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Happy Easter and the Market is Open


Good Easter Morning to everyone. The Market is open until Monday evening at 10pm. Many items have limited quantities so be sure to place your order early so you don’t miss out.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: May 22nd we will be having a ‘Meet and Greet’ Our Grower event. Several of our Growers will have tables set up with items and information about them. Last years event was a hit and many have asked for it again.

True sign of Spring was a surprise arrival of Strawberries from_* 6R Farms*_ at delivery last week. They are on the market today. Available in gallon buckets or by the quart box.

We have several New Growers being added to the Market, RnR Farms have beautiful bagged lettuce on the Market this week.

Oakview Farm and Spring Meadow Farm will soon have their items available. Few more Growers are currently being reviewed for the Market. We are very excited seeing our Market Growing, please share the Market with your family and friend. Be sure to follow us on Facebook also.

There are New Items and returning items are arriving on the Market, notice the the ’What’s New’ section and ‘Feature Section’. Remember you can also do a search, type in what you are looking for and if it is available it will pop up for you.

From Our Growers:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: It’s tomato and pepper plant time in Tennessee! We’re officially nearing our “average date of last frost,” which I’m told on the mountain is April 28. It’s been basically an “early spring,” which to me means the ground may be warmer than usual. So I think it will be safe to plant tomatoes and peppers by May 1, and the ground should be warm enough then to encourage growth. I would suggest purchasing your tomato plants this week and keeping them in the pots, in or near your garden area, for another week so that you can bring them inside if we hit another cold night (after 4/20, which I know will be cold). Heirloom tomato varieties I have this year are: Brandywine, Supersweet 100 Cherry, Mortgage Lifter, Mr. Stripey, Rutgers, and Beefmaster. Pepper varieties are: Purple Beauty, Sweet Banana, and California Wonder. Please just order “a tomato plant” from the market and write a comment to me concerning which variety(s) you would like. I will get them all listed separately sometime tonight or tomorrow if you prefer to wait.

I’ve also updated quantities and availability on all the perennials, herbs, and hanging baskets. You will notice several newly available now, and a couple of new-to-market additions within a week or so.

Flying S Farms: We will be continuing our ‘Eggstatic Eggstravaganza’ for a while longer while our Egg Production is high, the ladies are really enjoying the cooler weather. Buy 2 dozen or more and receive a $1 off per dozen at delivery. This week we have our beautiful Bibb Lettuces available along with Green Garlic and Bunching Onions. Swiss Chard and Bok Choy is also available.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): In honor of National Tea Day, April 21st, we have reduced our Black China and Gunpowder Green Tea, along with many of the simple herbal teas (tisanes) to $4 per bag. Additionally, our herbal teas/tisanes have been reduced to $5.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday April 24th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN -- Welcome a New Grower


Market is OPEN!. It has been a beautiful change in the weather this past week. We’re seeing more trees coming out of hibernation with different shades of green. Farmers are able to get into their fields and gardens, it is exciting see everything coming alive!

Please welcome RnR Farms to the market. RnR Farms is a family farm located in Morrison, TN. Growing lettuce and greens year round, and cherry tomatoes and other specialty produce in the summer. We are excited to have them on the Market.

From our Growers:

Sow’s Ear Piggery will be off this week but will be back next week.

Flying S Farms: Bok Choy (Asian Greens), Swiss Chard and Salad Onions are available and their “Eggcellent” Egg Special: Purchase 1-dozen Eggs get the next dozen eggs $1 off.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday April 17th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN -- Spring has arrived!


Market is back open with another week of great items. Was up at 1:30AM frantically moving plants back into the greenhouse! I was not expecting rain until this afternoon, I was wrong! These are baby plants having their first night out not strong enough I thought being rained on, I was wrong again! We’ve been been market farming 16 years and learn something new every year. They were all standing up strong and happy, nature is wonderful at 1:30AM.

Did a ‘walk about’ this morning, walnut tree and oak tree are just beginning to bud out…to us that means we will not have any more damaging frost, I could be wrong again! Once I see low temperature in the 40-50’s for a week, more than likely planting season has begun. Time to start really getting our hands dirty, I’m so excited this year about our farm and our market! Looking forward to what are Growers will have available and hopefully a couple new Growers joining us soon.

Few new items added to the market this week and some of the same wonderful items are available. Enjoy shopping and we will see you Wednesday on “The Porch”.

No News From Our Growers this week!

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday April 10th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Good Morning, Market is Open with many great items.

From Our Growers:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Many of Dogwood Valley Greenhouse’s early-spring flowering plants are in bloom and have been added to this week’s market. I’ve also added a couple of very early azaleas and will be adding more as they come into bloom, so watch for that changing list. This would be the perfect time to add some spring color to your garden! The weather is great for planting perennials and shrubs, but please don’t buy your tomatoes or peppers yet! (We will have those in about three weeks.)

Trinity Rose Oberhasli Dairy Goats will not be able to be on the market this week due to illness.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: has delicious Pork items available this week.

Mo’s Scrubs by Toya: Added CBD Massage Oil, this all natural massage oil along with other essential oils to help relax your body and boost your mood.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): Has added Claytonia perfoliata, also known as Indian lettuce, spring beauty, winter purslane, or miner’s lettuce, it resembles spinach in taste and composition. Eat with or as a substitute for lettuce or spinach, in salads and in sandwiches, mixed with your choice of nuts, meats, fruits, dressings, cheeses, or whatever you desire. Pairs well with any of our gourmet mustards. Also Easter Bath Fizzies and Foot Soak Fizzies!

Flying S Farms: has Baby Leaf Turnip greens again this week along with their Egg-cellent Egg Special, buy 2 or more and receive $1 off each additional dozen you buy.

Farrar Farm LLC and Wedge Oak Farm are back on the market this week.

Our Sympathy to Casey Reed’s of 6R Farms family. Unfortunate deaths of both his Grandfathers and then his Mother over the past 3 weeks.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday April 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Good Morning everyone, the past few days have been wonderful, little windy but who can complain when you can see the SUN SHINNING! While I was driving home after market delivery last week I had a wonderful show of the Full Worm Moon coming over the mountains, it was amazing! Spring is really here, everyday I’m witnessing something new growing and coming out of hibernation.

Market is open with some great new items and some returning items. Farrar Farm LLC and Wedge Oak Farm is taking a brief break this week. Thank you for supporting the Stones River Market and please share it with your family and friends.

From Our Growers:

Welcome Back…Trinity Rose Oberhasli Dairy Goats has a limited amount of “Pet Milk” available this week with more coming soon.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: has delicious Pork items available this week.

Mo’s Scrubs by Toya: Added CBD Massage Oil, this all natural massage oil along with other essential oils to help relax your body and boost your mood.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): Field Salad (known as Corn Salad, Mache, and a number of other names, especially Valerianella Locusta) is a small, cold hardy, annual plant that is eaten as a leaf vegetable is popularly served as salad that can be combined with their Mustards. Also Easter Bath Fizzies and Foot Soak Fizzies!

Flying S Farms: has Baby Leaf Turnip Greens this week, eat raw, such as in salads. Eggcellent Sale continues.

Update from Erdmann Farm: they are in the process of rebuilding and will have produce and flowers available this season.

Please step into Quinn’s Mercantile and find some of their great selections of Easter/Spring items that are available along with some other great things. They are a wonderful Host for our Market.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 27th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN -- Spring is in the air!


Spring is in the Air! Our Red Buds are starting to bloom out, our Keifer pear has blooms, cover crops are greening up and the garlic is growing! Best of all we have some much needed Sunshine! That being said it will not be long until everyone will be back on the market but in the meantime there are several great items available from some GREAT Growers. Looking forward seeing you ‘On the Porch’.

Here’s our Growers this week: BB’s Gourmet Pretzels, Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms), Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Fallen Branch Farms, Farrar Farm LLC, Flying S Farms, Mo’Scrubs by Toya, Rocky Glade Farm, Short Mountain Cultures, Sow’s Ear Piggery, The Creole Diva and Wedge Oak Farm.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 20th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Good Morning...Maybe with some much needed Sunshine!


Welcome to another great week on the Market. Just maybe we are free of rain over the next few days so our farmers can get into their fields and start planting much anticipated produce. In the meantime there is some wonderful offerings on the market this week. Enjoy your weekend and see you Wednesday on “The Porch” of Quinn’s Mercantile. Be sure to step inside Quinn’s and see some of their wonderful items for the upcoming holidays and Spring. They have almost a little of everything! Hint: the chocolates are divine!

From our Growers:

Fallen Branch Farm: We are excited to have Fallen Branch Farm back on the market with their all natural Goat Milk Soaps.

CS3 Farm: Find our delicious Power Balls in the Muffin section of the market. You may think you hit the lottery with these delicious and nutritious snacks!

Flying S Farms: Artisan Breads are back and by request we now offer a 2 Small Loaf Combo. Contains: One Natural Small Boule and One Olive Small Boule approximately 1/2 pound each. The Eggcellent Egg Special continues, Buy 2 Dozen, receive $1.00 off, buy 3 Dozen, receive another $1.00 off etc. Our back porch and greenhouse is filling up with plants to get in our fields, waiting for things to dry up and warm up..coming soon Veggies!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and you need a beautiful plant with green flowers for your celebration! Check out Dogwood Valley Greenhouse’s “St. Patty’s Plant”, better known as Euphorbia, or Spurge. Since this relative of poinsettia has a poisonous sap, please be aware if you have children or pets.

The African violets are coming back into bloom nicely. For a couple of months, I didn’t realize that violets really don’t like it cooler than 65* inside. The cool weather in their room prevented their blooming much after Christmas. We also have some nice hanging baskets, and the aloe veras will be restocked shortly.

The coral bells are growing very colorful, and will look spectacular in a shady corner with the woodland phlox, pulmonaria, Astrantia (Masterwort), and primroses. Perhaps best of all, the Flowering Almonds, a midsized shrub, are coming into bloom. Their little pink ball-shaped blooms come before the leaves and are adorable!

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 13th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Good Morning, Well March is finally here! Looking at the Farmer’s Almanac Calendar, March 20th will be the Vernal Equinox (Spring) with a Full Worm Moon. Signs of Spring are popping up everywhere and daily. Animals are calving, flowers are blooming, birds are returning as others are leaving but being in Tennessee we know our weather is subject to change daily. Hard to believe we enjoyed a 70 degree day last week and will have a 16 degree low this week!

With the changes in temperature this week think Soups, Breads, and Beans! Our growers this week have items that will warm your day and snacks to munch on and Bouquets to brighten your day!

From our Growers:

BB’s Gourmet Pretzels: Excellent alternative to chips CC’s Smudges, Delicate Heat, Garlic or Lemon Pepper Gourmet Pretzels. All flavors are also available Gluten Free.

Flying S Farms: The Eggcellent Egg Special continues, Buy 2 Dozen, receive $1.00 off, buy 3 Dozen, receive another $1.00 off etc. Artisan Breads are back!

The Creole Diva: Anytime is a good time for Camellia Red Beans and Rice, Creole Jambalaya, Dirty Rice along with Cajun Salt Free Seasonings and Creole Seasoning will warm your ‘heart’ this week. Top off your special meal with Ma Maws Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Sweet Potato Pie or Creole Cushaw Pie

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse surely did flood this past weekend! We are used to some water in our driveway, because it runs in part alongside a seasonal creek. On occasion we have even been unable to get out of our driveway, but only a couple of other times in the past 30+ years have we had more than a foot of water. The poor daffodils were at the outer bounds of the flooded area, and I spent all the good weather this week removing dirt, debris, and sticks from among their leaves. Only a handful of blooms were damaged, and everything popped right back up as soon as the sun came out. There are still a lot of buds there, and with the cooler weather forecast for the next several days, I’m sure to be able to make bouquets for the Mar 6 delivery. At the rate the weather is staying cool, we might even have some for Mar 13. If you haven’t ordered a bouquet yet, you really should do so this week!

We are also swinging into bloom season in the greenhouse. My workers and I set up a whole greenhouse this week, making it much easier to care for these beauties as they come into bloom. Watch your sequence of bloom in your perennial borders; if you don’t have anything blooming right now, consider adding a few early beauties. Currently blooming: pulmonaria and primrose; with woodland phlox and pincushion plant running close behind. All the colors of coral bells are growing vigorously, and if planted out now, will bloom in your garden within the month.

CS3Farm: will be back on the market next week, just taking a short break.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 6th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN - Last week of February


Last week of ‘What a February’ we’ve had! Hope everyone will be drying out from this past weeks rains and flooding. Woke up this morning with the Sun shining and Blue skys. Ready to go outside and plant something lol.

Market has some great items to offer this week. Enjoy your week and see you “on The Porch”.

From our Growers:

Wedge Oak Farm is on the market this week, time to stock up!

Farrar Farm LLC: Beef Special this week, Buy $25 of beef and receive a free pound of ground beef.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: You need some cheering up during this ongoing dreary, wet weather! Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has just the thing to brighten your week, your home, your desk – bouquets of beautiful yellow-and-white daffodils. Each vase contains more than a dozen beautiful blooms and is tied with a colorful florist bow. This cool, cloudy weather has prolonged the bloom season of the daffodils, and as of this week, we are anticipating two more weeks of daffodils.

Does your garden need some early spring color? The pulmonaria and several colors of primrose are already beautiful. All these will do best in a spot where they will be in good shade during our hot Tennessee summers. They will combine well with ferns and hostas, with the pulmonaria’s variegated foliage adding summer interest as well.

BB’s Gourmet Pretzels: Excellent alternative to chips CC’s Smudges, Delicate Heat, Garlic or Lemon Pepper Gourmet Pretzels. All flavors are also available Gluten Free.

Flying S Farms: This is definitely the last week of our Carrots, still in bundles but with the greens removed. Eggcellent Egg Special continues, Buy 2 Dozen, receive $1.00 off, buy 3 Dozen, receive another $1.00 off etc.

The Creole Diva: Anytime is a good time for Camellia Red Beans and Rice, Creole Jambalaya, Dirty Rice along with Cajun Salt Free Seasonings and Creole Seasoning will warm your ‘heart’ this week. Top off your special meal with Ma Maws Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Sweet Potato Pie or Creole Cushaw Pie!

Short Mountain Cultures: Our Coconut Kefir: was our Top Seller of 2018, Think Greet Yogurt/Sour Cream substitute, tangy. Awesome with sweet and savory dishes. Top your taco or top it with granola and fresh fuits.

Mark your calendar for another great class on Fermentation Workshop Sun, March 17 at 1-5pm.
Review the Category Section and thank you for supporting our Growers and the Market.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday February 27th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Good Morning, another great week ahead. Market may not have of a lot of produce right now but we are packed full of other great items.

Review the Category Section and thank you for supporting our Growers and the Market.

From our Growers:

The Creole Diva: Camellia Red Beans and Rice, Creole Jambalaya, Dirty Rice along with Cajun Salt Free Seasonings and Creole Seasoning will warm your ‘heart’ this week. Top off your special meal with Ma Maws Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Sweet Potato Pie or Creole Cushaw Pie!

Flying S Farms: Eggcellent Egg Special continues, Buy 2 Dozen, receive $1.00 off, buy 3 Dozen, receive another $1.00 off etc.

This is the last week for our popular Rosemary Herb Sour Dough breads or fresh cut Rosemary Stems. Don’t worry it will be available again after new growth starts coming on.

Short Mountain Cultures: Has added several choices of Body Soaps to their inventory.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday February 20th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr