This Week at DFM: May 13
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter May 14, 2022
Market Hours: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell at 9:00AM!
The strawberry shortcake fundraiser was a great success!
Last Saturday we welcomed over 2200 shoppers to the Davidson Farmers Market. That is a remarkable number and reflects the growing popularity of DFM. I was so grateful to have the opportunity to chat with people who came to the strawberry shortcake table and explain that we are a non-profit organization that depends on our sponsors and donors to keep us operating. Though our vendors do pay a fee to come to the market that money does not cover the expenses associated with our organization. So, a huge thank you to all who bought strawberry shortcake and even made an additional donation. It was a great feeling to experience so much generosity.
As the market continues to grow, I am acutely aware of how important it is to follow all of our safety regulations. We cannot have people in the market area prior to the 9 a.m. opening bell. If you do come before then and you see people shopping know that these are either vendors or volunteers. We offer early shopping to the volunteers who help us each week. (A very good reason to consider volunteering!)
We are also going to continue to strictly enforce the no pet policy. Holding your pet does not allow you to bring the animal into the market! No pets other than certified service animals. And if you do bring your pet to the market and leave him or her outside of our boundary you are still responsible for your animal. There is a lot going on and even the calmest animal may react poorly to all of the crowds, noise and smells. The Town of Davidson has strict ordinances about animal control and they will be seeing that these rules are followed.
Please help me, and my wonderful staff and volunteers, keep Davidson Farmers Market safe for everyone.
See you at the Market!
Amy Diamond, Board President
DFM Vendor Spotlight
The DFM is proud to include Jemdeeta Bakery on our vendor list! Jemdeeta is a women owned business that was established in 2013. All products are Organic, Vegan, Gluten-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Rice-free, Tree-nut-free (except coconuts), Non-GMO, Dye-free, Cinnamon-Free and Preservative-free. Flour is made fresh daily from seeds that come directly from domestic, organic farmers. Jemdeeta is in the upper parking lot on Main St. between Summit Coffee and Ben & Jerry’s. “Deliciousness” at its best!
Check out this week’s list of healthy, fresh and 100% locally grown products!
Market hours: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell. No entrance to market area prior to bell.
Payment: Most vendors accept cash and credit cards.
Parking: You can find public parking along Main Street, Jackson Street, the Davidson Presbyterian Church parking lot at the corner of Depot & Jackson Streets.. All of which are just a short walk form a Market entrance.
No pets: While we all love to have dogs around town, the Davidson Farmers Market is a dog & pet free Market. Pets are not permitted within the Market grounds. As always, service animals are welcome.
Questions: Look for the DFM Market Tent or [email protected].
Davidson Farmers Market vendors are happy to accept Snap/EBT. When you Snap We Match! Let Us Double Your SNAP dollars, up to $50! For more information on the SNAP/ Double Bucks program please go to the DFM Market tent.
Davidson Farmers Market partners with a local food pantry, Hearts and Hands. Each week the DFM offers a donation bin for the DFM Community to drop their donations. The bin is located at the DFM Market Tent.