Farm & Food Friday, August 7

Howdy there!

In case you were thinking of lounging about on Saturday morning, let me tell you: this is THE best time of the year at the markets–vendors are flush with all sorts of deliciousness and beauty, from watermelons, peaches, and corn all the way to smiling sunflowers. Be sure you get out and take advantage of the bounty while you can.

If you need help figuring out where to shop for farm fresh food, there’s a new site that lists markets and farmstands by county: Eat Smart, Move More NC. They also have the list of fruits and vegetables available by season.

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

Help celebrate National Watermelon Day (Aug 3) by joining us on August 8. Water balloons, Cooler Offer, bubbles, and of course watermelons. Lindley Elementary will be there to share their garden produce and baked goods.

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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