This Week at DFM: June 19
Hello DFM Shoppers,
It’s an exciting weekend at the market this week! Many farmers will have field-grown tomatoes, which means summer cooking can commence. Growing up, I did not enjoy tomatoes, but that was because I was never introduced to field-grown or heirloom tomatoes. I didn’t know how diverse tomatoes could be: color, taste, size. At the market you can find tomatoes like red, yellow, and orange grape tomatoes; Cherokee purple; German Johnson; pink tomatoes; and many more exciting varietals. If you’re unfamiliar with the tomatoes you’re seeing, ask the farmers about them –– they love talking about this special and loved crop!
This Saturday is also the day before Father’s Day. Treat the father figures in your life to a day at the market, enjoy a breakfast or lunch from Bleu Barn Bistro with a cold Updog Kombucha sitting at one of the tables in the new gathering plaza. You can also find all the ingredients you need for a home cooked meal for Father’s Day, plus exciting gifts from our bakery, wellness and beauty, and speciality item vendors. This is what makes DFM such an exciting market, you can shop for weekly items and shop for gifts and supplies for special occasions and holidays. But more importantly, spending a Saturday morning supporting local, family-owned businesses with family and friends is a great way to kick off the weekend!
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:
Correll Farm has a variety of field-grown tomatoes; Flying Fish Seafood has grouper and flounder; Cannizzaro Sauce has a variety of Italian sauces including arrabbiata, mushroom marinara, vegan, and piccata in 16oz, 32oz, and variety 3 pack; and Essential Soap Company has beard conditioners and beard oils for Father’s Day!
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 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.