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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

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/

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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

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/

Thankful and Remembering


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

Finding the best words to remember a day full of traumatic and intense emotion is difficult. Cheap sentiment never does any justice. So we will remember in our hearts and minds and the sharing of stories. We do remember 9/11, pray over effects that rippled from this day.

I am certain we are all thankful for this more than just needed rain. This year has certainly been a challenge to raise crops and nurture livestock!

This week Seeds of Success will be away on vacation but returns next week.

Ann E. Mays Gluten Free Goodies is back this week with a couple of new items. A chocolate fudge cake and Pumpkin Spice Muffins! Both look incredible!

Frontier Family Farm has Georgia Racer sweet potatoes! Full of flavor and awesome eating size, great for chips too.

Bronze Muscadines are available from White City Produce and Greenhouse – They are sweeter than purple muscadines with a 28% sugar content! Perfect for juice, jelly, eating!

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/

Hello September!


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 market family!

Stephanie with The Krafty Kupboard is featuring her NEW Organic, Gluten-Free, vegan chili starter!
A recipe included for beef, chicken or vegan versions. Super quick and easy to make. Just throw all ingredients into a slow cooker and let it simmer all day. One package makes 2 LARGE pots of chili!!

SweetPea has added some very sweet indeed ornamental plants in vintage containers.

Wedge Oak has sustainably raised Duck sausages and more! They also offer Organic and free-range chicken and duck eggs!

Our produce vendors are still bringing some incredible goods!!

Frontier Family Farm has DELCIOUS homestead variety garlic!

SweetPea also has a wonderful Music garlic that stores well! Stock up now for plenty through the winter!

Rainbow Hill has several varieties of tasty apples! Don’t miss a chance to make some apple butter, apple pie, snack on the crisp and juicy gala or dehydrate some for another winter treat!

Flying S Farms JUST added assorted tomatoes, by the pound: 1 pound of Pink Girl, Beefsteak Heirloom and “whatever-end-of-the-season” tomato become ripe! Red and Pink tomatoes (NOTE: the picture is NOT what you will receive)

There is SO MUCH on offer! Ferments, seasonings, prepared foods, breads, candies, body products!! Try something new this week and give us your review! We do appreciate ALL feedback. That helps us to improve, provide the quality you deserve and should expect and make this market all you want it to be!

We are still in the works with 2 new vendors and cannot WAIT to share the news!!!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

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/

Fall is approaching!


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

Well, Fall can be felt in the early morning hours and that is a wonderful hope of the coming of cooler days :).
Tennessee may be fickle with her weather, but she always stays true with wonderful changes of seasons. Keeps things interesting!

Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this:
The forecast for next week’s weather may be a bit optimistic, but it indicates somewhat lower temperatures. It’s time to start thinking about fall gardening. For the last couple of years, I’ve made an effort to acquire some perennial plants that bloom in August and September. Everywhere you look, you will soon see chrysanthemums. Let’s do something different this year! Currently blooming at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse are: Anemone (tall and showy in white or pink), Plumbago (very pretty blue), Toad Lily, Pincushion Flower, Hardy Begonia (lovely pink!), and several colors of Carnation. We have several types of ferns, as well as furry soft Lamb’s Ear, that will all look very nice alongside these bloomers. And in the very near future we will have in stock Flowering Cabbages. Fall gardens do not have to be all about Chrysanthemums!

Thanks so much.

Blessings,
Linda

ONE MORE chance to see The Legend of Pocahontas TODAY at 2 pm. Such an incredible cultural offering from our community’s youth!

After that, our very own Ridiculous Chocolate makers Mandy & Michael can be seen in Suite Surrender -a comedic play that promises to entertain the funny bone!

In more market news: SUMMER produce
is still coming in strong!
Tomatoes from Flying S Farms Frontier Family Farm Rainbow Hill and white City Produce along with

Peppers!! This year’s pepper crops have been DELICIOUS!

Flying S Farms added Poblano have a richer and deeper pepper flavor with just a mild to moderate heat, with Scoville rating of only 250 to 1,500. The shape and open interior is perfect for stuffing, frying, salsas or when used in favorite recipes.

Casey Family Farms is still away getting cows ready to be bred and give birth, they hope to be back very soon!

We are talking with several NEW vendors this week and hope to have announcements about them very soon! SO EXCITING!

THANK YOU for keeping this market alive and growing when there are now so many market choices! We are honored that you choose to come back week after week to support your local community and help us farmers and makers pay our bills :). We cannot do this without you and wow do we, as customers, receive some of the MOST amazing fruits of labor for our time and money!

We have an incredible amount of offerings right now including, produce, meat, milk and milk products, baked goods, soaps and skincare, chocolate, dog treats! Take advantage of the ease of ordering and pickup for your weekly groceries!

Hope you will take time to browse all the amazing products our market has to offer! We have some of the best growers/makers around!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

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 Sunday!


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


GREAT morning all!

Congratulations do Deborah Hunt, winner of the Legend of Pocahontas tickets at the Center for the Arts
There are still chances to catch this AMAZING, thought-provoking show. Boroarts.org for more show information and tickets.
It has been fun seeing those who have come, away from market!

Ann E. Mays has several new treats this week

Chef Jenny with Seeds of Success will be set up this week with samples and extras for sale.

Erdmann Farms has MANY wonderful cucumbers. Welcome back John!

SweetPea has added some hat/scarf sets and crocheted headbands! perfect start to holiday shopping!

Rocky Glade Farm is still away and prayers sent for Jim’s surgery and for the family’s strength during their difficult time.
They do have a newsletter, subscribe via their website, with more information.

We have an incredible amount of offerings right now including, produce, meat, milk and milk products, baked goods, soaps and skincare, chocolate, dog treats! Take advantage of the ease of ordering and pickup for your weekly groceries!

Hope you will take time to browse all the amazing products our market has to offer! We have some of the best growers/makers around!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

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/

FREE TICKETS! Gluten-free Samples!


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


GREAT morning all!

Stones River Market is Proud to support and back to our local economy and support the arts.

Every person who orders will be placed in a drawing to receive two free tickets to see
The Legend of Pocahontas at The Center for the Arts on Friday August, 26 at 7:30 pm.
To receive an extra entry, share my Facebook or Instagram post from Stones River!

The show is incredible and the youth of Murfreesboro are extremely dedicated and alive with TALENT!

Ann E. Mays will delight us again this week with a sample table. The are hoping to bring NEW items to tempt your taste buds!! Some sweet and perhaps some that are a weekly staple!

This family lives gluten-free and knows how it is to feel like “I can’t eat anything!” So they take charge of their health and taste buds by becoming incredible kitchen wizards! Stones River is thankful to have this knowledge and experience, not to mention the TASTY goods they bring to us.

Sweetpea has added Serrano peppers along with fresh cut herbs. The peppers are small in size, big on heat! Our serrano peppers are ideal to “kick it up a notch” in salsas, chili, or in Thai and other Asian dishes. 3-4" inches long, thin green peppers.

The Krafty Kupboard is featuring the Spicy Buffalo Hummus. Mildly spicy from cayenne peppers… it is ADDICTIVE! One taste just to “see if you will like it” and it’s over. The container is gone in a flash!

Cayenne pepper is a healing pepper. Among the many benefits are what they do for digestion! Stimulating the saliva, which begins the digestion process. Cayenne pepper also stimulates the flow of enzyme production, which is essential for our digestive system to work properly. It also stimulates gastric juices that aid the body’s ability to metabolize food and toxins.

Food is Medicine and I love seeing everyone making such wise food choices through the market!

We also LOVE! the fact that our vendors want to come, set up tables to share their knowledge, creations or harvests and meet the folks who support them. Our market is very unique and convenient but we still take time to build relationships!

Botanical Harmony Farm has a Jewelweed Salve which is EXCELLENT for aiding the drying of Poison Ivy and has helped Tracey’s chigger bites! 1 oz tin $6.50
If your summer skin needs a buff and polish, try one of our Sea Salt Soaps! All-natural, clays/botanicals or activated charcoal to detox and tone and only essential oils to scent. Your skin will thank you!
If you have dryer skin, try a regular bar or a Sugar Scrub!

We have an incredible amount of offerings right now including, produce, meat, milk and milk products, baked goods, soaps and skincare, chocolate, dog treats! Take advantage of the ease of ordering and pickup for your weekly groceries!

Hope you will take time to browse all the amazing products our market has to offer! We have some of the best growers/makers around!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

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/

NEW 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


GREAT morning all!

WELCOME:
Stephanie Kraft with The Krafty Kupboard

Locally produced, organic foods and snacks made with ingredients sourced from US growers. Foods are made ready to eat or in convenience packaging to make home preparation quick and easy. Most foods are gluten-free and vegan and prepared without the major food allergies (gluten/wheat, soy, eggs, diary, peanuts, tree-nuts, shell fish). Any foods that do contain these items are clearly labeled and produced on separate equipment and in separate preparation areas to ensure cross-contamination does not occur.

My goal is to make eating locally produced, organic, non-genetically modified foods easier for busy families.

Stephanie will bring samples of her incredible hummus (which sells prepared and a fantastic mix to make at home). She will also have some of the baked items prepared from the mixes she sells on our market!
She joins us at pickup THIS week so please don’t miss out!

Did you know you can see a list of new products? Simply go to the market tab, click that, then on the left sidebar under the shopping cart and items listings is display options, if you click on subscribe to an RSS feed, that shows new products and Stephanie has an impressive list easily seen there!

Ashleigh and I continue to strive to reach our vision of bringing the most superior products from local producers/craftsfolk and farmers and so far so good wouldn’t you agree?

We are PROUD of this market and what it brings to Murfreesboro!

The flyers are ordered and should be in by next week.

We haven’t heard from Lois at Casey Family Farm but it seems they are still under equipment repair and away this week.

Erdmann Farms will be away for a few weeks while John travels. Safe journeys friend!

If you haven’t tried Hope for Health (anything she makes!) oh please do have a treat! The TOFFEE!!!! it is the best toffee I Have ever had. creamy, firm, chocolately goodness!

This week is opening for THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro! Three weekends in August and it is a MUST-SEE! Boroarts.org for more ticket information!

We have an incredible amount of offerings right now including, produce, meat, milk and milk products, baked goods, soaps and skincare, chocolate, dog treats! Take advantage of the ease of ordering and pickup for your weekly groceries!

Hope you will take time to browse all the amazing products our market has to offer! We have some of the best growers/makers around!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

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/

We are now gluten-free ;) and Vegetarian


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


GREAT morning all!

WELCOME:
A great new vendor from Murfreesboro (if you missed the samples they had this past Wednesday… I have asked her to please come again soon so please watch for the announcement of that, these treats are INCREDIBLE!! I heard many oohs and aahs and this is so good from the checkout table) Ann E. May’s Gluten Free Goodies We would like to provide the community with Gluten Free baked goods including but not limited to: Cookies, donuts, muffins and breads. I have spent years developing recipes for my family that do not contain any form of gluten, including wheat, rye, and barley that are made of whole, real foods with no preservatives. I will also provide some products that are free of other allergens including eggs, dairy, and corn.
All products will be prepared in a dedicated gluten free facility by my daughters and I, Makayla Ann, Molly Elizabeth and Abbie May.

They have a Facebook Page as well, so please like that and share with all who are interested in Gluten-free!!

Valentine Family Farm WILL be set up with a tasting table this Wednesday so please come meet Daphne and sample some of the deliciousness she brings! The reviews are pouring in at how tasty everything she makes is.

Chef Jenny delights us again with her Seeds of Success offerings. This week she has a Gazpacho soup and Falafel offered together. The soup is made using local produce and the falafel is ready-to-eat!

Rocky Glade Farm and Erdmann Farms are away this week.

Frontier Family Farm continues to provide excellent produce including Romaine lettuce, garlic, red onions and potatoes and green bell peppers!

Stock up on your weekly bread needs from Double Star Bar Farms and Flying S Farms both of these bakers are proven favorites with top-quality products!

We have an incredible amount of offerings right now including, produce, meat, milk and milk products, baked goods, soaps and skincare, chocolate, dog treats! Take advantage of the ease of ordering and pickup for your weekly groceries!

Two more notes worthy of mention:
Ashleigh is working on new market flyers and business cards. If you or someone you know has a Murfreesboro storefront or are working a local event, PLEASE take some to hand out or display. We would greatly appreciate this. Ashleigh says she wants to have a few small window posters printed for any Downtown Murfreesboro shops.

A customer of the market, Tracy Toy, has opened a new shop Quinn’s Mercantile Check out our shop just off the square at 301 N Spring Street. We carry home decor, furniture, accessories, gifts, jewelry, fun items for guys, cute women’s and baby boutique goods, sweet toys and homemade treats for your canine companions and great vintage finds. We’re pet friendly and open seven days a week. Stop in Monday through Saturday 10-7 or Sunday 12-5.

(last week for this opportunity!)
The Stones River Market L & L Contractors market bags are still available for purchase. Through the month of July, all $100 purchases receive one FREE bag. No limit through the month. If you spend $100 each week, then you receive a bag each time. Use them, share them… your choice! Thank you!

Hope you will take time to browse all the amazing products our market has to offer! We have some of the best growers/makers around!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

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/

NEW and Returning Vendors!


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


GREAT morning all!

FIRST:
a HUGE welcome to Valentine Family Farm , whose farm is in Murfreesboro, lovingly bringing us: Hand-crafted Krauts, Pickles, Marinaras, Chutneys, Salsas and more on the way!! You HAVE to try these amazing delights that Daphne and Ben create. Home-grown, local produce, their industrial hemp, wild-harvested greens and herbs and SO MUCH thought and love into everything they do!! Please show some love and support the way I know our market does!!

Nuance Coffee & Tea is BACK and I know you are excited for Sean’s return!!

Rocky Glade Farm is here this week but will be away next week so be sure to stock up!

This week they bring: more honey in one pound inverted jars or glass quarts, potatoes and garlic and those yummy Tropea Onions.

White City Produce and Greenhouse has added a purple beauty bell pepper.

Botanical Harmony Farm will have sprouts at pickup and is updating with new soaps! Thank you to those who were able to make it out to the Mayday Folk N Art Fest to support what we do!

Congratulations to Gretchen Bilbro at Cultivate Coworking on winning the beautiful table that L & L Contractors offered in a giveaway last week!

The Stones River Market L & L Contractors market bags are still available for purchase. Through the month of July, all $100 purchases receive one FREE bag. No limit through the month. If you spend $100 each week, then you receive a bag each time. Use them, share them… your choice! Thank you!

Hope you will take time to browse all the amazing products our market has to offer! We have some of the best growers/makers around!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

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/