the FIX: Memphis
MFMF…F— We can’t be sure exactly what came to mind when you read those letters, but if it wasn’t Memphis Farmers Market Farm Fest, then the internet may have ruined you. The Memphis Farmers Market officially closed for the season on Oct. 26th. But don’t fret y’all, cuz’ there’s nothing like a going away party, and the Farm Fest is a combination of tasting event, auction, and end-of-the-season celebration. In addition to the market, the day will feature several local restaurants and chefs using ingredients sourced from market vendors. The Fest is the largest annual fundraiser for the Memphis Farmers Market and sets the stage for the upcoming season. MFMFF: Sunday, Nov. 3rd @Puck Food Hall. Oysters & Shiitake & Portabellas, Oh My!— Scott Lisenby wasn’t always into mushrooms. In fact, shrooming started out as a hobby while he ran a produce and flower farm full-time. But that hobby blossomed into a lifestyle when Scott realized he could fill a gap in mushroom demand. Bluff City Fungi, an indoor Certified Naturally Grown mushroom farm (and Scott’s brainchild), has served restaurants, regional grocers and farmer’s markets for almost five years. Now the business is expanding, and Scott is shrooming almost every other day. Y’all Know What Saturday Is, Right?— Of course you do. Everybody on both sides of the Mississippi knows that any fall Saturday is GAMEDAY. But not this Saturday. This Saturday is special, because it’s no ordinary gameday. ESPN’s College Gameday is coming to Memphis. Now you could hit Beale Street to watch the Tigers put the hurt on SMU. Expect a crowd. Or, you could do gameday in style—no crowd, great food, your living room, your choice of friends—here’s how. BYOB. For Those In Need— Before The Halal Food Pantry was a building in midtown (1276 Jackson Ave.), it was a mobile food pantry staffed by volunteers who made monthly food deliveries to those in need. Before it was a mobile pantry, it was a spark in the minds of two 19yr. olds, Sabriyya Shaw and Osman Celikok, who wanted to get more young people in their community involved in service. It’s been three years; they’ve come a long way, and fed a lot of people. Bravo.