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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
Green Beans(green, purple, and wax)
Maple Moon Farm
Mike and Amanda Jones
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
Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
SunGold cherry tomatoes
Crisp head lettuce
Baby lettuce salad mix
Brassica salad mix
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
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.
Red & Red Gold Potatoes
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)
*Garlic (All the garlic is in for the year and it looks great).
*Lettuce Mix (Includes Baby Spinach, Bull’s Blood beet greens & Baby Kale)
*Red Russian Kale
*Fresh Mint (either for juicing or mojitos)
Please contact us for any pre-orders 48 hours in advance.
September’s Herbs and Produce LLC
cell #(231) 557-9838
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!
“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)
Lemon Sugar Scrub
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
Kale & Chard
Grass Fed Lamb
A Variety of cuts availabe
Kabobs and more…
Foccacia w/onion & basil
Morning Glory Muffins
Raspberry Coffee Cake
Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola
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!