Healthy! Humane! Homegrown – Summer!!!

Mund Farm & Red Haven Peaches!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 16th, 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:

 

Mund Farm of Rothbury

Scholl Farm of Montague

Stu Scholl will be bringing Certified Organic RED HAVEN PEACHES from the Mund Farm!

He will also have frozen whole chicken, eggs, & Crescent Finger, Norland, Purple & Yukon Gold potatoes!
Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries! Erin Rant & her kids will be back for one more week of blueberries! Make sure you stock up, this season is drawing to a close!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Tomatoes! Eggplant! New Potatoes, Fingerling Potatoes, Red Cabbages, Carrots, Red, White and Yellow Onions, Beets with Greens, Pickles, Cucumbers, Dill, Broccoli, Garlic;  Green, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers,  Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

BEEF! We have 1 quarter of beef available.  It’s cut our standard way, and is wrapped and frozen.  Delivered to Sweetwater Market this Saturday $499.  Call by 7:15 am Saturday morning if you would like it.

We should have a full supply of beef cuts at Market. Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. earthscapefarm@gmail.com. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin
Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round
Roasts ~ Rolled Rump, Arm, English & Chuck
Kabob Beef for Grilling
Stew Meat
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Liver, Heart and Tongue, Soup Bones & Oxtail
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.

 

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

Luke Eising returns this week with a fresh supply of their pastured beef, chicken, and new this week – duck!

 

Chickadee Creek Farm & Fishmonger’s Wife

We will be at market Saturday with an assortment of our homegrown produce, some yarn from our sheep, and hopefully at least a few dozen duck eggs for sale.

We will also have a variety of seafood products from The Fishmonger’s Wife, including their very own Great Lakes Whitefish.   There will be frozen and smoked fish, fish sausage, and smoked fish dip available for purchase.   If you are looking for anything in particular, I would urge you to call the Fishmonger’s retail store at (231) 755-1600 and tell them that you would like to place an order for pickup at Sweetwater.  You will need to do this by Thursday night, however, or we won’t be able to guarantee that your order will be ready.   Also, it is our plan to start coming to Sweetwater every other week from now on, so be sure to stock up enough fish for two weeks instead of one!

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

this week we have:

 

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

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)

*HOT WAX PEPPERS

*GEORGIA FLAME PEPPERS (heirloom variety from the Republic of Georgia.  Smooth hot taste, that dissipates quickly.  Great for salsa!  We smoked these and put them in our homemade adobo sauce-oh, so tasty!)

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

 

*GREEN BEANS

*PURPLE BEANS

*WAX BEANS

*DRAGON TONGUE  (heirloom variety, broad flat yellow pod speckled with purple, nutty crisp flavor)

We have bulk beans available.   Freeze or can for local beans all year long.

5# $15

 

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*SCALLIONS

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties-long and burbless)

*LEEKS

 

*BABY KALE

*KALE  ****5LBS $15*******freeze or dry for the winter OR host a kale feast

*CHARD

*COLLARD GREENS

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

 

 

FRESH HERBS

*BASIL (bulk basil available-think PESTO!)

*CILANTRO

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

Michael and Amanda Jones

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Funny Farm of Grant

Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Dragons Tongue beans, rich, nutty flavor, great steamed and sauteed with onion
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

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

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

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

Nuña (near the end of our supply) – Good for sautéing in pan with oil and spices (soak first!), taste like fried potatoes

Marrow (near the end of our supply) – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

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

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it!

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!

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Sweet Ripe Red Peppers ( Limited quantity)

Tomatoes – Sungolds, Black Cherry tomatoes, and heirloom slicers

Jalapeno peppers
Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Radishes

Beets – traditional red and heirloom, candy-striped Chioggia

Carrots

Fresh onions and garlic

Kale and Chard

Cabbage–

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

It’s almost 10:30pm and I’ve just finished with the day’s work.  The last tasks of the day (after putting children to bed) included chasing 15 chickens and 6 ducks around in the dark (they are young and haven’t figured out that going into their little house will keep them alive through the night).  On my way back into the house I grabbed the half-bushel of beans I picked first thing this morning that never made it further than the front porch!  Prior to that I carried all of the goodies from the market to the basement where our fridge lives:  blueberries, melons, cherries.  The peaches and plums are already sleeping on the counter.  Tomorrow we’ll sort 50 pounds of OG blueberries and prep them for the freezer—and hopefully freeze some beans as well.  Oh the season of abundance!  Food and sunshine are abundant…and sleep is not.  As I go up to bed I’ll put a blanket on Charlie who is catching up on sleep on the sofa—he fell asleep there at 8 o’clock…  after just a handful of hours of sleep on Thursday and Friday nights.

In the summer months of abundance, it is a joy to bake for you and your families.  Somebody’s got to make the bread for tomato sandwiches!!

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 organic onions, Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.

Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $7.50  ($8.00 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)

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

  1. 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 (Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

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

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Gift Baskets will be available this week filled with Simply Soaps goodies! Come take a look at these beautiful creations and pick one up for someone special!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!

 

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.

 

 

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings

Tomatoes

Beans

Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

Five Oaks Farm

We’ve either emailed or called you to let you know if this is your pickup week, and where. Thanks!

 

 

 

August heat brings out the Dragons!

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Look for the Dragons at Funny Farm & Maple Moon booths!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 9th, 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:

 

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries are back! We’re super excited to welcome RJ Rant, his wife Erin and their three children to Sweetwater! RJ’s mom Judy and sister Meghan have been bringing Wind Dancer’s Certified Organic Blueberries to our market for the last two years, now we’ll have a chance to meet the person responsible for transitioning the farm to organic! We’ve had a chance to sample this year’s crop and you are in for a treat!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will have some vegetables and fresh herbs. Tomatoes! Eggplant! New Potatoes, Red Cabbages, Carrots, Onions, Beets with Greens, Pickles, Cucumbers, Dill, Broccoli, Garlic, Green, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers,  Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

BEEF! We should have a full supply. Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. earthscapefarm@gmail.com. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin
Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round
Roasts ~ Rolled Rump, Arm, English & Chuck
Kabob Beef for Grilling
Stew Meat
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Liver, Heart and Tongue

Soup Bones & Oxtail
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

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

this week we have:

 

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

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)

*HOT WAX PEPPERS

*GEORGIA FLAME PEPPERS (heirloom variety from the Republic of Georgia.  Hotter than a jalapeno, but not as hot as cayenne.  Great for salsa)

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

*TOMATILLOS (make some fresh salsa verde!)

 

*GREEN BEANS

*PURPLE BEANS

*WAX BEANS

*DRAGON TONGUE  (heirloom variety, broad flat yellow pod speckled with purple, nutty crisp flavor)

We have bulk beans available.   Freeze or can for local beans all year long.

5# $15

15# (half bushel) $35

 

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*SCALLIONS

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties-long and burbless)

 

*BABY KALE

*KALE  ****5LBS $15*******freeze or dry for the winter OR host a kale feast

*CHARD

*COLLARD GREENS

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

 

FRESH HERBS

*BASIL

*CILANTRO

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Funny Farm of Grant

Yellow beans, green beans
Summer squash and zucchini including Patty Pans, Yellow, Zephyr, Limon.

Cucumbers & pickles.

Kohlrabi

Red & Red Gold Potatoes

Okra

Mini squash boxes,   perfect for kabobs
Basil and lemon basil,   try it in your iced tea or ice water

Asst varieties of kale, new variety of green, lacinato or dino, and new red veined flat leaf, Great for wraps or chips
Baby Swiss chard,  washed and bagged, ready to go

Lots of new varieties of potatoes
Lemon cucumbers are here!
Heirloom Dragons’ Tongue beans coming soon!
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

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

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

Marrow (near the end of our supply) – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it!
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.

Polkton Corners – The centuries-old name for our farmland, this original semi-soft, creamy offering is mouth-watering at room temperature.

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

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

This week we have some exciting new items!

SWEET Ripe Red Peppers!  Limited quantity

Tomatoes – Sungolds, Black Cherry tomatoes, and heirloom slicers

Jalapeno peppers

Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Radishes – D’Avignon “French Breakfast” and red rounds

Beets – traditional red and heirloom, candy-striped Chioggia

Carrots

Fresh onions and garlic

Kale and Chard

Cabbage

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Well, we just celebrated 11 years of marital bliss this past weekend—hurrah for us(!)  and for all of our wonderful friends and family who support us.  We are so grateful that our life together includes the bakery and the opportunity to bake for so many delightful people in West Michigan.   When we met (15 years ago) it was in a little bakery in Ypsilanti, MI and at that time we couldn’t have imagined all the beautiful adventures that awaited us.  We are so full of appreciation for all that our life together has held.

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)

Pumpernickel Rye A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf. $6.00  ($6.00 in stores)

Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $7.50  ($8.00 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)

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

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

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

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
A new batch of Luscious Body Butter is headed to market this week! This smells so good you’ll want to eat it and it’s so safe it wouldn’t hurt you if you did! :) A rich blend of Mango, Shea and Cocoa Butters along with Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils are whipped up with Vanilla and Orange essential oils making this a truly yummy blend! Stop by for a sample. $8

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!

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings

Tomatoes

Beans

Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

We’ll be returning soon!

Five Oaks Farm

We’ve either emailed or called you to let you know if this is your pickup week, and where. Thanks!

 

 

 

Organic Blueberries are HERE!

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Wind Dancer Farm Certified Organic Blueberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 2nd, 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:

 

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries are back! We’re super excited to welcome RJ Rant, his wife Erin and their three children to Sweetwater! RJ’s mom Judy and sister Meghan have been bringing Wind Dancer’s Certified Organic Blueberries to our market for the last two years, now we’ll have a chance to meet the person responsible for transitioning the farm to organic! We’ve had a chance to sample this year’s crop and you are in for a treat!

 

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

Luke Eising returns this week with more smoked pork cuts, beef & chicken from their pastured flocks. 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.

 

Fishmonger’s Wife @ Chickadee Creek Farm

Chris & Amy of Chickadee Creek Farm will be bringing more of Fish Monger’s frozen Alaska Sockeye Salmon & Michigan White Fish for walk in purchase, along with pre-order forms for next weeks market. They will also have chicken and duck eggs, salad greens, radishes & yarn for sale.

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will have some vegetables and fresh herbs. Eggplant! New Potatoes, Red Cabbages, Carrots, Onions, Beets with Greens, Pickles, Cucumbers, Dill, Broccoli, Garlic, Green, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!
BEEF! We should have a full supply. Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. earthscapefarm@gmail.com. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin
Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round
Roasts ~ Rolled Rump, Arm, English & Chuck
Kabob Beef for Grilling
Stew Meat
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!
Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Liver, Heart and Tongue
Soup Bones & Oxtail
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

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we’ll be bringing: Tomatoes!! They are ripening in abundance. Heirloom and delicious.

Sweet Bell Peppers Hot Wax Peppers Jalapeño Cayenne

Broccoli

Kale

Chard

Green Beans(green, purple, and wax)

Carrots

Beets

Beet Greens

Turnip Greens

Collard Greens

Arugula

Peas

Basil

Thai basil

Dill P

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Mint

Scallions

Pearl onions

Eggs

Maple Moon Farm

Mike and Amanda Jones

maplemoonfarm@gmail.com

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week Mike will be at market with 1 and 2 pound bags of our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Black Valentine – (near the end of our supply) Tastes a little like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

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

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

Marrow – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it.
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.

Polkton Corners – The centuries-old name for our farmland, this original semi-soft, creamy offering is mouth-watering at room temperature.

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

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

SunGold cherry tomatoes

Green peppers

Crisp head lettuce

Baby lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Beets

Scallions

Cabbage

Kale and Chard

Cilantro and Basil

See you Saturday!

-

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

So it is…the end of July and we’ve had a terrific market season at all our locations.  We so appreciate everyone who comes out to buy our baked goods and visit every week and we also so appreciate the help of our market staff who have dedicated their Saturdays this summer to keep our little business rolling along.  You all have made our sunny season very bright indeed!

 

Hazel Road Rustic is back on tap this weekend and is a unique blend of texture and slightly sweet flavor.  Corn polenta adds a chewy nature to this loaf, which is great for toasting and a little goat cheese and/or jam.  So try one if you haven’t and have a scone with your cup of Higher Grounds coffee this weekend!

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 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

(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)

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 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)

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

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

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  ($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)

 

Funny Farm of Grant

First picking yellow beans, green beans, the best of the season
Summer squash and zucchini including Patty Pans, Yellow, Zephyr, Limon.

Cucumbers & pickles.

Kohlrabi

Red & Red Gold Potatoes

Okra

Mini squash boxes,   perfect for kabobs
Basil and lemon basil,   try it in your iced tea or ice water

Asst varieties of kale, new variety of green, lacinato or dino, and new red veined flat leaf, Great for wraps or chips
Baby Swiss chard,  washed and bagged, ready to go

Bagged Green Romaine lettuce.
-Coming soon – Heirloom Dragon’s Tongue Beans & Lemon Cukes!

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors
and anything else we can find!

 

September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

*Cottage Style flower bouquets (Zinnias in a multitude of colors, a light harvest of lisianthus, and Green Mist Ammi new this week).

*Lisianthus bouquets always sells quickly so pre-order or get to the markets early!  Check-out our Facebook page to see pictures of the upcoming colors for the lisianthus.

*Gladiolas (Beautiful Colors!!)

 

Fruits and Veggies

*Tomatoes!!! (Finally a decent harvest even with the cooler nights).

*Celery (wonderful flavor)

*Beets

*Broccoli (Limited)

*Cauliflower (Limited)

*Garlic (All the garlic is in for the year and it looks great).

*Onions

 

Greens:

*Lettuce Mix (Includes Baby Spinach, Bull’s Blood beet greens & Baby Kale)

*Swiss Chard

*Red Russian Kale

Culinary Herbs:

*Basil

*Dill

*Parsley

*Fresh Mint (either for juicing or mojitos)

 

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

September’s Herbs and Produce LLC

herbsandproduce@gmail.com

cell #(231) 557-9838

  1. herbsandproduce.com

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
A new  batch of Bar Soaps are rolling out this week including a new one, Four Thieves! Legend has it in the 15th century during the plague, 4 thieves were robbing the bodies and graves of those who had died yet they didn’t get sick themselves. When they were caught they revealed the formula of 5 essential oils that had kept them well. These 5 essential oils, Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary not only smell divine but they have antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties making this a great soap to use during colds and flu season!

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 or Orange
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 Sticks
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.
See you Saturday!

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings

Tomatoes

Beans

Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

Five Oaks Farm

We’ve either emailed or called you to let you know if this is your pickup week, and where. Thanks!

 

 

 

Homegrown Organic Goodness!

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Beautiful greens from Crow Feather Farm!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 26th, 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!

 

 

Late breaking news about blueberries:

We know many of you have been waiting for organic blueberries to come to the market from our two organic growers. Things have changed from last year and at this point we can only offer this option for Wind Dancer Farm in West Olive: Please call Judy Rant if you want to purchase berries at the farm. Or, if you are interested in a larger quantity you can purchase them off the back of the picker. These are unsorted but perfectly fine berries at a discounted price. Call Judy Rant at 616.843-6059 for details.

 

Blueberry Heritage Farm is selling at Fulton Street Market this year. You can call them about availability at 616-399-1677.

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

Luke Eising returns this week with more smoked pork cuts, beef & chicken from their pastured flocks. 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.

 

Fishmonger’s Wife @ Chickadee Creek Farm

Chris & Amy of Chickadee Creek Farm will be bringing more of Fish Monger’s frozen Alaska Sockeye Salmon & Michigan White Fish for walk in purchase, along with pre-order forms for next weeks market. They will also have chicken and duck eggs,  salad greens, radishes & yarn for sale.

 

Meadowview Goat Dairy of Fremont

Please note! We are reducing our visits to the market until we get caught up with farmwork and find additional help. Our next visit  to the market will be August 16th, so please stock up on your favorite cheeses this Saturday! They freeze very nicely.

 Also if you need to pre-order a quantity of anything from the menu please feel free to call before Friday noon: 231-924-8251. Thanks for your patience!

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.

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will  have some vegetables and fresh herbs.  Broccoli, Garlic, Green Sweet Peppers, Green Beans, Summer Squashes, SHELLING Peas, Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and more.

BEEF! We should have a full supply.  Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com.  Please put Beef Order in the subject line.  Thanks!

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

Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round

Roasts ~ Rolled Rump & Chuck

Kabob Beef for Grilling

Stew Meat

Lean Ground Beef

Specialty cuts ~ Flank, Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE!  $1 OFF PER LB.

Soup Bones & Oxtail

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 is back in stock! ~ If anyone makes regular trips to Traverse City, would be willing to pick up my order at Higher Grounds,  and would like to get a discount on coffee and oil, LET ME KNOW!

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

*TOMATOES (all Heirloom varieties, grown on 100% sunshine, soil, and love)

*KALE

*BABY KALE

*SCALLIONS

*PEARL ONIONS (perfect for kabobs!)

*CHARD

*HOT WAX PEPPERS

*PURPLE BEAUTY PEPPERS

*COLLARD GREENS (by pre-order only)

*BEET GREENS

*BROCCOLI

*SNAP PEAS

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties)

*BASIL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*PARSLEY

*ARUGULA

Amanda, Zen and Sova look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!!!

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week we will be at market with 1 and 2 pound bags of our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Black Valentine – (near the end of our supply) Tastes a little like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

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

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

Marrow – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

Nuña (near the end of our supply) – Good for sautéing in pan with oil and spices (soak first!), taste like fried potatoes

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it.
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 base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

SunGold cherry tomatoes

Green peppers

Crisp head lettuce

Baby lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Beets

Scallions

Cabbage

Kale and Chard

Cilantro and Basil

See you Saturday!

-

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Well, black caps are on so it must be midsummer (black caps are another name for wild black raspberries).  They are so tasty!  Our daughter Annie knows all their secret hangouts on our homestead—and checks them daily.  We are also harvesting kohlrabi, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, onions, basil, and more!!  Oh yeah, and we manage to bake some bread when we are not in the garden weeding and harvesting voraciously….  We sometimes wish that winter were the busy baking season so that we could dedicate more summer time to the garden (and swimming).  Alas, it’s just all crazy at once—we do what we can—and LOVE it  all…

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 organic onions, 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)

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

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)

Simply Currant Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

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

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)

 

Funny Farm of Grant

Frst picking green beans,   the best of the season
Summer squash and zucchini,    many shapes and colors
Mini squash boxes,   perfect for kabobs
Basil and lemon basil,   try it in your iced tea or ice water
Pickles,   asst sizes
New red skin potatoes,   tender skins
Asst varieties of kale,     new variety of green, lacinato or dino, and new red veined flat leaf, Great for wraps or chips
Baby Swiss chard,    washed and bagged, ready to go
Spicy mixed greens,    combo of asst spinach and curly mustard
Eggs,   mixed flock, mixed colors
and anything else we can find!

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
New product from Simply Soaps, Redmond Clay! This wonderful, healing, food grade, mineral rich bentonite clay comes hydrated in a generous 11 1/2 oz glass jar ready for use inside or out! No home should be without it. Bentonite clay is very healing when used as a first aid for wounds, burns, insect bites, bruises, rashes, bee stings, blisters, poison oak, poison ivy, and dry, itchy skin. When taken internally it binds with toxins and removes them from the body, helps with diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomachache, acid indigestion, acid reflux and digestive problems and fills you with minerals! $8

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 or Orange
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 Sticks
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.
See you Saturday!

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Hoop house offerings

Tomatoes are ripening in the hoop house.  We will have a limited supply!

Cukes

Summer squash

Basil

Mixed Lettuces

Chard

Kale

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Pesto- made with our fresh basil.  4 oz jars

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

Five Oaks Farm

No CSA share this week. We will add an additional share week onto the end of the schedule. Thanks for your patience folks.

 

Pastured pork, chicken, lamb & grass fed beef: time to grill!

bbq-ribs

Try Some Provision Family Farm Pastured Pork!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 19th, 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:

 

New Vendor!

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

Luke & Kaitlyn Eising have only been farming full time a short while but find that farm life suits them well and are loving it. They graze cattle and sheep, pasture pigs and poultry, and grow them as healthy and happy as possible. They have no GMO’s on their farm and no strange chemicals in their meats.  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.

This week they will bring frozen and smoked pork cuts as well as cuts of beef & chicken from their pastured flocks. Stop by and welcome this newest addition to Sweetwater!

 

Fishmonger’s Wife @ Chickadee Creek Farm

Chris & Amy of Chickadee Creek Farm will be bringing more of Fish Monger’s frozen Alaska Sockeye Salmon & Michigan White Fish for walk in purchase, along with pre-order forms for next weeks market. They will also have chicken and duck eggs,  salad greens, radishes & yarn for sale.

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Sun Gold cherry tomatoes!  Please be aware these babies are a HOT commodity and we still have a fairly limited quantity.

Baby lettuce salad mix

4 varieties of head lettuce

Our tasty brassica salad mix

Arugula (limited quantity)

Beets and beet greens

Gorgeous bunches of kale and chard

Scallions

Basil and dill

See you on Saturday!

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will  have some vegetables and fresh herbs.   Green Sweet Peppers, Green Beans, Summer Squashes, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and more.

BEEF! We should have a full supply.  Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com.  Please put Beef Order in the subject line.  Thanks!

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

Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round

Roasts ~ Rolled Rump & Chuck

Kabob Beef for Grilling

Stew Meat

Lean Ground Beef

Specialty cuts ~ Flank and Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE!  $1 OFF PER LB.

Soup Bones & Oxtail

NEW SHIPMENT: 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 is back in stock! ~ If anyone makes regular trips to Traverse City, would be willing to pick up my order at Higher Grounds,  and would like to get a discount on coffee and oil, LET ME KNOW!

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we be bringing:

*BROCCOLI

*SUGAR SNAP PEAS

*HOT WAX PEPPERS

*BABY KALE

*PEARL ONIONS

*ARUGULA

*KALE

*COLLARD GREENS(please pre-order)

*ROMAINE HEAD LETTUCE

*BEET GREENS

*SCALLIONS

*CARROTS

*BEETS

*KOHLRABI

FRESH HERBS:

*BASIL

*ROSEMARY

*DILL

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*OREGANO

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

Whats Blooming this week:

*Cottage Style flower bouquets

*Fresh Cut Lavender

Berries

*Raspberries

*Black-cap Raspberries

*Beets

*Broccoli

*Cauliflower

*Garlic (Harvested Last Weekend)

*Dutch Yellow Shallots

*SNAP PEAS!!

*Onions

Greens:

*Lettuce Mix

*Swiss Chard

*Red Russian Kale

Culinary Herbs:

*Basil

*Poultry Blend (sage, marjoram, rosemary, thyme)

*Dill

*Parsley

*Fresh Mint (either for juicing or mojitos)

*Fresh Bronze Fennel (excellent with egg dishes & juicing)

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

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week we will be at market with 1 and 2 pound bags of our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (near the end of our supply) – Creamy plump texture, nutty, mellow russet potato like flavor

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Black Valentine – Tastes a little like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

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

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

Marrow – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

Nuña (near the end of our supply) – Good for sautéing in pan with oil and spices (soak first!), taste like fried potatoes

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

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

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it.

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.

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 base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Hoop house offerings

Tomatoes are ripening in the hoop house.  We will have a limited supply!

Cukes

Summer squash

Basil

Mixed Lettuces

Chard

Kale

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Pesto- made with our fresh basil.  4 oz jars

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

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

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

Pumpernickel Rye A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf. $6.00  ($6.00 in stores)

Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $7.50  ($8.00 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)

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original. Sweetened with Michigan Maple and Honey.  $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 ($3.00 in stores)

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

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)

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Simply Soaps Deodorant has been a huge success and is getting wonderful reviews! It’s unscented and will leave you unscented as well! It really works and is safe enough for everyone, even kids. Commercial deodorant is highly toxic and contains many harmful chemicals. Simply Soaps Deodorant contains only: Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Baking Soda and Arrowroot! $6

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 or Orange
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 Sticks
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.
See you Saturday!

 

Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll have  summer squash, kale, basil, lemon basil.

 

Five Oaks Farm

For this week, shares will be distributed on the same schedule as usual, all Friday shares will be up at the road in a cooler, Saturday shares will be at  Sweetwater Market.

 

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

Will & Erin Hendrian will be at the Market to deliver Freedom Ranger chickens to pre-order customers.

 

Summertime!

WARE FARM 2

Ware Farms Strawberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 12th, 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:

 

Ware Farm of Bear Lake

Bernie Ware will be back at Sweetwater this Saturday with loads of their luscious Certified Organic strawberries! If you didn’t get a chance to pick any up last weekend don’t miss them this weekend! Bernie & Sandee tell us these are the best berries they’ve seen in decades!

 

Fishmonger’s Wife @ Chickadee Creek Farm

Chris & Amy of Chickadee Creek Farm will be bringing more of Fish Monger’s frozen Alaska Sockeye Salmon & Michigan White Fish for walk in purchase, along with pre-order forms for next weeks market. They will also have chicken and duck eggs, yarn, and plants for sale.

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will  have some vegetables and fresh herbs.  Garlic Scapes, Green Beans, Summer Squashes, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and more

Gardeners:  Basil plants!

BEEF! We should have a full supply as I’m picking up more beef this week.  Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com.  Please put Beef Order in the subject line.  Thanks!

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

Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round

Roasts ~ Rolled Rump & Chuck

Kabob Beef for Grilling

Stew Meat

Lean Ground Beef

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE!  $1 OFF PER LB.

Soup Bones & Oxtail

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 is back in stock! ~ If anyone makes regular trips to Traverse City, would be willing to pick up my order at Higher Grounds,  and would like to get a discount on coffee and oil, LET ME KNOW!

    

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week we will be at market with 1 and 2 pound bags of our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

 

Black Calypso (near the end of our supply) – Creamy plump texture, nutty, mellow russet potato like flavor

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Black Valentine – Tastes a little like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

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

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

Marrow – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

Nuña (near the end of our supply) – Good for sautéing in pan with oil and spices (soak first!), taste like fried potatoes

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it.
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.

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.

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

 

Mike and Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Scholl Farm of Montague

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

 

Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll have  summer squash, kale, basil, lemon basil.

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

We hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful weather, our gardens sure have been!  This week at Market, Crow Feather Farm will be offering:

NEW! Sungold cherry tomatoes, ripe and sweet (very limited quantity, get there early)

Delicious baby Lettuce salad mix

Crisp head lettuce of several varieties

Our flavorful Brassica salad mix

Fresh Cilantro

Beautiful bunches of Rainbow Chard and Kale

Scallions (or green onions, as they’re also known)

Garlic Scapes

Beets

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

In the wintertime, as the snow blows and the cold keeps coming, we relish our days spent in the lovely, warm bakery…  And then there is July…  When we sweat our buns off in front of a blistering fire as we shape nearly 500 loaves for the markets.  And yet, we are grateful for the seasons and for all of the beautiful ebb and flow of this wild and wonderful life we have.  Thank you for keeping us in the baking business year round!

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 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 chili or eggs!  $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  ($3.75 in stores)

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

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)

Simply Currant Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

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

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)

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Simply Soaps has a wonderful Laundry Soap and Stain Stick combination that washes 20 loads of laundry without the use of dyes or chemicals! Beautifully scented with orange and lemongrass essential oils, $12 for the combo or you can purchase the stain stick alone for $5. I even got a day old engine grease stain out of my husbands white tee shirt, he’s an auto mechanic!

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 or Orange
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 Sticks
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.
See you Saturday!

 

Maple Moon Farm

We’ll be back next week.

 

Five Oaks Farm

To our CSA members: you should have all received notice about this week’s share, but just in case, we will not have a share available this week as we are attending to a deer problem.

See you next week on your Friday or Saturday pickup day. Thanks.

 

Happy 4th of July!

bernies berries

Ware Farm Strawberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 5th, 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:

 

Ware Farm of Bear Lake

Bernie Ware will be back at Sweetwater this Saturday with loads of their luscious Certifed Organic strawberries! If you didn’t get a chance to pick any up last weekend don’t miss them this weekend! Bernie & Sandee tell us these are the best berries they’ve seen in decades!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will  have some vegetables and fresh herbs.  Garlic Scapes, Romaine Head Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, Kohlrabi and more!

Gardeners:  Basil plants!

BEEF! We should have a full supply of most cuts.  Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com.  Please put Beef Order in the subject line.  Thanks!

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

Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round

Roasts ~ Rolled Rump & Chuck

Kabob Beef for Grilling

Lean Ground Beef

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE!  $1 OFF PER LB.

Soup Bones & Oxtail

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 is back in stock! ~ If anyone makes regular trips to Traverse City, would be willing to pick up my order at Higher Grounds,  and would like to get a discount on coffee and oil, LET ME KNOW!

    

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week we will be at market with 1 and 2 pound bags of our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

 

Black Calypso (near the end of our supply) – Creamy plump texture, nutty, mellow russet potato like flavor

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Black Valentine – Tastes a little like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

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

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

Marrow – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

Nuña (near the end of our supply) – Good for sautéing in pan with oil and spices (soak first!), taste like fried potatoes

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

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

Yellow Indian Woman – We found a few more pounds of these great beans

Zebra (a few left!) – Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it.
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.

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 base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

We are now accepting Project Fresh WIC coupons!  You can use your coupons with us now through the end of October.

This week we’ll be bringing:

Lettuce Mix

Arugula

Oceana Mix

Tat Soi

Kale

Baby kale

Chard

Collards (by pre-order only)

Beet Greens

Turnip Greens

Beet Root

Turnips

Scallions

Carrots

Radishes

Kohlrabi

Fresh herbs including cilantro, dill, mint, and more

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Well folks we are back at it after a lovely week off…  Looking forward to getting back into the rhythm of the baking week.   It is truly a joy to bake for you and your family!  Thank you, Thank you.

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)

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  ($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)

Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original. Sweetened with Michigan Maple and Honey.  $2.50 each.  ($3.00 in stores)

Blueberry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

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

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)

 

Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll have green onions, limited amount of shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, fresh oregano and parsley, dried herbs, sweet and hot peppers and garlic, Himalayan Sea salt, eggs, and anything else we can find.

 

Five Oaks Farm CSA of Montague

Your half or full share will be waiting for you depending on when you signed up to receive it, either this Friday at the farm or Saturday at the market!

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
How about a 30 min massage for only 7 dollars? Well, at least you’ll feel like you’ve had one when you soak in
Simply Soaps’ Bath Salts and Fizz Set! Relaxing, detoxifying and moisturizing, this beautiful combo is not only a luxury but an investment in your health and well being. They come in Lavender or Peppermint, are beautifully packaged, and make a great gift. Get one for yourself and a friend!
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 or Orange
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 Sticks
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.
See you Saturday!

 

New Vendor!

Garden of Beadin’

I will be featuring several pendants – shells, rose quartz, agates, and crystals just to name a few.  Pendants are wire-wrapped by hand and may also include accents of beads or crystals.  Start the Summer with a fun pendant, or find that perfect gift. I have some natural copper pieces from the Upper Peninsula wrapped in copper into pendants.

 

One-of-a-kind bracelets with matching earrings include are available in a variety of themes and colors,  perfect for Summer and make great gifts.

 

Jewelry in a variety of colors, styles and lengths will be on hand.  Lots of gemstone beads – Lapis, Sodalite, Rose Quartz, Amazonite, various Jaspers and Agates – make up the majority of the jewelry.  A rainbow of colors! Crystals are also used in many of the pieces.  Three-piece sets as well as individual pieces will be available.  Several breast cancer awareness (pinks) and autism awareness (multiple colors) pieces will be available.

 

Jewelry items available:

Necklaces

Bracelets – with clasps, stretch, or memory wire

Earrings

Rings

Accessories:

Fan/Light pulls

Bookmarks

Other:

Prayer beads

-Requests may be made for custom orders.  How about a personalized tree of life with your family birthstone colors?  Or a couple’s heart-shaped pendant with birthstone beads?  There is no limit to the options!

 

100% of profits go directly to local families in need.  There are so many people who are struggling to pay bills, and this money goes directly to them to help cover their needs.

 

Have a Happy 4th of July Weekend, see you at the market!

Diana Jancek

Market Manager

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