Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card Market!
New website is up! http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/
Attending this week’s market:
Never Better Naturals of Muskegon
Rachel Martineau joins us this week with her own line-up of healthy body care products.
After working in the skin care business for many years she realized that what goes on the skin is just as important as what goes in the mouth, and four years ago began making her own body care products. Free of all synthetics and toxins, she hopes you will give Never Better Naturals a try this Saturday!
Available this Saturday, October 10th:
Beam Banish- a sunscreen with an approximate SPF rating of 40.
Healing Balm- a homeopathic remedy that is helpful for Eczema, Psoriasis, rashes, cuts, bruises, bug bites, and more made from organically grown herbs.
Pain Banish- an analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory treatment cream that is helpful for muscle, joint, menstrual, and nerve pain
Lice Away Spray- a natural scalp and material spray that is helpful for the prevention of lice infestations
Bug-Be-Gone- bug repellent for people, dogs, and horses
Baby Bottom Balm- an anti-microbial diaper rash prevention and treatment cream
Baby Butter- a very thick baby lotion that also can clear baby acne
Lip Butter- petroleum free lip balm in 5 varieties
Hard Lotion Bars- compact lotion bars made to rub directly onto the skin with 5 scent varieties
Bring It Back- a very thick body and face lotion in 5 scent varieties
Face Wash- One for oily or acne affected skin, one for dry skin
Turn Back Time- a holistic serum with contents known to rebuild collagin around the eyes and to aid the body in skin repair
Hand Wash- a foaming wash available in two natural germ fighting varieties
Powder Laundry Detergent- chemical free and cheaper than what you can find at health stores. Peppermint or Rose scents
Mint toothpaste- w/added minerals to help fight tooth decay, peppermint/wintergreen and Orange
Aluminum & Gluten Free Deodorant comes in Lavender & Lemongrass and Unscented.
Coming with me soon to market: Gardeners hand soap and other organic bar soap varieties including goats milk soap. Please feel free to ask me any questions. Alternatives to sizes and ingredients are always available at your request.
Mund Farm of Rothbury
Certified organic apples are available for 2015. These are the same apples I brought last season, from Brian Hackerts Orchards. Due to spring frost damage there are frost scars on the apples. To determine customer interest in placing an order, I will have samples for viewing this Saturday, Oct 10th at the market.
The varieties are Empire and Jonathan, with 1/2 bu @ $13 (Approx. 21 lbs); 1 bu @ $20 (Approx. 42 lbs); Please bring your own containers to switch over from my baskets.
Apples are expected to be available Oct 17th – 31st, (tree run / sorted for major defects). I plan to have these varieties at Market on Oct 24th & 31st in small quantities, as well as 1/2 bu & whole bushel (pending interest).
NOTE: If you can’t make it to the market on Oct 10th, please email me at email@example.com by Oct 14 and will try to arrange for viewing prior to ordering 1/2 & whole bushel quantities. I will schedule delivery / pick-up for the week of Oct 17 – 31.
• A McIntosh type apple
• Long shelf life
• Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.
• Best for: eating fresh
• One of the first red apples of the fall
• Sweet-tart taste with firm texture
• Light red stripes over yellow or deep red
• Best for: eating and cooking
The Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters of Hart
This cooler weather is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or tea! Either way you like it, we have you covered! Every week we have 4-6 varieties of freshly roasted coffee, and 5+ varieties of loose leaf tea. We also have some amazing fair-trade organic chocolate barks, and chocolate covered coffee beans! We can only bring a few varieties of our chocolates to the market each week, so be sure to check out our list on Facebook and pre-order if there is something specific you want.
Featured coffee of the week! Check our facebook page for details on our coffee of the week.
We will also plan to bring our Guatemala FTO, Papua New Guinea FTO, Colombia FTO, and Sumatra Decaf.
As always, we sell our coffee by the ounce so you can get the perfect amount to use while it is the freshest. We also have gift certificates; the perfect gift for a coffee lover!
Come taste the fresh difference! Coffee is seasonal, so expect some variety. We try not to roast too much extra in order to keep the coffee fresh every week.
Our list of Teas and Chocolates has gotten too long to include here, so check out our Facebook page for the full list of what we have available.
Email us to order in advance, and we will have it bagged up and ready for you. Advance orders will ensure that we don’t run out of your favorite coffee before you get there, and speed up your shopping if you are in a hurry!
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week I will likely bring the following:
red and yellow onions
Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
Cultured Love is “making good food possible”, producing probiotic-laden, nutritious foods that are not only beneficial for you, but also add amazing flavor, texture, and beauty to any meal.
Curryosity – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Green Onion, Curry, Cumin, Paprika
Root for Ginger – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Radish, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes
Add those to our current lineup of specialty kraut products — traditional sauerkraut with caraway, dill kraut, and spicy kraut — are naturally fermented and nutritious, hand-crafted in Grand Rapids.
Shady Side Farm of Holland
The beans are back! We continue to harvest our certified organic beans, and will have the following freshly-harvested varieties along this week:
Black Calypso – Plump, with creamy texture. Slightly nutty, mellow taste, something like a russet potato.
Black Valentine – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Green Flageolet – Creamy, firm texture and a sweet mellow flavor.
Hidatsa Red – 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 – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Jacob’s Cattle Gold – Hold their shape and soak up other flavors well. Great for soups, stews, salads and baked beans.
Marrow – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with. Great soup beans.
October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.
Painted Lady – Slightly sweet, with a smooth, creamy texture.
Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking. Also have a limited supply of split pintos for $1/pound.
NEW! Tiger Eye – Rich, hearty flavor, with a smooth texture and tender skins.
Yellow Indian Women – These buttery beans retain their shape well, and are less starchy than some other beans. Good all purpose bean.
Zebra – Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean.
Leftover from last year, and discounted:
Black Turtle – (last year’s crop) Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture. Discounted $1 a pound while supplies last.
Hutterite Soup – (last year’s crop) Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food. Discounted $2 a pound while supplies last.
Jacob’s Cattle – (last year’s crop) Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili. Discounted $2 a pound while supplies last.
Please let us know ahead of time if you’d like to order 5# bags of any one variety, so that we can pre-bag those and bring them along.
In addition, we offer Grassfield Farms organic raw aged cheeses in the following flavors:
NEW! Smoked Gouda – I’ll have samples along. Smoky and rich, this cheese does not disappoint!
NEW! Aged Edam – I’ll have samples along. Two years old, this skim milk cheese is wonderful!
Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Crofters – This delicious cheese is aged at least a year and has a medium sharp taste. The texture is dry and crumbly. Very similar to Parmesan.
Fait Gras – Grassfields’ signature cheese, Fait Gras is a triple cream cheddar. Rich!
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.
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.
Ask about our grassfed lamb for your freezer. Last year some of our Sweetwater customers loved the lamb they got from us so much that this year they ordered two. (Same thing happened at Fulton Street Market in GR.)
Finally, I will have my handwoven rag rugs along this Saturday.
See you Saturday!
Little Red Organics of Freesoil
Mini & 5# napa cabbage
Dragon Tongue Beans(?)
Cabbage – savoy, red, panhead
Tomatoes – very last of them
Potatoes – white and yellow
Garlic – Music and German Red**
Peppers – Green bells and sweet red/yellow/orange**
* Bulk pre-ordering. We cannot fill orders placed at markets on the same day, preordering is essential.
Garlic – 3# case $24
Green Peppers Mediums- 20# case $25
Seed Garlic – 3# Music and/or German Red $36
Shallots – Grade,Large 5# case $12
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
This week I will likely bring the following:
fall radishes (black Spanish, watermelon, and daikon)
red and yellow onions
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Taste the difference in 100% Grass Fed Beef!
Our cows are on pasture as much as weather allows, then supplemented with our own farm grown baleage.
We have quarters and halves of our 100% grass fed beef available now! See me at market.
New! We have re-stocked all of our beef cuts this week!
Sale! Ground beef $6.50, this week $6.00!
Burger Patties $10/pkg
Beef Brisket $7/lb
Rib steak $12
NY Strip $13
Short ribs $6.50
Round steak $5.75
Soup bones $2
Hanging half 3.75 pre order call us
All poultry is free range, fed certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs $5.00
Duck eggs $8
Ducks coming soon!
12 oz bear 4
1 lb jar raw 5.25
2 lb bottle 9
4 lb pail raw 17
5 lb jug 20
Funny Farm of Grant
Remember, you have until Oct 31 to use your WIC Project Fresh coupons
This week we will bring:
SHIITAKI Mushrooms are here again!! Loads of them popped this week. Ask about our bargain size amounts for soup, drying or just sauteing and eating them up! Great sauteed with onions and topping anything, steak, burgers, etc.
Winter squash, lots of varieties, Green acorn, pink banana, blue banana, heirloom white acorn, blue hubbard, delicata, spaghetti, butternut, buttercup, and more.
Watermelons, red flesh, last of the season, get them now
Cherry tomatoes, lots of colors!
Kohlrabi. giant size for easy use, try ’em shredded, steamed and sauteed, yum!
Rutabaga and turnabagas, cross of rutabaga and turnip, both are great mashed with potatoes
Sweet white onions
Ass’t Kale, many new varieties
Sweet basil – end of the season, bringing what’s left
Italian Flat leaf parsley
Eggs from our mixed flock
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh if available
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Veggies for sale this week: Large & Medium Red and Yellow onions, plus 1.5# bags. Cauliflower! Broccoli, Cabbages, Beets with Greens; Cilantro!
GRASS FED BEEF! We have quarters of beef for sale. Email your orders.
SALE! Short Ribs $3 per lb. SALE! Soup bones $2 per lb!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm to place advance orders.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Ribeye, Rib Steak, TBone, NY Strip, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks; Stew Meat, Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, Rolled Rump; Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, BEEF PATTIES & GROUND SIRLOIN!
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts. Google some recipes!
SOUP BONES! Back in stock.
BEEF TALLOW – $1 per lb. or trade with us!
NEW SHIPMENT: HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
Is your body ready for the cooler season? Keep it healthy with fresh local greens. We have many to choose from.
BABY LEAF LETTUCE
RED HEAD LETTUCE
ROMAINE HEAD LETTUCE
ZEN’S CHERRY TOMATOES
FRESH HERBS (inclusing parsley, rosemary, thyme, lemongrass, sage)
DRIED CULINARY HERBS
DRIED HOT PEPPERS (cayenne, chipolte and ancho)
HERBAL TEAS-all our teas are made exclusively with herbs hand picked and blended right here on our farm.
*SWEET SUMMER TEA
HERBAL LIP BALMS
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
If you would like to reserve your order for Market on Saturday, just
email or call us (231) 689-0457 with your request and we will have it
ready for you to pick up.
Whole (out of stock)
Breast (out of stock)
$5.00/lb (out of stock)
$6.00/lb (out of stock)
Feet (out of stock)
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat)
$5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)
Bulk Sausage (not links) or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)
Boneless Pork Chops
Baby Back Ribs
Hamburger (out of stock)
Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs (out of stock)
Ground Sirloin (out of stock)
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)
Rib Steak, Kabobs
Brisket, English Roast, Cube Steak, Stew Meat
Skirt, Sirloin, Flat Iron
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin
Liver, Short Ribs
Ground (out of stock)
Chops (out of stock)
Rack (out of stock)
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Well, we’ve had a fire in the woodstove these past few days—no roaring blaze yet, but just enough to keep the chill out the house. Our neighbor Jim (for whom Griff’s 8 Grain is named) was out stacking wood on his porch this morning—this is the act which signifies fall for us like no other. As we passed Jim, my son Finn turned to me in the car and said, “I guess that means winter is coming Mom!” So grateful Sweetwater when the weather turns cold!
We will be bringing our RUSTIC BAGUETTES to the market every week for the next month or so… If you haven’t tried one of these hand-rolled beauties, you are in for a treat! It takes twice as long to roll our baguettes as any of our other loaves—but we think they are well worth the effort… Ask for a taste!
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
Chili Cheddar Locally-grown jalapenos peppers (by our friends at MAPLE MOON FARM), coupled with tangy cheddar cheese makes for great flavor that bites back! Fresh or toasted, we love it with fried eggs or a bowl of any kind of chili. $8.00
Rustic Baguette Our interpretation of the classic French baguette. An excellent partner for your favorite cheese or spread. They also just look nice sticking out the top of a shopping bag!! Price $3.00
Cobmoosa Onion Rye (Caramelized Michigan onions, OG Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!
Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies… A 4oz cookie sweetened with blackstrap molasses and bits of candied ginger. $2.50 each
Pecan Maple Oaties: Made with OG rolled oats, real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins 2.50 each.
Whangdangdoodlers: Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget. $2.50 each
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
BAKER’S DOZEN: If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE!
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, sea salt) $8.00/pound
LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA
Five Oaks Farm of Montague
We will have limited eggs available for CSA members who email us in advance.
Vendors not attending this week
Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia
We’ll return next week with our garlic & garlic seeds
Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
We’ll be back next week, thanks!
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
Note: We will be attending market the last Saturday of every month.