Thur update #2: Farmers market, jobs and more news

As I’m sure you heard by now, Facebook is rolling out a Dislike button. I have to admit, I didn’t understand the point of such a button. Then Daniel from the Silly Goose reported that Sam’s Club is playing Christmas music on September 17. Now I get it.

It’s Apple-Pickin’ Time at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. The Market has apples by the bushels, and they are a low-calorie snack (only 80 of them) with no fat, cholesterol, or sodium. Live music by Paul Waits 8:30-10 and Adam Levin 11-12:30. 7 AM to 1 PM Saturday at the pavilion at the corner of Front and G.E. Patterson.

Are you the kind of person who doesn’t typically carry cash on you, instead paying for everything with a credit or debit card? No problem, you can still get everything you want at the Memphis Farmers Market. Bring the card to the information booth, and you can get tokens to spend at vendor booths. SNAP cards are accepted too.

In other Farmers Market news, don’t forget that this Sunday (5-8 PM) is MFM@TEN, a celebration of ten years of the Market. It will be held at the Tennessee Brewery, with live music by Star & Micey. There will be food by local vendors, as well as restaurants including Amerigo, McEwen’s, Belle Diner, The Farmer, Felicia Suzanne’s, Rizzo’s Diner, and more. Beer, wine, auction items. $40 advance tickets, $50 at the door, $20 for non-alcohol tickets.

The CA has a review of Five Spot, the restaurant behind Earnestine & Hazel’s with a new menu designed by Chef Kelly English.

Big score for the zoo: It has landed a James Beard Foundation dinner. The dinner will be hosted in the Teton Trek Lounge on October 8, and two of the participating chefs are from Memphis.

The Grizzlies have announced an open practice Tuesday, October 13 from 1 to 2 PM at FedExForum. It will ne preceded by a plaza party.

There’s a job opening for a front desk agent at the Downtown Quality Inn.

Another job opening: Bridge Builders seeks a Participant Tracking Coordinator.

Well, this is cool… the Volkswagen Bus is coming back, but as an electric model.

Home from work, time for beer. Happy hour at the Silly Goose is my first stop, then I will figure the rest out.