September 19, 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
Hurtgen Meadows
Maple Spring Gardens
Fickle Creek Farm
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!














Fall officially begins September 22. The change in the season can be seen at market as the produce changes. Tasty squash and greens are a sure sign that Fall has arrived. The veggies that grow during the Fall are full of amazing nutrients that help protect our bodies from the colds that circulate as the weather cools. 

The past week has been a stressful time for our state and we are grateful for all of the hard work that our farmers have done to keep food on our tables and in our community despite having to deal with the same uncertainty. 

You can directly help our neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence by bringing donations for the Diaper Bank to the market, starting today, going from September 19-29. Please drop your donations off at the Info Table and remember that these items must be new and in their  original  packaging .
  • Size 4 and 5 diapers
  • Feminine hygiene pads
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Toilet paper
The Diaper Bank works with the governor's office and state and local disaster management agencies to determine how they can be of most help and what items are needed in these communities. We are already collecting supplies to donate. Will you join us?

PS - If you cannot make it out to the market, you can purchase supplies for the Diaper Bank on their  Amazon Wishlist. Thank you for your support

We look forward to seeing you at market today. It is a great chance to get outside and join the community after a long weekend of time indoors. 
Charlotte Minguez
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES:  Eggplant, Garlic, Corn, Squash, Onions, Beans, Cucumbers, Okra, Zucchini, Beets, Peppers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Tomatoes,  and much more!

FRUIT:  Watermelon,  Grapes & More

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Chicken, Chicken Eggs


SPECIALTY ITEMS:  Baked Goods, Breads, Jams, Jellies, and more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Sunshine and sunflowers after the storm...Hurtgen Meadows will be at the Wednesday market with lots of produce, eggs, flowers and jams to restock your homes.
We will be bringing beans, cucumbers, arugula, a variety of tomatoes, potatoes, bell, lunchbox and hot peppers, eggplant, sweet onions, fall squash and garlic. 
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
We will have beautiful sunflowers this week.
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.  We'll see you at the market!

Maple Spring Gardens
Last Wednesday we kept all hands on the farm to prep for the hurricane, but this week we'll be back at market with all the bounty the storm spared. We lost some things to all the rain, but nothing compared to what we might have lost if the storm had stayed it's original course. Our hearts go out to all the farmers and other folks in Eastern Carolina where rivers are still rising and the damage is so much greater. We hope that you and all your families members are safe and hope to see you out at market on Wednesday. We will have a variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lettuce, salad mix, arugula, kale, and cucumbers - so c'mon out and re-stock those fridges!  

Fickle Creek Farm

Fi ckle Creek Farm at Market SEPTEMBER 19..

Water, water, everywhere....
Fall-Winter CSA signup continues!
Save 10% on the CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!
September SpecialsPre-order Only!
**Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
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 & Finished, Pasture Raised ** LAMB & MUTTON ** (never fed any grain)
  • 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: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami (Pork & Beef), Pate, Roast Beef
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks & Bites (Mild, Hot, or Sweet) & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more! 
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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.