Seeing MORE THAN Red

Why do we naturally see RED in our mind's eye when we think of WATERMELONS and TOMATOES? The simple answer to that is MASS MARKETING!

So 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!

  1. Start with the SEED. The seeds of these tasty gems are carefully saved and grown out by seed houses and producers locally and all over the world.

  2. Specialty or perennial favorite maters and melons each have their own flavor, color, size and texture.

  3. Spread the word about all of the different maters and melons you try this summer or the memory of that perfect taste moment between YOU and that Melon or Mater!

And lastly, have fun checking out the maters and melons at market this week - previews in our vendor highlights...

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Fruit Fortune: Rare Orangeglo Watermelons are here!

This juicy, sweet, orange-fleshed specialty variety is rich on flavor complemented with a perfect texture. Packed with Beta Carotene and Vitamin C, it's wonderful to enjoy alone, paired with other flavors, or for juicing or pickled rinds.

Similar to Bradford melons, grocery chains don't carry this variety as their rinds easily crack during commercial, long-haul shipping. But, we've got them for you - harvested at the peak of perfection!


Planting Time, All The Time!

One of the best places to find excellent veggie transplants is at The Cobblestone Farmers Market. Several of our local farmers grow extra transplants to sell to Market customers, and these farmers use organic practices These plants are gorgeous, and you can often find unusual varieties ~ especially heirloom tomatoes, different peppers, and the farmer’s own favorite cultivars.

Wherever you live, look for local markets and contentiously support the farmers represented there. Get your veggie starts at the market, and regularly return during the season to buy those weirdo things you did not plant, the staples you overlooked, and the produce your garden was not large enough to accommodate (watermelon, sweet potatoes, etc.).


Augustino Gusto
Brioche, Quiche, Tarts, and More European inspired pastries!

Billy Place Farm
Pastured lamb , sungolds, red grape and slicing tomatoes, eggplant, cornito de toro peppers, red candy onions, crystal rose shallots, red and green okra, summer squash, red thumb fingerlings, farm fresh eggs,Get ready the sunflowers are coming again this week, loads of them.

Borrowed Land
variety of cultivated mushrooms including oysters, lion’s mane, chestnuts, and pioppini. We’ll also have a supply of broth and Shroom Cubes!

Brasstown Chocolate
Chocolate Bars, Bonbons, Cacao Nibs, Chocolate fudge, & More!

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
Natural, sweet or savory chevres, brined and marinated fetas, savory Farmer's Cheese, Queso Fresco and raw milk aged cheese. Savory or sweet samplers will be also be available - - - three chevre flavors in one container. In the cooler, will be our pastured ground and stew goat meat.

Camino Bakery
Treat yourself to some delicious savory bread items at Camino Bakery’s booth - grab some of our garlic rosemary bread and a sun-dried tomato pesto croissant!

Chad's Chai
offering their super-refreshing Mango Breeze, along with iced CPR and Peachy Keen! Peachy Keen is the tea of the month. Buy a bag to make it at home!!

Chef Sharp
Bring your knives, Scissors, Garden Tools and anything else that needs sharpening. Stay Sharp!

Extraordinary Snacks
Vegan & Gluten-free sprouted & dehydrated snacks!

Fair Share Farm
Head Lettuce, Microgreens, Cucumbers
Pre Orders available online

heirloom tomatoes, candy and cipollini onions, dandelion greens, white half runner beans, small charentais cantaloupe melons, and of course, farm egg pasta… taglitelle, capellini and five cheese ravioli.

FarmGirl Arts
will have Wool Sculptures, Needle Felting supplies, Home Grown Hand Spun Yarns, EcoPrints and more from our flock of sheep!

Felsbeck Farm
green beans, pears, multi colours bell peppers & pimentos, Italian eggplant, crooknecks & zucchini, tomatoes & 3 variety potatoes.

Red Kimchi, White Kimchi, Purple Kraut, Chowhound Kraut, Trifecta Kraut, and Organic Classic Kraut

Gary's Produce
Okra, Potatoes, Candy Onions, Cherry tomatoes, Squash and Green Beans

Goat Lady Dairy
Crumbly FARMERS feta style
Kettle SMOKED over Applewood
Raw cow milk gouda LINDALE
Goat milk aged PROVIDENCE
Spreadables in savory, hot, and sweet

Gnomestead Hollow
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
Beefsteak tomatoes, gold tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, gypsy peppers, jalapeños, shishitos, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, zephyr and patty pans, assorted beets, eggs, pastured pork and bacon, limited beef, Pekin duck. Smiles and good mornings.

Heritage Harvest Farms
Enjoy the start of the changing seasons as our flower color palettes begin to softly transition to autumn. Sunflowers of all colors, amaranth, and our lovely focal flowers shine in mixed bouquets, single variety bunches or single stems (dahlia, gladiolus, specialty sunflower). 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.

Krankies Coffee
Apple hand pies, Biscuits with Jam, Sweet and Savory Galettes, Empanadas, drip coffee, nitro iced coffee, and house made soda!

Lavender and Honey
Peach Pie, Amish Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Prune & Whiskey Cake, Porridge & Prune Scones, Carrot Cake Bars, Sprouted Wheat Bread and more.

Please make specialty pre-orders by Wednesday morning & to reserve from market list please send requests by Friday morning through

Lavender Anne's Herb Farm
handcrafted soaps, natural bodycare & herbal products !

Lil Sarah's Bee Farm
Raw Honey and Bee Pollen

Meadows Family Farm
will be Taking Thanksgiving Turkey sign ups!!! Reserve yours at our booth(green tent) or Also Certified Grass-fed, Grass-finished beef in all cuts. Beautiful Thick-cut STEAKS! Pastured Heritage Pork in all cuts. Bacon and Canadian Bacon. Pet Food!

Miss Angels Farm
Fresh Peaches…and maybe a few pears! Ask us about our latest cultivar!

Myers Mushrooms
Shitake Mushrooms, Dried Shitake Mushrooms and Frozen Persimmon Pulp

Niki's Pickles
Spears, Okra, and All the pickled goodness

will feature fresh, never-frozen cuts of pastured chicken, in addition to our normal stock of pastured pork, grass-fed beef, and lamb. We have a pork and beef just back from butcher and will have a huge selection of cuts!

Fresh Pressed Juice and Wellness Shots!

Pioneer Farm
Ribs, Roasts, Brisket, STEAKS and MORE!!! Swing by the booth to see this week’s specials!

Plum Granny Farm
August is the traditional month for getting LOTS of New Mexico chile, roasting them and tucking them in the freezer to use until next year. We'll take care of 2/3 of the work for you! We've got delicious Certified Organic green chile that has been fire-roasted to perfection, bagged and is ready to pop in the freezer. BOOM! You'll also find lots of other peppers (hot and not). And Heads Up! The Potato Bar is running low! Better hurry!

PTB Farm
Grass fed Lamb and Beef: ground, steaks, ribs, roasts. Pasture pork shoulder and sausages. Flower bouquets, basil, sweet peppers, hot peppers, and garlic

Rail Fence Farm
will have lots of Okra, Kennebec Potatoes, Tomatoes and Onions. Fall transplants will be available for those who want to grow their own.

River Ridge Organics
bringing blueberries, blackberries, jam and snowcones made with our organic berry syrups!!

Sanders Ridge Farm, Vineyard and Makers Kitchen
Fresh Half Runner Beans! Becks Big Buck Okra, Silver Slicer Cucumbers, Fresh Basil

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 our Smokey Pimento Cheese, and other fresh made seasonally influenced surprises!

Sophisticated Florals
mixed bouquets, and single variety bunches.

Sungold Farm
okra, tuberoses, carrots and lots of sweet peppers.

To Your Health Bakery
GF and Vegan: Spinach wraps (Spanakopita), Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sandwiches, Cinnamon Rolls, KetoPizza, Berry Brownies

Updog Kombucha
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

York Farm
Acorn Squash, Japanese and Italian Eggplant, Potatoes, Silver and Lemon Cucumbers, Savoy Cabbage, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Leeks, Garlic, Basil, & Pasture Raised Eggs.

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