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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Growing Pains: The Trouble with Invasive Plants

Growing Pains: The Trouble with Invasive Plants
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 S. Main Street)
presented by Sheila Lombardo Master Gardener

Invasive exotics are a threat -- even familiar pass-along plants and staples of the Southern garden have escaped cultivation with serious consequences. Learn about invasive plants and how gardeners play a key role in containing their spread.

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

Hosted by Old Salem Horticulture.
Cost: $5/ Free for Friends of the Gardens.

Please call 336-721-7357 for more information or to pre-register. If Old Salem is closed due to inclement weather, the workshop will be cancelled.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nubian Does For Sale

Several purebred Nubian does exposed to purebred *B Hoanbu Nubian buck for Feb/March kids and later. No papers available. $250 each.  All does tested negative for CAE and Johnes in February, 2012. All are disbudded and have clean heads.  Does range in age from 2 to 3 years of age. Several are first fresheners.

Available for viewing during farm store hours (9a-6p Mon-Sat, 1p-6p Sun) or by appointment.
Must Pickup at the farm, which is 6 miles north of Winston-Salem (Zip Code 27019) on Forsyth / Stokes County line.

Call 336.969.5698 (8am-9pm ONLY) with any questions and to confirm availability for purchase.

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Packaged Foods Manufacturing (Short Course)

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems ("CEFS"), NC Cooperative Extension and NC State University are offering a short-course on Packaged Foods Manufacturing.

This fast-paced workshop is geared towards entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, farmers market vendors and those thinking about getting started in packaged foods but don't quite know where to begin. There are a myriad of rules and regulations to follow, including, completion of the Acidified Foods Processing and Packaging Better Process Control School. While this this short-course will not certify you to sell acidified foods, it will give you a better understanding of the process and how you can get started!

... Packaged Foods Manufacturing Short-Course
Date: Monday, February 11
Time: 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Registration Fee: $20
Location: TBA, Raleigh, NC

Organizers: CEFS, Wake County Cooperative Extension, and NC State University

Featured Speakers: Dr. Fletcher Arritt, Food Safety and Processing Extension Specialist, NCSU, Dr. Benjamin Chapman, Assistant Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist, and Allison Smathers, NCSU, Entrepreneurial Food Program Assistant

Thinking about selling fermented, acidified (pickled), or other packaged foods at restaurants, farmers' markets or retail vendors? There are a myriad of stringent guidelines that must be followed in order to do so, including keeping certain records or perhaps acquiring a label, getting a process authority letter and taking the multiday Acidified Foods GMP School for Pickle Manufacturers course or others offered by NCSU.

This workshop is designed to give participants a VERY general idea of what is expected by regulators to manufacture and sell packaged food products and about the Pickling School, briefly covering such topics as: basic food safety, supervisory skills, pH levels in your products, sample submission process, labeling, kitchen certification, record keeping and more. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a VERY BRIEF outline of the processes you will need to go through in order to sell your products.


For more information or to register, please visit the CEFS website.

For more information contact Lisa Forehand at 919-513-0954 or
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

So Excited!


So excited - - our pasteurizer is being installed on Tuesday, February 5th, and we complete our training on that day too!

I see chevre this Spring in our farm store :)
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

The Forsyth County Community Food System: A Foundation to Grow

Forsyth Futures will present the results of the study "The Forsyth County Community Food System: A Foundation to Grow" at the Forsyth County Commissioners briefing on Thursday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the commissioners' meeting room at the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 N. Chestnut St., Winston-Salem.
The study was supported by Forsyth Futures, The Winston-Salem Foundation and Forsyth County.
The goals of the study are to provide an objective assessment of the current local food system in Forsyth County, and to serve as a catalyst to maximize the impact of local foods.
Picture is of granddaughter, Ellie, and Show Time, one of our Nubian Does, at the farm.
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Winston-Salem Centennial Celebration

Winston-Salem 100 yearsParade, Music, Documentary Highlight City Centennial Celebration

Marketing and Communications - Jan. 17, 2013

Winston-Salem will celebrate its centennial with four days of activities May 9 – 12 that include a parade, the world premiere of a festive piece for orchestra commissioned for the centennial, a community worship service, the premiere of a centennial documentary, a community toast with a specially brewed “centennial” beer, and more.
The celebrations will begin on Thursday, May 9, which is the 100th anniversary of the day that the consolidation of Winston and Salem into one city took effect. A historic marker will be unveiled on First Street at 6 p.m., followed by a reception and open house in City Hall to view historical displays.
The reception will be followed by the premiere of “Merger: Making the Twin City,” an hour-long documentary produced by WSTV 13 that recounts the origins of Salem and Winston and their tortuous path to consolidation. The film will be shown at A/perture Cinema on Fourth Street at 8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m.
On Friday, May 10, all city residents who are or will be 100 years old in 2013 are invited to a special Centenarian Luncheon at the Benton Convention Center. That evening, the Arts District will host a “Blue Moon” gallery hop. The gallery hop will be augmented by displays of historical artifacts by the Police and Fire departments, music and art by local students, and a free concert by the Vagabond Saints Society from 7 to 10 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a community toast with a special centennial beer crafted for the occasion by Foothills Brewing, or Primo Water’s “centennial” water.
Old Salem Museums and Gardens will host a free Community Day at Old Salem on Saturday, May 11. In addition to free admission to all Old Salem attractions, visitors will also enjoy colonial crafts, demonstrations of the Tannenberg organ, recitals in the style of 18th century performers, an heirloom puppet show and performances by the Winston-Salem State University Jazz Ensemble.
A centennial parade, featuring marching bands, special floats, and impersonators of historic figures will start at 2 p.m. in Old Salem and march up Main Street into downtown. The parade will conclude at Corpening Plaza, where a party in the plaza will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. featuring food and merchandise vendors and a free concert headlined by Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen.
Also on Saturday, a centennial scavenger hunt in Old Salem and downtown will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by an after party at BB&T Ballpark. Team registrations will be accepted starting March 1.
Sunday, May 12, is the anniversary of the first meeting of the consolidated Board of Aldermen. A non-denominational community worship service and love feast will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the May Dell on the campus of Salem Academy and College. Also Sunday, the Winston-Salem Symphony will perform the world premiere of “Hail the Coming Day,” a festive piece for orchestra composed by Dan Locklair of Wake Forest University in honor of the centennial. The premiere will be part of the symphony’s regular May concerts scheduled for 3 p.m. May 12 and 7:30 p.m. May 14.
The centennial activities were planned by the Centennial Commission, a group of citizens that has been overseeing the city’s 100th birthday celebration. More information about the centennial celebration, including a calendar of events, is available at

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday Produce Market at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery's Store

COMING SOON - - We are working with Mother Holtz Farm (also in Germanton) on a Sunday afternoon "produce market" at our farm store!

We currently sell their jams, jellies and perserves in our farm store.  Mother Holtz Farm will be set up Sunday afternoons in our parking lot to sell their fresh local produce and goodies.

We will keep you up to date as to when the various types produce they are growing will be available for purchase and as to their set-up schedule.

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Bee School 2013

Bee School 2013 (Forsyth County Beekeepers Association of North Carolina)

Dates: Feb. 23; March 2, 9, 16, 30; April 13; May 4
Time: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Location: Forsyth County Agricultural Building

Free Hive Giveaway

Three beekeepers will once again have the opportunity to win their own bee hive, complete with bees, at this year's bee school. To be considered for one of the free hives you must meet the following guidelines:  pass the written and practical exam.

"Pop-up" Farmer's Market

Cobblestone Farmers Market's next "Pop-up" Farmer's Market this winter (off-season) is scheduled for Saturday, February 2 from 10am - 1pm at the Milton Rhoades Center for the Arts (N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem).

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Saturday, February 2nd- 10am-1pm: Cobblestone Farmers Market Pop Up @ the Milton Rhodes Center for the ArtsThis Saturday, February 2nd is the first of two wintertime Cobblestone Farmers Market POP UP @ the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. After a successful first Pop Up in December, we are excited to return to the MRCA and there are two planned so far: February 2nd and March 2nd. Many of the regular vendors will be in attendance and set up in front of the building on Spruce Street. The Cobblestone Farmers Market POP UP hours will be 10am-1pm.

The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts is located at 251 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem (1 block off Fourth Street). On Saturdays, parking is free downtown and there is also a convenient parking lot across the street with parking for $1 for the first hour and $.50 for every additional hour.

The list continues to expand, but as of now, expect to see fresh winter produce, pasture-raised meats, bread, pastries, jams, wine, soap, market T-shirts, and MORE from these vendors:

Grace Meadow Farm
Meadows Family Farm
Sanders Ridge

Three Sisters Artisan Bakery
Beta Verde
Plum Granny Farm
Camino Bakery
Winstead Farm
Felsbeck Farm
JEEM Farms
Harmony Ridge Farms
Farm Girl Arts
Lavender Anne's
Billy Place Farm
Sugar Creek Farm
Yellow Wolf Farm

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Local Air Pollution Impacts on Plants & Environment

Local Air Pollution Impacts on Plants & Environment
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 S. Main Street)

Presented by Lorelei Elkins Program Coordinator, Triad Air Awareness and Master Gardener

row at left shows air pollution impact
(image provided by workshop presenter)
 Air pollution in our community affects our health and the health of our environment. Learn how certain plants react to air pollution and how it affects our agriculture and tourism. Also, learn what we can do about the problems.

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

Hosted by Old Salem Horticulture.
Cost: $5/ Free for Friends of the Gardens.

Please call 336-721-7357 for more information or to pre-register.

All Decked Out!

We're all decked out for Valentine's Day with some Valentine's gift suggestions . . .
Come and check us out between 1 and 6 today! 
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Foothills Goat Cheese - Made with Local Carmel Chocolate Toffee Ale

This week we've cut open a wheel of "Foothills" -- our new ale flavored raw milk aged gouda-style goat cheese. 
Foothills is an aged white cheese made in a circular round shape with a brushed ale rind. The ale contributes its own flavors, a caramel aroma with a chocolate sweet toffee taste and is obtained from a local microbrewery. 
Come by the farm store and sample Foothills and our other raw milk aged goat cheeses!
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Made in North Carolina" Breakfast Basket

More gift baskets available in our farm store with all "Made in North Carolina" goodies - - country ham, jam, biscuit mix, peppermint candy and a handmade crocheted dishcloth or handmade pot holder too!

These make great hostess gifts or a gift just for yourself.

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Friday, January 25, 2013

Braved the Cold and Sleet

Let It Grow Produce braved the cold and sleet this morning to stop by the farm and pick up Rock House (Tomme) and Saura (Havarti) aged raw milk goat cheeses to sell in their store!

Let It Grow Produce is located at 4825 County Club Road in Winston-Salem.  They are a full year round market specializing in local, natural and organic vegetables; eggs; dairy products; jams, jellies and pickles; bread and cheese; coffee and tea.  They've also got a great selection of products from local, pottery, photography, books, oil, acrylic and watercolors, windchimes, candles and homemade soap.

You've Been Asking for More!

You've been asking for more and this week Ravens Moon Herbal delivered more goat's milk lotion in both the small and large size to the Farm Store!

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Triad Farm to Table

Triad Farm to Table is a growing community of farmers and consumers who work together in an effort to promote and support fresh, locally grown produce. They are a commercial cooperative selling fresh local produce to neighbors. The consumer pre-orders their box of produce and picks it up at their choice of convenient pick up locations in Forsyth County. Through this direct symbiotic relationship, they are able to pay our farmers more, while consumers pay the same. Members receive a weekly newsletter with their box, which includes recipes, fun facts about the produce in the box, and where to get more of it. They are promoting the sustainability of agriculture on the local level and encouraging success for our future generation of farmers.
Eat local, eat healthy, support your local farmers…... win, win, win for all!
Check the Triad Farm to Table website frequently for news on additional pick-up sites, extra member buying opportunities and the latest co-op news.

Effective May 2013, Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC is a Triad Farm to Table Wednesday public delivery site in Forsyth County. Your order can be picked up between 5 PM and 7 PM in our Farm Store

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wooly Washers

Our new goats milk soap wooly washers available now in the farm store thanks to support from our Facebook friend, The Felted Soap Lady, in Wisconsin!

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Friday Nites in February

Live Local
Bluegrass Music At It's Finest!

Priddy's General Store offers seasonal live bluegrass throughout the year. With their events being a part of the Stokes County's “The Foothills Hayride” Music Trail, they take pride in providing an authentic old fashioned venue that showcases local talent found right here in Stokes County. Whether their event is outback on the lawn of the old general store or inside you will truly experience the taste, sight, sound and feel of the “good ole days” at Priddy's General Store. Where great memories are made. 

Winter Event:Friday Nites in February” Every Friday nite in February 7-9pm     (this is an indoor event)

Summer Event:Red, White & Blue... Memorial Day Weekend (the Saturday before Memorial Day Monday) 3-7pm
( This is an outdoor event please bring a chair. In case of rain, event is held inside store. )

Fall Event:
The Original Pickin' At Priddy's... This one begins the first Saturday in October and runs for 5 Saturdays in a row. Usually it runs every Sat. in October and the first Sat. November unless there are 5 Saturdays in October. This one features an old time auction where folks donate homemade baked goods, canned goods, crafts, crocheted scarves and more to benefit Priddy's Christmas fund that is used to help needy families at Chrismas. (This is an outdoor event please bring a chair. In case of rain, event is held inside store.)

Christmas Event:

Pickin' at Priddy's Christmas... This event is always the 2nd Saturday in December. Santa is from 4:30-7pm and music is from 7-9 PM
Pictures are available at this event.
(Santa is outside and music is held inside store.)

Priddy's General Store is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Priddy's General Store is located in Stokes County just outside Danbury, North Carolina at the crossroads of Sheppard Mill Road and Pleasant View Church Road. We're approximately 30 minutes north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, near Hanging Rock State Park.

Priddy's is where you'll learn the well-kept secrets of Stokes County. There's tourist information available at the store, where you'll find tourist maps including hiking and river trails.

Free Flower Bulbs for Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful

Free Flower Bulbs Available for Planting in Public Areas

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful has received a shipment of more than 400,000 daffodil and tulip flower bulbs donated by Gardens Alive! of Indiana. They are available for groups or individuals to plant in such public areas as street rights of way, parks, schools, etc. They may also be planted in any area visible to the public.
The bulbs are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Citizens interested in receiving bulbs should call George Stilphen with Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful at 403-7824 or send an e-mail to George Stilphen at


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WNC Cheese Trail Newsletter

Here's your chance to subscribe to the WNC Cheese Trail newsletter! Great opportunity for those of you in and near Western NC to visit the area's greatest cheesemakers or just keep up with what's happening via their newsletter.  Sign up here.

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery is not located in the Western Region, but we love keeping up with our friends! Maybe the Piedmont and Eastern part of the state will start their own cheese trail in the future.

Connecting the dots on the Trail...

We've come a long way...

Our region's cheesemakers have once again proven to be among the bravest of souls. For almost a year, a group of committed artisans have held their breath and jumped into a nebulous but consuming task: creating the WNC (Western North Carolina) Cheese Trail.

Now the payoff begins. After a lot of work, the WNCCT has actualized as a network for artisan cheesemakers, a venue for agritourism and a resource for our rich community of farmers and epicureans. We have a website, a fantastic new logo, and we've created the first version of the Official WNCCT Map...not to mention all the legalities that we've crossed off the list! And now our sights are set on developing an interactive digital map alongside a physical printed map for distribution.

Many acclaimed cheesemaking operations in the area were quick to become Cheesemaking Members, and there has been a steady stream of Associate Members joining in support of local artisan foods and gastro-tourism. We hope that plenty more area cheesemakers and food destinations will continue to join the Trail and benefit from this network of passionate food producers.
The Trail's Cheesemaking Members have lent a lot of labor and resources to getting this concept off the ground, and many are shifting their operations in order to accommodate the tourism the Trail will generate.

Here's the Official List of WNC Cheesemaking Members:

Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery...................Fairview
Daddy's Girl Dairy.................................Hamptonville
Heritage Homestead...................................Crumpler
Oak Moon Farm.......................................Bakersville
Ripshin Goat Dairy..........................................Lenoir
Looking Glass Creamery.............................Fairview
Round Mountain Creamery...............Black Mountain
Yellow Branch Farm...............................Robbinsville

Associate Members are out-of-area cheesemakers, or non-cheesemaking members who sell products from member farms or otherwise support the cheese and dairy industry. Membership is only $100 annually for representation on our soon to be widely distributed map. Ques? Email for more info.

WNCCT Associate Members include:

Carolina Bed and Breakfast.................Asheville, NC
Lexington Avenue Brewery..................Asheville, NC
FRESH Wood-Fired Pizza.........Black Mountain, NC
Laurey's Catering.................................Asheville, NC
Mountain Sunshine Farms...................Asheville, NC
Roots & Branches Crackers............Swannanoa, NC
Orrman's Cheese Shop.......................Charlotte, NC

Affinity Members are destination businesses working in complementary industries, and are represented on the WNC Cheese Trail Map as recommended stops between member farms.

Our Affinity Member is:

Hickory Nut Gap Farm..........................Fairview, NC

Both Corporate Sponsor and Cheese Enthusiast memberships are also available for those who would like to support the Trail.

You can learn more about these farms and other members at
And please be sure to encourage membership to your favorite operations!

Member Farm Profile:

Yellow Branch Farm
Robbinsville, NC
Bruce DeGroot and Karen Mickler

Yellow Branch has been producing farmstead cheese from Jersey cow milk since 1986. Both their farm and pottery are open for scheduled visits year-round. Here's what they have to say:

"Yellow Branch is very excited about the WNC Cheese Trail. As we begin our 27th year tending the cows and making cheese, growing food for ourselves and our family, we celebrate and are grateful for the growth of the number of cheese makers and facilities in WNC and across the state and nation. In 1986 we were on the cusp of the development of the artisan cheese industry in the United States. Our continued success is in large part due to the flourishing business of folks making delicious cheese which is in great demand. When we started knocking on doors looking for stores to purchase our cheese, we were met with astonishment and a little bit of skepticism since "good" cheeses were considered to be found only in Europe. So here we are today, surrounded by folks making excellent cheese in Western North Carolina and above all, grateful for all who support our endeavors by purchasing and enjoying our products. Thank you!"
Again, thank you for sharing an interest in the WNC Cheese Trail. This couldn't exist without the community's hard work and precious input. We hope that the Trail will enable Cheesemaking, Associate and all other Members alike to gain business and connections, and that this network can enrich our craft and spread some of that Western North Carolina talent.

Gratefully yours,

The WNC Cheese Trail
Copyright © 2013 WNC Cheese Trail, All rights reserved.


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Monday, January 21, 2013

We're on the map!

Google has updated their maps-- and we're on there!

This is so exciting for us because after almost 2 years - Buffalo Creek Farm Road can be found!

But, we still can't rely on MapQuest, Bing, or Yahoo maps to help people find us!  With an older GPS or those mapping services, customers still need to use our old address (6749 S. Germanton Road)
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Webinar: Breeding Better Sheep & Goats

The first webinar in the Univeristy of Maryland Extension 2013 Small Ruminant Winter Webinar Series, "Breeding Better Sheep & Goats" will be held Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. EST. To participate, all you need is an internet connection (high speed recommended). No pre-registration is necessary.

Got Spring On Our Mind

Put together lots of garden gloves with our Nitty-Gritty goat's milk soap!
The red ones are perfect for Valentine's Day. 
Assorted colors are available in our farm store for $5.

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Biscuits and Jelly!


Mother Holtz Farm's jams, jellies and Apple Butter are a favorite of our Farm Store's customers! 

We sell their Blackberry Jam, Apple Jelly, Muscadine Grape Jelly, Blueberry Jelly, Strawberry Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, Scuppernong Jelly, Concord Grape Jelly, Pear Jelly, Pear Jam, and Apple Butter--including some sugar free jellies.

We're continuously adding more local products to our farm store, so you'll want to stop by to see to check it out!
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tour De Food - Gourmet Food Tour of Winston-Salem

Explore historical downtown Winston Salem, learn about the Moravians and RJ Reynolds Empire as you stop at locally owned establishments. Begin your tour at Jeffery Adams on 4th and wind your way through the arts district and more. You will taste everything from local frozen custard to down home BBQ and meet the chefs, owners and artisans who create it all. You will even have a stop at Winston Salem’s only rooftop restaurant for the best views in town. Come taste all the best foods in town at these fine establishments.

Come EAT DRINK WALK through Winston Salem.
To purchase a ticket for the Winston-Salem tour on the following dates visit their website here

February9th & 23rd
March9th & 23rd
April13th & 27th
May11th & 25th
June8th & 29th

Friday, January 18, 2013

2013 Growers Academy

    2013 Growers Academy -  January 22, 2013 - March 12, 2013 - The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center in the Roanoke Higher Education Center Building - Roanoke, Virginia

The Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center is offering the fourth annual Growers Academy, a series of courses specifically designed to help new and transitioning agricultural businesses succeed. An 8 week learning series focused on low-input crop production and launching your own agri-business. Instructors include resource professionals and farm business owners.
Topics include:
  • Planning for Success: Setting Goals and Establishing Targets
  • Soils and Composting
  • Marketing
  • Business Plan Development
  • Equipment for Small Farms
  • Preventative Pests and Weed Management
  • Crop Production and Planning
  • Business Plan Review
  • Farm Tour on Saturday, March 9
Dates and Location
January 22 – March 12, 2013
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm (no class on February 19)
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center in the Roanoke Higher Education Building at 108 North Jefferson Street

Contact: Josh Nease
Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center, Manager
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 701, Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540-553-2311 or

Want to start a farm business but don’t have land?Graduates of the Growers’ Academy are eligible to lease land at a discounted rate at the Catawba Sustainability Center in Catawba, Virginia.

Survived the "snow"

Morning all . . . everyone survived the "snow." 
Waiting for the creek to go down from 4 days of constant rain so we can feed the cows this morning - - The sun should be peaking through any minute now! Sunshine all through next week :)

Farm store is OPEN!
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Thursday, January 17, 2013

CEFS Summer Internship in Sustainable Agriculture

CEFS Summer Internship in Sustainable Agriculture
June 3 - July 26, 2013
2012 Interns 
Internship Background

We are seeking highly-motivated undergraduate students from a variety of different backgrounds, with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture, to participate in a unique 8-week summer internship. Summer Interns with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) come from all over the country and world to work with faculty members to learn about the concepts and practices of various aspects of sustainable agriculture through hands-on farm work, lectures and discussions, community engagement, and field trips to local farms and markets. In addition, a highlight of this program is that interns will gain hands-on sustainable agriculture research knowledge through working with a diversity of CEFS Faculty Researchers from various disciplines at CEFS' 2,000-acre research farm in Goldsboro, N.C.


For students completing the CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program, the goals are to describe sustainable agriculture and community food systems from a broad systems perspective;
observe and evaluate a variety of agricultural systems and practices for their sustainability;
improve professional development and collaborative learning interactions with university faculty and staff, farmers, extension agents, researchers, non-governmental organizations and the community;
communicate how sustainable agriculture research is conducted, basic techniques, and data collected from a variety of disciplines in sustainable agriculture

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's a rainy day good for?

What's a rainy day good for? Updating all our listings in websites, ordering meds and supplies for the goats for the year and restocking the merchandiser with cheese. And . . . we've got a new Dark Ale Gouda raw milk goat cheese which we will be sampling soon. — at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat

The 2013 Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat will be held June 16-20 in Valdosta, GA.

More information will be available soon on the North Carolina Dairy Youth Foundation Facebook page, but please take note of the earlier date!

New Winston Museum

The New Winston Museum covers history of W-S from 1850 to the present. Among its exhibitions are films containing interviews with community members sharing their recollections of the history of WS, such as the events that took place during the Civil Rights era, and looking toward the future of WS. It also includes images of people and places in WS from 1850 to the present.

New Winston Museum is located at 713 South Marshall Street. Summer hours for the museum are Tuesday - Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointment. or call 336. 724-2842 or visit

Monday, January 14, 2013

Six-Week Sustainable Stewards Program

Six-Week Sustainable Stewards Program

Where: Forsyth Agriculture Building, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27105
Six-Week Sustainable Stewards Program to be held by Forsyth Cooperative Extension & City of Winston-Salem

Media Contact: Wendi Hartup, Natural Resources Extension Agent
Phone: 336-703-2850
Event Dates: Every Thursday, January 24 – February 28, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston Salem NC
Registration Required: Contact Kitrinka Gordon with the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office to register for this lecture by email or phone: 336-703-2850.
Cost: $35, due by January 18th, 2013 Join us while we explore topics such as: conservation design, rainscaping, ecosystem enhancement, environmental policy issues, community gardening, waste recycling, transportation and improving indoor air quality. Each night will feature hands-on learning activities with the best in the business. At the conclusion of the course, participants will participate in a small service project that puts to work ideas.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kidding Barn Addition

With some great weather and help today, we got the roof on our kidding barn addition. More room for my "good hay" storage and a loafing area under cover for my milkers too. Believe it or not, there is cement under all that mud - - here's hoping to get some granite dust spread soon. — at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC.

Never Know Who'll be Watching

Never know who'll be watching you walk into the farm store!

 Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Have you considered a home-based food business?

Have you considered a home-based food business?

Do you wonder what steps are involved for kitchen inspections?

Are you concerned about food safety?

Join us the Rockingham County Cooperative Extension on January 15, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at their office!

Representatives from the NC Dept of Agriculture will be on hand explain the process and answer all your questions!

This also the regular meeting of the Local Food Coalition. 

Come learn what’s happening and how you can get involved!!

For more information, contact:
Brenda Sutton

Friday, January 11, 2013

Barn Quilt Trail

Quilt Trail

Photo credit: Urban Bloom Photography

A new project funded by the Yadkin Arts Council and the Tourism Development Authorities of Yadkinville and Yadkin County is taking shape -- a Barn Quilt Trail. You can make your own barn quilt, and once approved, be part of the quilt trail itself or we can furnish you with the names of folks who will make the quilt for you, using your choice of a pattern.
The quilt trail will feature unique quilts on each barn or building. There will be no duplications of patterns along the trail.

A printed brochure and trail map will be produced using a portion of the proceeds from the quilts and trail fees.
The trail map is in production at this time.

If you already have a barn quilt and it meets the trail requirements the cost for being on the trail is a one-time fee of $25. Certain trail restrictions apply.

Contact: Leanne Brendle --

Application for quilt trail membership

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Time for some Spring bunnies!

We are breeding our lionhead, mini rex and dutch rabbits.  Time for some Spring bunnies!

In the Spring, contact for availability: 336-969-5698 or

If you're child would love to have their picture taken with a rabbit, keep an eye on our neighbor Fantasy Photography's blog and Facebook page for more details. 

As it gets closer to Sping time, they'll be posting details about their Easter mini sessions featuring real bunnies.  It doesn't get any sweeter than your child and a bunny, check out these photographs from 2012!

They'll also be doing mini sessions with a baby goat, once it warms up enough for the kids to be barefoot in the grass!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mill Spring Seed Swap

Free Event: Mill Spring Seed Swap

Jan 12, 2013
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bring seeds to share and swap with others! We also have free seed catalogs from several different companies. Contact Laura at828-894-2281 or and

 Mill Spring Agricultural Development and Community Center
 156 School Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756

For More Information: Contact Laura at or 828-894-2281

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Drunken Goat Cheese

Our aged raw milk drunken goat cheese is aging beautifully in the cheese cave. We used local red wine from our neighbor at Germanton Gallery & Winery. We'll open the wheel soon for tasting!

Check our Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC Facebook page for updates. 

Our farm store is open daily.  Due to the seasonality of our products, not all cheeses are available at all times in our farm store.  Call or email with any questions.
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019

Monday, January 7, 2013

Willingham Theater Schedule

Willingham Theater Schedule

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center 

Tickets for theater performances will go on sale mid-January.
A Spring Season Pass may be purchased for $35 and includes the following performances:
The Kruger Brothers, The Pluck Project, and Scenes from Shakespeare, plus one movie of your choice.
Individual tickets will be sold for all performances and movies.
Season tickets and all tickets for live performances may be purchased through the website or at the Cultural Center's Gift Shop.
Movie tickets may be purchased prior to showing at the YARD Gift Shop or at the door.

January 26: Movie - Bottle Shock - 7 pm. $5.
Comedy-drama based on the 1976 wine competition in Paris wherein Napa Valley wines defeated French wines in a blind taste test and put Chateau Montelena (Napa) on the world wine map. Starring Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman.

February 8, Friday: Gala - for theater seat holders. By invitation. 6:30 pm.
Buffet dinner and performance of Carolina Music Way's Old Timey Radio Show- a high energy musical revue featuring the music of the north Piedmont and the Yadkin Valley Jammers.

February 9: Performance of the Old Timey Radio Show. 7:30 pm. $15.
Carolina Music Ways is the Old -Timey Radio Show's nonprofit art-education sponsor. For more information visit their website:

February 23: Cle Thompson in Concert . 7:30 pm. $10. The plaintive blues and uptown jazz stylings of Miss Cle Thompson who calls Winston-Salem and Los Angeles "home." You may also purchase your tickets to the Cle Thompson concert with your "Winter Reds Weekend" pass from the Yadkin Valley Wineries or the Yadkin Tourism Development Association.
March 8: Kruger Brothers in Concert. 7:30 pm. Tickets $15.

March 23, 3 pm and March 24, 7:30 pm: The Pluck Project. Tickets:$10.
Nine solo dance performances by UNCSA dance majors, culminating in a group finale choreographed by a New York choreographer.

April Theater: Scenes from Shakespeare, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $10. Students from UNCSA's drama department. present scenes from some of the bard's most well-loved works.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Big Eat

Back for its fifth year. The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and participating downtown restaurants are proud to present the return of "The Big Eat." Every Tuesday night, beginning January 8 and ending February 26, more than 30 great downtown restaurants will offer 50 percent discounts off of their signature dishes.

A list of participating downtown establishments, as well as the signature dish for each Tuesday, can be found at
WEEK 1 - Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Participating Restaurants and dishes are subject to change at any time.
See details and restrictions below.*
Bernardin's: 901 W. Fourth St. 336-725-6666
Signature Dish: Roasted Salmon: horseradish crust, spinach, sweet roasted garlic & port wine sauce. $12.00
Community Arts Cafe: 411 W. Fourth St. 336-793-8000
Signature Dish: Cafe Burger: With Dublin irish cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion. $3.49
Millennium Artisan Restaurant: 310 W. Fourth St. Suite A. 336-725-3900
Signature Dish: coming soon
Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar: 450 N. Spring St. 336-293-4797
Signature Dish: Slow Cooked Pork Shank: Savannah-inspired red rice with lemon, parsley and dijon bread crumbs and a pickled pepper Vinaigrette. $12.00
Tropical Smoothie Cafe: 216 W. Fourth St. 336-722-1300
Signature Dish: 50% off wraps. $3.50
Twin City Chop House: 115 S. Main Street, 336-747-8600 Signature Dish: French Quarter Chicken - On Cajun rice topped with sauteed shrimp and andouille in a spicy tomato cream sauce and grilled scallions. $11.00
* Restrictions and Other Important Details
  • The Big Eat specials are dine-in only.
  • No splitting with Big Eat specials, thank you.
  • Restaurant signature dish subject to change, excludes tax and tip
  • Please check with individual restaurants concerning food ingredients and allergens, thank you.
  • The Big Eat Specials are subject to availability. Restaurants may run out of the signature dish on any given week. The restaurant is not obligated to provided a replacement dish at a discount.