Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday April 7th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 7th, 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 Market Info booth listing!

Attending this week’s market: 

Veggie Van of Muskegon
This week the VV will have certified organic yellow onions, red shallots, rainbow & orange carrots, beets and a wonderful new cheese from Idyll Farms, a goat cheese with fennel pollen.
Check out this farm at http://idyllfarms.com/

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
Handwoven Rag Rugs — The calendar says it’s spring. I’ve been weaving, and maybe you want something new and springy to dress your floors with? Check out my selection of washable rag rugs.
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…
Lona at Shady Side Farm

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
*We accept Debit/Credit Cards!
Microgreens 4 oz. bags
Sweet Pea
Fresh Eggs!
Chickens are free range and fed
Non-GMO feed.
Pastured Pork
Breakfast Sausage
Garlic Basil Sausage
Nitrate Free Ham Slices
Pork Chops
Loin Roasts
Butt Roasts
Ground Pork
Italian Brats
Pastured Poultry
Whole Chickens
Turkey Wings & Drumsticks
Paleo Cookies
Breakfast Cookies
Banana Bread
Morning Glory Muffins
New! English Muffins
New! Pizza Crusts
New! Multigrain Bread
Look forward to seeing you at the Market:)
Look for us on Facebook & Instagram

Scholl Farm of Montague
An Overheard Conversation in the Henhouse…..
Lucy Leghorn asked “What the cluck is up with giving rabbits the credit for Easter Eggs?
I mean, we work so hard, lay in, lay out and once a year people finally celebrate eggs and
the rabbit gets all the credit”
Amy Araucona replied “and those tacky artificial colors, really, who can beat our
wonderful greens, olives and blues.”
Isa Brown exclaimed “don’t forget, my browns are every bit as beautiful.”
Sir Rooster proclaimed “ In all reality, the color of the egg is only shell deep. Wholesome
beauty is to the yolk.”
Lucy replied “Yeah, yeah, that’s all well and good but the world is getting weird when
rabbits lay eggs and buffalos have wings. Before you know it folks will actually believe
the cow jumped over the moon.”
Amy asked “ She didn’t?”
We’ll see you with:
Multicolored, multi-sized eggs (chicken, duck and goose)
Frozen Chicken
PS. 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
(Grice Farms), our own alfalfa hay, oyster shells as a calcium source and organic scratch
feed from Shady Lane Farm. Organic apples and various organic food scraps from our
kitchen are used as treats.
Stu and Connie

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
100% grass fed beef:
Snack sticks
Hot dogs
Ground beef
Stew meat
Soup bones
Burger patties
Short ribs
Sale! Soup bones, souper popular special, $1 a pound! Please pre-order to ensure I bring enough.
Also, pre-order 25# ground for $5 a pound. As always, save 25 cents a pound on 6 or more pounds of ground, or 50 cents a pound on 10 or more.
Eggs are in season! Duck, goose, and Muscovy eggs, from our free range birds with certified organic feed from Grices Farms available to them.
Nice variety of honey too.
See you Saturday!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Eggs!  Fed certified organic feed from Grices Farms and ranging outside!
WE HAVE  QUARTERS OF BEEF for sale – Order now to get them processed your way.  They will be butchered this 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
NEW!  Home made marshmallows made from raw honey, Grass fed beef gelatin and vanilla extract.
NEW! Einkorn crackers available in salt/pepper and cinnamon/coconut sugar flavors.
Free range pasture raised chicken, duck and quail egg’s, fed non-GMO feed, $5 per dozen
Essential oil goat milk soaps!
Citrus vinegar cleaner and chemical free laundry powder.
We will have new feather earrings and necklaces available!
Check out our Facebook page for all of our future event and happenings on the farm!

Funny Farm of Grant
*We accept credit & debit cards!
*We accept credit & debit cards!
This week I’ll have my assortment of jellies, including elderberry, dried veggies, shiitake mushroom powder, pink Himalayan salt in new 10 oz jar. I’m making organic banana-pecan bread this week. The chicken girls have been getting busy so there will be a few dozen eggs available. Chickens are free-range and fed non-GMO feed.
Jim has been in the wood shop and has a couple new items. I’ll have aprons from the Apron Lady, kids and adult sizes, as well as burp cloths.
See you soon

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

J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
We will have:
Organic Spelt tortillas
Organic Kamut tortillas
Organic Spinach Garlic wraps
Organic Tomato Basil wraps
Organic Whole Wheat tortillas
Organic White Tortillas
J&J Tortilla Co.

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 have our new shot this Saturday…. BrainON!
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! The Forest Guardian mushroom tincture blend is back in stock. Limited supplies available. Forest guardian is a blend of five wild Michigan mushrooms that are incredible at strengthening immunity and bringing balance to the body. Get it while it’s available, because I don’t know how the mushroom season will be this year. Still have plenty of elderberry oxymel and fire cider for those spring colds making their rounds. I might have one bottle of the mushroom elderberry elixir left too. Also 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.

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: How many egg vendors feed their birds certified organic feed and how many feed their birds non-GMO feed?

Not attending this week:
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We are taking this week off, see you next week!
Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake 
See you next week. Also find my products at Natures Helping Hand,  4543 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores
Green Morning Farm of Mears
I’ll be back next week!
Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby
We’ll see you soon!