Last week, I learned about Summerfield Farms, which supplies at least two delicious Greensboro restaurants: Iron Hen and Zaytoon. I didn't realize the farm has its own farmers market, which is open from 4 - 6pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fridays from 12 - 6pm, and Saturdays from 9am – 6am. Not only does the market offer grass-fed beef year-round, but also seasonal eggs, produce, and cut flowers. What sent me running to Summerfield Farms last weekend, though, was the fact that I could also get fresh fish from The Shrimp Connection, which sets up onsite during market hours.
Exploring Summerfield Farms made me search to find out how many opportunities there are in the Triad to enjoy fresh, seasonal farm products grown by farmers right here in our area. It seems like there’s been a blossoming of farmers markets, co-ops, and community-supported agriculture in the Triad. If you’re interested in checking out some of the Triad-area farmers markets, here’s a quick list of the most-popular ones I've heard about.
Most of these farmers markets have limited (but regular) hours, so be sure to check out their websites for market dates and hours. If you know of one to add to the list, please comment below!
Summerfield Farms, 3203 Pleasant Ridge Road, Summerfield, (336) 643-2006.
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, (336) 605-9157.
Greensboro Downtown Farm Market, 505 N. Greene St., Greensboro, (336) 210-1947.
Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, (336) 373-2402.
Pleasant Garden Farmers Market, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden, (336) 674-3002.
Warnersville Farmers Market, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1100 Curtis St., Greensboro, (336) 378-9738.
The Corner Farmers Market, corner of Walker and Elam Avenue, Greensboro, (336) 543-4144.
Kernersville Farmers Market, 134 East Mountain Street, Kernersville, (336) 993-2202.
Guilford Farmers Market, 1305 Battleground Avenue at the Carousel Theater, Greensboro, (336) 685-4478.
What have we missed? Is there something in High Point, Jamestown, or Oak Ridge that I haven't discovered yet?
Tell us what you know!