Certified Organic Apples this Saturday!

Certified Organic Apples!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 1st, 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 Market!


 Attending this Saturday’s market:


Mund Farm of Rothbury

Certified organic apples available this Saturday!

These two varieties, Empire & Jonathan, were grown on the Brian Hackert farm in Ludington.



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


September’s Herb’s & Produce

Whats Blooming this week:

*Dried Celosia



*Celery (Soup Season is here!)


*Beets (Bulls Blood & Detroit Red)



*Baby Red Russian Kale

*Baby Mixed Greens with Spinach

*Arugula (Baby)

Culinary Herbs:



*Fresh Mint (Great addition to salads and smoothies!)

Please contact us for any pre-orders 48 hours in advance.

September’s Herbs and Produce LLC


cell #(231) 557-9838



Simply Soaps of Spring Lake

I’m back and looking forward to seeing you all again! I drove out to California to help my elderly dad in what I thought would be a 2 week trip but it ended up to be 7! All is well, he is back up and running and so am I!
With these cold temps it’s the perfect time to get your Organic Brown Rice & Essential Oil Heat Wraps. Pick one up for yourself as well as that special Christmas gift. Wow, do they feel and smell good! Stop by, say hi and experience one heated and ready to go in person. Lavender, Peppermint or Orange.
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!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will accept Preorders of Beef and Veggies up until 6 pm on Friday.  Want bulk cabbage?  Let me know.  5 heads for $12.50.  Onions?  4# for $5, or 10# for $12.

VEGETABLES: Fennel, Pak Choi, Carrots, Beets with greens; Red Thumb, Austrian Crescent and Russian Fingerling Potatoes; also Kennebec and Red Norland Potatoes.  Onions, Garlic, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red; Acorn Winter Squash;  large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.

We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat;  Brisket

Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump

Lean Ground Beef

Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!

Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.

Heart, Liver and Tongue

ALSO:  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.


Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Greens! Spinach, Chard, Kale, Lettuce Mix and more!

Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes

Pasture Raised Chicken

Turkey Sign Up – We still have plenty available. Raised on pasture and fed Non- GMO grains! Breakfast Cookies

Paleo muffins

Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!

See You at the Market!


Funny Farm of Grant

This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!

We got frost and freeze this week, that means we strip-picked the peppers. Bulk baskets of sweet peppers at bargain prices! Red, yellow and green sweet peppers ready to go in your freezer for winter meals.

Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.

New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt

Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato

Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Five Oaks Farm

Plan to pick up your CSA share at your usual time, either on Friday evening or Saturday at the market. See you soon!


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Well we had a wonderful week off that included  a tea party to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, garden cleanup, building a huge swing for the kids, and a whirlwind visit to Earlham College (Hilde’s beloved alma mater) for Homecoming weekend.  Whew!!  We are glad to be home and are ready to dive back into the dough!


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

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


Hazel Road Rustic:  An old-time New England bread made with organic cornmeal (Michigan grown), rye, and golden molasses. A bread with a slightly sweet, complex flavor.  Great for french toast or slathered with jam.  $6.00 a loaf. ($6.00 in stores)

Chili Cheddar   Whoa-homegrown, pickled jalapeno peppers coupled with tangy cheddar cheese makes for great flavor with a little kick.  Fresh or toasted, great as an accompaniment to soup or chili.  $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)


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 Brownies  Our amazing brownies studded with naturally-sweet toasted pecans… The best brownies in the state just got even better!!  $3.50 each

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger) $2.50 each

Mrs. Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget.  $2.50 each

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

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

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

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, safflower oil, 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


Shady Side Farm of Holland

We are finished harvesting beans! Stock up on last year’s varieties for only $5/lb., while supplies last. This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (fresh, limited quantities) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller, and more friendly).

Black Turtle (fresh) – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.

Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.

Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.

Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.

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

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

October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.

Pinto (fresh) – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.

Yellow Indian Woman (fresh, VERY limited quantities) – Rich, creamy interior–similar to eating a good triple cream cheese, but without the fat or calories. Keeps their shape well. If you want Yellow Indian Woman beans, you’re going to have to get them this fall. Because of the very limited quantities, we will not be selling these beans in bulk.

In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Aged Cheddar (NEW!) – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!

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.

See you Saturday!

Shady Side Farm


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have



*OCEANA MIX (a tender mix of baby kale, arugula, baby tat soi, and baby mustards)






Red Norland-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing

Red LaSoda-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing

Adirondack Red-red skin, pink flesh, beautiful color and taste

Adirondack Blue- blue skin and flesh, nutrient dense and beautiful

Kennebec-our best fryer, makes a great hash browns, also roasts well

Yukon Gold- our best masher, beautiful gold skin and flesh

Russet-the classic baking potato



We have a great deal this year for potato lovers!  Joining our Local Roots program allows you to save .25 a pound on all potato and sweet potato purchases this season (typically through early spring when we are out of potatoes).  Buy one of our Maple Moon potato sacks and every time you bring it to market, you receive .25 off each pound you buy.  Our potato sacks are 100% organic cotton, fair labor/fair wage, and printed with phthalate free ink.















We dried a mix of our nutritious vegetable and herbs for a  simple and healthy vegetable broth or to add to bone broth.  This includes onion, carrot, celery, parsley, salt and peppercorns (the peppercorns are not produced on our farm, but ethically sourced and certified organic).  They are bundled in a cotton muslin bag for a quick, easy and local vegetable broth. (the whole bag can be composted after use).  Pre-packaged broths in stores are devoid of many nutrients due to the heat produced in packaging.  Our broth mix contains a dense amount of vitamins and minerals. Each bag produces 2 quarts of broth.

$6 each or 2/$10

*EGGS  our new flock is laying!  This means we have lots more eggs to offer.  They are still laying the first, smaller pullet eggs (about 2/3 the size of a normal egg).  These are loaded with lots of nutrients!!  We are offering these eggs in 18 count

Our older hens are still laying, medium to large eggs, and we offer these in 12 count

****HERBAL TEAS******

We’ve been busy all season gathering and drying herbs for our teas, and the first of them are ready!  All the herbs we use are grown organically or ethically wildcrafted.

*NOURISH-a gentle every day tea, rich in vitamins and minerals to nourish the whole body.

*PEACE- a delicious blend of herbs and flowers that soothe the soul and help support the nervous system.



Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.


This season’s batch is ready.  We lovingly harvest medicinal herbs from our gardens, as well as those growing wild on our land.  We are so grateful for these healing plants.  We infuse them in organic olive oil, and then blend them with high quality ingredients like local bee’s wax, fair trade organic cocoa butter, and pure lanolin.  We use a wide range of herbs including calendula, plantain, St.John’s Wort, comfrey, roses, chickweed, and self-heal.  This makes the salve helpful for everything from bug bites to diaper rash to burns or anything else that needs more than a kiss.


Do you know someone who over-does it from time to time?  This salve was created to soothe sore, over worked muscles.  Also works great on bumps and bruises free of broken skin.  We infused arnica flowers, dandelion flowers, St.John’s wort, rosemary, and comfrey in organic oils to create a workhorse of a salve.


A high quality hand cream for hands (or feet, or…)  that work hard and need some extra TLC.  We infused comfrey, calendula, and violet leaf in organic oils and blend them with organic rose water and aloe vera for a healing cream.


A delicate and light cream made with organic apricot kernel and organic almond oils that lets your beauty shine.  Light enough for your face, and moisturizing enough for dry winter skin.

Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community.

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455


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