Friday, August 31, 2012

Green Beans and Burgers at Durham Farmers' Market

This week, at the Wednesday Market, all through the Pavilion, you could see lovely piles of green beans. Green beans are making a bit of a resurgence on account of the cooler weather. So, get out your favorite green bean recipe because for the next few weeks, local eating will probably include some of these little gems!  Maybe a 3 Bean Salad for Labor Day that includes green beans, butter beans and October beans?

Green Beans at Durham Farmers' Market
Now onto the burgers... Tomorrow, just in time for a Labor Day cookout, Durham Farmers' Market's local burger flippers, Seth and Cece, from Bull City Burger and Brewery, will be the Chefs in the Market. Seth and Cece will be making and sampling polenta burgers made with Brinkley Farms Corn Meal. They will also me making and sampling some burger toppings including, but not limited to a peach chutney. Stop by the blue Chef Tent on the lawn around 10am for tastes and ideas for any Labor Day cooking and grilling that you might have planned!

Fall Farm Tour Season is Just Beginning!

Two weeks from this weekend, there are a couple of Farm Tours to look forward to. On the weekend of September 15th and 16th look for the:

•    Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Eastern Triangle Farm Tour.  This tour features 24 farms including DFM's own Meadow Lane Farm, SEEDS Educational Garden, Spain Farm and Vollmer Farm!  For more information about the Eastern Triangle Farm tour, check out CFSA's Website.

•    Person County Farm Tour.  For those of you who are new to the area, Person County is Durham's neighbor to the north.  Person County is the home to a bunch of farms that sell at DFM.  The tour will have 16 stops including the following DFM: Farms Flat River Nursery, Bluebird Meadows Farm, Abanitu Farm and Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm!  For more info visit: Person County Cooperative Extension

Fresh this Week....
VEGETABLES: SWEET POTATOES,  Amaranth Greens, Arugula, Beets, Beans (Green, Yellow, Roma, Filet, Longbeans), Bitter gourd, Butterbeans, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Edamame, Essex Kale, Fresh Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley),  Ginger, Green Onions, Garlic, Gourds, Kale, Lambs Quarter, Lettuce, Peppers (Sweet, Hot, Yummy, and Padron), Potatoes, October Beans, Okra (Red and Green), Onions (Red, Yellow, White), Pea Shoots, Purple Hull Peas, Salad Mix, Sweet Potato Greens, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash, Tomatoes - Field Grown & Heirloom!, Tomatillos, Turnips, Winter Squash - Butternut, Acorn, Delicata, Spaghetti and more, Zucchini
FRUITS:  SCUPPERNONG & MUSCADINE GRAPES, APPLES, Figs, Pears, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries,
MEATS AND EGGS: Beef, Bison, Chicken, Cornish Game Hens, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Lamb, Pork, Rabbit
Duck Eggs & Chicken Eggs
CHEESES: Fresh and aged cow and goats milk cheeses.
FLOWERS & PLANTS: Celosia, Gomphrena, Tuberrose, Lisianthus,  Sunflowers, Zinnias,  Black-Eyed Susan, Strawflower, Mixed Bouquets, Vegetable & Herb Seedlings, Landscaping Plants, House Plants
SPECIALTY ITEMS: NEW ITEM: GRAPE JUICE! No sugar added! Raw Honey, Flour, Pecans, Cornmeal, Grits, Baked Goods including Pies, Pasta, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Wool
CRAFTS: Pottery, Jewelry, Stained Glass Art, Handmade Baskets,  Woodwork, Photographs, Hand-dyed Clothing and other items, Handmade Clothing, Soaps, Yarn, Roving, and much more...

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