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Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 25th, 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!



See the MUND FARM listing for info on Certified Organic Apples!


Attending this Saturday’s market:


Crowfeather Farm of Hesperia

After a weekend off spent settling into our new place, we are pleased and excited to be back at Sweetwater this weekend!  (Thank you to everyone who has wished us well throughout this leg of Crow Feather’s journey; we haven’t found our stable home yet but we are certainly not giving up!)

This week at market we will be offering:

Baby Lettuce AND Brassica salad mix – get it while it’s good!




Sweet rutabega (try the leafy tops – they are much too good to waste!)


“Sugar” baking Pumpkins – now is the time to crank up the oven for pumpkin roll, bread, cookies, scones, pancakes, muffins; I could go on all day.

Sweet potatoes from our hoophouse – they are finally fully cured so they are delectably sweet and totally storable.

With the weather beginning to cool off noticeably, look for Carolyn’s Knits on the table – throughout the fall we will be bringing baby items, hats, fingerless mitts, and many others.  These one-of-a-kind handcrafted items make perfect locally sourced gifts – or a cozy self-indulgence.

See you on Saturday!


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Last week for Project Fresh!

VEGETABLES: Pak Choi, salad greens, carrots, Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes. The last of the Sweet Peppers. Onions, Garlic, Cabbages, large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.

If you want bulk cabbage, please order in advance. 5 large green heads for $12.50. Make kraut!
We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!

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

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat

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 and Tongue


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 is the last month for WIC Project Fresh, you must use them by Oct 31.

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

Provision Family Farm

We will be at market with beef.


Five Oaks Farm

The next CSA share is planned for the 31st. No tricks, just delicious organically grown treats! You can expect a bountiful array of mixed and salad greens and possibly some early root veggies. Everyone will receive eggs too!



Certified organic apples available, Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2014.

NOTE: Please email me at for pre-ordering 1/2 & whole bushel quantities. I will schedule delivery / pick-up for the week of Oct 26 – 29 in Muskegon area.


Varieties are Empire and Jonathan…(tree run / sorted for defects) – 1/2 bu @ $25/ea (Approx. 21 lbs); 1 bu @ $45 (Approx. 42 lbs); Please bring your own containers to switch over from my baskets.  I’ll have these same varieties at Market on Nov 1, in smaller quantities, as well as 1/2 bu & whole bushel.  THANK YOU!



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


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

We’re on break this week. See you on Nov 1st


Shady Side Farm of Holland

Gorgeous weather has allowed us to continue to harvest beans. Some of the varieties have yielded well, and others are a bit disappointing.

We have a few beans left from last year! Stock up on last year’s varieties for only $5/lb., while supplies last. This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:

Black Calypso (fresh) – 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 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 (last year’s, almost gone) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.

Jacob’s Cattle Gold (last year’s, almost gone) – 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 – 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.

Last chance to get a whole lamb for your freezer! You mail email or talk to Lona at the market. See you Saturday!


Shady Side Farm


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby





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










We have a great deal this year for potato lovers!  Join our Local Roots program that 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.


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



-Trombicino-a delicious Italian squash that is very similar in flavor and texture to a Butternut.  These are a unique squash, that you won’t find in stores.  If you like Butternut, give these a try.




-Buttercup-a delicious little desert squash, with dry creamy flesh.  Our favorite for baking and mashing.






*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 for $4

Our older hens are still laying, medium to large eggs, and we offer these in 12 count for $4

****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.

Red Raspberry and/or Blackberry leaf, Nettle leaf, Dandelion leaf, Alfalfa leaf, Oat straw and tops, and Rosehips.

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

Lemonbalm, Oat straw and tops, Chamomile flowers, Rose petals, and Lavender.

*CHAMOMILE-lovely chamomile flowers

*MINT-a refreshing blend of peppermint and spearmint

Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.


This year we have 3 sizes to meet your needs

2oz glass jar

4oz family size glass jar

or for easy portability

Mama on the Go

We packaged our Mama’s All Purpose Salve in a 100% recycled plastic tube, so you can have Mama’s anywhere.  Stash one in your purse, diaper bag, backpack, or anywhere else you may need it.


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.

We are now offering 100% organic, fair wage/fair labor cotton produce bags.

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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