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Resending...Time to ORDER, great items available!
_Sorry about the resend, I accidentally deleted the weblog entry for the website! Just think of this as a reminder!!
Wishing all the “Dads” out there a great day and wonderful memories of those “Dads” that are no longer with us.
It is time to order, www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net there are several great things on the market this week! Be sure to order early before items run out. Looking forward seeing you ‘On the Porch’! If there are any items that you would like to see added to the market, please let me know. Thank you all of you that are spreading the word about our great market, we had several new customers over the past couple weeks! Looking forward to seeing you ‘On the Porch’!
Fourth of July is just around the corner and it falls on a Wednesday this year. Market will be open Sunday and Monday as usual but instead of Wednesday delivery we will do the deliveries on TUESDAY July 3rd. Be sure to take advantage of the market that week for great ‘picnic – barbeque’ items!
“News from our Vendors”:
From Wedge Oak Farm: We have some delicious handmade small batch sausages, chicken, duck and pork cuts available this week. Our Honey Pig Sausage is a chipotle pepper and honey sweetened sausage that is packed in a one pound pack of 4 links. Slightly hot and finishing sweet it is a delicious sausage to add to a dish or cook and eat alone. Also available this week is Wild Onion Sausage. Small Batch and hand made from our pasture raised hogs, this one is delicious for breakfast lunch and dinner.
From Flying S Farms: We have added Cucumbers, Candy Onions and Large Bat like Green Zucchini that can be grated for baking, fritters or stuffed. The summer heat fluctuation has caused our Broccoli and Cauliflower heads to be a little small but they are still delicious raw or cooked, great tossed on the grill.
*Farrar Farm LLC *will be away this week but return next week.
How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr
What's next Sunday.....
Did you know Father’s Day is next Sunday, this week’s market would be a great time to get something special for that ‘DAD’ in your life. From grilling or gardening or enjoy a special meal prepared from some of the items our vendors have. From Savory, Sweet, Nutritious and Enjoyable; I’m sure you can find something this week that will make a great gift. Please be sure to visit Quinn’s Mercantile, they are wonderful hosting us each week, enables us to make deliveries easy for you.
Looking forward to seeing you ‘On the Porch’ Wednesday….Below is a highlight of what you can find available this week on the market. Have a blessed and safe week. Catherine, Market Manager.
Farrar Farm LLC, Sow’s Ear Piggery, Wedge Oak Farm have a great assortment of Meats & Poultry.
Short Mountain Cultures has Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay) is a cultured, fermented plant based protein native to Indonesia. Delicious, versatile and quick to prepare tempeh readily accepts your favorite sauces, marinades and dry rub seasonings.
Flying S Farms has added a variety of different summer squash and zucchini they are wonderful grilled, steamed, sauté, stuffed. Their baked items are always a wonderful addition to most any meal or as a dessert. Zucchini Pineapple Breads and Zucchini Lemon Blueberry Bars/Cake are always a hit during the summer.
The Krafty Kupboard has several packaged/convenience ready to be prepared at your home, several items are Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Vegan.
Botanical Harmony Farm has a great selection of Scrub, Soap, Deodorant, would be a great gift for “Dad” or anyone.
Salomon’s Greenhouse has Microgreens and sprouts that are extremely dense in vital enzymes, minerals and vitamins and chlorophyll. There aren’t many foods you could eat that are fresher. Enjoy a dazzling array of new flavors. Plants are at their absolute peak of flavor intensity at this stage of life.
Ferris Family Farm and Sweetpea find their assortment of Fresh Cut Culinary Herbs. Dress up your table or any room with Fresh Cut flowers.
Double Star Bar Farms offers a delicious assortment of Artisan Breads and Bagels.
Rainbow Hill Farm has several varieties of vegetable plants; tomatoes, peppers, melon, cucumber just to name a few.
From Linda at *Dogwood Valley Greenhouse *still has a good supply of tomato plants in two sizes Please place your order soon so you don’t miss out. Please note that prices remain greatly reduced on the 4" square pots. Varieties included are: Better Boy, Early Girl (just a few), Abe Lincoln, Big Red Cherry, and Brandywine. The gallon pots are really beautiful plants, beginning to bloom. And it’s not too late to plant them; simply plant them deep and water well and consistently.
I have restocked several herbs, including some Thymes and Greek Oregano. I also have both green and purple basil, and chamomile, in 4" square pots. And the lemongrass is magnificent! If you’re looking for a specific herb, please ask! I may well have it, as I’ve made a big effort to collect all the herbs available anywhere locally.
Perennials in bloom this week include: astilbe in several colors, balloon flower (both blue and white), a few early coneflowers, coral bells (better known for their beautiful foliage in several colors), dwarf coreopsis (ending bloom cycle), a few early daylilies (mostly pink right now), foamy bells, very early gauras, yellow creeping sedum, Shasta daisies, Stokesia (Stokes aster) in both blue & white, and yarrow in both pink & white.
The ferns are all magnificent, especially Japanese Painted, Northern Lady, Ostrich, Painted, Christmas and Dixie Wood ferns.
We have some new hanging baskets – coleus for shade and petunias for sun, and one large fuchsia basket I think you will love.
Coming soon: fresh cut herbs. Right now my shingles won’t allow me to do the intense bending required to harvest them.
And a little teaser: I potted out about two dozen baby African violets this morning. I’m thinking they will be in bloom around Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Market Is Back Open - Major Announcement This Week
Welcome to June. The Market is back open this morning and I have an announcement to make.
Starting this week Catherine Simmons is the new Market Manager. We are lucky to have her. You may know Catherine and Ben from Flying S Farms and their eggs, produce, baked goods and jams. Catherine has been with the Market since we began and has been one of the Market’s strongest supporters. Catherine has also been promoting farmer’s markets throughout Middle Tennessee for many years. Please give Catherine your support and gratitude as she learns the Market’s operations.
I want to thank Tracey and Ashleigh for their services these past couple of years since I had to step away from the Market. They will continue selling through Botanical Harmony and Homestead Farm. You will probably see Tracey’s sons assisting as needed.
I also want to thank Linda Reed (Dogwood Valley Greenhouse) and Michael Raines (Frontier Family Farm) for helping us through this transition.
I want to thank all our customers for your support as we complete our tenth year of operations.
I hope to see you soon.
another popular farm is back
Valentine Family Farm is back!!“We are back for the season with pickled okra,cucumbers and cauliflower.”
Happy Saturday afternoon
Good Afternoon! The market is open and ready for your orders~.
Botanical Harmony Farm and Homestead Manor Farm is back!
Short Mountain Cultures has delicious and refreshing kefir sodas stocked up! Great for these smoking hot days!
The Krafty Kupboard is stocked up on pantry items that can help make this busy time of year run a bit smoother!
Sweet Pea has some lovely wildflower bouquets!
Altamont Mennonites have 90/10 freezer filler 6 lb hamburger value packs for sale, check it out.
from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse announces a big sale! Tomato plants in 4 inch square pots will be $2, or 3 plants for $5. (The selection for 3 plants is listed separately.) Please leave a message to the farmer telling me which variety(ies) you would prefer. I have Abe Lincoln, Better Boy, Early Girl, and Large Red Cherry. Mix and match for the special, and if you order 6, I’ll throw in an extra one for free. It’s time these good healthy young plants leave my greenhouse and find a good garden to grow in!
Newly in bloom this week: the astilbes are just starting, and oh, how pretty they will be in a shady area of your garden! We have astilbe in four beautiful colors. But you have mostly sunny areas? Then try our Stokesia (Stokes aster), also just beginning to bloom in a lovely lavender blue or in white. We still have a lot of other blooming plants listed in previous messages, but if you are looking for something specific, please ask. I have quite a few things that I haven’t had time to list on the markets as yet.
And, oh yes, there is still plenty of time to plant perennials and annuals. Just please be sure to keep them well watered – “the more sun, the more water” is a good general rule. I water the greenhouses with gentle watering for 20 minutes every day. And one last thing: my plants come with a replacement guarantee for one year from date of purchase. Let me know if you have any issues with a plant you purchased from me.
Thank you all for your patience as we slowly try to get on our feet with the market.
See you soon on the porch!
Michael and Linda
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Happy Spring Morning
Happy Earth Day! The Market is now open!