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by Brian Clarey

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The Greensboro Great Harvest Bread Co. in Friendly Center is for sale. Owners Danny and Mary Kate Farley, who opened the place in 1995, are looking for a buyer to the whole-grain bakery who is willing to work on-premises. Benefits include free food, long days and the opportunity to be one’s pwn boss. If you’re interested, call Sally Munday at 800.442.0424 or 406.683.1660, or email her at sallym@greatharvest.com.

In other news, Five Guys Burgers & Fries is going international, and the top add-in to dessert beverages like McDonald’s Flurry and the DQ Blizzard, according to Menutrends Direct, is Oreos.

Also, the Dixie Classic Fair has announced the categories in its food-related competitions, among them Karo Corn Syrup’s Perfect Pie Contest, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship and the Spice Up Your Mac N Cheese With Spam Contest. All categories are listed at www.dcfair.com.

On Wednesday, Green Drinks Greensboro meets at Sticks and Stones at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday sees a Sicilian wine dinner at Riva’s Trattoria, five courses with five wines. For details see www.rivastrattoria. com. Also on Thursday is a self-guided tour of Guilford County community gardens from 5-8 p.m. . For more information on each garden as well as maps and directions visit www.guilfordgardenanswers.org or call 336.375.5876.

All weekend long EarthFare will be offering samples of farmer meatloaf, the Fresh Market will give samples of HINT water and Total Wine & More will be sampling wines of Washington State at all Triad locations.

Saturday is Tomato Day at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, featuring locally grown heirlooms and a chef demonstration.

Then on Tuesday, Krankie’s opens its once-a-week farmers market to celebrate Ice Cream Day, with wares from the Homeland Creamery on sale for a quarter a scoop, which is a really good deal.

Also on Tuesday, Whole Foods Market in Winston-Salem holds a gluten-free store tour from 6-7 p.m. with a team member and leaders from the NC Gluten Intolerance Group of Winston-Salem. Reserve a free spot by calling 336.722.9233.

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