Happy National Farmers Market Week!
Why do we love shopping at local markets? Check out the top 5 reasons below and share with us what you love!
1.) Preserve farmland
2.) Stimulate local economies
3.) Increase access to nutritious food
4.) Support healthy communities
5.) Promote sustainability
We look forward to welcoming you to market to share in the local produce, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, crafts, and more! All vendors at the market come from 70 miles away or less. This means that the produce was most likely picked just the day before, making sure that it is as fresh as possible! Farmers love to share their favorite recipes or tell you how your food was grown, making farmers’ markets a very special place to shop.
Vendors This Week
This week, our vendors have a beautiful array of freshly harvested fruits and veggies, honey, baked goods, juice, coffee and tea, gorgeous flower bouquets, goat cheeses, yogurt and gelato, eggs, and pastured raised-meats.
Click on the vendors below to find preorder info, products, and more!
Tulip Poplar Honey
Join us this week and every Wednesday from 3-6pm at the Kids Sprouts Club table! Take part in our weekly activity and receive Sprouts Market Bucks to spend on something tasty and nutritious at the market. This week, we are celebrating National Farmers Market Week!
This Week’s Recipe: Bitter Melon Stir Fry by Liv Wan
Looking to expand your cooking repertoire and try something new? Here’s a recipe highlighting the unique Bitter Melon that is in season at the market!
From the chef: Bitter melon is a gourd originating from India that was introduced into China during the 14th century. It has since become a commonly used vegetable in Chinese households and is as popular now as it was a few hundred years ago. Bitter melon tastes bitter just as the name suggests. The texture can be either crunchy or soft, depending on how you prepare it. This recipe is a simple stir-fry that creates a flavor base with garlic, chili flake, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, and sesame oil sauce. A little sugar helps combat the bitterness. There are also plenty of variations on bitter melon stir-fries that involve adding proteins such as dried shrimp or pork. Serve as a side dish for pork, chicken, or seafood alongside rice or noodles.
Find this recipe along with cooking tips, ingredient variations, and step-by-step photos at: The Spruce Eats
Vote for the DFM in the America’s Farmers Market Celebration!
What better way to celebrate National Farmers Market Week than by voting for your favorite market?
It’s time for the 2023 America’s Farmers Market Celebration! And you know what that means…you can help us win the “People’s Choice” award of up to $5,000 to fund important market programs! It only takes a moment and a couple of clicks to make a big ol’ difference. And we’d love it if you could help us spread the word by sharing with your work place, friends, and family. Click the link below to cast your vote!
Want to find out what else is coming to the market this week? Check out this week’s Newsletter! https://conta.cc/3OtkPST
When: Wednesday, August 9th, 3pm – 6pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street