January 25, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Four Leaf Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Cilantro Artisan Foods
South Wind Produce
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Terra Clotha
The Spicy Hermit
Catbriar Farm
Harland's Creek Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Elodie Farms
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!

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're incredibly grateful to our farmers' market community during the winter months. Thanks to you, our vendors have a vibrant marketplace where they can sell their products year round. Right now some of our favorite produce can be found at the market, including colorful root veggies, deep greens and lettuces, and much more. Swing by to see what's in season and to enjoy the flavors and vibrant colors of the winter months.

As you know, many of our families, friends and neighbors are feeling the effects of the government shutdown. We want to help the best way we know how - through nutritious local food and a caring community.  If you are a SNAP/EBT recipient, we are here to support you by expanding our Double Bucks program. Stop by the Info Table to get your tokens and talk to staff about what additional support is available.  To our neighbors who are furloughed government employees, we're opening up our Cash Match program to you until the shutdown is over. Please bring your government ID to the Info Table to get started.  We appreciate our community and are here to nourish you and your families. If you have questions, please e-mail or call us and we're happy to chat about these opportunities with you.

What's for dinner? 
Quinoa Vegetable Soup
Savor the deep flavors of the winter season with this nutritious vegetable soup. And remember to add your favorite meat to this soup for a heartier meal!

  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1-2 cups chopped seasonal vegetables
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large can (28 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh kale or collard greens, tough ribs removed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
  • Optional - Meat of your choice!
Directions - Check out the directions here. Enjoy!

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Beets, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips 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.

Guest Vendor:  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
Guest Vendor:  Haw River Mushrooms
We will have the following:
  • Several varieties of Oyster Mushrooms
  • Lions Mane
  • Cinnamon Caps
  • and a limited quantity of King Trumpets!
  • AND we will be sampling and selling our Oyster Mushroom Jerky. 
Ches & Laura Stewart
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
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm will not be at market this Saturday. See you next week!

Helga & Tim
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Meadow Lane Farm
How about a pot of delicious natural meat broth for these cold winter days? We have a great supply of soup and marrow bones - Angus beef, lamb, pork and goat.  Even smoked pork hocks make a hearty meal cooked with beans.

Stop by for your dry-aged Angus BEEF, pastured Pork, Lamb and Goat (Chevon). We have many cuts to choose from - Roasts, Ground, Shanks, Ribs, organ meats, and more. Our slabs of St. Louis Pork Ribs are just perfect barbecued for the upcoming sports parties...so tender and delicious! We have LOTS of sausages - stop by and see what we have available.  

Our USDA certified organic veggies: Kale, carrots, lettuce heads, and our POPCORN.  

Thank you for your support of our family farm!

PS - Reserve your beef brisket for the upcoming St. Patrick day  and Leg of Lamb for Easter now!

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Cilantro Artisan Foods

South Wind Produce
South Wind Produce will not be at market this Saturday. We are taking some time to prepare for the upcoming season. We will see you the following week!

Angie & Miles
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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 newest release of 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.

We will also be sampling our latest release of our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme.

And we will also be sampling Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass. Made from NC apple cider fermented with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

We will also have bottles available of our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick; and our Honey Chai Mead, loaded with an infusion of exotic spices, mingled with honey.

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have our Indian Paneer this Saturday. Use it gently fried to add to your favorite vegetables or add it to Palak Paneer (spiced Mixed Greens) or Mater Paneer (Peas and cheese). You can also find Paneer on the menu at Lantern Restaurant. We also have our semi-soft Danziger cheese to taste and buy. Both Danziger and our 8- month aged Calvander were finalists for a Good Food Award, and Danziger was a winner for 2019. There were only 18 cheese winners out of 220 winners for all 16 categories. This organization in San Francisco evaluates taste but also how the ingredients are bought or produced. Of course our milk comes from our own herd of Jersey cows which is certified Animal Welfare Approved. Our sustainability also includes our whey fed pork and our membership of the Orange County Living Wage. Danziger is a washed rind cheese which means the flavor is beefy with a little funk. The texture is smooth and usually eaten at room temperature with crackers or a crusty bread. We have a limited amount right now and will increase production soon.

Other cheeses are fresh Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, Hickory Grove, Hot Farmers, and Calvander. Each cheese has a distinct flavor and texture and we have samples if you'd like to taste, as well as serving suggestions and recipes. Add Calvander to hearty salads or risotto, melt Hickory Grove, serve Carolina Moon, our Camembert style, with ripe pears, and add the tangy Farmers to sandwiches, eggs, or tacos.

Our ground beef is on special price this weekend to entice people to learn why Jersey beef is so good. It is $5.00 per pound instead or $6.00 regular price. The cows' diet is primarily forage and Jersey beef gets high scores for tenderness and flavor. Make a delicious cheeseburger with the Hickory Grove or use it for meat loaf or spaghetti. We're bringing Molasses cured Bacon, bacon bits, ground pork, lots of sausage including Mild or Hot Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Mild or Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Polish, and Chorizo. Pick up your favorite to have on hand to use in soup, with cooked greens, or served over polenta. The sausages are made with the hams for a meaty flavor, with spices we've chosen, and have no nitrates. All our meat is hormone and antibiotic free. See you on Saturday!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Terra Clotha

Presenting our Durham Hoodie. Warm, colorful, stylish, and in touch with the city. Also available on special order.

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

Mike Konvicka
The Spicy Hermit
T he 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, turnip, and radish (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
Catbriar Farm
Catbriar Farm SALE!
BEEF - cleaning out  the freezer!  10% off regular price per pound for: 
  • Ribeye Steaks
  • NY Strip Steak
  • Boneless Sirloin 
  • Sirloin Tip Roast
  • London Broil
  • Stew Beef
  • Cube Steak
  • Ribs
Ground Beef reduced to  $6 per pound or  10 pounds for $50.

Please text or e-mail to reserve your meat. 

We will also bring sweet potatoes, turnips, baby kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, cayenne peppers, flakes and powder and a variety of soups. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Harland's Creek Farm
On Saturday, January 29, 2018,  Harland's Creek Farm  be selling Carrots, Collards, Escarole, Lacinato Kale, Siberian Kale, Salad Mix, and Spinach. Everything is certified organic. We are including recipes for collards and escarole.
We also have firewood for sale. Read about it online. We deliver to your home.
We are also proud to announce that our Pasture Raised hens hare now certified organic. They do not lay many eggs in winter, but soon you can expect to see Certified Organic Eggs at out stand.
Fickle Creek Farm
Click to see current availability! See specials below! 

Don't forget to try our Rosemary Garlic Chicken Sausage, Mild Breakfast Links, and Ground Chicken!

January!  Pre-order only!

Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
  • 10 lb ground beef ($64) or 20 lb ground beef ($120)
  • Save $5 on any beef roast over $25 lb 
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Save $3 on any bird over 4.5 lbs
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - $3.50 each!
  • Save $3 off any pkg pork chops over $10
Pasture Raised TURKEYS!
  • 16-20 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, & 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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we will be bringing carrots, sweet potatoes and watermelon radishes.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
Check out the new 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!

Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We are bringing back  some customer favorite ravioli flavors this week,  including Greek (ricotta, feta, lemon, spinach, green onion), Sausage,  and Burrata! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy  and delicious meal.

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!

Need to warm up on a cold market morning? Drop by Homebucha's table for a made-to-order cup of tea! In addition to our kombucha offerings, we're also serving up hot cups of matcha, oolong, and pu'erh (a lightly fermented black tea).

Grant Ruhlman
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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
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.