Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday July 18th

                                 Summer’s getting serious!
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, July 18th, 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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Attending this week’s market:

Little Red Organics of Freesoil
(Editors Note: Congratulations to Little Red on receiving their USDA Certified Organic certification! )
The i’s have been dotted. the t’s crossed. Our veggies and flowers are now certified organic!
This week at the market;
Very limited quantities of tomatoes
• garlic
• garlic scapes
• summer squash and zuchini
• sugar snap peas
• fava beans
• basil
• cilantro
• parsley
• leaf lettuces
• arugula
• beets
• kale
• scallions
• new potatoes
• dill
• carrots and baby carrots
• bouquets
• pea and sunflower shoots
• spinach
• whole, pastured chicken
We have meat birds available now, ranging in size from 3.5-5.5 pounds.  The price at market is $4/#, but if you pre-order with quantities greater than one bird the price is $3.75/#.
Our freedom ranger chickens will be available next week and later!  While not a heritage bird, our hope is that they will be a tasty bird with qualities like heritage birds on a larger frame.  In our experience the heritage had more dark meat, more flavor, greater texture.  All great things!
Our chickens are raised on grass and alfalfa pasture.  They get lots of sunshine and wind, leftover veggies, and non-gmo feed.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
***NEW***SWEET SUMMER TEA-a light and slightly sweet blend of lemongrass, red clover, calendula, orange mint, and stevia.   Delicious hot or cold, perfect for summer sipping.
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
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Stuart Family Organics of Custer
Jim Stuart, founder and CEO of Stuart Family Organics, grew up on his parents’ farm eighteen miles southeast of Ludington, Michigan.  For over 25 years he has made his own bread and other baked goods from his own hard red wheat, working at farming mainly during the summers, teaching English in Scottville, Michigan during the rest of the year.
Now retired from teaching, Jim’s farming is certified organic and his children, Meranda, Wesley and Kyle (all in their twenties), have returned home to help with the farm and selling products at farmers’ markets.  These products include the Powerhouse Muffins, several variations of tofu cookies, which usually surprise customers with their tastiness, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, hard red whole wheat flour, and the wheat grain or berries from which the flour is grown.
Products at this week’s market include:
100% Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour
100% Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat Berries
Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Tofu Cookies
Vegan One Stop Bran Muffins
Cranberry Coconut Cookies

Kasza Sugar Bush
Stop by our booth this Saturday and try a sample of our Maple Munch Granola! Made with organic ingredients and our own maple syrup. We’ll have all sizes of our maple syrup along.

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 SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders now for Labor Day delivery!
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

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, Black Valentine, Hutterite Soup, Jacob’s Cattle, Marrow, October, Painted Lady, Pinto, and Zebra. 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, Chili, Country DillCrofters, Edam, Garlic & Onion, Gouda, Lamont Cheddar, Leyden. 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.
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 third batch!

I’ve been snatching a few moments here and there over the last few months to weave. This week I’ll bring some traditional rag rugs that I’ve made on my floor loom. Two of my favorite materials to work with are recycled denim and corduroy. Something new, useful and beautiful made from something old.

Shady Side Farm

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.

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
KOMBUCHA! We will have bottles of both ginger and lavender hibiscus for $4, and growlers of lavender hibiscus for $20.
Please remember to bring back your empty bottles and you will get a punch card, bring us back 9 bottles, rinsed and label free, get a full bottle free.
If you want to learn to make your own KOMBUCHA & Jun Tea plan to attend our class at Lakeshore Yoga on July 19th at 2:00pm!

Grandson’s Gardens of West Olive
Head Lettuce (Red leaf, Butterhead, Summer Crisp)
Pickles and Cucumbers
Zuccs and Summer Squash
Baby Kale
Swiss Chard
Green Beans

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Garden Offerings
Mixed greens
Pasture Raised Chicken
Whole birds- limited
Grass Fed Lamb
Bakery Offerings
The Ultimate Breakfast Cookie
Regular and Gluten Free Quiche
Blueberry Muffins
Paleo Breakfast cookies and chocolate chip cookies
Challah Bread
Zucchini Bread
Loom Offerings!
Yes, Olivia has been using our own wool for some wonderful woven creations on the loom.  She will have a display of scarves, blankets, and table runners.
Looking forward to the market!!
The  Wrights
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
We will have brassica salad mix, D’Avignon French breakfast radishes, and garlic scapes.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We have some veggies for sale this week:   Beets with greens and Peas, plus whatever else is coming on and more than we can eat.  I’ll also have some potted basil and sage plants!
GRASS FED BEEF!     We will not be at Market on Saturday, July 25th.
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com or call 231-861-2234 by Friday 6pm to place advance orders.
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, Rib Eye, TBone, NY Strip,  Rib Steak, Sirloin,  Flank, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks; Stew Meat, Kabob Beef, Skirt Steak
Roasts ~ Chuck,  English,  Rolled Rump; Brisket
Lean Ground Beef
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
SOUP BONES! Back in stock.
Heart, Liver 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

Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh Coupons!
This week we will bring:
Rainbow Carrots!
Yellow squash
Patty pan squash
Ass’t Kale, many new varieties
Curly parsley
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

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
We will not be baking for the weekend of 7/25–so stock up this coming weekend!  Our bread freezes beautifully as do our pastries.
Honey Oat makes an appearance this Saturday…  A super moist, chewy loaf made with organic steel cut oats.
Also Chili Cheddar made with locally-grown jalapenos from our friends at Maple Moon Farm!
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: 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
Cobmoosa Onion Rye (Caramelized Michigan onions, OG Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00
Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper). $8.00
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
Hilltoppers Cookies– Molasses Ginger cookies…  A 4oz cookie sweetened with blackstrap molasses and bits of candied ginger.  $2.50 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
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

The Roaring Mouse of Hart
Coffee and Tea! Check out our expanding line of organic coffees and teas!
Come and get a fresh brewed-to-order cup of our freshly roasted coffee! Get a ceramic cup to enjoy at the market for $1 or a to-go cup for $3.
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!
In the roaster this week:
Featured Coffee of the Week! Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Org. – A deliciously fruity light roast, this coffee has notes of strawberry and brown sugar. The aroma reminds me of fresh strawberry pie! This coffee is grown, harvested, processed, and exported by Ethiopia’s only female miller/exporter Asnakech Thomas. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life of women and children in the area, and is working toward building a hospital. She is also dedicated to producing the highest quality organic coffee. Check out our facebook page to learn more about this coffee, and learn about our Coffee of the Week program.
Colombia FTO – Slightly bitter, but with a nice balance of sweetness, this coffee has notes of toasted marshmallow and roasted nuts. We are roasting this to a medium-dark level, for those who like a little edge to the cup.
Guatemala FTO – A deliciously sweet, low acid coffee with milk chocolate and caramel notes, and a full body. Roasted to a medium level, this coffee is great with or without milk.
Papua New Guinea FTO – Low acid, with notes of caramel and nuts. A good, strong medium-dark roast.
Decaffeinated Peru FTO – rich and sweet, with chocolate and caramel notes. A very delicious decaf! This coffee was decaffeinated using the Mountain Water Process. It is a natural, chemical free process which allows the bean to retain much of its unique flavor.
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.
Call or text (231)742-0229 or email titus@theroaringmouse.com 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 some!
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All coffee is $1.10/ounce or volume discount $12/12 oz bag $16/16 oz bag

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

Farms not attending this week:
Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
We will not be attending this week’s market.  We are having a “House Raising” this Saturday.  We will be back next week.
Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Visitng relatives this week, will be back soon!
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will only be at market the last Saturday of the month.