November 16 , 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours:  8:00 am-Noon
Market is closed on Saturday, November 24
Winter Market begins on December 1 from 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Meadow Lane Farm
Four Leaf Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Honeygirl Meadery
Chapel Hill Creamery
The Spicy Hermit
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Fickle Creek Farm
Elodie Farms
Celebrity Dairy
Soul Cocina
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Bonlee Grown Farm
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

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As we reflect on another season at the market, our staff, volunteers and vendors are so grateful to the dedicated customers who make time for the market in their busy schedules and eat local year-round.  We cannot thank you enough for your support this season and for making our Saturday mornings so much fun! We hope you find everything you need to cook your family and friends a perfect Thanksgiving meal at the market tomorrow.

As a reminder, w e'll host our annual  Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Market  on Tuesday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm. We'll be closed on Saturday, November 24 so that our vendors can enjoy time with their loved ones. Then we'll be back to kickoff the Saturday Winter  Market  on December 1 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

Finally, we want to give a big THANK YOU  to everyone who participated in our Silent Auction & Raffle fundraiser last weekend. In particular, we're grateful to the wonderful local businesses who donated prizes to the event. We couldn't have done it without you! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beets, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Peppers, Potatoes, Pea Shoots, Pumpkins Radishes, Squash, and much more!

MEATS AND 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, Flour, Cornmeal, 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:  Salty Catch Seafood
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
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

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend! We will have a variety of oyster mushrooms, cinnamon caps, lions mane, and lots of shiitakes. 

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! 

Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM will not be at market this Saturday but will return for the first Winter Market. Remember to look for us in our Winter location at the other end of the market near the Foster Street entrance. We are thankful for your continued patronage and wish everyone a joyful and relaxed Thanksgiving with lots of cooking for and with family and friends. 

Helga & Tim
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 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.

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 Apple Cyser Mead , a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights ; and our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick .

Diane Currier
Chapel Hill Creamery
We have award winning cheeses with varied flavors to choose from this Saturday for appetizers or for cooking, and we now have Mild as well as Hot Country Breakfast sausage that you can serve for breakfast or add to your Thanksgiving stuffing. 

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 very mild and fresh. Serve it with your favorite jam or chutney  paired with the stronger Calvander for an interesting cheese plate.   Calvander is similar to an Asiago with a semi firm texture and piquant flavor. It is now 8 months old and it adds depth to any cooked casserole or pasta. Add it to kale salad or risotto.  Carolina Moon is an aged Camembert style that has a  rich mushroomy flavor and a  smooth texture for spreading on sliced baguette or for baking in phyllo dough. Danziger is our washed rind cheese with a slightly funkier flavor than our Carolina Moon. Dairyland Farmers is good with hot pepper jelly, in salads, or topping chili made with our ground beef. Enjoy Hickory Grove with apples or melt for a fabulous grilled cheese sandwich or gratin.

Pork Chops are available and in high demand and Andouille sausage is back in stock. 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 Country Breakfast, Sage and Maple links,  Mild and Hot Italian,  Bratwurst, a little Polish with mustard and garlic, and our Mexican spiced Chorizo. We also have Molasses Cured Bacon, Bacon Bits for cooked greens, Spare Ribs, Smoked Ham Hocks, and Ground Pork. Ground Beef is $6.00 per pound and it's a customer favorite for a flavorful cheeseburger or homemade chili. See you Saturday and at the Tuesday afternoon market. Have a good 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
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be stocked for all your Thanksgiving holiday needs, both on Saturday and next Tuesday.
This week 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. 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!

Maple Spring Gardens
Fire Tonic is back! And just in time for this uncommonly cold November. Also, another favorite wintry weather tonic I love is our Ginger Turmeric Supreme tea blend. We will be sampling it hot all morning, so stop by, give it a try and take some home for your own enjoyment.

We will not be at the special Thanksgiving market this year, so come on by THIS Saturday to stock up for your feast. We will have butternuts, seminole pumpkins, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, carrots, arugula, pea shoots, lettuce, and salad mix. Plus parsley, cilantro, fresh rosemary and turmeric, dried herbal teas, and infused vinegars to add some extra flavor profile to your salads.

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Fickle Creek Farm

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.

We have a wait list on turkeys - we will let you know on Friday. TURKEY WAITLIST.
We offer broad breasted white turkeys that are raised on pasture for $6 per pound. $50 deposit gets you on the list!

Rolling enrollment continues for our Fall-Winter CSA Get the best beef, pork, and chicken our farm offers. Save 10% on the CSA as well as ALL OTHER meat, poultry, & turkey purchases!

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]
This Saturday at Market 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
Our products this week:
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 Dinners this 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!
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!
Bonlee Grown Farm
We have our annual Sparkling Holiday Jam made with fresh cranberries! Along with Pumpkin Butter, Apple Butter, and a special batch of Low-Sugar Apple Butter. We have a rainbow of colorful sweet peppers, fresh tender okra, and free-range eggs. Get here early for $3 and $1 mums and $5 ornamental pepper pots, as well as a variety of succulents. Jams, pickles, and pepper vinegars make great holiday gifts, and feather earrings too!

Thanks for buying local!

Amy & Ray Sugg
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.