This Week at DFM: Winter Market February 18
February 4, 2023
9 am – 12 pm
Snow, Rain or Shine! No pets please.
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
We are excited to be back to Market again this Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to noon!
As you are approaching the Market on Saturday morning you will notice orange barricades on the grounds, near the main entrance of the Market, behind Summit Coffee/playground area. Don’t be alarmed, the Town of Davidson has started a pergola project that will take approximately two months to complete. Please don’t let this deter you – we will definitely be open and ready for our shoppers.
Although spring is in the air, we are still in winter season. Warm weather makes our bodies crave spring and summer produce, be we are still months away from field grown peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Some farmers may be growing some of these treats in their greenhouses – you should ask them about it.
At the Market on Saturday, you will find eggs, milk, baguettes + focaccia, mozzarella + goat cheeses, lamb, pork, beef, chicken, brussel sprouts, beets, carrots, collards, kale, squash, leeks, green onions, microgreens, mushrooms, honey, grits, cornmeal, gluten free treats, sticky buns, seasonings, soups, lasagnas, pot pies, quiches, salsa, sauces, pickled items, chutneys, poppies, willow bundles, oils, soaps, balms, and more!
Come out to join and enjoy all that the Davidson Farmers Market brings to town.
See ya on Saturday,
Buy local, eat fresh!
February 18 – Winter Market, Seed to Sanctuary drop in workshop
March 4 – Winter Market and Music by Papa Greybeard
March 18 – Winter Market, Seed to Sanctuary Workshop, and Woodlawn “Steamfest” Workshop
Reminder – The Davidson Farmers Market vendors are happy to accept Snap/EBT. When you Snap We Match! Let Us Double Your SNAP dollars, up to $50! For more information on the SNAP/ Double Bucks program please go to the DFM Market tent.
Welcome back vendors!
YR = at every market
Big Oak Farm
Blue Goat Dairy
Butter Crust Bakery
Coldwater Creek Farm
Essential Soap Company
Fair Share Farm
Hodges Family Farm
Mano Bella Artisan Foods
Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen
Raceway Berry Farm
Renn Bee Farm
Thoughtful Baking Co.
Two Pigs Farm
Prime = at market 4/1 – 11/18
Bleu Barn Pantry
Hercules Kettle Corn
Herr’s Flower Farm
How Sweet It Is
JFChocolat (+ 1/21&2/4)
Mood Indigo Soaps
Peaches ‘n Cream
Simply American Dog
Partial = see DFM calendar for market dates
Davidson Green School
New = new vendors
Brown Butter Bakery
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 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
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].