Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday May 12th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 12th 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: 

Mund Farm of Rothbury
The season is finally underway and I’ll be at market with a limited amount
of Certified Organic Asparagus!

September’s Flowers of Montague!
*We take credit/debit cards
Mother’s Day Special! The flower maven herself will be at market with gorgeous bunches of Ranunculus & French Tulips.

Scholl Farm of Montague
We’ll be there with:
Purple Asparagus!
Eggs; chicken, duck, goose
All produce grown organically; no pesticides and only chicken or cow composted manures are used for soil fertility.
Chickens roam freely in the barn yard and pasture and are fed certified organic feed from Grice Farm.
See you at The Market.
Stu and Connie

Shady Side Farm of Holland
*Accepts debit/credit cards.
New this week—grass-fed lamb! We have stew meat, shanks, steaks, chops, and bones for making your own broth. Check out: https://www.superchargedfood.com/create/recipe-book/soup/supercharged-lamb-bone-broth/
Choose from our farm’s 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.
Or choose from the varieties we’ve swapped to obtain from 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 – Hold shape well, creamy texture, mild flavor.
Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
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 certified organic corn is Wapsie Valley, which is a yellow & red open pollinated (non-GMO) corn that dates back to the 1850s.
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…
Shady Side Farm

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
*We accept debit & credit cards.
Mother’s Day gift idea: Our potted herbs make great Windowsill Herb Gardens!
With spring in full swing, it’s time to think about getting your garden in! This weekend we will be bringing our full line of vegetable and herb plants to help you get started. Our offerings will include:
Potted Herbs, both common and unique:
garlic chives
lemon balm
parsley, flat and curly leafed
salad burnet
Vegetable plants:
summer squash
sweet peppers
tomatoes, many kinds, including heirlooms

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
We will be bringing:
Salad mix
Green shallots

Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, and you have one more day to prepare for treating the special ladies in your life! We have beautiful recycled and biodegradable gift packaging free with a purchase of $25 or more.
You will find our plant based, handmade,  and chemical free:
*Bug Spray
*Whipped Body Butters
*Lip Butters
*Cell Renewing Facial Butters
*Face Wash (2 varieties)
*Turn Back Time facial serum
*7 Herb Healing Balm
*Pain Banish Rub
*Herbal Perfumes
*Organic Soap Bars (much variety)
*Scar Abating Salve
*Herbal Tooth Scrub
*Bacteria Balancing Hand Wash
*Herbal Sanitizing Spray
*Laundry Wash (4 kinds)
*Baby Body Butter, whipped
*Diaper Rash Cream
Custom orders and questions are always welcome!
Also find my products at Natures Helping Hand,  4543 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores

Otherworldly Botanicals of Grand Haven
*We accept credit & debit cards!
I have a few new products for you this week!
*Blunilla is an infused local honey with organic blueberry and vanilla bean. Yum yum!
*Rest and Restore is an herbal extract for stress, sleep, and anxiety. Will only be a few bottles of this available, until I can harvest more herbs this summer.
*A fresh batch of Sun Kissed! An all natural sunscreen balm. Made with non-nano zinc oxide and nourishing oils and butters. Safe for our Great Lakes!
*Relief is a pain relieving salve. Excellent for sore muscles and joints! Using wild harvested cottonwood buds, St. John’s wort, goldenrod and organically grown calendula, and arnica.
I have a few bottles of Forest Guardian mushroom extract, and Elderberry oxymel.
Also the usual 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.

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
*We accept Debit/Credit Cards!
New! Ramps~ wild leeks.
– Pea Microgreens
-Radish Microgreens
Fresh Eggs! Hens are enjoying fresh green pasture!
Pastured Pork
Nitrate Free Bacon
Nitrate Free Ham Slices
Ham Hocks
Pork chops
Loin Roasts
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage
Garlic Basil Sausage
Italian Brats
Pastured Poultry 
Whole Chickens
Grass fed Beef
Ground Beef
Bakery Items
Special Treats for Mother’s Day!

Fresh Quiche- large & small. GF & Regular
Ramp & Spinach
Spinach & Cheddar
New! Rhubarb Honey Muffins~ made with our fresh Rhubarb.
New! Rhubarb Bars~ fresh Rhubarb with a shortbread crust.
New! Rhubarb Custard Pie with a Crumb Topping!
New! GF Rhubarb Muffins
Paleo Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Breakfast Cookies
Look forward to seeing you at the Market!
Look for us on Facebook & Instagram

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia 
POTATOES & CARROTS! Limited quantities.
 Fed certified organic feed from Grices Farms, our own organic grains, and ranging outside!
GRASS FED BEEF  earthscapefarm@gmail.com
WE HAVE  QUARTERS OF BEEF hanging at Ebel’s Market
We have a full array of cuts available to purchase by the package and pound at Market!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, Porterhouse, T-bone, Rib Steaks,
Sirloin, Skirt Steak, Kabob Beef, Cubed 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

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
100% grass fed beef:
We have a half just back from the processor if anyone is interested! It will be a couple of months before the next halves or quarters are ready. Call or email for delivery Saturday!
Available this week:
Hot dogs
Snack sticks
Burger patties
Ground beef
Ground sirloin
Stew meat
Soup bones
Short ribs
Duck and Muscovy eggs from our free range birds with certified organic feed as a supplement to their springtime foraging!
Nice selection of honey.
Bill will be at market again Saturday since  Aaron and Isaac have a baseball tournament and Ezekiel has a soccer game, weather permitting.  🙂 Hope you all have a great week!
231-861-5215 (landline with voicemail)

Funny Farm of Grant
*We accept credit & debit cards.
This week we have a new assortment of wood products by Jim. He has some really unique new designs. I’ll bring some of the Apron Lady’s aprons and kids sized aprons as well as burp cloths. Jellies, dried veggies, dried shiitake mushrooms and pink Himalayan salt will be available. The rain has really greened up the farm, asparagus could be coming soon! The chicken girls have been busy so there will be eggs for sale, too. See you this week!

Fresco Mercato of Muskegon
*We accept Credit/Debit Cards!
Rigatoni in Lemon Pepper & Tomato Basil!
Along with my 3 organic pastas:
Garlic Parmesan, Tomato Basil & Lemon Pepper.
I will have Gluten free available in all 3 flavors
Garlic Parmesan
Lemon Pepper
Tomato Basil

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Bakery!
Cheddar Peppercorn: Smooth Vermont cheddar and organic black pepper. $8.00
Big Country: A 2# beauty made with organic whole rye flour and organic wheat. $7.50
Hazel Road Rustic: A New England style loaf made with organic polenta, organic rye, and a bit
of molasses. $6.00
**All the grains and flours we use are certified ORGANIC.
Morning Buns: Our naturally-leavened cinnamon rolls made with pecans, cinnamon, and an
organic sugar glaze. $3.50 each.
Deep Mud Brownies: Our brownies are made with Callebaut dark chocolate, fresh organic eggs,
and Michigan-grown organic barley flour—they are extremely deep and dark… $3.50 each
Pecan Maple Oaties: The quintessential oatmeal-raisin cookie made with real Michigan maple
syrup, pecans, and organic raisins $3.00 each.
Hilltoppers: A spicy cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger. $3.00
Treehuggers: The one and only quarter-pound peanut-buttery original with organic dark
chocolate chips. Sweetened with Michigan maple and honey. $3.00
Whangdangdoodlers: A cookie as memorable as its name… Made with organic walnuts and
dark chocolate batons—this one will absolutely WOW your tastebuds! $3.00
$3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon SconesGreetings from Laughing Tree Bakery!
Please note that beginning May 5th our scone price will change to $3.00/each.
We hope that will continue to enjoy these treats that we hand-make with many organic
ingredients including the flour, sugar, cream, butter, eggs, and spices!
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
231-873- 9820

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 also have all our cold pressed juices, Switchel and wellness shots.
FB: @bodhitreejuiceco
Instagram: @bodhitreejuiceco

Market Info Booth 
Special deal!  $5 in market bucks to the first 10 customers who stop by our info booth and solve this week’s puzzle!  Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! Name four vendors bringing Mother’s Day gift/gift ideas and name of product.