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This Week at DFM: October 16

by | Oct 14, 2021

And you can make pies with some of those apples.


Hello DFM Shoppers, 

You’ve heard, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you also hear that “a pound of apples supports the Davidson Farmers Market?” It doesn’t sound as catchy, but its a fact! Every year, DFM holds an apple sale during the fall. We partner with a DFM vendor and source apples from a N.C. orchard to give our shoppers access to locally grown apples. We support another small business (one that regularly couldn’t attend DFM) while raising needed funds to keep DFM operating and growing. 

As a nonprofit, we’re always actively raising funds, but DFM’s apples sales has grown to become our signature fundraiser of the year! DFM will have apples available every Saturday until Thanksgiving. Purchasing a pound (or more) of apples not only supports a N.C. small business but also supports the work and mission of DFM. 

Apples available this week are: 

  • Stayman Apples – best for baking in pies or cooking for sauces and apple butter. Stayman apples are sweet but slightly tart and keep well in the refrigerator;  
  • Cortland Apples – terrific baking apples, these juicy and slightly tart apples are great for pies, cobblers, and crisps. Use raw, sliced in salads or on cheese plates; 
  • King Luscious Apples – popular as an eating apple, King Luscious are also great for baking (ideally apple butter or pies.) They are the apples that Martha Stewart endorsed as “the apple for pie.” 

This year shoppers can select pre-bagged apples or pick their own. Each Saturday is a limited amount, so make sure you arrive early to shop your favorite types of apples! Cash and credit card payments accepted. 

Happy Eating, 


The Vendors | Saturday, October 9

Don’t miss these items available at market: 

Coldwater Creek Farm has red & yellow onions, sweet potatoes, and mums; Fair Share Farm has spring mix and lettuce head; Two Pigs Farm has pork, chicken, lamb, beef, and lard soap; and Essential Soap Company has autumn-scented Hand & Body Creams with bitter orange, juniper, clary sage, and bay.  

Available this week

Sponsors attending this week: Goff Choice Properties, Lake Norman Realty 

To view this week’s full list of vendor offerings, please click the link below. 

Vendors away this week: Festin Bakery, Batistini Farms, Cannizzaro Sauce

Vendors done for the season: Peaches N’ Cream, Growing for Good

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. 

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 entering the market and shopping (listen for the bell). Vendors will not sell to shoppers prior to 9am.

Prime Market Season April 3 – November 20
Holiday Markets December 11 & 18
Winter Market 2022 Starts Saturday, January 8

DFM highly encourages shoppers to wear a mask if not fully vaccinated 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. 

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