THE SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATE PROGRAMS at Wake Forest University

Monday, November 13, 2017

Winston On The Weekends

Episode 2: Old Salem and Cobblestone Farmers Market

On this episode of Winston On The Weekends, we check out Old Salem and the Cobblestone Farmers Market.

 


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INSTON ON THE WEEKENDS TAKES YOU TO BEAUTIFUL OLD SALEM in Winston-Salem, NC to experience history. Walk the streets of Old Salem which was founded in 1753 by Protestant Moravians. Experience living history at the Old Salem Museum and Gardens. Get a sense of history coming to life at The Tavern in Old Salem, an 18th-century tavern with farm-to-fork American fare, costumed servers at lunch & candlelit dinners. The Tavern in Old Salem hosted George Washington while he was fighting in the Revolutionary War.

Visit the award-winning Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem to get a taste of local and sustainable produce. Cobblestone Farmers Market’s goal is to significantly increase access to sustainably grown food in Winston-Salem. They do so by collaborating with producers across the Piedmont and Southern Virginia.

Nikki, owner of Nikki's Pickles based out of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, supports sourcing from local producers.

“We have lots of local farmers that produce things like our cucumbers, dill, garlic and radishes - which is important because there is always a hidden industry behind value added products. So we are able to put as many of those dollars back in to our community as we can.” —Nikki, owner Nikki’s Pickles

Harvey Moser, from the Moser Manor Farm, sells beautiful organic produce.

“Everything we grow here, we grow fresh out of the garden organically. We don’t use any chemicals or nothing. It’s all grown in leaf mulch — that is mostly what we grow in …We are here every weekend. We start in April and usually run until the Saturday before Thanksgiving.” —Harvey Moser, operator and farmer Moser Manor Farm

Cobblestone Farmers Market strategically nurtures and grows the marketplace through careful oversight of the number of annually accepted vendors selling similar products. The Farmers Market continually looks for niche products so that vendors have every opportunity to be successful in sales.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, Amber, with Black Mountain Chocolate, tempts your palate with free samples like sea salt dark chocolate.

“We are a visible factory so you can see the whole process. We’ve got mostly dark chocolate, but we do have a goat milk chocolate as well. I’ve got baked goods, cookies, brownies - all kinds of stuff.” —Amber, production manager at Black Mountain Chocolate

Check out all the vendors at the Cobblestone Market. They are open every Saturday 9 a.m. to noon from April to November. So come by, visit, stock up for the winter, and then come back in the spring and try everything they have to offer.

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