Friday, July 5, 2013

This Week at the Durham Farmers' Market

Hope you had a good holiday! On Wednesday, lots of the farmers that I talked to were excited to take a day off yesterday. But, they are going right back to work today to prepare for Market tomorrow. With the summer sun and summer heat and that rain (oh my!), lots of crops are coming in like crazy! So there is lots of harvesting to do on the farm today. As well as cows and goats to milk, eggs to gather, and other animals to keep fed and watered. Unfortunately, vegetable plants and farm animals don't take a holiday when we do.

In any case, Market should be lovely tomorrow! The weather couldn't be any better for a July Market day - tomorrow morning the temperatures should be in the 80s. Last year at this time, we were in the midst of a heatwave with a string of days in the hundreds! This summer couldn't be more different!
Tomorrow, next to the Market's info table, there will be lots of canning giveaways. You can pick up spice packs for tomato salsa and the Kosher Dill pickles that Shanna demonstrated last week. We'll also have three types of pectin for jam making. There will be pectin to make No Cook Freezer Jam, Classic Cooked Jam, and Low or No Sugar Jam.

Tomorrow, we'll also be doing a mega raffle. We'll raffle off a Ball Blue Book, a pair of Herb Jars, a Classic Blue "Heritage Collection" Jar, and a Canning Discovery Kit. The way that it will work, the first name drawn will pick the one that they want, second name picks from what is left and so on. To enter the raffle, simply put your name and preferred contact info at the big glass jar with the canning samples!
To find resources and information about home canning, check out:

See you at the Market, bright and early!!
Erin Kauffman
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week....
MEATS AND EGGS:  Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Lamb, Pork, Veal, Rabbit, Duck Eggs & Chicken Eggs
VEGETABLES:  BELL PEPPERS, HOT PEPPERS, PADRON PEPPERS, CORN, FIELD TOMATOES, Artichokes, Asian Greens  Arugula, Beans (Green, Yellow and Purple), Beets, Beet Greens, Broccoli Raab, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Collards, Cucumbers, Fresh & Dried Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Catnip, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Sorrel, Parsley), Eggplant, Fennel, Frisee, Green Onions, Garlic, Gourds, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Napa Cabbage, Okra, Onions, October Beans, Potatoes, Pea Shoots, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms,  Swiss Chard, Tomatillos, Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini, and more
CHEESES:Fresh and aged COW and GOAT milk cheeses.
FLOWERS & PLANTS: Vegetable and Herb Seedlings, Bedding, House, and Flower Plants. FLOWERS: BLACK EYED SUSAN, GLADIOLUS, Echinacea, Sunflower, Dahlia, Lily, Godedia, Campanula, Calendula, Zinnia, 

SPECIALTY ITEMS: RAW HONEY, creamed Honey, Flour, Cornmeal, Grits, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies & Pastries, Fermented Foods, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Pastas, Perogies, Wool
CRAFTS: Pottery, Jewelry, Handmade Baskets, Woodwork, Photographs, Hand-dyed Clothing and other items, Handmade Clothing, Goats Milk Soaps, Body Butters, Lotions, Yarn, Roving, and much more...
Produce availability depends on weather conditions 

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