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]

October 21, 2014
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Fall Seasonal Schedule for Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Mid-Week Wednesday Market

Fall Seasonal Schedule for Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Mid-Week Wednesday Market

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, will operate 8:00 am to 1:00 pm every Wednesday, including holidays, through December 31st. The Mid-Week Market will be held each Wednesday including the day before Thanksgiving on November 26, Christmas Eve on December 24th, and New Year’s Eve on December 31st for shopper’s convenience.

The market is popular for seasonal vegetables, fresh turkey order pick up, flower arrangements, freshly prepared deli items, last minute hostess gifts, and desert items which can also be special ordered in advance. What better way to wake up than with a freshly prepared cinnamon rolled topped with pecans on a holiday morning alongside pasture raised eggs and breakfast sausage!

The Greensboro Farmers Market had a successful spring and summer season which included several new entrepreneurs, freshly prepared lunches available to go or dine on site, Cafegency Coffee Truck, and a free pilot shuttle service from downtown.

While the Mid-Week Market is a smaller more intimate shopping experience than the robust Saturday market, for all practical purposes every food group is represented:
Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables produced from several farms and green houses, eggs, butter, milk, ice cream, pasture raised pork and chicken, NC seafood, honey, baked goods, prepared sauces, deli staples such as pimento cheese and chicken salads, flowers, plants, gift cards, and handcrafted soaps.

Check our Facebook page or sign up for the e-newsletter at gsofarmersmarket.org for updates regarding vendor product updates, food trucks, lunch options and participating vendors during our holiday markets.

The Greensboro Farmers Market operates year round on Saturdays 7am to 12 noon and seasonally on Wednesday 8am to 1:00 pm.

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 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.

www.gsofarmersmarket.org

October 21, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Moves To Aycock Middle School During A & T Homecoming Saturday Oct. 25, 2014

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Moves To Aycock Middle School During A & T Homecoming Saturday Oct. 25, 2014

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Greensboro, Oct. 16, 2014 — The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will make a temporary move to Aycock Middle School Cafeteria located at 811 Cypress Street on Saturday Oct. 25, 7 am – 12 pm, as N.C. A & T celebrates their Homecoming.

The market at Aycock Middle School will operate at normal hours 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. offering a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, and locally produced meat. There will be plenty of parking located off the Yanceyville Street side of the school.

Enjoy live music from the very talented Chris Duncan (After the Math) all morning long.

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will offer SNAP/EBT during this move.

You will soon be able to check our Facebook event page for a list of vendors that will be participating! So come out and purchase all your vegetables for the week and then head down to watch one of the best parades in town!

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 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.

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September 26, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market offers Double SNAP dollars During Mid-Week Market – Wednesdays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market offers Double SNAP dollars During Mid-Week Market Through November 2014 

SNAP

Greensboro:  Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, accepts and matches Supplemental Nutrition Program transactions (SNAP).

Recently, Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc.’s board approved a dollar for dollar match up to $15 for SNAP withdrawals at the Curb Market on Wednesdays.  SNAP customers can double their benefit withdrawals up to $15 on Wednesdays through November.  The Market’s board reviews and authorizes the SNAP matching program each month.

Cone Health Foundation, Mary Lynn Richardson Foundation and Mary Norris Preyer Fund currently make the Market’s SNAP match possible.

The Market implemented SNAP at the Market in February 2013.  SNAP customers receive tokens to be redeemed more than fifty Market vendors.  The Market’s SNAP vendors display prominent “SNAP tokens accepted here” signs.  Tokens do not expire and SNAP customers can exchange tokens for fresh, local food at both Saturday and Wednesday Markets.

SNAP brings new customers to the market that otherwise would not have access to fresh healthy food year round including just picked fruits and vegetables.

SNAP lessens the chance of reduced food intake or disrupted eating patterns due to lack of money or other resources.  It offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with State agencies, nutrition educators, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations to ensure those eligible for SNAP can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.  FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc.’s vision statement is “Farmers, Food, Friends.”  SNAP at the Market supports local farmers, helps put healthy food on tables that need it and extends this community’s network of friends.

For More information on how SNAP works at the Market, visit GSOFarmersMarket.Org.

The Curb Market is open Saturdays from 7:00 am to noon year round and every Wednesdays, including holidays, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pmMay to December 31st.

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.

Contact: Lee Mortensen, Executive Director
336 373 2402
gsofarmersmarket@gmail.com

September 16, 2014
by Collards
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Fall Harvest Celebration

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Fall Harvest Celebration

 Saturday, October 4th from 8 AM – 12 PM

Fall Harvest

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., is hosting a Fall Harvest Celebration on Saturday Oct. 4 to celebrate seasonal produce and goods. As a part of the celebration, Chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex, will be preparing Pumpkin Pancakes that will feature eggs from market vendor, Ward’s Farm.

Hot chocolate topped with homemade marshmallows will be available for purchase and made by Donya Mullins, local blogger, of ‘A Southern Soul’. There will be beekeeping demonstrations by Quaker Acre Apiaries, activities by The Old Mill of Guilford, and old fashion farming techniques.

Enjoy live music all morning long by Scott Bennett, The Lone Gunman from 10 AM – 12 PM. Scott Bennett is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, NC.

Shop the market for a bounty of fall fruits and vegetables that will be available.  You’ll find pecans, sweet potatoes, acorn squash, pumpkins, apples, and so much more!

Volunteer opportunities are available on SignUp Genius, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4facab2ea75-pumpkin1.

Pancakes will be $5.00 per plate, featuring eggs from market vendor, Ward’s Farm Pancakes will be available for first come, first serve with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb 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.

GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and 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.

August 29, 2014
by Collards
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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

Trolly

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.