Puttin' UP and Savin' Dollars!
It is definitely that time of year where the eyes are bigger than the stomach because we want to eat ALL of the fresh food coming off the farms, orchards and inside the bakeries, kitchens and wineries! We think there are TWO great options to over eating...PUTTIN' UP!
Not only will you have summer flavor in the winter, the mass production is a very inclusive activity and we find that some of our favorite family moments are these afternoons spent preparing food for the freezer that makes for easy cooking after the work day, no extra shopping! Buying now and puttin' up saves dollars because the produce is fresh, local and in season. Imagine what those blueberries will cost frozen or from the west coast in December!
Feed Your Masses - bring on the family and friends for potluck suppers and grill nights and go crazy with seasonal ecstasy or abundance!
CAN • FREEZE • DRY
Berries, peaches, corn, beans and much more can be easily frozen with minimal fuss - a little blanching, pack, freeze. Picking up tons of squash, eggplant, basil, onions and much more - make soup bases, chilis and sauces with ground meats and the surplus of 'MATERS!
Drying or dehydrating is another way to preserve fruits in particular. Slow drying in your oven at a low heat for 8 plus hours is one way to save the summer flavor with intensity!
There are lots of good blogs and books on canning and freezing…here is a blog we think is pretty straight forward with good ideas for busy families - not that you need to be a busy family. We love our folks who freeze berries so that they have NC blues and razz with their yogurt every day of the YEAR!
As always, please check out our vendor list, fill your bags and life with as much fresh goodness you can handle and for sure stop by our info booth for tips, ideas, directions or sharing YOUR recipes, thoughts and those Saturday morning smiles!
P.S. One of the many moments right now is fresh potatoes - like corn, the fresh dug is BLISSFUL, QUICK to cook and killer any way you fix it - go for it and take extras - they last if you keep in a dark cool spot in your pantry.
Cobblestone is LOCAL - 50+ small Piedmont food businesses in one place!
Y'ALL SAUCE COMPANY
Josh "Sauce Boss" McGee is baaaack bringing you Southern sauces that will make every meal into a taste explosion. Each sauce is extremely versatile and uses unique ingredients to add that extra sass. Stop by and say hi and try them for yourself. Check out the sauces and recipes at y’all sauce.com.
PRIME TOMATO TIME
The tomato — is one piece of produce that can really suck when eaten out of season. You know those mealy slices that end up on your burger? Yeah, like that. LUCKILY, we are in PEAK tomato season at The Cobblestone Farmers Market, which means a whole different breed of tomato is available—deep red, succulent specimens, firm to the touch, but bursting into juice and nearly melting on your tongue when you take a bite. NOW is the time to load up on tomatoes that not only don't suck, but will entirely change your perspective on how delicious this humble fruit can be.
Find some fun new ways to savor the flavor of the season and even extend it in your own home!
VENDOR LINE UP // JULY 20
Brioche, Quiche, Tarts, and More European inspired pastries!
Billy Place Farm
Pastured lamb, loin chops, french racks, ground, beets, red thumb fingerlings, farm fresh eggs, shishitos, eggplant, sungolds, summer squash, zucchini and sunflowers.
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 and traditional chevres, brined and marinated fetas, savory Farmer's Cheese and Queso Fresco along with a new seasonal chevre - Orange Pineapple for hot, summer days. Four raw milk aged cheeses will be available too! Pastured ground and stew goat meat will also be available.
bringing some new seasonal offerings as well as delicious breads every week!
This week we’re serving up our Iced Chai, along with iced Peachy Keen and Green Peace infused with strawberries! We’ll have a non-dairy version of our iced chai available as well. Our specialty tea this month is the Moroccan Mojito - a frothy mocktail made of Green Peace shaken together with a special lime & mint infusion.
Bring your knives, Scissors, Garden Tools and anything else that needs sharpening. Stay Sharp!
Original & Spicy Dill Cashews, Red & White Kimchi Cashews, Banana Not Bread, CaveNibs & Mini Vegan Brownie Bread Loaves
Fair Share Farm
Tomatoes, Micros, Carrots, Green Onion. Pre Orders available online.
Farmhaven is bringing a large batch of Italian style farm egg pasta…5 cheese ravioli, tagliatelle, and capellini. We are also bringing heirloom tomatoes, candy and cipollini onions, and flowers.
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
Fresh, long-lasting blooms keep rolling in from our field each week! Build your bouquet with a blend of focal stems like dahlias, giant + lime/blush zinnia, all kinds of amaranth & celosia, cosmos + mixee bundles. 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
Blackberry Pie (!!), Ratatouille Hand Pies, Bourbon Peach Hand Pies, Lemon Poppyseed Scones, Coffee Chocolate Almond Scones, Sourdough, Sprouted Wheat, Amish Cinnamon Rolls and more. Please make specialty pre-orders by Wednesday morning & to reserve from market list please send requests by Friday morning through firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com 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 4th of July festivities! Stop by and check out our weekly specials!
Plum Granny Farm
Under the Purple and White tents, you'll find an expanded Potato Bar including several newly harvested varieties including German Butterball and LaRatte Fingerlings. We'll also have more of our early crop cured garlic including Chesnok, Lorz Italian and Red Toch. All of our products are Certified Organic!
Grass fed/finished beef: Ground, bone in ribeye and NY, ribs
Pasture pork: belly, shoulder, hot Italian and brats. Flowers, sungolds, garlic and more
Rail Fence Farm
Cucumbers, Red, White and Yellow Onions, Candy Onions, Kennebec Potatoes and Okra.
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
Heirloom Tomatoes, Roma Beans, Becks Big Buck Okra, Yellow Squash, Ron-de-nice Zucchini, Eggplant, Fresh Basil, Beets & Flower Bouquets! 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 Cinnamon Buns, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Primavera Paninis, Gingerbread. KETO Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Chocolate Muffins. Paleo Cranberry Orange Cookie Cake 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, Fingerlings, Green Curly Kale, Crookneck Squash, Zucchini, Assorted Cucumbers, Green Kohlrabi, Savoy and Green Cabbage, Heirloom Tomatoes, Red and Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Beans, Garlic, Pasture Raised Eggs, Zucchini, Crook Neck Squash, and Sunflowers!