09.19.20 Pre- Order Options

Bean Traders Inc – Bean Traders will be back at market this weekend with beans, hot coffee, and our iced flavored coffees including chocolate habanero.

Brooks Farm– We will be at market this week with okra, peppers, and squash!

Bull City Farm – Hello SoDuFM family!We had an epic few days of sausage making at our certified kitchen last week which means we are fully stocked with all our artisanal sausages. We’ve got an Ale and Cheese, Meatballs and a Kimchi sausage in addition to our regular Italian, chorizo and breakfast sausages.
Want to make sure you get your Bull City Farm products? We take pre-orders through our square store until 12pm Wednesdays every week.
Click HERE for preorders
Every Sunday I send out a newsletter with a link to the store and a recipe/farm story. If you would like to receive this email please email Samantha.

Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm -Botanist & Barrel crafts real southern ciders, sours, and dry fruit wines. We are the Souths only natural cidery focused on spontaneous and wild cultures. We craft healthy adult lifestyle beverages for any occasion. We support our local farmers using only locally, sustainably and organically sourced fruits, including blueberries, apples and more from our organic estate farm. Only tree ripened apples are used in our ciders with a focus on traditional southern heritage cider apples.

Chappell’s Peaches -We will be at market this week with apples!

Durham Japanese Asian Nursery Our On-Line Shop had Updated with New items.


Our On-Line Shop had Updated with New items.

‘Best deal’ Dwarf Japanese Juniper Bonsai

“Bonsai”, ‘Dwarf Pomgranate Nana’ ,

”Bonsai” ‘Japanese Maple’,

“Bonsai” ‘Satsuki’= Japanese Dwarf Azalea.

“Koke Dama” Moss ball Bonsai and others.

And, Today’s ‘Bonsai’ Special.


Eight Arrows Farm We have all your chicken needs and you can preorder your Thanksgiving turkey! We’re bringing meat that has been rotated on the pasture and fed organic feed! This Saturday we’ll have whole chickens, leg quarters, drumsticks, tenders, wings, thighs, boneless/skinless breasts, bone-in breasts, feet, necks, backs, liver, hearts, and gizzards! Come see us to pick up your healthy and delicious meat for the week! 

Gale’s Gluten Free Treats -We will not be at market this week!

Heaven Scent Honey – We will not be at market this weekend!

Haw River Mushrooms – Haw River Mushrooms will be at market this Saturday with packaged fresh mushrooms. We will have blue oyster, lions mane and mushroom mixes. We also have golden oyster, pink oyster and possibly cinnamon caps in limited quantities. You can preorder at our online store or purchase at the market. Pre-orders are Strongly encouraged to secure your specialty varieties, like our pink oysters (pictured). If you are looking to add a new gardening experience or a great gift, order one of our indoor oyster mushroom grow kits and have fresh mushrooms growing in your kitchen.Find our products online at: Haw River Mushrooms Online Store or go to www.hawrivermushrooms.com for more information. See you at the market! 

The Haw River Mushrooms Family

Honey Bee Hills Farm We’re in peak pepper season! Greens are also starting to roll in. This week we have some amazing baby turnip greens which make a great salad or can be cooked. We also have sweet potato greens, which are similar to spinach when cooked. We will have plenty of items available for purchase at the market, or you can pre-order our organic produce any time up until noon on Friday (minimum $10 order please). We also offering home delivery on Fridays for those who cannot make it to market. Place orders here: https://app.barn2door.com/e/5Nb85/. Our fall CSA starts in three weeks! Details and sign up here: https://app.barn2door.com/e/5Nb85/all/aR7WY

Hook and Larder – Hook and larder will be at market this week with a selection of North Carolina fish and shellfish. This weeks catch will be shrimp, scallops, flounder, Black Sea bass, and vermillion snapper. Visit www.hookandlarder.com for prices and to place pre orders or text me and we will have it ready for you at market.

Jabin Beverage CompanyFall weather special this Saturday Sept 19: Each bottle is $3 instead of $4 and you can get a discounted 4-pack for just $10!Jabin is my family’s twist on an ancient Persian beverage recipe. It is an apple cider vinegar based beverage without the harsh tastes of ACV and added benefits of herbs and cucumber. This is achieved by a meticulous yet time-consuming infusion process that allows the ingredients to combine and form a refreshing and hydrating beverage. We are excited to have this refreshing drink at the South Durham farmer’s market and share a piece of culture and health with all the amazing people here in the triangle. For questions or pre-orders, message us directly on instagram @jabinbev.co.

Ladybug Farm– Ladybug Farm will not be at the market this week with our delicious pasture-raised eggs!! Our hens have tons of pasture to forage in, out in the fresh air and sunshine!

MamaSprings -MamaSprings will not be at market this Saturday!

Melina’s Fresh Pasta -We will not be at market this week!

Merlin – We will be at market this week! 

Nourishing Acres – We just opened up our fall CSA, feel free to check out our website for more info and to sign up at: www.nourishingacres.com/csa–fall-2020.html .As always everything at Nourishing Acres is certified Organic! This week we will have: spicy greens mix, Kale, tomatoes: cherries, salads! We will also have: eggplant, okra, spaghetti squash, basil, garlic, and an assortment of all things peppers, and more! 

Parker Farm and Vineyard – Parker Farm and Vineyard will be at market on Saturday with lots of delicious produce. Summer and fall flavors overlap as we bring the sweetest peppers of the summer, eggplant, green beans and herbs along with fall favorites like spaghetti squash, acorn and butternut squash, heirloom pumpkins and the first of our sweet potatoes! We will also have cut flower bouquets and pasture raised meat available. Ground beef, steaks, roasts and bones. For pork, we have a great selection of sausages in links and bulk, along with pork ribs, pork chops, roasts and bones for savory broth. See you Saturday!

Pfohl Pfarm – Pfohl Pfarm will be at market with all chicken cuts available this week. The chicken that will be offered are Imperial broilers, which are known for their gourmet taste.

Prodigal Farm  – Have you tried our Porch Party Packs?  They’re a selection of 3 cheeses, more than 3/4 lb. total, for $20. They’re selected to offer a range of milk types and styles, and come with tasting notes so you can learn more about the cheeses, pairing ideas, and flavors and texture notes.  You can pre-order them from our online store, and we’ll bring a few to market, as well.  This week, we’ve got Bearded Lady, Rowdy Gentleman and Saxapahaw Blues — an incredible pack that’s an appetizer size for four, or the foundation for dinner for two if you add salad and bread.  We’ll also have Blue Chevrolait, Candide, Field of Creams, Fool’s Gold, a few Hunkadora, Marinated Feta, and of course Spring Fever, as well as the ever-handy chevre, lemon-caper chevre, feta crumbles, plain vache, and delicious vache flavors:  cranberry-orange, chipotle-garlic, herb, and shiitake-thyme.  Oh, and don’t forget a few balls of our pizza dough, made from locally milled, organic flour!

Pure Hemp Apothecary – DEAL OF THE WEEK!  FREE bath bomb OR two hemp pre rolls OR sample gummies with the purchase of a bottle of our popular tincture!  (Except sample sizes) 

Rocky Run Farm -Our store goes live on Thursday mornings! We are taking pre-orders till Noon on Fridays. Click HERE to be added to our pre-order notification list. See you all tomorrow.


Sassafras Fork Farm – Thank you to everyone who continues to place preorders with us each week.  Our online shop is posted Tuesday nights at 8pm: www.sassafrasfork.com We will be at market with some “extras” including flowers and grassfed beef.

Sweet ArielleSweet Arielle will be at the SoDu FM this Saturday. We will have some product on hand for purchase; however, we strongly urge you to Pre-Order by visiting our online store. You can Pre-Order and Pre-Pay therefore, limiting as much contact as possible. Our full menu is available after selecting “Order Online” and selecting pickup for SoDu Market. If you have any questions or have issues ordering, please call 919-443-5363.

The Ninth Street Bakery – Thanks so much to all the folks who have stuck with us through this hard Covid time.  We are still working our darndest to bring you the absolute best breads and pastries.  Feel free to pre-order for market by following this link: https://ninth-street-bakery.square.site/shop/so-durham-farmer-s-mrkt/7

Wolfberry Hawthorn FarmThis week we have the first harvest this season of lemongrass! We also have figs, microgreens, Thai eggplant, cherry tomatoes, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, garlic, apocalypse scorpion hot peppers, ‘pumpkin spice’ yellow jalapeños, and a variety of plants for your house and garden.

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Summer Shakshuka

Summer Shakshuka

Recipe from community member Amy B.


  • Olive Oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each ground coriander, sweet paprika, and ground cumin
  • 6 heirloom tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add the onions, bell peppers garlic, spices, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and simmer until it begins to reduce, about 10-12 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
  3. Using a spoon, make 6 indentations, or “wells,” in the tomato mixture (make sure the indentations are spaced out). Gently crack an egg into each indention.
  4. Reduce the heat, cover the skillet, and cook on low until the egg whites are set.
  5. Uncover and add the fresh parsley. Serve with crusty bread.
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Grilled Vache Cheese with Strawberry-Balsamic Relish


  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup  diced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup mashed fresh strawberries
  • 4 slices of bread – Ninth Street Bakery recommends their Country Loaf
  • 4 teaspoons butter, at room temperature
  • Vache cheese (if you’re unfamiliar with vache: Kat from Prodigal describes it as “cow milk chevre”, a very mild soft cheese perfect for spreading).
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, for garnish (optional)


  1. Mix together the honey and vinegar in a small bowl and stir in the diced strawberries; set aside for the berries to macerate while you make the sandwiches.
  2. Combine the sugar and mashed strawberries
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon butter on 1 side of each slice of bread.
  4. Place 1 slice of bread (butter side down) on a cutting board; top each with 1½ tablespoons mashed strawberry mixture (or substitute strawberry jam) and cheese. Place the remaining slice of bread on top (butter side up).
  5. Grill the sandwiches in a large skillet (or on a griddle) over low heat until golden on both sides.
  6. To serve, transfer each sandwich to a plate and sprinkle on a dusting of powdered sugar if desired. Serve the sandwiches hot along with the macerated strawberries to spoon on top.
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Baby Lettuce Salad with Strawberries, Feta, and Almonds



  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • 12 cups packed assorted baby lettuces (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped


In a small bowl, whisk  together the first 7 ingredients to make the dressing.  Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle with dressing to taste and toss.

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Mother’s Day Strawberry Mimosas


For 2 mimosas:

  • 1 cup hulled, chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup chilled champagne
  • 1 tbsp sugar or 1/2 cup orange juice


  • In a blender combine strawberries, champagne, and sugar or orange juice
  • Puree until well-blended
  • Serve

Substitute a strong, spicy ginger ale for the champagne for a non-alcoholic drink that’s perfect for sipping on the patio.

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