This Week at DFM: August 20
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter
August 20, 2022
9 am – 12 pm, Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
This week we are kicking off our Fall Apple Fundraiser. Fresh, mountain grown apples will be sold by the pound and all profits go directly to our operating costs. I hope you will come to the market table and buy some of these delicious varieties of apples.
This market, we will have mountain fresh Ginger Gold, Early Macintosh, Gala and Honeycrisp apples for sale ($5/lb, $8/2lb tote). Not only are these apples tasty out of hand, they also are perfect additions to many of our delicious products that our vendors offer. Porkchops and applesauce anyone?
Stop by the DFM apple tent and stock up to support Davidson Farmers Market’s continued growth and expansion in the community!
And that brings me to something else- the fabulous people who serve on the Davidson Farmers Market Board. We are a real mixed bag of skills and experience but we all love the Market and want to see it flourish. And we could use your help. We are looking for new Board members who want to add their skills and passion to DFM. Each Saturday, starting August 20th, Board members will be staffing the Apple Fundraiser Table and would love to tell you more about what we do as board members and to answer your questions about where you could fit in.
Please stop by!
Amy Diamond, DFM Board President
August 20 – DFM music by Under the Tree Band, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners
August 27 – DFM music by Papa Greybeard, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners,
For 26 years, Marcel Renn has been farming and harvesting the sweet, multiple source honey he is known so well for. This honey is a combination of: Tulip Poplar, Clover, Blackberry, wild flower, and a variety of fruit trees. Each year the honey is slightly different, depending on the make-up of these sources. Currently, Marcel’s honey is on the dark side; this indicates that the wild flower part is dominant. Renn Bee Farm’s honey, is typically harvested at the end of June or beginning of July. Marcel is currently the president of the Rowan County Beekeeper’s Association and his honey won the blue ribbon at the NC State Fair! The DFM is lucky to have such an amazing bee keeper as part of the family! Make sure to stop by Renn Bee Farm at the market this Saturday and taste the local sweet treat!
The Apples are Here, The Apples are Here
Find your favorite apple pie recipe and your biggest tote bag and get ready for the much-anticipated DFM Annual Apple Fundraiser starting this weekend! There will be a variety of mountain fresh apples for purchase, sold by the pound or tote. All proceeds go directly to the operating costs of the Davidson Farmers Market. Look in next week’s newsletter for more information about the apples and their orchard. If you would like to help with the sale, please email Courtney Spear, DFM market coordinator.
DFM Growing Kids Clu
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. [email protected] for more information.
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, the DFM Green team who continues to volunteer time, talent and energy and the DFM musicians for the beautiful music!
A huge thank you to those individuals who donate to support the DFM. Your support enables the market’s mission and helps sustain DFM as a vibrant community gathering place and source for healthy, locally grown produce and products. To make a donation, visit our secure, online gift form or mail a check to PO Box 2534, Davidson, NC 28036. All donations are tax deductible.
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].