March 8, 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: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Meadow Lane Farm
Little Tree Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
Terra Clotha
Catbriar Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Maple Spring Gardens
Fickle Creek Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Soul Cocina
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
Caballo Rojo Coffee
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!


















10% Campaign

Quick Links
March is well underway and we're counting down the days until spring officially arrives on March 20. Even though the weather is a little colder than usual, now is the perfect time to prep your garden beds for all of the beautiful plant starts that will arrive at the market soon. It's also the time to savor the hearty flavors of winter produce before the lighter textures and colors arrive in the warmer months. 

Bundle up, grab your umbrella, and we look forward to seeing you at the market tomorrow. As a reminder, the winter market will operate through March 30 so enjoy the weeks that remain in this season. And don't forget to spring your clocks forward one hour on Sunday when the time changes. See you soon!

What's for dinner?
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Bowls
We love root veggie season and want to share one of our favorite recipes with your family! This recipe yields 2-3 servings and, even though this is a vegetarian meal, we encourage you to mix in your favorite meat to add even more protein to your meal. Enjoy!

Roasted Sweet Potato
  • 1 large sweet potato, peel and diced
  • Coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Cilantro Cream Drizzle
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or skyr
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Pinch of salt, garlic powder, and chili powder
Other Ingredients
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Greens of choice (kale, spinach, lettuce, etc.) 
Roasted Sweet Potato
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the diced sweet potato in the coconut oil and spices and lay it out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Roast the sweet potato for 12-15 minutes or until it is fork tender.
  1. Rinse and drain the quinoa then put it in a medium sized sauce pan with the water. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then cover it with a lid and lower the heat to medium low.
  2. Cook the quinoa for about 15 minutes, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from the heat and season the quinoa with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, lime juice, and cilantro.
Cilantro Cream Drizzle
  1. In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Assembling the Bowls
  1. In 2 or 3 serving bowls, lay a bed of greens (your choice!) on the bottom and divide the quinoa mixture.
  2. Top the quinoa with the black beans and roasted sweet potato.
  3. Drizzle the cilantro cream on top with a spoon. Enjoy!


See you tomorrow!

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

MEATS & 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, 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
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

This week at market we will have lots of oyster varieties, small quantities of Lion's Mane, and the very last of King Trumpet. 

See you at the market! 

Ches & Laura Stewart
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Meadow Lane Farm
You know spring is not far away when lambs and kids start arriving at our farm.    We hope the weather continues to be pleasant since they are born in the open pastureland.  

On Saturday, our 21-day dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat meat) will be in ample supply. Making your own broth? We have lots of meaty SOUP BONES and Marrow Bones (& Knuckle Bones for DOGS). ROASTS include:  hearty Chuck Beef Roast, Sirloin Tip, London Broil, and Eye of the Round in BEEF; Pork roasts are Picnic and Boston Butt... so delicious for a winter meal. 

SAUSAGES: Kielbasa, Country X-Sage, and Brats in the PORK; Try our Lamb BRATS... so delicious on the grill! ANGUS STEAKS: Sirloin and Ribeye and London Broil; Try our Lamb LOIN CHOPS.. so great also on the grill.  Reserve your Leg of Lamb now for the upcoming Easter tender and perfect when sharing a special meal.

USDA certified ORGANIC veggies this week: KALE, Swiss Chard, few Brussels Sprouts, and our POPCORN. Mario has been planting other crops - they are looking good. Fresh farm flowers are beginning to bloom now...he will have a few bundles available on Saturday.  

Thank you for your support of our Century family farm. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Martha L. Mobley
919-495-1305 (text special orders)  
Little Tree Farm
John of Little Tree Farm will be there this Saturday with our homemade mustards and some of his ironwork. Please stop by and say "Hello" as well as try a sample of our mustards.

Dale & John Fluke 
Oxford NC 
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 Apple Cyser, a dry style cyser made with North Carolina wildflower honey and fresh-pressed apple cider.

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

We will also have bottles available of our Ginger Mead, using local ginger root in an aged semi-sweet dark wildflower honey traditional mead; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
We've had four calves so far and that is a sure sign of spring on the farm with more milk coming for cheese! We'll be milking 30 cows by late spring, which will carry us into the summer before we prepare for the fall calving.

Pick up some Calvander, which is now aged 10 months to have on hand for salads or cooked dishes. Based on an Asiago style but made with our rich Jersey cows' milk, it adds a piquant flavor to salads with the lettuce and radishes coming in at market, frittatas with mushrooms, pasta and pizza, or our sausage over polenta. Pictured here is Colton wiping down the 10 pound wheels in the aging room.

We are also bringing fresh Dairyland Farmers, a little Hot Farmers, Hickory Grove, Danziger, and Carolina Moon. Our fresh unaged Dairyland Farmers is a staple at home for breakfast burritos and our Market Salad with grated carrots and red cabbage. Carolina Moon, our Camembert style and Danziger, our washed rind style are perfect for appetizers. Hickory Grove is our best melting cheese with its savory flavors for grilled cheese sandwiches or for enjoying at room temperature with crackers or apples.

Pork Chops are available! We sell a lot of our chops to Lantern Restaurant so we don't always have them but customers comment on the tenderness and flavor of our whey fed pork. Grill, pan fry, or roast with sauerkraut for a traditional combination.

We'll have Spare Ribs, ground pork, Molasses Cured Bacon, and bacon bits. Sausages available include Mild and Hot Italian, Mild and Hot Breakfast, Sage and Maple links, Bratwurst, Polish with mustard and garlic, Smoked Andouille, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo. All of our meat is antibiotic and hormone free. including our flavorful ground beef which is on special at $5.00/pound.

Our cheeses were recently included in a spot on Charlotte Today TV with Heidi Billotto featuring cheese from six North Carolina cheese makers. Heidi focuses on North Carolina food and she visited our farm and took pictures of the creamery and the cows. Find the TV video and lots of information on her social media and website. See you at market.

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Terra Clotha

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

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

Mike Konvicka
Catbriar Farm
There have been freezing temperatures on the greens again! We will bring turnip greens, mustard greens and baby kale as well as turnips and sweet potatoes. (We can see the bottom of the sweet potato basket. Get 'em while you can!) We will bring all cuts of our Angus beef. (Please send an e-mail if you have a favorite cut you would like for us to hold back for you.) We will also have a variety of homemade soups. 

Graham and Sara Broadwell 
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 and napa cabbage. 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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We  
have three seasonal ravioli flavors - Artichoke, Cheese Pizza, and  
Muffaletta! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal.

Maple Spring Gardens
March is here, and the first broccoli and cauliflower plants are making their way out into the field. While it will be a ways til harvest, we still have some beautiful veggies in our hoop houses. Come by on Saturday to get spinach, salad mix, pak choi, kale, radishes, beets, turmeric, dill, parsley, and cilantro. We will have our herbal vinegars, Fire Tonic, and herbal teas to flavor up your greens and keep you warm these chilly nights. The first veggie starts are also ready, so if your gardening bug is itchin' we will have spinach, lettuce, broccoli, and kale for you to plant!

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Fickle Creek Farm

  • Fresh Beef Steaks or Roast Steaks: Filet Mignon, NY Strip, Boneless Ribeye, Boneless Sirloin, Flatiron, Flank
  • Roasts: Chuck, Eye of Round, Sirloin Tip, or London Broil
  • Fresh Ground Beef: 25% off for 20+ lbs
March Specials - Pre-order Only!

Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
  • FRESH GROUND BEEF: 20 lb for $120
Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
  • Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE - $3.50 each!
  • Save 25% off any pkg PORK CHOPS over $10
Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
  • Save 25% on Chicken Wings
Pasture Raised Turkeys
  • 17 to 20 pounds each - $5 per pound.  
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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we will be bringing cabbage and cabbage greens, Brussels sprouts, arugula, lettuce, spring onions, celery, chard, sweet potatoes and watermelon radishes. We'll also have sedum and yarrow plants, cut daffodils, and cilantro starts.
Pick up some fresh eggs this week from our free-ranging chickens.
We will have a selection of hand-made cutting boards (maple and Brazilian cherry) available this week.
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!

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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Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy is back this Saturday! Come check out an assortment of jams including Strawberry and Blackberry. Pepper jellies, Hot and Regular, with Hot Chow Chows also. Pickled  Okra and Pickled Beets. Beautiful succulents, Rosebud Impatiens, and Yellow Begonias! Homemade trail mix also!

Thanks for buying local! For orders call 919-548-0977.

Amy & Ray Sugg
Bear Creek, NC
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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.