Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday December 17th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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.
We are a Bridge Card Market!

Holiday Schedule
We will be OPEN every Saturday, including December 24th & Saturday, December 31st

Attending this week’s market:
Note: Farms/vendors who told us they are not attending this week are listed at the bottom of the newsletter. If you are looking for something from a specific vendor and don’t see them listed here you can go to our website (above) and get contact info for them.

Kasza Sugar Bush
Kasza Sugar Bush is finally coming back for just ONE WEEK before Christmas! Please come by and stock up on your maple products for the holiday season. We have Pure Michigan Maple Syrup in a great variety of bottles as well as both Amber syrup with a rich taste and Dark syrup with a strong robust taste. They make excellent gifts for just about everyone. We also will have: Pure Maple Sugar, Maple Cream, Maple Sugar Candy, Maple Coated Almonds and Pecans, and Maple Root Beer.
Samuel Kasza

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will be at market this Saturday for the last time in 2016! I’ll have our heirloom beans, corn meal and grits, as well as a nice selection of wool socks, mittens and hats, and dryer balls. I will have a small selection of wool comforters and mattress toppers along. Email me if you want something specific—I can’t take our whole inventory along, so if you have your heart set on something, make sure I take it along by emailing me ahead of time.
Shady Side Farm

Scholl Farm of Montague
We will bring:
Eggs, limit 2 dozen per customer
Potatoes, six varieties
Squash, two varieties
Pie pumpkins

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery
Meats & Eggs
Pastured Pork
All cuts available!
Turkey Sausage
Turkey Parts
Whole Chickens
Broth packs
New! Pastured Duck
Whole ducks for Christmas
Fresh Eggs
Bakery Goods
Apple Bread
Morning Glory Muffins
Fresh Quiche
Paleo cookies
Breakfast Cookies
Christmas cookies
Holiday gift items include Wool items, ornaments, and cards.
Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
The farm is blanketed in snow, and these cold cloudy days have made the hoops quiet and restful in this season of stillness.  While we couldn’t pick greens this week, we did manage to dig sweet winter carrots.
LONG PIE PUMPKIN (heirloom variety that has smooth, creamy flesh)
JAM&JELLY (made with local organic fruit and honey)
This summer our friends John and Kate, farmers at Little Red Organics, grew a huge crop of beautiful Music garlic.  They had more than they knew what to do with, so we took some and when the snow finally came, we spent many, many hours peeling each clove.  We dried it and powdered it, for incredible, local organic grown garlic powder. (no anti-caking agents added)  Good things happen when farmers collaborate!
We are proud to be Stellar organic
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
Check us out on Facebook

Meadowview Goat Dairy of Fremont
The good news is we’re now selling our cheese to a chain of stores in Ann Arbor! The bad news for our local customers is that this will be our last market at Sweetwater! We will have a full array of our goat cheese and other farm products. See you Saturday!

Funny Farm of Grant
For Christmas gifting we’ll have a nice selection of Jim’s wood working and Barb’s Baubles.
Butternut squash
Red onions
Kale poweder
Himilayan Salt smoked with hickory and cherry
Dried red peppers
Elderberry jellies, sugar free

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
If you want to order in advance, email earthscapefarm@gmail.com or call us by 7pm on Friday  – the number is below.
VEGGIES:  Winter Squash; Celeriac;  Red and Yellow Onions, large and small;  Large heads of Garlic;  Large Cossack Kohlrabi; Little Green and Red Cabbages;
GRASS FED BEEF!   We have a Full Supply
Grilling Steaks ~  Rib Steak, Tenderloin, Flank, Porterhouse, T-bone, Sirloin, NY Strip, Cubed Steak, Hanger Steak, Skirt Steak
Braising Beef ~ Stew Meat, Round Steaks, Kabob Beef
Roasts ~ Arm, English, Chuck,  Rolled Rump Roast;  We have a couple of small briskets, plus 1 large Holiday size Brisket!
Lean Ground Beef and 1/4 lb Beef Patties!  We also packaged up 1/2 lb packages of ground beef!
Ground Sirloin
Short Ribs
Soup Bones
Liver, tongue  and Heart
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full car, half caf or decaf.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421

Bodhi Tree Market of Spring Lake
I am so excited to be back at Sweetwater this week with my Organic, Cold-Pressed Juices!
This week I will be bringing:
Root Restore; My beet, carrot blend
Rise N Shine; A Green Citrus blend
Verde Good; Spinach, Pear blend
The Energizer; Carrot, apple, ginger blend
Switchel. A ginger, turmeric brew.
I will have gift certificates available this week!
Give the gift of health this holiday season with our Raw,
Cold-Pressed Juices.
Please note:
I will NOT be at market on December 23.
See everyone Saturday!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Orders will be ready this week.
We will have:
100% grass fed beef:
Ground beef
Burger patties
Stew meat
Short ribs
Shank with bone
We are taking orders for halves and quarters.  Please ask us for details.
Chicken eggs.  Hens are not ranging in this weather.  Certified organic feed provided.
Honey:  raw and heated in glass or plastic.  7 options to choose from.
Suet cakes for wild birds, made of hard rendered suet and certified organic ingredients.
Pine Row Farm

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Available DECEMBER 17th and DECEMBER 24Th  ONLY!
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.
$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.
NEW!! PB TREES:  A smaller and prettier version of our Tree Hugger peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies in the shape of an evergreen tree.  $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!
In case you do not yet know:   WE SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES!  The delicious gift for teachers, postal workers, housecleaners, friends, family, and neighbors!  Available in any monetary denomination, our gift certificates are good for a full year from the time of purchase, for any of our products at the farmers’ markets.  We will have some on hand at the market in the coming weeks but feel free to contact us if you would like one for a specific dollar amount.
Specialty Loaves for 12/17:
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
Rustic Baguette $3.50
Cranberry Orange Almond $8.75
Honey Oat $6.50
COOKIES–Please note:  We will only have our holiday cookies available the next two weekends.  See above for descriptions.
Scones (all $2.50)
Truly Ginger
Michigan Cherry
Cranberry Orange
Lovely Lemon

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Ham Sale!
Our Hams are easy to cook and full of flavor. I will have a pile of Hams from 3-6lbs. Sale price $7/lb (regular price $8.50)
Also available Christmas Turkeys, and if anyone wants a Christmas Goose, let us know.
Because the following Saturday is Christmas Eve, we will not be at Market. We will offer a home delivery for Thursday the 22nd.

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Fresh, locally roasted coffee makes a great gift! We have gift boxes available for Christmas gifting!
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.
This week’s offerings, whole bean and ground, 4 oz and 14.1oz bags:
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
Papua New Guinea
Sumatra Mandheling
Chad & Lorie

Good Life Studio of Muskegon
My locally re-sourced creations make great stocking stuffers!
Rockin Reminder Stones
Wire Mantra Scribbles
Wire Jingle Words
Needle-felt sculpted creatures (made w/wool from Shady Side farm)
Needle-felt sculpted succulents  (made w/wool from Shady Side farm)
Mixed-media and paper mosaic shadow boxes
Glass scrap pendants
Rustic Twig Stars
Good Life Studio

Other items of interest:
One of our very favorite people, Cody Westendorf, has opened her own Etsy Shop called Worldly Botanica. If you know Cody you know she knows her stuff with herbal preparations! We’re trying to get her to come to market, but please visit her shop too!

Not attending this week:

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms of Spring Lake
Short of product this week, see you next week!

Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake
Happy Holidays everyone! You’ll find our products at Harvey Street Marketplace.  They’re located at 4905 Harvey St, Norton Shores, MI 49444  and are open Mo.-Sat. 10-7.  You can also find them online at:www.squareup.com/market/neverbetternaturals opr on Facebook (Never Better Naturals