It’s the 4th on the Farm is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. Come to the Market for burgers, chicken, sausages, and veggies to put on the grill for the Fourth. The UT Extension Institute of Agriculture will be there for a cooking demo, teaching how to make a patriotic Fourth of July apple salad at 10, 11, and noon. Kids can make fuzzy bugs with a patriotic theme at the craft booth from 8:30 to 11:30, where they will learn how bugs are an important part of a farm’s ecosystem. Live music by Steve Smith 8:30-10, and South Side Supper Club 11-12:30. Dogs’ Second Chance will be onsite with adoptions. The Market is at the corner of Front and G.E. Patterson under the pavilion from 7 AM to 1 PM every Saturday.
Market patrons may be interested to know that this is the 100th anniversary of the domestication of the blueberry.
Backbeat Tours will conduct a Red, White and Brew Tour Saturday, July 2 from 6:00-8:30 PM. The tour will depart from B.B. King’s on Beale Street. The first stop will be High Cotton Brewing Co. in the Edge, where tour guests will get a tour of the brewery, sample tastings, and a souvenir glass. After that, it’s out to Cooper-Young for a visit to Memphis Made, where there will not only be beer samplings but also Aldo’s pizza from next door. The tour is $39 and you must be 21 or up.
The CA reports that Mike Conley has five suitors in free agency, which starts at 11:01 PM tonight: Brooklyn, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and the L.A. Lakers. They can sign Conley for 4 years, while the Grizzlies can sign him for 5 years under NBA rules. The Grizzlies can also exceed their salary cap to re-sign their own player (“The Larry Bird Rule”).
Earlier this week, I wrote about Boris Johnson, the Brit who campaigned for Brexit. The mendacious, disheveled Johnson is as close to a British version of Donald Trump as it gets, and looked to be in position to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, a scary prospect indeed. Prime Minister Johnson is no longer a concern. He was betrayed by his own campaign manager, who announced his candidacy for Prime Minister this week, and supporters defected to the campaign manager’s side in droves. Johnson finally had to admit in a speech that whoever the next Prime Minister is, “it won’t be me.”
(I used the word “mendacious” )
I feel no pity for Boris. This is what happens when you lie. This is what happens when you go behind people’s backs. This is what happens when you project the appearance of having the interests of others at heart, when really the only interest you care about is your own. When you do those things, you write a check that will have to be cashed at some time in the future. And it looks like the future is now.
Back to Trump for a minute, here’s an ironic chapter title in one of his books:
Interesting, prophetic title of a chapter in one of Trump’s books pic.twitter.com/UsSZX3KyX4
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) June 30, 2016
Chase Bryant and Brooke Eden play a free, all-ages show at Handy Park at 7:30 tonight, presented by KIX 106.
Paul Morris who used to run DMC has details on what you will find when you bike across the Harahan Bridge, once the Main-to-Main connector opens in a few months:
Once you bike across Harahan the trail will take you under the Frisco to this corkscrew down to the trail to W. Mem. pic.twitter.com/rhCceyAPMP
— Paul Morris (@memphismorris) June 30, 2016
Watermelon beer? South of Beale has added a watermelon wheat seasonal beer for the summer.
You never know, there may be a third post today. Check back this evening.