May 29, 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
Meadow Lane Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Botanist & Barrel
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
The Spicy Hermit
Maple Spring Gardens
Chapel Hill Creamery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
Haw River Mushrooms
Harland's Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
East Durham Bake Shop
Four Leaf Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Strong Arm Baking
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
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!


































10% Campaign

Quick Links
School's almost out and we're all looking forward to summer adventures. Our favorite spring produce will only be around for a little while longer so savor the flavors of this special time of the year before new produce starts arriving in the upcoming weeks. We challenge you to make a salad with only ingredients from the  farmers ' market this week. With so many veggies to choose from, this will be easy! And you can still sweeten up your salad with some of the last strawberries of the season!


Running of the Bulls 8K Race

The 11th annual  Running of the Bulls 8K is happening THIS Saturday, June 1. This is an 8-kilometer road race that starts at 7:15 am on Foster Street and Seminary near the Durham Farmers' Market and finishes with a lap of the warning track inside the historic Durham Athletic Park. A course map that details all roads that will be impacted can be found here

There will be some road closures and delays along the race course that will occur between 7:15-8:20 am on Saturday, June 1. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause and hope that this will allow you to plan in advance if you need to reach Durham Central Park that morning. There is a 15 minute per mile time limit for participants, and the anticipated time-of-use for impacted roadways is detailed below.

Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support. If there are any questions, please contact us

Anticipated Time-of-Use for Impacted Roadways
  • Start Area: Foster St. and Seminary St. (6:00-7:20AM)
  • Mile 1: Main St to Buchanan Blvd (7:15-7:30AM)
  • Mile 2: Buchanan Blvd to Watt St. & Trinity Ave (7:20-7:45AM)
  • Mile 3: Trinity Ave to Washington St & Morris St (7:25-8:00AM)
  • Mile 4: Morris St to Downtown & Ramseur St (7:30-8:15AM)
  • Mile 5: Downtown & Main St to Morris St. & Corporation St. (7:35-8:30AM)
See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 15
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon.
Wednesdays: June 19 through August 14
  • Calling all kiddos! Join us every Wednesday afternoon for the Sprouts Kid's Club. After you complete a free activity, you'll earn $3 in Sprouts Club Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and veggies. We can't wait to see you at the market!
Saturday, July 13
  • Mark your calendars for Tomato Day - it's always one of the highlights of our year!
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES:  Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Onions, Radishes, Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Swiss Chard, and more!

FRUIT: Peaches & Strawberries

MEATS & 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, 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.

Meadow Lane Farm
Certified organic vegetables - end of the delicious strawberries, lots of great NAPA cabbages and regular cabbage, broccoli and limited cauliflower coming in this week, along with carrots.  

We have a great supply of our natural meats - dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, pastured PORK, CHEVON (goat), and Dorset X LAMB.

For Grilling, we have STEAKS, Ground Beef/Pork/Chevon and LAMB, pork chops, St. Louis pork ribs, LAMB Loin Chops, an assortment of SAUSAGES, and more.  

Thank you for your support of our family farm!

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Trevor Hyde, Farm Manager
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!
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. 

Lyndon Smith
Founder, Botanist & Barrel
Terra Clotha
We have Durham shirts in a variety of styles and colors. Trendy enough to wear to a Food Truck Rodeo in Central Park, hip enough to wear to a night out at DPAC or to a Bulls game. We've also got Durham-themed kids clothes. Because you're never too young to be cool.

Like our Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% 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. Made in the heart of Durham, North Carolina, Honeygirl meads (honey wines) are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all-natural ingredients. Our mission is to celebrate nature and the work of honeybees by making meads with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey.  Owner Diane Currier started Honeygirl in 2014 and has continued to grow their line up over the past several years. A modern meadmaker, Diane continually experiments with different flavors and techniques in making her meads. All of our meads are naturally gluten free. We use both local and global true source honey to fully access the terroir of the honeybee and to experience all the places the bees have visited . Many of our meads contain local fruits, herbs and flowers from Durham and its surrounding areas to further accentuate our "drink the field" philosophy and bring the garden to your glass.

Visit our downtown Durham Tasting Room just one mile away from the market - open on Thursdays from 4-8 pm, Fridays from 4-8 pm, Saturdays from 12-8 pm and Sundays 12-5 pm. We hold tours of our facility on Saturdays at 2 and 3 pm.

This week at the market we will be sampling our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, a dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme from the Durham Farmers' Market; our Mango Habanero Mead, made with clover honey, mangos and infused with habanero peppers ; and our Fig Orange Mead, made with roasted NC celeste and brown turkey figs, NC wildflower honey, and orange blossom honey.

We will also have bottles available of our Orange Blossom Mead and our Strawberry Mead.

Diane Currier
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, radish, and 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
Maple Spring Gardens
It may be hot but we've got greens! This week we will have lettuce, salad mix, arugula, spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, beets, sweet onions, and more.

For your herbal additions we've got lots of basil, dill, parsley and cilantro. We will also have our favorite limited offer Strawberry Anise Hyssop infused vinegar, and other flavors. Come check out our farm grown herbal teas too! See you Saturday!

Ken & Sunshine Dawson

Chapel Hill Creamery
MOZZARELLA is here! We made a wonderful batch for you to enjoy with tomatoes and basil for a Caprese salad. This is the perfect dish for our hot days and summer is here. Mozzarella is soft and smooth but with the rich flavors of our Jersery cows' milk. Melt it on pizza or use for a zucchini and mushroom lasagna.

Other cheeses this week include savory Hickory Grove, the stronger washed rind, Danziger, fresh Dairyland Farmers, aged Calvander, a little Pheta, and Carolina Moon. Use the Calvander for pesto while basil is available. Pick up a few of our cheeses for your menu or for a picnic.

Lots of sausage, molasses cured bacon and spare ribs this Saturday. We also have ground pork and ground beef. All meat comes from our farm with no hormones or routine antibiotics. Pork is whey fed which is nutritious for the pigs. Choices of sausage include Bratwurst, Mild and Hot Italian, Polish with garlic and mustard, Chorizo, Smoked Andouille, Mild and Hot Breakfast, and Sage and Maple Breakfast. See you Saturday and enjoy the market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
Follow us on Facebook & Instagram
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our seasonal ravioli flavors include Greek (spinach, lemon  
zest, feta, green onion), Spring Pea & Mint, and NEW Sweet Corn &  
Mascarpone! We will also be bringing our Basil Pecan Pesto - new for  
summer! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and  
delicious meal.

Fickle Creek Farm

Animal Welfare Approved & Certified Grass Fed.
Celebrate June with fresh steaks on the grill...
Filet, NY Strip, Ribeye, Boneless Sirloin, and more!
Smoke or Sous Vide... We got a roast for you!  Plenty of Ground Beef for burgers, tacos, and chili!

June Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • Save 20% on Frozen London Broil and Bottom Round Roasts: $7/lb
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Save 50% on Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each
  • Bacon Ends & Chunks - 25% off
  • Beef/Pork Hot Dogs -  Now $8/lb
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
Order ahead to increase the chances of getting the meats, poultry, and produce you want ( click here).

Get 14 more weeks and sign up with our rolling enrollment for our Warm Season CSA! Click to enroll and save 10% on all meats.

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
Catbriar Farm
We had 0.2" of rain Wednesday, but it's still HOT! This weekend we will bring spring onions, fresh and dried herbs as well as our angus steaks, roasts, ground beef and other cut choices. We also have soups: Creamy Tomato (16 and 24 oz), Mushroom Barley (16 and 24 oz), Lentil & Vegetable (16 and 24 oz), 15 Bean (24 oz only). 
Hopefully we will begin bringing new red skin potatoes next week.   

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have blue oysters, lion's mane, shiitake, and a large amount of cinnamon caps. We will also have our new oyster mushroom jerky in both flavors, Sassy Teriyaki and Mild Sesame Teriyaki. We have doubled the amount of jerky per package for just $2 more dollars! 

Want to learn how to ID delicious, nutrient dense edible wild mushrooms? Join Haw River Mushrooms Thursday, June 6 for our class, Introduction to Mushroom Foraging. More details and registration online.  

To special order inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn to be picked up at the market, simply e-mail us.  

Ches & Laura Stewart
Follow us on  Facebook & Instagram
Harland's Creek Farm

Our Certified Organic Saturday fare includes: Beets, Braising mix, Carrots, Chard, Cucumber, Fennel bulbs, Green beans, Kohlrabi, Lacinato kale, Potatoes, red, Salad Mix, Siberian kale, Bronze fennel, Mint, Oregano, and Flowers.
POTATOES: This is the first week for potatoes, and we have NEW potatoes. New potatoes have a unique taste that comes from harvesting the potatoes before the tops die. The flavor is amazing and hard to get except from potatoes you grow yourself or buy at a local farmers' market.
Certified Organic Eggs from Pasture Raised Hens: $7.00/dozen. Mixed flock: Pearl White Leghorns, Mixed Heavy Browns, and New Hampshire Reds.
NO PLASTIC PACKAGING: Harland's Creek Farm does not use any single use plastic packing. All our packaging can be recycled or composted at HOME. We use paper twist-ties instead of rubber bands, trimmed paper bags  for packing tender greens, larger paper bags for items we display in containers at market and bag for you to take home, and  glassine, a polished paper bag for small leaved greens, such as spinach, arugula, salad mix, and baby greens. If you need a bag to take things home in, we will provide you with a paper bag.  We researched non-plastic packaging earlier this year. Read about our results online.
Best to all, 
Yoli, Erasmo and Judy
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows will have a quantity of freshly dug new potatoes!
In addition to potatoes, we will have kale, chard, turnips, onions, garlic and garlic scapes, kohlrabi and limited summer squash. 

We will be bringing a limited supply of our pesticide-free, naturally grown strawberries.

We'll be bringing the last of our plants for your home gardens. Stop by to select plants to fill in your empty spaces.  The varieties of plants we have selected are proven performers for our area and ones we grow on our farm. 
Pick up some fresh eggs from our free-ranging chickens.
A selection of our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients, will be available. 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!
East Durham Bake Shop
We're excited to be back at market this week! We'll be bringing a variety of sweet and savory croissants, laminated pastries, fruit galettes, savory pies, muffins, scones, and a few vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Look out for some special rugelach featuring strawberry & lemon verbena jam. 

Looking to place an advance order for a whole pie or other treats? Give us a call!

Ali & Ben
Follow us on  Facebook  &  Instagram  
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at the market Saturday with lots of yummy vegetables like SCALLIONS, LEEKS, fresh yellow ONIONS, new POTATOES that will be dug on Friday to be as new as possible, FENNEL, lots of BEETS in different colors and shapes, CUCUMBERS, FRENCH FILLET BEANS (come early-they never last long), summer crisp LETTUCE, FRISSE, PEA SHOOTS, a few STRAWBERRIES and CHERRY TOMATOES. There will be other vegetables but the heat has gotten the better of my brain. 

Despite the heat and dry conditions, we will be bringing some plants as well. Please stop by our stand and say "Hello" to the newest member in the Medicare Club.

Helga & Tim
Bonlee Grown Farm

Bread and Butter Pickles, Squash 
Pickles, Pickled Okra and Pickled 

Fantastic Four Jam, Strawberry Jam,
and Pepper jellies.

Geraniums, sweet potatoes vines,
Dragon Wing begonias, gerber daisies, a nd lots more!

Thanks for buying local!

Amy and Ray Sugg
919-548-0977 (Call for orders)

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
Make your market an experience with an ice cold natural beverage from Homebucha! We offer multiple flavors of our locally fermented probiotic tea, and will also be serving iced matcha on these warm summer Saturdays. Matcha is a specially processed green tea, grown in the shade to encourage the plant to produce extra antioxidants and caffeine. One cup of matcha has the nutritional content of 10 cups of regular green tea! The leaves are then dried and stone ground to produce a vibrant green powder that we mix into a refreshing icy drink. Stop by to cool out with a kombucha or matcha!

Grant Ruhlman
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
Visit our website!
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
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!
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!

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.