February 22, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Meadow Lane Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Catbriar Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
The Spicy Hermit
Fickle Creek Farm
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
Grab your raincoat and visit the market tomorrow to pick-up all the ingredients you need to make a delicious meal for loved ones this weekend! There's nothing better than trying a new recipe, listening to music and spending the weekend with friends and family. Even though it will be rainy, we hope you'll join us tomorrow morning to spend time with your community.

Also, please note that the parking lot on Morris Street maybe closed on Saturday morning for repairs (weather dependent). There is still plenty of parking along Foster Street so you'll be able to easily access the farmers' market. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

What's for Dinner?
Beet, Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup
This soup is perfect for rainy weather. Don't forget to add your favorite meat to this recipe and serve with a side of bread and cheese from your farmers' market vendors.

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 lb beets, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 5 cups veggie or meat stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and stir for 5 minutes or until softened. Toss in the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Add the beets, potatoes, carrots and celery. Stir for 1 minute, then add the lentils and thyme, stir once, and then pour in the stock. Add the turmeric, then bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and vegetables are tender (about 30 minutes).
  3. Stir in the paprika and simmer the soup for another 15 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Beets, Carrots, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, 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:  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
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
Haw River Mushrooms will be there Saturday with cinnamon caps, oysters, king trumpets and lions mane, as well as our oyster mushroom jerky. Inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn can be brought for pickup at Durham Farmers' Market by special order, just e-mail us Also a reminder that our log inoculation classes will start again the first weekend in March. Details and tickets can be found online .  

Ches & Laura Stewart
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's Day and Leg of Lamb for Easter now!

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at market this Saturday with a few vegetables and some plants like Forsythia, flowering Hellebore, hardy succulents (they tolerate living outside year round) and assorted house plants.

Helga & Tim
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 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 Honey Chai Mead, like a warm mug of chai tea, our Honey Chai Mead is a loaded infusion of exotic spices, mingled with honey. Smooth, semi-sweet, and especially comforting in chilly months.

And we will also have our Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes. Made with local, roasted celeste and brown turkey figs, NC wildflower honey, and orange blossom honey.

We will also have bottles available of Ginger Mead, using local ginger root in an aged semi-sweet dark wildflower honey traditional mead; and our Apple Cyser Mead , a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights .

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hamburgers were one of Portia's favorite foods growing up and she made cheeseburgers for our last staff meeting with our delicious ground beef and Hickory Grove cheese. Ground beef is on sale this weekend for $5.00/pound so that you can cook it at home for your favorite dish. Jersey meat gets high rating for flavor and tenderness and we think you'll enjoy it. The yellow color in the fat comes from carotene and shows that grass is part of the cows' diet. We also have plenty of our whey fed pork. Feeding the pigs whey is a nutritious and sustainable way for us to use the byproduct of cheese making since milk typically yields 10% cheese and 90% liquid whey which still has protein, fat, and minerals in it. Choose pork chops, tenderloin, bacon, bacon bits, spare ribs, smoked ham hocks, and ground pork. Pick up some Smoked Andouille for gumbo at Mardi Gras. Other sausage includes Mild and Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Polish, Chorizo, Mild and Hot Breakfast, and Sage and Maple Links. 

Paneer is available this Saturday; it can be gently fried and added to any vegetable or curry. Cook greens sautéed with Indian spices and a little cream for Saag Paneer or make peas and cheese (Mattar Paneer). It is being used at Lantern Restaurant in Chapel Hill for a winter squash salad. Other cheeses are fresh Dairyland Farmers, Hot Farmers, Hickory Grove, 10 month old Calvander, Danziger, and Carolina Moon. Our cheeses are each distinctive, from fresh to aged and soft to firm; ask for a sample or serving suggestions if there's one you haven't had. Our Dairyland Farmers and Hickory Grove melt well, Calvander is wonderful grated onto polenta or salads, and Carolina Moon and Danziger make a meal with a crusty bread paired with your favorite soup.

Thanks for supporting our farm through the winter months and coming to market. Bon Appetit!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Catbriar Farm
We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, turnip greens, mustard greens and baby kale. Also pussy willow branches and plants. We will have a selection of homemade soups. We have restocked our freezer with our Angus beef so those hard to find cuts (filet mignon) will be briefly available. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we will be bringing arugula (pictured), Brussels sprouts, celery, chard, carrots, leeks, spring onions, sweet potatoes and watermelon radishes.
Pick up some fresh eggs this week 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!
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We  
have two NEW seasonal ravioli flavors - Artichoke and Muffuletta (for  Mardi Gras)! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy  and delicious meal.

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, and radish. 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

This is perfect weather for a BEEF ROAST!  Save 25% off London Broil, Eye of Round, and Bottom Round Roasts.

February Specials!  Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • 10 lb GROUND BEEF for $64; 20 lb for $120
  • Save 25% on any London Broil, Eye of Round, or Bottom Round BEEF ROAST 
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!! 17- 20 pounds each at $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
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 [email protected]
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.