This Week at the Davidson Farmers Market: August 29
Hello DFM Shoppers,
Now that we’re settled into our new groove at the market, Courtney and I are excited to start adding more experiences and special touches to the market and our newsletter. We’re starting with recipes! Between the two of us, who are also chefs, its a no-brainer that we use the produce and products available at the market for weekly recipes. Highlighted in the recipes will be the ingredient and the vendor(s) where you can purchase from.
This week make sure to take a closer look at our vendors and their available offerings, slowly small touches of fall are showing up! And, speaking of fall, in a few weeks DFM will start our annual apple fundraiser.
Lastly, Main Street Books will be at the market this weekend! Join them for a live demo and book signing with Chrissie Nelson Rotko, Charlotte foodie, blogger, and author of the new (and gorgeous!) Stunning Spreads. Chrissie will be using DFM-sourced ingredients to build one of her signature spreads. If you can’t be there in person, join in on Instagram Live on @mainstreetbookdavidson ’s feed at 10:30.
Main Street Books will be located at the exit near Pickled Peach, the demo will be in the large grassy area for proper social distancing.
There are still peaches available, but very limited. This week we’re starting to see a touch of fall: butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and lettuces. Plus, chicken is back and Flying Fish Seafood has American Red Snapper.
The full list of vendors is below.
Vendors away this week: Correll Farm and Uno Alla Volta. Kathryn’s Cottage is done for the season.
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.
Recipe Box: Easy Peach Cobbler
With peach season coming to an end, I thought an easy peach cobbler recipe was very necessary. Enjoy, Courtney
1-3/4 pounds fresh peaches*
1/2 cup (4 oz) salted butter
1 cup self-rising flour (it has to be self-rising!)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Gently rub the peaches under running water to remove the fuzz, then slice them (should have 4 cups of peaches)
Place butter in an 11 x 7 baking dish and place in the oven until butter melts; remove from oven
In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon, milk and vanilla; then pour on top of melted butter – do not stir!
Spoon peaches over mixture – do not stir!
Bake in preheated oven until brown and bubbly – 45-50 minutes
Top with whipped cream or ice cream or nothing!
Barbee Farms – A variety of fresh produce
Available this week: This week we will have a few new items that make us think of fall! Butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash and some mixed lettuce will be available. We will still have many types of melons: watermelons (both seeded and seedless), canary melons (limited supply), snow leopard melons, and cantaloupe! Our peach season is nearing the end. Peaches will be in limited numbers if at all. We will have tomatoes (heirloom, red and Roma), cherry tomatoes (red and mix), corn, corn truffle, 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-upis 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 28, 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 28, 11:00 am
Available this week: Several boxed and a la carte options
Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes:
Chef Series Recipe Box | Featuring Chef Mack Parker (Gourmet Mushroom & Artisan Cheese): $50
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: 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, dense & 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 freshly baked 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 codeSTRONGERTOGETHERto 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.
BigOak*PO – A variety of beef and pork products
How to order: Email at [email protected], include order, name, and phone number
Deadline: Friday, August 28, 5:00 pm
Available this week: Please visit www.bigoakfarmnc.comfor 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 28, 1:00 pm
Available this week: CHICKEN IS BACK!!! Chicken:Whole birds, leg quarters, thighs, drumsticks, wings, split breast, boneless/skinless breast, livers, hearts, backs and necks for stock.
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: American red snapper, flounder, shrimp, and scallops.
Two Pigs Farm*PO – A variety of pork, beef, and chicken
How to order:Shop onlineand pre-order for pick-up
Deadline:Friday, August 28, 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.
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 27, 10:00 pm
Available this week: Visit online store for current available products
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.
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).
Batistini Farms*PO – Organic & Real Family Estate Olive Oil
Thick & Aged Balsamic, No Artificial or Additives, NON GMO & Gluten Free
How to order:Pre-orderonlineortextTomat919-740-0998
Deadline: Friday, August 28, 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.
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 28, 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 onlineand pre-order for pick-up
Deadline: Friday, August 28, 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: Emailorder
Deadline: Friday, August 28, 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: Lavender Linen Spray, Lavender/Olive Oil Soap, Lush Fern Skin Restore, Lavender Bundles, Lavender Bus Sachets, Lavender Hand Sanitizer, Balm of Gilead, and Culinary Lavender.
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.
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 oneway 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).