November 30 , 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Four Leaf Farm
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
Meadow Lane Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Maple Spring Gardens
Catbriar Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
Soul Cocina
Caballo Rojo Coffee
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
The Winter Market season is upon us!  Collard greens, sweet potatoes, cabbage, kale and spinach are just a few of the nutritious veggies that can be found at the market every Saturday from 10 am-Noon. Not only do all of these veggies grow no more than 70 miles away from Durham Central Park, but they are also nature's way of providing our bodies with the nutrients it needs to fight typical cold weather illnesses. Round out your shopping trip with local meats, cheese, fresh bread and so much more, including locally made chocolate!  As a reminder, the  Durham Farmers' Market Food Programs  run throughout the entire year! We accept SNAP and offer cash matching for customers that participate in SNAP or WIC. And don't forget about the Double Bucks program, which matches SNAP and cash matching transactions up to $10. Want to learn more? The Durham Farmers' Market Food Programs were recently featured on Healthy Durham 20/20's  website .

Finally, don't forget to look for vendors in their Winter Market locations. Swing by the Info Table if you're having trouble finding a specific vendor.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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The Durham Farmers' Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the market and continue to provide Durham with an event that nourishes the soul of our wonderful city.  You may not know that the market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community.  We want to continue expanding the offerings of our market and need your help to make this happen.  The Friend of Durham Farmers' Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children's programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, and developing our nutrition education programs. We invite you to invest in your market. Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham. Thank you!
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beets, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Peppers, Potatoes, Pea Shoots, Pumpkins Radishes, Squash, and much more!

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.

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
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
Guest Vendor:  Haw River Mushrooms

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend! We will have a variety of oyster mushrooms, lots of shiitakes, and maybe a tiny amount of Lions Mane.

Ches & Laura Stewart
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be back at market this week and we have lots of different veggies for you. Here is most of the list but it seems there are always a few surprises come picking time on Friday. BROCCOLI RAAB, ITALIAN CHARD, GAILAN, SPINACH,DAIKON RADISH, CARROTS, COLLARDS, FENNEL, BEET GREENS, CILANTRO, NAPA CABBAGE, TOSCANA KALE, RADICCHIO and of course PEA SHOOTS. If it is not too cold we will bring our SUCCULENTS and HOUSE PLANTS too.

Tim & Helga MacAller
Terra Clotha
These heavy cotton 18-inch by 16-inch totes are great for a trip to the library, an expedition to the grocery store, or a weekend getaway to a Mediterranean island. Two pockets on the side hold your phone, grocery list, sunscreen, or passport. Like our
Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.

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

This week we will be sampling: the newest release of our 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 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.

And we will also be sampling our Apple Cyser Mead , this is the mead version of a hard cider, and ours is a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights. A blend of four apple varieties from western NC contributes both tart and sweet cider notes.

We will also have bottles available of our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick; and our Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass, made with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Diane Currier
Meadow Lane Farm
The holidays are right around the corner and we are NOW taking orders for Mario's beautiful farm fresh handmade wreaths... greenery and berries from our farm. Stop by this Saturday and place your order or text for the coming weeks delivery.  He will be making two sizes again this year.

We will have lots of our dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Lamb, Chevon (goat), and PORK....stop by and sample our fresh pork sausage this week. Want to make a pot of hearty brothy soup for these cold days...stop by and check out our bags of meaty soup bones and marrow bones. We have an assortment of roast and steaks for the holidays. How about a tender LEG of LAMB for a special upcoming meal? Order your's today.  

Our USDA certified organic veggies: our greenhouse SUNGOLD tomatoes, limited yellow squash, and wonderful smelling Marigold and Zinnia bouquets will be at the market. Mario's organic POPCORN is in plentiful supply - a perfect holiday gift.

Thank you for your support of our family farm! 

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, radish, and butternut squash. 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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We will have everyone's  favorite ravioli, including our seasonal flavors, Pumpkin and Sausage & Mo zzarella! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake  lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Then join us from 2-6pm at Melina's Fresh Pasta Shop in Durham to  
celebrate our 1st Anniversary at the Pasta Shop (and 8 years in business!). We will  be sampling pasta, filling cannolis to order & have  
a group of local food businesses sampling and helping us celebrate!

Maple Spring Gardens
As the holiday season arrives, and you are thinking about gifts for family and friends, consider giving them something local, handmade, and healthy! We will be at market the next few weeks with an abundance of Herbal Tea Blends, Herb Infused Vinegars, and Fire Tonic - our must have for winter. Stop by for a taste, each week we will be sampling a different hot tea.

Also on the table this week, you will find lettuce, arugula, pea shoots, kale, carrots, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, collards, sweet potatoes, turmeric, dill, and parsley.

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Catbriar Farm
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with fun, food, family and friends. We hope to see you at the market Saturday starting at 10:00am with the opening bell. We will be in our winter location on the back side of the market shelter. We will bring sweet potatoes, a variety of beef and soups, fresh and dried herbs and Christmas wreaths. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have Paneer this weekend to go with any of the greens at market for an Indian Palak Paneer or vegetable curry, or to fry and serve with your favorite soup or salad. Other cheeses include our Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, Danziger, Hickory Grove, and our 8 month aged Calvander. We make a variety of cheeses, fresh and aged, so that you can choose one for a grilled cheese, casserole, tacos, or pasta . Ask for a sample if there is one you're not familiar with. 

Try our delicious ground beef for chili, spaghetti, or hamburgers. We have some pork chops left, so stop by early to get a pack of two. We also have Molasses cured Bacon, Spare Ribs, smoked ham hocks, and bacon bits. The whey fed pork is tender and our sausage is popular since they are made with the hams and we've chosen a variety of spice mixes. Use our  Mild or Hot Italian for a kale soup that we have a recipe for or pick up some Polish made with mustard and garlic for a quick meal.We'll also have Mild Country Breakfast, our new Hot Country Breakfast, Bratwurst, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo. Enjoy an appetizer with our cheeses or cook a Jambalaya with our Smoked Andouille and enjoy the weekend.

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Fickle Creek Farm
Click to see current availability! See specials below!

Hope you had a great holiday with friends and family!  Tis the season for ROASTS in the oven or the crock pot, especially when you save $4 on each pkg!
Beef... Chuck, Shoulder Pot, Eye of Round, Brisket, & London Broil.

Artisan dry cured pork salami in 6 ounce chubs - $11 each or 2 for $20. Case of 12 for $105.

Non-GMO, Free Range, Pasture Raised CHICKEN SAUSAGE!  Rosemary Garlic Large Links and Mild Country Breakfast links - $14 per pound.

Moroccan Lamb Sausage....  Made with MERGUEZ seasoning i ncluding  Cumin, Red Pepper, Fennel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Paprika and Garlic...only  $16 per lb.

Rolling enrollment continues for the Fall-Winter CSAGet the best beef, pork, and chicken we offer.  Save 10% on the meat CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!

December Specials! Pre-order only!
Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
  • 10 lb ground beef $64 or 20 lb ground beef $120
  • $4 off any beef roast including London Broil, Chuck Roast, Eye of Round, Rump, Sirloin Tip, Shoulder Pot
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Buy 2 whole frozen birds and save $6
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • 50% off Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - Two 1/3 lb packages for $7
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!
  • 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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Winter market has arrived with new hours and a new location for Hurtgen Meadows Farm. Instead of being in the space next to the ATM we will be in the first space ACROSS the aisle from the ATM. 
Hurtgen Meadows will be bringing carrots, green onions, sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes, potatoes, hot peppers, squash, garlic, and fresh sage.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
We will have a variety of our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients. New this month you will find both apple butter and apple jelly. 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!

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!

Kombucha is a legendary beverage touted for its health benefits, particularly aiding in digestion! Stock up for the holiday feasts on the horizon. We'll be offering fill-ups from our kombucha draft system, bottles to go, and limited quantities of our kombucha starter kits!

Grant Ruhlman
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Celebrity Dairy
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 Dinnersthis quarter.*  Visit Zoila in our vendor spot for delicious samples and full Third  Sunday  Dinner menus.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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!
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.