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Thursday, February 28, 2013

NCSU Egg Safety Training for Small Producers

NCSU Egg Safety Training for Small Producers



North Carolina State University will offer an Egg Safety Training for Small Producers on March 20 at the NCSU Poultry Teaching Unit at 3801 Inwood Rd. in Raleigh, NC.
The program is designed to instruct small producers selling eggs through Farmers’ Markets, Cooperatives, and CSAs. The training will be aimed to provide instruction to these producers to improve their understanding of egg safety. Training will be provided on principles of egg safety plans, monitoring, testing methods currently used, and what consumers are expecting, so that they can improve the safety and quality of the eggs. By attending they will have an understanding of the strategies they need to implement to improve the safety of the shell eggs they produce.
Agenda:
  • Registration
  • Introductions
  • What is Egg Safety and Quality, and What Is Expected by Customers
  • Egg Safety Components
    • Egg Handling
    • Egg Washing
    • Refrigeration
    • Production Environment
    • Insect and Rodent Control
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Monitoring of an Egg Safety Program
  • Testing to Show Your Program Works
    • NCDA&CS Services
      • Flock Health   
      • Testing Laboratory
  • NC Egg Laws
The registration fee is $50 and covers printed class materials, biosecurity garments for hands-on training, and lunch. Deadline for registration is March 13.
Download a registration form.
For more information email Ken Anderson.

We Passed!



We had three dairy inspectors visit with us today to certify our new pasteurizer! This will be us later today - - WE PASSED! Fresh chevre coming soon to the farm store (in addition to our aged raw goat milk cheeses).
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698

Growing Edible Mushrooms

Title: Growing Edible Mushrooms 

Date: Mar 11, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM - Noon
 
Description: Learn the basics of growing primarily Shiitake mushrooms in the home landscape. Some discussion will be given to other types of mushrooms. A demonstration of growing shiitakes will be shown. To register contact Kitrinka Gordon at 336-703-2850 or email gordonkl@forsyth.cc

Location:  Carver Branch Library,  4915 Lansing Dr. Winston-Salem 

8th Annual Civil War Battle & Living History Weekend

 
Saturday, March 2nd - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sunday, March 3rd - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Historic Village of Rockford and the 7th North Carolina Cavalry along with the 21st Infantry, NC 30th and the NC 28th reenactors invite you to step back in time and experience the life of a civil war soldier at the 8th Annual Battle in Rockford Reenactment.
 
Homemade country ham biscuits, chicken stew, pintos and cornbread and the infamous fried apple pies available inside the store.
 
Event is Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chicken Workshops in Pittsboro

Chicken Workshops in Pittsboro

 
Pittsboro Feed, along with North Carolina Cooperative Extension Poultry Agent Dan Campeau, will be hosting four Chicken Workshops in the month of March at the store in Pittsboro. Sign up today by calling 919-542-2454.
Saturday, March 28:30-10:30 amTopics: 1) First 5 weeks – Care, equipment, nutrition. Dan Campeau, NC Cooperative Extension Specialized Area Poultry Agent. 2) Breed Selection – What breed will fit best in your home? Jeannette Beranger, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.***Coffee & Doughnuts available***
Tuesday, March 1211:30 am-1:00 pmTopic: Does feeding organic diets to your chickens make eggs and meat healthier for you to eat? What does the research say? Forages for the birds. Dan Campeau, NC Cooperative Extension Specialized Area Poultry Agent.***Light snacks available for lunch***
Tuesday, March 1911:30 am-1:00 pmTopic: Housing – Portable vs. permanent, equipment needed. Dan Campeau and Christine Miller, Pittsboro Feed Owner***Light snacks available for lunch***
Saturday, March 308:30-10:00 amTopics: 1) Flock health – Dr. Donna Carver, NC State University Poultry Vet. 2) Panel discussion – Dan Campeau, Jeannette Beranger, Donna Carver, Christine Miller.***Coffee and doughnuts available***
All four classes are available for $15.00 or you can pay $5.00 for each class you choose to attend. Morning classes will be provided with hot spiced cider, coffee and doughnuts. Afternoon classes will have a light lunch provided.
Registration—Reserve your spot today by calling 919-542-2454. Please come 10-15 minutes early to sign in. Bring a check or cash for $5 to pay for educational materials and food.
All classes will be held at Pittsboro Feed at 1103 East Street Pittsboro, NC.

Mini Rex Bunny Sneak Peek


A sneak peek at one of the mini rex bunnies in training for Easter pictures with our friends at Fantasy Photography!  Visit their blog for more details on the mini photography sessions scheduled for mid March.

winston salem live bunnies easter portrait sessions for children child baby photographers

Pictures For Paws

Jessica Barney of Jessica Marie Photography in Mocksville, NC is holding Picures for Paws in Central Park (King, NC) on April 14, 2013.  The fees for Pet Photography will be benefitting Stokes County Humane Society

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Beginning Organic Vegetable Gardening

Beginning Organic Vegetable Gardening
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 S. Main Street)

Presented by Craig Mauney Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
Consumer Horticulture - Lawn and Garden
Master Gardener Volunteer Program
Director of Arboretum at Tanglewood


Learn natural and organic methods to grow vegetables, flowers, and even the lawn – and how to use the least of synthetic chemicals and practices that may be detrimental to your health or environment. Become an organic gardener.

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.

Friday, February 22, 2013

We're Open 7 Days a Week!

 
Despite all the cold, wet weather our farm store is open 7 days a week!
 
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698

Thursday, February 21, 2013

4-H Plant Sale

Would you like to grow your own delicious berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries? How about asparagus and herbs?



You can purchase your plants and support the youth of Forsyth County at the same time! Forsyth County 4-H is holding their annual plant sale to raise money for their scholarship fund. Youth EARN scholarship dollars through participating in 4-H events that they can use to off-set their registration costs to 4-H events such as workshops, teen leadership events and 4-H camp.

Order forms can be requested by calling the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office at 336-703-2850. Orders are due on or before Wednesday, March 6th. Pick-up is from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, March 27th and 28th.

 Forsyth Cooperative Extension, Agriculture Building
 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 



    

Bottle Baby

 


Things are starting to get busy around the farm again.  LOTS of kids have been born over the past month! We're getting ready to start milking the goats again.  We will continue making the aged raw milk goat cheese for our farm store in addition to the new fresh chevre that will be available in March 2013.
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

G is for "Goat"



Not a good picture, but this is the children from Horizons Residential Care Center in Rural Hall, NC checking out the goats today at the farm. They were studying the letter "G" and made a short field trip to our farm to touch and see baby goats, eat some goat cheese and try out goat's milk lotion. We all had lot of fun!
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698

Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures in Old Salem
Now accepting registrations!
Old Salem Museums & Gardens offers a variety of summer camp programs for Grades 1 - 12.
Summer tour for group outings
June 18 - August 2, 2013
Three-day camp for Grades 1-2
June 25-27, 2013
Five-day camp for Grades 3-8
July 8-26, 2013
Seven-day camp for Grades 9-11
July 1-24, 2013
Puppet-making camp for Grades 5 & Up
July 8-12, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Good News!



Doctor from the State Lab called last week to let us know  that all of our does and bucks who are 6 months of age or older are Negative for CAE and Johne's once again!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chaffhaye Dealer in Sanford

New Chaffhaye dealer in Sanford, NC - - Bartman Farm. Contact Tammy for your alfalfa hay needs.

www.chaffhaye.com


Centennial Celebration

Parade, Music, Documentary, Highlight City Centennial Celebration
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, 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 8:15, 8:45, and 9:15 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 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 www.W-S100years.com
Winston-Salem Centennial




Centennial Commission Holding Parade Float Design Competition
The Winston-Salem Centennial Commission and the Winston-Salem Jaycees are encouraging community groups, organizations, businesses and others to enter the float decoration competition for the Centennial Celebration Parade to be held May 11.

Ten winning designs will be selected; each float will depict one decade of Winston-Salem’s first 100 years. Winners will be provided a float base and a $300 allowance to help cover the cost of building and decorating their float. Contestants may contribute additional funds for decorations should they choose.

Entrants should choose the decade they want to depict and submit a description of their proposed float by Feb. 15. Entrants may submit proposals for more than one decade, but a separate entry should be submitted for each decade. A summary of significant events that took place during each decade is available online at the centennial website, http://W-S100years.com.

Entries will be judged based on creativity, historical accuracy, and presentation. To foster collaboration and inclusiveness, special consideration will be given to entries submitted by multiple businesses or organizations working together. Complete contest guidelines, a time table, decade summary, and entry form are available at http://W-S100years.com.

Information about additional ways to participate in the Centennial Celebration Parade will be posted on the centennial website on March 1. The Winston-Salem Jaycees is organizing the Centennial Celebration Parade on behalf of the Winston-Salem Centennial Commission. For more information, call the Jaycees at 776-0690 or send an e-mail to wscentennialparade@gmail.com

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hulcher Mountain



New goat's milk lotion from Hulcher Mountain Farm in Wilkesboro, NC added today in the farm store. Check out their Bubblegum, Monkey Farts, Jasmine, Yuzu and more fragrance oil scents.

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

Friday, February 15, 2013

Growing Green: Organic Growing in Your Backyard

Growing Green: Organic Growing in Your Backyard
Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 S. Main Street)
 
Presented by Cheryl Ferguson and Ray Tuegel of Plum Granny Farm in Stokes County, which is a USDA Certified Organic small family farm.
 

So what’s organic? It’s a whole systems approach to the land – nurturing soil for optimal conditions. Learn what that means and how you can transition to growing organically.

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.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Goat Love

Wishing everyone some goat love this morning . . .



If you've forgotten to pick up a little something special your loved ones, our farm store will be open until 6pm and we've got lots of gifts to choose from!

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Just In Time For That Special Valentine's Day Meal ....



Just in time for that special Valentine's Day meal tomorrow - - we'll have more of our grass-fed beef in the farm store this afternoon!  In addition to the beef, we also have chicken, lamb and rabbit farmstead meats available.  Call or email for availability of your favorite cuts.

Lamb brouchures and recipes available free in the farm store for some new, great ideas on cooking our pasture raised lamb.

Pricing is available on the website also.


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 raw milk aged goat cheeses, grass fed beef, pastured lamb and pastured free range eggs along with our handmade goat's milk soap and other local goodness.

Hair Sheep - Ewe and Ewe Lambs For Sale



Dorper/Painted Desert Cross Ewe and her Ewe Lamb - $300/Pair (Both are Black and White Spotted)

2 Dorper/Painted Desert Cross 5 Month Old Ewe Lambs - $150/Each (Both are Brown and White Spotted)

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
336.969.5698

Raspberry Jams from Plum Granny Farms



We'd like to welcome Plum Granny Farm's raspberry jam products to our farm store. They are a USDA Certified Organic small local farm in King, NC near Hanging Rock State Park. Their raspberry jams are excellent with our goat cheeses!

http://www.plumgrannyfarm.com/


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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Community Garden

An invite from Stokes County Cooperative Extension...
Learn about how your church, school, or other community organization can participate in and benefit from a Community Garden.

You are invited to a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, February 26th, 2012, at 11:30 a.m., at the Agriculture Building (old Wentworth School). Learn best-practices from 2012 Community Gardeners, interact with experienced panelists, meet with Community Garden Coordinator Deborah Crumpton, and plan for your 2013 garden; and learn more about this year’s extra emphasis on school gardens and harvest distribution. We will also have a wonderful local food lunch with food from www.piedmontlocalfood.com !

Community Gardens can help build healthy, local economies, fit bodies, and connected communities. The communities that start gardens can vary. They might include faith communities that donate produce to charities, school gardens that teach science and nutrition with hands-on learning, youth gardens that teach teamwork and entrepreneurial skills, or any other organization that is looking for a worthwhile project to promote health and local goodness!

We are excited about partnering opportunities with organizations and individuals that are interested in Community Gardens. To reserve your spot and local food lunch, please call the Cooperative Extension office at 336.342.8230 or e-mail Melissa_lynch@ncsu.edu

Monday, February 11, 2013

Triad Counties Farm to Chef Summit


Triad Counties Farm to Chef Summit

Mon, February 25, 10am – 12pm

Auditorium of the Guilford County Extension Center
Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405

We hope to address local food sourcing hurdles in the area and facilitate partnerships between the Triad's chefs and farmers.  This is a panel of local growers and chefs joining together and establishing connections to help growers to provide the options for the freshest food available. Pre-register by February 20.

For more information contact: Darby Ellison at 336-375-5876 or Darby_Ellison@ncsu.edu

Sponsored by:
NC Cooperative Extension Services
NC 10% Campaign 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chick Days at Walkertown Mill Farm Lawn




Walkertown Mill Farm Lawn & Garden is excited to announce that they will be having Chick Days at Walkertown Mill this spring!
 
We will have one March 12th and one on April 9th. Chicks will be available by PRE-ORDER ONLY! There are 26 chicken breeds available and 10 duck breeds available to order. Almost all of the chicks & ducks will be available in both females & males. All chicks will come vaccinated for Marek's Disease. Orders ...are due by FEB 1st for the March 12th Chick Day and due by MARCH 1st for the April 9th Chick Day. This is a great opportunity to start your own back yard flock or add to your existing flock without having to meet the large minimum order number that most hatcheries require. We have not set a minimum order number but do strongly recommend you order at least 3 chicks or ducks. They are both very social creatures and do best in groups of their own kind.

March 12th and April 9th, starting at 6pm, we will feature poultry experts from Nutrena and Blue Seal to answer your poultry questions and lots of info to help get your chicks off to a great start. We will have door prizes, coupons and refreshments. This is open to ANYONE interested in learning more about poultry.
 
Sign up for the Chick Day seminars by visiting Walkertown Mill (5084 Harley Drive. Walkertown, NC 27051) or calling 336-595-2321. We will NOT have chicks available to purchase on those days...you MUST PRE-ORDER your chicks to be picked up those evenings.

Stop in at Walkertown Mill to place your Chick order and sign up for the Chick Day Seminar. The order book includes pictures, descriptions and prices for all chicks and ducks available.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Double Dipped

Get Ready for Chocolate...Double-Dipped!
Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Historic Division of Mars, Inc. have partnered to bring you
Friday, March 1 - 7pm to 10pm
&
Saturday, March 2 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Drinking coffee, tea and chocolate was popular all over early America, including Salem. At Chocolate-Dipped History, Old Salem will investigate the value of chocolate, tea, and coffee in Salem, and enjoy of few of the treats as well.
An Evening of Chocolate-Dipped History is a prelude to Saturday's Chocolate-Dipped History Celebration of coffee, tea, and American Heritage Chocolate®.
A special event ticket for the Friday evening event includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert stations, local beers, wine, spirits, and live music and may be purchased online. The cost is $30 for Friends of Old Salem and $35 for non-members.
Saturday's activities are included with purchase of All-In-One ticket. Friends of Old Salem enjoy free admission.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Baa Baa Black Sheep

As you round the curve heading to our farm store, if you look closely you'll see all of the new lambs that have been born over the past week.   Love these hair sheep, cold weather births are no problem!

Here's a picture of the "lambsitter" and some of our new lambs born last week...



Some more of our cuties that were born last week - - - these little guys are so colorful!



 

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

Artists, nature draw visitors to Stokes County

Artists, Nature Draw Visitors to Stokes County


       
Thursday, February 7, 2013
With its own mountain range — the Sauratown Mountains — which encompasses 58 miles of the Dan River, an award-winning state park, cascading waterfalls and miles of trails, Stokes County provides daily inspiration for artists. Its towns — Danbury, King and Walnut Cove — have a big appetite for the arts, and the artists often try to capture the beauty of the natural surroundings.The Stokes County Arts Council is celebrating its 35th anniversary and is responsible for much of the cultural activity and entertainment in the county. Painting, photography, pottery, drama and musical performances can easily be found. Take a few hours for yourself to see a play or an exhibit, attend a class or stomp your feet to some bluegrass picking.Just 20 miles north of Winston-Salem, Danbury and the surrounding area provide quick access for visitors looking for a respite. The proximity makes it easy to get away for a few hours.
Outdoor enthusiasts gravitate toward the county’s many interesting destinations such as Moores Springs, Piedmont Springs, Cascade Falls, Tories Den and Hanging Rock State Park. Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, the park is among North Carolina’s oldest. The 7,049-acre park was named park of the year in 2012 by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Hikers, rock climbers, fisherman and swimmers all find a haven here.
When you are ready to slow down a bit, stroll along the streets of Danbury and Walnut Cove and enjoy the antiques shops. Stop in at J.E. Priddy’s General Store, in operation for 123 years, and take home a souvenir — a country ham, a hoop of cheese, iron cookware or homemade jam.
There’s a lot of history in these hills. Make time to see: the Moratock Iron Furnace, used to produce usable bar iron; Davis Chapel, which started as a place of worship on the James Davis Plantation in the 1700s; and the 100-year-old Jessup Mill and Farm on the Dan River.
For the luxury of spending more than a day in Stokes County, select from among the inns and cabins available — some within earshot of the river.
While the local cuisine is predominantly Southern, country fare, you can still find Mexican, Thai and Japanese food. There is no need to do without sushi, a gourmet cupcake or a fruit smoothie.

Upcoming events:

“Mud & Memories:” Monty Stevens & Monica Marshall in the Apple Gallery, Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main St., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Feb. 19:
Photographer Monty Stevens’ interests include natural landscapes, cars and portraits. Monica Marshall is a potter. Free. For more information call (336) 593-8159 or email stokesarts@co.stokes.nc.us.
Old-fashioned bluegrass picking, J.E. Priddy’s General Store, 2121 Sheppard Mill Road, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 and 23: Cozy up inside the 19th-century general store for some old-fashioned bluegrass picking. Every Friday night in February, this family-owned general store in Stokes County plays host to local musical talent. Free. For more information call (336) 593-8786 or visit www.priddysgeneralstore.com.
John Cowan Band in concert, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, South Stokes High School Auditorium, 1100 South Stokes High Drive, Walnut Cove: Also known as the Voice of Newgrass, John Cowan has been singing for 35 years. From Newgrass Revival, to the John Cowan Band, to the legendary Doobie Brothers, Cowan is one of the most admired vocal artists. With special guests Lacy Green and The Good Fellers. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 day of the event. For more information, call (336) 593-8159 or visit www.StokesArts.org.
“Roadhouse: Where the Rhythms Rock and the Blues Roll,” 7 p.m. March 1 and 2, and 3 p.m. March 3 at the South Stokes High School Auditorium, 1100 South Stokes High Drive, Walnut Cove: This stunning, foot-stomping musical tale of redemption follows the story of Matthew Porter, proprietor of the once famous Blues and Rock & Roll juke joint. Matthew transports the audience back in time to when the Roadhouse was booming. Darryl Van Leer brings to stage live music from the playbooks of Ray Charles, Little Richard, Elton John, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, Jelly Roll Morton, Big Joe Turner, Lionel Richie and Jerry Lee Lewis. Dessert is served one hour before the performance. Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors 60 and older, and $10 for Stokes Arts members and students 18 and under. For more information, call (336) 593-8159, or visit www.StokesArts.org.
Painting North Carolina Plein Air, Germanton Art Gallery & Winery, 3530 Highway 8 & 65, Germanton, April 12-14: Presented by the Germanton Gallery and Winery, with support by the Stokes County Arts Council. Forty artists from North Carolina and around the country will converge on Stokes County with programs that include an opening reception, demonstrations, quick-draw party and instructional classes.
For more information on these and other events call the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159, email at stokesarts@co.stokes.nc.us or visit www.StokesArts.org.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Raised Bed Gardening

 March 20, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM - Noon
Mary Jac Brennan, Extension Agent-Community Gardens, will discuss the benefits of raised garden beds built on top of your native soil. See how you can plant anything from herbs and vegetables to perennials and shrubs in a raised bed. Location: Arboretum Office Registration is required. Please contact Kitrinka Gordon at 336-703-2850 or by email at gordonkl@forsyth.cc For more information, please see our website at: www.forsyth.cc/ces or www.tanglewoodgardens.org

Location:  Arboretum Office behind Manor House at Tanglewood Park 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Installation Complete

Thanks to Frank of MicroDairy Designs, LLC our pasteurizer was installed yesterday and training completed. We've had five Nubian does freshen in the past three days and cheesemaking will begin again shortly. We are looking forward to a great 2013!


We still have a variety of our aged raw goat milk cheeses available in the farm store.
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698

Local Yummies!

 
Mother Holtz Farm's Hot Pepper Jelly - - just look at those finely chopped red and green peppers and it tastes great with our cheese. This is one of our farm store's best sellers!
 
 
For all you watermelon rind preserve lovers, Mother Holtz Farm delivered some delicious ones to our
 
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698

Monday, February 4, 2013

IMZA Registered Miniature Zebu Bull Calves For Sale

TWO weaned IMZA registered Miniature Zebu bull calves

Date of Birth: July 27, 2012 and August 26, 2012
$700 each (or $600 each without registration papers)

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
336.969.5698

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Will You Be His Valentine?

Last week we found this quiet, sweet boy roaming near the farm.  He had a collar (no tags) and did not have a microchip either. Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue housing him in hopes of finding his owners or a new forever home.  If you recognize him or would like to be his Valentine, contact them today!



Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue is a non-profit based out of Winston-Salem, NC that works to rescue and rehome abandoned and abused Pyrs in North and South Carolina. They are a volunteer-based organization who advocates for the breed and educates others about the proper care of these “gentle giants.”
 

Anyone Else on Pinterest??

We've joined recently Pinterest. 

http://pinterest.com/BCFandCreamery/

Enjoying pinning local finds along with recipes for beef, chicken, rabbit, lamb and of course goat cheese... along with other neat DIY projects that we'll never have time to actually do :)

Leave your Pinterest link so we can see what great ideas you're finding too!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Favorite Kid

Ellie's favorite doe Nigerian Dwarf kid at the farm - - - because they share the same red hair color :)




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

Farming Strategies in Today's Changing Climate

Farming Strategies in Today's Changing Climate

"Everybody always talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it" - Mark Twain

February 8, 2013 @ CCCC, Pittsboro campus, we are going to do something about it!

The Abundance Foundation in collaboration with CCCC, CFSA, CEFS, RAFI, ALBC, Chatham County Cooperative Extension, and the NC Strawberry Association is holding the first of its kind, one day conference.

Farmers of all types, Agricultural Scientists, and Agricultural Advocates are encouraged to register for the Farming Strategies in Today's Changing Climate conference to begin demystifying our extreme climate changes and begin solving and adapting to the challenges that lie ahead of us as we strengthen our local foodshed.

For registration information, schedule and break out leaders:
http://theabundancefoundation.org/events/farming-strategies-in-todays-changing-climate

Schedule of the Day:
8.00-8.30 am - Registration, Coffee, Local Food
8.30am - CCCC & Abundance Welcome & Introduce
8.40am - Keynotes: Dr. Laura Lengnick, Warren Wilson College & Dr. Ryan Boyles, State Climatologist

9.45-11.00am - Session One Vulnerability Assessment
Room 1: Annual Crops Presenters: Ken Dawson + Dr. John O’Sullivan + Gary Phillips + Scribe
Room 2: Livestock Presenters: Tucker Withington + Dr. Steve Washburn + McCayne Miller(Facilitator) + Alison Martin (Scribe)
Room 3: Perennial Crops Presenters: Bountiful Backyards + Dr. Gina Fernandez + Facilitator + Eliza DuBose (scribe)

11:15am-12:45pm - Session Two Managing Uncertainty & Risk with Solutions (soil, water, pest, temp) (the What We Know)
Room 1: Annual Crops Presenters: Debbie Roos + Dr. Frank Louws + Alex Hitt + Gary Phillips + Scribe
Room 2: Livestock Presenters: Tandy Jones + Dr. Jean-Marie Luginbuhl + McCayne Miller (Facilitator) + Scribe
Room 3: Perennial Crops Presenters: Wynn Dinnsen + Dr. Mark Megalos + Facilitator + Scribe

1:00-2:00 pm - Local Lunch by CCCC’s Natural Chef Culinary Program:
LUNCH MENU
Lily Den Chicken & Chatham County Vegetable Stir Fry (vegan option, too!)
Local Greens Salad
Chatham Honey Carrots (vegan & gluten free options)
Sweet Potato Pie (vegan & gluten free options)
*Lunch procured within 50 mile radius
Lunch Speaker: Chef Jay Pierce of Lucky 32

2:15-3:45 pm - Session Three Research Needs, Resource Needs, and Next Steps
Room 1: Annual Crops Presenters: Cathy Jones + Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton + Gary Phillips(Facilitator)+ Scribe
Room 2: Livestock Presenters: Charles Sydnor + Researcher/Technical Advisor + McCayne Miller(Facilitator) + Scribe
Room 3: Perennial Crops Presenters: Chris Rumbley + James Robinson + Facilitator + Laura Lauffer (Scribe)

4-4.30 pm - Closing with Facilitators Reporting Out and Summarizing
*Research Projects Announced
*Local Solutions Task Force formed
4.30pm-6.30pm Apr├Ęs Event Conviviality @ Piedmont Biofuels and Biofarm (220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC) with beer donated by Carolina Brewery and heavy hors d’oeuvres donated by Slow Money NC

Friday, February 1, 2013

This is For the Birds

"This is For the Birds"
Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00am - 11:00am
Single Brothers' Workshop (10 W. Academy Street)

Presented by Bobby Davis, Sr. Woodworker

 

Encourage birds to nest where you want them – the right bird house for the right bird. Learn bird specifics for entry holes, nesting cavities, and ventilation, as well as the trees, shrubs, and flowers that attract them. Bird box construction will be demonstrated.

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.

Doc McStuffins Helping Deliver Kids

Doc McStuffins, aka Ellie, helping deliver Nigerian Dwarf kids at the farm!

"Maw-Maw, your goat is hollering, pull it out!"
"Slow down Doc, let's give her a chance to have it on her own."




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