The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Is Seeking Vendors For The 2018 Mid-Week Market Season
Greensboro, NC- The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is the Triad’s original and largest ALL-LOCAL (100 miles or less) and fastest growing market with a 25% increase in customer foot traffic during 2017. Open year-round, GFM is seeking high-quality and local products grown or produced within a 100 mile radius of the Market.
GFM accepts a limited number of new vendors each year based on product types. As a farmers market, 75% of the vendor bases is designated for farmers with priority given to farmers, followed by food artisans and then craft artisans.
Currently, GFM is recruiting all eligible products for the Wednesday, Mid-Week Market, Wednesdays 8am-1pm through December 19th. For more information on GFM Vendor Guidelines and Application Process please visit GSOfarmersmarket.org under “For Vendors.” Priority is given to Farm vendors who offer fresh foods. Upcoming deadlines for new applications are June 30th, 2018 and September 29th, 2018.
GFM is currently seeking only limited products for the Saturday Market. The following products will be considered for Saturday Market:
· Farm: Dairy, meats (goat, turkey), seafood, nuts, berries, ground grains/wheat, certified organic produce, honey, sorghum, all fruit, as well as ethnic produce, field and greenhouse flowers. GFM is interested in fall/shoulder/winter farm producers.
· Food Artisan (Value Added Products): Products featuring ingredients from market farms and locally grown ingredients (herbs, fruits, vegetables, meats) as well as fruit leathers, meat jerky, bone broth, soups, vegetable and fruit pickles, ferments, juices, kombucha, natural fresh smoothies, prepared sandwiches, dairy (goat, cow, or other) cheeses and ethnic foods.
· Craft: At this time very few crafts are being accepted as space is very limited and not guaranteed. Craft applicants are invited to explore vending opportunities at the MADE 4 Market Arts, Crafts, and Pottery Shows. Registration for the MADE 4 the Holidays (November 11 and December 2) is now open and vendors can sign up here.
How to apply – Applications for Farm, Food Artisan and Craft vendors are found on the website at gsofarmersmarket.org under the “New Vendor” section. Applications are accepted quarterly each year. Applications include products being sold, production locations, quantities and required certifications. An application fee is required with each application. Upcoming deadlines are June 30th, 2018 and September 29th, 2018.
· Applications can be mailed to:
Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc.
PO Box 2617
Greensboro, NC 27402
· Or dropped by on Wednesday during Mid-Week Market from 10am-12noon.
· Or an appointment can be made to meet with staff (allow at least a week to obtain). Due to high volume of interest and limited resources, in-person meeting requests must be made at the latest by June 15 for June 30 deadline and September 15 for September 29 deadline.
Some of the benefits – GFM provides publicity for vendors by way of advertising with local papers, outreach events in the community, website and vendor database, social media posts – Facebook and Instagram; signage around the Market; flyers and posters around Greensboro, weekly newsletters that feature vendors and products; seasonal events and cooking demonstrations in the Cooks Corner Kitchen. GFM also participates in several Fresh Food Access programs and accepts EBT/SNAP, Orange tokens, and Farmers Market Nutrition Programs, WIC and Senior Vouchers as additional income sources to vendors. The Market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, plenty of free parking and an ATM on site.
About the Market- Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a 501c3 nonprofit and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members and Market vendors. GFM is a producer-only market and all products sold must be produced or grown within a 100-mile radius of Greensboro.
Contact information: GFMassistant@gmail.com, 336-373-2402 (leave a message and number where you can be reached). Staff will reply during office hours at the earliest convenience. Due to the high volume of activity on Market days, please contact staff through email or phone during office hours so that they can best reply to your needs.
Thank you for your interest in, and support of the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market!
2018 Additional Vending Opportunities the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
Dog Days of Summer: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Dog Days of Summer will take place on the Market lawn and will feature a Dog Washing Donation Station, live music, local rescue animals, vendors with pet products, dog-friendly information, food trucks, and MORE! We are currently in search of more vendors if you are interested; please sign-up on our Eventbrite page.
Made 4 the Holidays Crafts, Arts & Pottery Shows:
Sunday, November 11 & Sunday, December 2
Registration for the MADE 4 the Holidays is now open and vendors can sign up here. MADE 4 the Holidays Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Shows on November 11th and December 2, 2018, are the largest Triad-based, North Carolina artisan only event in the area. There will be a wide variety of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, fine art, packaged artisan foods at this historic farmer’s market that houses over 170 vendors and artist.
Music Markers at the Market:
The Market has opportunities for musicians to busk and perform during Market hours on Saturdays. If interested please complete our interest form before June 25th for priority consideration. The interest form can be found here.
Kitchen Connects GSO, an incubator program to grow local entrepreneurs (www.kitchenconnectsgso.com) is now open for applications for the Fall 2018 class and currently accepting applications now through August 10th. This 6 week training program is a partnership of the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, Out of the Garden Project and the Guilford County Cooperative Extension. This collaboration with the City of Greensboro is made possible through a USDA Local Food Promotions (LFPP) grant.
Kitchen Connect GSO brings together Greensboro’s first shared-use kitchens with food safety and small business training classes to create a unique local food incubator program. The program’s goal is to provide opportunities for new value-added product startups to begin or expand their operations and increase the public’s awareness of locally produced foods.
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 in a friendly and diverse 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 18 – December 19). The Market is an indoor facility with free admission, Wi-Fi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site. Visit www.GSOfarmersmarket.org for more information.