This is the Dawning of the Age of Asparagus

When the kale is in the seventh booth…
And pottery aligns with meats
Then peace will guide the radishes
And love will steer the beets!

This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus…

This is the Dawning of the Age of Asparagus is the theme at Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. Check out this Pinterest board for ideas for what to do with your asparagus. Tip from MFM: The thinner, slender stalks are the more tender ones. There will be live music from Bud Summers (8:30-10) and Steve Schad (11-12:30). The market is at the corner of Front and G.E. Patterson from 7 AM to 1 PM Saturdays.

Check out this week’s vendor chitchat with Teresa Harris of Jessie Harris Produce. Jessie Harris is her husband’s name and the name of their farm in Dyersburg. They use only organic products on their farm, and are best known for their tomatoes, being one of the first vendors of the Farmers Market season to carry them.

The Redbirds return to town tomorrow night with a 6:35 game time, and there will be a huge number of things going on. There’s a Papa John’s “Score 6” promotion where you can order a pizza online for half off the following day if the Redbirds score 6 runs. There will also be a baby race, a block party at 5 in the plaza, a Floor & Decor giveaway, a performance by Drums Unlimited, and fireworks following the game. Opponent is the Round Rock Express.

We now know quarterbacks are going 1-2 in the NFL draft. That could propel Memphis Tigers QB Paxton Lynch into the top 10.

Frank Chin has a photo gallery of Rajun Cajun crawfish fest.

Off to work. Possibly another post later today. Good luck to my Moody Ques teammates as they load in to Southaven Springfest.