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This Week at the Davidson Farmers Market: August 15

by | Aug 13, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, News, Nonprofits

The only visible faces in view at the Farmers’ Market were those of children.

 

Hello DFM Shoppers, 

August is a great month at the market because we start to see produce changing and the transition from summer to fall is always a fun time. Unfortunately, with August comes end of summer thunderstorms that like to be unpredictable. This Saturday, there is expected rain with potential thunderstorms. DFM has always been a rain or shine market and will continue this policy. 

But, with our new COVID procedures and new layout we feel it is important to explain when DFM will close due to inclement weather and how we plan to communicate to our shoppers. 

The market will close due to weather if:

  • There is a state of emergency;
  • Experiencing consistent severe high winds;
  • Lightning is present; or, 
  • Flood like rains. 

We will always do our best to keep the market open. But if we need to close the market due to weather, we will communicate via email, social media, and website

Now, with all that said. This Saturday does look like rain, but nothing severe. Please come prepared for rain with umbrellas and raincoats. If you want to skip shopping in-person because of the weather, take advantage of pre-order and simply come to the market tent on Saturday to pick-up your order(s). Vendors offering pre-orders are identified with *PO next to their name in the weekly offerings section of the newsletter. 

Happy eating, 
Justin 

 

This week we have several new items! Some of the offerings include: corn, okra, eggplant, pound cakes, and lamb.

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

Vendors away this week: Kathryn’s Cottage, Butter Crust Bakery, Uno Alla Volta

If you choose pre-order and do not plan to shop in-person, you can skip the line,  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.

PRODUCE

Barbee FarmsA variety of fresh produce

Available this week: 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 (red, yellow and mix), green beans, 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 red 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 14, 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 Farms – Quality 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 14, 11:00 am

Available this week: ​Several boxed and a la carte options

Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes:

Chef Series Recipe Box | Featuring Chef Curtis Hackaday (Southern Shakshuka): $30 Mix & Match Cheese (cow) Plate: pricing varies

Big Box: $42-45

Little Box: $22

Pre-order via our ​online store​ + more seasonal produce!

Local Mushrooms: Foraged chanterelles will be available! Come early to ensure availability!​ Lion’s Mane (culinary & medicinal), Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino/Chestnut, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.

Produce:​ Rare orangeglo watermelons (please, pre-order), Fresh celeste figs, hemp leaves for salads, smoothies, juicing, and 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

Flowers: ​Bud vase beauties with dahlias and lisianthus for perfect floral pops around your home.

Artisan Cheese & Bread:​ Meadow Creek Dairy craft cow cheeses: Mountaineer (Alpine-style, sense & complex), Extra & Regular Aged Appalachian (aged 3 or 8 months, tomme-style), and Grayson (semi-soft, washed rind).

We’ll also have a variety of bread available from our bakery partners to enjoy – perfect for cheese plates, mushroom toast, sandwiches, and more!

To Know: ​Free home delivery available for orders 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.

 

PROTEIN

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 14, 5:00 pm

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

 

Flying Fish SeafoodFreshly caught NC seafood

Available this week: ​Shrimp, snapper, flounder, and scallops.

 

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 14, Noon

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

 

DAIRY & CHEESE

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.

BAKED GOODS

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 ​www.your-moms-donuts-nc.myshopify.com/

Deadline:​ Thursday, August 13, 10:00 pm

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

 

PREPARED FOODS

Cannizzaro Sauces – Authentic 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.

 

FOOD TRUCKS

Bleu Barn BistroDelicious farm to truck food, breakfast and lunch

Available this week:​ In addition to delicious breakfast and lunch options, Bleu Barn Bistro will also have their Bleu Barn Pantry items which include: jellies, jams, preserves, pickles, spice blends, and hot sauces.

 

Hercules Kettle Corn – Freshly popped kettle corn

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

 

SPECIALITY VENDORS

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, August 14, 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

 

Updog Kombucha – Women 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.

 

FLOWERS

Herr Fresh Flowers​ *​ POFresh cut flowers and arrangements

How to order:​ Order online ​http://herrfreshflowers.weebly.com/our-store-front.html

Deadline:​ Friday, August 14, 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, August 14, Noon

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

 

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Essential Soap Company​ ​*PO – Handmade, all-natural skin care products

How to order:​ ​Email​ order

Deadline:​ Friday, August 14, Noon

To Know:​ For a complete list of available products for pre-orders and in-person shopping, please visit Essential Soap Company’s ​Facebook page

 

Lavender Garden – Health and beauty lavender products

Available this week:​ Don’t Bug Me-Insect Repellent, Lavender Lotion, Lavender Linen Spray, Lavender & Olive Oil Soap, Astringent w/Sage & Lavender, Lush Fern Skin Restore Lotion Bar, Deodorant, Essential Oil of Lavender, Lavender Bud Sachets.

 

Mood Indigo Soaps – Handcrafted small batch, all natural bath and body products

Available this week: ​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).

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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