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The Market is Back Open - Last Week of the Year


The Market is back open and I want to remind everyone this is the last week we are open for the year. Our normal pick up schedule returns for everyone this week.

If you are still shopping for the holidays, we have plenty of items that may work. Besides gift certificates, I found hand made wash cloths from Rhonda Carey. There are fruit baskets from White City Produce and Greenhouse. Baked goods from Flying S Farms, Ganache Desserts, Rhonda Carey and Wild Flours are available this week.

Planning for the holiday meal? Stock up on locally grown chicken, beef and pork from Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farm.

Ridiculous Chocolate has returned to the Market this week with his organic chocolate. Erdmann Farm is back as well with several types of produce including broccoli.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

Time to Order Local Food - Upcoming Schedule Change and a New Producer Joins


Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products. The holiday season has arrived and the Market can provide items to celebrate. We want to welcome Ganache Desserts to the Market this week. They are a local dessert bakery providing us with fresh baked cookies. You can find their products here.

Here are some schedule announcements for the upcoming weeks:

  • Week of December 9 – Nashville customers only – Please do not order. I will not be in the office this week.
  • Week of December 16 – Normal schedule for everyone.
  • Week of December 23 – Market will be closed for everyone.
  • Week of December 30 – Normal schedule for everyone.

Other items of interest this 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 - Specials and New Products Added


December arrives and the Market is back open this morning. The holiday season is upon us and you will find many items on the Market are great for gifts and parties. Some suggestions include gift certificates, baked goods, baking supplies, jams and jellies, soaps and skin care products.

White City Produce and Greenhouse has fruit baskets and Christmas wreaths available this week.

Farmer Brown is running a special on his Bibb lettuce.

A note from Ann Brown with Farmer Brown: “The bookings for Christmas baking is beginning to fill up already. If you would like to reserve a spot for an order, you can send me an email with the item and pick-up date. I will ask John to add the item for the pick-up date.

Several other new items have been added this week including soups and candied jalapeños from Flying S Farms and Romaine lettuce from Rocky Glade Farm

Erdmann Farm is taking a two week break but will return after that. They still have lots of produce growing including kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

Time to Order Local Food


I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and those that traveled had a safe trip. It is hard to believe that December starts at the end of the week.

Some items of note for this week. After a one week break, Farmer Brown has their baked goods available. There are also plenty of vegetables at this time of year from our farmers – White City Produce, Rocky Glade Farm, Flying S Farm, Ferris Family Farms, Farmer Grey, Farmer Brown and Erdmann Farm.

There are a lot of other great products available from our other vendors. Check the other categories to see what is being offered.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open - Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and there is a wide variety of products available to order this week.

Some new items added this week:

  • Double Star Bar Farms added a cranberry sauce and cranberry horseradish jam to accompany your thanksgiving dinner.
  • Rhonda Carey has added four new pies just in time for the holidays.
  • Wedge Oak Farm has listed pork stew meat and a mangalitsa pork tenderloin.
  • White City Produce and Greenhouse has added peppermint and baby romaine lettuce

West Wind Farms also has a new small turkeys still available to order for this week.
Meadow Branch Beef has also returned with several ground beef products, especially if you get tired of eating turkey this week.

I want to remind everyone know the pick up schedule for the week of Thanksgiving.

Murfreesboro – It’s easy. Nothing changes. Wednesday will still be the pick up.

Nashville – There will be NO pick up on Thanksgiving day.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

The Market is Back Open - Thanksgiving is Fast Approaching


The Market opens back up this morning and Thanksgiving is not too far away. I want to let everyone know the pick up schedule for the week of Thanksgiving.

Murfreesboro – It’s easy. Nothing changes. Wednesday will still be the pick up.

Nashville – There will be NO pick up on Thanksgiving day. So if you want to order anything for Thanksgiving, it will need to be done this week.

This is your last week to pre-order your turkey for Thanksgiving from West Wind Farms.

Here are some messages and specials from our farmers and producers.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

From Mike with Ridiculous Chocolate: “As it gets closer to colder weather, our hot chocolate makes a great treat. One free sample will be added to any orders of our chocolate containers.”

From Catherine with Flying S Farms: “Any of my sweet breads will make wonderful desserts. Our breads and jams make excellent house warming gifts. We have added some new soups, jams and biscuits in time for the holidays.”

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

A Special Note to Nashville Customers


For NASHVILLE customers only.

I forgot to mention this in the earlier email. Please do not order this week. There will be no deliveries to Nashville.

Sorry about this and I will see you next week.

John

Time to Order Local Food - Daylight Savings Ends


Did you remember to set your clocks back this morning? We all got to enjoy an extra hour of sleep.

Welcome to November. Don’t forget to order your turkey for Thanksgiving.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week.
1) Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.).
2) Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

Flying S Farms has plenty of hot peppers this week. They are great to dry, purée, chop/freeze, ferment, and pickle. Also soups are back and some new jams have been added.

From Mike with Ridiculous Chocolate: “Since we are getting closer to colder weather, with any order of my chocolate, I will add a sample packet of my hot cocoa.”

Erdmann Farm and Meadow Branch Beef are taking a break this week, but will return to the Market 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 - Brief Website Outage


The website is back up and running after a brief outage this morning. Thank you for your patience.

Happy Halloween to everyone. Special provisions have been made for parking this week due to Trick or Treating on the Square this coming Wednesday. Watch for your Tuesday evening reminder email for details.

We welcome back Rocky Glade Farm from their week of on-farm activities. They bring back a variety of greens, lettuces, herbs, winter squashes along with a host of other products.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

Wedge Oak Farm has added a ham roast and a shoulder roast this week.

Don’t forget, Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Order a fresh turkey from West Wind Farms by placing a reservation in the upcoming weeks.

Apples are gone this week. I want to thank Rainbow Hill Farm for a wonderful crop this year. I hope most of you were able to try new varieties as well as old favorites. They should return next year.

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 at the Market. Here are some announcements for this week.

Farmer Grey has returned with some of his dried herbs and a new product – Jerusalem artichokes. The artichokes can be eaten fresh on a salad. I just posted a soup recipe for them as well.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running another special this week. From Linda – "Buy 2, Get 1 free on all Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). "

Rocky Glade Farm is taking this week off but should return shortly.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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