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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/

The Market is Back Open - Summer Produce Returning


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 our produce listing has exploded. You can now find beans, potatoes, squash, tomatoes and zucchini in addition to the greens and lettuces that have been a staple of the Market. Here is a list of the farmers bringing these new items:

  • Erdmann Farm – pink tomatoes
  • Flying S Farms – squash (3 varieties) and zucchini
  • Rainbow Hill Farm – stringless beans, squash and zucchini
  • Rocky Glade Farm – Happy Rich and red gold potatoes
  • White City Produce – cabbage, tomatoes and zucchini

Father’s Day is next Sunday. The Market has plenty of products that many dads will enjoy. Chef Jenny added a new snack gift set especially for this occasion.

Cedar Thicket Farm is on break and will return soon.

Alfresco Pasta had two new products this week – a braised beef ravioli and the Big Cheese with Chocolate.

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

Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products. All the farmer’s markets are now open in Rutherford County. Now all your meals can be from local farmers.

Our first sighting of squash comes from Flying S Farms who has also added some new lettuce to the Market. You will still find lots of greens and lettuces on the Market.

Wedge Oak Farm has added duck legs and wings to their offerings.

Here is a note from Chef Jenny:

The Seeds of Success are back this week with NEW nifty and thrifty seasoning jars ($5.25). Enjoy these seasonings sprinkled on top of summer veggies and your favorite foods. Flavors: Original, Dill-icious, Tur-miracle, and Sun Cheese. http://www.sostn.com/seasonings.html

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


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 today. June arrives this week and we are continuing to see more late spring and summer vegetables and herbs. There is still time to start a home garden and plenty of plants are available.

Chef Jenny is taking a break this week to restock her inventory.

It is now grilling season and we have plenty of meats and poultry from Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms to satisfy your needs.

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 Memorial 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

It’s Memorial Day weekend and we honor those who have given their lives in service to our Nation. As we pay tribute to the brave men and women who died for our freedom, we also honor those who are defending our liberties around the world today.

Alfresco Pasta returns this week after a short break.

Botanical Harmony is back with her skin care products.

More produce keeps getting added to the Market. Erdmann Farm has brought arugula back to the Market. Frontier Family Farm has early tomatoes this week. Rocky Glade Farm, Flying S Farms and others bring several varieties of lettuce and greens. In addition to his artisan breads, Double Star Bar Farms has added tatsoi, an Asian green,to the Market.

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!

The recipe this week comes from an email I received this week from Food 52.com and uses many products you can find on the Market. RunawaySpoon from Memphis is the author.

Makes 6 skewers

Garlic Scape Satay

  • 1 bunch garlic scapes (about 6 scapes)
  • 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • Juice of one lime
  • Handful of cilantro leaves
  • 10 mint leaves
  • A few Thai basil leaves (optional)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound beef round, cut into evenly sized pieces

Make scape skewers by cutting the woody ends off of six scapes. Cut the ends into sharp points. Set aside. Cut three of the scape top pieces (about 8 inches) and the ginger into small pieces and drop in a blender. Add the lime juice, cilantro, mint and basil leaves and the soy sauce. Blend until a paste forms – the scapes are woody, so this takes a little work and scraping down of the sides of the blender. With the blender running, drizzle in the sesame oil and blend until smooth. Pour the marinade into a ziptop bag and add the beef cubes. Seal the bag and shake everything around to coat the beef. Refrigerate for several hours, turning once or twice. When ready to cook, heat the grill or a grill pan to high heat. Thread the beef onto the scape skewers. If needed, you can cut a small slit in each beef chunk to slide the skewer through. Grill the skewers until the beef is cooked through, about 10 minutes

Garlic Scape Satay Sauce

  • 3 eight-inch pieces garlic scapes
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Cut the scapes into small pieces and place in a blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve with Garlic Scape Beef Satay Skewers

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/