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The Market is Back Open - Tomatoes and Peppers Galore


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


Summer is fast coming to an end. September and football season will soon be here. You will find many products available that will work for your tailgate parties this season.

Our produce listing keeps expanding. There is an abundance of peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, winter and summer squash. Some new items this week include:

  • Green tomatoes from JourneyWorks Community Garden and Rainbow Hill Farm
  • Sweet dumpling and acorn squash from Rocky Glade Farm
  • Tomato pico de gallo from The Blue Porch

Now is the time to start canning and freezing produce to enjoy them during the winter months. White City Produce and Greenhouse has several varieties of tomatoes listed in the quantities needed that are perfect for preservation.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

Time to Order Local Food - Winter Squash is Here


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 to another week of locally grown and made products. Fall is fast approaching and you can see that with the addition of winter squash to the Market. Both Rocky Glade Farm and JourneyWorks Community Garden offers several different varieties.

Botanical Harmony has updated their inventory of products including liquid soap and natural deoderant. New fragrances are being added and more herbs/wild crafted plants are being infused into their products.

JourneyWorks Community Garden contines to add to their offerings. This week they have added watermelon and kindling.

It is still grilling season, so be sure to check out products offered by Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

The Market is Back Open - Apples Return


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


Time to order locally grown and made products this morning. You will find new and returning products this week. Plenty of tomatoes are on the Market so if you are interested in preserving some for winter, now is the time to begin that process. There are also a good variety of peppers that can also be preserved for the winter.

Double Star Bar Farms returns after a short break. He brings artisan breads, stevia (a natural sweetener) and natural bug repellent to the Market.

Some new products this week include:

  • Blueberry Zucchini Bars from Flying S Farms
  • Bodacious Corn from Erdmann Farm
  • Shelling Beans from JourneyWorks Community Garden

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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 found a recipe this week that we have cooked a couple of times already and uses many of the vegetables from the Market. It comes to us from Yummly and TheKitchn. We also added carrots and peppers to give the dish additional color.

Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn in Lemon-Brown Butter Sauce
Serves 6 to 8

1 pound small red potatoes
1 pound green beans
3 ears sweet corn (3 to 3 1/2 cups kernels)
1 medium yellow onion, sliced thinly
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice, from 1 lemon
Salt
Black pepper, to taste

Scrub the potatoes clean and then cut them into bite-sized pieces. Place them in a medium-sized pot with 1 tablespoon of salt, and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes. Scoop the potatoes out with a slotted spoon and transfer to a mixing bowl.

While the potatoes are cooking, trim the green beans and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Once the potatoes have finished, bring the cooking water back to a boil (adding more water if necessary), and blanch the beans until they are bright green and tender, but still have some bite to them, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to the bowl with the potatoes.

Cook the corn following your preferred method. Personally, I like using the microwave method for this recipe, because then I can multitask! Once the corn is cool enough to handle, cut off all the kernels and transfer them to the bowl with the potatoes and green beans.

When all the other vegetables are ready, cook the onions and make the brown butter dressing (or if you’re confident in your multitasking skills, get the onions cooking on a separate burner while the other vegetables are cooking). Heat a teaspoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onions until they are soft and beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. If you have the time and patience, continue slowly cooking the onions until they are fully caramelized — this is fantastic! Transfer the cooked onions into the bowl with the potatoes and beans.

Place the empty skillet back over medium-high heat and melt the butter. Continue cooking, occasionally swirling the butter in the pan, until the butter darkens and begins to smell nutty. Remove from heat and let the butter cool slightly, then whisk in the lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. If the butter is still quite hot, the lemon juice will make it sizzle up and sputter — be careful!

Drizzle the lemon-brown butter sauce over the vegetables and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese, if using, and add salt and pepper to taste. This side dish can be served warm or room temperature. It will keep for 1 week refrigerated — the butter sauce will solidify in the fridge, so I recommend letting the salad come to room temperature or briefly heating in the microwave to warm it up again.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

Time to Order Local Food - Honey and Peaches Return


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 back open this morning as August arrives and the start of school is not too far away. We have farmers adding new products and vendors returning from an extended break.

I want to thank the Blue Porch for attending last week’s pick up. Hopefully, many of you were able to sample their cold salads and hot sauces. One thing you may not know about the Blue Porch is they also are caterers.

The following are some of the new and returning items:

  • Chef Jenny comes back to us with her seasonings and introduces her snack mixes now in larger sizes.
  • Ferris Family Farm returns with peppers and turkish orange eggplant.
  • Flying S Farms brings an old time favorite strawberry rhubarb jam made from Middle Tennessee strawberries and rhubarb.
  • Our newest farmer, JourneyWorks Community Gardens has corn, new tomatoes and peppers available this week.
  • Rainbow Hill Farm brings fresh peaches to the Market this week. Get them while you can.
  • Honey from Rocky Glade Farm returns to the Market as well as mountain rose and yukon gold potatoes.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

The Market is Back Open - A New Farmer Joins


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 to the last week of July. Here is the news for this week.

A new farmer has joined the Market. JourneyWorks Community Garden comes to us with fresh produce. You can learn more about them at their Growers page

Meet Your Producer – This Wednesday, Aaron with The Blue Porch will be at pick up demonstrating and sampling many of their products. Come by and see what they have to offer. He has also added a new item – wild rice edamame salad.

I am working with Lorraine with Casa Segovia-Paz to keep empanadas in stock. This week we have beef, veggie and peach.

Frontier Family Farm introduces romaine hearts this summer.

Rocky Glade Farm brings back pink eye purple hull peas to the Market.

Both Wedge Oak and West Wind Farms have plenty of products perfect for grilling this summer including pork ribs.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

Time to Order Local Food - New and Returning Products


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 back open this morning and you will find several new and returning products.

Casa Segovia-Paz has restocked her empanadas which includes beef, veggie, red bean and chicken.

Double Star Bar Farms returns from a short break with his artisanal bread. He also brings to us blueberries, blackberries and natural bug repellent in two fragrances – peppermint and tea tree.

Flying S Farms has both red and blue potatoes on the Market this week.

Kelly Creek Farm returns this week with her fresh made granola.

Ms. Rosies is back this week with her cakes, fried pies, jams and more.

Rocky Glade Farm bring two new peppers to the Market – Sweet Violet Sparkle and Shisito Sweet

Rainbow Hill Farm has Sugar Pearl Corn which have small white kernels.

Vaughn Brothers have pullet size eggs from their new chickens.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

The Market is Back Open - Beef is Back


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 to another week of locally grown and made products. Here is the news for this week:

  • Double Star Bar is taking a short break and will return soon.
  • Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is braving the heat and chiggers to bring us wild blackberries
  • Flying S Farms is introducing some new jams and jellies – Apricot jam, Cactus jelly and Wild Blackberry jam.
  • Rocky Glade Farm brings red skin potatoes to the Market.
  • West Wind Farms has restocked their beef products.
  • White City Produce and Greenhouse has a veggie stir fry medley this week.
There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

Time to Order Local Food


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 back open this morning. I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July yesterday.

Okra is making its first appearance this week from White City Produce and Greenhouse. Sweet corn from Rainbow Hill Farm is still available. There is an abundance of summer squashes too.

Flying S Farms introduces a Blue Barb Jam which is a combination of blueberries and rhubarb.

Fresh blueberries and blackberries are here as well.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

The Market is Back Open - Summer is Here


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 to the Market. Summer officially arrived last week and and July comes this week. The Fourth of July is next Saturday. The Market has plenty of products available for your upcoming special events.

Grilling products are available from Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms.

Desserts can be found from Flying S Farms, Ms. Rosie’s and Ridiculous Chocolate.

Cold salads and dips are available from The Blue Porch and Alfresco Pasta.

Fresh Cut Flower Bouquets to decorate your table are available from Erdmann Farm.

Summer vegetables continue to be added on a regular basis. Some of those items include:

  • Sweet Corn from Rainbow Hill Farm
  • German Butterball potatoes and German White garlic from Rocky Glade Farm
  • Golden Zucchini from Flying S Farms
  • Sweet Banana peppers from White City Produce and Greenhouse

A message from Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Thankfully the weather will be a bit cooler this coming week, and along with some much-needed rain, will make very good planting conditions. Our herb and perennial plants are looking very good, and would really help to dress up your garden before your July 4th celebrations. Especially nice right now are rosemary, several varieties of lavender, and all the thymes, mints, and basils. Foliage of artemisia, santolina, and euonymous; and blooms of several asters, balloon flower, coneflowers, late daylilies, and gauras will brighten your garden. We still have several very nice hanging baskets for your porch or patio, as well as ferns for the shady areas. We still have a very few tomato plants for a late garden. How about a very nice basket of potted herbs as a hostess gift for a July 4th gathering?

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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

Time to Order Local Food - Happy Father's Day


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 opens as we celebrate Father’s Day. Thanking all the fathers out there for doing what they do best.

News for this week:

  • Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has a couple of tomato plants on special for your gardens. Plant now for a late summer harvest.
  • Flying S Farms is taking a break from her baking as they are installing a new oven to bring us more baked goods. They will still have eggs, jams and produce this week.
  • Rocky Glade Farm introduces a new purple peacock broccoli along with returning items green beans, bulb fennel, parsley as well as their other greens.
  • Wedge Oak Farm took some chickens for processing and has restocked all of their chicken products.

Beets, cucumbers and different varieties of squash have returned to the Market as well.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

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.

I thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

John

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