Greensboro Farmers Curb Market benefits from holiday food rush

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Organizers with the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market say on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, they get busy.

“A lot of people have been coming in and out today,” said Donna Myers, the market coordinator. Vendors say the rush for holiday food brings in crowds they typically see on the weekends.

While many are rushing to grocery stores, Myers says there is an increasing population of people who turn to farmers markets.

“The food here is just so good,” Myers said.

To give you an idea of how busy things get around the holidays for these vendors, we talked to Dana Hernandez with Meadows Family Farms. They have been taking orders for turkeys for three months. They plan to sell 190 of them Wednesday and hope to sell double the amount next Thanksgiving season. Meadows says there is an increasing demand for them.

“These are fresh, not frozen,” Hernandez. “A lot of people look forward to picking up their turkey on the day before Thanksgiving. It's a tradition.”

Russell Farlow with Farlow Farm sells many crops, including sweet potatoes, which is popular during the holiday season.

“North Carolina is number one for selling sweet potatoes,” Farlow said.

Farlow says for a Wednesday it’s been busy. He is happy to provide fresh produce for customers.

“They just rely on you and they know you're going to be here for them,” Farlow said.

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