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Friday, March 18, 2011

Cobblestone Farmers Market 2011

COBBLESTONE FARMERS MARKET KICKS OFF 2011 SEASON WITH NEW NAME AND NEW LOCATION Contact: Matthew Mayers 336-723-7189 (Winston-Salem)---The Cobblestone Farmers Market (formerly Krankies Farmers Market) will open for the season on April 19, 2011. The market will take place on the cobblestone area near Third Street and Patterson Avenue in downtown Winston-Salem, and will feature all-local, sustainably-produced foods, plus weekly events and expanded offerings. Improvements for the 2011 season include: •Acceptance of EBT payment, with a matching benefit from the market •Prepared lunches to enjoy at the market every week •Information tables for food- and environment-related community groups •Food donation station •Expanded parking •Live music every week
April Highlights: April 19—Opening Day features cooking greens, plus a tasting and demonstration by Screaming Rooster chef Kevin Fisher, classical guitarist Ryan Layton, an information table featuring Food and Water Watch, and lunch available from Triad Community Kitchen. April 26—The featured product is starter plants. Join Old Salem guides for a walking tour of the historic graveyards of Salem, departing from the market at 11:00 and returning about 12:00. Krankies Coffee will hold a coffee tasting at the market; Meridian Restaurant will give a cooking demonstration with samples; and musicians Payton Harkins and Noel Livengood will provide ambience. Lunch is sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, with chef Greg Waddell working the grill. The Cobblestone Farmers Market is operated by Cultivate Piedmont, a program of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association ( The market is an all-local, producers-only venue that selects vendors on the basis of their healthy, sustainable, and humane practices. The market is held on the cobblestone area near the intersection of Third Street and Patterson Avenue in downtown Winston-Salem, every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm from April 19 through November 29. Follow us on Facebook:

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