Sweet Treats at Sweetwater this Saturday!

Sweets for Your Sweet this Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 12th, 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 an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!

Valentine’s Day Specials!
Great Family Event at Local Farm!

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Linzer Heart Cookies- Hazelnuts impart and unmistakable flavor! Great for Valentine’s Day.
Linzertorte- A delicious 9” torte made with organic raspberry jam and a hazelnut crust.
New York Style Cheesecake made with a gluten free crust.  Sold by the slice.
Gluten Free Chocolate Graham Crackers- We have made quite a few test batches and we like the results.  We are sure you will too!!
French Baguettes a great addition for you Valentine’s Dinner.
Ciabatta Cheese and Onion a savory loaf fillet with caramelized organic onions and cheddar cheese.
Blueberry Turnovers a flakey crust filled with organic blueberries.  A real hit with kids.
Empanadas a Mexican  hand held meat pie.  Delicious!
Peanut Butter Granola made with organic peanut butter & peanuts.
Pizza made with organic  pizza sauce and fresh greens from the hoophouse.
Gluten Free Crispy Rice Granola.  Made with maple syrup and dried fruit and coconut.
Hoophouse Greens Hopefully!!
Eggs and Pastured Pork!
Hope to see you there!

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Sweet Specials this Week! Our cupid bakers have been baking up a love storm!  We’ll have Double Chocolate Espresso Bread, Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies and Valentine’s Day Cupcakes!
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.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
We will be back at the Sweetwater Local Foods Market this Saturday February 12th with a Sweet Valentine’s bread deal:  BUY ANY ONE LOAF AND GET A SECOND LOAF HALF OFF!  {Choose from our three best sellers for your 2nd loaf:  West Michigan Wheat, Oceana Round, or Third Coast Three Seed}
This Saturday February 12th we will have available:
West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust)
Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)
Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)
The Michigander $5.50 ( Michigan-grown whole grain flours—dark and soulful)
Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains 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 (sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives)
Irish Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00  (smooth Tipperary Cheddar and organic black pepper)
We will be sampling and selling our BRAND NEW CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONE as well as our Truly Ginger Scones and our Michigan Cherry Scones.  Look for our Deep Mud Brownies, our fabulous Tree Hugger PB and chocolate chip cookies, and our Expedition cookies (better than a granola bar any day!).
It is our pleasure and honor to bake for you and your family!

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Great Family Event Coming up February 26th! You are invited to our annual Shearing Day, come see the sheep getting their annual haircut. Nick Weaver of Fremont, our expert shearer for five years now, will be doing the shearing from 9:00am to noon. Ask us for more details at this week’s market.
At market this week: freshly ground cornmeal, as well as soybeans, pinto beans, black beans, wheat and corn. We still have warm fresh-from-the-farm wool socks, rag rugs, and recycled felted wool mittens and hats along with some roving wool for spinning.
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. http://shadysidefarm.etsy.com

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
EGGS!  Our chickens are HAPPY! We will have eggs!
VEGGIES this week ~  Red cabbage and Green Savoy Cabbage. Kennebec, Red Norland and Fingerling Potatoes;  Yellow Onions.  We may have dried herbs from Maple Moon Farm. And I may dig some carrots and celeriac!
~  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. Soup bones on sale $1 per lb.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
No chicken or lamb until May. Seasonality rules!
Beef – Ground Beef.
Pork – Bacon(both Apple & Hickory), Pork Chops, Pork Tenderloin
Eggs will be available next market
Sausage – Apple Chicken, Breakfast links & bulk, Chorizo, Pancetta, Garlic Kielbasa. Hot Italian Links.
Demand for Creswick meats along with rising prices for feed have forced a small price increase in most products. Please check the website for details, also for info about the farms newest products including Honey Cured Bacon!
We strongly recommend doing special orders at the market and by email — chrisbedford@charter.net — to ensure delivery of what you want. Order must be received by 8am on the Tuesday before the market.
Any special order not picked up at the market Saturday designated by the order will incur a $5.00 additional charge unless Chris is notified by 12noon on the Friday before the market.

Grassfields Cheese of Coopersville
Raw milk, organic cheese in the Dutch Tradition

Cheddar, Gouda, Gouda w/Dill, Gouda w/Garlic & Onion, Edam, Leyden (Gouda w/cumin)
Please note: Check our Grassfields website  www.grassfieldscheese.com/ and if there are cheese products you would like that we don’t normally carry you can special order them with the same timeline as for Creswick Farms. Special orders must be sent to me by 8am of the Tuesday before the market. chrisbedford@charter.net. Thanks!

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.

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Valentine’s Day gifts or treats for yourself that are pretty, practical and organic…
Organic Soaps –  A full selection of great organic soaps to start the new year (Peppermint, Oatmeal Spice, Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, and other wonderful scents (made with certified organic oils, and botanicals – no artificial fragrances or colors, only essential oils).
Lip Balms – With the dry air of the season upon us you’ll want to buy more than one! Made with organic ingredients and food safe essential oils (Natural, Peppermint, Grapefruit and Cinnamon flavors).
Relax with a Organic Bath Tea, made with certified organic botanicals and salts.  Pretty packaging for lentines day.
Pretty sachets in Lavender and lavender w/ rose buds to tuck into drawers, closets, knitting even a nice treat for you desk drawer!
Starry Night sachets for a relaxing herbal blend for your pillow or bedside stand.
Organic Lavender dryer bags, especially nice with bed linens and towels (2 pack or 5 pack available).
Bees Wax Candles – Fir Trees, Snowmen, Beeskeps, Bears,  3″ and 5 ” pillars, votives,and tea lights.
Clean burning! Long Burn Time! Non-Petroleum!  100% Michigan beeswax :  )
Hasselman’s Honey -Great for cooking or just a lone with a warm cup of tea and piece of toast or biscuit.  A naturally sweet treat!
Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall
Daisy will be back at market this week with plenty of her Original Pumpkin Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cup, and W/C/S FREE treats. She’s also excited about some of the new labels Mom’s been working on (Daisy’s a bit of a showoff). Stop by and see us!

Last but not least

Free Films! Market Board President Chris Bedford has placed his films about the Local Food Revolution up on Vimeo. Go to… http://www.vimeo.com/user3907246/videos
There are eight films available now, with two more coming soon!
Chris is an award-winning filmmaker who has made over 100 films, winning three dozen awards for excellence in the process.

Big Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks to Greg Mund and Anne Marie Fauvel for becoming our newest Friends of the Market!
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.

Sweetwater is now on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muskegon-MI/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market/111077177535

Hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager