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Stones River Market

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Good morning!

Smirk’s first week with us was beautifully successful and we do hope you enjoyed the tasty treats! Nicole will join us with SAMPLES on Wednesday so come see us, meet your ice cream maker!

The Krafty Kupboard has a LOT of products back in stock this week including honey wheat bread, challah bread, several types of hummus, granola, superfood trailmix and much more! Stock up this week! With summer farmers markets also up and running, Stephanie will be restocking on at least a bi-monthly schedule! Take advantage.

Annie May’s Gluten-Free Goodies will also be set up with samples and extras for sale… what a sweet week!

Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has lots and lots of herbs available! We have both plants in gallon pots, and fresh-cut harvested herbs for those who may not have a good garden place for the plants. You can order a large amount of fresh-cut herbs to liven up your summer cooking… or a giant amount to dehydrate and save for winter. You can even order a beautiful large hanging herb garden which would be a very special gift.

Perennials blooming now include: balloon flower, daylilies, coneflowers (in limited supply), Dianthus and Gaura continuing from early spring, coral bells, salvia, sedums, Stokes asters, Tradescantia, and Yarrows. The Shasta daisies are about to begin blooming any minute now. Of course the plants which have gone out of bloom are also still available for purchase, but you should always consider the time of bloom when purchasing perennial plants.

All the various types of ferns look great too, and will do well in the shady garden next to their more colorful friends. I have added a couple of new flowering hanging baskets, and also brought back some old favorites.

Blessings,
Linda

Frontier Family Farm has BLUEBERRIES! YES! Also available is baby bok choi and White Kohlrabi.

The Krafty Kubpoard sends this note:

Farrar Farm has 8 ounce burger patties ready for your backyard feast!

Sweet Pea has these interesting pods called Rat Tail Radishes and brought a few last week to sample. Amazing bean-like pods! A delicacy in India, this radish does not produce an edible root, but a delicious, bean-like seed pod. This radish was introduced in 1866 at the International Horticultural Exposition in London.
A touch of spice and very tasty!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

Good morning! The market is open for ordering!


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


Good morning!

Beautiful weekend! Let’s kick this week off with some great groceries, garden plants and treats!~

We have a new vendor bringing us dairy-free, fruit sweetened ice cream.

Smirk Here at Smirk we are dedicated to bringing you and your family fruit sweetened ice cream you can enjoy not only with your taste buds, but with your conscience too, since every ingredient provides nourishment to the body. Enjoy America’s favorite dessert, re-imagined, with no artificial ingredients, no additional sweeteners and no dairy.

John at Erdmann Farm has added peppers and gladiolas to his line-up!

Flying S Farms has carrots!! Always a market favorite!

Botanical Harmony Farm added an 8 ounce Dog Wash. All-natural with skin nourishing chemical-free goat milk, Neem and Hemp oils! This version is to help ward off and rid your pet of fleas and we added Geranium to aid in keep the ticks off!

Also, the bath salts have been updated with new versions and a new size!
8 ounces will give you many baths, depending on your usage of course.
Deep Detox with Activated Charcoal and Mustard Powder warms and draws out toxins!
Muscle Ease is great for anyone active, on the go and can ease arthritis discomfort.
Wild Child is a blend of our garden grown or wild harvested Rose petals, Elder Flower, Calendula, and Lavender buds to calm the wild body and mind!
Oat + Sea is a blend of organic Kelp and with organic colloidal oats to nourish and gently expel toxins!

ALL of these make a great foot soak as well OR shower scrub for those who don’t do baths! These make excellent gifts for anyone!

See our Market page to see all the great products!

We have some amazing local makers/growers! Try something new today to find new favorites!

Father’s Day is around the corner! Do check out Quinn’s Mercantile Tracy and her staff give amazing suggestions and know their products very well! From jewelry, to art to Walker’s Drink Mixes, Quinn’s has you covered! Once again, local supporting local! That is beautiful!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

Time to order!


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

Good morning market family!

AHH, good old fickle Tennessee weather! Our gardens are liking the cooler temps and rain!

We have so much to offer you! Check out:

Rainbow Hill they have several vegetable plant starts for your garden! It isn’t too late to plant! Even a back porch container garden will supply you with delicious, fresh produce!

Erdmann Farm will be with us most of the summer and right now he has: two types of kale and beautiful swiss chard!
We made a lasagna with his kale last week that was delicious. Lots of flavor!

Short Mountain Cultures will be with us this week and then out for the weeks of June 5 and 12. STOCK UP on all your tempeh, krauts, Wise Butter, Water Kefir and more that they offer! We look forward to their return!

Ferris Family Farm still has cut bamboo ready for your garden and project needs! Jeff also has such a wonderful variety of quality fresh-cut herbs and has added BEETS! Sweet Pea does as well!

There is so much we have on offer right now! Beef, Milk, butter, Body products and bath soaks, excellent potted herb plants and perennials, eggs, bread, prepared foods and seafood!

We are nearly a one-stop shopping experience and ALL from local growers/makers! We couldn’t be more proud and thankful to support and be supported by an incredible community family!

Need a graduation gift, late mother’s day gift or something special for father’s day? Do check out Quinn’s Mercantile Tracy and her staff give amazing suggestions and know their products very well! From jewelry, to art to Walker’s Drink Mixes, Quinn’s has you covered! Once again, local supporting local! That is beautiful!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

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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

Good morning market family!

Ferris Family Farm
has added some fresh cut herbs, edible flower blossoms, garlic scapes, and swiss chard.
Don’t forget, they also have cut and cured bamboo, in several size cuts, for projects and garden stakes!

Rainbow Hill added certified organic arugula to the greens line-up.

Thank you so much, Michael Raines for bringing us fresh pet milk and butter! Very excited to have these items back in stock!

Botanical Harmony Farm is adding a spray deodorant with Magnesium, witch hazel and aloe! A must-have for summer and it WORKS!
They are also adding herbal bath salts in Energizing Citrus, Floral Lavender/Rose and Eucalyptus/Mint for sore muscles in a small 6 ounce size. Each containing locally grown and/or wild harvested herbs and flowers for an amazing spa bath experience. A blend of several salts including Dead Sea, Himalayan and more are included for the added health benefits they bring.

We have some amazing local makers/growers! Try something new today to find new favorites!

Thank you customers for your continued support of our wonderful community market!

Need a graduation gift, late mother’s day gift or something special for father’s day? Do check out Quinn’s Mercantile Tracy and her staff give amazing suggestions and know their products very well! From jewelry, to art to Walker’s Drink Mixes, Quinn’s has you covered! Once again, local supporting local! That is beautiful!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

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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

Happy Mother’s Day! Today is an absolutely beautiful day here in Middle Tennessee and we pray that your blessings flow abundantly!

There are LOTS of new offerings this week!!

First up MILK and BUTTER! I did shout that because it is exciting! Michael from Frontier Family Farm works tirelessly with the Mennonites in his Altamont Community home. They are offering raw, pet cow milk in 1/2 gallon jars. These are grass fed, hormone free, but fed grain treat during milking. 1/2 gallon. if you do not have a jar then there is a $4 jar deposit. Also butter!
Michael will be set up at market each week, through the summer, to help us with deposits, jar exchanges and selling his extra, incredible produce! We thank him so very much for doing this for us!

Simmer and John of Short Mountain Cultures are also to be hugged and thanked for bringing us the offerings from Wise Butter and Nature’s Cornerstone Thanks to all for trying out some of these incredible treats and healthy options. This week, they have added water kefir in 2 different flavors! THE GRAPE IS INCREDIBLE! Ashleigh and I know the owner/maker of Nature’s Cornerstone and have loved his creations for a long time! Jason Provancha is a great local asset!

Botanical Harmony Farm is adding a spray deodorant with Magnesium, witch hazel and aloe! A must-have for summer and it WORKS!
They are also adding herbal bath salts in Energizing Citrus, Floral Lavender/Rose and Eucalyptus/Mint for sore muscles in a small 6 ounce size. Each containing locally grown and/or wild harvested herbs and flowers for an amazing spa bath experience. A blend of several salts including Dead Sea, Himalayan and more are included for the added health benefits they bring.

Alfalfa and Zesty Mix sprouts are back this week and broccoli will be back next week.

Erdmann Farm returns this week with Kale, swiss chard, cut flowers and peas! Welcome back John!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

The market is opening for ordering 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

Good morning market family! Cannot believe it is May already! Bring on the shorts, sweet corn and summer vegetables ;D

First things first though, Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse send this note:
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has too many choices for your Mother’s Day shopping! We have added to the market several types of lovely flowering hanging baskets and some colorful planters with violas, snapdragons, and dianthus. Please check out our new terracotta herb planters as well. We’ve added a limited number of adorable miniature carnation “gardens in a vase.” And last, we have some tomato and pepper plants in gallon containers for Mother’s vegetable garden. Don’t forget about our beautiful perennial plants for Mother’s favorite garden spot (sun or shade, we have them all); herb plants for her culinary, medicinal, or ornamental garden; and foliage hanging baskets for her porch or patio. I will even be glad to deliver your purchase of $25 or more on Saturday if you prefer not to keep it for several days.

Catherine with Flying S Farms has added SLICED bread to her loaf offerings! If you are a clutz with the bread knife, THIS is your answer! You can still purchase her loaves unsliced if you are the “tear a hunk and eat it” lover! Awesome to have this option, Thanks Catherine!

Short Mountain Cultures is working with two new vendors this week. Nature’s Cornerstone and Wise Butter are both locally owned and operated but live just a bit too far to make it to market! Enter folks who love supporting local and want to bring some of the products they know and love to our market! Each product will clearly state who the maker is and about them!
We appreciate this opportunity to widen the offerings for our market!

If you took the milk survey, THANK YOU! We will have more information very soon!

Botanical Harmony Farm will have sprouts back next week. This week they add a garlic, mullein ear oil for minor ear aches/pain associated with seasonal colds and allergies. Our organically grown garlic along with wild harvested mullein flowers bring a gentle antibiotic effect and soothing pain relief. This ear oil is also wonderful for loosening wax in the ear and perfect for use before and after ear candling. Quantities are limited until this year’s mullein harvest and shelf life can be prolonged in the refrigerator!

Check out what Quinn’s Mercantile has inside that is perfect for Mother’s Day gifts~ Fill a beautiful basket that mom will go nuts over!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

Milk Producer Survey! Please Read!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

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We have the opportunity to have cow milk (for pet consumption) along with handcrafted butter on the market!
Michael Raines with Frontier Family Farms works closely with the Mennonite community in his area to bring us some of the wonderful goods they produce!

The milk producers want to get an idea of how much milk this market might purchase from them on a weekly basis. They also have lovely handcrafted butter to offer at this time.

If you are interested in purchasing milk in half-gallon glass jars for $3.50 per half PLUS a refundable $4 jar deposit, PLEASE click the link and take the survey so we can get this going as quickly as possible.

Two quick yes or no questions to answer!

Thank you for your patience in getting our milk replaced, we are excited to be able to offer it again. At this time, it will only be milk and butter.

Here’s the link, simply copy and paste into your browser search bar:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VPX33YP

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

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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

Good morning all!

Erdmann Farm returns this week with kale, swiss chard, sugar snap peas, and peonies!

Rod with Double Star Bar Farms will be offering bread this week and possibly the next couple! Stock up now! Bread freezes very well!

Reminder: this is Jenny with Seeds of Success last week on the market so be sure to get a good supply before she goes! I wouldn’t want you to have to eat corn on the cob this summer without her Original seasoning. It just isn’t the same!

We are well stocked with meats, seafood, vegeatables, soap and skin care, prepared foods and so much more! What a great offering from local providers!

Don’t forget that we can deliver to your door! Select delivery and add to your cart just as you would any product check that your address is correct in the system, set a cooler out and we will deliver during the normal pickup hours on Wednesday.
Delivery is restricted to the Murfreesboro area.

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

Market is open for orders!


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


WOW! SO much rain!! Welcome Spring indeed! Green plants are absolutely loving this feel, animals not so much!

Jenny with Seeds of Success will only be with us this week and next for ordering. She and her husband, Pat, are moving and we just don’t know what we will do without her! She moved to Murfreesboro, without a customer base, had a dream and fulfilled it beautifully! Thank you to all of you for helping to sprout and allow her seeds to grow along the way! She will be GREATLY missed!

This week Erdmann Farms is away but returns next week with kale, swiss chard, and peonies!

Ferris Family Farm brings us lots of green goodness along with carrots this week and his sections of bamboo root stock! Grow your own privacy fence, harvest the shoots when small for food and use the hardened canes for stakes in the garden!

Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this message:

Planting season continues in full swing, and the sequence of perennial blooms is in mid-season now. It’s important to keep sequence of bloom in mind so that your garden will always have some color. In bloom at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse this week are: Foamflower, variegated Jacob’s ladder, the late woodland phlox which is blue with a dark eye, all the gauras, white cranesbill, beardtongue, tradescantia, white salvia, and valerian. Continuing unabashed are: all the carnations (and oh how heavenly the fragrance!), dianthus, and dwarf coreopsis. Currently carrying large buds and ready to bloom in a few days are: all the colors of astilbes, the early coral bells, the foxgloves, the very early orange reblooming daylilies, and the white yarrows. The herbs are filling out too, with lemon balm, rosemary, and the mints leading the pack. Your garden needs some of these riotous colors and fantastic fragrances! Check out the pictures on the market, and clean off your trowels and work gloves. It’s time to plant!

Wild Flours has also announced that they will no longer be baking/selling to the public. They will miss the markets, vendors and customers they have met along their 7-year journey! We wish them all the best and perhaps one day they will decide to do it all again! You will be incredibly missed!

Thank you, market customers, for supporting Peyton and Andi Owen last week with their annual plant start sale! We do have the best customers!

Don’t forget that we can deliver to your door! Select delivery and add to your cart just as you would any product check that your address is correct in the system, set a cooler out and we will deliver during the normal pickup hours on Wednesday.
Delivery is restricted to the Murfreesboro area.

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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

Good Morning! MOVE and it's truly Spring!


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


Beautiful morning! Even though it is raining at our farm this morning, we welcome it!

Huge announcement:

We have MOVED to a wonderful new location. Quinn’s Mercantile at 301 N. Spring Street, just off the square in Murfreesboro. Most days you will find us set up on the porch for easy curbside pickup! If the weather is poor, our host Tracy Toy has offered space in her classroom area! Be sure to stop in to the store at pickup (or any other time) to find some wonderful gifts, home décor, jewelry and so much more! The store and staff are just precious!

We appreciate L & L Contractors, they were another wonderful host who supports local! We will miss them and hope everyone continues to support them when needing a contractor! Their work is outstanding and the staff is friendly, inviting and incredibly helpful!

Peyton and Andie Owen daughters of market customers, will return THIS Wednesday with their annual vegetable plant sale! We love hosting these young farmers in this endeavor because these girls take pride in their plants and offer us some incredible stock for our organic gardens! Even if you don’t place an order this week, you are welcome to come to the porch and visit, shop the store and purchase plants from Peyton and Andie!

Krafty Kupboard sends this note:

*Happy Easter Weekend!
I’ll have several products restocked this week this week for the market:
Raw, organic…
almond butter, sunflower seed butter, pumpkin seed butter.

Organic granolas.*

Stock up for those incredibly nutritious meals and snacks for home and picnic or just on-the-go!

Ferris Family Farm has added bamboo rootstock! If you have wanted to grow your own privacy fence, this is a great sustainable and beautiful option!

Frontier Family Farm has added asparagus to their incredible lineup of vegetable offerings! They grow using natural methods, organically as possible!

As with all our vendors, if you have any questions about how someone grows or makes their items, please ask either email or call them direct or ask Tracey or Ashleigh and we can relay messages! We do want transparency in our practices so that you truly KNOW your farmers and makers!

Don’t forget that we can deliver to your door! Select delivery and add to your cart just as you would any product check that your address is correct in the system, set a cooler out and we will deliver during the normal pickup hours on Wednesday.
Delivery is restricted to the Murfreesboro area.

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

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