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This Week at the Davidson Farmers Market: Sept. 5

by | Sep 3, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, Local, News, Nonprofits

Davidson Farmers’ Market is open – with a variety of COVID-19 restrictions in place.


Hello DFM Shoppers,

Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s hard to believe that it’s already September and that the Market has been back for two solid months. We opened in July with our vendors pouring their hearts and souls into bringing their goods to Market after being forced to find alternative ways to sell their products because the Market was unable to open for months due to the pandemic. Now, it’s exhilarating to see the 1,000 plus shoppers that come out every Saturday to support our Davidson Farmers Market vendors – and the joy it brings to our hardworking farmers, producers, and volunteers.

Although it’s still hot and humid outside, we are indeed heading into fall. On Saturday you’ll see some new produce on the tables, like spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash, and maybe the first radishes of the fall. In the coming weeks more new items will be at the Market including eating pumpkins, Swiss chard, kale, collards, and broccoli. It’s an exciting time of the year to eat as late summer foods join early fall foods, bringing the best of the best to our tables. Take this Labor Day Weekend opportunity to fire-up the grill and enjoy all of the farm food goodness that you can get right in town at the Davidson Farmers Market.

Check out a few other new items at the Market on Saturday:
Butter Crust: Pumpkin Bear Claw Danish, Pistachio Chocolate Danish, Pesto Croissant & Crème Bun Danish
Mood Indigo: End of Summer Scrub Special 
Lavender Garden: Lavender Candles & Lavender Hand Sanitizer

We look forward to seeing all of your masked faces on Saturday morning for another beautiful Market day!


Recipe Box: Baked Spaghetti Squash

Take advantage of the last bits of summer and early signs of fall with this baked spaghetti squash with cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese.

Baked Spaghetti Squash w/ Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese

Serves 4


1 whole spaghetti squash*

3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided***

1/2 onion, diced****

3 cloves garlic, finely minced**

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

3/4 cup  Parmigiana Reggiano, coarsely grated

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped**

1 teaspoon kosher sale, more to taste

Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375°F. Oil a sheet pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Carefully cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and connecting strands, then place cut side down on the prepared sheet pan.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the squash flesh becomes tender and separates easily into strands with a fork. Finish by gently loosening and removing the “spaghetti strands” from the shells. Set aside.

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and then add onion and garlic. Cook until soft, stirring every 30 seconds, then add tomatoes. Cook tomatoes until tender, about 2-3 minutes.

Add spaghetti squash strands and salt to the tomato mixture and continue cooking until the spaghetti squash is heated through (usually less than a minute.) Remove pan from heat. Gently fold in Parmigiana Reggiano cheese and fresh basil. Season with additional sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste (optional). Serve immediately.


The Vendors | Saturday, September 5

Limited supply of melons & peaches this week, could be the last of the season. This week there are several new items and specials: Butter Crust Bakery has pumpkin bear claws, pistachio chocolate danish, pesto croissants, and crème bun danish; Lavender Garden has lavender candles and lavender hand sanitizer; and Mood Indigo will have an End of Summer Scrub Special.

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

Vendors away this week: Correll Farm, Uno Alla Volta.

Vendors done for the season: Kathryn’s Cottage, Peaches N’ Cream

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.

Davidson Farmers Market – September 5, 2020 9:00 am – Noon

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.

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


Barbee Farms – A variety of fresh produce

Available this week:​ This week we will have a new member of our team joining us at the market, Cody Barbee! Cody is seven-year-old grandson of Tommy and Anna Barbee and the seventh generation farming on Barbee Farms. During the spring, when we were all staying at home, Cody planted some watermelons. He has helped harvest the melons from his patch, and will now learn about working a farmers’ market. When you stop by our market booth, Cody will be available to assist you with your choice of watermelon…and let us say, Cody LOVES watermelon!

We will still have canary melons, snow leopard melons, and cantaloupe but in limited supply! Our peach season is nearing the end. Peaches will also be in limited numbers. Butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash and some mixed lettuce will be available. We will have tomatoes (heirloom and red), corn, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, eggplant and okra. We have many varieties of peppers including sweet bells, poblano, and jalapeno, as well as 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 (​​) 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, September 4, 5:00 pm

Available this week:​​ Banana peppers, hot peppers including jalapeno, hot wax, and volcano. Bell peppers including green, orange, red, ivory, and purple. Red okra, yellow and red onions, white potatoes, new potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, basil, squash, zucchini, maybe the first radishes of the fall. In the coming weeks we will have winter squash and eating pumpkins. Also fully stocked with pork.


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, September 4, 2:00 pm

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

Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes:

Chef Series Recipe Box | Featuring Chef Matt Pleasants (Heritage pork chop, grilled oyster mushrooms, and honey cornbread): $65 ​serves up to 4

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

Big Box: $42-45

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

Local Mushrooms: ​Limited chanterelle this week, please pre-order! ​Lion’s Mane (culinary & medicinal), Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino/Chestnut, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.

Produce:​ More ​orangeglo watermelons​ are ready! These rare melons are super juicy, sweet and orange inside –– nutrient-dense and delicious (​please, pre-order)​; ​Fresh celeste figs​, only a few more weeks left in the season, make sure to grab them while you can; ​fresh hemp leaves​, make sure you try them in salads, smoothies, for juicing, and dried for tea!

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

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 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, September 4, 5:00 pm

Available this week:​ Please visit ​​ 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, ​​​. Deadline:​​ Friday, September 4, 1:00 pm

Available this week: Chicken:​ Whole birds, leg quarters, thighs, drumsticks, wings, split breast, boneless/skinless breast, livers, hearts, feet, backs and necks for stock.

Beef. Roasts:​ chuck roast. ​Good stuff:​ stew beef, beef bones, liver, breakfast sausage (hot), chorizo, and Andouille sausage links. ​Check the website for ground beef shares (20# each) available 9/12​. All beef cuts will return in two weeks. Thank you for your patience.

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, Lane Snapper, Flounder, Scallops & Shrimp


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

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

Deadline:​ Friday, September 4, 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​​ ​ – Freshly baked morning pastries

Available this week:​ ​​Plain croissant, chocolate croissant, almond croissant, cheese danish, lemon danish, raspberry bun danish, morning bun, and apple crumb danish. NEW this are pumpkin bear claw danish, pistachio chocolate danish, pesto croissant, and crème bun 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 ​

Deadline:​ Thursday, September 3, 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-order ​​online​ ​or text Tom at 919-740-0998

Deadline:​​ Friday, September 4, 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 ​ Deadline:​ Friday, September 4, 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, September 4, Noon

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



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

How to order:​ ​Email​ order

Deadline:​ Friday, September 4, 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:​ ​NEW Lavender candles and lavender hand sanitizer​, spa lotion, linen spray, lavender essential oil, lavender flower bud sachets, lavender flower bundles, culinary lavender w/cookbook, lush fern skin restore lotion bar, sweet dreams roll on sleep aid, Balm of Gilead healing/sunburn salve.


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

Available this week:​ ​There will be an end of summer scrub special at the market this week!

Plus, 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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