Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Saturdays 7 a.m.-12 p.m. (year round)
Wednesday 8 a.m.- 1:30 pm (May through December)

501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC [map]

August 29, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Farmer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 6th, 8 AM – 11:30 AM

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Farmer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 6th, 8 AM – 11:30 AM

 

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., is hosting its annual Farmer Appreciation Day to show the community’s support of local farmers, food, and friends. Join us for a morning of a choice of Neese’s Country sausage or Phillip’s Brothers country ham, Old Mill of Guilford grits, Massey Creek Farms eggs, biscuits from LOAF Bakery, fried potatoes & onions, sausage gravy, red-eye gravy, and sliced tomatoes. There will be jams and jellies from Leonard’s Orchards, Rudd Farm, and others, as well as honey from Quaker Acres Apiaries.

The meal is being prepared by Chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex. Many of the food items are donated by our regular vendors at the market including the Old Mill of Guilford, Massey Creek Farms, Leonard’s Orchards, Rudd Farm, Quaker Acres Apiaries, and LOAF Bakery.

Tea Hugger and Café al Grano will be out on the lawn with beverages for purchase.

A plate costs $8 with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Enjoy live music all morning long performed by Torn Corners from 8 AM – 11 AM. Torn Corners is a Burlington-based acoustic band covering many blues/reggae/rock songs from the past 60 years.

For more information, contact GFM by calling (336) 373-2402 or by visiting our website, www.gsofarmersmarket.org.

About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro.  GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit. Local produce, meats, prepared foods, flowers and crafts are available on Saturdays year round from 7 AM to 12 PM and Wednesdays, May – December, 8 AM to 1:30 PM. GFM, Inc.’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc. will encourage and support growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

 

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August 19, 2014
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Gate City Trolley Debuts at Farmers Market

Gate City Trolley Debuts at Market

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Greensboro, August 18, 2014 – Be among the first in Greensboro to experience a funtastic free ride on a new trolley bus service. It’s a free five minute ride to the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, where you can pick up fresh fruits, veggies, deli spreads, and other lunch items to enjoy on site or to go.

The trolley was hand built and features wood accents on the exterior and interior seating, and ornate brass polls, which harken back to the 1920s style. The trolley is available for hire for special events from birthday parties to weddings. For more information, go to GateCityTrolley.com or call (336) 383-1515.

Take the Curb2Curb Shuttle to the Wednesday market, which picks up at Renaissance Plaza (220 N. Elm at Bellemeade Streets) every 15 minutes on a continuous route from 11:15 to 1:15. Within five minutes, you’ll arrive at the market.

About the Market

 Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit. Local produce, meats, prepared foods, flowers and crafts are available on Saturdays year round from 7 AM to 12 PM and Wednesdays, May – December, 8 AM to 1:30 PM. GFM, Inc.’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc. will encourage and support growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

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August 15, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Farmer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 6th, from 8 AM til 12:00 PM

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Farmer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 6th, from 8 AM til 12:00 PM

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Greensboro, August 14, 2014 – The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is hosting its annual Farmer Appreciation Day to show the community’s support of local farmers, food, and friends. Join us for a Southern traditional breakfast of eggs, grits, fried potatoes & onions, biscuits, sausage gravy, red-eye gravy, sliced tomatoes, and a choice ofsausage or country ham.

Breakfast is being prepared by chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex. A plate costs $8, and proceeds are to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.  Food is served until we run out!

Tea Hugger and Café al Grano will be out on the lawn with beverages for purchase.

There will be live music from 8 AM til 11 AM performed by Torn Corners, a Burlington-based acoustic band covering blues/reggae/rock classics of the past 60 years.

Volunteers are needed for this event to serve food to the farmers and vendors inside as well as other tasks. Those interested may sign up at our SignUp Genius page.

For more information on this event, the market, and other upcoming events, please visit www.gsofarmersmarket.org or call (336) 373-2402.

 

About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro.  GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit. Local produce, meats, prepared foods, flowers and crafts are available on Saturdays year round from 7 AM to 12 PM and Wednesdays, May – December, 8 AM to 1:30 PM. GFM, Inc.’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc. will encourage and support growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

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August 6, 2014
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National Farmers Markets Week

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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week . . .

This week marks the 15th play in the nation’s food and agricultural economy. What better way to celebrate easy access to farm-fresh produce than to visit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on Aug. 3-9. The market offers fresh produce that fosters the relationships between farmers, consumers, chefs and restaurant owners. Support your community by attending this event Wednesday or Saturdaymorning. Before you go, take a look at some of the best things about the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

• You’ll learn a lot. The farmers market is just as much an educational experience as it is a great place to stock up on produce. Farmers at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market are experts on their products and are quick to provide cooking tips and new recipe ideas.

• GFM has an energetic atmosphere. This isn’t the biggest farmers market in the United States, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. The market has a lively environment with lots of people, young and old, walking from booth to booth taking in all the options, engaging with each other and learning from the local farmers.

•GFM is local. Locally grown produce is fresher, there are no harmful additives and it’s generally grown with fewer chemicals. Plus buying local helps support the community. This is a great perk if you’re into the local food movement. According to SaveOnEnergy.com, supporters of the movement only purchase food that originated within a 100-mile radius of where it’s consumed. Look for the Piedmont Grown label for products grown in the 37 counties of North Carolina’s Piedmont region.

•GFM accepts SNAP. Customers can stretch their SNAP dollars further at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. Each month the market’s board reviews and authorizes the SNAP matching program. The market is doubling up to $15 worth of SNAP tokens for itsWednesday visitors through the end of August.

• You can get great products. When it comes down to it, the best thing about the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is its range of products. In addition to garden-fresh fruits and veggies, vendors offer goat cheese, pastries, fresh honey, flowers, eggs, grass-fed beef and more.

 

July 28, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Tomato Appreciation Day/BLT Cook Off on Saturday, August 9 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Tomato Appreciation Day/BLT Cook Off on Saturday, August 9 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

BLT Sammich

 

 

 

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Tomato Appreciation Day/BLT Cook Off on Saturday, August 9 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Greensboro, August 1, 2014 – On Saturday, August 9th, Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is hosting Tomato Appreciation Day in conjunction with a new event, Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich Cook Off, out on the lawn by Lindsay St. as the last fundraiser of the summer. There will be a variety of tomatoes to taste including: Pink Girls, Carolina Gold, Valencia, Yellow Pear, Better Boy, Cherokee Purple, Sweet 100, Sun Gold, and Plum tomatoes. Tea Hugger will also be sampling a salt-cured, tea-infused pork belly provided by Massey Creek Farms. BLT tastings are crafted by chefs from Emma Key’s, GFCM Team, UNDERCURRENT, and the WORX restaurants, each bringing their own creative flair to the BLT in this cook off competition.

The BLT tasting is $5 for 4 samples. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite sandwich.

The bacon is sourced from Neese’s Country Sausage. Tomatoes are provided by Byrley Gardens, Farlow Farm, Handance Farm, Mindenhill Farm Moore Farm, Nimby Gardens, Rudd Farm, and Bob Stewart. Lettuce is provided by Flora Ridge Farm.

Café al Grano and Tea Hugger will be out on the lawn with beverages for purchase. Self-proclaimed Baconteur John Jones of The Next Supper Underground Dining Collective will be available to answer all of your bacon questions.

There will be live music by the Buddy Rowe Band (blues/rock) from 8 AM – 9:45 AM, followed by The Aldermans from 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM. Picnic table seating is provided, and patrons are encouraged to bring seating as well.

Quantities are limited so come early!

For more information on this event, the market, and other upcoming events, please visit www.gsofarmersmarket.org or call (336) 373-2402.

 

About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro.  GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit. Local produce, meats, prepared foods, flowers and crafts are available on Saturdays year round from 7 AM to 12 PMand Wednesdays, May – December, 8 AM to 1:30 PM. GFM, Inc.’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc. will encourage and support growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

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About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro.  GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit. Local produce, meats, prepared foods, flowers and crafts are available on Saturdays year round from 7 AM to 12 PMand Wednesdays, May – December, 8 AM to 1:30 PM. GFM, Inc.’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc. will encourage and support growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

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July 27, 2014
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Do-It-Yourself Home Accessibility Demonstration Day on Saturday, August 23, 7 AM – 12 PM at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

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Event moved to August 23 due to inclement weather.

Do-It-Yourself Home Accessibility Demonstration Day on Saturday, August 23, 7 AM – 12 PM at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

July 24, 2014 (Greensboro, NC) – Have you or a family member ever struggled with accessibility or mobility issues right within your own home? Join Community Housing Solutions (CHS) downtown at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on Saturday, August 23, from 7:00 am to noon to learn about solutions to these challenges.

The CHS construction staff is CAPS certified and will be having hands on demonstrations on how to build an accessible picnic table, install grab bars, lever door handles and ADA height toilets. Come swing a hammer and help us build an accessible picnic table, which will be donated to the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. “We are excited to have Community Housing Solutions as our special guest in order to build awareness of the importance of accessibility, while also helping us to make our facility more access-friendly,” stated Lee Mortensen, Executive Director of the Market. CHS has up fitted a retired US Postal Van equipped with tools and equipment. Look for the retro van on the Lindsay St. lawn to participate in the demonstration and for more information.

 About Community Housing Solutions

Community Housing Solutions was started in 2004 as a local non-profit dedicated to preserving decent, safe and affordable housing for low-income families. Their work has served more than 350 families investing more than $3.7 million dollars in preserving affordable housing for neighborhoods utilizing community volunteers.

 About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro.  GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit.

 

GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting.  GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

July 16, 2014
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Blueberry Day

10443083_719003801493744_5132333793472092913_oGreensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Blueberry Pancake Day on Saturday, July 19th from 8 AM til 12 PM

 Greensboro, July 5, 2014 – The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is serving up a delicious morning with Blueberry Pancake Day. The pancakes will be prepared and cooked by Chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex, a regular vendor at the market.

 The blueberries are donated graciously by market donors such as George Smith, Bill Colliers, Farlow Farm, Hillcrest Farm, Byrley Gardens, and Rural Farm.  The pancakes will feature eggs from Ward’s Farm.

 You’ll find the Tea Huggers and Café al Grano out on the lawn with beverages for purchase.

 There will be live music all morning long starting with James Olin Oden at 8:00 a.m. followed by Jamie Carroll at 9:45 a.m.

 Pancake plates will be $5.00 per plate. All proceeds benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

July 9, 2014
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Peach Day Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler

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From the Glass Onion, Charleston, South Carolina

Prepared for the market by volunteer Mary Lacklen

 INGREDIENTS

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

For the filling

Softened butter, for pan
4 cups peaches, peeled and chunked/sliced
¼ cup sugar
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. corn starch
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. vanilla extract
For the topping

1 ¼ cups self-rising flour
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, then softened
¾ cup buttermilk

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with softened butter. Combine all of the filling ingredients in a large bowl; stir to combine. Transfer to greased baking dish. To make the topping, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and work into the dry ingredients, rubbing together with your hands, until the mixture resembles wet sand. Add buttermilk and stir to combine. Then top the fruit with large spoonfuls of the batter. (The batter does not need to cover the fruit entirely; it will expand during the baking process.) Bake for about an hour or until the top is golden brown and the dough has cooked through. If top becomes too brown and dough still needs to cook more, cover with foil.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

 

 

July 2, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Peach Day on Saturday July 5th from 8:00 AM til 12:00 PM

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Peach Day on Saturday July 5th from 8:00 AM til 12:00 PM

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Greensboro, July 5, 2014 – The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is hosting Peach Day for a relaxing morning after Independence Day. There will be a peach cobbler tasting as well as peach ice cream tasting. Guest chef Mary Lacklen will be preparing the peach cobbler.

 The peaches are donated by Phillip’s Farm and Chappell’s Peaches, and the flour is provided by The Old Mill of Guilford, all regular vendors at the farmer’s market. The peach ice cream is homemade by Phillip’s Farm.

There will also be cobbler for purchase – $8 per container. All proceeds are to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Live music will be performed by Laura Jane Vincent starting at 9 AM. Vincent is a folk/indie rock guitarist and singer from Greensboro, North Carolina. Picnic table seating is provided, and patrons are encouraged to bring seating as well.

For more information on this event, the market, and other upcoming events, please visit www.gsofarmersmarket.com or call us at (336) 373-2402.

June 25, 2014
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Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market Launches Initiative to Connect Fresh Food to Community Members at Risk of Hunger

Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market Launches Initiative to

Connect Fresh Food to Community Members at Risk of Hunger

 

June 17, 2014 – Greensboro, N.C. – On Saturday, June 7th, the Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market launched a Farmer Foodshare Donation Station to connect local farms with agencies that serve people at risk of hunger or malnutrition.

Farmer Foodshare programs connect people who grow food with people who need food. A Donation Station works like a canned food drive, but with fresh, healthy food from local producers. Community members can buy extra items at the local farmers market to donate directly to organizations combatting food insecurity through the Donation Station. This supports local farms while ensuring that more community members in need have access to fresh and healthy food.
The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Donation Station currently benefits Mary’s House and agencies affiliated with Share the Harvest. In the first two weeks the Donation Station facilitated a donation of over 250 pounds of local products.

“The Farmer Foodshare Donation Station is off to a great start”, noted Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Executive Director, Lee Mortensen. “On our first donation day, 135 pounds of fresh food was donated by market patrons and children from Mary’s House shopped the market with cash donations. It is incredibly gratifying to see the immediate impact that this project has in our community.”

The North Carolina African Services Coalition is one of the agencies affiliated with Share the Harvest that received donations last week. “They were so excited to see the large box of cousa squash from Farlow Farms,” recounted Linda Anderson, a volunteer with Share the Harvest, “they recognized the variety and were excited to cook it!”

Through Farmer Foodshare, Greensboro volunteers, farmers, and market shoppers can work together to create a community where everyone has access to healthy nutritious food and where farmers are supported in growing it – a system where everybody wins. “I volunteered with Farmer Foodshare in college and saw just how easy it could be to get high-quality produce out of the market stalls to families in need – all you need is a few volunteers!” Explained Melissa Tinling, a FoodCorps Service Member based in Guilford County. “I am glad that this program has finally arrived in Greensboro, one of the most food insecure cities in the nation, and I look forward to volunteering.”

Please come out to market to buy fresh, healthy, local food for yourself and share some extra with neighbors in need. Volunteer opportunities at the Donation Station are family friendly and fun for all ages! We need your support for local farmers to provide farm fresh food to community members in need. Contact Melissa Tinling (mtinling@gmail.com) to volunteer.

About Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Local produce, meats, prepared foods, flowers and crafts are available on Saturdays year round from 7 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays May – December 8 a.m. to 1:30 pm. GFM, Inc.’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc. will encourage and support growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

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About Farmer Foodshare

Farmer Foodshare is a 501© 3 nonprofit connecting people who grow food with people who need food. Go to www.farmerfoodshare.org, or email info@farmerfoodshare.org for information or to volunteer.

Attached Photo Credit – Hannah Sharpe