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The Market is Back Open - Welcome to November


Did you remember to set your clocks back last night? The Market opened this morning as scheduled and there is a good variety of products for you. Did you enjoy sampling the teas from Nuance Coffee and Tea? I will continue to arrange more meet your farmer and producer nights at pick up.

Here are the specials for this week from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Help me clean up my dining room! Hanging baskets are on clearance, originally $10, reduced to $7, now on clearance for $5 each. Includes Creeping Jenny, Flame Violet, Swedish Ivy (Green), Wandering Jew (purple-and-silver or green-and-white or “Purple Heart”), and New Guinea Impatiens. I have only a couple of each left, so get yours now!

I have just a few Downy Lavender plants left. This tender lavender is regularly $7 each, now on sale for $5 each.

Thanksgiving baskets are now available. Each basket is lined with seasonal fabric and filled with three herbs, commonly used in cooking at this time of the year. Included is a printed sign with names and uses of the plants. Please select from this list and specify herbs to be included: lemon balm, chocolate mint, orange mint, Greek oregano, variegated oregano, lime thyme, and silver-edged thyme. These will make beautiful hostess gifts at Thanksgiving time. If intended as a gift, please order early to allow time for custom preparation. NOTE: Plants will thrive if set into garden and are winter hardy. Price includes basket and plant labels. These herb baskets are in limited supply so get yours soon!

I also have a limited supply of succulent planters. Smaller ones include 4 assorted succulents, and larger ones include 5. These will brighten your table all winter, and make great Christmas gifts. Get yours soon!

With the end of Daylight Savings Time, cold weather is not far behind. Flying S Farms has brought back their frozen soups including some vegan options. If you like hot peppers, Flying S Farmshas introduced a frozen hot pepper puree so you do not have to handle the peppers anymore. This can be added to any dish to add some heat to it.

This is the last week for Beauregard and Asian Purple sweet potatoes from Rocky Glade Farm. However they have brought back their Carolina Ruby sweets and have plenty of them.

Arkansas Black and Granny Smith apples from Rainbow Hill Farm make their first appearance this week.

Be sure to browse the other categories for other products from all our farmers and producers.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open - Meet Your Producer This Week


The Market is back open this morning with a wide variety of products offered this week. Sean with Nuance Coffee and Tea will be setting up at pick up this week for you to sample some of his products. Stop by and get an afternoon caffeine pick-me-up from Sean.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is in the last week of her specials. From Linda: “This is the last week for the perennials special. Now is a very good time to start or add to a perennial garden. Planted now, perennials will have time to grow strong, healthy roots before cold weather. Good roots in fall mean plentiful blooms in spring. Get your perennials now… regularly $6 each, they are 3 for $15 this one last week.

Help me clean up my dining room! Hanging baskets are on clearance, originally $10, reduced to $7, now on clearance for $5 each. Includes Creeping Jenny, Flame Violet, Swedish Ivy (Green), Wandering Jew (purple-and-silver or green-and-white or “Purple Heart”), and New Guinea Impatiens. I have only a couple of each left, so get yours now!

I have just a few Downy Lavender plants left. This tender lavender is regularly $7 each, now on sale for $5 each."

New and returning products this week include:

  • Cherry Bomb Apricot Pepper Jam and Ghostly Pear Jelly from Flying S Farms
  • A Popcorn-Chocolate mix from Healthy Harvest Breads
  • Fuji Apples from Rainbow Hill Farm

November arrives this week so now is the time to reserve your Thanksgiving turkey from Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open - A Producer Returns


Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products. Healthy Harvest Breads returns this week after a long hiatus due to equipment failure. She brings back her Ezekiel Bread that was quite popular.

We have some new and returning items this week as well as notes from some of our farmers.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running a special on perennials through the end of October. Now is a very good time to start or add to a perennial garden. Planted now, perennials will have time to grow strong, healthy roots before cold weather. Good roots in fall mean plentiful blooms in spring. Get your perennials now… regularly $6 each, they are 3 for $15 this week. Also hanging baskets are further reduced, originally $10, reduced to $7, now on clearance for $5 each. Includes Creeping Jenny, Flame Violet, Swedish Ivy (Green), Wandering Jew (purple-and-silver or green-and-white or “Purple Heart”), and New Guinea Impatiens. I have only a couple of each left, so get yours now!

Check out the granola’s offered by Healthy Harvest Breads and Kelly Creek Farm. There are now eight different delicious flavors.

Rocky Glade Farm brings back carrots and introduces us to Asian Purple Sweet Potatoes.

Jonagold apples from Rainbow Hill Farm returns this week.

Just in time for Halloween and other fall festivities, White City Produce and Greenhouse has listed pumpkins and gourds. When ordering pumpkins, added a comment to the order type desired.

Be sure to check out what the other farmers and producers are offering this week.

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 is back open this week with a wide variety of uproducts available for you. Here are some items of interest as well as new products.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running a special on perennials this week. Now is a very good time to start or add to a perennial garden. Planted now, perennials will have time to grow strong, healthy roots before cold weather. Good roots in fall mean plentiful blooms in spring. Get your perennials now… regularly $6 each, they are 3 for $15 this week.

Farmer Brown has introduced Wheat Grass Juice. It will come to you frozen to use as needed.

Nuance Coffee and Teas has expanded his loose leaf tea listing.

Prospect Hill Farm has added a couple of new varieties of turnips to the Market.

Rainbow Hill Farm has added Rome and Winesap to their wide variety of apples this week in addition to their other listings of vegetables.

Rocky Glade Farm has brought back several varieties of winter squash to go with their other listing of vegetables and honey.

Don’t forget, you still have time to reserve Thanksgiving turkeys from Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open


Welcome back to another week of local products. New items have been added this week and specials are being run by some producers.

  • Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running a special on perennials this week. Now is a very good time to start or add to a perennial garden. Planted now, perennials will have time to grown strong, healthy roots before cold weather. Good roots in fall mean plentiful blooms in spring. Get your perennials now… regularly $6 each, they are 3 for $15 this week. Price adjustment will be made at pick up.
  • Flying S Farms added Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Bars and several varieties of pumpkin breads.
  • Rainbow Hill Farm has Jonagold, Mutsu, Rome, Red and Yellow Delicious apples.
  • Rocky Glade Farm has added beets, honey, potatoes and several other products.

Check out the other items we have while browsing the categories as we are offering more products this week.

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 with October arriving later in the week. The listings keep expanding too. Be sure to browse the categories and see what all the farmers and producers have for you.

Meadow Branch Beef has re-stocked their products. Nuance Coffee and Tea just gave us a little tease last week and has added more items to his list.

I have heard people commenting about trying to be gluten free. Wild Flours has a bread that is gluten free.

Gardens will still grow and now is the time to plant. See what Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has to offer.

After a brief period of an egg shortage, the chickens are back in full swing laying plenty for you.

Also if you have not “liked” the Market’s page on Facebook, take a look at our page. Additions and last minute announcements usually appear there.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open - A New Producer Joins


Welcome to Fall as it officially arrives later today. The Market opens this morning with a new producer. Nuance Coffee & Tea joins us. He is a local roaster of coffee and purveyor of luxury loose leaf teas. Visit his grower page to learn more about him. You will find his products here.

Other items of interest 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


Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products. Did you enjoy yesterday’s hint of Fall? We are starting to see some of the Fall produce (lettuce and greens) on the Market but there is still plenty of summer produce (peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash) available.

Wedge Oak Farm has started taking reservations for Thanksgiving turkeys. A deposit will reserve your turkey with them.

Besides apples, Rainbow Hill Farm has added Kieffer pears this week. White City Produce and Greenhouse also has Bronze Muscadines listed in the fruits category.

You could still get a fall planting of potatoes growing with a Potato Growing Kit from Double Star Bar Farms.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open


The Market is back open this morning. There is a still a good variety of products this week. Rainbow Hill Farm has apples aplenty. Varieties this week include Mutsu, Ozark Gold, Rhode Island Greening and Yellow Delicious.

Now is a good time to start a fall garden and Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has a wide array of plants, both annuals and perennials.

Make your own flour or grow your own wheatgrass with wheatgrass seeds from Farmer Brown.

Browse the other categories to see what the other farmers and producers have to offer.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

Time to Order Local Food


Welcome to September and Happy Labor Day Weekend. Summer finally arrived this past week and really heated things up but that has not stopped plants from growing.

Items of interest this week include:

Another new product from Double Star Bar Farm is a Natural Bug Repellent.

From Maura “This all natural flying bug repellent keeps those pesky flying critters away WITHOUT all the harsh chemicals and oily slime of commercial repellents. It is made with water, lemon juice, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, vanilla extract, and a drop of dish soap to help the oils emulsify. These super fragrant ingredients are hated by so many bugs, so doesn’t it just make sense to use them in a spray to keep them away?

This great smelling spray can also be used in place of those commercial room/upholstery sprays (like fabreze) to freshen your room and furniture without harm to pets.

Sold in 4 oz. spray bottles."

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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