August 25, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Saturdays 8 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3-6 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Terra Clotha
Elodie Farms
Four Leaf Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Catbriar Farm
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Celebrity Dairy
Bonlee Grown Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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!

































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Quick Links
It's that time again -  back  to  school !  It can be hard to get  back  into the groove and avoid rushed, stressful mornings. We have a few ideas to simplify your meal routines so that you don't end up living on granola bars, skipping meals or going out to lunch everyday.

1. Lunchbox Produce
The produce available at the Market right now lends itself well to traveling around in a lunchbox all day. These un-fussy, no prep required, lunchbox heroes are:
  • (the aptly named) Lunchbox Peppers
  • Muscadine and Scuppernong Grapes
  • Cherry Tomatoes 
  • Apples and Asian Pears
2. Mason Jar Salads
These easy, nutritious portable salads can be prepped ahead of time and kept in the fridge for a few days (without the dressing). Place cut veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc.) on the bottom, then add your favorite leafy greens (lettuces, baby kale, mustards), finished with any nuts, cheeses, or meats that you like. Screw the top on the mason jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you are ready to eat, add your favorite dressing and enjoy!

3. The Best Sandwiches 
The market is teeming with ingredients to build the tastiest sandwiches in town! Freshly baked bread, jams, pickles, lettuces, onions, cheeses, eggs, and even artisan deli meats are available for you to stock up for the week ahead. You cannot go wrong with a sandwich for lunch, paired with your favorite lunchbox produce or homemade potato chips.

Finally, if you're looking for a special meal to celebrate the end of summer or the beginning of the school year, swing by Salty Catch's table. We're excited to have them back as a guest vendor this weekend so be sure to check them out because they will not be here for a few weeks. As a reminder, every week a guest vendor attends the Market, we'll include a small entry in the newsletter. Their schedule will change week to week so be sure to check the newsletter for the latest on guest vendor attendance. If they're not in the newsletter, they will not be attending the Market that week. 

See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Veggie Valet at the Market!
Have you checked out our Veggie Valet service yet? If you have ever struggled with carrying your groceries all the way back to your vehicle when you are done shopping, keeping your kids in tow with armloads of veggies, or simply getting around the Market with your local haul, you're going to love the Veggie Valet. This program is managed by three interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity, an organization that provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. Say "Hi!" to our interns on Saturday and drop off your bags while you shop and enjoy the Market community.

A message from the Veggie Valet interns:
Veggie Valet is a program that helps customers by holding their groceries while they continue to shop and loading them into their car. The program is free to Durham Farmers' Market customers but we are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies. The Veggie Valet tent is located on the corner of Foster and Hunt Street right beside the ATM!
-Daniela, Kadejah & Chamiya
Join Meadow Lane Farm for
Dinner in the Meadow!
Tables will be set in just a few weeks for the 4th Annual Dinner In The Meadow. Tickets are now available for the dinner that endows The Leonard-Mobley Small Farms Fund, a $5,000 grant established to assist with projects such as development or expansion of new sources of agricultural income on the recipient's farm. The grant will be awarded at the September 10 farm-to-table feast.
Guests gather in the meadow Sunday eve to mingle with old and new friends as noted chefs from the Triangle and our region are putting final touches on their unique creations for this communal meal, showcasing foods offered by local farms and artisanal food and beverage vendors. During dinner, UNC-TV's Frank Stasio will again host our evening and grant presentation. Then, to cap the evening off, local auctioneer E.B. Harris entertains with his lively auction of our more generous donations.  Those wishing to support our efforts but are unable to attend the dinner can do so as well on our website.  We hope you will join us at this year's event!
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Malabar Spinach, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Purple Hull Peas, Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Grapes, Figs, Cantaloupe, Melons, and Raspberries

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

FLOWERS: Zinnias, Lisianthus, Celosia, Sunflowers, and more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
Vegetable, Flower and Herb Starts, Bedding Plants

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, Vermiculture, and more!

CRAFTS:  Pottery, Woodwork, Baskets, Photographs, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Handmade Clothing, Body Butters, Lotions, Yarn, Roving and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
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 real commercial fisherman. Know that when you buy Salty Catch Seafood that 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!


Fresh Catch List:
  • Shrimp tails 
  • Grouper fillet
  • Triggerfish fillet
  • Snapper fillet
  • Jumping mullet fillet
  • Flounder fillet
  • Whole Snapper
  • Whole Medium Black Sea Bass
  • Sea Scallops

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
Our great Australian shepherd, "Happy Zack," helps us every day on the farm.
Fresh pastured, natural Berkshire x PORK and Dorset X LAMB this Saturday - many cuts to select from! Our new Lamb Brats sausage.. so delicious and great for the grill. Our 1" cut LAMB CHOPS are perfect for summer grilling also. PORK...slabs of St. Louis ribs, variety of sausages, Pork Chops...all wonderful for outside cooking.

Try our 1" thick, dry-aged ANGUS Ribeye on the grill or our Chevon (Boer goat), or PORK CHOPS. The Sirloin's are wonderful also. We have other steaks such as:  London Broil and Denver steaks (chuck filets). Make patties for the grill...BEEF, LAMB, or Goat (Chevon). We also have Baby Back Loin Ribs for the grill, assortment of Roasts, and SAUSAGES (Beef and Pork Brats and Chorizo). How about our all beef HOTDOGS... perfect for grilling?

Other cuts include: Brisket, Shanks, Short Ribs, calves liver, organ meats, DOG Bones, Marrow Bones, Leg of Lamb/Goat, Lamb or Goat Stew, Riblets, Bags of Soup Bones for making your own broth.

We have wonderful PORK sausages...Italian, Chorizo, Brats, HOT Country, and County X sage...from our Happy pastured Berkshire X pigs. Smoked ham slices are great on the grill along with slabs of St. Louis style slabs of pork ribs!  
Our USDA certified organic veggies this week include:  L ots of tender OKRA, Sungold Tomatoes, and many butternut squash.  SWEET and few HOT peppers are starting to come off along with baby EGGPLANT. NEW this week:  new crop of yellow summer squash and baby greenbeans....Get there early for our fresh FIGS... limited supply...and so delicious!  Try our farm fresh eggs also.. big yellow yolks from our happy hens.

We look forward to seeing you  this Saturday  at the GREAT Durham Farmers Market, a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm.  Farm helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Stoney Mountain Farm
LAMB TACOS? Yes, and they are good. Next weekend, September 2nd, we will have some for sampling. You don't want to miss it!

Our coolers will be full once again with our wonderful lamb, named specifically by Slow Food as a FLAVOR worth saving!  Our popular cuts right now are our boneless leg roasts and we'll happily share our ever popular recipes for grilling! Our chops are always a hit.  Shanks, who can resist them? Lamb tenderloin, yep, that's what I said. Plenty of bones for all those broth loving fans. And, last but far from least, our ever popular ground lamb. Ask for my Lamb Pizza recipe...easy and yummy!

We'll also be in the company of our felted sheep for gifts. Yes, we have yarn, pelts, and....of course, our Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls.  See you Saturday mornin'!

Olga & John
Chief Herders
Burlington, NC
Pamela Strand Photography  
It's all about the sky and space! I was fortunate enough to travel to Columbia, SC where thousands were treated to perfect sky conditions and a Total Eclipse of the Sun! I have photographic cards and  enlargements available this weekend.
Many of my images can be previewed on my website and most can be enlarged upon request. I have enlargements in 11x1"' and 16x20" sizes and can make poster size upon request. Images can also be converted to black and white.
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and check out the selection that Jack will have at the market on Saturday. The forecast is for wonderful weather, so it's time to grill out with family and friends this weekend. Bison burgers or brats or steaks would be a good choice.

Peppers Stuffed with Bison Sausage
A recipe by Sandy Pleasant
  • 5 oz. package Mahatma Spicy Saffron Rice Prepared (or your preference)
  • ½-1 lb. Ground Sweet Italian Bison Sausage, browned*
  • 4-6 Green Bell Peppers
  • 15 oz. Can Diced Petite Tomatoes (drained)
  • ¾ Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  1. Slice tops off green peppers and remove seeds and membranes inside pepper. Trim bottom of pepper in order to level the bottom so it will stand without tilting over (don't create a hole).
  2. Parboil the peppers for 5 minutes in a pot of boiling water.  Remove and allow to cool.
  3. Prepare Saffron rice package per directions (bring 1 2/3 cups water to a boil with 1 tbsp. margarine, add rice and seasonings from package, stir and reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed and then allow to sit for 5 minutes).
  4. Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat. Add cooked rice to cooked sausage mixture as well as can of diced tomatoes. Mix well. Scoop mixture evenly into peppers. 
  5. Place a half inch of water in dish (9 x 13 dish) with stuffed peppers. Cook in a preheated 350 oven for 30-40 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle grated cheese over top of each pepper. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy! 
*Substitute zesty Italian, hot Italian, or mild bison sausage, or plain bison ground burger in this recipe.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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 1-5 pm.

This week we will be sampling: the latest release of 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 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 be sampling oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and local lavender from Sunshine Lavender Farm. 

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
Paneer and Fresh Mozzarella this Saturday! Double your pleasure, one for cooking in a curry and one for the vine ripe tomatoes while they last for a Caprese Salad. This might be the last weekend for Mozzarella so enjoy it now. Paneer is an Indian frying cheese that doesn't melt, is moist, and a little tart. With our Jersey cows' milk, it has a rich flavor as well. We only make this when it's on the menu at Lantern Restaurant so enjoy it with sautéed veggies such as pepper, squash, and tomatoes with Indian spices for a satisfying dinner.

We will also have Dairyland Farmers cheese, Carolina Moon, Pheta, and Hickory Grove. The Dairyland Farmers is a fresh cheese that is moist and a little tart; use it on tomato sandwiches or in Chile Rellanos. Carolina Moon which is in the family of Camembert and Brie is a favorite by itself with fruit for an appetizer. Add our Pheta to cucumber or watermelon salads or tomato and eggplant pizza. 

Hickory Grove Cheese is our own recipe similar to a mild German Muenster. It has a luscious texture at room temperature and melts beautifully for an omelet or a great cheeseburger with our ground beef. 

We feed whey to pigs on our farm which uses a by-product of cheese making and gives the pigs a nutritious feed. We will have Spare Ribs and our sausage which is made from the hams with spices we chose that we think you'll like. We have Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, Mild Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast links, Polish, and ground pork. We also have our delicious ground beef so don't forget your cooler!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Where has the time gone? It's hard to believe this is the last August market. Summer crops are slowly shutting down and the fall vegetables will be here soon.
On our tables you will find field-grown sun-ripened tomatoes, okra, carrots, beets, bell peppers, eggplant, sweet onions, potatoes, leeks and garlic.
Eggs from our happy hens will be available this week.
We will have our blackberry jelly and strawberry, peach, and sweet onion jam available this week.
Come by for a lovely bunch of mixed summer flowers.

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!
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Lots of OKRA this week!   

  • PASTURE RAISED FREEDOM RANGER CHICKEN - $5.40/lb (Whole Bird) or $6.30/lb (Half Bird) (10% savings)
  • PASTURE & WOODLAND RAISED, FREE RANGE PORK - $9/lb Smoked Polish AND Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausage (10% savings)
Click this weekly update to see everything we have: 
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Bologna, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce 

Sign up for our 11 week FALL CSA begins in August, with first pickup September 9. Save 10% on MEAT!

10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Terra Clotha
For those of you who are still looking for a way to commemorate last Monday's eclipse, we will have a more of our popular eclipse T-shirts at the market  on Saturday. Sizes for both children and adults.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Out of this world.

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

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 Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, September 9 at 6PM. Get your tickets here!

Next  Farm Tour  will take place on  Saturday, September 16 at 4:30PM . Get your tickets  here ! Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Four Leaf Farm
We will be at Market with the last cherry tomatoes until our Fall crop comes in (if they do, that is). All the plants have been hauled out of the tunnels  to make room for Fall and Winter crops. Other produce on the table Saturday will include green beans, eggplant, peppers from sweet to hot, a variety of squash including Spaghetti, Acorn, Red Kuri and the last Delicata. We will have garlic, pea shoots and yard long beans.

For the plant lover we will bring Fig trees, Lemon trees (small) and a few house plants.

Come enjoy a cool-ish morning at the market.
Tim, Brian and Helga
Ever Laughter Farm
Lunchbox peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, shishito peppers, garlic, hot peppers, Mexican sour gherkins, garlic, and potatoes. 

We'll have mixed bouquets too! See you at the Market!

Will Cramer
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Flat River Farm & Nursery

We will be at the Market with Field Tomatoes, Green House Tomatoes Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Potted Flowers, cut flowers, peppers and potted herbs. We'll also have green Tomatoes to make your favorite fried Green Tomato recipe dish. 

Charles & Joan Holeman
Catbriar Farm

We will bring tomatoes, (lots of tomatoes!), zucchini, okra, eggplant, sweet bell peppers, cayenne peppers, zinnias, fresh and dried herbs. 

See you at the Market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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
Celebrity Dairy
Celebrity Dairy will be bringing our award winning chevre, delicious gelato to keep you cool all through market, and many other products made with our goat's milk!  

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:  Naturlig and Tykk.

Gelato:  Chocolate, Nutmeg-Vanilla, Ginger, and Mango.

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 Dinners this quarter.  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third Sunday Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at Market this Saturday! What's available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Cherokee Purple Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Garlic Dill Pickles
Napa Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Juniper Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut
Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Peach with Vanilla Bean & Bourbon
Strawberry Honeysuckle Preserves
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH More
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. We will also have cut pastas - spaghetti, spinach linguine, fettuccine; gnocchi, lasagna, pizza dough and our freshly made Tomato Basil Sauce. We'll see you at the Market!

Parking & Street Information
The Market is located at 501 Foster Street in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.  Parking can be found 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.