March 30, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Winter Market Hours:
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
Main Season Market hours begin NEXT WEEK from 8 am-Noon!
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Meadow Lane Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Terra Clotha
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Stoney Mountain Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
Celebrity Dairy
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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
You'll find goodies for everybody's Easter baskets at the market tomorrow! We've got you covered with tasty treats, handmade gifts, plants and much more. And, if you're like me, food is the key to your heart. And what better way to show someone you care than by serving nutritious, local veggies and meat for your holiday meal? Make a date with your favorite food producers on Saturday morning and support your community while celebrating Easter and Passover.

We want to hear from you! We sincerely appreciate your support during the Winter Market and ask that you take 2 minutes to share your feedback with us via an online survey. We welcome your suggestions and look forward to implementing your ideas. THANK YOU!

Don't forget to mark your calendars! The Main Season Market kicks off on Saturday, April 7 and we'll return to our regular hours of 8 am-12 pm. We have a special treat on opening day as chef Kyle Wilkerson and Candace Crank of Heirloom Restaurant (Roxboro, NC) will be serving breakfast samples on the lawn from 8-10 am. Also, don't forget to re-stock on your mid-week grocery needs at our Wednesday Market, which begins on April 18  from 3-6 pm.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, April 7
  • Celebrate the kick-off of the main season and join chef Kyle Wilkerson and Candace Crank of Heirloom Restaurant for breakfast samples on the lawn from 8-10 am.
Saturday, April 14
Wednesday, April 18
  • We're kicking off the Wednesday Market from 3-6 pm and have a fun afternoon planned for you!
Saturday, April 21
  • Have gardening questions? Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-noon on the Market Lawn.
  • Our friends from the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association will be on hand to answer your questions about nutrition and also serve some delicious food samples.
Saturday, April 28
  • Bring your kiddos for a morning of incredible music with Rick and Bette Newsome of Drybread Road!
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, developing our nutrition education programs, and increasing staff hours. In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, a friend of the Market will receive a button to proudly display on their trusty Market tote.

We know that for some, resources are tight. If donations are not an option and you do not have time to volunteer, you can share what we do or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities available including assisting at the Information Table, leading cooking demos, fundraising, and much more.   If you are interested in sharing your time with the Market, please e-mail us.

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  
Chocolatay Confections has all the sweets you need for Easter!
VEGETABLES:  Beans, Beets, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Kale, Lettuce, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!

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, Empanadas, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Fermented Foods, and more!

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
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.
M y 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 and that provide us with coffee. 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!
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 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
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm

Jack will be at DFM on Saturday with a good supply of delicious bison meat. Stop by and visit and make a selection of bison for your family or a gathering of friends this coming week. See you at the market!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Chapel Hill Creamery
Come to the market for cheese, beef, and pork. Cheeses this week are Hickory Grove, Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, and Calvander.  Use a couple for a cheese board or pick one to cook with.  Hickory Grove is great for snacking or melting in a grilled ham and cheese or an omelet. Dairyland Farmers is fresh, moist and tangy. Carolina Moon is like a Camembert and delicious served at room temperature. Calvander is our most aged cheese and goes well with a glass of red wine or for grating onto pasta or roasted vegetables. All our cheese is made with the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved herd of Jersey cows born and raised on our farm. 

We are bringing various cuts of delicious beef as well as ground beef. Jersey meat is known for its tenderness and flavor and we think you'll like it.

Pork comes from pigs fed the whey from cheese making.  Sausages include Mild and Hot Italian, Polish Bratwurst, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Country Breakfast, and Mexican Chorizo. We also have bacon that is  naturally cured and smoked with no nitrates added. We also have  Spare Ribs, ground pork, and smoked ham hocks.  

See you at market and enjoy the weekend!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Meadow Lane Farm
Spring babies are coming every day... that is, our Animal Welfare Approved meat sheep and meat goat flocks are having LAMBS and KIDS now...lots of them!   For the upcoming Easter holiday, reserve you Leg of Lamb and Leg of Cabrito (goat)  on Saturday . 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. Try our Lamb Brats sausage... divine!

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, Whole Tenderloin, Rendered Lard from our pastured pork, St. Louis Slab of Ribs, and more.

Our 21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF... and you can taste the difference in the dry aged process...include GROUND BEEF (including G. Chuck & G. Round), STEAKS (Flat Iron, London Broil, Ribeye, New York Strip, Sirloin); Chuck Filet Steaks,  ROASTS (Sirloin Tip, Eye of Round, Chuck), Brisket, Oxtail, Cubed Steak, Stew Beef, Soup Bones, DOG Bones, Calves Liver, all BEEF HOTDOGS, and more!

USDA Organic Veggies: Collards, Carrots and Popcorn.

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm! We appreciate and cherish your friendship and support. Visit our farm near Louisburg on the CFSA's "Piedmont Farm Tour"  on Saturday  Sunday, April 28 & 29 -  we would like to have your visit us and see the animals and vegetable area!

Bonlee Grown Farm

Raspberrry, Cherry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Banana, Fig, and Strawberry Jams. Pepper Jelly  (Hot and regular) and chow chows (hot and regular). Free Range Eggs also!

For orders, call  919-837-2937 and THANKS FOR BUYING LOCAL!!

Amy & Ray Sugg
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% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.

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 seasonal flavors like Pea & Mint (perfect for Easter)! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Stoney Mountain Farm
I think it might be safe to say SPRING is officially here? Maybe?
The start of SPRING marks some of our most demanding chores.  We just sheared all the sheep, now we await lambs.  It is often said, a shepherd's favorite day is the first day of lambing. His/her second favorite day, the last day of lambing. It is total cuteness overload but it is a lot of work and sleepless nights.
We wish everyone a very  Happy Easter!
This Saturday we have lots of options to bring your family celebrations to the next level.  The most obvious menu addition, Leg of Lamb.  We also have racks and beautiful chops. Or for those that can't resist the slow roast in an aromatic deeply flavored broth... shanks offer a beautiful addition.
Leg of Lamb done easy..
  1. Pat lamb dry and score fat by making shallow cuts all over with tip of a sharp, small knife. Pound garlic to a paste with sea salt using a mortar and pestle (or mince and mash with a heavy knife) and stir together with rosemary and pepper. Put lamb in a lightly oiled roasting pan, then rub paste all over lamb. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Roast lamb in middle of oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted 2 inches into thickest part of meat (do not touch bone) registers 130°F - 1.5-1.75 hours. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand 15-25 minutes (internal temperature will rise to about 140 degrees for medium-rare).
  4. Add wine to pan and de glaze by boiling over moderately high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, 1 minute. Season pan juices with salt and pepper and serve with lamb.
Olga & John Elder
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 from 1-5 pm.
This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our 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 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 also be sampling our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Honey Chai Mead, like a warm mug of chai tea, loaded infusion of exotic spices mingled with honey; and our Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.

Diane Currier
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing a variety of herb plant starts including lavender, rosemary, oregano, thyme, dill, parsley, chives, basil, savory, lemon balm, sage and cilantro. We'll also have cool weather garden plants.
Need a pop of spring color? We'll have our pretty porch pots available this week. Stop by and pick one up for your patio or garden.
This week we'll have collards, spring onions, sweet potatoes and watermelon radishes.  
Current varieties include Kiwi,  Strawberry, Peach, Apple, Sweet Onion  and Pepper Jam (mild, medium, and hot).  Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients whenever possible. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share this with our customers.

Tom will have a variety of maple/cherry cutting boards available.

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. 

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 Raised, 100% Grass Fed & Grass Finished, LAMB & MUTTON !!

Lots of whole leg and half leg roasts, boneless and bone in; bone-in shoulders, crown roasts, french racks, as well as loin and rib chops. See link below for all cuts and prices to order ahead.

Sign-up continues for the Warm Season CSA!! Get Full Farm share and save 10%. Mid March through August!

MARCH Specials! Pre-order only!

Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Canadian Bacon: 20% OFF at $10.40 per pound.
  • Sweet Potato Pork Liver Pate: 20% OFF at $5.60 for 1/3 pound.
Smoked Pork Sausage
  • Polish Kielbasa or Green Pepper & Onion: 40% OFF at $6 per pound.
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, Pate, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients; Whole Stew Duck
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Catbriar Farm
We will bring sweet potatoes, collards, spinach, dried cayenne peppers, dried cayenne pepper flakes, dried cayenne pepper powder, paprika powder and fresh and dried herbs as well as daffodils and pussy willows.

We will bring a selection of our USDA inspected, frozen, vaccum sealed angus beef. If you have a cut you would like to try, please e-mail or call us and I will bring it for you. The cuts we have available are steaks - (sirloin, rib eye, NY strip, porterhouse, t-bone, filet mignon), roasts - (brisket, top round, bottom round, chuck, rib, sirloin tip, London broil, eye of round), stew beef, short ribs, liver, marrow bones and soup bones. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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 Provence), whey crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel), blackberry goat cheese mousse and cajeta (goat milk caramel).

Upcoming events:
Our next FARM DINNER is April 14 at 6PM . Get your tickets here. Dinner tickets include a meet-and-greet with the goats, a tour of the dairy, a cheese tasting, and a 5-course locally sourced menu for only $70 (+ tax) per person, BYOB. Coffee, tea and Colombian canelazo (alcohol-free version) are complimentary!

eGIFT CARDS to any of our farm dinners are available for purchase here! Gift cards do not expire and they can be used for any of our dinners.

Follow our goats on social media! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramSign up for our monthly newsletter online to get info about events at the farm.

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

W e will be coming to market with our award winning Goat Cheese, Skyr, Gelato, Fudge, and Soap - all made with milk from our lovely celebrity Alpine goats. 

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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
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.