October 26 , 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
*Through November 17, 2018
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Terra Clotha
The Spicy Hermit
Bonlee Grown Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Chapel Hill Creamery
Catbriar Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Pamela Strand Photography
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Flat River Farm & Nursery
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
We hope you and your families are looking forward to Halloween! Our vendors are ready and excited to participate in our annual costume contest. Every year we host this contest as a fundraiser for our Double Bucks program, which matches SNAP/EBT transactions up to $10. You can purchase tickets to vote for your favorite vendor(s) at our Info Table. Tickets are $1 each or you can buy a bundle of 8 tickets for $5. It's the perfect way to show your support for our vendors while also benefiting Double Bucks, which is one of our market's most important programs. We encourage you and your kiddos to come dressed in your favorite Halloween outfits, too! And be sure to save your leftover Halloween candy for our annual trade-in event with Bull City Fit on Saturday, November 3. Your kids will be able to swap handfuls of candy for a gift certificate to the farmers' market.

This Saturday we'll also have special bouquets of marigolds for everyone celebrating Dia de los Muertos. Martha and Mario at Meadow Lane Farm planted special flowers for this celebration and are excited to share them with you. Why are marigolds used on this holiday? The vibrant colors and strong scent help guide the spirits to the altars set-up by families. What better way to honor your ancestors than with locally grown flowers?

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 10 when we'll host our first annual Silent Auction to raise funds for some of your favorite market programs, including the Sprouts Kid's Club, Double Bucks, and more. We're collecting auction items right now and, trust us, there are some incredible items up for bid. Save the date and come prepared to complete your holiday shopping while also supporting the market that you love.

Finally, as a reminder, below is our market schedule:
  • The Wednesday Market is closed for the season. Thank you for your support!
  • Saturday Main Season Market runs through November 17 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm.
  • Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Market will be held on Tuesday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The Saturday Market will be closed on November 24.
  • Saturday Winter Market begins on December 1 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beets, Butternut Squash, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Peppers, Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Squash, and much more!

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, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Fermented Foods, and more!

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor:  Salty Catch Seafood
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
Guest Vendor:  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
Meadow Lane Farm
Big beautiful marigold bouquets, yellow and orange, from our greenhouse will be available this Saturday at the Market.... just in time for the "Day of the Dead" ceremonies in the area on November 1. Stop by and see Mario's special flowers for the upcoming Holiday.  

Our natural pastured MEATS will be available.. 21-day old dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat). We will have many cuts to offer our valued customers...Ground, Loin Chops, bags of Soup bones, Roasts, Steaks, Brisket, etc.

SPECIAL this week will be our BEEF SHORT RIBS and Osso BUCCO.. delicious cuts for chilly day meals....a real value dish.  

USDA Certified Organic veggies include: our okra, eggplant, arugula, and few Sungolds from the greenhouse. Mario's organic POPCORN is a perfect gift for your friends and family. We hope to see you on Saturday at the wonderful farmers' market.

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 latest release of Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes. Made with local, roasted celeste and brown turkey figs, NC wildflower honey, and orange blossom honey.

We will also be sampling our BRAND NEW Mango Habanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with earthy clover honey, tropical mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers.

And we will also be sampling our Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass. Made from NC apple cider fermented with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

We will also have bottles available of our Apple Cyser Mead , a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights ; and our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick .

Diane Currier
Terra Clotha
We spotted Halloween decorations at a local store in July so perhaps we're late to this game. For Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, and for the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), which is Friday, November 2, we have a variety of skull-themed T-shirts. Some of the skulls (calavera in Spanish) are quite colorful. We even have a few for the little goblin in your life.
T-shirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful and scary.

Like our Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
Mike Konvicka
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 will have our usual stock of green cabbage and butternut squash, but will also have the first of fall napa cabbage kimchi, made with cabbage and radish from Four Leaf Farm and Lil' Farm. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces or even soups!

Eunice Chang
Bonlee Grown Farm

Apple butter, apricot and strawberry fig jam  are just a few of the goodies this  Saturday!  Pickled beets, chow chows and pickled o kra.  Succulents, aloe, mums, and  oriental pepper plants in sale!  Feather earrings also! Colorful p eppers and tender small okra.  Call for orders!

See you at the market!

Amy & Ray Sugg
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
T his week Hurtgen Meadows will be bringing the first of our fall sweet potatoes, carrots and watermelon radishes, along with shallots, eggplant, potatoes, bell peppers, sweet lunchbox peppers, hot peppers, fall squash, garlic and some of our beautiful dahlias.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
Once again we were awarded first place for our strawberry jam at the 2018 NC State Fair! 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. We'll see you at the market!

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 Pumpkin - new for the season! Or pick up  one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal. 

Chapel Hill Creamery
Cheeses this Saturday include Dairyland Farmers, Hickory Grove, Danziger, Carolina Moon, and our 7 month old Calvander. Stuff Chili Rellanos with the Dairyland Farmers, serve Hickory Grove with apples, or use Calvander to top frittata or pasta. Add the Calvander to a simple salad with thinly sliced Dinosaur kale with a lemon dressing for something different and delicious. Carolina Moon and Danziger are soft and flavorful for serving on a baguette or crackers; perfect to use for an appetizer or to pair with your favorite soup.

Try our ground beef this weekend for cheeseburgers with Hickory Grove, for spaghetti, stuffed cabbage leaves, or tacos. Jersery meat is known for flavor and tenderness. We have repeat customers who enjoy it and it comes in one pound packages for  $6.00 . Our pork is from our whey fed pigs and help us be sustainable since the whey is a by product that should not go into septic systems or streams plus it's nutritious for the pigs. We'll have Mild and Hot Italian sausage, Polish with mustard and garlic, Bratwurst, Sage and Maple links, and Chorizo. We also have spare ribs, maple cured bacon, bacon bits, smoked ham hocks, and ground pork. Enjoy the fall weather with cool weather cooking and grilling. See you Saturday and don't forget your cooler!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Catbriar Farm

We will bring sweet potatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, fresh and dried herbs, dried cayenne peppers, flakes and powder, paprika powder, Angus beef and soup choices. 

See you at the market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Fickle Creek Farm

Fresh - never frozen -  ground beef, soup bones, oxtail

STEAKS... filet, NY strip, ribeye (bone in and boneless), boneless sirloin, strip, hangar, flatiron
ROASTS... chuck, shoulder pot, eye of round, london broil, brisket, sirloin tip, short ribs
Finally we have Non-GMO, Free Range, Pasture Raised CHICKEN SAUSAGE back in stock!
Rosemary Garlic Large Links and Mild Country Breakfast links, $16 per pound

It's time to get a BEEF or PORK ROAST, or even a whole CHICKEN in the OVEN or CROCK POT!
See below for all our options and don't forget the Sausage Breakfast Links for hearty weekend breakfasts!

Enrollment continues for our Fall-Winter CSA Get the best beef, pork, and chicken our farm offers. Save 10% on the CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!

October Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Frozen Bone-In Loin Roast - $3 off each pack
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Buy 2 whole frozen birds and save $6
Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!
  • 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, & Roast Beef
  • 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
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

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
Pamela Strand Photography
What says Fall better than colorful leaves and clear, cool days?! Durham leaves have not turned yet, but in other places they are gold and red and orange. Here's an image of Zion National Park with its golden aspen leaves on show.

I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring iconic spots around  Durham, the OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and astronomical images. If you don't see a subject you are looking for, just ask - I may have it.  This week's image is of a passion flower, 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
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 sandra@elodiefarms.com
This Saturday at Market 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!
Flat River Farm & Nursery
W e will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers,  Herbs, Hanging baskets and potted plants, SunGolds and Juliets.  Pickles are here made from our own cucumbers!

Charles & Joan Holeman
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.