August 17, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 8:00 am-Noon
Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 pm
In This Issue
Honeygirl Meadery
Botanist & Barrel
Catbriar Farm
Terra Clotha
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Haw River Mushrooms
Chapel Hill Creamery
Fickle Creek Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Elodie Farms
Strong Arm Baking
Flat River Nursery & Farm
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
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. 

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 enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation! We're gearing up for fall and planning several fun events for the market community that we're excited to share with you in the upcoming weeks. 

Let us know what advice you have for packing lunches in a time crunch. Cooking with seasonal food doesn't always have to be time-consuming!

Did you miss Frank Stasio from WUNC's "The State of Things" when he interviewed one of Durham Farmers' Market's own farmers,  Martha Mobley of Meadow Lane Farm?  Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 24
  • Celebrate summer produce with a tasty demo from PIRI! Come check out their delicious Panzanella and find a new way to use seasonal ingredients!
Fresh this Week!
VEGETABLES:  Asian Greens, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce, New Potatoes, Onions, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Yellow Wax Beans, Zucchini, and much more!

FRUIT: Peaches, Blackberries, Blueberries, Watermelon & Cantaloupe

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


CHEESES: Fresh and Aged Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses

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.

Honeygirl Meadery
Honeygirl Meadery is a small urban meadery in downtown Durham, making an ancient craft beverage for modern days. Made in the heart of Durham, North Carolina, Honeygirl meads (honey wines) are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all-natural ingredients. Our mission is to celebrate nature and the work of honeybees by making meads with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey.

Owner Diane Currier started Honeygirl in 2014 and has continued to grow their line up over the past several years. A modern meadmaker, Diane continually experiments with different flavors and techniques in making her meads. All of our meads are naturally gluten free. We use both local and global true source honey to fully access the terroir of the honeybee and to experience all the places the bees have visited. Many of our meads contain local fruits, herbs and flowers from Durham and its surrounding areas to further accentuate our "drink the field" philosophy and bring the garden to your glass.

Visit our downtown Durham Tasting Room just one mile away from the market - open on Thursdays from 4-8 pm, Fridays from 4-8 pm, Saturdays from 12-8 pm & Sundays 12-5 pm. We hold tours of our facility on Saturdays at 2 and 3 pm.

This week at the market we will be sampling our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, a dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey, dried hibiscus petals and fresh lemonthyme from the Durham Farmers Market; our Ginger Peach Mead, a session mead made with local ginger root from the Durham Farmers Market, dark wildflower honey, and blended with fresh peach juice ; and our Lavender Mead , made with orange blossom honey and infused with fresh-dried local lavender flowers.

We will also have bottles available of our Blueberry Mead and our Mango Habanero Mead.

Diane Currier
Botanist & Barrel
Botanist & Barrel crafts a variety of ciders, sours, and dry fruit wines. Using techniques from wine-making, brewing, and mixology they are constantly blurring the lines.  They are Orange County's first winery and cidery, situated just north of Hillsborough, on Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm.  They are also farmers raising dry farmed, no-spray, organic blueberries, for the best estate grown fruit on earth.

Founded in 2017 by brother and sister team and Orange County natives, Lyndon and Kether Smith focus on light-handed winemaking using old world methods with modern sensibilities. They lean towards whole fruit fermentation and make natural beverages with no additives or forced carbonation. They ferment to zero residual sugar and the ABV ranges from 7% to 15.5%.  The ciders and wines are raw, wild, unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurized and you will find both still and sparkling ciders. They age in everything from tequila barrels, to sea salt bourbon barrels, to rum, to sauternes, to tawny port to bourbon maple syrup barrels. 
Botanist & Barrel is hyper-local, sourcing ingredients whenever possible from within 200 miles of our farmhouse winery. 

Catbriar Farm
We had a welcome rain Tuesday evening except it got windy and blew the plants around. The joys of farming! We will bring tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, okra, peppers, fresh and dried herbs, basil, soups and angus beef. The freezer has been restocked and we will once again have filet mignon, rib eye steaks, NY strip steaks, and boneless sirloin steaks as well as ground beef, stew beef, roasts, ribs and more!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Terra Clotha
There's a lot you can put in a bag. Our hand-dyed bags can hold a weekend's worth of groceries. And they can hold other things: Tennis balls. Art supplies. That screenplay you've been working on in  your spare time. Cats (but don't let them out). Magic swords. The Complete Works of Fergus McGee (Profusely Annotated for the Modern Reader). Crisp stacks of non-sequential twenty-dollar bills. Various kinds of modestly sized electronic equipment. 
Hand-dyed bags from Terra Clotha. Colorful. Versatile.

Hurtgen Meadows Farm
This week we will have classic and mini eggplant, tomatoes, carrots, sweet red peppers, lunchbox and specialty peppers, onions, potatoes, garlic and summer flower bunches.
Pick up some fresh eggs from our free-ranging chickens.
A selection of our award winning jams and jellies, which are made in small batches using local ingredients, will be available. New this week - blueberry jam! 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!

Haw River Mushrooms
This week at market Haw River Mushrooms will have lots of blue oysters, with  limited  supplies of golden oysters, shiitake, and  cinnamon caps, so come get your pick of mushrooms early !    We will also have both flavors, Sassy Teriyaki and Mild Sesame Teriyaki, of our new oyster mushroom jerky; we have doubled the amount of jerky per package for just $2 more dollars! 

Want to learn how to ID delicious, nutrient dense edible wild mushrooms?  Join Haw River Mushrooms Thursday, September 5th for our next class, Introduction to Mushroom Foraging.  More details and registration at

To special order inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn to be picked up at the market, simply e-mail us.  

Ches & Laura Stewart
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Chapel Hill Creamery

It's the dog days of August which is the perfect time to enjoy  our Fresh Mozzarella with local tomatoes. Make a Caprese Salad or use our mozzarella with sautéed eggplant and zucchini dishes. Get creative with your favorite topping on toast and melt the mozzarella over it for a delicious bruschetta. You can see the golden color in our cheese that comes from the grass the cows graze. We will make Mozzarella a couple of more weeks.

 Other  cheeses include semi firm Hickory Grove, our 7 month aged Calvander, Carolina Moon, Pheta, Dairyland Farmers, and Danziger.    A dd the fresh and tangy Dairyland Farmers to tomato sandwiches or tacos with our Chorizo sausage.  Hickory Grove is a savory cheese and it's good for snacking or for a great grilled cheese burger.  Calvander cheese is perfect for making pesto and we have a recipe at our booth you can pick up. Carolina Moon, similar to a Camembert, highlights our rich milk and Danziger is smooth with a touch of funk for people who love washed rind cheeses.

Pork chops on Saturday! Choices of sausage include Italian, Mexican Chorizo, Smoked Andouille, Polish, Sage and Maple Breakfast Links. We have Mild and Hot Breakfast as well as ground pork in bulk pack. Cook our Hot Italian sausage and fresh Mozzarella for a great pizza. Add Andouille to okra gumbo. Be brave and saute some okra for this delicious summer stew. Bring a cooler and enjoy the market.

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Fickle Creek Farm
Order ahead to increase the chances of getting the meats, poultry, and produce you want ( click here).

Bone in Loin Chops, Fresh Belly, St. Louis Ribs
Sausage: Bratwurst, Mild / Hot Italian, Chorizo

Roasts: Boston Butt, Picnic Shoulder, Boneless Loin

BEEF Specials This Week!
$7 per pound Steaks: Top Round, Eye of Round
$7 per pound Roasts: Sirloin Tip, London Broil, Eye
Ground Beef: 10 lb $64; 20 lb $120

August Specials!
**Certified Grass Fed & Animal Welfare Approved, Pasture Raised Beef
Save 20% on Frozen Top and Eye Round Steaks, $7 / lb

**Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range Pork
Save 50% on Sweet Potato-Pork Liver PATE, $3.50 each!
Save 25% on Bacon Ends & Chunks
Artisan Salami $8 each; 2 for $15; Case of 12 for $84

Beef / Pork Hot Dogs
Now $8 / lb
**Pasture & Woodland Raised, NON GMO Fed, Free Range Chicken
Save 25% on WINGS, $4.50 / lb

Advance Notice: Fall-Winter CSA Enrollment Coming up next week! Save 10% on all meats

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, Hot Dogs
  • 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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta and  
sauces! Our ravioli flavors this week include Sweet Corn & Mascarpone,  
Pimento Cheese, and Roasted Red Pepper & Feta! We will also be  
bringing Tricolor Shells and our Basil Pecan Pesto. Or pick up one of  
our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal!

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!
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
Flat River Nursery & Farm

We will be at market with field tomatoes, sungold cherry tomatoes, sweet 100 cherry tomatoes, black cherry tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets and potted plants.

See you at the market!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Timberlake, NC
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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
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.