Spring is here! Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday March 24th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 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

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

Attending this week’s market: 

Veggie Van of Muskegon
*Accepts debit/credit/Bridge cards and Double Up Food Bucks.
Veggie Van returns this Saturday for at least one more time! Stop by the booth for: rutabaga, carrots, gold, candy cane & red beets, parsnips, cabbages & onions! All certified organic from various northern Michigan farms.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
*Accepts debit/credit cards.
As many of you know, we lost a whole field of dry beans last fall at harvest time. We have 10 varieties missing from our line-up. In an effort to give our customers a little more selection, we’ve swapped beans with another farmer from the thumb area of Michigan. Kevin from Sheridan Acres is transitioning to organic, and his beans have been grown without the use of chemicals. These varieties include:
Black Calypso – Plump, with creamy texture. Slightly nutty, mellow taste, something like a russet potato.
Dapple Grey – You’ll have to let me know about these beans—I haven’t cooked with them yet!
Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
In addition, we will have our own 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.
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 http://blog.seedsavers.org/blog/open-pollinated-heirloom-and-hybrid-seeds
Wool Products — I’ll have dryer balls along, but if there is something else you are interested in (socks, mittens, yarn, roving), please send me an email to let me know. I can’t take everything, and your emails help me to know what to take along…
Shady Side Farm

Green Morning Farm of Mears
*I accept debit/credit cards
Hello Sweetwater! Will see you this Saturday with more Sunflower, Sweet Pea, Radish & Broccoli Microgreens. Supply will be limited for a few more weeks while I’m in the process of scaling up infrastructure so come down early!
BROCCOLI – Loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants and photochemicals, broccoli is a true microgreens powerhouse. Fresh, mild flavor.
smoothies, you name it!
SUNFLOWER – A complete protein. Perfect for sandwiches, salads & wraps.
SWEET PEA – High in antioxidants. Excellent fresh, cooked or juiced.
RADISH – Detoxifier. A blend of Daikon & Red Rambo. Add color & spice to eggs, sandwiches & tacos.
All microgreens are packed in 2oz clamshell containers and priced at 1 for $3, 2 for $5, mix and match all you like. More varieties are in the works and will be be available in the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing you at the market!
Check out Green Morning Farm at:

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
*We accept Debit/Credit Cards!
Fresh Eggs available!
Pastured Pork
Ham slices
Ham Hocks
Breakfast Sausage
Breakfast Links
Italian Brats
Garlic Basil Bulk Sausage
Ground Pork 1#
Nitrate Free Bacon
Grass Fed Beef
Ground 1#
Soup Bones
Grass Fed Lamb
Pastured Chicken
Whole Chickens
Fresh Microgreens
Organic seed!
Lots of Sunflower & Red Radish
Bakery Offerings
Morning Glory Muffins
Fresh Quiche! Our Spinach is finally growing in the hoop!
Paleo Cookies
Banana Bread
Breakfast Cookies
Apple Bread
New! Gluten Free Banana Bread
Look forward to seeing you at the Market:)
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Scholl Farm of Montague
We will be there with:
Chicken Eggs, (brown, green and white)
Goose Eggs
Whole Frozen Chicken, 6-8 lbs.
Our chickens sleep in the barn or enclosure at night.  They are free
to roam the pasture during daylight.  Their diet is supplemented with
local certified organic feed, our own alfalfa hay and oyster shells as
a calcium source.  Organic apples and various organic food scraps from
our kitchen are used as treats.
Stu and Connie

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We have beef hanging at Graham’s Organics. For custom cutting on a half or quarter, please contact us. Beef will be back from the processor around April 25.
100% grass fed beef available this week:
Ground beef
Ground sirloin
Burger patties
Stew meat
Soup bones
Hot dogs! Salami! Snack sticks! made at Graham’s Organics.
Eggs are in season! We’ll have duck, goose, and Muscovy eggs from our free range birds with certified organic feed available.
We’ll have a nice selection of honey.
See you at market!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
WE HAVE  QUARTERS OF BEEF for sale – Order now to get them processed your way.  They will be butchered in the next month.
VEGETABLES! We ARE OUT OF WINTER VEGETABLES.  Talk to the younger farmers and encourage them to take over for us.  We are both old enough to be on Medicare now!
GRASS FED BEEF!  We have a full array of cuts available to purchase by the package and pound!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, Porterhouse, T-bone, Rib Steaks, Flank Steaks,
Sirloin, Skirt Steak, Kabob Beef, Cubed Steak, Hanger Steak
Braising Beef ~ Stew Meat, Kabob Beef, Round Steaks and yes, we have grilled round steak!
Roasts ~ Chuck, Rolled Rump Roast, English and Arm Roasts,
Lean Ground Beef  1/2 lb and 1 lb packages. We have some patties for those of you who prefer patties.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
Hidden Creek Farm of North Muskegon
Pasture raised Non-GMO chicken, duck and quail eggs.
Maple syrup!
Handmade goats milk soap. Made will essential oils, tallow, coconut oil and goats milk. Soaps are fragrance and color free making them great for sensitive skin and eczema.
Chemical free laundry powder! .18 cents per load!
Citrus vinegar cleaner
Handmade feather earrings and necklaces crafted from our naturally molted and collected chicken and duck feathers.
We are still accepting orders for our spring chicken harvest. If you would like to place an order or pick up a brochure we can help you out with both at market on Saturday.
We are also having a spring open farm event May 19th and hope you can join us! check out our facebook page under the events page for more information!

 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 Pepper.
New! I will have Gluten free available in all 3 flavors
Garlic Parmesan
Lemon Pepper
Tomato Basil

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Bakery!
Have you heard of KULICH before?
Kulich is a traditional Russian Easter bread, often eaten with a sweet cheese spread called
We are very excited to share KULICH with you this year!   Kulich (like Panettone) is baked in a
mold– it includes several dried fruits, spices, and slivered almonds, and is topped with an almond
and sugar glaze.
KULICH will only be available at the Sweetwater Local Foods Market on Saturday, March
31st.  Pre-orders are encouraged!!
$15/loaf. Serves 6-8.
Chili Cheddar: Smooth Vermont cheddar and spicy jalapeno peppers. $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye: Our take on the old Eastern European standby. $6.00
**All the grains and flours we use are certified ORGANIC.
Morning Buns: Our naturally-leavened cinnamon rolls made with pecans, cinnamon, and an
organic sugar 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!
We will be introducing a new shot this Saturday…. BrainON!
BrainON is a concentrated organic E3AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) extract of Phycocyanin and Phenylethylamine (PEA). BrainON contains the ingredient in wild-harvested AFA that may help promote mood balance and enhanced focus*. PEA is a naturally occurring extract from AFA and research suggests that PEA may support a positive mood balance and give you the ability to manage everyday stress by modulating the release of neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and dopamine).* PEA (also found in chocolate) is a naturally occurring extract that may promote clear thinking and focus to give you optimal cognitive function.* Clinical research suggests that Phycocyanin may support healthy, whole-body inflammation responses.*
We will also have all our cold pressed juices, Switchel and wellness shots.
FB: @bodhitreejuiceco
Instagram: @bodhitreejuiceco

Otherworldly Botanicals of Grand Haven
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Otherworldly Botanicals returns! I will be mixing up some new stuff for you in the next couple weeks. Will not be at market next week so catch me this Saturday! Teas, vinegars, honeys and completely toxin free body care products.
Using local ingredients wildcrafted with care or organically grown. Check out my Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/OtherworldlyBotanica
Or email me at otherworldlybotanicals@gmail.com 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: Five-four-three! This week at the market there are 5 varieties of (fill in blank) and 4 varieties of (fill in blank) and 3 varieties of (fill in blank).

Not attending this week:
Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
*Accepts debit/credit cards.
Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Also find my products Natures Helping Hand,  4543 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores
J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
We will return soon!