Memphis Farmers Market kicks off this weekend

With all the excitement about Music Fest, don’t forget that this Saturday is the first week for the 2007 Memphis Farmers Market. Just checked their site and they have a GREAT lineup of performances for opening day. From 8 to 9:30 AM they have Beatles/British Invasion musician Jeff Golightly… then from 9:30 to 1 PM Ken and Robyn Greene will play. Those are some excellent and talented musicians… why does this event have to take place so blasted early in the morning? Also, at 10:30 the dancers of Desert Rose will put on a belly dance demo.

If you’re there for the food, best to get there right at 7 AM for your pick of strawberries, lettuce, arugula, micro-greens, spinach, radishes, broccoli, broccoli rabe, carrots, red beets, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, goat cheese, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fruit trees and shrubs.

Hungry? Two of the best chefs in the city, Michael Patrick (EP’s – 9:00) and Felicia Willett (Felicia Suzanne’s – 11:00) will give cooking demos. There’s also a new Market Cafe this year serving breakfast and lunch foods.

There will be pottery demos at 8 and 10, and MFM will give away free slices of strawberry cake at 9:30.

What a schedule… looks like I’m going to have to choose between sleep and the Farmers Market. This looks too good to miss.