HAPPY SPRING! Sweetwater Spring Market News for Saturday March 21st

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The GREENS are coming!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 21st, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!

HAPPY SPRING!
NOW OPEN EVERY SATURDAY from 9 to 12!

Attending this week’s market:

New Vendor!
The Roaring Mouse of Hart
Titus Vandezande, owner of The Roaring Mouse, lives near
Hart, MI with his wife Ashley and 3 young children. He began roasting coffee
a  year ago and has now become obsessed with the process.
In his own words: ‘I believe that a great cup of coffee should be an experience, instead
of just a caffeine delivery system. I start with the best organically
grown coffees from around the world. I make sure they are purchased by
my suppliers at a price which is fair to the farmer. My single origin
coffees are typically roasted to a light or medium level, since their
individual character will be best tasted in a lighter roast.’
Here at The Roaring Mouse, we believe freshness is a very important
factor in making a great cup of coffee. Coffee tastes the best brewed
within 2 weeks of roasting. We will be providing whole bean coffee
only, which will be roasted fresh every week. All coffees are
available by the ounce, so you can get the perfect amount to last all
week.
In the roaster this week:

•       Bolivia Fair Trade Organic – a sweet rich cup with chocolate notes.
Very good with dessert. This was a favorite last week!
•       Ethiopia Sidama Fair Trade Organic – a complex cup with berry notes
and a sweet finish. This is one of our favorites!
•       Mexico Terruño Nayarita Organic – a bright, rich cup with caramel
notes and a sweet finish. This is another great cup from a group of
small farmers in Mexico. It is claimed to be the best coffee in
Mexico, and the farmers get a high price for the quality.
•       Decaffinated Peru Fair Trade Organic – rich and sweet, with
chocolate and caramel notes. A very delicious decaf! This coffee was
decaffeinated using the Mountain Water Process. It is a natural,
chemical free process which allows the bean to retain much of its
unique flavor.

Come taste the fresh difference! Brewed samples will be available for
all coffees!

We try not to roast too much extra in order to keep the coffee fresh
every week. Pre-orders will ensure that we don’t run out of your
favorite coffee before you get some!

call or text: (231)742-0229
email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm.
VEGETABLES WE PLAN TO BRING: Onions and Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red;   Possibly 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:
BEEF TALLOW – $1 PER LB.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, TBone, NY Strip, RibEye, Sirloin
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!
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.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart
Pork, lamb and chicken and we will also have the usual baked goods.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
For the 2015 season, we are introducing a new app called FarmFan. It will allow us to communicate with you on market day by text message to give you the latest information about what we will be bringing to market that day.  We will be offering weekly sales, exclusive to FarmFans.
After you become a FarmFan, at the start of market, you will get a text message from us with what’s fresh on that market day. The update will also include specials that are available only to FarmFans, so be sure you sign up! You may unsubscribe at any time, by responding STOP or UNSUBSCRIBE to any text message you receive from us.
Additionally, if there are is a problem that would cause us to miss market (such as bad weather or family emergencies), we will be touch through this text message so we can let you know.
If you sign up for FarmFan before MARCH 22, you will receive 20% off spinach at market this week!
To sign up to be a Maple Moon FarmFan, visit:http://farmfanapp.com/maplemoonfarm/signup
As always, your support is appreciated and we hope this new app increases your enjoyment at the market! Thank you for your interest!

This week we’ll be bringing
*EARLY SPRING SPINACH
*CARROTS
*POTATOES
*BROTH BAGS
*DRIED HERBS;
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*ROSEMARY
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*LEEK POWDER
*DRIED SLICED LEEKS
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS
*LIP BALM
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS

**BOTANICAL EGG DYES**
We have put together 100% plant material dyes for eggs.(organic and fair trade botanicals) Beautiful, rich colors.  One kit comes with 9 dye packets capable of making all the colors of the rainbow.  Safe for you, the environment, and all the hands that touch your colored eggs.
$10 per kit

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

Funny Farm of Grant
Jim has been busy in his woodworking  shop, assembling lots of new projects. Come see his cutting boards and small boxes 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 onions
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.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Thanks to Amanda from Maple Moon Farm for the delicious demo last Saturday on how to make corn tortillas. I will have more corn for sale this week, in case you missed out on my limited supply last week. Yes, it’s organic AND non-GMO corn.

This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans, all harvested last 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 – (Almost gone–get them now!) 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, I’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.
Crofters (NEW!) - This delicious cheese is aged 1 year with a medium sharp taste. The texture is dry and crumbly. Very similar to Parmesan.

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.

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!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
We will be baking for the coming weekend 3/21 but we will NOT be baking for the weekend of 3/28.  So stock up this coming weekend!!

OUR TEN WEEKLY VARIETIES
Homesteader’s Wheat (A 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
Pumpernickel Rye (A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf) $6.00
Chili Cheddar   Whoa-homegrown, pickled OG 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
Honey Oat   A super-moist loaf made with OG steel-cut oats and a bit of Michigan Honey. Perfect for French Toast!  $6.00
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
Hilltopper Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Our delicious scones are $2.50
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
Spring is in the air!  The snow is melting and soon our animals will be enjoying fresh grass.

DISCOUNT: We have whole turkeys on sale for $4.00/lb.  They are around 9-11lbs. each.

Passover and Easter are approaching and we will have fresh grass-fed lamb for your celebrations.

If you would like to reserve your order for market on Saturday just email or call us (231) 689-0457 with your request and we will have it ready for you to pick up.

Beef
·            Hamburger                                                                                         $5.75/lb
·            Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs                                                               $5.25/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
Pork
·            Lard                                                                                                     $5.00/lb
·            Sausage (Italian, Breakfast) (out of stock)                                                             $6.00/lb
·            Bulk Sausage 10+ lbs  (out of stock)                                                                      $5.50/lb
·            Ground Pork                                                                                   $6.00/lb
·            Spare Ribs                                                                                       $6.00/lb
·            Baby Back                                                                                     $9.00/lb
·            Tenderloin (out of stock)                                                                   $10.00/lb
·            Liver (out of stock), Heart                                                                                     $4.00/lb
Lamb
·            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
Stew Meats
·            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 (out of stock)                                                                                  $6.50/lb
·            Lamb Stew Meat (out of stock)                                                                      $10.00/lb
Chicken
·            Gizzards, Liver, Heart (out of stock)                                                     $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Chickens                                                                              $2.75/lb
·            Boneless Skinless Breasts (out of stock)                                         $9.00/lb
Eggs                                                                                                   $4.00/doz
Duck
·            Whole                                                                                            $6.00/lb
Turkey
·           Whole                                                                                            $4.75/lb

Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will be attending market the last Saturday of every month. We’ll see you next week on the 28th – Thanks!

Sweetwater ‘Almost Spring’ Market Saturday March 14

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First of Early Spring Spinach Greens this Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 14th, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!
NOW OPEN EVERY SATURDAY from 9 to 12!

Tortilla Demo!
Interested in learning to make corn tortilla using local organic corn?  Come to market between 10a-11a for a free ongoing demo.  Amanda (from Maple Moon Farm) will be showing you how to make traditional corn masa.  Use masa to make fresh tortillas, tamales, cornbread and more.  You will have an opportunity to press you own tortilla and eat it!  We’ll be using corn from Shady Side Farm.

Maple Syrup Demo!
Travel to the Olson Farm of Shelby this weekend to watch sap gathered & turned into maple syrup!
Jim Olson is busy boiling this year’s batch of Taste of Spring Syrup and is inviting anyone who wants to come out! Jim says he will have a fire for people to roast hot dogs & join him in the sugar shack in the woods on the farm. His cell phone for people to call is 231-301-2278.

Attending this week’s market:

New Vendor!
The Roaring Mouse of Hart
Titus Vandezande, owner of The Roaring Mouse, lives near
Hart, MI with his wife Ashley and 3 young children. He began roasting coffee
a  year ago and has now become obsessed with the process.
In his own words: ‘I believe that a great cup of coffee should be an experience, instead
of just a caffeine delivery system. I start with the best organically
grown coffees from around the world. I make sure they are purchased by
my suppliers at a price which is fair to the farmer. My single origin
coffees are typically roasted to a light or medium level, since their
individual character will be best tasted in a lighter roast.’
Here at The Roaring Mouse, we believe freshness is a very important
factor in making a great cup of coffee. Coffee tastes the best brewed
within 2 weeks of roasting. We will be providing whole bean coffee
only, which will be roasted fresh every week. All coffees are
available by the ounce, so you can get the perfect amount to last all
week.
This week we will be roasting:
•       Bolivia Fair Trade Organic – a sweet rich cup with chocolate notes.
Very good with dessert.
•       Ethiopia Sidama Fair Trade Organic – a complex cup with berry notes
and a sweet finish. This is one of our favorites!
•       Mexico Terruño Nayarita Organic – a bright, rich cup with caramel
notes and a sweet finish. This is another great cup from a group of
small farmers in Mexico. It is claimed to be the best coffee in
Mexico, and the farmers get a high price for the quality.
•       Decaffinated Peru Fair Trade Organic – rich and sweet, with
chocolate and caramel notes. A very delicious decaf! This coffee was
decaffeinated using the Mountain Water Process. It is a natural,
chemical free process which allows the bean to retain much of its
unique flavor.

Come taste the fresh difference! Brewed samples will be available for
all coffees!

For questions or to place a pre-order please contact me at:

phone: (231)742-0229
email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
FB: www.facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Liberty Family Farm of hart
Pork, lamb and chicken and we will also have the usual baked goods.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we’ll be bringing
*EARLY SPRING SPINACH (limited amounts this week, lots more coming next week)
*CARROTS
*POTATOES
*GARLIC (organic/biodynamic grown by our friends at Earthkeeper)
*BROTH BAGS
*DRIED HERBS;
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*ROSEMARY
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*LEEK POWDER
*DRIED SLICED LEEKS
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS
*LIP BALM
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS

**BOTANICAL EGG DYES**
We have put together 100% plant material dyes for eggs.(organic and fair trade botanicals) Beautiful, rich colors.  One kit comes with 9 dye packets capable of making all the colors of the rainbow.  Safe for you, the environment, and all the hands that touch your colored eggs.
$10 per kit
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Funny Farm of Grant
Jim has been busy in his woodworking  shop, assembling lots of new projects. Come see his cutting boards and small boxes 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 onions
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.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans, all harvested last 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 – (Almost gone–get them now!) 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, I’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.
Crofters (NEW!) - This delicious cheese is aged 1 year with a medium sharp taste. The texture is dry and crumbly. Very similar to Parmesan.
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!

Lona

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
Well our garden seeds have arrived!  I haven’t actually opened the box yet because that would mean it’s time to think about starting seeds and I’ve still got to finish cleaning out the basement before spring hits!  So much to do, so little time… I keep imagining that this dynamic somehow changes but all of my older friends assure me that THIS IS AN ILLUSION!  Yikes!  We are truly grateful to have such a full life with so many worthwhile tasks to attend to each day—the bakery among them.  This summer will mark our fifth full year of baking here at Laughing Tree.  How can this be?!  We are so grateful for your continued support and for the opportunity to bake for you, for those you love, and for those we love.
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
Pumpernickel Rye (A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf) $6.00
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
Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins
 Hilltopper Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Our delicious scones are $2.50
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
Get ready for your Easter celebration with our Grass-fed Lamb!  For anyone who wants to guarantee specific items, email us at provisonfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231-689-0457 to RESERVE your cuts of meat. We will prepackage them for you and deliver them at market.
Beef
·            Hamburger                                                                                         $5.75/lb
·            Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs                                                               $5.25/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
Pork
·            Lard                                                                                                     $5.00/lb
·            Sausage (Italian, Breakfast)                                                               $6.00/lb
·            Bulk Sausage 10+ lbs                                                                        $5.50/lb
·            Ground Pork                                                                                   $6.00/lb
·            Spare Ribs                                                                                       $6.00/lb
·            Baby Back                                                                                     $9.00/lb
·            Tenderloin (out of stock)                                                                   $10.00/lb
·            Liver, Heart                                                                                     $4.00/lb
Lamb
·            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
Stew Meats
·            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
Chicken
·            Gizzards, Liver, Heart (out of stock)                                                     $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Chickens                                                                              $2.75/lb
·            Boneless Skinless Breasts (out of stock)                                         $9.00/lb
Eggs                                                                                                   $4.00/doz
Duck
·            Whole                                                                                            $6.00/lb
Turkey
·           Whole                                                                                            $4.75/lb

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Happy Spring!  We will be back at the Market on March 21st.
We have 2 quarters of beef for sale.  If you commit to it this week, it will be cut and wrapped to your specification next week.  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com if you are interested.

Sweetwater Winter Market March 7th

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ROOTS!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!

NOW OPEN EVERY SATURDAY from 9 to 12!

Attending this week’s market:

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we’ll be bringing
*CARROTS-my, oh my, winter carrots are the sweetest!
*POTATOES
*GARLIC (organic/biodynamic grown by our friends at Earthkeeper Farm in Kent City)
*BROTH BAGS
*DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted; these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*ROSEMARY
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*LEEK POWDER
*DRIED SLICED LEEKS (perfect for a nice winter pot of potato leek soup)
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS (Peace Tea and MI Gentle Cold Care are almost sold out for the season, these won’t be available again until next fall.  Teas have a self life of one year, so stock up on your favorite variety while they’re here)
*LIP BALM
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS

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

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 onions
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.

Kasza Sugar Bush
Maple Syrup & Honey in all shapes & sizes!

Scholl Farm of Montague
Whole chicken, eggs.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
Well, Spring must be on its way soon because the SWEETWATER MARKET is once again open every week…  Our neighbor Mike Jones( of Maple Moon Farm) says he’s soon to have oodles of fresh greens available for sale!  We can hardly wait! Until then, soup and bread prevail at our house…  This week we’ve had Split Pea with ham, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, and tonight a big batch of Chili made with local venison and OG Pinto beans grown by our friends Mike and Lona of Shadyside Farm.  Oh Soup—you are the wintertime staff of life!  Along with bread of course…
Up this week:  Cheddar Peppercorn, Hazel Road Rustic (an old-time New England bread made with Cornmeal, rye, and blackstrap molasses)

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  ($8.00 in stores)
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. ($6.00 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!!
 Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Simply Currant
 Tree Huggers
Hill Toppers
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!
 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)

Provision Family Farm
Warm up your family with some hearty meats. For anyone who wants to guarantee specific items, email us at provisonfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231-689-0457 to RESERVE your cuts of meat. We will prepackage them for you and deliver them at market.
Beef
·            Hamburger                                                                                         $5.75/lb
·            Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs                                                               $5.25/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 (out of stock), Sirloin                                      $11.00/lb
·            Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin/NY strip                        $13.00/lb
Pork
·            Lard                                                                                                     $5.00/lb
·            Sausage (Italian, Breakfast)                                                               $6.00/lb
·            Bulk Sausage 10+ lbs                                                                        $5.50/lb
·            Ground Pork                                                                                   $6.00/lb
·            Spare Ribs                                                                                       $6.00/lb
·            Baby Back                                                                                     $9.00/lb
·            Tenderloin (out of stock)                                                                   $10.00/lb
·            Liver, Heart                                                                                     $4.00/lb
Lamb
·            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
Stew Meats
·            Lamb Bones, Beef Bones                                                         $2.00/lb
·            Pork Bones, Head                                                                         $2.00/lb
·            Chicken Backs                                                                                   $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Hens                                                                                     $2.75/lb
·            Lamb Stew Meat                                                                       $10.00/lb
Chicken
·            Gizzards, Liver, Heart (out of stock)                                                     $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Chickens                                                                              $2.75/lb
·            Boneless Skinless Breasts (out of stock)                                         $9.00/lb
Eggs                                                                                                   $4.00/doz
Duck
·            Whole                                                                                            $6.00/lb
Turkey
·           Whole

Sweetwater Winter Market Saturday February 28

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Days are getting sunnier, can winter hang on much longer?

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!
Attending this week’s market:

Shady Side Farm of Holland
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 – (Almost gone–get them now!) 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:
Crofters - This cheese is so new, I don’t even know what it’s like! But I’ll have samples along on Saturday so we can find out together.
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!
Lona
– Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.

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 onions
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!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm.
VEGETABLES WE PLAN TO BRING: Onions, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red;   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
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!
Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.
Liver, Heart and Tongue
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!
*POTATOES
*GARLIC (organic/biodynamic grown by our friends at Earthkeeper Farm in Kent City)

*BROTH BAGS

*DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted; these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*ROSEMARY
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*LEEK POWDER
*DRIED SLICED LEEKS (perfect for a nice winter pot of potato leek soup)
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS (Peace Tea and MI Gentle Cold Care are almost sold out for the season, these won’t be available again until next fall.  Teas have a self life of one year, so stock up on your favorite variety while they’re here)
*LIP BALM
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS

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

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
The end of February is here—Hallelujah!! That said, I am savoring the opportunity to tackle projects I could never touch in the summertime:  cleaning out the basement, making candles, trying out new recipes!  It’s also been great fun to see what sorts of snow forts and caves the children make out of the enormous snow mounds—and to go sledding and snowboarding. Three of us prefer sledding, two prefer snowboarding….  But we all enjoy soup and bread at the end of the day—and that’s mostly what’s for supper this time of year.  We devoured a loaf of Third Coast Three Seed on Friday and we are always slicing away at a loaf of Michigander.

Come on out this weekend and get yourself some tasty eats!  Cobmoosa Onion Rye is on the docket, as well as Chili Cheddar…  Just in time for a BIG pot of Chili!!
!!

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

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 provisonfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231-689-0457 to RESERVE your cuts of meat. We will prepackage them for you and deliver them at market.

Beef
·            Hamburger                                                                                         $5.75/lb
·            Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs                                                               $5.25/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
Pork
·            Lard                                                                                                     $5.00/lb
·            Sausage (Italian, Breakfast)                                                               $6.00/lb
·            Bulk Sausage 10+ lbs                                                                        $5.50/lb
·            Ground Pork                                                                                   $6.00/lb
·            Spare Ribs                                                                                       $6.00/lb
·            Baby Back                                                                                     $9.00/lb
·            Tenderloin (out of stock)                                                                   $10.00/lb
·            Liver, Heart                                                                                     $4.00/lb
Lamb
·            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
Stew Meats
·            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
Chicken
·            Gizzards, Liver, Heart (out of stock)                                                     $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Chickens                                                                              $2.75/lb
·            Boneless Skinless Breasts (out of stock)                                         $9.00/lb
Eggs                                                                                                   $4.00/doz
Duck
·            Whole                                                                                            $6.00/lb
Turkey
·           Whole                                                                                            $4.75/lb

Sweetwater Winter Market Saturday February 14

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 14th, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!

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!

Lona

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 onions
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 earthscapefarm@gmail.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!
*POTATOES
*GARLIC (organic/biodynamic grown by our friends at Earthkeeper)
*BROTH BAGS
*DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*ROSEMARY
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*LEEK POWDER
*DRIED SLICED LEEKS (perfect for a nice winter pot of potato leek soup)
*EGGS
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 TEAS
*LIP BALM
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS

Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
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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!!
$3.25 each
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
Blueberry 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 provisonfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231-689-0457 to RESERVE your cuts of meat. We will prepackage them for you and deliver them at market.

Beef
·            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
Pork
·            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
Lamb
·            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
Stew Meats
·            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
Chicken
·            Gizzards, Liver, Heart (out of stock)                                             $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Chickens                                                    $2.75/lb
·            Boneless Skinless Breasts (out of stock)                                     $9.00/lb
Eggs, $4.00/doz
Duck
·            Whole                                                                       $6.00/lb
Turkey
·           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

Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”- Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”- Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”- Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”- Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps: Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange, Four Thieves or Bare (no scent, no color)

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Hydrating Lotion
Peppermint Toothpaste
Healing Clay
Cool Vapor Rub
(New product similar to Vick’s but safe and healthy!)
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)

Samples of 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!

Sweetwater What’s New at the Winter Market January 31st

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Need a little summer? Wind Dancer blueberries are back this week!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!
Winter Market Schedule
Winter Schedule for January 31st  through February is as follows: 
OPEN January 31, February 14, and February 28.
CLOSED February 7th, & 21st.

Attending this week’s market:

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive
Erin Rant of Wind Dancer Farm will be at the market this week with 10 pound boxes of frozen certified organic blueberries.  Each box is $45.  There is a limited supply, so customers will need to get em while they’re hot…or cold as the case may be!

Shady Side Farm of Holland
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 – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hidatsa Red – 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.
Marrow – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
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.
Zebra (limited quantities) – Also known as Amethyst. Creamy texture with a full-bodied flavor.

In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar - 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.
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, 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
Weather & the road plows permitting.
Potatoes, several varieties
Onions, red and yellow
Winter squash, many varieties
Dried sweet peppers
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried garlic and herbs
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Scholl Farm of Montague
Freshly dug potatoes: Austrian Crescent Fingers, Norland Reds, Purple, Adirondack Reds, Yukon Gold.  Also available in bulk quantities.
Freshly squeezed Eggs
Frozen whole roaster chicken (with or without giblets)
Also bags of frozen chicken feet, liver, heart and gizzards.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.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!
*POTATOES
*GARLIC (organic/biodynamic grown by our friends at Earthkeeper)
*BROTH BAGS
*DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*ROSEMARY
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*LEEK POWDER
*DRIED SLICED LEEKS (perfect for a nice winter pot of potato leek soup)
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS
*LIP BALM
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS

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

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
It’s soup season on Muller Mountain…  This means that at least three days a week (and often for lunch) we are dippin’ up big, hot, steaming bowls of soup.  Here are a few of our favorites:  Chicken soup with veggies and rice (Annie’s favorite), Split Pea (Finn’s favorite), Chili (Charlie’s Favorite), Lentil soup with sausage and venison (Hilde’s new favorite), and Broccoli Cheddar  (Alida’s favorite because it’s creamy and she barely has to use her four little teeth).
At our house, if there is soup, THERE IS ALWAYS BREAD—sometimes fresh, sometimes toasted—always with some good butter…  And this, my friends, is how we survive the winter!!
OUR NINE 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 andsoulful) $5.50
Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE
Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Caramelized Michigan onions, OG Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00  ($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)
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 ($6.50 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
Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins
Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.50 each
SCONES
Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry 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!
 BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE! 
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound
LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

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 provisonfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231-689-0457 to RESERVE your cuts of meat. We will prepackage them for you and deliver them at market.

Beef
·            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, Skirt, Flank, Sirloin                                 $11.00/lb
·            Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin/NY strip                             $13.00/lb
Pork
·            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                                                              $10.00/lb
·            Liver, Heart                                                              $4.00/lb
Lamb
·            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
Stew Meats
·            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
Chicken
·            Gizzards, Liver, Heart                                             $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Chickens                                                    $2.75/lb
·            Boneless Skinless Breasts                                      $9.00/lb
Eggs, $4.00/doz
Duck
·            Whole                                                                       $6.00/lb
Turkey
·           Whole                                                                       $4.75/lb

Sweetwater Winter Market Saturday January 17th

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Time for a bowl of hearty winter soup!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, January 17th, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!

Winter Market Schedule
Winter Schedule for January 10th through February is as follows: 
OPEN January 10th, and January 17th.
CLOSED January 24th
OPEN January 31, February 14, and February 28.
CLOSED February 7th, & 21st.

Sweetwater Community
I received a note from Dennise Wright thanking all who gave so willingly to help the family with expenses last Saturday. Josh was taken off life support at 5pm that evening and passed away shortly after.  His funeral is Friday January 16 at 1:00pm at Central Assembly of God 876 Home St., Muskegon.

Attending this week’s market:
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 provisonfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231-689-0457 to RESERVE your cuts of meat. We will prepackage them for you and deliver them at market.

Beef
·            Hamburger                                    $5.50/lb
·            Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs    $5.00/lb
·            Liver, Tongue, 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, Skirt, Flank, Sirloin                                 $11.00/lb
·            Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin/NY strip                             $13.00/lb
Pork
·            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                                                              $10.00/lb
·            Liver, Heart                                                              $4.00/lb
Lamb
·            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
Stew Meats
·            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
Chicken
·            Gizzards, Liver, Heart                                             $2.00/lb
·            Stewing Chickens                                                    $2.75/lb
·            Boneless Skinless Breasts                                      $9.00/lb
Eggs, $4.00/doz
Duck
·            Whole                                                                       $6.00/lb
Turkey
·           Whole                                                                       $4.75/lb

Shady Side Farm of Holland
This week (weather permitting) I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans, all harvested this fall, in the following varieties:
Black Calypso (almost gone!) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller, and more friendly).
Black Turtle - Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Black Valentine - Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hidatsa Red - 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 (limited quantities) - Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.
Marrow – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
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.
Zebra (almost gone!) – Also known as Amethyst. Creamy texture with a full-bodied flavor.
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar - You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
Chili - Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.
Country Dill - A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Edam - A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.
Garlic & Onion - The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.
Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar - A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.
Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.
I will also bring along felting kits and wool roving for felting or spinning this week. Hope to see you Saturday!
Lona Bronkema
Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

Funny Farm of Grant
Weather & the road plows permitting.
Potatoes, several varieties
Onions, red and yellow
Winter squash, many varieties
Dried sweet peppers
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried garlic and herbs
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

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

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.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
Beef Tallow – $1 per lb.  Has to be ordered in advance.  I have at least 10 lbs.

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
Storage crops are starting to wind down.  Consider freezing squash or sweet potatoes.  Saving/preserving food is an integral part of eating local year round.
This week stock up and save! (we have sales on potatoes, winter squash, and the last of our sweet potatoes this week)
*WINTER SQUASH
-Acorn
-Spaghetti
-Buttercup
Squash
*DELICATA SQUASH
*FARMER GRADE SWEET POTATOES
(farmer grade refers to produce that has been graded out for size or minor damage, this is the produce that many farmers eat)
These are the very last of our sweet potatoes for the season.
*POTATOES (we have sales on 10# or more at the market.  50# bags are available by pre-order)
*BROTH BAGS
*THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS (we are almost sold out on these, so get them while they’re here)
*DRIED HERBS
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
*BASIL
*OREGANO
*ROSEMARY
*CELERY LEAF
*FRENCH TARRAGON
*WHOLE CAYENNE AND GEORGIA FLAME
*CRUSHED RED PEPPER
*LEEK POWDER
*DRIED LEEKS
*EGGS
*HERBAL TEAS
*HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
*LIP BALM
Handcrafted herbal lip balms, made with 100% organic and fair trade ingredients. Packaged in 100% recycled plastic.
-Michigan Winter-comfrey and calendula combine to soothe and protect lips from our intense MI winters
-Peppermint-our homegrown peppermint infused in organic oils for a cooling and soothing lip balm
Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community.

Michael and Amanda Jones
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
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Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
Well, we ran out of bread in our freezer and we actually had to bake a couple of loaves of bread in our home oven!  Not quite the same as loaves from the brick oven but still pretty tasty…  Looking forward to getting back into the rhythm and routine of baking—we are truly grateful that we can earn a living doing something we LOVE and ENJOY. Thanks for all of your support this past year and here’s to tasty baked goods in the year to come!  We just might have a few new surprises up our sleeve for 2015…
OUR NINE 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 andsoulful) $5.50
Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE
Cheddar Peppercorn(Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye(A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf) $6.00
Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue
to this versatile batard) $7.50
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!$3.25 each
Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins
Hilltoppers 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
Blueberry 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!
BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE!
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA(Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut,safflower oil, sea salt) $8.00/pound
LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTERGRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanutbutter, OG coconut oil, sea salt) $8.00/pound

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