January 26, 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Winter Market Hours:
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Sarah's House of Clay
MoonDance Soaps & More
Bonlee Grown Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Four Leaf Farm
Chapel Hill Creamery
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Little Tree Farm
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Soul Cocina
Elodie Farms
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
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!
Farmer Foodshare Donation Station 
The 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 for
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. Give a suggested donation of $3-$5 and
receive a stamp on your card. Once you've collected enough stamps, you will proudly earn your Farmer Foodshare
T-shirt! Swing by the Donation Station for
more information!

































10% Campaign

Quick Links
As a seasonal veggie eater, it's challenging to be innovative when my winter  market  bounty looks similar week after week. Even though I crave salad all summer, recently the last thing I want for lunch is another bed of cold greens. One of my favorite go-to recipes  was brought to me by a co-worker. Check out this delicious  roasted sweet potato and spinach salad .  It's simple to make and there are so many possibilities for additions to this meal, such as beans, meat, nuts and more.  Also, don't forget that this is the prefect time of year for  roasted veggies . These a re a tasty addition to any meat at the m arket  and add color to your dinner. It's also really fun to add warm roasted veggies to a bed of greens for a twist on a favorite salad. At the rate time flies, we'll be back to warmer season produce soon and will miss these delicious root veggies. Enjoy them while they're here and get creative in the kitchen with new recipes!  We hope you continue to find alternative ways to cook your beloved winter staples.  Visit us at the  market  and tell us what you're whipping up with your seasonal veggies.

See you tomorrow!

Mary Yost
Market Manager
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Durham Farmers' Market!
The Durham Farmers' Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the Market and continue to provide Durham with an event that nourishes the soul of our wonderful city.

You may not know that the Market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community.  We want to continue expanding the offerings of our Market and need your help to make this happen.

The Friend of Durham Farmers' Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the Market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children's programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, developing our nutrition education programs, and increasing staff hours. In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, a friend of the Market will receive a button to proudly display on their trusty Market tote.

We know that for some, resources are tight. If donations are not an option and you do not have time to volunteer, you can share what we do or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities available including assisting at the Information Table, leading cooking demos, fundraising, and much more.   If you are interested in sharing your time with the Market, please e-mail us.

We invite you to invest in your Market. Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham. Thank you!
Fresh this Week  
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Beans, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Collards, Dried & Fresh Herbs and Spices, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Radishes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and much more!

MEATS AND EGGS:  Pork, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal, 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, Empanadas, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Teas, Beer, Wine, Meade, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Fermented Foods, and more!

CRAFTS: Photographs, Body Butters, Lotions, and much more!

Produce availability depends on weather conditions.
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.
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: Caballo Rojo Coffee
Note: Guest vendors will not be present at the Market every week. We will always include an entry in the newsletter if the guest vendor is attending the Market this week.
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. Stop by and say "Hello!" this Saturday!

Gabriela Kavanaugh Visit my website!
Sarah's House of Clay
Look for Randy Best vending my pottery  this Saturday . I'll be back from vacation on February  10 Find my Spring and Summer Pottery Camp Schedule posted on my website.

I'm excited to int roduce an Adult Camp from April 23-27.

Sarah Howe
MoonDance Soaps & More
Our Scratch & Dent bin is back in action. For all of you that have been diligently checking in with us each week to see when these lovelies would return,  this Saturday  is the day! Grab 'em while we've got them in stock. 

We'll be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Come on out and say "Hello!". 

Rachel & Paul
Bonlee Grown Farm
Amy's coming with lettuce baskets, succulents, and aloe plants. Jams like sparkling holiday (made with fresh cranberries), triple berry, banana and apple butter, hot pepper jellies, and hot vinegars.  Chow chows and pepper relish for all your beans and greens. TASTE TESTING PICKLES ON SATURDAY!

Thanks from our family to yours,
Amy & Ray Sugg
Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! Try our last of the season pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi before they're gone till the Fall. We will have all your favorite ravioli as well as two new seasonal flavors - Artichoke and Goat Cheese and Honey.  See you at the market!

Four Leaf Farm
FOUR LEAF FARM looks forward to returning to market this week and will have CABBAGE, MACHE, BABY LETTUCE, SCALLIONS, CHARD, KALE, COLLARDS and plenty of PEA SHOOTS. We will bring a small assortment of succulents and other house plants.  Tim will be staffing the stand this week and looks forward to saying "Hello" to all our loyal customers.

Helga & Tim
Chapel Hill Creamery
We are happy to see the sun! For a video of our farm in the snow check out our Facebook or Instagram. Come to market for our fresh and aged cheeses, whey fed pork, and delicious ground beef. Our Hickory Grove pictured here is a washed rind cheese which is also known as a monastery cheese. It's named for the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church which is close to our farm. This cheese is savory, buttery and supple and it melts beautifully like a raclette cheese. Use for grilled cheese sandwiches, omelets, cheeseburgers, or serve with apples. All our cheese comes from our Animal Welfare Approved Jersey cows. Their rich milk adds a depth of flavor to complement the various types we make.

We will also have Dairyland Farmers, Calvander, Pheta, and a little Carolina Moon. Use the Farmers or Pheta with some French lentils cooked with onions and carrots, add Calvander to quiche or potato gratin, and try the Carolina Moon with jam or hot pepper jelly from market.

Whey fed pork comes from the pigs raised on our farm. This is a sustainable way to use the whey that comes from cheese making as ten to fourteen percent of milk makes the aged cheeses and the rest is liquid. It is nutritious for the pigs and we can sell delicious pork at the market. Sausage is made with the hams, not just the trimmings of pork, which adds to the flavor our customers love. Sausages include Sage and Maple Breakfast links, Mild Country Breakfast, Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Bratwurst, Chorizo, Polish, and Smoked Andouille. We also have ground pork, bacon, ham hocks, and spare ribs.

Ground beef is $6.00 per pound and delicious. Pick some up for burgers, spaghetti, or chili.

We have joined the Orange County Living Wage program which sets a wage level for employees at our farm. We are excited to join other businesses in Orange County which participate in this program. Find more information on their website or Facebook page.  See you at market!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Hurtgen Meadows Farm in Hillsborough survived the snow and cold. We were able to get back to the field this week and harvest our sweet winter carrots, spinach, leeks, and Brussels sprouts. We will also have celery, cabbage, sweet potatoes, winter squash, beets, daikon and watermelon radishes.   

Lots of delicious choices of jams and jellies are available and include Strawberry, Peach, Apple, Apple Butter, Kiwi (locally grown by our farming friends in Efland), Pear,  Onion Jam and Pepper Jam (mild, medium, and hot).

Our award winning jams and jellies are made in small batches using local ingredients whenever possible. Our family has made jams for multiple generations and we are happy to share this with our customers.

Tom has been back in the workshop producing a variety of maple/cherry cutting boards. Stop by to check out his new selections.

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. 

Little Tree Farm
Little Tree Farm will be at the market this Saturday, January 27 with lots of mustard and honey and some of John's handmade ironwork.

Dale & John Fluke
Oxford, NC
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack plans to be at the Durham Farmers' Market  on Saturday.  Stop by and visit with Jack and check out the selection of delicious bison meat available. See you then!

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Meadow Lane Farm
Pots of delicious warm brothy soups are perfect ... we have lots of BEEF meaty soup bones. Don't want BEEF? Then try our PORK neckbones, LAMB Soup Bones, or GOAT Soup bones. Stew Meat and ROASTS for the slow-cooker are all in ample supply along with GROUND meat for pots of chili.  

Our Animal Welfare Approved Angus BEEF, LAMB, CHEVON (goat meat), and pastured PORK are fully stocked now...try a Ribeye or New York Steak or LOIN CHOP. SAUSAGES are here in ample supply with our PORK (Holiday blend, Country X-sage, HOT Country, Brats, Italian); LAMB Brats; or our BEEF Brats and Chorizo Sausages. Calves Liver, Tongue, DOG Knuckle Bones, Short Ribs, Osso Buco, and many other cuts are available. 

USDA organic veggies: We hope to have collards, and limited Brussels sprouts this week. Try our organic POPCORN and farm PECANS...limited supply.

Thank you for your support of our family farm!

Fickle Creek Farm
Please pre-order here  by Friday at 3 pm and we will hold your order at market until 11:30 am. 

January Specials!
100% Grass Fed & Grass Finished Ground Beef
10 lbs for $64 (20% off) or 20 lbs for $120 (30% off)

Smoked Polish Sausage
40% OFF at $6 per pound - p re -order only!

Chicken Broth and Stock Special  
Pasture Raised Chicken Backs and Necks - 33% OFF at $2 per pound - p re -order only!

Pre-order all standard cuts of beef, chicken, and pork using this simple order web link!

  • Free Range, Pasture Raised ** CHICKEN ** fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed
  • 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished, Pasture Raised ** BEEF ** (never fed any grain!)
  • Deli Meats: Bologna (Pork or Beef), Salami, Pate, Roast Beef & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients; Whole Stew Duck
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

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
We're super excited to share our new promo video, check it out here. If you visited our farm this Fall, there's a good chance you appear in the video!

Our next farm dinner is February 10 at 5PM. As always, dinner tickets include a meet-and-greet with the goats, a tour of the dairy, a cheese tasting, and a 5-course locally sourced menu for only $70 per person, BYOB. Coffee, tea and Colombian canelazo (alcohol-free version) are complimentary! You can get your tickets here.

Want to really impress someone with your gift-giving skills? Get them a  GIFT CARD  to any of our farm dinners  here ! Trust us: they'll be delighted with the experience and you'll win them over!  Gift cards do not expire and they can be used for any of our dinners.

This Saturday  at the DFM, CAJETA is back! In addition, 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), homemade crackers (sea salt, rosemary and fennel) and blackberry goat cheese mousse.

Follow our goats on social media! Like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramSign up for our monthly newsletter online to get info about events at the farm.

Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
We are a small, family-operated creamery in Cedar Grove making Italian-inspired Cow and Goat-milk cheeses. We hand craft all our artisan cheeses, packing each with love. We bring the whole family to the market so get ready to meet the kids and our cheese-makers!

Come taste all of our delicious cheeses including our Freshen (cow  milk),  Pimento, Herb Garlic, and Chive flavored; our bloomy-rind cheese,  Cottonbell   ( cow milk) ; our lightly smoked, meltable fan favorite,  Campo   (cow milk) ; our decadent ash ripened and award winning,  Rocket's Robiola   (cow milk) ; our milder take on a beer washed Taleggio,  Lissome   (cow milk) Nimble ,   beer washed  (cow & goat milk) ; and our aged, bees wax dipped, Winsome (cow  & goat milk) .

For more about our cheeses, creamery, and us, please visit our  website  and join our newsletter mailing list. E-mail questions and special orders  or call 919-732-9079.

Austin, Dani, Samantha, Alessandra, & Lily
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
We will be at market this Saturday!

What's Available?
Live-Culture, Barrel-Ferments - Raw, Probiotic-Rich, Made with local, organic produce
Nettle Kraut
Hot Chili Pickled Okra
Spicy Green Tomato Pickles
Bok Choy Kimchi
Atlantic Sea Kraut
Carolina Curtido Kraut 
Ramp & Mustard Seed Kraut
Ruby Kraut
Classic Plain Jane Kraut

Sweet Pickles & Relish
Horseradish Bread-n-Butters
Carolina Chow Chow
Hot Sauce 
Red Rooster Hot Sauce
Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce

Jams/ Preserves - Made with local fruit & organic sugar
Cranberry-12 Pepper Jam
12 pepper jam
Jalapeño ginger jam
Strawberry Preserves
Rosey Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Local Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin & Ginger Preserves
Fig & Muscadine Jam
& MUCH More

Thank you for shopping local & handmade,

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Celebrity Dairy
We   will be bringing our award winning chevre. This year's 1st place State Fair winners were the Asian Luv Log and the Garbo Serendipity Spread . Our mold ripened bloomy rind Crottin won 2nd and 3rd in two categories, along with our Pure Chevre in 2nd. Come by to try these delicious winners! 
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, and Mango.

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
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.