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The Market is Back Open - 2014 Introduces a New Email Format


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

Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products.

Even though Rocky Glade Farm and Erdmann Farm do not have any products listed this week, their produce in their hoophouses have survived the polar vortex we experienced last week and will return soon. Rainbow Hill Farm and Healthy Harvest Bread are taking a vacation this week to attend the annual sustainable farming conference that many of us have attended in the past.

Nuance Coffee & Tea will have coffees on special again this week. 2 bags for $20. Just choose the 2 coffees for $20+ selection and write in which 2 coffees you would like in the comment section. That’s a savings of $2.00. Teas will be on sale as well.

A Winter Penguin will put a smile on your face with a cup of coffee or cocoa. Flying S Farms has added these cookies to the Market

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
Check out the beautiful succulent planters from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Smaller planters include 4 or 5 assorted succulents, and larger ones include 6 assorted plants. They will tolerate our dry home conditions and lower light level with enthusiasm all winter. Get yours soon; only one of each of these custom planters available!

Hidden Blessings has introduced some new soaps to the Market. These soaps are truly ALL NATURAL. They are made with Goat Milk and fragranced with pure essential oils. The color of each bar is from all natural materials. For the person who wants to go “pure” with their body products, this is for you.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 7pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

This hearty soup with lots of vegetables and meat is a simple one pot meal. Great comfort food for a cold winter evening. Here is another recipe from Yummly (www.yummly.com) that I think you will enjoy.

Cabbage Soup with Chicken and Pork

Ingredients
3 medium carrots, chopped
2 leeks, chopped (whites only)
1 head cabbage, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
15 oz. chicken breasts (3 pieces)
(4) 6 oz. pieces lean pork like pork loin (24 oz total)
2 cloves garlic
2 bay leafs
1/4 tsp cumin
1.5 oz brandy
8 cups of water
1 chicken bullion cube
salt
pepper

Instructions
Chop meat into small chunks. In a large pot, combine meat, water and spices and boil about 15 minutes on medium. Add vegetables and remaining ingredients. Reduce to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes. Serves 8.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

Time to Order Local Food - New Recipe for the Cold


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

The Market is back open this morning.

With the forecasted cold weather, temperatures we have not seen in 20 years, please be careful when venturing outside. Due to this cold, Rocky Glade Farm will be taking a break this week. There is still some fresh produce available from Farmer Brown, Frontier Family Farm and White City Produce and Greenhouse.

Meadow Branch Beef has returned with a limited inventory.

Farmer Brown returns this week with lettuce, wheat grass, jellies, baked goods and processed foods.

Nuance Coffee & Tea will have coffees on special. 2 bags for $20. Just choose the “2 coffees for $20” selection and write in which 2 coffees you would like in the comment section. That’s a savings of $2.00. Teas will be on sale as well.

Finally, Maura with Double Star Bar Farm will have a table at pick up on Wednesday evening displaying some of her knitted products just in time for this winter.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 7pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

Just in time for this winter, I found this recipe on Yummly (www.yummly.com) that I think you will enjoy.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal

Ingredients
3-4 apples, unpeeled and diced into ½ inch pieces (I used gala)
3 cups milk
2 cups water
1 cup apple juice or cider (I used Langer’s Light)
2 cups uncooked steel cut oats
¼ cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup brown sugar, divided
2 tsp cinnamon, divided
any additional desired toppings for oatmeal such as chopped nuts, raisins, craisins, brown sugar, milk, cream, granola, etc.

Instructions
1. Spray the insert of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner.
2. Add the diced apple, milk, water, apple juice, oats, maple syrup, butter, salt, vanilla to your slow cooker and stir until well combined. Then mix in 2 Tbsp of the brown sugar along with 1 tsp of the cinnamon.
3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
4. In the morning, add the remaining 2 Tbsp brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and stir the oatmeal. It will thicken more after you give it a stir.
5. Unplug the slow cooker and let sit for 5 minutes. Your oatmeal is now ready to serve. Top with any additional desired toppings. Serves 6-8

Notes
Leftovers can be placed in containers and put in the refrigerator. To reheat, just add a little milk to 1 cup of the oatmeal. Microwave for 30 seconds. Give it a stir and microwave for another 30 seconds or until heated through.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

The Market is Back Open - the New Year Arrives 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

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday last week and has a safe New Year’s Day this week. I am trying a new newsletter format this coming year. I hope you like the change. Our schedule this week returns to normal for all customers.

Meadow Branch Beef is taking the week off but will return next week.

Check out the beautiful succulent planters from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Smaller planters include 4 or 5 assorted succulents, and larger ones include 6 assorted plants. They will tolerate our dry home conditions and lower light level with enthusiasm all winter. Get yours soon; only one of each of these custom planters available!

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 7pm!

Recipes

It has been a while since I have added any new recipes to the website so I will be on a quest this year to find some.

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

Happy Holidays - Market is Closed This Week


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone this week. If you are traveling, please have a safe trip.

I want to remind everyone that the Market is closed for ordering this week. We will reopen again next Sunday, December 29 at our regular time.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

The Market is Back Open - Upcoming Holiday Schedule


Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products. Here is the schedule for the upcoming weeks.

  • This week, we have normal deliveries for Murfreesboro and Nashville customers
  • We will be closed the week of Christmas so there will be NO deliveries then.
  • The schedule returns to normal New Year’s week for both Murfreesboro and Nashville customers. On January 1, there will be the regular pickup for Murfreesboro. Nashville customers will be able to pick up on January 2.

Notes from our producers:

From Cedar Thicket Farm“Need a Christmas gift for all your baking friends? Buy 3 or more bottles of organic vanilla extract and the price is $11.00 per 4 oz. bottle.”

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse“Looking for a different type of Christmas gift for the gardener on your list? Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has put together some succulent planters, which will make beautiful Christmas gifts or decorations for your own home. Smaller planters include 4 or 5 assorted succulents, and larger ones include 6 assorted plants. They will tolerate our dry home conditions and lower light level with enthusiasm all winter. Get yours soon; only one of each of these custom planters available!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has a very few clearance priced hanging baskets: $5 each, including Flame Violet, green Swedish Ivy, and green-and-white Wandering Jew. These are very nice winter houseplants in a sunny window."

Other items of interest:

  • We are now the main distributor for Wild Flours. Be sure to look in the baked goods and baking supplies categories for their products.
  • We have a full inventory of eggs this week from Rock Hill Road Farm, Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms. Be sure to stock up for the week we are closed.
  • Pear preserves have return to the Market from Flying S Farms.

There are numerous items available as gifts so browse the other categories to find the many options.

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 and there are several announcements and notes from the farmers.

Rocky Glade Farm wants to let everyone know that they will have sweet potatoes and garlic for only a couple more weeks. Be sure to get yours before they are gone.

Rainbow Hill Farm returns with their apples and introduce an unpasteurized apple cider (not for human consumption).

White City Produce and Greenhouse has brought back Fresh Christmas wreaths but with some new designs this year.

If you are looking for items to give as gifts, there are also gift certificates for Stones River Market, Flying S Farms and Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.

West Wind Farms has added lamb chops to their selections of meats and poultry.

Looking for a different type of Christmas gift for the gardener on your list? Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has put together some succulent planters, which will make beautiful Christmas gifts or decorations for your own home. Round planters include 4 or 5 assorted succulents, and oval ones include 6 assorted plants. They will tolerate our dry home conditions and lower light level with enthusiasm all winter. Get yours soon; only one of each of these custom planters available!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has a very few clearance priced hanging baskets: $5 each, including Flame Violet, green Swedish Ivy, and green-and-white Wandering Jew. These are very nice winter houseplants in a sunny window.

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 to December


Hard to believe we have reached December already. I hope everyone had a safe and thankful Thanksgiving. The Market is back open this morning and there is still a good variety of locally made and grown products. Browse the categories to see what the farmers and producers have for you.

Dogwood Valley still has a very few clearance priced hanging baskets: $5 each, including Flame Violet, green Swedish Ivy, and green-and-white Wandering Jew.

What type of plant makes a great houseplant all winter, tolerating our dry home conditions and lower light level with enthusiasm? What type of plant comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and textures? Succulents, of course! I have put together some colorful succulent planters, which will make beautiful Christmas gifts or decorations for your own home. Smaller planters include 4 or 5 different types of succulents, and larger ones include 6 different types of plants. Get yours soon; supplies are limited!

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 Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this week. You can still order locally grown and made products for your gatherings this week.

Reminder to Nashville customers – Please do not order since their will be no delivery on Thursday.

We had a new grower added to the Market last week. Hansen’s Honey/Botanical Harmony joined offering us honey and other unique products.

Double Star Bar Farms added some knitted products to their offerings, just in time for the cold weather that is coming. You will find them in the Artisan category on the website.

Needing a pie for dessert? See what Kelly Creek Farm has added. You will find coconut creme meringue, pumpkin, pecan and a sweet potato. She also has some savory pies for you.

Be sure to check out the other baked goods from Wild Flours and Flying S Farms to complement your dinners.

And when you get tired of turkey this week, you will find beef, pork and chicken from our farmers – Meadow Branch Beef, 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 New Producer Joins


The Market is back open today with a good variety of locally grown and made products. We welcome a new producer – Carol’s Vibration Cooking. She brings sugar free fruit butters and kale chips to the Market.

Note about Thanksgiving week schedule. We will have our regular pick up for Murfreesboro customers. There will be no Nashville pick up that week. Nashville customers need to order any items for Thanksgiving this week.

Other news this week:

Cedar Thicket Farm has added an organic vanilla extract for baking or a gift.

Farmer Brown is taking a break this week to get ready for the McMinnville Craft Fair. They send a message to you – It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. Farmer Brown’s would like to invite all our friends in Murfreesboro to stop by and see us at the McMinnville Craft Fair Thursday evening, Friday or Saturday at the McMinnville Civic Center. Getting ready for the show takes a lot of time, so we will be off the market this week. Many thanks to our customers.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse this week -

This week and next I will have Thanksgiving baskets lined with seasonal fabric and filled with three herb plants, 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; orange, pineapple, or grapefruit mint; Greek or variegated oregano; silver-edged or lime thyme. These will make beautiful hostess gifts at Thanksgiving time. NOTE: Plants will thrive if set into garden and are winter hardy.

I also have a limited supply of succulent planters. Smaller ones include 4 or 5 assorted succulents, and larger ones include 6 plants. These will brighten your table all winter, and make great Christmas gifts. Get yours soon!

Clearance priced hanging baskets, available through November: $5 each. Includes Flame Violet, Swedish Ivy (Green), and 3 different Wandering Jew colors (purple-and-silver or green-and-white or “Purple Heart”). I have only a couple of each left, so get yours now!

I have just a few Downy Lavender plants left, reduced to $5 each. Keep it inside in a sunny location all winter, and it will be big and healthy to transplant to the garden next spring. This is a novel type of lavender and well worth taking inside through winter.

How about roasted chestnuts by the fire? Ferris Family Farm brings those to us this week.

Wedge Oak Farm has added a dressing sausage made for the holiday season. It is made from pure Mangalitsas and is flavored as extra sage to pair with a table full of turkey and delicious sides!

Turkey News
Customers that have reserved turkeys from Wedge Oak Farm will pick them up this week. There is still time to order your turkey from both Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms. All Wedge Oak Farm turkeys will be delivered this week. West Wind Farms turkeys will be delivered next week.

There are a lot of other new products on the Market. Check out the other categories for items that I have missed today.

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 Grower Joins the Market


The Market is back open this morning and we have a new farmer/producer joining us. Cedar Thicket Farm joins us by listing bay leaves and chamomile flowers. In the near future, they will be adding an organically produced vanilla extract.

Other news this week:
Both Erdmann Farm and Meadow Branch Beef are taking this week off but will return next week with a full inventory of items.

Ferris Family Farm has added 1/2 pound bags of spinach this week. Just in time for those large gatherings getting ready to occur.

Rocky Glade Farm wants me to let you know this is the last week for winter squash from them. They have also packaged some of their sweet potatoes in half and full bushels.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse this week:

Hanging baskets are on clearance, originally $10, reduced to $7, now on clearance for $5 each. Includes Creeping Jenny, Flame Violet, Swedish Ivy (Green), 3 different Wandering Jew colors (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. Keep it inside in a sunny location all winter, and it will be big and healthy to transplant to the garden next spring. This is a novel type of lavender and well worth taking inside through winter.

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; orange, pineapple, grapefruit, or chocolate mint; Greek or variegated oregano; silver-edged or lime 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 or 5 assorted succulents, and larger ones include 6. These will brighten your table all winter, and make great Christmas gifts. Get yours soon!

Finally, there is still time to reserve your turkey for Thanksgiving 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/