Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Saturdays 7 a.m.-12 p.m. (year round)
Wednesday 8 a.m.- 1:00 pm (May through December)

501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC [map]

December 10, 2014
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts a Seasonal Soup Sampling on Wednesday, December 17th, 9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts a Seasonal Soup Sampling on Wednesday, December 17th, 9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (501 Yanceyville St.) is collaborating with Partnership for Community Care’s Caitlin Romm, RD, LDN, and Sheri Vettel, MPH, RD, LDN,  on December 17th  to offer a seasonal carrot, ginger soup sample that is not only tasty, but packs a nutritious punch. This free event will be held during the Mid-Week Market, 9:30-10:30 a.m., and will provide market-goers with a generous tasting and healthy holiday eating tips.

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is open on Saturdays year round, 7 am – noon, and Wednesdays seasonally, 8 am – 1 pm, until Dec. 31.

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

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December 2, 2014
by Squash Blossom
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MADE 4 the Holidays Gift Show on Sunday, December 7, 11 AM – 4 PM

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts MADE 4 the Holidays Market on Sunday, December 7, from 11 AM til 4 PM

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The MADE 4 the Holidays Market is scheduled for Sunday Dec. 7 at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shoppers will find unique and beautifully handcrafted gifts for anyone on their shopping list from gardener to sports fan to foodie.

MADE 4 the Holidays Market is the largest all local, NC-made arts, crafts, and pottery show with more than 100 juried local artists. The event showcases high quality handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, fine art, bath & body, holiday decor, packaged artisan foods and emerging artisan works with all budgets kept in mind for gift giving.

Hickory Tree BBQ food truck and Cafeagency Coffee Truck will be on site all day so plan on having lunch with us!

Visit the “Tunes & Treats” Cafe for holiday music all day. Artisan bakers will offer seasonal specialties by the slice (cakes, cookies, pies, cheese straws, gluten free).

Enjoy live music by Walker Street Fiddlers 11 am – 12 pm and 3 pm – 4 pm, The Radials 12 pm – 2 pm (http://www.reverbnation.com/theradials), and Brilliante 2 pm – 3 pm. Brilliante is a group of touring violin students between the ages of 6 – 16, who have a love of music and a passion to share this love with the world!

Don’t let the holiday season stress you out!  Take time for a chair massage by Ronda Cranford of Bluestone Bodywork!

MADE 4 the Holidays Market encourages the community to keep your dollars local and support talented artists in North Carolina.

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

 

www.gsofarmersmarket.org

 

November 14, 2014
by Collards
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Celebrate The Season, Sunday, November 16, Holiday Market

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Celebrate the Season! 

Greensboro’s favorite local holiday event,  MADE 4 the Holidays, is scheduled for Sunday November  16 and also on Sunday December 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

The farmers market is decked out with sounds and sights of the season and shoppers will find stylish gifts for every budget.

The Made 4 The Holidays Markets showcases the work of 100  North Carolina made arts, crafts, & pottery artisans. An array of handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, fiber art, fine art, and packaged artisan foods  are curated for these two shows. Made 4 the Holidays  helps shoppers find quality handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list from sports enthusiast to the food aficionado. In addition, shoppers will find festive decor (ornaments, evergreens, seasonal florals) to get your home holiday-ready.

Take a break from shopping in the “Tunes & Treats Cafe” with free entertainment,  tempting baked sweet and savory baked goods ( special orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas are welcome) and chair massages by Blue Stone Massage and a comfortable indoor seating to dine on  food truck fare from Wright Up R Alley, Urban Street Grill and The Grinder coffee truck offers hot chocolate, coffee and more.

The entertainment line up includes Chris Carroll   11:00 to 12, Marcus Horth plays at 12-2 followed by Stained Glass Canoe from 2:00 – 4 pm. Hear them here: reverbnation.com/stainedglasscanoe.

And be sure to hold the date for December 7 Made 4 the Holidays event featuring new products, and vendors, a gift wrap station charging only for supplies, and holiday entertainment that will bring joy to all: Walker Street Fiddlers 11 am – 12 pm followed by the Radials 12 pm – 2:00 pm, from 2 pm – 3 pm enjoy Brilliante, a diverse group of touring violin students between the ages of 6 – 16, who have a love of music and a passion to share this love with the world, and the Walker Street Fiddlers wrap up the day from3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
MADE 4 Holidays Market encourages the community to keep your dollars local and support talented artists in North Carolina.

The market offers free parking, free admission, WiFi,  and ATM access.

Enjoy live music on Dec, 7 starting with the Walker Street Fiddlers 11 am – 12 pm followed by the Radials 12 pm – 2:00 pm, from 2 pm – 3 pm enjoy Brilliante, a diverse group of touring violin students between the ages of 6 – 16, who have a love of music and a passion to share this love with the world, and the Walker Street Fiddlers wrapping up the day from 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.

November 4, 2014
by Collards
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Bakers at the Market

Bakers at the Market

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Many of us have baking memories. Mine is of the yeast rolls my mother made using my future mother-in-law’s recipe. A close second has to be my grandmother’s tiny, crusty biscuits – perfect for a bit of butter and a bite of ham.

For each of us who carried those memories into practice, there are many more like me – those who depend on the Market for breads, cakes, pies, plus fancier baked fare. Let’s start with our traditional bakers.

A warm apple or sweet potato turnover from Marie Fulp on a cold morning rivals Proust’s madeleine* for eliciting memories. Marie tempts us with red velvet, spice, and other cakes as well.

Marguerite Graves’ table is next to the Harvest Room. The soon to be elected President Obama found her on a center table when he was campaigning. She has the photograph to prove it. Marguerite excels at muffins and brownies – all kinds of muffins and brownies with all kinds of enhancements, or not. Margeuritte is a weekly Saturday vendor offering traditional sweet breads that are gluten free, and sugar free breads that you’d never know!

Janice Gates delivers pristine pound cakes and cream sandwich cookies. Folks love to order her pound cakes for special occasions. Both are tailor made for coffee from Michael or a robust cup of tea from nearby Tea Hugger.

For years, Mamie Faucette was in the Market every Saturday with “My Father’s Biscuits.” Today, she is a daily vendor that occasionally sells at the market, whose buttermilk biscuits, sweet potato pies, and other southern delicacies continue to have a following.

In addition to bringing grass fed beef to Market, Margariette Fields of Rocking F Farm bakes cakes and pies to order or for your selection. You may find a traditional chess pie at Margariette’s table if you’re lucky. Maybe you will want to ask ahead.

Augustino Gusto – Visually a sight to behold and a symphony to taste. European creations from Adriana and Adrian fill two tables next to the Harvest room- some of the items you’ll find are dark chocolate pie and delicious meringue cookies.

Le Dolce Creazione – Italian delights by Paola. Don’t miss the lovely miniature pies (which actually can serve two or more). Recent favorites include pies using market sourced pumpkins, berries, chocolate chip cookies, and mushroom pie. Next to gorilla grain, every Saturday.

Nora Glanz- This Argentinian native is the go to for many market goers for they seek out her empanada for breakfast. She’ll heat up these folded pies filled with delightful combinations both sweet and savory. Nora makes a quiche of the month tooPack a few away for Sunday brunch and the weekend will be complete.

LOAF Bakery – Robert Roth brings a variety of artisan breads, focaccia, scones, croissants, baguettes, and pastries. One of his innovative bakers created LOAF’s “Nuts about Seeds” loaf and the curry bread is a popular alternative for toasted sandwiches.
Cheesecakes by Alex – Alex Amoroso has his own style of muffins, breads, scones and pastries. Vera Amoroso also brings cheesecakes, of course. The Market was part of Alex and Vera’s business beginnings. We’re proud to have them return to the market this year.

Baby Cake Sweets – Lisa LeBlanc’s home bakery is perfect for fancy cookies, unusual muffins, pound cakes, and other surprises. Holidays bring out the best of Lisa’s designs and flavors. Bet she can help you prepare for any occasions with her skillfully decorated sugar cookies.

Feeberts Bakery – Feeberts is a daily vendor that recently joined the market and occasionally joins the market on Saturday. The majority of Felicia’s products are gluten free: cookies, confections, cupcakes, and more.

Cookie Gurlie – Cheryl Pressley is our newest Wednesday baker. Spicy cookies are just the thing for fall and winter months and Cheryl’s specialty is in the title of one of her products – “Not Your Mother’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Her cookies are serious works of culinary art.

Finally, we celebrate and congratulate Izula Fentress on her retirement this fall from the Market. After 50 plus years, Izula has been long associated with the market and she will be missed as much as her pound cakes and brownies.

…one day in winter, on my return home, my mother, seeing that I was cold, offered me some tea, a thing I did not ordinarily take. I declined at first, and then, for no particular reason, changed my mind. She sent for one of those squat, plump little cakes called “petites madeleines,” which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted valve of a scallop shell. And soon, mechanically, dispirited after a dreary day with the prospect of a depressing morrow, I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, something isolated, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory – this new sensation having had on me the effect which love has of filling me with a precious essence; or rather this essence was not in me it was me. I had ceased now to feel mediocre, contingent, mortal. Whence could it have come to me, this all-powerful joy? I sensed that it was connected with the taste of the tea and the cake, but that it infinitely transcended those savours, could, no, indeed, be of the same nature. Whence did it come? What did it mean? How could I seize and apprehend it?

– Rembrance of Things Past, Marcel Proust

 

(Article contributed by Charlie Brummitt)

October 30, 2014
by Collards
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Apple Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 1st from 8 AM til 12 PM

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Apple Appreciation Day

on Saturday, Nov. 1st  from 8 AM til 12 PM

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Greensboro, Oct. 29, 2014 – The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., is celebrating fall with Apple Appreciation Day this Saturday, November 1 from 8am to 12 noon. The market will be serving up delicious  apple pancakes served with a choice of toppings as a part of  a new Apple Celebration & Appreciation Day. The pancakes will be prepared hot off the griddle by Chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex, a regular vendor at the market.

Customers will be able to sample a variety of crisp NC mountain apples in the market. Leonard’s orchards will supply a variety of apples to sample: Rome, Stayman winesap, Turley Winsap, Golden, Reds, Fuji, Arkansas Black. Fresh pressed cider available as well to sample while supplies last. Additional varieties of apples are available for purchase.

Seasonal apple items will be available to purchase across the market including hot apple cider, fresh pressed cider, apple butter and jellies and baked goods.

There will be live music all morning long starting with Rufus Webster at 8 am – 10 am followed by Dean Driver at 10 am – noon. You can get a listen to Dean Driver at this website…. http://www.reverbnation.com/deandriver

Pancakes will be $5.00 per plate. Pancakes and apple samples are available on a first come, first serve basis with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

In case of inclement or cooler weather the event will be held in the Harvest Room.

 

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.

 

October 28, 2014
by Collards
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MADE 4 the Holidays at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Arts, Crafts, and Pottery Festival November 16 & December 7, 2014

MADE 4 the Holidays at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Arts, Crafts, and Pottery Festival

November 16 & December 7, 2014

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The MADE 4 the Holidays Market is scheduled for Sunday Nov. 16 and Sunday Dec. 7 at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MADE 4 Holidays Market is the largest all local, NC made arts, crafts, & pottery show From Angels Aprons to Two Sister’s Toffee, there will be a variety of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, fine art, packaged artisan foods, and so much more!  You’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list from the sports enthusiast to the food aficionado as well as a gift for yourself!

Enjoy live music throughout the day on Nov. 16 in the Harvest Room with Marcus Horth beginning at 1 pm – 2:30 pm followed by Stained Glass Canoe from 2:30 pm – 4 pm. Listen to a preview of Stained Glass Canoe at reverbnation.com/stainedglasscanoe.

Enjoy live music on Dec, 7 starting with the Walker Street Fiddlers 11 am – 12 pm followed by the Radials 12 pm – 2:00 pm, from 2 pm – 3 pm enjoy Brilliante, a diverse group of touring violin students between the ages of 6 – 16, who have a love of music and a passion to share this love with the world, and the Walker Street Fiddlers wrapping up the day from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Food truck Wright Up Ur Galley will be on site during the event offering fish, chicken, burgers, and vegetarian options, as well as Urban Street Grill in November with tacos, burritos, and tofu options.  Cafegency Coffee Truck will also be serving up fresh roasted coffee to start your morning as well as smoothies and ice coffee.
MADE 4 Holidays Market encourages the community to keep your dollars local and support talented artists in North Carolina.

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.

 

October 21, 2014
by Collards
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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
by Collards
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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
by Collards
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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 

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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.