Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday June 27th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 27th, 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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Perfect Summer Salad Saturday!
You’ll find all the freshest fixin’s for your summer salads here this week! Try a new lettuce, or a kale, maybe spinach? Herbs? Add a grilled meat to the plate – perfection!

Attending this week’s market:

Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh Coupons!
This week we will bring:
Snap Peas, edible pods and shelling size
Fresh Oregano
Eggs from our mixed flock
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh is available
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt
Ass’t Dried herbs
and anything else we can find!

Grandson’s Gardens of Spring Lake
Cut Lettuce
Swiss Chard
Baby Kale
Head Lettuce (Red leaf, Summer Crisp, Romaine)
Hearts of Romaine
Pea Tendrils
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Spicy Mix
Red Lettuce

Little Red Organics of Freesoil
This week we will have:
Sugar Snap Peas
Seedless Cucumbers
Cut Flowers
Hakuri Turnips
Broccoli Raab
Kale – Red Russian – Winterbor – Toscano
Pea Shoots
Sunflower Shoots
Baby Spinach
Leaf Lettuces
Summer Squash?
Flat Leaf Parsley

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
*EGGS-along with foraging and garden waste, our hens are fed CERTIFIED ORGANIC grain
Handcrafted herbal lip balms, made with 100% organic and fair trade ingredients. Packaged in 100% recycled plastic.
NEW! Michigan Summer Lip Balm-few plants embody summer like calendula.  Our homegrown calendula is infused in organic oils and blended with local bee’s wax to soothe lips chapped from the sun and wind.  We added organic coconut oil for its natural SPF.  A hint of sweet orange make this the perfect lip balm for your Michigan summer.

Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community.
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
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Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
Chevreʹ  Fresh chevre with a nice spreading consistency, perfect for sandwich toppings and cooking. Cherry Capital Foods of Traverse City says  ” The chèvre produced by Meadow View has a pitch perfect acidity on the palate that becomes gently sweet and milky with a grassy note on the finish.”
Seasoned Chevreʹ                                                    
Our fresh Chevre available in your favorite flavorings: Blueberry Vanilla (great on a morning bagel!) Hickory-smoked bacon Bits, Garlic, Italian Herb, & Hot Pepper
A smooth and creamy feta which is low in salt and rich in fresh goat milk flavor. The brining process gives feta cheese a salty, tangy flavor and a crumbly consistency. Feta cheese can be served as a table cheese, used in baking savory dishes, or served as an appetizer or in salads. The classic Greek salad is made with Feta cheese. In crumbles or cubes for easy slicing.
Tomme de Fremont                                     
Our first aged cheese is quickly becoming a customer favorite! Developed from a French recipe, Tomme is a lower fat mold ripened cheese, aged at least 60 days. This gives the cheese a stronger flavor & firmer texture than the fresh Chevres, perfect for slicing.
Dutch Kase                                                               
A Meadow View Dairy original! If you are looking for a nicely aged but milder version of our Tomme, this is the cheese for you. Vacuum sealed without mold and aged at least 60 days.
Marco Similar to Dutch Kase but pasteurized and vacuum sealed, it comes in Pepper, Sage, Italian & Garlic.
Other items from our farm:
We’ll also have eggs from our free-range, GMO-free flock.
Note: We will be attending market the last Saturday of every month.
We will be at market ONLY the last Saturday of the month. Thank you!

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
Our Kombucha is a slightly sweet, effervescent, probiotic fermented tea using only fair trade and organic ingredients. Slightly sweeter than most commercial brands, Bloom kombucha has a more inviting taste and is enjoyed by long-time kombucha drinkers and people new to kombucha.
Check out our newest flavor:  Negroni Kombucha– a blood orange, juniper berry kombucha. We will be selling it in 64oz growlers for $20, 9oz cups for $2.50, or you can bring your own container and we will charge based on how many ounces. We also have our starter kits, containing the scoby, starter tea and a 1 gallon jar with directions on how to brew it.
To learn more about the company and its products, visit www.bloomferments.com and click on the FAQ tab. Jordan Michalsky will represent us at Sweetwater, and she will also bring a variety of shirts from her Happy Ferments Apparel company.

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.New Flavors!! This week we add 2 new flavors to our lineup! — Curryosity and Root for Ginger. Both flavors received really favorable responses last week without any official announcement, and we’re excited to “officially” announce their availability.  (Note: The new labels include the phrase “100% Organic Kraut”, so we’ve added a small button to the “old” flavors to make it clear that they too are 100% Organic…)
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.

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
Ground beef $6.50
Roast $6
T-Bone $12.
Tenderloin $13
Sirloin $9
Rib steak $12
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
Turkeys $4 lb
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

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will not be at Market on July 4th.  Plan accordingly and purchase what you need from us this Saturday to last 2 weeks. 
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm to place advance orders.
GRASS FED BEEF!    We appreciate advance orders for beef.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, TBone, NY Strip,  Rib Steak, Sirloin,
Braising Beef ~ Round and Swiss Steaks; Stew Meat
Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Chuck,  English, Arm, Rolled Rump; Brisket
Lean Ground Beef
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
Heart and Tongue
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

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
SUMMER SPECIAL!!  Beef Kabobs $6.50/lb.
If you would like to reserve your order for Saturday’s Market just
email or call us (231) 689-0457 with your request and we will have it
ready for you to pick up.
$9.00/lb (out of stock)
Stewing Hens

Smoked Hock
Jowl Bacon
Cottage Bacon
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat)
Canadian Bacon
$5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)
Ground Pork
Bulk Sausage or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)
Pork Chops
Pork Steak
Boston Butt
Spare Ribs
Baby Back Ribs
Bones, Head
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
Flank, Skirt, Flat Iron, Sirloin
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin
Liver, Short Ribs
Heart, Kidney

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


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:
Bean Medley – A mixture of all our beans that is great for soup.
Black Turtle – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
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.
Jacob’s Cattle Gold – (Almost gone) Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.
Marrow – (Almost gone) Creamy bean, good in soups and baked beans.
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 – 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 will have Grassfield Farms organic raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
Chili – Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.
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 – It’s back! 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.

And we will have our certified organic non-GMO corn along in two different options:
Whole corn (for making masa) – 2# bags. If you want corn in larger amounts than just 2#, please email me. We will have the little packets of lime necessary for making the masa, as well.
Freshly-ground corn meal – 2# bagsWe took our whole corn down to Windmill Island in Holland and had them grind corn meal for us. This stoneground meal is fresh, fresh, fresh–what I will have along to market Saturday is the second batch!

Shady Side Farm

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
Well we know summer has officially arrived because our Vanilla Shortcakes flew off the shelves at market this past weekend!  We apologize that we hadn’t made more—we will make twice as many for this coming weekend.  So if you want to have strawberry shortcake this weekend, get to the market EARLY or email us your Shortcake order and we will set some aside for you at the market.  The Shortcakes are 3 oz each and make a generous portion for one (or two small portions).  They are $2.25 each.
Pumpernickel Rye is back on the docket this weekend.  A wonderful rye made with OG cracked rye, OG whole wheat flour, carob powder, and a bit of ground caraway seed.  Perfect for a reuben or a fish sandwich (tuna or whitefish)!  $6.00 a loaf.
We are honored to bake for you and your family!  Because small good things matter.
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: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $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
Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye (A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  OG Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf) $6.00
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
BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE! 
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

New Vendor!
Stuart Family Farm of Custer
Jim and his son Wesley are at the center of this wheat growing venture in Custer Michigan. They will be bringing their own certified organic hard red wheat flour & seed and also baked goods using their own flours.

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
New!….. Head to Toe Bar! That’s right, a luxurious, unscented soap bar that acts as a shampoo and body bar! I’ve been using it as a shampoo bar for over 2 months now and love it! As pure as pure gets, saponified Organic Extra Virgin Olive & Coconut Oils, that’s it! $6 each or 2 for $10

It’s time for that wonderful 9 Essential Oils Insect Repellent that repels ticks, fleas, flies and mosquitoes! Great for animals and kids too!

BONUS this week only: For every 2 bottles of Body Wash you purchase you will receive a deluxe Scrunchie ($3 value) FREE!!! And remember when you bring your bottle back I’ll refill it on the spot for $1 off!
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 Bare (no scent, no color)

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)
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 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!

Kasza Sugar Bush
Stop by our booth and check out our newest addition to our line-up: Maple Munch Granola! Great as a cereal, snack, on yogurt, on ice cream and much more!!
We’ll also have our full assortment of maple syrups. Please note a schedule change: we plan to be at Sweetwater the first and last Saturday of the month.

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

The Roaring Mouse of Hart
We will be missing market this week while we work on some new exciting changes. We will be back the 4th of July!
call or text: (231)742-0229
email: titus@theroaringmouse.com
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee

Strawberry news:
Scholl Farm of Montague has chemical-free U-Pick strawberries. Call for hours:  231-893-1311.

Unfortunately, Ware Farm berries are not producing enough this year to warrant a trip to Muskegon. Last week our asparagus farmer Greg Mund traveled to Berrien Springs and brought back some great certified organic strawberries for us; the trip was 2 hours one way! We thank him for making the trip and hope you all enjoyed your berries!  And I guess we will hope for a better year for the berries next year.