May 24, 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
Bonlee Grown Farm
Botanist & Barrel
Terra Clotha
Edna Lee's Bakery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Four Leaf Farm
Catbriar Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Haw River Mushrooms
Honeygirl Meadery
The Spicy Hermit
East Durham Bake Shop
Meadow Lane Farm
Harland's Creek Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Strong Arm Baking
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
Pamela Strand Photography
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
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Kick off your holiday celebration with a visit to the  farmers ' market and stock up on the freshest food to serve your family and friends. Planning on grilling this weekend? You will find a variety of meat at the market, including beef, bison, chicken, pork, lamb, and much more. And we have the perfect produce to accompany your meat. Check out these  tips for grilling veggies  and don't forget to try something new. How about  grilled kohlrabi  or  kohlrabi and carrot coleslaw ? You'll also find zucchini, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, radishes, onions, potatoes and more. And don't forget to round our your meals with local cheese, baked goods, beer, wine, mead and kombucha.  Set your alarm clock and join us tomorrow morning at  Durham  Central Park!

Also, we're excited to welcome back our friends from the Living Arts Collective and Durham Ecstatic Dance. Join them on the lawn at 10:00 am for a Community Dance Wave! This event was so much fun last month and is for all ages. You don't want to miss this!

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 1
  • The 11th Annual Running of the Bulls 8K will take place around the market. If you're an early shopper, give yourself extra time to get to Durham Central Park because several roads around downtown will be closed during the race.
Saturday, July 13
  • Mark your calendars for Tomato Day - it's always one of the highlights of our year!
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES:  Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Onions, Radishes, Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Swiss Chard, and more!

FRUIT: Peaches & Strawberries

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.

Bonlee Grown Farm

Bread and Butter Pickles, Squash 
Pickles, Pickled Okra and Pickled 

Fantastic Four Jam, Strawberry Jam,
and Pepper jellies.

Geraniums, sweet potatoes vines,
Dragon Wing begonias, gerber daisies, a nd lots more!

Thanks for buying local!

Amy and Ray Sugg
919-548-0977 (Call for orders)

Trevor Hyde, Farm Manager
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
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
Terra Clotha
We have Durham shirts in a variety of styles and colors. Trendy enough to wear to a Food Truck Rodeo in Central Park, hip enough to wear to a night out at DPAC or to a Bulls game. We've also got Durham-themed kids clothes. Because you're never too young to be cool.

Like our Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
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, 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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our seasonal ravioli flavors are Pepperoni Pizza, Greek  
(spinach, lemon zest, feta, green onion), and Spring Pea & Mint. We  
will also be bringing back our Basil Pecan Pesto and Tricolor Shells!

Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will be at market Saturday with plants and produce. There should be a few pints of cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas and what may be the last of the strawberries. Also bunches of kale and chard, fresh garlic, cucumbers, summer squash and new potatoes. And yes, we will have pea shoots again this week.

For the gardeners we will have a special Memorial Day SALE. Come check it out!

Helga & Tim
Catbriar Farm
We are still in the "please hurry up and catch up" stage. This weekend we will bring green garlic, spring onions, fresh and dried herbs as well as our angus steaks, roasts, ground beef and other cut choices. We also have soups: Creamy Tomato (16 and 24 oz), Mushrooms Barley (16 and 24 oz), Black Bean & Vegetable (24 oz only), Lentil & Vegetable (16 and 24 oz), 15 Bean (16 and 24 oz).
The new red skin potatoes are nearly ready to begin digging. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Fickle Creek Farm

Rolling enrollment continues for our 22-wk Warm Season CSA!  Click to enroll  and save 10% on all meats.

May Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • Save up to 25% on Ground Beef: 20 lb for $120 and 10 lb for $64
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Save 50% on Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each
  • Bacon Ends & Chunks - 25% off
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).

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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing our pesticide-free, naturally grown strawberries. 
We'll have potatoes, kale, chard, spinach, lettuce, turnips, onions, peas, garlic scapes, bulbed fresh garlic and kohlrabi.
We'll be bringing an assortment of vegetable plants for your home gardens including tomato plants, sweet bell and hot peppers, eggplant, blackberries, and a variety of herbs. 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.
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, peach mango, 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!
Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have blue, pink, and golden oysters, lion's mane, shiitake, and limited cinnamon caps. We will also have our new oyster mushroom jerky in both flavors, Sassy Teriyaki and Mild Sesame Teriyaki. 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 Thursday, June 6 for our 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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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 Thursdays from 4-8 pm, Fridays from 4-8 pm, Saturdays from 12-8 pm & Sundays 12-5 pm.

This week we will 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 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 Ginger Mead, using local ginger root - dried, juiced and grated - to infuse the soothing and warming qualities of ginger into an aged semi-sweet dark wildflower honey traditional mead.

We will also have bottles available of our Mango Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with clover honey and juicy mangos; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey.

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, sweet onion, radish, and green garlic. Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or salads.

Eunice Chang
East Durham Bake Shop
We're excited to be back at market this week! We'll be bringing a variety of sweet and savory croissants, laminated pastries, fruit galettes, savory pies, muffins, scones, and a few vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Look out for some special rugelach featuring strawberry & lemon verbena jam. 

Looking to place an advance order for a whole pie or other treats? Give us a call!

Ali & Ben
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Meadow Lane Farm
Mario will have his ORGANIC certified Strawberries, Sugar Snap and Snow Peas, Swiss Chard, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and more.

Our natural, pastured ANGUS BEEF, PORK, LAMB, and CHEVON (goat meat) will be in ample supply this week... grill out a delicious hamburger, sausage, loin chop, steak or whatever you like.  Thank you for your support of our family farm.

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Harland's Creek Farm

On Saturday we will have Certified Organic all our usual spring fare: arugula, beets, turnips, chard, kales, collards, escarole, and various kales. Our herbs will include mint, parsley, oregano, and bronze fennel.
Certified Organic Eggs  from   Pasture Raised Hens, $7.00/dozen. Mixed flock: Pearl White Leghorns, Mixed Heavy Browns, and New Hampshire Reds.
Enroll in our CSA.
Harland's Creek Farm has a CSA that delivers at both the Wednesday and Saturday DFM. We provide large and small prepacked boxes of produce. You can read about it and enroll online. We will give you a discount for missed weeks.
NO PLASTIC PACKAGING: Harland's Creek Farm does not use any single use plastic packing. All our packaging can be recycled or composted at HOME. We use paper twist-ties instead of rubber bands, trimmed paper bags  for packing tender greens, larger paper bags for items we display in containers at market and bag for you to take home, and  glassine, a polished paper bag for small leaved greens, such as spinach, arugula, salad mix, and baby greens. 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
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have our Dairyland Farmers and young New Moon this Saturday. These younger, more moist cheeses are nice for the warmer weather. Use the Farmers in our recipe for a chopped salad with carrots, raisins and nuts. New Moon is the perfect appetizer for one or two people. We also have a little spicy Hot Farmers, ripe and creamy Carolina Moon, 11 month old Calvander, Hickory Grove, and the washed rind Danziger. Most of the Carolina Moon in extra ripe for people who like it strong as well as a batch that is more buttery and mild. Brian, who is our long-term cheese maker, is pictured here doing one of the many tasks in getting the cheese from milk to its final form. We flip the Carolina Moon and Dairyland Farmers many times after they are scooped and before they are wrapped for sale to assist the drying and shape of these high moisture cheeses.  Plan your meal or picnic and come see us at market.  Bring a cooler and enjoy the market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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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
Flat River Nursery & Farm
W e will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, Aloe plants  and Herbs.

See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
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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!
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!
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!

Visit my website!
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.