June 21, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Botanist & Barrel
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Haw River Mushrooms
Edna Lee's Bakery
Honeygirl Meadery
The Spicy Hermit
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Chapel Hill Creamery
Terra Clotha
Four Leaf Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
East Durham Bake Shop
Harland's Creek Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Strong Arm Baking
Elodie Farms
Pamela Strand Photography
Soul Cocina
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
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're excited to kickoff the first official weekend of summer with you and your family! You'll find your favorite summer produce, including watermelon, sweet corn, tomatoes and much, much more at the market right now. This is such an easy time of the year to purchase all of your groceries at the farmers' market so bring your shopping bags and stock up on local food.

This week we're happy to welcome ADF for a BIG DANCE wild ride radio show mash up of summer hits that is a celebration of everything summer. Featuring all-time hits, Martha and the Vandella's "Dancing in the Street," Janis Joplin's "Summertime," and the quintessential classic "Wipeout!" in a sound score composed by Ken Ray Wilemon. All set to Rock Star Choreographer Mark Dendy's kinetic, physically explosive and always socially relevant style. The ADF commissioned work will be performed by a young company of 10 dancers handpicked by Dendy for their unique talents. The dancers will receive full scholarships for the summer as part of ADF's long standing mission to help dancers make the transition into the professional dance world. The show starts at 10:00 am and you don't want to miss this!

Finally, don't forget you can re-stock on local groceries at the
Wednesday Market every week from 3-6 pm.  See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Events
Wednesdays (through August 14)
  • Calling all kiddos! Join us every Wednesday afternoon for the Sprouts Kid's Club. After you complete a free activity, you'll earn $3 in Sprouts Club Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and veggies. We can't wait to see you at the market!
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 13
  • Mark your calendars for Tomato Day - it's always one of the highlights of our year!
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES:  Beets, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Tomatoes, and much, much more!

FRUIT: Peaches, Blueberries and Blackberries

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.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows yellow beans will make an appearance on our table this week. Always a customer favorite!
We will have a variety of summer squash, beans, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, beets, kale, chard, onions, leeks, potatoes, garlic, and basil.
We'll be bringing a few of our plants for your home gardens. Stop by to select plants to fill in your empty spaces. The varieties of plants we have selected are proven performers for our area and ones we grow on our farm. 
Pick up some fresh eggs from our free-ranging chickens.
A selection of our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients, will be available. 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!
Meadow Lane Farm
Our 8 acres of pollinator wildflowers are in full bloom this week - the butterflies and bees are loving them!
Fresh USDA certified organic varieties of cabbages, carrots, beets, fresh organic garlic, swiss chard, limited okra, and few cut flowers will be available at the market this Saturday. Lots of fresh broccoli heads, all organically certified, will also be coming in along with cauliflower.  

21-day dry-aged, natural grass-fed ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire x pastured PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat) will be in plentiful supply this weekend.  Many cuts will be available for you, our value customer. GRILLING items available will be Ground (or hamburgers, etc.), LOIN CHOPS, STEAKS, RIBS (great pork ribs), SAUSAGES (pork, lamb, and beef), and more.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of our Century Farm!  

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Botanist & Barrel
Botanist & Barrel crafts a variety of ciders, sours, and dry fruit wines. Using techniques from wine-making, brewing, and mixology they are constantly blurring the lines. They are Orange County's first winery and cidery, situated just north of Hillsborough, on Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm. They are also farmers raising dry farmed, no-spray, organic blueberries, for the best estate grown fruit on earth.

Founded in 2017 by brother and sister team and Orange County natives, Lyndon and Kether Smith focus on light-handed winemaking using old world methods with modern sensibilities. They lean towards whole fruit fermentation and make natural beverages with no additives or forced carbonation. They ferment to zero residual sugar and the ABV ranges from 7% to 15.5%. The ciders and wines are raw, wild, unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurized and you will find both still and sparkling ciders. They age in everything from tequila barrels, to sea salt bourbon barrels, to rum, to sauternes, to tawny port to bourbon maple syrup barrels. 
Botanist & Barrel is hyper-local, sourcing ingredients whenever possible from within 200 miles of our farmhouse winery. 

Lyndon Smith
Founder, Botanist & Barrel
Flat River Nursery & Farm

We will be at market with heirloom tomatoes, sungold cherry  tomatoes, sweet 100 cherry tomatoes, black cherry tomatoes, blackberries, greenhouse tomatoes, cukes, squash, bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets and potted plants. 

See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Timberlake, NC
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Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have blue oysters, lion's mane, shiitake, and cinnamon caps. We will also have our new oyster mushroom jerky; we have doubled the amount of jerky per package for just $2 more dollars!

Want to learn how to ID delicious, nutrient dense edible wild mushrooms? Join Haw River Mushrooms on Thursday, August 8th for our next class, Introduction to Mushroom Foraging. More details and registration online.  

To special order inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn to be picked up at the market, simply e-mail us.  

Ches & Laura Stewart
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Edna Lee's Bakery
We will be bringing Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal raisin cookies, Peanut butter cookies, 7 layer cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Oat wheat bread, Sourdough bread, Blueberry bread, Amish Friendship bread, Cinnamon rolls, Gluten free Blueberry bread, Gluten free Morning Glory muffin, Gluten free Brownie, Gluten free Peanut Butter Cookies, Lemon Poppy Seed Friendship Bread, Cheese Straws, Lemonade, Coffee, Banana Nut bread, Cream Cheese Danish, Cranberry Orange scone, Chocolate Cherry scone and Assorted Cookies. We look forward to seeing everyone at the market!

Susan & Matt Doherty
Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery is a small urban meadery in downtown Durham, making an ancient craft beverage for modern days. Made in the heart of Durham, North Carolina, Honeygirl meads (honey wines) are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all-natural ingredients. Our mission is to celebrate nature and the work of honeybees by making meads with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey.  Owner Diane Currier started Honeygirl in 2014 and has continued to grow their line up over the past several years. A modern meadmaker, Diane continually experiments with different flavors and techniques in making her meads. All of our meads are naturally gluten free. We use both local and global true source honey to fully access the terroir of the honeybee and to experience all the places the bees have visited . Many of our meads contain local fruits, herbs and flowers from Durham and its surrounding areas to further accentuate our "drink the field" philosophy and bring the garden to your glass.

Visit our downtown Durham Tasting Room just one mile away from the market - open on Thursdays from 4-8 pm, Fridays from 4-8 pm, Saturdays from 12-8 pm and Sundays 12-5 pm. We hold tours of our facility on Saturdays at 2 and 3 pm.

This week at the market we will be sampling our Orange Blossom Mead, a traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; our Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey; and our Lavender Mead, made with orange blossom honey and infused with fresh-dried local lavender flowers.

We will also have bottles available of our Spice Apple Cyser and our Mango Habanero Mead.

Diane Currier
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 green garlic, as well as newly made items (in limited stock): trombocino/centercut squash (similar to butternut but with meatier flavor of zucchini), kohlrabi and carrot, and scarlet turnip. Come early for best selection! Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or salads. 

Eunice Chang
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Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our seasonal ravioli flavor is Sweet Corn & Mascarpone. We  
will also be bringing our Basil Pecan Pesto - new for summer! Or pick  
up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Chapel Hill Creamery
Enjoy our Fresh Mozzarella and tomatoes now! Come early to get the mozzarella and pick up your favorite tomato variety or mix a few different varieties for a  Caprese salad. This picture is from our good customer Bruce Vance who enjoys making these mozzarella  "Nepolitans" when tomatoes are at their best.  Other cheeses this week include savory Hickory Grove, the stronger washed rind Danziger, 7 month aged Calvander, fresh and tangy Dairyland Farmers, and Carolina Moon. Carolina Moon is the perfect appetizer by itself or with a little fruit or chutney. Use the Hickory Grove for a great cheeseburger or omelet and grate the Calvander for pesto while basil is available. Both Hickory Grove and Danziger are washed rind cheeses which get a special cheese culture washed onto the surface while they age. The Danziger is semi soft with a slightly stinky, pungent aroma for those who love that style of cheese.

Pork chops are back! We also have  really nice Spare Ribs and Molasses cured bacon for a great BLT. Choices of sausage include Mild and Hot Italian,  Sage and Maple Breakfast Links,  Mild and Hot Breakfast in loose pack, Chorizo, Smoked Andouille,  Polish with garlic and mustard, and Bratwurst. Pick your favorite to grill or to add to tacos or a gumbo. We also have ground pork and a new item of smoked pork bones for making a great stock for greens, beans, or mixed vegetables. The bones are in a small pack at only $5.00 per pound. See you Saturday and d on't forget your cooler!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Terra Clotha
Who doesn't love dinosaurs? The crowds at the newly reopened Dinosaur Hall at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC indicates that a lot of people do. Although they've been gone more than 60 million years, a lot of us would like to see one peek around that building over there, if only for a minute. Preferably a stegosaurus, but we're really not  trying to be picky. We have thought hard about the dinosaur conundrum recently, and finally decided there was something we could do to help bring dinosaurs back, at least on clothing. So we went into our Mad Scientist Clothing Lab (ask about our lab coats) and came up with a line of batik dino T-shirts for children. They are colorful and funky. Fun to wear. And try not to put the T-rex in the same drawer as the triceratops.

Like our Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at market Saturday and will bring the last of our Kale, lots of beets and potatoes, cucumbers and squash, eggplant and okra, frying peppers and fairytale eggplant and plenty of pea shoots,  tomatoes big and small and last but not least garlic, shallots and long red of tropea onions. 

Helga & Tim
Bonlee Grown Farm

PLUM, FIG and BANANA JAMS a re just some of our new items this week!  Country caviar, free range EGGS and  HONEY also. Sweet and Special pickles!!

$5 GERANIUMS,  hanging baskets and window boxes!

Thanks for buying local!

Amy and Ray Sugg
919-837-2937 (Call for orders)
East Durham Bake Shop
We'll be bringing a variety of sweet and savory croissants, laminated pastries, savory pies, muffins, scones, granola, and a few vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Special this week we'll have sweet corn and heirloom tomato pies, blackberry marscapone danishes and two kinds of fruit galettes (our last batch of sweet cherry, and blueberry rhubarb...while they last!).

Looking to place an advance order for a whole pie or other treats? Call the shop to place your order today!  Thanks for your support!
Harland's Creek Farm

Our Certified Organic  vegetables will include beets, braising mix, carrots, chard, cucumbers, fennel, green beans, lacinato kale, kohlrabi, potatoes (fingerling, red and Yukon gold), and salad mix. We will also have mint and flowers.
Certified Organic Eggs from Pasture Raised Hens, $7.00/dozen. Mixed flock: Pearl White Leghorns, Mixed Heavy Browns, and New Hampshire Reds.

Harland's Creek Farm does not use any single use plastic packing. All our packaging can be recycled or composted at  am home. We use paper twist-ties instead of rubber bands, trimmed paper bags , and glassine, a polished paper bag If you need a bag to take things home in, we will provide you with a paper bag.
We researched non-plastic packaging earlier this year - read about our results online.

Best to all, 
Yoli, Erasmo and Judy
Fickle Creek Farm
June Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • Save 20% on Frozen London Broil and Bottom Round Roasts: $7/lb
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Save 50% on Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each
  • Bacon Ends & Chunks - 25% off
  • Beef/Pork Hot Dogs -  Now $8/lb
Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
  • BOGO - Buy one package chicken backs, get one of equal or lesser value free!
Pasture Raised Turkeys
  • 18 pounds each - $5 per pound
Order ahead to increase the chances of getting the meats, poultry, and produce you want ( click here).

Get 14 more weeks and sign up with our rolling enrollment for our Warm Season CSA! Click to enroll and save 10% on all meats.

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, Hot Dogs
  • 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
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
Make your market an experience with an ice cold natural beverage from Homebucha! We offer multiple flavors of our locally fermented probiotic tea, and will also be serving iced matcha on these warm summer Saturdays. Matcha is a specially processed green tea, grown in the shade to encourage the plant to produce extra antioxidants and caffeine. One cup of matcha has the nutritional content of 10 cups of regular green tea! The leaves are then dried and stone ground to produce a vibrant green powder that we mix into a refreshing icy drink. Stop by to cool out with a kombucha or matcha!

Grant Ruhlman
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
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!
Pamela Strand Photography
I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards and enlargements featuring Durham and NC icons,  Flowers, Animals, Astronomy, and the Wild West.

Many of these photos can be previewed on my websiteI also have enlargements in several sizes up  to 20x30." If you  need a larger size printed to canvas, or want an image converted to black and white, I'll be glad  to do that.  See you at the market!
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!
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
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.