January 19, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Do you want to build a snowman? 
Thanks for sharing this fun photo, Brinkley Farms!
Winter Market Hours:
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
MoonDance Soaps & More
Bonlee Grown Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Four Leaf Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
South Wind Produce
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Soul Cocina
Elodie Farms
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
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 
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
Check out these cuties from Elodie Farms enjoying the sunshine after the snowstorm!
Whoa - that's a lot of snow! We hope you and your family stayed safe and warm during the crazy snowstorm. I don't know about you, but I've been inside long enough and am looking forward to getting downtown tomorrow for the market. Please stay safe on the roads and visit us next week if your neighborhood is too icy. We'll do our best to shovel around the pavilion and keep you safe while shopping at the market. 
As always, t hank you for your support during these chilly winter months. Our farmers are working hard to bring you the best produce, meat, cheese and more and are always thinking of creative ways to work around the challenges that Mother Nature throws at them. And don't forget the tasty treats that our prepared food vendors bring week after week to share with you. We are all grateful for your support and hope to see you on Saturday!

Finally, we hope you'll join us tomorrow for a soup cooking demo starting at 10 am. Volunteer Mariah Bunton will be whipping up a delicious batch of potato and sunchoke soup using seasonal ingredients from the market. She'll have plenty of samples to share along with recipes. Be sure to swing by and learn how to use seasonal produce to make a delicious meal for your family!
What's for dinner? 
Potato & Sunchoke Soup
  • 1 yukon gold potato (on the larger side)
  • 3 cups chopped sunchokes
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 4 cups veggie broth (1 carton)
  1. In a medium pot, bring water to boil and add chopped sunchokes and potato. Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  2. While the sunchokes and potato are boiling, coat a large pot with olive oil and heat on medium. Add onion, garlic and spices.
  3. Drain the sunchokes and potato and add to the pot with the onions. Cover with 2 cups veggie broth and turn up the heat until it is gently boiling.
  4. After 10 minutes, or when sunchokes and potato are tender, blend the mixture with the remaining two cups of veggie broth until smooth. Return to the pot and stir in the nutritional yeast. Heat on low until the soup is hot throughout.
  5. Serve over cooked rice or on its own. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
Follow Durham Farmers' Market:
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  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, 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.
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. Stop by and say "Hello!" this Saturday!

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
MoonDance Soaps & More
The SALE continues! We need to clear out the holiday soaps to make room for new Special Edition offerings. All holiday Special Edition Soaps are just $3/bar or 4 for $10, while supplies last. Stock up on some holiday lovelies (that Cranberry Fig is my personal favorite) to carry you through the year! As always, we'll be handing out the free sample soaps to all visitors. See you on Saturday!

Rachel & Paul
Bonlee Grown Farm
Looks like some beautiful weather t his Saturday  to shop with your local f armers!! Pepper jelly, chow chows, homemade j ams (like fig or strawberry), hot pepper vinegar, and trail mix!  Liquid spray "coconut oil" for your dry s kin and hair.  Look for beautiful succulents and a loe in two sizes. Finally, we'll have lettuce baskets and cowboy caviar.

Thanks from our family to yours,
Amy & Ray Sugg
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 1-6pm & Sundays 1-5pm.

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 Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.

And 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. 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 Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead.

Diane Currier
Honeygirl Meadery
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at market provided that the roads are clear. In that case we will have Lettuce Mix, Mache, Pea Shoots, Kale, Collards Cabbage, Celery and Parsley. Come check it our and share your snow stories.

Helga & Tim
Chapel Hill Creamery
Big surprise with the snow! Didn't we hear 3-6 inches? We got at least 11. Allison and her staff made sure the animals could stay dry; watch a short video of this on our Facebook or Instagram. On  Thursday  she had to work on milking morning and evening since no staff can make it to the farm, making sure the milk cows have good footing getting to the milk parlor. Portia will help her feed and check all the water for the four different groups of cows plus the pigs. Frozen water hydrants are one of our biggest challenges. Then Portia and I will make cheese that was scheduled for  Wednesday . Being small has its challenges: the animals have to be taken care of and the milk has to be used before the chill tank overflows. Luckily we have not lost power and we have a deluxe generator for the creamery if we do. So far, so good.

We plan on being at market with cheese and meat  this Saturday assuming  the roads are clear. Check our Facebook  Friday  evening to confirm this. We'll have a new batch of our Pheta plus Hickory Grove, Calvander, and Carolina Moon. All our cheese comes from our Animal Welfare Approved Jersey cows. Their rich milk adds a depth of flavor to complement the various types we make. Use Pheta for salads, greens, or pizza. Carolina Moon is our version of a Brie and we have it ripe and full flavored or younger and a little mild. Serve with a hot pepper jelly or fig jam at room temperature or bake in phyllo. Hickory Grove and Calvander can complement your favorite soup or can be used in macaroni and cheese, omelets, or potato gratin.

Whey fed pork comes from the pigs raised on our farm. This is a sustainable way to use the whey that comes from cheese making as ten to fourteen percent of milk makes the aged cheeses and the rest is liquid. It is nutritious for the pigs and we can sell delicious pork at the market. Sausage is made with the hams, not just the trimmings of pork, which adds to the flavor our customers love. A new item for us is pork loin roasts, perfect for a large gathering or to use for several meals. Sausages include Sage and Maple Breakfast links, Mild Country Breakfast, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, Polish, and Smoked Andouille. We also have ground pork, bacon, ham hocks, and spare ribs.  Ground beef is $6.00 per pound and delicious. Pick some up for burgers, spaghetti, or chili. See you at the market!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Follow us on Facebook & Instagram
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! Try our last of the season pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi before they're gone till the Fall. We will have everyone's favorite ravioli - 3 Cheese and Roasted Garlic, Fig Gorgonzola, Roasted Red Pepper and Feta and more! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake meals for an easy and delicious cold weather meal. See you at the market!

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack hopes to see you  on Saturday , if the weather cooperates and melts some of the beautiful snow.  Stop by and check out the selection of delicious bison meat he has for you.  Plan to make a hearty delicious bison dish this coming week. Stay warm and hope to see you at the market.

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
South Wind Produce
South Wind Produce will not be at market this week. The crops are buried under 10" of snow, so we are packing up and heading to a farming conference in Tennessee. We hope to be back the following week!

Angie Raines & Miles Okal
Terra Clotha
During the winter months when I was younger, I frequently left the house without my  jacket. My mother (or my grandmother) would call out to me to come back and put on something warm. I did it, not because I was cold, of course, but because it made them feel better. As I've gotten older, though, I've come to see the advantages of wearing a jacket, or a sweater, or a long-sleeved shirt. Sometimes on chilly Saturday mornings at the farmers market, I have seen folks who, like my younger self, opted not to wear that jacket. They're in short-sleeved T-shirts, flip-flops, short pants. It's 40 degrees outside, you can see your breath, and these guys are dressed for the beach. It makes me cold just to look at them. (I try to avoid saying, "Tsk. Tsk. Those kids today. And their music - its just noise." But it's getting harder and harder to resist the impulse.) 

If you're like me, and you find it attractive to wear a long-sleeved T-shirt at the cooler times of the year (or you're dressing someone who should be wearing such a shirt) come check out our selection of long-sleeved T-shirts for adults and children, and long-sleeved dresses for women and girls. They're bright and fashionable, and they'll make you feel seasonably comfortable.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Warm and colorful.

We're now on Facebook! Like our page!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm in Hillsborough was buried under a foot of snow on Thursday afternoon. We are  looking forward to thawing out and hope to see you at the market  on Saturday.

One of our product lines unaffected by the snow and cold weather are our prepared foods. Lots of delicious choices of jams and jellies are available and include Strawberry, Peach, Apple, Apple Butter, Kiwi (locally grown by our farming friends in Efland),  Onion Jam and Pepper Jam (mild, medium, and hot). We just made a fresh batch of pear jam while watching the snow pile up outside.

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.

This week we will have cabbage, sweet potatoes, winter squash, beets, daikon and watermelon radishes. Unfortunately, the Brussels sprouts, leeks and carrots are safely tucked under row cover AND all that snow! Hopefully we'll have some field crops harvested next week.

Tom has been back in the workshop producing a variety of maple/cherry cutting boards. Stop by to check out his new selections.

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. 

Snow for all!

January Specials!
100% Grass Fed & Grass Finished Ground Beef
10 lbs for $64 (20% off) or 20 lbs for $120 (30% off)

Smoked Polish Sausage
40% OFF at $6 per pound - p re -order only!

Chicken Broth and Stock Special  
Pasture Raised Chicken Backs and Necks - 33% OFF at $2 per pound - p re -order only!

Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this simple order web link!

  • 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 & Duck 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!

Meadow Lane Farm
Pots of delicious warm brothy soups are perfect for this frigid weather... we have lots of BEEF meaty soup bones. Don't want BEEF? Then try our PORK neckbones, LAMB Soup Bones, or GOAT Soup bones. Stew Meat and ROASTS for the slow-cooker are all in ample supply along with GROUND meat for pots of chili.  

Our Animal Welfare Approved Angus BEEF, LAMB, CHEVON (goat meat), and pastured PORK are fully stocked now...try a Ribeye or New York Steak or LOIN CHOP. SAUSAGES are here in ample supply with our PORK (Holiday blend, Country X-sage, HOT Country, Brats, Italian); LAMB Brats; or our BEEF Brats and Chorizo Sausages. Calves Liver, Tongue, DOG Knuckle Bones, Short Ribs, Osso Buco, and many other cuts are available. 

USDA organic veggies: We hope to have collards, and limited Brussels sprouts this week. Try our organic POPCORN and farm PECANS...limited supply.

Thank you for your support of our family 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!
Elodie Farms
We're super excited to share our new promo video, check it out here. If you visited our farm this Fall, there's a good chance you appear in the video!

Want to really impress someone with your gift-giving skills? Get them a  GIFT CARD  to any of our farm dinners  here ! Trust us: they'll be delighted with the experience and you'll win them over!  Gift cards do not expire and they can be used for any of our dinners.

This Saturday  at the DFM, CAJETA is back! In addition, 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), homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel) and blackberry goat cheese mousse.

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.

Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
We 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
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Bok Choy Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut

Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread-n-Butters
Carolina Chow Chow
Hot Sauce 
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce

Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Cranberry-12 Pepper Jam
12 pepper jam
Jalapeño ginger jam
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Local Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin & Ginger Preserves
Fig & Muscadine Jam
& MUCH More

Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

Follow us:  Facebook &  Instagram
Find recipes & serving suggestions for Farmer's Daughter products on Pinterest.
Celebrity Dairy
We   will be bringing our award winning chevre. This year's 1st place State Fair winners were the Asian Luv Log and the Garbo Serendipity Spread . Our mold ripened bloomy rind Crottin won 2nd and 3rd in two categories, along with our Pure Chevre in 2nd. Come by to try these delicious winners! 
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, 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
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.