November 2 , 2018
Durham Farmers' Market Newsletter
Good, Local Food Year Round!
Main Season Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 am-Noon
*Through November 17, 2018
In This Issue
Guest Vendor: Salty Catch Seafood
Guest Vendor: Strong Arm Baking
Guest Vendor: Haw River Mushrooms
Little Tree Farm
Meadow Lane Farm
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Chapel Hill Creamery
Terra Clotha
Honeygirl Meadery
The Spicy Hermit
Catbriar Farm
Maple Spring Gardens
Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Fickle Creek Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Celebrity Dairy
Elodie Farms
Soul Cocina
Caballo Rojo Coffee
Flat River Farm & Nursery
Pamela Strand Photography
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

Quick Links
We hope you and your family had a very happy Halloween!  THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our annual Costume Contest by voting for your favorite vendors. The fortune tellers from South Wind Produce  won this year with their amazing costume and decorations (who didn't love their puns for their produce?).  Thanks to you, we raised $300 for our Double Bucks program, which matches SNAP/EBT transactions up to $10.

Speaking of Halloween - did you only have 3 trick-or-treaters this year? Are you desperately trying to get all that extra Halloween candy out of your house? Trade in your candy for farmers' market gift certificates this Saturday! Look for  Bull City Fit 's Twix for Tomatoes booth on the market lawn. Candy will be re-purposed for holiday crafts at the Kidzu Children's Museum.

Also, join the team from the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association tomorrow. They'll be whipping seasonal snacks on the market lawn from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. Be sure to taste their delicious samples and chat about your nutrition questions, particularly if you're looking for tips on seasonal eating and meal prep.

We're gearing up for our  Silent Auction, which will take place at the market next Saturday, November 10. This event will raise funds for some of your favorite market programs, including the Sprouts Kid's Club, Double Bucks, and more. Come prepared to complete your holiday shopping while also supporting the market that you love! Check out a quick summary of some of the items available below:
  • Signed basketballs from the coaches at Duke, NC State and UNC
  • Homemade gifts from our vendors, including cutting boards, crafts, baked goods, wreaths & much more!
  • Gift certificates to some of your favorite restaurants in Durham, as well as to Durham Farmers' Market vendors
We'll post a list of the items available on our website, including times for when the bidding will close. Continue checking the website for the latest information and stay tuned for the final details in next Friday's newsletter.

Finally, as a reminder, the  Saturday Main Season Market runs through November 17. We'll host our annual  Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Market  on Tuesday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The
Saturday Winter Market  will begin on December 1 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. That's a lot of dates to keep straight!

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, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, 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

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

Ches & Laura Stewart
Little Tree Farm
John will be bringing an ample supply of Little Tree Farm mustards and some of our honey and his ironwork to the market this Saturday. He hopes to see you there!

Dale & John Fluke
Meadow Lane Farm
Big beautiful marigold bouquets, yellow and orange, from our greenhouse will again be available this Saturday at the market. Also, stop by and sample our newest Berkshire X pork sausage blend .... fresh from the processor.  

Our natural pastured MEATS will be available...21-day old dry-aged ANGUS BEEF, Berkshire X PORK, Dorset X LAMB, and Boer CHEVON (goat). We will have many cuts to offer our valued customers...Ground, Loin Chops, bags of Soup bones, Roasts, Steaks, Brisket, etc.

SPECIAL this week will be our BEEF SHORT RIBS and Osso BUCCO...delicious cuts for chilly day meals....a real value dish.  

USDA Certified Organic veggies from the greenhouse include: Few zephyr squash and Sungold tomatoes....and pie pumpkins for the coming holidays. Mario's organic POPCORN is a perfect gift for your friends and family. We hope to see you on Saturday at the wonderful farmers' market.

Melina's Fresh Pasta
We will be at market this Saturday with a variety of fresh pasta! We will have everyone's  favorite ravioli, including Pumpkin - new for the season! Or pick up  one of our take-and-bake lasagnas for an easy and delicious meal. 

Chapel Hill Creamery
We have Paneer this Saturday. Customers who know this Indian frying cheese like it for curries, cooked greens, or even salads. It's best known for Saag Paneer. Fry slices or cubes on medium heat with a little oil or coconut oil and serve warm. Other cheeses include fresh Dairyland  Farmers, 7 1/2 month old Calvander, Hickory Grove, a little Danziger, and Carolina Moon.

Calvander is based on an Asiago with a piquant flavor balanced with but the rich flavor of our Jersey cows' milk. Serve with a glass  of red wine or add to pesto, pasta,  or kale salad. Dairyland Farmers is good for snacking or melting in scrambled eggs or tacos. Enjoy Hickory Grove with apples or macaroni and cheese. Carolina Moon and Danziger which are both soft and flavorful can be served on a baguette or crackers. Great for a gathering of friends or serving with soup.

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 Italian, Polish with mustard and garlic, Bratwurst, Sage and Maple links, and Chorizo. Cook our sausages on the grill with peppers or add to bread pudding, tacos, or pizza. We also have Spare Ribs Molasses cured bacon, smoked ham hocks, and ground pork. Pick up our flavorful ground beef which is a customer favorite to have on hand. See you Saturday and enjoy the fall!

Porti a McKnight & Flo Hawley
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Terra Clotha
Creating hand-dyed clothing has been our bread and butter at Terra Clotha, but recently, we began thinking about the kinds of things you might use along with your literal bread and butter. Such as napkins, that you can put in your lap at mealtime and prevent ugly stains to your seersucker slacks when the bread and butter moves of its own accord from your plate to your lap, where it invariably tends to land buttered side down (thanks, Edna Ferber!). Besides hand-dyed napkins, we also have tea towels, quilted hot pads, and quilted oven mitts, most featuring our firefly design. Oh, and we also have aprons, in sizes for children, youth, and adults. 

Clothing from Terra Clotha. Colorful and bright ways to protect you from your food.

Like our Facebook page and while you're there, find a 10% off coupon to use with your next Terra Clotha purchase.
Mike Konvicka
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 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.

We will also be sampling our Strawbanero Mead, a lightly sweet mead with fresh strawberries and a spicy kick. Fermented with NC strawberries, wildflower honey and infused with habanero peppers to bring a little heat.

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 Mango Habanero Mead, made with clover honey, mangos and infused with spicy habanero peppers .

Diane Currier
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.  

Currently, we offer the following varieties made with local vegetables in season: green cabbage, butternut squash, and napa cabbage. Come early to get best selection! Try them as a side dish, like pickles, or as seasoning for dips or sauces or even soups!

Eunice Chang
Catbriar Farm

We will bring sweet potatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, turnips, turnip greens, fresh and dried herbs, dried cayenne peppers, flakes and powder. Also available are soups and Angus beef. 

See you at the market!

Graham & Sara Broadwell 
Maple Spring Gardens
It's Turmeric season! This tasty root in the ginger family is a potent anti-inflammatory and can be easily incorporated into meals daily from smoothies to soups to comfort foods like mac n cheese! Yup thats right - for Thanksgiving one year I made my Granny's traditional mac n cheese, but instead of yellow Cracker Barrel cheese, I used a white cheddar with grated turmeric to color it orange. Other than the color being a little brighter than usual, no one was the wiser! Turmeric is often used as a natural food colorant. Come by and get yours on Saturday- we've got a list of dishes you can add it to and some other suggestions on how to make this food/medicine a daily part of your life.

Also on the table you'll find cilantro, parsley, burdock (another great medicinal food), and plenty of veggies including the first Brussels sprouts, lettuce, arugula, ginger (the last??), collards, sweet peppers, green peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and Seminole pumpkins.

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Hurtgen Meadows Farm
Welcome November!  This week Hurtgen Meadows will be bringing carrots, sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes, lettuce, collards, kale, shallots, eggplant, potatoes, bell peppers, sweet lunchbox peppers, hot peppers, fall squash, and garlic.
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!

Fickle Creek Farm

FRESH - never frozen - PORK THIS WEEK!
Bone In Loin Chops, Tenderloin, Boneless Loin Roasts,  Boston Butt, Picnic Shoulders, Belly.  Great options on sausages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Remember to try our Non-GMO, Free Range, Pasture Raised CHICKEN SAUSAGE!  Rosemary Garlic Large Links and Mild Country Breakfast links - $14 per pound.

Still plenty of Moroccan Lamb Sausage....  Made with MERGUEZ seasoning i ncluding  Cumin, Red Pepper, Fennel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Paprika and Garlic...only  $16 per lb.

We have sold about 65% of our turkeys, but there is still time to ORDER TURKEY! We offer broad breasted white turkeys that are raised on pasture for $6 per pound. $50 deposit gets you on the list!

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
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
10% off purchases of $100 or more!

Bonlee Grown Farm

Apple butter, apricot and strawberry fig jam  are just a few of the goodies this  Saturday!  Pickled beets, chow chows and pickled o kra.  Succulents, aloe, mums, and  oriental pepper plants in sale!  Feather earrings also! Colorful p eppers and tender small okra.  Call for orders!

See you at the market!

Amy & Ray Sugg
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
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
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!
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!
Flat River Farm & Nursery
W e will be at market with Greenhouse Tomatoes, Beit Alpha Cucumbers,  Herbs, Hanging baskets and potted plants, SunGolds and Juliets.  Pickles are here made from our own cucumbers!

Charles & Joan Holeman
Pamela Strand Photography
What says Fall better than colorful leaves and clear, cool days?! Durham leaves have not turned yet, but in other places they are gold and red and orange. Here's an image of Zion National Park with its golden aspen leaves on show.

I have a wide selection of photographic greeting cards featuring iconic spots around  Durham, the OBX, Flowers, Fantasy, Animals, Whimsy, and astronomical images. If you don't see a subject you are looking for, just ask - I may have it.  This week's image is of a passion flower, of course!

Many of my photos can be previewed on my Smugmug website I will also have enlargements in 11x14" and 16x20" sizes and can make posters upon request. Drop by for a look and a chat!
Pamela Strand
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.