Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday August 22nd

                                    Heirloom Tomato Tasting Time!
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, 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.
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Heirloom Tomato Tasting Time!
Stop by the GREEN INFO TENT this Saturday and taste the subtle delicious differences in different Heirloom Tomatoes!

Attending this week’s market:

New Vendor!
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We welcome Greg Dunn of Blackbird Farms! Greg honed his farming skills at Trillium Haven, serving there as farm manager for five years. He then purchased a conventional farm in Coopersville and for the past three years has been transforming it. In his words: “To say it straight, Blackbird Farms grows food for people. Good, honest food, grown using only natural and sustainable practices. More specifically, we grow over a hundred varieties of vegetables on our sixteen-acre farm just north of Coopersville, Michigan. We are surely fresh and local, but, deeper than these buzzwords, the heart of what we do is health. We trust that our calling is to care for green, growing things in a manner that generates health in the soil, in the environment, in human bodies, and in communities ecological, social, and cultural. Finally, we strive to do this work with a sense of hospitality, delight, and gratitude. So, in other words: Welcome. Enjoy. Thank you!”
This week Blackbird Farm will plan to bring heirloom tomatoes, multi-color cherry tomatoes, green beans, mini-cabbages, carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, and garlic, as well as all manner of cut flowers.

Bonao Cacao of Muskegon
Welcome Michael and Nicole Muenstermann! They will join us Saturday  to introduce an amazing super-food, bursting with antioxidants…Raw organic cacao! “Our passion for chocolate led us to discover a small family farm in a city named Bonao in the Dominican Republic. This Bonao cacao is raw, organic and carefully hand picked to insure premium quality. The farm uses earth friendly practices and even holds “The cacao experience” where people can come see the farm, learn and have fun participating in the farming! Cocoa comes from the cacao tree and then is roasted and processed to make the powder and chocolates everyone loves. However, during this process many of  the nutrients and antioxidants are lost. Cacao is the same as cocoa but in a raw form, allowing the beans to stay in it’s natural state to give you the best benefits possible. Come check us out this Saturday for a sample of the bean itself and to learn more! We have beans, powder, nibs, butter and tasty healthy chocolates! We look forward to seeing everybody Saturday!”

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive
Erin reports that the heat early in the week slowed harvest considerably and they will not be attending market this week. Stay posted – they’ll be back soon!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
CANNING TOMATOES (pre-order to ensure you get some)
POBLANO PEPPERS (perfect for stuffing)
GREEN BEANS (green, wax, and purple)
DILL (both leaf and flowering stalks)
DRIED HOT PEPPERS (cayenne and chipolte)
HERBAL TEAS-all our teas are made exclusively with herbs hand picked and blended right here on our farm.
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455

Little Red Organics of Freesoil
Dragon Tongue Beans
Green Beans
Cut Flowers
Tomatoes, cherry, red, heirloom
Last of the Fingerlings
Green Peppers
Leaf Lettuce
Summer Squash and Zuchs
Romanesco Cauliflower?

Bulk pre-ordering for canning/freezing
Basil – 1# case
Garlic – 3# case
Tomatoes – 10-30# cases
Summer Squash and Zuchs – 5 or 10# case
Green Beans – 5 or 10# case

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Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
Hoop house offerings
Heirloom tomatoes!!
Grass fed Lamb
Limited cuts available
Pastured Chicken
A fresh batch processed.  All cuts available.
Bakery Offerings
The Ultimate Breakfast Cookies- Reg. and GFree
Fresh Quiche- Reg and Gluten Free
Blueberry Lemon Bread
French Bread
Challah Bread
Paleo Breakfast Cookies
Zucchini Bread and more
Looking forward to the Market.  See you there!

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Bloom will be at the market with bottles of ginger and lavender-hibiscus for $4. Please remember to bring back your bottles. I will only be at the market a couple more times, and I’m not sure if Bloom will be able to send anyone else out here.
(I am teaching another class, this time Thursday, September 3rd from 6-7:30pm at
McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm in Muskegon. Sign up at Sweetwater, or by calling 989.439.0352, or emailing happytummyferments@gmail.com $15 or $25 for 2).

Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
Cultured Love is “making good food possible”, producing probiotic-laden, nutritious foods that are not only beneficial for you, but also add amazing flavor, texture, and beauty to any meal.
Curryosity – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Green Onion, Curry, Cumin, Paprika
Root for Ginger – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Radish, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes
Add those to our current lineup of specialty kraut products — traditional sauerkraut with caraway, dill kraut, and spicy kraut — are naturally fermented and nutritious, hand-crafted in Grand Rapids.

The Roaring Mouse of Hart
Taste of Central America!!! This week we will be offering samples of 5 different Central American coffees, including 4 from Guatemala. Taste for yourself what a difference there can be among coffees from the same geographic location.
Cool down with iced tea! We will be brewing up a lightly sweetened iced tea again this week. Perfect for these summer days!
Chocolate and Espresso!!! We are excited to announce our newest addition! We have partnered with Confections With Convictions in Kalamazoo to bring a variety of delicious chocolate barks. All of their chocolates are fair trade and organic, and many of their ingredients are sourced locally. We will be bringing a variety of their dark and milk chocolate barks including a dark chocolate espresso bark made with our own beans! We are also offering faux Espresso shots as well as our brewed coffee. Stop by our table to see a demonstration of the unique Aeropress and taste the powerful results.
Guatemalan coffee Week!  This week we are doing something a little different. We are featuring not one, but four amazing coffees! Our standard Guatemala FTO will be joined by three others, each a little different. Check out our Facebook page to learn more about our Coffee of the Week program.
Also in the roaster this week:
Don Oscar Omar Honduras, Decaffeinated Sumatra FTO
If there is a specific coffee you want, which is not listed here, please email us and we will make a special roast if possible. 
Our Fair Trade Organic Tea selection: Gunpowder Green, Jasmine Green, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Fancy Darjeeling. More coming soon!
We will pick a few chocolates to bring, so if there is something specific you want please pre-order from our list here.
Dark Chocolate covered Espresso Beans! We plan to have a limited quantity available this week!
Dark Chocolate bark: Espresso Bean; Espresso Bean w/MI cherries; Salted almonds, MI cherries, toasted cacao nibs; Pecans, candied orange peel, dried cranberries; Peanuts, sea salt, chocolate covered cacao nibs; MI cherries and blueberries; 68% Dark chocolate w/ Kosher salt
Milk Chocolate bark: MI cherries and blueberries; Salted peanuts and dried cranberries; Pecan toffee brittle; Espresso sea salt
As always, we sell our coffee by the ounce so you can get the perfect amount to use while it is the freshest. We also have gift certificates; the perfect gift for a coffee lover!
Come taste the fresh difference! Coffee is seasonal, so expect some variety. We try not to roast too much extra in order to keep the coffee fresh every week.
Email us to order in advance, and we will have it bagged up and ready for you. Advance orders will ensure that we don’t run out of your favorite coffee before you get there, and speed up your shopping if you are in a hurry!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
Have you tried our newest, and largest loaf—the BIG COUNTRY?
This beautiful boule weighs in at right around 2 pounds…  Larger than any of our other loaves it’s the perfect pick if you’ve got a crowd to feed.  Made with an organic germ-restored wheat flour (a flour that’s got the germ and the endosperm–but no bran), and an organic Michigan-grown rye flour, this bread is sumptuously supple. You just won’t believe how moist and soft the crumb (the interior) stays for days and days.
Available at market this weekend: $7.50 for each whopping loaf.  (We sell half loaves too of course…)
Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $6.00
 Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $6.00
 Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.50
The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $6.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $7.00
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% Whole grain Kamut: A heritage grain with a golden hue.   Distinct and moist with a flavor similar to corn.  A non-hybridized cousin to modern wheat. $7.00
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
Pilgrim Rye: A German-style rye made with cracked rye berries and OG Spelt Flour.  (No wheat flour except for what is in the levain starter).  Slice it thin to enjoy this dark and hearty loaf.  $7.00 a loaf
Big Country:  Made with germ-restored wheat flour and Michigan-grown rye, this 2 pound loaf is sumptuously supple and earthy.  Perfect pick for a crowd.  $7.50
Chili Cheddar   Locally-grown jalapenos peppers (by our friends at MAPLE MOON FARM), coupled with tangy cheddar cheese makes for great flavor that bites back!  Fresh or toasted, we love it with fried eggs or a bowl of any kind of chili. $8.00
 Honey Oat OG steel-cut oats and just a titch of honey make this better than a bowl of oats for breakfast!  Extremely moist and chewy… $6.50
Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!
$3.25 each
Expedition Cookies:  The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each
Treehuggers: The one and only quarter pound peanut-buttery original with OG dark chocolate chips.  Sweetened with local maple and honey. Vegan. $2.50 each
Hilltoppers Cookies– Molasses Ginger cookies…  A 4oz cookie sweetened with blackstrap molasses and bits of candied ginger.  $2.50 each
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
                Pecan Date Scones
                Blueberry Scones
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, sea salt)  $8.00/pound
LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Taste the difference in 100% Grass Fed Beef!
Our cows are on pasture as much as weather allows, then supplemented with our own farm grown baleage.
We have quarters and halves of our 100% grass fed beef available now! See me at market, or call
New! Beginning next week we will have ground beef burger patties available!
Ground beef $6.50
Roast $6
T-Bone $12.
Tenderloin $13 OUT
Sirloin $9
Rib steak $12 OUT
NY Strip $13
Oxtail $5.50
Short ribs $6.50
Round steak $5.75
Liver $4.00
Tongue $5.50
Soup bones $2
Hanging half  3.75 pre order call us
All poultry is free range, fed certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs $5.00
Duck eggs $8
Broiler chickens  $4 lb SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders now for Labor Day delivery!
Turkeys $4 lb SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders, ask about date.
Ducks , guineas, geese: ask for availability
12 oz bear 4
1 lb jar raw 5.25
2 lb bottle 9
4 lb pail raw 17
5 lb jug 20

Shady Side Farm of Holland
This week we will be at market with our certified organic beans, all harvested last fall, in the following varieties:

Black Turtle – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture. We’ve got a lot of these beans left, so they are discounted $1 a pound while supplies last.
Black Valentine – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Jacob’s Cattle – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili. We’ve got a lot of these beans left, so they are discounted $2 a pound while supplies last.
Marrow – (Almost gone) Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
October – (Almost gone) Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.
Painted Lady – Slightly sweet bean, smooth, creamy texture, good in everything.
Pinto – (Almost gone) Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Zebra – (Almost gone) Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean.
Please let us know ahead of time if you’d like to order 5# bags of any one variety, so that we can pre-bag those and bring them along.
In addition, we offer Grassfield Farms organic raw aged cheeses in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Crofters – This delicious cheese is aged 1 year with a medium sharp taste. The texture is dry and crumbly. Very similar to Parmesan.
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.
Cheese Sticks – Want to try some cheese, but don’t need a whole 8 ounces? We’ll have a few cheese sticks along each week, in a variety of cheese types, for $2 each.

I’ll also bring along some hand-dyed yarn for fall/winter knitting projects. This wool or wool/nylon blend yarn is from our sheep, hand-dyed by us. Stop by and see what we’ve got!
Shady Side Farm

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Veggies for sale this week:  Large onions,  Kohlrabi, Large Luscious Tomatoes! Summer Squashes,  Cucumbers and Pickles, DILL.   Eggplant.

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Eye, TBone, NY Strip,  Rib Steak, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks; Stew Meat, Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck,  English,  Rolled Rump; Brisket
Lean Ground Beef
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!  ON SALE THIS WEEK!
Heart and Liver
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.
Earthscape / Full Circle Farm
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421

Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh Coupons!
This week we will bring:
Watermelons, yellow and red seeded!
Cherry tomatoes, lots of colors!
New Potatoes!
Kohlrabi. giant size for easy use
Sweet white onions, young
Rainbow Carrots

Limited amts of these next five items
Yellow squash
Patty pan squash

Ass’t Kale, many new varieties
Sweet basil
Lemon Basil, great for tea or flavoring water.
Globe Basil, drying or fresh
Curly parsley
Italian Flat leaf parsley

Eggs from our mixed flock
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh is available
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
If you would like to reserve your order for Market on Saturday, just
email or call us (231) 689-0457 with your request and we will have it
ready for you to pick up.

Stewing Hens
Smoked Hock
Jowl Bacon
Cottage Bacon
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat)
Smoked Loin
Canadian Bacon
$5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)
Ground Pork
Bulk Sausage (not links) or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)
Sausage Links
Pork Chops
Boneless Pork Chops
Pork Steak
Boston Butt
Spare Ribs
Baby Back Ribs
Fresh Hocks
Liver, Heart

Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs
Ground Sirloin
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)
Cube Steak
Rib Steak, Kabobs
Brisket, Chuck Roast, English Roast, Cube Steak, Stew Meat
Skirt, Sirloin, Flat Iron
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin
Liver, Short Ribs
Heart, Kidney

Stew Meat
Leg Roast
Boneless Leg
Steaks, Spare Ribs
Liver, Heart

Five Oaks Farm of Montague
We will have eggs available, on pasture & fed certified organic feed.

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Summer Sundresses and Tops I brought back from Texas, SO, SO beautiful!! Perfect for the beach, the boat or out to dinner! $24 for the Dresses, $16 for the Tops while they last!
BONUS this week only: Buy 4 packs of Bath Salts ($12) you’ll receive a Bath Fizz ($3 value) FREE!!! Soaking in Bath Salts (Epsom Salts which is pure Magnesium) is VERY good for you! It relaxes your muscles, fills your bloodstream with magnesium and helps you detox. The Bath Fizz will soften and scent the water, moisturize your skin and it’s fun to watch!
Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”- 
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”- Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”- Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”- Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”- Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps: Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange, Four Thieves or Unscented (All-in-One shampoo & body bar)

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Hydrating Lotion
Peppermint Toothpaste
Healing Clay
Cool Vapor Rub 
(New product similar to Vick’s but safe and healthy!)
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray 
(pain relief)
Relaxing Pillow Mist
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)
$1 off!
 Did you know that when you bring me your bottles of Freeze, Body Wash, Pillow Mist or Insect Repellent I will refill them at the market for $1 off the price! Good for you and the planet!
Samples of Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Healing Clay, Cool Vapor Rub, Freeze SprayLemon Sugar Scrub, Hydrating Lotion and Peppermint Toothpaste are available for you to try.

Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, artificial ingredients or preservatives of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Farms & Vendors not attending this week:

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will be at market ONLY the last Saturday of the month. Thank you!