Market Focus: New generation continues family farming tradition

Every month we spotlight one of the vendors you can find at Cooper-Young farmers markets. This month we meet Debra Lockard of Lockard’s Produce. Lockard’s Produce is a Certified Naturally Grown farm in Ripley, Tennessee. Their mission and vision is to re-establish their family’s legacy of naturally grown, fresh, and healthy produce. Debra’s parents and grandparents were farmers during the depression era in Ripley, and they stressed...

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CY fundraiser feeds the soul

Cooper-Young is known for its collection of fantastic, locally-owned restaurants and its worthy social welfare organizations. This October the two meet with the return October 13th of the annual Taste of Cooper-Young fundraiser for First Congregational Church. Originally put on by Literacy Foundation, this is the third year First Congo has organized a Taste of Cooper-Young. Proceeds from the event go to support the progressive...

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Annual neighborhood beer festival comes of age

By Andy Ashby Apple debuted the iPad. Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. Obamacare was signed into law. The Deepwater Horizon blew up, and the winter Olympics were held in Vancouver. What do these things have in common? They all occurred in 2010, which was also the first year of the Cooper-Young Beerfest. That first year, we had 10 breweries and about 400 attendees join us for the first beer festival in Memphis that was...

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Cooper-Young Festival Food Vendors
Sep12

Cooper-Young Festival Food Vendors

By Trestle Uncle C’s: Ice cream and snow cones Elzey Entrance Nutty Bavarian: Roasted and flavored nuts East Evelyn Wild Bill’s Old Fashion Sodas: Old time flavored sodas Shucks and Waffles: Roasted corn and waffle pops on stick, slushies Twiniques Cake: Sweets, cakes, cupcakes Children’s Area Pronto Pups: Pronto Pups and soft drinks West Nelson Flavor Island: Snow cones East Nelson Makeda’s Cookies: Butter cookies Begley Dogs:...

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Food Notes: Café Ole’s new patio, Greencork closes
Jun08

Food Notes: Café Ole’s new patio, Greencork closes

• Mexican restaurant Café Ole, which sits right at the intersection of Cooper and Young, recently unveiled its revamped patio. Since it first opened in 1991, Café Ole has had one of the most popular patios in Memphis. But by the time the Robertson family, owners of several area restaurants, including Alfred’s on Beale, Dyer’s Hamburgers, and Automatic Slim’s, bought the Cooper-Young restaurant in 2013 the patio had fallen into...

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Brewery boosts perennial offerings, extends taproom hours
Apr04

Brewery boosts perennial offerings, extends taproom hours

After more than two years in business, Memphis Made Brewing Co. in Cooper-Young is mixing it up a bit: The brewery will start making more year-round beers while extending the hours at its taproom. Located at 768 S. Cooper, Memphis Made Brewing is an independent neighborhood brewery, which distributes beer to more than 130 accounts throughout Shelby County. Since its opening two years ago, Memphis Made has become known for changing up...

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