Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday July 2nd

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

Pontaluna Bridge is OPEN! We have a nice new bridge to come in on now, thanks to the Muskegon County Road Commission!

Bernie Ware Update
As many of you know, our beloved Organic Strawberry Farmer Bernie Ware was seriously burned in a radiator explosion last week. He survived the accident but will be recovering for a long time. PLEASE, if you can, go to this site created to help raise needed funds during this time, and give what you can. Thanks!
https://www.gofundme.com/2ba2augc

Attending this week’s market:

Certified Organic Cherries!
Mund Farm of Rothbury
Greg Mund returns with a bumper crop of Tart Montmorency Cherries. These are certified organic “pie cherries” and this farm is the only place you will get organically grown cherries in Muskegon County.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Pasture Raised Chicken
Whole
Drumsticks
Breasts
Thighs & Wings
Grass fed Lamb
All cuts available
Pasture Raised Pork
Chops
Steaks
Brats
Fresh Quiches
Breakfast cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Pizza crusts
Paleo cookies
Gluten Free Brownies
See you at the market!!

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week at market I will likely be bringing: kale, chard, head lettuce, tatsoi, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, parsley, and savory. Looking forward to seeing everyone then!
–Greg

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Planning on a cookout for the 4th of July? I have a new recipe for a cold bean salad with a tangy dressing and some crunch. It calls for Zebra beans, but you could also use Painted Lady beans. It would be a great option to make ahead and take along to a food-related gathering.

Saturday I will bring along an array of our certified organic edible dry beans and Grassfields Farm’s organic aged cheese made from unpasturized cows’ milk. I will also ake a little bit of wool roving, some felting kits and some hand dyed wool yarn for those of you who need a crafty summer project.

If you need specific wool items, or would like more than 2# of a certain type of beans, please email me before 6 pm on Friday.

Lona
Shady Side Farm
info@shadysidefarm.net

Little Red Organics Farm of Freesoil
Salad mix
Green garlic – limited
Broccoli
Sugar snap peas – limited
Baby carrots
Garlic scapes
Summer squash
Pea and sunflower shoots
Kale
Salad turnips
Basil
Cilantro
Kohlrabi – limited
Head lettuces
Spinach
Flowers

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are bringing:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
HEAD LETTUCE
KALE
CHARD
BEET GREENS
TURNIP GREENS
CABBAGE
SPROUTING BROCCOLI
FRESH HERBS including cilantro, dill, basil, parsley, lavender, mint, and thyme
CUCUMBERS
BEETS
KOHLRABI
CARROTS
SALAD TURNIPS
SCALLIONS
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Three Speed Coffee co is owned by Lori and Chad Shepard. Lori is a trained barista with a gift for service. Chad has been a construction worker for 30yrs. Chad started roasting as a hobby 6 years ago, studying, experimenting with different roast profiles, and regions. After sharing his craft roasted coffee with family, and friends the demand and audience grew. All Three Speeds coffee is roasted by sight, smell, sound based on a roast profile developed be Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. We invite all to sample what time and attention taste like in a cup.
Thanks

Kale Nation
Kale Nation is a collaboration between two neighbors who share the love of organic gardening and healthy eating. Marty Alexander & neighbors John & Renee Randell (former owners of Utopian Market in Montague) have joined forces to bring to market a variety of the best of juicing veggies.
In addition to a variety of kale, they will have chard, collards, and a selection of lettuces.
Stop by their booth and check out their take on an organic “juice box”. Enjoy a free sample while you are there!
In addition to a variety of kale, they will have chard, collards, and a selection of lettuces.
Stop by their booth and check out their take on an organic “juice box”. Enjoy a free sample while you are there!

RED ROMAINE
GREEN ROMAINE
ESCAROLE
BEETS
BEET GREENS
TUSCAN KALE
RED RUSSIAN KALE
CURLY KALE
COLLARDS
SWISS CHARD
GIANT CHARD
GARLIC SCAPES
PARSLEY
LEMON BALM
ORGANIC JUICE BOXES

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have 100% grass fed beef available in the following cuts:  ground beef, burger patties, steaks, brisket, liver, soup bones, tongue, short ribs, and shank with bone.
We will have chicken, duck, and goose eggs. All are on pasture, supplemented with Certified Organic feed.
Thank you for a great season of honey sales.  We have sold out until the next harvest.  We are happy to report a 100% colony winter survival rate with strong flight from all hives currently.
Thanks,
Pine Row Farm

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Bratwursts!
Summer is definitely here, and brats are in. We are excited to offer a selection of LOCAL BRATS, made by the artisans at E.A. Bradys, using meat from our pigs.
We have ethnic flavors, like Kielbasa, Chorizo and Andouille, and more traditional flavors like Sweet Italian or Spicy Italian, regular Bratwurst and Jalapeno & Cheddar.
Don’t forget: its still whole/half pig ordering season!
CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $8.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $9.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump, Sirloin, Flank, Skirt $9.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew, Tongue                    $7.50/lb
T-Bone, Porterhouse, NY Strip $12.00/lb
Tenderloin   $16.00/lb OUT
Liver, Heart, $4.00/lb
LAMB
Shank                                         $9.00/ln
Stew Meat, ground                       $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $12.00/lb
Boneless Leg, Chops, Rack           $14.00/lb
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $5.00/lb
Bacon                                $9.50/lb
Jowl Bacon, Cottage Bacon,
Lunchmeat                         $9.00/lb OUT
Ham, Smoked Loin              $8.50/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Ebels ground sausage              $7.00/lb
Ebels link sausasage                  $8.00/lb
Brady ground sausage                 $9.00/lb
Brady Brats                                 $9.50/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops, Boston Butt,
Ham Roast, Shoulder Roast, Country Style Ribs   $7.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $8.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $13.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.50/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Chickens are fed Gmo-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
This week’s specialty Loaves:
Specialty loaves:
Rustic Baguettes $3.50
Cobmoosa Onion Rye $7.00
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Scones ($2.50)
Truly Ginger
Michigan Cherry
Blueberry
Double Chocolate
Cranberry Orange
Same four cookie varieties every week now….
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

Never Better Naturals
Hi, all.  We will be back at market again this week with our extraordinary assortment of handmade products for you.  You can expect to find:
A large variety of body soap bars
Bacteria balancing hand wash
Laundry wash
Chemical Free Face Wash for all skin types
Botanical Sunscreen
Bug-Be-Gone Repel Spray
Herbal Perfumes
Baby Butter
Diaper Rash Cream
Deodorant
Body Butter
Sinus Rescue Sticks
Pain Banish Cream
Healing Balm FOR ECZEMA, BUG BITES, SUN AND TOPICAL BURNS AND MORE! (Made with Certified Organic herbs)
Turn Back Time (Anti-age serum)
TOOTH SCRUB IS $1 OFF THIS WEEKEND!
Discounted refills are offered on “Bug Be Gone”, and “Turn Back Time” if you bring me your original packaging- creating less waste and helping your wallet!  See you at market!

Not attending this week:

Grandson’s Gardens of Spring Lake
We will not be at market this Saturday, see you next week!
Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, we are taking this weekend off to finish up farm projects before summer hits us too hard. We’ll be back next week.
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We’ll return next week!
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234
Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Cultured Love of Grand Rapids

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday June 25th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

New Vendor!
Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Three Speed Coffee co is owned by Lori and Chad Shepard. Lori is a trained barista with a gift for service. Chad has been a construction worker for 30yrs. Chad started roasting as a hobby 6 years ago, studying, experimenting with different roast profiles, and regions. After sharing his craft roasted coffee with family, and friends the demand and audience grew. All Three Speeds coffee is roasted by sight, smell, sound based on a roast profile developed be Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. We invite all to sample what time and attention taste like in a cup.
Thanks

New Vendor!
Kale Nation
Kale Nation is a collaboration between two neighbors who share the love of organic gardening and healthy eating. Marty Alexander & neighbors John & Renee Randell (former owners of Utopian Market in Montague) have joined forces to bring to market a variety of the best of juicing veggies.
In addition to a variety of kale, they will have chard, collards, and a selection of lettuces.
Stop by their booth and check out their take on an organic “juice box”. Enjoy a free sample while you are there!
CURLY KALE
RED RUSSIAN KALE
LACINATO KALE
RED ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN ROMAINE LETTUCE
ESCAROLE LETTUCE
BIBB LETTUCE
GIANT CHARD
SWISS CHARD
COLLARDS

Ware Farm of Bear Lake
Strawberries!
Bernie surprised us with a late call last week and plenty of beautiful strawberries! He will return this week with more of his Certified Organic strawberries.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Note: Sorry for the last minute cancellation last week, we will be at market this week!
Fresh Greens
Chard
Kale
Mixed lettuces
Grass Fed Lamb
All cuts available.
Pastured Pork
Chops
Ribs
Brats
Bacon- nitrate free
Bakery
Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
Shortcakes- for Strawberries.
Paleo Cookies
Fresh Quiche
Galettes
Breakfast Cookies
Jumble Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Banana Bread

Little Red Organics Farm of Freesoil
Salad Mix
Spinach
Arugula
Spicy Mix
Leaf Lettuces
Kale
Kohlrabi
Salad Turnips
Broccoli (ltd)
Seedless Cucumbers (ltd)
Bouquets!
Dahlias!
Shoots
Cilantro
Garlic Scapes
Carrots (ltd)
Summer Squash
Cooking notes:
• Garlic Scapes – all can be used except for the tapered tip which is tough.  Chop small or coarse and add to eggs, stir fries, or anything that you would put garlic in.  Garlic lovers might try tossing them in oil and grilling.  Cooked scapes are less intense than bulb garlic, something like the green onion of the garlic world.
Kohlrabi & Apple Slaw
Ingredients
• 3/4 cup mayonnaise
• 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
• 1 teaspoon white sugar
• 4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and grated
• 4 apples – peeled, cored, and diced
• salt and ground black pepper to taste

Meadowview Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will be at market with our fresh Chevres, Feta, and a variety of flavored cheeses.
Also we’ll have our popcorn, eggs and noodles along.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are bringing:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
HEAD LETTUCE
BABY LEAF LETTUCE
KALE
CHARD
BEET GREENS
TURNIP GREENS
FRESH HERBS including cilantro, dill, basil, parsley, lavender, summer savory, sweet marjoram, mint, and thyme
KOHLRABI
CARROTS
SALAD TURNIPS
SCALLIONS (a big THANK YOU to Amiste Sanders, who was visiting our farm the day these were getting planted, and happily joined us planting)

EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS

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

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger, jasmine, and lavender hibiscus kombucha!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Please note:  We will not be at Market next Saturday.
VEGGIES:  Beets with greens, fresh herbs; GARLIC SCAPES!  I WILL BRING A RECIPE FOR PESTO!
GRASS FED BEEF!   The cows and calves are on pasture and very happy!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse,  TBones, Cubed Steak, Hanger Steak!  Flank Steak.
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks – I made Round Steak with loads of onions in the pressure cooker last week.  Yummy food, and you won’t heat up the house!  Flour, season, and brown the steaks in fat (I used lard).  Slice up a bunch of onions.  Put the steaks over the onions, add 1 cup water and cook at 10# pressure for 35 minutes.
Roasts ~ Chuck, Rolled Rump and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $9 each
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This Saturday at market we will likely bring: kale, chard, head lettuce, tatsoi, bok choi, kohlrabi, salad turnips, and garlic scapes. Looking forward to seeing everyone then! –Greg

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Bratwursts!
Summer is definitely here, and brats are in. We are excited to offer a selection of LOCAL BRATS, made by the artisans at E.A. Bradys, using meat from our pigs.
We have ethnic flavors, like Kielbasa, Chorizo and Andouille, and more traditional flavors like Sweet Italian or Spicy Italian, regular Bratwurst and Jalapeno & Cheddar.
Don’t forget: its still whole/half pig ordering season!
The rest of our pricelist is here

CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $8.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $9.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump, Sirloin, Flank, Skirt $9.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew, Tongue                    $7.50/lb
T-Bone, Porterhouse, NY Strip $12.00/lb
Tenderloin   $16.00/lb OUT
Liver, Heart, $4.00/lb
LAMB
Shank                                         $9.00/ln
Stew Meat, ground                       $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $12.00/lb
Boneless Leg, Chops, Rack           $14.00/lb
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $5.00/lb
Bacon                                $9.50/lb
Jowl Bacon, Cottage Bacon,
Lunchmeat                         $9.00/lb OUT
Ham, Smoked Loin              $8.50/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Ebels ground sausage              $7.00/lb
Ebels link sausasage                  $8.00/lb
Brady ground sausage                 $9.00/lb
Brady Brats                                 $9.50/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops, Boston Butt,
Ham Roast, Shoulder Roast, Country Style Ribs   $7.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $8.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $13.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.50/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Chickens are fed Gmo-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
This week’s specialty Loaves:
Rustic Baguette $3.50
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
Honey Oat $6.50
Scones (2.50 each)
Truly Ginger
Michigan Cherry
Blueberry
Lovely Lemon
Pecan Date
VANILLA SHORTCAKES (perfect for strawberry shortcake!!)  $2.25 each
Same four cookie varieties every week now….
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

Never Better Naturals
This week at market, we will not be bringing any phthalates, parabins, sulfates, carcinogens, GMOS, triclosan or any other earth and body harming contaminants. We are not sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 😉 Instead, we will have these green and clean items to offer you:
Herbal Perfumes
Botanical Sunscreen
Herbal Bug Repellant
Organic Body Soaps
Organic Hand Soap
Chemical free Laundry Wash
A variety of Body and Facial Butters
Face Washes for all skin types
Deodorant (Aluminum and Gluten free)
Baby Care
Herbal Healing Balm
Pain Cream
Turn Back Time anti- age serum
Lip Butters
And more!
Visit us and try samples!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have 100% grass fed beef available in the following cuts:  ground beef, burger patties, steaks, brisket, liver, soup bones, tongue, short ribs, and shank with bone.
We will have chicken, duck, and goose eggs. All are on pasture, supplemented with Certified Organic feed.
Thank you for a great season of honey sales.  We have sold out until the next harvest.  We are happy to report a 100% colony winter survival rate with strong flight from all hives currently.
Thanks,
Pine Row Farm

Funny Farm of Grant
The planting continues!
This week we’ll bring:
Spinach
Sugar Ann peas
Herbs, apple mint, oregano, any other I can find
Jelly Sale, flavors left, $5 each

Not attending this week:

Grandson’s Gardens of Spring Lake
We will not be at market this Saturday, see you next week!

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Shady Side Farm will return to market on July 2. See you then!
Lona
Shady Side Farm
info@shadysidefarm.net

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday June 18th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

Scholl Farm
Strawberries!
Eggs  [Certified Organic Feed, Free Range ].
Chicken: $5.00/doz. Flats and U-pick available
Duck and Goose while they last.
Eggs  [Certified Organic Feed, Free Range ].
Chicken: $5.00/doz. Flats and U-pick available
Duck and Goose while they last.

Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
We’ll be at market this week with all of our fermented krauts.

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger, jasmine, and lavender hibiscus kombucha! I will also have sign up sheets for upcoming fermentation workshops, and handmade terrariums with live succulents.

Grandson’s Gardens of Spring Lake
Strawberries!
Sugar Peas
Snow Peas
Leeks
Onions
Green Shallots
Carrots
Arugula
Kale
Baby Bok
Bunching Chard
Head Lettuce
Cilantro

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Fresh Greens
Chard
Kale
Mixed lettuces
Grass Fed Lamb
All cuts available.
Pastured Pork
Chops
Ribs
Brats
Bacon- nitrate free
Bakery
Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
Shortcakes- for Strawberries.
Paleo Cookies
Fresh Quiche
Galettes
Breakfast Cookies
Jumble Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Banana Bread

Little Red Organics Farm of Freesoil
Arugula
Leaf Lettuces
Salad Mix
Seedless Greenhouse Cucumbers
Basil
Bouquets! – Lillies – Dahlias – Delphinium
Radishes (ltd)
Salad Turnips
Kale – curly – toscano
Garlic Scapes
Pea and Sunflower Shoots
Red Mustard
Cilantro!
Cooking Notes
• Garlic Scapes – all can be used except for the tapered tip which is tough.  Chop small or coarse and add to eggs, stir fries, or anything that you would put garlic in.  Garlic lovers might try tossing them in oil and grilling.  Cooked scapes are less intense than bulb garlic, something like the green onion of the garlic world.
• Salad Turnips – tender white turnips with greens.  Roots can be eaten raw without peeling (salad!) and greens are cook-able like spinach or kale.
• Red Mustard – while it is spicy raw, it mellows in cooking.  Combine with a sweet sauce like sweet and sour or sweet chili.  It does well with roasted or grilled asparagus.
• Salad Mix – 5 or so varieties of lettuce plus baby kale, arugula, tatsoi, and mizuna

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
We’ll be bringing:
HEAD LETTUCE
BABY LEAF LETTUCE
ARUGULA
KALE
CHARD
BEET GREENS
TURNIP GREENS
FRESH HERBS including  parsley, dill, rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, taragon, and lavender
CARROTS
SALAD TURNIPS
RADISHES
KOHLRABI

EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will be at the market with a nice array of our certified organic edible dry beans and Grassfields Farm’s organic aged cheese made from unpasturized cows’ milk. I will bring along a little bit of wool roving and some felting kits for those of you who need a crafty summer project.

Have you heard about signing bonuses? Well, we’ve got one for you. FarmFan helps you know WHERE Shady Side Farm will be on any given Saturday. Those who sign up for this text messaging service before noon June 18 will receive a free bag of our certified organic heirloom Marrow beans. Go to this web address to sign up: https://farmfanapp.com/shadysidefarm/signup to receive a weekly text about where we will be attending market. Limit one free bag of beans per customer.

Lona
Shady Side Farm
info@shadysidefarm.net

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
GRASS FED BEEF!   The cows and calves are on pasture and very happy!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBones, New York Strip, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks,  Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $9 each
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week we will likely be bring to market the following: the last of our potted herbs, plus kale, head lettuce, bok choi, tatsoi, yokatta-na, radishes, kohlrabi, and garlic scapes. Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday!

Funny Farm of Grant
The planting continues!
This week we’ll bring:
Spinach
Sugar Ann peas
Asparagus, near the end of season
Herbs, apple mint, oregano, any other I can find
Jelly Sale, flavors left, $5 each

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week we are starting to take orders for whole or half pigs.  If you are interested let us know.
CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $5.00/lb
Bacon                                $9.50/lb
Jowl Bacon, Cottage Bacon,
Lunchmeat                         $9.00/lb
Ham, Smoked Loin              $8.50/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast),
Ground Pork                                   $7.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $6.50/lb
Sausage Links Italian or Breakfast      $9.00/lb
Maple Sausage                                  $9.00/lb (local)
Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Italian Brat        $9.50/lb (local)
Pork Steak, Pork Chops, Boston Butt,
Ham Roast, Shoulder Roast, Country Style Ribs   $7.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $8.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $13.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.50/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $8.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $9.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump, Sirloin, Flank, Skirt $9.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew, Tongue                    $7.50/lb
T-Bone, Porterhouse, NY Strip $12.00/lb
Tenderloin   $16.00/lb
Liver, Heart, $4.00/lb
LAMB
Shank                                         $9.00/ln
Stew Meat, ground                       $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $12.00/lb
Boneless Leg, Chops, Rack           $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Chickens are fed Gmo-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
The specialty loaves this week will include:
This week’s specialty Loaves:
Big Country $7.50
Pumpernickel Rye $6.00
Rustic Baguette $3.50
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
This week’s Cookies (all $3):
Pecan Maple Oatie
Whangdangdoodlers
Hilltoppers
Tree Huggers
This week’s Scones (all $2.50):
Truly Ginger
Michigan Cherry
Blueberry
Lovely Lemon
Pecan Date
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
We will have 100% grass fed beef available in the following cuts:  ground beef, burger patties, steaks, brisket, liver, soup bones, tongue, short ribs, and shank with bone.
We will have chicken, duck, and goose eggs. All are on pasture, supplemented with Certified Organic feed.
Thank you for a great season of honey sales.  We have sold out until the next harvest.  We are happy to report a 100% colony winter survival rate with strong flight from all hives currently.
Thanks,
Pine Row Farm

Not attending this week:

Never Better Naturals

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday June 11th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

Grandson’s Gardens of Spring Lake
STRAWBERRIES!
Arugula
Carrots
Spinach
Salad Mix
Shallots
Spring Onions
Potatoes
Kale
Collards
Head Lettuce
Baby Bok Choi
Bunching Chard
Herbs (Mint, Cilantro, Parsley)

Mund Farm of Rothbury
ASPARAGUS! I’ll be at market with the ONLY Certified Organic Asparagus in West Michigan!
Harvest is starting to slow down, but we’ll have approximately 75 to 100 pounds available.

Little Red Organics Farm of Freesoil
This week at market:
Seedless Cucumbers
Pea and Sunflower Shoots
Basil
Bok Choy
Komatsuna
Leaf Lettuces
Romaine Lettuce
Salad Mix (red and green leaf with baby kale, mizuna, arugula, tatsoi, and red mustard)
Spinach
Arugula
Bouquets and Lilies!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
We’ll be bringing
HEAD LETTUCE
BABY LEAF LETTUCE
ARUGULA
KALE
CHARD
BEET GREENS
TURNIP GREENS
FRESH HERBS including cilantro, dill, mint, and thyme
CARROTS
SALAD TURNIPS
RADISHES
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS

Please join us in celebrating 10 years of Zen!  Zen turns 10 on Saturday.  If you would like to join us in celebrating this kind, humble, inquisitive, and hard working person, tell him Happy Birthday when you see him.

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

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Have you heard about signing bonuses? Well, we’ve got one for you. FarmFan helps you know WHERE Shady Side Farm will be vending on any given Saturday. Those who sign up for this text messaging service before noon on June 17 will receive a free bag of our certified organic heirloom Marrow beans. Go to this web address to sign up: https://farmfanapp.com/shadysidefarm/signup to receive a weekly text about where we will be attending market. Limit one free bag of beans per customer.
NOTE: Shady Side Farm will return to Sweetwater  on June 18. See you then!

Shady Side Farm
info@shadysidefarm.net

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
GRASS FED BEEF!   The cows and calves are on pasture and very happy!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBones, New York Strip, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks,  Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $9 each
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week we will be going to market with our potted herbs (chives, basil, oregano, parsley, sage, savory, thyme), as well as the first of our vegetables: kale, baby chard, bok choi, tatsoi, yokatta-na, head lettuce, and green garlic. Looking forward to seeing everyone then!

Never Better Naturals
Bruises, bug bites, scrapes, scars, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, cracked heals, and more…  These are some of the many conditions for which our Healing Balm can be used.  It’s made with certified organic herbs in our very own local kitchen and comes in a “purse” and a “pocket” size so that it’s convenient to take everywhere. Stop by and try some!  We will also have:
Herbal sunscreen
Herbal Bug Spray
Lip Butters of many flavors
Body Butter in many plant-based scents
Turn Back Time Serum
Baby Butter
Baby Bottom Balm (antimicrobial, works with cloth diapers well)
Sinus Rescue
Herbal Face Wash
Deodorant
Body, hand, and laundry soaps (free of chemicals)
Natural Sanitizing Spray
AND… INTRODUCING Herbal Perfumes!
We will have samples of all of them.

Funny Farm of Grant
The planting continues! More second and third plantings started on brassicas. More stuff into the field, finally!
This week we’ll bring:
Garlic scapes, 1st of the season
Spinach
Sugar Ann peas
Asparagus, near the end of season
Herbs, par-cel, apple mint, oregano, any other I can find
Jelly Sale, flavors left, $5 each

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week we are starting to take orders for whole or half pigs.  If you are interested let us know.
CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $5.00/lb
Bacon                                $9.50/lb
Jowl Bacon, Cottage Bacon,
Lunchmeat                         $9.00/lb
Ham, Smoked Loin              $8.50/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast),
Ground Pork                                   $7.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $6.50/lb
Sausage Links Italian or Breakfast      $9.00/lb
Maple Sausage                                  $9.00/lb (local)
Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Italian Brat        $9.50/lb (local)
Pork Steak, Pork Chops, Boston Butt,
Ham Roast, Shoulder Roast, Country Style Ribs   $7.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $8.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $13.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.50/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $8.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $9.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump, Sirloin, Flank, Skirt $9.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew, Tongue                    $7.50/lb
T-Bone, Porterhouse, NY Strip $12.00/lb
Tenderloin   $16.00/lb
Liver, Heart, $4.00/lb
LAMB
Shank                                         $9.00/ln
Stew Meat, ground                       $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $12.00/lb
Boneless Leg, Chops, Rack           $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Chickens are fed Gmo-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
The specialty loaves this week will include:
This week’s specialty Loaves:
Big Country $7.50
Pumpernickel Rye $6.00
Rustic Baguette $3.50
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
This week’s Cookies (all $3):
Pecan Maple Oatie
Whangdangdoodlers
Hilltoppers
Tree Huggers
This week’s Scones (all $2.50):
Truly Ginger
Michigan Cherry
Blueberry
Lovely Lemon
Pecan Date
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
We will have 100% grass fed beef available in the following cuts:  ground beef, burger patties, steaks, brisket, liver, soup bones, tongue, short ribs, and shank with bone.
We will have chicken, duck, and goose eggs. All are on pasture, supplemented with Certified Organic feed.
Thank you for a great season of honey sales.  We have sold out until the next harvest.  We are happy to report a 100% colony winter survival rate with strong flight from all hives currently.
Thanks,
Pine Row Farm

Not attending this week:

Kandyland Dairy of Ludington
Scholl Farm
We’ll be back next week!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We’ll be back after Fathers Day weekend.
Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Cultured Love of Grand Rapids

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday June 4th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

Returning Vendor!
Little Red Organics Farm of Freesoil
With the happy return of spring greens and lettuce, we find ourselves loading up meals with these simple staples.  Here are some ideas. . .
Grilled Bok Choy (you can substitue Komatsuna here too! – the stems are edible)
Cut larger bok choy in half, leave small plants whole.  Wash thoroughly, shake dry and toss in a bowl with salt and sesame oil.  Grill on low until the larger stems are tender.  Hit with an acid like rice wine vinegar or lime juice if desired.
Salad on the Farm
At the moment our leaf lettuces are looking awesome!  We combine one head of romaine with a lighter lettuce like New Red Fire or Red Sails for some varying texture.  After adding whatever else we have on-hand (cucumbers and basil at the moment) we hit it with EVO, lime juice, and sea salt (poached egg?  ham?!).  Boom.  Salad.
This week at market:
Seedless Cucumbers
Pea and Sunflower Shoots
Basil
Bok Choy
Komatsuna
Leaf Lettuces
Romaine Lettuce
Salad Mix (red and green leaf with baby kale, mizuna, arugula, tatsoi, and red mustard)
Spinach
Arugula
Bouquets and Lillies!

Mund Farm of Rothbury
ASPARAGUS! I’ll be at market with the ONLY Certified Organic Asparagus in West Michigan!

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger, jasmine, and lavender hibiscus kombucha! I will also have sign up sheets for upcoming fermentation workshops, and handmade terrariums with live succulents.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Please join us in celebrating Maple Moon Farm’s Customer of the Month, Sam and Mary Klein.  Sam and Mary are regular faces at Sweetwater, are members of our CSA, and have been long time supporters of our farm and the market.  We feel so appreciated and valued by them, they truly inspire us to grow food for our community.  Thank you, Sam and Mary.
This week we are offering
PLANTS-It’s our last week bringing garden plants 
All our plants are grown in our wood heated greenhouse, hand seeded in our homemade potting soil, and grown on 100% sunshine.
Tomatoes-mixed varieties, open pollinated and heirloom
Peppers, yellow summer squash, eggplant
Perennial herbs including oregano, thyme, and sage
FRESH PICKED PRODUCE including
HEAD LETTUCE
SPINACH
BABY LEAF LETTUCE
ARUGULA
BABY KALE
BEET GREENS
TURNIP GREENS
CARROTS
SALAD TURNIPS
RADISHES
FRESH HERBS including cilantro, dill, oregano, tarragon and mint
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Busy week! Lots of tillage, corn planting, haying, and a new baby calf… I’ll make time to come to market this Saturday, though. I will have along 16 varieties of our certified organic dry beans. Have you tried the Painted Lady bean? I like to cook a bunch of them up, and refrigerate them in a mason jar with balsamic vinaigrette (or some other nice dressing)—ready to add to my salad greens at lunchtime. A 1/2 cup serving of cooked beans has as much fiber as FIVE raw apples, and around 7-8 grams of protein.

In addition, I’ll have along our stone ground corn meal, and some wool yarn fresh from the farm. I will also have along aged cheese from Grassfields Farm. The milk used to make this cheese is certified organic raw milk (meaning it is not pasteurized or homogenized).

Please note: My plan for the summer is to attend Sweetwater Market every other Saturday. So when you see me, stock up on enough good food to last for two weeks!

Lona
Shady Side Farm
info@shadysidefarm.net

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
GRASS FED BEEF!   The cows and calves are on pasture and very happy!
We appreciate advance orders.  Please email by 6pm Friday night.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBones, New York Strip, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks,  Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $9 each
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
We will be bringing:
Baby Kale
Salad Mix
Spinach
Arugula
Water Cress
Pea tendrils
Nettles
Carrots
Potatoes
Green Shallots
Mint

Scholl Farm
Eggs  [Certified Organic Feed, Free Range ].
Chicken: $5.00/doz. Flats and U-pick available
Duck and Goose while they last.
Rhubarb! $2.00/lb.
Herbs, freshly picked Lemon Balm, Sage, Catnip
Eggs  [Certified Organic Feed, Free Range ].
Chicken: $5.00/doz. Flats and U-pick available
Duck and Goose while they last.
Rhubarb! $2.00/lb.
Herbs, freshly picked Lemon Balm, Sage, Catnip

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This Saturday we will be back with our herb plants (basil, chives, oregano, parsley, sage, savory, sorrel, and thyme), as well as potted sweet and hot peppers and cherry tomatoes! Now is the perfect time to get your garden started!
CSA info regarding our Sweetwater drop-off will be available.

Never Better Naturals
We’ll gladly help to get you prepared for bugs and sun the safe and earth friendly way!  Try our hand made sunscreen with absoloutly NO harmful ingredients.  You can expect long lasting spf protection for up to three hours.  It’s even water resistant for up to two!!  We also have an effective herbal bug spray that works for mosquitos, bees, black flies, and chiggers!  It’s even safe for animals. Of course we’ll have all of our other hand made products available as well.
Coming very soon:  we will have a small variety of herbal perfume alternatives for you!  We’re so excited!  See you Saturday.

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week at market we have an assortment of Pork, Beef, Lamb, and Chicken.  We also have Honey.
CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $5.00/lb
Bacon                                $9.50/lb
Jowl Bacon, Cottage Bacon,
Lunchmeat                         $9.00/lb
Ham, Smoked Loin              $8.50/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast),
Ground Pork                                   $7.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $6.50/lb
Sausage Links Italian or Breakfast      $9.00/lb
Maple Sausage                                  $9.00/lb (local)
Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Italian Brat        $9.50/lb (local)
Pork Steak, Pork Chops, Boston Butt,
Ham Roast, Shoulder Roast, Country Style Ribs   $7.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $8.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $13.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.50/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $8.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $9.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump, Sirloin, Flank, Skirt $9.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew, Tongue                    $7.50/lb
T-Bone, Porterhouse, NY Strip $12.00/lb
Tenderloin   $16.00/lb
Liver, Heart, $4.00/lb
LAMB
Shank                                         $9.00/ln
Stew Meat, ground                       $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $12.00/lb
Boneless Leg, Chops, Rack           $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Chickens are fed Gmo-free conventional feed.

Kandyland Dairy of Ludington
We will be at market with our fresh chevre, feta, drinkable yogurt & more!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have 100% grass fed beef available in the following cuts:  ground beef, burger patties, steaks, brisket, liver, soup bones, tongue, short ribs, and shank with bone.
We will have chicken, duck, and goose eggs. All are on pasture, supplemented with Certified Organic feed.
Thank you for a great season of honey sales.  We have sold out until the next harvest.  We are happy to report a 100% colony winter survival rate with strong flight from all hives currently.
Thanks,
Pine Row Farm

Funny Farm of Grant
We’ll be at market with an assortment of greens, spices, jams.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
The specialty loaves this week will include:
Honey Oat $6.50
Rustic BAguettes $3.50
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Cookies–all $3.00 each
Pecan Maple Oaties
Hilltoppers
Tree Huggers
Whangdangdoodlers
The plan is to do these four cookie varieties every week from here on out…
Scones–all $2.50 each
Truly Ginger
Michigan Cherry
Blueberry
Cranberry Orange
Double Chocolate
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

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
Last week!  We have had some hard life decisions to make, and we are going to be moving out of state and temporarily closing the coffee business. We will miss all of you!
Please pre-order this week! We will be bringing a large stock with us, but it may not last long!
We will be bringing a variety of freshly roasted coffees in 6 oz and 12 oz bags. We also have a variety of fine chocolate bars and barks from Confections With Convictions in Kalamazoo. Stop by to try a sample of chocolate and get a cup of coffee!  If you would like to make a pre-order or have any questions, please email or call us. We look forward to seeing you at market!
Phone: (231)742-0229
Email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Facebook: facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Not attending this week:
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We’ll be back after Fathers Day weekend.

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday May 28th

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Please have a safe & happy Memorial Day!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

Mund Farm of Rothbury
ASPARAGUS! I’ll be at market with the ONLY Certified Organic Asparagus in West Michigan!

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
We will be bringing:
Baby Kale
Salad Mix
Spinach
Arugula
Water Cress
Pea tendrils
Nettles
Carrots
Potatoes
Green Shallots
Mint

Kandyland Dairy
We will be at market with our fresh chevre, feta, drinkable yogurt & more!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have 100% grass fed beef available in the following cuts:  ground beef, burger patties, steaks, brisket, liver, soup bones, tongue, short ribs, and shank with bone.
There is a half available with an estimated June 13 pick up date.  Please call or see us if you are interested.
We will have chicken, duck, and goose eggs. All are on pasture, supplemented with Certified Organic feed.
Thank you for a great season of honey sales.  We have sold out until the next harvest.  We are happy to report a 100% colony winter survival rate with strong flight from all hives currently.
Thanks,
Pine Row Farm

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
PLANTS-we are cleaning out the greenhouse, it’s getting too hot in there!  Come get plants while they’re here.
All our plants are grown in our wood heated greenhouse, hand seeded in our homemade potting soil, and grown on 100% sunshine.
Tomatoes-mixed varieties, open pollinated and heirloom
Peppers-sweet and hot, open pollinated
zucchini, yellow summer squash, eggplant, broccoli, parsley, marigolds
Perennial herbs including oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary
FRESH PICKED PRODUCE including
LETTUCE
SPINACH
ARUGULA
BABY MUSTARD GREENS
TAT SOI
BABY KALE
BEET GREENS
TURNIP GREENS
SALAD TURNIPS
RADISHES
FRESH HERBS including cilantro, dill, oregano, tarragon and mint
**for those of you looking for nutrient dense wild foods, we are offering freshly harvested
NETTLE
BURDOCK ROOT (GOBO ROOT)
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS

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

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week we have Hamburger Patties, Kabobs, Bratwurst, and Chicken Breast for Memorial Day.

CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast),
Ground Pork                                   $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage links $8.00/lb
Most fresh pork cuts   $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Beef Roasts/Stew $6.50/lb
Beef Steaks
Lamb and Eggs available. Chickens are fed Gmo-free, conventional feed.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
GRASS FED BEEF!   The cows and calves are on pasture and very happy!
We appreciate advance orders.  Please email by 6pm Friday night.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBones, New York Strip, RibEye, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks,  Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $9 each
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will be at market with our variety of flavored & plain goat cheeses, our son’s popcorn, & more!

Scholl Farm
Eggs  [Certified Organic Feed, Free Range ].
Chicken: $5.00/doz. Flats and U-pick available
Duck and Goose while they last.
Rhubarb! $2.00/lb.
Herbs, freshly picked Lemon Balm, Sage, Catnip

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Hoophouse Offerings
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Pasture Raised Meats
Grass fed Lamb
– All cuts available
Pasture Raised Pork
– All cuts available.
Bakery Offerings
Morning Glory Muffins
English Muffins
Rhubarb Bread and Muffins
New! Spinach and Feta Scones
New! Asparagus & Goat Cheese Galettes
New! Spinach and Cheddar Quiche.
Paleo Cookies & more…
See you at the market!

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This Saturday we will be back with our herb plants (basil, chives, oregano, parsley, sage, savory, sorrel, and thyme), as well as potted sweet and hot peppers and cherry tomatoes! We should now be past the danger of frost, and this weekend looks to be a beautiful one, so it’s the perfect time to get your garden started.
Also, as of this spring, we are proud to be officially Certified Naturally Grown!

Funny Farm of Grant
I’ll have several doz eggs available. Probably too hot for shiitakes, tho.
The transplanting continues, seeding of melons, squash, summer and winter, next planting of greens and transplanting starts this week out in the field. Onions are first. Hardening off continues for the older plants.
Fresh herbs
Apple mint
Oregano
Thyme
Parsley
Spring onions
Sale on Funny Farm Jellies  reg. $7 Sale $6 or 2 jars for $10 Any varieties on hand.
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried thyme
Black Hawaiian Sea salt

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
The specialty loaves this week will include:
Rustic Baguette $3.50
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye $6.00
Toasted Walnut Batard $7.50
The cookies are now $3.00 a piece
This week’s cookies:
Whangdangdoodlers $3
Hilltoppers $3
Pecan Maple Oaties $3
Scones:
Ginger
Cherry
Blueberry
Double Chocolate
Lovely Lemon
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

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
Sale! All our chocolate is on sale this week! We are terribly sorry to announce this, but we will only be at market the next two Saturdays. We have had some hard life decisions to make, and we are going to be moving out of state and temporarily closing the coffee business. We will miss all of you!
We will be bringing a variety of freshly roasted coffees in 6 oz and 12 oz bags. We also have a variety of fine chocolate bars and barks from Confections With Convictions in Kalamazoo. Stop by to try a sample of chocolate and get a cup of coffee! Have you ever tried one of our fresh pour-over coffees? If not, this is a great time to get one! We still only charge $3.00 for a 12 oz to-go cup freshly brewed as you wait! If you would like to make a pre-order or have any questions, please email or call us. We look forward to seeing you at market!
Phone: (231)742-0229
Email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Facebook: facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Not attending this week:
Never Better Naturals
We’ll be back on the 4th and the 11th, gone on the 18th.
If someone would like something before then, please contact me at:
My email is: neverbetternaturals@gmail.com
Kasza Sugar Bush
Shady Side Farm of Holland
info@shadysidefarm.com
Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday May 21st

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 21st, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

Mund Farm of Rothbury
ASPARAGUS! I’ll be at market with the ONLY Certified Organic Asparagus in West Michigan!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have 100% grass fed beef available in the following cuts:  ground beef, burger patties, steaks, brisket, liver, soup bones, tongue, short ribs, and shank with bone.
There is a half available with an estimated June 13 pick up date.  Please call or see us if you are interested.
We will have chicken, duck, and goose eggs.
Thank you for a great season of honey sales.  We have sold out until the next harvest.  We are happy to report a 100% colony winter survival rate with strong flight from all hives currently.
Thanks,
Pine Row Farm

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Old time farming says to plant your summer gardens after the full moon of May, which is this Saturday.  We’ll have loads of plants for your summer gardens.
This week we are offering
PLANTS
All our plants are grown in our wood heated greenhouse, hand seeded in our homemade potting soil, and grown on 100% sunshine.
Tomatoes-mixed varieites, open pollinated and heirloom
Peppers-sweet and hot, open pollinated
Eggplant, broccoli, parsley
Perennial herbs including oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary
FRESH PICKED PRODUCE including
SPINACH
ARUGULA
BABY MUSTARD GREENS
BEET GREENS
TURNIP GREENS
SALAD TURNIPS
RADISHES
RHUBARB
FRESH HERBS including cilantro, dill, oregano, tarragon and mint
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
hope people enjoyed their fresh chicken last week. We still have plenty of parts and whole chickens for sale.
Unless we get a number of reservations this week, we will be canceling the spring banquet this year.
CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast),
Ground Pork                                   $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage links $8.00/lb
Most fresh pork cuts   $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Beef Roasts/Stew $6.50/lb
Beef Steaks

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger, jasmine and lavender hibiscus kombucha. There will also be growlers of lavender hibiscus. Please remember to return your bottles! I will also have handmade terrariums with live succulents from Succulent Cultivations and sign up sheets for upcoming fermentation workshops!
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger kombucha. I will also have sign up sheets for my upcoming Happy Tummy Workshops, as well as handmade terrariums with live succulents from Succulent Cultivations.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Field work has begun! We are just starting to till the fields in preparation for planting corn and dry beans.
We will have 16 varieties of our certified organic beans along to market this week. We are almost out of Green Flageolet and Nuña beans, so if you like these varieties, you might want to stock up. All our beans are all grown on our farm south of Grand Haven, and are available in 1 or 2# bags. 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.
We also have a freshly-ground batch of our corn meal and grits, ground for us at Windmill Island in Holland. These products are ground from Wapsie Valley open pollinated (non-GMO) organically certified corn grown on our farm.
Shady Side Farm
info@shadysidefarm.com

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
GRASS FED BEEF!   We raised the great great great grandmothers of our brood cows!  This latest batch of beef had no grain, as the pastures lasted so long into the Fall, and the winter weather has not been that harsh.
SOUP BONES!  Yes, we will be bringing plenty to Sweetwater on Saturday.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone,  New York Strip, RibEye, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks, Stew meat, Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket, Arm, English, Rolled Rump
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $9 each
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Hoophouse Offerings
Spicy green mix
Arugula
Radishes
Pasture Raised Meats
Pork- all cuts available- hams, sausage, bacon, chops and more….
Grass-fed Lamb- chops, ground, steaks, shanks, stew and more….
Grass-fed Beef – limited cuts available.
Bakery Offerings
Fresh Quiche Gfree and Reg.
Breakfast Cookies
Paleo Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Honey Oat Bread
New! Rhubarb Muffins
French Bread
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This Saturday we will be back with our herb plants (basil, chives, oregano, parsley, sage, savory, sorrel, and thyme), as well as potted sweet and hot peppers and cherry tomatoes! We should now be past the danger of frost, and this weekend looks to be a beautiful one, so it’s the perfect time to get your garden started.
Also, as of this spring, we are proud to be officially Certified Naturally Grown!

Funny Farm of Grant
I’ll have a few doz eggs available.
The transplanting continues, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are done, next planting of greens, along with more herbs to be seeded and transplanting starts this week out in the field.
Baubles by Barb will be back this week. Then I should be ready to take them to the Century Club downtown.
Sale on Funny Farm Jellies  reg. $7 Sale $6 or 2 jars for $10 Any varieties on hand.
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried thyme
Black Hawaiian Sea salt

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
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:  Better than oatmeal for breakfast!  Loaded with pecans, organic raisins, and Michigan maple syrup.  Price $2.50
Tree Huggers:  All-natural PB and organic chocolate chips in this incredible VEGAN cookie—sweetened with local Honey and Maple Syrup only.  Price $2.50
Hilltoppers:  A ginger-molasses cookie for those who really LOVE ginger!  Includes ground organic ginger and candied ginger bits.  $2.50
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and organic eggs!
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

Never Better Naturals
Of course you’re aware that you can protect and heal your insides with healthy foods grown and raised without chemicals, that’s why you come to Sweetwater!  Did you also know that what you put on the outside of your body is just as important as what you eat or drink?  It’s true!  Come and explore our hand made products this AND next Saturday at market!  We are bringing:
Healing Balm- herbal salve
Turn Back Time- Holistic anti-aging             Serum
Pain Banish Cream- holistic pain relief
Sinus Rescue Stick- helps to break up mucus
Beam Banish- chemical free sunscreen
Bug-Be-Gone- an herbal repellant
Natural Sanitizer- for hands and surfaces
Deodorant- aluminum and gluten free
Herbal Tooth scrub
Face Washes- for all skin types
Body Butter- in 5 varieties
Lip Butter- in 6 varieties
Baby Lotion and Diaper Cream
Hand Wash and Laundry Wash
Goats Milk and Oil-based soap bars
And, one more thing…
We will also have a buy one/get one free basket!
Thanks, Rachel and Lilly

Not attending this week:
Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
We will be back on May 28th.
Meadow View Dairy
Kasza Sugar Bush
Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
We plan to be back again on the 28th.
Phone: (231)742-0229
Email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Facebook: facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday May 14th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

Mund Farm of Rothbury
ASPARAGUS! I’ll be at market with at least 200lbs  of  the ONLY Certified Organic Asparagus in West Michigan!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
LETTUCE MIX
BEET GREENS
BABY KALE
TURNIP GREENS
SALAD TURNIPS
RADISHES
RHUBARB
FRESH HERBS including cilantro, dill and mint
PLANTS
This week we are offering the first of our summer plants.  ***please note there is a chance of frost this weekend, but the week’s forecast looks frost free.  Tomatoes and peppers are frost sensitive***
All our plants are grown in our wood heated greenhouse, hand seeded in our homemade potting soil, and grown on 100% sunshine.
Tomatoes-mixed varieties, open pollinated and heirloom
Peppers-sweet and hot, open pollinated
Perennial herbs including oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
We will be bringing fresh, never frozen Chicken: First of the Summer to Market this week, as well as our usual assortment of pastured meats (new beef and pork inventory).

I have many of you down for preorders; and this is the last chance this cycle for additional orders. Preorders receive 5% off on orders over $100 and free backs for making broth.

CHICKEN
Breast                                       $11.00/lb
Thighs, Liver                               $7.00/lb
Drums                                        $5.00/lb
Wings                                         $3.00/lb
Backs, Feet                                $2.00/lb
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
We’ll have our 5 kraut flavors for sale and sampling: All-organic ingredients, naturally fermented, and probiotic. Never cooked, raw and vegan, with no vinegar or starter culture, our Kraut is good on its own, or added to many other dishes, providing great flavor and nutrients.
· Carry Me Away – Traditional caraway kraut, as you find on a Reuben sandwich. This kraut is closest to what many grandmothers made in large crocks in their basement.
· Dillyicious – Our best-seller. Tastes like a pickle. Onion, garlic, dill, and turmeric. Our “gateway kraut” for those who say “I don’t like sauerkraut”.
· Purple Hot & Spicy – Onion, garlic and Cayenne. Hot for some, not so hot for others.
· Curryosity – We love India and Indian food. This kraut is a highly versatile addition to many dishes, or by itself.
· Root for Ginger – Our nod to Kim-chee, with similar ingredients — Carrot, radish, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Just a little heat.
We’ll also have “Good Food Good Mood” t-shirts and totes.

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger kombucha. I will also have sign up sheets for my upcoming Happy Tummy Workshops, as well as handmade terrariums with live succulents from Succulent Cultivations.
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will have 16 varieties of our certified organic beans along this week. These beans are all grown on our farm south of Grand Haven, and are available in 1 or 2# bags. 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.

We also have a freshly-ground batch of our corn meal and grits, ground for us at Windmill Island in Holland. These products are ground from Wapsie Valley open pollinated (non-GMO) organically certified corn grown on our farm.

Shady Side Farm
info@shadysidefarm.com

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
GRASS FED BEEF!   We raised the great great great grandmothers of our brood cows!  This latest batch of beef had no grain, as the pastures lasted so long into the Fall, and the winter weather has not been that harsh.
This week’s special:  Cubed Steak, regular price $6.50 per lb, Sale price $6 per lb.
SOUP BONES!  Yes, we will be bringing plenty to Sweetwater on Saturday.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone,  New York Strip, RibEye, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks, Stew meat, Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket, Arm, English, Rolled Rump
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $9 each
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234
Kandyland Dairy of Ludington
We will be at market this week with our Feta, Chevre and seasonal flavors of the Chevre, and Crottin.  Also, our Drinkable Goats Milk Yogurt in quarts.
KandyLand Dairy
Kandylanddairy.com.

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
We will be bringing potted herbs for sale: basil, chives, mint, oregano, parsley, sage, savory, sorrel, and thyme.
Also, as of this spring, we are proud to be officially Certified Naturally Grown!

Funny Farm of Grant
More shiitake mushrooms are ready! The rain and cool nights made a nice batch pop and size up for this weekend! They may go another week, you never know, they have their own schedule.  There may be a small batch of asparagus, but next week should start the bigger harvest. Pray for no frost!
A friend called with ramps from his wooded area, I’ll bring them along this week. What a treat!
I hope to find more baby kales and sprouts for Saturday, maybe some parsley and par-cel, too. Horse radish leaves add a tangy flavor to salads, etc. I’ll have a few doz eggs available, too.
The transplanting continues, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are done, next planting of greens, along with more herbs to be seeded and transplanting starts this week out in the field.

Baubles by Barb will be back this week. Then I should be ready to take them to the Century Club downtown.

Sale on Funny Farm Jellies  reg. $7 Sale $6 or 2 jars for $10 Any varieties on hand.
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried thyme
Black Hawaiian Sea salt

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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) $9.50
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
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:  Better than oatmeal for breakfast!  Loaded with pecans, organic raisins, and Michigan maple syrup.  Price $2.50
Tree Huggers:  All-natural PB and organic chocolate chips in this incredible VEGAN cookie—sweetened with local Honey and Maple Syrup only.  Price $2.50
Hilltoppers:  A ginger-molasses cookie for those who really LOVE ginger!  Includes ground organic ginger and candied ginger bits.  $2.50
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and organic eggs!
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

Not attending this week:
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Scholl Farm of Montague
Meadow View Dairy
Kasza Sugar Bush
Never Better Naturals
Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
We plan to be back again on the 28th.
Phone: (231)742-0229
Email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Facebook: facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday May 7th

Sept Flower 5 16
Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 8th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

Attending this week’s market:

Returning Vendor!
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
We will be bringing potted herbs for sale: basil, chives, mint, oregano, parsley, sage, savory, sorrel, and thyme. We hope to have produce to bring starting the week following.

Also, as of this spring, we are proud to be officially Certified Naturally Grown!

Mund Farm of Rothbury
ASPARAGUS! I’ll be at market with the first picking of Certified Organic Asparagus! First picking is usually a smaller quantity, so come early if you want some!

Septembers Flowers & Herbs
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms! Scholl Farm will have my Mother’s Day bouquet blends of Ranunculus and Anemone!

Never Better Naturals
They say that of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving Mother is the greatest gift of all.  Take care of those that have loved you by buying them an assortment of safe, earth friendly, and locally made body care from us at market this week.  We will be offering you bulk discounts as well as gift wrapping services.  We’ll see you there!

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
We plan to be at market this Saturday, but we will be missing the next 2 times. We plan to be back again on the 28th. We will be bringing a variety of freshly roasted coffees in 6 oz and 12 oz bags. We also have a variety of fine chocolate bars and barks from Confections With Convictions in Kalamazoo. Stop by to try a sample of chocolate and get a cup of coffee! Have you ever tried one of our fresh pour-over coffees? If not, this is a great time to get one! We still only charge $3.00 for a 12 oz to-go cup freshly brewed as you wait! If you would like to make a pre-order or have any questions, please email or call us. We would love to hear from you! Also, please like and share our Facebook page. We post updates and coffee related articles from time to time, and keep a list of our current offerings. We look forward to seeing you at market!
Phone: (231)742-0229
Email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Facebook: facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom Ferments will be there with bottles of ginger and jasmine. Bring back 9 clean, label free bottles, get one free! There will be sign up sheets for upcoming Happy Tummy Workshops. I will also have handmade terrariums with live succulents from Succulent Cultivations. They make the perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Please join us in acknowledging Maple Moon’s May Customer of the Month, Joan LaMourie.  Joan has been getting produce from our farm since we first started vending at markets.  She is one of the first faces we see on market mornings.  Joan is committed to supporting local farms.  Joan brings us joy and we feel so valued by her, and all this encourages us to grow food for our community.  Thank you, Joan.
This week we are offering
LETTUCE MIX
ARUGULA
BABY KALE
TURNIP GREENS (did you know turnip greens have more vitamin A and C than the root?)
PLANTS
Bare root strawberry plants 25/$10 or 100/$25 (please pre-order strawberry plants to maplemoonfarm@gmail.com)
Spring veggies including lettuce, kale, cabbage, and broccoli
Perennial herbs including oregano, thyme, and rosemary
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Hoophouse Offerings
Spicy green mix
Arugula
Radishes
Pasture Raised Meats
Pork- all cuts available- hams, sausage, bacon, chops and more….
Grass-fed Lamb- chops, ground, steaks, shanks, stew and more….
Grass-fed Beef – limited cuts available.
Bakery Offerings
Fresh Quiche Gfree and Reg.
Breakfast Cookies
Paleo Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Honey Oat Bread
New! Rhubarb Muffins
French Bread
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will have 16 varieties of our certified organic beans along this week. These beans are all grown on our farm south of Grand Haven, and are available in 1 or 2# bags. 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. These varieties include:

Black Calypso Heirloom – Plump, with creamy texture. Slightly nutty, mellow taste, something like a russet potato.
Black Turtle – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Black Valentine Heirloom – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Green Flageolet Heirloom – Fine, thin bean with a creamy, firm texture and a sweet mellow flavor.
Hidatsa Red Heirloom – Similar to a kidney bean but with a slightly nutty taste, these beans are good in salads, chilis, soups or served with grains.
Hutterite Soup Heirloom – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Jacob’s Cattle Heirloom – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.
Jacob’s Cattle Gold Heirloom – Hold their shape and soak up other flavors well. Great for soups, stews, salads and baked beans.
Marrow Heirloom – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with. Great soup beans.
October Heirloom – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.
Nuña Heirloom – Soak, then fry in oil in a pan for a few minutes for a firmer bean experience. Taste like fried potatoes.
Painted Lady Heirloom – Slightly sweet, with a smooth, creamy texture.
Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Tiger Eye Heirloom – Rich, hearty flavor, with a smooth texture and tender skins.
Yellow Indian Women Heirloom – These buttery beans retain their shape well, and are less starchy than some other beans. Good all purpose bean.
Zebra Heirloom – Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean.
We also have a freshly-ground batch of our corn meal and grits, ground for us at Windmill Island in Holland. These products are ground from Wapsie Valley open pollinated (non-GMO) organically certified corn grown on our farm.
In addition, we offer Grassfield Farms organic raw aged cheeses in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar 
Country Dill
Crofters
Edam 
Fait Gras
Garlic & Onion
Gouda
Lamont Cheddar
Leyden
I will also have a small selection of our wool roving along this week for spinners and felters. Lambing is winding down, and the sheep will soon be out on pasture for the season.
Lona
info@shadysidefarm.com

Scholl Farm of Montague
Mother’s Day Bouquets from Septembers Herbs & Flowers
Eggs  [Certified Organic Feed, Free Range ].
Chicken: $5.00/doz. Flats available
Duck and Goose eggs while they last.
Rhubarb! $2.00/lb.
Herbs, freshly picked [no artificial fertilizers or “cides” of any sort] Lemon Balm, Chives, Sage

Also we will have catnip plants – freshly dug for you to plant in your yards for your favorite cat or to make tea for yourself.  Also good for companion plants in your veggie or fruit gardens and catnip contains oils that can be used for insect repellant in various ways.  Fresh sprigs can be placed in windows to repel black ants.

Run-A-Muck 5K at our Farm, June 12 – pick up a flyer at our table!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are picking up more beef this week! We should have all cuts.  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
GRASS FED BEEF!   We raised the great great great grandmothers of our brood cows!  This latest batch of beef had no grain, as the pastures lasted so long into the Fall, and the winter weather has not been that harsh.
This week’s special:  We’ll have something on special, not sure what yet!
SOUP BONES!  Yes, we will be bringing plenty to Sweetwater on Saturday.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone,  New York Strip, RibEye, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks, Stew meat, Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket, Arm, English
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Liver, tongue  and Heart
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.
OLIVE OIL SALE:  We have some outdated olive oil that is still good – $8 each

Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Funny Farm of Grant
More shiitake mushrooms are ready! The rain and cool nights made a nice big batch pop and size up for this weekend! They may go another week, but this is a beauty of a harvest.  There may be a small batch of asparagus, but next week should start the bigger harvest. Pray for no frost!
I hope to find more baby kales and sprouts for Saturday, maybe some parsley, too.
The transplanting continues, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are next, along with more herbs.

Baubles by Barb will be back this week and next week. Then I should be ready to take them to the Century Club downtown.

Sale on Funny Farm Jellies  reg. $7 Sale $6 or 2 jars for $10 Any varieties on hand.
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried thyme
Black Hawaiian Sea salt

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
We will be bringing the usual assortment of pork, beef and lamb this week.
Chicken will be here next week! – If you would like to get on our pre-order list let us know at market or email us at provisionfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231.689-0457.

Finally, you are invited to our Spring Banquet: June 17. Hay rides/tours start at 2, dinner at 6. The meal will be catered by Terrie of Gala Gourmet using products from our farm…please RSVP.
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
COBMOOSA ONION RYE hits the shelves this weekend.  This supple loaf is made with caramelized Michigan onions, organic Michigan rye flour, and a bit of ground caraway.  It is fabulous for just about any kind of sandwich!  New price:  $7.00 for a 1.5 pound loaf.
You will be seeing some new faces around our market stand as Elsie prepares to make a move down to the Muskegon Farmer’s market come June.  We are delighted to have more wonderful women to serve you at Sweetwater.  Please be patient with them as they get acclimated to working at the market.
Thank you for your ongoing patronage!  It is an honor to bake for you and those you love!!
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) $9.50
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
Rustic Baguette:  A rustic cousin to the  French baguette.  An excellent partner for your favorite cheese or spread.  They also just look nice sticking out from the top of a shopping bag!.  Price $3.00
Big Country:    Hilde’s favorite loaf at present!  The size of the loaf, and the rye flour, work together to keep this loaf moist longer than everything else we bake.   Price $7.50
Chili Cheddar:  Locally grown jalapeno peppers and smooth Vermont Cheddar in a loaf that bites back!  Price $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion Rye:  Caramelized Michigan Onions, organic Michigan rye flour, and a bit of ground caraway.  We’ve heard it’s even good with peanut butter!!  Price $7.00
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:  Better than oatmeal for breakfast!  Loaded with pecans, organic raisins, and Michigan maple syrup.  Price $2.50
Tree Huggers:  All-natural PB and organic chocolate chips in this incredible VEGAN cookie—sweetened with local Honey and Maple Syrup only.  Price $2.50
Hilltoppers:  A ginger-molasses cookie for those who really LOVE ginger!  Includes ground organic ginger and candied ginger bits.  $2.50
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and organic eggs!
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Double Chocolate 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

Not attending this week:
Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
Meadow View Dairy
Kasza Sugar Bush

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday April 30th

Super Greens Salad Mix 2015
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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!

If you “like” us, “share” us with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market-111077177535/timeline/
Website:  http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/

ROAD REMINDER! Pontaluna Exit is Closed for Repairs to Bridge Until June! Use Sternberg East Exit to Harvey, South to Market

CONGRATS to WINNER of Muskegon County Earth Day Fair!
Samantha Foster won a $35 gift certificate for Sweetwater Products!

Attending this week’s market:

Returning Vendor!
Grandson’s Garden of West Olive
Russ & Jen Tile return this week with:
Arugula
Spinach
Baby Red Russian Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spring Mix
Watercress
Shallots
Onions
Potatoes
Carrots

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
We will be at market with a variety of freshly roasted coffees in 6 oz and 12 oz bags. We also have a variety of fine chocolate bars and barks from Confections With Convictions in Kalamazoo. Stop by to try a sample of chocolate and get a cup of coffee! Have you ever tried one of our fresh pour-over coffees? If not, this is a great time to get one! We still only charge $3.00 for a 12 oz to-go cup freshly brewed as you wait! If you would like to make a pre-order or have any questions, please email or call us. We would love to hear from you! Also, please like and share our Facebook page. We post updates and coffee related articles from time to time, and keep a list of our current offerings. We look forward to seeing you at market!
Phone: (231)742-0229
Email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Facebook: facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom Ferments will be at the market with bottles of jasmine, ginger, and lavender hibiscus kombucha for $4 a piece. Bring back 9 clean, label free bottles, get one free!

I will also have handmade terrariums with beautiful succulents from Succulent Cultivations, prices ranging from $25-40.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
SPINACH
OCEANA MIX
RADISHES

EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS

***GARDENERS*** we have vegetable plant starts available!
All our plants are grown in our wood heated greenhouse, hand seeded in our homemade potting soil, and grown on 100%sunshine.
This week we have cool weather crops available, that can be planted right now including: lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, and parsley.  Our perennial herbs include thyme and sage.

We have stewing hens available. These are laying hens and great for soup and broth.  Available frozen, just butchered this week. Must be pre-ordered (maplemoonfarm@gmail.com) $10 each

If you haven’t signed up for our Spring Plant Walk on May 15 yet, sign up at market this week.
We also offer a limited selection of maple syrup from Kasza Sugar Bush when they are not here at the market
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Hoophouse Offerings
Spicy green mix
Arugula
Radishes
Pasture Raised Meats
Pork- all cuts available- hams, sausage, bacon, chops and more….
Grass-fed Lamb- chops, ground, steaks, shanks, stew and more….
Grass-fed Beef – limited cuts available.
Bakery Offerings
Fresh Quiche Gfree and Reg.
Breakfast Cookies
Paleo Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Honey Oat Bread
New! Rhubarb Muffins
French Bread
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We have all the maple syrup that your sweet tooth would desire.
Stop by this week and sample Maple Root Beer!
Maple Syrup in Glass and Plastic:
1 Gallons – $49.00
1/2 Gallons – $28.00
Quarts – $16.00
Pints – $10.00
Maple Syrup in Glass only:
12 oz. – $8.00
8 oz. – $6.00
Maple Leaf shaped jars in 4 sizes – varying prices
Decorative/Gift jars 8.45 oz. – $10.00
Maple Sugar Candy $2.50 each
Maple Cream:
1/2 lb. – $7.25
1 lb. – $12.25
Maple Coated Almonds and Pecans 3.5 oz. bags $3.75
Organic Michigan Maple Munch (Homemade Maple Granola) 11 oz. $5.75
Visit our website at:  http://www.kaszasugarbush.com/

Kandyland Dairy of Ludington
Hello everyone! We will be at market this Saturday with the following Dairy products:
Plain chevre
Hot pepper and garlic chevre
Chives and Garlic chevre
Honey and lavender chevre
Feta
Crottins
And finally drinkable yogurt you all have been asking us to bring.
See everyone Saturday!

Kandy
Kandylanddairy.com.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will have 16 varieties of our certified organic beans along this week. These beans are all grown on our farm south of Grand Haven, and are available in 1 or 2# bags. 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. These varieties include:

Black Calypso Heirloom 
Black Turtle
Black Valentine Heirloom 
Green Flageolet Heirloom 
Hidatsa Red Heirloom
Hutterite Soup Heirloom
Jacob’s Cattle Gold Heirloom
Marrow Heirloom
October Heirloom
Nuña Heirloom
Painted Lady Heirloom 
Pinto 
Tiger Eye Heirloom
Yellow Indian Women Heirloom
Zebra Heirloom

We also have a freshly-ground batch of our corn meal and grits, ground for us at Windmill Island in Holland. These products are ground from Wapsie Valley open pollinated (non-GMO) organically certified corn grown on our farm. (Whew! That was a mouthful).

In addition, we offer Grassfield Farms organic raw aged cheeses in the following flavors:

Aged Cheddar – Longer-aged Lamont Cheddar. Sharper, with a drier texture.
Country Dill – Creamy Edam base paired with organic dill.
Crofters – Aged at least a year, with a medium sharp taste and a dry, crumbly texture. Similar to Parmesan.
Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk. A great melting cheese. Mild and low fat.
Fait Gras – Grassfields’ signature cheese, Fait Gras is a triple cream cheddar. Rich!
Garlic & Onion – Creamy Edam blended with aromatic herbs. Potent!
Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.
Polkton Corners – Semi-soft un-pressed farmstead cheese. Delectably creamy; best at room temperature.
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 will also have a small selection of our wool roving along this week for spinners and felters. Lambing is winding down, and the sheep will soon be out on pasture for the season.
Lona
info@shadysidefarm.com

Scholl Farm of Montague
Eggs  [Certified Organic Feed, Free Range ].
Chicken: $5.00/doz. Flats available
Duck and Goose eggs while they last.
Rhubarb! $2.00/lb.
Herbs, freshly picked [no artificial fertilizers or “cides” of any sort] Lemon Balm, Chives, Sage

Also we will have catnip plants – freshly dug for you to plant in your yards for your favorite cat or to make tea for yourself.  Also good for companion plants in your veggie or fruit gardens and catnip contains oils that can be used for insect repellant in various ways.  Fresh sprigs can be placed in windows to repel black ants.

Run-A-Muck 5K at our Farm, June 12 – pick up a flyer at our table!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are picking up more beef this week! It’s been in storage, so we are not sure what is packed on the pallet.  May have some surprises!  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s special:
SALE!  Short Ribs – regular price $3.50 per lb.  Sale price $3 per lb.
Round Steak – regularly $6.50 per lb.  Sale price $6 per lb.  Use for stew, Swiss Steak, or any long, moist cooking recipe.  I like to use my pressure cooker, lots of onions and garlic and it makes a delicious gravy in the process.
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
GRASS FED BEEF!   We raised the great great great grandmothers of our brood cows!  This latest batch of beef had no grain, as the pastures lasted so long into the Fall, and the winter weather has not been that harsh.
SOUP BONES!  Yes, we will be bringing plenty to Sweetwater on Saturday.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Liver and Heart
Carrots!
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.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Funny Farm of Grant
More shiitake mushrooms are ready! Cooler weather made for smaller crop, but still more to come with warmer weather ahead.
First planting of brassicas are sizing nicely and second planting is ready to transplant this weekend.
I hope to find more baby kales and sprouts for Saturday, maybe some parsley, too.

Baubles by Barb will be back this week and next week. Then I should be ready to take them to the Century Club downtown.

Sale on Funny Farm Jellies  reg. $7 Sale $6 or 2 jars for $10 Any varieties on hand.
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried thyme
Black Hawaiian Sea salt

Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
We’ll have our 5 kraut flavors for sale and sampling: All-organic ingredients, naturally fermented, and probiotic. Never cooked, raw and vegan, with no vinegar or starter culture, our Kraut is good on its own, or added to many other dishes, providing great flavor and nutrients.
· Carry Me Away – Traditional caraway kraut, as you find on a Reuben sandwich. This kraut is closest to what many grandmothers made in large crocks in their basement.
· Dillyicious – Our best-seller. Tastes like a pickle. Onion, garlic, dill, and turmeric. Our “gateway kraut” for those who say “I don’t like sauerkraut”.
· Purple Hot & Spicy – Onion, garlic and Cayenne. Hot for some, not so hot for others.
· Curryosity – We love India and Indian food. This kraut is a highly versatile addition to many dishes, or by itself.
· Root for Ginger – Our nod to Kim-chee, with similar ingredients — Carrot, radish, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Just a little heat.
We’ll also have “Good Food Good Mood” t-shirts and totes.

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Provision Family Farms will be bringing the usual assortment of pork, beef and lamb this week.
No chicken till mid-may – If you would like to get on our pre-order list let us know at market or email us at provisionfamilyfarms@gmail.com or call 231.689-0457.

Finally, you are invited to our Spring Banquet: June 17. Hay rides/tours start at 2, dinner at 6. The meal will be catered by Terrie of Gala Gourmet using products from our farm…please RSVP.
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
HONEY OAT will be on the shelves this weekend (organic steel cut oats and local Michigan honey) as well as our lovely DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SCONES.  If you haven’t tried one yet these scones are chocolately but not overly sweet and they have just a pinch of orange zest to balance out the chocolate.
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
Rustic Baguette:  A rustic cousin to the  French baguette.  An excellent partner for your favorite cheese or spread.  They also just look nice sticking out from the top of a shopping bag!.  Price $3.00
Big Country:    Hilde’s favorite loaf at present!  The size of the loaf, and the rye flour, work together to keep this loaf moist longer than everything else we bake.   Price $7.50
Chili Cheddar:  Locally grown Jalapenos (from Maple Moon Farm) and smooth Vermont Cheddar.  Great toasted and served with eggs for breakfast.  Price $8.00
Honey Oat: Organic steel cut oats and Michigan honey in a moist and chewy loaf.  Price $6.50
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:  Better than oatmeal for breakfast!  Loaded with pecans, organic raisins, and Michigan maple syrup.  Price $2.50
Tree Huggers:  The original quarter pound PB cookie with oats and organic chocolate chips.Price Sweetened with honey and maple only.  Price $2.50
Hilltoppers:  A ginger-molasses cookie for those who really LOVE ginger!  Includes ground organic ginger and candied ginger bits.  $2.50
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and organic eggs!
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Double Chocolate 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

Not attending this week:
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Never Better Naturals
Meadow View Dairy