October 12 , 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: Strong Arm Baking
Meadow Lane Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Terra Clotha
Pamela Strand Photography
Celebrity Dairy
Elodie Farms
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Bonlee Grown Farm
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!
 

SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
NOW AVAILABLE
AT THE MARKET
SWEET POTATOES

PEPPERS

TURNIPS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

BABY GINGER

FLOWERS

MUMS

ONIONS

GREENS

EGGPLANT

GREEN BEANS

GRAPES

BEETS

OKRA

GARLIC

POTATOES

PASTURED MEATS

GLUTEN-FREE BREADS
& PASTRIES

FAIRYTALE EGGPLANT

MINI PUMPKINS

MEAD


EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

SOAP & BODYCARE PRODUCTS

CHEESE

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HOMEMADE CHIPS

SALSA

TAMALES

HAND-DYED CLOTHING
10% Campaign

Quick Links
This has been a whirlwind of a week and our thoughts are with all of the families affected by Hurricane Michael across the southeast. Mother Nature sure has given us a crazy Fall season so far. The transition to cooler days is welcomed by everyone, especially our farmers. You'll start seeing new produce appear on their tables, including a variety of greens, root veggies and much more. Be sure to enjoy peppers and eggplant before they're gone for the season (although we hope the first frost is still a ways off).

Tomorrow we're excited to join Durham County 4-H and  NC WARN  as we come together to assemble flood buckets and hygiene kits for our NC family affected by Hurricane Florence. The supplies will be taken to Wilmington, Lumberton and other areas in the Eastern part of our state. Cooperative Extension centers in those areas will distribute the supplies to families who are recovering from the storm.  We will provide the 5 gallon buckets and Ziploc bags.  We need YOU to provide the following NEW items in their original packaging to help fill our buckets:
  • Travel sized toiletries, including toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream/razors, combs and washcloths
  • Scouring pads, scrub brushes and all-purpose sponges
  • Dish detergent
  • Household cleaners
  • 33 galloon trash bags
  • Heavy-duty gloves
  • Dust masks
  • Eyeglass protectors
  • Terry towels
Please bring your donations to the Info Table and join the teenagers from NC Warn and 4-H in assembling the buckets. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

If you're looking for a fun family event next Tuesday, October 16,  join us for  Neighbors Feeding Neighbors 2018 ! This annual event is sponsored by the  Durham CROP Hunger Walk  and Durham Congregations in Action. The event raises money to help people in poverty through local and global relief programs by having the Durham community come together for an enjoyable meal on World Hunger Day. The Durham Farmers' Market receives support for our Double Bucks program through this event so be sure to join us. Double Bucks matches SNAP/EBT transactions at the market up to $10, ensuring that community members have increased access to fresh, local food. For more information, check out this link.

Also, please mark your calendars for two exciting events! On October 27, we'll host our annual Vendor Halloween Costume Contest. And on November 10, we're hosting 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. 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!

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

FRUIT: Grapes

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

FLOWERS

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:  Strong Arm Baking
We are so excited to be a part of the Durham Farmers' Market community and look forward to meeting you all  this Saturday. We are a husband and wife duo and have been building our business out of our home for almost 5 years.

We are so pleased to offer you a rotating selection of breads and seasonal pastries (and some staples that we have all year!) as well as cookies, large pies and cakes for whatever your weekend needs might be. We offer both sweet and savory items which change as new fruits and vegetables come in season. 

Julia & Thomas Blaine
828-400-4826
Meadow Lane Farm
We are busy trying to save our hay crop and get the large round bales covered before the heavy rain returns this week.  Our animals need lots of quality forage and hay to get through the winter months. Since we are forage based,  they have had plenty of "sun, water, and grass" this year!
Squash blossoms will be at the market this week along with eggplant, new crop of okra, fall squash, along with cucumbers from the greenhouse...all certified USDA organic. Our natural MEATS are in abundant supply....21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, BERKSHIRE X PORK, Dorset LAMB, and BOER Chevon (goat meat). STEAKS, ROASTS, GROUND, SAUSAGES, organ meat (kidney, liver, heart), DOG Knuckle bones, MARROW Bones, Brisket, and much more. 

Mario's Organic POPCORN is back at the market... great for the cooler evenings.   

Thank you for continued support of our family farm. See you on Saturday at the market!

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.  

Our current offerings are:  green cabbage and butternut squash. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces. We are still patiently waiting for the greens to grow for our other varieties.

Eunice Chang
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Good friend Joseph Harris will be subbing for Jack this coming Saturday at DFM. He will have a good selection of delicious and nutritious bison meat available. So stop by and see him and select something for a weeknight meal or for a gathering of friends or family over the weekend.

Jack &  Sandy Pleasant
336-599-1297
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Finally! It looks like we will get some cooler weather, which should help the fall crops "take off" and grow in the gardens. 
 
PRODUCE
On Saturday we will be bringing arugula, eggplant, potatoes, bell peppers, sweet lunchbox peppers, hot peppers, fall squash, garlic and some of our beautiful dahlias.
 
EGGS
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
 
JAMS & JELLIES
Current varieties available include peach, pear, kiwi, strawberry, sweet onion and pepper jam.  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
We recently sent five cheeses to the NC State Fair and won four first place ribbons and one second place ribbon. Grading is on a point system for technical and aesthetic scores. Soon we will get to see the sheets for exactly how we scored. Other exciting news from the farm is that we bought a new tractor that will make many of our chores much easier. We scrape the feeding lane every day and compost that with wood chips and turn it until it can be spread onto the pastures. Also Allison bought herself a hoof trimming shoot which will be safer for her and for the cows. Hoof care is another important part of cow care and she does a good job with it. 

Saturday cheeses are Calvander, Dairyland Farmers, Hickory Grove, Danziger, and a little Carolina Moon. Calvander is a great cheese to have on hand for cooking, salads, or snacking. It's been aged 8 months and has a wonderful complex flavor. It's firm enough to grate but smooth enough to enjoy with a glass of red wine. Use it for pasta, a ham and cheese sandwich with chutney, or kale salads with lemon vinaigrette and toasted pecans.

We make Dairyland Farmers every week and it is moist and tangy. It's a staple at our house for Mexican dishes like tacos with our Chorizo sausage or for our recipe for Market Salad with apples. Hickory  Grove and Danziger are both washed rind cheeses but made differently for different textures. Carolina Moon is a Camembert style and our Jersey cow milk makes it full of flavor. 

Our ground beef is back! Our beef is tender and flavorful from our grazing herd and makes a delicious meatloaf or stuffed peppers. Sausages  include Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Polish, Chorizo, Mild Country Breakfast, and Maple and Sage Breakfast Links.  We also have ground pork, bacon, and bacon bits.  All our pork is from our pigs who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making as part of our focus on sustainability. 

See you Saturday and don't forget your cooler!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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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 Mango Habanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with earthy clover honey, tropical mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers.

We will also be sampling the newest release of our Orange Blossom Mead, a lightly sweet traditional mead made with 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 Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey ; and our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick .

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here   by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am.

FRESH Certified Grass Fed BEEF!  Perfect weather for steaks on the grill or in the pan - order now!  Filet, NY Strip, Bone-In Ribeye, Boneless Ribeye, Boneless Sirloin, Skirt, and Flank!  Plenty of Ground Beef for burgers, meatloaf, and chili.

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Special Moroccan Lamb Sausage! Made with MERGUEZ seasoning including Cumin, Red Pepper, Fennel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Paprika, and Garlic. Only $16 per lb!

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Time to ORDER TURKEY We offer broad breasted white turkeys that are raised on pasture for $6 per pound. $50 deposit gets you on the list!

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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!

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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 birds and save $6
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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!

Catbriar Farm
More rain!!  Promises of sunshine for Saturday. We hope to see you at the market!

We will bring asparagus, okra, bell peppers, eggplant, green beans, corn, fresh and dried herbs, zinnias and sunflowers. We will also bring our Angus beef and soups. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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Maple Spring Gardens
The time has come for us to top our Brussels sprout plants, thereby encouraging them to focus their energy towards fattening up the sprouts instead of growing ever upwards. Much like pulling off garlic scapes in the spring, this farm chore yields a tasty once-a year crop: Brussels sprout tops! Sauteed or roasted, these guys are delicious in their own right and are tasty preview of Brussels sprouts to come. 
In addition to Brussels sprout tops, we will have baby ginger, lettuce, kale, collards, salad greens, broccoli, beans, sweet peppers, green bell peppers, eggplant, potatoes, radishes, beets, winter squash, parsley, cilantro, lemongrass, and nettles. 

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Terra Clotha
We have added another design to our line of shirts with a Durham design. This shirt is two parts devil-may-care, one part nonconformity, and a touch of insouciance. That is, it's 100 percent Dirty D.

Clothing from Terra Clotha. Celebrating the Bull City.

Like our Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10 percent off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
 
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
919-489-5441
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.

We would like to invite you to our Fall Farm Festival on October 14, 2018 from 2-5 PM.

We will have hayrides, arts and crafts (including a coloring contest), an Inn raffle (one night stay or farm dinner for two), lawn games, a cake walk (with our farm goods as prizes), face painting, and so much more!!

We hope to see you there! For more info visit Zoila at the Celebrity Dairy table or find us Facebook or eventbrite.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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. Our next farm tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 at 4PM. Get your tickets here!  
 
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!
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
336-364-2460
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove. We make Italian / European-inspired, Cow & Goat-milk cheeses. We hand-craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love.

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including:  Freshen (cow milk) Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; Cottonbell (cow milk) bloomy-rind cheese; Cottonseed (cow+goat milk) award winning, bloomy-rind cheese;  Campo (cow milk) lightly smoked, melt-able fan favorite;  Rocket's Robiola (cow milk) award winning, decadent, and ash ripened;  Lissome (cow milk) milder take on a beer washed Taleggio;  Nimble (cow+goat milk) beer washed;  Winsome (cow+goat milk) aged, bees wax dipped; Occasionally we bring  Weanling Button (cow+goat milk) chive and geo.

For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our  website and join our newsletter mailing list.  E-mail questions and special orders or call  919-732-9079.

Austin, Samantha, Alessandra & Dani
Bonlee Grown Farm
I hope all of you are recovering from the Hurricane. After record rain in our area, our home was flooded with one foot of water on the bottom floor. We are cutting out walls and carpet and trying to dry out.

We will be at market  on Saturday with EGGS, COLORFUL PEPPERS, OKRA, SUCCULENTS, ALOE, AND MUMS. Thank goodness all the JAMS, PICKLES, CHOW CHOW, and PICKLED OKRA were 
moved to the main floor. Stop by cause I need a hug!

Thanks for buying local and take care!

Amy & Ray Sugg
919-548-0977 (Cell phone for Amy as our landlines are out)
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.