Friday, October 7, 2011

Durham Farmers' Market Celebrates National Cheese Month

It's looking to be a crisp, chilly farmers' morning at the Durham Farmers' Market.  Fall mornings at the Market always mean bright colors, pretty greens and hot chocolate.

Upcoming Events
October is the First Annual National Cheese Month!! To celebrate cheese and our cheesemakers, we will hold a couple of special demonstrations about cheese making and cooking with cheese.  The first one is next Saturday, we are working on the details for the rest of the month and we'll have info next week!

Saturday, October 15th, 10am Join Portia McKnight of Chapel Hill Creamery and Chef Dave Alworth from Guglhupf as they talk and cook with cheese from Chapel Hill Creamery.

Fall and Winter Schedule
Saturday Regular Hours, 8am-Noon, run through November 19th
Pre-Thanksgiving Market - Tuesday, November 22nd 2-5pm
Market will be CLOSED on Saturday November 26th.
Winter Hours, 10am-Noon, start December 3rd
This year, Market will be OPEN on December 24th and December 31st! 

Fresh this Week
Fruit:  Apples, Pears, Scuppernong Grapes 
Vegetables: Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Asian Greens, Arugula, Beans, Longbeans, Beets, Butterbeans, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Collards,  Cucumbers,  Dandelion Greens, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Gourds, Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Oregano, Parsley, Dill, Chives, Mint),  Mustard Greens, Kale, Lambs Quarter,  Lettuce,  Okra, Onions, Peanuts, Pea Shoots, Peppers, Potatoes, Popcorn, Purple Hull Peas, Pumpkins, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard,  Summer Squash, Tomatoes,Winter Squash, Zucchini
Flowers:   Asiatic Lillies, Celosia, Dahlia, Gomphrena, Gladiolus, Lisianthus, Sunflowers, Tuber Rose, Zinnia
Meats: Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Rabbit, Pork
And: Fall Vegetable Seedlings, Honey, Chicken and Duck 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, Wool, Landscaping Plants
Crafts: Hand-dyed Clothes, Jewelery, Baskets, Pottery, Stained Glass Art, Woodwork, Photographs, Soaps and much more...


  1. The cheeses from Chapel Hill Creamery are worth the trip to the Farmer's Market. I tried their award-winning Calavander at Reliable Cheese Co., and it's phenomenal. Used it in several recipes, including my Carolina Blue Chicken posted on my blog (

  2. What a coincidence! I am the co-author of a book that is being released this week, and since it is National Cheese Month I invite you to have a taste of this newly released book!

    The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life: How To Get Through Life's Holes Without Getting Stuck in Them! is a book about how to thrive and not just survive the holes in your life, and how to develop character and wisdom from having gone through them. The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is based on the idea that life has holes and it is how you get through them that counts! After all, life is not smooth and predictable like cream cheese or American, and it is overcoming the challenges and the "holes" in our lives that give us depth of character. My co-author and I are both psychotherapists and wellness speakers, and have 65 years combined experience. We have crystallized the secrets to a happier and more fulfilling life no matter what comes your way!

    The book is published by mental health publisher Premier Publishing and Media.

    Please visit The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life Website, take The Swiss Cheese Challenge, and download for free the first two chapters, or get a special pre-release 10 % discount.

    Go ahead, have a taste!

    Judy Belmont, MS