Davidson Winter Farmers Market – Saturday – More vendors!!!

Hello DFM Shoppers,

Happy New Year! We are excited to start a new year and new season at DFM. For the first time in 13 years, the winter farmers market has the most vendors ever –– 22 in total! Included in that number are four new vendors to DFM: Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen, Earthly Dressings, Festin Bakery, and Hodges Family Farm.

If you’re new to DFM, our winter market is a little different than our regular full season. The winter market runs for three months and is every other Saturday from January 9 – March 20. Same time 9am – Noon. Dates for every winter market are below in the newsletter and posted on our social media and website.

As we continue to operate during the pandemic all safety and health protocols are in place as last year (please see our guidelines below). Since the winter market is slightly smaller, all vendors will be located in the Jackson Street Parking Lot with one entrance at the top of the lot (behind Summit Coffee) and two exists (one next to the entrance and the other at the bottom of the parking lot).

As much as we’re excited for the winter market to start, we are also excited for our full season to start in April, where we have 35 vendors with an additional five new vendors (total of nine new vendors for 2021). We appreciate everyone that has supported DFM this past year and look forward to an exciting new year at the market.

Happy eating,

Justin

The Vendors | Saturday, January 9

Don’t miss these items available at market:

Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen has chow chow, green pepper jelly, bada bing bada beans, crazy crunchy carrots, and more; Earthly Dressings has mushroom & olive, ginger garlic, and Asian dressings; Butter Crust Bakery has Bavarian cream & lemon danish, ube danish, and spinach & chèvre croissants; and Fair Share Farm has limited quantity of lettuce, plus carrots and purple daikon, and several micros to select.

Vendors away this week: Raceway Berry Farm

If you choose pre-order and do not plan to shop in-person, you can skip the line and pick up your pre-order from the Market Tent (the red tent to the right of the Market entrance). Just give your name and who you pre-ordered from and our DFM volunteers will get your order for you.

PRODUCE

Barbee Farms – A variety of fresh produce

We will have the last of the broccoli until spring this weekend! Don’t miss out on greenhouse grape tomatoes. Also, many of your fall favorites will be on hand: brussel sprouts, brussel sprout stalks with brussels and tops attached, carrots, spinach, green onions, kale, collards, and beets. To round out the fall offerings will be sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and butternut. Don’t forget to pick up some farm fresh eggs!

To Know:​ ​At our Davidson Market vending site, customers will be able to choose their own produce after proper hand sanitization.​ We will not be offering online ordering this weekend for Davidson market pick up but will have staff available to assist you with your shopping if requested. Online shopping for ​farm stand pick-up​ is available as a “no contact” shopping option. ​Visit our website (​www.BarbeeFarms.net​) for more info!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for those last minute additions to our market inventory!

Coldwater Creek Farm​​ ​*PO – Variety of produce, whole wheat flour, grits, and cornmeal

How to order:​ email at ​​coldwatercreekfarms@gmail.com​ or preferred text to 828.406.0849
Deadline:​ Friday, January 8, 5:00 pm

Fair Share Farm – Greens, roots, garnish, and specialty items

Available this week:​ Very limited lettuce, carrots and purple daikon by the pound, a great selection of micros: arugula, cilantro, sunshoots, pea shoots, micro mix, Emma’s wild micro mix with herbs and flowers, kale, and broccoli.

Heritage Harvest Farm ​*PO – Wellness honey, mushrooms, heirloom produce, and flowers

How to order:​ Order via ​online store​ & don’t forget a la carte add-ons!

Deadline:​ Friday, January 7, 9:00 pm
Feature Items (pre-order only):

Chef Series Ramen Kits + Dumplings | Chef Trusler: pricing varies (vegan options available)

Farmer’s Friend Big Box: contents listed in online store // $41+

+ loads of add-on options like cheese, fresh breads, ferments, dairy & produce available via pre-order! ​https://www.heritageharvestfarms.com/shop-1

Wellness, CBD, & Honey:

– Wellness honeys (mushroom-infused), Wicked Whiskey, Creamed & Raw

– Mushroom Extracts (Reishi, Cordyceps, and Changa/Turkey Tail

– NEW! Full Spectrum Rezn CBD hemp extract (100% locally-grown)

Artisan Cheese & Bread:

– Meadow Creek Dairy cow cheeses: Mountaineer (Alpine-style), Extra & Regular Aged Appalachian (tomme-style), and Grayson (semi-soft, washed rind).

– Wide variety of​ fresh bread ​available from our bakery partners to enjoy!

To Know: ​Free home delivery available for orders within 5 miles of Davidson. Enter code​ STRONGERTOGETHER​ to bypass shipping & note pick-up or delivery preferences at checkout.

PROTEIN

Big Oak *​ PO – A variety of beef and pork products

How to order:​ Email at ​mikesmith1859@yahoo.com​, include order, name, and phone number
Deadline:​ Friday, January 8, 5:00 pm
To Know: Please visit www.bigoakfarmnc.com for a full list of products

Gilcrest Natural Farm ​*PO – Pasture raised meats (no hormones, antibiotics, or gmo’s)

How to order:​ Please place pre-orders on our website, ​​http://www.gilcrestnc.com​. Deadline:​ Friday, January 8, 1:00 pm

Available this week: ​ We have several new packages highlighted on our website – check out what’s in stock and stock up! ​www.gilcrestnc.com

Chicken:​ Whole birds, leg quarters, drumsticks, wings, split breast, boneless/skinless

breast, livers, hearts, feet, backs and necks for stock.

Beef. Steaks:​ ribeye, NY strip, filet, sirloin, Philly. ​Roasts:​ chuck roast, brisket, eye of round. ​Good stuff:​ground beef, stir fry strips, stew beef, liver, short ribs, chorizo, sweet Italian sausage, soup bones. Check the website for ground beef shares (10# or 20# each).

NEW Lamb (from vendor partner Sun Raised Foods).​ Shank, loin chops, shoulder steaks, ground lamb, neck steaks, bones for stock.

Free Range Eggs:​ (gmo-free feed) large and jumbo. Limited supply.

To Know:​​ Questions? 704-308-1431 Amy or ​​amyjofoster@yahoo.com

Two Pigs Farm ​*PO – A variety of pork, beef, and chicken

How to order:​ Shop ​online​ and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline:​ Friday, January 8, Noon
Available this week:​ Please visit Two Pigs Farm website for a full list of products.

DAIRY & CHEESE

Blue Goat Dairy – Assorted goat cheese products

Available this week: ​Sampler packs of all types with chevre, crackers, and spoons. Tango and Samba pints plus the “Dancing Duos” pack of both, “Deciders Dozen” includes 12 samples of the most popular cheese flavors, along with all of Blue Goat Dairy favorite chevre flavors.

BAKED GOODS

Butter Crust Bakery​​ ​– Freshly baked morning pastries

Available this week:​ ​​ Croissants:​ plain, chocolate, almond, pesto, spinach and chevre. ​Danish: raspberry bun, cream cheese, apple crumble, peach crumble, Bavarian cream and lemon, ube danish.

Festin Bakery ​NEW VENDOR

Scratch-made baked goods featuring sustainable, local ingredients

Your Moms Donuts ​*PO – A variety of fresh baked breads, pastries, and delicious donuts!

How to order: ​online ​www.your-moms-donuts-nc.myshopify.com/

Deadline:​ Thursday, January 7, 10:00 pm
Available this week:​ Visit online store for current available products

PREPARED FOODS

Toro Loco Party Salsa – Fresh salsa and guacamole

Available this week:​ Guacamole, mild and medium salsa, and mango salsa.

FOOD TRUCKS

Bleu Barn Bistro – Delicious farm to truck food, breakfast and lunch

Available this week:​ In addition to delicious breakfast and lunch options, Bleu Barn Bistro will also have their Bleu Barn Pantry items which include: jellies, jams, preserves, pickles, spice blends, and hot sauces.

Hercules Kettle Corn – Freshly popped kettle corn

Available this week:​​ Big Herc bag of kettle corn ($10), Lil Herc bag of kettle corn ($6).

SPECIALITY VENDORS

Renn Bee Farm – Local honey by the pound and the quart

Batistini Farms​​​ ​​*PO
Organic & Real Family Estate Olive Oil, Thick & Aged Balsamic, No Artificial or Additives, NON GMO & Gluten Free

How to order​​​: Pre-order ​​​online​ ​​or text Tom at 919-740-0998 ​Deadline:​​​ Friday, December 18, 5:00 pm
To Know:​​​ During checkout, under shipping, click Flat Rate and select LOCAL for $0 charge. Under notes add DFM

Cannizzaro Sauce – Authentic Italian sauces

Available this week:​​ ​(16oz & 32oz) Marinara sauce, Arrabbiata sauce, Mushroom Marinara sauce, Vodka sauce, Vegan marinara, Piccata sauce, and Variety 3 pack.

Earthly Dressings ​NEW VENDOR –  Mooresville

Dressings and marinades

Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen​ ​NEW VENDOR – Foods with a southern flair to add spice and flavor to your life

Available this week:​ 16 oz Chow Chow, 9 oz Green Pepper Jelly, 9 oz. Red Pepper Jelly, 9 oz Cranberry Chutney, 16 oz Dancing Salsa, 16 oz Bada Bing Bada Beans, 16 oz Crazy Crunchy Carrots, 16 oz okra, 4 oz 4 nut brittle, 4 oz cashew brittle, 4 oz spicy pistachio brittle, 4 oz peanut brittle, 4 oz pecan brittle, and 4 oz peppermint bark.

FLOWERS

Herr Fresh Flowers *​ PO – Fresh cut flowers and arrangements

How to order:​ Order online ​http://herrfreshflowers.weebly.com/our-store-front.html Deadline:​ Friday, January 7, Noon
Available this week: ​$10, $20, $30 floral bouquets. Bunches also available: sunflowers or gladiolus.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Essential Soap Company​ ​*PO – Handmade, all-natural skin care products

How to order:​ ​Email​ order
Deadline:​ Friday, January 8, Noon
To Know:​ Pre-order two skin care gift boxes for pick up Saturday 12 or Saturday 19. Pre-order by noon the Friday before; email ​essentialsoaps@hotmail.com​. Only $40 each, while supplies last, a savings of $7 over individual product prices! Includes a silver gift box with pink or white crinkle paper. ​Her Spa Gift Box​ or ​His Skin Care Gift Box

Davidson Real Estate Year in Review – 2020

Davidson, NC As we enter 2021 with our hopes for the vaccine to bring us back to normalcy we look back on a remarkable year in real estate. The combination of record low interest rates, a migration from cold climate, high tax states, and a growing national reputation as a great place to live, Davidson has become a hot real estate market. Today there are 35 single family homes for sale in Davidson. In 2019 we normally had 120 or more single family homes for sale at a given time.

The popular River Run neighborhood, with 900 homes, has only 5 homes for sale currently. The starting price in River Run is $899,000 right now.

The lack of inventory in town has created a feeding frenzy when an updated, well- priced property comes to market. In 2020 we had multiple offer situations in all price points. I had clients put homes under contract sight unseen so they wouldn’t miss out. Showings via Zoom and FaceTime were common. Buyers in this market do everything they can to make their offer stand out.

At a minimum buyers today are pre-qualified and often offer asking price or above for the right home. Larger due diligence fees and terms that meet a sellers wishes are common in today’s contracts. We have also seen a large influx of cash buyers in Davidson.

As the Title Sponsor of the Davidson Farmers Market I am at the market on Saturdays and meet folks from all over the country checking out the Lake Norman area. Commonly I’ll meet families from New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Chicago checking us out. Often they remark on our low property taxes.

The real estate market is considered balanced when there is a 6 month supply of homes. Davidson currently has a 1.1 months supply of homes. Anything below 6 months is considered a sellers market. We are in an extreme sellers market right now. Sellers have the upper hand and buyers have no leverage.

Lack of inventory, record low mortgage rates and a migration to the suburbs is causing prices to rise. We had 31 single family homes close in 2020 at over $1 million in Davidson.

The pandemic has caused housing priorities to shift. People want more space to spread out, a home office, pool or other outdoor living, and community.

Davidson is also considered a great place to retire. The College and community create an active environment for retirees. We meet people relocating to be near kids and grandkids who have moved to the booming Charlotte region for work. The demand from these buyers for master bedrooms on the main floor and a walkable to town location makes certain homes with these features additionally in demand.

Last March, when the pandemic hit, I had no idea what would happen in the local real estate market. Once the heavy stay-at-home orders were relaxed in May and real estate was deemed an essential service the market exploded.

You can see in the chart above that showings collapsed in North Carolina in March and April and rebounded in May.

Living in Davidson provides a wonderful lifestyle. Area schools are considered very good. There is ample recreation with the parks, greenways and lake. Davidson College provides sports and lectures for the community. Historic Downtown Davidson has great dining and shopping options.

As we emerge from the weight of the pandemic and life gets back to normal I anticipate continued strength in our local housing market. The only headwind in 2021 may come from mortgage rates starting to tick upward. Right now is the perfect time to refinance or move. If you have not yet, please take advantage of these low rates. I don’t imagine we’ll see rates this low again in out lifetime.

If you have any questions about the local market or just want to chat please stop by and say hi at the Farmers Market or give me a call.

Clark Goff – Allen Tate Davidson – website

704 996-0948