December 8, 2017
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
Meadow Lane Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Catbriar Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Honeygirl Meadery
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Elodie Farms
Bonlee Grown Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Stoney Mountain Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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
With the holidays around the corner, there's a lot of excitement at the Market right now! Be sure to make time for yourself during this busy month of the year and treat your family to a delicious, locally sourced meal with ingredients from the farmers' market. It's the perfect weekend to cozy up with a bowl of soup or chili and our farmers have everything you need to make a tasty meal. Bundle up tomorrow morning and join us at Durham Central Park from 10 am-12 pm! And please be careful on the sidewalks around the park and under the pavilion - they get a little slippery when the ground is wet.

Also, we're excited to host our first annual pie contest next Saturday, December 16! T he contest is open to our entire market community and everyone is invited to sample the entries and vote for their favorites!  The categories are: 
  1. Best sweet pie
  2. Best savory pie
  3. Best use of local ingredients/best overall
To enter the contest, drop off your pie at  10 am on  December 16. We will provide an entry form and slice up samples for everyone to enjoy. We hope you'll join the fun and enter the contest (or at least swing by for samples next weekend!). Also, winners will receive a customized DFM tote from the local business, Alli Monograms!

Please note that there is a road race around downtown Durham this Saturday morning. Race 13.1 begins at Northgate Mall and meanders around Trinity Park, Watts-Hillandale and Northgate Park. The race should be wrapping up by the time the market begins at 10 am but be aware that there could be some road closures in your neighborhood on the way to the market. There will be no road closures around the market You can check out the race route and their website  for additional details. Thank you!

Finally, as a reminder, we're excited to welcome three new vendors to our Winter Market this season.  Be sure to say "Hello!" and pick up some of their delicious products - you won't be disappointed!
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: Arugula, Beans, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Fennel, 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

FLOWERS: Fresh and Dried Wreaths, Cabbage Roses and much more!

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
Meadow Lane Farm
NEW  this Saturday  will be Mario's handmade holiday wreaths...freshly made with our greenery. Magnolia, cedar, holly, nadina berries, pine, rosemary, eucalyptus, china berry, etc. are some of the greenery used in the farm wreaths in two sizes -  reserve your's today!

NEW will be our special blended "Holiday" linked PORK SAUSAGE... with cranberry, apple and pecans. NEW  this Saturday  will be our farm fresh PECANS... harvested from my grandmother's 78-year old pecan trees that line the farmhouse's driveway. We continue to harvest and crack our pecans for the next few weeks. NEW this week is our farm fresh organic certified POPCORN.  

Our Animal Welfare Approved meats this week include: grass-fed LAMB, CHEVON (goat), ANGUS BEEF, and pastured PORK. We have many of the cuts available: GROUND, ROASTS, SAUSAGES (many blends), Brisket, SOUP BONES, Shanks, Stew Meat, LEG of LAMB, Loin Chops, and much more. Try our fresh Pork LARD in small containers and Pork Barbeque (heat & serve!). 

USDA Certified organic veggies include: Brussels Sprouts, sweet tender baby CARROTS, Broccoli, Collards, Cabbage, and a few "Sungold" Tomatoes (from greenhouse). Baby Ginger and Turmeric will also be available from the greenhouse.

Thank you for your support of our Century family farm. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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

December Specials!
Smoked Sausage Special:  Smoked Polish or Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausages - 30% OFF at $7 per pound. Pre-order only!
Chicken Broth and Stock Special:  Pasture Raised Chicken Backs and Necks - 33% OFF at $2 per pound. Pre-order only!
Plenty of roasts for this chilly weather... beef chucks, pot, and London broils... pork picnics and hams!
Stock up on the beef sticks and jerky for your holiday trips and outdoor hikes! Two beef sticks is roughly equivalent to a 1/4 pound  hamburger !!
At times, we do not have eggs when you visit us at market. Our production is temporarily down for the winter. If you want eggs, please consider enrolling in our  December FLASH CSA . Enroll online BEFORE FRIDAY at 5 pm to get eggs on Saturday! Given our reduced egg production, we will no longer take orders for eggs.

Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this  simple order web link !

On our  webpage,  click to see current availability!
  • 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, Sliced Ham, Pate, Roast Beef, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients; Stew Duck & Stew Hen
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Catbriar Farm
We have begun offering USDA inspected, frozen angus beef. If you want a particular cut, please contact us by Friday evening so we can be sure to bring what you want. 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), stew beef, short ribs, and liver.  We will also bring sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbages (smooth, savoy and Chinese), turnips, turnip greens, collards, kale, bell peppers cayenne peppers and lunch box snack peppers. Also, fresh cedar wreaths (you can add decorations or a bow of your choice).

Graham & Sara Broadwell
Chapel Hill Creamery
We are bringing our Holiday Moon pictured above which makes a great gift for a friend or a hostess gift for a party. The festive box holds a poem about making this cheese written by a friend who worked for us while she was in school at UNC. Our Carolina Moon, which some customers call our signature cheese, is smooth and buttery with a mushroom flavor that gets more pronounced over time. Serve this with crackers or dress it up with jam or chutney with a crusty bread. It can be baked in puff pastry as well.

We'll also have Hickory Grove, Dairyland Farmers, Calvander, and a little Indian Paneer. Hickory Grove and Calvander are great for snacking or for cooking. Hickory Grove is supple, savory, and melts well for a grilled cheese sandwich. Use Calvander on salads or frittata for a rich, toasty flavor. Paneer is traditionally fried and served with spiced greens. Dairyland Farmer is fresh and tart. Use like feta, with hot pepper jelly, or add to Mexican dishes. All our cheese is made on our farm with the milk from our herd of Jersey cows, which is Animal Welfare Approved.

Whey fed pork comes from the pigs raised on our farm and sausage is made with the hams, not just trimmings of pork. We've chosen different spice mixes we think you will like. Sausages include Mild Country Breakfast, Mild and Hot Italian, Polish, and Smoked Andouille. We also have bacon, ground pork, spare ribs, and smoked ham hocks. We have a few bone pork loin roasts. Ground beef is also available - try it for a chili or a cheeseburger with our Hickory Grove cheese. We plan to be at market  if the roads are safe for travel. See you there!

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
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 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 Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme.

And we will be sampling our oak-aged Wildwood Mead, almost two years in the making. Made with dark NC wildflower honey with strong buckwheat, molasses and sorghum notes, aged on French oak. Deep, rich honey with butterscotch and vanilla notes. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Vanilla Mead, an infusion of vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead; and our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Maple Spring Gardens
Looking for a locally crafted and healthful Holiday Gift? Stop by and check out our farm grown and hand crafted Herbal Teas, Infused Vinegars, and Fire Tonic - a must for winter wellness.

We will have plenty of veggies - salad mix, spinach, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, seminole pumpkin (delicious soup pumpkins!). And for herbs we've still got burdock, turmeric, cilantro, parsley, and dill.  See you on Saturday!

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
The wait is over! Brussels sprouts (and their greens) will be available in limited quantity this weekend - come early!

In addition to the Brussels sprouts, we will have our sweet carrots, lettuce, turnips, sweet potatoes, fall and winter squash, sweet bell peppers, cabbage, kohlrabi, collards, kale, chard, beets, garlic, daikon and watermelon radishes.

We are excited to offer three new pepper jams to our line of jams and jellies. The pepper jam will be available in mild, medium, and hot varieties. Makes an awesome appetizer with soft cheese and crackers.

Also available during the next several weekends for the gift-giving holiday is a two pack of jams packaged and ready to gift. Choose your two favorites jams to put together or make a nice red/green and sweet/savory pair with a kiwi jam and pepper jam combo. The possibilities are delicious! Bring some local flavor to your family and friends this season. Makes great teacher gifts too!

In addition to our new pepper jams, kiwi jam is back (made from fresh local kiwis). We'll also have our award-winning strawberry jam, sweet onion jam and peach and apple jelly available.

Tom has been back in the workshop producing a variety of maple and Brazilian cherry cutting boards for your holiday gifts.

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!
Ever Laughter Farm
We'll have turmeric, spinach,  lettuce, kale, collards,  escarole, Italian dandelions, fennel, turnips, beets,   and more for you!

Elodie Farms
Upcoming events:
Our December Farm Dinner is scheduled for this Saturday at 5 pm Tickets are $70 per person, BYOB, and it includes a meet-and-greet with the goats, a tour of the dairy, a cheese tasting, and a 5-course locally sourced menu! Check out the menu here, and click here to buy your tickets!

Did you know that the Durham Public School system has a $103,000 lunch debt?  This holiday season, consider making a donation to help pay this debt down! To make a contribution, click here.

This Saturday at the DFM 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 Provençe)
  • Homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel)
  • Blackberry goat cheese mousse 
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Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy is coming with some great h oliday gift ideas! Come sample some o n Saturday! Bundle up and support your l ocal farmers!

Thanks from our family to yours!
Amy, Ray, Ramy and Erin Sugg
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
We will be at market this Saturday!  Come see us to stock your holiday pantry and to pick out some delicious gifts. Whether you're entertaining or need a hostess gift, our pepper jams have your back. 

What's Available?
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Bok Choy Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut

Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread-n-Butters
Carolina Chow Chow
Hot Sauce 
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce

Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Cranberry-12 Pepper Jam
12 pepper jam
Jalapeño ginger jam
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Local Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin & Ginger Preserves
Fig & Muscadine Jam
& MUCH More

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
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at the Market  on Saturday  with a good selection of bison meat. The National Bison Association has declared Wednesdays at Bison Hump Day. So why not start a tradition of bison for dinner  on Wednesday !!! 

See you at the Market!!!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Stoney Mountain Farm
LAMB: Our coolers are full of all kinds of lamb cuts. We're getting lots of requests for holiday lamb menus. We have lots of options.  We'd love to share ideas.

ECO-FRIENDLY WOOL PRODUCTS:  We're also excited that we have a new supply of our beautiful yarns. This weekend we'll have lots of our little hand felted critters and of course, the ever popular line of WOOL DRYER BALLS, made and grown right here in NC.

Hope to see you on  Saturday!

John & Olga Elder
Celebrity Dairy
We   will be bringing our award winning chevre. This year's 1st place State Fair winners were the Asian Luv Log and the Garbo Serendipity Spread . Our mold ripened bloomy rind Crottin won 2nd and 3rd in two categories, along with our Pure Chevre in 2nd. Come by to try these delicious winners! 
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, and Mango.

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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. We will also have cut pastas - spaghetti, spinach linguine, fettuccine; gnocchi, lasagna, pizza dough and our freshly made Tomato Basil Sauce. We'll see you at the Market!

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.