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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 all!

Are you thinking about Christmas now that Thanksgiving has passed?

Stones River Market has you COVERED for so many gift options!

First:
Stephanie with The Krafty Kupboard has fantastic ideas:

Before creating organic, local foods, The Krafty Kupboard was in the hand-made gifting business. She specialized in hand-made gifts for mothers, Babies and young children, but also made other items. While she loves to sew and create, she no longer has time to maintain this business. She’s clearing out her inventory and selling her hand-made gifts for 50%-75% off their original prices for the holiday season. Look under “hand-made & gifts” to see her products. You can find things such as child aprons, baby blankets, burp cloths, breastfeeding covers, pacifier clips, child leg warmers, infinity scarves and more.

Then there is ALWAYS a chance to pull together an amazing “locally produced” basket assortment of Seeds of Success seasonings, Short Mountain Cultures sauces, Valentine Family Farm pickled delights, "Flying S Farms* sweet bread along with Wild Flours loaves and Marcy Jams jellies. Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has wonderful, hand-made “kissing balls” featuring incredible greenery! Double Star Bar Farms* candied ginger (it’s addictive!) and Ann E May’s Gluten Free Goodies has listed new thumbprint cookies along with Fresh roasted, organic coffees from E & B Coffee would be delicious!

Even giving someone a stocked fridge or freezer of meats from Farrar Farms, Wedge Oak or West Wind Farms, producefrom Frontier Family Farm and Rocky Glade Farm and Virgin Bay Seafood would be appreciated! Check out all the options available!

The ideas are nearly limitless for each person on your list!

How about sending someone a gift certificate and paying to have their order shipped to them! All done and always appreciated!

Third, there’s Botanical Harmony Farm who is listing two gift sets. One is a soap/spray/hand balm assortment and the other is a kitchen/bath set.

Finally and so important, there are gift certificates for not only Stones River Market as a whole but also several other vendors have them listed for their products!

I know I am forgetting so many items and many different gift ideas but all this to say, check it out… your shopping is complete right here with Stones River Market!

One more item of note!
We are giving away TWO free tickets to the Christmas Schooner at The Center for the Arts all you have to do is order this week to have one entry. The tickets are for the December 16, 7:30 show.

Based on the true story of the Rouse Simmons, a Great Lakes schooner whose captain risks life and limb to transport fir trees from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Chicago’s German immigrants during the late 19th century. Notable songs from the musical include “We All Have Songs,” “Pass it On,” “What is it About the Water?,” “The Christmas Schooner,” “Questions,” and “Hardwater Sailor.”

Extremely touching story and sure to be a Christmas favorite!

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/

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 Frosty Morning!

We hope your holiday was wonderful and to kick off the back to regular-life schedule, be sure to get your healthy, locally produced goods right here!

Ann E Mays would like to thank all of the generous customers who bought pies and cakes from the girls last week! My girls are baking their fingers off trying to make Christmas money for gifts and we truly appreciate your support. We will be taking a much needed vacation this week but will be back with pies, cakes and delicious Christmas cookies on December 4. We look forward to seeing you all then!

Linda with Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has been working hard to be ready for your holiday needs! She sends this note

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has some things to help with your Christmas decorations. This year, in addition to our kissing balls, we also have centerpiece baskets of greenery. They’re selling as fast as I can make them at this time, so place your order soon.

Botanical Harmony Farm has added an Organic Green Tea and Sea Clay soap to their lineup. Amazing antioxidants and pulling power to help clear oily skin yet not leave it dry! Goat milk is nourishing and helps repair skin cells!

They also have a new Eco-Soy Candle in a variety of Fragrances.

“While we don’t use any fragrance oils in our skin care, Phtalate-free fragrance oils along with exceptionally clean-burning, renewable, soy-oil and paper core wicks are a great choice for burning in the home.
We love the scents we have chosen and hope you will too! There will be seasonal favorites, themed gift sets and more to come! We are working hard to be ready for your holiday gifting!”

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/

Happy Thanksgiving 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

Don’t Forget: pickup for this week is TUESDAY!

LOTS of announcements today! Read through to see who the new makers are!

West Wind Farms has a few turkeys available for pickup! Several sizes available. Complete payment due at pickup on Tuesday!

Ann E. Mays Gluten Free Goodies sends this note: we will only be selling specialty gluten free pies online this week. We are cooking up a fabulous Dutch Apple, and Brown Sugar Pecan Pie. We will have a few cookies and a few pies available for purchase along with pie samples and at our table Tuesday. But the pies will sell fast so order online if you want to be sure to get one!

Rocky Glade Farm Have some great fall greens like starbor kale, collard greens, nice tender fusion lettuce, new baby spinach in addition to radishes and hakurei turnips this week. Also wanted to let you know that for this week ONLY we are offering our 5 lb bag of Carolina Ruby Sweet Potatoes for 8.00. That is like getting one pound free when you buy a bag. Rubies are perfect for any sweet potato recipe.

Happy Thanksgiving!

WELCOME to two new makers this week!

Short Mountain Cultures has joined us with their fresh, non-GMO, unpasteurized tempeh and lacto-fermented, probiotic vegetables.
They source local soybeans, local vegetables and organic options!
If you aren’t familiar with tempeh or cultured products, check out their website. We hope to have John in with a sampling table very soon!!

Marcy Jams! who many know from the Murfreesboro Saturday Market! She is bringing the goods and we are excited to offer her jams/jellies. She sources local produce and her batches are small and with a lot of love!

Be Sure to check out ALL of our makers/growers with your Thanksgiving shopping list ready! From Flying S Farms you can get many breads and baked goods along with their seasonal produce and eggs.
Double Star Bar Farm also has BAGELS that shine at any breakfast table!
White City Produce and Greenhouse is
with us this week!
Sweetpea and Ferris Family Farms both have fresh herbs!
Botanical Harmony Farm has a new zesty sprout mix along with all-natural liquid hand soaps for your holiday guests!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving week and we thank you so much for all the market support!
“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/

Early Thanksgiving Specials and a reminder!


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

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/