Friday, April 29, 2011

Fresh from Durham Farmers' Market

Last Saturday Durham Farmers' Market kicked off their Farmer Foodshare Donation Station. The Farmer Foodshare aims to raise local funds at farmers’ markets to buy top-quality fresh local food for people at risk for hunger. Alternately, shoppers buy food from farmers and donate it, or give cash which goes to the purchase and donation of goods on their behalf. Farmers also donate excess food. In total, about 195 pounds of food were donated by market goers and delivered to the Urban Ministries Community Cafe.  The Farmer Foodshare Donation Station is located at the center of the Pavilion every Saturday and will be at the Wednesday Market in mid-May!

Wednesday Market is now open and in full swing!  It is open every week from 3:30 to 6:30.  From 3:30 to 6:30 on Wednesdays, you'll find the same great fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, flowers, baked goods, and plants as the those listed below.

Heading to the market? Here are the items that will be fresh this week:

Fruit:  Strawberries  

Vegetables:  SUGAR SNAP PEAS, NEW POTATOES, GREENHOUSE CUCUMBERS,  Asparagus, Artichokes!, Arugula, Bok Choy,  Beets, Braising Greens, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower Collards, Escarole, Fennel, Frisee, Green Garlic, Green Onions, Herbs (Cilantro, Oregano, Parsley, Dill, Chives),  Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Radishes, Parsley, Pea Shoots, Salad Mix,  Shiitake Mushrooms, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tat Soi,  Greenhouse Tomatoes,  Turnips - white and purple,  Turnip Greens

Flowers:  Batchelor Buttons, Delphiniums, Dutch Iris, Icelandic Poppies, Ranunculus, Sweet William

Meats: Beef, Bison, Chicken, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Pork

And: Honey, Chicken Eggs, Flour, Yellow & White Cornmeal, Grits, Pecans, Wines, Fresh and Aged Goats and Cows Milk Cheeses, Baked Goods, Pasta, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Handmade Chocolates, Wool, Landscaping Plants and Vegetable Transplants

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