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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Garden Workshop: The Passion of Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am
Single Brothers' Workshop
(10 W. Academy Street)
 
Presented by Ann Smith, Co-Owner, Oldtown Farm, Walnut Cove, NC
 
The full circle of growing heirloom tomatoes will be explored: starting seedlings, planting, staking, growing organically, the wonderful end results, as well as heirloom tomato seed saving. Also a discussion of what makes an heirloom. 
  
A free workshop hosted by Old Salem Horticulture.
  
For more information or to pre-register for any workshop, please email vhannah@oldsalem.org or call 336-721-7357 and leave a message with name, number attending, workshop title, and your contact information.
Support the work of Old Salem Horticulture through your membership in the Friends of the Gardens.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pop UP Farmer's Market April 12 in Winston-Salem

Cobblestone Farmers Market's Pop Up Market is THIS Saturday, April 12 from 9am-noon. 

The market will be in the parking lot next to Mary's Gourmet Diner at 723 Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.  We'll be back on April 26, 2014 too!
 
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery will be at BOTH of these Pop Up markets with our goat's milk cheeses and goat's milk soaps.

We'll be back at the Cobblestone Farmers Market in Old Salem starting May 3rd (9am-noon) and the market will continue until November 22nd.  Hope to see you there!


As a reminder, our farm store is OPEN daily year-round!  We're just a few miles North of Winston-Salem.  In our farm store you'll find all of our goat's milk cheeses, our goat's milk soaps, our farmstead meats (beef, chicken, lamb), our pastured fresh eggs, a variety of foods from local farms, our popular handmade feedsack tote bags that (they make AWESOME totes for all of your market purchases), gift items and more!
 
 

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery is located on Buffalo Creek Farm Road in Germanton, NC near the intersection of Hwy 65 and Hwy 8 (Germanton Road) at the Forsyth / Stokes County line. We are a few miles north of Winston-Salem and a short drive from Rural Hall, King, Walkertown, Kernersville, Walnut Cove, Danbury, High Point, Greensboro, Pilot Mountain, Mt. Airy and other communities in the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia. In our on site Farm Store, we have both raw milk aged goat cheese and fresh chevres, grass fed beef, pastured lamb and pastured free range eggs along with our handmade goat's milk soap and other local goodness.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Garden Workshop: Introduction to Vermiculture

 
Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center
(924 S. Main Street)
 
Presented by Wendi Hartup, Forsyth County Agent, NC Cooperative Extension Service
 
Composting your kitchen waste and other green material using worms is easy and inexpensive, inside or outdoors. Learn all the basics of caring for your worms and some useful tips.
 
This lunch time workshop will last about one hour. Attendees may bring a lunch; beverages provided.
   
A free workshop hosted by Old Salem Horticulture.
  
For more information or to pre-register for any workshop, please email vhannah@oldsalem.org or call 336-721-7357 and leave a message with name, number attending, workshop title, and your contact information.
Support the work of Old Salem Horticulture through your membership in the Friends of the Gardens.

Garden Workshop: Gourd Growing Tips and Tricks

 
Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am
Single Brothers' Workshop
(10 W. Academy Street)
Presented by Judi Fleming and Robyn Goode, The Gourd Gals
 
 
Learn about growing gourds with the inside secrets to seed preparation and germination as well as growing season information, common pests and diseases, and gourd harvesting, drying and cleaning. Get started with free, mixed hard shell gourd seeds!
 
A free workshop hosted by Old Salem Horticulture.
  
For more information or to pre-register for any workshop, please email vhannah@oldsalem.org or call 336-721-7357 and leave a message with name, number attending, workshop title, and your contact information.
Support the work of Old Salem Horticulture through your membership in the Friends of the Gardens.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Garden Workshop: Spring Into Herbs



Garden Workshop: Spring Into Herbs
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center
(924 S. Main Street)
 
Presented by Elizabeth Morgan Herbalist and Owner, Dandelion Soap & Herb Shop Walkertown, NC
An exploration of the first herbs seen in spring and others to plant (companions) with them for seasoning and prepping for canning vegetable harvests. Learn recipes of blends and various remedies, herbal teas and flavorings.
  
This lunch time workshop will last about one hour. Attendees may bring a lunch; beverages provided.
   
A free workshop hosted by Old Salem Horticulture.
 
For more information or to pre-register for any workshop, please email vhannah@oldsalem.org or call 336-721-7357 and leave a message with name, number attending, workshop title, and your contact information.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The 2014 Piedmont Farm Tour

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2014 Piedmont Farm Tour

Come learn about the Triangle’s local and organic farm & food scene. Meet local farmers & tour their farms!
View our Google Interactive Map for a list of the exceptional farms on the tour this year – with driving directions!
Download a PDF of the Farm Tour Brochure - Farm tour maps, directions and descriptions of all the fun things to do at each farm!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Demonstrations and Environmental Education at 2014 Piedmont Earth Day Fair in Winston-Salem

Demonstrations and Environmental Education


9th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.  The following in-depth, hands-on demonstrations and discussions will be offered under the Gazebo at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

How to Step Lightly and Reduce Your Impact

Rita Gale Cruise, Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center
Having a simple, more sustainable lifestyle does not mean making drastic changes to your everyday routine. You'll be surprised by how much the little things in life can make a significant difference to the environment. From your workplace to your home, learn a few simple things you can do to have a more sustainable way of living and reduce your impact on this beautiful earth. Also learn of some resources available locally.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Attracting Pollinators

David Bare, Winston-Salem Journal and Reynolda Gardens
Invite fascinating and colorful winged friends to visit your backyard. Learn what plants attract pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as how to cultivate and care for these plants.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Protecting Pollinators

Steve Taylor, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Pollinators are essential to our food chain and plant production. Learn how to read a product label, check out the new EPA labels protecting bees, and learn ways to reduce your impact on pollinators.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm 

Personal Choices and Clean Air

Lorelei Elkins, Triad Air Awareness
Join us as we follow a typical Triad resident through a normal day, from the moment we get out of bed to when we snuggle back under those covers at night.  During this demo, we'll discover how even the most common things we do each day can have an impact on the environment, and learn the simple solutions to many of our environmental issues.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

So Can I Recycle This or Not?

John Stoltz, Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection
Find out what you can and can't recycle, and where to bring those "odd" things, so they don't end up in the landfill.

Demonstrations are coordinated by Program Partner:
forsyth co extension service

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Piedmont Earth Day Fair in Winston-Salem, NC

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The 9th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds from 10am – 5pm. Founded by PEA, the Piedmont Earth Day Fair is the largest Earth Day celebration and environmental education event in the Piedmont Triad, drawing crowds of 8,000+. This year's Fair promises to have something for everyone -- from interactive children's activities and hands-on environmental demonstrations to delicious organic food from local restaurants and food trucks and live entertainment throughout the day.  You don't want to miss this opportunity to Spring into Sustainability, and be inspired to make changes in your life that protect and restore the environment.
10:00 amPiedmont Earth Day Fair Opens to Public
10:45 amOpening Ceremony featuring Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines
11:00 amAfter Jack Performs
12:00 pmAerial Dance Performance by Caroline Calouche and Company
12:00 pmHow to Step Lightly and Reduce Your Impact - Demo
12:30 pmAttracting Pollinators - Demo
1:00 pmDoug Davis and the Solid Citizens Performs
2:00 pmAerial Dance Performance by Caroline Calouche and Company
2:00 pmProtecting Pollinators - Demo
2:30 pmPersonal Choices and Clean Air - Demo
3:00 pmSo Can I Recycle This or Not? - Demo 
3:30 pmdoby Performs
5:00 pmPiedmont Earth Day Fair Closes

Monday, March 24, 2014

Gardening Workshops in Winston-Salem, NC

Vegetable Gardening

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Location: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105
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Registration requested: Contact Kitrinka Gordon with the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office to register for this lecture. Phone: 336-703-2850 or email gordonkl@forsyth.cc

Cost: Free

Speaker: Scott Welborn, Forsyth Extension Agent, Horticulture
Description: Vegetables are never better than when they are home grown! Join our new horticulture agent, Scott Welborn and discover how to start your first vegetable garden. Discussion will include finding the right location, how to take a soil test, improving your soil and which are the easiest vegetables to begin with.

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Community Gardening 101

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105

Registration requested: Contact Kitrinka Gordon with the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office to register for this lecture. Phone: 336-703-2850 or email gordonkl@forsyth.cc

Cost: Free

Speaker: Alison Duncan, Community Garden Coordinator

Description: Have you ever considered participating in a community garden? Are you interested in starting one in your community, but you don’t know where to begin? Come learn the basics of starting a community garden in this class. We will cover the organizational, procedural, and horticultural information that you’ll need to know in order to start a successful community garden.

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Composting in The Garden Workshop

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105

Registration required: Contact Kitrinka Gordon with the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office to register for this lecture. Phone: 336-703-2850 or email gordonkl@forsyth.cc

Speaker: Wendi Hartup, Natural Resources Agent

Description: Composting is a great way to recycle organic waste (leaves, spent flowers, grass clippings, etc.) generated in our landscapes and gardens. We will discuss easy ways to start composting in your own backyard, what should and shouldn't be composted, and how to use this treasure in your garden. There will be a drawing for free Earth Machine Compost Bin.

Cost: Free

Workshop sponsored by the Piedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership

Kickstarter Campaign for Goat Playset & Storybook

Kickstarter Campaign: Are You Kidding? A Goat Playset and Storybook about Birth

This unique project will only be funded if the goal is met by the deadline.

Are You Kidding? is a toy and storybook designed to gently introduce children to the wonder of (goat) birth through play.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1889313416/are-you-kidding-a-goat-playset-and-storybook-about?ref=live
 
Kids you love will love playing with Margo the Momma goat and her two kids playset, and reading about the excitement on the farm when the animals discover Margo is kidding.  
 
Margo, the toy goat, gives birth to her two kids the same way Margo the real goat did. This gentle, authentic birth process helps children learn the real facts of life as they’re having fun helping Margo with her kidding. Helping Margo kid encourages pretend play and stimulates children's imaginations. 
 
 
 
The storybook, Are You Kidding?, is a 37-page easy reader completely illustrated by six-year old Vivi, who was the inspiration for the toy. Vivi won last year’s PBS Kids Go! national book contest, so young readers are in for a real treat. The book includes an introduction to dairy goats for young readers.
 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Garden Workshop: Charlie's Revolutionary Garden

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Garden Workshop: Charlie's Revolutionary Garden

Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center
(924 S. Main Street)

Presented by Charles Headington, PhD, Author and Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Home gardening can be revolutionary! With just 1/6 acre, low maintenance, and little cost, you can grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs and even capture rain water in inexpensive carpet ponds stocked with Tilapia. Learn how to create an edible landscape that entices the senses and invites exploration.

This lunch time workshop will last about one hour. Attendees may bring a lunch; beverages provided.

A free workshop hosted by Old Salem Horticulture.

For more information or to pre-register for any workshop, please email vhannah@oldsalem.org or call 336-721-7357 and leave a message with name, number attending, workshop title, and your contact information.

Support the work of Old Salem Horticulture through your membership in the Friends of the Gardens.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

BeNutty Bakes & Butters @ Farm Store on March 22, 2014

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BeNutty Bakes & Butters will be at joining us on Saturday, March 22, from 10-2! Customers will have an opportunity to sample and learn more about their variety of products. Jen's peanut butters are already available for purchase in our Farm Store.

BeNutty Bakes & Butters of Winston-Salem creates gourmet small batch peanut butters using North Carolina peanuts and drool-worthy baked goods. In addition to the peanut butters, BeNutty’s will also have freshly baked cookies, breads and Baker Jen's famous banana pudding in single serving containers.

Our farm, Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, is located on the Forsyth/Stokes County line, near the intersection of Hwy 65 and Hwy 8 (Germanton Rd)--6 miles from Winston-Salem. Our Farm Store is open daily 9-6 Monday-Saturday and 1-6 on Sundays year round. We are handicap accessible.

In our Farm Store, we sell our aged raw milk goat cheese, brined and marinated feta, plain and flavored Farmers Cheese and plain and flavored chevres, farm-fresh eggs, farmstead meats (beef, lamb and chicken) and handmade goat's milk soap. We also sell local North Carolina handmade gifts and local country ham, jams, jellies, honey, ketchup, canned foods, dried herbs, etc. Farm and goat gifts are available also - toys, necklaces, ornaments, tote bags, windchimes, candles and more! Like goat's milk in something other than cheese? We also have soap, shampoo bars, facial bars, lotions and laundry detergent all made with goat's milk too.

Hope to see you the 22nd if not before! Remember to support other small businesses in your area all year long!

Visit our website to learn more about our farm and what is available in the Farm Store!

http://www.buffalocreekfarmandcreamery.com/