Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Saturdays 7 a.m.-12 noon (year round)
Wednesday 8 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (April 20 - December 28)

501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC [map]

May 24, 2016
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1st Annual Best Burger Challenge

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts

1st Annual Best Burger Challenge

Saturday June 18 at 9 am

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will kick off the summer season with the 1st Annual Best Burger Challenge on Saturday June 18th beginning at 9 am.   Sample burgers from these participating restaurants:   Burger Warfare, Emma Keys, Libby Hill Seafood, and Melt Kitchen & Bar who are guaranteed to fire up a flavorful spin on this summertime favorite.  Market goers will have the tough job of voting for the best!  The winner will be announced at the end of market.

Enjoy live music out on the lawn by Louis Allen and the Ol’ Folkie beginning at 9 am.  There will be fun activities for kids of all ages.

The cost is $5 per plate with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. This event will be first come first serve.

Patrons can ‘meat at the market’ information tent on the lawn where they can learn about the variety of pasture raised meats that are available from local farmers that include chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and goat.

Greensboro blogger Randy Barnes will serve as master of ceremonies for the Best Burger Challenge.  Randy Barnes is a local hamburger expert most notable for having tested 52 local burgers in 52 weeks during 2014. He writes about his experience at the blog hamburgersquare.com  Joining Randy will be local author Billy Ingram who will be on hand to talk about all things Greensboro and  sign copies of his book: http://hamburgersquare.com/history/.

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May 11, 2016
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Strawberry Celebration & Pancake Day

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host a Strawberry Celebration and Pancake Picnic out on the lawn on Saturday May 21 beginning at 8 am.

Delicious pancakes will be prepared using Rudd Farm strawberrys and Ward’s Farm Fresh Eggs from the market and prepared by guest chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex.

Patrons can enjoy live music by Carrie Pazdziora beginning at 8 am followed by Dean Driver at 9:45 am, There will be hoola hoops and other children activities out on the lawn. You’ll find Cafe al Grano with fresh roasted coffee there, too!

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

Vendors across the market will be creating specialty items inspired by this seasonal fruit and will be identified with red balloons.

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

April 30, 2016
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Homeschool Day to be Held Wednesday, May 4th

Homeschoolers and their families are invited to the Mid-Week Market, Wednesday, May 4th, from 9am to 1pm. The Market will feature “Meet the Farmers: Scavenger Hunt,” local food tastings, and storytelling. Farmer and author, Vern Switzer, who will be reading his children’s books titled, Puffy the Watermelon and Hard Heads Make Soft Bottoms at 10am and 11am in the Harvest Learning Café.

 

On Wednesdays one will find fresh produce, eggs, dairy products, pasture raised meats, flowers, plants, jams, jellies, spices, and artisanal crafts. Visitors can also purchase a variety of prepared food or bring a picnic to enjoy for breakfast or lunch. Zaytoon will have variety of Mediterranean specialties including falafel sandwiches, hummus, mojadara, and spinach turnovers. One can find great picnic items at Real Catering with delicious chicken salad, pimento cheese, and salsa by the pound. Freshly baked bread from Piedmont International Bakery and other savory and sweet items from the Market vendors will be also available. Seating is available at the lawn picnic tables and in the Harvest Learning Café.

 

April 20, 2016
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Kick The Bag To The Curb

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The Market is launching a reusable bag initiative through a new donation station. The Market invites patrons to donate clean tote bags to the “Kick the Bag to theCurb” initiative which will provide a space where customers can borrow and donate reusable shopping bags. Beginning April 16th the Market will also sell their reusable bags at discounted price (two for $5).  The Market is pleased to partner with the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Department at UNCG for this campaign.

Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year and only less than three percent are recycled. Limiting plastic bags decreases the use of fossil fuels as well as decreases the amount of phthalates, which is associated with multiple health problems, in our own community. Plastic breaks down into tiny particles and begins to completely degrade only after hundreds of years and remains toxic even after breaking down.

April 16, 2016
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Internships Available!

Internships at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market:

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is seeking summer and part-time Interns. Join our dynamic fast-paced team as a Market Volunteer Intern!   We are looking for responsible, dedicated, outgoing folks to assist with Farmers Market operations in the market and in our administrative office.

Learn all about local foods, community engagement and economic development this summer as an intern at the historic Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, a 501c-3 non-profit. We support 105+ farms, prepared food makers and craft artisans and we are a top ten destination for the city! Come join us in the fun and make a difference in Greensboro!

These unpaid internships are a minimum of 3 months beginning immediately, with the option for continuation into the Fall semester. Ongoing opportunities are available.

These internships do not guarantee employment opportunities within the Market after the internships are completed.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Lee Mortensen, Executive Director, gsofarmersmarket@gmail.com.  You may also drop them off during these hours, Wednesday 8 am – 1 pm, Friday 9 am – 3 pm, or Saturdays 7 am – 12 pm at our Manager’s table located in the market.  If applying on a Friday, please ring the front bell located at the Yanceyvillle St. entrance.

Social Media Intern responsibilities include:

  • Researching and writing relevant weekly social media posts
  • Utilizing WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine to further the goals of the GFM and increase social media following

Public Relations Intern responsibilities include:

  • Writing press releases
  • Working with local media outlets

Education Intern responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in Kids First Saturdays, education projects, book clubs, leading tours, and market field
  • rip classes
  • Designing outreach plans and materials

Public Health Intern responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in health screenings
  • Participating in table and farm inspections
  • Assist staff with market compliance.

Operations Intern responsibilities include:

  • Operations/Compliance (agriculture/horticulture)
  • Assist in routine inspections
  • Research new product category research
  • Communicate with vendors on crop and product matters

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit for a minimum of 3 months 10 to 30 hours per week.
  • College age or above
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for Farmers Markets, small farmers, locally grown produce, and environmental sustainability

April 13, 2016
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Gritty Blues at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Gritty Blues Festival

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will be hosting Gritty Blues out on the lawn, Saturday April 23, 2016 beginning at 8 am.  This tasty event will honor two southern staples, grits with a side of blues!

Chef Felicia McMillan of Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen will be preparing a southern array of toppings from foods grown by local vendors that will top a piping hot bowl of Old Mill of Guilford Grits.  Patrons will get to choose from tomato chutney, collard slaw, tasso ham, Neese’s Country Sausage & bacon, kale, sweet potato butter, Goat Lady Dairy cheese, and a creamed honey as toppings.

The cost of the Gritty Blues breakfast is $5 per bowl, while supplies last.  This exclusive menu is specially prepared for market patrons from ingredients found within the farmers market therefore toppings will be limited in supply and available for first come, first serve.  All proceeds benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Enjoy the sounds of Andy Squint who takes the stage at 9:00 am.  Andy Squint is a singer/songwriter peppered with Louisiana spice.  He features both bottleneck slide and finger style guitar in his shows.  Performing as a solo or, with his band, Lagniappe, he’s cookin’ up a thick rich gumbo of Blues, Funk, and Zydeco music.    Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend the morning at the market!

Gritty Blues is a collaboration of the Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc, and Piedmont Blues Preservation Society celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Carolina Blues Festival and to help raise awareness of local heritage foods and traditional music in the area.

 

April 2, 2016
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MADE 4 Market Spring Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Show

Made 4 Market

MADE 4 Market is scheduled for Sunday May 1 at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

MADE 4 Market is an all local, NC made arts, crafts, & pottery show that showcases close to 100 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 Fudge A Little, by Eeron Dellosa, pottery by Casia Beck of Silo Knoll Pottery, and hand crafted skin care products by Dawn Mitchell.  There is something for everyone.

“The market offers a chance to discover emerging artisans and shop for fresh work from their favorite returning artist,” Lee Mortensen, Executive Director.
Porterhouse Food Truck and Zeko’s 2 Go will be on site for the event serving up lunch and dinner.  Patrons can enjoy picnic style seating while they enjoy this locally prepared food.

Julien McCarthy, The Ol’ Folkie, will be performing live from 11 am – 2 pm. Julien will take you back with the tunes orginally performed by Bob Dylan, Mark Knoffler, and Neil Young.

 
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.

April 1, 2016
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2016 Annual Plant Sale

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host the Annual Spring Plant Sale on Sunday, April 17th 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 peonies, yacon (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, 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.

Enjoy Zeko’s 2 Go Food Truck that will be on site for the event.  Patrons can have lunch in a picnic setting at the market.  Kids can get a preview of the “Kids First Saturday” activities that begin on Saturday May 7 during the farmers market, while supplies last.

Think Green!  Remember to bring your own bags and boxes for transporting your wonderful new plants.

All proceeds from this event directly benefit the growers.

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

March 25, 2016
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Updated 2016 Meeting Schedule

January 12, Tuesday:  VAC Meeting (6pm)

January 20, Wednesday:  GFM Board Meeting

January 27, Wednesday:  Annual Meeting (6pm at
Agricultural Extension Office at 3309 Burlington Road, NC)

February 17, Wednesday:  GFM Executive Board Meeting

March 16, Wednesday: GFM Board Meeting

April 19, Tuesday: VAC Meeting (6pm)

April 20, Wednesday: GFM Executive Board Meeting

May 18, Wednesday: GFM Board Meeting

June 15, Wednesday: GFM Executive Board Meeting

July 12, Tuesday: VAC Meeting (6pm)

July 20, Wednesday: GFM Board Meeting

August 17, Wednesday: GFM Executive Board Meeting

September 21, Wednesday: GFM Board Meeting

October 19, Wednesday: GFM Executive Board Meeting

November 8, Tuesday: VAC Meeting (6pm)

November 16, Wednesday: GFM Board Meeting

December 21, Wednesday: GFM Executive Board Meeting

 

For more information please contact GFM Executive Director Lee Mortensen at 336-373-2402 or Board Chair Margaret Arbuckle at 274-7122 or 337-1909. For details on VAC (Vendor Advisory Committee) please contact John Handler at 685-4800 or 709-6778.

March 25, 2016
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In Recognition of the Generous Contributions Made to the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. Thank you for Giving!

2015 Donations

Ambassador

Carolina Bank

Patron

Charlie and Lois Brummitt

Piedmont Trust

Benefactor

All Pets Considered

Craft Insurance

Mary Delafield

Brent Kulman

Richardson Corporation

Contributor

Margaret Arbuckle

Stephen Dabbs

Dog Day’s Dog Care

Jane Levy

Grey Lineweaver

Lee Mortensen

Adeline and David Talbot

Friend

L.A. Clarke

Rhodes and Ellen Corbett

Charles Cunningham

Carol Pryor

Jean Pudlo

Kevin Redding

Margaret Winslow

 

In Kind Contributions

Patron

Cheesecakes by Alex

Neese’s Sausage

Benefactor

Massey Creek Farm

Sustainers

Weatherhand Farm

Rudd Farm

Quaintance Weaver

Contributor

Flora Ridge Farm

Meadow’s Family Farm Mindenhill Farms

Smith Farms

Friend

Babycake Sweets

Birch Fork Farm

Brown Farm

Byrley Gardens

Café Al Grano

Collier Farm

Congolina Farm

Cornerstone Garlic Farm

Crouse Farm

Farlow Farm

Haley Graves Foundation

Handance Farm

Hillcrest Farm

Leonard’s Orchard

Imogene Moore

The Old Mill of Guilford

Phillips farm

PTB Farm

Quaker Acre Apiaries

Root Down Farm

Ruff Love

Laura Schauer

Woody Singletary

Six Gunn Farm

George Smith

Bob Stewart

Sweet Morning Farm

Vern Switzer

Thanksgiving Growers

Ward’s Happy Eggs