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Maret is open-- NO DELIVERY 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.

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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:

It’s really coming spring at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse! Apparently, once the ball gets rolling, it’s not going to stop. The daffodils are past, and now the early perennials are taking their place. Imagine my surprise to find several blooms in the greenhouse, even though the weather is returning to more “seasonable” temperatures. The market software won’t let me feature all these bloomers, so here is the list for this week (with many more waiting their turn for next week):
Catchfly, Creeping Phlox (one color now, more coming), Primrose, Pulmonaria, and variegated Vinca. Please notice that they are all in very limited supply, which means if you want one of these specifically, you should place your order early. Also I have a decent selection of good strong herb plants, still small but ready to grow for you (Cat Mint, Greek Oregano, Peppermint, Salad Burnet, Chocolate Mint, Orange Mint, and others). Lastly, although not blooming, Lamb’s Ear and Valerian (Garden Heliotrope) are growing like crazy and would love to do so in your garden. Don’t forget our beautiful houseplants (a selection of potted ones and some really nice Wandering Jew hanging baskets). If there is anything specific you’d like for your spring garden, please let me know so I can be on the lookout for you.

So excited for gardening this year! Linda’s plant starts are hardy and always grow beautifully for me!

There will not be delivery ervice this week. We apologize for this inconvenience. Delivery returns next week!

Gracie Martin, MTSU journalism student and Quinn’s Mercantile employee came out last week to interview Tracey and Michael Raines (Frontier Family Farm) for a school project. The focus was on how unique our online market is for our community and we agree! Our market is so special and we appreciate Gracie using us as her subject! Can’t wait to see the interview and hopefully share!

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/

The market 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! Is everyone feeling this early Spring? Our farmers are carefully watching early crop already in the ground or greenhouses. Sprouted seeds are coming up and egg producers are happily laying again!

Botanical Harmony Farm has a few dozen duck eggs listed this week.

So far Sanders Bros. Coffee has offered only light and medium roasts, of which the Honduras Pacavita Organic has been a big hit. But now there is an option for those of you who like a dark roast! The Brazil Cafelandia micro-lot comes from a single farm and will be roasted dark to present a nutty, chocolatey coffee with a subtle red apple sweetness. A rich and complex cup!

If anyone wants to special order beef for Easter dinner, please check out Farrar Farm’s special orders. Quantities will be limited between now and Easter so get your orders in now.

Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this Springtime note:

The first blooms of spring are always a bit tricky to predict. I was watching my daffodil garden, as well as the weather report, and listed the Spring Daffodil Bouquets on the market last week. On Tuesday I had a few dozen flowers, but on Wednesday, it seemed that half the buds opened at once! They may only be available for three weeks because of early hot weather. I’d love for you to enjoy them along with me!

I’m starting to see buds here and there in the greenhouse too. It’s a bit early to set plants in the garden just yet, but these have been in an unheated house all winter, so they’re used to the temperatures. As soon as the weather gets nice enough for the gardener, these early beauties will be ready to go: Dwarf Coreopsis, Creeping Phlox, Pulmonaria, Primrose, and Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). Most of these will be in bloom in the next two or three weeks. Watch the “Featured Products” at the top of the page to see what’s in bloom this week (but I can only list the five most recent; many of them will stay in bloom for many weeks.)

As a reminder, we appreciate when customers return containers for reuse! Thank you for being conscientious earth dwellers! WE love you!

There’s likely so much more on the market you may not have realized we have! Take a few moments to browse a new category today :)!

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

Welcome back sunshine! I know we are all more than ready to feel alive and vibrant again! The Whole Foods from our farmers and makers help us to fill that void in winter’s rest.

Fronteir Family Farm brings us iron-rich spinach! Great raw for salads, smoothies or sautéed with some eggs from our farmers for a wonderful protein boost!

Botanical Harmony Farm is back this week.

Marcy Jams select varieties on sale this week for $5! Stock up and save!

Short Mountain Cultures has half gallon growlers of their incredible water Kefir! An effervescent natural soda that aids digestion and helps maintain a healthy immune system! This is one treat to have on hand!

Virgin Bay Seafood is off this week! We look forward to their return.

So much more on the market this week and our produce farmers are busy gearing up with new seedlings and plans for abundant crops to feed our families! Thank you for always supporting them!

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

Tracey’s phone and internet is new and restored so please send any questions, concerns, etc to(931)952-1224 once again or email to stonesrivermaret@gmail.com

Double Star Bar Farm has returned! YAY! This week they offer a French onion soup, sold with a boule of sourdough bread for $6.00 for a pint! Perfect warm season food!

Botanical Harmony Farm is off this week.

Marcy Jams select varieties on sale this week for $5! Stock up and save!

Short Mountain Cultures has half gallon growlers of their incredible water Kefir! An effervescent natural soda that aids digestion and helps maintain a healthy immune system! This is one treat to have on hand!

Virgin Bay Seafood offers several varieties of salmon, incredible halibut and gorgeous scallops that you are sure to love!

So much more on the market this week and our produce farmers are busy gearing up with new seedlings and plans for abundant crops to feed our families! Thank you for always supporting them!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Market is open for orders with New items and many specials!


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

ANNOUNCEMENT Tracey’s phone (the number listed for all Stones River communication) has to be replaced. While she waits for a new one to be delivered, please use Ashleigh’s number (931)536-5179 if you need anything concerning the market or orders:).

Farrar Farm has a lot of great new products listed as well as a great special on their 8 ounce hamburger patties for $5.50/pound. Get them before they’re gone.

Valentine’s Day falls on market day next week, and Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has some special things for your special someone. Beautiful and nonfattening too! Check out our Valentine’s Day Rex Begonia Planter and Valentine’s Wrap. We can also wrap our the other houseplants currently available – aloe vera, pink Christmas cacti (still blooming), mistletoe cacti, and zebra haworthia – for an additional $3. Just message me when you order one of these. We have some beautiful hanging baskets of wandering Jew and flame violet which would also make great gifts, with a nice bow on the hanger at no extra charge. We can also wrap any of our perennial plants for an additional $3, if you message me. Lastly, we have gift certificates available in any denomination for your special someone.

To get your pick of our limited supply of holiday gifts, place your order this week and specify delivery on the 14th.

Blessings,
Linda

WE HAVE YOGURT from the Mennonites who supply our pet milk comes a new cow milk yogurt, comes in plain, raspberry and orange.
No antibiotics or hormones are used on the cows. Cow feed is not organic and may have traces of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Check product for full ingredients! Pint containers.

Marcy Jams select varieties are ON SALE for $5 this week, regular price $6 per 8 ounce jar! Stock up!

Botanical Harmony Farm sugar scrubs are ON SALE this week Regular price $10, get a few for your dry winter skin and give as gifts for only $8 per jar! Perfect for shower, bath, shaving, face and more! Organic, simple ingredients! No coconut oil means less grease.

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

The Market is 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.

Market News


The market is open and ready for your orders this week!

Announcement please remember milk jars when you order the next round. Since the deposit has to be paid until those jars are returned, we have to ask either to remember the jars or we must charge another jar fee. Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate the provider of the milk and our loyal customers!

Frontier Family Farm continues to provide us with top quality, lovingly grown spinach and lettuce!

Wedge Oak offers sausages crafted from chicken and sausage in patties and ground. Perfect for a warm breakfast with

Flying S Farms biscuits!

We have eggs from both of the above mentioned farmers along with:

Mixes for pancakes, biscuits, cornbread and more from The Krafty Kupboard for those who love to DIY but might need it to be fast AND all-natural!

Botanical Harmony Farm has been reducing inventory for new packaging and new offerings! We will be fully stocked in a few weeks.
The ducks are on their winter break from laying eggs and say they appreciate you helping in their feed costs! :)

There is plenty on the market to add to your weekly, all-natural grocery list!

Don’t forget delivery is an option!
We are working on a new fee system for deliveries and hope to add more folks to the program soon! Thank you so much for support in this effort!

We appreciate the local love you continue to show. Our farming/entrepreneurial families NEED you!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

NEW Vendor & Sprecials 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


The market is open and ready for your orders!

The market is open for this week’s orders!

WELCOME Sanders Bros. Coffee— A local, small-batch roasting company, Sanders Bros. Coffee selects specialty coffee beans (those rated 85 or higher in cuppings) and roasts them fresh just a day or two before coming to market!
Some of the available coffees are certified organic, while others are not simply because the path to certification is too expensive for the farmer. That said, manures and recycled coffee products at the farm level are cheaper than chemical fertilizers, so they are most often used instead.

Check it out and try a bag this week!

Alfresco Pasta has a special this week! ALL raviolis are $1 off! Great items to have on hand for quick, delicious, warm meals!

Farrar Farm is clearing out last year’s inventory and has significantly reduced prices of following items: Bone-in Rump Roast, Flank Steak, Sirloin Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Skirt Steak, Tri Tip. These prices won’t last long so stock up now!!!

Nature’s Wealth offer their Non-GMO, farm-grown popcorn either by the kernel for you to pop or by the popped (and some flavored) bag! Two sizes available! Perfect on-the-go snack that keeps for several days in the Ziploc bag!

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


The market is open and ready for your orders!

Thank you all so much for helping us get orders out quickly. We stayed warm and appreciate you for coming out!

In the news:

Erdmann Farm has several Field and Long Island Cheese Pumpkins ready to roast, puree and add to soups, breads and more!

He sent a few great looking recipes to consider:

From Southern Living Cookbook:
Moist Pumpkin Bread

2/3 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
2/3 cup raisins

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in pumpkin and water.

Combine flour and next five ingredients; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold in pecans and raisins. Spoon into two greased and floured 9×5×3 inch loaf pans; bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

From Cooking from the farmers’ market:
Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Sage Cream

Makes 6-8 servings

1 sugar pie pumpkin, about 2 lb
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
6 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups (32 fl oz) chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Cut the pumpkin into 2 inch chunks. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
Add the pumpkin and broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover partially, and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes.
Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender. Return to the saucepan and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reheat over medium-low heat.
Ladle into bowls, drizzle the sage cream on top, and serve right away.

Sage Cream
12 sage leaves with stems intact, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
Combine the sage and cream in a small saucepan, Place over medium heat and cook until small bubbles appear along the edges of the pan. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 20 minutes to let the flavors develop.. Strain the sage pieces out of the cream and use right away.

Urban Sprouts offers us some of the most delicious micro-greens around! Choose from Pea, Sunflower or Radish. They have their own unique flavors and add so much to sandwiches, soups, salads and stir fries!

Marcy Jams is back this week with select best-sellers! Check the Jams and Jellies tab to see what she’s brought for us to enjoy on toast, fresh, buttery biscuits or even in a smoothie to add a bit of flavor and sweetness!

The temps may be absolutely brutal but our growers/makers are still hard at work bringing your top-quality products!
Meats, eggs, body care, baked goods and so much more!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Market IS open 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

Welcome back market family! We hope you had a wonderful week of family and friends.

The market is open for orders and we hope you find lots to fill your needs!

Lots of milk and butter on offer this week! Stock up for your warm toast and biscuits from Flying S Farms.

Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this:
Brrr! It’s cold outside! While you’re paging through seed catalogs and planning next year’s gardening adventures, you need a friend or two inside to keep you company. Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has several really nice full wandering Jew hanging baskets available. And if you weren’t able to find a nice Christmas cactus, we have a new crop just coming into bloom, all a pretty lighter shade of pink. Our Rex begonias are also very pretty, many in bloom during winter. So bring some color to your dining room, coffee, or bedside table with one of these nice houseplants.

Frontier Family Farm is still providing the most excellent salad mixes and spinach for our need of the green things in winter! Absolutely perfect!

Flying S Farms has spaghetti squash that is lovely with marinara or even butter and parmesan cheese!

Botanical Harmony Farm is still bringing in the most delicious duck eggs! PERFECT for pancake and cornbread mixes, fried eggs, boiled or scrambled! So creamy and delicious!

Wedge Oak Farm has a huge selection of meats that shouldn’t be missed. From pork to chicken!

Farrar Farm beef is perfect for these cold days when you need a good stew or steak!

Prefer a plant-based diet? Short Mountain Cultures has the best tempeh ever introduced to the mouth, kefir, kraut, kvass, and more to help keep your body and mind happy!

Stock up for this cold week ahead and we will see you next year ;).

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Ordering is open and NEWS


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


NEWS first, ordering is OPEN for this week and pickup remains the same.
NEXT WEEK- NO ORDERS as we will all take time to spend with friends and family or to just sleep and do nothing! :D

That all said, STOCK UP this week on items you will want to have for the next week as well!

Maura from Double Star Bar Farm has listed some GORGEOUS!!!!! hand-dyed silk scarves, hand knit wool texting gloves and wool/acrylic baby mittens that are just simply, well, GORGEOUS!! Who wouldn’t love to receive these?!?
I will have extras for sale on the side table for folks who like to see in person! Don’t miss these! Under the Artisan Products tab.

Erdmann Farm sends this note: Just in time for Christmas, I want to share my farm-grown pumpkins with you, in the form of a fresh-baked pie. Using a simple recipe and homemade crust, these pies will be baked and delivered on Wednesday.
THEY ARE DELICIOUS! Don’t miss out on these. What an incredible way to support local!

Short Mountain Cultures has all your probiotic needs during this time of wonderful eating. Water Kefirs in several delicious flavors, Coconut Kefir, kimchi and krauts. Plus, tempeh that serves as an excellent protein and addition to any meal!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has several Christmas cacti which would make beautiful hostess gifts, or would go a long way to brighten up your own home. The red ones are out of bloom, and we have sold out of the white and light pink ones, but we have several bright pink ones, covered with blooms and buds.

We also have enough greens to make a couple more kissing balls and wreaths, if you missed ordering the last couple of weeks. Also, look for other types of houseplants coming onto the market after Christmas.

Botanical Harmony Farm has kept duck egg prices low as a thank you to customers who help keep the ducks fed!
Ducks eat nearly double what a laying hen does so we thank you for your continued purchases through the winter!
Duck eggs are delicious, creamy and perfect for all your baking needs! The extra protein gives incredible lift to cakes and pies and more!

Most of our items can be gifted as a “locally grown/made” basket and is ALWAYS loved and appreciated! Even out-state folks love a good “Made in Tennessee” gift!! We also have Gift Certificates in varying amounts!

Jams, jellies, prepackaged convenience foods, hot cocoa, popcorn, soaps and skin care and more! Stock up and gift away. You are not only giving from local sources, you are supporting YOUR local community families who need it more than ever and appreciate you so very much!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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