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This Week at DFM: Winter Market – Jan. 21

by | Jan 19, 2023

 

The Winter Farmer’s Market returns Saturday.

Winter Market Newsletter

January 21, 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 another great Winter Market, 9 am to noon. Our vendors will have their delicious seasonal offerings. Jared Evans, a local favorite, will be returning to the DFM to play some shopping tunes. And Sara Reubens from Seed to Sanctuary will be at the market to offer some great information about creating a backyard wildlife habitat!

We at the DFM appreciate your continued support of our vendors. When you shop at the DFM, you are supporting more than 40 local and small businesses! You are also buying the freshest and most nutrient dense products available. And, don’t forget, you are literally buying directly from the DFM growers and producers. They are at the market for all of your questions, concerns and comments!

We can’t wait to see you this Saturday for a beautiful Davidson Farmers Market morning!

Buy local, eat fresh! 

 

Welcome to our newest vendors to the DFM!

(more to come for Prime Season!)

 

Bun Appetit! will be at the DFM all year! If you did not have a chance to taste these scrumptious made-from-scratch cinnamon & sticky buns at our last market, make sure to come get one this Saturday!

Street Fare Farms is DFM’s newest Year Round grower. Ben and his team grow high-quality and nutritionally-dense seasonal produce, pasture-raised non-GMO eggs, gourmet mushrooms and microgreens. Love the local goodness!

Brown Butter Bakery joins the DFM for the Winter season only.

Brown Butter Bakery makes their all of their cookies and cupcakes in a 100% gluten free space and is completely dedicated to making everything safe AND delicious.

 

 

Welcome back to our Returning vendors!

YR= at every market

Prime= at market 4/1 – 11/18

Partial= see DFM calendar for market dates

 

Barbee Farms YR

Big Oak Farm YR

Bleu Barn Pantry Prime

Blue Goat Dairy YR

Butter Crust Bakery YR

Brown Butter Bakery Partial

Cannizzaro Sauces YR

Coldwater Creek Farm YR

Correll Farm Prime

Davidson Green School Partial

Essential Soap Company YR

Fair Share Farm YR

Flying Fish Prime

 

 

 

Hercules Kettle Corn Prime

Heritage Harvest YR

Herr’s Flower Farm Prime

Hodges Family Farm YR

How Sweet It Is Prime

Jemdeeta Prime

JFChocolat Prime+ 1/21&2/4

Magpies Prime

Mano Bella Artisan Foods YR

Mood Indigo Soaps Prime

Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen YR

Peaches ‘n Cream Prime

Powerfuel Bites Prime

 

 

 

Raceway Berry Farm YR

Renn Bee Farm YR

Rowland’s Row Prime

Simply American Dog Prime

Sunraised Farms Partial

Thoughtful Baking Co.YR

Toro Loco YR

Twin Oaks Prime

Two Pigs Farm YR

Uncle Pep’s Partial

 

 

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

February 4 – Winter Market, DFM music by Papa Greybeard

February 18 – Winter Market, Seed to Sanctuary drop in workshop

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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