This Week at DFM: March 6
Hello DFM Shoppers,
We’re back for another beautiful (almost spring) Saturday! I can’t believe it, but there are only THREE Winter Markets left before we open in April for our full season. Opening Market is Saturday, April 3, and we will be welcoming 36 vendors with a total of NINE new vendors. We are very excited for this season, offering the most selections DFM has had in 13 years. Until then, we have a few weeks left to enjoy the beautiful supply of goods and produce our winter vendors have to offer.
When shopping this weekend, and the weekends to follow, take the time to stop at each vendor and start a conversation with them about their business and the many things they have. Most vendors at DFM have more than just what you see displayed and many offer a variety of things like produce, meat, speciality items, and prepared foods under the umbrella of their business. Our vendors are talented, hard working purveyors and genuine ambassadors for producing local goods and operating small businesses. This is why I love DFM, its our vendors and the relationships between them and our shoppers that are made.
This week when attending DFM please be aware that there is construction happening in the common space near us. The construction is part of the Town of Davidson’s improvement plans for the plaza and are expected to last only a few weeks. Some of the sidewalks are temporarily blocked off, but there are still pathways to enter the market. DFM’s entrance will still be located in the same place (at the top of the Jackson Street Parking Lot behind Summit Coffee). Please be mindful of the surrounding area and know that construction will not be happening while the market is operating.
The Vendors | Saturday, March 6
Don’t miss these items available at market: Butter Crust Bakery has fig and gruyere cheese croissants, whole wheat croissants, and raisin swirl danishes; Festin Bakery has onion rolls and maple apple strudels; Raceway Berry Farm has mason jar arrangements, pussy willows, and anemone bundles; and Big Oak has a variety of beef and pork products.
To view this week’s full list of vendor offerings, please see below.
Vendors away this week: Everyone is here this week.
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 Farms – A variety of fresh produce
A delicious salad blend made from lettuce out of our greenhouse will be available! Many of your fall favorites will be on hand: brussel sprouts, carrots, spinach, green onions, kale, collards, beets and sweet potatoes. 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!
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Coldwater Creek Farm *PO – Variety of produce, whole wheat flour, grits, and cornmeal
Available this week: White potatoes, sweet potatoes, celery, kale, carrots, collards, bok choy, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and grits. Possibly beets. And pork.
How to order: email at [email protected] or preferred text to 828.406.0849
Deadline: Friday, March 5, 5:00 pm
Fair Share Farm – Greens, roots, garnish, and specialty items
Available this week: Micro mix and a variety of micro separates like arugula, broccoli, and herbs.
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, March 5, 2:00 pm
Available this week:
Wellness: Honeys, CBD, Extracts
– Wellness Honey (Reishi, Lion’s Mane & Cordyceps) + Wicked Whiskey, Creamed & Raw (6oz & pint)
– 100% HHF grown full spectrum CBD oil (625mg, 1250mg, 3000mg)
– Full Double Mushroom Extracts: Reishi, Cordyceps & Chaga + Turkey Tail
Lion’s Mane, Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.
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.
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, March 5, 1:00 pm
To Know: 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, March 5, 1:00 pm
Available this week: 5 + 5 Deal – 5 Ground Beef + 5 Stew Beef www.gilcrestnc.com Chicken: Whole birds, backs and necks for stock. Our first spring batch of chicken will be ready in late April.
Beef. Steaks: ribeye, NY strip, 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, Andouille, soup bones. Lamb (from vendor partner Sun Raised Foods). Limited inventory – they will restock soon. We have shoulder chops and leg steaks.
Free Range Eggs: (gmo-free feed) large and jumbo. The girls are finally laying!
To Know: Pre-order at www.gilcrestnc.com if you wish. Questions? 704-308-1431 Amy or [email protected]
Two Pigs Farm *PO – A variety of pork, beef, and chicken
How to order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline: Friday, March 5, 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
Butter Crust Bakery – Freshly baked morning pastries
Available this week: Whole Wheat Croissant, Fig and Gruyere Cheese on Whole Wheat Croissant, Purple Potato Danish, and Raisin Swirl Danish.
Festin Bakery NEW VENDOR – Jewish and European pastries
Available this week: Chocolate babka, linzer tart cookies, chocolate tarts, onion rolls, and maple apple strudels.
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, March 4, 10:00 pm
Available this week: Visit online store for current available products
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).
Renn Bee Farm – Local honey by the pound and the quart [cash only]
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, March 5, 5:00 pm
To Know: During checkout, under shipping, click Flat Rate and select LOCAL for $0 charge. Under notes add DFM
Cannizzaro Sauce – 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.
Earthly Dressings NEW VENDOR – Mooresville
Dressings and marinades
Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen NEW VENDOR – Foods with a southern flair to add spice and flavor to your life
Foods with a southern flair to add spice and flavor to your life
How to order: Order online or email [email protected] Deadline: Friday, March 5
Available this week: 9 ounce red pepper jelly, 6 and 9 ounce green pepper jelly, 9 ounce cranberry chutney, 16 ounce Chow Chow, 16 oz pickled green beans,16 oz pickled okra, 16 ounce pickled carrots, 16 ounce pickled asparagus, 16 ounce Catsup, 4 ounce Peppermint Bark Candy, Jelly candies and 4 ounce Spicy Pistachio Almond, Cashew, Pecan, Peanut, and 4nut Nutty Brittles.
Raceway Berry Farm - A variety of wildflowers in mason jar arrangements or bouquets.
How to order: To pre-order leave a message at 704-400-3356 or send an e-mail to [email protected]
Deadline: Friday, March 5, Noon
Available this week: pussy willows, mason jar arrangements, and anemone bundles.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Essential Soap Company *PO – Handmade, all-natural skin care products
How to order: Email order
Deadline: Friday, March 5, Noon
Available this week: Soaps, hand and face creams, beard conditioners and beard oils, facial products, body oils, and more.
To Know: For a complete list of available products for pre-orders and in-person shopping, please visit Essential Soap Company