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Locavores with gift-list issues will want to head downtown to the Memphis Farmers Market's "Harvesting the Holidays" event — a combo farmers market/holiday sale/groundbreaking — on Saturday. Hydroponic tomatoes, greens, lettuces, sweet potatoes, and more will be available, and prepared items will include goat cheese, jams and jellies, pecans, and cookies. There also will be crafts and the Memphis Farmers Market Cookbook on sale. And at 11 a.m., it's the groundbreaking for the market's pavilion expansion. The project is expected to be completed in time for the spring season.

Want to make a day of it? The Trolley Stop Market is hosting a fund-raiser on Saturday for the Memphis Farmers Market from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Music is by Star & Micey, and there will be dinner and drink specials. Tickets are $10.

"Harvesting the Holidays" at Central Station Pavilion, Saturday, December 11th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Memphis Farmers Market Fund-raiser at the Trolley stop market, saturday, december 11th, 7:30-11 p.m.

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