This Week at DFM: October 22, 2022
Prime Season Weekly Newsletter
October 22, 2022
9 am – 12 pm, Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
Hello DFM Shoppers,
Oh baby! It’s cold outside! The temperatures have started to dip into the 30’s; which means that our farmers have been busy protecting their delicate crops from the dangers of frost. We are grateful for their knowledge and their ability to continue to bring a bounty of goodness to the DFM, even when Mother Nature throws another curve ball!
Remember that all the bounty our farmers are harvesting also is showcased in several products from our prepared food vendors. For example, you will find local winter squash in hand made pastas and quiches, fresh local berries in delicious desserts and artisanal cheeses in sweet and savory hand pies.
Throw on your favorite comfy sweater and grab your market tote! It is going to be another great day to shop, learn, listen and eat at the DFM!
eat fresh, eat healthy
Fair Share Farm, located in Pfafftown about an hour north of the market, takes pride in growing the best produce they can using natural farming practices. Microgreens and lettuce are their main crops and they also enjoy growing lots of root vegetables, fresh herbs and other greens like kale and radicchio. Not including the owners, Emma Hendel and Elliot Seldner, it takes about 8-12 employees to grow and sell all of their wonderful produce. They love growing year-round for you and your family and in 2023 they are excited to welcome a baby girl to their household. Make sure to visit Fair Share at the market this Saturday!
One of the newest members of the DFM, Rico’s Acai Food Truck will be at the market this Saturday. Please stop by for a delicious bowl made with the highest quality acai puree, granola and DFM honey crisp apples!
October 22 – DFM Apple Fundraiser, DFM music by Rusty Knox, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, TOD drop in Backyard Composting Workshop (10am) and Rico’s Acai.
October 29 – DFM Apple Fundraiser, DFM music by Papa Greybeard, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, Cooking Demo by Dee
November 5 – DFM Apple Fundraiser, DFM music by Papa Greybeard, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners
November 12 – DFM Apple Fundraiser, DFM music by ion Sounds, Q&A with Mecklenburg Master Gardeners
The DFM will continue the Apple Fundraiser this Saturday. The apples are mountain fresh and perfect for any Fall recipe.
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.
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!
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!
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 and the DFM Green team who continue to volunteer their 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].