Tales of GRATITUDE at Cobblestone

featuring a high school senior with a passion for nutrition and health and cash on the ground...Enter Bess Broughton, high school senior with a mission to raise funds as part of her school's homecoming program. Bess's surprise gift to the market was enough to cover the costs of our latest market merch from which 100% of the proceeds go to our Food Access program.

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Finally a Fall Forecast

Forecast says 69 degrees - that might just be enough exciting news! Well, let's add that shopping in perfect fall temperatures is kind of idyllic...produce, proteins and BREAKFAST options will be in top form! PLUS, MARK your calendars for our first Cobblestone Happening...

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Your Year Round Market

Cobblestone vendors are growing and producing for YOU year round! With continued good weather, albeit dry, we still have time get transplants and perennials in the garden plus SAVE some SEEDS from your favorite maters, squash, beans and more. Saving seeds is so simple to do and with the varieties of produce and herbs at the market, you are harvesting top notch heirloom seeds!

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Figs, Pawpaws and Persimmons, PLUS...

This final SUMMER weekend could be the LAST weekend to SMASH your face into some of the best tasting WATERMELONS ever! And if that is not enough, the fruit options include figs, pawpaws and persimmons plus refreshing juices and concentrates to add some zip to your mock cocktails while firing up the grill!

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...let's Talk about GOATS!

Like any artisan product, each maker has their own style and touch that is unique to their talents. With GOAT cheese and GOAT products, how the animal is raised, what it eats are key factors that determine some of the base flavor. Lucky for CFM, we have two of the NC award winning goat cheese producers on hand every week!

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Good Stuff Galore

There is a LOT of Good Stuff going on in our community and a lot more in the works all over town, including the opening of bridges and roads, yippee! Seriously, some of our longtime environmental and education partners are rocking the good stuff…

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Seeing MORE THAN Red

Let's do some MASSIVE MESSAGING about the many varieties of delicious, beautiful melons and maters that are orange, yellow, green, striped, purple, shades of white and combos of two or more spectrum colors, including red, that are available at farmers markets like Cobblestone and rarely make it to the grocery store!

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It is National Farmers Market week!

Did you know that when you shop at a farmers market, 100% of your food dollar goes directly to the farmer versus 15 cents on the dollar at a retail grocer? Those direct dollars often translate into producers' business growth which means new jobs on the farm, in the bakery, in the winery or the cheese cave!

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