Farm & Food Friday April 1, 2016

Happy Friday from the desert! My friend Amanda will be leading construction of straw bale homes in Moab, Utah, for the next three months with an organization called Community Rebuilds. I came along for the road trip.

We drove through miles and miles of farm country in Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. Soil is getting prepped for planting, baby cows with mamas dotted hills, and hay is being delivered to ranches. Along with those idyllic scenes, we also saw clouds of topsoil being lost in the wind and smelled a cattle feedlot in Kansas for miles and miles–by far the worst I’ve ever had the displeasure to catch a whiff of. I But that’s the nature of where our food originates; some of it is benign, even restorative, but some of it has costs associated with it that we don’t pay for at the grocery store.

So…what’s going on in the Triad this week? Kind of like our gardens about now, not too much, but it’s ramping up to be a great season. Check out the markets page for an update on the market hours and times.

What’s abundant:

  • kale
  • arugula
  • radishes
  • spinach

April 6
Westerwood Wednesdays–The Corner Market
The Corner Market – 5:30pm-8pm
First Baptist Church Parking Lot, 1000 West Friendly Avenue

This is the inaugural Wednesday market in Westerwood & the markets plan to continue through the summer. SNAP/EBT Cards accepted

A bit later in the season…

April 15
Greenhouse Vegetable Day
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market – 11am to 1pm

Free ‘mater sandwich day! ‘Nuff said.

April 15
Market History Project Unveiling
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market – 7am to noon

April 16
Plant Sale
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market – 9am to 2pm

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host the annual Spring Plant Sale on Sunday, April 17th from 9 am to 2 pm. The event will have plants, tools and crafts for the patio gardener to budding urban farmer.

April 22 & 23
Dinner at the Dairy
Goat Lady Dairy

April 23
Gritty Blues
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market – 8am to 11:30am

An event honoring southern favorites staples, grits with a side of blues! We will serve Old Mill of Guilford grits with a variety of savory and sweet toppings from market vendors including shrimp from George Smith’s NC Seafood, bacon, sausages, kale, scallions, spring onions, butter, cheese, garlic scapes, and honey.

April 23 & 24th
Herb Festival
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market – 8am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday


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