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]

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 Seed’s of Saint beginning at 8 am as well as kid friendly activities out on the lawn. Picnic table seating is provided ­­and patrons are encouraged to bring seating as well.

Join us in celebrating this 2nd annual event!

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

July 9, 2015
by Collards
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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
by Collards
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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!

July 1, 2015
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Support Your Independent Farmers AND Peach Tasting

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will be open normal hours on Saturday July 4th. You will find everything you need for your Independence Day celebration!

Local farmers will have pasture raised beef, chicken, pork, and seafood that will be perfect for the grill as well as a variety of fresh summer vegetables and fruit.

Sample peaches from Phillip’s Farm, Chappell’s, and Leonard’s Orchard while you’re shopping.

As always you find a variety of artisan baked goods, flowers and plants, bath & body, and art while you’re here. Local baker Marie Fulp with have peach cobbler and Sweet Morning Farm will be offering peach jams.  Feebert’s Bakery will have a Peaches N Cream cake with caramel filling, a blueberry & strawberry fruit tart, as well as red, white, and blue French macaroons.

If you can help with the peach tasting please sign up here
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4facab2ea75-4thofjuly

June 24, 2015
by Collards
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Great American Cookout at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

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The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Host

The Great American Cookout

Saturday June 27, 2015, 8 am – 11:30 am

Something is cooking at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market! That is the Great American Cookout this Saturday June 27th. Patrons and shoppers can come out and not only enjoy the market and a plate of food made with the freshest ingredients, but live music by Louis Allen will be performed from 8 am – 9:00 am and the Old Folkie, Julien McCarthy beginning at 10:00 am. The Market will also provide Hula hoops and other activities for children and like-minded adults. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

The Great American Cookout plate will include two varieties of meat, a serving of grilled vegetables, a grilled peach, and bread for $7 per plate. Proceeds collected from the Great American Cookout will go back to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Guest Chef and Vendors

Chef John Smith of Harper’s Restaurant will be joining us alongside one of our own Charles Sheppard of Sir Charles Gourmet Sauces in preparing local, pasture raised meats and early summer vegetables from market vendors that will be grilled to perfection. Patrons can enjoy a sampling of these fine foods hot off the grill offered by these vendors:

Meadows Farm

All natural, nitrate-free hot dogs and pasture raised hamburger will be provided from Meadows Farm. Kenneth and Dani Strader produce grass fed beef on Meadows Family Farm in Julian. “We are a family farm dedicated in all that we do to honoring our ancestors. Through honest industry and diligent labor, they have made it possible for us to provide for ourselves and our community by simply continuing a way of life that we love”.

Pine Trough Branch

Bratwurst will be provided by Pine Trough Branch. Hilary and Worth Kimble along with Worth’s sister Jenny, raise their lamb and hogs on pasture. “We are a small diversified family farm growing by ecological practices. All of our animal operations are animal welfare approved and we work with heritage breed pigs and fantastic hair sheep. We strive to make farming our profession”.

Six Gunn Farm

Six Gunn Farm will provide chicken legs. Their meats are family raised, pasture raised, grass fed beef and all chickens are free range. “We raise our meat to help people eat better”.

WeatherHand Farm

Chicken breast, thighs, and wings will be provided by Weatherhand Farm. John Handler and Sharon Weatherly pasture raise their lamb and have free range chickens that they process on Weatherhand Farm, land that has been in Sharon’s family for three generations near Climax in Randolph County. “John and Sharon were both raised on farms and have a great love for the land”.

Massey Creek Farm

Ground pork will be provided by Massey Creek Farm.  Raised on the farm in the center of Rockingham County is lamb and Karakachan guard dogs needed to protect them from coyotes and other predators. They also raise pasture-raised pork in both regular cuts and a variety of sausages, and mature hens. “In the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Greensboro, we farm in the footsteps of our scots-irish ancestors. We specialize in sustainably grown, grass fed meats and eggs”.

Farlow Farm

Onions will be provided by Farlow Farm. Farlow Farm is located in Archdale. Their Community Supported Agriculture contains a variety of the 40 crops they grow at their farm, which is completely pesticide and chemical free. Products include collard greens, Swiss chard, strawberries, potatoes and cucumbers. “Non-certified organic vegetable farm; we grow 40 types of fruits and vegetables from May thru November”.

Smith Farms

Smith farms will be providing zucchini, squash and potatoes. Community Supported Agriculture includes Tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash, beans, gourds, watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew, okra, beets, spinach, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peanuts, sunflower seeds, eggplant, bell peppers, onions, radish, white and red potatoes. We are a family farm, and very proud of this land. We offer beautiful flowers, garden seeds, vegetable plants, and farm grown produce”.

Congolina Farm

Beets will be provided by Congolina Farm. Congolina Farm is a garden located at in Brown Summit. The farm is operated by four families all with roots in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They grow vegetables that are traditional to the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as those of North Carolina. “Congolina Farm grows Congo and Carolina produce; we specialize in spinach, root vegetables, and edamame. Our African vegetables are cassava, malabar, and sweet potato leaves”.

Root Down Farm

Carrots will be provided by Root Down Farm. Root Down is a non-certified organic vegetable farm located in the headwaters of the South Hyco Creek watershed, 30 minutes northwest of Durham in the beautiful agricultural community of Cedar Grove. “At Root Down Farm we strive to grow food using methods that: improve soil health, encourage biological diversity in the whole farm ecosystem, and limit off-farm industrial inputs”.

Rudd Farm

Rudd Farm will be providing corn. The Rudd Farm family stopped growing tobacco in 2004 so they could concentrate on growing their strawberry and produce business. Their summer produce includes tomatoes, green peppers, hot peppers, corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, okra, green beans, cabbage, squash, lettuce, potatoes, peas, and onions.

Phillip’s Farm

Phillip’s Farm will be providing peaches. PEACHES N’ CREAM is a family owned produce stand located directly on Hwy 74 in Wadesboro, featuring homemade ice cream and homegrown fruits and vegetables.  “We grow most of our own produce specializing in peaches, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries”.

Cheesecakes by Alex

Cheesecakes by Alex will provide fresh baked baguettes. They have their own style of muffins, breads, scones and pastries and are located in downtown Greensboro. Alex is a good friend of ours and is our pancake maker for our Pancake Day events in May and July. “We began at the Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market in 2002 selling our cheesecakes and since have expanded to offer an array of baked goods”.

June 18, 2015
by Squash Blossom
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Market Assistant Position Available

Market Assistant Position Available

 

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market  Inc.  is a year-round  indoor farmers market located at 501 Yanceyville Street. 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.

The 120,000 customers that attend the market each season are drawn by the vibrant mix of vendor product and wares and by a variety of events featuring seasonal products, sampling, live music, and special theme days. GFM runs a Saturday morning market (7am to 12 noon year-round)) with over 75 vendors at peak season and a smaller Wednesday morning market (8am to 1 pm April-December). Our vendors are from within 100 miles of the market and produce what they sell.  GFM makes healthy food easily accessible to its diverse patron base. The market accepts WIC and  Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers. GFM matches SNAP recipient withdrawals up to $15 using grants from several local foundations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in an often fast-paced environment
  • Comfort adjusting to variable work conditions (in office and market, weather) and changing priorities
  • Strong intrapersonal and communication skills
  • Adept at establishing and maintaining strong and respectful professional relationships, pleasant demeanor
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Command of Excel and capacity to work with numbers, count cash and perform simple math
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Effective time management skills and ability to accomplish work related duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs (on an occasional basis)

Desirable Qualification:

  • Background/knowledge in local food systems and/or community programs
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel

Education Level: High school diploma or GED equivalent or greater

 Hours: This is a year round,   part-time position with the expectation that the Market Assistant will work an average of 15- 20 hours per week, depending on the season. Midweek and Week-end  (and less frequently evening)   hours are required.

Compensation: $10/hour depending on experience, opportunity for advancement, no benefits included

Job Duties:

  • Administrative support: Answer phones, receive visitors, file invoices
  • During Market: operating credit card/EBT machine, counting out tokens, and as needed, assisting customers and volunteers, taking customer counts and working with community organizations
  • Track and record SNAP reconcile duties including counting cash and market tokens as needed
  • Track and record data
  • Assist with errands to support market functions and events
  • Additional tasks as assigned by the Market Manager to support general market operations

Please send a cover letter and resume to: gsofarmersmarketjobs@gmail.com   Please submit applications by July 1,  position open until filled.  No calls or drop in resumes, please.

June 11, 2015
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Great American Cookout Saturday June 27th

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Host

The Great American Cookout

Saturday June 27, 8 am – 11:30 am

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host its Great American Cookout Saturday June 27 from 8 am – 11:30 am.  The event will be held on the lawn at Lindsay and Yanceyville Street.

Chef John Smith of Harper’s Restaurant and Charles Sheppard of Sir Charles Gourmet Sauces will prepare local, pasture raised meats and early summer vegetables from market vendors that will be grilled to perfection. Patrons can enjoy a sampling of these fine foods hot off the grill:

  • (All natural, nitrate-free) hot dogs from Meadows Farm
  • (Pasture raised) hamburger from Meadows Farm
  • Bratwurst from Pine Trough Branch
  • Chicken legs by Six Gunn Farm
  • Chicken breast, thighs, and wings from Weatherhand Farm
  • Ground pork from Massey Creek Farm
  • Grilled onions from Farlow Farm
  • Grilled zucchini, squash, and potatoes from Smith Farms
  • Grilled beets from Congolina Farm
  • Grilled carrots from Root Down Farm
  • Corn from Rudd Farm
  • Grilled peaches from Phillip’s Farm
  • Fresh baguette baked by Cheesecakes by Alex

The Great American Cookout plate includes two varieties of meat, a serving of grilled vegetables, a grilled peach, and bread for $7 per plate. Locally roasted, fresh brewed coffee by Café Al Grano, “Michael the Coffee Guy”, will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from Market events such as the Great American Cookout benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Patrons can enjoy live music by Louis Allen from 8 am – 9:00 am and the Old Folkie, Julien McCarthy beginning at 10:00 am. The Market will also provide Hula hoops and other activities for children and like minded adults. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

May 26, 2015
by Squash Blossom
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Strawberry Edamame Quinoa Salad Demo on Wednesday, May 26th, 11 am – 12:30 pm

This Wednesday (May 27th), Sheri Vettel, MPH, RD, LDN Dietitian with the Partnership for Community Care and Caitlyn Romm will be doing a Strawberry Edamame Quinoa Salad demo with healthy, delicious free samples from 11 am – 12:30 pm. This demo will be using foods that you can find here at the market.

Strawberry Edamame Quinoa Salad

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By: Sheri Vettel, MPH, RD, LDN Dietitian with the Partnership for Community Care and Caitlyn Romm

Ingredients:

The Dressing

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

The Salad

  • 2 cups cooked red quinoa
  • 2 cups small strawberries, halved or quartered
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame, cooked
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

Optional Ideas: Serve the salad with some crumbled goat cheese and/or unsweetened coconut flakes on top and/or over a bed of spinach/ lettuce.

Budget Tips: Instead of quinoa, use barley or brown rice. Look for slivered almonds in a small pack in the baking aisle of your grocery store.

Preparation:

  1. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, honey and mustard; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the quinoa, edamame and almonds. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Gently stir in the strawberries.
  3. Cover and chill at least 2 hours prior to serving.

May 15, 2015
by Squash Blossom
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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.