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 along with some new initiatives that are making some major headway. You will find many Cobblestone vendors involved in these endeavors, not surprising!
In the Compost / Zero Waste arena, shout outs to:
Piedmont Environmental Alliance - for leading the way towards composting in schools such as Speas Elementary and spearheading advocacy for composting throughout our public school system!
Miracle Grounds Network at Crossnore School, Camino Bakery and Piedmont International University - for creating Story of the Plate, a program that supports food businesses committed to composting the waste they generate.
Gallins Family Farm - for their vision years ago to 'dig into' industrial composting and creating a platform for all of us to use to make our community cleaner, healthier by putting our waste to use!
Look for the green rolling bins at the market and drop your compostable materials right in! Join our 360 journey beginning and ending with great soil, great plants, clean water, clean air!
Please enjoy Michael Hasting's article that provides more details on the composting happenings.
A quick switch to some UPCOMING EVENTS with other longtime Cobblestone partners are BOOKMARKS Festival, September 5-7, and the Hispanic League's FIESTA on September 14th! Please check out details below the weekly VENDOR LINEUP!
Lots of Good Stuff to enjoy!
Cobblestone LOCAL equals 50+ independent Piedmont food businesses in one place!
Fall Planting Time!
Ready for a fall veggie garden? Already dreaming of your spring garden? NOW is the best time to pick up or seed certain flowering perennials for spring and summer flower power. Check out Cobblestone vendors like Rail Fence Farm and Plum Granny to find excellent veggie transplants
Keep your eyes open for other Cobblestone vendors bringing in specialty herbs and perennials including Felsbeck Farm.
Cobblestone producers are always introducing new fruit and veggie varieties, their favorite cultivars and providing us with new planting adventures like growing turmeric and ginger!
VENDOR LINE UP // AUGUST 31
Brioche, Quiche, Tarts, and More European inspired pastries!
Billy Place Farm
Grass fed lamb lots of cuts, red noodle beans, red grape tomatoes, green tomatoes, haricot vertes, crystal rose shallots, red thumb fingerlings, farm fresh eggs, red and green okra, sunflowers (three colors)
variety of cultivated mushrooms including oysters, lion’s mane, chestnuts, and pioppini. We’ll also have a supply of broth and Shroom Cubes!
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
New Cheese Alert - Lemon Fig Chevre along with other 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, you will find our pastured ground goat meat.
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!
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!!
Bring your knives, Scissors, Garden Tools and anything else that needs sharpening. Stay Sharp!
Vegan & Gluten-free sprouted & dehydrated snacks!
Fair Share Farm
Head Lettuce, Microgreens & Come Early for Spring Mix! Pre Orders available online.
heirloom tomatoes, mixed cherry tomatoes, poblano and Italian sweet red peppers, Rosa bianca eggplant, Italian dandelion heads, candy and cipollini onions, scuppernong grapes, white 1/2 runner beans and of course a full selection of the Italian style pastas... tagliatelle, capellini, and five cheese ravioli.
will have Wool Sculptures, Needle Felting supplies, Home Grown Hand Spun Yarns, EcoPrints and more from our flock of sheep!
heritage apples, crookneck & zucchini squashes, tomatoes, some persimmons, and rose plants, butterfly bushes, herbs (this week's special feature: varieties of oregano, tarragon & thyme).
Red Kimchi, White Kimchi, Purple Kraut, Chowhound Kraut, Trifecta Kraut, and Organic Classic Kraut
Figs, Okra, Sweet candy Onions, Potatoes, Green Beans, Squash, and Eggplant
Goat Lady Dairy
ClassicChvre, Basil Garlic Chevre, Fig and Honey Chevre, Smoked, Providence, and More!
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
Peppers, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Kuri Squash, Eggs, Pastured Pork and Bacon, Limited beef, Pekin duck. and More!
Heritage Harvest Farms
Rare Orangelo Watermelons - something new for Labor Day get-togethers! These orange-flesh melons are sweet, with subtle undercurrents of papaya + cantaloupe. Perfect alone or paired with other flavors, and packed with Vitamin C + Beta Carotene. Pre-order strongly recommended to ensure availability.
Farm Fresh Flower Bouquets, Single Stems, Create Your Own, or
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.
Apple hand pies, Biscuits with Jam, Sweet and Savory Galettes, Empanadas, drip coffee, nitro iced coffee, and house made soda!
Lavender and Honey
Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Pop Tarts, Coffee Chocolate Almond Scones, Amish Cinnamon Rolls, Rice Krispie Treats, Granola, and much 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
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 Meadowsffarms@gmail.com. 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!
Shitake Mushrooms, Dried Shitake Mushrooms and Frozen Persimmon Pulp
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!
Ribs, Roasts, Brisket, STEAKS and MORE!!! Swing by the booth to see this week’s specials!
Plum Granny Farm
Want it hot? Or Not? Either way, you'll find what you are looking for under the Purple and White tents on Saturday! Fire-Roasted Green Chile, Bobby Flay's Spicy Hot Peppers and Mild Japanese Fushimi -- we'll have them all! And they are Certified Organic to boot! We'll also have a variety of garlic (better hurry - supplies are getting low), LaRatte Fingerling Potatoes and MORE!
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
red raspberries as well as our blueberry jam and berry concentrates. and snowcones made with our organic berry syrups!!
Sanders Ridge Farm, Vineyard and Makers Kitchen
Becks Big Buck Okra, Heirloom Half Runner Beans, Silver Slicer Cucumbers, Roma Beans, Spaghetti Squash & 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 our Smokey Pimento Cheese, and other fresh made seasonally influenced surprises!
mixed bouquets, and single variety bunches.
okra, tuberoses, carrots and lots of sweet peppers.
To Your Health Bakery
GF/V Primavera Paninis, Cinnamon Buns, Oatmeal Cream Pies, and PUMPKIN SPICE CAKE BY THE SLICE!!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
KETO Chocolate Muffins, Nutter Butter Cookie Sandwiches 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
Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Red Kuri Squash, Japanese and Italian Eggplant, Leeks, Garlic, Basil, Jerusalem Artichokes, & Pasture Raised Eggs.
Bookmarks is thrilled to present our 15th annual Festival of Books & Authors, to be held September 5-8! 50+ featured authors will travel to Winston-Salem to connect with their readers in genres ranging from children's picture books to adult true crime, from memoir to sci-fi/fantasy. This year's celebration of reading and writing will include: a free Keynote Event on Thursday, September 5th featuring Casey Cep, bestselling author of Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee; Bookmarks' 15th Birthday Party on Friday, September 6th at the Ramkat featuring live music from Peter and the Wolves, a create your own cocktail bar from Tito's Vodka, catering from California Fresh, and much more; a Children's Author Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning at Foothills featuring 8 children's authors; Book Trivia where you can compete with authors; and a Brunch & Parapalooza on Sunday featuring a make your own waffle bar. The free street festival will be held all day Saturday in downtown between and around Spruce & Poplar Streets.
See the full lineup at bookmarksnc.org/festival19 and download our app for the most accurate and up to date information.