April 26, 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
Little Tree Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Honeygirl Meadery
Edna Lee's Bakery
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
The Spicy Hermit
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Harland's Creek Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
East Durham Bake Shop
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Strong Arm Baking
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
Caballo Rojo Coffee
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!

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
We cannot wait to kickoff a perfect spring weekend with you tomorrow!  With the warmer weather, we hope you're making progress on your garden and that you're enjoying the mild evenings outdoors. Do you need a little inspiration? Visit a farm! Be sure to pick up your button at the Info Table for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Piedmont Farm Tour . Several of our vendors are participating in the tour, where you'll have the unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and see where your food comes from. What's cooler than that?

We're very excited to kick-off a new dance series at the market. Tomorrow you can join the Living Arts Collective and Durham Ecstatic Dance for a Community Dance Wave from 10:00-11:30 am. This event is for kids and adults and encourages playfulness. You don't want to miss this opportunity to move your body and spend time with your neighbors!

Finally, please join us tonight for a special event at Durham Central Park. Yoga Off East and SYNCStudio are hosting a yoga fundraiser to benefit the families affected by the gas explosion.  100% of the proceeds will contribute equally to the Lee family and other Durham residents and employees impacted by the accident. For more information, please visit their website.

What's for dinner?
Durham Farmers' Market Spring Salad
Serves 2-3 people as a main or 4-6 people as a side

Salad Ingredients
  • 6 cups of greens, such as lettuce, spinach, baby kale, arugula, beet greens, etc.
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1-2 radishes, sliced thin
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets (broken into small pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cheese
Vinaigrette Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar of choice or lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or spicy mustard (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped herbs (optional)
Chef's Tip: Have fun substituting favorite veggies in the salad depending on what's in season. Create your perfect vinaigrette with this base recipe that makes endless flavor combinations. We like red wine vinegar with basil or cilantro. Making dressing at home takes only minutes and provides more taste and nutrition than the bottled kind. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 4
  • Celebrate local, pasture-raised meat at our chef cook-off hosted with Got to Be NC from 9:00-11:00 am. For more info, check out the event page online.
Saturday, May 11
  • Celebrate Mother's Day and Duke's Graduation weekend at the market with a special event!
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, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Green Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, and more!

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.

Little Tree Farm
John of Little Tree Farm will be at the market with fresh asparagus, homemade Whole Grain and English Mustard and Ironwork. Stop by to sample our mustard. We are sure you will love it!
John & Dale Fluke
Granville County, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
There is nothing better in the spring than freshly picked ASPARAGUS... Mario has lots for you this Saturday. New this week are our sweet and tender Sugar Snap Peas and certified Organic Strawberries along with many other fresh organic vegetables... Bok Choy, BEETS, BROCCOLI, and more.
Pasture based, natural MEATS.... dry-aged ANGUS Beef, PORK, LAMB, and CHEVON (goat meat)... all in great supply this week. Try our variety of SAUSAGES, GROUND, ROASTS, STEAKS, LOIN CHOPS, LIVER, and more.

We are Stop #35 on the CFSA Farm Tour this weekend... stop by for one of our all-beef HOTDOG lunches on the tour both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Longtime friend Tammy Manning will be providing walking tours throughout the day, discussing our Century Farm and how we have changed over the years.  

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of our family farm.

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Maple Spring Gardens
The bright sun and warm days lends to great growth in our spring garden. Come see us this weekend to pick up some delicious lettuce, tender spinach, salad mix, arugula, mustard greens, kale, chard, beets, radishes, cilantro, and dill. We will also have our farm grown herbal teas and infused vinegars to add some extra flavor.  And lots and lots of plants! A large variety of herbs, tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, okra, and maybe even cucumbers.

See you Saturday!

Ken & Sunshine Dawson
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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 BRAND NEW release of Mango Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with earthy clover honey, juicy mangos and infused with a touch of green tea for balance.

We will also be sampling our Ginger Mead, using local ginger root - dried, juiced and grated - to infuse the soothing and warming qualities of ginger into an aged semi-sweet dark wildflower honey traditional mead.

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 Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick; and Honey Chai Mead, like a warm mug of chai tea, loaded with an infusion of exotic spices.

Diane Currier
Edna Lee's Bakery
NEW items this week will be Lemon Cheesecake, Gluten free 4 layer cake, and Gluten free Cupcakes. 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
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm is participating in the Piedmont Farm Tour this weekend and will not be at DFM on Saturday. Besides bison burgers for lunch on Saturday, we will be selling meat at the farm this weekend, and Jack will be conducting tours on Saturday and Sunday. Come see the bison and two new calves born this week!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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Bonlee Grown Farm

Beautiful Geraniums are coming your way! King Kong Coleus, Rosebud Impatiens,  Lavender, Verbena, Succulents, and lots more to choose from. Jams like Strawberry Rhubarb, Triple Berry,
and Pepper Jelly!

Come and check out the goodies and thanks for buying local!  For orders call 919-548-0977.

Amy & Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
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,  
Asparagus, and Spring Pea & Mint. 
Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

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 the following varieties: green cabbage, napa cabbage, sweet onion, and possibly green garlic (NEW!). Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or even soups.  

Eunice Chang
Fickle Creek Farm

Certified Grass Fed Animal Welfare Approved.
Pre-Order to Get What You Want!

It's CFSA Farm Tour Weekend and the Weather Looks Great!  Come see the farm: 
Sat 2 to 6 pm
Sun Noon to 6 pm
Self Guided Tour  **  Music  **  Food

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

April Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • London Broil Roasts - 25% off
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.  
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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing pesticide-free, naturally grown strawberries, fresh cilantro, garlic scapes, spring onions, kale, arugula, lettuce, green garlic, celery, spinach and sweet potatoes.
Now is the time to plant! 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, squash, cucumbers, 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. We'll also have our popular porch pots to bring a touch of color to your front door or deck area.
Pick up some fresh eggs from our free-ranging chickens.
We will have a selection of hand-made cutting boards (maple and Brazilian cherry) available this week.
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
Put the Piedmont Farm Tour on your calendar for this weekend - we will be open from 12-6 both days. This is one of the few times we are open to the public so come see our farm and learn a little about cheese making and about our cows, pigs, and pastures. We'll have draft horses pulling wagons and an ox team that was born on our farm. Plan a picnic and bring a cooler. Tickets for each car are available online.

We make several distinctive cheeses and this week we have Carolina Moon, Dairyland Farmers, Hot Farmers, Calvander, Hickory Grove, and a little Danziger. Calvander is based on an Asiago so that it has a piquant flavor to balance the rich flavor of our Jersey cows' milk. We have been making great salads at home with greens, arugula or escarole, radishes, green garlic, purple cabbage, carrots from market with grated Calvander. At 11 months old it adds a lot of flavor to quiche, pasta, or add it to a cheese board with another cheese with a different texture. Dairyland Farmers is showing the yellow color coming from the carotene in the milk. It is moist and tangy; add it to tomato sandwiches, salads, or tacos.

With calves being born, more milk, and busy markets we know spring is here! See you Saturday!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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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
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!

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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, savory pies, muffins, scones, granola, and a few vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Special at market this week are our savory galettes made with sustainably harvested ramps and herbed freshen cheese from Boxcarr handmade cheese, along with some decadent rye brownies featuring Carolina Ground's Abruzzi Rye. Looking to place an advance order for a whole pie or other treats? Give us a call!

Ali & Ben
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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
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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
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!
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!
Celebrity Dairy
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 Dinnersthis 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.