Thanksgiving Meats & Produce Box

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we offer you the opportunity to set your table with local meats and produce! The meat options come from our partners at Marmilu Farms and Loch Holland Farm. The Thanksgiving Produce Box will include various produce, such as root vegetables, greens, and fruit from local farmers.

These items can be purchased at our online store under the “Meats” and “Vegetables” tabs: http://csa.farmigo.com/store/bringitfoodhub/

Available meats
Local Boston Butt (frozen) – $51.48 (with tax), about 9 lbs
Local Picnic Roast (frozen) – $37.54 (with tax), about 9 lbs
Local Half Ham (frozen) – $80.44 (with tax), about about 9 lbs
Local Turkey (frozen) – $85.80 (with tax), 17-20 lbs

Available produce
Thanksgiving Produce Box – $37.54 (with tax)

Meat and produce boxes can be picked up on Friday, November 20th between 12pm and 7pm at the Bring It Food Hub at 694 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38103. If you have any questions about these special holiday items, please email us at localfood@bringitfoodhub.com.

Bring It Food Hub’s The Cannery to Permanently Close This Fall

Press Release from Bring It Food Hub

By Melissa Dison
Operations Manager of Memphis Tilth
June 11, 2016

Memphis, TN – Bring It Food Hub will dissolve this Fall to become a program of the newly formed nonprofit, Memphis Tilth, and shift its focus to operating a community kitchen, rather than a commercial kitchen.

The Tennessee Department of Health recently awarded Bring It Food Hub funding to begin a community kitchen at Advance Memphis this September. Advance Memphis is a local nonprofit that supports economic development for the lowest income zip code in the nation, 38126. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Bring It, Advance Memphis, and the 38126 community. Most of the food cooked will be sourced from gardens right outside of the community kitchen, cooked by and served to members of the surrounding neighborhood.

The Cannery will support current clients until September 1, 2016, at which point the commercial kitchen equipment owned by Bring It Food Hub will be transferred to the new community kitchen. Bring It Food Hub cannot accept new Cannery clients at this time due to the transition; we appreciate your understanding.

Bring It Food Hub will move into the new Memphis Tilth Headquarters space at 575 Suzette, Memphis, TN 38126 by this November. 694 Madison, where the food hub is currently located, will be available to rent after November 30, 2016.

Other commercial kitchens in the Memphis area include the following:

Delta Cuisine Commercial Kitchen
West Memphis, AR
www.deltacuisine.org

Crosstown Concourse – Church Health Center Commercial Kitchen (opening early 2017)
Memphis, TN
www.crosstownconcourse.com

Contact Information:  
Bring It Food Hub
694 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
localfood@bringitfoodhub.com

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The Bring It Food Hub Team Grows

Bring It Food Hub is excited to welcome two more staff members for the CSA season: Jim Brown and Rob Coleman.

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Jim Brown, Food Hub Driver 

Jim joins Bring It Food Hub again for his second season as a food hub driver. Jim V. Brown III is a native of Chattanooga and moved to Nashville in 2005 to start working for Nashville Homeless Power Project in 2006. Jim started out as a volunteer and in 6 months, he was the Outreach Coordinator. After serving in this position, Jim knew that this was the work he wanted to do. He studied at American Baptist College and has now been an advocate for 8 years. Jim felt like something was missing so he moved to Memphis and began working at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center at the fundamental grassroots level with Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality.

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Rob Coleman, Food Hub Assistant
rob@bringitfoodhub.com

Rob Coleman was born and raised in Memphis, TN.  He studied biology at the University of Memphis, and later went on to work in a genetics lab that researches crop carrot and the native, endangered Whorled Sunflower.  He spends his time gardening and feeding his friends and family dishes that are inspired by local food.  He is an avid naturalist with a special interest in insects. He also has backyard chickens and maintains a vast backyard edible garden and landscape.

Welcome New Bring It Food Hub Staff!

Bring It Food Hub is excited to welcome new staff, Josh Conley and Hilary Hodus. Josh Conley will serve as the new Food Hub Manager and Hilary will serve as the Food Hub Assistant.

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Josh Conley, Food Hub Manager 
josh@bringitfoodhub.com

Josh Conley grew up surrounded by agriculture in Northeast Arkansas and developed an early love for local food in his father’s garden and his mother’s kitchen. He moved to Memphis in 2013 to pursue a masters degree in City and Regional planning from the University of Memphis. As an Housing and Community Development Fellow he worked with the Memphis Landmarks Commission and the Chief Administrators Office to create and protect places that matter to everyday life. In the South Main neighborhood of Downtown Memphis, he worked to open the 387 Pantry, a boutique grocery store which sourced products from upwards 50 farmers, makers, and artisans from Memphis and the Southeastern US. He has had original recipes featured in Imbibe magazine, Liquor.com, and various brand publications. A proud resident of Downtown, Conley is the founder of Sandlot Memphis, a neighborhood based pickup baseball league.

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Hilary Hodus, Food Hub Assistant
hilary@bringitfoodhub.com

Hilary Hodus has lived in Memphis for nearly 11 years. Before joining the team at Bring it Food Hub, she was a volunteer for local organizations and wore a variety of hats as a mother of two – animal wrangler, chauffeur, entertainment director and head chef are just a few. Her customer service skills were honed at various retail jobs and her green thumb has grown along with the number of crops she tends in her backyard garden. She shops at as many farmers’ markets as possible in her never-ending search for the most delicious peaches and tomatoes. Hilary is excited for the addition of bread, cheese, eggs and flowers to the weekly CSA delivery and likes taking photographs of the produce delivered to Bring It Food Hub.