Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Saturdays 7 a.m.-12 noon (year round)
Wednesday 8 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (April 20 - December 28)

501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC [map]

February 10, 2016
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Meet Your Vendor: Flora Ridge Farm

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Tony and Joy Bono first brought their Flora Ridge hydroponic greens to Market some eight years.  Before beginning Flora Ridge, Tony had as diverse a career as anyone in the Market.
From selling fire suppression systems to running a laundromat with linen service to construction to selling the best Philly cheesesteaks you can imagine at his own restaurant, Tony’s done a lot.  Then, his mother introduced him to Boston lettuce and Tony found a new career.

While many farmers have greenhouses, hydroponic growing in greenhouses makes Flora Ridge different from other farmers at Market.  Using a method developed in England called Nutrient Film Technique, he places a small tube at the end of troughs containing seedlings.  Nutrient-rich water flows from the tubes into the troughs but just enough to produce a thin film of liquid to feed the plants. The seedlings grow in cubes called horticultural rock wool and grow for about fifty days before they are ready to harvest for Market.

Tony built his first hydroponic greenhouse in 2002, and added a second later on. The first greenhouse holds three varieties of lettuce, two varieties of romaine, some basil and arugula, and watercress in the summer. The second greenhouse holds mostly spinach with some baby kale as well. He may eventually add a third greenhouse to satisfy the demand for spinach and kale all year long.

You can find Tony or Joy year round at tables 147 and 148 between Margariette Graves and Crouse Farms.

February 10, 2016
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Meet Your Vendor: Mill’s Farm

60a2c973-b4a5-4a84-aca2-8ad19cd533c8Tobacco farming today is a very different business than it was even a few years ago.  Wesley Mills at Tables 60 and 61, at the end of Aisles B and C, can tell you about how it used to be and how he chose to leave tobacco long ago.  (Here’s a hint, “tobacco is a whole lot of work.”)

Wesley did keep some keepsakes along with his memories.  Ask him about the stringing horse he brings to Farmer Appreciation Day.

Growing up on a tobacco farm “leads to skills of “necessity.”  For Wesley that meant developing a way to keep Wisconsin air cooled irrigation pump motors running when no one else in the community could.

And, that led to more mechanical skills and that led to a couple of years racing the dirt track at Madison/Mayodan.  He allows that he finished third at least once.

Wesley has had a varied work life including working as prison guard in addition to working on cars, tractors and such.  Without regard to his other jobs, he has always farmed.

Today you can find him selling sweet potatoes, white potatoes, cabbage, snaps, squash and old varieties of sweet corn.  All in their seasons.

Wesley is a senior vendor.  He sold at Commerce Place in downtown Greensboro before the Curb Market moved to Lindsay and Yanceyville.  Two of the tables he sells from today came from Commerce Place with him.

History, smiles, good stories and great produce.

February 5, 2016
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MADE 4 Market Spring Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Show Application and Guidelines

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host MADE 4 Market Spring Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Show on Sunday May 1, 2016, 11 am – 4 pm.

MADE 4 Market is an all local, North Carolina made arts, crafts, & pottery show that showcases 100 artists each spring.  The show features accomplished fiber art & accessories, pottery, bath & body, jewelry, woodworking, garden décor, and culinary arts.

The MADE 4 Market show brings in a large customer base that in turn keep dollars in our community.

MADE 4 Market Application 2016

MADE 4 Market Guidelines 2016

The applications are due April 1 so don’t delay!

 

February 4, 2016
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French Toast Brunch

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host a Valentine’s French Toast Brunch on Saturday February 13, 2016, 8 am – 11:30 am in the market’s Harvest Cafe.

Start the morning with the one you love as local chefs, Mary Lacklen and Lynn Wells, will be serving French Toast made with locally baked Challah bread by Cheesecakes by Alex and farm fresh eggs from Massey Creek Farm, all of which can be found at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. A variety of toppings will be available to choose from.

The price of the French Toast Breakfast is $5.00 per plate and is first come, first serve with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

In the style of Parisienne street cafe, enjoy live music by the Minor Swing Band with members Jim Carson, Kevin Dollar, and Keith Buckner. The Minor Swing Band performs gypsy jazz that hails from the 1930’s era of Paris, France.

Caricature artist Erik Huffine, will be on site to capture your image for $ 10 a sitting fee. All proceeds go directly to the artist.

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is the one-stop shop for your Valentine’s Day needs with fresh flowers, jewelry, sweet treats, candy, potted plants, fresh vegetables and meats (steak, chicken for roasting), bread, and so much more.  All produced with love locally within 100 miles!

February 2, 2016
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Super Bowl Saturday

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is celebrating Super Bowl 50 and the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, February 6th with a free drawing and plenty of fresh foods for your Super Bowl party.

Vendors across the market will have tastings and ingredients for Super Bowl party needs: chicken wings, grass fed hamburger & hot dogs, salami, Soppressata, pepperoni, shrimp, and ingredients for chili, deviled eggs, sliders and meatballs, veggies for party trays. In addition one can find a variety of prepared foods like fresh bread (for sandwiches, bruschetta & bread bowls), dip mixes, roasted peanuts, pimento cheese, hummus, salsa, sauces, goat cheese. Don’t forget the desserts! Panther themed sugar cookies, pies, cakes, and ice cream, too.

Patrons can register to win a gift basket by guessing the score of the game. Register at the manager’s station on Aisle G to participate during regular market hours of 7 am to 12 noon. The winning guess of the game score wins the basket! In the event of multiple winning guesses the market will hold a lottery drawing! The gift basket contains a variety of items(honey, jam, teas, sauces, Homeland Creamery products, and more) donated by market vendors.

Market goers are encouraged to show their Panther pride by wearing official gear or black & blue colors.

Don’t miss this culinary Super Bowl of fun!

February 2, 2016
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Winner of the 5th Annual Chili Challenge

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is pleased to announce the winner of the 5th Annual Chili Challenge that was held on Saturday January 30th.

1st place – Tessa Farm to Fork Restaurant with Chefs Johnny Carlo & Fredy Merizalde

2nd place – Massey Creek Farm with Chef Jay Pierce of Marshall Free House

3rd place – Pine Trough Branch Farms with Chefs John Jones & Kerri Thomas of the Next Supper

Find the winning recipe at www.tessagreensboro.com.

Local chefs, farmers, and food enthusiasts prepared chili that was sampled and voted on by market patrons.  The five chili samples were served with a side of cornbread and gourmet grits crackers made with Old Mill of Guilford products. The chili recipes included ingredients and toppings such as pasture raised beef, pork, meat stocks, and herbs found within the market.

The Chili Challenge was made possible by the great support and effort from all five competing teams. Market patrons relaxed and enjoyed the chili in the newly renovated Harvest Café where entertainment was provided by local musicians, Colin Cutler and Seeds of Saints.

The Chili Challenge is the market’s kick off fundraiser for 2016 and provided customers with a warm experience during the winter market. It’s going to be an exciting year for the market where fun and tasty events are planned each month.

What a fun morning we had at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market!

January 29, 2016
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5th Annual Chili Challenge

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host the 5th Annual Chili Challenge on Saturday January 30, 2016 from 8 am – 11:30 am.

Local chefs, farmers, and food enthusiasts will compete for the bragging rights for the best chili in the Triad.

This year’s teams include:
• Massey Creek Farms with Chef Jay Pierce of The Marshall Free House
• Meadows Family Farms
• PTB-Pine Trough Branch Farm with Chefs John Jones and Kerri Thomas of the Next Supper
• Six Gunn Farm with John Ivey, Cooperative Extension Agent and David Craft, local food advocate
* Tessa Farm to Fork restaurant, Chefs Johnny Carlo and Fredy Merizalde

You’ll get to sample the 5 chili recipes from the above teams. The chili samples will be served with a side of cornbread and gourmet grits crackers made with The Old Mill of Guilford products. The chilis will include locally sourced ingredients and toppings including pasture raised beef, pork, meat stocks, and herbs found within the market. Go to aisle e, table 102 to get your chili on!

The Chili Challenge is the market’s kick off fundraiser for 2016. The Chili Challenge invites customers to vote for their favorite chili, grab a recipe in preparation of the upcoming Super Bowl (or simply to stave off the cold winter months), and experience the vibrant winter market. It’s also a wonderful time to learn about and taste local, pasture raised meats that are produced within a hundred miles of the market.

Patrons will enjoy live music by Colin Cutler beginning at 8 am followed by Seeds of Saints at 10 am in the Harvest Cafe.

The cost of the Chili Challenge is $5 per with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Thanks to Yelp for their sponsorship of this event!

January 22, 2016
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Inclement Weather Alert! Update!

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Closed Saturday January 23rd due to Severe Winter Weather Conditions

Due to the severe weather conditions expected to continue overnight and a winter storm warning in effect, the Greensboro Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, January 23rd.

The market will re-open on Saturday, January 30th with normal operating hours of 7am to 12 noon.  The market has rescheduled its annual Chili Challenge for January 30th.

For more information go the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/gsofarmersmkt/

 

January 22, 2016
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Volunteer Opportunities at the Market

Planning your 2016 calendar? We need Market Ambassadors each Saturday to help with greeting customers and handing out information on upcoming events. Find a shift that works for you!

Market Ambassadors

We appreciate our volunteers and all that they do for the market!

January 21, 2016
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Market Will Open This Saturday at 9am!

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January 23rd the Market will open at 9 am and close at 12 noon based on current weather conditions. Check out our Facebook and website for potential closings based on updated severe weather advisories.