December 21, 2018
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: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Chapel Hill Creamery
Little Tree Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Terra Clotha
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!
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
Christmas decorations have been in stores since the summer and holiday music started playing on the radio in the fall. It's hard to believe the big day is almost here!  No matter how hard I try, it's impossible to cross all the tasks off my to-do list in time for the festivities. But don't worry - you can still pick up everything you need for the perfect meal or those last-minute gifts tomorrow. Shopping  at the farmers' market is the perfect opportunity to find truly beautiful, handmade, local gifts that will show your friends and family how much you love them! If you can't decide, stop by the Information Table and pick up a gift certificate to add to a Christmas card made by a local crafter. And while you're here, don't forget to pick up fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, meat and much more for your special holiday feasts!

Do you have family visiting from out of town?  Bring them to the market so they can experience our local Durham community. The kids can play on the playground at Durham Central Park while parents explore the delicious offerings from our vendors.  We'll have a full house of vendors tomorrow so be sure to add a trip to the farmers' market into your schedule. We can't wait to see you!
Finally, we're excited to announce that we're accepting new member applications for the 2019-20 season. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2019. For more information, please visit our website or send us an e-mail.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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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, and developing our nutrition education programs. 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!
VEGETABLES: Beets, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, and much 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:  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:  Haw River Mushrooms

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend! We'll have a variety of oyster mushrooms, lots of shiitakes, and Lions Mane. Also, we'll have "Grow Bags,"  which make awesome gifts this holiday season.

Ches & Laura Stewart
Chapel Hill Creamery
Our Carolina Moon is available for gift giving in our Holiday Moon Box. The Carolina Moon is especially creamy this time with the rich winter milk from our Jersey cows and makes an instant, delicious appetizer or hostess gift.

Other cheeses this week include Paneer, an Indian frying cheese, Dairyland Farmers, Hot Farmers, a few New Moon, Danziger, Hickory Grove, and our 8-month aged Calvander. We make a variety of cheeses and two or three make a great cheese board. Most of our cheeses add flavor to lots of dishes. Use Dairyland Farmers for scrambled eggs or with hot pepper jelly, Calvander for risotto, pasta, or a kale salad, and Hickory Grove for a potato gratin or a great grilled cheese sandwich.

Our Sage and Maple Breakfast links are back in stock along with the  Mild Country Breakfast, our new Hot Country Breakfast, and Bacon for serving family and friends.  We also have a few Pork Chops left, bacon bits, Spare Ribs, and smoked ham hocks. Other sausages include Bratwurst, Smoked Andouille, Mild and Hot Italian, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo. Get some of  our delicious ground beef for chili, spaghetti, or hamburgers.  All the animals are raised on our farm with no routine antibiotics or hormones. See you Saturday! 

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Little Tree Farm
John will be at the pre-Christmas market this Saturday with our homemade mustard and his ironwork for those last-minute stocking stuffers. 

John & Dale Fluke
Meadow Lane Farm
Beautiful handmade (by Mario) farm fresh greenery WREATHS will continue to be available. Please text or call if you want a special wreath made. Mario CLIMBS the trees to select the best greenery for each custom made wreath! He takes great pride in making them for you, our valued customers. 

We have FRESH BERKSHIRE PORK and DORSET X LAMB in this week...SAUSAGES (Country X-sage, Brats, Italian, HOT Country, Holiday Blend (cranberries, etc.); thick Pork Chops, St. Louis ribs for roasting, Picnic and Boston Butt Roast, meaty pork neck bones (so delicious cooked with greens), tenderloin and more.

Planning a special holiday meal? How about a tender LEG of LAMB (we also have 1/2 leg's) or Loin Chops? Ground and Lamb Brat Sausages are available this week.  

ANGUS BEEF...dry-aged 21 days...STEAKS, ROASTS, Ground (including G. Chuck and G. Round), Stew Beef, Brisket, meaty Soup Bones, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, Dog Bones, and more.

USDA certified Organic Veggies: Coming from the greenhouse, Mario's almost famous "Sungold" tomatoes and leaf lettuce. His organic POPCORN is a perfect holiday gift for a friend... so delicious. Don't forget his pie pumpkins for making wonderful soups and pies for the holidays.  

Thanks for you support of our family farm!

Bonlee Grown Farm
What's a great gift to give? Homemade  jams, pickled okra or pickled  beets, chow chows and relishes,  pickles, or hot pepper jelly! Beautiful succulents and a loe plants! Come by and  get some ideas for the holidays!

Thanks from our family to your's!

Ray, Amy, Ramy & Erin Sugg
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Come shop with us! Hurtgen Meadows will be at the market this weekend with a selection of wood crafts and jams and jellies for your last-minute gifts.
Are you in need of a holiday gift or a gift for a party host? Check out our new selection of hand-made cutting boards (maple and Brazilian cherry) available this week.
Another great gift suggestion - our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients. You will find apple butter and apple jelly, peach, 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. Custom gift boxes are available!
Hurtgen Meadows will be bringing carrots, sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes, squash, garlic, and fresh sage.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.

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 will have everyone's favorite ravioli, including our seasonal flavors, Pumpkin and Sausage, and Rosemary Garlic Pierogi! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

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: the newest release of 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.

We will also be sampling our latest release of 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.

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 Orange Blossom Mead, a lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey.

Diane Currier
Fickle Creek Farm
Click to see current availability! See specials below!

Pasture Raised Turkeys for Christmas!  8 to 20 pounds each.  Also limited breast, legs, and thighs!

Get your nutrient dense beef sticks and jerky for healthy eating while on family trips or group hikes in the coming weeks!

Give the gift of locally raised farm meats and poultry.
Holiday gift certificates (e-Gift Certificates available  online)
Pork Salami Chubs and Beef Sticks & Beef Jerky 
December Specials! Pre-order only!
Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
  • 10 lb ground beef $64 or 20 lb ground beef $120
  • *$5 off* any beef roast over $25, including London Broil, Chuck Roast, Eye of Round, Rump, Sirloin Tip, Shoulder Pot
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Buy 2 whole frozen birds and save $6
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • 50% off Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - Two 1/3 lb packages for $7
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
Catbriar Farm
Ho ho ho! We hope everyone is in the Holiday spirit. We will be at market on December 22. Last week a customer bought some steaks to give as Christmas gifts. Wow! Great idea! We will bring our Angus beef as well as a variety of soups. (perfect for the times you are too busy or too tired to cook!) Catbriar Farm soups also make delicious Christmas presents. We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, turnip greens, mustard greens and baby kale. Look for our dried cayenne peppers, flakes and powders 
(great stocking stuffers)!! Lastly we will have freshly made wreaths. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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 plenty of green cabbage and napa cabbage. Spice up your holidays with fermented foods - they'll help you digest heavy holiday foods as well as add depth of flavor to the dishes, such as dips, sauces, or even soups. If you'd like to share your love of kimchi or have a kimchi lover in your life, we offer gift certificates as well -- ask for them at our stall or order them here.

Eunice Chang
Terra Clotha
Creating hand-dyed clothing has been our bread and butter at Terra Clotha, but recently, we began thinking about the kinds of things you might use along with your literal bread and butter. Such as napkins, that you can put in your lap at mealtime and prevent ugly stains to your seersucker slacks when the bread and butter moves of its own accord from your plate to your lap, where it invariably tends to land buttered side down (thanks, Edna Ferber!). Besides hand-dyed napkins, we also have tea towels, quilted hot pads, and quilted oven mitts, most featuring our firefly design. Oh, and we also have aprons, in sizes for children, youth, and adults.

Clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright ways to protect you from your food.

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
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!
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!

Kombucha is a legendary beverage touted for its health benefits, particularly aiding in digestion! Stock up for the holiday feasts on the horizon. We'll be offering fill-ups from our kombucha draft system, bottles to go, and limited quantities of our kombucha starter kits!

Grant Ruhlman
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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.