Winter Market Schedule
Winter Schedule for February is as follows:
OPEN February 14, and February 28.
CLOSED February 7th, & 21st.
Attending this week’s market:
Shady Side Farm of Holland
February is American Heart Month. Show your heart some love by eating beans! From an article I read at eatingwell.com this week: “A 19-year analysis of the First National Heath and Nutrition Examination Survey found that people who ate beans four or more times a week were 22% less likely to develop heart disease than those who ate them less than once weekly.”
This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans, all harvested this fall, in the following varieties:
Black Turtle - Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Black Valentine - Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hidatsa Red - (Almost gone–get them now!) Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.
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.
Painted Lady - Slightly sweet bean, smooth, creamy texture, good in everything.
Pinto - Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Please let me know ahead of time if you’d like to order 5# bags of any one variety, so that I can pre-bag those and bring them along.
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar - You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
Chili - Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.
Country Dill - A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.
Garlic & Onion - The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.
Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar - A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.
Leyden - Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.
Also, if there is anything woolly that you are interested in, it doesn’t hurt to shoot me an email. I can’t take everything along every week, so let me know what you’d like me to focus on. Hope to see you Saturday!
Funny Farm of Grant
With all the snow on the ground, Jim has been busy in his woodworking shop, assembling lots of new projects. Come see his cutting boards made from locally sourced hardwoods and highlighted with beautiful exotic woods.
Every piece is unique and individual. New projects nearly every day.
We will have
Eggs from our mixed flock
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried sweet peppers
Pink Himalayan Sea salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt
Asst dried herbs
Barb has been busy in her workshop, too.
Come see the new designs at Baubles by Barb.
Have something you’d like to have restrung or remade into a new piece?
Custom pieces using your beads, etc is available.
Liberty Family Farm of Hart
We’ll have baked goods and our pastured pork, lamb & chicken tomorrow, including BACON!
Scholl Farm of Montague
Freshly squeezed Eggs
Frozen whole roaster chicken (with or without giblets)
Also bags of frozen chicken feet, liver, heart and gizzards.
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders. Email email@example.com or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm.
VEGETABLES WE PLAN TO BRING: Onions, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red; large tender Kohlrabi; Celeriac ~ roast it, add it to soups and stews, or mash with your potatoes!
WE SHOULD HAVE A FULL SUPPLY OF MARKET BEEF FOR THIS SATURDAY:
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, TBone, NY Strip, RibEye, Sirloin, Flank and Skirt Steaks
Braising Beef ~ Round and Swiss Steaks; Stew Meat
Roasts ~ Chuck, English, Arm, Rolled Rump
Lean Ground Beef
Leaner Ground Sirloin
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts. Google some recipes! SALE! $3.50 per lb.
Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.
Liver, Heart and Tongue
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.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we’ll be bringing
*CARROTS-my, oh my, winter carrots are the sweetest!
*GARLIC (organic/biodynamic grown by our friends at Earthkeeper)
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs. Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*DRIED SLICED LEEKS (perfect for a nice winter pot of potato leek soup)
Our hens get lots of natural sunshine in their chicken hoop, a incredible feature of our gals home. The hens naturally spend time inside, but still get sunlight through the transparent roof. This keeps their vitamin D levels higher and makes for generally more content and healthier chickens. We love these hens and our gentle rooster Otis.
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
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Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
A favorite evening snack at our house: a bowl of our MOUTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA with homemade yogurt and a sprinkling of raisins. Have you tried either of our granolas lately? Both varieties include OG rolled oats, local honey, OG extra-virgin coconut oil, and OG sunflower seeds. Of course the PB GRANOLA also has loads of all-natural Peanut Butter—which is why it actually tastes peanutty!! We think it’s some of the best granola we’ve ever had—we’d love to hear what you think!! We always have samples of our granolas available at the markets.
HONEY OAT, HAZEL ROAD RUSTIC, and AUNTIE P’S CHOCOLATE CHERRY (perhaps with a stencil on top!) all available this week. Three dynamo breads… We had some Honey Oat at home this week and I couldn’t believe how moist and luscious this loaf is. All those soaked steel cut oats make this loaf custardy AND chewy. Super yummy—and not available very often. And as to that CHOCOLATE CHERRY loaf—I am definitely going to snag one for the household and hide it from the rest of the family! Well, maybe I’ll share some with Annie (age 6)… She loves chocolate almost as much as I do and she’s always asking us to make this loaf. Feeling skeptical about chocolate bread? Come have a taste at either Sweetwater or the Muskegon Market. We love to sample our wares!
If you pre-order this week (or any time) please include your PHONE NUMBER. Thanks!!
OUR TEN WEEKLY VARIETIES:
Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50
Oceana Round ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00
Third Coast Three Seed (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00
The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50
Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
Pilgrim Rye: A German-style rye made with cracked rye berries and OG Spelt Flour. (No wheat flour). Slice it thin to enjoy this dark and hearty loaf. $6.50 a loaf .
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE
Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper). Price $8.00
Honey Oat Sweetened with just a titch of honey, this super moist loaf is custardy and chewy because of the presence of soaked steel cut oats. According to our son Finn, “it’s got great texture!” Excellent with butter and jam. $6.00
Hazel Road Rustic: An old-time New England bread made with organic cornmeal (Michigan grown), rye, and blackstrap molasses. A bread with a slightly sweet, complex flavor. Great for french toast or slathered with jam. $6.00 a loaf.
Auntie P’s Chocolate Cherry Organic cocoa, dark chocolate batons, dried Michigan cherries, and pure vanilla…the ultimate dessert bread $10.00
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!!
Expedition Cookies- The kitchen sink including bits of dark chocolate, OG coconut, and OG raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour. $2.50 each
Hilltopper Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger) $2.50 each
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt) $8.00/pound
LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt) $8.00/pound
Provision Family Farm
Warm up your family with some hearty meats. We have just stocked up on beef, including some new cuts, such as NY strip and shank. For anyone who wants to guarantee specific items, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-689-0457 to RESERVE your cuts of meat. We will prepackage them for you and deliver them at market.
· Hamburger $5.50/lb
· Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs $5.00/lb
· Liver, Heart, Short Ribs, Kidney $4.00/lb
· 1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack) $8.00/ea
· Brisket, Stew, Chuck Roast, English Roast, Cube Steak, Shank $6.50/lb
· Chuck Eye, Rib Steak, Kabobs, T-bone, Rolled Rump $8.00/lb
Flat Iron (out of stock), Skirt, Flank, Sirloin $11.00/lb
· Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin/NY strip $13.00/lb
· Lard $5.00/lb
· Sausage (Italian, Breakfast) $6.00/lb
· Bulk Sausage 10+ lbs $5.50/lb
· Ground Pork $6.50/lb
· Spare Ribs $6.00/lb
· Baby Back $9.00/lb
· Tenderloin (out of stock) $10.00/lb
· Liver, Heart $4.00/lb
· Liver, Heart $6.00/lb
· Shank $9.00/lb
· Leg Roast $13.00/lb
· Boneless Leg $14.00/lb
· Steaks, Spare Ribs $11.00/lb
· Chops $13.00/lb
· Rack $15.00/lb
· Lamb Bones, Beef Bones $2.00/lb
· Pork Bones, Head $2.00/lb
· Chicken Backs $2.00/lb
· Stewing Hens $2.75/lb
· Beef Stew Meat $6.50/lb
· Lamb Stew Meat $10.00/lb
· Gizzards, Liver, Heart (out of stock) $2.00/lb
· Stewing Chickens $2.75/lb
· Boneless Skinless Breasts (out of stock) $9.00/lb
· Whole $6.00/lb
· Whole $4.75/lb
*In the next few weeks some of our prices will be changing.
Flowing Color Designs of Kent City
HANDMADE LAMPWORK GLASS BEADS & JEWELRY
by Susan Haddix
-Lampwork Bead Necklaces on Leather- $15
-Lampwork Beads to fit cord or Pandora style chains – $3 each
-Lampwork Glass Bead Bracelets-$25-$40
-Lampwork Glass Bead necklace designs with stone and metal beads-$35-$75
Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
I’m back in town for this week only due to a family medical emergency, everyone’s ok now!
I have a couple of awesome New Products for you to try!
Hydrating Lotion~ A silky white blend of Filtered Water, Mango & Shea Butters, Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Lavender, Camphor & Peppermint Essential Oils & Colloidal Silver. (I take this when I get a massage and have them use it instead of the chemically laden lotion. Remember: Everything on your skin is going directly into your bloodstream!) $10
Peppermint Toothpaste~ “Black is the new White” as this powerful “Black” toothpaste whitens your teeth and supports your mouth’s overall health! This Bentonite Clay based toothpaste also contains Xylitol, Activated Charcoal (whitens), Black Walnut (strengthens enamel) & Peppermint Essential Oil. $9
“Wide Awake”- Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”- Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”- Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”- Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”- Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps: Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange, Four Thieves or Bare (no scent, no color)
Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Cool Vapor Rub (New product similar to Vick’s but safe and healthy!)
Bath Salts & Fizz Set: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray (pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)
Samples of Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Healing Clay, Cool Vapor Rub, Freeze Spray, Lemon Sugar Scrub, Hydrating Lotion and Peppermint Toothpaste are available for you to try.
Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!