As most of my readers know, I am a huge fan of fresh produce, which is why I visit the Memphis Farmers Market most every Saturday. However, the Market season ends November 19; what to do after then? Never fear, Bring It Food Hub is here! The hub has announced its Deep Winter Subscription for the January 10-March 3 time period. Subscribers will get a weekly $20 bag of local produce and grains. Don’t worry, it won’t just be 8 bags of kale! The Memphis area has a relatively warm winter climate, allowing farmers to produce diverse crops including onion scallions, kale, collards, parsley, cilantro, swiss chard, carrots, radishes, beets, head lettuce, salad mix, arugula, bok choi, turnips, cauliflower, celery, spinach, and broccoli.
You can also add on items including eggs, bread, cheese, and coffee. The hub also offers a meat subscription through Marmilu Farms. Another purchase you can make is a Pay It Forward Bag that allows the hub to donate fresh, local produce to those experiencing food insecurity. Visit www.bringitfoodhub.com to learn more.
Halloween on the Island happens Monday, October 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This is a great place to take the kids for Halloween, as Mud Island River Park gets a spooky makeover for the day. There will be trick-or-treating on the River Walk, costume contests, Sparkman the Magician, mini train rides, hay rides, and games. $5 per person entry includes a ride over to the park on the monorail.
Just a reminder that perhaps the most important art show in the history of South Main Trolley Night happens at Circuitous Succession, 500 S. Second tonight from 5 to 10. PBR-inspired work by 10 artists will be on display, and PBR will be served to guests over 21.
A permit application shows new images of what the developers of Old Dominick Distillery want the place to look like on the inside and out. The distillery will open on South Front in the Front Street Chicken District (credit @Kerry901 for the name) in 2017.
Our city’s tallest skyscraper is falling further into disrepair. 100 N. Main, the tower at the corner of Main and Adams, faces foreclosure and receivership.
The High Cotton taproom has announced specials now through Sunday. $3.50 pints of Oktoberfest, $8 growler fills of Oktoberfest, and kill the keg all day Saturday. Seems like they really want to get rid of their Oktoberfest before the end of October! Is this a brewery superstition, like it’s bad luck to still have your Christmas tree up on January 1?
The Memphis International Auto Show happens at the Cook Convention Center this weekend.
That’s it for now. Off to work. I will definitely be checking out Circuitous Succession this evening.