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Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Good Morning on this “Chili” day (hint hint..), the Market is OPEN with some great items for upcoming holidays and for you.

Last week was a emotional roller coaster type of week for our area. The tragic Tornado damages effected many of us. Including our Market Owner, John Erdmann, their home and farm was destroyed. News clips can be found on our Stones River Market Facebook page below. A link to the GoFundMe account is also listed below. Donations will also be accepted during our Market Pick Up time and Quinn’s Mercantile during business hours. John has requested assistance with cleaning up the debris on the farm. A tentative ‘Clean the Farm Day’ will be around 1st of December. Announcement and updates will be posted on the Facebook page and through this Weblog.

In the colder weather it is important to take care of ourselves. Many great ‘healthful’ items can be found in Soap and Skin Care and Herbal Healing Salves and Oils.

Our Meat vendors have great selection of items that will make any meal and holiday dinner a success. Winter Produce is still available and Rocky Glade Farm has returned with their delicious Carolina Ruby Sweet Potatoes.

Please scan the Market listing, so many wonderful things available this week from our terrific group of Growers and Vendors. We are excited to welcome BB Gourmet Pretzels, The Creole Diva, Mo’ Scrubs by Toya to the Market.

Thank you to all that were able to participated in our “Meet the Farmer” event last week. We are planning another event sometime in the Spring.

News from our Growers:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: This is the LAST WEEK to place deposits for their beautiful Christmas Wreaths and Kissing Balls. They also have Christmas cacti and several colors of African violets in bloom for Christmas.

Farrar Farm LLC: HOLIDAY PRE-ORDERS — Reserve your item by selecting it and paying the deposit. Order early to have them for the holidays. They will order it from processor and let you know when it is ready. Some items sell out pretty quickly, so order early.

Flying S Farms: Their popular Christmas Jam is available again and several Flaming HOT Jellies.

The Creole Diva: Delicious Dirty Rice mix and Creole Spice is great for these colder days and anytime.

Link to GoFundMe account for John Erdmann:
https://www.gofundme.com/erdman-family-recovery?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n&fbclid=IwAR0qL-ijouuoqgEHtfvow5vlngYpDfUE_A4zT3ZTCgJZNwhZ3YsaqpyupXI

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

John's Home Destroyed by Tornado


The storm that came through last evening (11-5-18) has cause a rash of damage across Rutherford County and surrounding areas. Our Market Owner John Erdmann’s home is destroyed! and several homes surrounding them.

I’ve been in contact with him via texting, he says “everyone is okay, the farm is destroyed”!

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and I will keep everyone updated when I know anything.

Nothing will change with Wednesday delivery on ‘The Porch’. Please come by and sign a card for him and his family. I’m sure I’ll have more information by then to give everyone.

How to contact us:

Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Holiday Turkeys and News from Wedge Oak Farm


Wedge Oak Farm has listed their Holiday Turkey on the Market, place a deposit and in comments let them know the size of Turkey you would like; small, medium, large or extra large. Balance paid at delivery.

Your are also invited to Seasoned Sunday: Sausage and Beer
at Wedge Oak Farm, Lebanon, TN
November 11th from 12-5. We are
raising money and awareness for the Tennessee Local Food Summit which takes place in November at Montegomery Bell Academy.
Our event will feature 5 local chefs (Trevor Moran of Strategic Hospitality, Laura Wilson of Citizen Kitchens, Trey Cioccia of Farm House and Black Rabbit, and Jess Benefield and Trey Burnette of Two Ten Jack and Green Pheasant) who will each prepare a sausage using WOF’s locally raised heritage pork and 4 local breweries (Blackberry Farm, Jackalope, Yazoo, and Southern Grist)
who will each offer 2 beers. Barefoot Farmer and Bloomsbury Farm will provide vegetables that will be prepared over the fire by Chef William Gentry.
There will also be live fire cooking, fire pits, and good times.
Our ticket sales are now live. Any help from you would be greatly
appreciated.
More details :

www.tncraftbeermag.com/seasoned-sunday-sausage-and-beer-at-wedge-oak-farm

Tickets are now available on Eventbrite:

www.eventbrite.com/e/seasoned-sunday-sausage-and-beer-tickets-51825869571

Facebook event page:

www.facebook.com/events/180570212853014/

We also have Twitter and IG accounts at @seasonedsunday.

Best Regards,

Karen

Welcome to this week Market - There is a lot Happening


Welcoming in November, Fall Colors, Cooler Weather and NEW GROWERS/VENDORS!

We are excited to welcome BB Gourmet Pretzels, The Creole Diva, Mo’ Scrubs by Toya to the Market.

This week there will be a Meet and Taste event on “The Porch”. Great way to put a face to some of our Growers/Vendors and see what they will have available over the next few months.

There are many new Items on the market this week, be sure to check out the Herbal teas, Nasal inhalers, Creole Mixes, Cajun Seasoning, Pretzels, Salt and Bath Scrubs.

News from our Growers:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
Pre-ordering will be open for a couple more weeks for our beautiful Christmas wreaths and kissing balls. We will be able to make only a limited number of each (good help is hard to find!), and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Pre-order prices on wreaths and kissing balls (10% discount) will be in effect till Nov 15, so reserve yours now. We will fill orders as received, beginning about Dec 1.

We will also have pink Christmas cacti and several colors of African violets in bloom well before Christmas, with the pots wrapped with florist foil at no extra charge, upon request. These make fabulous gifts for plant lovers, anytime during the holiday season.

Carole’s Herbs:
Has added Rosemary-Mint-Green tomato Jalapeno Jam great on eggs, winter squash, bread, macaroni salad or your choice of meets. Also Herbal teas, Nasal Inhalers and Mustard Spreads.

Flying S Farms:
New Radish – Snow Globe a white round radish with mild taste. Almost Seedless Blackberry Jam and Wild Blackberry Jam is back in stock.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Weather permitting, I hope to be able to set up a table at the Meet & Taste this Wednesday. If I’m not there because of the weather, my pre-ordering information for the kissing balls and wreaths may be there anyway. Don’t forget to put in your order!

Market is OPEN -- Tuesday Delivery


Good Morning everyone and welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products.

REMINDER: Halloween is Wednesday the 31st this year, we will have DELIVERY ON TUESDAY the 30th.

Rainbow Hill Farm has added Arkansas Black Apples, these are typically the last Apple of the season. Delicious and worth the wait! Other Apples include Rome, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Mutsu, Winesap and Yellow Delicious.

Farrar Farm LLC: HOLIDAY PRE-ORDERS — Hard to believe that its already time to start our Holiday Pre-Orders. Reserve your item by selecting it and paying the deposit. Order early to have them for the holidays, lead time could be 2-3 months. They will order it from processor and let you know when it is ready. Some items sell out pretty quickly, so order early.

Flying S Farms has added some artisan breads – Baguettes and Boules.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has brought back old favorites – the Christmas Kissing Ball and Christmas Wreath. Pre-order now for a 10% discount.

Finally, Wednesday November 7 will be a Fall Meet and Taste day at Market pickup. We have several vendors participating right now and hopefully will have a few more. Great to meet our growers/vendors and see what they have to offer through the winter months.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Good Morning - The Market is Back Open


Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products.

REMINDER: Halloween is Wednesday the 31st this year, we will have DELIVERY ON TUESDAY the 30th.

Here is a message from Andra Martens with Sow’s Ear Piggery. “Deer hunters! Do you need pork fat for making your venison sausage? Sow’s Ear Piggery has 4-6-pound packages of pork back fat available. Our heritage breed pigs receive no antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. We use this fat for our household cooking oil, which renders almost pure white. USDA inspected. Comes frozen.

Also for sale, we have bratwurst sausages, which are perfect on a cool fall night. Or maybe a pot of chili using ground pork! Have breakfast for dinner with a package of pork breakfast sausage. We also have beautiful belly sides, in two sizes. Check out these and other cuts in the Market pages."

Farrar Farm LLC: HOLIDAY PRE-ORDERS — Hard to believe that its already time to start our Holiday Pre-Orders. Reserve your item by selecting it and paying the deposit. Order early to have them for the holidays, lead time could be 2-3 months. They will order it from processor and let you know when it is ready. Some items sell out pretty quickly, so order early.

Flying S Farms has added some artisan breads – Baguettes and Boules. More will be added once passed by quality control department – Ben.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has brought back old favorites – the Christmas Kissing Ball and Christmas Wreath. Pre-order now for a 10% discount.

After a short break, Botanical Harmony is back with her natural soap and skin care products.

Congratulations to Arden Ward of Trinity Rose Oberhasli! She entered some of her goat cheese in the amateur division of the ADGA National convention this week in Minneapolis. Received 2nd place in the Amateur Division!

Finally, November 7 will be a Fall Meet and Taste day at Market pickup. We have five vendors participating right now and hopefully will have a few more.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Weblog Entry


Good Morning on the “Crispy” Fall Day, the Market is OPEN. Isn’t it great to being able to shop at a Farmers Market without going outside! The convenience of your home or office at anytime of the day on Sunday or Mondays. Please share our great online market with your family and friends, neighbors and co-workers. The more customers our market has the more vendors we can get and the more items will be available!

REMINDER: Halloween is Wednesday the 31st this year, we will have DELIVERY ON TUESDAY the 30th.

Please welcome Carole’s Herbs to the market..Carter and Sharmyn Smith are honoring her Mother’s memory and lessons about the benefits and uses of Herbs. It will be exciting to see what they will be bring to the market weekly. All Natural Chap-stick, Lavender Infused Oil, Herbal Healing Salve and Habanero Mint Jelly are available this week.

News from our GROWERS:

Short Mountain Cultures: If you’ve ever had an interest in fermented foods this will be a great Class to attend…… Also from Short Mountain Cultures: Spend the afternoon with Sandor Katz in our space at The Arts Center of Cannon County. You’ll learn the basic principles behind familiar fermented favorites such as beer, sourdough and yogurt and see demonstrations of intriguing live foods like kombucha and kefir. Snack on a beautiful spread including delicacies from Short Mountain Cultures and get juicy in a hands-on lesson in sauerkraut-making. Leave with a jar of your very own kraut to ferment at home.Sunday, October 21
1:00 pm –5:00 pm

Short Mountain Cultures
1424 John Bragg Hwy
Woodbury, TN
(Inside the Art Center)
$50* Includes a jar of sauerkraut and ferment-laden appetizers from Short Mountain Cultures.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: The fall reblooming azaleas just keep on blooming at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, with 4 colors available now. I’m not really sure what the lower nighttime temperatures this week will do to blooms, but I can tell you that these sweet things are winter hardy, and that fall is the very best time to plant these, as well as perennial plants. Fall planting allows roots to develop and grow strong as they soak up the soil moisture while not having to deal with the beating sun of summer. Strong fall root growth means great winter bud set and fabulous spring blooms. So this fall you might add a few of these beautiful reblooming azaleas to your garden, or you might think about a few perennial plants, to get a jump on your beautiful spring garden.

Pre-ordering is now open for our beautiful Christmas wreaths and kissing balls. We will be able to make only a limited number of each (good help is hard to find!), and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Pre-order price will be in effect till Nov 15, so reserve yours now. We will fill orders as received, beginning about Dec 1. We will also have pink Christmas cacti and several colors of African violets in bloom for Christmas, and you may also reserve those now if you prefer. Just drop me an email to let me know if you want one or more of the potted plants, because they’re not currently available on the market.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Good Morning - Market is OPEN!


Hard to believe its “Fall” when the temperatures were in the 90’s last week. The heat takes a toll on some of the Fall crops but they will jump back when it starts getting cooler again.

Our Market is full of a great selection of Meats, Fresh Produce and Fruit, Fermented Produce and Dried Fruit and Nuts. Pumpkins are still available for Fall Decorations and eating. This is also the time to plant bulbs and shrubs for next Spring.

Please tell your neighbor, co-worker, family and friends about our On-line Market. Several ‘Live’ markets are closing for the season BUT REMEMBER WE “DO NOT CLOSE (except after the Holiday briefly)

REMINDER: Halloween will be on a Wednesday this year, we will have DELIVERY ON TUESDAY.

News from our GROWERS:

Rainbow Hill Farms: has green beans and yellow wax beans available, they are delicious mixed together or separate, as a side dish or on salads. Apple Varieties change weekly as they become available, be sure to check the Fruit Section out.

Erdmann Farm: Pumpkins are still available as well as peppers and okra.

Short Mountain Cultures: has a large selection of Bulk Items from seeds, flours, nuts and dried fruit along with their Fermented items of Kvass, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Hot Sauces and Tempeh.

If you’ve ever had an interest in fermented foods this will be a great Class to attend…… Also from Short Mountain Cultures: Spend the afternoon with Sandor Katz in our space at The Arts Center of Cannon County. You’ll learn the basic principles behind familiar fermented favorites such as beer, sourdough and yogurt and see demonstrations of intriguing live foods like kombucha and kefir. Snack on a beautiful spread including delicacies from Short Mountain Cultures and get juicy in a hands-on lesson in sauerkraut-making. Leave with a jar of your very own kraut to ferment at home.

All of Sandor Katz’s books with be available for purchase day of, including the revised and expanded edition of Wild Fermentation.
Preorder Ohio Stoneware crocks/weights/lids, tempeh starter culture, kombucha scoby, or jun scoby to ensure availability. Cultures come with instructions for fermenting at home. Local pickup the day of the workshop or pick up at The Franklin Farmers Market or Richland Park Farmers Market of Saturday, October 20 if you are not coming to the workshop.

Sunday, October 21
1:00 pm –5:00 pm

Short Mountain Cultures
1424 John Bragg Hwy
Woodbury, TN
(Inside the Art Center)
$50* Includes a jar of sauerkraut and ferment-laden appetizers from Short Mountain Cultures.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

And the WINNER is! Market is OPEN


Hope everyone has had a great week and looking forward the first week of October. Fall Festivals are happening all around Middle Tennessee, take the time and enjoy the nice fall weather and colors and of course vegetables and other Fall Flavors here on the www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net market.

Congratulation to our 10th Anniversary Drawing Winners. Thank you Customers and Growers for your support and encouragement for our online market over the past 10 years and look forward to the next 10! Over the past 10 weeks when you placed an order your name was added to “The Basket” we had over 300 orders placed! So here are the results….for THE $25 Gift Certificate to the Market: PAUL SENSEL, A $10 Gift Certificate: STACEY GRAHAM, a $10 Gift Certificate: Tara Chang, A Jar of Marcy’s Jam: SHARON TURNER and BILL LEVINE.

Many “Live” Markets are beginning to close around the area, REMEMBER WE DON’T CLOSE (except a short break after Christmas) Remember we are a Year-Round Online Market, share this news with your friends and neighbor and social media!

News from our Growers:

Farrar Farms LLC is taking a brief fall break will be back next week.

6R Farms has added several delicious Fall treats: Pumpkin Roll, Pies, Cookies and other pies.

Rainbow Hill Farm has several choices of wonderful apples this time of year.

Flying S Farms has add White Acorn Squash, Burgundy Okra, Fall Big Beef Tomatoes and ‘Mini Hay Bales’ great for you Fall Decorations and center pieces. Taste Fall with their Pear Preserves, Apple Butter and Pumpkins Bread and/or Cookies.

Erdmann Farms several different pumpkins available, Pic A Pie is a delicious cooking pumpkin for soups, breads or roasting.

Short Mountain Cultures has a large selection of Bulk Items from seeds, flours, nuts and dried fruit along with their Fermented items of Kvass, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Hot Sauces and Tempeh.

Also from Short Mountain Cultures: Spend the afternoon with Sandor Katz in our space at The Arts Center of Cannon County. You’ll learn the basic principles behind familiar fermented favorites such as beer, sourdough and yogurt and see demonstrations of intriguing live foods like kombucha and kefir. Snack on a beautiful spread including delicacies from Short Mountain Cultures and get juicy in a hands-on lesson in sauerkraut-making. Leave with a jar of your very own kraut to ferment at home.

All of Sandor Katz’s books with be available for purchase day of, including the revised and expanded edition of Wild Fermentation.

Preorder Ohio Stoneware crocks/weights/lids, tempeh starter culture, kombucha scoby, or jun scoby to ensure availability. Cultures come with instructions for fermenting at home. Local pickup the day of the workshop or pick up at The Franklin Farmers Market or Richland Park Farmers Market of Saturday, October 20 if you are not coming to the workshop.

Sunday, October 21
1:00 pm –5:00 pm

Short Mountain Cultures
1424 John Bragg Hwy
Woodbury, TN
(Inside the Art Center)
$50* Includes a jar of sauerkraut and ferment-laden appetizers from Short Mountain Cultures.

SRM also has flyers available during Pick Up on Wednesday.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Happy Happy FALL - the Market is Open!


I’ve been saying over the past few weeks, it is beginning to feel like fall and then BANG..a few 90 degree days, it was a HOT day on “The Porch” Wednesday but still enjoyable delivering products to our customers!

It is now official, the Autumnal Equinox is here! Now it’s really beginning to feel like Fall, shorter daylight, apples, fall wildflowers, grapes, dried gourds, nuts, mini Indian Corn and pumpkins are seen almost everywhere. You will also find several FALL items arriving on our Market this week.

www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

We will have our ‘10 year Anniversary’ drawing this Wednesday on “The Porch”, each time you ordered over the past 10 weeks your name was put in a basket (actually a jar) to be put into ‘The Basket’ for a drawing to receive a $25 Gift Certificate and/or $10 Gift Certificates to our Market. You will be notified if you are a lucky winner. Thank you everyone that has participated with the Stones River Market for a great successful 10 years!

News from Growers:

The Krafty Kupboard has: Pumpkin Butter, Apple Butter, Soup Mixes, Cornbread mixes, Biscuit Mixes, Granola, Hummus and so much more!!
Organic, vegan, gluten-free and sooooo good!!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: As the leaves begin to fall (late this year because we’ve had so much rain), it’s time to focus on some fall-blooming perennials to brighten the garden. I’ve tried to find several that will do well in middle Tennessee, to help you with your empty spaces. Now is a great time to plant (between showers!), as the weather begins to turn just a little cooler.

Farrar Farm LLC: HOLIDAY PRE-ORDERS — Hard to believe that its already time to start our Holiday Pre-Orders. Reserve your item by selecting it and paying the deposit. Order early to have them for the holidays, lead time could be 2-3 months. They will order it from processor and let you know when it is ready. Some items sell out pretty quickly, so order early.

Short Mountain Cultures: have extended their offerings to several different types of Bulk Items; ranging from grains, beans, nuts, fruit and popcorn, more items will be coming soon.

Rainbow Hill Farm: several beautiful and wonderful tasting apples to choose from and vegetables.

Flying S Farms: Apple Butter and Apple Jelly has been added using Rainbow Hill Farm apples! Several winter squash and summer vegetable still available. Their Chickens are enjoying the cooler weather and beginning to lay better, the molt has been rough on them this season!

Erdmann Farm: Pumpkins, Pumpkins and more pumpkins, vegetables too!

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr