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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.

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NEWS first, ordering is OPEN for this week and pickup remains the same.
NEXT WEEK- NO ORDERS as we will all take time to spend with friends and family or to just sleep and do nothing! :D

That all said, STOCK UP this week on items you will want to have for the next week as well!

Maura from Double Star Bar Farm has listed some GORGEOUS!!!!! hand-dyed silk scarves, hand knit wool texting gloves and wool/acrylic baby mittens that are just simply, well, GORGEOUS!! Who wouldn’t love to receive these?!?
I will have extras for sale on the side table for folks who like to see in person! Don’t miss these! Under the Artisan Products tab.

Erdmann Farm sends this note: Just in time for Christmas, I want to share my farm-grown pumpkins with you, in the form of a fresh-baked pie. Using a simple recipe and homemade crust, these pies will be baked and delivered on Wednesday.
THEY ARE DELICIOUS! Don’t miss out on these. What an incredible way to support local!

Short Mountain Cultures has all your probiotic needs during this time of wonderful eating. Water Kefirs in several delicious flavors, Coconut Kefir, kimchi and krauts. Plus, tempeh that serves as an excellent protein and addition to any meal!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has several Christmas cacti which would make beautiful hostess gifts, or would go a long way to brighten up your own home. The red ones are out of bloom, and we have sold out of the white and light pink ones, but we have several bright pink ones, covered with blooms and buds.

We also have enough greens to make a couple more kissing balls and wreaths, if you missed ordering the last couple of weeks. Also, look for other types of houseplants coming onto the market after Christmas.

Botanical Harmony Farm has kept duck egg prices low as a thank you to customers who help keep the ducks fed!
Ducks eat nearly double what a laying hen does so we thank you for your continued purchases through the winter!
Duck eggs are delicious, creamy and perfect for all your baking needs! The extra protein gives incredible lift to cakes and pies and more!

Most of our items can be gifted as a “locally grown/made” basket and is ALWAYS loved and appreciated! Even out-state folks love a good “Made in Tennessee” gift!! We also have Gift Certificates in varying amounts!

Jams, jellies, prepackaged convenience foods, hot cocoa, popcorn, soaps and skin care and more! Stock up and gift away. You are not only giving from local sources, you are supporting YOUR local community families who need it more than ever and appreciate you so very much!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

One more thing!


Stones River Market

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

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Alfresco Pasta is BACK!!

I told you there is a lot going on on the market! Take some time to browse this week while sipping your favorite beverage, having a tasty snack and cozy warm!

A wonderful thought about our local products is that none of our producers/makers are trying to compete with grocery store vendors or a bigger, rat-raced branding market that even some “small and local” folks push! We are truly small, family farms making a difference!

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.

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BRR!!Frosty, freezing morning everyone!

We have lots to share in terms of market goodies this week!

Erdmann Farm is back with pumpkins!

Stephanie The Krafty Kupboard shares this:
I will have plenty of holidy treats this week! Hummus, pumpkin butter, apple butter (all of which freeze beautifully if you want to save for Christmas), granola, hot cocoa, trail mix, low-sugar jelly and more!

Did you know that Stephanie also loves to sew? Some of her items are available this week and they make fantastic gifts! Available this week are: infinity scarves (both stylish and warm), child aprons (great for the little cook or to use as an art smock), child leg warmers, baby beanie hats, breastfeeding covers, baby blankets, burp cloths and a few others items. Be sure to check it all out!

Valentine Family Farm will be on vacation, from the market until after the holidays!

Rainbow Hill says Merry Christmas and that they will return first of the year with more broccoli and cauliflower.

Flying S Farms says The cold temperatures have taken its toll on our produce. Watch for more greens on the Spring. We still have winter squash available. Warm up with our dried Thai peppers and frozen pepper purée perfect when you want a touch of heat to any dish. We have restocked several of our jams, great for gifting with our breads. Our seasonal Christmas Jam is a treat, made with fresh Strawberries and Cranberries. Watch for more pepper jams/jelly overbite next week, they are wonderful over cream cheese our in a cheese ball.

So many of our items can be gifted as a “locally grown/made” basket and is ALWAYS loved and appreciated! Even out-state folks love a good “Made in Tennessee” gift!!

Jams, jellies, prepackaged convenience foods, hot cocoa, popcorn, soaps and skin care and more! Stock up and gift away. You are not only giving from local sources, you are supporting YOUR local community families who need it more than ever and appreciate you so very much!

OH and stop into Quinn’s to check out the made locally items Tracy and her staff have! She carries items that are not on the market that round out the basket nicely!

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.

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Good morning everyone!

Another gorgeous Autumn day!

Time to order your weekly groceries from producers you know and trust!

We have greens, root crops, winter squashes!

Farrar Beef won’t have more 1 lb ground beef packages for about 2 weeks so has 2 pound beef AND the 1 pound packages of ground round and ground sirloin ON SALE! Stock up now!

Erdmann Farm is away this week.

Short Mountain Cultures is away this week.

Botanical Harmony Farm has LOTS of duck eggs and the are on sale this week as well. $6 per dozen or if you are new to duck eggs and want to try just a few… $3.50 for half dozen!

These make excellent devilled eggs, give such a wonderful lift to baked goods due to the protein content, and have a super-creamy yolk for fried eggs and so much more. Use as you would a chicken egg for a rich, egg experience!

Be on the lookout for sales, not just this shopping weekend but in the weeks ahead as well! Our growers/makers want to supply your holiday gift-giving needs!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

The market is open!! Pickup day is TUESDAY 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

Good morning everyone!

The locally grown software had some issues this morning, which took the site down but is now back up and open for orders! We apologize for your wait and inconvenience.

This week.. PICKUP IS TUESDAY :D

Farrar Farm is away this week.

Erdmann Farm added a DELICIOUS (yes I have tried it!!) pumpkin pie. Made with his farm grown pumpkins and a hand made crust with perfect spices round out this artisan pie! Don’t find yourself without this offering for your Thanksgiving table or just to eat with friends for the weekend! I found it perfect for a snack, with coffee or for breakfast even!!

Stephanie at The Krafty Kupboard has plenty of fall foods to accompany your Thanksgiving festivities: pumpkin butter, apple butter, apple jelly, cornbread(GLUTEN-FREE option), biscuits (GLUTEN-FREE option), hummus trail mix, granola and more!

Botanical Harmony Farm has LOTS of duck eggs which are absolutely perfect for baking and are they ever WOW for deviled eggs. The yolks are so creamy!

They also have plenty of soaps and skincare for hostess gifts! Who doesn’t love a practical and organic gift?

All your holiday needs can be found right here on Stones River Market:

Eggs, milk, butter, meats, baked goods, skin care and SO MUCH MORE!!

Start thinking about those Locally Grown/Made Christmas gifts! Jams, Pickles, Market Gift Certificates, Soaps, Packaged foods, breads and more make the BEST and so very appreciated hostess and holiday gifts! Useful, practical and incredible!

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!

Your market is now open for orders through tomorrow night at 10 pm.

New for this week:

Thanksgiving Week, which is NEXT week?!! How?, we will move pickup to TUESDAY at the same time, same place!
Also, we apologize for the inconvenience of having no turkeys this year. Next year’s producers have been secured and we will be ready for you!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse will run the 10% discount on Christmas decorations just till Thanksgiving, so get your order in now:

Kissing ball (14" diameter) – retail $35, 10% discount till Nov 21 – $31.50

Wreath (about 24") – retail $27.00, 10% discount till Nov 21 – $24.00

Basket centerpiece (about 10" diameter) – retail $20.00, 10% discount till Nov 21 – $18.00

All are made with natural greens of various sorts, pine cones, and grasses, all gathered from our property or gleaned from a nearby Christmas tree farm. They are trimmed with bright red berries and a pretty red ribbon bow.

Why pre-order? Obviously, the 10% discount is nice. Besides that, these will be limited in quantity. Pre-orders are guaranteed to be filled, but I don’t know how many extras there will be for ordering after Thanksgiving.

Please comment on the order preferred delivery date, after Nov 23.

Also I’ve added some larger Christmas cacti in several colors, with wrapped pots, perfect as table centerpiece or in a sunny south-facing window. Although they’re called “Christmas” cacti, they are budded now and will be in bloom for Thanksgiving, and for several weeks thereafter.

Urban Sprout will be joining us, on the porch, for samples of new products!

Flying S Farms has 2 gorgeous varieties of cauliflower ready for you: Snowball White and Cheddar/Orange. Gorgeous additions to your appetizers, baked dishes and soups! Cauliflower is a great meat substitute and more. Absolutely underrated vegetable!

Start thinking about those Locally Grown/Made Christmas gifts! Jams, Pickles, Market Gift Certificates, Soaps, Packaged foods, breads and so much more make the BEST and so very appreciated hostess and holiday gifts! Useful, practical and incredible!

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.

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WELCOME new market family members!! We are thrilled you joined us and hope you will take some time to browse and add Stones River into your weekly shopping!
The market is open for ordering until 10 pm tomorrow night and the weather is perfect for some greens, squash, jams, beef, chicken, eggs and so much more!

Harris with Virgin Bay Seafood will be set up this week!

Anne E Mays Gluten Free Goodies says:
My sweet Abbie would love to bless your family with a gluten free pie for Thanksgiving. Our gluten free Apple, Fudge and Pecan pie, were a huge hit last year at our market and we even sold a bunch at the Nolensville Feed Mill! Preorders are welcome and preferred, so our bakers have lots of time to prepare your from scratch pies. Please *note on your order that it is for delivery on Thanksgiving week. Our pies may arrive frozen to ensure safe transport.

Watch for samples at the market in coming weeks.

Erdmann Farm is off for several weeks. We look forward to John’s return.

Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse says:

is now offering pre-orders on Christmas decorations. Pre-orders will be available through the Nov 15 market. After that the retail prices will be effective.

Kissing Ball on hanger – 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
Wreath – 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.

Ok, if you haven’t tried Short Mountain Cultures Kefir waters… you and your gut health are missing a trick! SO DELICIOUS, every single one of them! The grape delivers that well loved “soda” flavor. the Pear Cardamom is subtle and I couldn’t put that one down! Had to find a bit of self control!

Have a great start to your week and as always, we thank you so much for supporting LOCAL producers/makers!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Good Morning!


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! What a great day to say we live and are supportive citizens of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee!

Murfreeboro showed love, as usual! What a beautiful community to call home and know that LOVE does win!

Thank you for all who supported the market last week and every week. Some of our farmers were unable to earn much-needed money on the last day of the Saturday Farmers Market so your continued support here means the world!

THANK YOU!

On to the market news:

Erdmann Farm has listed peppers, pumpkins, and radishes. If we do not get the predicted frost for this week, he will have Zinnia bouquets as an added treat! Peppers and Pumpkins both freeze well for winter use!

Flying S Farms Has a great assortment of squash along with frost-kissed greens! (the frost makes the greens have a sweeter taste!)

She also moved the Pumpkin and Orange Cranberry Breads from the Cakes tab to Quick Breads for easier access.

Check out those along with their Crab Apple and Maypop Jellies!

If you have yet to try Short Mountain Cultures Coconut Kefir, DO IT!! It is creamy and only slightly tangy! Loaded with essential probiotics and GOOD strains of bacteria for improved gut health which can assist in many areas of healing and health maintenance! Try it and the Water Kefir this week!

Who tried the micro greens from Urban Sprouts ? WOW! Delicious and packed full of nutrition as well. We added the pea shoots to duck egg wraps this week! Just eating them straight from the container works for me as well!

Nature’s Wealth added a Gallon size popped popcorn in addition to the quart size. Perfect for on-the-go snacks. The sealable bag keeps the corn fresh for days! Their popping corn seeds are grown on their farm, using Heirloom, non-gmo corn kernels!

What an incredible and FULLY stocked market we have of locally grown or produced products! Makes me PROUD!

From Beef, to chicken sausage, duck and chicken eggs, soaps and natural skin care, hummus, tempeh, ferments, greens, jams, baked goods, vegetables and live plants… it’s pretty amazing how our farmers/makers have shown up for us and we for them.

Thank you again, for your support of this community market! We love you!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Good evening!


Stones River Market

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

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I don’t normally send more than one email per week.

Since I have heard from folks, in the past, who forget to order as the week gets underway. This is a reminder that you have until 10 pm tonight! Lots of variety, still have plenty of apples and pumpkins.

I included this week’s original email for anyone who missed it!

Now that the Saturday Market on the Square has wrapped up for the season, could you do us a favor and spread the word that they can still purchase local and wonderful products from their own community throughout the year? Share it on Facebook, word of mouth, need some flyers? Let us know! We want to reach friends and neighbors who are searching for something like Stones River but haven’t found us yet.

Now,

WELCOME to Urban Sprout !!

Brandon writes:

“Hello Stones River Market! We are happy to start supplying the market with delicious microgreens. We sell sunflower, pea, and radish microgreens in small ($3) and large ($10) sizes. try our microgreens in your meal to add a boost of flavor and nutrition!”

Find these under the Micro-greens and sprouts tab.

Flying S Farms has added a Maypop (passionfruit) jelly. Maypop has a wonderful ‘floral’ scent jelly and mild taste similar to apple.

Erdmann Farm has lots of Field pumpkins for your carving and seed roasting pleasure! Get yours from a trusted, local grower! He also has roasting pumpkins! If you love pumpkin pie, roasting your own takes that from-scratch recipe up a couple notches!

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/

NEW grower comes to the market!


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

Hello All!

Now that the Saturday Market on the Square has wrapped up for the season, could you do us a favor and spread the word that they can still purchase local and wonderful products from their own community throughout the year? Share it on Facebook, word of mouth, need some flyers? Let us know! We want to reach friends and neighbors who are searching for something like Stones River but haven’t found us yet.

Now,

WELCOME to Urban Sprout !!

Brandon writes:

“Hello Stones River Market! We are happy to start supplying the market with delicious microgreens. We sell sunflower, pea, and radish microgreens in small ($3) and large ($10) sizes. try our microgreens in your meal to add a boost of flavor and nutrition!”

Find these under the Micro-greens and sprouts tab.

Flying S Farms has added a Maypop (passionfruit) jelly. Maypop has a wonderful ‘floral’ scent jelly and mild taste similar to apple.

Erdmann Farm has lots of Field pumpkins for your carving and seed roasting pleasure! Get yours from a trusted, local grower! He also has roasting pumpkins! If you love pumpkin pie, roasting your own takes that from-scratch recipe up a couple notches!

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/