Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 13th, 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:
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be at Market on September 20th or 27th, so do stock up now on beef, coffee, olive oil, and our vegetables. We will return on October 4th with all beef cuts. We will also have quarters of beef for sale then. Please order them now if you want to have them cut and wrapped the way you choose. They went to the butcher yesterday. AND the price is rising. Beef prices are so high that we can sell our cattle unbutchered for almost as much as we are getting for them butchered (with lots more labor and expense involved!) Sorry, but that’s the current state of the beef market. There’s demand and not enough supply to meet it.
Cauliflower! Last week for it. Heads of Broccoli! Eggplant ~ 4 kinds! Red Cabbages, Large Onions and 1# bunches of smaller onions, Beets with Greens, Japanese Cucumbers, long and mild, plus we are near the end of Pickles and Slicing Cucumbers, Dill. Garlic; Green, Red, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers; Summer Squashes, and maybe more!
Tomatoes! We have Amana, Goldie, Prudens Purple, Brandywine, Flamme, Rose de Berne, Costulato Genovese, Black Prince, and others. We also have large red slicers ~ Cosmonaut Volkov is a favorite. More tomatoes: Sungold, Sweet 100, Black Cherry, Lollipop, Juliet, Principe Borgese Italian Drying Tomato, and Roma Paste tomatoes. We may have some half bushels for canning.
BEEF! We are out of a lot of cuts. Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. email@example.com. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Rib Steaks, maybe a few other cuts
Braising Steaks ~ Round only
Roasts ~ Chuck only
Lean Ground Beef – limited amount
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, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
*TOMATOES all heirloom varieties, grown on 100% sunshine, soil and love!
*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)
*HOT WAX PEPPERS
*GEORGIA FLAME PEPPERS (heirloom variety from the Republic of Georgia. Smooth hot taste, that dissipates quickly. Great for salsa!)
*CUCUMBERS (Japanese varieties-long and burbless)
*SUMMER SQUASH (yellow crooked-neck and trombocino)
*LEMONGRASS**this can be hard to source locally. Get it while it’s here, it’s starting to get too cold for this heat loving plant.
****MAMA’A ALL PURPOSE SALVE IS BACK*****
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.
This year we have 3 sizes to meet your needs
2oz glass jar $12
4oz family size glass jar $20
or for easy portability
Mama on the Go $3.50 or 2/$6
(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.)
Get yours while they’re here!
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
Provision Family Farm of White Cloud
Luke Eising returns this week with more beef & smoked pork cuts, raised on pasture supplemented with non-GMO feed. The farm is near Woodville 10 miles past White Cloud. This multi-generational family works hard to make their little piece of earth beautiful as well as fertile, and they love and welcome visitors.
Olson Farm of Shelby
Last week for sweet corn. More of the Little Sweeties Muskmelons. Also, Taste of Spring Maple Syrup, tomatoes, and onions.
Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh coupons.
Summer squash and zucchini
Cucumbers and pickles
Basil and Lemon basil
Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato
Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Swiss chard, washed and bagged
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings roasting or steamed over buttered water
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors
Shady Side Farm of Holland
This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:
Black Turtle (almost gone) – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes
Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food
Jacob’s Cattle – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili
Jacob’s Cattle Gold – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews
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.
Mike & Lona Bronkema
Shady Side Farm
Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
Watermelons! Big, juicy, seedy, crimson flesh oblongs
Lettuce salad mix
Brassica salad mix
Sungold and Black Cherry tomatoes
Heirloom slicing tomatoes
Ripe red sweet peppers
Kale & Chard
Garlic and Onions
Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper
Crow Feather Farm
4158 E M-20
Hesperia, MI 49421
(231) 301 – 3418
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Wow, what a beautiful weekend. September in Michigan is a month to savor without a doubt. We’re enjoying cool evenings and brilliant sunshine and the abundance that comes at this time in the garden. We made a foray to Lake Michigan this weekend and the brave ones in our family had a glorious swim—I think early September is actually the best time to swim in the big lake. We soaked up the sun and ate cookies with cousins… Speaking of cookies, have you tried the Pecan Maple Oatie cookies lately? We’ve made some small changes to this cookie recently and we think it’s better than ever. As always we’d love your feedback. Come find one at the markets this weekend (great with a cup of Aldea coffee) along with the much-loved Hazel Road Rustic.
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)
Cherry Mud Brownies Deep mud infused with dried, tart Michigan cherries…really????!!!! Just say yes and enjoy.
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)
Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins ($3.00 in stores)
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
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!
Five Oaks Farm
CSA Members: Hopefully you’ve been notified of this week’s plan either by phone or email.
Please call us at 231 292-1152 if you haven’t. Or reply back to this email, thanks.
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Hoop house Offerings – Tomatoes – Squash – Kale -Swiss Chard -Onions Mixed Greens -Carrots -Beets
Bakery Offerings Paleo Breakfast Cookies Breakfast Cookies Fresh Quiche GF & Regular Muffins Paleo Morning Glory Muffins and more…
Grass Fed Meats
Grass Fed Lamb – all cuts!
Pasture Raised Chicken Non GMO
Turkey Sign Up!!!!!!