August 31, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Catbriar Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
The Spicy Hermit
Maple Spring Gardens
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Stoney Mountain Farm
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Pamela Strand Photography
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Soul Cocina
Celebrity Dairy
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!




































10% Campaign

Quick Links
We hope you spend time with family and friends during this long holiday weekend. And for those of you who made it through the first week of school - congratulations! It's always challenging to adjust to new routines so we hope you're able to slow down, share a delicious meal with loved ones, and spend time outdoors this weekend. Be sure to join us tomorrow for a  seasonal cooking demo with local foodie Nicole Cardon . Trust us - you never want to miss what Nicole is whipping up. And if you need a little inspiration for your holiday cookouts, check out these two simple recipes below.

Eggplant Salad
Toss some eggplant on the grill to make this delicious salad!

  • 2 Eggplants
  • 1 Bag Arugula (or lettuce of choice)
  • 3 Medium-Sized Tomatoes (or 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes)
  • Pea Shoots
  • Cheese (of choice)
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Slice your eggplant longways into 1/2 inch slices. Place olive oil on both sides and toss on the grill for about 1-2 minutes per side.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
  3. Prepare plates for the salad. Dice your tomatoes and place on the salad plates. Remove the eggplant from the grill and place next to the tomatoes on each plate. Top with arugula, pea shoots and cheese.
  4. Drizzle with oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper (to taste). Enjoy!
Potato Salad
With all the beautiful varieties of potatoes at the market, there's no wrong way to make potato salad. Have questions about which variety to choose? Chat with your farmers!

  • 1.5 Pounds Potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Bag Arugula
  • 1 Bunch Dill
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the potatoes. Bring to a simmer and allow the potatoes to cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes can be pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes in a colander and allow to cool.
  2. Slice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and add to a large bowl.
  3. Dice the onion and cut the arugula and dill into small pieces. 
  4. Once cooled, toss the potatoes in the yogurt. Add the onion, arugula and dill to the mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Beets, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, Peppers, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Squash, Tomatoes, and much more!

FRUIT: Apples, Grapes, Raspberries & Watermelon

MEATS AND 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, 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: Salty Catch Seafood
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
Meadow Lane Farm
Sunflowers, sunflowers, sunflowers....Are you having a special party or event and need flowers this weekend? Our sunflowers are blooming now with lots of florist-quality blooms. Stop by  this Saturday and get some!   

Natural, pastured MEATS: 21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF (STEAKS.. sirloins, New York strip, ribeye, flat iron), ROASTS, Ground, Short Ribs, Brisket, Calves Liver, Heat, dog bones, SOUP Bones, Shanks, and more.  

Berkshire X PORK: Boston Butt and Picnic Roasts, Pork chops, Sausages...assortment.

BOER GOAT (Chevon) & DORSET LAMB...juicy thick loin chops, whole leg, riblets, whole shanks, STEW meat, and more.

USDA Certified Organic tender yellow squash, OKRA, Butternut squash, few cukes, Mario's famous Sungold tomatoes, few pepper, and more.

Cut flowers, farm fresh bouquets...yes...last thing made before the market...normally completed around  midnight before the market  on Saturday morning... so Mario's flowers are very fresh and lovely bouquets. Thanks for your continued support of our Century Farm in Franklin County.

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 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 Lavender Mead , an infusion of fresh-dried local lavender flowers from Sunshine Lavender Farm in our orange blossom traditional semi-sweet mead.

We will also have bottles available of our Strawberry Mead , made with local strawberries and NC wildflower honey ; and our Apple Cyser Mead, a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights.

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

Pasture and Woodland Raised, Free Range CHICKEN!  Raised on Non-GMO feed and rotated on pasture to ensure they are always on fresh grass.  Whole, Half-bird, Bone-in Skin-on Breast, Leg Quarters, Whole Wings, Liver, and Backs!  New Curry Cut Up Chicken: 2.25 lb packs of 3 inch cut chicken.  Early orders filled first!

Time to enroll in our  Fall-Winter CSA Get 29 weeks of the best meats, poultry, and turkey our farm offers.  Save 10% on the CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!

Hot Dogs have RETURNED!! Super tasting and made from Grass Fed Beef and Pasture and Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork. $10 per pound! 

August Specials! Pre-order only!
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Bacon Ends now 33% off at $6 per pound
  • Bone In Loin Roast / Double Rib Cut Pork Chops - $3 off each pack
Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link!

  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & MUTTON** (never fed any grain!)
  • 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 (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!

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 our summer flavor Sweet Corn & Mascarpone and our Cheddar & Onion Pierogi! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal. See you at the market!

Terra Clotha
Who doesn't love dinosaurs? 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.

Clothing from Terra Clotha. For the kid in all of us.

Like our Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10 percent off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing yellow and green beans, a variety of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, bell, lunchbox and hot peppers, eggplant, sweet onions, a variety of summer and fall squash and garlic.
We will have beautiful, seasonal flower bunches.
Current varieties available include peach, 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. 

Catbriar Farm
This warm/hot/scorching weather has perked up the tomatoes and okra. If you make pickled okra, now is the time to get busy! We will bring plenty of okra, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, green beans, fresh and dried herbs, and zinnias. In addition to individual cuts, we are now offering a variety of beef packages so you can fill your freezer with Catbriar Farm Angus beef. Stop at our table and check it out! 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Chapel Hill Creamery
This is the last Saturday for our Fresh Mozzarella this summer. Try the flavorful yellow and red cherry tomatoes for a Caprese salad. Use Mozzarella for Bruschetta with sautéed peppers or add to roasted eggplant dishes or a pizza with our Hot Italian sausage. We hand stretch the soft, flavorful mozzarella, and the golden color comes from the carotene in the grass that the cows are grazing. All our cheeses are made from the milk of our Animal Welfare Approved herd of Jersey cows who are known for their rich milk. We are getting ready for the fall season, which includes seeding the pastures with cool season grasses and watching the cows who will start having calves in the coming month.

Other cheeses for Saturday are Dairyland  Farmers, Hickory Grove, a small amount of Carolina Moon, and Calvander. Use the 7 month Calvander for homemade pesto with fresh basil, or add to salads or pasta. Hickory Grove is semi firm, buttery, and savory. Bring to room temperature and enjoy with the new crop apples at market, in bread pudding, or melted for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. Use the tangy Dairyland Farmers for Chile Rellanos or an appetizer with hot pepper jelly. Dairyland Farmers and our aged Hickory Grove just won in their categories at the national American Cheese Association competition, so come taste them if you haven't had them before.

Our delicious Ground Beef is back! Jersey beef is known for tenderness and flavor and customers comment on how good it is. Try some for a cheeseburger with our Hickory Grove cheese. Sausages  include Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, Polish with mustard and garlic, Smoked Andouille, Mild Country Breakfast, and Maple and Sage Breakfast Links.  We also have Molasses cured bacon bits, smoked ham hocks, and ground pork. All our pork is from our pigs who drink the nutritious whey from cheese making. See you Saturday and don't forget your cooler!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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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, napa cabbage (limited supply) and radish (limited supply). Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces. We especially recommend green cabbage kimchi for your Labor Day BBQ (it's great on top of hot dogs or with sausages!). 

Eunice Chang
Maple Spring Gardens
The heat is back this week! A hot, sticky reminder that it's still August in North Carolina. But underneath the summer heat, there are also signs that transition is afoot - late summer flowers like ironweed and coreopsis are blooming, kids are back in school, we're bringing pumpkins to market, and (thanks to the cooler weather prior to this week) we will have a table bursting with so much lettuce and salad greens you would think it was May again. So come on by to stock up on salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes and more for your Labor Day picnics and cookouts.
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Bonlee Grown Farm

Colorful sweet peppers and tender okra this week which equals CHOW CHOW and PICKLED OKRA!
POT, SUCCULENTS, and more!!

Might even bring some Mums!

Call for orders!

Thanks for buying local,
Amy and Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
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 Our next farm tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 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
Stoney Mountain Farm
Ever cooked a whole leg of lamb?  If you haven't, here is the place to start. This is an easy recipe and the results...well, you'll be hooked.

We're going to slather on butter and  anchovies. You need to trust us here... Interested?  Ask us for the recipe...we always love to talk and share lamb!
We're raising a heritage breed of sheep, named on  Slow Foods Ark of Taste  as a flavor worth is yummy!

As livestock farmers raising sheep on a small scale, we can accommodate most requests.  Just ASK us!

Ask for any of our popular recipes, marinades, soups, sliders, shanks to name just a few...

Also, all of our ever popular all natural wool products!

John & Olga Elder
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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
Pamela Strand Photography
This week I am featuring passion flowers. These exotic flowers look like they arrived from another planet! They can be found growing on vines in ditches in our area. Duke Gardens also has some in the White Garden and climbing porch posts.

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
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!
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!
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.

Brit & Fleming Pfann
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.