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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/

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/