This Week at DFM: May 8
Hello DFM Shoppers,
This season might be my favorite since joining DFM in 2019. The variety of vendor offerings is a delight; finding almost everything you need to fill your home with food and household products for the week. The best part though are the humans behind the products. They’re the stars of the market; hardworking family-owned businesses that reflect the diversity of our community. They take such pride in their craft and are some of the most welcoming people around: quick to answer questions, explain their products and how they’re grown and made, and willing to accommodate shoppers.
DFM might work hard to keep the market going during challenging times and we’re always discussing how we can improve and get better market after market. But truly, the hardest working parts of DFM are our vendors –– without them there wouldn’t be a market.
When you visit the market, make sure you visit every vendor. Now with our permanent layout, vendors are where they’ll be for the remainder of the 2021 season. When you enter the market there are 12 vendors in the front, offering: gluten-free and vegan baked goods, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, canned and jarred goods, honey, pork and beef products, salsa and guacamole, candied nuts, salad dressings and marinades, beauty and wellness, and mushroom products.
When you enter the Jackson Street Parking Lot, you’ll find our produce and fruit vendors, more bakeries, a variety of proteins, speciality items, prepared foods, flowers, dairy and cheese, and health and wellness.
Additionally, we’ve welcomed back our sponsors as COVID restrictions decrease. These sponsors are vital to DFM’s success and help ensure the market continues and can offer additional services and programs. Every week we’ll have at least one sponsor (usually more) setup throughout the market to showcase their business and learn who are helping DFM operate. If you’d like to support DFM as a sponsor, you can learn more about opportunities here.
We’re slowly returning, and after a year of unusual operations DFM has taken the time to create new and exciting things to come. I look forward to an amazing season with everyone!
It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Shop around this weekend at the market and find something special for the moms in our lives. Several vendors have Mother’s Day specials!
Market Hours & Info
Prime Market hours are 9:00am – Noon, EVERY Saturday, located behind Summit Coffee on Main Street in the Jackson Street parking lot and surrounding area.
We kindly ask that shoppers wait until the market opens at 9am before shopping (listen for the bell). Vendors will not sell to shoppers prior to 9am.
IMPORTANT 2021 DATES:
- Prime Market Season April 3 – November 20
- Holiday Markets December 11 & 18
DFM highly encourages shoppers to wear a mask while shopping. We are following the 2-out-3 recommendation: If outside and socially distancing, then no mask; if outside and not socially distancing, wear a mask.
All vendors, staff, and volunteers will continue to wear masks and have hand sanitizer accessible.
Don’t miss these items available at market:
Correll Farm has an assortment of greens including: kale, collards, bok choy, and mustard; Heritage Harvest Farm has Mother’s Day floral arrangements and bouquets for pre-order; Festin Bakery has chocolate babka, almond pear tarts, and chocolate toffee chip cookies; and Blue Goat Dairy has a variety of goat cheese spreads and products.
To view this week’s full list of vendor offerings, please click the link below.
Vendors away this week: Liberty Farm & Creamery
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 red Market Tent. Just give your name and who you pre-ordered from and our DFM volunteers will get your order for you.
To view this week’s full list of vendor offerings, please click this link.
We Ask That You Please
- Wear a mask when not socially distancing at DFM;
- Maintain social distancing when shopping: at least 6 feet;
- Credit card payments encouraged and accepted, keep cash payments to a minimum;
- Minimize gathering within the market, catch up with folks outside the market boundaries in the new gathering areas, and;
- No pets allowed in the market, certified service animals welcome.