|Hello DFM Shoppers, |
Something we learned quickly in 2020 was how to adapt and how to prepare for adapting. Going into 2021, we knew we would be entering a new phase of the pandemic and prepared ourselves for different scenarios. Last week, The Public Health Director issued a three-week stay-at-home directive to the people of Mecklenburg County in effect until February 2, 2021. You can read the full directive here.
As an organization, we take this directive seriously and want to do our part to help decrease and minimize the spread of COVID-19. We also want to get ahead of possible future stay-at-home orders and be prepared to continue operating as an essential market to provide food to the community. After learning many lessons in 2020 we are doing the following:DFM will follow the three-week directive and close the Saturday, January 23 market; Vendors who are offering pre-order/pick-up options or have opened their farms and farm stands during this time are listed below; DFM will reopen on our next market, Saturday, February 6; In addition to reopening on the 6th, DFM is proactively planning for potential stay-at-home orders and will convert DFM markets into a pick-up/drive-thru only market IF and ONLY IF a stay-at-home mandate is issued making sure that DFM stays open with no disruption in our scheduled season; To make up the January 23 market, DFM has added an additional market in March, Saturday 27. Know that we take closing the market seriously. But, given the circumstances and positioning ourselves to be better prepared to ensure everyone’s safety and health when we reopen on February 6, we know this option is the best to maintain everyone’s safety and provide our community access to fresh and local food.
Below is the list of vendors offering pre-order/pick-ups and at farm shopping this week. DFM will return Saturday, February 6. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Remaining dates for DFM’s Winter Market are updated below in the newsletter.
Please visit Barbee Farms website for availability and pre-order options.
Free shipping with order $60+
Big Oak Farm
To order, please email Mike
Order online with scheduled (free) delivery preferences.
Order online, for more information email Melanie or call 980-207-0444
Coldwater Creek Farm
For orders, please text Brad at 828.406.0849
Order at Essential Soap’s Etsy Shop.
Fair Share Farm
Pre-order pick ups available. Visit website for details.
Gilcrest Natural Farm
Order online or contact Amy via email or call 704.308.1431
Hercules Kettle Corn
Order online or call Josh 704-912-7049
Heritage Harvest Farms
Order online or contact via email or call 919-426-8373
Hodges Family Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Order online or contact via email or call 704-608-8897
Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen, LLC
Order online or contact via email or call 704-609-3696
Renn Bee Farm
Renn Bee Farm sells honey in the honor system. You can come by any time.
2495 Faith Road, Salisbury, NC
Two Pigs Farm
Order online or contact via email or call 704-640-3031
Your Mom’s Donuts
Order online or call 704-771-2911
|Winter Market Hours & InfoWinter Market hours are 9:00am – Noon, located behind Summit Coffee on Main Street in the Jackson Street parking lot. |
The Market has ONE ENTRANCE and TWO EXITS The entrance is at the top of the Jackson Street Parking Lot, entering near the red tent. To the right of the entrance will be the Market Tent.
Winter Markets: 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27
Full Market Season starts: 4/3/2021
To enter the market, shoppers must wear a mask. If any condition prevents you from wearing a mask, our volunteers will gladly serve as your personal shopper – just meet us at the Market Tent and give us a list, and we will enter the market for you.
All vendors, staff, and volunteers will wear masks and have hand sanitizer accessible. In addition, there will be two hand sanitizer stations in the greenspace outside of the market boundaries for shoppers to use (provided by the Town of Davidson).