This Week at DFM: June 24
Prime Season Market
June 24, 2023
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rain or Shine! No pets please.
Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.
Saturday’s weather forecast keeps bouncing around from sunshine to rain; but at this very moment, Saturday’s Market should be full of sun…and fun!
Before sharing all of the yummy goodness that will be at the Market this Saturday, I’d like to take a moment to reveal the best perk about our Market. As if living in the area and shopping at the DFM isn’t perk enough, did you know that if you volunteer for the Market on Saturday mornings for set-up that you get to shop early? Yes, shop early! It’s true. Have you ever arrived at the Market early to stand in line to wait for the Market bell to ring at 9 am, only to see shoppers in the Market purchasing items before the Market opens? Those are volunteers! Setting up our magical Market village every Saturday morning is a lot of work; so as a thank you to our volunteers that come out and help the market come to life, we reward them by letting them shop early – with no standing in lines! Want to help the Market AND shop early? Sign up to volunteer right here!
Our farmers, producers and local purveyors are going to bring a bounty of foods and products to the Market on Saturday. They know that with over 2,500 visitors coming through the Market, they need to bring a lot! Here’s what you can expect to see on Saturday morning: Peaches, berries, tons of summer veggies, eggs, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, greens, micros, donuts, honey, mushrooms, flowers, plants, fish, cheese, breads, pasta, sauces, jams, cakes, cookies, pies, GF treats, chocolate, quiche, ready-to-eat foods, fresh cut flowers, soaps, skin products, and much more!
Check out this Summer Succotash Recipe – get all your ingredients at the DFM. Eat it as it is or pair it with a nice piece of fish, chicken or other meat selection from the Market.
We love Saturdays!
See you at the Market,
Buy local, eat fresh!
Big shout out to our Volunteer Birthday Queen who’s been volunteering with the DFM every single Saturday morning since we opened during the pandemic! Thank you Reagan!
You’re the best and we loved being part of your special day last Saturday!
June 24, 2023 at the DFM
Welcome Carolina Edge knife sharpening to the DFM! Bring your knives and drop them off with Larry. He’ll sharpen your knives and tools while you shop. Couldn’t be any easier.
Music with Under the Tree this Saturday. Kick back and enjoy this toe-tapping group!
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.
Stop by the Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners table to welcome them back to the DFM. They will be at the market every Saturday for all of your local gardening Q&As.
Let’s hear it for a locally sourced food truck! CFT Bistro will be at the DFM again this Saturday to cook up some local breakfast and lunch goodness! Make sure to check out their weekly specials too!
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”
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]