Food demo! New Vendor! Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Sat Feb 24th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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.
Vendors with * Accept Credit & Debit Cards

Don’t miss this one! 
Lisa Bougher will be demonstrating how to make one of her favorite fermented foods, Quick Kimchi at 10:00am!!

Special deal for first 10 customers – see end of newsletter at Etcetera Market Info booth listing!

Attending this week’s market: 

New Vendor!
J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
Greetings Sweetwater Market goers!  We are Jaclyn & Jason and own J&J Tortilla Co.  We are a local family bakery located in the heart of West Michigan.  We produce one of a kind, authentic stone ground flour tortillas / wraps.  We use organic grains and Pure Michigan cold-pressed sunflower oil.  We are now in 15 stores throughout West Michigan and various farmer’s markets.  We are excited to be joining Sweetwater and look forward to meeting many of you.
Please visit us at:
We offer:
Organic Spelt tortillas
Organic Kamut tortillas
Organic Spinach Garlic wraps
Organic Tomato Basil wraps
Organic Whole Wheat tortillas
Organic White Tortillas
J&J Tortilla Co.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
This week we will be at market with our certified organic beans:
Bean Medley – A mixture of several of our beans, good for soup.
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. (Limited supply.)
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.
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.
If you are interested in bulk orders of beans (5# or more of any one kind), please email me to inquire about prices and to place your order.
Corn Meal & Grits/Polenta
Our corn is Wapsie Valley, which is a yellow & red open pollinated corn that dates back to the 1850s. 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
Wool Products — If there is something you want (dryer balls, socks, mittens, yarn, roving), please send me an email to let me know. I can’t take everything, and it helps me to know what to take along…
Shearing Day — Next Saturday, March 3, we will host our annual sheep shearing event from 9-3. Come anytime during the day, and stay as long as you’d like. Dress warmly and in old clothing—we shear in a barn! Timothy Wright will be doing the shearing for us. We are located at 13275 Blair Street, Holland, 49424, just off US-31 south of West Olive.
Shady Side Farm

Veggie Van of Muskegon
*Accepts debit/credit/Bridge cards and Double Up Food Bucks.
Saturday stop by the booth for: rutabaga, purple Daikon  & watermelon radish, carrots, gold, candy cane & red beets, & parsnips & cabbages & onions! All certified organic from various northern Michigan farms.

Fresco Mercato of Muskegon
*We accept Credit/Debit Cards!
I will return to market this Saturday with my 3 organic pastas:
Garlic Parmesan, Tomato Basil & Lemon

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
*We accept Debit/Credit Cards!
Pastured Pork
All cuts Available!
Pork chops
Tenderloins & more…
New! Grass fed Lamb
All cuts Available
New! Grass fed Beef
Ground 1 pound pkg
Stew Meat
Soup Bones
Pastured Poultry
Whole Chicken
Breast Roasts
Leg quarters
Fresh Eggs!
 Get some greens in your diet:)
Bakery Offerings
Breakfast Cookies
Paleo Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Banana Bread
Fresh Quiche
Honey Oat Bread
Look forward to seeing you at the Market:)
Look for us on Facebook & Instagram

Scholl Farm of Montague
Fake News Alert
Professor C. J. Crancer and Dr. Scholl are currently conducting avian sociological
research regarding chicken behavior. They are seeking participants to help provide
insight concerning the eternal question that has perplexed civilized man since the
beginning of agrarian times: Why did the chicken cross the road?
True News Alert
They are asking participants to write their answers and submit them including their name
and phone number at their market table this Saturday and next. Those who aid them in
this important research endeavor will be entered into a drawing. First drawn submission
will win a free frozen chicken. Second drawn will receive a free flat of eggs. Drawing
will be held at 10 am, March *** at the Sweetwater Market.
PS. Our birds are kept in the barn at night and are free to roam outside during the day.
We supplement their diet with local certified organic feed from Grice Farms.
We’ll be offering:
Eggs in Olympic colors (golden brown, silver white and greenish bronze)
Whole Frozen Chicken in different Olympic sizes (bobsled 8lb.+, luge 7 lb.+ and
skeleton 6 lb.+).
Thank you for recycling egg cartons and more importantly your considerate patronage.
Stu and Connie

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
100% grass fed beef:
Hot dogs!
Snack sticks!
Ground beef
Burger patties
Soup bones
Stew meat
Short ribs
We have beef hanging at Graham’s Organics. Please see us immediately if you’re interested in a half or quarter so it can be cut to your specifications!
We’ll have a nice selection of honey.
I have a young Khaki Campbell who thinks that spring has arrived. (She hatched last summer, so she really doesn’t remember it at all ;)). If you have a chicken egg allergy and would love a few duck eggs, please let me know. Supply is definitely limited.

Funny Farm of Grant
I’ll have a nice “wintry” selection of dried veggies & mushrooms, Pink Himalayan salts, jellies, aprons in adult & kid size & baby burp cloths and some new wood stuff by Jim. See you Saturday!

Hidden Creek Farm of North Muskegon
We will be bringing to market:
Free range chicken, duck and quail egg’s
We will have a large assortment of goat milk soap infused with essential oils! Great for soothing sensitive skin, eczema and allergies.
NEW!  Handmade feather earring and necklaces made from our naturally molted chicken feathers.
Hidden Creek Farm T-shirts!
Homemade cleaning products!  non-toxic laundry powder (17Cents per load) and vinegar citrus cleaner.
Organic pickled carrots
Our 2018 Hidden Creek Farm brochure will also be available and we are also taking orders for 2018 broiler chickens, turkey’s and other pasture raised meats!
Crystal Brumman

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Did you know that 99% of our breads are SOURDOUGH? We ferment our loaves anywhere
from 8—20 hours—these long fermentation times improve flavor and digestibility. Fermentation
breads down gluten and makes the nutrients in the grains accessible to our bodies. So
Chili Cheddar: Smooth Vermont cheddar and spicy jalapeno peppers. $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye: Our take on the old Eastern European standard. $6.00
**All the grains and flours we use are certified ORGANIC.
Morning Buns: Our hearty cinnamon rolls made with a naturally-leavened dough, pecans,
organic sugar, and a vanilla glaze. $3.50 each.
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 Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Find us on facebook

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!
I will have our cold-pressed juices, shots and Switchel. See you Saturday!
Instagram: @bodhitreejuiceco

Otherworldly Botanicals of Grand Haven
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Otherworldly Botanicals returns! I have a couple new items that are limited seasonal products. A fresh batch of Elderberry tonics to help you keep those winter bugs away. Just a few more weeks till spring! Teas, vinegars, honeys and completely toxin free body care products.
Using local ingredients wildcrafted with care or organically grown. Check out my Etsy at
Or email me at for pickup between markets.
Check out my Etsy at
Or email me at for pickup between markets.

Etcetera: Market Info Booth 
Special deal!  $5 in market bucks to the first 10 customers who stop by our info booth and answer this week’s question: The classic contest question was asked this week! Was it: A.Which came first, the chicken or the egg? or B.Why did the chicken cross the road?

Not attending this week:
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia 
Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
You can also find my products at Natures Helping Hand,  4543 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores