This Week at DFM: July 23
Hello DFM Shoppers,
Hopefully you saw our email earlier this month inviting you to join us as a supporter of DFM! It is an important message, and worth a repeat. Please read and consider supporting the DFM.
The Davidson Farmers Market is a registered 501(c)3 organization, this means we are a non-profit and rely on communty donations to operate. Your support enables the market’s missionand helps sustain DFM as a vibrant community gathering place and source for healthy, locally grown produce and products. If you enjoy all the DFM has to offer, you should know your donation would directly contribute to its continuation. And thank you for supporting our mission, and these important aims by shopping at Davidson Farmers Market.
To make a donation, online (LINK), or mail a check to PO Box 2534, Davidson, NC 28036. All donations are tax deductible.
As for the market…right now it is peak growing season for our vendors. On Saturday morning you will find our farmer’s tables overflowing with summer produce. It is a delicious time of year to eat; and a perfect time of year to preserve food for the colder months. As for us meat eaters, you may select from a variety of protein vendors and enjoy their displays of locally raised chicken, pork, beef, lamb, and more! But for now, get your bushels, bounties, and bags of Market goodies and have mouth watering, yummy and nutritious meals all week long…until next Saturday!
We look forward to seeing you at the market this Saturday! It’s going to be a great one!
eat fresh, eat local
Patty Winters, DFM Manager
Vendor Spotlight – Fair Share Farm
Fair Share Farm located in Pfafftown, NC was established in 2014 by Elliot Seldner and Emma Hendel. The farm is steered by core values of growing the best produce, being kind to the land, and to make a living doing it. Starting with lettuce and microgreens on 1 acre, the farm now grows all sorts of seasonal vegetables like broccoli, carrots, melons, tomatoes, green beans and more on 10 acres of land with the help of 12 employees. Using soil testing each year and monitoring pests and diseases helps determine how to fortify the soil to give their plants the best chance of success. Fair Share Farm grows using organic inputs and natural methods. Make sure to stop by Fair Share Farm at the DFM this Saturday!
Lots to do at the DFM!
July 23 – Pre-market fitness by Mbrace Fitness (meet in front of Library, 8-8:45am), DFM music by Papa Greybeard, Pruning workshop (10-10:30am) with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners,*DFM Salsa Showdown (10:15am-11am)
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)
August 6 – DFM music by North Mecklenburg Community Chorus, Cooking Demo by Chef Raul of Mestizo, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners
*The Annual Salsa Showdown is here! Saturday, July 23 the DFM will be the place to taste and vote for your fresh made from the market salsas! Join in the fun!! We need you, market shoppers and vendors to be the judges of this spicy competition. Come help decide who wins the $25 prize and best salsa bragging rights! Tasting and judging will run 10:15-10:45am. The Salsa Showdown winner will be announced at 11:00am.
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].