March 29, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
Main Season Market hours begin NEXT WEEK from 8 am-Noon!
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Terra Clotha
Meadow Lane Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Harland's Creek Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Honeygirl Meadery
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Soul Cocina
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Sarah's House of Clay
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
We hope you'll join us tomorrow for the last Winter Market of the season. Wahoo! The Main Season Market kicks off on Saturday, April 6 and we'll return to our regular hours of 8:00 am-noon. This will be our 20th anniversary season and we're excited to celebrate with you over the upcoming months. We're planning several special events so save the date for our first event on April 20 from 9:00-11:00 am. Also, don't forget to re-stock on your mid-week groceries at our Wednesday Market, which begins on April 17  from 3:00-6:00 pm.

We hope you'll join us at the CROP Walk next Sunday, April 7! Part of  the funds raised through the walk support our Double Bucks program, which can match SNAP/EBT transactions dollar for dollar up to $10. Since we started accepting SNAP/EBT in 2014 and launched the Double Bucks program, more than $72,000 has been spent on local, fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheese, bread and more at the market. We are incredibly grateful for the CROP Walk's generous support and look forward to this community event. Check out their  website  for more information and don't forget to join the Durham Farmers' Market's team!

Finally, mark your calendars for CFSA's Annual Piedmont Farm Tour on April 27-28. You can purchase your buttons and pick up a map at the Info Table. This is an event you don't want to miss!

What's for dinner?
Kale Nacho Chips
Who doesn't love nachos? If you want to add extra veggies into your diet, make kale the base of this meal. You can easily make kale chips and top with your favorite nacho ingredients. The possibilities are endless! Recipe from The Minimalist Baker.

Kale Chips
  • 1 large bundle kale
  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
Black Beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans, slightly drained
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Pasture-raised meat
  • Farmers' market cheese
  • Ripe avocado
  • Green garlic
  • Scallions
  • Favorite salsa (or make your own!)
Check out the full recipe and instructions online. Happy cooking!


See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Beets, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Green Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, and 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:  Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have blue oysters, snow oysters, cinnamon caps, and lion's mane. We will also be sampling and selling our new delicious spicy teriyaki oyster mushroom jerky. To special order inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn to be picked up at the market, simply e-mail us . Our next log inoculation workshop will be held this Saturday March 30 from 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm. The morning session is sold out but, the afternoon session has several spots left. Visit our website to sign up and for more information on our upcoming classes.

Ches & Laura Stewart
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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
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.

Totes from Terra Clotha. Colorful. Versatile.

Mike Konvicka
Meadow Lane Farm
You know spring is not far away when lambs and kids start arriving at our farm.    We hope the weather continues to be pleasant since they are born in the open pastureland.  

On Saturday, our 21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat) will be in ample supply. Making your own broth? We have lots of meaty SOUP BONES and Marrow Bones (& Knuckle Bones for DOGS). ROASTS include:  hearty Chuck Beef Roast, Sirloin Tip, London Broil, and Eye of the Round in BEEF; Pork roasts are Picnic and Boston Butt... so delicious for a winter meal. 

SAUSAGES: Kielbasa, Country X-Sage, and Brats in the PORK; Try our Lamb BRATS... so delicious on the grill! ANGUS STEAKS: Sirloin and Ribeye and London Broil; Try our Lamb LOIN CHOPS.. so great also on the grill.  Reserve your Leg of Lamb now for the upcoming Easter tender and perfect when sharing a special meal.

USDA certified ORGANIC veggies this week: KALE, Swiss Chard, few Brussels Sprouts, and our POPCORN. Mario has been planting other crops - they are looking good. Fresh farm flowers are beginning to bloom now...he will have a few bundles available on Saturday.  

Thank you for your support of our Century family farm. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
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 and napa cabbage. Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or even soups.

Eunice Chang
Harland's Creek Farm

Visit our stand for Certified Organic Eggs from pasture raised hens. Harland's Creek Farm has a mixed flock of hens laying our certified organic eggs. We have Mixed Ameraucanas and Pearl White Leghorns that lay blue or white eggs, and Mixed Heavy Browns (a jumble of kinds we ordered last summer) and New Hampshire Reds that lay brown eggs.

Our hens are also kid friendly!
Fickle Creek Farm

Pre-Order Holiday Lamb for Easter and Passover!
Leg and Shoulder Roasts as well as Whole Loin Racks!
Bone-In and Boneless Options!

2019 Warm Season CSA Begins April 6th!
22 weeks from April through August of the best our farm offers.
Click to enroll and save 10% on all meats

March Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • London Broil Roasts - 25% off
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each!
  • Save 25% off any pkg PORK CHOPS over $10
Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
  • Save 25% on Chicken Wings
  • BOGO - Buy one package chicken backs, get one of equal or lesser value free!
Pasture Raised Turkeys
  • 17 to 20 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, & 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
Catbriar Farm
We will bring spinach, kale, and mustard greens, sweet potatoes and turnips and fresh herbs. You can choose from coolers full of our USDA inspected Angus Beef and homemade soups. (Navy Bean and Ham Soup and Lentil and Vegetable) are back by popular demand. Don't forget to pick up some cayenne peppers, flakes or powder.

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Chapel Hill Creamery
Did you know that we raise pigs at our farm? In our efforts to be sustainable, we feed the liquid whey to pigs. The whey is nutritious for them and this process, which is the same used for the famous Prosciutto in Italy, solves the problem of how to dispose of the acidic whey. 90% of milk is liquid with only 10% of the solids like protein being concentrated in the cheese. We think the whey makes the pork tender and customers love the flavor. We sell Molasses cured Bacon, Spare Ribs, ground pork, and different varieties of sausage each week. The sausages are made with the hams for a more meaty product and we chose the spice mixes that we think you will like. Varieties this week are Mild and Hot Italian, Mild and Hot Breakfast, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Bratwurst, a little Polish with garlic and mustard, Smoked Andouille, and Mexican style Chorizo. The sausage is great to have on hand to add flavor to vegetables, greens, polenta, tacos, or pasta dishes.

Cheeses this week are New Moon, Carolina Moon, Dairyland Farmers, a little Hot Farmers, Danziger, Hickory Grove, and Calvander. New Moon is a smaller, young version of our aged and creamy Carolina Moon. This time of year New Moon is quite rich but with a more milky flavor. Great for an appetizer or a mixed cheese board. Dairyland Farmers is moist, soft and tangy for sandwiches with sliced radishes, for tacos, or for melting. Hickory Grove and Danziger are both washed rind cheeses but made with different recipes to attain very different textures. Hickory Grove is a semi-firm slicing cheese with a savory flavor that melts beautifully and Danzinger is softer with a slightly stronger flavor with a pungent aroma. Calvander is about 10 months old and you should try it now that it has this much age. Firm enough to grate but smooth enough to enjoy with a glass of red wine and nuts or pears. All our cheese is made with the milk from our Animal Welfare Approved Jersey cows and the rich milk adds a depth of flavor to complement the various types we make. Come by our booth for samples if you've never had our cheeses or for cooking suggestions.

We will also have our flavorful ground beef which makes a great cheeseburger with Hickory Grove or meatloaf with our Chorizo sausage. The Ground beef will be on special for $5.00 per pound this week. See you Saturday and enjoy the spring!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! We have a new seasonal ravioli flavor - 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 Apple Cyser, a dry style cyser made with North Carolina wildflower honey and fresh-pressed apple cider.

We will also be sampling 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.

And 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.

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 Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Maple Spring Gardens
Sun is warm and violets are blooming! We will be at market this week with plenty of spring greens - spinach, pea shoots, salad mix, spicy braising mix, chard, and the first tender hoop house lettuce - plus beets, radishes, parsley & dill. Come taste our herb infused vinegars and Fire Tonic or try out a farm grown Herbal Tea blend. See you Saturday!

Ken & Sunshine Dawson

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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we'll be bringing an assortment of plants and herbs for your home gardens including chard, cilantro, dill, lavender, oregano, curled and Italian parsley, peppermint, sage, sedum, spearmint, stevia, sweet marjoram, thyme and yarrow. We'll also have our popular porch pots to bring a touch of color to your front door.
We will be bringing collards, kale, spring onions, green garlic, leeks, cabbage and Brussels greens, spinach and sweet potatoes.
Pick up some fresh eggs this week 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, 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!

Need to warm up on a cold market morning? Drop by Homebucha's table for a made-to-order cup of tea! In addition to our kombucha offerings, we're also serving up hot cups of matcha, oolong, and pu'erh (a lightly fermented black tea).

Grant Ruhlman
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Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy is back this Saturday! Come check out an assortment of jams including Strawberry and Blackberry. Pepper jellies, Hot and Regular, with Hot Chow Chows also. Pickled  Okra and Pickled Beets. Beautiful succulents, Rosebud Impatiens, and Yellow Begonias! Homemade trail mix also!

Thanks for buying local! For orders call 919-548-0977.

Amy & Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
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
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
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
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!
Sarah's House of Clay
Forgot your shopping bags?  Buying more delicious produce than you'd planned because it all looks so good?  I have you covered!

Introducing NEW, unique SHOPPING BAGS, no two the same, all made from bits of this and that found in my fabric stash or batik dyed new bags or whatnot.

Look for my expanding offerings among the POTTERY - original note cards, earrings, pins, pendants, Batik dyed T's and Onesies, Child sized collapsible sunhats and more.

Love to see you there,
Sarah Howe
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.