So, Septemberrrrr?

canning

Weather is changing, it’s time to preserve the summer bounty!

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. earthscapefarm@gmail.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!)

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

*TOMATILLOS

*CANTALOUPES

*CELERY

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Japanese varieties-long and burbless)

*SUMMER SQUASH (yellow crooked-neck and trombocino)

*LEEKS

*SCALLIONS

*BABY KALE

*KALE

*CHARD

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

FRESH HERBS; 

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

*OREGANO

*THYME

*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.

 

*SUNFLOWERS

 

****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

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

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

Olson Farm of Shelby

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

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

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
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

 

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
Hot peppers
Beets
Carrots
Kale & Chard
Radishes
Garlic and Onions

Rutabega

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.

$3.50 each

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

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!

 

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!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

September starts with Sweet Corn!

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Peaches & Cream Sweet Corn from Olson Farm!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Mund Farm of Rothbury

Scholl Farm of Montague

Stu Scholl will be bringing Certified Organic Bartlett Pears from the Mund Farm!

Greg transitioned this crop to organic from an orchard originally planted by his Dad in the 50’s.

Stu will also bring his frozen whole chicken, eggs, & Crescent Finger, Norland, Purple & Yukon Gold potatoes!

 

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries! Start stocking up now, with September upon us the weather could change soon and end the season for blueberries.

Olson Farm of Shelby

Sweet corn! I’ll be bringing my favorite sweet corn Peaches & Cream this week. Also another crowd favorite: Little Sweeties Muskmelons. Also, Taste of Spring Maple Syrup, tomatoes, and onions.

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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 near the end of  Pickles and Slicing Cucumbers,  Dill. Garlic;  Green, Red, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers; Summer Squashes, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

We will do it again ~ IF I remember the plates, knives, serving picks, etc! Heirloom Tomato tasting!  We’ll cut a few of our varieties for sampling at Market.  We have Amana, Goldie, Prudens Purple, Brandywine, Flamme, Rose de Berne, Costulato Genovese, Black Prince, Cherokee Purple, 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.  So far, we don’t have the late blight here.  Hoping it holds off ~ I still need to can tomatoes, too!

BEEF! We should have a fairly good supply. Steers go to the butcher next week.  Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. earthscapefarm@gmail.com. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone,
Braising Steaks ~  Round only
Roasts ~ Chuck only
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Liver, Heart and Tongue, Soup Bones & Oxtail
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, 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!)

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

*TOMATILLOS

*CANTALOUPES

*CELERY

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Japanese varieties-long and burbless)

*SUMMER SQUASH (yellow crooked-neck and trombocino)

*LEEKS

*LETTUCE MIX

*BABY KALE

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

*CHARD

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

FRESH HERBS;

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

*OREGANO

*THYME

*LEMONGRASS

*SUNFLOWERS

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Funny Farm of Grant

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

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

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
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

This week at market we will be offering:

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

Hot peppers

Beets
Carrots

Kale & Chard

Radishes
Garlic and Onions

See you on Saturday!

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

One of the all-time favorite sandwiches around our house is a nice thick slice of Michigander with homemade pesto, Vermont Cheddar, and cucumber slices.  I think on Friday Finn and Annie had this for lunch and for supper!  Then this morning, Annie (age almost 6) requested it again for breakfast!  Why not?  This was after her Saturday morning Whangdangdoodler cookie…  Yes, I am a mother who allows her children to eat cookies for breakfast now and again.  A Friday night ritual here: Charlie bops in the house (from the bakery) to kiss the kids goodnight and they tell him what pastry they’d like him to leave for their breakfast.  Finn almost always chooses a ginger scone and Annie almost always choose a cookie that contains chocolate…  Alida just laughs and goes back to nursing—but no doubt she’ll soon be clamoring for cookies, and scones, and pesto sandwiches as well!  In fact, this morning she was going crazy gumming on the butt end of the Kamut loaf with a bit of almond butter.

What about you?  What loaf or goodie do you like for breakfast?

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 

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

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones

 

Meadow View Dairy of Fremont

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

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

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

Seasoned Chevreʹ                                                    

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

Feta                                                                                       

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

Tomme de Fremont                                     

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

Dutch Kase                                                               

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

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

Other items from our farm:

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

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Simply Soaps Peppermint Lip Balm is the “Balm”! Made with Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax and Peppermint Essential Oil it is truly moisturizing and refreshing! Only $3!
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!

 

Garden of Beadin’

I will be featuring jewelry perfect for Autumn weather.   Start the Fall with a  bracelet or earrings in rich, warm colors, or find that perfect gift. I have some natural copper pieces from the Upper Peninsula wire wrapped into pendants.

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

Jewelry items available:

Necklaces

Bracelets – with clasps, stretch, or memory wire

Earrings

Rings

Accessories:

Fan/Light pulls

Bookmarks

Other:

Prayer beads

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

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

Five Oaks Farm

CSA Members: We’ll see you either on Friday from 5-7 or on Saturday at the market from 9-12noon. Please let us know if you can’t make it. Thanks!

 

 

 

Happy Labor Day Holiday Weekend!

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Happy Labor Day!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 30th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Mund Farm of Rothbury

Certified Organic Bartlett Pears from the Mund Farm!
Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries! Erin Rant tells us they are now picking several of your favorite varieties of blueberries.

 

Meadow View Farm of Fremont

Sweet Corn! We’ll be bringing our Incredible Sweet Corn. And yes, that’s the name of the variety as well as the taste!

We’ll also have our usual assortment of cheese.

Olson Farm of Shelby

Sweet corn! I’ll be bringing my favorite sweet corn Peaches & Cream this week. Also another crowd favorite: Little Sweeties Muskmelons. Also, tomatoes, syrup and onions.

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will do it again! Heirloom Tomato tasting!  We’ll cut a few of our varieties for sampling at Market.  We have Amana, Goldie, Prudens Purple, Brandywine, Flamme, Rose de Berne, Costulato Genovese, Black Prince, Cherokee Purple, 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.

Heads of Broccoli!  Plus sprouting broccoli.  Eggplant ~ 4 kinds! Red Cabbages, Large  Onions and 1# bunches of smaller onions, Beets with Greens, Beets without Greens;  Japanese Cucumbers, long and mild, plus Pickles and Slicing Cucumbers, and Dill. Garlic;  Green, Red, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers;  Beans ~ Roma Italian and Yellow varieties.  Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

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

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin
Braising Steaks ~  Round only
Roasts ~ Chuck
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

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

 

Chickadee Creek Farm & Fishmonger’s Wife

We will be at market Saturday with an assortment of our homegrown produce, some yarn from our sheep, and hopefully at least a few dozen duck eggs for sale.We will also have a variety of seafood products from The Fishmonger’s Wife, including their very own Great Lakes Whitefish.   There will be frozen and smoked fish, fish sausage, and smoked fish dip available for purchase.   If you are looking for anything in particular, I would urge you to call the Fishmonger’s retail store at (231) 755-1600 and tell them that you would like to place an order for pickup at Sweetwater.  You will need to do this by Thursday night, however, or we won’t be able to guarantee that your order will be ready.   Also, it is our plan to start coming to Sweetwater every other week from now on, so be sure to stock up enough fish for two weeks instead of one! You can also call me at  (616) 262-5649 or chrisvandentoorn@gmail.com.   Their website, thefishmongerswife.net, also has a link through which they can join a fresh catch email list.

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!)

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

*TOMATILLOS

*CELERY

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Japanese varieties-long and burbless)

*SUMMER SQUASH (yellow crooked-neck and trombocino)

*LEEKS

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

*BABY KALE

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

*CHARD

*COLLARD GREENS

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

 

 

FRESH HERBS;

*BASIL

*THAI BASIL

*CILANTRO

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

*OREGANO

*LEMONGRASS

*SUNFLOWERS

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Funny Farm of Grant

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

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

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

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

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

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

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it!
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm

shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  This Saturday at market we will be offering:

Watermelons!  Small: Cream of Saskatchewan white flesh, sweet yellow flesh.  Large: Red, juicy oblongs!

Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Cilantro

Tomatoes: Sungolds and Black Cherries, Heirloom slicers and some canning/paste tomatoes

Ripe red peppers

Hot peppers! Jalapenos, serranos

Beets
Carrots

Radishes

Cabbage

Garlic and onions
Kale and Chard

See you this weekend!

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

(231) 301 – 3418

 

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 grown), rye, and golden molasses.  A bread with a slightly sweet, complex flavor.  Great for french toast or slathered with jam.  $6.00 a loaf.

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

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY 

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

$3.25 each

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

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

organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Gift Baskets will be available again this week filled with wonderful Simply Soaps products! Gift Baskets come in 3 varieties, Mint, Citrus & Floral. They contain a Body Wash & Scrunchie, Bar Soap & Soap Saver and a Bath Salts & Fizz Set and are beautifully packaged and ready to give for just $25 (that’s a savings on the contents as well as free gift packaging!). Other Gift Sets will also be available ranging from $7- $22. Come take a look at these beautiful creations and pick one up for someone special!
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.
Five Oaks Farm

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

Peaches! Blueberries! Heirloom Tomatoes!

heirloom_tomatoes

The HEIRLOOMS are coming!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Mund Farm of Rothbury

Certified Organic RED HAVEN PEACHES from the Mund Farm!
Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries! Erin Rant tells us they are now picking several of your favorite varieties of blueberries.

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Heirloom Tomato tasting!  We’ll cut a few of our varieties for sampling at Market.  We have Amana, Goldie, Prudens Purple, Brandywine, Flamme, Rose de Berne, Costulato Genovese, Black Prince, Cherokee Purple, 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 might have some heads of Broccoli ready!  Plus sprouting broccoli.  Eggplant ~ 4 kinds! Red Cabbages, Large  Onions, Beets with Greens, Beets without Greens;  Japanese Cucumbers, long and mild, plus Pickles and Slicing Cucumbers, and Dill. Garlic;  Green, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers;  Beans ~ Roma Italian and Yellow varieties.  Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

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

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

 

Chickadee Creek Farm & Fishmonger’s Wife

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

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

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

*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!)

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

*CELERY

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties-long and burbless)

*SUMMER SQUASH (yellow crooked-neck and trombocino)

*LEEKS

*WAX BEANS

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

*LETTUCE MIX

*BABY KALE

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

*CHARD

*COLLARD GREENS

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

FRESH HERBS;

*BASIL

*THAI BASIL

*CILANTRO

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

*OREGANO

*LEMONGRASS

*SUNFLOWERS

 

For all of you that missed seeing him last week, Zen will be at market this week!

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Funny Farm of Grant

Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Swiss chard, washed and bagged
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

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

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

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

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

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it!
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lona Bronkema
lona@shadysidefarm.net

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Cilantro

Sweet Ripe Red Peppers ( Limited quantity)

Tomatoes – Sungolds, Black Cherry tomatoes, and heirloom slicers

Jalapeno peppers
Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Radishes

Beets – traditional red and heirloom, candy-striped Chioggia

Carrots

Fresh onions and garlic

Kale and Chard

Cabbage–

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

I don’t think anyone loves TOMATO SANDWICHES as much as I do and our tomatoes are finally ripening!!  They were pretty small when they went into the ground but they’ve held their own despite the cool summer weather.  My favorite bread for tomato sandwiches is either the HAZEL ROAD RUSTIC or the MICHIGANDER.  Two great loaves with fabulous texture and a chewy crust—perfect with homemade pesto and ripe tomatoes.  Or for a spicy rendition try our CHILE CHEDDAR.  Come find it all at the market this weekend!

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

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

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE 

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

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

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY 

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

$3.25 each

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

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

organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Gift Baskets will be available again this week filled with wonderful Simply Soaps products! Gift Baskets come in 3 varieties, Mint, Citrus & Floral. They contain a Body Wash & Scrunchie, Bar Soap & Soap Saver and a Bath Salts & Fizz Set and are beautifully packaged and ready to give for just $25 (that’s a savings on the contents as well as free gift packaging!). Other Gift Sets will also be available ranging from $7- $22. Come take a look at these beautiful creations and pick one up for someone special!
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.
Five Oaks Farm

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

 

 

 

Healthy! Humane! Homegrown – Summer!!!

Mund Farm & Red Haven Peaches!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Mund Farm of Rothbury

Scholl Farm of Montague

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

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

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

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

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

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

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

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

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

 

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

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

 

Chickadee Creek Farm & Fishmonger’s Wife

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

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

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

this week we have:

 

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

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)

*HOT WAX PEPPERS

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

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

 

*GREEN BEANS

*PURPLE BEANS

*WAX BEANS

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

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

5# $15

 

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*SCALLIONS

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties-long and burbless)

*LEEKS

 

*BABY KALE

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

*CHARD

*COLLARD GREENS

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

 

 

FRESH HERBS

*BASIL (bulk basil available-think PESTO!)

*CILANTRO

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

Michael and Amanda Jones

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Funny Farm of Grant

Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Dragons Tongue beans, rich, nutty flavor, great steamed and sauteed with onion
Swiss chard, washed and bagged
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Sweet Ripe Red Peppers ( Limited quantity)

Tomatoes – Sungolds, Black Cherry tomatoes, and heirloom slicers

Jalapeno peppers
Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Radishes

Beets – traditional red and heirloom, candy-striped Chioggia

Carrots

Fresh onions and garlic

Kale and Chard

Cabbage–

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

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

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

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

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

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE

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

Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Caramelized organic onions, Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.

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

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY 

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

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

$3.25 each  ($3.75 in stores)

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

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

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

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

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

 

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Gift Baskets will be available this week filled with Simply Soaps goodies! Come take a look at these beautiful creations and pick one up for someone special!Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”-
Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”-
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”-
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”-
Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps:
Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange or Four Thieves

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

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.

Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

 

Meadow View Dairy of Fremont

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

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

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

Seasoned Chevreʹ                                                    

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

Feta                                                                                       

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

Tomme de Fremont                                     

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

Dutch Kase                                                               

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

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

Other items from our farm:

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

 

 

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings

Tomatoes

Beans

Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

Five Oaks Farm

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

 

 

 

August heat brings out the Dragons!

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

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

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

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

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

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

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

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

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Liver, Heart and Tongue

Soup Bones & Oxtail
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

this week we have:

 

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

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)

*HOT WAX PEPPERS

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

*JALAPENOS

*CAYENNE

*EGGPLANT

*TOMATILLOS (make some fresh salsa verde!)

 

*GREEN BEANS

*PURPLE BEANS

*WAX BEANS

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

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

5# $15

15# (half bushel) $35

 

*BEETS

*SPROUTING BROCCOLI

*SCALLIONS

*CARROTS

*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties-long and burbless)

 

*BABY KALE

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

*CHARD

*COLLARD GREENS

*BEET GREENS

*TURNIP GREENS

 

FRESH HERBS

*BASIL

*CILANTRO

*DILL

*ROSEMARY

*MINT

*TARRAGON

*PARSLEY

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455

(231)861-2535

Check us out on Facebook

 

Funny Farm of Grant

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

Cucumbers & pickles.

Kohlrabi

Red & Red Gold Potatoes

Okra

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

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

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

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it!
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

This week we have some exciting new items!

SWEET Ripe Red Peppers!  Limited quantity

Tomatoes – Sungolds, Black Cherry tomatoes, and heirloom slicers

Jalapeno peppers

Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

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

Beets – traditional red and heirloom, candy-striped Chioggia

Carrots

Fresh onions and garlic

Kale and Chard

Cabbage

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

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

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

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

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE

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

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

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

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY 

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

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

$3.25 each  ($3.75 in stores)

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones

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

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

 

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

Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”-
Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”-
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”-
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”-
Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps:
Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange or Four Thieves

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

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.

Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings

Tomatoes

Beans

Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

We’ll be returning soon!

Five Oaks Farm

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

 

 

 

Organic Blueberries are HERE!

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Wind Dancer Farm Certified Organic Blueberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!

 

 

 

Attending this Saturday’s market:

 

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

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

 

Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

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

 

Fishmonger’s Wife @ Chickadee Creek Farm

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

 

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

Liver, Heart and Tongue
Soup Bones & Oxtail
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL

 

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

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

Sweet Bell Peppers Hot Wax Peppers Jalapeño Cayenne

Broccoli

Kale

Chard

Green Beans(green, purple, and wax)

Carrots

Beets

Beet Greens

Turnip Greens

Collard Greens

Arugula

Peas

Basil

Thai basil

Dill P

arsley

Mint

Scallions

Pearl onions

Eggs

Maple Moon Farm

Mike and Amanda Jones

maplemoonfarm@gmail.com

 

Shady Side Farm of Holland

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

 

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it.
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

 

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

SunGold cherry tomatoes

Green peppers

Crisp head lettuce

Baby lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Beets

Scallions

Cabbage

Kale and Chard

Cilantro and Basil

See you Saturday!

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Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418

 

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

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

 

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

OUR NINE WEEKLY VARIETIES:

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

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE

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

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

PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY

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

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

$3.25 each  ($3.75 in stores)

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

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

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

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

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

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

 

Funny Farm of Grant

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

Cucumbers & pickles.

Kohlrabi

Red & Red Gold Potatoes

Okra

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

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

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

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

 

September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

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

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

*Gladiolas (Beautiful Colors!!)

 

Fruits and Veggies

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

*Celery (wonderful flavor)

*Beets

*Broccoli (Limited)

*Cauliflower (Limited)

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

*Onions

 

Greens:

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

*Swiss Chard

*Red Russian Kale

Culinary Herbs:

*Basil

*Dill

*Parsley

*Fresh Mint (either for juicing or mojitos)

 

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

September’s Herbs and Produce LLC

herbsandproduce@gmail.com

cell #(231) 557-9838

  1. herbsandproduce.com

 

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

Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”-
Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”-
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”-
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”-
Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps:
Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender or Orange
Foaming Hand Soap
: Peppermint, Lavender or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Sticks
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags
: Peppermint, Lavender or Orange
Insect Repellent
(For people and pets)

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.
Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.
See you Saturday!

 

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings

Tomatoes

Beans

Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe

Chops

Steaks

Shanks

Ground

Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings

Baguettes

Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm

 

Five Oaks Farm

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

 

 

 

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