Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Saturdays 7 a.m.-12 noon (year round)
Wednesday 8 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (April 22 through December)

501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC [map]

May 15, 2015
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Strawberry Pancake Day Saturday, May 16th, 8 am til 11:30 am

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Strawberry Pancake Day

Saturday, May 16th, 8 am til 11:30 am

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., will host a Strawberry Celebration and Pancake Picnic on Saturday May 16 from 8 am – 11:30 am on the lawn.

Delicious pancakes will be prepared using eggs from Massey Creek Farm by guest chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex. The pancakes will be topped with fresh strawberries grown by Rudd Farm.

Patrons can enjoy live music by Laura Jane Vincent from 8 am – 9:45 am followed by the Alderman’s from 10:00 am – noon. Hoola hoops and other children activities will be available on the lawn. You’ll find Michael LaClair with fresh roasted coffee there as well!

Fresh strawberries are available from Rudd Farm, Smith Farms, Byrley Gardens, Root Down, Sawyer Farm, Rural Farm, Farlow Farm, and George Smith of NC Seafood & Greenhouses.

Vendors across the market are creating specialty items inspired by this seasonal fruit:

strawberry bread by Margariette Graves, strawberry fried pies by Marie Fulp, strawberry pound cakes by Faye Gates, strawberry decorated shortbread cookies by Babycake Sweets, strawberry infused green tea by the Teahuggers, and strawberry scones baked by Cheesecakes by Alex. Cookie Gurlie will be featuring a strawberry basil cookie with a white chocolate drizzle, Mindenhill Farm will have strawberry hanging baskets, and Rudd Farm will have their homemade strawberry jam. Paola Rowe of Autentica Pasticceria Italiana will be bringing strawberry and rhubarb pies and a strawberry cake with a butter cream icing.

The cost is $5 per plate with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market and available while supplies last.

April 30, 2015
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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts MADE 4 Market Spring Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Show Sunday May 3, 2015, 11 am-5 pm

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts MADE 4 Market Spring Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Show Sunday May 3, 2015, 11 am-5 pm

Made 4 Market

MADE 4 Market is scheduled for Sunday May 3 at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MADE 4 Market is an all local, NC made arts, crafts, & pottery show that showcases 80 artists every spring and fall.  The artists bring a variety of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, wood, fiber art, fine art, packaged artisan foods, and so much more!  It’s a perfect market for gifts – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, wedding gifts, or birthday.

Customers can shop for edible gifts such as Le Petit Bakery’s candies, porcelain pottery by Phil Haralam, hand crafted skin care products by Mimi’s Soaps, or exterior artwork by Michelle Jarrett.  There is something for everyone.

Food Freaks of NC food truck will be on site with an interesting twist on burgers and seasonal specialties. The Grinder Coffee truck will serve up fresh roasted coffee as well as smoothies and ice coffee. There will be sweet, savory, and gluten-free snacks and treats from Feeberts Bakery in the food section.

“The market offers a chance to discover emerging artisans and shop for fresh work from their favorite returning artist,” Lee Mortensen, Executive Director.

MADE 4 Market helps keep our dollars in our community and supports talented North Carolina artists.

The Market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site.

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.

April 20, 2015
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Gritty Blues at Greensboro Farmers Curb Market with The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, Saturday April 25, 2015

Gritty Blues at Greensboro Farmers Curb Market with The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, Saturday April 25, 2015

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., will host “Gritty Blues”, April 25, 2015 from 8 am – 11:30 am, an event honoring southern favorites staples, grits with a side of blues!  We will serve Old Mill of Guilford Grits with a variety of savory and sweet toppings from market vendors including shrimp from George Smith’s NC Seafood, Neese’s bacon and sausage, Meadows Family Farm ham, kale from Congolina farm and Crouse Farm,Cornerstone Garlic Farm Handance Farm chives, scallions, spring onions, butter, cheese, tomatoes from Mindenhill Farm, and honey.  Tracy Lamothe, owner of Blue Spoon Cooking School, will be the guest chef for the day.

Enjoy the sounds of Peter May, Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s 2014 Solo Blues Challenge winner who takes the stage from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

The cost of the event is $5.00 per bowl with proceeds benefiting Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend the morning at the Market!

Peter May, the son of a Dixieland-style, trumpet-blaring preacher and a hymn-singing, piano-playing teacher, plays original and classic blues, and gospel. Emphasis is on his North Carolina Piedmont style.  Trips to the Delta literally and metaphorically, infuse his personal style with an edge of raw desolation. His classically trained hands mete out precise fingerstyle blues, while his voice belts out something between a holler and a howl.

Gritty Blues is a collaboration to help raise awareness of local foods and music in our area.

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 socialsetting. 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

About Piedmont Blues Preservation Society

From our love of music and our belief that music is best shared in a community, came the founding of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society in 1985. Our non-profit organization works to cultivate and preserve the tradition of blues music. Our mission is to help the youth of our community discover the wonder and joy of music by raising awareness and providing music education to our community and schools.

www.piedmontblues.org

Sponsored by: YES! Weekly

 

April 9, 2015
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Annual Plant Sale on Sunday April 12, 2015

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Annual Plant Sale on Sunday April 12, 2015

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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 peoniesyacon (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.

www.gsofarmersmarket.org

 

March 31, 2015
by Squash Blossom
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Easter Celebration on Saturday April 4, 2015

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Easter Celebration on Saturday April 4, 2015

 

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, is the place to join all your peeps and shop for your Easter Celebration needs, Saturday April 4, 7 am – 12 noon.

The market will be full of fresh spring vegetables for your Easter dinner and plenty of seasonal items including lamb, ham, farm fresh eggs, wrapped candies and cookies, desserts, cards and flowers that are perfect for filling an Easter basket, a hostess gift, or table top décor.

Throughout the day children 12 and under can participate in an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt across the market.  Prizes are awarded at the Manager’s table.

 

Here is a sample of fresh products and vendor location by rows:

  • Lamb from these local farmer Stoney Mountain Farm (D) and Weatherhand Farm (E)

 

  • Pasture raised and nitrate free ham by Meadows Family Farm (H)

 

  • Fruits and vegetables include strawberries by Smith Greenhouses (A), micro greens, spinach, chard from Mindenhill Farm (A), lettuce from Flora Ridge Farm (G)

 

  • Homemade desserts by Babycake Sweets hand decorated sugar cookies (D), Paola Rowe of Autentica Pasticceria Italiana (C), Faye’s Cake’s specialty pound cakes (B), Augustino Gusto with an assortment of sweet and savory treats (F), Cheesecakes by Alex’s Italian Cheese Pie and Casatiello, an Italian Easter Bread made with citron (H)

 

  • Handcrafted Easter candy made by Sweet Morning Farm, Gethsemane Garden (C), and Feebert’s Gluten Free Bakery (D)

 

  • Easter flowers and plants that include hyacinth, lilies, and tulips  from Mindenhill Farm (A), Hillcrest Farm (E), Shirley & Mom (D), and Gethsemanes Gardens (B)

 

  • Easter cards by Rebecca’s Captivation and Yanno Press (D) homemade paper

 

  • Easter basket stuffers and table décor from Byrley Gardens(B) and Dream with Me (E)

 

  • Dress up your festivities with newly designed spring jewelry selections by Taftori (C)

 

  • Farm fresh eggs from Ward’s Farm Fresh Eggs (A), Massey Creek Farm (F), Woody’s Eggs (F), Birch Fork Farm (D), or Meadow’s Family Farm (H) for deviled egg platters and for decorating.

 

Throughout the day children 12 and under can participate in an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt to win a free chocolate treat.  Prizes are awarded at the Manager’s table.

 

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays from 7 am to 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.

www.gsofarmersmarket.org

March 31, 2015
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Announces Extension of the SNAP/EBT Doubling Program in conjunction with Mid-Week Market re-opening in April

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Announces Extension of the SNAP/EBT Doubling Program in conjunction with Mid-Week Market re-opening in April

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., is kicking off its Mid-week Market, April 22, 2015 from 8am-1pm. The weekly Wednesday Mid-week Market will run until the end of the year.

SNAP/EBT recipients will receive a match of up to $15 per visit (no limit to recipients’ withdrawal amounts from their own accounts) during the Mid-Week Market to purchase fresh produce, fish, meats, eggs, honey, milk and other items.  The match program is secured by the GFM, Inc. through local foundation support from Cone Health Foundation, Hillsdale Fund and Mary Lynn Richardson Foundation.

There will be special activities for customers at Mid-week Market Grand Opening, which is also Earth Day. Market will host free tastings and samplings of local foods and hourly giveaways for reusable shopping bags, and massages.

Greensboro Farmers Market participates in several nutritional assistance programs including Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Farmers Food Share (FFS), Women Infants and Children (WIC), and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

With support from these local foundations, we are able to provide a SNAP match for up to $15, meaning that a SNAP customer using the match program would withdraw $15 from a SNAP account and receive $30 to spend at the Market. This matching program will be offered at Mid-week Market through the end of the year.

Since February 2013, the Market has facilitated 1700 SNAP transaction, with customers withdrawing $32,000 from their accounts, and the Market providing $22,000 in matching funds.

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market participates in SNAP and other programs because supporting better health through healthy eating is a vital part of our mission.

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.

 www.gsofarmersmarket.org

 The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year- round on Saturdays from 7 am-12 noon and seasonally on Wednesdays.

March 21, 2015
by Squash Blossom
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Easter and Spring Celebration at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Easter and Spring Celebration at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, offers Easter and spring celebration needs.  The market will be full of fresh spring vegetables such as asparagus, lettuce, and snow peas as well as potted and floral arrangements of lilies, tulips, and more.

Meadows Family Farm will begin taking orders on Saturday March 7 for nitrate free, pasture raised Easter hams and will have a few extra for pick up on Saturday April 4th.  Cheesecakes by Alex will bake Italian Cheese Pie and Casatiello, an Italian Easter bread made with citron.  Babycake Sweets will offer beautifully decorated sugar cookies in the shape of chicks, tulips, eggs, and bumble bees for a delightful addition to Easter Baskets.

Throughout the day on Saturday April 4th children 12 and under can participate in a Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt to win a free chocolate treat.

Gardeners will enjoy shopping for starter plants such as herbs, vegetables, heirloom varieties, and flowers that will be making their appearance in the market, a preview to our Annual Plant Sale scheduled for Sunday April 12th.

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays (April 22 – Dec. 30) 8 a.m. 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.

www.gsofarmersmarket.org

March 21, 2015
by Squash Blossom
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Gritty Blues at Greensboro Farmers Curb Market with The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, Saturday April 25, 2015

Gritty Blues at Greensboro Farmers Curb Market with The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, Saturday April 25, 2015

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., will host “Gritty Blues”, April 25, 2015 from 8 am – 11:30 am, an event honoring southern favorites staples, grits with a side of blues!  We will serve Old Mill of Guilford Grits with a variety of savory and sweet toppings from market vendors including shrimp from  George Smith’s NC Seafood, bacon, sausages, kale, scallions, spring onions, butter, cheese, garlic scapes, and honey.  Tracy Lamothe, owner of Blue Spoon Cooking School, will be the guest chef for the day.

Enjoy the sounds of Peter May, Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s 2014 Solo Blues Challenge winner who takes the stage from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

The cost of the event is $5.00 per bowl with proceeds benefiting Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend the morning at the Market!

Peter May, the son of a Dixieland-style, trumpet-blaring preacher and a hymn-singing, piano-playing teacher, plays original and classic blues, and gospel. Emphasis is on his North Carolina Piedmont style.  Trips to the Delta literally and metaphorically, infuse his personal style with an edge of raw desolation. His classically trained hands mete out precise fingerstyle blues, while his voice belts out something between a holler and a howl.

Gritty Blues is a collaboration to help raise awareness of local foods and music in our area.

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 socialsetting. 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

About Piedmont Blues Preservation Society

 From our love of music and our belief that music is best shared in a community, came the founding of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society in 1985. Our non-profit organization works to cultivate and preserve the tradition of blues music. Our mission is to help the youth of our community discover the wonder and joy of music by raising awareness and providing music education to our community and schools.

March 11, 2015
by Squash Blossom
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What is a CSA?

What is a CSA ?

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is an increasingly popular choice for people who want to support local farmers while enjoying an array of products from those farmers. CSA programs often consist of signing up for a specific number of weeks, then receiving a box each week filled with fruits and vegetables, flowers and even meats depending on the program and the farmer(s) with whom you contract

Several farmers at the Market offer CSA’s, each a slightly different experience from the others.

NIMBY Gardens

NIMBY Gardens CSA is in its first year. This CSA focuses on greens, potatoes, and roots in the spring; tomatoes, squash, and fruits in the summer, and sweet potatoes, greens, and more root vegetables in the fall! It runs for 25 weeks, from May until October.  The cost is $425 for a weekly box of from five to nine items. Pickups are in downtown Greensboro every Tuesday afternoon.

NIMBY Gardens is on Aisle F at the Market.

Farlow Farm

Farlow Farm is in Archdale. Their CSA contains a variety of the 30 crops they grow at their farm, which is completely pesticide and chemical free. Products include collard greens, Swiss chard, strawberries, potatoes and cucumbers. Theirs is a 16-week CSA that runs from the beginning of May onward. It costs $400 for a full share and $200 for a half share. They have pickups at the farm on Tuesdays, as well as at the Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Farlow Farm is in Aisle C of the Market. They can also be contacted through Facebook.

Emmaus Farms

Emmaus Farm is a part of a multi-farmCSA. Through what is known as Three Farms CSA, Emmaus Farm partners with Okfuskee Farm and Wings of Dawn Farm to bring its customers a variety of wares. In addition to offering items such as kohlrabi, asparagus, fennel, cucumbers, melons, and other vegetables, the CSAoccasionally adds items like honey or Espelette pepper powder each season. The Three Farms CSA has two seasons they offer: Spring, which runs ten weeks from late April until early June, and Fall, which begins the weekend after Labor Day. Each season costs $224.40, plus a one-time charge of $12 for a reusable, insulated bag with the CSA‘s logo. In addition to the items that come in the CSA each week, a-la-carte items such as pasture raised pork and whole wheat flour that can be added to the share. The pickup in Greensboro will be at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings at the Emmaus Farm and Liberty Stoneware tables. There are also pickups available in Liberty and Burlington on Tuesdays and Pittsboro on Saturdays.

Emmaus Farms’ table is on Aisle E at the Market.

Pine Trough Branch Farm

Pine Trough Branch (PTB) Farm calls theirCSA a COOP, because it is designed to be a bit more flexible than a typical CSA. Instead of having a set list of things that are in the CSA share box each week, those who have a PTB COOP membership get to choose what they will receive, based on what the farm has that week. Products available from PTB Farm include vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, flowers, and even pasture-raised lamb and pork. When you purchase a PTB COOP membership, you are purchasing a credit balance from the farm that you have a year to use. Memberships can be renewed at any time. There are also three levels of memberships: Basic ($250), Full ($400), and Family ($600). Pickups for this CSAoption are at the farm in Reidsville (Fridays, April-October, 4-6pm), at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (Saturdays, February-December, 7am-12pm), and at the Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market (Saturdays, April-November, 9am-12pm).

Pine Trough Branch can be found in Aisle C at the Market. You can also find them on Facebook and online at www.ptbfarm.com.

Handance Farms

Handance Farm is located in Rockingham County and is in its twentieth year of providing a CSA! This farm is dedicated to permaculture practices and maintaining organic standards and heirloom vegetables are a part of their specialty. Their bags are packed with produce that is usually harvested the day before pickup, and includes seasonal items such as greens, tomatoes, eggplant, and green beans. Bags usually include six items, recipes and cooking tips. A flower share can be purchased that adds a bouquet to your bag for an additional cost. Their CSA starts in early May and runs for 20 weeks, with an optional four bag add-on that would take you through October. Handance Farm’s CSA costs $390 for the season. Pickups are at Handance Farms in Aisles C and D of the Market.
Contact these CSAs using the information below:

NIMBY Gardens – danielwoodham@hotmail.com

Farlow Farm – farlowcsa@aol.com

Emmaus Farms – threefarmscsa@gmail.com

PTB Farm – ptbfarm@gmail.com

Handance Farm – handancen@yahoo.com