This Week at DFM: February 4 (Winter Market)
February 4, 2023
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Snow, Rain or Shine! No pets please.
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
It’s market time again, and this Saturday looks like a beautiful sunny day. So come out and enjoy the fresh air and fresh local foods.
Although the market is smaller during the winter time, our farmers and producers are still working hard to bring artisan foods to our community. On Saturday you will see – brussel sprouts, squash, onions, lettuces + greens, carrots, flour, grits, pasta, mushrooms, microgreens, eggs, bread, honey, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, cheeses, croissants and Danishes, gluten free treats, chocolate + Valentine’s Day specials, sauces, salsa, soups, pot pies, take and bakes, soaps + body products, dried flower arrangements, and more!
Support the Market and stop by the Market Info Table on Saturday and purchase a bag of Old Mill of Guilford stone ground scone mix! All proceeds go to support the functions of the DFM!
Mark your calendars for the final winter market dates: this Saturday, Feb. 18, March 4, and March 18. Prime season kicks-off on Saturday, April 1 (no joke) at which point the market will be open EVERY Saturday 9 am – noon, through November.
See ya at the Market,
Buy local, eat fresh!
February 4 – Winter Market, DFM music by Papa Greybeard
February 18 – Winter Market, Seed to Sanctuary drop in workshop
Welcome back vendors!
Year round = at every market
Barbee Farms, Big Oak Farm, Blue Goat Dairy, Butter Crust Bakery, Cannizzaro Sauces, Coldwater Creek Farm, Essential Soap Company, Fair Share Farm, Heritage Harvest, Hodges Family Farm, Mano Bella Artisan Foods, Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen, Raceway Berry Farm, Renn Bee Farm, Thoughtful Baking Co., Toro Loco, Two Pigs Farm
Prime = at market 4/1 – 11/18
Bleu Barn Pantry, Correll Farm, Flying Fish, Hercules Kettle Corn, Herr’s Flower Farm, How Sweet It Is, Jemdeeta, JFChocolat (+ 1/21&2/4), Magpies, Mood Indigo Soaps, Peaches ‘n Cream, Powerfuel Bites, Rowland’s Row, Simply American Dog, Twin Oaks
Partial = see DFM calendar for market dates
Davidson Green School, Sunraised Farms, Uncle Pep’s
New = new vendors
Brown Butter Bakery, Bun Appetit, Street Fare Farm
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 local 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
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.
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]