This Week at DFM: July 16
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter
July 12th Market
9 am – 12 pm, Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
Hello DFM Shoppers,
Hopefully you saw our email earlier this week inviting you to join us as a supporter of DFM!
When you shop at DFM, you not only support thirty-nine amazing local producers who come from within a 100 mile radius of our community, and represent over 1,100 acres in surrounding counties, you also:
- Stimulate our local economy and aid in the preservation of farmland
- Create opportunities for business incubation and micro-enterprise for farmers & vendors
- Strengthen our local food system while reducing the carbon footprint
- Foster social interaction among an economically, racially, and ethnically diverse shopper base
Thank you for supporting our mission, and these important aims by shopping at Davidson Farmers Market.
We hope you will also consider supporting our mission through a gift to DFM. Hosting the market each Saturday costs approximately $1,770. Your support fuels our operation, and helps us keep fees low for our producers.
You can make a gift online (LINK), by mailing a check to Box 2534, Davidson, NC 28036 or by stopping by the market tent on Saturday.
Thank you for the many ways you support DFM!
I look forward to seeing you at the market!
DFM Board President
Our friends at Hodges Family Farm have partnered with the folks at the Riverbend Creamery to bring you rich, creamy dairy products from grass-fed Jersey cows. Two great farms under one tent! Make sure to stop by and give them a try!
Lots to do at the DFM!
July 16 – DFM music by Under the Tree, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners
July 23 – DFM music by Papa Greybeard, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners,*DFM Salsa Showdown
July 30 – DFM music by Rusty Knox, premarket fitness with Premier Martial Arts, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, Woodlawn Steam workshop, Main St. Book Store presents “Where’s Waldo” grand finale party (10am)
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 contestant and braggin rights of course! Email the Market Coordinator at [email protected]
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] for more information.
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].