Healthy, Humane & Homegrown! First Market of the New Year!

First Market of 2011!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, January 15th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh market

First Market of the New Year!
Start your new year out right with some healthy, humane & homegrown food from the only year-round farmers market in West Michigan!

Musicians from Front Porch Picken will be playing their special brand of Old Tyme Music!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
EGGS!  Our chickens are HAPPY! We will have a lot of eggs, finally!
VEGGIES this week ~ Winter Squash.  Red cabbage and Green Savoy Cabbages. Kennebec, Red Norland and Fingerling Potatoes;  Yellow Onions.  We will be selling dried herbs from Maple Moon Farm. 
~  Try our beef!  Our steers were on lush pastures from May to November.   They are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.  CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~
Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for almost 8 years on their farm.  Sizes will range from quarts to pints.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We’ll have freshly ground cornmeal this week, as well soybeans, pinto beans, black beans, wheat, corn and winter squash. With 2 plus months left of winter, keep warm with our fresh-from-the-farm wool socks, rag rugs, and recycled felted wool mittens and hats. We are Mike and Lona Bronkema of Shady Side Farm and we have been farming since 1992 and have recently transitioned to organic in parts of our operation, certifying through Global Organic Alliance (GOA). The farm is home to 150 or so sheep and some chickens. Wool from our sheep is dyed at the farm, and in our spare time Mike makes beautiful, warm wool socks and Lona makes hefty rugs from recycled fabrics.

McLaughlin Grows! Urban Farm of Muskegon
We’ll have a limited supply of our hoophouse grown Pac Choi, Mixed Lettuces, Baby Lettuce.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Please note: We will have a limited selection of products this week and no special orders. Please shop early. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese
Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Lamont Cheddar. Gouda w/chili flakes.

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
New schedule! We will bringing a brand new exciting selection of wonderful breads, cookies, scones, muffins and more! See you tomorrow!
We will also have our usual assortment of Naturally Nutty Nut Butters and Food for Thought Preserves, Hot Sauces, and Salsa.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart
From the Hoophouse
Tim will be picking some greens to sell. I believe it will be some kale, spinach, chard & arugula.
From the Farm
Various Pork selections and some beef soup bones.
From the Bakery
The Ultimate Breakfast Cookie, Cherry chocolate Pecan, Chocolate Walnut & Peanut Butter Chocolate.  Don’t be afraid to buy  a little extra for the week in between markets , they freeze great!
New Items!
Cranberry Pecan Rye Bread
Banana Bread  *GF Avail.
Fig & Walnut Bread * GF Avail.
Cheese Straws – a great treat to have with a warm bowl of soup.
Spinach & Mozzarella personal pizzas ready to heat & eat!
Spinach & Cheddar
Cheddar & Bacon
Blueberry Turnovers, Empanadas & more!!
Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
Michigan’s Only Solar Powered Brick Oven Bakery!
Irish Cheddar Peppercorn –Muskegon’s own Cheese Lady turned us on to this amazing Irish Cheddar—after our first taste we knew we had to get it into some of our bread…We’ve married this smooth Irish Cheddar to tongue-tingling organic black pepper.  Needless to say, it’s a very happy marriage!  $8.00 a loaf.
West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light and creamy wheat bread)
Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)
O’Batta $5.00 (Ciabatta-style ripping and dipping bread)
Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)
Hazel Road Rustic $5.50 (A lovely 4-grain featuring Michigan spelt, barley, rye and wheat)
Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grainsj three seeds, and a bit of Michigan honey)
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $7.75 (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins)
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00 (Wisconsin parmesan and Kalamata olives in every bite!)
THE MICHIGANDER! A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  $5.50

Olson Farm of Shelby
Jim returns with potatoes, onions and some dry beans. He may bring a grinder to do grain grinding demos.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Sale! All Happy Hill turkey;  pieces, ground & sausage is now on sale at 50% off until gone!
New! Limited quantities of our pasture raised pork. Pork steaks, chops, fresh ham roasts, ground pork. We raised them this summer, they were  rotated through our pastures and woodlands rooting for food like their wild relatives. Superb taste results!
Grassfed Beef. Ground beef in packages.
Pastured Poultry. Chicken leg quarters, wings, soup stock. Chickens raised on pasture & supplemented with either certified organic feed from Grahams Organic, or non-organic but not GMO feed from a local farm co-op.

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague
Back again, Pecan Pralines! Also, peanut Brittle! And, we’ll have our Radish Microgreens and Rebecca’s artworks.

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
We’ll be at the next market on January 29th. See you then!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall
Look for us at the next market on January 29th. Thanks!

Last but not least

Big Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks to our 2010 New & Renewing
Friends of the Market:
Bob & Lynn Wood
AJ Bougher
Don Kunst
Terry Lehnen
Dave Fredericks & Hildi Paulsen
Ben & Jen Michaels & Girls
Sue Vargas
Mike, Jennifer & Malcolm Johnson
Joanne Patterson
Michael, Sally & Miles Triant
Robert Tyler & Victoria Veenstra
Madelon Hassberger
Joan LaMourie
Kate Heineman
Lee Henderson
Arlene Hecksel
Cindy Anderson
Jennifer Stewart
John Gabrosek
Kathy Coffey
Jeff Plyler
Marianne & Jackie Nelson
Dawn Sherwood
Joan Oegema
Gregg Smith

As always, if you would like to become a Friend of the Market for a suggested donation of $10.00, which entitles you to a free cup of coffee at every market you attend for a full year, please see me at the market this Saturday! We will also have  Higher Grounds Coffee by the Cup for a suggested donation of $1.00.

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Diana Jancek
Market Manager