Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday August 8

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Certified Organic Red Haven Peaches at Mund Farm booth!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 8th, 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.
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Attending this week’s market:

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive
NELSONS ARE IN! Harvest has hit high gear!  We will have big, sweet Nelson blueberries this Saturday. Ten pound boxes are $45. Four quarts for $24. Individual quarts for $7.

Mund Farm of Rothbury
Red Haven Peaches!
Mund Farm – Certified Organic Red Haven Peaches (MOSA – Midwest Organic Services Association). Quantities of #1 & #2 grades, which will be available in quarts (approx. 2 1/4 lbs). $5 / qt for #1 and $2.50/qt for #2…Thank You!! for your support and hope to see your smiling face at Sweetwater!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
TOMATOES
SWEET  PEPPERS
HOT PEPPERS
POBLANO PEPPERS
HEAD LETTUCE
KALE
COLLARDS
CHARD
CABBAGE
CUCUMBERS
SPROUTING BROCCOLI
GREEN BEANS
BEETS
SCALLIONS
FRESH ONIONS
CILANTRO
DILL
PARSLEY
SWEET MARJORAM
THYME
ROSEMARY
SAGE
RASPBERRY JAM
CUT FLOWERS
DRIED CULINARY HERBS
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Little Red Organics of Freesoil
The i’s have been dotted. the t’s crossed. Our veggies and flowers are now certified organic!
This week at the market;

Tomatoes
• green beans
• carrots
• dill
• broccoli
• potatoes
• peppers?
• summer squash and zuchini
• fava beans
• basil
• cilantro
• parsley
• leaf lettuces
• arugula
• beets
• kale
• scallions
• bouquets
• pea and sunflower shoots
• spinach
• whole, pastured chicken

We have meat birds available now, ranging in size from 3.5-5.5 pounds.  The price at market is $4/#, but if you pre-order with quantities greater than one bird the price is $3.75/#.
Our freedom ranger chickens will be available next week and later!  While not a heritage bird, our hope is that they will be a tasty bird with qualities like heritage birds on a larger frame.  In our experience the heritage had more dark meat, more flavor, greater texture.  All great things!
Our chickens are raised on grass and alfalfa pasture.  They get lots of sunshine and wind, leftover veggies, and non-gmo feed.

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
KOMBUCHA! We will have bottles of both ginger and lavender hibiscus for $4, and growlers of lavender hibiscus for $20.
Please remember to bring back your empty bottles and you will get a punch card, bring us back 9 bottles, rinsed and label free, get a full bottle free.

Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
Cultured Love is “making good food possible”, producing probiotic-laden, nutritious foods that are not only beneficial for you, but also add amazing flavor, texture, and beauty to any meal.
Curryosity – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Green Onion, Curry, Cumin, Paprika
Root for Ginger – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Radish, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes
Add those to our current lineup of specialty kraut products — traditional sauerkraut with caraway, dill kraut, and spicy kraut — are naturally fermented and nutritious, hand-crafted in Grand Rapids.
http://www.culturedlove.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/culturedlovellc/timeline

The Roaring Mouse of Hart
Cool down with iced tea! We will be brewing up a lightly sweetened iced tea again this week. Perfect for these summer days!
Chocolate and Espresso!!! We are excited to announce our newest addition! We have partnered with Confections With Convictions in Kalamazoo to bring a variety of delicious chocolate barks. All of their chocolates are fair trade and organic, and many of their ingredients are sourced locally. We will be bringing a variety of their dark and milk chocolate barks including a dark chocolate espresso bark made with our own beans! We are also offering faux Espresso shots as well as our brewed coffee. Stop by our table to see a demonstration of the unique Aeropress and taste the powerful results.
Featured Coffee of the Week!  Honduras Natural FTO- We are featuring this one again, because we are super excited about it! This natural process coffee has a fruity flavor like apple cider and plum. The cup is sweet and rich, and a total flavor bomb! Check out our Facebook page to learn more about our Coffee of the Week program.
Also in the roaster this week:
Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Org, Colombia FTO, Guatemala FTO, Papua New Guinea FTO, Decaffeinated Sumatra FTO
All coffee is $1.10/ounce or volume discount $12/12 oz bag $16/16 oz bag
We also have a growing selection of Fair Trade Organic teas, as well as some coffee brewing equipment.
As always, we sell our coffee by the ounce so you can get the perfect amount to use while it is the freshest. We also have gift certificates; the perfect gift for a coffee lover!
Email us to order in advance, and we will have it bagged up and ready for you. Advance orders will ensure that we don’t run out of your favorite coffee before you get there, and speed up your shopping if you are in a hurry!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
TOASTED WALNUT BATARD (unbelievable with some fresh goat cheese or cream cheese) and COBMOOSA ONION RYE both on the docket for this week.
And another round of CHILI CHEDDAR—some like it hot!!
We are honored to bake for you and your family!  Because small good things matter.
OUR TEN WEEKLY VARIETIES
Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $6.00
Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.50
The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $6.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $7.00
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% Whole grain Kamut: A heritage grain with a golden hue.   Distinct and moist with a flavor similar to corn.  A non-hybridized cousin to modern wheat. $7.00
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 except for what is in the levain starter).  Slice it thin to enjoy this dark and hearty loaf.  $7.00 a loaf
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE
Toasted Walnut Batard: Aromatic toasted organic walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard. $7.50
Chili Cheddar   Locally-grown jalapenos peppers (by our friends at MAPLE MOON FARM), coupled with tangy cheddar cheese makes for great flavor that bites back!  Fresh or toasted, we love it with fried eggs or a bowl of any kind of chili. $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion Rye (Caramelized Michigan onions, OG Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $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
Expedition Cookies:  The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each
Treehuggers: The one and only quarter pound peanut-buttery original with OG dark chocolate chips.  Sweetened with local maple and honey. Vegan. $2.50 each
Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…  A 4oz cookie sweetened with blackstrap molasses and bits of candied ginger.  $2.50 each
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Blueberry Scones
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, 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

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Taste the difference in 100% Grass Fed Beef!
Our cows are on pasture as much as weather allows, then supplemented with our own farm grown baleage.
We have quarters and halves of our 100% grass fed beef available now! See me at market, or call
New! Beginning next week we will have ground beef burger patties available!
Ground beef $6.50
Roast $6
T-Bone $12.
Tenderloin $13 OUT
Sirloin $9
Rib steak $12 OUT
NY Strip $13
Oxtail $5.50
Short ribs $6.50
Round steak $5.75
Liver $4.00
Tongue $5.50
Soup bones $2
Hanging half  3.75 pre order call us
Poultry
All poultry is free range, fed certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs $5.00
Duck eggs $8
Broiler chickens  $4 lb SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders now for Labor Day delivery!
Turkeys $4 lb SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders, ask about date.
Ducks , guineas, geese: ask for availability
Honey
12 oz bear 4
1 lb jar raw 5.25
2 lb bottle 9
4 lb pail raw 17
5 lb jug 20

Shady Side Farm of Holland
This week we will 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.
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.
October – (Almost gone) 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.
Zebra – (Almost gone) Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean
Please let us know ahead of time if you’d like to order 5# bags of any one variety, so that we can pre-bag those and bring them along.

In addition, we will have Grassfield Farms organic 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. SALE this week on this flavor only–$7.
Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Crofters – This delicious cheese is aged 1 year with a medium sharp taste. The texture is dry and crumbly. Very similar to Parmesan.
Edam – It’s back! 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.
Cheese Sticks – Want to try some cheese, but don’t need a whole 8 ounces? We’ll have a few cheese sticks along each week, in a variety of cheese types, for $2 each.

And we will have our certified organic non-GMO corn along in three different options:
Whole corn (for making masa) – 2# bags. Our stock is getting low, and we won’t harvest until October. Stock up if you are a regular user of corn.
Freshly-ground corn meal – 2# bagsWe took our whole corn down to Windmill Island in Holland and had them grind corn meal for us. This stoneground meal is fresh, fresh, fresh!
Grits – 2# bags. This is more coarsely ground, and is suitable for grits or polenta. Also stoneground at Windmill Island in Holland and fresh, fresh, fresh!

Finally, I will have our wool dryer balls along. We will have a price increase after this week, so if you are thinking about buying some for yourself or as a gift, stop bythis Saturday. I make these 100% wool dryer balls from the wool from our sheep. They help the dryer to run more efficiently, reduce static and last a long time!
Lona
Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We have some veggies for sale this week:  Large onions, Beans, Summer Squashes, Beets with Greens, Cucumbers and Pickles, DILL.    I’ll also have some potted sage plants!
GRASS FED BEEF!     SALE!  Buy 10 packages of ground beef  for $55.00!  Advance orders only!
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm to place advance orders.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Eye, TBone, NY Strip,  Rib Steak, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks; Stew Meat, Kabob Beef, Skirt Steak
Roasts ~ Chuck,  English, Arm, Rolled Rump; Brisket
Lean Ground Beef – regular price is $6 per lb.
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
SOUP BONES! Back in stock.
Heart and Liver
BEEF TALLOW – $1 per lb.
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.
Earthscape / Full Circle Farm
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh Coupons!
This week we will bring:
New Potatoes!
Okra!
Rainbow Carrots
Cucumbers
Pickles
Zucchini
Yellow squash
Patty pan squash
Ass’t Kale, many new varieties
Lemon Basil, great for tea or flavoring water.
Globe Basil, drying or fresh
Curly parsley
Fresh Oregano
Eggs from our mixed flock
Curly parsley
Italian Flat leaf parsley
Purple filet beans
Green filet beans
Romano green beans
Dragons Tongue beans
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh is available
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
We hope to process chicken this week.
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.
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock
$4.00/lb
Bacon
$8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon
$8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon
$8.00/lb
Ham
$7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat)
$8.00/lb
Smoked Loin
$9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon
$5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)
$6.00/lb
Ground Pork
$6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage (not links) or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)
$5.50/lb
Sausage Links
$8.00/lb
Pork Chops
$6.50/lb
Boneless Pork Chops
$7.50/lb
Pork Steak
$6.50/lb
Boston Butt
$6.50/lb
Loin
$7.50/lb
Cutlets
$7.50/lb
Spare Ribs
$5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs
$9.00/lb
Tenderloin
$12.00/lb
Bones
$1.00/lb
Head
$5.00/each
Fresh Hocks
$3.00/lb
Liver, Heart
$4.00/lb
Lard
$4.00/lb

CHICKEN
Whole
$4.00/lb
Thighs
$5.00/lb
Drums
$5.00/lb
Wings
$4.00/lb
Breast
$9.00/lb
Backs
$2.00/lb
Stewing Hens
$2.75/lb
Giblets
$2.00/lb
Necks
$2.00/lb
Feet
$2.00/lb

BEEF
Hamburger
$5.75/lb
Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs
$5.25/lb
Ground Sirloin
$6.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)
$8.50/each
Cube Steak
$6.50/lb
Rib Steak, Kabobs
$8.00/lb
Brisket, Chuck Roast, English Roast, Cube Steak, Stew Meat
$6.50/lb
Skirt, Sirloin
$11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin
$13.00/lb
Liver, Short Ribs
$4.00/lb
Bones
$2.00/lb
Heart, Kidney
$2.00/lb

LAMB
Ground
$10.00/lb
Stew Meat
$10.00/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
Bones
$2.00/lb
Liver, Heart
$6.00/lb

Five Oaks Farm of Montague
We will have eggs available, on pasture & fed certified organic feed.

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
I’m back from Texas and have brought with me the most gorgeous tops and sundresses! I’ll be bringing them to the market. Youre gonna flip, I did, I purchased about 8 for myself!! They are exquisite in detail, light weight, glowing and flattering! Only $16 for the tops and $24 for the dresses. One size fits all, they are the tie dyed sequined/embroidered umbrella dresses perfect for the beach, the boat or out to dinner!
Also introducing a new product “Relaxing Pillow Mist” filled with 5 beautiful and relaxing essential oils to bless your rest! This week only: buy 2 (1 for you, 1 for a friend) and get $1 off each bottle!
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
Also, I’ll start bringing the fabulous 9 Essential Oils Insect Repellent that repels ticks, fleas, flies and mosquitoes!
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)
.
Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, artificial ingredients or preservatives 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!

Stuart Family Farm of Custer
I will be bringing:
Black & Blue Popovers -My take on a healthy poptart with blackcaps, blueberries and cooked wheat berry filling.
Maple Rasin Cookies
Coconut Cranberry Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Apple Cake Muffins
Carrot Cake Muffins
Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour & Berries (grain).
Organic Basil Oil-Made with organic basil & organic olive oil.

Farms & Vendors not attending this week:

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Kasza Sugar Bush
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will be at market ONLY the last Saturday of the month. Thank you!

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