October Chill Means the Soup’s On!

Time for Chicken Soup!
Time for Chicken Soup!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, October 17th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh Market
Come Join Us Inside!
The weather forecast for Saturday is once again rainy & cold, but we’ll be nice and cozy inside the lobby, so come on down!

This Week’s Vendors
Fruitful Acres of Manistee
New! Fresh-pressed organic cider in half gallons! Also: Certified organic apples: Ginger Gold, Graham Spies, Honey Crisp, McIntosh & Gala.
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
BEEF SALE! Soup Bones $1 per lb. Make stock! Make soup! Other cuts available: T-Bones, Porterhouse, Tenderloin, Sirloin Steak, Rib Eye Steak, New York Strip, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Swiss Steak, Short Ribs, Ground Beef, Stew meat, oxtail, liver, tongue & heart. These steers were fed some homegrown grain last winter, but have been on pastures all summer.
VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Potato Sale! The last of the Sweet Peppers on sale! Put some in your freezer or make stuffed peppers. Carrots, Cabbages, broccoli. Winter squash; Cilantro. Purple Peruvian Fingerling Potatoes! Also: Beets with greens, Celery, the last of the eggplant, other kinds of potatoes, Red & Yellow onions, Leeks, Lettuce Mix, Chard and Kale, kohlrabis.
Organic Olive Oil! SALE! I will have a new blended organic oil for sale for $30 in your quart jar. Also Moutere Grove from New Zealand ~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $30 and bottled Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24, a new Greek oil and Mansur from Argentina.  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! A new shipment just arrived. I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG! http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Lunchmeats & snacks.
Creswick Meat Snack Sticks. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free!
Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking.
Thin-sliced Deli Style Ham. Sandwich size in 1# pkgs.
Pork Sausages: New this week! German Thuringer! Red Hot Brats. Jalapeno Brats. Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg. Breakfast Sausage Links & Bulk.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese links.
Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage!
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
New item! Pork roasts. Also: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops. Country Style Ribs. Ham steaks. Two choices of bacon this week: Apple Smoked and Hickory Smoked. Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Flank Steak. Filet Mignon. Gourmet Burgers: grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Pastured Poultry
We have plenty of freshly processed chicken again this week. Chicken Breast. Leg qtrs. Whole Chicken. Ground chicken in 1# bulk pkg.
Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below).
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at chrisbedford@charter.net by no later than Monday morning before the next market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website: www.CreswickFarms.com .
Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certfied Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
New! We’re proud to announce an addition to our cheese line-up. It’s called Polkton Corners, and is a delicious, soft-style unpressed Gouda. Also: Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, Lamont Cheddar and Gouda Chili Spice.
Olson Farm of Shelby
Jim returns with red & white potatoes, onions and his great made on the farm “Taste of Spring” maple syrup.
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
We will be taking orders until Oct 24th for ground turkey.
Hoophouse & Veggie Garden. Sweet potatoes. Multi-colored carrots. Beets, big onions, mixed greens. Broccoli. Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, rosemary & sorrel.
Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Ducks. Young and tender. The drakes weigh about 6 lbs.; the hens are just over 3 lbs.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. We will have frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. We have all cuts—whole, cut up, bone-in and boneless skinless breast, drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters and wings, soup stock, feet, liver, hearts and gizzards. All of our meats are raised on pasture with daily moves, and are processed on farm: no stressful transporting.
Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken!
Free-Range Eggs: Large.
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
Winter squash. Five kinds of pumpkins.
Back again – Lamb! All cuts available. Chops, leg of lamb, ground, etc.
Now is a good time to get your fall lawn & garden taken care of. We have a wide variety of Fertrell fall garden supplies. Please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market. Also: Honey, maple syrup, garden books, processed & bagged wool.
Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.
Liberty Family Farm of Hart
The Wright’s return to the market this week with their 100% Grass Fed Lamb – Garlic Basil Bratwurst, Chops, Leg Steaks, Roasts, Stew Meat, Shanks, and Ground.
Also, from Abundant Harvest Bakery, their on-farm bakery: Breakfast Cookies, Granola, Quiche (Made with Grassfields Gouda Cheese), Quiche – Roasted Red Pepper, Apple Galettes (made with our own Golden Delicious), Autumn harvest cookies,
Gluten Free Offerings – Apple Cake, Brownies
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Shop Closing Dates – October 15, 16, and 17th (we will NOT be at Sweetwater on the 15th). The Cheese Lady shop will also be closed on these days.

Good for the body & soul!

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs
Brittanie’s Thyme is having a very busy fall and is happy to say we now are on the shelf of the Whole Foods Market in Ann Arbor! If you are down that way or know someone in the area, the market is located at 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway in Ann Arbor. We are planning on visiting all 4 other stores in the eastern region this month.
Julia Snyder is doing a wonderful job for us at Sweetwater and we have decided due to the cold change in weather, we are going to offer our Teen Pack (organic cleanser, organic acne treatment and organic almond oatmeal scrub) tied up with a hand tye dyed hair tie for $17.00 (regularly priced at $22.00). This pack is good for anyone who may have skin breakouts. It helps maintain hydration, offers a gentle medicinal skin toner and is completed with a mild exfoliator scrub to be used when your complexion needs a soft polish.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at info@brittaniesthyme.com or call us 616-788-8224.
Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake
New from Lavender Hill Farm: Lavender Jelly, lavender fire starters, and their special laundry Bar. This is a special soap bar is to spot treat laundry stains. It’s a big chunky bar that will last many years and is environmentally safe, using no harsh chemicals or bleach. No more stain remover bottles to throw away. Full size and travel size available. Free Lavender sachet with purchase of a full size Laundry bar.
Nice selection of floral, herb and spice sachets for drawers, closets, cupboards and knitting baskets (moth blend, lavendeer, citrus, Northern blend, Rose & Sandellwood).
For a treat try our soothing sweet and salty bath mix, smells yummy!
Nice selection of hand made cards, gift bags for fall.