January 18, 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
Four Leaf Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Honeygirl Meadery
Terra Clotha
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
The Spicy Hermit
Catbriar Farm
Elodie Farms
Fickle Creek Farm
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Celebrity Dairy
Soul Cocina
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
We hope you're looking forward to a weekend of rest, relaxation and time with friends and family. It's our joy to kickoff every weekend with you so we hope you'll join us tomorrow morning!

As you know, many of our families, friends and neighbors are feeling the effects of the government shutdown. We want to help the best way we know how - through nutritious local food and a caring community.  If you are a SNAP/EBT recipient, we are here to support you by expanding our Double Bucks program. Stop by the Info Table to get your tokens and talk to staff about what additional support is available.  To our neighbors who are furloughed government employees, we're opening up our Cash Match program to you until the shutdown is over. Please bring your government ID to the Info Table to get started.  We appreciate our community and are here to nourish you and your families. If you have questions, please e-mail or call us and we're happy to chat about these opportunities with you.

Finally, our friends at Farmer Foodshare are hosting a special event next Wednesday, January 23. Join them for the first in a series of free events featuring speakers from the Triangle region who live the Farmer Foodshare mission of "Food for All." In this presentation, you'll meet Kamal Bell of Sankofa Farms. Kamal started an Agricultural Academy on Sankofa Farms in order to teach young men living in low-income neighborhoods of Durham County about the history and vocation of farming. Kamal helps these youth understand the legacy of race and farming for African Americans, and he's empowering these young people to take the knowledge and skills they obtain at Sankofa Farms back into their communities. He's creating pathways for healthy living as well as careers. For more information, check out their event page. We hope you'll attend!

What's for dinner? 
Kale & Sausage Soup
With the impending cold weather at the beginning of next week, now's the perfect time to whip up a batch of hearty soup. And don't forget to pick-up your favorite hearth-baked bread while you're shopping on Saturday. Bread, butter and a hearty soup - what's better than that?

  • 1 pound of sausage, your choice
  • 6-8 cups of broth
  • 1 pound of potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 bag or bunch of kale
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Cook the sausage on medium heat until slightly browned and set aside on a different plate.
  2. Chop the potatoes into small chunks and add to the broth. Boil on medium high heat until the potatoes are tender. Blend the potatoes and the broth together until smooth, return to pot, and keep warm on medium-low heat.
  3. Chop the onion and sauté. Add the onions to the broth-potato blend. Add the sausage (chopping first if needed), thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat to low.
  4. Wash and chop the kale into thin pieces. Add to the soup and cook only as long as it takes for the kale to turn bright green.  Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!
See you tomorrow!

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


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:  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!

Renee Perry & Steven Goodwin
Cedar Island, NC
Four Leaf Farm
Four Leaf Farm will not be at market this Saturday. Instead we will be prepping beds in the high tunnels to get ready for seeding.

Helga & Tim
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Meadow Lane Farm
On Saturday our farm will have lots of our natural pastured meats - dry-aged Angus Beef, Berkshire x Pork, Dorset x Lamb, and Boer Chevon (goat meat).  Stop by.... we have many delicious cuts of meat and custom sausages...even soup bones!

USDA certified organic vegetables: Mario's almost famous Sungold Tomatoes, Swiss chard, and his Popcorn.  We will have a few dozen fresh eggs and  cut flowers.

Thanks for your continued support of our Family Century Farm.

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 Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick. Fermented with NC strawberries, wildflower honey and infused with habanero peppers to bring a little heat.

We will also be sampling our latest release of our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme.

And we will also be sampling 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 Apple Cyser Mead , a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights ; and our Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes.

Diane Currier
Terra Clotha
Who doesn't love dinosaurs? Although they've been gone more than 60 million years, a lot of us would like to see one peek around that building over there, if only for a minute. Preferably a stegosaurus, but we're really not trying to be picky. We have thought hard about the dinosaur conundrum recently, and finally decided there was something we could do to help bring dinosaurs back, at least on clothing. So we went into our Mad Scientist Clothing Lab (ask about our lab coats) and came up with a line of batik dino T-shirts for children. They are colorful and funky. Fun to wear. And try not to put the T-rex in the same drawer as the triceratops.

Clothing from Terra Clotha. For the kid in all of us.

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
Chapel Hill Creamery
We're are excited that we won a Good Food Award for our Danziger cheese. Both Danziger and Calvander were finalists and Danziger was a winner. There were 220 winners from 2,035 entries this year for 16 different categories, including cheese. This organization in San Francisco evaluates taste but also how the ingredients are bought or produced. Of course our milk comes from our own herd of Jersey cows which is certified Animal Welfare Approved.

Danziger is a washed rind cheese which means the flavor is beefy with a little funk. The texture is smooth and usually eaten at room temperature with crackers or a crusty bread. It is first cousin to our Hickory Grove, also a washed rind cheese, but made differently to get the softer texture and stronger flavor. Here is a link for all the winners if you are curious.

We want to give a shout out to Acme Restaurant which had a Meet the Maker dinner this past week. It was fun to go with our staff, see some of our good customers there, and eat 4 courses of delicious food, highlighting a four different cheeses of ours as well as our whey fed pork. The owner Kevin Callaghan is a great supporter of local as well as a creative chef and we appreciate that support and commitment.

We will also have fresh Dairyland Farmers, Carolina Moon, Hickory Grove, and Calvander. Each cheese has a distinct flavor and texture and we have samples if you'd like to taste, as well as serving suggestions and recipes.

Our ground beef is on special this weekend to entice people to learn why Jersey beef is so good. The cows diet is primarily forage and the beef gets high scores for tenderness and flavor. Make a delicious cheeseburger with the Hickory Grove or use it for tacos or spaghetti. Lots of sausages this week, hot and mild for breakfast or dinner as well as Bacon, bacon bits, ground pork, and smoked ham hocks. Pick up your favorite to have on hand for using in soup, with cooked greens, or served over polenta. Our pork is whey fed as part of our sustainable farming and the sausages are made with the hams for a meaty flavor. See you Saturday!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we will be bringing carrots, lettuce, arugula, spinach, celery, hot peppers, sweet potatoes, red radishes and watermelon radishes.
We'll have fresh eggs from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
Check out the new 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!

Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We are bringing back  some customer favorite ravioli flavors this week,  including Greek (ricotta, feta, lemon, spinach, green onion), Sausage,  and Burrata! Or pick up one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy  and delicious meal.

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 turnip (NEW!). 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

Frosty mornings! 

We will bring baby kale, turnip greens, mustard greens, turnips and sweet potatoes. Also our cayenne peppers, flakes and powder. As well as a variety of soups and our Angus beef.

See you on Saturday!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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!
Fickle Creek Farm
Click to see current availability! See specials below! 

Don't forget to try our chicken sausage and ground chicken!

January!  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 
Non-GMO fed, Pasture Raised Chicken
  • Save $3 on any bird over 4.5 lbs
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!
  • 15-20 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
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!

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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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
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!
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.