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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.

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Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day!

Flying S Farms has added cabbage, radishes and turnips! DELICIOUS spring produce! Get it while it lasts in this heat!

Frontier Family Farm has
lettuce and so much more!

Double Star Bar Farm has a lot of asparagus listed still! What a spring treat from them!

Need a graduation gift? Quinn’s Mercantile has got you covered! From the quirky to serious and sophisticated… See all they have to offer! Not sure what to get? The friendly, inviting staff will be able to help with that!

Enjoy this glorious day!

Tracey & Ashleigh (Michael and Linda)

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

The market is open! Please ready important info!


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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Good morning!

The market is open and ready for your orders this week! I know that some seasonal markets opened yesterday and that’s great! Two weekly chances to buy local instead of going to a chain that sells from larger corporations. We work hard for you year-round and appreciate the support!

First, home delivery won’t be available for the short-term. I apologize for this inconvenience!

Now, on to the really yummy part of the letter:

The Krafty Kupboard is fully stocked with all of your favorite foods and Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Hummus is BACK! She also has several new items this week..
Taco Seasoning
Sweet Beet Hummus
Spicy Cornbread Mix
Cornmeal Breading
Buckwheat Pancake Mix

Organic, all-natural, wheat and gluten-free available!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has all sorts of beauties for your mother this Mother’s Day. We have lots of perennials for her sunny or shady garden, but we also know that some mothers don’t enjoy gardening (although we don’t really understand that… lol). Maybe your mom has a nice herb garden that could use a few of our additions, or maybe she’d enjoy snipping a fresh potted herb to enhance her culinary creation. Possibly she’d like to add a couple of groundcovers, ferns, or azaleas in the woodland around her home.

Maybe your mom enjoys houseplants more than garden plants. We have blooming pink “holiday” cacti (AKA Christmas cacti, but in bloom now), and just four very special African violets in full bloom. I have given good reliable instructions in the descriptions to keep both of these in extended bloom, and will always be glad to answer questions via email. I will be glad to wrap the pots of both of these, for a charming Mother’s Day gift.

Surely your mom would enjoy our new Spring Garden Bouquets. These are small bouquets, about a foot from tabletop to tallest bloom, and will be a delightful addition to any spring dining table or end table. I have vases in several colors, so give me an idea of your preference in the comments when you order.

And if you really can’t choose the perfect gift for your mom this Mother’s Day, please consider giving her a gift certificate from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, so that she can select the plants that will best suit her situation.

One last thing: I’m going to revise my advice about tomato and pepper plants. Our recent nights in the 30’s and low 40’s have kept our garden soil unseasonably cool. The summer vegetables will do much better if you wait to set them out after Mother’s Day. The days are very pretty, but the nights have not been. I have both tomatoes and vegetables available this week, but will be glad to hold plants for you and deliver in a couple weeks. Place your order anytime, and specify a delivery date, to reserve your choice of tomato varieties and green bell peppers.

A huge thank you to Michael Raines of Frontier Family Farms for taking the wheel of the pickup while we work out some kinks! Also, thank you to Linda Reed of Dogwood Valley Greenhouse for staying and keeping Michael straight ;). Much love to both of you!

Flying S Farms has added radishes! YAY!! So happy to have those!

Homestead Manor Farm has several pounds of collard greens available along with fresh-cut thyme and oregano.

Maura at Double Star Bar Farms reminded me of the Boro Art and Craft Festival this coming Saturday (on the square) 8 am to 3 pm! Check it out!!

Botanical Harmony Farm has restocked Eucalyptus Mint Sea Salt and Rosemary, Nettle & Mint Sea Salt Soap bars!

Happy Spring!

Tracey & Ashleigh (Michael and Linda)

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

Happy Spring Morning


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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Happy, beautiful Spring day!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is just full of blooms at this time of year. Last time I wrote, I was just beginning to see blooms on the Carnations, Coral Bells (better known for their colorful foliage), Foam Flower, Foamy Bells (a cross between coral bells and foam flower), Pincushion, Spiderwort, and Salvia (two colors now). These are all in full bloom now, and really livening up the greenhouses. This week we are adding a few new ones to the sequence of bloom: Beard-tongue, Geranium (cranesbill), Phlox divaricata (another woodland phlox with narrow leaves and a cute dark ‘eye’), and Veronica in two colors.

Several Lavenders, Rosemary (both Creeping and Upright), Garden Sage, several types of Thyme, and Spearmint join the offerings of herb plants this week. It’s taken these guys a while to get going, but they are well worth the wait for your spring and summer cooking. Also added this week are tender Stevia and Lemongrass, which may still need to be guarded against a random unseasonably cool night.

The ferns are looking really good, and we have a good selection of heights and colors for your shade garden – autumn, Japanese painted (short & colorful), painted (taller and light green), Northern lady, and Ostrich at the moment, with more to come.

For spring blooms in shady areas, especially under tall trees, you can’t beat Azaleas. You might want to look through the Azalea listings to see the new colors in this week’s sequence of bloom, and there are still several more to come. And for fall color in full sun, Burning Bush (Euonymous) is amazing. We have both azaleas and burning bushes in two sizes: 1 gallon is about a foot tall, and three gallon is a lot larger and fuller.

Be sure to look for our new Spring Garden Bouquets. I’m having trouble with my phone’s camera, so may not have a photo. But I will be glad to bring you a bouquet and take it away if you aren’t satisfied. These are small bouquets, about a foot from tabletop to tallest bloom, and will be a delightful addition to any spring table.

One last thing: I’m going to revise my advice about tomato and pepper plants. These nights in the 30’s and low 40’s are keeping our garden soil unseasonably cool. The summer vegetables will do much better if you wait to set them out just a little longer. The days are very pretty, but the nights are not. Please wait to get your tomatoes and peppers after Mother’s Day. I will have both available next week, but will be glad to hold plants for you and deliver later. Place your order next week, and specify a delivery date, to reserve your choice of tomato varieties and green bell peppers.

Botanical Harmony Farm still has loads of duck eggs coming in daily! Get them while the ducks are happily laying!

Farrar Farm has nice artisan cuts of beef listed.

Flying S Farms has many of your daily bread needs covered along with award winning jams and chicken eggs. They have listed Bok Choi this week in the vegetable section.

Wedge Oak Farm has sausage, whole chicken, chicken and duck eggs available!

Double Star Bar Farms has the most buttery, must-have Pain l’Ancienne (also known as a mini baguette)… Rod recently shared with me that there is no butter used in the bread, it’s olive oil! These tasty gems are so worthy, right along with their bagels! SO SO GOOD!

There’s so much more on this market. Browse and find some old and new favorites along with ever-changing, seasonal offerings.

Know your farmers, know your makers, bakers, producers! They all appreciate your support and love of what they do :).

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Happy Earth Day! The Market is now open!


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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Morning! Happy Earth Day! Thank you for choosing to support local this and every week!

The market is now open for your order! Produce options are growing :D

Homestead Manor Farm has listed more delicious broccoli leaf bunches! Perfect for any sautee as they add a nice chewy texture and cook a bit faster than kale. Nutrient dense as well! Greenhouse, organically grown!

Check out Dogwood Valley Greenhouse azalea shrub for your semi-shaded area!They are beautiful!

Frontier Family Farm has spinach and the micro-greens are very popular. Several varieties to choose from!

Lynchburg Beef has added some specialty items for any occasion!

Wedge Oak Farm has all your sausage needs covered! Need a whole roasting chicken? They’ve got your back as well!

Flying S Farms never fails to deliver amazing quality baked goods and chicen eggs!

Ferris Family Farm has fresh-cut herbs available!

Double Star Bar Farm what can I say but BAGELS!! Wow and the sourdough is my weekly go-to when I need a quick meal with some The Krafty Kupboard Hummus! SO FRESH and so delicious- KNOW YOUR MAKERS!

Super incredible to know who is making my food!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Farrar Farms says Farrar Farm has several Special Order items available for your Mother’s Day dinner (such as whole beef tenderloin). Don’t disappoint mom!!!! Order now to ensure that it’s ready for the big day.
Any questions on special orders? Let us know!

Botanical Harmony Farm has plenty of duck eggs this week! Stock up for Easter baking or incredible soft or hard boiled eggs!

Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this cheery Springtime note:

Yes it’s really spring. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to say that, this year! In the greenhouse, the plants may be blooming a week or so earlier than they would if outside, in the wind and rain. But they sure are happy in the greenhouse! This week, many of them are continuing to bloom from previous weeks, such as Euphorbia, columbine, coreopsis, creeping phlox, Dianthus, charming taller woodland phlox, dwarf Solomon’s seal, vinca, and azaleas. I’ve also noticed a few new blooms, including some of the dwarf carnations, foam flower, coral bells, pincushion flower, Spiderwort, and salvia.

The ferns, especially the low Japanese Painted and the taller Ostrich, would look really great in your woodland garden. The wandering Jew hanging baskets are lush and full, and the Rex begonias are ready (as soon as the weather stays consistent) to add color to your porch or patio.

The mints and oreganos are doing very well, and finally the thyme is filling out. Salad burnet is still thick and full, waiting to be a part of your next salad. We have a few Rosemary and Lavender plants as well, and a limited number of Stevia. Valerian, a very useful herb, can also add a tall white accent to your perennial border.

And a nice surprise: the Christmas cacti are back in bloom! They actually haven’t been resting for long, and I’ve been watering them right along. So I’m not sure what triggered the bloom cycle, but they’ll make great Mother’s Day gifts. (I will wrap for you.)

Don’t forget: it’s not reliably warm enough for tomato and pepper plants yet, in spite of what some of the big box stores try to tell you. In fact, I saw several dead ones in my local shop a couple days ago, and there will be more after this coming Monday’s cold night. And I’m going to throw out a forecast that we will get one more frost, right after the next round of vegetable plantings. My suggestion: wait till at least May 1, when the soil is nice and warm, allowing for good strong root growth, which is essential for healthy plants. Then get your tomato and pepper plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. I will have several varieties of tomatoes and some California Wonder green bell peppers, available in about two to three weeks.

Check out all the excited listings on our incredible market!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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!

The market is now open for your orders and we have a special and a couple of new items!

BOGO or buy one get one FREE from Botanical Harmony Farm on duck eggs this week! That’s right!! Buy one dozen (dozens only) and you will receive a second one free, while they last! Our ducks are laying heavily right now and we want to share this abundance!

Frontier Family Farm has added more micro-green varieties such as turnip! Bite-size deliciousness!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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 Easter and welcome Spring! I thought it would be funny to play a joke and say the market isn’t open (April Fools) but that would be too confusing. Hope you get some good, clean jokes in today. It’s all in FUN!

The market IS open for orders this week.

Frontier Family Farm has added many new microgreens to choose from! Grown in a soilless medium and delivered in its growing tray for you to cut as you would like! Broccoli, Alfalfa, Mixes and more!

Virgin Bay Seafood RETURNS! Yay!!

We have the FINEST selection of locally raised, meats from Wedge Oak Farm and Farrar Farm

Eggs from Flying S Farm, Botanical Harmony Farm and Wedge Oak Farm

Incredible breads and now a French onion soup from Double Star Bar Farm

Dreamy baked goods, jams and more from Flying S Farms

Organic and locally roasted coffees from Sanders Bros Coffee Roasters

Bedding and houseplants from Dogwood Valley Nursery

produce from Ferris Family Farm, Frontier Family Farm, Sweetpea Erdmann Farm and Homestead Manor Farm!

Marcy Jams has some select varieties on sale! Stock up!

Ferments that are unbeatable in quality, flavor and variety from Short Mountain Cultures

Pet milk, yogurt and cream from Altamont Mennonites

Non-gmo popping corn and a selection of popped corn for your snacking pleasure from Natures Wealth

The Krafty Kupboard will have only dry goods listed for this week as she enjoys time with family! We look forward to her return!

Of course, Quinn’s Mercantile with their unbeatable selection of nearly everything you could want for gifts, home décor and more! Stop in to see the new seasonal selections!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Time to order local products and foods!


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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This is Urban Sprouts last week with us so stock up on your favorites! We have enjoyed and appreciated having them with us!

Sanders Bros. Coffee will be off this week but returns next week!

Frontier Family Farm has added some microgreens which are grown in trays that are delivered straight to you for “cut-as-you-need”! They have added broccoli and a salad mix which contains arugula for a nice kick to your spring salads!

Botanical Harmony Farm has lots of duck eggs for your Easter baking or even dyeing would be fun! If you are adventurous, they make incredible deviled eggs and egg salad! Much creamier than chicken eggs!
On sale this week!

Check out all the categories to see what is coming your way!

The Krafty Kupboard will have only dry goods listed for 2 weeks as she enjoys time with family! We look forward to her return!

Altamont Mennonites have listed cream and it’s incredibly delicious! Listed under the Milk & Dairy tab!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Late additions 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

Late, but welcome addition to the market. Homestead Manor Farm (the on-site, organic farm to fork for Harvest at Homestead restaurant) has joined us and brings a few of their greenhouse offerings!

Remember it’s ok to make multiple orders. The software will add your orders together so if you’ve already ordered this week and want to add some speciality lettuc, fresh cut herbs or broccoli leaf to your order, do it! We’ve got you covered!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

The market is open and ready for your weekly order!

Delivery is back!

Have you tried Flying S Farms sourdough cinnamon rolls yet? They are receiving rave reviews with many repeat customers! What a treat!

How about some Wedge Oak Farm sausage? Choose from pork or chicken in many styles! An absolute market FAVORITE along with the applewood smoked bacon!

All of this would pair nicely with The Krafty Kupboard breakfast grains, biscuit mixes and more!

Oh and the ever-plentiful Botanical Harmony Farm duck eggs! Free-range and non-gmo. Our ducks, chickens and geese rule the farm and expect special treatment and in turn provide us with some most delicious eggs!

Botanical Harmony Farm has also restocked liquid soaps, tooth powders, spray and solid deodorants for this week.

As a SPECIAL, order anything from Botanical Harmony, including eggs and receive a free lip balm! Organic oils and butters, hemp and red clover (great for wind chapped skin!) infused oils and therapeutic grade essential oils go into this rich and reliable balm!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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