Customer Appreciation Day! Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday Oct 28

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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!
Vendors with * Accept Credit & Debit Cards

Customer Appreciation Day! 
Sign up at each vendor booth for special prizes!
Northern Strings Dulcimers playing at 10:00am!  
Kids come decorate your own mini-pumpkin!

Attending this week’s market: 

Mund Farm of Rothbury
CERTIFIED ORGANIC APPLES from Hackert Family Farm of Ludington!
Empires & Jonagolds are available this
Saturday, Oct 28th (tree run /sorted for major defects)
Sorry, sold out of Ida Reds.
Place orders  ½ & whole bushel (min ½ Bu), for
pickup at the market. Please email me at
Quantities Available:
Quarts (2 ½ – 3 lbs.) @ $3; 2 qts for $5;
1/2 bu. @ $15 (Approx. 21 lbs.); (Available at market & order)
1 bu. @ $25 (Approx. 42 lbs.); (Available at market & orders)
Please bring your container(s) for large quantities
 A McIntosh type apple
 Long shelf life
 Aromatic and crisp, with creamy white juicy flesh
 Best for eating fresh
 Early to Mid season
 A cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious.
 Best for: eating, sauce, pies, salad, baking
 Mid season

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Turnip Greens
Baby Bok Choi
Everything Mix
Squash (Butternut, Spaghetti, Pie Pumpkins) Bulk amounts available.
Herbs (Parsley, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary)

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Starting Sunday evening through to Tuesday nights, we were given over four, probably close to five inches of rain. Friends, that’s a lot of water for the fields to absorb all at once, and while I was sad to miss all of you at market last Saturday, I am glad I made the time to finish up the last essential bits of field work – most importantly, planting next year’s garlic crop.
And speaking of planting garlic this week I will have seed garlic available for sale. This garlic has been passed down through my family for five generations, so I can’t tell you its name. We just call it Blackbird Garlic. I can tell you that it is a hardneck variety with good flavor and is beginning to be acclimated to West Michigan growing conditions. I have spent the last couple of years improving my seed stock and now feel like I can offer it for sale.
In addition we will bring
Head lettuce
Full size cabbages
Brussels sprouts
Sweet peppers
Hot peppers
Butternut Squash
Looking forward to seeing old friends and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
New! Turkey Sausage! First of the season!
Maple Breakfast Sausage
Garlc Basil Sausage
Ground Turkey
Fresh Eggs !!!
Pastured Chicken

Whole Birds
Breast Roasts
Broth packs
Grass fed Lamb
Leg steaks
Grass fed Beef
Pastured Pork
Smoked Hocks
Bakery Offerings
Breakfast Cookies
Paleo  Cookies
Fresh Quiche
Morning Glory Muffins
New! Cranberry Harvest Muffin
New! Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
Apple Bread
Pizza Crusts
Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
Fall Dried Wreaths
Theodora’s Needle Felted Pumpkins, Gnomes, Turkeys & more..
See you at the Market!

Summer Blend Gardens of Spring Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
We welcome our friends from Northern Strings again this fall. It’s always a treat to hear the sounds of the mountain dulcimer. There are a few good tomatoes left after this last deluge, and the broccoli keeps hanging on…we’ll have bags for two bucks! Lettuce heads are available, as promised. John and Marty
Lettuce heads
Summer Blend Salad Mix: Fall Edition
Ground Cherries
Squash (Spaghetti,Bundles of Kale (Curly, Scarlet, Tuscan, & Red Russian)
Collard Greens
Indian Corn
Mexican Gherkins
Swiss Chard

Shady Side Farm of Holland
*Accepts debit/credit cards.
This week we will be at market with our certified organic beans:
NEW! Black Garbanzo – Nutty flavor, firm texture. Good for salad, soup, hummus.
Black Turtle – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Green Flageolet – Creamy, firm texture and a sweet mellow flavor. A quick-cooking bean.
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.
Painted Lady – Slightly sweet, with a smooth, creamy texture.
NEW! Spanish Tolosana – Rich, creamy speckled bean, hold shape well.
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.
BULK BEAN PANTRY SPECIAL – Stock up now! Three 5# bags of beans (Hidatsa, Painted Lady and Zebra) at a total savings of $15 over the already-discounted 5# bag price. I’ll have just two sets along—if you know you want the pantry special, let me know so I can take extra.
Corn Meal & Grits/Polenta
Our corn is Wapsie Valley, which is a yellow & red open pollinated corn that dates back to the 1850s. We have always grown hybrid corn, but recently started growing open pollinated corn. Last year we grew both on the same farm, under the same growing conditions, and ran a protein test on them. The hybrid came back with test results of 7.3% protein and the Wapsie Valley came back as 10.2% After harvest we carefully clean our corn, removing broken kernels and other seeds that have gotten mixed in. It’s then delivered to the DeZwaan Windmill in Holland, where it is stone ground and made into grits/polenta or corn meal. Since no preservatives are added, it’s best to keep our corn products refrigerated or frozen. For more info on hybrid & open pollinated see
FROZEN LAMB BRAT BUNDLE – 1/2 grass-fed lamb, already processed into:
2 packages brat patties (4/pkg)
2 packages patties (4/pkg)
4 packages brat links (4/pkg)
3 packages hot italian sausage links (4/pkg)
2 packages summer sausage (about 1# each

I will have a bundle or two along this Saturday. If you know you want one, let me know so I can take extra.
Shady Side Farm

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
EGGS!  Our new hens are laying more consistently.  We feed them organic feed and minerals from Grice’s, plus our own grains, scraps and as much garden waste as they can possibly eat.
VEGETABLES! We will have red and yellow onions, seed garlic, cabbages, maybe celeriac and Kossak Kohlrabi.
GRASS FED BEEF!  We have a full array of cuts available!  If you want to order in advance, email or call us by 7pm on Friday  – the number is below.
We have quarters of beef for sale!  Talk to us at Market or email soon.
Special this week: Short Ribs & soup Bones 15% off!
Cubed Steak –We eat it about once a week – pan-fried in a little butter and EVOO, about 2-3 minutes per side.  It’s a quick supper!
Grilling Steaks ~   Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, Porterhouse, T-bone, Sirloin, Cubed Steak, Skirt Steak, Hangar Steak, Kabob Beef
Braising Beef ~ Stew Meat, Round Steaks and yes, we have grilled round steak!
Roasts ~ Chuck,  Rolled Rump Roast, English and Arm Roasts,
Brisket!  We have a really large “Company / Holiday” one!
Lean Ground Beef in 1/2 lb and 1 lb packages
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421

Funny Farm of Grant
Well, we finally got froze out. One of the latest frosts we can remember since we’ve been farming! Jim hid some winter squash and just found them! The peppers are all picked, so it’s pepper sale time. I’ll have Yukon Gold and Fingerling potatoes, red and green cabbages, parsley, shiitake mushrooms and more. Jellies are still on sale, buy 2 for $10, only one elderberry please as quantities are limited.
I’m baking a batch of pumpkin bread. See you Saturday!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We’ll be back with most regular cuts of our 100% grass fed beef.
Sale! 25 pounds of ground beef by pre-order for $5 a pound. We always have a discount for 6 pounds or more if 25 is too much for your freezer;)
We’ll have duck eggs and honey as well.
Sarah Rudat

Scholl Farm of Montague
Frozen whole chicken (free range, organic feed)
Potatoes, several varieties
Squash, several varieties and sizes
Pumpkins and decorative gourds, many colors and sizes

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Our wonderful PIES will be available at Sweetwater on Saturday November 18th!
(Samples available on November 11th)
Righteous Pumpkin Pie $20
Abba Peter’s Favorite Apple Pie $25
Our pies will also be available on Wednesday Nov 22 at the Cheese Lady Shop in Muskegon.
Cheddar Peppercorn:  Smooth Vermont cheddar and cracked black peppers.  $8.00
Honey Oak:  Organic stell-cut oats and Michigan honey.  $6.50
**All the grains and flours we use are certified ORGANIC.
Deep Mud Brownies:  Our brownies are made with Callebaut dark chocolate, fresh organic eggs, and Michigan-grown organic barley flour—they are extremely deep and dark…  $3.25 each
Pecan Maple Oaties:  The quintessential oatmeal-raisin cookie made with real Michigan maple syrup, pecans, and organic raisins $3.00 each.
Hilltoppers:  A spicy cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger.  $3.00
Treehuggers:  The one and only quarter-pound peanut-buttery original with organic dark chocolate chips.  Sweetened with Michigan maple and honey. $3.00
Whangdangdoodlers:  A cookie as memorable as its name… Made with organic walnuts and dark chocolate batons—this one will absolutely WOW your tastebuds!    $3.00
$2.50 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Coffees & Sizes
We now have both 8oz & 14 oz bags of whole bean & ground coffee.
Stop by our booth and try a sample of our coffees!
Rwanda Coopac
Ethiopian Sidamo
Mocha Java Blend
Sumatra Mandheling
Also: Brewing immersion drip coffee by the cup, and we will have our four roasts available by the cup as well.
All Three Speeds coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. We invite all to sample what time and attention taste like in a cup.
Chad & Lorie

Bodhi Tree Market of Spring Lake
*We accept credit & debit cards!
In honor of Customer Appreciation Day, Bodhi Tree Market will be offering $1 off both sizes of Switchel at Sweetwater!
In other big news, I am excited to introduce another new shot…Immunity. This shot consists of lemon, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic, oil of oregano, turmeric and cayenne. This will be sure to kick any “bug” you many have. I will also have Wellness and E3Live shots as well as cold-pressed juice & Switchel.
Looking forward to celebrating you, our wonderful and loyal customers this Saturday, I am so grateful for you!! Renee
Instagram: @bodhitreejuiceco

Lively Up Kombucha of Muskegon
We’ll be at Sweetwater Saturday with our 16oz bottles with both flavors:
Jammin Ginger-Oolong Tea brewed with Ginger, Turmeric & Hibiscus
Lilac Rain-White Tea with Lavendar, Rose Petals and Rose Hips
Zackary Smith
Cell: 231-724-0196

Michigans Finest Mushrooms of Spring Lake
I will have the following fresh & dried mushrooms for Oct 28th:
Fresh Shitake
Fresh Oysters
Dried Reishi

Otherworldly Botanica of Grand Haven
Local herbalist Cody Westendorf (of Otherworldly Botanicals) offers a wide range of organically grown products, and small batch seasonal products- infused with local, ethically wildcrafted plants. Cody will be at the market with: vinegar tonics, elixirs, infused honeys, teas, and natural plant-infused self care products.
My Etsy shop is
If you are local and would like to pick up something between markets, my email is

Etcetera: Market Info Booth 
Our word game will resume next Saturday! For Customer Appreciation Day please stop by the market info booth and enter your name to win several prizes including a signed copy of Improveable Feast by local author Patricia Oltean!

Not attending this week:

Hidden Creek Farm of North Muskegon

Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
See you next week!