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This Week at The Davidson Farmers Market – August 1

by | Jul 30, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, News, Nonprofits

Herrs Flowers recently featured sunflower bouquets.

 

Hello DFM Shoppers,

At the Davidson Farmers Market we strive to provide a diverse variety of produce and products from a number of vendors to offer you, our shoppers, the best selections within a 100 mile radius of Davidson. We also try and make sure that our vendors offer items different from one another to support their businesses but also complement one another, making the market a true “one-stop shop.”

This week is a prime example of these efforts.

Pantry Staples:

Find a variety of tomatoes from Twin Oaks and over at  Coldwater Creek  you can find carrots, celery, and garlic (plus whole wheat flour and grits), plus fresh herbs from Two Pigs Farm.

Proteins:

Be adventurous this week and grab lamb from Gilcrest Natural Farm, pork and beef from Big Oak, and eggs from Barbee Farms.

Snacks:

Indulge in snacks between your weekly meals with salsa or guacamole from Toro Loco, goat cheese and crackers from Blue Goat Dairy, kettle corn from Hercules, pimento cheese from Kathryn’s Cottage, and a variety of kombucha from Updog.

Fruits & Vegetables:

You can get your week’s worth of vegetables from a number of vendors including potatoes, peas, and peppers from Barbee Farms, plus fresh fruit from Peaches N’ Cream to eat whole or for baking.

Finishing Touches:

Micro greens from Fair Share, honey from Renn Bee Farm, and pasta sauces from Cannizzaro Sauces.

Pastries & Bread:

Grab a fresh loaf from Heritage Harvest, breakfast pastries from Butter Crust Bakery, and donuts and scones from Your Mom’s Donuts.

Decor:

Spruce up your home with fresh flowers from Herr Fresh Flowers and Raceway Berry Farm.

Wellness & Beauty:

Find respite with several soothing soaps, butters, and bath bombs from Essential Soaps, Mood Indigo, and Lavender Garden. Plus, wellness honey and extracts from Heritage Harvest.

And if you get hungry while you shop:

Grab a breakfast burrito from Bleu Barn Bistro, a donut (or two) from Your Mom’s Donuts, and a cup of Kombucha from draft at Updog.

This is just a SAMPLING of what there is this week at the market, there is so much more.

I love seeing our shoppers every week get excited, from the new shoppers discovering new varieties of produce to our regular shoppers finding something new they hadn’t found at the market the week before. It’s always new and interesting at DFM.

So this week, plan a few extra minutes to really take your time to visit each vendor and discover what they have. And if you didn’t purchase that one item you really wanted but needed to think about it, we have u-turn spots for you to turnaround and make that purchase without having to re-enter the market.

It has been a great month being reopened and seeing everyone and look forward to continuing to offer our shoppers and vendors the best market experience possible.

Happy eating,

Justin

This week there are LOTS of NEW items including figs, shelled peas, lamb, cow’s milk cheeses, morning buns, a variety of melons, and kettle corn.

To view this week’s vendor offerings, please click the link below.

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

If you choose pre-order and do not plan to shop in-person, you can skip the line to enter the market and pick up your pre-order from the Market Tent (the red tent to the right of the Market entrance). Just give your name and who you pre-ordered from and our DFM volunteers will get your order for you.

The Vendors | Saturday, Aug 1

This week our vendors have a variety of in-person shopping AND pre-order selections including melons, tomatoes, chicken, eggs, jams & pickles, goat cheese, and freshly cut bouquets.

To view this week’s vendor offerings, please click the link below.

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

If you choose pre-order and do not plan to shop in-person, you can skip the line to enter the market and pick up your pre-order from the Market Tent (the red tent to the right of the Market entrance). Just give your name and who you pre-ordered from and our DFM volunteers will get your order for you.

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.

 

Barbee FarmsA variety of fresh produce

Available this week: Beat the heat with refreshing melons! We will have watermelons (both seeded and seedless), canary melons, snow leopard melons, and cantaloupe. Peaches that are simply delicious, as well as tomatoes (heirloom, red and Roma), cherry tomatoes (yellow and red), green beans, shelled peas, corn, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, eggplant and okra. We have many varieties of peppers: sweet bells (Both green and RED!), 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 (​www.BarbeeFarms.net​) 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 31, 5:00 pm

Available this week: carrots, celery, white potatoes, red and yellow onions, garlic, leeks, blueberries, figs, squash, zucchini, hot peppers including large and small jalapeno, hot wax, volcano, basil, banana, green, orange, red, purple, ivory bells, lunch box peppers, red and orange watermelons, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and grits. Plus, Cackleberry farms cheeses, and pork.

 

Correll FarmsQuality produce fresh from the farm

Available this week:​ Beautiful red, pink, purple, tiger stripe, cherry, grape, and Roma tomatoes. Also, will have beautiful bell peppers in a rainbow of colors. Our new patch of bicolor sweet corn is super sweet. Plus, lots of other items 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 31, 2:00 pm
Available this week: ​Several boxed and a la carte options
Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes: Chef Series Recipe Box | Featuring Chef Harrison Littell (warm roasted mushroom & potato salad with sherry vinaigrette): $30Mix and Match Cheese (Cow) Plate Box: prices vary
Big Box: $45-48
Little Box: $24
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: ​ ​Bud vase beauties return with​ ​zinnias, lisianthus, & 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 31, 5:00 pm

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

To Know:​ This week steaks are sold out, but will be back soon!

 

Flying Fish SeafoodFreshly caught NC seafood

Available this week:​ Grouper, Tuna, Flounder, Dry Pack Scallops, & Shrimp

 

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

How to order:​ Please place pre-orders on our website, ​http://www.gilcrestnc.com . Deadline:​ Friday, July 24, 1:00 pm

Available this week:​ Steaks:​ filet mignon, 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, breakfast sausage, chorizo, Italian(sweet bulk) and Hot Italian (links), and Andouille sausage.

NEW Lamb (from vendor partner Sun Raised Foods).​ Loin chops, shoulder steaks, ground lamb, neck steaks, bones for stock.

Chicken:​ Backs and necks for stock. Our next batch of chicken is on the pasture and ready for you mid-August.

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

To Know:​ Questions? 704-308-1431 Amy or ​[email protected]

 

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 31, Noon

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

 

Blue Goat Dairy- Assorted goat cheese products

Available this week: ​Sampler packs of all types with chevre, crackers, and spoons. Tango and Samba pints plus the “Dancing Duos” pack of both, “Deciders Dozen” includes 12 samples of the most popular cheese flavors, along with all of Blue Goat Dairy favorite chevre flavors.

 

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.

 

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

How to order: ​online ​www.your-moms-donuts-nc.myshopify.com/  Deadline:​ Thursday, July 30, 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 31, 5:00 pm

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

 

Bleu Barn Bistro – Food Truck

Delicious farm to truck food, breakfast and lunch

 

Hercules Kettle Corn

Davidson

Freshly popped kettle corn

Available this week:​ Big Herc bag of kettle corn ($10), Lil Herc bag of kettle corn ($6)

 

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 ​http://herrfreshflowers.weebly.com/our-store-front.html  Deadline:​ Friday, July 31, 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 31, 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

       

Lavender Garden – Health and beauty lavender products

Available this week:​ Lavender Lotion, Linen Spray, Astringent, Lip Balm, and Lavender Deodorant

 

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.

 

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