February 15, 2019
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Market Hours
Saturdays from 10:00 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Little Tree Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Catbriar Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
The Spicy Hermit
Honeygirl Meadery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Elodie Farms
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!


















10% Campaign

Quick Links
What crazy weather we've had this month! Rain and above-average temperatures certainly present their own set of challenges for our  farmers . Chat with your vendors tomorrow and learn how they're doing this growing season. We love our customers year-round but we're particularly grateful when you bundle up and join us in rainy weather. Thank you for your support and we'll see you tomorrow!

What's for Dinner?
Roasted Carrot-Apple Soup
This soup will warm your soul during the rainy weather. You can add chicken or your favorite meat to this recipe, and don't forget to serve with your favorite farmers' market bread.

  • 10 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups veggie broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place carrot, onion and apple on a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, and toss.
  3. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until all veggies are tender. Stir the veggies every 15 minutes.
  4. Blend all remaining ingredients together until completely smooth. 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:  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:  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
Haw River Mushrooms will be there Saturday with cinnamon caps, oysters, king trumpets and lions mane, as well as our oyster mushroom jerky. Inoculated mushroom logs or sawdust spawn can be brought for pickup at Durham Farmers' Market by special order, just e-mail us Also a reminder that our log inoculation classes will start again the first weekend in March. Details and tickets can be found online .  

Ches & Laura Stewart
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, 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.

Little Tree Farm
John from Little Tree Farm will be at the market this Saturday with lots of English and Whole Grain Mustard and some of his ironwork.  He hopes to see you there!

Dale & John Fluke
Oxford, NC
Chapel Hill Creamery
Spring is coming soon (we think) and for us that means the spring calving begins any day! We are cleaning out the hutches and the mothering area to have them ready. We have more calves born in the spring than the fall so that we have plenty of milk for making our fresh and aged cheeses. The Calvander pictured is our most aged cheese and what we are selling is 10 months old. It is a firmer Asiago style with a little sharpness to it which complements our rich Jersey cows' milk. We wipe and flip them each week to develop the natural rind. Serve it for an appetizer with a glass of red wine, grate onto hearty salads, use for quiche and frittatas, or grate onto any pasta or polenta with your favorite vegetables.

Other cheeses are this week are fresh Dairyland Farmers, 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 an appetizer or to serve with a bowl of soup. Hickory Grove is our best melting cheese with its buttery, savory flavors and semi firm texture.

We are serving cheeseburgers with Hickory Grove and our farm raised Jersey beef at our staff meeting this week. The beef is flavorful and the yellow color of the fat is from the carotene in the grass which is part of the cows' diet. Ground beef will be on special price this week at $5.00 per pound for you to use for chili, meat loaf, or spaghetti.

Pork is from our pigs who are fed the whey from cheese making which we think makes the meat tender and flavorful. We'll have spare ribs, ground pork, a few smoked ham hocks, and bacon. Our bacon is cured with Molasses instead of sugar with no added nitrates; cook it on a slightly lower flame to prevent any scorching of the molasses. Our sausages are made with the hams not just trimmings and many customers have their favorite one. 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. Plan your menu for the week or weekend and come to market. See you there!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Catbriar Farm
We will bring sweet potatoes, turnips, turnip greens, mustard greens and baby kale. Also pussy willow branches and plants. We will have a selection of homemade soups. We have restocked our freezer with our Angus beef so those hard to find cuts (filet mignon) will be briefly available. 

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
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)  
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
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 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 Fig Orange Mead, a semi-sweet mead delightfully nuanced with caramelized honey, and fresh fig notes; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead with NC wildflower honey.

Diane Currier
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
We will be bringing Brussels sprouts, spinach, lettuce, arugula, celery, kale, chard, carrots, sweet potatoes and watermelon radishes.
We'll have lots of fresh eggs this week from our free-ranging happy chickens that are fed organic grains.
Check out the 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!
Fickle Creek Farm
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
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!

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.