Thinking about Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market, two women come to mind – mother and daughter, Margaret Norfleet Neff and Salem Norfleet Neff. These two dynamos keep things organized and moving forward. And, they’re fun! I’ve never, ever seen either of them without a smile on their face.
Weather was perfect for a stroll through the market the last time I was in Winston-Salem. Parking was easy along the streets of Old Salem.
We were told that seven or eight vendors were missing this day. You never would have known. Tents and booths lined a couple short streets (sunny) and were also set up around the perimeter of a small parking lot (shaded). As locations go, this one has a great vibe, almost as if you’d stepped back in time to the days when area farmers would bring their produce and other wares in to Old Salem.
Click here for a full list of vendors.
Take a walk through the market with us by clicking on any of the gallery images below.
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market:
May 18 through November 23, 2013
Saturday mornings 9am-Noon
Adjacent to the Single Brothers’ Garden
(at intersection of West Street and Salt Street)
“Fresh, local farm products are back in the heart of the city! The market restores a tradition that began in Salem more than 200 years ago. [view/download Restoration of a Traditional Food System – PDF]
This independent, producers-only market held on Saturdays in Old Salem offers delicious fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, and other farm products from the surrounding countryside. Resale is prohibited.
The Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market is a fully vetted, sustainable farmers market in which all vendors meet the sustainable, naturally grown, and humane practices required by the market. All beef, lamb and pork products are certified by Animal Welfare Approved, which has the most rigorous standards for animal welfare in the US.”
Due to the market’s success, a second location was added.
Cobblestone Farmers Market Downtown: Tuesdays from 10am-1pm, April 16th- November 26th
For the 2013 season, CFM Downtown will be held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 241 N. Spruce Street.