November 20, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Tuesday, November 21 from 3-5 pm
Closed Saturday, November 25
Winter Market begins Saturday, December 2
from 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Meadow Lane Farm
Elodie Farms
Catbriar Farm
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
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 
The 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 for
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. Give a suggested donation of $3-$5 and
receive a stamp on your card. Once you've collected enough stamps, you will proudly earn your Farmer Foodshare
T-shirt! Swing by the Donation Station for
more information!


























10% Campaign

Quick Links
We are lucky to live in a region where we don't have to stray too far from the traditional Thanksgiving dishes in order to use local, seasonal produce. Let's talk  about what our vendors are selling that could make an appearance on your holiday meal plates.

Considering North Carolina is the top producer of sweet potatoes in the United States, it makes sense to start with these delicious veggies. You can make both sweet potato casserole and mashed potatoes from your next Market purchases. It's easy to get excited about these rich, buttery dishes but don't forget to eat your greens, which may be the hardest decision because there are so many kinds to choose from. Tomorrow you will come across bok choy, mustard greens, collard greens, kale, chard, spinach, and a variety of lettuces. Cook some chard down with garlic or compete for the most vibrant salad on the block. Although it's not a usual suspect, cabbage tastes great with any dressing and provides some extra crunch, too. If you really want to cook outside of the box, cabbage stuffed with rice or meat will surely impress your family. While most of us will opt for a turkey, but there is no shortage of sausage and other pasture-raised meats at the Market. Last but not least, there is plenty of squash, pumpkin and other members of the gourd family. A classic pumpkin soup will pair well with anything on the table, otherwise toss any squash into the oven for an easy side dish. See how seasonal you can be this year and let us know how it goes! 

We look forward to seeing you  tomorrow for our special Market. 
And don't forget that the Market is closed on  Saturday, November 25  and will re-open with our winter hours on Saturday December 2 from 10 am-noon . 

From all of us at the Durham Farmers' Market, we are incredibly thankful for YOU and we wish  you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Who will be at the Market tomrorow?
Below is a list of confirmed vendors and there will probably be a few more additions. Be sure to swing by the Market from 3-5 pm and pick up the best produce, meat, cheese, bread, pastries, flowers and more!
See you tomorrow!
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Durham Farmers' Market!
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, developing our nutrition education programs, and increasing staff hours. In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, a friend of the Market will receive a button to proudly display on their trusty Market tote.

We know that for some, resources are tight. If donations are not an option and you do not have time to volunteer, you can share what we do or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities available including assisting at the Information Table, leading cooking demos, fundraising, and much more.   If you are interested in sharing your time with the Market, please e-mail us.

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, Beans, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!

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

FLOWERS: Cabbage Roses and much more!

CHEESES:  Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

DAIRY: Skyr and Gelato

SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Empanadas, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Fermented Foods, and more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.
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. Stop by and say "Hello!" this Saturday!

Gabriela Kavanaugh
Visit my website!
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 Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays 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 Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.

And we will be sampling our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead; and our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by ** 11 am Tuesday ** and we will hold your order at market until 4:30 pm. Market ends at 5 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all! If y ou ordered a Turkey, please come pick it up at market. Don't forget to order whatever else you need for the coming week and market until  December 2 !
For Thanksgiving we have Smoked Hams and Sausage (Hot Extra Sage, Country, Mild Italian, Hot Italian and Chorizo) for stuffing and casseroles, as well as the following veggies for your healthy table:   Braising Greens, Radishes, Dino Kale, Beets, Dill, Sunchokes...  Use this  simple order web link!
FRESH This Week: 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)

See web link below for more details! (Note: no more chicken liver)
Stock up on the beef sticks and jerky for your holiday trips and outdoor hikes! Two beef sticks is roughly equivalent to a 1/4 pound  hamburger !!
Sorry... so sorry...for, at times, not having eggs when you visit us at market. Our production is temporarily down for the winter. If you want eggs, please consider enrolling in our December FLASH CSA. Given our reduced egg production, after Thanksgiving we will no longer take orders for eggs.

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • Pasture Raised Stew Whole ** DUCK ** and Stew ** HEN **
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Deli Ham, Roast Beef, Pate, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Happy Thanksgiving to all our customers and fellow vendors! We will be at the Tuesday market with our fresh produce for your last-minute Thanksgiving meal preparations.  A reminder, too, that the market will not be open on Saturday, November 25, so stock up on whatever you will need until December 2.

In preparation for your Thanksgiving dinner, we'll have our fresh herbs available: sage, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. You can use these herbs fresh or dry them for your upcoming winter meals.

This week you will find carrots, lettuce, turnips, cured sweet potatoes, fall and winter squash, sweet bell peppers, cabbage, kohlrabi, collards, kale, chard, beets, garlic, daikon, red and watermelon radishes. Additionally, we'll have our sweet Brussels sprouts greens. You can use these greens alone or mix them with your collards, chard, spinach, and kale recipes. The actual Brussels sprouts are growing nicely and will be available soon.

New this week - kiwi jam is back - made from fresh, local kiwis. In addition, we'll also have our award-winning strawberry jam, peach, and sweet onion jam and blackberry and apple jelly available.

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!
Chapel Hill Creamery
We are thankful that we finally got some rain and the grass is growing, for a dedicated staff, and for the customers and friends who support us in many ways. Happy Thanksgiving! We have cheese, whey fed pork, and ground beef for the Tuesday market.

We'll have Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon, and Calvander. Mix any of these for a cheese tray for appetizers or use the firmer Hickory Grove or Calvander for a gratin of potatoes, winter squash, or turnips. Pick up a copy of our recipe for Turnip Gratin which is also on our website. Add Hickory Grove to a turkey sandwich or a grilled cheese; shave Calvander into a spinach salad or frittata. We have a little Dairyland Farmers and Pheta for salads or greens. All our cheese is made on our farm with the milk from our Jersey cows. Our herd is Animal Welfare Approved. 

Sausages which are made from the hams for a meaty flavor and spices we've chosen include Mild Country Breakfast, Mild and Hot Italian, Polish, and Smoked Andouille. Use our mild sage breakfast sausage for your turkey dressing or for your family breakfast. We also have bacon and smoked ham hocks. All our pork is from whey fed pigs raised on our farm. Our ground beef is high on flavor and great for spaghetti, tacos, or a cheeseburger with our Hickory Grove cheese. We have a popular soup recipe that uses our Hot Italian sausage with kale and white beans. Come pick up some cheese and meat to have on hand for the holiday.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Bonlee Grown Farm
Take your family and friends some h omemade treats for Thanksgiving!  Sparkling holiday jam with fresh cranberries, p ickled okra, pickled beets, pepper jelly g oes great with turkey, and hot p epper vinegar for your collards!!  Green bell peppers for only $0.50 and o ur Carolina Babe "liquid spray" c oconut oil for your dry skin!!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family t o your's!! 

Ray, Amy, Ramy & Erin Sugg
Maple Spring Gardens
Brussels Sprouts for Thanksgiving! We'll have lots at Market so come by and get all your Thanksgiving vegetables  on Tuesday afternoon.  We'll also have plenty of sweet potatoes, butternut squash and Seminole pumpkins for making pies. Need something green on the table? We'll have spinach, lettuce, kale, collards, salad mixes, along with fresh herbs like parsley, sage and cilantro. Feeling a bit under the weather? Sunshine's Fire Tonic is packed with immune boosting herbs for keeping you well thru the holidaze. Hope to see ya'll out at Market for Thanksgiving shopping!

Maple Spring Gardens
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be at market this TUESDAY!

We have all you need for the best Thanksgiving PICKLE PLATE in town, plus Cranberry-Port Jelly for your Thanksgiving table and Cranberry-12 Pepper Jam for that leftover turkey sandwich or with a festive cheese plate.  What's available? 

Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Bok Choy Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut

Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread-n-Butters
Carolina Chow Chow

Hot Sauce
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce
Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Cranberry-12 Pepper Jam
Cranberry-Port Jelly
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Local Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin & Ginger Preserves
Fig & Muscadine Jam
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Jam
& MUCH Moree
Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Find recipes & serving suggestions for Farmer's Daughter products on Pinterest.
Meadow Lane Farm
Animal Welfare approved meats and grass-fed pasture-based herds of ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat)...During this cold weather, try our assortment of delicious Sausages: Pork Brats, Italian, Chorizo, HOT Country, County x Sage and our new Sausages...special blend made for the upcoming holiday season...come by for a tasting this Saturday! BEEF Brat and Lamb Brat Sausages are wonderful also.    

Try our own rendered natural pork LARD (small buckets), all Beef HOTDOGS and a pork/beef blended HOTDOG. Our convenient PORK Barbeque is "heat & serve" delicious with our eastern NC seasoning.  

USDA certified organic veggies this week include: Fresh BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CABBAGE, and more. We'll also have our certified organic POPCORN...a great gift item.  

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at the GREAT Durham Farmers' Market... a community destination. Thank you for your continued support of our market and our family Century farm. Farm helper, Mario, has been working hard all week to bring you the best in vegetables and grass-fed meats.

Elodie Farms
This Tuesday 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 Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
Upcoming events:
Elodie Farms by Candlelight - A Winter Gift Market : A very special event featuring local female-owned businesses, wine, and holiday happiness on Sunday, December 3 from 5 to 9 PM. Get tickets here!

Next Farm Dinner: Saturday, December 9 at 5 PM. Get your tickets here!

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Catbriar Farm
We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, broccoli, cabbages, eggplant, collards, turnip greens, sweet bell peppers, lunch box snack peppers, hot cayenne peppers, and fresh and dried herbs. 

We will bring a selection of our USDA frozen, vacuum sealed angus beef. If you have a cut you would like to try, please e-mail or call us and I will bring it for you. The cuts we have available are ground beef, steaks (sirloin, rib eye, NY strip, porterhouse, t-bone, filet mignon), roasts (brisket, top round, bottom round, chuck, rib, sirloin tip), stew beef, short ribs, and liver. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove making Italian-inspired Cow and Goat-milk cheeses. We hand craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love. We bring the whole family to the market so get ready to meet the kids and our cheese-makers!

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

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, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily
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 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.