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]

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

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Greensboro, July 25, 2014 – 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. 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 5 samples. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite sandwich.

 

Tomatoes are provided by Byrley Gardens, Farlow Farm, Moore Farm, and Nimby Gardens. Lettuce is provided by Flora Ridge Farm. All donors are regular vendors at the market.

 

There will be live music by the Buddy Rowe Band (blues/rock) from 8 AM – 9:45 AM, followed by singer/songwriter Chuck Sirko from 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM. 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 (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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July 27, 2014
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Do-It-Yourself Home Accessibility Demonstration Day on Saturday, August 2, 7 AM – 12 PM at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

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Do-It-Yourself Home Accessibility Demonstration Day on Saturday, August 2, 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 2nd, from 7:00am 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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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 3, 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

GFM PeachDay

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.

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.

July 2, 2014
by Collards
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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

GFM PeachDay

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

 

June 17, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts the Great American Cookout on Saturday, June 21 from 9 am – 12:00 pm

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts the Great American Cookout on

Saturday, June 21 from 9 am – 12:00 

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is hosting The Great American Cookout  to kick off the first day of summer. The event will feature locally raised grilled meats and produce sourced from Greensboro Farmers Curb Market vendors.

Grilled meat options include a choice of beef and pork sliders, nitrate-free hot dogs, bratwurst, and chicken provided by Massey Creek, Meadows Family Farm, Rocking F Farm, Rothchild’s Angus Beef, and Weatherhand Farm.

The vegetable selection will include onions, squash, zucchini, potatoes, beets, and even peaches. Enjoy a roll from LOAF Bakery alongside your grilled medley grown for you by Chappell’s Farm Peaches, Crouse Farm, Phillips Farm, Rudd Farm, Sharpe Family Farm, and Smith Farms.

Seasonings such as a rosemary citrus rub and sauces will be supplied by Cornerstone Garlic Farm and Sir Charles Gourmet Sauces. Beverages will be available on the lawn from Tea Hugger’s and Café al Grano.

The cost is $7 per plate with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Chef John Smith of Harper’s Restaurant and Steve Caldwell, “grill master”, will be preparing the food.

Live music will be on the lawn, played by Drew Foust (singer/songwriter and guitarist) beginning at 9 am – 10:30 am, and followed by Marcus Horth (lead vocalist from The Monkey Mind) at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm. There will be picnic table seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc., as well.

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.

June 10, 2014
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Local Band To Appear at Wednesday Market

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Popular local band Holy Ghost Tent Revival will join the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (501Yanceyville Street) to play an acoustic set  at the mid-week market this  Wednesday. The 12:30 set will feature songs from HGTR’s upcoming new cd release. The popular Greensboro based band is wrapping up the  final weeks of a kick starter campaign to raise funds to produce the new music release.

Come on down and enjoy lunch.  Buy local and listen local!

 

June 5, 2014
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Have an EGGcellent Day at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market this Saturday June 7 from 8 – 11:30 am.

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Have an EGGcellent Day at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market this Saturday June 7 from 8 – 11:30 am.

Chef-prepared menu includes deep-dish egg strata with sausage, cheese or veggies, mixed green salad, toppings & sauces whipped up Guest chefs John Jones and Kerrie Thomas. Enjoy free music on the Lindsay lawn with tunes  to eat by:  Durham singer/songwriter  Spencer Scholes, followed by the talented Dean Driver, Doodad Farm. Picnic tables seating on the lawn. Bring a blanket or chair if you like.  

$5 donation per plate benefits the Market’s goal to support local food/craft producers for a healthy, connected community. Teahuggers and Cafe  EGGcellent presented in collaboration with the Edible School Yard/Greensboro Urban Coop Loop.  Farmers + Food + Friends = Live Local.

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