Friday, March 28, 2014

This Week at the Durham Farmers' Market

**Summer Hours (8am-Noon) Resume NEXT Saturday**
Wednesday Market Reopens April 16th

Tomorrow is the LAST Winter Market of the 2013-14 Season! So, it is the last weekend that we will be opening up at 10am. And the last Saturday until next winter where we will be ringing the opening bell.

Starting next Saturday, April 5th, Market will be open from 8am-Noon. There will be a few other things that change. First, during the summer time, we close a block of Foster Street (between Hunt and Corporation Streets) and fill it up with vendors! Second, the vendors will move around to their summer spaces (always feel free to ask for directions at the Market Info Table!). Next week, you'll see some familiar faces that haven't been at the Market in several months. I'm expecting that we'll see the folks from Sunny Slope Greenhouses, Edna Lee's Bakery, Will's Wild Herbs, Castlemaine Farm, Flat River Nursery and Pamela Strand Photography. That list leaves out a lot of the summer time regulars, but they will all be trickling back as the weather starts to (finally) warm up. And, next week, I'll announce some of the new Saturday Summer vendors.

Also, next Saturday, to celebrate the return of Summer Hours, Amy Tornquist, Chef and Owner of Watts Grocery and Hummingbird Bakery will be our Chef in the Market! Amy has helped us kick off the new market season every year since we moved to the Pavilion in 2007. Over the last 7 years, the weather on the opening day has ranged from snowing to swelteringly hot to gray and rainy. We'll see what next week will hold for us! Amy and her crew will be cooking and sampling their delicious foods which always feature locally grown Market meats, eggs, cheeses and vegetables. Amy's demo will take place on the Market lawn and start around 10am.

Later in the morning, the Spiritual Sound Brass Band will serenade us over on the east lawn of Durham Central Park, right next to our neighbors at the Durham Craft Market!

As the spring marches on, it won't be too long until the Wednesday Market re-opens. A week and a half after the Saturday Market goes back to its summer hours, the Wednesday Market will re-open! Starting Wednesday April 16th, the Market will be open weekly from 3:30 to 6:30pm. The Wednesday Market has the same great selection as the Saturday Market, but it is smaller and a bit more relaxed. And, we have a bunch of vendors that only sell on Wednesdays, including some new ones (which will be announced soon)!

See you at the Market,
Erin Kauffman
Market Manager
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Fresh this Week....
VEGETABLES: Arugula, Asian Greens, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Daikon Radish, Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, Fennel, Fresh & Dried Herbs, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mache, Micro Greens, Miners Lettuce (Claytonia), Minutina, Potatoes, Parsnips (possibly), Pea Shoots, Popcorn, Radishes, Salad Mix, Scallions, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Turnip Greens, and more
MEATS AND EGGS: Pork, Beef, Lamb & Mutton, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon/Cabrito, Veal
Duck Eggs & Chicken Eggs
CHEESES: Fresh and aged COW and GOAT milk cheeses.
PLANTS: Vegetable Seedlings: Kale, Collards, Broccoli, Cilantro, Lettuce, Spinach. Fruit Plants: Strawberry, Raspberry. House Plants.
FLOWERS: Ranunculus, Hyacinth, Anemones, Poppies, Tulips, Stock, Mixed Bouquets
SPECIALTY ITEMS: Gluten Free Baked Goods, Raw & Creamed Honey, Pasta, Flour, Cornmeal, Grits, Baked Goods including Pies, Breads, Cookies & Pastries, Fermented Foods, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Wool
CRAFTS: Pottery, 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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