Tomato Appreciation Day/BLT Cook Off planned at GFCM

"Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is hosting Tomato Appreciation Day in conjunction with a new event, Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich Cook Off, out on the lawn by Lindsay St. as the last fundraiser of the summer. There will be a variety of tomatoes to taste including: Pink Girls, Carolina Gold, Valencia, Yellow Pear, Better Boy, Cherokee Purple, Sweet 100, Sun Gold, and Plum tomatoes. BLT tastings are crafted by chefs from Emma Key’s, GFCM Team, UNDERCURRENT, and the WORX restaurants, each bringing their own creative flair to the BLT in this cook off competition.

The BLT tasting is $5 for 5 samples. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite sandwich.

Tomatoes are provided by Byrley Gardens, Farlow Farm, Moore Farm, and Nimby Gardens. Lettuce is provided by Flora Ridge Farm. All donors are regular vendors at the market.

There will be live music by the Buddy Rowe Band (blues/rock) from 8 AM – 9:45 AM, followed by singer/songwriter Chuck Sirko from 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM. Picnic table seating is provided, and patrons are encouraged to bring seating as well.

For more information on this event, the market, and other upcoming events, please visit or call (336) 373-2402.

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. Local produce, meats, prepared foods, flowers and crafts are available on Saturdays year round from 7 AM to 12 PM and Wednesdays, May – December, 8 AM to 1:30 PM. GFM, Inc.’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc. will encourage and support 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."
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