The Greensboro Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week with free activities, music and more! | food drink

Greensboro, North Carolina501 Yanceyville Street. Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc., the nonprofit community that operates the historic Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, is participating again National Farmer’s Market Week (August 7-13, 2022). Visitors can enjoy free activities, tastings, music, and giveaways, as well as support local farmers, food artisans, and talented craft vendors who produce goods within a 100-mile region.

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host special market programming on Wednesday 8/10 and Saturday 8/13:

Wednesday, August 10, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.: The Mid-Week Market will feature live music by touring band Watkins (10-12 p.m.), a micro-green tasting bar by Petit Green Giants, and tastings by the UNCG Health Education Group , Recipe for Success. Thrive Coffee will offer you espressos and coffee drinks. The Wednesday mid-week market (open until October 12) features 12 vendors selling a range of tasty artisan baked goods as well as the peak of the summer bounty: okra, tomatoes, cantaloupes, corn, watermelon, beans and foods basic milk and ice cream (by the container or by the spoon) from Homeland Dairy, eggs, meats, seafood, honey, floral arrangements, plants and more. Customers can register to win Marketplace Gift Certificates and Merchandise Giveaways at the Information Center.

Saturday August 13 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.. The party continues at the Curb Market. Customers can enter to win gift certificates and marketplace merchandise, and sample recipes from Recipes for Success. On the lawn, everyone can enjoy the music of Mark “Buddy Ro” Harrison (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.), free activities for children of all ages and the market team will enjoy fruit smoothies.

Farmers Market Coalition’s (the summer campaign is Farmers markets don’t just happen. Farmers markets are more than just an outlet for fresh produce and friendly farmers, and it takes a long time to maintain one!

Why is the Farmers Market essential?

  • Preserve America’s rural livelihoods and farmlands. Farmers’ markets offer one of the only low-barrier entry points for beginning farmers, allowing them to start small, test the market, and grow their businesses. The Curb Market connects rural and urban communities year-round and seasonally on Wednesdays from spring through fall.
  • Stimulate local economies. Producers who sell locally create 13 full-time farm operator jobs per million dollars in revenue earned. Those who do not sell locally create three.
  • Increase access to fresh and nutritious food. Several studies have found lower prices for conventional and organic produce at farmers’ markets than at supermarkets.
  • Support healthy communities. Four out of five farmers selling at markets discuss farming practices with their customers, and three out of five discuss nutrition and how to prepare food. At the Curb Market, GFM offers free nutrition classes, tastings and educational opportunities and hosts medical services by Cone Health Mobile Unit and Guilford County Health Department immunization clinics.
  • Promote sustainability. Three out of four farmers who sell at farmers’ markets report using practices that meet organic standards.
  • Farmers markets do not happen by accident. Farmers markets are abundant sources of food, connection and resilience in our communities across the country, but they don’t just happen! Behind the scenes of every successful farmer’s market is a dedicated person or team working to make the market thrive. These farmers’ market operators are experts who need community and financial support to run their markets.
  • Farmers’ markets serve as community centers.Farmers’ markets foster direct relationships between community members and farmers that can help create a more equitable and sustainable food system. Farmers’ markets are a hub for connection and collective action around shared values.
  • The culture of farmers’ markets is changing.The demographics of farmers’ markets have not always reflected their local communities, and some markets have not always created a space where everyone can feel welcome. Together, there are farmers’ market operators and community organizers leading the way in making farmers’ markets safe, inviting and accessible to everyone. GFM’s leadership team embraces equity, diversity and inclusion training to ensure the marketplace addresses these important issues.

Customers are invited to stop by the Market Information Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays during opening hours during National Farmers Market Week to get a free ‘I Heart Farmers Markets’ temporary tattoo. Customers are welcome to take photos of the tattoos and tag us on FB: @gsocurbmkt: Instagram: @gsocurbmarket Social media followers can also tag a friend to join in the celebration and donate designs to the Curb Market. during National Farmer’s Market Week.

Sign in to the curbside market

Additional programming information is available in the “events” section of the website GSO Farmers Market.Org for updates on programs and events.

The Greensboro Farmers Market is operated by GFM, Inc., a 501c3 community nonprofit that operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. The organization’s mission is to connect farmers, food and friends to foster a fair and nutritious food system and support local entrepreneurs in a welcoming and inclusive community. GFM is a Farmers market with 75% of the tables dedicated to winemakers and producers of fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, honey, livestock, eggs, dairy products, cereals, seafood and more.

Learn more about the Farmers Market Coalition: https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/

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