Certified Organic Apples this Saturday!

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Certified Organic Apples!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card Market!

 

 Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Mund Farm of Rothbury

Certified organic apples available this Saturday!

These two varieties, Empire & Jonathan, were grown on the Brian Hackert farm in Ludington.

 

Empire

A McIntosh type apple

Long shelf life

Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.

Best for: eating fresh

 

Jonathan

One of the first red apples of the fall

Sweet-tart taste with firm texture

Light red stripes over yellow or deep red

Best for: eating and cooking

 

September’s Herb’s & Produce

Whats Blooming this week:

*Dried Celosia

Veggies

*Carrots

*Celery (Soup Season is here!)

*Radishes

*Beets (Bulls Blood & Detroit Red)

*Onions

Greens:

*Baby Red Russian Kale

*Baby Mixed Greens with Spinach

*Arugula (Baby)

Culinary Herbs:

*Parsley

*Cilantro

*Fresh Mint (Great addition to salads and smoothies!)

Please contact us for any pre-orders 48 hours in advance.

September’s Herbs and Produce LLC

herbsandproduce@gmail.com

cell #(231) 557-9838

www.herbsandproduce.com

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake

I’m back and looking forward to seeing you all again! I drove out to California to help my elderly dad in what I thought would be a 2 week trip but it ended up to be 7! All is well, he is back up and running and so am I!
With these cold temps it’s the perfect time to get your Organic Brown Rice & Essential Oil Heat Wraps. Pick one up for yourself as well as that special Christmas gift. Wow, do they feel and smell good! Stop by, say hi and experience one heated and ready to go in person. Lavender, Peppermint or Orange.
Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”-
Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”-
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”-
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”-
Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps:
Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange or Four Thieves

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint, Lavender or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags
: Peppermint, Lavender or Orange
Insect Repellent
(For people and pets)
Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.
Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will accept Preorders of Beef and Veggies up until 6 pm on Friday.  Want bulk cabbage?  Let me know.  5 heads for $12.50.  Onions?  4# for $5, or 10# for $12.

VEGETABLES: Fennel, Pak Choi, Carrots, Beets with greens; Red Thumb, Austrian Crescent and Russian Fingerling Potatoes; also Kennebec and Red Norland Potatoes.  Onions, Garlic, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red; Acorn Winter Squash;  large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.

We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat;  Brisket

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!

Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.

Heart, Liver and Tongue

ALSO:  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

 

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Greens! Spinach, Chard, Kale, Lettuce Mix and more!

Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes

Pasture Raised Chicken

Turkey Sign Up – We still have plenty available. Raised on pasture and fed Non- GMO grains! Breakfast Cookies

Paleo muffins

Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!

See You at the Market!

 

Funny Farm of Grant

This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!

We got frost and freeze this week, that means we strip-picked the peppers. Bulk baskets of sweet peppers at bargain prices! Red, yellow and green sweet peppers ready to go in your freezer for winter meals.

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Five Oaks Farm

Plan to pick up your CSA share at your usual time, either on Friday evening or Saturday at the market. See you soon!

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Well we had a wonderful week off that included  a tea party to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, garden cleanup, building a huge swing for the kids, and a whirlwind visit to Earlham College (Hilde’s beloved alma mater) for Homecoming weekend.  Whew!!  We are glad to be home and are ready to dive back into the dough!

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES

Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50

Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00

SPECIALTY BREADS

Hazel Road Rustic:  An old-time New England bread made with organic cornmeal (Michigan grown), rye, and golden molasses. A bread with a slightly sweet, complex flavor.  Great for french toast or slathered with jam.  $6.00 a loaf. ($6.00 in stores)

Chili Cheddar   Whoa-homegrown, pickled jalapeno peppers coupled with tangy cheddar cheese makes for great flavor with a little kick.  Fresh or toasted, great as an accompaniment to soup or chili.  $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!

$3.25 each

Pecan Brownies  Our amazing brownies studded with naturally-sweet toasted pecans… The best brownies in the state just got even better!!  $3.50 each

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger) $2.50 each

Mrs. Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget.  $2.50 each

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!

(Scones are only available at Farmer’s markets and at the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)

BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE!

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

We are finished harvesting beans! Stock up on last year’s varieties for only $5/lb., while supplies last. This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (fresh, limited quantities) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller, and more friendly).

Black Turtle (fresh) – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.

Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.

Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.

Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.

Jacob’s Cattle (fresh) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.

Jacob’s Cattle Gold (fresh) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.

October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.

Pinto (fresh) – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.

Yellow Indian Woman (fresh, VERY limited quantities) – Rich, creamy interior–similar to eating a good triple cream cheese, but without the fat or calories. Keeps their shape well. If you want Yellow Indian Woman beans, you’re going to have to get them this fall. Because of the very limited quantities, we will not be selling these beans in bulk.

In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Aged Cheddar (NEW!) – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!

Chili – Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

Garlic & Onion – The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.

See you Saturday!

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have

*SPINACH

*ARUGULA

*OCEANA MIX (a tender mix of baby kale, arugula, baby tat soi, and baby mustards)

*KALE

*CARROTS

*RADISHES

*SWEET POTATOES

*POTATOES

Red Norland-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing

Red LaSoda-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing

Adirondack Red-red skin, pink flesh, beautiful color and taste

Adirondack Blue- blue skin and flesh, nutrient dense and beautiful

Kennebec-our best fryer, makes a great hash browns, also roasts well

Yukon Gold- our best masher, beautiful gold skin and flesh

Russet-the classic baking potato

 

LOCAL ROOTS

We have a great deal this year for potato lovers!  Joining our Local Roots program allows you to save .25 a pound on all potato and sweet potato purchases this season (typically through early spring when we are out of potatoes).  Buy one of our Maple Moon potato sacks and every time you bring it to market, you receive .25 off each pound you buy.  Our potato sacks are 100% organic cotton, fair labor/fair wage, and printed with phthalate free ink.

*WINTER SQUASH

-Trombicino

-Butternut

-Acorn

-Spaghetti

-Buttercup

-Dulicata

*FRESH HERBS

-PARSLEY

-ROSEMARY

-DILL

-CILANTRO

NEW THIS WEEK!

BROTH BAGS

We dried a mix of our nutritious vegetable and herbs for a  simple and healthy vegetable broth or to add to bone broth.  This includes onion, carrot, celery, parsley, salt and peppercorns (the peppercorns are not produced on our farm, but ethically sourced and certified organic).  They are bundled in a cotton muslin bag for a quick, easy and local vegetable broth. (the whole bag can be composted after use).  Pre-packaged broths in stores are devoid of many nutrients due to the heat produced in packaging.  Our broth mix contains a dense amount of vitamins and minerals. Each bag produces 2 quarts of broth.

$6 each or 2/$10

*EGGS  our new flock is laying!  This means we have lots more eggs to offer.  They are still laying the first, smaller pullet eggs (about 2/3 the size of a normal egg).  These are loaded with lots of nutrients!!  We are offering these eggs in 18 count

Our older hens are still laying, medium to large eggs, and we offer these in 12 count

****HERBAL TEAS******

We’ve been busy all season gathering and drying herbs for our teas, and the first of them are ready!  All the herbs we use are grown organically or ethically wildcrafted.

*NOURISH-a gentle every day tea, rich in vitamins and minerals to nourish the whole body.

*PEACE- a delicious blend of herbs and flowers that soothe the soul and help support the nervous system.

*CHAMOMILE

*MINT

Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.

MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE

This season’s batch is ready.  We lovingly harvest medicinal herbs from our gardens, as well as those growing wild on our land.  We are so grateful for these healing plants.  We infuse them in organic olive oil, and then blend them with high quality ingredients like local bee’s wax, fair trade organic cocoa butter, and pure lanolin.  We use a wide range of herbs including calendula, plantain, St.John’s Wort, comfrey, roses, chickweed, and self-heal.  This makes the salve helpful for everything from bug bites to diaper rash to burns or anything else that needs more than a kiss.

MIKE’S MUSCLE RELAXER

Do you know someone who over-does it from time to time?  This salve was created to soothe sore, over worked muscles.  Also works great on bumps and bruises free of broken skin.  We infused arnica flowers, dandelion flowers, St.John’s wort, rosemary, and comfrey in organic oils to create a workhorse of a salve.

PATTI’S HARD WORKING HAND CREAM

A high quality hand cream for hands (or feet, or…)  that work hard and need some extra TLC.  We infused comfrey, calendula, and violet leaf in organic oils and blend them with organic rose water and aloe vera for a healing cream.

RADIANT BEAUTY

A delicate and light cream made with organic apricot kernel and organic almond oils that lets your beauty shine.  Light enough for your face, and moisturizing enough for dry winter skin.

Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community.

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

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When it’s SWEETWATER VERIFIED, it’s local food you can trust!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

See the MUND FARM listing for info on Certified Organic Apples!

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia

After a weekend off spent settling into our new place, we are pleased and excited to be back at Sweetwater this weekend!  (Thank you to everyone who has wished us well throughout this leg of Crow Feather’s journey; we haven’t found our stable home yet but we are certainly not giving up!)

This week at market we will be offering:

Baby Lettuce AND Brassica salad mix – get it while it’s good!

Beets

Carrots

Garlic
Onions

Sweet rutabega (try the leafy tops – they are much too good to waste!)

Cabbage

“Sugar” baking Pumpkins – now is the time to crank up the oven for pumpkin roll, bread, cookies, scones, pancakes, muffins; I could go on all day.

Sweet potatoes from our hoophouse – they are finally fully cured so they are delectably sweet and totally storable.

With the weather beginning to cool off noticeably, look for Carolyn’s Knits on the table – throughout the fall we will be bringing baby items, hats, fingerless mitts, and many others.  These one-of-a-kind handcrafted items make perfect locally sourced gifts – or a cozy self-indulgence.

See you on Saturday!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Last week for Project Fresh!

VEGETABLES: Pak Choi, salad greens, carrots, Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes. The last of the Sweet Peppers. Onions, Garlic, Cabbages, large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.

If you want bulk cabbage, please order in advance. 5 large green heads for $12.50. Make kraut!
We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!

Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.

Heart and Tongue

 

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Greens! Spinach, Chard, Kale, Lettuce Mix and more!

Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes

Pasture Raised Chicken

Turkey Sign Up – We still have plenty available. Raised on pasture and fed Non- GMO grains! Breakfast Cookies

Paleo muffins

Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!

See You at the Market!

 

Funny Farm of Grant

This is the last month for WIC Project Fresh, you must use them by Oct 31.

This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!

We got frost and freeze this week, that means we strip-picked the peppers. Bulk baskets of sweet peppers at bargain prices! Red, yellow and green sweet peppers ready to go in your freezer for winter meals.

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Provision Family Farm

We will be at market with beef.

 

Five Oaks Farm

The next CSA share is planned for the 31st. No tricks, just delicious organically grown treats! You can expect a bountiful array of mixed and salad greens and possibly some early root veggies. Everyone will receive eggs too!

 

MUND FARM

Certified organic apples available, Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2014.

NOTE: Please email me at grmund@aol.com for pre-ordering 1/2 & whole bushel quantities. I will schedule delivery / pick-up for the week of Oct 26 – 29 in Muskegon area.

 

Varieties are Empire and Jonathan…(tree run / sorted for defects) – 1/2 bu @ $25/ea (Approx. 21 lbs); 1 bu @ $45 (Approx. 42 lbs); Please bring your own containers to switch over from my baskets.  I’ll have these same varieties at Market on Nov 1, in smaller quantities, as well as 1/2 bu & whole bushel.  THANK YOU!

 

Empire*

A McIntosh type apple

Long shelf life

Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.

Best for: eating fresh

 

Jonathan

One of the first red apples of the fall

Sweet-tart taste with firm texture

Light red stripes over yellow or deep red

Best for: eating and cooking

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

We’re on break this week. See you on Nov 1st

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

Gorgeous weather has allowed us to continue to harvest beans. Some of the varieties have yielded well, and others are a bit disappointing.

We have a few beans left from last year! Stock up on last year’s varieties for only $5/lb., while supplies last. This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (fresh) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller, and more friendly).

Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.

Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.

Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.

Jacob’s Cattle (last year’s, almost gone) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.

Jacob’s Cattle Gold (last year’s, almost gone) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.

October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.

Pinto (fresh) – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.

Yellow Indian Woman (fresh, VERY limited quantities) – Rich, creamy interior–similar to eating a good triple cream cheese, but without the fat or calories. Keeps their shape well. If you want Yellow Indian Woman beans, you’re going to have to get them this fall. Because of the very limited quantities, we will not be selling these beans in bulk.

In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Aged Cheddar – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!

Chili – Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

 

Garlic & Onion – The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.

Last chance to get a whole lamb for your freezer! You mail email or talk to Lona at the market. See you Saturday!

 

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

GREENS:

*SPINACH

*LETTUCE MIX

*ARUGULA

*OCEANA MIX (a tender mix of baby kale, arugula, baby tat soi, and baby mustards)

*BABY KALE

*KALE

*COLLARDS

 

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*CARROTS

*RADISHES

*LEEKS

DO YOU LOVE POTATOES?

We have a great deal this year for potato lovers!  Join our Local Roots program that allows you to save .25 a pound on all potato (and sweet potato) purchases this season (typically through early spring when we are out of potatoes).  Buy one of our Maple Moon potato sacks and every time you bring it to market, you receive .25 off each pound you buy.  Our potato sacks are 100% organic cotton, fair labor/fair wage, and printed with phthalate free ink.

*POTATOES

Red Norland-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing

Red LaSoda-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing

Adirondack Red-red skin, pink flesh, beautiful color and taste

Adirondack Blue- blue skin and flesh, nutrient dense and beautiful

Kennebec-our best fryer, makes a great hash browns, also roasts well

Yukon Gold- our best masher, beautiful gold skin and flesh

Russet-the classic baking potato

 

*WINTER SQUASH

-Trombicino-a delicious Italian squash that is very similar in flavor and texture to a Butternut.  These are a unique squash, that you won’t find in stores.  If you like Butternut, give these a try.

-Butternut

-Acorn

-Spaghetti

-Buttercup-a delicious little desert squash, with dry creamy flesh.  Our favorite for baking and mashing.

-Delicata

*FRESH HERBS

-PARSLEY

-ROSEMARY

-DILL

*EGGS  our new flock is laying!  This means we have lots more eggs to offer.  They are still laying the first, smaller pullet eggs (about 2/3 the size of a normal egg).  These are loaded with lots of nutrients!!  We are offering these eggs in 18 count for $4

Our older hens are still laying, medium to large eggs, and we offer these in 12 count for $4

****HERBAL TEAS******

We’ve been busy all season gathering and drying herbs for our teas, and the first of them are ready!  All the herbs we use are grown organically or ethically wildcrafted.

*NOURISH-a gentle every day tea, rich in vitamins and minerals to nourish the whole body.

Red Raspberry and/or Blackberry leaf, Nettle leaf, Dandelion leaf, Alfalfa leaf, Oat straw and tops, and Rosehips.

*PEACE- a delicious blend of herbs and flowers that soothe the soul and help support the nervous system.

Lemonbalm, Oat straw and tops, Chamomile flowers, Rose petals, and Lavender.

*CHAMOMILE-lovely chamomile flowers

*MINT-a refreshing blend of peppermint and spearmint

Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.

MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE

This year we have 3 sizes to meet your needs

2oz glass jar

4oz family size glass jar

or for easy portability

Mama on the Go

We packaged our Mama’s All Purpose Salve in a 100% recycled plastic tube, so you can have Mama’s anywhere.  Stash one in your purse, diaper bag, backpack, or anywhere else you may need it.

MIKE’S MUSCLE RELAXER

Do you know someone who over-does it from time to time?  This salve was created to soothe sore, over worked muscles.  Also works great on bumps and bruises free of broken skin.  We infused arnica flowers, dandelion flowers, St.John’s wort, rosemary, and comfrey in organic oils to create a workhorse of a salve.

PATTI’S HARD WORKING HAND CREAM

A high quality hand cream for hands (or feet, or…)  that work hard and need some extra TLC.  We infused comfrey, calendula, and violet leaf in organic oils and blend them with organic rose water and aloe vera for a healing cream.

RADIANT BEAUTY

A delicate and light cream made with organic apricot kernel and organic almond oils that lets your beauty shine.  Light enough for your face, and moisturizing enough for dry winter skin.

We are now offering 100% organic, fair wage/fair labor cotton produce bags.

Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community.

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Harvest time!

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Glorious color this weekend!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 18th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

See end of newsletter for info on Certified Organic Apples!

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

We will be at the market this Saturday to deliver Freedom Ranger chickens to our pre-order customers. We will also have limited quantities of whole fresh & frozen Freedom Rangers available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you at market!8

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

Still harvesting beans. We have a few varieties left from last year, and we will have a few freshly-harvested varieties, too! This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (fresh) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller).

Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.

Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.

Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.

Jacob’s Cattle (last year’s, almost gone) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.

Jacob’s Cattle Gold (last year’s, almost gone) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.

October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.

Pinto (fresh) - Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.

Yellow Indian Woman (fresh, VERY limited quantities) – Rich, creamy interior–similar to eating a good triple cream cheese, but without the fat or calories. Keeps their shape well. If you want Yellow Indian Woman beans, you’re going to have to get them this fall. Because of the very limited quantities, we will not be selling these beans in bulk.

In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Chili - Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill - A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Edam - A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

Garlic & Onion - The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

Gouda - A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar - A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.

 

Finally, please ask if you are interested in a whole lamb for your freezer. You mail email or talk to Lona at the market. See you Saturday!

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we’ll have:

SPINACH

OCEANA MIX (a tender mix of baby kale, arugula, baby tat soi, and baby mustards)
ARUGULA

BABY LETTUCE MIX

KALE

BABY KALE

CARROTS

TURNIPS

RADISHES

CELERY

LEEKS

BROCCOLI

POTATOES

WINTER SQUASH

PEPPERS

FRESH HERBS:

PARSLEY

OREGANO

MINT

THYME

ROSEMARY

EGGS  from our free ranging flock

HERBAL TEA

HERBAL SALVE

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia

After a weekend off spent settling into our new place, we are pleased and excited to be back at Sweetwater this weekend!  (Thank you to everyone who has wished us well throughout this leg of Crow Feather’s journey; we haven’t found our stable home yet but we are certainly not giving up!)

This week at market we will be offering:

Baby Lettuce AND Brassica salad mix – get it while it’s good!

Beets

Carrots

Garlic
Onions

Sweet rutabega (try the leafy tops – they are much too good to waste!)

Cabbage

“Sugar” baking Pumpkins – now is the time to crank up the oven for pumpkin roll, bread, cookies, scones, pancakes, muffins; I could go on all day.

Sweet potatoes from our hoophouse – they are finally fully cured so they are delectably sweet and totally storable.

With the weather beginning to cool off noticeably, look for Carolyn’s Knits on the table – throughout the fall we will be bringing baby items, hats, fingerless mitts, and many others.  These one-of-a-kind handcrafted items make perfect locally sourced gifts – or a cozy self-indulgence.

See you on Saturday!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGETABLES:  The last of the Sweet Peppers ~ Sale! Onions, Garlic, Cabbages, large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.

We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!

Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.

Heart and Tongue
ALSO: NEW SHIPMENT OF HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

 

Olson Farm of Shelby

Back this week: Concord Grapes! Best for jams & jellies. Also I will be bringing onions, potatoes, Taste of Spring Maple syrup, honey, tomatoes & winter squash.

 

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Greens! Spinach, Chard, Kale, Lettuce Mix and more!

Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes

Pasture Raised Chicken

Turkey Sign Up – We still have plenty available. Raised on pasture and fed Non- GMO grains! Breakfast Cookies

Paleo muffins

Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!

See You at the Market!

 

Funny Farm of Grant

This is the last month for WIC Project Fresh, you must use them by Oct 31.

This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!

We got frost and freeze this week, that means we strip-picked the peppers. Bulk baskets of sweet peppers at bargain prices! Red, yellow and green sweet peppers ready to go in your freezer for winter meals.

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50  ($6.50 in stores)

Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE

Hazel Road Rustic:  An old-time New England bread made with organic cornmeal (Michigan Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00

Mystery loaf—what shall it be?  We shall see!!  (Baker’s choice)

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!

$3.25 each

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each

Mrs. Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget.  $2.50 each

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

 

Five Oaks Farm

CSA Members: No CSA Shares this week! Please call us at 231 292-1152 if you have any questions. Or reply back to this email, thanks.

 

MUND FARM

Certified organic apples available, Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2014.

NOTE: Please email me at grmund@aol.com for pre-ordering 1/2 & whole bushel quantities. I will schedule delivery / pick-up for the week of Oct 26 – 29 in Muskegon area.

 

Varieties are Empire and Jonathan…(tree run / sorted for defects) – 1/2 bu @ $25/ea (Approx. 21 lbs); 1 bu @ $45 (Approx. 42 lbs); Please bring your own containers to switch over from my baskets.  I’ll have these same varieties at Market on Nov 1, in smaller quantities, as well as 1/2 bu & whole bushel.  THANK YOU!

 

Empire*

A McIntosh type apple

Long shelf life

Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.

Best for: eating fresh

 

Jonathan

One of the first red apples of the fall

Sweet-tart taste with firm texture

Light red stripes over yellow or deep red

Best for: eating and cooking

 

 

 

 

Certified Organic Apples!

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Order your Certified Organic Apples today!

Hey Sweetwater Fans!

Greg Mund of the Mund Farm, who brought us really tasty Certified Organic asparagus, peaches, and pears this summer has found an incredible source for Certified Organic Apples and will be taking pre-orders for delivery to several locations in Muskegon as well as a visit to the market on November 1st! If you read EWGs Dirty Dozen list of conventionally grown produce to  avoid, you know that apples are at the top of the list, so take advantage of this and contact Greg ASAP!

 

MUND FARM – Certified organic apples available, Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2014.

NOTE: Please email me at grmund@aol.com for pre-ordering 1/2 & whole bushel quantities. I will schedule delivery / pick-up for the week of Oct 26 – 29 in Muskegon area.

 

Varieties are Empire and Jonathan…(tree run / sorted for defects) – 1/2 bu @ $25/ea (Approx. 21 lbs); 1 bu @ $45 (Approx. 42 lbs); Please bring your own containers to switch over from my baskets.  I’ll have these same varieties at Market on Nov 1, in smaller quantities, as well as 1/2 bu & whole bushel.  THANK YOU!

 

Empire*

  • A McIntosh type apple
  • Long shelf life
  • Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.
  • Best for: eating fresh

 

Jonathan

  • One of the first red apples of the fall
  • Sweet-tart taste with firm texture
  • Light red stripes over yellow or deep red
  • Best for: eating and cooking

 

Time for Soup!

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You’ll find everything you need for a great warm bowl of soup at Sweetwater this Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

C’mon indoors – to West Michigan’s ONLY year round organic farmers market!

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

The bean harvest is underway. We still have a few varieties from last year, and we will have a few new freshly-harvested varieties, too! This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (fresh) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller).

Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.

Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.

Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.

Jacob’s Cattle (last year’s, almost gone) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.

Jacob’s Cattle Gold (last year’s, almost gone) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.

October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.

Pinto (last year’s, almost gone) – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.

 

In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

 

Chili - Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill - A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

Garlic & Onion - The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

Gouda - A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar - A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden - Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.

 

Finally, please ask if you are interested in a whole lamb for your freezer. You mail email or talk to Lona at the market. See you Saturday!

 

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we’ll have:

SPINACH

OCEANA MIX (a tender mix of baby kale, arugula, baby tat soi, and baby mustards)
ARUGULA

BABY LETTUCE MIX

KALE

BABY KALE

CARROTS

TURNIPS

RADISHES

CELERY

LEEKS

BROCCOLI

POTATOES

WINTER SQUASH

PEPPERS

FRESH HERBS:

PARSLEY

OREGANO

MINT

THYME

ROSEMARY

EGGS  from our free ranging flock

HERBAL TEA

HERBAL SALVE

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Meadow View Dairy of Fremont

If you need to pre-order a quantity of anything from the menu please feel free to call before Friday noon: 231-924-8251.

NEW! Cherry Vanilla Chevre is our newest addition to our spreadable Chevres. We think you’ll like this one, especially good on a morning bagel!

Chevreʹ  Fresh chevre with a nice spreading consistency, perfect for sandwich toppings and cooking. Cherry Capital Foods of Traverse City says  ” The chèvre produced by Meadow View has a pitch perfect acidity on the palate that becomes gently sweet and milky with a grassy note on the finish.”

Seasoned Chevreʹ                                                    

Our fresh Chevre available in your favorite flavorings: Blueberry Vanilla (great on a morning bagel!) Hickory-smoked bacon Bits, Garlic, Italian Herb, & Hot Pepper

Feta                                                                                       

A smooth and creamy feta which is low in salt and rich in fresh goat milk flavor. The brining process gives feta cheese a salty, tangy flavor and a crumbly consistency. Feta cheese can be served as a table cheese, used in baking savory dishes, or served as an appetizer or in salads. The classic Greek salad is made with Feta cheese. In crumbles or cubes for easy slicing.

Tomme de Fremont                                     

Our first aged cheese is quickly becoming a customer favorite! Developed from a French recipe, Tomme is a lower fat mold ripened cheese, aged at least 60 days. This gives the cheese a stronger flavor & firmer texture than the fresh Chevres, perfect for slicing.

Dutch Kase                                                               

A Meadow View Dairy original! If you are looking for a nicely aged but milder version of our Tomme, this is the cheese for you. Vacuum sealed without mold and aged at least 60 days.

Marco Similar to Dutch Kase but pasteurized and vacuum sealed, it comes in Pepper, Sage, Italian & Garlic.

Other items from our farm:

We’ll also have eggs from our free-range, GMO-free flock.

 

Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia

After a weekend off spent settling into our new place, we are pleased and excited to be back at Sweetwater this weekend!  (Thank you to everyone who has wished us well throughout this leg of Crow Feather’s journey; we haven’t found our stable home yet but we are certainly not giving up!)

This week at market we will be offering:

Baby Lettuce AND Brassica salad mix – get it while it’s good!

Beets

Carrots

Garlic
Onions

Sweet rutabega (try the leafy tops – they are much too good to waste!)

Cabbage

“Sugar” baking Pumpkins – now is the time to crank up the oven for pumpkin roll, bread, cookies, scones, pancakes, muffins; I could go on all day.

Sweet potatoes from our hoophouse – they are finally fully cured so they are delectably sweet and totally storable.

With the weather beginning to cool off noticeably, look for Carolyn’s Knits on the table – throughout the fall we will be bringing baby items, hats, fingerless mitts, and many others.  These one-of-a-kind handcrafted items make perfect locally sourced gifts – or a cozy self-indulgence.

See you on Saturday!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGETABLES:  The last of the Sweet Peppers ~ Sale! Onions, Garlic, Cabbages, large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Chard, Parsley.

We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!

Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.

Liver, Heart and Tongue
ALSO:  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

 

Funny Farm of Grant

This is the last month for WIC Project Fresh, you must use them by Oct 31.

This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!

We got frost and freeze this week, that means we strip-picked the peppers. Bulk baskets of sweet peppers at bargain prices! Red, yellow and green sweet peppers ready to go in your freezer for winter meals.

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50  ($6.50 in stores)

Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE

Hazel Road Rustic:  An old-time New England bread made with organic cornmeal (Michigan Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00

Mystery loaf—what shall it be?  We shall see!!  (Baker’s choice)

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!

$3.25 each

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each

Mrs. Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget.  $2.50 each

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

 

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

 

Olson Farm of Shelby

New this week: Concord Grapes! Best for jams & jellies. Also I will be bringing onions, potatoes, syrup, honey, tomatoes & winter squash.

Five Oaks Farm

CSA Members: Plan to pick up your share at your usual pick up time, either Friday night or Saturday at Sweetwater. Please call us at 231 292-1152 if you have any questions. Or reply back to this email, thanks.

 

 

 

 

Fall Festival of Colors!

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Photo of Trillium Haven CSA Share by Rachel Wall

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 4th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

Attending this Saturday’s market:

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

Bacon is here!  We will have our Smoked Woodland Pastured Pork, Natural Beef, and Natural Chicken on Saturday.  We also have a few Thanksgiving Turkey order forms left.

This week the Eising Brothers Trio will be on hand to entertain you with our banjo, guitar & keyboard!

September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

Happy Autumn! We are so thrilled to be back at Sweetwater!

Whats Blooming this week:

*Zinnias in a multitude of colors

*Sunflowers

*Dahlias

*Celosia

Veggies

*Heirloom Tomatoes

*Beets (Bulls Blood & Detroit Red)

*Garlic

*Onions

*Leeks

Greens:

*Baby Red Russian Kale

*Mixed Greens

Culinary Herbs:

*Basil

*Parsley

*Cilantro

*Fresh Mint (Great addition to salads and smoothies!)

Fruit:

*Quince Apples (Great for chutney,conserves & preserve recipes)

Please contact us for any pre-orders 48 hours in advance.

September’s Herbs and Produce LLC

herbsandproduce@gmail.com

cell #(231) 557-9838

www.herbsandproduce.com

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have:

ARUGULA

BABY LETTUCE MIX

ROMAINE HEAD LETTUCE

KALE

BABY KALE

TURNIP GREENS

CARROTS

TURNIPS

RADISHES

CELERY

LEEKS

BROCCOLI

POTATOES

WINTER SQUASH

PEPPERS

FRESH HERBS:

PARSLEY

OREGANO

MINT

THYME

ROSEMARY

HERBAL TEA

HERBAL SALVE

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!  AlND ONIONS AND GARLIC to go with it. We will also bring whatever vegetables can still be harvested.

NEXT WEEK, we will start harvesting  our FALL crops!  We have a lot of cabbages – red, savoy, storage green, plus celeriac, large sweet and tender kohlrabis, beets, carrots.

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!

Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.

Liver, Heart and Tongue
ALSO:  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

 Shady Side Farm of Holland

The bean harvest is underway. We still have a few varieties from last year, and we will have a few new freshly-harvested varieties, too! This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (new!) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller)

Hidatsa Red (new!) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.

Hutterite Soup (almost gone) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.

Jacob’s Cattle (almost gone) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.

Jacob’s Cattle Gold (almost gone) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.

October (almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.

Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.

In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Chili - Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill - A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

Garlic & Onion - The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar - A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.

Spring Herb - A Polkton Corners base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!

Lona’s been weaving again, after nearly a year off. Check out her handwoven rag rugs. Woven out of recycled fabrics on antique looms, these rugs will last for years, and are machine washable.

Finally, please ask if you are interested in a whole lamb for your freezer. You may email or talk to Lona at the market. See you Saturday!

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

Hickory Ridge Family Farm will be at the market this Saturday to deliver Freedom Ranger chickens to our pre-order customers. We will also have limited quantities of whole fresh & frozen Freedom Rangers available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you at market!”

Funny Farm of Grant

This is the last month for WIC Project Fresh, you must use them by Oct 31.

We accept both WIC Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh.
This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sweet Potato, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat and more!

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

Red & yellow peppers for fresh eating & roasting.

Red hot peppers: mildly hot to Stupid Hot!

Cherry Tomatoes

Kohlrabi.

End of the be

ans: Dragon Tongues & Romano.

Shitake Mushrooms are back!

Parsley
Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

“These greens are the best I’ve ever had!” – Gloria Kylce, True Light Baptist Church
Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Swiss chard, washed and bagged
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50

Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE

Hazel Road Rustic:  An old-time New England bread made with organic cornmeal (Michigan grown), rye, and golden molasses.  A bread with a slightly sweet, complex flavor.  Great for french toast or slathered with jam.  $6.00 a loaf.

Chili Cheddar   Whoa-homegrown, pickled jalapeno peppers coupled with tangy cheddar cheese makes for great flavor with a little kick.  Fresh or toasted, great as an accompaniment to soup or chili.  $8.00

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!! $3.25 each

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each

Expedition Cookies- The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each  ($3.00 in stores)

Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.50 each

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Currant Scones

Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)

Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Caramelized Michigan onions, OG Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00  ($6.00 in stores)

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!! $3.25 each

Mrs. Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget.  $2.50 each

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

Olson Farm of Shelby

I will be bringing onions, potatoes, syrup, honey, grapes & winter squash…..and a surprise.

 Five Oaks Farm

CSA Members: Plan to pick up your share at your usual pick up time, either Friday night or Saturday at Sweetwater. Please call us at 231 292-1152 if you have any questions. Or reply back to this email, thanks.

Autumn is here!

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have:

*LETTUCE MIX

*ARUGULA

*BABY KALE

*KALE

*CHARD

*COLLARDS

*TOMATOES all heirloom varieties, grown on 100% sunshine, soil and love!

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)

*HOT WAX PEPPERS

*GEORGIA FLAME

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*CELERY

*CARROTS

*RADISHES

*SCALLIONS

*LEEKS

*POTATOES

FRESH HERBS

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*LEMONGRASS

*PARSLEY

*THYME

*OREGANO

*****HERBAL TEAS******

We’ve been busy all season gathering and drying herbs for our teas, and the first of them are ready!  All the herbs we use are grown organically or ethically wildcrafted.

*NOURISH-a gentle every day tea, rich in vitamins and minerals to nourish the whole body.

Red Raspberry and/or Blackberry leaf, Nettle leaf, Dandelion leaf, Alfalfa leaf, Oat straw and tops, and Rosehips.

*PEACE- a delicious blend of herbs and flowers that soothe the soul and help support the nervous system.

Lemonbalm, Oat straw and tops, Chamomile flowers, Rose petals, and Lavender.

*CHAMOMILE-lovely chamomile flowers

*MINT-a refreshing blend of peppermint and spearmint

Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.

MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE

2oz glass jar

4oz family size glass jar

or for easy portability-Mama on the Go

We packaged our Mama’s All Purpose Salve in a 100% recycled plastic tube, so you can have Mama’s anywhere.  Stash one in your purse, diaper bag, backpack, or anywhere else you may need it.

Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community!

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

Luke Eising returns this week with more beef & smoked pork cuts, raised on pasture supplemented with non-GMO feed. The farm is near Woodville 10 miles past White Cloud.  This multi-generational family works hard to make their little piece of earth beautiful as well as fertile, and they love and welcome visitors.

Olson Farm of Shelby

Taste of Spring Maple Syrup, tomatoes, and onions.

Funny Farm of Grant

We accept WIC Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh coupons.
Summer squash and zucchini
Cucumbers and pickles
Lemon cucumbers
Okra
Basil and Lemon basil
Parsley
Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato
Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Swiss chard, washed and bagged
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

This is definitely the time of year when the weather starts getting even more unpredictable as usual… One minute the kids are outside building houses out of bakery firewood and blankets and the next minute we are scrambling to drag blankets up onto the porch so they don’t get rained on.  Wait another twenty minutes and we are back out playing in the yard and tending to outside chores—like picking raspberries!  We’ve noticed the buzzing bees and yellow jackets and wasps are more intense than usual this fall (we can’t keep them out of the cases at market) and the raspberry patch is swarming with them—I’m afraid to take the baby into the patch!  Do the bugs know something we don’t know?  Like maybe it’s going to be a brutal winter?  We shall see…  In the meantime, thanks for coming out and supporting us at the markets rain and shine!

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50  ($6.50 in stores)

Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE 

Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)

Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Caramelized Michigan onions, OG Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00  ($6.00 in stores)

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

(Cookies and brownies are only available at Farmer’s markets, the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall, and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)

Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!

$3.25 each  ($3.75 in stores)

Mrs. Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget.  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins  ($3.00 in stores)

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($8.50 in stores)

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($8.50 in stores)

 

Five Oaks Farm

CSA Members: We will not be having a share this week. The next share will be on October 3rd-4th.

We are actively planning and planting for our fall/winter crops, The harvest will be small this Friday but we may be bringing in produce for our members who have Market Credit they wish to spend.

Hopefully you’ve been notified of this week’s plan either by phone or email.

Please call us at 231 292-1152 if you haven’t. Or reply back to this email, thanks.

 

 

 

 

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