This Week at DFM: June 18
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter June 18, 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 9:00 a.m.
June 19th is Fathers Day! The Davidson Farmers Market will be chock full of great gifts for your favorite Dad. Why not grab something delicious for a cookout? Our vendors will have choice cuts of meats along with fresh picked fruits and veggies. Or, perhaps your Dad would like a few plants to add to his garden or…fresh cut flowers for his office. Finally, but definitely equally great, our specialty product vendors will have those locally handmade body products to buy for the hard working Dad.
As you are celebrating your Dad, remember June 19th is also the day America celebrates the Juneteenth holiday. It is an important day set aside to recognize the ever lasting impacts of slavery and also it is the day we at the DFM stop to recognize the important contributions made by Black farmers and inventors like George Washington Carver, who pioneered crop rotation, and Booker T. Whatley, the creator of the Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. To learn more about them and other amazing Black leaders in U.S. agriculture, check out this link.
eat fresh, eat local!
Patty Winters, market manager
DFM Vendor Spotlight
The DFM is lucky to have Hawk and Sparrow Flowers (formerly known as Raceway Berry Farm). Their farm is located in Stanley, NC and it is a flower lovers paradise! Owners and growers Tim and Lis Murray tend to over 30 acres of fields. They grow all of their crops without the use of synthetic fertilizers nor pesticides. Flowers aren’t just for Mother’s Day! Stop by for a fresh picked bundle of flowers for your deserving Dad!
DFM Growing Kids Club!
The Davidson Farmers Market is happy to announce the return of the DFM Growing Kids Club. This special program allows young gardeners to sell their home-grown produce (free booth rental). Any child can participate two times per year. Please email [email protected]
A special thank you to those who made the DFM special last week… the Town of Davidson for helping to keep our Market clean, the DFM vendors for providing a bounty of fresh, healthy local products, the DFM Sponsors for their financial support and the team of DFM volunteers who continue to give of their time, talents and energy. If you would like to volunteer at the market, please contact Courtney at [email protected]
Upcoming Events at DFM
June 18 – DFM music by Under the Tree Band, Woodlawn School STEAMfest workshop: “Container Herb Garden”
July 2 – DFM music by Gabrielle Marina, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners (9am-12pm)
It’s back and its HOT (well, maybe all of the salsas)! Get ready for the Annual Salsa Showdown on Saturday, July 23, from 9 – 11 am, at the Davidson Farmers Market! This is not a dancing competition, better yet, it is a fresh from the market salsa making competition and we are looking for community contenders!
If you are interested in competing in a one or two-person team for this event, please email the Market Coordinator, Courtney Spear. We will provide you with a detailed document to prepare you for the event. The salsa will be prepared on-site using Market items.
The first four interested will be accepted, with a wait list after that. Professional chefs are not eligible to participate.
Join in the fun!! Market shoppers and vendors will be the judges of this competition. $25 prize and bragging rights
DFM “Need to Knows”
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]
The 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.