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.

GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local foods in a friendly and diverse social 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.

Hours of operation:

Saturdays, 7 am – 12 pm, year-round
Wednesdays, 8 am – 1 pm, April 19 – December 20

Office hours of operation:

Tuesday – Friday, by appointment, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Please call for an appointment at (336) 373-2402

Vendor set up is Friday 12 pm -3:30 pm (building closes at 4 pm)

Location:

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is located at 501 Yanceyville St. at the corner of Yanceyville and Lindsay Streets, just east of downtown, across from War Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Solicitation and Conduct Policy:

Read the policy HERE

Facility Regulations:

Read the regulations HERE

Greensboro Farmer's Curb Market

Staff

GFM Inc, staff is dedicated to fresh food access, local farming, and local business development.

Market Management:

Lee Mortensen, Executive Director/Market Manager, GFM; 336-373-2402 or gsofarmersmarket@gmail.com

Carolyn Hulsey, Assistant Manager; 336-373-2402 or gfmassistant@gmail.com

Local Food and Business Projects:

Ashlee FurrLocal Business Coordinator; 336-373-2402 or
Please contact for questions relating to market fundraiser events, local food demonstrations and tastings, and Kitchen Connects GSO.

For information regarding specialty markets, MADE arts, craft and pottery shows, Go Green Annual Plant Sale, contact Ashley Hogan at gfmarketevents@gmail.com.

Board of Directors

Margaret Winslow, Community Member: Board Chair
Margaret is the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Elon School of Law. Previously she was Director of Economic Development with the Office of US Senator Kay R. Hagan. She is a lifelong Market customer and has served as Secretary of the board. She currently serves as Board Chair.

Barbara “B” Akins, Community Member
Barbara is the Patient Safety Coordinator at Cone Health and provides staff education at Behavioral Health. She is the President of the Ole Asheboro Street Neighborhood Association.

Jill Bender, Community Member
Jill Bender is an associate professor of History at UNCG. As a historian of the nineteenth-century British Empire, she has a particular interest in the history of food shortages and frequently teaches classes on the Irish Famine of the 1840s. Bender has been active in the Market as both a volunteer and a patron since moving to Greensboro in 2011.

Charles Brummitt, Community Member
Charlie retired from Bank of America, led Piedmont Land Conservancy as Executive Director and serves on the board of Carolina Theatre. He grew up on a small family farm, patronized farmers markets in Raleigh, Columbia SC, Charlotte, Dallas, and Greensboro.

Pat Bush, Farmer/Vendor, Handance Farm
Pat has been a vendor at Greensboro Farmers Curb Market for 25 years and has been a Community Supported Agriculture provider for 20 years.  Pat helped write grants to start the farmers market in Reidsville.  She worked with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Slow Foods promoting local organic agriculture and is a Certified Permaculture Designer and farm consultant.

Niesha Douglas, Community Member
Niesha Douglas, Ed.D is the owner of Educate, Activate, Transform (E.A.T.) consulting. Her current project includes working with the Mobile Oasis Farmer’s Market at Guilford College. She serves on the Guilford Food Council and also is an associate professor at Ashford University.

Elizabeth Freeze, Community Member
Elizabeth Freeze is a nonprofit fundraising professional and has been in Greensboro for 7 years. She has worked for Habitat for Humanity and Planned Parenthood locally. The Market serves as a Saturday tradition and all around delicious local food source. She and her family love to attend the Saturday events and enjoy time outside at the Market when the weather is nice.

Mary Gill, Community Member
Mary is an attorney in private practice counseling businesses on the design, implementation, and monitoring of ethics and compliance programs.  Prior to going into private practice, Mary worked more than twenty years as an in-house attorney and VP of Corporate Compliance for the multinational companies AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Flextronics International.  She is a Technical Advisor on the Board of Directors of the Guilford Food Council and is a longtime Market customer.

Bailey Jordan, Community Member
Bailey is a CPA and is experienced as a non-profit Treasurer.

Hillary Kimmel, Farmer Vendor: PTB Farm
Hillary Wilson Kimmel, together with her husband, Worth Kimmel, owns and manages PTB Farm in Rockingham County, NC. Hillary joined Worth at PTB Farm in January of 2014, where they raise pastured pork, grass-fed lamb, grass-fed beef, specialty vegetables, gourmet mushrooms, and cut flowers. Prior to her work at PTB Farm, Hillary was a founder and farm manager at Maverick Farms, a nonprofit educational farm in Watauga County, North Carolina. At Maverick Farms, she helped launch the High Country CSA, a multi-farm CSA project with a cost-share component for low-income community members, and the Farm Incubator and Grower Project, an incubator farm which provides land and resources to beginning and landless farmers. She graduated with a BA from Warren Wilson College in 2007 and has worked and learned about food systems and social movements in various places: Hidden Villa, a non-profit educational farm in Northern California; EDELO, an international arts residency program in Mexico, and as
a national youth fellow in the Kellogg Foundation’s BLAST leadership development program.

Brent Kulman, Community Member
Brent is Director of Business Development of Five Point Capital, serves as GFM Treasurer, and has a wide range of experiences in the financial services industry.  He has been a regular Market customer since 2006.

Michael LaClair, Food Artisan Vendor: Gate City Coffee

Janice Nicholson, Farm Vendor: Gethsemane Gardens

Mac Sims, Community Member
Mac Sims, President East Greensboro NOW (EGN), formerly East Market Street Development Corporation.

EGN, a community development corporation (CDC), serves as an advocate for economic and community development in East Greensboro. The organization is a creator and facilitator of partnerships; a developer of commercial property and housing; an advocate and participant in neighborhood development, and a provider of technical support to east Greensboro neighborhood associations. They are also a major trainer and consultant for minority entrepreneurs. EGN conducts over thirty (30) programs to address economic and community development in East Greensboro and Guilford County. Since the organization’s inception in 1997, new investment has exceeded 250 million dollars and over 100 new jobs have been created.

George Smith, Farmer Vendor: Smith Century Farm, NC Fresh Seafood
George is a third-generation farmer.  He serves as a Director on the Board of the Guilford Food Council and was elected Farmer representative for NC A&T State University Local Food Ambassador program. He has assisted Guilford County Health Department Mobil Oasis Market in both growing and procuring fresh local produce since beginning of the initiative.

Phil Fleischmann, ex officio, City of Greensboro, Parks and Recreation

2018 Meeting Schedule

Board of Directors Meetings (5:30 pm unless otherwise noted):
January 24 – Full Board
February 3 – Annual Vendor Meeting
February 21 – Executive Committee
March 21 –  Full Board
April 18 – Executive Committee
May 16 –  Full Board
June 20 –  Executive Committee
July 18 – Full Board
August 15 – Executive Committee
September 19 – Full Board
October 17 – Executive Committee
November 21 – Full Board 
December 19 – Executive Committee

Vendor Advisory Committee (6:00 pm unless otherwise noted):

Tuesday, January 16 – First Quarter    

Tuesday, April 10 – Second Quarter 

Tuesday, July 10 – Third Quarter 

Tuesday, October 9 – Fourth Quarter 

Annual Market Meeting & Vendor Appreciation

Saturday, February 3, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Includes lunch and social from 1:00-2:00. 

Open to all 2018 annual and daily vendors; RSVP by January 29 via email.

New Vendor Applications  Deadline: March 31, September 29

 **All meeting dates subject to change in advance. Please check with Management if more information is needed.