November 19 , 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Tuesday, November 20 from 3-5 pm
Market is closed on Saturday, November 24
Winter Market begins on December 1 from 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Meadow Lane Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Honeygirl Meadery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
The Spicy Hermit
Fickle Creek Farm
Elodie Farms
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're lucky to live in a region where we don't have to stray too far from the traditional Thanksgiving dishes in order to use local, seasonal produce. Let's talk about what our vendors are selling that could make an appearance on your holiday meal plates.

Considering North Carolina is the top producer of sweet potatoes in the United States, it makes sense to start with these delicious veggies. You can make both sweet potato casserole and mashed potatoes from your next market purchases. It's easy to get excited about these rich, buttery dishes but don't forget to eat your greens, which may be the hardest decision because there are so many kinds to choose from. Tomorrow you will come across bok choy, mustard greens, collard greens, kale, chard, spinach, and a variety of lettuces. Cook chard down with garlic or compete for the most vibrant salad on the block. Although it's not a usual suspect, cabbage tastes great with any dressing and provides extra crunch, too. If you really want to cook outside of the box, cabbage stuffed with rice or meat will surely impress your family. While most of us will opt for a turkey, there is no shortage of sausage and other pasture-raised meats at the market. Last but not least, there is plenty of squash, pumpkin and other members of the gourd family. A classic pumpkin soup will pair well with anything on the table, otherwise toss any squash into the oven for an easy side dish. See how seasonal you can be this year and let us know how it goes!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for our special market.
And don't forget we are closed on Saturday, November 24 and will re-open with our winter hours on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am-noon.

From all of us at the Durham Farmers' Market, we are incredibly grateful for YOU and we wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Who will be at the market tomorrow?
Below is a list of confirmed vendors and there will probably be a few more additions. Be sure to swing by the market from 3-5 pm and pick up the best produce, meat, cheese, bread, pastries, flowers and more!
  • Bluebird Meadows
  • Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
  • Chapel Hill Creamery
  • Cilantro Artisan Foods
  • Elodie Farms
  • Fickle Creek Farm
  • Fullsteam Brewery
  • Harland's Creek Farm
  • Haw River Mushrooms
  • Homebucha
  • Honeygirl Meadery
  • Hurtgen Meadows Farm
  • Loaf
  • Lyon Farms
  • Meadow Lane Farm
  • Melina's Fresh Pasta
  • Salty Catch Seafood
  • Sarah's House of Clay
  • South Wind Produce
  • The Spicy Hermit
  • Strong Arm Baking
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, and developing our nutrition education programs. 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!
Guest Vendor:  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
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
Guest Vendor:  Haw River Mushrooms

Haw River Mushrooms will be at market with shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and cinnamon caps as well as our mushroom tinctures.  Whether your looking for the perfect entree centerpiece for vegan and vegetarian guests or need the perfect gravy mushroom, we'll have your supplies!

Ches & Laura Stewart
Meadow Lane Farm
The holidays are right around the corner and we are NOW taking orders for Mario's beautiful farm fresh handmade wreaths... greenery and berries from our farm. Stop by this Saturday and place your order or text for the coming weeks delivery.  He will be making two sizes again this year.

We will have lots of our dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Lamb, Chevon (goat), and PORK....stop by and sample our fresh pork sausage this week. Want to make a pot of hearty brothy soup for these cold days...stop by and check out our bags of meaty soup bones and marrow bones. We have an assortment of roast and steaks for the holidays. How about a tender LEG of LAMB for a special upcoming meal? Order your's today.  

Our USDA certified organic veggies: our greenhouse SUNGOLD tomatoes, limited yellow squash, and wonderful smelling Marigold and Zinnia bouquets will be at the market. Mario's organic POPCORN is in plentiful supply - a perfect holiday gift.

Thank you for your support of our family farm! 

Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market with a variety of fresh pasta! We will have everyone's favorite  ravioli, including our seasonal flavors, Pumpkin and Sausage & Mozzarella!  Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious  meal. See you at the market!

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: 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 BRAND NEW Mango Habanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead made with earthy clover honey, tropical mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers.

And we will also be sampling our Spiced Apple Cyser Mead, like apple pie in a glass. Made from NC apple cider fermented with NC wildflower honey, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

We will also have bottles available of our Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes; and our Apple Cyser Mead, a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights.

Diane Currier
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be stocked for all your Thanksgiving holiday needs on Tuesday.
Hurtgen Meadows will be bringing carrots, green onions, sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes, collards, kale, chard, potatoes, sweet bell and hot peppers, fall squash, garlic, celery and fresh sage.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
We will have a variety of our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients. New this week you will find both apple butter and apple jelly. 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!

Chapel Hill Creamery
Come to the Tuesday market to pick up your Thanksgiving items. We have Mild and Hot Breakfast sausage for your turkey dressing as well as cheeses for appetizers or for cooking. Our Calvander and Danziger are national finalists for the 2019 Good Food Awards, Dairyland Farmers and Hickory Grove won awards at the American Cheese Society Competition, and the 5 cheeses sent to the NC State Fair competition all won ribbons, so be sure to taste any you've never tried.

New Moon is back and other cheeses include Calvander, Carolina Moon, Dairyland Farmers, Hickory Grove, and Danziger. New Moon is our small, young Camembert style that is mild with a light, fresh flavor. Serve New Moon or the softer, more aged Carolina Moon with nuts, fruit jam or chutney. P air these with the stronger Calvander for an interesting cheese plate.  Calvander is 8 months old  with a  piquant flavor, similar to an Asiago. Use it for dishes such as kale salad, stuffed squash, or quiche.

Hickory Grove and Danziger are both washed rind cheeses but made from different recipes with different textures. Hickory Grove makes the worlds best grilled cheese sandwich but can be used for snacking with apples, in turnip or potato gratin, or omelets. Danziger is softer and stronger in flavor; it is spreadable at room temperature or can also be melted. Unaged, tart  Dairyland Farmers is delicious served with hot pepper jelly, added to salads, or for topping chili made with our ground beef. 

We will have Pork Chops, Molasses cured Bacon, sausages including our new Hot Breakfast sausage, as well as smoked ham hocks, bacon bits, and our flavorful ground beef.

Our pork is from our whey fed pigs and our sausages are made with the hams for extra meatiness. We'll have Smoked Andouille, Mild and Hot Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple links,  Mild and Hot Italian,  Bratwurst, Polish with mustard and garlic, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo. Use our meat for quick meals such as pizza, tacos, or soups. We have recipes to share.

See you this Tuesday for your holiday and weekend cooking. Happy Thanksgiving!

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.  

We'll have green cabbage, Napa cabbage, and radish (NEW!). Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces or even soups! For Thanksgiving ideas, try these recipes out.

Eunice Chang

Kombucha is a legendary beverage touted for its health benefits, particularly aiding in digestion! Stock up for the holiday feasts on the horizon. We'll be offering fill-ups from our kombucha draft system, bottles to go, and limited quantities of our kombucha starter kits!

Grant Ruhlman
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Fickle Creek Farm

Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving Holiday! May your home be filled with laughter and joy, and your table made whole by all those present!

Please don't forget to pickup your turkey! We have lots of turkey liver, heart, and feet available for ordering!

Great appetizer meats including sliced fresh beef salami, sliced sweet beef bologna, sweet potato-pork liver pate, and dry cured pork salami chubs.

If you want uncased (bulk) sausage, please consider ordering ahead so we don't run out. Our country mild sage sausage and hot extra sage sausage are great for stuffings!  Also, think of breakfast options including patties, chicken and pork breakfast links, and jowl bacon. Keep  the kids happy with quick and easy pork-beef hotdogs!

Non-GMO, Free Range, Pasture Raised CHICKEN SAUSAGE!  Rosemary Garlic Large Links and Mild Country Breakfast links - $14 per pound.

Moroccan Lamb Sausage....  Made with MERGUEZ seasoning i ncluding  Cumin, Red Pepper, Fennel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Paprika and Garlic...only  $16 per lb.

November Specials! Pre-order only!
Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
  • 10 lb ground beef $64 or 20 lb ground beef $120
  • $4 off any beef roast including London Broil, Chuck Roast, Eye of Round, Rump, Sirloin Tip, Shoulder Pot
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Buy 2 whole frozen birds and save $6
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • 50% off Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - Two 1/3 lb packages for $7
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!
  • 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, & 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
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 [email protected]
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!
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.