Sunday, May 03, 2009
The Greensboro Farmers' Curb Market
Most Saturday mornings in late spring, summer, and into the fall, I make a trip to Greensboro's Farmers' Curb Market on Yanceyville Street downtown. Not only can you find locally grown fruits and vegetables, but also eggs from free range chickens, beef from cattle raised without chemicals, fresh seafood driven over from the coast, delicious bread from Simple Kneads Bakery, freshly made Middle Eastern food, incredible baked goods of every kind, hand sewn aprons, knitting and crocheting, soap, pottery, jewelry...and the list goes on. For the last two weeks, the fresh strawberries have been the big draw.
They have been wonderfully sweet and gigantic due, no doubt, to all the rain we've been getting.
The Farmers' Curb Market, which has been going since since 1874, is indoors (although in the height of the summer season, it spills out on both sides of the building).
This time of year, many people come for the plants. I've been buying herb plants these last two weeks.
The colors and variety are just amazing.
There are also lovely cut flowers each week.
Decorating the building are a number of really beautiful antique quilts.
This is my favorite of the antique quilts. I've noticed this spring that some of the farmers have had canvas bags printed and have stopped using plastic bags. I always bring my string bag so I can say, "No, thanks," to the plastic ones.