Fresh produce news and more (Thursday update #2)

Bring It Food Hub out in The Edge announced that they have volunteer opportunities available. The food hub delivers fresh produce to subscribers locally at designated pickup points.

Speaking of fresh produce, Saturday is Let’s Dig In! at the Memphis Farmers Market. April is National Garden and Lawn Month, and you can spruce up your lawn and front porch with flowers and plants from the Farmers Market. Kids can get in on the fun as well, in the second installment of the Life on the Farm education series. They get to plant seeds in a pocket greenhouse to watch them grow. There will be live music from Toni Norton 8:30 to 10 and Tiffany Harmon 11 to 12:30. The Market happens every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM at the corner of Front and G.E. Patterson.

I know many people will be in the area Saturday for Downtown Olympics. If you’re coming to DTO but have never been to the Farmers Market, do yourself a favor and plan your arrival time 20-30 minutes early and stop by. This is an awesome resource for Downtown and as I have stressed, much more than just produce. I will be at DTO all day but I will take my own advice and arrive at the Farmers Market a half hour before DTO starts for my weekly smoothie and maybe some food truck fare.

This week the Market has a vendor chitchat with Teresa White of Studio 1688, a blown glass vendor.

Random thing I learned from today: Showers and storms that move east to west, opposite the normal direction, are called Crazy Ivan.

The broadcast schedule for Memphis Grizzlies playoff games has been announced. Game 4 (Sunday, April 24 at noon) will be televised nationally on ABC. Before or after commercial breaks, broadcasters often cut to live shots of Beale Street. The beginning of the second half will coincide with the starting time for Beale Street Wine Race’s Queen of the Vine competition. Oh my. ABC may be getting more than it bargained for with that view.

Work on the mural decorating 107 S. Main is underway. Have a look.

Bendy Brewski Yoga, the company that hosts brewery yoga at the High Cotton taproom Thursday evenings, is adding a monthly event at the Rec Room out on Broad Avenue. The third Sunday of every month will be Bendy Boozy Yoga at 11 AM. This is a one-hour, instructor-led private yoga class followed by the brunch cocktail of your choice for $20. Weather permitting (and it looks like it will be beautiful Sunday, April 17 for the first class) the practice will be held on Rec Room’s outdoor patio. Mats will be available and there will be additional drink specials too. I would TOTALLY be attending this, because you know how much I like exercise and drives past the Parkways, but Sunday is Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest Downtown and I can’t miss that. I won’t make the May edition either, because that’s BBQ Fest load-out day and I will be at the Load-out Command Center at 115 South Main.

Register here for a chance to be drawn to take a half-court shot at a Grizzlies game. Win a Toyota RAV4 if you are chosen and make the shot.

Home from work, time for beer, see you tomorrow.