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The Market is Back Open


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Welcome back after a one week break in the Market. While we were gone many new products were added and more produce has started appearing. Some items of interest this week include:

Alfresco Pasta has added new pasta and sauces to his listings. Flying S Farms has added a new type of biscuit and jam this week. Frontier Family Farm added broccoli florets. Wedge Oak Farm has listed Mangalitsa rendered lard.

The following are messages from our vendors:

From Tracey with Botanical Harmony -

Happy Spring Everyone!

Botanical Harmony Farm will have part of a new, natural baby care line on the market this week. Cloth diaper safe rash cream with organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax, Calendula, Plantain, Chickweed and Pure Essential Oils and local, raw honey . This formula is non-greasy and is a wonderfully moisturizing, protective and healing for sensitive baby skin. Comes in two convenient sizes.

Baby Breathe (suggested for use with babies 3 months and older) – same incredible formula as our regular Breathe but with less concentration of essential oils due to the delicate nature of baby skin. 1 oz pot.

We are adding more to this line in the next week along with gift sets for baby and one just for the new mom.

As always, we thank you for supporting our family farm business. We are doing what we love with our loved ones because of you ! <3

Tracey, Ashleigh, Callum, Katherine, Wil, Benjamin, Andrew and all the farm animals.

From Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse -

Spring has come on with such a rush that this will be the last week for daffodil bouquets from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. We also have several beautiful succulent planters which will be a great table or desk decoration or Easter gift. They can also be moved outside for the frost-free time, from early May until October. What wonderful, cheerful gifts for a friend, or for yourself!

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

The Market is Closed This Week


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

REMINDER!

The Market is closed this week. We will resume normal operations next Sunday, March 22 at its regular time.

Thank you for being such awesome customers.

John

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Time to Order Local Food - A New Vendor and Schedule Reminder


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Spring Forward! Did you remember to move your clocks forward overnight? This means Spring cannot be too far away. Hopefully the icy weather we have experienced the last three weeks is behind us.

SPECIAL NOTE: I want to remind everyone we will be closed next week. Be sure to stock up on items you might need for that period.

Other news from the Market:

We have a new vendor join us this week. It is Alfresco Pasta. He has been a regular at the Market on the Square and is now available here. Today, he lists two difference varieties of ravioli, but more of his products will be added soon.

We welcome back Farmer Brown this week too. After a long break, he has several of his hydroponic lettuces available again.

Rocky Glade Farm is starting to expand their listing. In addition to radishes, they have added their hakurei turnips.

A note from Chef Jenny:

With spring right around the corner it’s time to heat things! NEW this week from the Seeds of Success is a Sweet & SPICY Mix. It’s a wildly delicious snack that combines heat with a little bit of sweet. A combination of sunflower, pumpkin, and cumin seeds are mixed chili pepper seasonings and coated with honey to create a snack with a kick!

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

The Market is Back Open - March Schedule Update


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

We dodged a bullet this past week. We did receive the snow that was predicted but fortunately it arrived after everyone had picked up their orders. Temperatures are warming some this week so maybe Spring is not too far away.

Many of you know that I like to keep the Market open all year round. This month I am having to change that. Due to some logistics issues later this month, we will be closed the week of March 15th. Begin planning for that one week closure and stock up on needed items. I will send a reminder notice next week as well.

Other news from the Market:

Frontier Family Farm has added a couple new lettuces. We have really enjoyed having his greens all winter long.

Double Star Bar Farms is adding French Baguettes to his listings of atisinal breads.

Nuance Coffee & Tea has added several new coffees to their offerings this week. They Include: Zambia, Colombian Peaberry, Burundi, and Guatemala. The popular Malawi Mzuzu Peaberry is back in stock too.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Time to Order Local Food


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

What a week we had last week! I hope everyone made it safely through the ice and snow. I want to thank everyone who made it to pick up this week as it was a challenge for the vendors as well as the customers.

Some news for this week:

Ms. Rosie has added wild blackberry jam this week.

The Dylem and Caleb from Rocky Glade Farm are selling eggs from their hens. The Vaughn Brothers are committed to caring for their livestock well, working together to make the farm land better and have fun at the same time!

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

It has been a while since I have posted a recipe. Our recipe today comes from Chef Jenny using products from the Market including Jenny’s SOS Seasoning.

Quinoa & Mushroom Omelet
The quinoa gives this omelet a nice bite and the SOS Seasoning and mushrooms pair nicely with the eggs.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, for sautéing
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup oregano, dried
  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1-2 tbsp SOS Original Seasoning
  • 8 large eggs
  • butter, for cooking the eggs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pour olive oil in a fry pan. Heat to medium. Add the mushrooms and oregano. Cook mushrooms for 4 -5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add the cooked quinoa and SOS Original Seasoning. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat oven to warm.
  3. Whisk 2 eggs at a time in a bowl. Put some butter in the bottom of a small non-stick pan. Heat over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the 2 eggs.
  4. As the eggs begin to set, scrape the eggs on the sides of the pan towards the center. Tilt the pan until the raw egg flows to the bottom to cook.
  5. When it is almost done, place a fourth of the mushroom/quinoa mixture and some cheddar cheese on one half/side of the eggs.
  6. Fold the other half over the filling and allow the cheese to melt. Slide omelet onto a plate. Keep omelet warm in the oven as you prepare the other omelets.
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 three more times.
  8. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and additional SOS Original Seasoning to taste.

Servings: 4
Degree of Difficulty: Easy

Recipe Tips

  • Quick-N-Easy Version: Pour all the eggs into a large oiled or buttered pan and scramble. When the eggs are almost done, add the quinoa/vegetable mixture and top with cheese
  • Rice can be substituted for the quinoa.

Source
Email: jenny@jenuinehealth.com
Web Page: http://www.jenuinehealth.com

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

The Market is Back Open


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

The Market is back open this chilly morning and with a threat of our first major snow this winter.

We are still waiting for some warmer weather so that more produce will be available. You can still find plenty of baked goods, eggs, meat and poultry, and skin care products from our local growers and producers.

Chef Jenny’s message for the week:

Valentine’s Day brings out the sweetness in everyone. NEW this week from the Seeds of Success: Cuckoo Cocoa Bits. A snack that satisfies your sweet tooth and provides protein by combining toasted seeds with agave, cocoa, and a hint of peppermint. It’s a crunchy, chocolatey treat that is reminiscent of a cookie.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

It has been a while since I have posted a recipe. Everyone likes using slow cookers so I found this one from Yummly and A Year of Slow Cooking for you to try. You can read the entire story here.

Honey Garlic Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe
serves 4

The Ingredients.

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 or one thigh per family member)
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (La Choy or Tamari wheat-free are gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey

The Directions.

  1. Use a 4-quart slow cooker (if using a 6-quart, this will cook faster. Check after 3 hours on high, 5 hours on low).
  2. Put the chicken into your cooker. In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, then pour evenly over the top.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 (I’d go with low—-).
  4. Serve with basmati rice and steamed or roasted vegetables.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Time to Order Local Food - Special Note for Nashville Customers


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products. Valentines Day is next week. The Market has many products that make perfect presents for your significant other.

Important News for Polk Ave/Nashville customers: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am having to discontinue pick-ups in Nashville. I want to thank you for your patronage and will miss you.

Other new this week:

Botanical Harmony brings beeswax candles to the Market.

Double Star Bar has been busy with their blueberries turning them into a syrup, perfect on pancakes, ice cream and more.

It is still winter and Flying S Farms has re-stocked a couple versions of her frozen soups including the vegan black bean and sweet potato.

Ms. Rosie is introducing her jams and yeast rolls. What a good combination!

A note from Chef Jenny:

The SOS seasonings and snacks return this week. One of the old time favorites is back: Mockingbird Mix. It’s a crunchy mix of seeds, gluten-free grains, and dehydrated onions that have been lightly toasted and combined with garlic and a hint of sea salt. You can sample the Seeds of Success at the Franklin Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 9-12. We hope to see you there.

From Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy houseplants, succulent planters and herb collection baskets from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. These will make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. Don’t forget to let us know if you might be interested in purchasing flowering hanging baskets, vegetable plants in gallon pots, or 6 packs of bedding plants this spring. If there is something else special that you would be interested in, please let us know by e-mail to tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

It is still soup weather. If you have a favorite soup recipe, please send them to me so I can share with everyone.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

The Market is Back Open - Welcome to February


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Wow! February is already here which means Spring is fast approaching. Farmers are getting their greenhouses filled for the coming season. It has been a particularly tough Winter on our year round growers but they will get more products added soon.

Some items of interest this week:

Flying S Farms has a new biscuit – sour cream sweet potato butter biscuit.

Frontier Family Farm’s greenhouse has been very productive this winter with them offering spinach and a gourmet spring mix.

In anticipation of spring, Carol’s Vibration Cooking has added a bug and sun protection lotion bar.

Nuance Coffee & Tea has added several new coffees to their offerings this week. They are ALL Peaberry bean coffees from: Kenya, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, and Zimbabwe. These are some rare and outstanding coffees that have been hand sorted to ensure only the finest beans are selected. Enjoy!

Ever cooked with duck eggs? Wedge Oak Farm has them on the Market and many people are finding benefits to using them in their cooking.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

It is still soup weather. If you have a favorite soup recipe, please send them to me so I can share with everyone.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Time to Order Local Food


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

The Market is back open this morning. The Super Bowl is next Sunday so be sure to stock up on items to accompany your parties. Desserts and cakes from Flying S Farms, Healthy Harvest Breads, Ms. Rosies and Ridiculous Chocolate are available. You will also find a party pack of empanadas from Casa Segovia-Paz.

We welcome back The Blue Porch, returning with their cold salads, cheese spreads and hot sauces.

Botanical Harmony introduces natural deodorant to the Market. She has for difference sctents – Unscented, Citrus, Orange Patchouli and Lavender.

Chef Jenny is back this week and will be on the Market every other week. A note from Jenny:

Are your “not-so-fresh” winter foods getting boring? Add nutrients and transform bland into grand with Seeds of Success Seasonings. Add freshness to your chicken, fish, potatoes, winter greens and all veggies with the NEW Dill-icious Seasoning. It’s easy, no cooking required, just sprinkle on your food!

Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this message:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added several nice houseplants to the listings. Available now are needlepoint ivy, cape primrose, wandering jew, and two colors of spider plant, all in 10" hanging baskets. We also have several very nice succulent planters and herb collection baskets for your table or windowsill. Panda plants and aloe vera plants would also be good additions to your winter indoor garden. All these need to stay inside until our frost-free date near the end of April, then will be happy to spend the summer on porch or patio.

We are also making decisions about spring offerings of flowering hanging baskets, vegetable plants in gallon pots, and 6 packs of bedding plants. If there is something special you would be interested in, please let us know by e-mail to tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

The recipe this week came to me in one of the emails I get about food and uses products you can find on the Market It comes to us from Little Leopard Book. I plan on trying it this week.

Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 2 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 12 ounces pappardelle pasta or polenta
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions

  1. Add the onion and garlic cloves to the bottom of a slow cooker set to high.
  2. Sprinkle the fresh rosemary over the top.
  3. Season the beef with the salt and pepper, then add to the slow cooker.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the beef broth, red wine and tomato paste.
  5. Pour the mixture over the beef.
  6. Add the can of diced tomatoes to the crock pot.
  7. Cook on high for 6­8 hours.
  8. Reach a fork into the crock pot and the beef pulls right apart.
  9. Serve it on top of creamy polenta or tossed with papparadelle pasta.
  10. Use a ladle to pour the sauce from the crock pot over the beef and polenta or pasta.
  11. Top with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

The Market is Back Open - A New Vendor Joins This Week


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Welcome back to another week of local products. We want to welcome Franklin Juice Company to the Market. Brent joins us this week offering several varieties for fresh juice.

Other items of interest this week:

The recent cold snap has really affected the produce available. With the sun and warmer temperatures we are getting this weekend, this should help all the produce get back to growing. Watch for more varieties soon.

Flying S Farms is introducing a new bread this week. It is a 7 Grain Sour Dough Bread and rolls that has a smooth soft texture, great for sandwiches or toasting.

Many people like chicken tenders. Now Wedge Oak Farm brings them to the Market. For those interested in the Super Bowl, which is still a couple weeks away, both Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms have chicken wings that are perfect for any parties you might be attending.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

It is definitely soup weather. If you have a favorite soup recipe, please send them to me so I can share with everyone.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/