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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

Good morning!

Short Mountain Cultures has added WATER KEFIR (in Mango and Grape Flavors!! WOW) to their already amazing lineup! Recently, they gave us Coconut Kefir and already its a hit! Find both of these items under Fermented Foods
Very exciting news from the awesome folks from Short Mountain! They work hard to bring you truly LOCAL in all that they make. Sourcing vegetables and even the beans/legumes as locally and organic as possible!
All so very important!

We are sad to be losing Smirk ice cream as they send this note:

Hello Stonesriver Market members! With great regret we need to inform you that Smirk Ice Cream will no longer be available through Stones River Farmer’s Market after this week. We have enjoyed our time on the market, are incredibly grateful to our loyal customers and look forward to being able to serve you through other means in the future. Please place your final orders for delivery this week and then you can visit www.smirkicecream.com to find out how to purchase your favorite fruit sweetened ice cream from then on.

Thank you again and good luck to each of you!

Sincerely,
Aaron and Nicole Sanborn
Owners of Smirk Ice Cream

The Krafty Kupboard
She has her seasonal fall treats! Apple butter, spiced pumpkin butter, hot cocoa mix as well as other cool weather favorites such as soup mixes, bread mixes, granola, trail mix and more!

I am excited to share that Dogwood Valley Greenhouse would like to offer a special for the next two weeks (this week is the FINAL week for this sale) – BOGO on Hardy Begonias. I have added this special to the market as a separate item under live plants.

I would also like to open pre-orders on Christmas decorations.
Kissing Balls on hangers – about 13-15" diameter – retail $35, pre-sale 10% discount = $31.50
Christmas Basket Centerpiece – about 10" in diameter – retail $20, pre-sale 10% discount = $18
Wreaths – on 16" base, measuring around 22-24" diameter – retail $27, pre-sale 10% discount = $24

These Christmas decorations are all handmade by me, from all natural materials gathered from my property or the local Christmas tree farm, except for the bright red berries and ribbons. All will be in limited quantities, but pre-sale orders will be guaranteed.

Find the Christmas decorations under the Seasonal Items tab!

Nature’s Wealth has added popped popcorn! Our heirloom small kernel popcorn popped up for you.

Botanical Harmony Farm has plenty of Non-Gmo, Free-Range duck eggs still on sale this week! Gathered several times each day, get them while the ducks are happily still laying!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Time to order!


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

Good morning Middle Tennessee! So happy to have this cool rain!

This morning we have some news from The Krafty Kupboard
She has her seasonal fall treats beginning this week! Apple butter, spiced pumpkin butter, hot cocoa mix as well as other cool weather favorites such as soup mixes, bread mixes, granola, trail mix and more!

These make wonderful quick meals or sides or take along to a fun fall potluck or bonfire party!

Flying S Farms has added Poblano peppers and White Mountain Half Runner green beans to their vegetable line-up!

I am excited to share that Dogwood Valley Greenhouse would like to offer a special for the next two weeks – BOGO on Hardy Begonias. I have added this special to the market as a separate item under live plants.

I would also like to open pre-orders on Christmas decorations.
Kissing Balls on hangers – about 13-15" diameter – retail $35, pre-sale 10% discount = $31.50
Christmas Basket Centerpiece – about 10" in diameter – retail $20, pre-sale 10% discount = $18
Wreaths – on 16" base, measuring around 22-24" diameter – retail $27, pre-sale 10% discount = $24

These Christmas decorations are all handmade by me, from all natural materials gathered from my property or the local Christmas tree farm, except for the bright red berries and ribbons. All will be in limited quantities, but pre-sale orders will be guaranteed.

Find the Christmas decorations under the Seasonal Items tab!

Smirk ice cream is on the market this week! Stock up as they are on a bi-weekly schedule!

Nature’s Wealth has added popped popcorn! Our heirloom small kernel popcorn popped up for you.

Botanical Harmony Farm has plenty of Non-Gmo, Free-Range duck eggs still on sale this week! Gathered several times each day, get them while the ducks are happily still laying!

If all this change in weather has your skin feeling a bit off, try one of our Whipped Body Butter varieties! Great for a lighter moisturizer and even an all-natural makeup remover! Goes perfectly with one of our soaps (all are formulated to be safe for face and body (even hair washing!) and a facial toner that is right for your skin! Try a weekly masque for extra firming and skin purifying!

Erdmann Farm is still off this week.

Ferris Family Farm has LOTS of different types of peppers for stir-fries, hot sauce making, roasting and more! Peppers freeze very well for winter use.

Also, Check out our market family member, Amber Simons Facebook, Instagram pages and Blog Holistic Happiness She has an event coming up in Murfreesboro at Revolution Health Center Meal Planning for Healthy Families along with Ann Green on October 22 from 3-4 pm. See her pages for more info!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Time to order!


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

Happy First day of October! Let’s celebrate this wonderful change of season and welcome in cooler temps with some fresh, local foods!

Flying S Farms has added a Friendship Banana Bread in half and full loaf! Banana Pecan Friendship Bread has a lighter texture than the typical Banana Breads. Wonderful flavor and great toasted or dress it up for a dessert with ice cream or whip cream. They can be frozen for later use and some say the flavors are richer after frozen.

Erdmann Farm is off for several weeks.

Smirk is off this week.

Double Star Bar Farms has the BEST candied baby ginger! The fibrous option in the store pales in comparison! Tender, sweet with a touch of gingery spice! Get it while it lasts this season.
Don’t forget the best bagels in town for a wonderful meal option.

We have lovely fall vegetables and still some summer favorites coming in!

Meats, eggs, milk, butter, cereals, grain mixes and so much more!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

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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

Market weather and harvest are continuing to be wonderful!

Time to stock up on local foods from growers/makers you trust!

What I love about eating seasonally and locally is that variety is never an issue. Seasonal, fresh vegetables along with locally made krauts, tempeh, meats, eggs and seasonings, grains and some treats make for a wonderfully healthy diet. Plus, it *kind of * satisfies the hunter/gatherer in us all! A grocery store doesn’t provide near the fun or deliciousness!

Double Star Bar Farms has the BEST bagels around and customers agree that they smell and taste delicious! They also have candied ginger and fresh ginger! Grab yours while you still can! Once it’s gone for the season, it’s gone!

This week Farrar Beef has listed holiday pre-order items: whole beef tenderloins, standing rib roasts and more!

Botanical Harmony Farm has added more duck eggs and they are on sale this week for $6.50 per dozen! We are gathering so many each day and these are delicious hard-boiled, used in baking and so much more! One customer states that they are easier for her to digest than chicken eggs. Studies show that the pH of a duck egg is better suited for most human bodies! Give them a try while they are so abundant!

Don’t forget the wonderful milk and butter we have listed from the Amish Mennonites…. Michael Raines of Frontier Family Farm brings his orders plus gathers those of all the Mennonites who are local to him to bring us wonderful and rich full-cream milk, butter and the delicious fingerling potatoes from Nature’s Wealth

Smirk is back this week.

Be sure to check out the on-the-go items we have from The Krafty Kupboard , Flying S Farms Ann E Mays’ Gluten Free Goodies.

Thank you so much for supporting local! We love our community and market family!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

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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

Market weather and harvest are continuing to be wonderful!

Time to stock up on local foods from growers/makers you trust! As always, if you have any questions about ingredients or growing practices/feed and care of animals… Contact the grower! All of us are local, we are community and are happy to answer and be of assistance when possible!

This week Farrar Beef has listed a (Beef) 1/8 Bulk Share (50 lbs) This includes many “stock the freezer” items and they never use steroids, hormones or antibiotics in their cattle! EVER!

Who doesn’t love chocolate?? This week Ann E Mays is cooking up a batch of delicious chocolate chip pecan cookies and chocolate fudge cake! These are age old recipes converted to gluten free. But don’t knock it till you try it! You will never know they are missing the wheat!

Flying S Farms has some Carnival and Acorn Squashes listed!

Smirk will be off this week as they are on the bi-weekly schedule!

Botanical Harmony Farm has listed more NON-GMO feed, free-range duck eggs! Our ducks are housed in our barn with the goats and chickens in the evening, for their protection from coyotes and foxes. During the day, they are free to roam our acreage and have a hand-dug pond (dug by my boys with shovels over a period of several years with plans to enlarge!) in which to frolic to their sweet duck contentment!

When we say free-range, we mean that! They go anywhere the chickens go… front yard to the orchard, back to the pond, to the pasture to visit the goats and muddy their water and then back to the pond again until evening when they expect a treat before bed!

Can we just say that we have had the pleasure of the most amazing host sites? Such community-minded people who are always willing to lend a hand, host an event, help out a charity… Tracy Toy of Quinn’s Mercantile is such an inspiration! She is always ready to help, get involved, promote the downtown beauty of where she lives or help others achieve their goals!
We are proud to be on the porch each week and hope that everyone goes in to support Tracy’s store and help spread the word about what she offers and how amazing she is! We appreciate you so much Tracy!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

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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


Good morning everyone! With the heavy rains due to head our way this week, we will play it by ear as to whether we will be inside or on the porch but we do plan to be open as usual!

News:
We are enjoying these beautiful fall days at Ann E. Mays Gluten Free Goodies,and we are craving some good fall flavors! This week we are baking up a delicious family recipe for Gluten free Apple Butterscotch cake, gluten and dairy free Apple Pecan muffins, and Potato Chip Bark! As always, our goodies freeze great so don’t be afraid to order and save for later!

Smirk ice cream is on this week so stock up for the two week run!

Double Star Bar Farms is back with us and has baby ginger and the amazing candied ginger.

Valentine Family Farm has some of their incredible pickles back in stock! Okra, Caulifower, eggs, and cucumbers!
Carefully selected herbs and wildflowers are infused into the brine to deliver a subtle and complex flavor that is sure to win you over!

We have plenty of chicken and duck eggs to choose from. From organic, non-gmo to conventionally fed, we have you covered!
Ask your farmers how they feed and keep their chickens!

Erdmann Farm is back with us this week with peppers and more!

See ya on the porch (or inside)!
Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Market IS open this week! Late email!


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


Good day everyone!
The market is open for orders this week.

Smirk Ice Cream will begin a bi-monthly schedule. They are off this week and return next.

Double Star Bar Farm is away this week.

Erdmann Farm is away this week.

Botanical Harmony Farm is updating their stock of tooth powder and available soaps.
Whipped Body butter has been freshly made and ready for your change of season skin needs!

Ferris Family Farm has added some sweet sugar baby watermelons and contender green beans. YUM!

Short Mountain Cultures returns this week!

Sorry for the email delay! There is a lot on the market so if you haven’t “browsed” lately, take a moment and do it! Maybe find some new favorites or see old ones have returned!
See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Perfect weather for outdoor cooking!


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


Good morning!
Time to order locally grown and hand crafted!

Erdmann Farm is off this week and next and we look forward to his return!

Short Mountain Cultures is away this week but does return next week (with some exciting news!)

These amazing cooler temperatures can mean nice meals outside with locally raised meats, sustainable seafood and produce on the grill!

Wedge Oak Farm has chicken and duck, Lynchburg Beef provides nice cuts of grilling meat and Virgin Bay Seafood brings the delicious specialty crab and salmon!

Pick up some potatoes, green beans, garlic and tomatoes from our amazing produce vendors! Frontier Family Farm, Ferris Family Farm, Flyng S Farms all take great care and pride in raising the delicious naturally grown vegetables we enjoy!

Throw in a few side dishes from The Krafty Kupboard and some Botanical Harmony Farm Bug Away and Liquid Soap for the cleanup.

Rainbow Hill Farm has apples for a lovely desert that would pair nicely with some Smirk ice cream!

Start planning for your Labor Day needs as well! We’ve got you covered!

As always, take a stroll through Quinn’s Mercantile to see the great offerings Tracy and her staff have. Fantastic local artisans who always appreciate your support!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

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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


Good morning!

Frontier Family Farm is proud to add his Hydroponically Grown Contender green beans to the vegetable line-up!

Don’t forget to order some delicious gluten free baked goods from Ann E Mays. This week we are getting ready for fall with pumkin spice muffins, chocolate pecan fudge, and as always, candied bacon!

Botanical Harmony Farm has updated in-stock soaps!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Good morning market family!


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


Good morning!

Thank you all so much for the support of the Universalist Unitarian Youth selling lemonade to benefit the Murfreesboro Community Garden. Gorgeous afternoon, lovely hand crafted stand, wonderful company and I would call the day a success for them. Your support means everything! We have the best market family! A special thank you to Tracy Toy (owner of Quinn’s Mercantile and long-time market customer) for the never-ending generosity to her community. She embodies the true meaning of support local!

Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note from the greenhouse:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is still awash in color, and your perennial garden can be colorful in August too! Carefully consider sequence of bloom when you select new plants. Try adding a couple of these to make the sunny areas colorful in late summer: Carnations, Coneflowers, and Gauras, all of which will bloom all summer; also Daylilies, Pincushion Flower, and Tradescantia, all of which bloom earlier in the season and then return for an August encore.

For the shady areas, you might try some of these beauties: Species begonias, Toad Lily, and Plumbago, all to be accented with various shades of colorful foliage of Coral Bells and Hosta. We also have some very nice late-blooming azalea bushes which are not listed on the market. If you’re interested in these, please drop me an email at tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com .

Still waiting their turn to bloom are the Anemones, Asters, and Sedums. All are spectacular in an early fall garden.

If you haven’t tried some of these beauties, you owe it to your perennial garden to add a few now! All are available on the market from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Late summer is a fine time to transplant flowering perennials, if you are diligent to keep them well-watered during our traditionally drier August.

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Blessings,
Linda
Botanical Harmony Farm (Tracey) apologizes for the salve announcement and then not getting them listed last week. I did have them at pickup and appreciate those who picked up a few then! Listing them now!

Ann E May’s Gluten Free Goodies is baking up gluten-free zucchini muffins this week along with chocolate fudge cake and as always, candied bacon.

Erdmann Farm is back with us this week and brings okra to his line-up.

Smirk is back and updated their stock for the week! They are selling out fast each week at their live markets so get it while its cold :D

Have a wonderful start to your week and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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