July 13, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Honeygirl Meadery
Meadow Lane Farm
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Pamela Strand Photography
Bonlee Grown Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Maple Spring Gardens
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Harland's Creek Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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
Tomato Day at the Durham Farmers' Market!
Tomato Day at the Durham Farmers' Market!

Your favorite  day  of the year is here -  TOMATO DAY!  Join us starting at 9 am as we celebrate one of the tastiest treats of summer. You'll sample dozens of varieties of tomatoes and then vote for your favorite. Chefs Kyle Wilkerson and Candace Crank of   Heirloom Restaurant   in Roxboro will be leading the event so be sure to say "Hi!" and thank them for spending their morning with us.

Need a little cooking inspiration? Check out these recipes and chat with folks tomorrow about ways to prepare tomato dishes:
Also, we're excited to announce that r egistration for the July 28 Homefries Kid's Cooking Class is open! Check out this  link  and register today as the class is capped at 15 students. This class is for children ages 8-13 who want to learn to cook with seasonal produce and will be taught by local foodie Susan Sink. Class starts at 9:30 am sharp and usually lasts until 11:00 am. For more info, check out our  website  or e-mail us.

See you tomorrow for the tastiest  tomato event in town!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Market Events
Saturday, July 21
  • Chat with the Master Gardeners from 8 am-12 pm.
  • Join local foodie Nicole Cardon for a cooking demo with seasonal ingredients at 9:30 am.
Saturday, July 28
  • Calling all young chefs! Join local foodie Susan Sink for the Homefries Kid's Cooking Class from 9:30-11 am on the market lawn. Register today!
Saturday, August 11
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, 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: Asian Greens, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Yellow Wax Beans, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Blackberries, Blueberries, Watermelon & Cantaloupe

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

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, 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 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
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 Lavender Mead , an infusion of fresh-dried local lavender flowers from Sunshine Lavender Farm in our orange blossom traditional semi-sweet mead.
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.
And we will also be sampling our Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey. Fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish - pairs perfectly with champagne for a "mead-mosa!"
We will also have bottles available of our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey; and our Apple Cyser Mead, a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights.

Diane Currier
Meadow Lane Farm
Sun, Grass, Beef
Come out  this Saturday  to our wonderful Farmers' Market and buy delicious HEALTHY, fresh food for your cookouts!

Now is grilling time so get out the grill and try some of our pastured, natural meats: SUN, GRASS, MEATS.  On Saturday, we will have our 21-Day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF....all the cuts will be available...from tender FILET MIGNONS, Ribeyes, New York Strips, Sirloins, London Broil, and Flat Iron STEAKS....our Weeping Radish Brewery famous HOTDOGS, Sausages, Ground Beef (including G. Chuck and G. Round). Oxtail, Tongue, Brisket, Heart, calves liver, Stew Beef, DOG BONES, Marrow Bones, ROASTS (Chuck Eye, Chuck, Eye of Round, Sirloin Tip), bag of soup bones, and shanks will all be in ample supply.

For your special meal, try our Leg of Lamb and Leg of Cabrito (goat). 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.

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, Rendered Lard from our pastured pork, St. Louis Slab of Ribs, and more. How about a quick and easy meal using our eastern-style pork BARBECUE....just heat and serve...already seasoned and so delicious.

Organic certified baby tender SQUASH, Mario's famous SUNGOLD tomatoes, OKRA, and our POPCORN. We may also have a limited amount of our small orchard's PEACHES (not organic). Try our farm fresh EGGS and our farm fresh flower bouquets to make you feel happy!

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm! We appreciate and cherish your friendship and support. Look for our white tent and BEEF trailer on the north side of the pavilion! Visit us and attend the small farmer fundraiser, Dinner in the Meadow, on  Sunday, September 9 on top of a grassy hill.  

Flat River Farm & Nursery
We will have lots of Field Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers, Herbs, Hanging Baskets and Potted Plants, Green Tomatoes, Sungolds  and Juliets.  See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Pamela Strand Photography
What says summer better than big gorgeous sunflowers?! I visited a large field of these beauties in Raleigh this week and have a number of new images in cards and enlargements.

I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring iconic spots around Durham, the OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and astronomicql images. If you don't see a subject you are looking for, just ask - I may have it. This week's image is of Sunflowers, of course!

Many of my photos can be previewed on my Smugmug website I will also have enlargements in 11x14" and 16x20" sizes and can make posters upon request. Drop by for a look and a chat!
Pamela Strand
Bonlee Grown Farm

Peach, strawberry,
triple berry, apricot, and fig jams! 

$3 Geraniums and potted plants. 

Succulents and hanging baskets.

Please call ahead for orders. Thanks  for buying from your local farmers!

Amy and Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

Pasture & Woodland Raised Free Range PORK!  W e are proud to announce that our pork is now  Animal Welfare Approved  by A Greener World!
Get some fresh pork! Great for the grill and smoker!
Bone-In Pork Loin Chops,  Tenderloin, Boneless Loin, and Ribs
Mild Italian Links will be fresh, but all sausages available and are quick to get ready to grill.  Boston Butt, Picknic Shoulder, and Belly (also great in a slow cooker/crock pot).  See prices below!

July Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Canadian Bacon and Bacon Bits & Chunks now 50% off
100% Grass Fed & Finished BEEF
  • Smoked Kielbasa Links - 50% off at $5.50 per pound. Great for sauces!
  • Ground Beef - 10 pounds for $64 or 20 pounds for $120
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 (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; Whole Stew Duck
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Chapel Hill Creamery
The cows are happy! With all the rain we've had,   July is offering the herd unusually lush, tender, abundant grass for this time of year. The bounty of the pasture is reflected in the depth of color and flavor in the cheese, bringing the nutrients of the sun, soil, and grass to YOUR table! "Pot of Gold" mozzarella, anyone?

The tomato festival will be fun and we'll have Fresh Mozzarella to buy for Caprese Salad, pizza with our Italian Sausage, or just melted on a piece of good bread. All our cheese is made with the milk from our Animal Welfare Approved Jersey cow herd.  We also have Carolina Moon, similar to a Camembert; fresh Dairyland Farmers, moist and tangy; creamy Danziger, our savory, washed rind Hickory Grove; and firmer more aged Calvander which is a smooth version of Asiago. Pick up some Calvander to make Pesto. We are very low on Pheta but have a new batch aging.

Pork Chops are back!  All our pork is from our pigs who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. Sausages include Mild Italian, Smoked Andouille, Polish, Chorizo, Sage and Maple Breakfast links, and Mild Country Breakfast.   We also have Ribs, ground pork, and Molasses cured Bacon for BLTs. Bring your cooler and enjoy the market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Saturday  will be our annual Tomato Celebration Day at the Durham Farmers' Market. There's nothing like a fresh from the garden, sun warmed juicy tomato sandwich. Hurtgen Meadows will have a few big slicers to get you started on that sandwich this season and lots of cherry tomatoes for your salads and recipes.
We will be bringing a variety of cherry and slicing tomatoes, potatoes, sweet bell peppers, leeks, eggplant (classic and fairy tale), cabbage, sweet onions, garlic scapes and fresh garlic.
We will have bunches of mixed summer flowers.
Current varieties available include peach, peach mango, kiwi, strawberry, sweet onion and pepper jam. Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients. 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. 

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 new summer flavor Sweet Corn & Mascarpone! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal. We will also bring pesto - new for the summer! 

Also, check out the  Pasta, Cannoli & Booze event at the Pasta Shop!
Saturday, July 14 from 3-6 PM
2717 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707

Come get some locally made cannoli from Durham's newest Food Truck - Holy Moly Cannoli, eat some pasta and try some locally made Oak City Amaretto!

Maple Spring Gardens
Happy hot summer afternoon to you! We are currently putting in our fall cucurbits out here at the farm. For us that means a late planting of cucumbers, some zucchini, and winter squash. Cucurbits also include melons like cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew (which we don't grow), and they are a very interesting family of plants. They love heat, and need lots of water, but they also like soil that is fairly well drained. They are also notoriously finicky about being transplanted, and must be babied if you are planting starts. However, if you plant from seed they'll go gangbusters! Luckily for all of us they are tremendous at shading out competing weeds which means that by the time they get totally out of control you really don't have to do much to them.  Just something to think about as your enjoying a cucumber or melon at market...

This week we'll be bringing blueberries, blackberries, cantaloupe, sun jewel melons, arugula, peashoots, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, chives, basil, garlic, tulsi, and our selection of handmade teas and herbal infused vinegars. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Catbriar Farm

We will bring tender yellow squash, shiny green zucchini, red skinned potatoes, our first red tomatoes, delicious basil, fresh and dried herbs, cayenne flakes and cayenne powder. Our freezer is once again full of flavorful angus beef. If you have a favorite cut please call or e-mail to reserve it. 

See you at the market!

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). NEW! Goat cheesecake! Very limited supply, get yours early!

Tickets for our FARM TOUR on Saturday, July 21 at 2PM are available. Get'em here! Tours take approximately 1.5 - 2hr and include a cheese tasting on the porch of our 1914 Victorian farmhouse. Most of the time will be spent playing with the goats, but we will also visit the cheese room and milking parlor. Please wear comfortable closed-toe washable shoes.
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.

Harland's Creek Farm
DFM fare from Harland's Creek Farm: Certified  Organic Tomatoes - cherry and slicing, Green Beans, Fingerling Potatoes, Tomatillos, Eggplant, Melons-the essence of summer in NC. Get herbs-basil, two kinds of mint, garlic, and more. tomatillos, basil, mint, garlic, and more.
FEATURED SAMPLE:  Salsa Verde authentic Mexican style. Stop by to taste, get the recipe, and buy the ingredients in our Tomatillo Pack.
Judy, Erasmo & Rene
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stop by and visit with Jack and select some delicious bison meat for weeknight family dinners or for gatherings with family and friends on the weekend.  Sandy made a quick and delicious bison dinner this past week using her Christmas gift, "The Spiralizer". Instead of noodles she created Zoodles with fresh zucchini. She boiled the zoodles for 2 minutes, drained and covered them with bison spaghetti sauce she made using Prego sauce with mushroom and ground bison. Quick and easy.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Stoney Mountain Farm
We have coolers full of our yummy lamb cuts, grilling to braising...we've got you covered! Last week shanks seemed to be the preference, and this week, let's hope for more grilling potential!  This weekend we have tenderloin and a new supply of rack of lamb!

As livestock farmers raising sheep on a small scale, we can accommodate most requests.  Just ASK us!

John & Olga Elder
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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. See you at the market!

Gabriela Kavanaugh Visit my website!
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove. We make Italian/European-inspired, Cow & Goat-milk cheeses. We hand-craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love.

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including: Freshen (cow milk)  Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored;  Cottonbell   (cow milk) bloomy-rind cheese;  Cottonseed  (cow+goat milk) award winning, bloomy-rind cheese;  Campo  (cow milk)  lightly smoked, melt-able fan favorite;  Rocket's Robiola  (cow milk) award winning,  decadent, and ash ripened;  Lissome  (cow milk)  milder take on a beer washed Taleggio;  Nimble  (cow+goat milk)  beer washed; Winsome (cow +goat milk) aged, bees wax dipped; Occasionally we bring  Weanling Button  (cow+goat milk) chive and geo.

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, Samantha, Alessandra & Dani
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
Our products this week:
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 Dinners this 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.