March 28, 2013 was an extra busy day at the farm. We were hosts to the 2013 Piedmont Farm School, which is meeting monthly February to June and September to October for business training and field trips to local farms. Our guests toured the farm and the creamery, learned about starting up a dairy, learned about the retail part of our operation (Farm Store) including our Meat Handlers License and certified kitchen ... and of course, sampled LOTS of our goat's milk cheese!
On July 23, 2013 a group of great kids from Forsyth County 4-H visited our farm as part of one of their Summer Adventure Programs, Agricultural Adventures: Then and Now. While at our farm, they learned about soapmaking, cheesemaking and about our animals too! For lunch, they used some of our farmstead goat's milk cheese and grass fed beef in a pizza making project.
Below are the details of some of the agritourism events that we have hosted so far both at our farm and other venues or will host in the future.
On Small Business Saturday (November 30, 2013) customers were able to sample  lots of our goat's milk cheese.  Outside the Farm Store, several representatives from farms who sell some of their products in our Farm Store - - Mother Holtz Farm, Tyson Farm, Mystic Wench, and Long Family Farm were here with samples and demonstrations. Dinner Time Chimes who makes many of our goat and animal crafts was also set up.  

Our farm provided everyone with samples of our Buffalo Gal’s goat’s milk soap and we also distributed samples of our farmstead goat's milk cheese. We held drawings for several of our goat’s milk soap baskets and all shoppers who purchased at least $10 worth of product were given a holiday goat ornament from Dinner Time Chimes of Clinton, NC.

In 2014, we will participate in Small Business Saturday again and hope to have more local farms and businesses present for our event.
(CLICK) to learn more about the biweekly small group “goats and cheese” talks that we are hosting at the farm. 
On Saturday, November 24, 2012, our farm participated in Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

During our Small Business Saturday event, we sampled several of the local products which we sell in our Farm Store. Mother Holtz Farm of Germanton, NC was present and sampled several of their jams and jellies and also talked about their farming methods. Tyson Farm, our honey provider from Madison, NC, provided samples of their honey. Other local businesses sampled their goat’s milk lotions, and samples of Red Bird candy were distributed to everyone which is made by Piedmont Candy Company of Lexington, NC.

Our farm provided everyone with samples of our Buffalo Gal’s goat’s milk soap and we also distributed samples of our raw milk aged goat cheese. We held drawings for several of our goat’s milk soap baskets and all shoppers who purchased at least $10 worth of product were given a holiday goat ornament from Dinner Time Chimes of Clinton, NC.

In 2013, we will participate in Small Business Saturday again and hope to have more local farms and businesses present for our event.
March 20, 2014 we hosted the Piedmont Farm School, which is meeting monthly for seven months for business training and field trips to local farms. Our guests toured the farm and the creamery, learned about starting up a dairy, learned about the retail part of our operation (Farm Store) including our Meat Handlers License and certified kitchen ... and of course, sampled LOTS of our goat's milk cheese!
We were invited to be the guest speaker during one of Old Salem's Garden Workshops on March 27, 2014.  Our workshop, Goat Dairy Products, began with the ins and outs of making cheese in a goat dairy and a discussion of how goat cheese is made and the many uses for goat’s milk. At the end, the participants were able to sample a variety of our goat's milk cheeses.
We were one of seventeen (17)  farms participating in the first annual Triad Farm Tour organized by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) on June 7-8, 2014. One hundred and seventy two (172) visitors along with several volunteers learned about cheese production, dairy goats, grass fed cattle, pastured sheep and chickens.  They also ate lots of goat cheese and many people got to experience it for the first time!  Our farmstead cheese, eggs and meat were purchased along with goat’s milk soap and other local foods from area farms from our Farm Store, which is open daily.

Also on site was Baker Jen from BeNutty Bakes & Butters of Winston-Salem, NC with her small-batch peanut butters and her plate-licking good bakes.  Crowd favorites were her homemade muffins and oatmeal chocolate bars!  In fact, Baker Jen had to bake again Saturday night in order to have lots of goodies available for our visitors on Sunday afternoon. 

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a membership-based non-profit organization that helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic foods by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic agriculture.

Getting to know your local farmer is a powerful way to support their work! They hope you were inspired by the CFSA member farms you saw on the Triad Farm Tour and that products such as ours become a delightful addition to your daily meals!  This tour was one of many opportunities throughout the year offered for supporting the work of CFSA to support and grow the local, sustainable food movement. Learn more at www.carolinafarmstewards.org.

Come see us again next year!
Small Business Saturday 2014

Plan to join us again this year on Small Business Saturday (November 29, 2014). Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

At our farm, customers will be able to SAMPLE lots of our goat's milk cheese and more. We are including other small businesses who sell some of their products in our Farm Store during this event. They will be doing demonstrations and sampling outside the Farm Store that day. This year, we are partnering with Plum Granny Farm in King, NC to bring you two great events all on Highway 8 along with local "downtown" Germanton businesses too.   

Facebook and website will be updated with full details closer to Small Business Saturday.
"Locally Grown - Chopped" Contest at Dixie Classic Fair
Premiums: 1st: $800 2nd: $200 3rd: $300

Sponsored by Texas Pete Sauces, Cook's Heating & Cooling, Buffalo
Creek Farm and Creamery, and Hanover Park Vineyard.

Bring to Yesterday Village Pavilion - Sunday, October 12 between 12:30
pm and 1:45 pm
Judging will begin promptly at 2:00 pm

Use Local Products and Locally Grown Ingredients to create your best
recipe ever! Contact your counties Agricultural Extension Office for
listings of participating farms and providers of locally grown good.

Entry Must Be made with the following 3 items:
Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Hanover Park Vineyard Wine (any type)
Buffalo Creek Farms and Creamery Product (any cheese, beef or lamb)

Dish may be hot or cold; in any size pan or dish, and must feed a
minimum of 4 people. Can be any variety of cuisine (i.e. Italian, Asian,
American etc.) Entry can be a Main Dish or Side Dish. NO DESSERTS,
SOUPS, OR STEWS

Recipe must include ALL 3 INGREDIENTS and must be verified local by
receipt or proof of purchase attached to a index card on the back of the
typed or printed recipe on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Name, address and
telephone number of entrant must be printed or typed on the back of the
recipe. Entries that do not have the required recipe and proof of use items
will not be judged.

Contestants are required to bring (5)five dry food items (flour, dry beans,
rice, etc) to aid the Northwest North Carolina's Food Bank.

Judging Criteria:
Flavor: 50 points Appearance: 20 points
Creativity: 30 points
BONUS POINTS: 1 point for each locally grown item used in the entry,
for a maximum of 5 points. Receipts for pur­chased items or photos of
homegrown items are required. The extra points feature is not required for
this competition.

On April 30, we hosted the 2015 Small Farms Day in Stokes Tour. The group also visited  Oldtown Farm before goat forages seminar which was presented by Dr. Jean Marie Luginbuhl, NCSU Crop Science.  Randy Fulk- Horticulture Agent coordinated the tours and seminars.
On March 26, we hosted a NC State Local Foods Graduate Course for Extension Agents at the farm.  They learned about the farm and talks concentrated on our Farm Store and Farmers Markets which we attend. Also discussed was profitability and percentage of retail to wholesale sales of our products. Joanna Lelekacs, Coordinator for Local Foods for NC Cooperative Extension, coordinated the tour.
Have you ever wanted to see llamas, pigs, goats, cows,
horses and sheep up-close? How about seeing where
truffles are grown? Would you like to visit a nature
reserve that also produces flowers and vegetables? Or
have the opportunity to see honeybees in action and
taste the fruits of their labor? Five very diverse farms in
Forsyth, Stokes and Surry Counties are opening their
gates to visitors for guided tours. This is a great
opportunity to learn more about where your food comes
from and have a behind-the-scenes glimpse of these five
highly regarded Triad-area farms!

Northern Triad Farm Tour
When: Sunday, July 12 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Where:
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC in
Germanton
Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve in
Westfield
Plum Granny Farm in King
Truffles NC at Keep Your Fork Farm in King
Yellow Wolf Farm in Walkertown

Bring cash and a cooler (you'll be able to buy produce, eggs, cheese, meat and other products at the farms), but please leave your dogs at home!

Map your Farm Tour route: https://www.zeemaps.com/northern_triad_farm_tour

Find each of the farms on Facebook for more details!

Keep Your Fork Farm
Keep Your Fork Farm is a truffle farm consisting of English oak and European hazelnut trees whose root systems are inoculated with the black winter (Perigord) truffle.  See irrigation pond and system, meet a truffle hunting dog and hear details about how truffles are cultivated and made into delicious foods in their NCDA certified kitchen.

Plum Granny Farm
Plum Granny Farm will highlight their specialty crops such as garlic, baby ginger and berries.  See honeybees, worm composting, seed planting and more.

Yellow Wolf Farm
Yellow Wolf is a pasture-based, rare, heritage breed, livestock farm producing pork, beef, lamb, chicken, goat, duck and eggs.  They also teach classes on how to raise your own meat and eggs, how to butcher poultry and rabbits and charcuterie (meat preparation) lessons. Learn about their pasture-based systems.

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery
Buffalo Creek Farm will highlight cheese production, dairy goats, grass-fed cattle, pastured sheep and chickens while you view the animals from their Farm Store porch.  Play with baby goats and sample cheese. 

Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve  
Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve is an outdoor learning center, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  They are an outdoor learning resource for children and adults of all ages.  The Preserve offers a place to reconnect with nature  and understand the importance of sustainable food  production,  while experiencing the great biodiversity of their region.  Walk their fields and trails to learn from all that nature has to offer. 
Shop Small with Buffalo Creek Farm & Creamery AND Local Businesses!

On Small Business Saturday (November 28, 2015), customers will be able to SAMPLE lots of our goat's milk cheese from 10AM until. We will also have representatives from several small businesses who sell some of their products in our Farm Store - - Long Family Farm, Tyson Farm, Running Pine Farm, Dinner Time Chimes, Crooked Run Vineyards, Sweet Mornings Farm, VineWorks, and Shady Creek Farm. Piemonte Farm, fellow cheesemaker from the NC Cheese Trail, will be here with their artisan aged cow cheese and maybe more surprises. In The Screaming Radish food truck, Chef Kevin Reddick will be cooking up delicious cuisine with products from local farms and family owned companies for customers to purchase and enjoy for lunch while relaxing on the farm. Look for these vendors outside the Farm Store on Small Business Saturday with their products and demonstrations.

----->Our friends at Plum Granny Farm, just 20 minutes away in King, will also be hosting a Small Business Saturday event on their farm from 10am-4pm on the 28th.  Look for Greenberries Farm, Jewelry by Wonder/Tree of Life Crafts, Mystic Wench Herbs, Truffles NC, Farmgirl Arts, and Rail Fence Farm there. Make plans to shop small with those local businesses too!<-----

The holidays are just around the corner. Bring your coolers and your CASH to do some shopping with these small businesses! (Cash is preferred as not all vendors accept plastic or checks.)

In our Farm Store, we sell our aged raw milk goat cheese, brined and marinated feta, flavored Farmers Cheese, plain and flavored chevres, Queso Fresco, farm-fresh eggs, farmstead meats (beef, lamb, & chicken) and handmade goat's milk soap. We also sell local North Carolina handmade gifts and jams, jellies, honey, canned foods, dried herbs, candied pecans, etc. Farm and goat gifts are available also - toys, necklaces, ornaments, tote bags, windchimes, candles and more! Like goat's milk in something other than cheese? We also have soap, shampoo bars, facial bars, lotions and laundry detergent all made with goat's milk too.

Hope to see you the 28th if not before! Remember to support other small businesses in your area on this day and all year long too!
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Farmstead Goat Dairy
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698
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Small Business Saturday - November 26, 2016

Visit with us at the Cheers to Cheese Fest in Gibsonville on October 2, 2016. 

Celebrate NC Cheese Trail southern artisan cheesemakers (using cow, goat & water buffalo milk), along with a Trail supporter, Grove Winery & Vineyard who craft European-style wines. Sample and purchase cheese and talk with cheesemakers about their craft. Grove's tasting room will be open for tasting, shopping or to enjoy a glass of wine on their patio overlooking Lake Cabernet.

Find out about the NC Cheese Trail and pick up Trail brochures for more Trail hopping fun! This is a FREE event on the grounds of the Grove in Gibsonville, NC. While you are there, enjoy food from The Pearl Kitchen and music from The Budding Artichoke Jammers!

Curds and Crafts Festival - September 18, 2016
During the Curds and Crafts, artisan cheese and craft beer festival on September 18, 2016 in Hillsborough, guests sampled our cheese and learned more about out farm.
During the 2nd Annual Northern Triad Farm Tour in June 2016, Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery highlighted cheese production.

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Farmstead Goat Dairy
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698
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