Greensboro Farmers Market to Host the Gritty Blues Sat., April 8

(Last Updated On: April 4, 2017)

gritty bluesGreensboro, NC – The public is invited to attend the Gritty Blues event, to be held outside on the Curb Market lawn Saturday April 8, 2017 from 8:00am until 11:30am. This tasty event will honor two southern staples, grits with a side of blues!

Chef Jay Pierce of Traveled Farmers will be serving up piping hot bowls of The Old Mill of Guilford all-natural, stone ground grits. A sweet and savory, market-sourced toppings bar will include Neese’s Sausage products, sautéed seasonal greens, and Quaker Acre Apiaries honey. Chef Pierce will also be making his special shrimp and bacon gravy; limited quantities will available for an upcharge.

The market invites you to join the chef for a special book signing session at 10:00am. His cookbook Shrimp, a Savor the South cookbook from UNC Press, will be available for purchase during the event.

Enjoy our cozy picnic tables and the smooth rhythms of Johnny-O and the Jump Out Boys on the Curb Market lawn, weather permitting. This local blues band takes their inspiration from 1950’s Chicago-style blues. “They serve up old school blues ‘comfort food,’” says Dale Leslie, of DJL Vintage Audio.

The cost of the Gritty Blues fundraiser is $5.00 per bowl, $10.00 per bowl for shrimp and bacon gravy, and is first come, first serve; while supplies last. The brunch includes a bowl of creamy, hot grits plus choice of toppings. Beverages will be available for purchase as well. Proceeds will benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

About the Market – Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a 501c3 nonprofit. GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

Location and Hours of Operation – The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, is located at the corner of Lindsey Street and Yanceyville Street across from the War Memorial Stadium and operates year round on Saturdays 7 am to 12 pm and seasonally on Wednesday 8 am- 1 pm (April 19 – Dec. 22). The Market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site.