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DFM Holiday Market: December 10

by | Dec 8, 2022

Holiday Market Newsletter

December 10, 2022

9 am – 12 pm, Rain or Shine, No Pets Please!

Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.

 

DFM Shoppers,

We are excited to be back with our first Holiday Market this Saturday! Our two holiday markets (Dec. 10 + 17) are sure to be extra special! Our vendors are selling the food they make and grow AND they are selling their very own hand-crafted art, crafts, and gifts! We’ve never done this before and are thrilled to be able to offer this festive holiday addition. Come out and get your homegrown goodness AND one-of-a-kind locally made arts and crafts produced by some of your favorite people at the DFM.

We can’t wait to see you this Saturday for our special holiday market. You won’t want to miss it! And be sure to mark your calendars for the second holiday market on Saturday, Dec. 17! Make sure to get your market bounties and treats these next two week… we won’t see you again after this until Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023!

Here’s what you can expect to see at the market this Saturday:

Food: cauliflower, brussel sprouts, carrots, potatoes, squashes, greenhouse grape tomatoes and cucumbers, eggs, popcorn, flour, grits, microgreens, mushrooms, honey, milk, beef, lamb, chicken, pork, seafood, cheeses, a wide selection of sweets and baked goods, gluten free treats, hand pies, quiches, pot pies, pastas, sauces, jams, soups, salsas, specialty chocolates, cocktail mixes, house plants, flowers, wreaths and arrangements, soaps, scrubs, body products, and so much more!

Art/Crafts + Gifts: alpaca scarves, hats, socks, holiday ornaments, wrapping paper, stationary, holiday cards, earrings, hand dyed yarns, popcorn spice, original art, paintings, candles, wooden crafts, a variety of food and gift baskets, and more!

Buy local, eat fresh!  

 

Davidson Farmers Market Winter Fundraiser

DFM Ornament and Gingerbread Mix

The DFM is excited to offer our locally designed, beautiful ornament and Old Guilford Mill (Greensboro, NC) Gingerbread Mix for the holidays. Both will be available for purchase at the DFM table 11/19, 12/3 and 12/10. All proceeds will go directly to the DFM operating costs. We thank you for your support. Happy Holidays!

Ornament $10

Gingerbread Mix $12

Ornament and Mix Bundle $20

 

 

Give the Gift of DFM

The Davidson Farmers Market is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and our operations would not be possible without the generous support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. 

The season of giving is upon us, and we hope you will consider DFM as you make your year-end gifts. Your support enables the market to thrive, attracting an average of 1,600 shoppers every week. When you shop at DFM, you not only support thirty-nine amazing local producers who come from within a 100-mile radius of our community, and represent over 1,100 acres in surrounding counties, you also:

  • Stimulate our local economy and aid in the preservation of farmland
  • Create opportunities for business incubation and micro-enterprise for farmers & vendors
  • Strengthen our local food system while reducing the carbon footprint 
  • Foster social interaction among an economically, racially, and ethnically diverse shopper base

To make a tax deductible contribution, visit our secure online gift form or mail a check to PO Box 2534, Davidson NC 28036

 

Vendor Spotlight

Mood Indigo comes to you from the Davidson-based studio of Réa Wright.  Réa is a Psychotherapist by day, and an avid Soap-maker by night! Her handcrafted apothecary products are created with the highest quality, consciously sourced oils, butters, clays, botanicals, and premium essential oils. Mood Indigo’s core values embrace the healthiest plant-based ingredients, luxurious mind-body self-care, and a deep commitment to environmental sustainability. 
A portion of all Mood Indigo profits are donated to Davidson’s Ada Jenkins Center and to the national nonprofit One Tree Planted!

 

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 History

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!

 

Thank you!

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]

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