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Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


MARKET IS OPEN ….. GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market …Sunday July 31st, 8AM through August 1st, market closes at 10PM. Market will always open at 8am Sunday mornings. Look forward seeing you Wednesday August 3rd when you pick up your order.

Saying Good Bye to JULY and Welcome to August! The market is FULL of great produce and FRESH HARVESTED HONEY! Local Farm Raised Meats, Fruit, Squash, Beans, Tomatos, Peppers, Corn, Melons, Lettuce to name a few and live plants. During August you will begin see even more hot/fall weather produce arrive, Field Peas, different varieties of Corn, Peppers, Fall/Winter Pumpkins in various colors, Peaches from Rainbow Hill Farm will be coming soon. Our Crafters have several beautiful items for gifting or personal use. We see several local Farmer’s Markets open around Murfreesboro but there is only 1 online market – Stones River Locally Grown, you can beat the heat and crowds and the challenge of parking by supporting our Growers on Stones River Market. Do not forget we also can deliver your order to your home or businesss. Grower’s on our Market are LOCAL, they are within a 35 mile radius and a few of our Growers only sell through our Stones River Locally Grown Market, thank you for supporting our local Grower’s.

PLEASE READ THIS….If you CAN NOT pick up by 6:15pm, please let us know, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up. If we are NOT notified, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products.

UPDATE CONCERNING OUR DELIVERY SERVICE:
We offer Delivery for $10 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in the comments before you check out and any special instructions. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Again, please make sure your email and address is current.

There is an additional $5.00 fee added if Delivery is requested AFTER MARKET HAS CLOSED ON MONDAY EVENING. This fee is so we can make arrangements with our Delivery Staff to prepare your order to be delivery.


Growers on the Market this week (subject to change during the week)

A&J Naturale
Andie’s Jelly Cupboard
Bead Wench
Beaded Beauty
Bean Man
Body & Soul Teas
C&M Valley Farm
Canna Pham Farm
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings
Ewe and Me Creamery
Flying S Farms
JillianFaithArt
Linwood Lamb
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Rus-T-Acres
Sap Creek Gardens
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Sundae’s Best Dog Treatery
Sweet Girl Honey Farm
Thweatt Things
Valentine Family Farm


Some Growers News:

Bean Man:
We are back at the market this week and greatly appreciate your patience.

So all are aware, we are beginning to run out of our Fresh Dry Beans (this happens every year). We are out of Red Beans but have our other Beans and Mixes available and will keep you up to date. Not to worry, our new crop is in the field and we expect to have it available in mid to late September. We also harvested our last round of oats and they are currently in processing to become Scottish Oatmeal, Oat Flour as well as part of our Cinnamon/Oat Flour Pancake Mix and Vegan Pizza Crust Mix.

In addition to our Fresh Ready to Mix Products, we’ve added our Spice Seasoning and Thickener to the market in a Regular and Spicier offering so you have options depending on your preference. Each contains our twice-milled flour along with fresh spices – we learned about using bean flour from Indians who are primarily vegetarian and use it regularly to add body to their dishes without using wheat flour or starches found in many of the spices available in the store.. We also use cinnamon as the flavor enhancer instead of sugar. Look for both of them in the Seasonings and Spices section of the market.

Quarter Spring Farm:
WE hope your summer is going great so far. We have our usual selection of goat’s milk soaps, shampoos, and lotions available. All of them are all natural, hand made, and great for your skin. We also have a full selection of our pastured chicken cuts on the market. Pasture raised chicken is better for you, better for the planet, and, most importantly, tastier than conventionally raised poultry. Try some for yourself to taste the difference*

Singing Bee Honey Farm:
The wait is over! The 2022 honey harvest is bottled and ready for you! The pure, raw, unfiltered honey is foraged and harvested right here in Cannon Co, TN. This year’s harvest is a lovely amber color with a rich, yet smooth, flavor that is perfect for enjoying straight from a spoon, but can also be added to recipes and teas. Several sizes are available to meet your needs.

Also this week, the garlic bulbs have been harvested and cured, and are ready for your kitchen. This garlic enhances recipes without being overpowering. They store really well in a cool, so are ready for you when your recipe calls for fresh garlic.

Sow’s Ear Piggery:
we are back on the market this week with ‘NEW’ Non-GMO pork products, including pork tenderloin, cutlets, and chops, as well as roasts, ground pork, and mild pork sausage (no MSG).

Valentine Farm:
This season we are offering more of the same delicious vinegar brine pickles and some new products as well. This season we are adding spicy pickled sausages, pickled fresh green peas, spicy giardiniera, Thai pickled eggs and garlic herb eggs. We also are trying out a new product, Botanical Simple Syrups (bee balm, lemon and anise hyssop) and locally harvested Sumac Salts are back on the menu. Thank you so much for your constant support over the years. We appreciate you, our customers. Daphne

Sweet Girl Honey Farm:
We are a family farm in Woodbury, TN using regenerative agricultural practices to produce raw-unfiltered honey, infused honey, honey sweetened jams/jellies, herbal teas/spice blends and natural beeswax/tallow skin care and soap. We also provide fresh eggs (chicken, quail), meat rabbits (availible in August) and seasonal fresh produce (vegetables, herbs, fruit, live plants).*

Linwood Lamb:
Chorizo Lamb Brats and Fetta Cheese and Spinach Lamb Sliders. We have restocked all cuts including the popular Thick Cut Lamb Chops and the Big Juicy Lamb Leg Steaks. If you are grilling this summer, make sure Linwood Lamb is on the menu!

Flying S Farms:
This week we have our Fresh Farm Chicken Eggs, Several different Melons this week: Honeydew, Watermelon and Cantaloupes, Zucchini, also have large Zucchini that is great for baking or making Zucchini Pancakes! also Yellow Straight Neck Squash, Scallop Squash, Cucumbers, delicious cut in flat half direction and put on the grill, Onions and Potatoes, Bi-color Corn Peaches and Cream, Tomatos, Baked goods have returned, Sweet Breads, Bars, Sour Dough Breads, Biscuits…on and on!


The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee). Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, August 3rd from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery Service. If you think you will be later than 6:00 pm, when our Delivery Staff begins delivering orders, please contact us, so we can make arrangements with you.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawb

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


MARKET IS OPEN ….. GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market …Sunday July 31st, 8AM through August 1st, market closes at 10PM. Market will always open at 8am Sunday mornings. Look forward seeing you Wednesday August 3rd when you pick up your order.


Growers News: will be coming soon.


PLEASE READ THIS….If you CAN NOT pick up by 6:15pm, please let us know, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up. If we are NOT notified, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products.

UPDATE CONCERNING OUR DELIVERY SERVICE:
We offer Delivery for $10 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in the comments before you check out and any special instructions. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Again, please make sure your email and address is current.

There is an additional $5.00 fee added if Delivery is requested AFTER MARKET HAS CLOSED ON MONDAY EVENING. This fee is so we can make arrangements with our Delivery Staff to prepare your order to be delivery.


The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee). Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, August 3rd from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery Service. If you think you will be later than 6:00 pm, when our Delivery Staff begins delivering orders, please contact us, so we can make arrangements with you.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawb

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  The Market Is Open


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.



The market is open for your orders. Lots of new things this week! Feel free to look through the market and find them before the “real” newsletter later today!










Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is under the Coffee County Farmers’ Market pavilion, across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN


Our Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN


Our McMinnville pickup location is outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, TN.


For a map, click on the address link.




Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

Your year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options:
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Kroger shopping center in Tullahoma.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, or at other hours by arrangement.


See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.



Fresh from our local farms to your table!
Shorten your supply chain!

The Wednesday Market:  You May Order Now


Good evening.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Dorrie Vincent of Touched By Grace Farm has a special announcement: “I will not have milk available the 2nd week in July through August. I apologize for this inconvenience. My girls will be back at it in September.”

While the Market may not have milk available for a while, we still have plenty of delicious and nutritious items for sale. We appreciate our loyal customers, and we encourage you to be adventurous and try something that you’ve never ordered before.

Do you remember the Life cereal commercial from the 1970s? Three little brothers are sitting at the breakfast table. One says, “What’s this stuff?” Another says, “It’s a new cereal. It’s supposed to be good for you. You try it.” The first fellow says, “I’m not going to try it. YOU try it!” Then they look over at their younger brother and hatch a plan. “Give it to Mikey. He hates everything.” Mikey takes a big spoonful of the cereal, smiles, and goes back for another. “He likes it! Hey, Mikey!” they exclaim. The moral of this story – be like Mikey and try something new!

How about honey? Need some olive oil? A Wednesday Market t-shirt makes a great gift item. Also consider our variety of bath, body, health and wellness products.

Zucchini season is upon us. Do you know all the ways that zucchini may be used? Fried, spiraled into “zoodles”, eaten raw in salads, sauteed and thrown on top of pasta, baked into zucchini bread, and even made into chocolate cake!

Tomatoes are also in season. My favorite way to use them is caprese salad – sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese with a quick splash of balsamic vinegar. A juicy tomato sandwich made with white bread and mayonnaise is a summertime delicacy!
If you are so fortunate as to have a bumper crop of tomatoes, why not make your own spaghetti sauce? Do you know that tomatoes are easy to can, freeze, or dehydrate?

How creative can you be with yellow squash? Fried, stewed, mixed into a casserole, sauteed, grilled, and pickled are ideas that come to mind.

Then, there’s okra. I like mine sliced, dusted with cornmeal, and fried in a cast iron skilled with the right amount of oil. Pickled okra is a special treat. A friend swears that okra stewed with a jar of salsa is quick and tasty.

The Wednesday Market is blessed with EXCEPTIONAL BAKERS who produce a variety of cakes, pies, cookies, and other delicacies with which to treat yourself and others.

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. If you need to contact someone about your order, please call Sharon Fox, (404) 569-0582, or email her at sfoxtees@aol.com. We’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Miami County Locally Grown:  "You shoes, you lose!"


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We just returned from a family vacation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula a few days ago. I have great-great family members buried in the town cemetery and have been going up since I was born.

In attempts to console ourselves about the end of vacation, we always end up tossing around the question “what’s good about Ohio?” on our way back from up north. It’s hard to leave the cool, sunny weather; the small town where you don’t need a car; beautiful woods at every turn; fresh, locally-caught whitefish; copious amounts of wild blueberries for the picking…

There is one big advantage to living in Ohio though – and that’s the growing season. It feels impossible to get a good salad up there, although sweet cherries and those wild blueberries are fantastic and plentiful. But vegetables! We need them! Deep red, heavy tomatoes; crisp, bright peppers; tender and crunchy leafy greens – we really are in the heart of farmland down here. Only once you’re elsewhere for a period of time do you realize what’s missing.

And something that came from being barefoot in all those beautiful woods was a raging and fierce case of poison ivy for my daughter. Many of you have probably noticed that she rarely has shoes on at the Market, and I tried my darnedest to keep her shoes on up there, but clearly to no avail. She literally cannot walk on her left foot and has to hop to get around – a gigantic blister seems to be swallowing her pinky toe.

Imagine rest area bathrooms with piggy back rides and bare feet – yick! Not fun. One would think this might convince her that shoes have their place, but frankly I doubt it. She once wrote a book explaining why “you shoes, you lose!”, which she planned to brandish in stores and other places requiring shoes.

Anyway, that poison ivy episode could happen anywhere there are woods I suppose, but I’m going to add it to my reasons I’m glad to be home!

Erin

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Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Are you planning to order this week?

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field and select the Statesboro – SCVB drive-through pickup. For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The MainStreet Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings – at the new location – 222 South Main St. – behind Visit Statesboro!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*
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Miami County Locally Grown:  Manual Labor, the Dignity Thereof


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I was brought up in the school of thought that getting a college degree is the foundation of financial security and fulfilling work. In many ways, that of course is still true. But what is omitted from this picture is the necessity and diversity of other kinds of work requiring no college degree, that are equally important to the healthy functioning of any economy. I did in fact get that college degree (two, actually), but my life has turned out much different than expected.

Through a convoluted path, I’ve ended up owning/developing/caring for a 25-acre farm, mainly because it had belonged to my grandmother, and I didn’t want it to pass out of the family when she left us. So here we are, 18 years later, and a great deal of sweat equity and financial commitment to build some land enterprises have become a small part of the local food movement.

It is not glamorous, and most of the work is solitary. But this constitutes the bare bones of doing something mostly on principle, and for very modest financial gain. At the end of the day, I am deeply satisfied to do work that truly matters, that does benefit others, even though confirmation of that fact comes infrequently with grateful visitors and customers. I am playing the long game.

My brother works for the Longshoreman’s Union in Long Beach, California. This has given me a great appreciation for the importance of manual labor, which tends to be looked down upon in our society. The same applies to farming, a very manual occupation. But let us stand up for all the people whose work is indispensable, keeping the foundation of our economy going strong.

Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm
cheznousfarm@gmail.com

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Champaign, OH:  Welcome Back!!!


Here we are!! Back with you!!

Kicking off another week of ordering, AND, I am back with my breads, baked goods, and all the groovy Cosmic loveliness!!

And, one note…after next week’s market, we will do our annual close down for the week of the Champaign County Fair!!

So, get your orders started!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  Just Peachy!


Along with tonight’s sweet corn, Champaign Berry will also have peaches for sale!

Pull right in the market driveway, and grab the season’s loveliness!

If you are not a market customer, this week, please pull directly up to where they will be set up, so that market customers can stay in their car line for me to load up their orders!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam