This Week at DFM: October 8
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter
October 8, 2022
9 am – 12 pm, Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
We are ecstatic to announce there will not be any chance of canceling the market this Saturday! Good-bye Ian! Sunny skies and beautiful fall-like temperatures are in the forecast. Ahhh, just what we all look forward to this time of year in gorgeous North Carolina!
Our farmers and producers could not be more ready to bring their goods to the DFM! And while you, our shoppers always show the DFM vendors great support; we ask that you multiply that support by 2. Let’s all help to make up for last week’s cancelled market and buy in bulk.
There will be plenty of proteins, great new crops of produce, delicious desserts and tons of prepared foods. All can be frozen, canned or dried to save for the winter. Just ask the vendors for tips!
Please remember to bring your shopping totes (or buy one at the DFM table) and to save time for the drop-in composting workshop and/or to listen to some local music!
There’s going to be so much goodness at the DFM.
eat fresh, buy local!
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.
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
******Davidson Farmers Market 2023 Vendor Applicants******
The DFM vendor committee would like to thank all who applied to be a 2023 DFM vendor.
Notification will be sent no later than November 15, 2022.
Got a question for a DFM vendor?
Have you ever returned home from the DFM and wondered what to do with the product you just purchased? Do you want to know which plants should be planted in the ground and when? Did you love the musician at the market last weekend and want to hire him/her for your party? Simply email your questions to [email protected], and you will quickly be in touch with the correct people. We are happy to help connect you to all the goodness the DFM offers!
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 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 two weeks ago … 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]