This Week at DFM: August 28
Hello DFM Shoppers,
I can’t believe this is the last weekend in August! But I’m very excited to start preparing for the fall season. Though we’re still a few weeks away from it officially being fall, we are seeing early signs of fall produce and products showing up at the market.
Spaghetti, acorn, and butternut squash are showing up as well as fall flavor baked goods like sweet potato danishes and soon-to-come pumpkin bear claws. Of course, there are the items that have always been available, but with cooler weather approaching make sure to grab a few proteins for stews and soups.
I want to thank everyone for the kind words sent to me after last week’s announcement. I certainly felt the love and though I’m excited for the future, leaving DFM is still hard. Luckily, I still have a few months to enjoy the market and see everyone before I move.
We’re still accepting applications for the Market Director and can find the job description here. Also, keep an eye during the first full week of September for 2022 DFM Vendor Applications.
We’ve been gearing up to bring back DFM events and programs in the fall. To do this, we’ve been working to raise $15,000. Last week, we were offered a generous challenge from a Davidson resident willing to match up to $5,000 to meet our goal!
We are so close to meeting this challenge, only $1,000 away from goal! Help us meet our goal with a donation today! With your help, we can bring back children and youth programs, chef demos and shopper cooking competitions, and launch new partnerships to increase health and wellness events.
Don’t miss these items available at market:
Gilcrest Natural Farm is offering 25% off beef soup bones; Butter Crust Bakery has sweet potato danishes, veggie croissants, and apple turnovers; Renn Bee Farm has “new” 2021 honey; and Mood Indigo has aromatherapy for your shower – tell them you read about it in the DFM newsletter and get a free Shower Steamer.
Sponsors attending this week: Goff Choice Properties, Castle Travel Group
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.
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.
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.