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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

Good Morning - Market is OPEN!


September 22 will officially be Fall! The market is filling up with pumpkins, apples, winter squash and other’fall-ish’ items. Pumpkins are arriving with each one just a little different from the other. From roasting, baking, frying, jack-o-lanterns, pies, cakes, jams, cookies, roasted seeds and/or decorations the list is endless for any GREAT FALL event.

www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

This is the last week of our “10 Year Anniversary Drawing” each time you place an order your name is put into “The Basket” for a $25 Gift Certificate or $10 Gift Certificates to the Market. Drawing will be September 26 “On The Porch” and you will notified if your are one of the ‘winners’. This is our way of saying Thank You for your support and encouragement to the Stones River Market.

Erdmann Farm has added several pumpkins this week along with okra and hot peppers.

Rainbow Hill Farm has Roma, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Rhode Island Greening, Yellow Delicious apple choose from this week, as well as vegetables.

6R Farm has added Chocolate Chip pies
this week along with assorted vegetables.

Flying S Farms has added Cushaw Spice Cake bars

Farrar, Sow’s Ear Piggery and Wedge Oak Farm has several wonderful meat choices to select from.

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

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

Market is Open


Market is Open have a wonderful week and see you “On The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

We are on week 9 of our “10 Year Anniversary Drawing” each time you place an order your name is put into “The Basket” for a $25 Gift Certificate or $10 Gift Certificates to the Market. Drawing will be September 26 “On The Porch” and you will notified if your are a ‘winner’.
This is our way of saying Thank You for your support and encouragement to the Stones River Market.

www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

Surf the market I’m sure you will find some great things from our Growers.

*News from Growers"

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: The fall reblooming azaleas are beginning to bloom! It seems a little early to me, but here they are. They’re in very limited supply, so if you want a lovely shrub with a good pop of fall bloom when few other things are blooming, get one quickly! Bonus: they’ll bloom in spring at “regular” azalea time too!

Farrar Farm LLC: Their holiday preorders available this week. Customers can reserve their item by selecting it and paying the deposit. They will order it from their processor and charge for the balance when delivered. Order early to have them for the holidays, lead time could be 2-3 months.

Flying S Farms has added Cushaw Squash, great for pies and baked items as well as decoration. Mountain Merit tomatoes are ready and White Half Runner Beans. Spice up your meals with our selection of HOT Peppers.

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

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

Welcome September - Market is Open


I am happy to see September, I know it is not technically Fall for several weeks but to me Fall is here. Colors are slowly changing and temperature are falling!

Several ‘fall’ produce are arriving on the market, find winter varieties of squash, second crops of summer squash, cooler season items will soon follow.

www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

Some news from our Growers:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: This is the time of year when the perennial garden becomes rather boring, if you don’t take special effort to brighten it up a bit. It’s easy to find bright and cheerful perennials in the spring, in full bloom. But as the summer wears on, and the heat gets on all our nerves, most perennials also lose their enthusiasm and fade into the background. Not so the hardy species begonias, the beautiful blue plumbago, and the creeping rosemary. The first two prefer part to full shade, where they will really liven up the garden in early fall. The creeping rosemary may not be fully hardy in this area but is definitely worth trying if you can locate it in a sunny, well drained, and protected area, such as against the south foundation of your home. All three of these beauties are available in good numbers from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse for the next couple of weeks. Linda

Erdmann Farm: is back this week with red and green okra and Ghost HOT Peppers.

Flying S Farms: Our fall crop of Summer Squash is coming in, Yellow Straight Neck is available this week with Zucchini and Zephyrs to follow next week. Also Big Beef tomatoes are in and Sweet Peppers are beginning to change in color which makes them sweeter! Several varieties of HOT peppers are also coming in.

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

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!


WOW….Last week of August, seems like summer has gone by quickly this year! The Market is Open with several delicious summer vegetables available and the fall vegetables arriving. It a mixture of beautiful colors and flavors to enjoy! Great Selections of Meats and Meatless options, Vegetables, Fruit, Krauts, Cheese, Bread and Sweets just to name a few things that will make for your upcoming Labor Day weekend gathering great.

www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

Rainbow Hill Farm has Gala, Gingergold and Shizuka Apples available this week.

Flying S Farms has several varieties of HOT Peppers that will ‘heat things up’! and Sweet Corn is available.

Farrar Farm has added Tri Tip Beef that is delicious on the grill or the smoker.

6R Farm has several varieties of delicious winter squash. They will also be set up “On The Porch” Wednesday for any items you may have forgot to order.

Special Thank You to those that have been sharing our Online Market to your family and friends and especially on Local Media sites. We welcomed several new customers the past few weeks because of our encouragement and support of this great market.

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

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

Market is OPEN, Winter Squash is IN


The Market is OPEN www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

Good Morning everyone and especially new customers that have recently joined the market. Please spread the news about The Stones River Online Market on your social medium sites and tell your friends, family and neighbors. As a reminder we are still in our “10 Year Anniversary” celebration, this is week 5 or the 10 weeks! When you order each week your name is added to “The Basket” for a chance to win a $25 or $10 Gift Certificates to the market. We drawing we be September 26, you will be notified if you are a ‘winner’.

Several Winter Squash varieties have been added to the market this week. The term winter squash is a bit of a misnomer: Harvested in the fall, these hardy vegetables will keep well through the cold winter months for which they’re named. There are many, vividly colored, flavorful and nutrient-packed winter squash varieties, they are sweeter, denser, and more firm in texture than summer squash or zucchini, autumn and winter squash take well to a wide spectrum of seasonings and can be true crowd-pleasers in warming soups, casseroles, risotto, lasagna, and even desserts.

Many have noticed Double Star Bar Farms has not been on the market for a couple weeks, SAD to report they will no longer be with the market but HAPPY to report they will be starting a new chapter of their lives moving to California. They have been truly a great asset to the market over the past 10 years and will be greatly missed. We wish them the best.

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

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

Market is OPEN with a new grower


Is it really August? Temperatures are fall like and getting more comfortable, schools are starting and FOOTBALL SEASON is about to begin…that means grilling and getting things that will make your gathering great. The Market will have you covered with what you might need to make whatever you plan special. All our meat vendors have the freshest and healthy meats available in my opinion. Beef, Pork, Poultry be sure to check them out.

Summer produce is still available and fall produce is arriving slowly. Melons, Apples, Breads and Sweet treats are always a hit any any event.

That being said we have a NEW GROWER, excited to have 6R Farm from Woodbury join our market. Offering Vegetables, pies and cookies! Casey will be at market pickup with few things and you can meet him and learn more about their farm.

Soloman’s Greenhouse has returned and has mushrooms available.

Flying S Farms still has tomatoes available, adding Bodacious corn; a delicious yellow sweet corn will be great on the grill.

Rainbow Hill Farm has Apples; Gingergold, it is the first apple of the season; green to yellow, sweet and tart, crisp and juicy. Several vegetables also.

I’ve only mentioned a few of our Grower/Vendors but several othes have some great things too. Goats Milk, Herbs and Plants, Fermented foods and drinks. Many things to available.

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

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