

Austin, Samantha, Alessandra & Dani
Pamela Strand Photography
This week I am featuring passion flowers. These exotic flowers look like they arrived from another planet! They can be found growing on vines in ditches in our area. Duke Gardens also has some in the White Garden and climbing porch posts.

I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring iconic spots around  Durham, the OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and astronomical images. If you don't see a subject you are looking for, just ask - I may have it.  This week's image is of a passion flower, of course!

Many of my photos can be previewed on my Smugmug website I will also have enlargements in 11x14" and 16x20" sizes and can make posters upon request. Drop by for a look and a chat!
Pamela Strand
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and visit with Jack and select some delicious bison meat for weeknight family dinners or for gatherings with family and friends on the weekend.  Sandy made a quick and delicious bison dinner this past week using her Christmas gift, "The Spiralizer". Instead of noodles she created Zoodles with fresh zucchini. She boiled the zoodles for 2 minutes, drained and covered them with bison spaghetti sauce she made using Prego sauce with mushroom and ground bison. Quick and easy.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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!
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
Our products this week:
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 Dinners this quarter.*  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third  Sunday  Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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.