This Week at DFM: July 9
Hello DFM Shoppers
It’s Market time again and we are looking forward to another Saturday full of veggies, meats, fruits, breads, sweets, honey, flowers, prepared foods, value added foods, soaps, balms, and more!
Right now, it’s a time of plenty at the DFM! Our farmers have an abundance of goods and there’s plenty more to come. Some of our farmers are big on preserving and canning, which allows them to eat summertime deliciousness all winter long. As you shop the Market this Saturday, take a moment to ask your farmers what they do to preserve foods for their families this time of year. As always, if you ask, they will gladly share. Our vendors love your curiosity and questions. Make the most of this time of year – it’s not hard; and ultimatley, your time preserving foods now, will be very rewarding. Your bodies and your taste buds will be thanking you in February!
Be sure to check out our list of this week’s vendor offerings below. We update this every week so that you can see what’s available and make your shopping plan now so that you’re ready for Saturday!
We are looking forward to another beautiful Market day. See y’all on Saturday,
eat fresh, eat local!
Courtney Spear, Market Coordinator
Vendor Spotlight – Hodges Family Farm
Hodges Family Farm is a multi-generational century farm that focuses on regenerative and sustainable methods. They focus on high quality, 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork and poultry, and egg production, but also raise bees and produce. Hodges also has an amazing event barn space where they host events like weddings, obstacle course races, and an annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch where thousands of visitors from the community including 2500+ students on school tours during the month of October. Hodges believes that the future of agriculture can and should be firmly rooted in ecology and – as such – do not use any pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, tillage, hormones, GMO’s, or antibiotics in their production.
Lots to do at the DFM!
July 9 – Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners and Seed to Sanctuary workshop
July 16 – DFM music by Under the Tree, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners
July 23 – *DFM Salsa Showdown, DFM music by Papa Greybeard, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners
The Annual Salsa Showdown is back, Saturday, July 23 at the DFM! We are looking for two person teams to enter this salsa making competition using straight from the market ingredients. The market will give each team $25 to shop the market for their items on showdown day. Some farmers may donate to the cause as well. Join in the fun!! Market shoppers and vendors will be the judges of this competition. $25 prize for each winning conestant and braggin rights of course! Email the Market Coordinator at courtney@
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 DFM Green team who continue to volunteer their time, talent and energy.
DFM “Need to Knows”
Market hours: 9 am until 12 pm
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].