Celebrate Bee Day at the Market!
Whenever we look around the market at vendor tables full of fruits, veggies, honey, and so many products made from plants, we feel grateful for the work of these tiny pollinators. Did you know that birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, and small mammals can be pollinators? But none more important than these little, life-sustaining bees. Bees and pollinators are on the decline, but there are ways we can help! When you walk around market this week, we hope you’ll take a moment to soak in all the beauty that surrounds us, thank a bee, and stop by our Bee Day booths to learn how you can help protect pollinators!
Although it may not feel like it with these rainy days, summer is officially here! And you can see it all around with so many summer fruits and veggies in season on our farmers tables. We spotted cantaloupe this week, as well as sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, bitter melon, green beans, and lots more. If you’re ever looking for something specific, or wondering when your favorite veggie is going to come into season, stop by our info table under the pavilion and we’ll geek out on all the new produce with you and point you to the right vendor tables.
2nd Annual Durham Bee Day
It’s here! Join us TOMORROW as we end National Pollinators Week with our Bee Day celebration! Talk to Durham Beekeepers & Master Gardeners, take home a free pollinator-friendly plant at the Keep Durham Beautiful Table, hear the Bee City USA proclamation, enjoy bee crafts, & help us lead the Bee Parade!
Grab your bee costumes & come party with Keep Durham Beautiful, Durham County Beekeepers, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Durham Farmers’ Market, and other friends!
This Week’s Recipe: Rustic Honey Cake
In honor of National Pollinators Week & our wonderful beekeepers, Fricks Apiaries, Fruchtenicht Honey, & Tulip Poplar Honey, we’re sharing a delicious recipe for Rustic Honey Cake, courtesy of Taste of Home. This cake is not too sweet, and you can top it with all of your favorite seasonal fruits. In season now are blackberries, blueberries, peaches, the last of the late harvest strawberries, cantaloupe, and sweet asian melons. You can find a variety of fruits at Abanitu Organics, Lyon Farms, Wild Scallions Farm, Hurtgen Meadows Farm, Lil’ Farm, and Hua Nong Ecorganic Farm. You can also source most of the other ingredients at market! Find flour and other heirloom milled grains at Red Tail Grains, Tykk Skyr (yogurt) at Celebrity Dairy, and eggs at Fickle Creek, Harland’s Creek Farm, and others. Thanks, bees & beekeepers!
The folks at Old North State Jam are going to bring their very danceable, toe-tappin music to market tomorrow to help us celebrate Bee Day! Don’t miss it!
Want to find out what else your local farmers are bringing to the market this week? Check out this week’s Newsletter! https://conta.cc/3qWypGi
When: Saturday, June 24th, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street