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Time to Order Local Food - Happy Fourth of July


The Fourth of July is this week and the Market will be open as scheduled with the regular Wednesday pick up.

Special note for Nashville customers – No pick up this week as I will not be in the office Thursday nor Friday.

Other announcements:

Wheat grass is back from Double Star Bar Farm.
Gladiolas are a new cut flower added by Erdmann Farm.
Wedge Oak Farm wants me to let you know that they have various sizes of delicious ribs in time for the holiday. They also have suckling pig and will make a special delivery to allow for thawing.

Since the Fourth is a perfect time for grilling, don’t forget about the products offered from Meadow Branch Beef, Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms.

Finally, Stones River Market has been approved to accept SNAP. I will have the necessary equipment soon. Please share this information with anyone you might know.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open Today


Summer officially arrived this week and we are seeing the arrival of many of the summer vegetables from all the farmers.

Flying S Farms has added vegetables to their inventory to go with jams and breads. You will see cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, beans, cabbages, and much more from Farmer Brown, Ferris Family Farm, Rainbow Hill Farm, Rocky Glade Farm, and White City Produce and Greenhouse.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added many different varieties of herbs, flowers and plants for your home garden.

Erdmann Farm has cut flower zinnias and sunflowers to brighten up any house.

Don’t forget about the other farmers and producers on the Market making thier products available for you.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

Time to Order Local Food - Happy Father's Day


Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. We appreciate all you do.

More summer produce is starting to appear this week. I do have some news from the farmers. Ridiculous Chocolate has restocked his regular items and added a new one this week – Vegan Caramel Sauce.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added several summer-flowering perennial plants, large herb plants, and nice hanging baskets to the market this week. There is still plenty of time to plant these well-rooted plants, grown in trade gallon pots for low transplant shock. Just keep them well watered, and they will add a lot of color to your summer garden right away.

Farmer Brown’s Salad of the Week is Harvest Fruit.

Rocky Glade Farm is taking a weeks break to let their summer items continue to grow but will return next week.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open Today and a New Farmer Joins Today


Welcome to another week of local products. A new farmer joins us today – Rockhouse Hollow. They are from Woodbury and are bringing us pie cherries this week. More products from her will become available soon.

Other items of note this week include:

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

Time to Order Local Food


The Market opens this morning as we enter June. There is a good variety of products available this week. Our first offering of summer vegetables appear today.

Items of interest this week:

Hidden Blessings is taking a break this week. Please do not order anything from her.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open Today - Memorial Day Weekend is Here


It’s Memorial Day weekend and we honor those who have given their lives in service to our Nation. As we pay tribute to the brave men and women who died for our freedom, we also honor those who are defending our liberties around the world today.

The farmers and producers have some news for you today. Meadow Branch Beef wants me to mention alternate uses for some of his products. Stew meat can be used for kabobs and roasts can be used for pulled beef barbecue. Ridiculous Chocolate returns this week with his organic chocolate products. Rocky Glade Farm says this will be the last week of large quantity of strawberries.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open Today - Weekly Announcements


The internet is back up at the farm and I can write my newsletter to you. It is amazing what we can do with our cell phones but I cannot type long emails with it.

News items for this week:

  • Flying S Farms returns with their baked goods and jams.
  • Ridiculous Chocolate is taking a break this week.
  • Double Star Bar has mushrooms and wheat grass available.
  • Farmer Brown’s Salad of the Week is Greek.
  • Rocky Glade Farm still has plenty of fresh strawberries.
  • Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Rainbow Hill Farm and White City Product and Greenhouse have added numerous varieties of live plants.

Rhonda Carey who sells eggs, granola and pies on the Market wants me to let you know she is still here. She now has a new name. It is Kelly Creek Farm.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Open - Newsletter to Follow


The Internet connection at the farm is down. I am sending this message from my phone. Once the network is back up, I will follow up with the weekly newsletter.

Thank you.

John

Time to Order Local Food - Happy Mother's Day


The Market opens this morning as we thank Mothers today for all their hard work.

There is a good variety of products this week as the temperatures start to rise. Fruits and vegetables are being added each week.

Items of interest this week include:
Double Star Bar Farm has wheat grass.
Farmer Brown’s Salad of the week is Caesar with or without chicken.
Rocky Glade Farm has a good supply of strawberries. I know many of you have been waiting for these.
West Wind Farms has added some lamb products to the Market.

If you need growing instructions when buying plants, be sure to add a comment to your order. You can also email me and I will get them to you.

Flying S Farms is taking a break this week but will return next week.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open Today with Mother's Day Fast Approaching


It sure does not feel like May as I am writing this message today. The Market is now open and more products are being added each week. Mother’s Day is next week and we have gifts she may enjoy such as skin care products from Hidden Blessings, salad bowls from Rainbow Hill Farm, perennials from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse and gift certificates for Stones River Market.

There is other news from the producers this week.

  • Rainbow Hill Farm is selling sprouted potatoes for your garden. If you need growing instructions add a comment to your order. You can also watch this YouTube video for container growing – http://youtu.be/tXuYR-96gQc
  • Rock Hill Road Farm still has pullet eggs on sale.
  • Wild Flours returns after taking a one week break.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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