We hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation! We’re gearing up for fall and planning several fun events for the market community that we’re excited to share with you in the upcoming weeks. Also, we wrote a blog post about tips and tricks for packing lunches. Check out our website and let us know what advice you have for packing lunches in a time crunch. Cooking with seasonal food doesn’t always have to be time-consuming and we hope you’ll enjoy the tips we discuss in the article.
Also, please join us for the last Homefries Kid’s Cooking Class of the season tomorrow. Check out what chef Jeff Crane and the young foodies are creating on the market lawn from 9:30-11:00 am. There are a few spots remaining in the class so register today. Also, if you’re around on Wednesday, bring your kiddos to the last Sprouts Kid’s Club for the season. We’ve had a blast teaching your children about seasonal eating, farming and local food and appreciate you sharing part of your summer with us.
The summer is flying by and we’re looking forward to spending another Saturday morning with you and your family. We’re excited to welcome local foodie Nicole Cardon back for a seasonal cooking demo. Swing by the market lawn at 9:30 am to see what Nicole’s cooking and to pick up a recipe to make her simple meal at home. Also, the Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all of your questions so give yourself a little extra time to spend at the market tomorrow.
We’re excited to announce that the Durham Farmers’ Market has a brand new website! We’ve been working hard to create a beautiful and useful website that everyone can enjoy. And we want to give a huge THANK YOU to the team at Registered Creative for creating such a fantastic new website for our community.
Also, thank you to everyone who sampled tomatoes and participated in our annual celebration last week. The winner of Tomato Day is the sun gold! Congratulations to Mario and Martha of Meadow Lane Farm for winning this year’s celebration! And honorable mention goes to Maple Spring Gardens for their sun golds and Bluebird Meadows for their cherry tomato medley. And don’t forget to thank chef Kyle Wilkerson and the team from Heirloom Restaurant for slicing and dicing the tomatoes last weekend.
Finally, it’s time to register for the July 28 Homefries Kid’s Cooking Class! This event is for children ages 8-13 who want to learn to cook with seasonal produce and will be taught by local foodie Susan Sink.
After a rainy start to the new season last weekend, we’re looking forward to warmer temperatures this Saturday. We’re very excited to welcome Chef Xavier Pino and the Bull City Vegan Challenge to the market for a cooking demo at 10:00 am. They are cooking hempeh with chermoula sauce and sautéed savory collards. Trust us – you don’t want to miss sampling this delicious meal. Swing by the lawn while you stroll through the market and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Now is the perfect time to start working on your garden and you’ll find all of the plant starts that you need at the market. Swing by on Saturday and take some extra time to chat with your farmers about growing tips. Also, the Master Gardeners will be at the market next Saturday if you have further questions after starting your garden this weekend.
Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendar for CFSA’s Piedmont Farm Tour, which will be on April 28-29. You can purchase buttons at the Info Table and pick up a brochure to plan your route to the farms. This is one of the best weekends of the year and you don’t want to miss this fun event.