August heat brings out the Dragons!

Look for the Dragons at Funny Farm & Maple Moon booths!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 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 & DUFB Market!



Attending this Saturday’s market:


Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries are back! We’re super excited to welcome RJ Rant, his wife Erin and their three children to Sweetwater! RJ’s mom Judy and sister Meghan have been bringing Wind Dancer’s Certified Organic Blueberries to our market for the last two years, now we’ll have a chance to meet the person responsible for transitioning the farm to organic! We’ve had a chance to sample this year’s crop and you are in for a treat!


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will have some vegetables and fresh herbs. Tomatoes! Eggplant! New Potatoes, Red Cabbages, Carrots, Onions, Beets with Greens, Pickles, Cucumbers, Dill, Broccoli, Garlic, Green, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers,  Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

BEEF! We should have a full supply. Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin
Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round
Roasts ~ Rolled Rump, Arm, English & Chuck
Kabob Beef for Grilling
Stew Meat
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Liver, Heart and Tongue

Soup Bones & Oxtail
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. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

this week we have:


*TOMATOES all heirloom varieties, grown on 100% sunshine, soil and love!

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)


*GEORGIA FLAME PEPPERS (heirloom variety from the Republic of Georgia.  Hotter than a jalapeno, but not as hot as cayenne.  Great for salsa)




*TOMATILLOS (make some fresh salsa verde!)





*DRAGON TONGUE  (heirloom variety, broad flat yellow pod speckled with purple, nutty crisp flavor)

We have bulk beans available.   Freeze or can for local beans all year long.

5# $15

15# (half bushel) $35






*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties-long and burbless)



*KALE  ****5LBS $15*******freeze or dry for the winter OR host a kale feast














Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455


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Funny Farm of Grant

Yellow beans, green beans
Summer squash and zucchini including Patty Pans, Yellow, Zephyr, Limon.

Cucumbers & pickles.


Red & Red Gold Potatoes


Mini squash boxes,   perfect for kabobs
Basil and lemon basil,   try it in your iced tea or ice water

Asst varieties of kale, new variety of green, lacinato or dino, and new red veined flat leaf, Great for wraps or chips
Baby Swiss chard,  washed and bagged, ready to go

Lots of new varieties of potatoes
Lemon cucumbers are here!
Heirloom Dragons’ Tongue beans coming soon!
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:


Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

Jacob’s Cattle – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili

Jacob’s Cattle Gold – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews

Marrow (near the end of our supply) – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking


We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it!
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Chili – Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

Garlic & Onion – The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.

Polkton Corners – The centuries-old name for our farmland, this original semi-soft, creamy offering is mouth-watering at room temperature.

Spring Herb – A Polkton Corners base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!


Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm


Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

This week we have some exciting new items!

SWEET Ripe Red Peppers!  Limited quantity

Tomatoes – Sungolds, Black Cherry tomatoes, and heirloom slicers

Jalapeno peppers

Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Radishes – D’Avignon “French Breakfast” and red rounds

Beets – traditional red and heirloom, candy-striped Chioggia


Fresh onions and garlic

Kale and Chard


Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Well, we just celebrated 11 years of marital bliss this past weekend—hurrah for us(!)  and for all of our wonderful friends and family who support us.  We are so grateful that our life together includes the bakery and the opportunity to bake for so many delightful people in West Michigan.   When we met (15 years ago) it was in a little bakery in Ypsilanti, MI and at that time we couldn’t have imagined all the beautiful adventures that awaited us.  We are so full of appreciation for all that our life together has held.


Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50  ($6.50 in stores)

Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00


Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)

Pumpernickel Rye A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf. $6.00  ($6.00 in stores)

Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $7.50  ($8.00 in stores)


(Cookies and brownies are only available at Farmer’s markets, the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall, and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)

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  ($3.75 in stores)

Hilltoppers Cookies– Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins  ($3.00 in stores)

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!


Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
A new batch of Luscious Body Butter is headed to market this week! This smells so good you’ll want to eat it and it’s so safe it wouldn’t hurt you if you did! 🙂 A rich blend of Mango, Shea and Cocoa Butters along with Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils are whipped up with Vanilla and Orange essential oils making this a truly yummy blend! Stop by for a sample. $8

Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”-
Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”-
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”-
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”-
Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps:
Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange or Four Thieves

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint, Lavender or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags
: Peppermint, Lavender or Orange
Insect Repellent
(For people and pets)

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.

Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!


Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings



Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe





Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings


Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies


Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm


Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

We’ll be returning soon!

Five Oaks Farm

We’ve either emailed or called you to let you know if this is your pickup week, and where. Thanks!