March 9, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Winter Market Hours:
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Fickle Creek Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Little Tree Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Elodie Farms
Four Leaf Farm
Catbriar Farm
Sarah's House of Clay
Celebrity Dairy
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Soul Cocina
Ever Laughter Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
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
March is well underway and we're counting down the days until spring officially arrives on March 20. Even though the weather is a little colder than usual, now is the perfect time to be prepping your garden beds and outdoor space for all of the beautiful plant starts that will be arriving at the market soon. It's also the time to savor the hearty flavors of winter produce before the lighter textures and colors arrive in the warmer months. 

Bundle up and we look forward to seeing you at the market tomorrow! And don't forget to spring your clocks forward one hour on Sunday with the time change!

What's for dinner?
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Bowls
We love root vegetable season and want to share a favorite recipe with your family! This recipe yields 2-3 servings and, even though this is a vegetarian meal, we encourage you to mix in your favorite meat to add even more protein to your meal. Enjoy!

Roasted Sweet Potato
  • 1 large sweet potato, peel and diced
  • Coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Cilantro Cream Drizzle
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Pinch of salt, garlic powder, and chili powder
Other Ingredients
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Greens of choice (kale, spinach, lettuce, etc.) 
Roasted Sweet Potato
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the diced sweet potato in the coconut oil and spices and lay it out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Roast the sweet potato for 12-15 minutes or until it is fork tender.
  1. Rinse and drain the quinoa then put it in a medium sized sauce pan with the water. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then cover it with a lid and lower the heat to medium low.
  2. Cook the quinoa for about 15 minutes, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from the heat and season the quinoa with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, lime juice, and cilantro.
Cilantro Cream Drizzle
  1. In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Assembling the Bowls
  1. In 2 or 3 serving bowls, lay a bed of greens (your choice!) on the bottom and divide the quinoa mixture.
  2. Top the quinoa with the black beans and roasted sweet potato.
  3. Drizzle the cilantro cream on top with a spoon. Enjoy!

PS - If you're wondering what's up with construction, check out this blog post from our friends at Durham Central Park. We appreciate your patience in advance and are thankful for the hard work of the City and its team of engineers.

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

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, 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, Empanadas, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Fermented Foods, and more!

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much 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!
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
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.
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
Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 


MARCH Specials!
100% Grass Fed & Grass Finished Beef
  • Ground Beef: 10 lbs for $64 (20% off) OR 20 lbs for $120 (30% off)
  • Stir fry and braising steaks 20% off - Bottom Round steak, Eye of Round steak, Top Round steak, Sirloin Tip steak
Smoked Pork Sausage
Polish Kielbasa or Green Pepper & Onion - 40% OFF at $6 per pound. Pre-order only!

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 USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Pate, Sliced Ham, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients; Whole Stew Duck
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Meadow Lane Farm
Pots of delicious warm brothy soups are perfect for this cool weather... we have lots of BEEF meaty soup bones. Don't want BEEF? Then try our PORK neckbones, LAMB Soup Bones, or GOAT Soup bones.  Stew Meat and ROASTS for the slow-cooker are all in ample supply along with GROUND meat for pots of chili. Our meats are natural and raised on pastures with no antibiotics or added growth stimulants.

Our Animal Welfare Approved Angus BEEF, LAMB, CHEVON (goat meat), and pastured PORK are fully stocked now - try a Ribeye or New York Steak or LOIN CHOP. SAUSAGES are here in ample supply with our PORK (Holiday blend, Country X-sage, HOT Country, Brats, Chorizo, Italian); LAMB Brats; or our BEEF Brats and Chorizo Sausages. Calves Liver, Tongue, DOG Knuckle Bones, Short Ribs, Osso Busco, and many other cuts are available.

USDA organic veggies: We hope to have a limited amount of our tender sweet Brussels sprouts this week. Try our organic POPCORN and farm supply.

Thank you for your support of our family farm!

Little Tree Farm
John will be at the market with lots of our Whole Grain and English Mustard, Honey and Iron work.Please look around for us since we are not always in the same spot.

John & Dale Fluke
Oxford, NC
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have 3 new calves now so we've begun our spring calving season and we will have more milk to make more cheese for the coming months. Here's Michael feeding a one-day-old bull calf.

Cheeses this week are Hickory Grove, Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, and Calvander. Our Hickory Grove is a washed rind cheese and it is savory, buttery and supple. It melts beautifully like a Raclette cheese. Try it melted over avocado toast or in an omelet. Let it warm to room temperature for the best texture and flavor. Dairyland Farmers is fresh, unaged and tangy. Use in salads or a breakfast burrito. Carolina Moon is our N.C. version of a Camembert. Serve this with fruit, nuts, and a crusty bread. Calvander is a rich version of Asiago with hints of an alpine cheese; add to pasta, roasted vegetables, or quiche for robust flavor. All our cheese is made with the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved herd of Jersey cows born and raised on our farm. 

We have bacon back in 12 ounce packages; it is naturally cured and smoked with no nitrates added.  We also have spare ribs for $2.00 off per pack for you to roast or braise. Try them with a dry rub or your favorite sauce. We also have  ground pork, smoked ham hocks, Mild and Hot Italian sausage, Polish Bratwurst, Sage and Maple Breakfast, Country Breakfast, and hot Chorizo. 

We have our flavorful ground beef for chili or a great cheeseburger with Hickory Grove. See you on  Saturday!

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 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 Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate.

And we will also be sampling our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.

Diane Currier
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 new seasonal flavors - Sausage & Peppers, Roasted Cauliflower, and Loaded Baked Potato Pierogi! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious cold weather meal.

Terra Clotha
You might remember that I created this design from a story my wife Annamarie told me about growing up in East Tennessee. For a couple of summers during her childhood, the kids of her town participated in a scientific study. They gathered fireflies for scientists who planned to use them in medical research. Each evening, just after twilight, she and her friends would go out with their nets and find as many fireflies as they could, and then transfer them to large canning jars. Once a week, the scientists would meet the children at the school parking lot, weigh the insects they had caught, and pay them accordingly. One month, Annamarie was recognized as the second-best firefly catcher in Anderson County, Tennessee. Her name was in the paper and everything. To recreate the firefly design, I dyed the garment yellow, then dropped warm wax onto it. When it was overdyed blue, and the wax removed, I had a green garment with a bunch of firefly "glows." The jar was silkscreened on some garments, batiked on others. The insects were added by rubberstamping the final product.

T-shirts from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright. 

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

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we'll have chard, celery, carrots, lettuce, leeks, spinach, sweet potatoes and watermelon radishes.  

Current varieties include Peach Mango, Kiwi,  Strawberry, Peach, Apple, Apple Butter,  and Pepper Jam (mild, medium, and hot).  Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients whenever possible. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share this with our customers.

Tom has been back in the workshop producing a variety of maple/cherry cutting boards. Stop by to check out his new selections.

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. 

Elodie Farms
This Saturday  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), blackberry goat cheese mousse and cajeta (goat milk caramel).

Upcoming events:
Our next FARM DINNER is  March 17 at 6PM . Get your tickets here. Dinner tickets include a meet-and-greet with the goats, a tour of the dairy, a cheese tasting, and a 5-course locally sourced menu for only $70 (+ tax) per person, BYOB. Coffee, tea and Colombian canelazo (alcohol-free version) are complimentary!

eGIFT CARDS to any of our farm dinners are available for purchase here! Gift cards do not expire and they can be used for any of our dinners.

Our next FARM TOUR is  March 24 at 2PM . Get your tickets here! Tours take approximately 1.5 - 2hr and include a cheese tasting on the porch of our 1914 Victorian farmhouse. Most of the time will be spent playing with the goats, but we will also visit the cheese room and milking parlor. Please wear comfortable closed-toe washable shoes.

Follow our goats on social media! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramSign up for our monthly newsletter online to get info about events at the farm.

Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at market Saturday with delicious sunflower shoots, pea shoots, eggs, Italian chard, scallions and what looks like the the last of the spinach.

For the gardeners, we will bring a few Dicentra that are just out there blooming away as if it was Spring. Looking at the weather forecast, it looks more like Winter, again. Oh well, farmers always complain about the weather.

Helga & Tim
Catbriar Farm

We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, collards, turnip greens, dried cayenne pepper flakes and powder and paprika powder and a selections of dried pussy willows and fresh daffodils.

We will also bring a selection of our USDA frozen, vaccuum 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, eye of round, London broil), stew beef, short ribs, marrow and soup bones and liver . See you at the market!

Graham and Sara Broadwell 
Sarah's House of Clay
Berry season's coming! Get a berry bowl for you and one for a friend!

When I'm not at market I offer Pottery Camps for children on most Teacher Workdays and School Holidays. 

New This Year! Adult Pottery Camp from  April 23-27. 

Camp details at my website.

Sarah Howe
Celebrity Dairy
W e will be coming to market with our award winning Goat Cheese, Skyr, Gelato, Fudge, and Soap - all made with milk from our lovely celebrity Alpine goats.  If you were not able to make it out to our February Open Barns to meet the baby goats, the next Open Barns will be this weekend - March  10 & 11. There is also the opportunity to  schedule a Lunch and Tour with us (15 people minimum). 

Brit & Fleming Pfann
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at DFM  on Saturday .  Stop by and visit with him and check out the selection of bison meat he has on hand.

It's soon going to be grilling season(?), so plan to stock up on burgers, brats and other great tasting bison sausages.

See you at the market  on Saturday!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
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!
Ever Laughter Farm

This Saturday I'll have spinach,  frisee, kale, collards,  chard, Italian dandelions, Brussels sprouts, parsley, and colorful anemones !

See you at the market!

Stoney Mountain Farm

John and Olga will not be at the market this Saturday and will return on March 17!

Join us at Stoney Mountain Farm for our 9th annual Shearing Day event on the farm. Each year we open the farm as our sheep lose their woolly coats. This year we plan to have lots of activities for the kids and good food. Mark your calendars! Check out our website for all the details and take advantage of the early bird rates. We hope to see you there!

Sto ney Mountain Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Party dips, pepper jelly with y our cream cheese or goat cheese, b ean dips, pickles or jams!  Lettuce baskets and succulents!  Come check us out!

Thanks from our family to yours,
Amy & Ray Sugg
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Farmer's Daughter will be back at market this Saturday! As in every March, we will be running our annual pre-season sale to empty our shelves before the 2018 season! Come by for lots of jams, marmalades, krauts, pickles and even hot sauce on sale up to 40% off.

What's Available?
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce

On Sale: 
Red Rooster Hot Sauce (Perfect for those Super Bowl Hot Wings!)
Muscadine Grape Jam
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade
Muscadine Marmalade
Charleston Gray Watermelon Jam
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Nettle Kraut
Horseradish Beets & Rutabagas

Plenty More in Stock! 

Who says you can't eat local all winter long? Come see us and we'll fix you up! 

Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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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 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.