February 1, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Meadow Lane Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
South Wind Produce
Fickle Creek Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Catbriar Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Elodie Farms
Homebucha
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!

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!
 

SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS!
NOW AVAILABLE
AT THE MARKET
SWEET POTATOES

CARROTS

TURNIPS

FLOWERS

GREENS

BEETS

PASTURED MEATS

MEAD


EGGS

ARTISAN BREAD

CHEESE

POPCORN

HOMEMADE PASTA

HOMEMADE JAM

HOMEMADE CHIPS

SALSA

HANDMADE CHOCOLATE

HAND-DYED CLOTHES
10% Campaign

Quick Links
Are you planning to watch the Super Bowl this weekend? Whether or not you're a football fan, we hope your weekend is filled with quality time with family and friends.  Below are simple suggestions for a game-day meal or a family potluck:
  • Cheese and crackers. 
    Need we say more? We have several delicious cheese vendors ready to share their savory treats with you on Saturday. 
  • Salsa. Did we mention how much we love our farmers and admire their dedication? Because of their hard work, you can enjoy greenhouse-grown tomatoes in the dead of winter, which you can easily turn into the perfect salsa! Or check out prepared jars of salsa from our vendors.
  • Looking for something a little more interesting? Whip up some beet hummus and serve your favorite seasonal veggies, such as carrots, on the side.
  • It's easy to quickly prepare deviled eggs using pasture-raised eggs. Yum!
  • Want something a little more filling? Pick up any type of meat from our vendors for a hearty meal. It's a great time to break out your crock pot and brew a delicious chili.
  • Don't forget your drinks! We have you covered with kombucha, mead, beer and more.
Our list can go on and on. Support your local food producers and our Durham community through your  Super  Bowl food choices this weekend and enjoy the delicious flavors of winter.

See you tomorrow!

Sincerely,
Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES: Beets, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips and more!

MEATS & EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Duck Eggs, Chicken Eggs

FLOWERS

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.

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
828-400-4826
Guest Vendor:  Haw River Mushrooms
We will have the following:
  • Several varieties of Oyster Mushrooms
  • Lions Mane
  • Cinnamon Caps
  • and a limited quantity of King Trumpets!
  • AND we will be sampling and selling our Oyster Mushroom Jerky. 
Ches & Laura Stewart
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!
 
FROM THE SEA TO YOUR TABLE...DON'T MISS OUT! 

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Meadow Lane Farm
How about a pot of delicious natural meat broth for these cold winter days? We have a great supply of soup and marrow bones - Angus beef, lamb, pork and goat.  Even smoked pork hocks make a hearty meal cooked with beans.

Stop by for your dry-aged Angus BEEF, pastured Pork, Lamb and Goat (Chevon). We have many cuts to choose from - Roasts, Ground, Shanks, Ribs, organ meats, and more. Our slabs of St. Louis Pork Ribs are just perfect barbecued for the upcoming sports parties...so tender and delicious! We have LOTS of sausages - stop by and see what we have available.  

Our USDA certified organic veggies: Kale, carrots, lettuce heads, and our POPCORN.  

Thank you for your support of our family farm!

PS - Reserve your beef brisket for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day and Leg of Lamb for Easter now!

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm will be at market this Saturday with SALINOVA BABY LETTUCE, PEA SHOOTS, CLAYTONIA aka Miner's Lettuce, CHARD, ASIAN GREENS, the last of the MACHE for the season, Collards and HAKUREI TURNIPS. Looks like we will even be able to bring our houseplants and succulents.

Helga & Tim
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Terra Clotha

Presenting our Durham Hoodie. Warm, colorful, stylish, and in touch with the city. Also available on special order.

We're on Facebook! L ike our  Facebook page  and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.

Mike Konvicka
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 newest release of 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 be sampling 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.

And we will also be our latest release of Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes. Made with local, roasted celeste and brown turkey figs, NC wildflower honey, and orange blossom honey.

We will also have bottles available of our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
919-399-3056
South Wind Produce
South Wind Produce will be at market this week with Kale, Radicchio, Rice, Herbs and more. We look forward to seeing you!

Angie & Miles
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Fickle Creek Farm
Click to see current availability! See specials below! 

Pre-Order for Super Bowl Fixins!
  • Grass Fed GROUND BEEF: 2 lb. for $12
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised PORK SALAMI: $11 each or 2 for $20
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised PORK & SWEET POTATO PATE: $3.50 ea.
  • Pasture Raised & Non-GMO CHICKEN WINGS & LEG QUARTERS: $6 / lb.
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February!  Pre-order only!

Certified Grass Fed and Animal Welfare Approved Pasture Raised Beef
  • 10 lb ground beef ($64) or 20 lb ground beef ($120)
  • Save $5 on any beef roast over $25 lb 
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Sweet Potato-Pork Liver Pate - $3.50 each!
  • Save $3 off any pkg pork chops over $10
Pasture Raised TURKEYS!
  • 16-20 pounds each - $5 per pound
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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, & 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
The Spicy Hermit
T he 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. Use fermented foods to help you digest as well as add depth of flavor to dishes, such as dips, sauces, or even soups. 

Eunice Chang
Catbriar Farm
Catbriar Farm SALE!
BEEF - cleaning out  the freezer!  10% off regular price per pound for: 
  • Ribeye Steaks
  • NY Strip Steak
  • Boneless Sirloin 
  • Sirloin Tip Roast
  • London Broil
  • Stew Beef
  • Cube Steak
  • Ribs
Ground Beef reduced to  $6 per pound or  10 pounds for $50.

Please text or e-mail to reserve your meat. 

We will also bring sweet potatoes, turnips, baby kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, cayenne peppers, flakes and powder and a variety of soups. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
336-459-6313
Chapel Hill Creamery
Danziger is a winner of a Good Food Award for 2019. Both Calvander and Danziger were finalists and Danziger was one of 18 cheeses to win an award. It is our washed rind cheese that has a smooth texture from the milk of our Jersey cows with a bit of funk to the flavor. Not too strong for almost anyone to enjoy. It is named for Erwin Danziger who was a professor at UNC and owned the land we bought for the farm. Danziger was his favorite and he agreed to let us name it for him.

Paneer is available this Saturday; it can be gently fried and added to any vegetable or curry. Cook greens sautéed with Indian spices and a little cream for Saag Paneer or make peas and cheese (Mattar Paneer). It is being used at Lantern Restaurant in a winter squash salad. Other cheeses are fresh Dairyland Farmers, Hot Farmers, Hickory Grove, 9-month old Calvander, and Carolina Moon. Ask for a sample or serving suggestions if there is one you haven't had. Our Dairyland Farmers and Hickory Grove melt well, Calvander is wonderful grated onto polenta or salads, and Carolina Moon is our Camembert style, good with a crusty bread.

Our pork is from our whey fed pigs and our sausages are made with the hams for extra meatiness. We'll have Mild and Hot Italian, Mild and Hot Breakfast, Sage and Maple links, Bratwurst, Polish with mustard and garlic, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo. Pick up a copy of our sausage and kale soup recipe for a chilly day.

We also have spare ribs, ground pork, and bacon. Our bacon is cured with molasses instead of sugar with no added nitrates and can be used for breakfast, shrimp and grits, or crumbled over hearty salads. Pick up our flavorful Ground Beef for a cheeseburger with Hickory Grove or a flavorful chili. See you at market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Melina's Fresh Pasta
Take-and-bake pepperoni rolls are here for the Super Bowl! We will also be bringing  all your favorite ravioli flavors, including Greek  (ricotta, feta, lemon, spinach, green onion), Sausage, Cheese Pizza,  and Burrata! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy  
and delicious meal.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
All the cold weather this week has allowed us to work inside for a change of pace, and we spent time in the kitchen making more jam. Your favorites are now all in stock. Stop by and pick up a jar or two!
 
PRODUCE
This week we will be bringing carrots, sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes and maybe some greens.
 
EGGS
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
 
WOOD CRAFTS
Check out the new selection of hand-made cutting boards (maple and Brazilian cherry) available this week.
 
JAMS & JELLIES
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!

Bonlee Grown Farm
TASTE TESTING SUPER BOWL HORS D'OEUVRES! Hot and Regular PEPPER JELLY, SWEET AND SOUR PICKLES, and our COUNTRY CAVIAR!  Lots of Jams, Chow Chows, and Pickled BEETS OR PICKLED OKRA!  
HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX ALSO!  Beautiful Succulents and Aloe.

Come check it out and thanks for buying local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
919-548-0977
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 sandra@elodiefarms.com
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!
Homebucha
 

Need to warm up on a cold market morning? Drop by Homebucha's table for a made-to-order cup of tea! In addition to our kombucha offerings, we're also serving up hot cups of matcha, oolong, and pu'erh (a lightly fermented black tea).


Grant Ruhlman
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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
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 Dinnersthis 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.