This Week at DFM: September 24
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter
September 24, 2022
9 am – 12 pm, Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
Fall has arrived! Come and celebrate the local goodness of the new season at the Davidson Farmers Market. Shop for proteins and pastas for hearty soups, veggies for fall festival snacking, cheeses and breads for appetizers around the fire pit and don’t forget the always necessary delicious desserts! Of course, the DFM will also have a wide variety of fresh fall flowers in every color you could want for your fall decorating. And last, but not least, check out the DFM specialty products: body scrubs and soaps, hand and body creams, handmade pies, perennial plants, pantry staples, pickled products and honey.
Get your DFM Merchandise! – Don’t forget to visit the DFM market tent to buy some cool DFM merch. We have market totes, baseball caps and t-shirts, in youth and adult sizes. It is never too early to start your holiday gift buying!
Oars Land farm to food trailer will be at the DFM this Saturday, 9am – 12pm. Brunch menu items and signature raw juices will be available for purchase.
Bring your shopping totes! It’s going to be a great market!
eat fresh, buy local!
The DFM will continue the Apple Fundraiser this Saturday. The apples are mountain fresh
and perfect for any Fall recipe.
Apples available this Saturday at the DFM:
$5/lb, $8/2lb bag
The Davidson Farmers Market Board applications are open, and are available on our website, www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Applications will be due with a $25 non-refundable application fee no later than November 15, 2022.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial no later than December 1, 2022.
It has been 15 years since a small group of Davidson citizens decided we needed a Farmers Market. I doubt even the most ardent fan of markets or the most optimistic could have imagined the Market we have today. With close to 40 vendors, an average of 1800 shoppers a week and strong community support we set a high standard for what a local, producer only market should look like. Saturday mornings are a cacophony of sights and sounds and smells and I delight in finding a few minutes to sit and take it all in. I love to watch the families introducing their children to fresh fruits and vegetables and piling carriages high with flowers or seeing a small hand reach up to touch a brightly colored pepper. I listen to vendors answering questions about how to best prepare okra or explaining about different types of mushrooms. Our vendors are passionate about their product because they produce it themselves and despite long lines and hot sun, they always seem pleased to be at the Market. It feels so good to see people listening to the music and placing tips in the can, and sometimes singing along. Maybe you are part of a group or a club or a team that would like to come out and help set up and enjoy the perks of fellowship and early bird shopping.
So come to shop or volunteer or both, and take some time to let all the special parts of the Market really sink in. It’s worth the time!
DFM Vendor Applications
Applications for the 2023 season are now being accepted. The application is available below and also on www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Applications are due with a $25 non-refundable application fee no later than October 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial no later than November 15, 2022.
Herr’s Fresh Flowers, Vale, NC
You can always tell when someone has been to the DFM by the large bouquet of beautiful flowers in their hands! Herr’s Fresh Flowers has been selling these locally grown beauties for several years now. Make sure to stop by their tent this Saturday to grab a bunch or two! The dahlias are especially gorgeous this time of year and you deserve this colorful treat!
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. [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.
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.
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].