Shop Sweetwater Saturday for your healthy, humane & homegrown Thanksgiving feast!

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!
Our Holiday & Winter Schedule for November through February is as follows: 
We will be closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29th.
We will be closed the Saturday after Christmas, December 27th.
We will be closed the Saturday after New Years, January 3rd.
We will be open January 10th, and January 17th.
After that we will begin our every other Saturday, closing on January 24th.
We will be open on January 31, February 14, and February 28.
Closed February 7th, & 21st.

Attending this Saturday’s market:
Scholl Farm of Montague
Freshly dug potatoes: Austrian Crescent Fingers, Norland Reds, Purple, Adirondack Reds, Yukon Gold.  Also available in bulk quantities.
Freshly squeezed Eggs
Frozen whole roaster chicken (with or without giblets)
Also bags of frozen chicken feet, liver, heart and gizzards.
Pie Pumpkins
Ornamental and dried gourds, ornamental squash, ornamental strawberry popcorn and Indian corn.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Purchase yummy foods for your Thanksgiving Feast!
Want bulk cabbage?  5 heads for $12.50.  Pre-order if possible, so I’m sure to bring enough.
Onions?  4# for $5, or 10# for $12.  Again, pre-order if possible.
VEGETABLES WE PLAN TO BRING: Pak Choi, Carrots, Beets with greens; Red Thumb, Austrian Crescent and Russian Fingerling Potatoes; also larger quantities of Kennebec and Red Norland Potatoes – Buy a red basket for $8.  Onions, Garlic, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red; Acorn Winter Squash;  Pie Pumpkins; large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac (mash your potatoes with celeriac and garlic!),  Parsley.
BEEF!  We are picking up beef on Friday so will have a full supply.  The price of live cattle is higher than it’s ever been, so we have had to nudge our prices up a little on some items.
MARKET BEEF FOR THIS SATURDAY:
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, TBone, NY Strip, RibEye, Sirloin, Rib Steaks, Flank & Skirt Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round and Swiss Steaks; Stew Meat
Roasts ~ Standing Rib Roasts – specially cut for the Holiday; Chuck, Arm, English
Brisket, too!  We are slow-roasting a Brisket for Thanksgiving Dinner
Lean Ground Beef
Leaner Ground Sirloin
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.
Heart and Tongue
ALSO:  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Thanksgiving Market Offerings
TURKEYS, TURKEYS, TURKEYS!!!!!
Fresh Non- GMO, Free range turkeys available.
Come and pick them up!
FREE RANGE EGGS!
Veggie Offerings
Sweet potatoes, Kale and Spinach.
Bakery Offerings
Spinach and Organic Cheddar Quiche GF and Regular
*Sausage and Organic Cheddar Quiche GF and Regular
Regular and Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies.
NEW- Herb Dinner Rolls
PALEO Quiche Available in flavors above.
Paleo Breakfast Cookies
Paleo Choc. Chip Cookies
Paleo Gingerbread
Paleo Ginger Carrot Muffins- Delicious like a “morning glory muffin”
Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry made with organic cranberries
NEW Paleo Pumpkin Pie !!! Very delicious! made with organic pumpkin, coconut milk, eggs and spices.
Looking Forward To Seeing You!
Liberty Family Farm and Bakery

Funny Farm of Grant
Potatoes, several varieties
Onions, red and yellow
Winter squash, many varieties
Cabbages, small savoy, super sweet
Dried sweet peppers
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried garlic and herbs
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
Onions, cabbage, great storage veggies & Carolyn’s
knitted beauties too!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
WE ARE SELLING OUR OWN PIES THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING!  That’s right—for the first time ever you can order Laughing Tree Bakery Pies for pickup.  See below for details!
We are offering two fabulous pies for Thanksgiving week:
RIGHTEOUS PUMPKIN PIE:  We believe this is the most unique pumpkin pie you will ever try…  We make the custard using two different squash varieties grown for us by our friends down the road at Maple Moon Farm (the Long Pie Pumpkin and Trombecino Squash).  Sweetened with organic Demerara brown sugar, and fattened up with organic cream and our own fresh eggs—this custardy pumpkin filling melts in your mouth!  But that is just the beginning…  What makes this pie so over-the-top righteous is the crust.  We combine oats, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds with a bit of sugar, organic butter and salt to produce an extraordinarily memorable oatie/seedy/wee-bit-salty crust.  You  heard me right—no flour in this whole pie—just deliciousness.    9 inch pie—serves 8 happily.  $20
ABBA PETER’S FAVORITE APPLE PIE:  Hilde’s dad is an out and out apple pie fanatic.  For his 60th birthday he didn’t want cake—he just wanted Hilde’s apple pie…  Well here it is folks—the real deal—and Hilde will be rolling every single one out with her rolling pin!  We use a combination of flours (including organic Michigan-grown Barley flour) and lots of organic butter to create a flaky yet substantial crust.  Then we pack it as full as we can with local Northern Spies, Mutsus, and Ida Red apples, organic Demerara brown sugar, and a sprinkling of spice to do it up right!  Just sweet enough… The way Abba Peter likes it!  9 inch pie—serves 8 for breakfast.  $25
WE ARE MAKING A LIMITED QUANTITY OF PIES so we encourage you to PRE-ORDER!
OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:     (STORE PRICES IN PARENTHESES)
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  ($5.00 in stores)
Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00 ($6.00 in stores)
The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50  ($6.00 in stores)
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  ($7.00 in stores)
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75  ($8.75 in stores)
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50  ($7.00 in stores)
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE
Cranberry Orange  Almond A festive loaf loaded with fresh OG orange zest, toasted almonds, and sweet cranberries.   Price $8.75  ($8.75 in stores)
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)
Expedition Cookies- The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each  ($3.00 in stores)
Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.50 each ($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!
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)

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Winter has started out in full force.  We hope you all are staying warm and nourished in this cold weather.
The gray skies have kept the hoops quiet and still, the plants are resting and not growing without the sun.  We are hoping the sun comes out and we are able to pick before Thanksgiving.  We don’t feel optimistic that we’ll have greens this Saturday, however we may be able to pick early next week.  If you are interested in picking up greens next Wednesday in Muskegon, please let us know.  We will notify you if they are available. Call(231)861-2535 or email maplemoonfarm@gmail.com
This week we’re offering:
*CARROTS
*SWEET POTATOES
*FARMER GRADE SWEET POTATOES
(farmer grade refers to produce that has been graded out for size or minor damage, this is the produce that many farmers eat.  These are $1 less per pound than our regular sweet potatoes)
*POTATOES (we’ll be bringing our best mashers!)
*WINTER SQUASH
-Trombicino-a delicious Italian squash that is very similar in flavor and texture to a Butternut.  These are a unique squash, that you won’t find in stores.  If you like Butternut, give these a try.  These typically weight 3-6 pounds
-Butternut
-Acorn
-Spaghetti
-Buttercup-a delicious little desert squash, with dry creamy flesh.  Our favorite for baking and mashing.
-Long Pie-a smooth and creamy fleshed pumpkin. Best pie pumpkin we’ve tasted!  Get these for your holiday pies, before they’re gone.

BAKING PIE?  WE RECOMMEND TROMBICINO, BUTTERNUT, AND LONG PIE.

*DELICATA SQUASH
-these are tasty little gems!  These cook up so tender and delicate you can eat the skin and flesh together. (no peeling!)  They are typically about a pound.
BROTH BAGS
We dried a mix of our nutritious vegetable and herbs for a  simple and healthy vegetable broth or to add to bone broth.  These include onion, carrot, celery, parsley, salt and peppercorns (the peppercorns are not produced on our farm, but ethically sourced and certified organic).  They are bundled in a cotton muslin bag for a quick, easy and local vegetable broth. (the whole bag can be composted after use).  Pre-packaged broths in stores are devoid of many nutrients due to the heat produced in packaging.  Our broth mix contains a dense amount of vitamins and minerals. Each bag produces 2 quarts of broth.
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS!
Wonderful Thai flavors, all grown right here in West Michigan. We combined our home grown ginger, lemongrass, Thai basil, leeks, and a pinch of cayenne for an incredible infusion of flavors. These can infuse water, chicken broth, coconut milk, or a combination. Each bag produces 2 qts of broth.
DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*ROSEMARY
*OREGANO
*DILL
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS
All the herbs we use are grown organically or ethically wildcrafted.
*NOURISH
*PEACE
*CHAMOMILE
(Watch for two NEW teas coming in December!!!)
Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
-MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE
-MIKE’S MUSCLE RELAXER
-PATTI’S HARD WORKING HAND CREAM
-RADIANT BEAUTY

Michael and Amanda Jones
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake 
Three things to tell you about this week:
1. CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! Yes, in just a matter of weeks it will be here but don’t fret I’ve got you covered! Lots of beautiful prepackaged gifts to choose from in a variety of prices or combine your own picks and I’ll package them right there for you! This year give your friends and family a truly unique and healthy gift!
2. If you missed last weeks newsletter about Healing Clay please stop by and let me introduce you to this wonderful staple everyone should have in their house!
3. Last but not least, I will be here each weekend through Christmas but will be heading south Jan-March so stock up on what you need until I get back, it will all keep very well. And besides, soap is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age ;)

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, Four Thieves or Bare (no scent, no color)

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Healing Clay
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Healing Clay, Freeze Sprayand 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 on Saturday!

Winter Market Begins!

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First snows sweeten winter veggies!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!
Please note!
We will be CLOSED on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov 29th.
We will be OPEN December 6, 13, & 20.
We will be CLOSED December 27th & January 3rd.
We will publish the rest of the winter schedule next week – THANKS!
Attending this Saturday’s market:Shady Side Farm of Holland
After this Saturday, I will not be at market for 4 weeks. Please stock up now on beans and cheese. Cheese keeps well in the fridge if unopened. This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:
Black Calypso (fresh, limited quantities) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller, and more friendly).
Black Turtle (fresh) – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.
Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Jacob’s Cattle (fresh) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.
Jacob’s Cattle Gold (fresh) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.
Marrow (fresh) – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili. Because these are last year’s beans, they are discounted to $5 per pound.
Pinto (fresh) – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Yellow Indian Woman (fresh, VERY limited quantities) – Rich, creamy interior–similar to eating a good triple cream cheese, but without the fat or calories. Keeps their shape well. If you want Yellow Indian Woman beans, you’re going to have to get them this fall. Because of the very limited quantities, we will not be selling these beans in bulk.
Zebra (fresh) – Also known as Amethyst. Creamy texture with a full-bodied flavor.
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar (NEW!) – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
Chili - Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.
Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.
Garlic & Onion - The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.
Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.
Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.
I will have some handmade and/or wool goods along this week–mittens, for sure, and perhaps socks and rugs. These are items we’ve made (or had made from our wool) in preparation for the Kerstmarkt (Christmas Market) in Holland.
Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

September’s Herbs and Produce of Montague
Whats Blooming this week:
*Dried Celosia Bunches
Veggies
*Broccoli
*Carrots
*Beets (Golden, Bulls Blood & Detroit Red)
*Onions
*Leeks
*Garlic
*Shallots
*Bulb Fennel
Culinary Herbs:
*Parsley
*Fresh Mint (Great addition to salads and smoothies!)
*Mixed Greens
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

Scholl Farm of Montague
Freshly dug potatoes: Austrian Crescent Fingers, Norland Reds, Purple, Adirondack Reds, Yukon Gold.  Also available in bulk quantities.
Freshly squeezed Eggs
Frozen whole roaster chicken (with or without giblets)
Also bags of frozen chicken feet, liver, heart and gizzards.
Pie Pumpkins
Ornamental and dried gourds, ornamental squash, ornamental strawberry popcorn and Indian corn.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will accept Preorders of Beef and Veggies up until 6 pm on Friday.  Want bulk cabbage?  Let me know.  5 heads for $12.50.  Onions?  4# for $5, or 10# for $12.
VEGETABLES: Fennel, Pak Choi, Carrots, Beets with greens; Red Thumb, Austrian Crescent and Russian Fingerling Potatoes; also Kennebec and Red Norland Potatoes.  Onions, Garlic, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red; Acorn Winter Squash;  large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.
We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks
Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat;  Brisket
Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump
Lean Ground Beef
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.
Heart, Liver and Tongue
ALSO:  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Greens! Spinach, Chard, Kale, Lettuce Mix and more!
Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes
Pasture Raised Chicken
Turkey Sign Up – We still have plenty available. Raised on pasture and fed Non- GMO grains!  Breakfast Cookies
Paleo muffins
Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!
See You at the Market!

Funny Farm of Grant
This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!
Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.
New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt
Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato
Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
Onions, cabbage, great storage veggies & Carolyn’s
knitted beauties too!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Cranberry Orange Almond loaves are back!  Toasted Almonds, organic orange zest, and sweet cranberries.  Ooh, la, la.
WE ARE SELLING OUR OWN PIES THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING! That’s right—for the first time ever you can order Laughing Tree Bakery Pies for pickup on Saturday 11/22 (at either market) or Wednesday 11/26 (at The Cheese Lady).
Here’s what we are offering:
RIGHTEOUS PUMPKIN PIE:  We believe this is the most unique pumpkin pie you will ever try…  We make the custard using three different squash varieties grown for us by our friends down the road at Maple Moon Farm (the Long Pie Pumpkin, Waltham Butternut Squash, and Trombecino Squash).  Sweetened with organic Demerara brown sugar, and fattened up with organic cream and our own fresh eggs—this custardy pumpkin filling melts in your mouth!  But that is just the beginning…  What makes this pie so over-the-top righteous is the crust.  We combine oats, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds with a bit of sugar, organic butter and salt to produce an extraordinarily memorable oatie/seedy/wee-bit-salty crust.  You heard me right—no flour in this crust—just pure deliciousness.  FAR OUT!   9 inch pie—serves 8 happily.  $25
ABBA PETER’S FAVORITE APPLE PIE:  Hilde’s dad is an out and out apple pie fanatic. For his 60th birthday he didn’t want cake—he just wanted Hilde’s apple pie…  Well here it is folks—the real deal—and Hilde will be rolling every single one out with her rolling pin! We use a combination of flours (including organic Michigan-grown Barley flour) and lots of organic butter to create a flaky yet substantial crust.  Then we pack it as full as we can with local Northern Spy apples, organic Demerara brown sugar, and a sprinkling of spice to do it up right!  Just sweet enough… The way Abba Peter likes it!  9 inch pie—serves 8 for breakfast.  $25
WE ARE MAKING A LIMITED QUANTITY OF PIES so we encourage you to PRE-ORDER.  You can order for pickup on:
Saturday, November 22nd at the Muskegon Mkt. or the Sweetwater Local Foods Mkt.
Wednesday, November 26th at The Cheese Lady in downtown Muskegon  (Fresh Breads and scones will also be available for this Wednesday pickup)
OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:     (STORE PRICES IN PARENTHESES)
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  ($5.00 in stores)
Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00 ($6.00 in stores)
The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50  ($6.00 in stores)
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  ($7.00 in stores)
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75  ($8.75 in stores)
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50  ($7.00 in stores)
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE
Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)
Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Caramelized Michigan onions, Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00   ($6.00 in stores)
Cranberry Orange  Almond  (A loaf for the holidays full of the goodies its name includes). Price $8.75  ($8.75 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)
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!
(Scones are only available at Farmer’s markets and at the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)
BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE!
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($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)

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Snow?! Can it really be here already?  Time to stay cozy by the fire with a hot mug of tea and a warm dish of food.  We’ve got the tea and food to nourish you this cold weather season!
These gray cloudy days have made for little growth in the hoops.  We’re letting everything get just a wee bit bigger, and we’ll have lots of fresh greens next week to grace your Thanksgiving tables.
This week we’re offering:
*CARROTS
*SWEET POTATOES
*POTATOES
*WINTER SQUASH
-Trombicino-a delicious Italian squash that is very similar in flavor and texture to a Butternut.  These are a unique squash, that you won’t find in stores.  If you like Butternut, give these a try.  These typically weight 3-6 pounds
-Butternut
-Acorn
-Spaghetti
-Buttercup-a delicious little desert squash, with dry creamy flesh.  Our favorite for baking and mashing.
-Long Pie-a smooth and creamy fleshed pumpkin. Best pie pumpkin we’ve tasted!  Get these for your holiday pies, before they’re gone.
*****THIS WEEK, SQAUSH SALE  40%OFF*****
All of our squash normally priced $1.00/lb is only .60/lb when you buy 20lbs or more.  These have been nicely cured and are fit for storage, so stock up and save.
*DELICATA SQUASH
-these are tasty little gems!  These cook up so tender and delicate you can eat the skin and flesh together. (no peeling!)  They are typically about a pound.
BROTH BAGS
We dried a mix of our nutritious vegetable and herbs for a  simple and healthy vegetable broth or to add to bone broth.  These include onion, carrot, celery, parsley, salt and peppercorns (the peppercorns are not produced on our farm, but ethically sourced and certified organic).  They are bundled in a cotton muslin bag for a quick, easy and local vegetable broth. (the whole bag can be composted after use).  Pre-packaged broths in stores are devoid of many nutrients due to the heat produced in packaging.  Our broth mix contains a dense amount of vitamins and minerals. Each bag produces 2 quarts of broth.
NEW THIS WEEK!
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS!
Wonderful Thai flavors, all grown right here in West Michigan. We combined our home grown ginger, lemongrass, Thai basil, leeks, and a pinch of cayenne for an incredible infusion of flavors. These can infuse water, chicken broth, coconut milk, or a combination. Each bag produces 2 qts of broth.
DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*DILL
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS
All the herbs we use are grown organically or ethically wildcrafted.
*NOURISH
*PEACE
*CHAMOMILE
(Watch for two NEW teas coming in December!!!)
Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
-MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE
-MIKE’S MUSCLE RELAXER
-PATTI’S HARD WORKING HAND CREAM
-RADIANT BEAUTY
Michael and Amanda Jones
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake 
Healing Clay, no home should be without it! Redmond Clay is a food grade, mineral rich bentonite clay. It can be used on burns, scrapes, cuts, insect bites, diaper rash, acne, cysts and more to draw out the bacteria and help heal the wound. Since this is food grade I take it internally mixed in water to help flush toxins from my body (it actually tastes good!) and I use it mixed with a few other ingredients as a wonderful toothpaste (another product from Simply Soaps when I find the right toothpaste containers!). It’s absolutely fantastic!
My grown daughter had a cyst on her chest that would not go away no matter what she did. She tried every natural means she could in hopes of avoiding a trip to the doctor to cut it out but it was only getting worse. She tried the clay, made a poultice, covered it and it began to drain that very day! She continued treating it this way for the next 3 days and it continued to drain. It healed and she never went to the doctor! I witnessed this first hand, I’m sold! 12 oz jar only $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, Four Thieves or Bare (no scent, no color)

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Healing Clay
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray (pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Healing Clay, 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 on Saturday!

Winter Veggie Time!

vegetables

Winter Veggies!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!

One More Week for Certified Organic Apples!

Attending this Saturday’s market:

Mund Farm of Rothbury
Certified organic apples available this Saturday!
These two varieties, Empire & Jonathan, were grown on the Brian Hackert farm in Ludington.
Empire
A McIntosh type apple
Long shelf life
Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.
Best for: eating fresh
Jonathan
One of the first red apples of the fall
Sweet-tart taste with firm texture
Light red stripes over yellow or deep red
Best for: eating and cooking

Provisions Family Farm
We have pastured chickens breasts and stewing hens; Thanksgiving turkeys to order and our delicious lamb.

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Winter and Christmas are quickly approaching! Simply Soaps has just what you need to keep those lips and hands soft as well as beautiful gifts ready to give in a variety of price ranges. Also, I will have free gift packaging for most everything you buy this month and next so, you choose the gifts and I’ll make them pretty for you starting this week! :)
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, Four Thieves or Bare (no scent, no color)

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Healing Clay
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Healing Clay, 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 on Saturday!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will accept Preorders of Beef and Veggies up until 6 pm on Friday.  Want bulk cabbage?  Let me know.  5 heads for $12.50.  Onions?  4# for $5, or 10# for $12.
VEGETABLES: Fennel, Pak Choi, Carrots, Beets with greens; Red Thumb, Austrian Crescent and Russian Fingerling Potatoes; also Kennebec and Red Norland Potatoes.  Onions, Garlic, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red; Acorn Winter Squash;  large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.
We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks
Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat;  Brisket
Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump
Lean Ground Beef
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.
Heart, Liver and Tongue
ALSO:  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Greens! Spinach, Chard, Kale, Lettuce Mix and more!
Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes
Pasture Raised Chicken
Turkey Sign Up – We still have plenty available. Raised on pasture and fed Non- GMO grains!  Breakfast Cookies
Paleo muffins
Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!
See You at the Market!

Funny Farm of Grant
This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!
Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.
New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt
Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato
Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Five Oaks Farm
No CSA Share this week, see you soon!

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
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
SPECIALTY BREADS
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)
Expedition Cookies- The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each  ($3.00 in stores)
Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
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!
(Scones are only available at Farmer’s markets and at the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)
BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE!
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($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)

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will only be at market for 2 more weeks (November 8 and 15), and then will be off for 4 weeks. Please stock up now on beans and cheese. Cheese keeps well in the fridge if unopened. This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:
Black Calypso (fresh, limited quantities) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller, and more friendly).
Black Turtle (fresh) – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.
Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Jacob’s Cattle (fresh) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.
Jacob’s Cattle Gold (fresh) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.
Marrow (fresh) – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili. Because these are last year’s beans, they are discounted to $5 per pound.
Pinto (fresh) – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Yellow Indian Woman (fresh, VERY limited quantities) – Rich, creamy interior–similar to eating a good triple cream cheese, but without the fat or calories. Keeps their shape well. If you want Yellow Indian Woman beans, you’re going to have to get them this fall. Because of the very limited quantities, we will not be selling these beans in bulk.
Zebra (fresh) – Also known as Amethyst. Creamy texture with a full-bodied flavor.
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar (NEW!) – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
Chili - Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.
Garlic & Onion - The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.
Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.
Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.
I will have a limited assortment of hand-dyed wool yarn (from our own sheep!) for your Christmas knitting or crocheting projects.

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we have
*LETTUCE MIX
*SPINACH
*ARUGULA
*OCEANA MIX (a tender mix of baby kale, arugula, baby tat soi, and baby mustards)
*KALE
*BABY KALE
*TURNIP GREENS
*CARROTS
*SALAD TURNIPS
*SWEET POTATOES
*POTATOES
Red Norland-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing
Red LaSoda-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing
Adirondack Red-red skin, pink flesh, beautiful color and taste
Adirondack Blue- blue skin and flesh, nutrient dense and beautiful
Kennebec-our best fryer, makes a great hash browns, also roasts well
Yukon Gold- our best masher, beautiful gold skin and flesh
Russet-the classic baking potato
LOCAL ROOTS
We have a great deal this year for potato lovers!  Joining our Local Roots program allows you to save .25 a pound on all potato and sweet potato purchases this season (typically through early spring when we are out of potatoes).  Buy one of our Maple Moon potato sacks and every time you bring it to market, you receive .25 off each pound you buy.  Our potato sacks are 100% organic cotton, fair labor/fair wage, and printed with phthalate free ink.
*WINTER SQUASH
-Trombicino
-Butternut
-Acorn
-Spaghetti
-Buttercup
-Dulicata
*FRESH HERBS
-PARSLEY
-ROSEMARY
-DILL
-CILANTRO
-THYME
NEW THIS WEEK!
DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*DILL
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*BROTH BAGS
We dried a mix of our nutritious vegetable and herbs for a  simple and healthy vegetable broth or to add to bone broth.
*EGGS  our new flock is laying!  This means we have lots more eggs to offer.  They are still laying the first, smaller pullet eggs (about 2/3 the size of a normal egg).  These are loaded with lots of nutrients!!  We are offering these eggs in 18 count
Our older hens are still laying, medium to large eggs, and we offer these in 12 count
*HERBAL TEAS
-NOURISH
-PEACE
-CHAMOMILE
-MINT
Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community.
Michael and Amanda Jones
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
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Certified Organic Apples this Saturday!

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Certified Organic Apples!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

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

We are a Bridge Card Market!

 

 Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Mund Farm of Rothbury

Certified organic apples available this Saturday!

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

 

Empire

A McIntosh type apple

Long shelf life

Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.

Best for: eating fresh

 

Jonathan

One of the first red apples of the fall

Sweet-tart taste with firm texture

Light red stripes over yellow or deep red

Best for: eating and cooking

 

September’s Herb’s & Produce

Whats Blooming this week:

*Dried Celosia

Veggies

*Carrots

*Celery (Soup Season is here!)

*Radishes

*Beets (Bulls Blood & Detroit Red)

*Onions

Greens:

*Baby Red Russian Kale

*Baby Mixed Greens with Spinach

*Arugula (Baby)

Culinary Herbs:

*Parsley

*Cilantro

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

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

September’s Herbs and Produce LLC

herbsandproduce@gmail.com

cell #(231) 557-9838

www.herbsandproduce.com

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

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

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

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

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

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

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

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

Heart, Liver and Tongue

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

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.

 

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

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

Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes

Pasture Raised Chicken

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

Paleo muffins

Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!

See You at the Market!

 

Funny Farm of Grant

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

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

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

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

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Five Oaks Farm

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

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

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

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES

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

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIALTY BREADS

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

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

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

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

$3.25 each

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

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

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

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

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

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

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

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

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you Saturday!

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have

*SPINACH

*ARUGULA

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

*KALE

*CARROTS

*RADISHES

*SWEET POTATOES

*POTATOES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russet-the classic baking potato

 

LOCAL ROOTS

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

*WINTER SQUASH

-Trombicino

-Butternut

-Acorn

-Spaghetti

-Buttercup

-Dulicata

*FRESH HERBS

-PARSLEY

-ROSEMARY

-DILL

-CILANTRO

NEW THIS WEEK!

BROTH BAGS

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

$6 each or 2/$10

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

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

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

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

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

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

*CHAMOMILE

*MINT

Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.

MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE

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

MIKE’S MUSCLE RELAXER

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

PATTI’S HARD WORKING HAND CREAM

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

RADIANT BEAUTY

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

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

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Healthy! Humane! Homegrown!

Sweetwater Logo

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

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

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

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

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

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia

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

This week at market we will be offering:

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

Beets

Carrots

Garlic
Onions

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

Cabbage

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

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

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

See you on Saturday!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Last week for Project Fresh!

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

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

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

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

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

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

Heart and Tongue

 

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

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

Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes

Pasture Raised Chicken

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

Paleo muffins

Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!

See You at the Market!

 

Funny Farm of Grant

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

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

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

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

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

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Provision Family Farm

We will be at market with beef.

 

Five Oaks Farm

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

 

MUND FARM

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

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

 

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

 

Empire*

A McIntosh type apple

Long shelf life

Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.

Best for: eating fresh

 

Jonathan

One of the first red apples of the fall

Sweet-tart taste with firm texture

Light red stripes over yellow or deep red

Best for: eating and cooking

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

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

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

GREENS:

*SPINACH

*LETTUCE MIX

*ARUGULA

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

*BABY KALE

*KALE

*COLLARDS

 

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*CARROTS

*RADISHES

*LEEKS

DO YOU LOVE POTATOES?

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

*POTATOES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russet-the classic baking potato

 

*WINTER SQUASH

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

-Butternut

-Acorn

-Spaghetti

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

-Delicata

*FRESH HERBS

-PARSLEY

-ROSEMARY

-DILL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*CHAMOMILE-lovely chamomile flowers

*MINT-a refreshing blend of peppermint and spearmint

Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.

MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE

This year we have 3 sizes to meet your needs

2oz glass jar

4oz family size glass jar

or for easy portability

Mama on the Go

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

MIKE’S MUSCLE RELAXER

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

PATTI’S HARD WORKING HAND CREAM

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

RADIANT BEAUTY

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

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

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

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Harvest time!

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Glorious color this weekend!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

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

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

See end of newsletter for info on Certified Organic Apples!

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

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

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we’ll have:

SPINACH

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

BABY LETTUCE MIX

KALE

BABY KALE

CARROTS

TURNIPS

RADISHES

CELERY

LEEKS

BROCCOLI

POTATOES

WINTER SQUASH

PEPPERS

FRESH HERBS:

PARSLEY

OREGANO

MINT

THYME

ROSEMARY

EGGS  from our free ranging flock

HERBAL TEA

HERBAL SALVE

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia

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

This week at market we will be offering:

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

Beets

Carrots

Garlic
Onions

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

Cabbage

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

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

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

See you on Saturday!

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

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

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

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

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

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

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

 

Olson Farm of Shelby

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

 

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

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

Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes

Pasture Raised Chicken

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

Paleo muffins

Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!

See You at the Market!

 

Funny Farm of Grant

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

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

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

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

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

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

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

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE

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

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

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

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

$3.25 each

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

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

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

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

 

Five Oaks Farm

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

 

MUND FARM

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

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

 

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

 

Empire*

A McIntosh type apple

Long shelf life

Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.

Best for: eating fresh

 

Jonathan

One of the first red apples of the fall

Sweet-tart taste with firm texture

Light red stripes over yellow or deep red

Best for: eating and cooking

 

 

 

 

Certified Organic Apples!

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Order your Certified Organic Apples today!

Hey Sweetwater Fans!

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Empire*

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

 

Jonathan

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

 

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