THIS WEEK AT THE DAVIDSON FARMERS MARKET
Hello DFM Shoppers,
Prime season for DFM starts this Saturday! During prime season, the market operates EVERY Saturday from April 3 through November 20 (the weekend before Thanksgiving) 9am-noon. The other exciting thing about Prime season is the market is full with a variety of vendors; 36 total. Our vendors are a mix of family-owned, small-businesses, both new and seasoned (some farms operating for over 100 years) and range from produce, meat and dairy, health and body care, baked goods, prepared foods, specialty items, beverages, and fresh cut flowers.
Prime season is an exciting time and with 36 vendors this year the offerings will be vast. Before the market, check the vendors’ weekly offerings listed below in our newsletter to see in advance what to expect when visiting the market. As we start prime season, I want to acknowledge the season that we have had, especially our farmers. It has been a challenging time between a pandemic and weather fluctuating, setting produce back a few weeks to a month. If you don’t see an item you’re used to seeing around this time, please know that our farmers are working diligently to get your favorite items to you.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, the layout of the market will look a little different for the next month while construction continues. Rather than being spread out between the Jackson Street parking lot, the greenspace, and the parking lot next to Summit Coffee, the farmers market will be centrally located in the Jackson Street parking lot area with THREE rows of vendors; two rows in the parking lot, and the third row in the grassy area next to the Davidson Family Medicine parking lot.
There will be a pathway for shoppers to access all three rows with multiple entrance points. If you are looking for a specific vendor or how to access the third row, volunteers will be stationed around the area eagerly waiting to assist you. Once construction is completed in May, DFM will introduce our permanent layout in the new gathering space.
A few reminders: the market opens at 9am (DFM will ring a bell indicating that shopping can start), masks are required to shop at DFM, and please refrain from gathering inside the market.
We look forward to another wonderful season, can’t wait to see everyone!
The Vendors | Saturday, April 3
Don’t miss these items available at market:
Barbee Farms has Salanova lettuce as well as first heads of red and green leaf lettuce, plus limited amount of cucumbers; Two Pigs Farm has a variety of lamb cuts for Easter; Jemdeeta Bakery has vegan and gluten-free baked goods including quinoa treats, rice treats, brownies, and coconut macaroons; and Updog Kombucha has three flavors (peach basil, mojito, and ginger turmeric) on tap with 32oz and 64oz growlers available.
A variety of fresh produce
Available this week: All types of lettuce will be available this weekend! Salanova lettuce blend from our greenhouse as well as our first heads of red and green leaf lettuce from our fields will be available. We will have a limited amount of cucumbers from the greenhouse for the early risers. Also attainable from our market site: spinach, carrots, green onions, green garlic (immature garlic with a milder flavor), flowering raab, Swiss chard, kale, 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!
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, cornmeal, and pork How to order: Pre-order on pork only. Text 828.406.0849 to order Deadline: Friday, April 2, 5:00 pm
Available this week: Pork, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, grits, celery, beets, kale, carrots, collards, green onions, leeks, bok choy, white potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
Cleveland Variety of produce
Available this week: This week we will have lots of beautiful eggs in a variety of colors for your Easter display. We will also have a large variety of herb plants including basil, tricolor sage, oregano, cilantro, thyme, lavender, mint and parsley.
Fair Share Farm
Greens, roots, garnishes, and specialty items Available this week: Spring mix, gem head lettuce, micros, herbs, and a few root veggies. We will also have a small selection of early-season transplants.
Growing For Good NEW VENDOR
Mushrooms, broths, and sauces Heritage Harvest Farm *PO Pfafftown Wellness honey, mushrooms, heirloom produce, and flowers How to order: Order via online store Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2:00 pm
Available this week: Gourmet Mushrooms – Lion’s Mane, Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms. Mushroom grow blocks: Oyster & Lion’s Mane
Wellness: Honeys, CBD, Extracts – Wellness Honey (Reishi, Lion’s Mane & Cordyceps) + Wicked Whiskey, Creamed & Raw (6oz & pint)
– Rezn full spectrum CBD oil (625mg, 1250mg, 3000mg): coconut or olive oil base
– Mushroom Extracts: Reishi, Cordyceps & Chaga + Turkey Tail and Lion’s Mane (new!)
To Know: Enter code STRONGERTOGETHER to bypass shipping. Free home delivery
on orders $40+ within 5 miles of Davidson.
FB + Insta: @heritageharvestfarmsnc
Hodges Family Farm NEW VENDOR
A variety of produce, chicken, and eggs
Available this week: Produce: Red Lettuce, radishes, baby collards, chives, rosemary, catnip, 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.
Twin Oak Farms
A variety of produce and vegetable plans Available this week: A variety of vegetable plants
Big Oak *PO
A variety of beef and pork products
How to order: Email at email@example.com, include order, name, and phone number
Deadline: Friday, April 2, 5:00 pm
To Know: Please visit http://www.bigoakfarmnc.com for a full list of products.
Flying Fish Seafood
A variety of North Carolina seafood
Available this week: Golden tilefish, dry pack sea scallops, jumbo shrimp,
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, April 2, 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, leg quarters, backs and necks for stock. Our first spring batch of chicken will be ready in late April.
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, Andouille, soup bones.
Lamb (from vendor partner Sun Raised Foods). Ground lamb, shoulder chops, shank, 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
Two Pigs Farm *PO
A variety of pork, beef, and chicken
How to order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline: Friday, April 2, Noon
Available this week: A variety of never sprayed produce and herbs, corn/soy free fed heritage pork, free range chicken, free range chicken eggs, grass fed lamb, beef, and lard soap.
And all the lamb cuts for your Easter meal. To Know: Please visit Two Pigs Farm website for a full list of products.
DAIRY & CHEESE
Blue Goat Dairy
Assorted goat cheese products
Butter Crust Bakery
Freshly baked morning pastries
Available this week: Fig and gruyere croissant, whole wheat croissant, purple potato danish, and fig danish. Gluten free options available.
Festin Bakery NEW VENDOR
Jewish and European pastries
Available this week: Chocolate babka, linzer tart cookies, chocolate tarts, onion rolls, and maple apple strudels.
How Sweet It Is!
Available this week: Pound cakes: vanilla, lemon, and chocolate. Easter cut out cookies: chocolate chip and peanut butter. Pies: apple, cherry, blackberry, mixed berry.
Sweet breads: banana nut, sour cream cinnamon coffee cake. Triple chocolate brownies. Muffins: Harvest, lemon raspberry, blueberry.
Jamdeeta Bakery NEW VENDOR
Organic, Vegan & Gluten-free Bakery
Available this week: Coconut macaroons, double chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, quinoa treats & rice treats (made with homemade caramel),
pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Freshly baked products are organic, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, corn-free, tree-nut free (except coconut), & rice free (except rice
Your Moms Donuts *PO
A variety of fresh baked breads, pastries, and delicious donuts!
How to order: online http://www.your-moms-donuts-nc.myshopify.com/
Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 10:00 pm
To Know: Visit online store for current available products
Toro Loco Party Salsa
Fresh salsa and guacamole
Available this week: Guacamole, mild and medium salsa, and mango salsa.
Bleu Barn Bistro
Delicious farm to truck food, breakfast, and lunch
Hercules Kettle Corn
Freshly popped kettle corn
Available this week: Big Herc bag of kettle corn ($10), Lil Herc bag of kettle corn ($6).
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 email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Friday, April 2, 5:00 pm
To Know: During checkout, under shipping, click Flat Rate and select LOCAL for $0 charge. Under notes add DFM
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
Dressings and marinades
Nonni’s Gourmet Kitchen *PO NEW VENDOR
Foods with a southern flair to add spice and flavor to your life
How to order: Order online or email email@example.com
Deadline: Friday, April 2
Available this week: 9 ounce red pepper jelly, 6 and 9 ounce green pepper jelly, 9 ounce cranberry chutney, 16 ounce Chow Chow, 16 oz pickled green beans,16 oz pickled okra, 16 ounce pickled carrots, 16 ounce pickled asparagus, and 4 ounce Spicy Pistachio Almond, Cashew, Pecan, Peanut, and 4nut Nutty Brittles. We also have 16 ounce Salsa and Carolina Catsup. Milk chocolate eggs filled with 4nutty brittle, colored white chocolate small eggs, lambs, chicks, and bunnies. Boxed Italian jelly candies in assorted flavors including: strawberry, spiced applesauce, blueberry, blackberry, orange cinnamon, lemon, mint and raspberry. We also have peppermint bark.
Nutty B’s NEW VENDOR
Fresh roasted cinnamon glazed Bavarian nuts
Available this week: pecans, cashews and almonds. All products are gluten-free and dairy-free.
Renn Bee Farm
Local honey by the pound and the quart
To Know: Cash only
Available this week: Kombucha on tap (no longer offering build-your-own 4 packs).
Flavors include: peach basil, mojito, and ginger turmeric. 32oz and 64oz growlers are
Herr Fresh Flowers *PO
Fresh cut flowers and arrangements
Available this week: $10, $20, $30 floral bouquets. Bunches also available
Raceway Berry Farm *PO
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
Deadline: Friday, April 2, 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, April 2, 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
Handcrafted small batch, all natural bath and body products
Available this week: Scrubs, Butters, Lip Balms (in tubes as well) Bath Bombs, Loo Bombs, Face oils, Face Masks, and Essential Oil Perfumes
Vendors away this week: Peaches N’ Cream, Liberty Farm & Creamery, Sun Raised Foods (salami truck)
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 red Market Tent. Just give your name and who you pre-ordered from and our DFM volunteers will get your order for you.
Recipe: Cucumber & Carrot Sesame Salad
With spring here, we thought we’d kickoff DFM’s recipe series with a fresh, vibrant salad. This salad is easy to make and pairs with a variety of main dishes. Enjoy!
1 pound cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 large carrot, julienned
1 Tablespoon grape seed oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
2 teaspoons sugar or honey
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
Combine cucumbers and carrots in a bowl. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the grape seed oil, rice vinegar, sesame seed oil, sugar, and soy sauce. Taste for seasoning and adjust to preference.
Toss the cucumbers and carrots with the dressing. Fold in the sesame seeds. Chill for 20 minutes or overnight, then serve.
Volunteer Opportunities: Join DFM’s Green Team
We need lots of hands, faces and positive energy to help the Market come to life every Saturday! It’s a rewarding and fun time to volunteer. Check out our volunteer opportunities through Sign up Genius. We hope to see you on Saturday morning, thank you!
If you have any questions or want to additional information about DFM’s Green Team, contact Courtney Spear
Market Hours & Info
Prime Market hours are 9:00am – Noon, EVERY Saturday, located behind Summit Coffee on Main Street in the Jackson Street parking lot and surrounding area.
With construction happening around The Davidson Farmers Market, we have removed the barriers, entrance, and two exists to allow more space for social distancing while shopping. We kindly ask that shoppers wait until the market opens at 9am before entering and shopping (listen for the bell). Vendors will not sell to shoppers prior to 9am.
IMPORTANT 2021 DATES:
Prime Market Season April 3 – November 20
Holiday Markets December 11 & 18
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 red 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).
We Ask That You Please
- Wear a mask to enter DFM;
- Please refrain from touching products, unless a vendor has made hand sanitizer for food handling available – this will differ by vendor;
- Maintain social distancing when shopping: at least 6 feet;
- Credit card payments encouraged and accepted, keep cash payments to a minimum;
- Minimize gathering within the market, catch up with folks outside the market boundaries, and;
- No pets allowed in the market, certified service animals welcome.
Sponsors & Friends
Clark Goff/Allen Tate
Castle Travel Group
Lake Norman Embroidery and Screen Printing
Summit Coffee Co.
The Davidson Farmers Market is a registered 501(c)3, we rely on the generosity and support from donors and sponsorships and volunteer hours.
If you would like to make a donation, please donate here. All donations are tax deductible.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Courtney.
Davidson Farmers Market Title Sponsor – Clark Goff – Allen Tate Davidson