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THYME 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 everyone, the market is open and ready for this week’s ordering.

Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse offers you a deal on THYME:

Do you have thyme to plant some new herbs? Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running a special on thyme plants this week: buy three plants and get a fourth one of equal value free. Mix and match. Varieties of thyme included in this special are: Common (Garden), English, Lemon, Variegated Lemon, Lime, Silver-edged, and Wooly. Just order three plants and include a note telling me which additional one you want for free.

Our other herbs, perennials, ferns, and hanging baskets are all looking for good homes too. Check our listings on the market. We have something for every gardener!

Blessings,
Linda

Botanical Harmony Farm has 3 types of sprouts available: Alfalfa, Broccoli, and Zesty. All start with Organic sprouting seeds and are rinsed and cleaned with purified water.

They have also added Duck Eggs from Non-gmo, free-range ducks! Delicious and great for baking!

Erdmann Farm will be away this week and we look forward to his return!

Take a few moments to browse the categories, find something new and do give feedback about your shopping experience!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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! The market is open and ready for your orders. Take a moment to browse! There is so much to see and choose from!

Flying S Farms has added a new seed-free blackberry jelly.

Ferris Family Farm has added eggplant and peppers.

Erdmann Farm has GORGEOUS cut flowers! Gladiolas and sunflowers are coming in bright and beautiful!

Happy shopping and we thank you so much for your support!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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

Happy Independence Day! 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! The market is open and ready for orders! I am sure everyone is thinking about 4th of July plans but don’t forget the rest of the week, what might you need for next weekend even? Herbs, meats, vegetables, garden plants, prepared foods, treats and so much much more is available this week!

We are so truly blessed to live in a land where we have many choices and appreciate every single vote you make with our dollars with local businesses like our farmers/makers on Stones River Market. These families depend on your votes for the ability to pay bills and for their continuity to provide for you!
THANK YOU for all you do!

I appreciate Nicole coming and greeting everyone who ordered with samples of her DELICIOUS Smirk ice cream! Which is your favorite? Our house is divided throughout the flavors for sure and that is great because it means there is something for EVERY taste bud!

The conversations with Nicole have shown me how hard-working (for her family AND her customers) she is, dedicated to TOP-NOTCH service and quality of product. Plus, she is appreciative, kind and is so happy to serve you! Thank you for supporting her family in their adventure!

Linda sends this note from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: We have updated our pictures, especially of thyme plants, as well as several others. If you’ve been thinking of picking up a thyme plant for your herb garden, we have a great selection of lush plants available. We also have several lovely hanging baskets still available for more sunny locations. A few daylilies are still blooming, and we have a great selection of perennials for shady locations.

Thanks!

Blessings,
Linda

I see these plants come through each week (with a bit of jealousy that they aren’t going into my garden!) and love that Linda is being supported and the work of her heart and hands is in your gardens!

Short Mountain Cultures is away this week and returns next week!

There is SO MUCH on the market this week! I am feeling gushy love for the farmers AND the customers this week and need to do some sort of giveaway but just not sure what! IT WILL BE A SURPRISE!

To enter, JUST ORDER, pick up or choose delivery, pay and that’s it! I’ll announce the winner next Sunday and what the prize is.. that will give me a minute to think about giving you something awesome!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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

Time to order! Don't miss 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

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has recently added several new items and brought back some old favorites. New on the market this week is Lemongrass, so useful in Asian cuisine. Lavender, Greek Oregano, Sage, and Basil also rejoin the herb plant lineup this week. There is no need to buy dried and bottled herbs from the grocery when you can get just about any herb fresh-cut on Wednesday morning from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.

The tall red Carnations are beginning a second bloom cycle, soon to be followed by the dwarf reds and several shades of pink within the next week or two. When they get back into full bloom, I will once again offer the “Garden in a Vase.” We have just one very special large Flame Violet hanging basket, whose beautiful bronze foliage and bright orange-red blooms would be perfect on your porch or patio this summer. And we have one very large beautiful “Hanging Herb Garden,” containing parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, a wonderful gift for any chef or baker. The dwarf red reblooming daylily is also looking really good this week, although it’s in limited supply, and the tall double orange daylily will join it by the end of the weekend.

All the houseplants and out-of-bloom perennials are still available as well. Check my list and find something for that problem area or empty place in the garden. With over a hundred plants to select from, you’re sure to find that perfect one. And I’m always available by email if you have any problems or questions.

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Thanks so much!

Blessings,
Linda

Erdmann Farm has added a second variety of tomatoes, arugula, and cucumbers!

Smirk ice cream sends this note!!

Happy Sunday Stones River shoppers! We at Smirk Ice Cream want each and every one of you to know just how dangerously delicious and surprisingly healthy our ice cream is, so everyone who orders ANYTHING from the Stones River online farmers market THIS WEEK will receive a free Smirk Ice Cream Sample Pack from us on Wednesday, June 28th, when you pick up your orders.

Can’t wait to meet you all again and as Tracey says, see you on the porch! Sincerely, Nicole Sanborn Co-Owner of Smirk Ice Cream

Be sure to cruise through all the sections to see what is new or in season or find a new favorite you didn’t know we have!

Hope your start to the week is lovely,

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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 Father’s Day to you, wonderful fathers!

Thank you for your responses to our “What do you do in our community” email. In a week or so, a compiled list will be added to our Facebook page and emailed to each customer.

Meantime,

Ann E. May’s Gluten-Free Goodies sends this note:
Thank you so much for stopping by the Ann E Mays table last Wednesday! We really appreciate your support. For those of you who are new, or don’t know, Ann E May’s is a dedicated gluten free cottage kitchen, and most of the baked goods are made by my 14 year old daughter Abbie. Baking is what she loves to you, and being on a restricted diet is hard for anyone. The encouragement she receives when she sets up a table at the market, is a blessing! So thank you!

My girls will be there again this coming week, so please feel free to stop by and sample one of Abbie’s gluten free goodies!

Thanks, Anita

Smirk fruit-sweetened ice cream samples were also a big hit last week!

Erdmann farm has TOMATOES!!!

Do check out all the produce rolling in, the baked goods so fresh and delicious, prepared foods, meats, eggs, bath and body and live plants for your gardens!

It has been wonderful to see folks from the market at The Center for the Arts production of Legally Blonde! So much local talent and support of the theater. Ashleigh and I are heavily invested and involved as well.

We also have appreciated seeing customers at the Murfreesboro Saturday Market which is in its second week for 2017. Many of our farmers are at this market as well so you can see their full set-up, products and ask questions to truly know your farmer/maker.

If you think you have seen it all when you cruise through Quinn’s Mercantile, Tracy will have updated and added amazing products just as you’ve walked out the door! We cannot express how much we appreciate her and her staff! Extremely accommodating and welcoming! THANK YOU!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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

We need YOU!


Good evening!

I had a thought tonight as we arrived home and unpacked the truck.

The thought has to do with you!
You support our farmers and makers, how can we stay more tightly connected and support you?!

What do you do?
Tax preparer, lawn mower, handyman, electrician, nanny, hair or makeup artist, or seamstress?

Email us at stonesrivermarket@gmail.com and give us the info and preferred contact method. In a couple weeks, I’ll have a compiled list to email!

Thank you for your support of this market and may you also find community and support from us!

Tracey Burks
Ashleigh Newnes
Market Managers

Big week ahead for Stones River! Don't miss out!


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!

Smirk’s first week with us was beautifully successful and we do hope you enjoyed the tasty treats! Nicole will join us with SAMPLES on Wednesday so come see us, meet your ice cream maker!

The Krafty Kupboard has a LOT of products back in stock this week including honey wheat bread, challah bread, several types of hummus, granola, superfood trailmix and much more! Stock up this week! With summer farmers markets also up and running, Stephanie will be restocking on at least a bi-monthly schedule! Take advantage.

Annie May’s Gluten-Free Goodies will also be set up with samples and extras for sale… what a sweet week!

Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has lots and lots of herbs available! We have both plants in gallon pots, and fresh-cut harvested herbs for those who may not have a good garden place for the plants. You can order a large amount of fresh-cut herbs to liven up your summer cooking… or a giant amount to dehydrate and save for winter. You can even order a beautiful large hanging herb garden which would be a very special gift.

Perennials blooming now include: balloon flower, daylilies, coneflowers (in limited supply), Dianthus and Gaura continuing from early spring, coral bells, salvia, sedums, Stokes asters, Tradescantia, and Yarrows. The Shasta daisies are about to begin blooming any minute now. Of course the plants which have gone out of bloom are also still available for purchase, but you should always consider the time of bloom when purchasing perennial plants.

All the various types of ferns look great too, and will do well in the shady garden next to their more colorful friends. I have added a couple of new flowering hanging baskets, and also brought back some old favorites.

Blessings,
Linda

Frontier Family Farm has BLUEBERRIES! YES! Also available is baby bok choi and White Kohlrabi.

The Krafty Kubpoard sends this note:

Farrar Farm has 8 ounce burger patties ready for your backyard feast!

Sweet Pea has these interesting pods called Rat Tail Radishes and brought a few last week to sample. Amazing bean-like pods! A delicacy in India, this radish does not produce an edible root, but a delicious, bean-like seed pod. This radish was introduced in 1866 at the International Horticultural Exposition in London.
A touch of spice and very tasty!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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

Good morning! The market is open for ordering!


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!

Beautiful weekend! Let’s kick this week off with some great groceries, garden plants and treats!~

We have a new vendor bringing us dairy-free, fruit sweetened ice cream.

Smirk Here at Smirk we are dedicated to bringing you and your family fruit sweetened ice cream you can enjoy not only with your taste buds, but with your conscience too, since every ingredient provides nourishment to the body. Enjoy America’s favorite dessert, re-imagined, with no artificial ingredients, no additional sweeteners and no dairy.

John at Erdmann Farm has added peppers and gladiolas to his line-up!

Flying S Farms has carrots!! Always a market favorite!

Botanical Harmony Farm added an 8 ounce Dog Wash. All-natural with skin nourishing chemical-free goat milk, Neem and Hemp oils! This version is to help ward off and rid your pet of fleas and we added Geranium to aid in keep the ticks off!

Also, the bath salts have been updated with new versions and a new size!
8 ounces will give you many baths, depending on your usage of course.
Deep Detox with Activated Charcoal and Mustard Powder warms and draws out toxins!
Muscle Ease is great for anyone active, on the go and can ease arthritis discomfort.
Wild Child is a blend of our garden grown or wild harvested Rose petals, Elder Flower, Calendula, and Lavender buds to calm the wild body and mind!
Oat + Sea is a blend of organic Kelp and with organic colloidal oats to nourish and gently expel toxins!

ALL of these make a great foot soak as well OR shower scrub for those who don’t do baths! These make excellent gifts for anyone!

See our Market page to see all the great products!

We have some amazing local makers/growers! Try something new today to find new favorites!

Father’s Day is around the corner! Do check out Quinn’s Mercantile Tracy and her staff give amazing suggestions and know their products very well! From jewelry, to art to Walker’s Drink Mixes, Quinn’s has you covered! Once again, local supporting local! That is beautiful!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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 market family!

AHH, good old fickle Tennessee weather! Our gardens are liking the cooler temps and rain!

We have so much to offer you! Check out:

Rainbow Hill they have several vegetable plant starts for your garden! It isn’t too late to plant! Even a back porch container garden will supply you with delicious, fresh produce!

Erdmann Farm will be with us most of the summer and right now he has: two types of kale and beautiful swiss chard!
We made a lasagna with his kale last week that was delicious. Lots of flavor!

Short Mountain Cultures will be with us this week and then out for the weeks of June 5 and 12. STOCK UP on all your tempeh, krauts, Wise Butter, Water Kefir and more that they offer! We look forward to their return!

Ferris Family Farm still has cut bamboo ready for your garden and project needs! Jeff also has such a wonderful variety of quality fresh-cut herbs and has added BEETS! Sweet Pea does as well!

There is so much we have on offer right now! Beef, Milk, butter, Body products and bath soaks, excellent potted herb plants and perennials, eggs, bread, prepared foods and seafood!

We are nearly a one-stop shopping experience and ALL from local growers/makers! We couldn’t be more proud and thankful to support and be supported by an incredible community family!

Need a graduation gift, late mother’s day gift or something special for father’s day? Do check out Quinn’s Mercantile Tracy and her staff give amazing suggestions and know their products very well! From jewelry, to art to Walker’s Drink Mixes, Quinn’s has you covered! Once again, local supporting local! That is beautiful!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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

Weblog Entry


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 market family!

Ferris Family Farm
has added some fresh cut herbs, edible flower blossoms, garlic scapes, and swiss chard.
Don’t forget, they also have cut and cured bamboo, in several size cuts, for projects and garden stakes!

Rainbow Hill added certified organic arugula to the greens line-up.

Thank you so much, Michael Raines for bringing us fresh pet milk and butter! Very excited to have these items back in stock!

Botanical Harmony Farm is adding a spray deodorant with Magnesium, witch hazel and aloe! A must-have for summer and it WORKS!
They are also adding herbal bath salts in Energizing Citrus, Floral Lavender/Rose and Eucalyptus/Mint for sore muscles in a small 6 ounce size. Each containing locally grown and/or wild harvested herbs and flowers for an amazing spa bath experience. A blend of several salts including Dead Sea, Himalayan and more are included for the added health benefits they bring.

We have some amazing local makers/growers! Try something new today to find new favorites!

Thank you customers for your continued support of our wonderful community market!

Need a graduation gift, late mother’s day gift or something special for father’s day? Do check out Quinn’s Mercantile Tracy and her staff give amazing suggestions and know their products very well! From jewelry, to art to Walker’s Drink Mixes, Quinn’s has you covered! Once again, local supporting local! That is beautiful!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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.

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