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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

Market weather and harvest are continuing to be wonderful!

Time to stock up on local foods from growers/makers you trust! As always, if you have any questions about ingredients or growing practices/feed and care of animals… Contact the grower! All of us are local, we are community and are happy to answer and be of assistance when possible!

This week Farrar Beef has listed a (Beef) 1/8 Bulk Share (50 lbs) This includes many “stock the freezer” items and they never use steroids, hormones or antibiotics in their cattle! EVER!

Who doesn’t love chocolate?? This week Ann E Mays is cooking up a batch of delicious chocolate chip pecan cookies and chocolate fudge cake! These are age old recipes converted to gluten free. But don’t knock it till you try it! You will never know they are missing the wheat!

Flying S Farms has some Carnival and Acorn Squashes listed!

Smirk will be off this week as they are on the bi-weekly schedule!

Botanical Harmony Farm has listed more NON-GMO feed, free-range duck eggs! Our ducks are housed in our barn with the goats and chickens in the evening, for their protection from coyotes and foxes. During the day, they are free to roam our acreage and have a hand-dug pond (dug by my boys with shovels over a period of several years with plans to enlarge!) in which to frolic to their sweet duck contentment!

When we say free-range, we mean that! They go anywhere the chickens go… front yard to the orchard, back to the pond, to the pasture to visit the goats and muddy their water and then back to the pond again until evening when they expect a treat before bed!

Can we just say that we have had the pleasure of the most amazing host sites? Such community-minded people who are always willing to lend a hand, host an event, help out a charity… Tracy Toy of Quinn’s Mercantile is such an inspiration! She is always ready to help, get involved, promote the downtown beauty of where she lives or help others achieve their goals!
We are proud to be on the porch each week and hope that everyone goes in to support Tracy’s store and help spread the word about what she offers and how amazing she is! We appreciate you so much Tracy!

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


Good morning everyone! With the heavy rains due to head our way this week, we will play it by ear as to whether we will be inside or on the porch but we do plan to be open as usual!

News:
We are enjoying these beautiful fall days at Ann E. Mays Gluten Free Goodies,and we are craving some good fall flavors! This week we are baking up a delicious family recipe for Gluten free Apple Butterscotch cake, gluten and dairy free Apple Pecan muffins, and Potato Chip Bark! As always, our goodies freeze great so don’t be afraid to order and save for later!

Smirk ice cream is on this week so stock up for the two week run!

Double Star Bar Farms is back with us and has baby ginger and the amazing candied ginger.

Valentine Family Farm has some of their incredible pickles back in stock! Okra, Caulifower, eggs, and cucumbers!
Carefully selected herbs and wildflowers are infused into the brine to deliver a subtle and complex flavor that is sure to win you over!

We have plenty of chicken and duck eggs to choose from. From organic, non-gmo to conventionally fed, we have you covered!
Ask your farmers how they feed and keep their chickens!

Erdmann Farm is back with us this week with peppers and more!

See ya on the porch (or inside)!
Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Market IS open this week! Late email!


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 day everyone!
The market is open for orders this week.

Smirk Ice Cream will begin a bi-monthly schedule. They are off this week and return next.

Double Star Bar Farm is away this week.

Erdmann Farm is away this week.

Botanical Harmony Farm is updating their stock of tooth powder and available soaps.
Whipped Body butter has been freshly made and ready for your change of season skin needs!

Ferris Family Farm has added some sweet sugar baby watermelons and contender green beans. YUM!

Short Mountain Cultures returns this week!

Sorry for the email delay! There is a lot on the market so if you haven’t “browsed” lately, take a moment and do it! Maybe find some new favorites or see old ones have returned!
See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Perfect weather for outdoor cooking!


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!
Time to order locally grown and hand crafted!

Erdmann Farm is off this week and next and we look forward to his return!

Short Mountain Cultures is away this week but does return next week (with some exciting news!)

These amazing cooler temperatures can mean nice meals outside with locally raised meats, sustainable seafood and produce on the grill!

Wedge Oak Farm has chicken and duck, Lynchburg Beef provides nice cuts of grilling meat and Virgin Bay Seafood brings the delicious specialty crab and salmon!

Pick up some potatoes, green beans, garlic and tomatoes from our amazing produce vendors! Frontier Family Farm, Ferris Family Farm, Flyng S Farms all take great care and pride in raising the delicious naturally grown vegetables we enjoy!

Throw in a few side dishes from The Krafty Kupboard and some Botanical Harmony Farm Bug Away and Liquid Soap for the cleanup.

Rainbow Hill Farm has apples for a lovely desert that would pair nicely with some Smirk ice cream!

Start planning for your Labor Day needs as well! We’ve got you covered!

As always, take a stroll through Quinn’s Mercantile to see the great offerings Tracy and her staff have. Fantastic local artisans who always appreciate your support!

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


Good morning!

Frontier Family Farm is proud to add his Hydroponically Grown Contender green beans to the vegetable line-up!

Don’t forget to order some delicious gluten free baked goods from Ann E Mays. This week we are getting ready for fall with pumkin spice muffins, chocolate pecan fudge, and as always, candied bacon!

Botanical Harmony Farm has updated in-stock soaps!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Good morning market family!


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!

Thank you all so much for the support of the Universalist Unitarian Youth selling lemonade to benefit the Murfreesboro Community Garden. Gorgeous afternoon, lovely hand crafted stand, wonderful company and I would call the day a success for them. Your support means everything! We have the best market family! A special thank you to Tracy Toy (owner of Quinn’s Mercantile and long-time market customer) for the never-ending generosity to her community. She embodies the true meaning of support local!

Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note from the greenhouse:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is still awash in color, and your perennial garden can be colorful in August too! Carefully consider sequence of bloom when you select new plants. Try adding a couple of these to make the sunny areas colorful in late summer: Carnations, Coneflowers, and Gauras, all of which will bloom all summer; also Daylilies, Pincushion Flower, and Tradescantia, all of which bloom earlier in the season and then return for an August encore.

For the shady areas, you might try some of these beauties: Species begonias, Toad Lily, and Plumbago, all to be accented with various shades of colorful foliage of Coral Bells and Hosta. We also have some very nice late-blooming azalea bushes which are not listed on the market. If you’re interested in these, please drop me an email at tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com .

Still waiting their turn to bloom are the Anemones, Asters, and Sedums. All are spectacular in an early fall garden.

If you haven’t tried some of these beauties, you owe it to your perennial garden to add a few now! All are available on the market from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Late summer is a fine time to transplant flowering perennials, if you are diligent to keep them well-watered during our traditionally drier August.

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Blessings,
Linda
Botanical Harmony Farm (Tracey) apologizes for the salve announcement and then not getting them listed last week. I did have them at pickup and appreciate those who picked up a few then! Listing them now!

Ann E May’s Gluten Free Goodies is baking up gluten-free zucchini muffins this week along with chocolate fudge cake and as always, candied bacon.

Erdmann Farm is back with us this week and brings okra to his line-up.

Smirk is back and updated their stock for the week! They are selling out fast each week at their live markets so get it while its cold :D

Have a wonderful start to your week and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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

Lemonade stand and bake sale this week at pickup!


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

Just had to send a second email to share what’s happening this Wednesday at pickup.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Murfreesboro Youth will have a lemonade and bake sale during pickup to benefit the Murfreesboro Community Garden.

Allie Becker, a long-time market member, is affiliated with the group and they are super thankful and excited to be able to come hang on the porch with us.

PLEASE come support this group of community members who are truly walking the walk to support local!
(Isn’t this handcrafted stand GORGEOUS?!)
Even if you don’t order this week, come see us!

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


Good morning!

Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note from the greenhouse:

Is your garden looking a little tired & drab? Does it need some colorful perennials? Dogwood Valley Greenhouse plants are available all year round, unlike the box stores. And I pay special attention to sequence of bloom when I add new plants to the market. Right now I have several in bloom, including the “old reliable” carnations, which have bloomed all summer. These garden carnations have shorter stems and smaller blooms than the florist types, but they bloom prolifically, and their scent is heavenly! I have restocked several types of Coneflowers, and although these plants are young and small, they have been blooming very nicely for most of the summer. Some of the reblooming daylilies, as well as Pincushion Flower and Tradescantia, are back in bloom after a short rest. The gauras aren’t prolific bloomers, but their delicate dancing flowers will continue all summer till frost. The less common Species begonias are just coming into bloom now in the shady greenhouse. These are native to this area, but I cannot tell whether they are true perennials, or whether their prolific self-seeding is the reason I have them every year. I also currently have Toad Lily and Plumbago in bloom, more shade-lovers whose blooms are sure signs of shortening day length. Coral bells are also very colorful in the late summer shady garden, with bright foliage color choices between lime green and burgundy, some with striking markings. Still waiting their turn to bloom are the Anemones, Asters, and Sedums. If you haven’t tried some of these beauties, you owe it to your perennial garden to add a few now!

Thanks so much!

Blessings,
Linda

Anita with Anne E May’s Gluten Free Goodies sends this note:
It’s back to school time, and my Abbie and myself will be starting back tomorrow! So Ann E. May’s will be trying something a little different. In an attempt to balance school with baking, Ann E. Mays will be only offering a couple choice items every week. We don’t want you to get bored, so we will change what we are offering from week to week. This week, Ann E. Mays is cooking up some delicious Gluten Free Zucchini Dump Cake, and Gluten Free/dairy free Lemon poppyseed muffins. Order plenty to freeze because it won’t be back next week! Candied bacon will be offered weekly, for a limited time. Thanks!

Don’t forget to take a trip through Quinn’s Mercantile Absolutely the best shop around! Locally made goods, something for everyone and the best staff in the Boro! We appreciate Tracy Toy and the space she has provided us!

Botanical Harmony Farm is adding new balms and salves for your herbal, all-natural self-care needs! A Dream Balm to help promote relaxation and deep sleep with lucid dreaming which includes our farmgrown Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, lavender and lemon balm> These plants can help relax and aid in deep sleep without being a sedative or have side-effects.

Moon Time Balm includes White Willow bark, Yarrow flowers calming menstrual cramps. NOT for use by pregnant women as the yarrow can cause increased blood circulation.

Plant Magic Healing Salve! THIS has been in our arsenal for over a decade and we FINALLY have our ST. John’s Wort plants blooming again to make a coveted “red oil” which helps nerve ending pain and burns on skin. There are many other amazing skin healing and nourishing plants in this salve. Use for cuts, wounds, skin burns, insect bites and we even have a customer who uses it for a MOISTURIZER! He looks great! :D

Check these out and we will be adding some new products and sample sets, gift sets and more this fall!

Rainbow Hill still has peaches and I just saw APPLES!!! Get em fresh and always get them local!!

Quinn’s Mercantile has you covered for back to school shopping! Unique must-haves and gifts for new college-bound students will make you the hit of their school year! Check out all Tracy and her staff have going on inside!

Farrar Farm has burger patties for your end of the summer, backyard barbeques.

Of course the vegetables are still pouring in! peppers galore, squash and so much more! We have so much to offer and choose from in ONE convenient shopping place!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

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


Good morning!

Here’s the latest from the market:

Erdmann Farm is away this week.

Smirk is BACK!! I know you’ve been waiting patiently and now the wait is over!

Fingerling potatoes were added by Nature’s Wealth

Botanical Harmony Farm is adding a wound care spray for those who prefer to sanitize and cleanse a wound or bites with a spray rather than a salve.
We have had rave reviews from human users- “great for itchy bug bites when I forget to use your bug spray”

and a canine owner- " Just wanted to tell you how much the Wound Care Spray WORKS! My dog has hot spots, BAD ones and nothing worked on them until your spray!!"

That was incredible to hear! Wild- harvested healing plants infused into witch hazel and other healing, skin friendly, all-natural ingredients! Comes in a handy aluminum spray bottle.

Also try out our spray deodorant! Witch hazel infused with wild rose petals are astringent while Magnesium is properly deodorizing, naturally, with no antiperspirant! Sweat away with confidence that this deodorant WORKS!

Short Mountain Cultures offers us some of the most delicious kraut! Choose from a variety of offerings. We use the kraut instead of pickles on bean burgers, as a side dish or even straight out of the jar as a snack! Excellent taste and nutrition!

Such a busy and bountiful time right now! Hope you are able to slow down and enjoy! No slowing down here, but we are enjoying :).

Don’t forget to take a trip through Quinn’s Mercantile Absolutely the best shop around! Locally made goods, something for everyone and the best staff in the Boro! We appreciate Tracy Toy and the space she has provided us!

See ya on the porch!

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/

Good morning!


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!

Here’s the latest from the market:

Erdmann Farm is back and brings us beans, cucumbers, and peppers! Glad to have him back with us.

The Krafty Kupboard is fully stocked! ALL types of hummus, super-food trail mix, freshly milled flours, granola, soups, baking mixes and much more!!

Smirk will be away this week!

Fingerling potatoes were added by Nature’s Wealth

Until this heat subsides, Botanical Harmony Farm will offer Alfalfa Sprouts as those are less picky about the extreme temps.

Marcy Jams will be away for two weeks but you can also find her jams in Quinn’s Mercantile and at the Saturday Market on the Murfreesboro square!

Such a busy and bountiful time right now! Hope you are able to slow down and enjoy! No slowing down here, but we are enjoying :).

Don’t forget to take a trip through Quinn’s Mercantile Absolutely the best shop around! Locally made goods, something for everyone and the best staff in the Boro! We appreciate Tracy Toy and the space she has provided us!

See ya on the porch!

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/