Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Annual Plant Sale on Sunday April 12, 2015
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, will host the annual Spring Plant Sale on Sunday, April 12th from 9 am to 2 pm. The event will have plants, tools and crafts for the patio gardener to budding urban farmer.
One will find a variety of plants including:
Flowers & Herbs: gerber, shasta and English daisies, impatiens, lantana, aloe vera, medicinal herbs, petunias, marigolds, hanging baskets, basil, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, chives, lavender, mint, parsley, tarragon, rosemary
Perennials & Annuals: rhubarb, artichoke, French sorrel, nasturtiums, alpine strawberries, geraniums, dianthus, yarrow, rudbeckia, coreopsis, heuchera, ogon grass, liatris, cardoon
Specialty Plants: fragrant peonies, yacon (a sweet, tuberous root), papaya seedlings, succulents, carnivorous plant/Venus fly trap, ivy topiaries
Trees & Bushes: A variety of fruit bearing and ornamental trees, blueberry and blackberry bushes, Japanese Maples, dogwood trees, English boxwoods, rose bushes, and yellow bell bushes
Vegetable Starters: heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, arugula, lettuce, cucumber, squash, tatsoi, cabbage, broccoli, peas, chard, mustard
Garden Art & Accessories: hypertufa garden accents & containers, handmade garden tools, birdhouses, Blue Bird boxes, bat boxes, mosaic planter & frames, garden apron & tool bags
Time spent outside inevitably means time spent with mosquitos. For a natural solution, shop for citronella geraniums, lemon thyme, lavender, lemon balm, basil, catnip, lemon grass, rosemary, and marigolds that have beneficial side effects.
Producers, as well as community gardening experts, will be able to give advice or answer questions on soil, pest, lighting and watering. “They know it because they grow it!”
All proceeds from this event directly benefit the growers.
Shoppers can enjoy breakfast and coffee from Food Freaks of NC food truck that will be on site from 9 am – noon at market picnic area. One can enjoy a cup of iced or hot tea prepared by the Teahuggers while shopping.
In addition to the Plant Sale, The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is collaborating with the Center for Visual Artist exhibition, Temple of Flora, where market vendors will be showcasing plants in an artistic display and pop-up shop. The Center for Visual Artists is located in the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie Street. The exhibition will hold its opening reception on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 6-9pm and will run until April 24, 2015. Featured plants will include ferns, moss, flowering plants, and others, all of which will be available for purchase at the gallery. About CVA: www.greensboroart.org
The market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site.
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesdays (April 22 – Dec. 30) 8 am to 1 pm.
About the Market
Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates 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 foods 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.