This Week at DFM: June 5
Hello DFM Shoppers,
Around this time last year, DFM staff and Board of Directors were working hard trying to figure out how to re-open the market. It took a lot of hours, a lot of brainstorming sessions, and even when we did re-open it took a few more weeks to get things right. It was a very challenging time but also a moment that reminded me how special DFM is and how loving and supportive our community is as well.
Now, a year later, DFM is slowly going back to how it was with a few updates to how we run and better serve our community and wonderful vendors. Last week, I was reminded why those long hours, stressful late nights designing and re-designing layouts, and trial and error efforts were worth it. Our market is not only a place for small, family-owned businesses to thrive and for shoppers to access locally grown and made foods and goods. Its a place for gathering: friends catching up, kids learning about food and how its grown, and for a community to come together as one to celebrate on a Saturday morning.
Thank you, for being so wonderful and for supporting DFM, our vendors, and community during a challenging time; we couldn’t have done it without you.
This week we will continue to see more summer items showing up and in just a few weeks live music will start back up. I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday.
Market Hours & Info
Prime Market hours are 9:00 a.m. – 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:
Coldwater Creek Farm has strawberries, celery, and kale plus wheat flour, cornmeal, and grits; Hodges Family Farm has red lettuce, radishes, baby collards, plus a variety of proteins; Butter Crust Bakery has strawberry danishes, blueberry danishes, plus gluten-free options; and Nutty B’s has a selection of fresh roasted cinnamon glazed Bavarian nuts.
Vendors away this week: Updog Kombucha, 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 if you are not fully vaccinated and 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.