This Week at DFM: October 15
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter
October 15, 2022
9 am – 12 pm, Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
It is going to be another terrific morning at the Davidson Farmers Market this Saturday. Our growers and producers will once again be bringing their absolute! Their local goods are why we have a market every week. They provide important access to the freshest and tastiest farm to table food around. And because the DFM is a local only market, DFM products spend less travel time on our roads, which is beneficial for our precious environment.
So, grab a cup of coffee from Summit, visit OarsLand food trailer for a bite of locally grown breakfast, help your kids to pick out their favorite hand-made treats and know that shopping at the DFM is the best choice you can make for you and your family!
buy local, eat fresh!
p.s. Remember to wish our DFM Farmers a belated Happy National Farmers’ Day!
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.
October 15 – DFM Apple Fundraiser, DFM music by Under the Tree Band, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, Oars Land Food Truck
October 22 – DFM Apple Fundraiser, DFM music by Rusty Knox, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, Oars Land Food Truck
October 29 – DFM Apple Fundraiser, DFM music by Papa Greybeard, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, Oars Land Food Truck, Cooking Demo by Dee
Butter Crust Bakery LLC is family owned! Their first introduction was right here in Davidson. Butter Crust products are scratch made and hand crafted. Made of quality ingredients no additives or preservatives all added to love, the most important ingredient, according to owner/ baker Denisha.
Butter Crust pastries are prepacked
right out the oven. They can be kept at room temp for 7 days and frozen
for up to 1 month. Fresh baked yumminess at your fingertips! Make sure to visit Butter Crust while you are at the DFM this Saturday!
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!
Summit Coffee Giveaway
Stop by the Summit Coffee Co booth this weekend and get a free packet of Summit’s travel coffee! Sarah and Laura from Summit’s Roastery team will be at the market sharing free samples and information about their ongoing sustainability programs.
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]