September 8, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
MoonDance Soaps & More
Fickle Creek Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Maple Spring Gardens
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Catbriar Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Celebrity Dairy
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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 
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 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. Give a suggested donation of $3-$5 and
receive a stamp on your card. Once you've collected enough stamps, you will proudly earn your Farmer Foodshare
T-shirt! Swing by the Donation Station for
more information!

































10% Campaign

Quick Links
We can't stop thinking about hurricanes these days and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by and preparing for Hurricane Irma. We'll hope for the best in our part of the state and wish our farmers well with the predicted wind and rain. Be sure to chat with your farmer this weekend and ask how they prep their land for inclement weather, such as hurricanes, excessive rain, snow, ice, and more. Also, be sure to spend some time outside this weekend before the storm hits our area.

As a reminder, you can pick up your button for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Eastern Triangle Farm Tour at the Market. On September 23 and 24, you can visit more than 26 farms, including several vendors from the Market. Stop by the Market's Info Table for a brochure or to pick up your button. This is an event you don't want to miss and is a great way to learn about sustainable growing practices in the Triangle area!

What's for dinner? Stuffed peppers!
Stuffed peppers are a simple, family favorite at this time of the year. They're easy to customize depending on you or your family's preferences and can feature a variety of produce from the Market. Fill the peppers with a grain of your choice, such as rice, quinoa or couscous. Then add a protein like beans or meat. Combine these ingredients with your favorite veggies and you'll have a nutritious, seasonal meal ready in no time!

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the tops off the peppers and arrange the base in a 9x13" baking dish with 1-inch of water in the bottom. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and let cool while you prepare the filling.
  2. Saute any ingredients for the filling, such as onion, garlic, meat, veggies and more. Once cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the pre-cooked grain(s).
  3. Evenly divide the filling among the peppers and top with cheese (if desired).
  4. Bake (uncovered) until the peppers are softened for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Veggie Valet at the Market!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.

A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Butternut Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Malabar Spinach, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Purple Hull Peas, Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Melons, Apples, Pears and more

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

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Celosia, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts, Bedding Plants

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

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

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.

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 that 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!


Fresh Catch List:
  • Triggerfish 
  • Mullet
  • Flounder
  • Snapper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Grouper
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
MoonDance Soaps & More
Our Scratch & Dent bin is back in action. For all of you that have been diligently checking in with us each week to see when these lovelies would return,  this Saturday  is the day! Grab 'em while we've got them in stock. We'll be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Come on out and say "Hello!".

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

FRESH -never frozen- Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
Get fresh chops, roasts, and sausages for your weekend gatherings and meals!
Sweet potato pork liver pate now back in stock!
Still have plenty of tender OKRA this week!

A link on our website shares current availability!
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!) 

  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • Deli Meats: Bologna, Corned Beef, Pastrami, Salami, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 
Sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA and save 10% on MEAT!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at Market  on Saturday  with a good selection of delicious and nutritious bison meat. Stop by and visit and choose something unique and flavorful to serve for gatherings with family and friends. Some of our customers are already buying our soup bones and making wonderful stocks for use in soups and stews for the cooler months ahead.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Meadow Lane Farm
Fresh pastured, natural Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB this Saturday - many cuts to select from! Our new Lamb Brats sausage.. so delicious and great for the grill. Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling also. PORK...slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops...all wonderful for outside cooking.

Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our Chevon (Boer goat), or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as:  London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo). How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?

Other cuts include: Brisket, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, organ meats, DOG Bones, Marrow Bones, Leg of Lamb/Goat, Lamb or Goat Stew, Riblets, Bags of Soup Bones for making your own broth.

We have wonderful PORK sausages...Italian, Chorizo, Brats, HOT Country, and County X sage...from our Happy pastured Berkshire X pigs. Smoked ham slices are great on the grill along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!  
Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include:  L o ts of tender OKRA, Sungold Tomatoes, and many butternut squash.  SWEET and few HOT peppers are here along with baby EGGPLANT. NEW this week: personal-sized sweet WATERMELON and SQUASH Blooms! Have you tried squash blooms? So delicious! Try our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday  at the GREAT Durham Farmers Market, a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm.  Farm helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Chapel Hill Creamery
We have Paneer and Fresh Mozzarella  this Saturday ! It's the last week for Mozzarella, so pick some up to enjoy in a salad or gently melt on toast for bruschetta. The Paneer is featured at Lantern Restaurant in a vegetarian entrée that customers love. Order that dish at the restaurant or make your own curried vegetable or greens and add our Paneer. Our is moist, rich with our Jersey cows' milk, and has a hint of lime juice, so it's more flavorful than others we've tasted.

Our Dairyland Farmers is also a fresh cheese that is a little tart. Serve it with hot pepper jelly on crackers or in tacos with mild or hot peppers. We'll also have Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, our version of a Camembert, and Pheta. Hickory Grove is savory and semi firm, and it melts beautifully, perfect for savory, cool weather dishes. Add our Pheta to salads or pizza. 

Spare Ribs for grilling! Customers come back for these for the great flavor. Pick some up for this weekend to grill or slow roast. We also have lots of our flavorful ground beef. Make a delicious cheeseburger with Hickory Grove cheese or try our recipe for stuffed peppers. Sausages include Chorizo and Mild Country Breakfast. Taste a sample of the Breakfast sausage at our table. The pigs are raised on our farm and drink the nutritious whey from cheese making and the sausages are made from the hams which gives a meaty texture and flavor. Thanks for supporting the Market and local food. See you on  Saturday!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
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 Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm.

Honeygirl is now open for Fall Fridays from 4:00-8:00 pm! Join us Friday evenings after work and unwind with a glass of mead and some fun Fall activities. Check out our Facebook page for more details.  Coming up at the meadery:
  • 9/8 - Cheese and Chocolate Pairing
  • 9/15 - Cork Craft Night
This week we will be sampling: the latest release of our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme.

We will also be sampling our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate.

And we will be sampling our Lavender Mead, one of our favorites for relaxing and porch settin'. This mead is made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. It is floral, earthy and a bit savory, lightly sweet, making it perfect with a cheese plate, light summer salads, or with dark chocolate cake.  Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, made with dark NC wildflower honey and aged on French oak for almost two years.; and our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. 

Diane Currier
Maple Spring Gardens
These soggy and cool days on the farm are the perfect weather for our shiitakes. We soak inoculated logs every day and harvest when the mushrooms frui t we even had some logs fruit on their own due to the rain! Stop by and pick up some shiitakes this week for a delicious transition into fall. 

We'll also have muscadine grapes, collards, tomatoes, sweet peppers, eggplants, tuberoses, salad mix, arugula, potatoes, butternut squash, and a selection of herbs and herbal products. 

Terra Clotha
The birthday party was almost over and Janet and Marsha were waiting at the edge of the room until they could take their toddlers home. "It looks like I'm going to have to give Amanda a bath as soon as we walk in the door. She spilled food all over her romper," Janet said. "And little Timothy over there; he's pretty much wearing his birthday cake. I wouldn't be surprised if his mother takes him outside and hoses him off before she lets him in the car. But I notice the T-shirt your little Julius is wearing looks as fresh an when he walked in the door. How does you get him to look so crisp?" Janet looked wonderingly at Marsha.

"Oh, I'm sure Julius is covered in as much mess as the rest of the kids," Marsha told her friend. "He's just wearing a hand-dyed T-shirt we got him at the Durham Farmers' Market. The irregularity of the dye process means spills and stains just blend in."

Hand-dyed children's clothes from Terra Clotha. Sure to make your children look their best.

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

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
PRODUCE:  On our tables you will find fall squash (carnival and butternut), eggplant, field-grown sun-ripened cherry tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, sweet onions, potatoes, leeks and garlic.

JAMS AND JELLIES:  Our peach mango jam is back in stock! We will also have our blackberry jelly and strawberry, peach, and sweet onion jam available this week.

FLOWERS:  Come by for a lovely bunch of mixed summer flowers.

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!
Bonlee Grown Farm

Beautiful mums , succulents,  chow chows, pickles, and jams! We'll also have  Carolina Babe liquid coconut spray f or your skin and hair! This is the last Market for our French intern before s he heads home. Come say " Farewell!" 

Thank you for buying local! For orders call 919-837-2937.
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM is exited to finally be able to bring some colorful radishes, Hakurei turnips and a few bunches of broccoli raab. They are not budding/flowering yet but the greens are fantastic. Of course we will bring the usual items as well including Pea Shoots,
Peppers from sweet to ghostly hot, Eggplant, Amarosa fingerling Potatoes, Winter squash and yard long beans. For the GARDENERS we will bring Brown Turkey Fig trees/shrubs, native beauty berries and ferns. It will be a great weekend for shopping at the Market, working in the garden or just enjoying time outside with family and friends. Come and meet Jonathan who will be working the market this weekend with Helga and Tim (for a short while.)

Tim & Helga
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Ever Laughter Farm
Arugula, lunchbox peppers, Malabar spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, shishito peppers, garlic, and potatoes. We'll have mixed bouquets too!

Will Cramer
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Stoney Mountain Farm
Our coolers will be full once again with our wonderful lamb, named specifically by Slow Food as a FLAVOR worth saving!  Our popular cuts right now are our boneless leg roasts and we'll happily share our ever popular recipes for grilling! Our chops are always a hit. Shanks, who can resist them? Lamb tenderloin, yep, that's what I said. Plenty of bones for all those broth loving fans. And, last but farm from least, our ever popular ground lamb. Ask for my Lamb Pizza recipe...easy and yummy!

We'll also be in the company of our felted sheep for gifts. Yes, we have yarn, pelts, and....of course, our Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls.  See you  Saturday  mornin'!

Olga & John
Chief Herders
Burlington, NC
Catbriar Farm

We will bring tomatoes (slicers and salad), bell peppers and cayenne peppers, sweet potatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini, okra, fresh and dried herbs and zinnias 

See you at the Market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Pamela Strand Photography  
Harvest time is here! I visited Hinnant Vineyards to observe the harvesting of the grapes. The ri ch colors of the grapes with the greens and yellows of the leaves combined to make lovely images.  Drop by to check them out!
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x1"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
Elodie Farms
This Saturday 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 Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, September 9 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Next  Farm Tour  will take place on  Saturday, September 16 at 4:30PM . Get your tickets  here ! Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove making Italian-inspired Cow and Goat-milk cheeses. We hand craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love. We bring the whole family to the market so get ready to meet the kids and our cheese-makers!

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

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, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! What's available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Ginger - Beet Kvass
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
PEA-co de Gallo 
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut
Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Peach with Vanilla Bean & Bourbon
Blackberry Jam
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at the Market with Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. We'll also have green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will be bringing our award winning chevre, delicious gelato to keep you cool all through market, and many other products made with our goat's milk!  

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, and Mango.

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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. We will also have cut pastas - spaghetti, spinach linguine, fettuccine; gnocchi, lasagna, pizza dough and our freshly made Tomato Basil Sauce. We'll see you at the Market!

Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found 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.