May 17, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Meadow Lane Farm
Botanist & Barrel
Four Leaf Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Catbriar Farm
Edna Lee's Bakery
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
East Durham Bake Shop
Terra Clotha
Harland's Creek Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Haw River Mushrooms
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Pamela Strand Photography
Strong Arm Baking
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Soul Cocina
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
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
Spring is in full bloom at the market and there's something new and exciting every week! Tomorrow cauliflower will make an appearance, along with an increased quantity of cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini. Sugar snap peas are growing strong, as are strawberries. It's getting easier and easier to eat the rainbow during this colorful time of the year. So grab your water bottle and sun hat and make plans to spend time with your favorite local food producers tomorrow morning!

And if the seasonal local produce wasn't exciting enough, we're looking forward to hosting a special event tomorrow with the team from West Point on the Eno. Register for their   flower arranging workshop and learn  the basics of floral design by making your own vase arrangement. All tools will be provided and participants will purchase flowers from our vendors.

Also, don't forget that the team of Master Gardeners will be at the market tomorrow to answer your toughest plant questions. We're so grateful to have them share their expertise with our market community!

Finally, join Blue Point Yoga Center for a fun morning of free yoga every Saturday. Class begins at 9:00 am and will take place in the lawn adjacent to the Brannan. Remember to bring your yoga mat and a water bottle. For more information, visit Durham Central Park's website.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 1
  • The 11th Annual Running of the Bulls 8K will take place around the market. If you're an early shopper, give yourself extra time to get to Durham Central Park because several roads around downtown will be closed during the race.
Saturday, July 13
  • Mark your calendars for Tomato Day - it's always one of the highlights of our year!
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Green Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Scallions, Swiss Chard, and more!

FRUIT: Strawberries

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.

Meadow Lane Farm
The LAST of the asparagus this Saturday... Mario is closing down the field this week to let the ferns grow and rest for next spring.  
However, he will have his ORGANIC certified Strawberries, Sugar Snap and Snow Peas, Swiss Chard, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and more.

Our natural, pastured ANGUS BEEF, PORK, LAMB, and CHEVON (goat meat) will be in ample supply this week... grill out a delicious hamburger, sausage, loin chop, steak or whatever you like.  

Thank you for your support of our family farm.

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Botanist & Barrel
Botanist & Barrel crafts a variety of ciders, sours, and dry fruit wines. Using techniques from wine-making, brewing, and mixology they are constantly blurring the lines. They are Orange County's first winery and cidery, situated just north of Hillsborough, on Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm. They are also farmers raising dry farmed, no-spray, organic blueberries, for the best estate grown fruit on earth.

Founded in 2017 by brother and sister team and Orange County natives, Lyndon and Kether Smith focus on light-handed winemaking using old world methods with modern sensibilities. They lean towards whole fruit fermentation and make natural beverages with no additives or forced carbonation. They ferment to zero residual sugar and the ABV ranges from 7% to 15.5%. The ciders and wines are raw, wild, unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurized and you will find both still and sparkling ciders. They age in everything from tequila barrels, to sea salt bourbon barrels, to rum, to sauternes, to tawny port to bourbon maple syrup barrels. 
Botanist & Barrel is hyper-local, sourcing ingredients whenever possible from within 200 miles of our farmhouse winery. 

Lyndon Smith
Founder, Botanist & Barrel
SEEDS will be back at the market again this week! We are a nonprofit educational farm located just East of Downtown Durham that empowers youth by teaching them how to grow and cook their own food! Come by our stall and meet our dedicated High School Farmers, DIG, and pick up some fresh free-range eggs, herb bundles, luscious collards, kale, broccoli or mustard greens, and get a few basil, eggplant, or pepper plants for your own growing space. Your purchase helps fund our youth programs to train Durham's next generation of community leaders.

Trevor Hyde, Farm Manager
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at market with lots of spring veggies including cucumbers, summer squash, fresh garlic, sugar snap peas, the last of this round of carrots, bets, salinova baby lettuce, asian greens, cilantro, Pea shoots and if all goes well, the first Fava bean harvest will happen this week.

For the gardeners we still have lots of herbs, peppers flowering annuals and perennials.  Come on by and check out what we have!

Helga & Tim
The Spicy Hermit
The 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, sweet onion, and green garlic. Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or salads.   

Eunice Chang
Catbriar Farm
The potatoes are blooming! It won't be long until we have delicious red skinned potatoes!! This week we will bring fresh and dried herbs, spring onions, and green garlic also a variety of our angus steaks, roasts and ground beef lastly the following soups: asparagus (16 and 24 oz), tomato (16 and 24 oz), black bean and vegetable (16 and 24oz), 15 bean (16 and 24 oz), sweet potato and lentil (24 oz only).  See you at the market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Edna Lee's Bakery
NEW items this week will be Blackberry cobbler, Raisin Sourdough Bread, Pound Cake, Gluten free Peanut butter cookies, 7 Layer cake. We will be bringing Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal raisin cookies, Peanut butter cookies, 7 layer cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Oat wheat bread, Sourdough bread, Blueberry bread, Amish Friendship bread, Cinnamon rolls, Gluten free Blueberry bread, Gluten free Morning Glory muffin, Gluten free Brownie, Lemon Poppy Seed Friendship Bread, Cheese Straws, Lemonade, Coffee, Banana Nut bread, Cream Cheese Danish, Cranberry Orange scone, Chocolate Cherry scone and Assorted Cookies.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
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 Thursdays from 4-8 pm, Fridays from 4-8 pm, Saturdays from 12-8 pm & Sundays 12-5 pm.

This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our S trawberry 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 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 Ginger Mead, using local ginger root - dried, juiced and grated - to infuse the soothing and warming qualities of ginger into an aged semi-sweet dark wildflower honey traditional mead.

We will also have bottles available of our Mango Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with clover honey and juicy mangos; and our Orange Blossom Mead, a semi-sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey.

Diane Currier
Fickle Creek Farm

Boston Butts, Boneless Loin Roasts, Ribs,  Link, Patty, and Bulk Sausages.

Rolling enrollment continues for our 22-wk Warm Season CSA!  Click to enroll  and save 10% on all meats.

May Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • Save up to 25% on Ground Beef: 20 lb for $120 and 10 lb for $64
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Save 50% on Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each
  • Bacon Ends & Chunks - 25% off
Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
  • BOGO - Buy one package chicken backs, get one of equal or lesser value free!
Pasture Raised Turkeys
  • 18 pounds each - $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, Hot Dogs
  • 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
East Durham Bake Shop
We'll be bringing a variety of sweet and savory croissants, laminated pastries, savory pies, muffins, scones, granola, and a few vegan and gluten-free baked goods.  We're excited for the first of this season's blueberries and will be bringing a few blueberry pistachio crumble pies for the early birds (not sure you'll make it in time? Give us a call to pre-order a pie for market!). We'll also have danishes filled with strawberry and lemon verbena jam and pistachio frangipane.  ♥  Looking to place an advance order for a whole pie or other treats? Call the shop to place your order today!  Thanks for your support!

Ali & Ben
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Terra Clotha
For your consideration, a variety of hand-dyed Durham-themed bags. We have totes that will look stylish in your office. String bags so the vegetables you pick up at the market can "breathe." Purses. And an assortment of grocery bags that you can stick into your cart and wave around triumphantly when the checkout clerk asks you "paper or plastic?".

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

On Saturday we will have Certified Organic all our usual spring fare: arugula, beets, turnips, chard, kales, collards, escarole, and various kales. Our herbs will include mint, parsley, oregano, and bronze fennel.
NEW THIS WEEK: Our new vegetable this week is  kohlrabi. Kohlrabi cultivars were developed in northern Europe and are in the cabbage family. Some people think it is a root, but it is really a fleshy stem and resembles a flying saucer. It has a brassica flavor but is mild, sweet, crisp, and juicy-somewhat like an apple but not as sweet. We will have  RECIPES and  SAMPLES to taste.
Certified Organic Eggs  from   Pasture Raised Hens, $7.00/dozen. Mixed flock: Pearl White Leghorns, Mixed Heavy Browns, and New Hampshire Reds.
Enroll in our CSA.
Harland's Creek Farm has a CSA that delivers at both the Wednesday and Saturday DFM. We provide large and small prepacked boxes of produce. You can read about it and enroll online. We will give you a discount for missed weeks.
NO PLASTIC PACKAGING: Harland's Creek Farm does not use any single use plastic packing. All our packaging can be recycled or composted at HOME. We use paper twist-ties instead of rubber bands, trimmed paper bags  for packing tender greens, larger paper bags for items we display in containers at market and bag for you to take home, and  glassine, a polished paper bag for small leaved greens, such as spinach, arugula, salad mix, and baby greens. If you need a bag to take things home in, we will provide you with a paper bag.  We researched non-plastic packaging earlier this year. Read about our results online.
Best to all, 
Yoli, Erasmo and Judy
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our seasonal ravioli flavor is Spring Pea & Mint. We will also  
be bringing pierogi!
 Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and  delicious meal.

Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have a variety of oysters, lion's mane, shiitake, and cinnamon caps with limited  supply of our new d elicious mild sesame oyster mushroom jerky.  

Want to add edible mushrooms to your garden or a shady area on your land? Join Haw River Mushrooms THIS Saturday, May 18th for a class on growing Stropharia and Blue Foots from home. Details and registration online. We are also taking registrations for our next foraging class on June 6th! 

To special order inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn to be picked up at the market, simply e-mail us.  

Ches & Laura Stewart
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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing a quantity of our pesticide-free, naturally grown strawberries.  You may pre-order a flat by e-mailing us.
We'll have kale, chard, spinach, leaf and head lettuce, celery, onions, peas, garlic scapes, bulbed fresh garlic, arugula and kohlrabi.
We'll be bringing an assortment of vegetable plants for your home gardens including tomato plants (cherry, salad, and large slicers, hybrid and heirloom, determinate and indeterminate), sweet bell and hot peppers, eggplant, blackberries, and a variety of herbs and flowers. The varieties of plants we have selected to bring for you are proven performers for our area and ones we grow on our farm. 
Pick up some fresh eggs 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!
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have our Dairyland Farmers and young New Moon this Saturday. These younger, more moist cheeses are nice for the warmer weather. Use the Farmers in our recipe for a chopped salad with carrots, raisins and nuts. New Moon is the perfect appetizer for one or two people. We also have a little spicy Hot Farmers, ripe and creamy Carolina Moon, 11 month old Calvander, Hickory Grove, and the washed rind Danziger. Most of the Carolina Moon in extra ripe for people who like it strong as well as a batch that is more buttery and mild. Brian, who is our long-term cheese maker, is pictured here doing one of the many tasks in getting the cheese from milk to its final form. We flip the Carolina Moon and Dairyland Farmers many times after they are scooped and before they are wrapped for sale to assist the drying and shape of these high moisture cheeses. 

Spare Ribs are at a special price of $2.00 off per pack. Get some to roast or grill soon. All our pork is from the whey fed pigs at our farm and the sausages include the hams for more meatiness. We'll have Sage and Maple Breakfast links, Mild and Hot Breakfast in bulk pack, Smoked Andouille, Mild and Hot Italian, Mexican Chorizo, Polish with garlic and mustard, and Bratwurst. Molasses cured Bacon, Bacon Bits, Ground Pork, and our flavorful Ground Beef are also available. Pick some Chorizo for a taco with the Dairyland Farmers or the Breakfast with a little sage for stuffed cabbage leaves. Plan your meal or picnic and come see us at market.  Bring a cooler and enjoy the market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Bonlee Grown Farm

Pick up your favorite flowers today!


Thanks for supporting local and be sure to call us for orders!

Amy & Ray Sugg
919-548-0977 (Amy's cell)
Pamela Strand Photography
I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards and enlargements featuring Durham and NC icons,  Flowers, Animals, Astronomy, and the Wild West.

Many of these photos can be previewed on my websiteI also have enlargements in several sizes up  to 20x30." If you  need a larger size printed to canvas, or want an image converted to black and white, I'll be glad  to do that.      

See you at the market!

Visit my website!
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
Flat River Nursery & Farm
W e will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, Aloe plants  and Herbs.

See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
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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!
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!
Celebrity Dairy
Have you tried our goat's milk Skyr? It is a tangy refreshing Icelandic dairy product we make and bring to market. We have two styles, the drinkable Naturlig Skyr, which is similar to kefir and the Tykk (thick) Skyr, similar to Greek yogurt. It is plain, made up of just milk, culture, and rennet, like other cheeses. It also gives you the liberty on how sweet it is and if you want to use it in a savory setting like a tzaziki sauce. Try some today!

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, 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
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
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.