Farm & Food Friday, July 31

Howdy there!

Not much going on the past couple of weeks related to farms in the Triad, but there are a few things coming up. There’s also a new act going through Congress that should increase the opportunity of being able to purchase local grass-fed beef and possibly lower the cost for producers. Joel Salatin calls it “one of the most sensible food freedom ideas to come along in a long time“.

Saturday, Auguest 8, 8-11:30
BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting Day
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

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.

Saturday, Auguest 8, 8am till noon
 Watermelon Day
Corner Market

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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