Where Our Food Comes From...
Let's think about where our food comes from BEFORE it hits the market or the grocery...
"It doesn’t steal headlines like carbon dioxide and isn’t as quirky as the methane emitted by cows’ burps. But nitrous oxide (N2O), an often-overlooked greenhouse gas, is a significant contributor to global warming. Its concentration has greatly increased in recent decades due to human activity—no laughing matter, given that it’s a lot more potent than other greenhouse gases."
We are sharing an article from CIVIL EATS this week that offers a good break down on specific gases and the role of fertilizer use on crops, in order to increase our awareness of what food production on large and smaller scales looks like in relationship to climate change. We appreciate our food producers for their talents always and their commitment to positively impactful production practices which come from personal integrity without any subsidy support.
"Experts say the key to reducing agricultural emissions of nitrous oxide is using fertilizer more efficiently. This means figuring out the right amount to use and the right time to apply it."
Enjoy this read as well as the vendor line up, plus market news and updates!
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Dogs At Market
DOG RULES FOR MARKET
Let's get closer...to our pups! Navigating a busy market is part of the hustle bustle fun and with that comes pups on leashes as well as babies in strollers - lots of legs and wheels!
PUP OWNERS, please LEASH UP!
Truth is, strollers are pretty easy to 'park', pups not so much. With a SHORTER LEASH, pups rest comfortably by their owners, clearly out of the way of a vendor booth and product for sale (peeing near a booth or in the market = UNACCEPTABLE, both as a health risk to fresh food and rendering product as unsellable) and even if an owner is deep into a conversation about eggplant or an herbal tonic, having that furry one on a short leash allows for a comfort zone for all - the customer in line, the vendor and market goers cruising the booth offerings or chatting with friends nearby.
We LOVE seeing your social pups on Saturdays in Old Salem and we thank you for helping us retain this option to include pups at market by adhering to the market dog rules posted at every entrance to the market!
Easy Baba Ganoush
Seeing those beautiful purple eggplant around market and wanting to snag them up, but not sure what to do with all of them?
Check out this simple recipe for one of our favorite dishes, BABA GANOUSH!
A great thing to have in the refrigerator throughout the week for a dipper, sandwich spread, salad topper or any way you like to enjoy this delicious, popular Middle Eastern dish.
Sport & Support Cobblestone Farmers Market
Looking for ways to support the Cobblestone Farmers Market? Stop by the Information Booth on Saturdays to purchase our latest edition of the Cobblestone market bag!
ALL proceeds from Cobblestone Farmers Market Merchandise go towards The Cobblestone Farmers Market Food Access Program, where we work to match dollars for folks using government food support.
Speaking of bags, if you have a stash of those conference totes or piles of grocer bags, please unload them on us for customers who need may be in need of a bag for the day. Any and all sizes are acceptable!
VENDOR LINE UP // SEPTEMBER 21
Brioche, Quiche, Tarts and More European inspired pastries!
Billy Place Farm
pastured lamb (lots of cuts), farm fresh eggs, red and green okra, crystal rose shallots, escamilla peppers, celeste fig bushes, sunflowers
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
Natural, sweet and savory chevres, brined and marinated fetas, savory Farmer's Cheese, Queso Fresco and raw milk aged cheese. Savory or sweet samplers will be available - three chevre flavors in one container along with seasonal chevres, Orange Cranberry and Pumpkin Spice. In the cooler, you will find our pastured ground goat meat.
Camino’s fall menu is here! We have a delicious potato and onion loaf, a vegan & gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffin and many more new treats! Stop by and celebrate the season change with Camino.
Iced chai, S'mores lattes with roasted marshmallows and iced Peachy Keen!
Bring your knives, Scissors, Garden Tools and anything else that needs sharpening. Stay Sharp!
Vegan & Gluten-Free sprouted & dehydrated snacks!
Fair Share Farm
Salad Arugula, Spring Mix, Head Lettuce, Mixed Kale & Microgreens
Pre Orders available online
bringing lots of Italian sweet peppers, lettuce, white 1/2 runner green beans and our Italian style farm egg pasta…Tagliatelle, Capellini and Five Cheese Ravioli.
will have NEW wool Art Brooches, Wool Sculptures, Needle Felting supplies, Home Grown Hand Spun Yarns, EcoPrints and more from our flock of sheep!
tomatoes, eggplants, stringless green beans, 3 varieties potatoes, variety of summer & winter squashes, bronze scuppernong grapes, ripe persimmons (recipes available w/purchase), mums, pansies, herbs, roses, gardenia, lemon verbena, crown of thorns & other ornamentals.
Red Kimchi, White Kimchi, Purple Kraut, Chowhound Kraut, Trifecta Kraut and Organic Classic Kraut
figs, okra, eggplant, purple hull peas unshelled, calico peas shelled, pumpkins, collards and broccoli
Goat Lady Dairy
SPREADABLES: Classic, Basil & Garlic, Triple Heat and Fig Honey
BRIE STYLES: Sandy Creek and Snow Camp
AGED CHEESES: Lindale and Providence
SPECIALTY CHEESES: Marinated, Smoked Farmers
Oyster Mushrooms. Kimchi, Curry Kraut & Royal Curtido and More! We will also have dried gourmet mushroom mixes, including: Porcini, Oyster, Chestnut, Pioppini, Lion's Mane and More!
Harmony Ridge Farms
Eggplants, escamillo peppers, pastured pork, Pekin duck, beef roasts/short ribs/sirloin steak/bones/ground, free range eggs. Smiles!
Heritage Harvest Farms
Autumn touches like bronze amaranth, sorghum wheat paired with dahlias, zinnias & more create the perfect feel as we move toward Fall. Mixed bouquets + single bunches for dried arrangements will be available.
Local Honey: Reishi Wellness, Creamed + Raw
Mushrooms: Introducing our new Immune Defense Reishi Extract + Lion’s Mane, Oyster, Chestnuts & more.
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
Carrot Cake, Pumpkin Pockets, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Goat Cheese & Jalapeno Scones, Black Bottome Oat Pies, and more! firstname.lastname@example.org
Lavender Anne's Herb Farm
handcrafted soaps, natural bodycare & herbal products!
Lil Sarah's Bee Farm
Raw Honey and Bee Pollen
Meadows Family Farm
now reserving fresh, free-range Heritage Turkeys for Thanksgiving. Our Turkeys are bred, hatched and raised right on the farm! email@example.com
Shitake Mushrooms, Dried Shitake Mushrooms and Frozen Persimmon Pulp
All the pickled goodness
NOMAD Farms will have our in-demand fresh, never-frozen chicken in stock this Saturday at market. Plenty of frozen chicken cuts, and the best in grass-fed beef, lamb and pasture-raised pork will also be on hand!
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
It's a Bean-anza! Under the Purple and White tents you'll find our new BEAN BAR! We'll have round pod, flat pod, green, purple and striped beans at the bar. We'll also have lots of Hot Peppers, New Mexican-style Chiles, Mild Japanese Peppers, Pea Shoots and Sunflower Shoots and MUCH more!
Fresh greens mix, lettuce, garden bouquets
100% grass fed beef, Ribeye, NY, ribs, London Broil, roasts, ground. Sale on 100% grass fed ground lamb.
Rail Fence Farm
will have a wide selection of Fall Transplants including Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale (3 types), Kohlrabi and Bok Choy. And Okra!
River Ridge Organics
Blueberries, Blueberry Jam and Berry Concentrates. Along with SNOW CONES made with our organic berry syrups!!
Sanders Ridge Farm, Vineyard & Makers Kitchen
Beck's Big Buck Okra, Spaghetti Squash, Roma Beans, Effie's Half Runner Beans, Silver Slicer Cucumbers and Fresh Flowers.
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.
squash, eggplant, radishes and more!
To Your Health Bakery
GF/V: Empanadas, Cinnamon Buns, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Cookie Sandwiches, Brownies
KETO: S'more Brownies, Pumpkin Muffins
Paleo: Cookie Cake
Kombucha to fill your cups or growlers with!
Village Juice Company
Fresh Pressed Juice
Wholesome Country Creamery
NEW FLAVOR - PUMPKIN ICE CREAM
100% Grass Fed Milk, Chocolate Milk, Ice Cream cups, Butter, Half & Half, Yogurt, Goat Milk. For more Ice Cream flavors Pre Order by the Quart - Call (336) 468-1520 or request one at market for the following week!
Spaghetti squash, Sweet potatoes, French breakfast radishes, Cherry belle radishes, Purple top turnips, Daikon radishes, Italian and Japanese eggplant, Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, & Pasture-raised eggs