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Early Thanksgiving Specials and a reminder!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
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On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

REMINDER: Thanksgiving week pickup (NEXT WEEK) will be held on Tuesday the 22nd. Same place and time..just one day forward so we can all enjoy that extra time to prepare and spend with loved ones.

SPECALS THS WEEK!
Farrar Farm~ To help reduce some inventory, Farrar Farm has significantly lowered many of its beef prices and also added several new items. Ground beef is now only $6.50 and lots of other great deals. In addition, if you buy 2 London Broils, they will add a 3rd to your bag for free. Only while supplies last.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse~Don’t forget to get your Thanksgiving centerpiece from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. We have a small number of baskets and planters available, each containing flowering cabbage & kale, and pansies. These will make a great table decoration or hostess gift for Thanksgiving or any other special occasion.

Seeds of Success ~ Thanksgiving Special- 4 for $15.
Try the SOS seasonings on all your holiday favorites:
Original & Corn
Sun Cheese & Green Beans
Tur-miracle & Squash
Dill-icious & Potatoes

Flying S Farms has added Pumpkin Butter

Look for continued and MORE specials next week from your favorite vendors.

“Meet your grower/makers” will continue through Christmas this year! We hope you can take a moment to stop and say hello, introduce yourself and chat with our wonderful vendors!

See you Wednesday!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

Couple 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

Rod at Double Star Bar Farms has added their candied, baby ginger at $5.00 for a 2 ounce jar. The baby ginger is hot so the candied covering provides a nice counter. Also on offer is “Pappy’s Pecan Squares”! One order is an 8?×8? pan. These taste just like a pecan pie but in a brownie type form and can be frozen! A delicious and sure to be holiday favorite!

White City Produce and Greenhouse will also be with us for the next 2 weeks, then they go back to every other week through December.

Botanical Harmony Farm updated quantities of broccoli sprouts!!

See you Wednesday!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

This market is amazing! PLUS, THANKSGIVING pickup change!


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


THANKSGIVING week (ONLY) we will have delivery and pickup on TUESDAY, November 22, 2016. Same place and time… just switching to Tuesday.

Lovely, strange-weather days! I will take this and enjoy beautiful nights with friends and family. We have been using our local produce in a variety of quick soups so we can stay on-the-go. If you are short of time,

Chef Jenny with Seeds of Success offers her Dill-icious potato soup (along with other incredible soups/snacks. The potato soup is a hearty and “dill-icious” blend of yellow and red potatoes, locally grown garlic, homemade cashew cream, and SOS Dillicious. It is a quick and convenient comfort food to enjoy from a bowl. Defrost, heat and eat.

Rocky Glade Farm has added a few “newish” things to the market…Starbor Kale is back and hakurei turnips make a return. Also time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and that means sweet potatoes. We have Carolina Ruby, purple skin, bright orange flesh, great all purpose for casseroles, baking etc. Also, Covington is popular with bronze skin and orange flesh, again, great for all applications. We have them available by the pound, 5 pound bag or by the half bushel. Half bushel of course being the best deal of the day for all the sweet potato fans out there!

Flying S Farms has added Rosa Bianca Heirloom Eggplant- Lovely and delicious Italian heirloom: ideal for slicing, baking and roasting. Rosy-lavender with white shading, the fruits of this beautiful Italian heirloom small type 3/4-1 pound. With a mild, non-bitter flavor, the fruits’ robust shape is ideal for slicing, baking or roasting.
They have also added frozen blackberries,a tart cherry jam, and shallots to their amazing market offerings.

Sweet Pea is new this year and we love the offerings they bring. Bamboo stakes, FRESH CUT herbs, tomatillas that have been a salsa staple at my house for weeks now and delicious peppers.
Linda will be set up with her handiwork this week to get a jump start for cold-weather and holiday shopping.

West Wind Farms and Wedge Oak are taking holiday turkey reservations and have different size options available. You place the order, pay the deposit with your normal pickup and that is subtracted from your total when the turkey arrives! FRESH and local for the holidays!

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of apples! Don’t miss your chance to have these incredible, local, in-season apples while they last! Carol said that she thinks/hopes they will hold until Thanksgiving so there are a few more weeks!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

Weather roller-coaster!


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

Ok so we are back to some pretty hot, dry days! Never-fear, we have plenty of ingredients and prepared foods for these days as well!

The Krafty Kupboard specializes in whole-foods, organic and Stephanie’s hummus (4 options to choose from!) is a crowd-pleaser, quick snack, on-the-go food, perfect for the lunch box….. Available in Garlic, Black Bean Lime and Cilantro, Spicy Buffalo and Red Lentil!

Seeds of Success also has wonderful soups and snack mixes available for your busy lifestyle that are healthy choice!

Flying S Farms has added Coconut Chews: Tender crust topped with a coconut rich layer! Sounds like a wonderful treat!

Anne E Mays Gluten Free Goodies has a lot of wonderful items on offer and whether you are “gluten-free” or not, they are worth trying!

White City returns this week! (remember they are on a bi-monthly schedule with the market right now)

Sweet Pea has lots of fresh cut herbs for your cooking, sniffing, tea needs!
Stock up and freeze or dehydrate them for the winter.

There is always SO MUCH more offered on this market than I can even realize or keep up with. Every Wednesday, it never fails that customers are excited to “see what I ordered” and there are always items I didn’t know we had. SO MUCH FUN and YUMMY goodness in ONE place. The convenience is awesome!

THANK YOU customers for taking advantage of our delivery program. So far so good? It seems so from our end and hope this is a good fit for the market and those who need/prefer it!

West Wind Farms and Wedge Oak are taking holiday turkey reservations and have different size options available. You place the order, pay the deposit with your normal pickup and that is subtracted from your total when the turkey arrives! FRESH and local for the holidays!

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of apples! Don’t miss your chance to have these incredible, local, in-season apples while they last!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

Delivery option now available!


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

BRR!

Warm, hearty food season is here!

Be sure to check out all that our amazing produce vendors are harvesting right now! Get your onions and peppers as a base for flavorful soups and baked dishes. Erdmann Farms has green bells still available!

Flying S Farms has added Chinese Cross Chestnuts to their offerings. These are 50 50 American Chinese Cross Chestnuts from the woods. Enjoy raw or roasted, great in dressings or stuffings during the holidays (depending what region of the country your from!)…. Roasting chestnuts: in the oven is probably the most common method, and definitely the most flavorful.

E & B Coffee has all their roasts available and is a staple in our home. Erin just roasted some this past week and the Sumatra came out with wonderful flavors! Try some this week, you will likely be hooked on their coffee!

Benjamin’s Organic Sprouts has delicious, crisp broccoli and alfalfa sprouts listed. Add to soups, sandwiches, salads, stir fries or just out of the bag! Benjamin thanks you so much for your continued support of his efforts!

DELIVERY We are excited to announce a delivery option for pickup! We know we cannot choose a day that would work for everyone and hope this option helps!
There is a fee of $10 to cover all the necessaries to get your things to you with quality care and service! A square invoice will be emailed to you.
The delivery option is added as a product and can be found on the sidebar of “the market”. Add this to your cart to ensure delivery.

West Wind Farms and Wedge Oak are taking holiday turkey reservations and have different size options available. You place the order, pay the deposit with your normal pickup and that is subtracted from your total when the turkey arrives! FRESH and local for the holidays!

There’s abundance on our market right now! We hope you will take the time to browse some new things this week (or even old favorites you’ve been meaning to try).

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of apples! Don’t miss your chance to have these incredible, local, in-season apples while they last!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

PLEASE read! A welcome back, a new feature and more eco-friendly :).


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

It truly is Fall!

First, we wish to welcome *Wild Flours * back to the market! They will be adding old favorites and have some new Elderberry Syrup for immune boosting during the cold/flu season! “It’s a flu shot in a bottle” They are offering 3 sizes for differing needs! We are excited to have this family back with the market as I know many of you are and have missed them!

DELIVERY We are proud to announce a delivery option for pickup! We know we cannot choose a day that would work for everyone and hope this option helps!
There is a fee of $10 to cover all the necessaries to get your things to you with quality care and service! A square invoice will be emailed to you after the market closes and must be paid before delivery. If you wish to pay cash or check and do not use credit cards, please contact us so we can discuss.

West Wind Farms and Wedge Oak are taking holiday turkey reservations and have different size options available. You place the order, pay the deposit with your normal pickup and that is subtracted from your total when the turkey arrives! FRESH and local for the holidays!

Botanical Harmony Farm has got you covered with skin care needs! Everything from bar soaps, liquid soaps, tooth powder (including a NEW cinnamon and clove option!), salves AND whipped body butters that are luxurious, protecting and healing for dry skin!

These items are all-natural, no synthetic anything is used and never someone else’s base. These are our decades of research, playing in nature, working with the plants and math skills to come up with products we proudly stand behind 100%!

Stones River Market strives to be sustainably minded and we will no longer provide plastic bags at pickup. Please remember your bags. We can always combine items that have been delivered in plastic, should you forget. We have the Reusable Market bags for sale on the website and at pickup for $3. This is a fundraiser for the market to purchase more bags and other market related items coming soon!

There’s abundance on our market right now! We hope you will take the time to browse some new things this week (or even old favorites you’ve been meaning to try).

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of apples! Don’t miss your chance to have these incredible, local, in-season apples while they last!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

Weblog Entry


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

Greetings everyone! We hope this note finds you well and you have a wonderful week!

Jim and Julie from Rocky Glade Farm are BACK this week and we are extremely excited to welcome them! They have a few things on offer and will bring more as the season changes. Check their website for CSA possibilities!

Krafty Kupboard brings some INCREDIBLE Concord Grape Jam: made from Concord grapes just in from California. Exceptionally low in sugar, this dense, smooth fruit spread is fantastic on toast, biscuits, oatmeal, yogurt and in recipes. Full of flavor and antioxidants, this grape jam is quite a treat! (I know because she shared some with me and it IS a treat!!)

Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added two types of seasonal table decorations, baskets and planters, both with colorful fall plants to brighten your home well past Thanksgiving. Also we’ve added four colors of Ornamental Kale, which can be planted out in your garden for color which will last till the very coldest part of the winter. These are much longer-lasting than mums, and a bit more unusual. But they are in limited supply, so get them soon! The weather is also perfect for planting perennials in the garden, allowing them to establish strong root systems before winter, to produce spectacular blooms next spring.

I know my herb beds are looking better because of her efforts in the greenhouse!!

Seeds of Success brings the Quinoa Corn Chowder and Carrot Ginger Soups, just in time for the chilly days!

Benjamin’s Organic Sprouts have been well received and you guys have supported him so well! We are adding them to the market today along with broccoli sprouts and more varieties to come! THANK YOU for supporting our youth in their efforts!

There’s abundance on our market right now! We hope you will take the time to browse some new things this week (or even old favorites you’ve been meaning to try).

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of apples! Don’t miss your chance to have these incredible, local, in-season apples while they last!

Plenty of amazing summer vegetables still available along with all your packaged and convenient foods, skin care and more for your week’s grocery needs!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

Thank you and more 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

Good morning! AHHHH, the fresh, cool fall air seems to have everyone in great spirits! Fall can also mean gathering with friends and family for great meals. Stock up on some of your favorites for soups, grilling and more!

ALFRESCO PASTA is back! We have missed them and see that they have listed many sauces, spreads, and of course, Pasta!
Welcome back!
Don has planned a tasting table THIS week at pickup! Don’t miss out!

THANK YOU for the amazingly warm welcome you extended to E & B Coffee and Virgin Bay Seafood a pickup last week! It never fails that when I say to potential new growers, “you will LOVE the family support of this market” and to customers, “you are going to LOVE this quality new vendor!” (I do love being right sometimes, and in this case, it has been each and every time!)

Harris with Virgin Bay Seafood will have his info table set up again this week for any who missed out last week!

Erdmann Farm is back from travels and will have PUMPKINS!! Several beautiful (and edible) varieties! oh how fun and delicious! He also has cucumbers, peppers, and zinnias!

White City Produce & Greenhouse is back this week (they will only be available every other week for a time. Stock up on your favorites from them.

Flying S Farms brings us AWARD WINNING jams and jellies! Tennessee State Fair Winners right here for us to enjoy! Congratulations Catherine!

There’s abundance on our market right now! We hope you will take the time to browse some new things this week (or even old favorites you’ve been meaning to try).

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of apples! Don’t miss your chance to have these incredible, local, in-season apples while they last!

Plenty of amazing summer vegetables still available along with all your packaged and convenient foods, skin care and more for your week’s grocery needs!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

Happy Autumn! Read this, today's news is incredibly exciting!


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

SO MUCH TO SHARE!! PLEASE read through everything!

As always, we are seeking out new, small, local diverse businesses to support! We LOVE the growers we have here and appreciate them to the moon and back. Ashleigh and I meet new folks at live markets all the time and feel that the growers/makers we have are the BEST of who’s in Middle Tennessee! All in one convenient place!

As we bid well wishes to Sean at Nuance Coffee & Tea and thank him for years of roasted coffee and specialty teas…

Please welcome Erin and Bethany from E & B Coffee Roasters. They have 4 products on the market this week, one for every coffee lover! Either Certified Organic or Rainforest Alliance Certified and all Fair-Trade… Oh my goodness!! Incredible and the Sumatra is my favorite, Iced or Hot!! We hope Erin and Bethany will be able to set up a meet and greet table very soon.

Also welcome Virgin Bay Seafood YES, we said SEAFOOD in TN… before you shrug this off, hear them out!
-We source 100% sustainable and wild caught Alaskan Seafood. All products are blast frozen and vac sealed in AK for the long journey to TN. We have 4 different species of Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Crab and Scallops. We also offer Salmon Burger and Smoked Salmon. All products are 100% Wild, so availability can vary throughout the year.

There is so much I have learned about Virgin Bay and how they do business, how intense the process is to get “one line, one fish” at a time to your table (words from one of their market representatives who has taught me so much about this family and their business!) and how much they love what they do!
They have many products available along with their version of a CSA listed on the market!! Please take some time to see all they offer!

Both E&B and Virgin Bay Seafood are fellow market vendors with us at the Nolensville Farmers Market. From watching the lines at both booths, seeing repeat customers bring praises and excitement in supporting these small, local (YES, Virgin Bay’s Cathy is an MTSU graduate!), we truly felt the calling to invite them into our market family. We hope you are as pleased as we are with the quality!!

Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note:

Perfect fall herb-planting time is here! Buy any herb plant offered by Dogwood Valley Greenhouse on the market (designated by “Herb Plant” in front of the name), and I will also give you a Stevia plant for free! I have some nice Stevia plants (see picture in listing), but they aren’t winter-hardy, and I have no way to overwinter them safely. However, if you move your new Stevia plant to a slightly larger pot, you will be able to bring it inside toward the end of October, and enjoy its sweetness in your drinks and baked goods all winter. For more information about and uses of Stevia, see http://stevia.com and

http://stevia.net . Place your herb order soon, while my Stevia supplies last

Erdmann Farms will be away this week and we wish John safe travels!

Rod at Double Star Bar Farms will be taking orders this week… He and Maura are going on vacation for THREE WEEKS! Bagels freeze incredibly well so be sure to stock up!

Summer produce is still rolling in but if you haven’t tried Frontier Family Farms peas… oh my goodness! The WHOLE thing is sweet and delicious raw!

Thank you for supporting this family market!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/

Weblog Entry


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 rainy morning!! While the rain desperately needed, I am sure the folks who attending “Wine Around the Square” last night were happy that it waited to drop!

The cast of The Legend of Pocahontas performed a wonderful number!

Speaking of the Center for the Arts, Suite Surrender, a comedy, opened this weekend and features TWO of our Market makers, Mandy and Michael Jones of Ridiculous Chocolate.

If you have any community news you would like to have featured in our newsletter, please drop a line to stonesrivermarket@gmail.com or text Tracey at 931.952.1224 by each Saturday evening before the market opens.

Chef Jenny with Seeds of Success will have Carrot Ginger Soup! This soup combines local baby ginger, carrots, SOS Tur-miracle (turmeric seasoning) together to create an antioxidant rich soup. Enjoy it warm or cold. It can also be served over quinoa, rice, pasta, or veggies!

Valentine Family Farm has added some wonderful new pickles Three Sisters Mix (two varieties) and a spicy version! Be sure to check these out and how creatively delicious this family’s products are!

SweetPea added Chestnuts! Large bag and small bag!

Get some exquisite cut flowers from Erdmann Farm John also has great cucumbers for slicing or pickling!

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of apples! Don’t miss your chance to have these incredible, local, in-season apples while they last!

Plenty of amazing summer vegetables still available along with all your packaged and convenient foods, skin care and more for your week’s grocery needs!

As always, we thank L & L Contractors for their hospitality and generosity in hosting our market! Please remember them in your contracting needs! They support us so please return the support to them!

See you Wednesday!

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/