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This Week At the Davidson Farmers Market: August 8

by | Aug 6, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, News, Nonprofits

Davidson Farmers’ Market re-opened for full business on July 11 – with a variety of COVID-19 restrictions in place.

 

Hello DFM Shoppers, 

Happy National Farmers Market Week! I will be honest, five months ago I did not think we would be celebrating this year’s Farmers Market Week with an operating market. I accepted that things would look differently for the foreseeable future and that this year’s celebration might simply be virtual. But, our community rallied and came along side DFM to help us reconfigure the market and gather the necessary resources and equipment we needed. More importantly, we were given grace during this challenging time and we cannot thank you all enough. 

You, our shoppers, continue to make the Davidson Farmers Market what it is. Since we reopened, I have been overwhelmed by support and kindness. I tend to be quiet while at the market, I am an observer and am continuously watching the market to see how things are working and how we can adjust to make the market better, not only during this pandemic, but as the market continues to grow every Saturday year after year. What I know to be true, is our shoppers make the work we do behind the scenes worth it every week. Seeing everyone’s smiles, even behind masks, give myself and the rest of the DFM staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, and especially our vendors the fervor to keep going. 

So this week, as we celebrate National Farmers Market Week, we not only celebrate the farmers and purveyors and the markets that establish community and support to small businesses. We also celebrate our shoppers, because without you the market would not exist. Your tenacity and ability to not give-up hope will stay with me and the rest of the team for years to come. I appreciate you all. And though we cannot offer activities for a full-fledged celebration this year, I know that simply walking into the market gathered around community and small businesses in a pandemic is celebrate in itself. 

Happy eating, 
Justin 

P.S. This week, lets celebrate National Farmers Market Week by posting on Instagram and tagging DFM. Show us what you find at the market and/or how you use them at home! We want to spend Saturday sharing everyone’s market experience.

 

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 The Vendors | Saturday, Aug 8

This week the variety of items seems limitless! Some of the offerings include: hot and sweet peppers, jams, pickles, hot sauce, a variety of freshly baked breads, feta, and olive oils.

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, August 7, 5:00 pm

Available this week: Blueberries, leeks, red and yellow onions, garlic, watermelon, peaches, figs, celery, peppers bell (green, orange, red, ivory, and purple), red okra, hot peppers including (volcano, hot wax, jalapeno large and small), carrots, eggplant, squash, zucchini, potatoes, pork, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and grits. Plus, Cackleberry farms farmstead cheese and feta.

 

Correll FarmsQuality produce fresh from the farm

Available this week:​ Beautiful tomatoes in a rainbow of colors and shapes including: red, yellow, pink, purple, tiger stripes, green, and an assortment of cherries and grapes. Bell peppers in lots of colors including green, purple, red, yellow, lime, peach, and more. Hot peppers will include jalapenos and hot bananas, and the sweet pepper selection will have shishito, poblanos, sweet banana, cubanelle, and red, yellow, and orange miniature sweet peppers. Other offerings may include tomatillos, eggplant, melons, and more!

 

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, August 7, 2:00 pm
Available this week: ​Several boxed and a la carte options
Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes:

Chef Series Recipe Box | Chef Series Recipe Box | Featuring Chef John Bobby (Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata & Toasted Rye): $25

Big Box: $45-48
Little Box: $22
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, August 7, 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:​ Shrimp.​ ​Due to hurricane Isaias, Flying Fish will have a very limited offering at this week’s market.

 

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

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

Deadline:​ Friday, August 7, 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, raspberry bun danish, and morning buns.

 

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, August 6, 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)

 

Batistini Farms​​ ​*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, August 7, 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 ​http://herrfreshflowers.weebly.com/our-store-front.html  Deadline:​ Friday, August 7, 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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