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This Week at Davidson Farmers Market: August 22

by | Aug 20, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, News, Nonprofits

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Hello DFM Shoppers,

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new Market Coordinator. My name is Courtney Spear and I’ll be working alongside our Market Director Justin, as we serve as the two staff members for the Davidson Farmers Market. My role is to manage market day logistics, including customer relations and vendor engagement. I am one of the many green shirts that you see on Saturday mornings, typically found at the entrance of the Market or floating around taking pictures and checking in with our farmers and vendors. Please know that I’m happy to listen if there’s something you want to share with me about the Market.

It’s been an exciting whirlwind since I started just a few months ago, as I stepped in with helping to re-open the Market for Phase I, and then Phase II. It’s been inspiring to be a part of the team that has helped bring the Market back to life. There’s been an outpouring of gratitude from our farmers and vendors; appreciation from our customers; an influx of support from our community members to volunteer; and a committed Board of Directors that guides us. Thank you!

We will continue to strive to provide the safest shopping experience for everyone, which is why it’s so important to follow our procedures and traffic flow. In just a month and a half, I can see that all of us are becoming more accustomed to the new process and rhythm of the Market. Just know that we put a lot of thought, energy, and passion into the decisions we make from weekly pre-market planning and communication to early morning setup, customer and vendor experience and post market debriefings.

We are back again this week with tables filled with fruits and veggies, mushrooms, meats, fish, cheese, honey, donuts, breads, croissants, popcorn, prepared foods, flowers, soaps and…Bleu Barn Bistro Food Truck!

Looking forward to seeing your masked faces at the Market this Saturday!

Courtney

PRODUCE

Barbee Farms  – A variety of fresh produce

Available this week:​ We will have many types of melons this week: watermelons (both seeded and seedless), canary melons, snow leopard melons, and cantaloupe! As we near the end of our peach season, our numbers have decreased. Peaches will be in limited numbers if at all. We will have tomatoes (heirloom, red and Roma), cherry tomatoes (red, yellow and mix), 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 21, 5:00 pm

Available this week:​​ Okra, zucchini, crew neck squash, patty pan squash, several different varieties of garlic, basil, watermelons, red and yellow onions, white potatoes, figs, bell peppers including green, yellow, purple, orange and red. Hot peppers including large and small jalapeno, hot wax, volcano, and sweet banana peppers, Eggplant. Limited pork. Also some of the last rounds of Cackleberry farmstead cheese, feta, and flavored cheese spreads.

 

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 21, 11:00 am

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

Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes:

Chef Series Recipe Box | Featuring Chef John Hull (“citrus” potato & watermelon salad): $30

Mix & Match Cheese (cow) Plate (includes fresh figs & baguette): pricing varies

Big Box: $42-45

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

Local Mushrooms: Foraged chanterelles will be available & are ready for pre-orders! If you don’t pre-order, 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 21, 5:00 pm

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

 

Gilcrest Natural Farm​ ​*PO – Pasture raised meats (no hormones, antibiotics, or gmo’s)

How to order:​​ Please place pre-orders on our website, ​​http://www.gilcrestnc.com​. Deadline:​​ Friday, August 21, 1:00 pm

Available this week: CHICKEN IS BACK!!! Chicken:​ Leg quarters, thighs, drumsticks, wings, split breast, boneless/skinless breast, livers, hearts, feet, backs and necks for stock. Our next batch of chicken is on the pasture and ready for you mid-August.

Beef. Roasts:​ chuck roast. ​Good stuff:​ ground beef, stir fry strips, stew beef, beef bones, liver, breakfast sausage (hot), chorizo, Italian(sweet bulk) and Andouille sausage links .

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

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

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

 

Flying Fish Seafood – Freshly caught NC seafood

Available this week: ​Golden tilefish, catfish, shrimp, 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 21, 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

Butter Crust Bakery​​ ​ – Freshly baked morning pastries

Available this week:​ ​​Plain croissant, chocolate croissant, almond croissant, cheese danish, lemon danish, raspberry bun danish, morning bun, and ​new ​apple crumb danish

 

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

Available this week: ​Butter 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 20, 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 Bistro – Delicious 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​​ ​*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 21, 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 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.

 

FLOWERS

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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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.

 

 Market Hours & Map

DFM hours are Every Saturday 9:00am – Noon, located behind Summit Coffee on Main Street in the Jackson Street parking lot.

The Market has ONE ENTRANCE and TWO EXITS to create a one-way flow of shopper traffic. The entrance is at the top of the Jackson Street Parking Lot, entering near the red tent. To the right of the entrance will be the Market Tent.

We will have lots of signs to help direct traffic and plenty of volunteers to help answer shopper questions.

To enter the market, shoppers must wear a mask. If any condition prevents you from wearing a mask, our volunteers will gladly serve as your personal shopper – just meet us at the Market Tent and give us a list, and we will enter the market for you.

All vendors, staff, and volunteers will wear masks and have hand sanitizer accessible. In addition, there will be two hand sanitizer stations in the greenspace outside of the market boundaries for shoppers to use (provided by the Town of Davidson).

We Ask That You Please

  • Wear a mask to enter DFM;
  • Please refrain from touching products, unless a vendor has made hand sanitizer and food handling available – this will differ by vendor;
  • 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;
  • Only use the designated entrance and exit for the market, and;
  • No pets allowed in the market; certified service animals welcome.

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