May 3, 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
Pamela Strand Photography
Edna Lee's Bakery
Bonlee Grown Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Terra Clotha
Celebrity Dairy
SEEDS Durham
Fickle Creek Farm
Little Tree Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Harland's Creek Farm
East Durham Bake Shop
Maple Spring Gardens
Four Leaf Farm
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Strong Arm Baking
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
Caballo Rojo Coffee
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
Celebrate the bounty of the Spring season at our first annual Protein Palooza! The event starts at 9 am and samples will be provided 'til the food runs out. Thanks to support from Got to Be NC Agriculture, we're hosting an event to feature our incredible protein vendors, including:
Don't forget to check out our additional protein vendors, including:
The following restaurants will be whipping up delicious samples featuring local meat and seasonal veggies:
This event is kid-friendly and we encourage everyone to sample the delicious meat and vegetarian side dishes available. For more information, check out the  Facebook event. See you there!

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 11
  • Celebrate Mother's Day and Duke's Graduation weekend!
Saturday, May 18
  • Join the team from West Point on the Eno for a flower arranging workshop at 8:30 am.
Saturday, May 25
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, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Scallions, Sweet Potatoes, 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
MEAT is the keyword this week.... come to the market and sample a meat you typically don't consume.... CHEVON (goat meat)!
Chevon (cabrito) is the most widely eaten meat in the world - good for you and delicious if prepared correctly. Stop by the tent of Chef Jose Garcia Campos from Gonza Restaurant and try a taco made from Meadow Lane's Chevon. This Saturday is MEAT Tasting Day - now is your opportunity to sample goat!

We have a great supply of our natural, grass-fed ANGUS BEEF, LAMB, GOAT (Chevon), and PORK this week. Try Loin Chops, Stew meat, Ground, Roasts, Steaks, Liver, Heart, Cheeks, DOG BONES, and much more.  SAUSAGES.... we have a variety of delicious sausages available... beef, pork, and lamb.

ASPARAGUS, ASPARAGUS, ASPARAGUS.... really coming in now... along with our USDA Certified Organic Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, few BEETS, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, and more. 

Mario is very busy on the farm now... The hay harvest starts this week also... Not much time to rest.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, our valued customer and friend.  

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
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!
Edna Lee's Bakery
NEW items this week will be Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies and repeat of Lemon Cheese 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
Bonlee Grown Farm


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

Amy & Ray Sugg
919-548-0977 (Amy's cell)
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 a limited amount of 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
Terra Clotha
You might think that since the temperatures are climbing and weather is getting more pleasant that there will not be a need for a nice warm, fleecy Durham hoodie.  You'd be wrong, of course.  As the temperatures outside rise, the temperatures inside plummet. I'm not talking about your house, since anyone who pays attention to the environment and/or pays a utility bill tends to keep the house on the warm side during the summer.  No, I'm thinking that if you ever have to go to work, or to school, or to the grocery store at this time of year, you'll be in a building that has its thermostat set at "Meat Locker." Thus, the perfect time for one of our hoodies.

Like our Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
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
SEEDS Durham
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 tomato or basil 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
Fickle Creek Farm

Thanks to all of you who came out for this past weekend's Piedmont Farm Tour!  We love opening the farm to all of you... some of you have been coming each year since we started on the tour over 15 years ago!

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
Little Tree Farm
John of Little Tree Farm will be at the Durham Farmer's Market this Saturday with asparagus, mustard and ironwork.

Dale & John Fluke 
Oxford NC 
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our seasonal ravioli flavors are Roasted Red Pepper & Feta,  
Asparagus, and Spring Pea & Mint. 
Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery is a small urban meadery in downtown Durham, making an ancient craft beverage for modern days. Mead is essentially wine made from honey, with many different styles that include additions of fruits, flowers and herbs. Our meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches, using both local and global true source honey, local fruits, herbs and flowers. They are naturally gluten free. Our downtown Durham Tasting Room is open on Fridays from 3-7 pm, Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays from 1-5 pm.

This week we will be sampling: our BRAND NEW release of Mango Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with earthy clover honey, juicy mangos and infused with a touch of green tea for balance.

We will also be sampling our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick. Fermented with NC strawberries, wildflower honey and infused with habanero peppers to bring a little heat.

And we will also be sampling the newest release of our Orange Blossom Mead, a lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey.

We will also have bottles available of our Ginger Mead, using local ginger root in an aged semi-sweet dark wildflower honey traditional mead; and our Apple Cyser Mead , a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights .

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have our Dairyland Farmers and young New Moon, which are warm weather favorites, as well as our 10 month old Calvander, Hot Farmers, washed rind Hickory Grove, Danziger, and Carolina Moon. The slightly tart Farmers is refreshing in the hotter months on tomato sandwiches, tacos, and salads. We have a recipe for a chopped salad with carrots, raisins and nuts that includes the Farmers Cheese or you can make our recipe for strawberry sauce to serve with it. Allison, who is our herd manager, is pictured here with Dairyland Farmers which she likes with hot pepper jelly and crackers. New Moon is the perfect appetizer for one or two people; it has a light, milky flavor compared to the more aged Carolina Moon which is aged longer to get a more creamy, mushroomy flavor. Ask for serving suggestions if you are not familiar with our cheeses. 

We have pork chops this weekend, packed 2 per package. Spare Ribs are at a special price of $2.00 off per pack; get some to roast or grill. 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. Ground Pork and our flavorful Ground Beef are also available. Pick up some ground beef for tacos with our Dairyland Farmers Cheese or a delicious cheeseburger with our Hickory Grove. Thanks to everyone who came to the farm tour! It is a challenge to take it on after markets Saturday morning, but it was a beautiful day and our staff, family, and generous volunteers pulled together to make it happen. See you Saturday!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
The first of our amazing peonies will be on our table this week. Be sure to grab a bunch!
We will be bringing a good quantity of our pesticide-free, naturally grown strawberries, so ask us about ordering a flat for freezing or making jam. We'll also have fresh cilantro, garlic scapes, spring onions, kale, arugula, lettuce, celery, and spinach.
Now is the time to plant! This week we'll be bringing an assortment of vegetable plants and herbs for your home gardens including tomato plants (cherry, salad, and large slicers, hybrid and heirloom, determinate and indeterminate), sweet bell and hot peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, 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.  We'll also have our popular porch pots to bring a touch of color to your front door or deck area.
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!
Harland's Creek Farm

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 pre-packed boxes of produce. You can read about it and enroll online
Prices are prorated for late enrollments.
Plastic-free Packaging.
As of the opening of the first main season Saturday Durham Farmers' Market, Harland's Creek Farm will be using plastic-free packaging, all of which can be recycled or composted at HOME.
  • For bunched vegetables, paper twist-ties that can be composted at home compost will replace rubber bands.
  • We will use trimmed paper bags for tender greens, such as head lettuce,  escarole etc.
  • Items, such as, okra, green beans, eggplant, potatoes, squash, etc. will be displayed in open containers at market and sent home in paper bags.
  • Small leafed greens, such as spinach, arugula, salad mix, baby greens, will be packed in glassine bags. Glassine is a polished paper and is translucent.
  • If you need a shopping bag, we will provide you with a paper bag.
Read some details of the research Judy conducted online.
Certified Organic Eggs  from Pasture Raised Hens: $7.00/dozen. Mixed flock: Pearl White Leghorns, Mixed Heavy Browns, and New Hampshire Reds.
Best to all, 
Erasmo, Yoli, and Judy
East Durham Bake Shop
We're looking forward to seeing you this week! 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 about the return of Carrot Cake Scones (with a local baby ginger glaze) and keep an eye out for a variety of treats featuring sustainably-harvested ramps from Western NC. 

♥  Looking to place an advance order for a whole pie or other treats? Give us a call at the shop!

Ali & Ben
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Maple Spring Gardens
New vinegar just bottled! Try our Pineapple Sage & Violet Flower vinegar on a simple salad using our delicate salad mix of a variety of lettuces and sweet pea shoots, or a tender kale salad.

Spring veggies are all in! We will be bringing the first cauliflowers for the early birds this week, plus broccoli shoots, big lettuce heads, spinach, pea shoots, salad mix, kale, chard, radishes, beets, cilantro, dill and parsley. Infused vinegars and herbal teas to flavor up your meals, and loads of veggie and herb starts to fill out your gardens. Just a few more weeks of planting season so get 'em while you can!  See you Saturday!

Ken & Sunshine Dawson

Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at market this weekend with lots of plants for you to plant. We still have a great selection of herbs, a new batch of tomatoes, hot peppers, frying peppers, eggplant, flowering annuals and perennials.

On the table you will find an amazing selection of vegetables and even some fruit. For starters look for cauliflower, broccoli raab, radishes, pea shoots, tons of carrots, beets, scallions, frisse, escarole, the sweetest butter crunch lettuce, deer tongue, Little gem, Salinova baby lettuce, kale, chard, cucumbers and for the early birds, a few zucchini. The list does go on but I will stop here. Come see for your self and enjoy the morning with us at the market.

Helga & Tim
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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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
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
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!
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!
Caballo Rojo Coffee
My name is Gabriela Kavanaugh and I am owner and roaster for Caballo Rojo Coffee, roasting locally here in Durham. My grandfather was a leading coffee roaster in Venezuela and I wanted to continue this family tradition in my local community. My goal is to create moments involving coffee that connect the international community,  that provides us with coffee, with our our local community. We are excited to be able to foster this vision by being at the Durham Farmers Market, providing you with cups of brewed coffee and bags of whole bean coffee.

Gabriela Kavanaugh Visit my website!
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.