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This Week at DFM: March 30

by | Mar 28, 2024

Winter Tailgate Market

March 30, 2024

9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rain or Shine! No pets please.

Shopping starts at the ringing of the market bell.

Hello DFM Shoppers,

We are back to Market this week with our BONUS MARKET! What a perfect time to come out and get your Easter weekend foods, while enjoying a beautiful day in Davidson with your family and friends. The weather is supposed to be picture perfect with lots of sunshine and a high of 74 degrees. Just right!

Flowers will be vibrant and overflowing on Saturday. Please be patient, as the flower lines will be long and worth it! You’ll find flowers at these vendor tents: Heritage Harvest, Herr Fresh Flower, and Raceway Farm/Hawk + Sparrow Flowers.

For produce, you can expect these goodies on Saturday: spring asparagus, brussels sprouts, greens and spring lettuces, beets, raab, microgreens and herbs of all kinds, sweet and white potatoes, and mushrooms.

For protein on Saturday, you’ll find mixed colored eggs, bacon, chops, sausage, chicken, ground beef, steaks, roasts, and lamb cuts.

Our bakers will have it all on Saturday: sweet + savory buns and croissants, muffins, scones, danishes, pies, cookies, donuts, babka, waffles, macaroons, assorted breads from sourdoughs to focaccia, pot pies, quiches, and special cut-out Easter cookies, bunny shaped buns, and Casatiello (Easter bread stuffed with meat and cheese).

There will be even more goodies and necessities at the Market on Saturday: goat cheeses, mozzarella, milk, pasta, risotto, pierogis, salsas, guacamole, kombucha, marinara, pickled veggies, honey, dog + pet treats, and a display of soaps, creams, and oils.

Our knife sharpener Larry, Carolina Edge, will be at the Market on Saturday too. Bring your knives and/or tools and leave them with Larry while you shop!

Reminder that our Prime Season Kick-off is next Saturday, April 6! See info below about what to expect! More vendors, chef demo, tattoo tent, and more!

If you have questions or inquiries about the Market, find our Market staff and volunteers under the red tent near the playground.

Please wait for the big red market bell to ring at 9 am before entering the market.

Once it rings, let the shopping begin!

Courtney, Market Manager


March 30, 2024 at the DFM

What’s Happening this Saturday

  • Music with Dugi B, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!
  • Asparagus and lots of great food!
  • Coffee, breakfast, and a good time!

Prime Season Kick-off Next Saturday!

and here’s what you can expect:

Prizes and Giveaways!

Visiting food truck, Devour Food Truck

Tattoo Tent

Chef Demo with Dee Iraca, Eat Well Chef

Music with Maggie Lowe 

Returning Vendors!

And maybe, just maybe…strawberries!

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.

  • “Spring Egg Coupons” are now available for all DFM SNAP users. For more information on the SNAP/ Double Bucks program and the Spring Egg coupons, please go to the DFM Market tent.

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

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. Thank you!

DFM History

It has been almost 16 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. Editor’s Note: just don’t park in the CVS lot.

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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