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Ready, Set: A Socially-Distant Fourth of July Weekend in Davidson

by | Jul 1, 2020 | News

This will be a COVID-constrained, socially-distanced, mask required Fourth of July in Davidson. Please be safe.


Happy Fourth of July weekend in Davidson. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, all traditional Fourth of July events sponsored by the Town have been cancelled. Additionally, many – but not all – of our local businesses are closed or have reduced hours. Please be safe during this holiday weekend. 


Support Local Farmers

Thank you to everyone that joined DFM for our first market back last week. This Saturday, July 4, is our last pre-order only market and will re-open fully on Saturday July 11.

We Ask That You Please – Wear a mask to protect DFM vendors, staff, and shoppers;

Let a vendor pick your produce and product, please refrain from touching;

Maintain social distancing when shopping: at least 6 feet;

Credit card payments encouraged and accepted, keep cash payments to a minimum;

Minimize gathering within the market, catch up with folks outside the market boundaries, and;

No pets allowed in the market; certified service animals welcome.

This week pre-orders include a lot of options to help you make a great Fourth of July holiday weekend meal(s). While most of our vendors this week have box or bundle options, they also include al a carte to customize your shopping. For a full list of pre-order options, please follow the button at the bottom of The Vendors section.


The Vendors | Saturday July 4

This week get everything you need for the holiday weekend! Our vendors have a variety of pre-order selections ranging from fruits and vegetables, proteins, fresh cut flowers, wellness honey and extracts, and baked goods.

Pre-order options include al a carte, bundles, and boxes. To view this week’s vendor offerings and to place an order for pick-up on July 4, please click the link below.

Barbee Farms – A variety of fresh produce

How to order:​ Email orders to ​[email protected]​ include in the subject line “Davidson Market Pick-up”
Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, 10:00 am, payments requested at time of pick-up
Offerings:​ A la carte shopping is available for this Saturday’s pre-order pick-up. Items available include: Corn (per ear or dozen), corn (shucked 4 ears/pack), cucumbers (pickle or slicer), eggs, green beans, kale (green), okra, onions (red or white), ​peaches (by the pound, 1⁄4 peck, 1⁄2 peck, or 1⁄2 bushel)​, potatoes (white or sweet), squash (yellow), cherry tomatoes (red or yellow), tomatoes (red), and zucchini.

To Know: ​If you are unable to attend the market, Barbee farm stand will be open Saturday, July 4 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm for in-person shopping and on-line orders! Visit our website (​​) for more info!


Coldwater Creek Farm – Variety of produce, whole wheat flour, grits, and cornmeal

How to order:​ email at ​[email protected]​ or preferred text to 828.406.0849
Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, 5:00 pm
Offerings:​ ​Collard greens, Tuscan and curly kale, celery, kohlrabi, hot wax peppers, small and large jalapeno peppers, green peppers, purple peppers, ivory pepper, large eggplant, long purple eggplant, carrots, leeks, red onions, cured garlic, basil, banana peppers, tomatoes, flour, cornmeal, and grits. Pork… hot and mild breakfast sausage, chorizo, Boston butt roast, ground pork, ribs, thick chops packs of 2, thin chops packs of 4, and bratwurst bulk package.


Heritage Harvest Farm – Wellness honey, mushrooms, heirloom produce, and flowers

How to order:​ Order via ​online store​ & don’t forget a la carte add-ons!

Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, 2:00 pm
Offerings: ​Several boxed and a la carte options

Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes: Perfect Pairings Cheese Plate Box: $55 Big Box: $50 Little Box: $20

Flowers: Bouquets with a mix of gladiolus, sunflowers, snapdragons, flowering kales, ammi, mint, dianthus & more!

Local Specialty Honey: Body Boost Cordyceps, Immune Impact Reishi Wellness (6oz & pint), Head Honey Lion’s Mane Wellness, Wicked Whiskey, Creamed & Raw (6oz & pint)

Broad Spectrum Full Double Mushroom Extracts (2oz): Immune Impact Reishi, Body Boost Cordyceps & Wellness Warrior Chaga + Turkey Tail

Mushrooms:Foraged shrooms are in season and have limited availability. Please pre-order! Lion’s Mane (culinary & medicinal), Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino/Chestnut, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.

A la carte add-ons: Gorgeous cheese (from raw cow’s milk), blueberries, blackberries, summer squashes, cucumbers, & much more!

To Know: ​Free home delivery available for orders $40+ within 5 miles of Davidson. Enter code​ STRONGERTOGETHER​ to bypass shipping & note pick-up or delivery preferences at checkout.


Big Oak – A variety of beef and pork products

How to order:​ Email at ​[email protected]​, include order, name, and phone number
Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, 5:00 pm
Offerings:​ Please visit ​​ for a full list of products.


Gilcrest Natural Farm – A variety of beef, pork, chicken, and egg products

How to order:​ Please place pre-orders on our website, ​

Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, 1:00 pm
Offerings:​ Chicken, beef and limited eggs. Visit website for full list of available products


Two Pigs Farm – A variety of pork, beef, and chicken

How to order:​ Shop ​online​ and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, Noon
To Know:​ A variety of sausage great for any meal during the day


Your Moms Donuts – A variety of fresh baked breads, pastries, and delicious donuts!

How to order: ​online ​

Deadline:​ Thursday, July 2, 10:00 pm
Offerings:​ Visit online store for current available products


Kathryn’s Cottage Kitchen – Gourmet salad dressings and cheese spreads

How to order:​ Call or text Ashley to pre-order, 704-574-2074
Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, 5:00 pm
Offerings:​ Chicken salad ($7.50), pimento cheese ($6.50), jalapeño pimento cheese ($6.50), blue cheese & ranch dressing ($6.00), olive spread ($6), frozen homemade chicken pot pie feeds 4 ($15.00).


 Batistini Farms – Organic & Real Family Estate Olive Oil, Thick & Aged Balsamic, No Artificial or Additives, NON GMO & Gluten Free

How to order​: Pre-order ​online​ or text Tom at 919-740-0998
Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, 5:00 pm
Offerings:​ Visit website for available products
To Know:​ During checkout, under shipping, click Flat Rate and select LOCAL for $0 charge. Under notes add DFM


Herr Fresh Flowers – Fresh cut flowers and arrangements

How to order:​ Order online ​

Deadline:​ Friday, July 3, Noon

Offerings: ​$10, $20, $30 floral bouquets. Bunches also available: sunflowers or gladiolus.


Raceway Berry Farm – A variety of wildflowers in mason jar arrangements or bouquets.

How to order:​ Shop ​online​ and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline: ​Friday, July 3, Noon
Offerings:​ Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($45)


Mood Indigo Soaps – Natural essential oil wellness & beauty products

How to order:Pre-order ​online​, note ‘local pick-up’ in shipping section
Deadline: ​Friday, July 3, Noon
To Know​: Handcrafted small batch, all natural bath and body products. Soaps, body butters, scrubs, face masks, bath bombs, lip balms and men’s beard products made in Davidson, NC.

DFM Special:​ Any 3 soaps for $15 OR any 3 bath bombs for $15. Use coupon code DFM15 at checkout.


Art in Your Inbox – from the Van Every / Smith Galleries

Antiracism in the Arts – The Alliance of Artists Communities serves on behalf of its members, small and large, leveraging support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists. Click to see their Anti-racism + Countering White Supremacy Culture reading list.

Visit Davidson College’s E. H. Little Library libguides to integration and the Civil Rights Era at Davidson and the Justice, Equality, Community (JEC) Initiative.

A few months ago, Haymarket Books put together a reading list celebrating the rich history of Black life, politics, culture, and struggle. Check it out.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture celebrates the contributions of Africans and African Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. Explore their virtual exhibitions and follow their Unmasked lecture series.

Levine Museum builds a stronger, more equitable community by connecting people to Charlotte and to each other through history, culture, and celebration. Their exhibits and programs foster empathy, ignite dialogue, and inspire action.

Spellman College’s Museum presents some of the best exhibitions in our region, and Director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee has been an incredible advocate addressing the diversity gap in the museum industry.

When travel resumes, we recommend a visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture. But until then, take a look at the NMAAHC’s website, including these resources for talking about race and racism.

The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University is one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina, with a special focus on African-American and regional art.


Virtual Vacations

Check out this link for a variety of LiveCams –

Cat’s Cam – A Live View of the Yinka Shonibare Sculpture

Davidson College Art on Campus – Walk the campus while maintaining your social distance

Get a Virtual Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Card

Carolina Raptor Center Webcams

North Carolina Wildlife Foundation Website (includes live feed from their osprey cam)

North Carolina Zoo YouTube Channel

North Carolina Museum of History – History at Home

Virtual Museum Tours

OBX Connection – collection of live cameras streaming from the N.C. Outer Banks

Blue Ridge Parkway web cams

Grandfather Mountain View

Biltmore Estate web cam

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Google’s Arts & Culture Page

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