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]

October 9, 2015
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Farmers Market Moves to the Depot

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will make a temporary move to J. Douglas Galyon Depot located at 236 East Washington Street on Saturday Oct. 24, 7 am – noon, as N.C. A & T celebrates their Homecoming.

The Market will operate at normal hours 7 a.m. – noon.  Shoppers will find a variety of seasonal, fresh produce, eggs, locally produced meats, baked goods, and crafts.  Ample free parking will be available on site and at the adjacent parking lot located at the corner of Church and Washington Street.

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

Come out and purchase local foods from vendors and favorite farmers and head down to watch one of the best parades in town!

Here is a list of participating vendors:

The Tea Huggers

Rudd Farm

Real Catering

NC Seafood & Greenhouses

Ward’s Farm Fresh Eggs

Mindenhill Farm

Gethesmane Gardens

Handance Farm

Congolina Farm

Emmaus Farm

Weatherhand Farm

Nora Glanz Bakery

Massey Creek farm

Margariette Graves

Flora Ridge Farm

Sir Charles Gourmet Sauces

Six Gunn Farm

Cookie Gurlie

Mighty Tendril Farm

Sweet Morning Farm

That Peanut Guy

Leonard’s Orchards

Feebert’s Gluten Free Bakery

September 30, 2015
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Pumpkin Pancake Day & Celebration

Pumpkin Pancake Day


Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Celebrates Pumpkin Day

Saturday October 31, 8 am – 11:30 am


The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host a Pumpkin Pancake & Celebration Day on Saturday October 31, 8 am – 11:30 am.

Admission to the event is free on the lawn at Lindsay Avenue adjacent to the Market. Guest chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex will serve delicious pumpkin pancakes made with Ward’s Happy Eggs and a choice of toppings. The plates are $5.00 with proceeds benefiting the Market.

Patrons will enjoy music by local singer songwriters Jeff Waters beginning at 8:00 followed by Dean Driver at 9:45.

Photo opportunities with the “Great Pumpkin” from Rudd Farm’s pumpkin patch and chances to win the colossal fruit by guessing its weight.  Guest are encouraged to don a Halloween costume and vote for their favorite market vendors dress in Halloween attire.

Vendors across the market will offer seasonal products in honor of the pumpkin.  Look for the orange balloons.:

  • Feebert’s Bakery: Gluten Free pumpkin muffins and mini pies – Aisle A Table 23
  • Robert Roth, Homeland Creamery: Pumpkin Ice Cream, for sale and samples – Aisle A Table 5
  • Tea Huggers: Fall spiced tea – Aisle A Table 2
  • Marie Fulp: Pumpkin pies and fried pumpkin pies – Aisle B Table 41
  • Cheesecakes by Alex: Pumpkin pecan muffins, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin bread – Carport
  • Autentica Pasticceria Italiana: Fresh pumpkin pie from Rudd farm, spooky finger cookies – Aisle C Table 63
  • Babycake Sweets: Painted pumpkin sugar cookies, pumpkin pound cake – Aisle D Table 74
  • Margariette Graves: Pumpkin bread and gluten free pumpkin bread – Aisle G Table 146
  • Nora Glanz Bakery: Indian style pumpkin quiche made with butternut squash – Aisle F Table 131
  • Rudd Farm: Pumpkins of all varieties and sizes – Aisle A Table 9


Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays 7am to 12 noon and seasonally on Wednesday 8am to 1:00 pm. Leading up to the October 31st Pumpkin celebration, Market customers can register to win a “Jack O’lantern” pumpkin and for free weekly drawings sponsored by Rudd Farm.

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 in a friendly and inviting 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.




September 25, 2015
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Eggplant Pasta Salad



  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 pound dried penne


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the celery and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the eggplant and tomatoes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the tomato paste, vinegar, ¼ cup water, 2 ½ teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and the sugar. Stir into the eggplant mixture.
  • Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the capers, pine nuts (if desired), and parsley.
  • Meanwhile, cook the penne according to the package directions. Toss with the remaining oil; let cool. Combine with the eggplant mixture and serve.
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 24 Kcal 1%
Carbohydrates 5.7 g 4%
Protein 1 g 2%
Total Fat 0.19 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 3.40 g 9%
Folates 22 µg 5.5%
Niacin 0.649 mg 4%
Pantothenic acid 0.281 mg 6%
Pyridoxine 0.084 mg 6.5%
Riboflavin 0.037 mg 3%
Thiamin 0.039 mg 3%
Vitamin A 27 IU 1%
Vitamin C 2.2 mg 3.5%
Vitamin E 0.30 mg 2%
Vitamin K 3.5 µg 3%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 230 mg 5%
Calcium 9 mg 1%
Copper 0.082 mg 9%
Iron 0.24 mg 3%
Magnesium 14 mg 3.5%
Manganese 0.250 mg 11%
Zinc 0.16 mg 1%

September 2, 2015
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Farmers Appreciation Day

Farmer Appreciation Day

We will be hosting our annual Farmers Appreciation Day on Saturday September 19, 2015, 8 am – noon.  Join us as we celebrate our local farmers and market vendors with a traditional southern breakfast prepared by guest chef Alex Amoroso.

The event will be held on the lawn at the corner of Lindsay and Yanceyville Street where we will be  serving up a hearty southern breakfast of Neese’s Country Sausage & bacon, scrambled eggs by Massey Creek Farm, seasoned Old Mill of Guilford grits, sausage gravy, Alex’s famous fried potatoes, a side of tomato, Biscuitville biscuits, and Sweet Morning Farms strawberry jam and apple butter.

The cost of the breakfast is $7 per plate with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.  All vendors of the market will receive a complimentary breakfast.

Enjoy live music starting with Colin Cutler at 8 am with preludes provided by The Heart of NC Story Tellers at 9:15- 9:30 and at 10:45 – 11.   Laura Jane Vincent will wrap up the day at 11 am – noon.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to show your support for all who sell at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. It’s been a wonderful summer and we’re gearing up for our fall and winter season!

Want to volunteer for Farmers Appreciation Day?  Sign up here! All of our volunteers receive a complimentary breakfast for helping out!


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August 14, 2015
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Dog Days of Summer at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Dog Days

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market  will host the first ever Dog Days of Summer on August 22nd from 8 am – 11:30 am.  Dog Days of Summer will be held on the lawn at the corner of Lindsay & Yanceyville Street.

Dog Days of Summer will include a dog wash donation station, local dog rescue groups, and vendors showcasing locally made pet products.

This fun and educational fundraiser will bring awareness and exposure to develop resources to create a sheltered area and seating for patrons and their furry friends.  The sheltered area will be an asset to the farmers market since city health regulations do not allow animals in the market.   The future shelter area will include shade tent, artificial grass, water bowls and a leash “bar”.

All market patrons can enjoy this event that will feature live music by Colin Cutler at 8 am followed by Laura Jane Vincent at 9:30 am as well as food and free activities.

A minimum donation of $5 dollars is suggested per dog wash.

This event is presented by All Pets Considered and supported by Dog Days Daycare.

The following rescues groups will attend with adoptable pets on site:

  •          Haley Graves Foundation
  •          Hart-2-Heart Rescue
  •          Ruff Love Rescue
  •          SPCA of the Triad

The following businesses will be attending:

  •        Pupcycled, a Greensboro based business, will be selling their up-cycled and handmade pet supplies for the modern pup.
  •        DC Dogs based out of Burlington will have sausage biscuits, 3 different types of hot dogs, nachos, and pickles to sell.
  •       Locopops, from Durham, NC, will be selling their gourmet frozen pops.
  •       Mimi’s Soaps, a market vendor, will provide a sample of Doggone Good, an Oatmeal Dog shampoo with a blend of        lavender and cedar wood essential oils, for the dog washing.
  •       Cornerstone Farm, also a market vendor, will have homemade sweet potato or garlic herb dog treats to sample and available to buy.

Parking will be available and suggested at War Memorial Stadium across the street or the Lindsey lot for easy access to the dog washing station.

Join us for an exciting and fun day at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market!


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August 12, 2015
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Welcome Kat Nigro to our Team!

kat picGreensboro Farmers Market Inc. (GFM), the community-based non-profit that manages the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is pleased to announce that it hired Kathryn (Kat) Nigro as Market Assistant.

The new position expands the Market and non-profit’s capabilities.  Ms. Nigro’s duties include community outreach, market support and coordination of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the Market.  Ms. Nigro will join Executive Director/Market Manager Lee Mortensen and Donna Myers, Market Coordinator/Special Events.  “Kat’s energy and enthusiasm for fresh local foods accessibility along with her proven leadership skills will help expand Market programs and increase our community outreach efforts within the community,” notes Ms. Mortensen.

Kat worked for the Carrboro Farmers’ Market for two years where she managed its SNAP program and served as the Event and Children’s Program Intern and coordinated Tomato Day, Student Appreciation Day, Seedling Day, and Strawberry Jamboree.

Kat also volunteered at TABLE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hungry children with emergency food relief as well as well as regional nonprofits with focuses on  river cleanup and environmental education.

Kat graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Environmental Science, Sustainability and Exercise and Sport Science in May 2015. She was captain of her collegiate varsity soccer team, which won the NCAA National Championship in 2011.

Growing up on a farm in rural Livingston, Tennessee, Kat developed a love for environmental education and sustainable agriculture at a young age; she has always seen food systems as a part of her career path.

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work for the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market and help it continue to grow within the community,” Kat says. “Greensboro is ranked in the top five nationally in food insecurity and organizations like GFM help provide the community with a vibrant and resilient local food system to help combat this issue. The benefits of a farmers market are vast. Markets encourage  healthier individual eating, develop  a stronger local economy and connects farmers with consumers.”

August 1, 2015
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National Farmers Market Week Celebration at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market


National Farmers Market Week 2015


National Farmers Market Week is August 2-8, 2015. The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will celebrate Wednesday, August 5th and Saturday August 8th with 50% off massages from Bluestone Bodywork any Wednesday in August (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th) and 50% off market shopping bags ($2.50).

The Market will also host BLT Challenge and Tomato Tasting Day on August 8th out on the lawn.   Come celebrate this summer fruit and taste 6 different chef creations of the BLT from these local restaurants, Burger Warfare, Emma Keys, LaRue, Melt, The Undercurrent, and the Greensboro Farmers Market team.   Enjoy live music and kid friendly activities.  The cost is $5 with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

The Market will offer special discounts to first time customers. Stop by the manager’s table under the clock or August 8th during the BLT Challenge for more information. In addition, market vendors will offer free samples and there will be temporary tattoos for kids of all ages all month long.

Farmers markets are more than just an outlet for fresh produce and friendly farmers. According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics, these grassroots venues have increased in number by over 60% since 2009 to nearly 8,500 today. These markets preserve farmland, stimulate local economies, increase access to fresh nutritious food, improve community health, and promote sustainability. For example, growers selling locally create thirteen full time farm operator jobs per $1 million in revenue earned while those that do not sell locally only create three. The Farmers Market Coalition recently released a series of fact sheets detailing the many other impacts of markets. North Carolina is home to 225 farmers markets.

“Farmers markets play a vital role in forming healthy, local food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture, sharing recipes, and exposing them to new foods. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier. “

“Our mission at the Market is to connect producers with consumers and provide the greater Greensboro community with a local, healthy food system while contributing to the local economy. National Farmers Market Week celebrates the local food movement and all of its benefits to community members and farmers alike,” says Lee Mortensen, the Executive Director.

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market participates in the SNAP/EBT program. Those who receive the SNAP/EBT benefits (formerly called food stamps) can access fresh foods year-round at the market. The market matches SNAP withdrawals up to $15 each Wednesday Mid-Market through grant assistance from four local foundations: Hillsdale Fund, Cone Health Foundation, Mary Lynn Richardson Foundation, and Mary Norris Preyer Fund. Since February 2013, the market has facilitated 1700 SNAP transactions, with customers withdrawing $32,000 from their accounts, and the Market providing $22,000 in matching funds. In addition, they participate in Women Infants and Children (WIC), the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Farmer Foodshare. These programs encourage better health through healthy eating which is a vital part of the mission at the Market.

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market began in 1874, and currently has 105 vendors, 75 of which are farmers, selling a wide variety of products, including produce, fish, meats, eggs, prepared foods, flowers and artisan goods all within 100 miles of origin

July 29, 2015
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BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting Saturday Aug. 8th

BLT Challenge


The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host a BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting on Saturday August 8th from 8 am – 11:30 am on the lawn at the corner of Lindsay & Yanceyville St.

Local restaurants and food enthusiast will create their best bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich using vine ripened tomatoes and lettuce grown by farmers at the market. Customers will sample all sandwiches and vote for their favorite BLT. This year’s competitors are Burger Warfare, Emma Keys, LaRue, Melt, The Undercurrent, and the Greensboro Farmers Market team. The winner will be announced at the end of market.

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

Patrons can also sample a variety of tomatoes that will be in season. Pink Girls, Sun Gold, Cherokee Purple, Husky Cherry, Goliath, Better Boy, Yellow, Juliet, Yellow Pear, Black Cherry, Mountain Fresh, Heinz, German Johnson, Big Beef, and Plum tomatoes are just a few of the popular varieties that are grown by local vendors.

Tomatoes and lettuce provided for the BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting were donated by these market vendors:

Birch Fork Farm
Bob Stewart
Brown Farm
Cornerstone Garlic Farm
Farlow Farm
Flora Ridge Farm
Handance Farm
Imogene Moore
Mindenhill Farms and Greenhouses
NIMBY Garden
Norman Sharpe
Pine Trough Branch Farm
Rudd Farm
Smith Farm
Woody’s Singletary Farm

Enjoy live music by Seeds of Saint beginning at 8 am, Collin Cutler and Holly Riley at 9:30 am.  There will be kid friendly activities out on the lawn as well.   Picnic table seating is provided ­­and patrons are encouraged to bring seating as well.

Join us in celebrating this 2nd annual event!  This event is rain or shine.  Should we experience inclement weather we will hold the event in the Harvest Room.

Thank you to The Richardson Corporation and The Extra Ingredient for their support of this event!

July 9, 2015
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Blueberry Day Celebration & Pancake Picnic

Blueberry Pancake Day

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Host

Blueberry Day Celebration & Pancake Picnic

Saturday July 18, 2015, 8 am – 11:30 am


The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (501 Yanceyville Street) will host a Blueberry  Celebration Day and Pancake Picnic on Saturday July 18th from 8 am – 11:30 am.  The picnic will be held on the lawn at the corner of Lindsay & Yanceyville Street.  This is a rain or shine event.  In case of inclement weather blueberry pancakes will be served in our Harvest Room.

Plate-sized pancakes will be prepared with Ward’s Farm Fresh eggs and filled with fresh blueberries grown by these local farms (Collier, Byrley, Farlow, and Hillcrest) and  prepared by guest chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex.

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

Enjoy  a great line up of local musicians starting with Louis Allen with guest Penny Smith beginning at 8 am followed by Colin Cutler with guest fiddle player and songwriter, Holly Riley.

Fresh blueberries will be available for purchase with varieties including Premier, Tif Blue, Powder Blue, Southern Charm, and Onslow.

Contributor farmer information and berries sourced from:

Ward Farm (McLeansville, NC)

Ward’s Farm Fresh Eggs are lifetime farmers working with grains, cows, hogs, and chickens that lay farm fresh brown eggs.

Byrley Gardens (Julien, NC)

Byrley Gardens bring a variety of summer crops that include tomatoes, squash, peas, corn, and melons to the market as well as chemical free strawberries and blueberries.

Collier Farm (Liberty, NC)

Collier Farm is a long time market vendor and is known for his blueberries, blackberries, muscadines and scuppernong grapes.

Farlow Farm (Archdale, NC)

Farlow Farm offers a variety of forty crops which are completely pesticide and chemical free. Products include spaghetti squash, okra, collard greens, Swiss chard, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes,  potatoes, onions, and cucumbers to name a few.   Farlow Farm also offers a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.

Hillcrest Farm (Advance, NC)

Hillcrest Farm grows a variety flowers, bedding plants, herbs, and house plants and specializes in cut flower bouquets.  Lettuce, onions, cabbage, grapes, blueberries, mushrooms, and brussel sprouts are a few of the fruits and vegetables that Hillcrest Farm brings to the market.

Blueberry specialty items will also be available:

Cornerstone Farm – Blueberry vinegar and jams

Cornerstone Garlic Farm is a small family farm that specializes in garlic and also grows a variety of seasonal produce.

Cookie Gurlie – Blueberry shortbread cookies

Cookie Gurlie uses non-GMO, unrefined pure cane sugar, eggs and butter from local farms and makes their own vanilla flavoring.

Sweet Morning Farm – Blueberry jams, including sugar free

Sweet Morning Farm makes over 60 varieties of jams and jellies using local fruits and vegetables.

Feebert”s Gluten Free Bakery – Lemon blueberry scones and blueberry pies

Feebers offers products that are gluten free with a selection that are dairy free as well.

Tea Huggers – Pearyberry iced tea

Pearyberry is a blueberry and pear tea with a hint of lavender and is brewed using eco-friendly practices.

Augustino Gusto BakeryBlueberry tarts, Cakes, and Pastries

This European style bakery will feature a blueberry & blackberry cake with cream cheese frosting as well as blueberry tarts and pastries

Cheesecakes by Alex – Blueberry muffins

Alex Amoroso has his own style of muffins, breads, scones and pastries and are located in downtown Greensboro and can be found at the market every Saturday.

Huckleberry Creek – Blueberry lip balm

Rex and Melissa Harrelson offer locally crafted, natural soaps and bath & body products.

About Blueberries

Blueberries are known to help lower blood sugar levels and offer small amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E and also work as potent anti-oxidants.   This tasty, seasonal fruit can be frozen and enjoyed when not in season.  Blueberries are great in salads, smoothies, and baked goods.

July 2, 2015
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Open Call for Artist

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MADE 4 the Holidays

Open Call for Artist at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Deadline August 31st for Fall Holiday Shows

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host MADE 4 the Holidays Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Show on Sunday November 15th (11 am – 4 pm) and Sunday December 6th (10 am – 4 pm).

MADE 4 the Holidays is an all local, North Carolina made arts, crafts, & pottery show that showcases 100 artists every fall.   These holiday shows feature accomplished fiber art & accessories, pottery, bath & body, jewelry, woodworking, holiday décor, and culinary arts.   The MADE 4 the Holidays shows bring in a large customer base that in turn keep dollars in our community.

Applications are currently being accepted for North Carolina artists that want to show for one or both shows and become a part of a long standing Greensboro tradition.  The deadline for submission is Monday August 31.  Find the application and guidelines under Vendor Info here on our website.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!