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This Week at the Farmers Market: September 12

by | Sep 10, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, Local, News, Nonprofits

This week’s map for DFM.


Hello DFM Shoppers,

One of the best things about fall is apple season! As a baker and pastry chef, I love apple season because apples are so versatile in baking and cooking. You can do so much more than just an apple pie or apple crisp (bourbon apple bread pudding, please!); plus apples make outstanding savory dishes like a Mostarda for pork, turkey, and cheese plates.

This year, we’re working to bring you even more apples at the market than years past. We want to bring you all your favorite varieties plus new types that you might not have tried before. Selling apples at the market has been one of DFM’s top fundraisers. Funds from apple sales go directly to market operations, programs, and educational events. New this year are apples sales supporting DFM’s efforts to expand our list of vendors and invite more vendors with a variety of new selections to the market that we have wanted to offer for a long time.

Starting this weekend, DFM will have our apple tent in the market selling apples by the bag. This week’s selections are gala, honeycrisp, and ginger gold (prices vary). I will be at the tent helping you pick the best apples for your needs and as a bonus I will be more than happy to answer any baking or cooking questions you might have regarding apples ūüôā I mean, theres nothing worse than buying the wrong apple for a slab apple pie or apple butter.

We will accept cash or credit card, but we strongly encourage card payment to minimize contact. Additionally, we are not able to offer purchasing apples individually or shoppers selecting their own apples. But, I am more than happy to assist you while shopping.

If you are unable to attend the market or don’t need apples but want to support DFM, you can make a contribution to DFM and our continued efforts by donating here.

I look forward to seeing you all at the market this weekend and talking apples!

Happy eating,


Recipe Box: Apple Crisp Cups

Apples are here! Make these quick and easy apple treats with the family for snacks throughout the week. 

Apple Crisp Cups
Yields 4 dozen 

3 large crisp apples, peeled, cored, and chopped*
¬ľ cup water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1¬Ĺ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1‚ÄȬŠcups light brown sugar
¬Ĺ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1‚ÄȬŠcups butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 12-cup mini-muffin tins.
  2. Mix apples, water, white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon together in a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until apples are partially cooked, about 5 minutes; remove from heat.
  3. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, remaining cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl; cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Place a heaping tablespoon of the crust mixture into a mini muffin cup, and press it into the cup so that it covers the bottom and pushes up the sides of the cup. Make the crust go all the way to the top of the little muffin cup, and patch any holes with more crust mixture. There will be crust mixture left over. Place about 2 teaspoons of apple filling in the crust. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of the remaining crust mixture on the filling.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Best served warm. 


The Vendors | Saturday, September 12

Still a few melons left of the season, come early before they go. Don’t miss these fun items available at market this week: Toro Loco Party Salsa has mild and medium salsa and mango salsa; How Sweet It Is has several different pound cakes and delicious brownies and butterscotch bars; and Essential Soap Co. has bath and body products for everyone in the family.

Vendors away this week: Correll Farm, Mood Indigo, and 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.


Barbee FarmsA variety of fresh produce

Available this week:‚Äč Thank you to all of you who stopped by to get to know Cody last week! He seemed to enjoy being at the market and learning what Paw and Nana do every weekend!

Green beans are back!‚Äč Tommy has been planting green beans every week for the past eight weeks. This should allow us to supply fresh green beans until frost!

We will still have watermelons, canary melons, and cantaloupe. 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, shelled peas, ‚Äčand the last of our red onions.‚Äč Don‚Äôt forget to pick up some farm fresh eggs!

To Know:‚Äč ‚ÄčAt our Davidson Market vending site, customers will be able to choose their own produce after proper hand sanitization.‚Äč 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 ‚Äčfarm stand pick-up‚Äč is available as a ‚Äúno contact‚ÄĚ shopping option. ‚ÄčVisit our website (‚Äč‚Äč) for more info!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for those last-minute additions to our market inventory!


Coldwater Creek Farm‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äč*PO – Variety of produce, whole wheat flour, grits, and cornmeal

How to order:‚Äč email at ‚Äč‚Äč[email protected]‚Äč or preferred text to 828.406.0849 Deadline:‚Äč Friday, September 11, 5:00 pm

Available this week:‚Äč‚Äč 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 FarmGreens, roots, garnish, and specialty items

Available this week:‚Äč Lettuce and micro greens.


Heritage Harvest Farm‚Äč ‚Äč*PO Wellness honey, mushrooms, heirloom produce, and flowers

How to order:‚Äč Order via ‚Äčonline store‚Äč & don’t forget a la carte add-ons!

Deadline:‚Äč Friday, September 11, 2:00 pm
Available this week: ‚ÄčSeveral boxed and a la carte options
Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes:

Mix & Match Cheese Plate: pricing varies
Big Box: $47-50
Pre-order via our ‚Äčonline store‚Äč + loads more seasonal produce and goods to add-on (including paw paws!)

Local Mushrooms: ‚ÄčLion’s Mane, Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.

Produce:‚Äč Rare orangeglo watermelons and fresh hemp leaves.
Local Specialty Honey: ‚ÄčWellness honeys (6oz and pint), Wicked Whiskey, Creamed & Raw

Broad Spectrum Full Double Mushroom Extracts (2oz): ‚ÄčReishi, Cordyceps & Chaga + Turkey Tail

Artisan Cheese & Bread:‚Äč 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 Рperfect for cheese plates, mushroom toast, sandwiches, and more!

To Know: ‚ÄčFree home delivery available for orders within 5 miles of Davidson. Enter code‚Äč STRONGERTOGETHER‚Äč to bypass shipping & note pick-up or delivery preferences at checkout.


Twin Oak FarmA variety of fresh vegetables and fruit

Available this week:‚Äč Tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, bell pepper, okra, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and cantaloupe.



Big Oak‚Äč *‚Äč PO – A variety of beef and pork products

How to order:‚Äč Email at ‚Äč[email protected]‚Äč, include order, name, and phone number
Deadline:‚Äč Friday, September 11, 5:00 pm
Available this week:‚Äč Please visit ‚Äč‚Äč for a full list of products.


Gilcrest Natural Farm‚Äč ‚Äč*PO – Pasture raised meats (no hormones, antibiotics, or gmo‚Äôs)

How to order:‚Äč‚Äč Please place pre-orders on our website, ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč.

Deadline:‚Äč‚Äč Friday, September 11, 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Free Range Eggs: ‚Äč(gmo-free feed) large and jumbo. Limited supply. To Know:‚Äč‚Äč Questions? 704-308-1431 Amy or ‚Äč‚Äč[email protected]


Flying Fish Seafood – Freshly caught NC seafood

Available this week:‚Äč Golden Tilefish, Lane Snapper, Flounder, Scallops & Shrimp


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

How to order:‚Äč Shop ‚Äčonline‚Äč and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline:‚Äč Friday, September 11, Noon
Available this week:‚Äč Please visit Two Pigs Farm website for a full list of products.



Blue Goat DairyAssorted goat cheese products

Available this week: ‚ÄčSampler packs of all types with chevre, crackers, and spoons. Tango and Samba pints plus the ‚ÄúDancing Duos‚ÄĚ pack of both, ‚ÄúDeciders Dozen‚ÄĚ includes 12 samples of the most popular cheese flavors, along with all of Blue Goat Dairy favorite chevre flavors.



Butter Crust Bakery‚Äč‚Äč ‚ÄčFreshly baked morning pastries

Available this week:‚Äč ‚Äč‚ÄčPlain croissant, chocolate croissant, almond croissant, cheese danish, lemon danish, raspberry bun danish, morning bun, apple crumb danish, pumpkin bear claw danish, pistachio chocolate danish, pesto croissant, and creŐÄme bun danish.


How Sweet It IsFreshly baked cookies, bars, pies, and more.

Available this week: ‚ÄčButter 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‚Äč ‚Äč*PO – A variety of fresh baked breads, pastries, and delicious donuts!

How to order: ‚Äčonline ‚Äč

Deadline:‚Äč Thursday, September 10, 10:00 pm
Available this week:‚Äč Visit online store for current available products



Cannizzaro Sauces – Authentic Italian sauces

Available this week:‚Äč (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:‚Äč Guacamole, mild and medium salsa, and mango salsa.



Bleu Barn BistroDelicious farm to truck food, breakfast and lunch

Available this week:‚Äč 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 CornFreshly popped kettle corn

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



Batistini Farms‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äč*PO – Organic & Real Family Estate Olive Oil, Thick & Aged Balsamic, No Artificial or Additives, NON GMO & Gluten Free

How to order‚Äč‚Äč: Pre-order ‚Äč‚Äčonline‚Äč ‚Äčor text Tom at 919-740-0998
Deadline:‚Äč‚Äč Friday, September 11, 5:00 pm
Available this week:‚Äč‚Äč Visit website for available products
To Know:‚Äč‚Äč 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

Check out our Facebook page.


Updog KombuchaWomen owned, handcrafted kombucha

Available this weeK: ‚Äč3 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:‚Äč Updog be ‚Äčrefilling ‚Äčany size growler (32oz or 64oz)‚ÄĒcustomers will receive an alcohol prep pad to wipe their growler and cap before refilling.



Herr Fresh Flowers‚Äč *‚Äč PO – Fresh cut flowers and arrangements

How to order:‚Äč Order online ‚Äč Deadline:‚Äč Friday, September 11, Noon
Available this week: ‚Äč$10, $20, $30 floral bouquets. Bunches also available: sunflowers or gladiolus.


Raceway Berry Farm ‚Äč‚Äč*PO – A variety of wildflowers in mason jar arrangements or bouquets.

How to order:‚Äč Shop ‚Äčonline‚Äč and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline: ‚ÄčFriday, September 11, Noon
Available this week:‚Äč Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($45)



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

How to order:‚Äč ‚ÄčEmail‚Äč order
Deadline:‚Äč Friday, September 11, Noon
To Know:‚Äč For a complete list of available products for pre-orders and in-person shopping, please visit Essential Soap Company‚Äôs ‚ÄčFacebook page


Lavender Garden Health and beauty lavender products

Available this week:‚Äč Lavender spa lotion, lavender linen spray, lavender essential oil, lip balm, dried lavender bud sachets, dried lavender bundles, balm of Gilead healing salve, and sweet dreams sleep aid


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