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This Week at DFM: 7 Jan 2023

by | Jan 5, 2023

 

Winter Market Newsletter

January 7, 2022

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

Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.

 

DFM Shoppers,

We are back this Saturday for our first market of 2023, 9 am to noon. Happy New Year!

As always, change comes with this time of year. We are saying farewell and best wishes to one of our quickly beloved vendors, Festin Bakery, and saying see you in the spring to some of our DFM faves like Mood Indigo, How Sweet it Is, Flying Fish, Bleu Barn, Correll, and more!

The winter markets are more compact and intimate, giving you a chance to have more dialogue with the farmers and vendors that grow and make the food you are buying and eating. And although the market will look smaller, we’ve brought on a few new vendors to add some flare. Please welcome: small batch baker, Bun Appetit, specializing in sweet and savory buns; and hand-scale bio-intensive farmer, Street Fare Farm, with more veggie options; and gluten free Brown Butter Bakery, bringing cookies and cupcakes. We have a few more new vendors coming later in the year. Spring time will bring more bounty and excitement; and our vendors are working hard right now to make sure that happens.

The freezing temps over the holiday were hard on our farmer’s field crops, but there’s still plenty to feed your bellies and nourish your souls. So join us this Saturday for a beautiful Davidson Farmers Market morning!

Buy local, eat fresh!  

 

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

 

January 7 – Winter Market, DFM music by Papa Greybeard

January 21 – Winter market, Seed to Sanctuary workshop- How to make your yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat, DFM music TBD

 

Thank you!

Like we always say, the DFM could not happen without the support of our community. Thank you… DFM vendors for providing a bounty of fresh and healthy local products, DFM Sponsors for their financial support, DFM Green team who volunteers time, talent and energy, DFM musicians for beautiful music and Town of Davidson for providing a clean and centric location for the market!

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 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!

 

 DFM “Need to Knows”

Market hours: 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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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