Summer Food & Frolic
Summer is like a continuous party with food and frolic at the very core! No matter where you are, area farmers who are sustainably producing are bringing their greatest bounty to markets all over the country. YOU know where to find them and get your taste of summer in every bite or sip!
Cobblestone tomorrow and for weeks to come is just that - a Fresh Food FEST full of every summer delight imaginable plus delicious surprises each week and music to soothe the soul or add a kick in your step! Please check out the offerings and some of our highlights and musings - see you Saturday!
Why is the summer explosion of good food easily accessible to many?
Summer offers all producers (small/medium farms, urban farms or home gardens) the generous sun filled opportunity to grow gorgeous, delicious produce (or raise chickens for eggs!) in abundance. This catalyzes summer markets all across our counties making fresh food shopping easily accessible...as well as yum breakfasts, lunches and suppers!
What happens when the summer explosion ends?
Our year round Piedmont producers keep right on going, 365 days of the year, and participating in year round markets like Cobblestone as well as showing up at small grocers and on restaurant menus! Follow the producers, the best compass for edibles!
How to Beat the Heat Tomorrow
Get on out EARLY for the best shopping PLUS dig into some 'sippin' samplin' to keep you cool and refreshed with caffeine as needed! Along with our beverage folks who are making sure that you have warm/cool options, River Ridge Organics is SHAVIN' some ice for berry SNOW CONES!
Cobblestone is LOCAL - 50+ small Piedmont food businesses in one place!
PIES MADE ON YOUR OWN OR PIES TO TAKE HOME
Local fruit is in FULL swing and it is the best time to make those delicious fruit desserts - with peaches, blackberries, blueberries from several of our vendors around market. However, if you are not the baking type, just check in with all of our awesome bakers and you will be sure to find something featuring these local sweet fruits! OR even find it featured in different ways throughout market - like fresh pressed JUICE from Organix.
FAMILY FUN AT MARKET
Bring on the friends, the family and kiddos and snag a sweet SNOW CONE made with River Ridge Organic's berry syrups! An acceptable breakfast for both kids and adults, we think. You won't want to miss this fun event!
RECIPE ROUND UP
FARMERS MARKET FRESH RATATOUILLE
Are you finding yourself going home with a glorious summer bounty and wanting to use it all up - either because you are running out of time on your veggies or you just are going home with that much goodness? WELL check out this delicious and simple ratatouille recipe that can be used as a side dish to most meals, served over pasta, mashed potatoes, sauteed kale, or even right out of the pan it is just SO yummy!
CABBAGE MIX UP
LOVE cabbage, but are kinda off the slaw kick and wanting to mix it up? No worries, friends, we have a few recipes to get your ideas flowing and that are even getting us excited about snagging our extra cabbage heads this weekend.
Suspiciously Delicious Cabbage
1 head of cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a very large pan, heat the butter over medium heat until it is melted and starting to bubble a little. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened.
Stir in the ginger and cook for about a minute. Then, add in the cabbage, stirring well to coat it with the butter and other flavors. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 15-20 minutes, until the cabbage has softened and caramelized.
Turn the heat to low and stir in the cream making sure to scrape any browned bits up from the pan bottom. Cover and cook over low for about 10 minutes. Uncover, add salt and pepper to taste. Then cook for a few more minutes, stirring once or twice, to let some of the liquid evaporate. Adjust seasonings as desired and serve.
Grilled Cabbage Recipe
Fire up the grill and pick out some yummies to top those cabbage steaks with - like a scrumptious crumbled cheese or local honey!
If you have a delicious recipe to share with us,
please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we’re serving up our Iced Chai (as usual) along with our iced Green Peace infused with fresh mint and our iced Darjeeling infused with strawberries. We’ll have a non-dairy version of our iced chai available as well, along with any of our custom teas available to be made hot. Finally, our specialty tea this month is the Moroccan Mojito - a mocktail made using our Green Peace shaken together with a special lime & mint infusion.
VENDOR LINE UP // JULY 13
Brioche, Quiche, Tarts, and More European inspired pastries!
Billy Place Farm
Lots of lamb cuts, French racks, ground , loin chops,whole leg, potatoes, farm fresh eggs, and more!
We will have the usual varieties of cultivated mushrooms - oysters, chestnuts, lion’s mane, and pioppino - and a fresh batch of mushroom broth! Also, foraging season upon us - we'll have limited supplies of wild mushrooms, so get to the market early for foraged varieties.
Chocolate Bars, Bonbons, Coffee Bark, and Fudgesicles!
Buck Creek Farm
Whole Turkeys! Everything from whole birds to thighs to sausage and bratwurst waiting and ready for you!! Don't forget you can preorder on our from our website or Facebook page.
Buffalo Creek Farm & Creamery, LLC
Bringing to the market this week are our natural, traditional and seasonal chevres, brined and marinated fetas, Farmer's Cheese and Queso Fresco. Our raw milk aged cheeses will be available too! Don't forget our savory or sweet snack samplers - three chevres in one container. Pastured ground and stew goat meat will also be available.
bringing some new seasonal offerings, including peach cream cheese danish, coconut cardamom swirls, garlic cheddar brioche têtes, mock “chicken" biscuits, lemon poppyseed muffins, gluten-free ginger molasses cookies, garden vegetable brioche tartlets, sun-dried tomato cheddar scones, blueberry balsamic pecan scones, vegan & gluten-free orange apricot scones and cheddar chipotle bread!
specialty tea this month is the Moroccan Mojito - a mocktail made using our Green Peace shaken together with a special lime & mint infusion.
Bring your knives, Scissors, Garden Tools and anything else that needs sharpening. Stay Sharp!
red & white kimchi cashews, chunky monkey chocolate snacking brittle and more!
Fair Share Farm
Tomatoes, Micros, Carrots, Green Onion. Pre Orders available online.
heirloom tomatoes, cured onions, spring head lettuce, flowers and Italian style farm egg pasta.
In addition to beautiful yarns and wool sculptures, I will have bags of raw scrap wool with which to mulch your garden plants and flower beds. Because wool holds 30% of its weight in water and provides nitrogen, it is a great way to show your plants some love.
sweet corn, blueberries, green beans, new Yukon Gold potatoes
Red Kimchi, White Kimchi, Purple Kraut, Chowhound Kraut, Trifecta Kraut, and Organic Classic Kraut
Tomatoes, sun gold and grape tomatoes, green beans, beets, kale, onions, blueberries and blackberries
Goat Lady Dairy
Weekend cookouts to celebrate the holiday? Top off your burger with some rich, smooth Smoked chèvre or our flavor-filled Horseradish chèvre! Variety of spreadable cheeses: Roasted Red Pepper, Fig & Honey, Jalapeno, Creamy, Classic, Basil & Garlic
will have a boatload of beautiful Italian, Blue and Golden Oyster Mushrooms. Smokey Nettle Kraut and Ramp Kimchi - or with our Curry Kraut and Royal Curtido! We will also have dried gourmet mushroom mixes, including: Porcini, Oyster, Chestnut, Pioppini, Chanterelle, Lion's Mane and Shiitake. These make fantastic Mushroom Broth, Risottos, Pasta and Rice dishes, etc!
Harmony Ridge Farms
Bacon is back! heirlooms, sun gold cherry tomatoes, patty pan squash, fennel, sweet gypsy peppers, shishitos, assorted beets, eggs, pastured pork, duck (whole, breasts, legs) and much more!
Heritage Harvest Farms
Celosia is here in crazy colors & amazing textures! Perfect fresh or dried. Build your bouquet with a blend of mixed bundles & focal stems like dahlias, giant + lime/blush zinnia, all kinds of amaranth, cosmos + more. Play on your own, or we can custom-craft a bouquet for you. Pre-order flowers to ensure availability.
Reishi Wellness Honey, Creamed Honey & Raw Honey.
Lion's Mane (culinary & medicinal), Oyster Blend + King Oyster.
Pre-order available through website.
Ripe Beefsteak Tomatoes, Green Beef Steak Tomatoes, and Grape Tomatoes
Strawberry Jam Biscuits, Apple hand pies, Raspberry cream cheese galettes, Blueberry frangipane galettes, Curry veggie empanadas, & Chorizo egg and cheese empanadas, Fresh hot drip, House made strawberry peach soda and Nitro iced coffee
Lavender and Honey
French Tomato Tarts, Bourbon Hand Pies, Blueberry Pie, Peach Pie, Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Brownies, Black & White slicing cake. Sourdough and more. Please make specialty pre-orders by Wednesday morning & to reserve from market list please send requests by Friday morning through email@example.com .
Lavender Anne's Herb Farm
All natural soaps, salves, tinctures, oils, and more!
Lil Sarah's Bee Farm
Raw Honey and Bee Pollen
Meadows Family Farm
Last of the Ground Heritage Turkey! Certified Grass-fed Beef in all cuts. Pastured Heritage Pork in all cuts! Stop by for specials and samples! Preorder at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday morning!
Miss Angels Farm
Fresh Peaches and Plums!
Shitake Mushrooms, Dried Shitake Mushrooms and Frozen Persimmon Pulp
Spears, Okra, and All the pickled goodness
will have fresh, never-frozen chicken on hand this week, whole and all cuts. Frozen chicken will be available as well, along with pasture-raised pork, grass-fed beef and pastured lamb.
Fresh Pressed Juice and Wellness Shots!
THICK CUT steaks, brisket, ribs, ground beef AND more for your summer festivities! Stop by and check out our weekly specials!
Plum Granny Farm
Under the Purple and White tents you'll find our Famous Potato Bar featuring several varieties of Certified Organic potatoes along with Blackberries (Certified Organic, No Spray), the first of our cured garlic, Basil, Elephant Garlic Flowers, Turmeric and Ginger plants and more!
Grass fed / finished beef: ground and steaks. Pork: chops, shoulder and more. Sungolds, cucumbers, basil, fennel, flower bouquets.
Rail Fence Farm
Cucumbers, Red Onions, Yellow Onions, Sweet Candy Onions, Red Norlander Potatoes and Gold Beets.
River Ridge Organics
bringing our blue berries and blackberries as well as our snowcones made with our organic berry syrups!!
Sanders Ridge Farm, Vineyard and Makers Kitchen
The summer bounty is in full swing! Heirloom Tomatoes!! Big Becks Okra, Fresh Basil, Beets, Eggplant, Romn-de-nice Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Patty Pan Squash & Silver Slicer Cucumbers & Roma Beans. Pre-order by emailing email@example.com .
From the Vineyard we will be sampling a variety of estate grown and bottled wines (dry and sophisticated as well as fruity and sweet) From the Kitchen we will bring LOTS of our Smokey Pimento Cheese and our luscious Basil Pesto.
will have lily bunches, lisianthus bunches, mixed bouquets, and single variety bunches.
Buttercrunch lettuces, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumbers, Loads of Kale, and More!
To Your Health Bakery
GF/V BREAKFAST WAFFLES (topped with fruit and organic maple syrup), Cinnamon Buns, French Onion Paninis; KETO Double Chocolate Muffins, Lemon Lavender Muffins ; Paleo Cookie Cake, Biscotti, 5 Berry Muffins and more!
Kombucha to fill your cups or growlers with!
Village Juice Company
Fresh Pressed Juice
Wholesome Country Creamery
100% Grass Fed Milk, Chocolate Milk, Ice Cream cups, Butter, Half & Half, Yogurt, Goat Milk, and Ice Cream for Pre Order by the Quart - Call (336) 468-1520.
Red New Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Green Curly Kale, Crookneck Squash, Zucchini, Assorted Cucumbers, Green Kohlrabi, Savoy and Green Cabbage, Heirloom Tomatoes, Red and Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Sunflowers!