Saturday, December 12th, 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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2015-2016 WINTER SCHEDULE
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY all winter!
CLOSED Saturday after Christmas, December 26th!
Attending this week’s market:
September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague
Happy Holidays from Montague!!!
We’ll be bringing a variety of decorative greenery and flower arrangements to spruce up your home for the Holidays…
New! Lavender Holiday Wreaths perfect for inside or out.
New! Evergreen Wreaths
New! Evergreen Kissing Balls great for holiday get-togethers.
Statice and garlic Holiday Swags with fresh cedar and lavender perfect for inside or out.
Evergreen Swags with spruce, cedar, white pine, blue holly and Hydrangea, great for the front door.
Mixed red twig dogwood, bamboo, Douglas Fir and larch bundles perfect for decorating the house.
Holiday potted lavender plants, a perfect calming holiday fragrance for the home.
Blue Holly Bundles.
We’ll be taking pre-orders for Christmas Dinner centerpieces for the last market before Christmas (Dec. 19th). Samples will be available this weekend.
Our produce this week…
Red Russian Kale
Baby Red Russian Kale
Fresh Curled and Flat-leaf parsley
The Roaring Mouse Coffee Roasters of Hart
Christmas is in the air! We will be offering gift packaging for our coffee and chocolate this weekend! Also, grab a gift card for a coffee lover you know. Come try our chocolate covered caramels, and get some for gifts before they are gone! They are only here for a limited time!
Just in time for your Christmas baking, we have Fair Trade Organic chocolate chips, baking cocoa, almonds, and cashews. We also have a huge variety of chocolate bars and barks, and several varieties of loose-leaf tea.
Stop by for a cup of the freshest coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, to sip on as you shop! We roast our coffee fresh every week so you can get it at the peak of its flavor!
Great news! We are now licensed in The Starting Block in Hart, and using our new roaster! Our coffee is now air-roasted for an even better flavor and a slightly more even roast! We will be offering 12 oz bags of each coffee with one-way valves which allow the coffee to remain fresh longer. Unfortunately we are no longer able to sell by the ounce at the market. We will have other size options soon, but until then, the only way to get a smaller size is to pre-order by Thursday evening.
Colombia FTO Med-Dark
Guatemala FTO Med
Papua New Guinea Med
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Light
“The Roar” Med-Dark House blend
Decaf Peru Med-Dark
Our list of Teas and Chocolates has gotten too long to include here, so check out our Facebook page for the full list of what we have available.
Email us to order in advance, and we will have it 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!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Grass fed Lamb- all cuts available.
Pasture Raised, non-GMO Chicken – Whole and parts.
New! Cranberry Bread GF & Reg.
Honey Wheat Bread
Morning Glory Muffins
Looking forward to seeing you at the market!
Wild Earth Chocolates of Muskegon
I have a few new flavors I will be playing with through the Christmas season, using essential oils infused into thin textured creamy maple sugar sweetened chocolate. Be sure and come by and try some and help me decide which ones to keep.
Orange with a hint of clove has a deep orange note with a nice warm kick of clove and a soft lingering chocolate finish.
Anise offers a sweet licorice pop with subtle hints of fennel and tarragon, swirling in velvety chocolate throughout.
Peppermint, strong, cool, hot and always a favorite with deep dark chocolate, especially at this time of year.
I have also added peppermint flavored Heart Chocolate, so now we have plain or peppermint in the new sweeter 75% dark chocolate sweetened with D-ribose, for a big boost of calm energy right to your cells. D-ribose is a sweet supplement that is used for heart, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia patients to help them regain their cellular energy, so they can begin to move again.
I will be offering:
Peppermint Heart Chocolate
Orange Clove Thins
Chocolate drizzled popcorn
Buckwheaties (Kale, Buckwheat & Sunflower Seeds)
Pineapple Pecan Clusters
Walnut Raisin Clusters
Bloom Ferments Kombucha
Bloom will have growlers of lavender hibiscus and bottles of lavender hibiscus and ginger. Please remember to bring your bottles back! This is my last week at the market before I go out of town for 3 weeks, so stop by and get kombucha for the holidays this Saturday! Also remember to sign up for my kimchi and kefir class with Jodie, from Cultured Love, on January 10th.
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
SPECIALS: 5# of Red Onions for $8.50
~~ Pork fat for making Lard: $2.50 per lb. MUST BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE. I WANT TO DIVIDE IT UP AT HOME WHERE I CAN WASH MY HANDS WITH HOT SOAPY WATER!
~~ Mixed Pork and Beef bones – ordered in advance: $2 per lb
Veggies for sale this week: Large & Medium Red and Yellow onions, plus 1.5# bags. Large Kohlrabi, Celeriac; Red, Savoy, and Green Cabbages; Cilantro and fresh Dill
GRASS FED BEEF!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm to place advance orders.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Ribeye, Rib Steak, TBone, NY Strip, Sirloin, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks; Stew Meat, Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, Rolled Rump; Brisket
Lean Ground Beef, BEEF PATTIES & GROUND SIRLOIN!
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.
SOUP BONES! Back in stock.
Heart, Liver and Tongue
NEW SHIPMENT: 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.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This stretch of astounding weather just goes on and on. I am grateful for it. It sure makes it easier to complete all the fall clean-up and maintenance tasks. It also means there is still harvestable food in the fields.
This week I will likely bring:
red and green cabbage
salad turnips (possibly)
daikon radishes (possibly)
red and yellow onions
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.
Ground Beef $6.50 lb
Burger Patties $10/pkg
Beef Brisket $7/lb
Rib steak $12
NY Strip $13
Short ribs $6.50
Round steak $5.75
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
Ducks coming soon!
12 oz bear 4
1 lb jar raw 5.25
2 lb bottle 9
4 lb pail raw 17
5 lb jug 20
Scholl Farm of Montague
We’re bring eggs but will limit them to 3 per family so everyone can purchase some. Come early – they sell out quickly!
We’ll also will have:
Frozen Chicken (whole, 4-6 lbs)
Potatoes, several varieties
Dried Gourds for Christmas/Winter painting, crafts, bird houses, and what ever your imagination can create. Great fun with children!
Funny Farm of Grant
Just in time for Christmas – Funny Farm’s own jam and jellies! Made with our own fruits, including Kiwi, Aronia berry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, and more!
Organically raised on our farm, using non-GMO sugar and locally sourced ingredients. Low sugar varieties available, too, 50% less sugar
SHIITAKI Mushrooms, until the season gets too cold and they hibernate again. Great sauteed with onions topping anything, steak, burgers, etc.
Winter squash, we’re bringing white acorn, spaghetti, butternut, green acorn, blue banana, and everything else
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh if available
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt
Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
POTATOES (Yukon Gold, Red Norland, Kennebec0
ONIONS (red and yellow)
NANTUCKET PIE PUMPKIN
JAM-our jam is made with local organically grown fruit and sweetened with local honey (no sugar) and citrus pectin for a jam that is bursting with fruit flavor!
-BLUEBERRY-made with organic blueberries from Pleasant Hill Farm
-RASPBERRY-made with our own raspberries
-PEACH-made with organic peaches from Mund Farm
Our farm products are made using vegetables and herbs grown here at Maple Moon
DRIED HOT PEPPERS
whole Georgia Flame (an heirloom pepper from the Republic of Georgia)
smoked cayenne powder
DRIED SWEET PEPPERS
THAI GINGER BROTH BAGS
parsley, oregano, dill, sweet marjoram, thyme, rosemary, sage, celery leaf
HERBAL SALVES AND CREAMS
HERBAL LIP BALMS
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Well, it’s almost time for PANETTONE! The beautiful Italian Christmas bread that we make for the late December holidays. According to legend, this unusual and elegant loaf was the work of a country baker (named Antonio) who wanted to move his bakery to the big city and wanted to create a bread with which he could impress the urban palette. He settled upon a rich, yet light, loaf made with candied fruits, nuts, and eggs. But what made the bread most memorable was that he baked it in a flower pot—so it stood up straight and tall (unlike loaves baked directly on the hearth). Come out this weekend and have a free sample taste! (We will not have loaves of PANETTONE for sale until Saturday December 19th).
HOLIDAY SPECIALS for 12/19 and 12/24*. PRE-ORDERS ENCOURAGED!!
PANETTONE! $15 An Italian Christmas bread made with organic butter, organic eggs, rum-laden dried fruits, fresh organic orange zest, and toasted almonds. Visually dramatic and guaranteed to delight for brunch or dessert! Serves 8.
WHANGDANG DELIGHTS: A smaller version of our extremely popular dark chocolate and walnut Whangdangdoodlers. Topped with an organic walnut. Perfect for a cookie platter!
$1.75 each or 5 for $8.
GINGERBREAD CHILDREN: Based on Charlie’s grandmother’s recipe—a lovely treat for the special children in your life. $1.75 each or 5 for $8.
CRANBERRY ORANGE ALMOND BREAD: $8.75 Jam-packed with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and fresh organic orange zest… As festive as the season! (Available 12/12 also).
OUR TEN WEEKLY VARIETIES
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
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE
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. Price $7.50
Rustic Baguette: A rustic cousin to the French baguette. An excellent partner for your favorite cheese or spread. They also just look nice sticking out from the top of a shopping bag!. Price $3.00
Cranberry Orange Almond Bread: This festive loaf features fresh organic orange zest, sweet cranberries, and toasted almonds. Perfect with any soft cheese. Price $8.75
Honey Oat: Organic steel-cut oats and a bit of honey make this an incredibly chewy loaf—another great one for toast! Price $6.50
Cheddar Peppercorn: Organic black pepper and tangy Vermont cheddar meet up in this memorable loaf. We love this one with any hearty stew. Price $8.00
PASTRIES AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY
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!!
Hilltoppers Cookies: Molasses Ginger cookies… A 4oz cookie sweetened with blackstrap molasses and bits of candied ginger. $2.50 each
Whangdangdoodler: Dark chocolate batons and organic walnuts makes this a wowser of a cookie. Our children’s favorite cookie—hands down. $2.50 each
Pecan Maple Oaties: This one is Charlie’s favorite! Michigan maple syrup, organic raisins, and sweet pecans in an oatmeal cookie that will knock your socks off (or at least knock ‘em down!) $2.50 each
Our delicious scones are $2.50 each.
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and organic eggs!
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate 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
Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Pre-order a Christmas Goose or Duck (delivered fresh to market on the 19th)
Ducks will be 3-7lbs, Geese, 15-20lbs both are $5/lb
Smoked Hock $4.00/lb
Jowl Bacon $8.00/lb
Cottage Bacon $8.00/lb
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat) $8.00/lb
Smoked Loin $9.00/lb
Canadian Bacon $5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast) $6.00/lb
Ground Pork $6.00/lb
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs) $5.50/lb
Sausage Links $8.00/lb
Boneless Pork Chops $7.50/lb
Pork Steak $6.50/lb
Spare Ribs $5.00/lb
Baby Back Ribs $8.00/lb
Fresh Hocks $2.00/lb
Liver, Heart $4.00/lb
Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs $5.50/lb
Ground Sirloin $7.50/lb
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack) $8.50/each
Rib Steak, Kabobs $8.00/lb
Brisket, Cube Steak, Chuck Roast $6.50/lb
Skirt, Sirloin, Flat Iron $11.00/lb
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin $13.00/lb
Liver, Short Ribs $4.00/lb
Backs, Gizzard, Necks, Feet $2.00/lb
Stew Meat $10.00/lb
Leg Roast $13.00/lb
Boneless Leg $14.00/lb
Liver, Heart $6.00/lb
Vendors not attending this week:
Never Better Naturals of Muskegon
We’ll be back next week!
Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Back next week, see you soon.
Shady Side Farm of Holland
Shady Side Farm is busy in Holland at the Kerstmarkt, and will return to Sweetwater Market on December 19.
Little Red Organic of Free Soil
Little Red is done for the season, see you all next year and thanks for everything!