As we reflect back on our first annual Cobblestone Farmers Market Farm Tour & Sunday Supper, we are filled with gratitude for the enthusiasm and support of folks like you in our community. The weather cooperated and provided the ideal backdrop for a day of farm filled fun, learning and food! Sign-up for our newsletter and be the first to hear about our 2017 Farm Tour!
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Take a Sunday drive with Cobblestone Farmers Market on Sunday, September 25, 2016 to explore your Northwest Piedmont producers! Nothing feeds our soul more than the beautiful bounty that our producers bring to Market week after week. Here’s your chance to see firsthand where your nutritious goods originate. Tour the region and talk with the farmers surrounded by the serenity of the land. Mark your calendar and join us for the first annual Cobblestone Farmers Market Barns & BBQ Farm Tour & Sunday Supper!
Throughout the tour visitors will see pasture raised hogs, heritage poultry, guineas, sheep, turkeys and sustainably grown vegetables and flowers. They can expect to learn about production methods like drip irrigation, fun facts like how some sheep have hair instead of wool and much more! Each location will be open for guided tours, with the producers themselves, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Refreshments will be available for purchase and restrooms will be accessible throughout the route. Please dress accordingly for the weather and farm terrain. No outside animals permitted on the farms.
The Billy Place Farm, Cynthia Glasscoe
The Billy Place Farm has roots that travel back to the late 1700’s when it was owned by the Martin Family whose heritage continued until about 1944 when Cynthia’s dad William Johnson bought 106 acres of the pristine land. Once host to a grist mill, a blacksmith shop and a liquor still, the family arrived back to the farm in 1990 to reclaim overgrown fields and washed out roads. The farm now houses organic gardens, heirloom vegetables, flowers, flocks of heritage poultry, turkey, guinea and sheep…and lots of dogs!
Fair Share Farm, Emma Hendel & Elliot Seldner
Emma and Elliot own and operate Fair Share Farm. They share a passion to grow produce that is delicious, seasonal and beautiful.The couple shares 10 years growing experience. Together, they manage their farm in Forsyth County, growing micro greens and vegetables. Utilizing small equipment, real estate and people power, they strive to produce the highest quality ingredients for your salad and beyond!
Harmony Ridge Farms, Kevin Oliver; Isaac Oliver
Harmony Ridge Farms are family-owned farms striving to increase local access to gourmet-quality natural produce and proteins across socioeconomic divides. Currently in their seventh year of production, they are committed to a sustainable growing system, producing much of their own biomass energy and employing numerous soil-building techniques in the field.
NOMAD Farms, LLC, Mark & Dana Nicholson; Bowen, Scottie, David & Ellis Nicholson
NOMAD is home to happy, healthy, natural-forage animals for the best in integrity meats—grass-foraged beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey, rabbit, eggs and a whole lot more! Having raised their kids in the highlands of Tibet, everything on NOMAD Farms is a nomad like them—the animals are delighted to be moved strategically and often from one small, clean paddock to another to stay ahead of disease, stink and degradation of the meadows, keeping the farm an idyllic pastureland where LIFE abounds!
Tickets: $40 Per Person (SOLD OUT)
Email us to be added to the wait list and we’ll let you know if more seats are opened.
Tour Stauber Farm before settling in for a delicious farm-to-fork BBQ supper crafted by local favorite and local food supporter, Chef John Bobby of Rooster’s: A Noble Grille. Tickets for the supper are limited so guests should reserve their seats early.
Farm Tour and Sunday Supper tickets can be purchased at the Cobblestone Farmers Market (located at the Old Salem Museum and Gardens on the corner of West and Salt Streets) on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. leading up to the event. Tickets can also be purchased online through EventBrite. Farm Tour tickets will also be available the day of the tour at your first stop with exact cash or check only.
Proceeds from the Barns & BBQ Farm Tour and Sunday Supper will benefit Cobblestone’s Food Access Program which works to increase the option of choice in our community by making fresh produce and food available to families on government assistance (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/EBT and Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) through a match program.
Stop by the Information Booth on Saturdays from 9a.m.-12p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
and join us at the farm tour for FREE!
We are seeking volunteers for each farm on the tour to check in and orient visitors when they arrive. Each volunteer will work half of the tour, giving them time to explore the other farms while also getting to know one a bit better! Email Salem at email@example.com if you are interested! Please include your name, contact information and a short sentence on why you love Cobblestone.
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