Farm & Food Friday

Happy Friday, Folks! I’ve been travelling for work and now a trip to Texas to visit family. Between the two, I’ve been remiss in posting Farm & Food Friday–my apologies!

For those looking for a local market, here’s access to the latest list from USDA: National Farmers Market Directory

Saturday, October 25
Farmers Curb Market at Aycock Middle School

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 Laura Jane Vincent all morning long.

Wednesday, October 29
Halloween Market
Carrboro Farmer’s Market, 3-6pm

Bring the kids, bring the costumes, bring the kids in costumes!  There will be:

  • Mini-pumpkin painting
  • Halloween coloring books
  • Other kids’ activities & information from Orange Literacy, Healthy Carolinians, and the Orange County Partnership for Young Children’s Health Check Program
  • Face painting
  • Trick or treating for kettle corn & pumpkin cookies
  • Music with kids’ musician Tim Wells from 4pm onward
  • A Costume Parade at 5pm!
Saturday, November 1
Apple Pancake Day
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market – 8am to Noon

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., is serving up apple pancakes as a part of our Apple Pancake Day. The pancakes will be prepared by Chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex, a regular vendor at the market.

Customers will also be able to sample a wide variety of mountain-grown apples that are available in the market.

There will be live music all morning out on the lawn (weather permitting) starting with Rufus Webster at 8 am – 10 am followed by Dean Driver at 10 am – noon. Hear a preview of Dean Driver at

Pancakes will be $5.00 per plate with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Tuesday, November 4
Food or Medicine: How Sustainably Farmed Food Can Prevent and Heal Illness
Summerfield Farms, Summerfield, NC , 7pm

Talk given by Dr. Bose Ravenel in The Barn at Summerfield Farms

November 8
2014 Farm and Food Fest
Lucky Clay Farm, Norwood, NC (Stanly County) , 8:45am-3pm

Sponsored by Upper PeeDee Farm and Food Council , this evjent will have  workshops with expert panelists and a plenary session with two speakers on “Local Food Is Here to Stay.” Catering will be local and delicious!

And if you have an upcoming event, let us know (just comment below).

If you know of a place consolidating food or farm info, please let me know! Until then, I’ll provide periodic updates of the happenings in the Piedmont Triad.


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