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

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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

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday April 23rd

Earth Day - No Year
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 23rd, 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/

Attending this week’s market:

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 will be at the market with bottles of Ginger and Jasmine this week! Remember to grab a punch card, bring back 9 clean, label free bottles, get one free!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
SPINACH
OCEANA MIX baby green blend of arugula, kale, tat soi, and mustards
ARUGULA
RADISHES
GARLIC CHIVES

***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.
We’ll have kale varieties, red cabbage, green cabbage, kohlrabi, parsley, sage, and thyme.
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS

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

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!
KandyLand Dairy
(Kandy and Steve will both be there!)
Kandy
Kandylanddairy.com.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will have the following freshly-harvested varieties of our certified organic beans along this week:
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.

Please let us know ahead of time if you’d like to order 5# bags of any one variety, so that we can pre-bag those and bring them along.

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

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.
Lona

Scholl Farm of Montague
We’ll have:
Eggs (chicken) $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).
Duck and Goose eggs while they last.

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.

Never Better Naturals
Spring is a time to appreciate change, beauty and growth- though one thing that will never change is the high quality of our handmade body care and natural health treatments.  You are invited to stop by our tables this Saturday to sample our wonderful, green, and clean products.  Don’t forget that Mother’s day is coming up fast (May 8th)!  We will be at market for two Saturdays before then (this Saturday and May 7th) so pick up something from us to show her how much you love her, and want her to feel pampered!”

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s special:
SALE! 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.
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
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
The greenhouse is getting filled with baby plants! Onions, kales, broccoli, chard, lettuces, and cabbages are looking perky and cute. It won’t be long before we start transplanting them into the field. Some of our field crops have sprouted, garlic, spinach and peas, so far. Perhaps a month or so until asparagus is ready. About the same time as peas and spinach. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!
Baubles by Barb will be at market until April 23rd, same for Jim’s woodworking. At that time I hope to be showing them at the Century Club in downtown Muskegon. Now is the time to think about Mom or another significant other in your life, prices will be slightly higher there.
Also this week: Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing 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.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have the following selection of 100% grass fed beef:  ground beef in one and one and a half pound packages, burger patties, tenderloin, ribeye, New York strip, rib steak, T-bone, porterhouse, one brisket (about 7 pounds), short ribs, sirloin sizzlers, liver, and tongue.
We will have raw honey.
EGGS! Along with our chicken eggs. we keep a variety of ducks, including muskovy (pure bred), and a combination of runners, Khaki Campbells, pekins, Cayugas, and rouens.  It is prime duck egg season and we will also have a few goose eggs from our American Buff geese.
While spring is officially here, we have no calves to report yet but expect our cows to start calving around the 8th.

See you Saturday!
Pine Row

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:
Meadow View Dairy
We’ll be at market the last Saturday of April

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday April 16th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 16th, 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/

If it’s SPRINGTIME in MICHIGAN…..ROAD CONSTRUCTION on Pontaluna EXIT BRIDGE! The EXIT is CLOSED UNTIL June. Coming from north & south on US31 you will need to exit at Sternberg Rd and take Harvey down to the market.  
Attending this week’s market:

Kandyland Dairy of Ludington
Here at KandyLand Dairy we are a 100% non-gmo farm.  We raise all of our own hay and buy all non-gmo grains.  We pasture raise all of our animals and they are given the choice in the winter to go out or stay in.  We are a Grade A farm and a Grade A Creamery.
Here is what you’ll find at our table this week;
Fresh Chevre
Chives & Garlic Chevre
Hot Pepper & Garlic Chevre
As promised Lavender and Honey Chevre.
Feta
Crottins
Goat Milk Soaps
See everyone Saturday!

Kandy
Kandylanddairy.com.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
This Saturday I will be at market with our 16 varieties of certified organic dry beans. I will also be offering aged cheese from Grassfields Farms in Coopersville, and our handmade wool dryer balls, as a few of you have been asking for them.

On the home-front, lambing continues at Shady Side Farm. In between other things we have been experimenting with baking with bean flour, and have been fairly pleased with the results. We do not plan to start offering bean flour at the market, but if you have gluten issues and have the will and the equipment to grind your own flour, stop by my stall on Saturday and I’ll tell you everything I know. It won’t take long! :)

Please let me know if you need wool items, or any bulk (over 2#) amounts of the beans by emailing me before 5 pm on Friday at info@shadysidefarm.com. See you Saturday! –Lona

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Our farm has been loving all this sunshine.  Everything is growing!

We’ll be bringing
SPINACH
OCEANA MIX baby green blend of arugula, kale, tat soi, and mustards
SCALLIONS
And possibly more from the hoop houses
EGGS
DRIED HERBS
DRIED PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
HERBAL SALVES
HERBAL LIP BALMS

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

Scholl Farm of Montague
Chicken Eggs by the dozen and by the flat.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).
Duck and Goose eggs while they last…limited supply.
Eggs (chicken) $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).  Limited supply.
Duck and Goose eggs while they last…limited supply.
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)
SIGN UP for our CHICKEN PRE-ORDER!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s special:
SALE! 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.
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
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
The greenhouse is getting filled with baby plants! Onions, kales, broccoli, chard, lettuces, and cabbages are looking perky and cute. It won’t be long before we start transplanting them into the field. Some of our field crops have sprouted, garlic, spinach and peas, so far. Perhaps a month or so until asparagus is ready. About the same time as peas and spinach. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!
Baubles by Barb will be at market until April 23rd, same for Jim’s woodworking. At that time I hope to be showing them at the Century Club in downtown Muskegon. Now is the time to think about Mom or another significant other in your life, prices will be slightly higher there.
Also this week: Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing 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.

Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We have all the maple syrup that your sweet tooth would desire.
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/

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have the following selection of 100% grass fed beef:  ground beef in one and one and a half pound packages, burger patties, tenderloin, ribeye, New York strip, rib steak, T-bone, porterhouse, one brisket (about 7 pounds), short ribs, sirloin sizzlers, liver, and tongue.
We will have raw honey.
EGGS! Along with our chicken eggs. we keep a variety of ducks, including muskovy (pure bred), and a combination of runners, Khaki Campbells, pekins, Cayugas, and rouens.  It is prime duck egg season and we will also have a few goose eggs from our American Buff geese.
While spring is officially here, we have no calves to report yet but expect our cows to start calving around the 8th.

See you Saturday!
Pine Row

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 – get on our preorder list!

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.
This week at market we have a variety of Beef, Pork, Smoked Pork, and Chicken available as well as Honey and Eggs.
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb
CHICKEN – Stock is low. Its time to pre-order for Spring Chicken
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb
LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery
PUMPERNICKEL RYE  is on the docket for this week.  Grab yourself some of Cultured Love’s “Carry Me Away” sauerkraut and you’ve got the beginnings of an amazing reuben sandwich!
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
Cheddar Peppercorn: Organic black pepper and smooth Vermont cheddar in a supple loaf—great with soups or stews.  Price $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye:  A new spin on an old Eastern European favorite—cracked rye and a bit of caraway in a wonderfully dark and chewy loaf.  Price $6.00
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY:
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!  $3.25 each
Pecan Maple Oaties:  Better than oatmeal for breakfast!  Loaded with pecans, organic raisins, and Michigan maple syrup.  Price $2.50
Whangdangdoodlers: Dark chocolate batons and organic walnuts in a cookie as memorable as its name!  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
Pecan Date Scones
Lovely Lemon 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:
Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
We’ll be back next week.
Meadow View Dairy
We’ll be at market the last Saturday of April
Never Better Naturals
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday April 9th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 9th, 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/

Attending this week’s market:

New Vendor!
Kandyland Dairy of Ludington
Here at KandyLand Dairy we are a 100% non-gmo farm.  We raise all of our own hay and buy all non-gmo grains.  We pasture raise all of our animals and they are given the choice in the winter to go out or stay in.
We are a Grade A farm and a Grade A Creamery and we make our famous Feta, Chevre and seasonal flavors of the Chevre, and Crottin.  We also make a drinkable Yogurt from Goats milk.  We are working with Country Dairy on buying some cow milk to make cream cheese for those that don’t like goat cheese.
We do several farmers markets a week during the summer months, and are very excited to finally be joining the Sweetwater market!  If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to come visit our booth and chat.  We have lots of fun photos we share at market so be sure to stop by and check out “the girls”.
Kandy and Steve are the owners and Kandy is the cheesemonger.  Elisabeth is our helper and loves our girls! She also helps us with the cheese plant, but mainly our milker so we can come to markets!
Well that sums us up and we look forward to meeting all of you at the market.
Kandy
KandyLand Dairy
Kandylanddairy.com.

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
Happy April! 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 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 fresh 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

Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We have all the maple syrup that your sweet tooth would desire.
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/

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Busy week so far! Two calves and 23 lambs have been born in the past 5 days… Needless to say, Mike is making a lot of trips out to the barn to check on things.
This Saturday I will be at market with our 16 varieties of certified organic dry beans. I will also be offering aged cheese from Grassfields Farms in Coopersville. Grassfields Farm is an organic dairy farm, and their cheese is made from their organic unpasturized milk.
Please let me know if you need wool items, or any bulk (over 2#) amounts of the beans by emailing me before 5 pm on Friday at info@shadysidefarm.com.
Lona

Scholl Farm of Montague
Chicken Eggs by the dozen and by the flat.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).
Duck and Goose eggs while they last…limited supply.
Eggs (chicken) $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).  Limited supply.
Duck and Goose eggs while they last…limited supply.
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s special:
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!
VEGGIES for sale this week: We only have Celeriac left in storage!
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.
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
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

Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing 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.

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
I will be there with Bloom Ferments kombucha, bottles of jasmine, ginger and lavender hibiscus, and growlers of ginger. I will also have sign up sheets for my upcoming Happy Tummy Workshops, and handmade glass terrariums with succulents from Succulent Cultivations.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have the following selection of 100% grass fed beef:  ground beef in one and one and a half pound packages, burger patties, tenderloin, ribeye, New York strip, rib steak, T-bone, porterhouse, one brisket (about 7 pounds), short ribs, sirloin sizzlers, liver, and tongue.
We will have raw honey and chicken eggs.
We keep a variety of ducks, including muskovy (pure bred), and a combination of runners, Khaki Campbells, pekins, Cayugas, and rouens.  It is prime duck egg season and we will also have a few goose eggs from our American Buff geese.
While spring is officially here, we have no calves to report yet but expect our cows to start calving around the 8th.

See you Saturday!
Pine Row

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Are you interested in learning more about the plants that grow naturally around us?  Maple Moon Farm is offering a Spring Plant Walk on May 15 on our farm.  We’ll walk the fields and woods identifying plants and discussing their traditional use for food and medicine.  Sign up at market.

In the meantime, we’re waiting patiently for the sun to come back out and help the hoop house greens grow….

We’ll be bringing
KALE
SCALLIONS
CARROTS
EGGS  Our chickens are pastured seasonally, fed fresh garden scraps year round, and supplemented with locally grown certified organic grain.
JAM
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
CHIPOLTE PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
DRIED HERBS
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
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

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week at market we have a variety of Beef, Pork, Smoked Pork, and Chicken available as well as Honey and Eggs.
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb
CHICKEN – Stock is low. Its time to pre-order for Spring Chicken
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb
LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery
Our apologies over any confusion concerning our whereabouts this past weekend!  We were happy to see all those who made it out to the market and we look forward to seeing more smiling faces this weekend!!
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:  Smooth Vermont Cheddar and locally grown Jalapeno peppers.  Great with eggs for breakfast.  Price $8.00
Honey Oat:  Organic steel cut oats and Michigan honey in a moist and chewy loaf.  Another favorite for French Toast.  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 organic chocolate chips.  Sweetened with maple and honey.  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
Lovely Lemon 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

Never Better Naturals
Hello.  Please feel free to stop and try our body, baby, personal care, and cleaning products as well as our growing selection of herbal remedies.  This week we will have:
Pain Banish Creme
Herbal Healing Salve
Sinus Rescue Stick
Turn Back Time Serum
Natural Bug Spray
Sunscreen
Herbal Tooth Scrub
Face Wash for multiple skin types
Natural Deodorant
Baby Bottom Balm
Baby Butter
Body Butter (5 scents)
Lip Butter in new packaging
85-87% Organic Bar Soaps
Bacteria Balancing Hand Wash
Laundry Wash
…And please don’t forget to check out our “Buy One, Get One Free” basket!

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Bakery Offerings
Morning glory muffins
English muffins
Breakfast cookies
Fresh Quiche
Paleo cookies
Oat & Honey bread
Pasture Raised Pork
All cuts available!
Grass fed lamb
All cuts available
Tim is looking forward to seeing you all at the market!

Not attending this week:
Meadow View Dairy
We’ll be at market the last Saturday of April

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

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SPRING IS HERE!!

 

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 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/

Earthscape Farm news:
Our friend & lady farmer & midwife to sooooo many will be discharged in a few days from the hospital where she went for some long delayed back surgery. Doctors report her progress is going well but she could use some cheering up as she will not be up and around for awhile. Please feel free to drop a card to:
Patrice Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421

Attending this week’s market:

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
Happy April! 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 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 fresh 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

Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We have all the maple syrup that your sweet tooth would desire.
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/

Scholl Farm of Montague
Chicken Eggs by the dozen and by the flat.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).
Duck and Goose eggs while they last…limited supply.
Eggs (chicken) $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).  Limited supply.
Duck and Goose eggs while they last…limited supply.
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)

Funny Farm of Grant
SHITAKES are back!! This warm, wet spell kicked in and they got busy. We should have about 6-8 pts for sale.
Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have the following selection of 100% grass fed beef:  ground beef in one and one and a half pound packages, burger patties, tenderloin, ribeye, New York strip, rib steak, T-bone, porterhouse, one brisket (about 7 pounds), short ribs, sirloin sizzlers, liver, and tongue.

We will have raw honey and chicken eggs.

We keep a variety of ducks, including muskovy (pure bred), and a combination of runners, Khaki Campbells, pekins, Cayugas, and rouens.  It is prime duck egg season and we will also have a few goose eggs from our American Buff geese.

While spring is officially here, we have no calves to report yet but expect our cows to start calving around the 8th.

See you Saturday!
Pine Row

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
We want to give a huge THANK YOU to our April Customer of the Month, the Brown family.  Nicole, Jay, and their children Sawyer, Sophia, and Summer are incredible supporters of our farm and the whole local food movement in our community.  We see at least one of them every week, and are so honored to grow food for this family.  They are passionate about healthy food and share that enthusiasm with others.  Our favorite part is seeing families eat so many vegetables!  Thank you Brown family.
This week we’ll be bringing
SPINACH
KALE
SCALLIONS
EGGS  Our chickens are pastured seasonally, fed fresh garden scraps year round, and supplemented with locally grown certified organic grain.
POTATOES
CARROTS
JAM
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
CHIPOLTE PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
DRIED HERBS
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
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

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week on the farm, Luke and Ryan (our new intern) are working on designing new chicken run areas.

This week at market we have a variety of Beef, Pork, Smoked Pork, and Chicken available as well as Honey and Eggs.

SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)

FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb

CHICKEN
Breast                                      $11.00/lb
Drums                                        $6.00/lb
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb

LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb

EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Not attending this week:
Earthscape Farm
Laughing Tree Bakery
Shady Side Farm of Holland
Cultured Love
Meadow View Dairy
We’ll be at market the last Saturday of April
Never Better Naturals
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday March 26th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 26th, 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/

Attending this week’s market:Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
These cool cloudy days have made for slower growth, we are offering limited amounts of fresh picked greens this week
SPINACH
BABY KALE
SCALLIONS
EGGS  Our chickens are pastured seasonally, fed fresh garden scraps year round, and supplemented with locally grown certified organic grain.
POTATOES
CARROTS
JAM
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
CHIPOLTE PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
DRIED HERBS
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
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

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will not be at market next Saturday, April 2. But this Saturday I will be at market with our 16 varieties of certified organic dry beans. Have you tried our Hidatsa Red beans? These beans were grown by the Hidatsa native peoples in the Missouri River Valley of North Dakota. Similar to a kidney bean, they make a great side dish to any grilled meat, and are also good in dips, salads, chilis, soups, or served with grains. Stop by the table and ask for the Red Beans and Rice recipe card that calls for Hidatsa Red beans.

I will also be offering aged cheese from Grassfields Farms in Coopersville. Grassfields Farm is an organic dairy farm, and their cheese is made from their organic unpasturized milk.

Please let me know if you need wool items, or any bulk (over 2#) amounts of the beans by emailing me before 5 pm on Friday at info@shadysidefarm.com.

To stay up to date on our activities, please consider following us on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shadysidefarm
Lona

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
Spring is here! 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 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 fresh 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

Never Better Naturals
From sinus issues and pain to rashes of all kinds and aging skin, we have a natural herbal treatment for you!  We can also help to protect you from bugs, sunburns, germs, dirt, stains, dry skin, oily faces, dry lips, and so much more without the addition of genetically modified and wasteful, toxic substances!  You can also find clean care for babies on up with us here at Sweetwater.
We have a “clearance” spot where you can take advantage of our buy one/get one free deals.
Pick up little Easter goodies for all and support your local economy at the same time.  We will see you there!

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Bakery Offerings
Morning glory muffins
English muffins
Breakfast cookies
Fresh Quiche
Paleo cookies
Oat & Honey bread
Pasture Raised Pork
All cuts available!
Grass fed lamb
All cuts available
Tim is looking forward to seeing you all at the market!

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger, lavender hibiscus, and our new flavor.. JASMINE! No growlers this week. Please remember to return empties.
I will also have handmade terrariums with succulents from Succulent Cultivations for $35.

Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We have all the maple syrup that your sweet tooth would desire.
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
We are coming to market every other week so be sure you stock up for a couple weeks.
Visit our website at:  http://www.kaszasugarbush.com/

Scholl Farm of Montague
Eggs (chicken) $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting).  Limited supply.
Duck and Goose eggs while they last…limited supply.
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)

Funny Farm of Grant
Dried kale two ways, whole leaf, or powdered. Perfect for adding to smoothies, soups and more!
Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s special:
Cubed Steak, sometimes called Swiss Steak.  It’s a flavorful cut of beef that is put through a tenderizer so it can be quick-seared and eaten medium rare.  Regular price is $6.50 per lb.  Sale price is $6 per lb.
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
VEGGIES for sale this week: We only have Celeriac left in storage!
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.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Liver 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.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We spotted a Sand Hill Crane this morning (I first heard them the 28th of Feb.), heard spring peepers yesterday evening, collected 4 duck eggs yesterday, photographed the 1st crocus Tues., had a polite little worker bee ride on my shoulder for awhile on Mon. (I did all the talking, tho), and the killdeer announced their arrival Monday morning.

We have chicken eggs aplenty for Saturday, as well as a few duck eggs.  We are sold out of soup bones, oxtail, roasts, and kabob meat.  For a meaty soup with bone broth, we have shank with bone.  Short ribs also remain in stock, along with burger, burger patties, stew meat, brisket, a wide selection of steaks with and without bone, liver, and tongue.

We have several sizes of raw honey available.  Aaron and Isaac leave at 5a Fri. to take in both days of the MI Beekeepers Conference in East Lansing.  Aaron is 14 and it’s his third year attending; Isaac is 12 and it’s his second time.  (I’m bracing for the whirlwind of excited information I’ll hear when they get home Sat. night!)  We will be working hives the next time weather cooperates.  Initial assessment is encouraging for colony survival this winter.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning,
Sarah

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Despite the cold weather this week we put up a new garden shed and set our pigs out in the garden plot to start tilling up the land for us.

This week at market we have a variety of Beef, Pork, Smoked Pork, and Chicken available as well as Honey and Eggs.  Want lamb or ham for Easter?  We’ve got both.
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb
CHICKEN
Breast                                      $11.00/lb
Drums                                        $6.00/lb
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb
LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will NOT be at market next Saturday April 2nd.  Stock up this coming Saturday if you need an extra loaf or two to get you through the break—our bread freezes beautifully. We will return to Sweetwater on Saturday April 9th.
Happy Easter to All!
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
Chili Cheddar:  Locally grown Jalapenos and smooth Vermont cheddar make this a loaf with bite!  Price $8.00
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
Hazel Road Rustic:  A New England style Anadama bread made with Michigan Rye flour, organic polenta, and a bit of molasses.  Price $6.00
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY:
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!  $3.25 each
Pecan Maple Oaties:  Charlie’s favorite cookie!  Made with organic rolled oats, Michigan maple syrup, and pecans.  $2.50
Tree Huggers:  A quarter pound Peanut Butter cookie loaded with chocolate chips.  Sweetened with Michigan maple and honey only.  VEGAN.  $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
Lovely Lemon Scones
Cranberry Orange 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
Meadow View Dairy
We’ll be at market the last Saturday of April

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday March 12th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 19th, 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/

Attending this week’s market:

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
The sunshine and warmer temperatures really got things growing in our hoophouses this week.  We are so excited to be offering fresh greens.
This week:
SPINACH
BABY KALE
SCALLIONS
EGGS  Our chickens are pastured seasonally, fed fresh garden scraps year round, and supplemented with locally grown certified organic grain.
POTATOES
CARROTS
JAM
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
CHIPOLTE PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
DRIED HERBS
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
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

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will be at market this Saturday with 16 varieties of certified organic dry beans grown on our farm south of Grand Haven. Have you tried our Hutterite Soup beans yet? These beans were introduced by the Hutterite sect in the Dakotas. Hutterite Soup beans have a delicate, buttery taste, cook fast, and make a creamy soup without the need for dairy products. I used them yesterday in a White Chicken Chili, and it was good. I will also have along to market aged cheese from Grassfields Farms in Coopersville. They are an organic dairy farm, and their cheese is made from their organic unpasturized milk.
Please let me know if you need wool items, or any bulk (over 2#) amounts of the beans by emailing me before 5 pm on Friday at info@shadysidefarm.com.
info@shadysidefarm.com.
To stay up to date on our activities, please consider following us on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shadysidefarm
Lona

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
Spring is here! 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 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 fresh 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 will be at the market with bottles of ginger and lavender hibiscus. Please remember to return your empties! I will also be selling handmade glass terrariums with living succulents from Succulent Cultivations.

Scholl Farm of Montague
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)

Funny Farm of Grant
Dried kale two ways, whole leaf, or powdered. Perfect for adding to smoothies, soups and more!
Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s special:
Cubed Steak, sometimes called Swiss Steak.  It’s a flavorful cut of beef that is put through a tenderizer so it can be quick-seared and eaten medium rare.  Regular price is $6.50 per lb.  Sale price is $6 per lb.
EGGS $4.50 per dozen.  Fed all organic grain and out to wander and eat bugs!
VEGGIES for sale this week: We only have Celeriac left in storage!
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.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks
Roasts ~ Chuck and Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Liver 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.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We spotted a Sand Hill Crane this morning (I first heard them the 28th of Feb.), heard spring peepers yesterday evening, collected 4 duck eggs yesterday, photographed the 1st crocus Tues., had a polite little worker bee ride on my shoulder for awhile on Mon. (I did all the talking, tho), and the killdeer announced their arrival Monday morning.

We have chicken eggs aplenty for Saturday, as well as a few duck eggs.  We are sold out of soup bones, oxtail, roasts, and kabob meat.  For a meaty soup with bone broth, we have shank with bone.  Short ribs also remain in stock, along with burger, burger patties, stew meat, brisket, a wide selection of steaks with and without bone, liver, and tongue.

We have several sizes of raw honey available.  Aaron and Isaac leave at 5a Fri. to take in both days of the MI Beekeepers Conference in East Lansing.  Aaron is 14 and it’s his third year attending; Isaac is 12 and it’s his second time.  (I’m bracing for the whirlwind of excited information I’ll hear when they get home Sat. night!)  We will be working hives the next time weather cooperates.  Initial assessment is encouraging for colony survival this winter.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning,
Sarah

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week we have new piglets running around in the woods.  Spring is on its way!
We have a variety of Beef, Pork, Smoked Pork, and Chicken available as well as Honey and Eggs.
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb
CHICKEN
Breast                                      $11.00/lb
Drums                                        $6.00/lb
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb
LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
The time has come to hire some additional market help for the 2016 market season!  If you or someone you know may be interested in working with us at one of our three market locations on a Saturday morning, please EMAIL US to set up an interview.   We are excited to find dynamic, food-loving folks to help us at markets in the coming months!  The outdoor market season will be here before you know it!!
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
Cheddar Peppercorn:  Organic black pepper and smooth Vermont Cheddar combine in a tantalizing loaf.  Price $8.00
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
Toasted Walnut Batard:  A French Country loaf studded with toasted organic walnuts.  Price $7.50
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY:
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!  $3.25 each
Pecan Maple Oaties:  Charlie’s favorite cookie!  Made with organic rolled oats, Michigan maple syrup, and pecans.  $2.50
Mrs Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers:  Valrhona dark chocolate batons and organic walnuts make this a cookie as memorable as its name!  $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
Pecan Date 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
Meadow View Dairy
We’ll be at market the last Saturday of each month
Kasza Sugar Bush
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We’ll return next week!

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday March 12

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 12th, 2016, 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/

2016 Schedule
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY all year long!

Attending this week’s market:

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Spring is in the air! We spotted a Sand Hill Crane this morning (I first heard them the 28th of Feb.), heard spring peepers yesterday evening, collected 4 duck eggs yesterday, photographed the 1st crocus Tues., had a polite little worker bee ride on my shoulder for awhile on Mon. (I did all the talking, tho), and the killdeer announced their arrival Monday morning.

We have chicken eggs aplenty for Saturday, as well as a few duck eggs.  We are sold out of soup bones, oxtail, roasts, and kabob meat.  For a meaty soup with bone broth, we have shank with bone.  Short ribs also remain in stock, along with burger, burger patties, stew meat, brisket, a wide selection of steaks with and without bone, liver, and tongue.

We have several sizes of raw honey available.  Aaron and Isaac leave at 5a Fri. to take in both days of the MI Beekeepers Conference in East Lansing.  Aaron is 14 and it’s his third year attending; Isaac is 12 and it’s his second time.  (I’m bracing for the whirlwind of excited information I’ll hear when they get home Sat. night!)  We will be working hives the next time weather cooperates.  Initial assessment is encouraging for colony survival this winter.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning,
Sarah

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will be at market this Saturday with 16 varieties of certified organic dry beans grown on our farm south of Grand Haven. Have you tried our Black Calypso beans yet? Also known as Orca or Yin Yang beans, these striking black and white beans are plump and have a creamy texture. The taste is slightly nutty and mellow.
I will also have along to market aged cheese from Grassfields Farms in Coopersville. They are an organic dairy farm, and their cheese is made from their organic unpasturized milk.
Finally, I plan to take a wool-filled mattress pad and comforter along to market. We have these available in several sizes, and have more on order. They contain the wool from our sheep, and are made for us by the folks at Zeilinger Wool Co. in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Since wool breathes, these bedding items help to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Please let me know if you need wool items, or any bulk (over 2#) amounts of the beans by emailing me before 5 pm on Friday at info@shadysidefarm.com.
info@shadysidefarm.com.
To stay up to date on our activities, please consider following us on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shadysidefarm
Lona

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Bakery Offerings
Morning glory muffins
English muffins
Breakfast cookies
Fresh Quiche
Paleo cookies
Oat & Honey bread
Pasture Raised Pork
All cuts available!
Grass fed lamb
All cuts available
Tim is looking forward to seeing you all at the market!

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
It’s hard to believe, we have been a part of Sweetwater for a year now! This Saturday, we will giving away free cups of coffee to celebrate and say thank you! Stop by and say hi!

We will have an assortment of freshly roasted coffee, fine chocolate, and loose leaf tea.

Scholl Farm of Montague
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
The sunshine and warmer temperatures really got things growing in our hoophouses this week.  We are so excited to be offering fresh greens.
This week:
SPINACH
BABY KALE
EGGS  Our chickens are pastured seasonally, fed fresh garden scraps year round, and supplemented with locally grown certified organic grain.
POTATOES
ONIONS
WINTER CARROTS
our farm products are made using vegetables and herbs grown here at Maple Moon
JAM
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
CHIPOLTE PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
DRIED HERBS
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
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

Funny Farm of Grant
Dried kale two ways, whole leaf, or powdered. Perfect for adding to smoothies, soups and more!
Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s special:
Cubed Steak, sometimes called Swiss Steak.  It’s a flavorful cut of beef that is put through a tenderizer so it can be quick-seared and eaten medium rare.  Regular price is $6.50 per lb.  Sale price is $6 per lb.
VEGGIES for sale this week:  Red onions.  Celeriac;  Green Cabbages
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.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks
Roasts ~ Chuck, English;  Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones, Oxtail
Liver
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

Never Better Naturals of Muskegon
Parabens, synthetics, and toxins… oh, my!  Follow the green and clean road with your skincare, personal care, baby care, and natural remedies by visiting us this weekend at market!
We will have these ready for you:
Sunscreen
Deodorant in two varieties
Herbal Tooth Scrub in two varieties
Natural Sanitizer Spray
Bar Soaps in many Varieties
Herbal Healing Balm
Pain Banish Cream
Sinus Rescue Sticks
Turn Back Time facial serum
Body Butter in many varieties
Lip Butter in new containers and 5 varieties
Bug Be Gone Natural Repellant
Foaming Face Washes for all skin types
Bacteria Balancing Foaming Hand Wash
Powder Laundry Detergent
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
We decided to celebrate that spring is right around the corner by whipping up a fresh batch of Sunrise body butter for you this week!  This particular scent will remind you of warmer days with the essential oils of orange, hibiscus, and coconut and it’s just one of our many varieties of this lush body butter.
If you’re preparing to escape to somewhere warm, you can pick up our chemical free and highly effective sunscreen.
Come to see, feel, and smell all of the body care, natural remedies, soaps, and more that we make locally and safe for you and the ones you love.
Thanks! Rachel

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
We are loving this warmer weather, and so are all the animals.  This week we put the sheep back on pasture.  They are enjoying the grass a good deal.
This week at market we have a variety of beef, smoked and fresh pork, lamb, and chicken.
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb
CHICKEN
Breast                                      $11.00/lb
Drums                                        $6.00/lb
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb
LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
The time has come to hire some additional market help for the 2016 market season!  If you or someone you know may be interested in working with us at one of our three market locations on a Saturday morning, please EMAIL US A RESUME.  We will let you know when we receive it.  We are excited to find dynamic, food-loving folks to help us at markets in the coming months!  The outdoor market season will be here before you know it!!
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
Chili Cheddar:  Jalapenos grown for us by Maple Moon Farm, paired with a tangy Vermont cheddar.  Great for breakfast with eggs!  Price $8.00
Big Country:    Hilde’s favorite loaf at present!  This extra big loaf (2 pounds plus) features a bit of Michigan Rye flour and an organic germ-restored wheat flour (this means it’s a flour with everything but the bran—so not quite wholegrain—more like 2/3 wholegrain).  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
Honey Oat:  This delicious loaf is developing quite a following with its slightly sweet and chewy texture.  Organic steel-cut oats and Michigan honey.  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
Tree Huggers:  Smooth, natural PB, and organic chocolate chips make this an unforgettable PB cookie!  $2.50
Mrs Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers:  Valrhona dark chocolate batons and organic walnuts make this a cookie as memorable as its name!  $2.50

Not attending market this week:
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We are coming to market every other week so be sure you stock up for a couple weeks.
Visit our website at:  http://www.kaszasugarbush.com/
Cultured Love
Bloom Ferments
Bloom Ferments will not be at the market this week, but we will be back next Saturday! Have a lovely week!

 

 

 

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday March 5th

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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/

2016 Schedule
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY all year long!

Attending this week’s market:

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s specials:
SOUP BONES!  $2 PER LB.  PRE-ORDER 10#, GET THEM FOR $1.80 PER LB.  Bone Broth weather will be over soon!
SHORT RIBS – $3 PER LB.  PRE-ORDER 5# OR MORE, GET THEM FOR $2.80 PER LB.
VEGGIES for sale this week:  Red onions.  Celeriac;  Green Cabbages
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.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone, NY Strip, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks
Roasts ~ Chuck, English;  Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones, Oxtail
Liver 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.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger and lavender hibiscus. Please remember to return your empties!

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.
We will be at market with our fermented krauts.

Scholl Farm of Montague
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)

Wild Earth Chocolates of Muskegon
Share your love of chocolate with your loved ones this week.
I have a few flavors I will be offering using essential oils infused into thin textured creamy maple sugar sweetened chocolate. Be sure and come by and try some and decide which ones you want for you and your chocolate loving companions.
Orange Spice has a deep orange note with a nice warm kick of clove and a soft lingering chocolate finish.
Anise offers a sweet licorice pop with subtle hints of fennel and tarragon, swirling in velvety chocolate throughout.
Peppermint, strong, cool, hot and always a favorite with deep dark chocolate, especially at this time of year.
Cinnamon adds a new twist with deep dark chocolate.
Heart Chocolate is available in the new sweeter 75% dark chocolate sweetened with D-ribose, for a big boost of calm energy right to your cells. D-ribose is a sweet supplement that is used for heart, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia patients to help them regain their cellular energy, so they can begin to move again.
We will be offering:
Heart Chocolate
Chocolate Thins
Anise Thins
Orange Spice Thins
Peppermint Thins
Cinnamon Thins
Buckwheeties (Kale, Buckwheat,  Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, and Hemp Seeds)
Cacao Beans
Cacao Nibs
Cacao Powder
Cacao Butter

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
The greenhouse is filling with plants and spring is starting in the hoop houses.  If we can pick spinach this week, we’ll post it on our FB page (at the time of this writing, it is too early to tell).
This week we are offering:
EGGS-our youngest hens have started to lay, which means we have lots more eggs to offer.  Our chickens are pastured and fed locally grown certified organic grain.
POTATOES
ONIONS
WINTER CARROTS
our farm products are made using vegetables and herbs grown here at Maple Moon
JAM
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
CHIPOLTE PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
DRIED HERBS
ONION POWDER
POULTRY RUB
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
We also offer a limited selection of maple syrup from Kasza Sugar Bush when they are not here at the market
Michael and Amanda Jones
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
(231)861-2535
Check us out on Facebook

Funny Farm of Grant
One more week for the bonus for your CSA!
Back by popular demand: Black Bean Truffles!
Moms! Cold and flu season is here, don’t forget about Elderberry  and  Aronia berry jelly to help with your antioxidants to help beat the colds and flu. Fight off the bad stuff with good stuff for breakfast and treats!
Dried kale two ways, whole leaf, or powdered. Perfect for adding to smoothies, soups and more!
Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt
In addition, Barbs Baubles & Jim’s woodworking creations will be on display.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
EGGS!  We will have plenty of chicken eggs again this week. In these winter months we feed our girls whatever green scraps we have plus Certified Organic layer mix produced at the Grice farm in Rothbury, just down the street from our farm! You can’t get much more locally grown than that!
Taste the difference in 100% Grass Fed Beef!
Our cows are on pasture as much as weather allows, then supplemented with our own farm grown baleage.
Ground Beef $6.50 lb
Burger Patties $7.50 lb
Roast $6
T-Bone $12.
Porterhouse 1” Stk
Beef Brisket $7/lb
Tenderloin $13
Sirloin $9
Rib steak $12
NY Strip $13
Oxtail $5.50 OUT
Short ribs $6.50
Round steak $5.75 OUT
Liver $4.00
Tongue $5.50
Soup bones $2
Hanging half  3.75 pre order call us
Poultry
All poultry is free range, fed Certified Organic feed.
Chicken eggs $5.00
Duck eggs $8
Honey
We are sold out of traditional honey until next harvest.  We will have 3-4 sizes of raw and unfiltered honey available.
12 oz bear 4
1 lb jar raw 5.25
2 lb bottle 9
4 lb pail raw 17
5 lb jug 20

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
This week we watched as our new lambs bounced around the barn and tried to play with the calf.  Even with the snow, Spring is on its way.
This week we have a variety of cuts from Beef, Pork, Smoked Pork, Lamb, and Chicken.
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)

FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb
CHICKEN
Breast                                      $11.00/lb
Drums                                        $6.00/lb
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb
LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Charlie and I have had a great time making sandwiches these days.  We are trying to branch out from our old standbys to try some new delectables!
Today we made mayonnaise with a bowl and a whisk—it took us two tries but it was well worth the effort!  We wanted to come up with a dressing worthy of a top-notch turkey sandwich (on grilled Homesteader’s Wheat), and indeed we did.  We paired the turkey with a tangy cheddar, some fresh spinach—and our herbed mayo took it over the top.  We would love to hear what sandwiches you are making these days!
Also, we promise to have more Oceana Rounds at the market this weekend for those who want to try it out for French Toast…
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
Cheddar Peppercorn:  Tangy Vermont Cheddar and freshly ground organic black peppercorns.  Price $8.00
Hazel Road Rustic:  A New England classic made with organic polenta, blackstrap molasses, and organic Michigan Rye flour.  Price $6.00
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY:
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!
$3.25 each
Pecan Maple Oaties:  Organic oats, pure Michigan maple, and toasted pecans.  $2.50
Mrs Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers:  Valrhona dark chocolate batons and organic walnuts make this a cookie as memorable as its name!  $2.50
Hilltoppers:  A ginger molasses cookie for true ginger lovers!  $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
Pecan Date 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

Vendors not attending this week:
Liberty Family Farm
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We’re busy shearing sheep this Saturday and will return to market next Saturday the 12th. For more information about Shearing Day, go to http://shadysidefarm.blogspot.com/2016/02/shearing-day-2016-march-5th.html
Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
You can now find our coffee at 5 different locations! We are in the Grand Haven, Muskegon, and North Muskegon Health Hutts, as well as First Street Market in New Era and The Evergreen in Ludington. We are taking this week off market due to church business, but we will see you next week!
Never Better Naturals of Muskegon
We’ll be back next week!
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will be visiting the market at the end of every month. See you on March 26th!
Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We are coming to market every other week so be sure you stock up for a couple weeks.
Visit our website at:  http://www.kaszasugarbush.com/

Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday February 27

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 27, 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/

2016 Schedule
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY all year long!

Attending this week’s market:

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We are busy gearing up for our Shearing Day, which will be held at our farm on Saturday, March 5, from 9 – 3. You are all welcome to come! Since I will not be at market next Saturday, please stock up this Saturday on our certified organic dry beans and Grassfields Farm’s raw aged cheeses. Have you tried our Marrow beans yet? Plump, soft white beans with a creamy texture and a meaty flavor, these beans soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
Please let me know if you need wool items, or any bulk (over 2#) amounts of the beans by emailing me before 5 pm on Friday at info@shadysidefarm.com.
To stay up to date on our activities, please consider following us on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shadysidefarm
Lona

Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters
We’re back this week with a beautiful new display! Stop by our table to check out all the Coffee, Chocolate, and Tea we have and taste a sample! We will have all our varieties of freshly roasted coffee in 12 oz and 6 oz bags as well as variety of chocolate bars, barks, and much more! We will be gone next weekend due to Church business, so be sure to stock up!

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger and lavender hibiscus. Please remember to return your empties!

Scholl Farm of Montague
Eggs, Chicken $5.00/doz.  Certified Organic Feed, Free Range (weather permitting)

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Congratulations to Bernadine Rolnicki, the winner of our Know Your Food quiz! Bernadine got the highest score of all the customers who took it. Bernadine wins a $25 gift certificate to our farm. (Sweetwater’s market manager, Diana Jancek, got the only perfect score.  Yeah!)  We’ll have all the answers available at our stand, with detailed explanations.
This week we are offering:
EGGS-our youngest hens have started to lay, which means we have lots more eggs to offer.  Our chickens are pastured and fed locally grown certified organic grain.
POTATOES
ONIONS
WINTER CARROTS
FRESH ROSEMARY
our farm products are made using vegetables and herbs grown here at Maple Moon
JAM
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
CHIPOLTE PEPPERS
BROTH BAGS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
DRIED HERBS
ONION POWDER
POULTRY RUB
HERBAL TEAS
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
LOVE
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

Funny Farm of Grant
One more week for the bonus for your CSA!
We have adapted our CSA this year to allow you your choice of veggies for the week. We will add 10% to the amount you choose for the summer growing season. As an incentive for the early joiners, we will increase your premium by $20, so your $300 CSA will net you $350 in produce for the summer.
Back by popular demand: Black Bean Truffles!
Moms! Cold and flu season is here, don’t forget about Elderberry  and  Aronia berry jelly to help with your antioxidants to help beat the colds and flu. Fight off the bad stuff with good stuff for breakfast and treats!
Dried kale two ways, whole leaf, or powdered. Perfect for adding to smoothies, soups and more!
Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Dried Thyme
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We appreciate advance orders.  We are pretty well stocked. Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday evening.  See you on Saturday!
This week’s specials:
SOUP BONES!  $2 PER LB.  PRE-ORDER 10#, GET THEM FOR $1.80 PER LB.  Bone Broth weather will be over soon!
SHORT RIBS – $3 PER LB.  PRE-ORDER 5# OR MORE, GET THEM FOR $2.80 PER LB.
Beef Suet – $1 per lb.
VEGGIES for sale this week:  Red onions.  Celeriac;  Green Cabbages
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.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, TBone, NY Strip, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks
Roasts ~ Chuck, English;  Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, GROUND SIRLOIN AND BEEF PATTIES, too!
Short Ribs
Soup Bones
Liver 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.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
EGGS!  We will have plenty of chicken eggs again this week. In these winter months we feed our girls whatever green scraps we have plus Certified Organic layer mix produced at the Grice farm in Rothbury, just down the street from our farm! You can’t get much more locally grown than that!
Taste the difference in 100% Grass Fed Beef!
Our cows are on pasture as much as weather allows, then supplemented with our own farm grown baleage.
Ground Beef $6.50 lb
Burger Patties $7.50 lb
Roast $6
T-Bone $12.
Porterhouse 1” Stk
Beef Brisket $7/lb
Tenderloin $13
Sirloin $9
Rib steak $12
NY Strip $13
Oxtail $5.50 OUT
Short ribs $6.50
Round steak $5.75 OUT
Liver $4.00
Tongue $5.50
Soup bones $2
Hanging half  3.75 pre order call us
Poultry
All poultry is free range, fed Certified Organic feed.
Chicken eggs $5.00
Duck eggs $8
Honey
We are sold out of traditional honey until next harvest.  We will have 3-4 sizes of raw and unfiltered honey available.
12 oz bear 4
1 lb jar raw 5.25
2 lb bottle 9
4 lb pail raw 17
5 lb jug 20

Never Better Naturals of Muskegon

We decided to celebrate that spring is right around the corner by whipping up a fresh batch of Sunrise body butter for you this week!  This particular scent will remind you of warmer days with the essential oils of orange, hibiscus, and coconut and it’s just one of our many varieties of this lush body butter.
If you’re preparing to escape to somewhere warm, you can pick up our chemical free and highly effective sunscreen.
Come to see, feel, and smell all of the body care, natural remedies, soaps, and more that we make locally and safe for you and the ones you love.
Thanks! Rachel

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

Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We have all the maple syrup that your sweet tooth would desire.
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
We are coming to market every other week so be sure you stock up for a couple weeks.
Visit our website at:  http://www.kaszasugarbush.com/

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Greetings from Provision Family Farms!   There is new life on the farm.  Two new lambs and a calf we born this week.  We also have our first batch of chicks for May.  Piglets are also running around in the woods.  Spring is just around the corner!
This week we have various cuts of Smoked and Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, and Chicken.  We also have EGGS
SMOKED PORK
Smoked Hock                    $4.00/lb
Bacon                                $8.50/lb
Jowl Bacon                        $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon                    $8.00/lb
Ham                                  $7.50/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin                        $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon                 $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
FRESH PORK
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)   $6.00/lb
Ground Pork                               $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)  $5.50/lb
Sausage Links                          $8.00/lb
Pork Steak, Pork Chops                 $6.50/lb
Loin, Boneless Pork Chops, Cutlets     $7.50/lb
Spare Ribs                               $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs                     $7.00/lb
Tenderloin                               $12.00/lb
Bones                                    $1.00/lb
Fresh Hocks                          $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart, Lard                      $4.00/lb
BEEF
Ground Sirloin                         $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)  $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Rolled Rump         $8.00/lb
Brisket,  Cube Steak,
Chuck Roast, English Roast,
Kabobs/Stew                          $6.50/lb
Sirloin, Flat Iron                       $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin   $13.00/lb
Short Ribs                              $4.00/lb
Bones                                    $2.00/lb
Kidney                                    $2.00/lb
CHICKEN
Breast                                      $11.00/lb
Drums                                        $6.00/lb
Wings                                       $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet         $2.00/lb
Liver                                            $4.00/lb
LAMB
Stew Meat                                   $10.00/lb
Leg Roast                                   $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg                              $14.00/lb
EGGS                                          $5/doz
Note: chickens on pasture fed GMO-free conventional feed.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
As many of you know, Charlie and I are big fans of French Toast.  Well, this morning I did a little experimenting to determine which loaves make the best French Toast…  I have to say that Annie’s Raisin Spice is still my top pick for this purpose (I just love the cinnamon, cardamom, and whole grains in this loaf), but the Oceana Round was a strong second—it was super custardy and scrumptious—practically melting in our mouths!
I haven’t determined yet which loaf takes third place… I played around with the Honey Oat but I’d like to compare that to the Homesteader’s Wheat, Michigander, and maybe even Big Country.
But still, top picks for French Toast:  ANNIE’S RAISIN SPICE and OCEANA ROUND.  Both were pretty darn fabulous!
Laughing Tree French Toast—makes 6 slices
3 Eggs
½ cup whole milk or half and half
Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Coconut oil—for the frying pan
OUR TEN WEEKLY VARIETIES
Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $6.00
 Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $6.00
 Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.50
The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $6.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $7.00
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% Whole grain Kamut: A heritage grain with a golden hue.   Distinct and moist with a flavor similar to corn.  A non-hybridized cousin to modern wheat. $7.00
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
Pilgrim Rye: A German-style rye made with cracked rye berries and OG Spelt Flour.  (No wheat flour except for what is in the levain starter).  Slice it thin to enjoy this dark and hearty loaf.  $7.00 a loaf
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE
Big Country:  Made with germ-restored wheat flour and Michigan-grown rye, this 2 pound loaf is sumptuously supple and earthy.  Perfect pick for a crowd.  Price $7.50
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
Chili Cheddar:  Maple Moon Farm jalapenos and Vermont cheddar in a loaf that bites back!  Price $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye:  A new twist on an old Eastern European tradition.  Caraway and cracked rye make this dark, chewy loaf.  Price $6.00
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY:
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!
$3.25 each
Tree Huggers:  The original quarter pound PB cookie with organic chocolate chips.  VEGAN $2.50
Mrs Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers:  Valrhona dark chocolate batons and organic walnuts make this a cookie as memorable as its name!  $2.50
Expedition Cookies:  Everything but the kitchen sink!  (Oats, barley flour, sunnies, coconut, dates, honey, raisins, chocolate chips)  $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
Lovely Lemon Scones
Cranberry Orange 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