the FIX: Memphis
Fishy in South Memphis— Aqauponics is a farming method becoming more and more popular across America’s urban areas. The why is simple: plants and veggies grow in water instead of soil, that means farms don’t have to be large stretches of land, instead, they can be ‘vertical.’ In the case of New Way Aquaponic Farms, a repurposed South Memphis warehouse complete with live Tilapia (fish poop feeds the growing veggies) does the job. Daryl Leven, who started the farm after retiring from corporate America, uses his farm to teach school children about where food actually comes from. His farm currently turns out enough produce to teach and occasionally sell at local farmers markets. But expect growth… soon. Memsgiving— Y’all heard that right, friendsgiving just got a Memphis-style upgrade. The all-day event, (yes, called Memsgiving) taking place at Carolina Watershed on Saturday, Nov.23rd, celebrates best friends, good friends, and even friends you just haven’t met yet. Proceeds from this uniquely Memphis, Thanksgiving celebration go towards the Jay Uiberall Foundation; their mission is improving the lives of Memphis youth of. Good food, good times, good cause. Get going! Speaking Of— Turkeys get a lot of attention in late November. Duh, right? But think about a Thanksgiving table; sure the bird might be a centerpiece, but there’s no way it can carry the whole show. When it comes to holiday sides, everyone has their favorite. Some love mashed potatoes, others are nuts for dressing, and there has to be cranberry sauce. For a home cook trying to please everyone, it becomes a tall order. That’s where we can help. With our Thanksgiving Side Kits we can become your secret weapon. Go ahead worry about the bird if you must, for the rest, we’ve got you covered. (Yes, there’s dessert too!) Bottoms Up!— This weekend Grind City Coffee brings the Caffeine Crawl to Memphis. Get out and enjoy some joe.