Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday August 29th!

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 29th, 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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Hey Kids!
Stop by the GREEN INFO TENT this Saturday with a clean used T-Shirt and we’ll show you how to make your own sew-free market bag! Donate it to the Bag Loan Box and
Earn a Market Buck to spend at the market!

Attending this week’s market:

New Vendor!
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We welcome Greg Dunn of Blackbird Farms! Greg honed his farming skills at Trillium Haven, serving there as farm manager for five years. He then purchased a conventional farm in Coopersville and for the past three years has been transforming it.
This week Greg will be bringing:
heirloom tomatoes
multi-color cherry tomatoes
red tomatoes
beans
basil
parsley
summer savory
onions
shallots
garlic
potatoes
carrots
broccoli
mini-cabbages
kale
komatsuna
bok choi
head lettuce

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
TOMATOES
ZEN’S CHERRY TOMATOES
CANNING TOMATOES (pre-order to ensure you get some)
SWEET  PEPPERS
HOT PEPPERS
POBLANO PEPPERS (perfect for stuffing)

KALE
COLLARDS
CHARD

SPROUTING BROCCOLI
GREEN BEANS (green, wax, and purple)
BEETS
CELERY
SLICING CUCUMBERS
PICKLING CUCUMBERS
SCALLIONS

CILANTRO
DILL (both leaf and flowering stalks)
PARSLEY
THYME
ROSEMARY
SAGE

PEACH JAM (made with Mund Farm’s delicious peaches and local honey)
CUT FLOWERS
DRIED CULINARY HERBS
DRIED HOT PEPPERS (cayenne and chipolte)
BROTH BAGS

HERBAL TEAS-all our teas are made exclusively with herbs hand picked and blended right here on our farm.
*SWEET SUMMER TEA
*CHAMOMILE
*NOURISH
*LOVELY LEMON
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535

Little Red Organics of Freesoil
Holy cup of tea – what happened to summer? These chilly, grey days have us feeling disconcerted, and in need of a nice warm sweater. Although the cool temps slow the ripening of tomatoes, cucumbers, etc., the radishes, herbs and broccoli are looking fantastic with a little break from summer’s heat.
This week we’ll have:
Dragon Tongue Beans
Green Beans
Cut Flowers
Sunflowers?
Tomatoes, cherry, red, heirloom
Potatoes, red, white, yellow
Garlic – Music and German Red
Scallions
Bulb Onions
Green Peppers
Arugula
Leaf Lettuce (limited)
Cilantro
Dill
Fennel
Parsley
Basil
Beets
Carrots
Broccoli
Summer Squash and Zuchs
Romanesco Cauliflower – for sure this week!
Bulk pre-ordering for canning/freezing
Basil – 1# case
Garlic – 3# case
Tomatoes – 10-30# cases
Summer Squash and Zuchs – 5 or 10# case
Broccoli – 10# case – $20
Seed Garlic – Available Next week locally, on Etsy, and Amazon.com!
email, call or text 765-490-2703 or info@littleredorganics.com
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Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia
We’ll have our usual assortment of tasty salad greens and garlic.

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
KOMBUCHA!
I will be at the market this weekend with bottles of ginger and lavender hibiscus for $4. This will be my last market, and I am not sure if Bloom will be sending someone to replace me. I’m trying! Sweetwater is the best market ever, and the customers and other vendors are amazing. Bloom has done so well here and we really appreciate it.

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
This cooler weather is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or tea! Either way you like it, we have you covered! Every week we have 4-6 varieties of freshly roasted coffee, and 5+ varieties of loose leaf tea. We also have some amazing fair-trade organic chocolate barks, and chocolate covered coffee beans! We can only bring a few varieties of our chocolates to the market each week, so be sure to check out our list on Facebook and pre-order if there is something specific you want.

We are not planning to attend market on Saturday Sept 5 for Labor Day Weekend, so stock up this week!

Featured coffee of the week! This week we are featuring our Guatemala Antigua FTO. This is a delicious light-medium roast, with a full creamy body, and a mild acidity. The aroma is floral, and the flavor is complex, with layers of baking spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.

We will also plan to bring our Ethiopia Amaro Gayo, Guatemala FTO, Papua New Guinea FTO, Colombia FTO, and Sumatra Decaf.

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!
Come taste the fresh difference! Coffee is seasonal, so expect some variety. We try not to roast too much extra in order to keep the coffee fresh every week.

Our list has gotten too long to include here, so check out our Facebook page for the full list of what we have available.

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!

Bonao Cacao of Muskegon
This Bonao cacao is raw, organic and carefully hand picked to insure premium quality. The farm located in the Dominican Republic uses earth friendly practices and even holds “The cacao experience” where people can come see the farm, learn and have fun participating in the farming! Cocoa comes from the cacao tree and then is roasted and processed to make the powder and chocolates everyone loves. However, during this process many of the nutrients and antioxidants are lost. Cacao is the same as cocoa but in a raw form, allowing the beans to stay in it’s natural state to give you the best benefits possible. Come check us out this Saturday for a sample of the bean itself and to learn more! We have beans, powder, nibs, butter and tasty healthy chocolates! We look forward to seeing everybody Saturday!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
Every Sunday morning we eat French Toast on Annie’s Raisin Spice.  And every Sunday morning I say to Charlie, “if we ever open a café THIS is going to be a breakfast hit!”  That is not to say we have imminent plans for opening a café—but it is to say that Annie’s Raisin Spice makes AMAZING French toast—the best I’ve ever had.  I look forward to this breakfast treat every week and savor each bite!

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
Big Country:  Made with germ-restored wheat flour and Michigan-grown rye, this 2 pound loaf is sumptuously supple and earthy.  Perfect pick for a crowd.  $7.50
Cheddar Peppercorn: Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper.  Price $8.00
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.
Rustic Baguette  Our interpretation of the classic French baguette.  An excellent partner for your favorite cheese or spread.  They also just look beautiful sticking out the top of a shopping bag!  Price $3.00
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
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
NOTE: I will not be at market next Saturday, September 5, so please stock up this week for your Labor Day festivities. This week I will have along 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. We’ve got a lot of these beans left, so they are discounted $1 a pound while supplies last.
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. We’ve got a lot of these beans left, so they are discounted $2 a pound while supplies last.
Marrow – (Almost gone) Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
October – (Almost gone) Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.
Painted Lady – (Almost gone) Slightly sweet bean, smooth, creamy texture, good in everything.
Pinto – (Almost gone) 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 offer Grassfield Farms organic raw aged cheeses in the following flavors:
NEW! Smoked Gouda – I’ll have samples along. Sounds delicious!
Aged Cheddar – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
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 – 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.
I’ll also bring along some hand-dyed yarn for fall/winter knitting projects. This wool or wool/nylon blend yarn is from our sheep, hand-dyed by us. Stop by and see what we’ve got!
Lona
Shady Side Farm
shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com

Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh Coupons!
This week we will bring:
Watermelons, yellow and red seeded!
Cherry tomatoes, lots of colors!
New Potatoes!
Okra!
Kohlrabi. giant size for easy use
Rutabaga
Scallions
Sweet white onions, young
Rainbow Carrots
Broccoli

Limited amts of these next five items
Cucumbers
Pickles
Zucchini
Yellow squash
Patty pan squash

Ass’t Kale, many new varieties
Sweet basil
Lemon Basil, great for tea or flavoring water.
Globe Basil, drying or fresh
Curly parsley
Italian Flat leaf parsley

Eggs from our mixed flock
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh is available
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Russ will have:
Sweet Corn
Arugula
Raspberries
Rainbow Carrots
Beets
Heirloom Tomatoes (Available in Canning Quantities)
Potatoes (Fingerlings, Blues, Reds)
Onions
Shallots
Okra

Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We’ll be bringing our Sweet Corn, Incredible, and usual assortment of fresh and aged Chevre’s this Saturday!
Chevreʹ  Fresh chevre with a nice spreading consistency, perfect for sandwich toppings and cooking. Cherry Capital Foods of Traverse City says  ” The chèvre produced by Meadow View has a pitch perfect acidity on the palate that becomes gently sweet and milky with a grassy note on the finish.”
Seasoned Chevreʹ                                                    
Our fresh Chevre available in your favorite flavorings: Blueberry Vanilla (great on a morning bagel!) Hickory-smoked bacon Bits, Garlic, Italian Herb, & Hot Pepper
Feta                                                                                       
A smooth and creamy feta which is low in salt and rich in fresh goat milk flavor. The brining process gives feta cheese a salty, tangy flavor and a crumbly consistency. Feta cheese can be served as a table cheese, used in baking savory dishes, or served as an appetizer or in salads. The classic Greek salad is made with Feta cheese. In crumbles or cubes for easy slicing.
Tomme de Fremont                                     
Our first aged cheese is quickly becoming a customer favorite! Developed from a French recipe, Tomme is a lower fat mold ripened cheese, aged at least 60 days. This gives the cheese a stronger flavor & firmer texture than the fresh Chevres, perfect for slicing.
Dutch Kase                                                               
A Meadow View Dairy original! If you are looking for a nicely aged but milder version of our Tomme, this is the cheese for you. Vacuum sealed without mold and aged at least 60 days.
Marco Similar to Dutch Kase but pasteurized and vacuum sealed, it comes in Pepper, Sage, Italian & Garlic.
Other items from our farm:
We’ll also have eggs from our free-range, GMO-free flock.
We will be at market ONLY the last Saturday of the month.  Hope to see you this week, thank you!

Scholl Farm of Montague
We’ll have our Incredible Sweet Corn (that’s actually the name!) and our pastured, gmo-free whole frozen chicken.

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
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.

CHICKEN
Whole
$4.00/lb
Drums
$5.00/lb
Wings
$4.00/lb
Backs
$2.00/lb
Necks
$2.00/lb
Feet
$2.00/lb
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
Boneless Pork Chops
$7.50/lb
Pork Steak
$6.50/lb
Boston Butt
$6.50/lb
Cutlets
$7.50/lb
Loin
$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

BEEF
Hamburger (out of stock)
$5.75/lb
Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs (out of stock)
$5.25/lb
Ground Sirloin (out of stock)
$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, Flat Iron
$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

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
The news this week said they’ve found the West Nile Virus in mosquitos! It’s not to late to pick up your safe and effective Insect Repellant! With a generous amount of 9 Essential Oils it repels ticks, fleas, flies & those nasty mosquitos! Safe for children, pets and adults alike! $8

BONUS: Fall is in the air and will be here soon! I have a gorgeous blend of Orange, Cloves, Cedarwood & Cinnamon Essential Oils to scent your home for the upcoming holidays! With every purchase of this blend called “Autumn Leaves” ($9) you’ll receive a FREE Oil Burner while supplies last! Start enjoying this non toxic, beautiful aroma in your home this week!

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 Unscented (All-in-One shampoo & body bar)

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)
Relaxing Pillow Mist
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)

$1 off! Did you know that when you bring me your bottles of Freeze, Body Wash, Pillow Mist or Insect Repellent I will refill them at the market for $1 off the price! Good for you and the planet!

Samples of Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Healing Clay, Cool Vapor Rub, Freeze SprayLemon 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, 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!

Vendors not attending this week:
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will not be at Market this Saturday.  We do have beef, coffee and vegetables available at The Farm.  Call to pick up an order or visit the gardens and animals.  We have SWEET CORN for sale by the dozens.  It’s delicious, and prime for freezing as well as eating!
See you next week.

Earthscape / Full Circle Farm
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
We are taking a break away from the markets unt