Davidson Farmers Market this week – see you there!

Head on over to the Farmers Market!

Hello DFM Shoppers,

Those that came to the market on Saturday, March, 6 –– thank you! The market looked a little different with construction happening between DFM and Summit Coffee causing a little confusion how to access the market, especially after a year with a dedicated entrance and exit in response to the pandemic. Those that arrived on the 6th were so respectful of the changes and maintained social distancing making the market a great success for our vendors and fellow shoppers. Thank you, again!

With most of the area fenced off, we decided to open the market up to allow shoppers easier, and safer, access. If you’re new to DFM in the last year, this is how the market used to be before Covid, and we’ve been eager to return to that layout once the pandemic is over. As construction continues until May, we will keep the market without an entrance, exit, and barriers. We do ask that our shoppers wait until 9am to enter the space where vendors are. At 9am we ring the market bell, loudly, to alert shoppers and vendors that the market has opened and shopping can begin. We do the same thing at noon when the market is closed. We are still requiring shoppers, vendors, staff, and volunteers to wear masks while at the market and maintain social distancing.

There are two winter markets left, 3/20 and 3/27, before the market’s full season opening on Saturday, April 3. During our full season there will be 36 vendors and the market operating every Saturday –– but more info about that in our upcoming newsletters.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday for another beautiful market.

Happy eating,

Justin

The Vendors | Saturday, March 20

Don’t miss these items available at market:

Barbee Farms will have cole crop starter plants​ (broccoli, kale, cabbage, and collard) as well as rosemary plants; Gilcrest Natural Farm has beef products including ground beef, stir fry strips, stew beef, short ribs, and chorizo; Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen has milk chocolate or white chocolate eggs filled with 4nut nutty brittle boxed with chocolate ducks, little eggs, bunnies, lambs and carrots for the Easter holidays and Spring treats; and Toro Loco Party Salsa has medium and mild salsa and mango salsa.

Everyone is here this week.

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

Available this week:​ ​Barbee Farms will have all the makings of a wonderful spring salad this weekend!​ We will have a salanova lettuce salad blend and a few heads of green leaf lettuce out of our greenhouse, spinach, greenhouse cucumbers (limited quantity), carrots, and green onions for those who like to add a little onion flavor. Early, tender Swiss chard or flowering raab would be great sauteed with some fresh green garlic, all also available! Many of your fall favorites will be on hand: brussel sprouts, kale, collards, beets and sweet potatoes. Don’t forget to pick up some farm fresh eggs!

For those who want to get out and dig in the dirt, we will have some cole crop starter plants​ (broccoli, kale, cabbage, and collard) as well as rosemary plants!

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!

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

Available this week:​ White potatoes, sweet potatoes, celery, kale, carrots, collards, bok choy, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and grits. Possibly beets. And pork.

How to order:​ email at ​​coldwatercreekfarms@gmail.com​ or preferred text to 828.406.0849
Deadline:​ Friday, March 19, 5:00 pm

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

Available this week:​ Micro mix and a variety of micro separates like arugula, broccoli, and herbs.

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, March 19, 2:00 pm
Available this week: Wellness: Honeys, CBD, Extracts

– Wellness Honey (Reishi, Lion’s Mane & Cordyceps) + Wicked Whiskey, Creamed & Raw (6oz & pint)

– 100% HHF grown full spectrum CBD oil (625mg, 1250mg, 3000mg)

– Full Double Mushroom Extracts: Reishi, Cordyceps & Chaga + Turkey Tail Mushrooms:

Lion’s Mane, Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.

To Know: ​ ​Enter code ​STRONGERTOGETHER​ to bypass shipping. Free home delivery on orders $40+ within 5 miles of Davidson.

Hodges Family Farm – A variety of produce, chicken, and eggs

Available this week:​ ​Produce:​ Red lettuce, carrots, baby spinach, arugula, radishes, rosemary, oregano, thyme. ​Chicken:​ Eggs, whole, breast, wings, quarters, thighs, drumsticks, livers, backs. ​Pork:​ ​Sausage (mild & hot), chops, ribs, shanks, ham steak, shoulder steak, liver. ​Plants:​ Spider plants, daylily, Dutch iris, daisies, blue columbine.

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, March 19, 1:00 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, March 19, 1:00 pm

Available this week: Check out our Little Moo Package​ on our website: https://app.barn2door.com/e/94N8Q/all/9jAKn

Chicken:​ Whole birds, backs and necks for stock. Our first spring batch of chicken will be ready in late April.

Beef. Steaks: ribeye, NY strip, 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, Andouille, soup bones.

Lamb (from vendor partner Sun Raised Foods). Limited inventory – they will restock soon. We have shoulder chops and leg steaks.

Free Range Eggs: (gmo-free feed) large and jumbo. The girls are finally laying!

To Know: Pre-order at http://www.gilcrestnc.com if you wish. 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, March 19, Noon
Available this week:​ Please visit Two Pigs Farm website for a full list of products.

DAIRY & CHEESE

Blue Goat Dairy – Assorted goat cheese product

BAKED GOODS

Butter Crust Bakery​​ ​– Freshly baked morning pastries

Available this week:​ ​​ ​Fig and gruyere croissant, whole wheat croissant, purple potato danish, and fig danish.

Festin Bakery ​NEW VENDOR – Jewish and European pastries
Available this week: Chocolate babka, linzer tart cookies, chocolate tarts, onion rolls, and maple apple strudels.

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, March 18, 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 [cash only]

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, March 19, 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

Foods with a southern flair to add spice and flavor to your life

How to order:​ Order ​online​ or email ​nonnisgourmetclt@gmail.com Deadline:​ Friday, March 5

Available this week: ​Milk chocolate or white chocolate eggs filled with 4nut nutty brittle boxed with chocolate ducks, little eggs, bunnies, lambs and carrots for the Easter holidays and Spring treats.

Plus: 9-ounce red pepper jelly, 6- and 9-ounce green pepper jelly, 9-ounce cranberry chutney, 16-ounce pickled green beans, 16-ounce pickled okra, 16-ounce pickled carrots, 16-ounce pickled asparagus, 16-ounce chow chow, and 4-ounce Spicy Pistachio Almond, Cashew, Pecan, Peanut, and 4nut Nutty Brittles. Also available are 16-ounce Salsa and 16-ounce Carolina Catsup. 4-ounce peppermint bark is available in a festive box. Boxed Italian jelly candies in assorted flavors including: strawberry, spiced applesauce, lemon ginger, blueberry, blackberry, mint, and raspberry.

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

To Know:​ Cash only

FLOWERS

Raceway Berry Farm​ ​​​- A variety of wildflowers in mason jar arrangements or bouquets.

How to order:​​ To pre-order leave a message at 704-400-3356 or send an e-mail to orders@flowersandberries.com
Deadline:​ ​Friday, March 19, Noon

Available this week:​ pussy willows, mason jar arrangements, and anemone bundles.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

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

How to order:​ ​Email​ order
Deadline:​ Friday, March 19, Noon
Available this week: ​Soaps, hand and face creams, beard conditioners and beard oils, facial products, body oils, and more.

To Know​: For a complete list of available products for pre-orders and in-person shopping, please visit ​Essential Soap Company

The Farmers Market is sponsored by Clark Goff – Allen Tate Davidson