Memphis Farmers Market news and more (Thur update #2)

Get Fresh with Us is the theme of the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. What better way to celebrate the beginning of National Fruit and Vegetable Month than a trip to the Market for some locally grown fresh produce? Kids can learn about animals on the farm by creating unique farm-animal visors from 9 to 11. Live music by Kayla Walker 8:30 to 10 and by David May 11 to 12:30. The Market is at the corner of Front and G.E. Patterson under the pavilion every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM.

This week’s vendor chitchat is with Erica Bodine, owner of Erica Bodine Pottery. Bodine’s parents were potters and taught her at age 12. She makes only utilitarian items, and one of her first for the Farmers Market was a 901 drinking cup. Later she expanded her line to include a 201 (Poplar) drinking cup that she sells at the Market.

Some days this blog just writes itself…

Bodine’s pottery can also be found at Trolley Stop Market if you can’t make it to the Farmers Market.

The public is invited to wear orange tonight to Loflin Yard to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Speakers will include Moms volunteer Tara Johnson, Mayor Jim Strickland, Sen. Lee Harris, and Terri Lee Freeman, President of the Nat’l Civil Rights Museum. The program begins at 5 PM.

There will be a Creole and Patio Party at Church of the River tomorrow night, Friday, June 3. Gumbo and other New Orleans favorites will be served in the church’s courtyard and Great Mississippi River Room as Marcella and her Lovers entertain. $75.

My friend Chicken Fried Steak Rodger has confirmed for me that Uber and Lyft will take you to Southaven/Olive Branch and come pick you up from those cities and take you back to Memphis. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “Why the F would anyone want to go to Olive Branch?”, but our friend Mandy Marie teaches really fun classes at Painting with a Twist out there. Now I will be able to go without worrying about transportation.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will play at the Orpheum tonight at 7, the first of the summer classic movie series.

The Harbor Town 5K is tomorrow night, Friday, June 3. Race is at 7 with a 1 mile fun run for kids at 6. Proceeds raised benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis.

I’ll be leading off at Silly Goose tonight after work. Keep scrolling for this morning’s post if you haven’t seen it yet.