December 29, 2017
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Winter Market Hours:
Saturdays 10 am-Noon
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Honeygirl Meadery
Fickle Creek Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
MoonDance Soaps & More
Terra Clotha
Bluebird Meadows
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Elodie Farms
Chapel Hill Creamery
Bonlee Grown Farm
Ever Laughter Farm
Soul Cocina
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
Stoney Mountain Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Melina's Fresh Pasta
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

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Well, we've made it to the end of 2017. We hope you take time over the upcoming days to reflect on the year and prepare for a memorable 2018. As always, we thank you for your support this year at the Durham Farmers' Market and appreciate you sharing your Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons with us every week. Our community would not be as strong without you and we look forward to seeing you at the Market next year. 

From all of us at the Durham Farmers' Market, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year!  We hope you enjoy some of our favorite photos from 2018:

There's nothing better than the beginning of gardening season and picking out plant starts from our farmers.

Field Day was a blast in May! Thanks to The 360 Approach
for hosting such a fun event for us.

We love partnering with local chefs and foodies for the
Homefries Kid's Cooking classes.Thanks to Jeff Crane and
Susan Sink for hosting these classes last summer.

Tomato Day - need we say more? We always look forward to
the vibrant colors and savory flavors of tomato season.

The Wednesday Market was especially fun this year thanks to all of the kids who participated in the Sprouts Kid's Club.

We're already excited to see what costumes vendors
will create for next year's Halloween contest.

From our Durham Farmers' Market family to you
and your family, we wish you a happy and healthy 2018!

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, Fennel, 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

FLOWERS: Cabbage Roses, Icelandic Poppies, Anemones, and much more!

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
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 Saturdays from 1-6 pm and Sundays 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 Vanilla Mead, an infusion of Madagascar & Tahitian vanilla beans in our orange blossom semi-sweet traditional mead creates creamsicle bliss.

And we will be sampling our Blueberry Mead, made with local blueberries and NC wildflower honey. This mead has subtle plum and tart berry notes, balanced with honey sweetness. Pairs nicely with aromatic cheeses, salami, and dark chocolate. Come by for a taste!

We will also have bottles available of our Orange Blossom Mead, summery and lightly sweet traditional mead made with orange blossom honey; and our Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, floral, earthy and herbal dry-style mead.

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

We thank all our customers for their coming to shop with us and support our farm during this past year. Hope 2018 brings good things for all of us!

Don't forget the beef sticks and jerky for your New Year's Day hikes! They come in Mild, Sweet, and Hot. Special pricing on bundles of 12 sticks for $27. Jerky packs are $9.

December Specials!
Smoked Sausage Special:  Smoked Polish or Smoked Green Pepper & Onion Sausages - 40% OFF at $6 per pound. Pre-order only!
Chicken Broth and Stock Special:  Pasture Raised Chicken Backs and Necks - 33% OFF at $2 per pound. Pre-order only!

Enrollment continues for  WINTER 2018 CSA 11 weeks of meat and/or eggs. Save 10% on MEAT  CSA  and get $25 meat value. Egg share is one $6 medium to jumbo dozen each week.  Monthly pick-up option available to make it easy for you! 5 weeks of meat and/or 5 dozen eggs picked up on 2nd  Saturday  each month.

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

On our  webpage,  click to see current availability!
  • Pasture & Woodland Raised, Free Range ** PORK  **
  • 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, Sliced Ham, Pate, Roast Beef, & Hot Dogs
  • Free Range and Pastured Hen & Duck Eggs
  • No Nitrate Beef Snack Sticks, Bites, & Jerky
  • Soup, Stew, & Stock Ingredients; Stew Duck & Stew Hen
  • Never Sprayed Produce
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Meadow Lane Farm
Have you tried our special blended "Holiday" linked PORK SAUSAGE... with cranberry, apple and pecans? Our family farm's fresh PECANS and organic POPCORN make great gifts for the holidays.

Our Animal Welfare Approved meats this week include: grass-fed LAMB, CHEVON (goat), ANGUS BEEF, and pastured PORK. We have many of the cuts available: GROUND, ROASTS, SAUSAGES (many blends), Brisket, STEAKS (filet mignon, sirloin, ribeye, new york strip), Shanks, Stew Meat, LEG of LAMB, Loin Chops, and much more. Try our fresh Pork LARD in small containers and Pork Barbeque (heat & serve!). SOUP BONES...Beef, Pork, Lamb and Goat...along with dog bones.

USDA Certified organic veggies include: Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Collards, Cabbage, and a few "Sungold" Tomatoes (from greenhouse). Baby Ginger and Turmeric will also be available from the greenhouse.

Thank you for your support of our Century family farm. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

MoonDance Soaps & More
Our much loved Tea Tree Wakeup bars are back in stock. This particular bar is a staple for so many of you and we're so sorry to have run out. We'll be sure to bring lots of extras so folks can stock up.

Paul and Matthew will be at the booth this weekend handing out the free mini sample soaps. Bundle up and come on out to say "Hello!". 

Rachel & Paul
Terra Clotha
Do you remember that part in Clement Moore's poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," when it says "The children were nestled all snug in their beds, / While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads"? Did you ever wonder what kind of clothes those kids had? As a wearable art professional, I think about it all the time. And the conclusion I always come to is this: they were wearing union suit type night clothes, or, as we call them at Terra Clotha, "longzees." Kind of like a onesie, for infants, but with long sleeves, and long legs. And snaps in the middle. Okay, so they didn't have snaps in the 1820s when that poem was written. But the children did have a need for warm, comfortable clothing during those cold winter nights. Something that would cover their arms and their legs, that would be comfortable when they got up on a chilly morning and checked their stockings. To that end, at Terra Clotha, we have a wide range of hand-dyed longzees for children up to age 24 months.

Hand-dyed clothing from Terra Clotha. Warm and colorful.

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Bluebird Meadows
We will be at market with some beautiful blooms perfect to brighten up these dark, freezing days of winter. They make amazing gifts for your New Year's Eve party host/hostess as well. We will have quite a few icelandic poppies, snapdragons, and anemones. We hope to bring some potted amaryllis bulbs and perhaps a few dried flower wreaths as well. For vegetables we will have turnips, radishes, lettuce heads, carrots, herbs, and more, granted we covered them well enough to withstand this bitter cold! Bundle up and head on out to the farmers' market for some of Durham's finest community hours! See you then!

Alice & Stuart White
Maple Spring Gardens
Cold though it may be, we will be at Market  this Saturday with  lettuce, spinach, carrots, salad mix, collards for New Year's, kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, butternut squash as well as Sunshine's dried herb teas, fire tonics, herb vinegars and some fresh herbs.  Hope to see ya'll out at the Market!

Maple Spring Gardens,
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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
PRODUCE:  This week we will have our sweet carrots, lettuce, red and green cabbage, sweet potatoes, winter squash, kohlrabi, celery, beets, daikon and watermelon radishes. Limited quantity of Brussels sprouts. Potentially some greens: collards, chard, and Brussels sprouts.

JAMS AND JELLIES:  Lots of delicious choices available: Strawberry,  Peach, Apple, Apple Butter, Kiwi (locally grown by our farming friends in Efland),  Onion Jam and Pepper Jam (mild, medium, and hot) - lovely choices for your New Year's festivities served with soft cheese and crackers.

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.

WOODWORKING:  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. We'll see you at the Market!
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 January 13 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 this holiday season? 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.

Chapel Hill Creamery
We will have our Holiday Moon Boxes pictured here at $10.00 each for New Year's Eve celebrating. This is a special price for the holidays, so pick  one up this weekend. The Carolina Moon  is similar to a Camembert and it's good for an appetizer with its creamy texture and rich flavor, but it also rounds out a dinner of your favorite soup on a chilly night.  It can be baked in puff pastry as well.

We'll also have Hickory Grove, Dairyland Farmers, and Calvander. Hickory Grove is supple, savory, and melts well for macaroni and cheese. Use Calvander on pasta, pizza, or a frittata for a rich, toasty flavor. Dairyland Farmer is fresh and tart; add to scrambled eggs or add to tacos.

Pick up some smoked ham hocks for your New Year's day meal. We're always amazed at the fabulous flavor they add to beans or greens. Whey fed pork comes from the pigs raised on our farm and sausage is made with the hams, not just trimmings of pork which adds extra flavor that our customers love. Sausages include Mild Country Breakfast, Hot Italian, and a little Smoked Andouille. Try our easy soup recipe with Hot Italian sausage and kale. We also have bacon, and spare ribs. Pick up our ground beef for a chili or delicious cheeseburger. Start your New Year with fresh and locally made food, and thank you for supporting our market.

Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley
Bonlee Grown Farm
Bonlee Grown farm will be at  Market  this Saturday ! Come s ay "Hello!" to our daughter, Ramy, before s he goes back to college!!


Thanks from our family to yours!
Amy, Ray, Ramy and Erin Sugg
Ever Laughter Farm
We'll have turmeric, spinach, lettuce,  kale, collards, escarole,  Italian dandelions, fennel, turnips, beets,   and more wonderful pie fillings for you this Saturday. See you soon!

Soul Cocina
Soul Cocina will be at the market  this Saturday  with our flavorsome tamales wrapped in banana leaves, perfect for the holidays because as they say... a tamale is like a gift cause you gotta unwrap it! We will have for different flavors to choose from: smoky pinto beans & plantains, sriracha braised lentils, roasted chickpeas with bell peppers & eggplant, and black beans spinach and olives. 

We will also have a creamy red lentil soup with kale to warm up your nights and our new favorite: pasteles de yuca, roasted yuca pockets filled with red lentils brown rice & spinach.

Come hungry to the market because we also offer our delicious tamales and pasteles de yuca warm to  enjoy while you shop! 

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Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
Jack will be at DFM  on Saturday  with a good selection of bison meat, so stop by and make a selection of this delicious meat to serve over the holiday weekend with family and friends. We also offer a really tasty Sweet Lebanon Bologna, which pairs well with a Havarti cheese and crackers.

Happy new year to all our customers and friends !

Jack & Sandy Pleasant
Farmer's Daughter Pickles & Preserves
We will be at market this Saturday!  Come see us to stock your holiday pantry and to pick out some delicious gifts. Whether you're entertaining or need a hostess gift, our pepper jams have your back. 

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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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
Stoney Mountain Farm

Everyone has their own traditions for the holidays. Good food, good friends and family are the biggest part of those traditions.  We'd be happy to help with those food options and most of your gift giving needs.

Our wool dryer balls are a gift that is well received, great price point, and good for the environment.

LAMB: Our coolers are full of all kinds of lamb cuts. Thinking of your holiday meals? We have some beautiful racks and legs, or shanks to name a few. We love hearing your recipe ideas and renditions and are happy to share ours...just ask!

We are once again selling our bones 50% off.   

ECO-FRIENDLY WOOL PRODUCTS:  We're also excited that we will soon have a new supply of our beautiful yarns. This weekend we'll have lots of our little hand felted critters and of course, the ever popular line of WOOL DRYER BALLS, made and grown right here in NC.

PELTS: We are scheduled to have some new beauties available for all of you asking.

Hope to see you on  Saturday!

John & Olga Elder
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
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Melina's Fresh Pasta will be at Market  this Saturday  with all of your favorite pastas and ravioli flavors. We will also have cut pastas - spaghetti, spinach linguine, fettuccine; gnocchi, lasagna, pizza dough and our freshly made Tomato Basil Sauce. We'll see you at the Market!

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.