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This Week at DFM: October 31

by | Oct 29, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, News, Nonprofits

Davidson Provision Company had greeters at last week’s Farmers Market.

 

Hello DFM Shoppers, 

Happy (early) Halloween! We’re coming close to the end of this year –– two months, but who’s counting? –– and we’ve been pretty creative keeping ourselves entertained during quarantine and adapting plans and traditional celebrations to accommodate a pandemic. Halloween this year is no exception, we have to be creative. In my house, we’re bringing trick or treat inside. Hiding candy in every room behind a “locked” door that my son has to say the magic words for the doors to unlock for him to get in and find the candy. After that, it’s a marathon of classic kid-friendly Halloween movies, eating candy, wearing our costumes, and enjoying a “witch’s stewed brew” (its beef stew). 

It might be over the top, but don’t we all deserve it by now?

If you’re stumped and have no clue what to do for Halloween this year, start the day visiting the market. We’re embracing it and will be there in full Halloween spirit. You can find all the ingredients you need to make a special fall holiday dinner plus seasonal desserts from any of our three bakery vendors. You can even find last-minute decorations if needed at our flower vendors (they have dried flowers). 

We hope that we can bring some Halloween fun to your Saturday morning this weekend and are excited to celebrate with you! 

Reminder, DFM is now accepting 2021 Vendor Applications. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please read the guidelines and submit your application to me by Tuesday, December 1. You can find the guidelines and application, here

Happy eating,
Justin 

 

The Vendors | Saturday, October 31

Don’t miss these items available at market:

Flying Fish Seafood has Vermilion Snapper; Batistini Farms has 15% off Chili EVOO; Your Mom’s Donuts has seasonal donuts and fresh baked bread; Big Oak has a variety of beef and pork; This is the last week to place your Halloween cookie orders with How Sweet It Is.

Vendors away this week: Everyone is here this week!

Vendors done for the season:  Kathryn’s Cottage, Peaches N’ Cream, and 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:​ No tricks at Barbee Farms this weekend, only treats! We will have green onions, lettuce, broccoli, kale, cabbage, spinach, collards, bok choy, Swiss Chard, and beets. To round out the fall offerings will be sweet potatoes, white potatoes, butternut, spaghetti squash, shelled peas and October beans. Don’t forget about those summer favorites that are still around: green beans, tomatoes (heirloom, red and Roma), bell peppers and jalapenos! 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]com​ or preferred text to 828.406.0849
Deadline:​ Friday, October 30, 5:00 pm

Available this week:​​ Butternut, acorn winter squash, muscadine and scuppernong grapes, potatoes, green beans, red and yellow onions, turnips with greens, watermelon, easter egg, white icicle, daikon radishes, mustard greens, Tatsoi, green and red bok choy, muzina, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and grits. Mums, and pork. Cackleberry farms farmstead cheese.

 

Correll FarmsQuality produce fresh from the farm

Available this week:​ ​ A huge selection of beautiful tomatoes, including: Pink, Purple, Red, Tiger Stripes, Yellow, and assortments of Grape and Cherries.

 

Fair Share FarmGreens, roots, garnish, and specialty items

Available this week:​ Micro mix; Micro separates including: kale, broccoli, arugula, and radish; Spring mix and head lettuces; Salad arugula and fingers crossed for more spinach

 

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, October 30, 2:00 pm
Farmer’s Friend Food Boxes:

Chef Series with Chef Trusler | Ramen Week, vegan & vegetarian options: $20-21 Mix & Match Cheese Plate (included fruit & fresh bread): pricing varies

Big Box: $41-$44

Pre-order via our ​online store​ + loads more produce & goods to add-on!Fresh Mushrooms: ​Lion’s Mane, Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.

Wellness, CBD, & Honey:

– Wellness honeys (mushroom-infused), Wicked Whiskey, Creamed & Raw

– Mushroom Extracts (Reishi, Cordyceps, and Changa/Turkey Tail

– NEW! Full Spectrum Rezn CBD hemp extract (100% locally-grown)

Artisan Cheese & Bread:

– Meadow Creek Dairy cow cheeses: Mountaineer (Alpine-style), Extra & Regular Aged Appalachian (tomme-style), and Grayson (semi-soft, washed rind).

– Wide variety of​ fresh bread ​available from our bakery partners to enjoy!

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, October 30, 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, October 30, 1:00 pm

Available this week: ​ We have several new packages highlighted on our website – check out what’s in stock and stock up! ​www.gilcrestnc.com  

Chicken:​ Whole birds, leg quarters, drumsticks, wings, split breast, boneless/skinless

breast, livers, hearts, feet, backs and necks for stock.

Beef. Steaks:​ ribeye, NY strip, filet, sirloin, Philly. ​Roasts:​ chuck roast, brisket, eye of round. ​Good stuff:​ ground beef, stir fry strips, stew beef, liver, short ribs, chorizo, sweet Italian sausage, soup bones. Check the website for ground beef shares (10# or 20# each).

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 SeafoodFreshly caught NC seafood

Available this week:​ Snowy Grouper, Sea Trout, Jumbo Shrimp, Dry Scallops, and Shucked Oysters

 

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

How to order:​ Shop ​online​ and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline:​ Friday, October 30, 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, apple crumb danish, 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: ​ Place your orders for Halloween cookies!​ ​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, October 29, 10:00 pm
Available this week:​ Visit online store for current available products

 

PREPARED FOODS

Cannizzaro SaucesAuthentic 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 CornFreshly popped kettle corn

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

 

SPECIALITY VENDORS

Renn Bee FarmLocal 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, October 30, 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, October 30, 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, October 30, 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 hand sanitizer, lush fern skin restore, lavender spa lotion, lavender linen spray, lavender essential oil, lip balm, dried lavender sachets, lavender flower bundles, balm of Gilead, sweet dreams sleep aid

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