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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 18

by | Jul 16, 2020 | News, Top Left Box

Shoppers had a wide variety of tomatoes at the Barbee Farms booth.


Support Local Farmers

Davidson Farmers Market – July 18, 2020 9:00 am – Noon

All DFM vendors are offering in-person shopping.

Some vendors will allow shoppers to pick their own products with proper hand sanitation, ​please ask vendors before touching items.

Vendors offering pre-order options are indicated with ​*PO​ next to their name.


The Vendors | July 18

Barbee Farms – A variety of fresh produce

Available this week:​ Available this week:​ ​Melons​ are back! We will have watermelons (both seeded and seedless), canary, and cantaloupe. ​Peaches​ that are ​simply delicious​, as well as tomatoes (heirloom, red and roma), cherry tomatoes (yellow and red), green beans, corn, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, eggplant and okra. We have many varieties of peppers: sweet bells, poblano, and jalapeno. New crop white potatoes and sweet potatoes will also be available as well as both red and white onions. Don’t forget to pick up some farm fresh eggs!

To Know:​ ​At our Davidson Market vending site, customers will be able to choose their own produce after proper hand sanitization.​ We will not be offering online ordering this weekend for Davidson market pick up but will have staff available to assist you with your shopping if requested. Online shopping for farm stand pick up is available as a “no contact” shopping option. ​Visit our website (​​) for more info!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for those last-minute additions to our market inventory!

Coldwater Creek Farm*PO – 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 17, 5:00 pm
Available this week:​ ​ Celery, red and yellow onions, hot peppers including large and small jalapeno, Hungarian hot wax, volcano peppers, banana peppers, green/ivory/purple bell peppers, long purple eggplant, eggplant, leeks, basil, garlic, Tuscan and curly kale, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, blueberries, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, grits, and pork. Possibly watermelons and cantaloupes available.

Fair Share Farm – Greens, roots, garnish, and specialty items

Available this week:​ Lettuce and micro greens.


Heritage Harvest Farm​ ​*PO – 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 17, 2:00 pm
Available this week: ​Several boxed and a la carte options
Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes (​pre-order ONLY!​):

NEW!​ Perfect Pairing Recipe Box: $30

Perfect Pairing Cheese Plate Box: $50
Big Box: $50
Little Box: $20
Pre-order via our ​online store​ + add a la carte offerings like cheese, berries & seasonal produce)

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

Flowers: ​ Bouquets with a mix of zinnias, lisianthus, gladiolus, ammi, dianthus & 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.


Twin Oak Farm – A variety of fresh vegetables and fruit

Available this week:​ Tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, bell pepper, okra, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and cantaloupe.


Big Oak​ *​ PO – A variety of beef and pork products

How to order:​ Email at ​[email protected]​, include order, name, and phone number

Deadline:​ Friday, July 17, 5:00 pm

Available this week:​ Please visit ​ ​for a full list of products.


 Flying Fish SeafoodFreshly caught NC seafood

Available this week:​ Golden tilefish, flounder, shrimp, and dry pack sea scallops


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

How to order:​ Please place pre-orders on our website, ​ . Deadline:​ Friday, July 17, 1:00 pm

Available this week:​ Chicken:​ Drumsticks, backs and necks for stock. Our next batch of chicken is on the pasture and ready for you mid-August.

Beef. Steaks:​ filet mignon, ribeye, NY strip, sirloin, Philly. ​Roasts: ​eye of round, brisket, chuck roast.​ Good stuff:​ ground beef, hamburger patties, stir fry strips, stew beef, beef bones, liver. ​Sausages:​ breakfast sausage, chorizo, Italian and Andouille sausage.

Free Range Eggs:​ (gmo-free feed) large and jumbo. ​Limited supply.


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

How to order:​ Shop ​online​ and pre-order for pick-up

Deadline:​ Friday, July 17, Noon

Available this week:​ Please visit Two Pigs Farm website for a full list of products.


Blue Goat Dairy- Assorted goat cheese products

Uno Alla Volta

Cheesemaker specializing in mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, and cultured butter


Butter Crust Bakery​ ​(NEW VENDOR) – Freshly baked morning pastries

Available this week:​ ​Plain croissant, chocolate croissant, almond croissant, cheese danish, lemon danish, and raspberry bun danish.


How Sweet It Is – Freshly baked cookies, bars, pies, and more.

Available this week: B​utter pound cake (lemon and chocolate), Sour cream cinnamon coffee cake, Banana nut bread, pumpkin bread, lemon blueberry bread, Chocolate pecan brownies, butterscotch blonde brownies, Muffins (lemon, blueberry, harvest, lemon raspberry), Pies (apple, blueberry, cherry, peach, mixed berry), Cookies (Chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, kitchen sink), and Cinnamon Buns.


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

How to order: ​online ​  Deadline:​ Thursday, July 16, 10:00 pm

Available this week:​ Visit online store for current available products


 Cannizzaro SaucesAuthentic Italian sauces

Available this week:​ (16oz & 32oz) Marinara sauce, Arrabbiata sauce, Mushroom Marinara sauce, Vodka sauce, Vegan marinara, Piccata sauce, and Variety 3 pack.


Toro Loco Party Salsa – Fresh salsa and guacamole

Available this week:​ Guacamole, mild and medium salsa, and mango salsa


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

How to order:​ Call or text Ashley to pre-order, 704-574-2074 Deadline:​ Friday, July 17, 5:00 pm

Available this week:​ Chicken salad, pimento cheese, jalapeño pimento cheese, blue cheese & ranch dressing, olive spread, and more.


Bleu Barn Bistro – Food Truck

Delicious farm to truck food, breakfast and lunch


Batistini Farms​ ​(NEW VENDOR) ​*PO

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 17, 5:00 pm

Available this week:​ Visit website for available products

To Know:​ During checkout, under shipping, click Flat Rate and select LOCAL for $0 charge. Under notes add DFM


Renn Bee Farm – Local honey by the pound and the quart

Visit their FB page for more information


Updog KombuchaWomen owned, handcrafted kombucha

Available this weeK: ​3 flavors on tap (including Carolina Strawberry). Selling 16oz cups and 64oz growlers, mix and match 4 packs, and Updog Kombucha canvas tote bags.

To Know:​ Updog be ​refilling ​any size growler (32oz or 64oz)—customers will receive an alcohol prep pad to wipe their growler and cap before refilling.


Herr Fresh Flowers​ *​ PO – Fresh cut flowers and arrangements

How to order:​ Order online ​  Deadline:​ Friday, July 17, Noon

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


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

How to order:​ Shop ​online​ and pre-order for pick-up

Deadline: ​Friday, July 17, Noon

Available this week:​ Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($45)


Essential Soap Company

Handmade, all-natural skin care products

Visit their Facebook page for more information


Mood Indigo SoapsHandcrafted small batch, all natural bath and body products

Summer Edition soaps were a big hit last week, limited supplies this Saturday (Almond, Coffee Espresso Bean, and Coffee Almond, Tulsi with Activated Coconut Charcoal, and Sweet Fennel).

Butter & Scrub Special:​ Purchase a large butter and get a free bath bomb!

And all your favorite Scrubs, Butters, Lip Balms (in tubes as well) Bath Bombs, Loo Bombs, Face oils, Face Masks, and Essential Oil Perfumes.


 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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