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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1–7. 

Stop by Cobblestone Market or the farm and purchase a 'thank you' gift for your favorite teachers!

Monday, April 25, 2011

K'ville Indie Flea Market

Join them every Saturday March 26-November 26 (10am-4pm) for the K'ville Indie Flea- a Handmade & Vintage Outdoor Market.

Vendors from across the Triad will offer their handmade apparel, furnishings, jewelry and furniture. Find vintage clothing, accessories, furnishings and more! They will also have homemade salsa, honey, baked goods & coffee!

Go to for more info & directions!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

BBQ Capital Cook-off

In a city renowned for its heritage of slow cooking pork shoulders over hickory wood that is known world wide as Lexington-style barbecue, it seems logical that a barbecue cook-off would take place on our streets!
If you love great barbecue, wine, and music, you’ll want to be in Lexington for the area’s first BBQ cook-off.

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), the event is bringing competitive chefs and judges from across the United States. Barbecue vendors will enable you to taste a wide variety of types of barbecue. Other activities include a visit from the Johnsonville Brats Big Taste Grill, the Inaugural Southern Gateway Wine Festival, four bands, a classic motorcycle show, kids activities and much more!
This event is poised to become Lexington's spring compliment to the October Lexington Barbecue Festival that just celebrated their 27th anniversary with over 100,000 people!

Join them in uptown Lexington on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, 2011 for the Inaugural BBQ Capital Cook-off!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cobblestone Farmers Market

April 19th is Opening Day for Cobblestone Farmers Market (formerly named Krankies Farmers Market).  

We will be joining a lot of your favorite farmers from last year (and some new local farmers too) on a cobblestone road behind the Nissen Wagon Works building near the corner of Patterson and Third Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

This week a hot lunch will be available from Triad Community Kitchen, the menu is available here

For info about each of the vendors and the week's featured item, music and events 'like' Cobblestone Farmers Market on Facebook or sign up for the weekly email.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Piedmont Earth Day Fair

The annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair is coming to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds for the first time on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair, organized by the Piedmont Environmental Alliance and sponsored by the city of Winston-Salem, is a free, family-friendly outdoor event.

There’s a full day of entertainment, a variety of all-natural foods, and children’s activities to inspire our youngest citizens to take care of our planet. More than 100 exhibitors demonstrate the sustainable features of their products or services and share their passion for protecting the Earth.

More than 8,000 people attended last year’s fair. Parking is free and valet parking is available for cyclists. Bus transportation from downtown is also available. Visit the PEANC web site for more details.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tour de Yadkin

An annual month-long river paddling event down the Yadkin River. April 2 to 30, paddlers can kayak or canoe with one of America’s leading river advocates, Dean Naujoks. Each weekend in April, the Riverkeeper will stop along the river for community festivities that celebrate a cleaner river. Sponsored by REI. Sunday April 3: Meet at Marley’s Ford and paddle from Ferguson to Kerr Scott Reservoir.

Phone (336) 722-4949

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mini Cobblestone Farmers Market today!

Come out today (Tuesday, April 12th) from 11 until 1 to a mini version of Cobblestone Farmers Market (formerly known as Krankies Farmers Market). We will be outside on the patio of Krankies Coffee in downtown Winston-Salem. Opening Day of Cobblestone Farmers Market is next week!
Shore Farms Organics will be selling bok choi, lettuce, cilantro, kale, mustard, rosemary, swiss chard, tomato starter plants and canned goods!

Crosscreek Farm will have grass-fed beef, pastured pork, free range eggs and Katadhin Lamb, Heritage Homestead's Feta, Gouda & Raw Milk Blue (goat cheeses). And she'll be bringing some baby ducks for show & tell!
Grace Meadow Farm will be selling grassfed ground beef, stew beef,steaks,roasts,soup bones,free range eggs and more!

We'll have our Buffalo Gal's goat's milk soap gift sets and bars--including some special ones for Spring Time and Easter!
Support your local farmers!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Old Salem's Spring Garden Workshops

Saturday, April 9, 9:30AM-4:30PM George Washington and the Land Old Salem Museums & Gardens presents a day of special activities highlighting George Washington’s life as farmer and surveyor. The President visited Salem in 220 years ago. *Museum ticket required and available for purchase at the Old Salem Visitors Center. Wednesday, April 13, 5 PM Andrea Wulf’s The Founding Gardeners Lecture, book signing and reception for this new book showcasing Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and others as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. $5 fee. Location: The Horton Center, 924 S. Main St. (Old Salem Division of Education event) Saturday, April 16, 10AM-5PM Old Salem Heirloom Plant Sale Begins! Heirloom flowers, herbs and shrubs from Old Salem’s Horticulture Department. Now through the season at the Garden Shop at T. Bagge Merchant, 626 S. Main Street at Salem Square. Saturday, April 16, 10AM-5PM Piedmont Earth Day Fair Celebrate Earth Day 2011--exhibits, live music demonstrations, children’s programs, food and drink. Stop by the Old Salem Gardens booth at the Dixie Classic Fair Grounds! Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 PM Rain Gardens Do you have a downspout? Run-off problem? Install a rain garden. Learn the basics of using plants and soil to manage rainwater run-off and the potential funding sources. Wendi Hartup, Forsyth County Cooperative Extension (Natural Resources Agent) and Linda Birdsong, Forsyth Soil & Water Conservation District (Community Conservation). Tuesday, April 26, 10AM-1PM Krankies/Cobblestone Farmers Market Old Salem Gardens is featured and will sell heirloom plants. Special tour of Salem’s historic graveyards will leave from the market in the morning. Near Third Street at Patterson Avenue, behind the Nissen Wagon Works building Saturday, April 30, 10AM Butterfly Gardening Simply offering the right food and shelter will attract these “floating flowers” to your yard and garden. Jim Nottke, Master Gardener and Carolina Butterfly Society. Saturday, May 14, 10 AM Backyard Chickens Chickens are easily kept in the city too! Learn about breeds and how to feed and shelter a backyard flock. Amy Thomas, Forsyth County Cooperative Extension (Livestock Agent). Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 PM Horticulture Therapy The benefits of gardening extend beyond beauty and good food…think pleasure, relaxation, and rehabilitation. Lea Nading, Horticulture Therapist, Earth Touch Program. Saturday, June 11, 9:30AM Gateway Nature Center Foxes, hawks, ducks, deer in the middle of the city? Tour the area proposed to showcase the flora and fauna of Salem Creek. Cornelia W. Barr, Chair, Board of Directors, Gateway Environmental Initiative. Location: Meet at the Old Salem Greenhouse parking lot, 845 S. Poplar Street. Wednesday, June 15, 5:30 PM North Carolina Native Flowers All around us are native species to recognize and appreciate. North Carolina has some of the most interesting. Kathy Schlosser, Noted author and authority of native plants. ----------- Questions? Please call 336-721-7384 To schedule Garden Tours, please call 1-800-441-5305

Friday, April 8, 2011

Piedmont Farm Tour

The weather is warming up. Spring crops are popping up their heads. Baby animals are running around on pasture. What a great time to get out and see sustainable farms! What a great time to support and encourage small-scale growers!

The Piedmont Farm Tour is one week away: Saturday and Sunday April 16 to 17, 1 to 5 PM ! 40 great farms to choose from.

1. Tickets on sale online at Carolina Farm Stewards website or at retail locations around the Triangle: $25 per carload for both days. (Weaver Street Markets, Harmony Farms, Chatham Marketplace, Durham Farmers Market @ Durham Central Market booth) Full info at
2. More on-farm volunteers are needed: help out one afternoon and get a free tour pass and beautiful heirloom tomato T-shirt.
3. The tour is partnering with the awesome 10% Local Food Campaign and everyone who takes the tour should make the pledge and "go 10%". It's fun, easy and sends a strong signal that local food is important. Check out
4. The Special Mini-Bus VIP Beginning Farm Tours on horticulture and livestock are sold out. They will have them again next year.
5. Thanks to the founding co-sponsor, Weaver Street Market.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gardening with Children

Nurture the love of nature and gardening in children. This workshop provides family fun and teaches tips for successful gardening with children. Taught by JoAnn Yates, Horticultural Therapist and owner of Branching Out, LLC. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 800-441-5305. At Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Old Salem Visitors Center, Winston-Salem NC 27101, Saturday, April 16th - 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Email or Website

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Farmers Market Day - Erwin

For anyone near Erwin, NC today, check out our Buffalo Creek Farm's goat's milk soaps and Dinner Time Chimes' silverplate windchimes and more at Farmers Market Day!

Saturday, April 2 · 9:00am - 3:00pm

Crafters and food artisans will be selling their goods inside "The Indigo Room" (121 East H Street) and the adjacent sidewalks will be lined with vendors also.

There will be over thirty craft and food artisan booths, farming theme photoshoot, drawing for a wagon full of goodies, cooperative extension will be passing out flyers for upcoming canning classes, Lowe's has donated seeds for aspiring little farmers to plant and take home to their garden, cornhole games with prizes for our youth, and MUCH more.

Please come to downtown Erwin and support local farmers, artists, and crafters on the first Saturday in April!

Hanging Rock General Store's Grand Opening

Hanging Rock General Store is having their Grand Opening complete with live music, door prizes, and more. Join them for a fun-filled day - an ol' time country store - conveniently located less than half a mile from the entrance to Hanging Rock State Park. They sell drinks, snacks, groceries, and gear.

Hanging Rock General Store 3500 Moores Springs Rd , Danbury NC 27016

Saturday, April 2nd - 9:00 am-2:00 pm


Phone 336-593-8100


Friday, April 1, 2011

Piedmont Farm Tour

The Piedmont Farm Tour is the biggest consumer farm tour in the United States. April 16-17,2011