Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Saturday Nov 11th

Ham, Kale & Marrow Bean Soup
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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!
Vendors with * Accept Credit & Debit Cards

Special deal for first 10 customers – see end of newsletter at Etcetera Market Info booth listing!

Attending this week’s market: 

Scholl Farm of Montague
Frozen whole chicken (free range, organic feed)
6-8 lbs.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with one of our larger succulent chickens. Totally free during day to scratch and dust bathe, supplemented with certified organic feed.
Potatoes, freshly dug, Yukon Gold, Norland Red, Purple, French Fingerlings, Crescent Fingers, Butterball, Adirondack Red, Magic Molly & more.
Winter Squash, Buttercup, Festival, more.
Pie Pumpkins and decorative gourds.
Cloacal creations: duck & chicken eggs. Pastured daily with barn access. Certified organic feed.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
*Accepts debit/credit cards.
This week we will be at market with our certified organic beans:
NEW! Black Garbanzo – Nutty flavor, firm texture. Good for salad, soup, hummus.
Black Turtle – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Green Flageolet – Creamy, firm texture and a sweet mellow flavor. A quick-cooking bean.
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.
NEW! Spanish Tolosana – Rich, creamy speckled bean, hold shape well. (Almost gone already!)
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.
I’ll make sure to take mini-bags of beans along, in case you want to use them for holiday gift-giving.
Corn Meal & Grits/Polenta
Our corn is Wapsie Valley, which is a yellow & red open pollinated corn that dates back to the 1850s. We have always grown hybrid corn, but recently started growing open pollinated corn. Last year we grew both on the same farm, under the same growing conditions, and ran a protein test on them. The hybrid came back with test results of 7.3% protein and the Wapsie Valley came back as 10.2% 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
FROZEN LAMB BRAT BUNDLE – 1/2 grass-fed lamb, already processed into:
2 packages brat patties (4/pkg)
2 packages patties (4/pkg)
4 packages brat links (4/pkg)
3 packages hot italian sausage links (4/pkg)
2 packages summer sausage (about 1# each)
I will have a bundle or two along this Saturday. First come, first served.
Wool Dryer Balls — I will have these along this Saturday. If you are interested in other wool products (yarn, roving), please email me so that I can take along what you’re interested in.
Please note: This will be my last trip to Sweetwater until after the Kerstmarkt. I’ll probably be back mid-December.
Shady Side Farm

Funny Farm of Grant
Things are getting scarce after frost! This week I’ll bring:
Red & green cabbage
Fingerling potatoes
Winter squash
Parsley, possibly.
New stock of Pink Himalayan salt, new supplier, lower price. $10 oz jar $8.00
Sale continues on assorted jellies, 2/$10, only one elderberry per customer please.
I’ll bring along an assortment of aprons by the Apron Lady, too!
May not be baking this week, stay tuned.

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
Thanksgiving Turkey Sign Up!! We still have some left to reserve!
Maple Breakfast Sausage
Garlic Basil Sausage
Fresh Eggs !!!

Whole Birds
Breast Roasts
Broth packs
Grass fed Lamb
Leg steaks
Grass fed Beef
Soup Bones
Pastured Pork
Maple Breakfast Pork Sausage
Garlic Basil Pork Sausage
Smoked Hocks
Bakery Offerings
Breakfast Cookies
Paleo  Cookies
Fresh Quiche
Morning Glory Muffins
Apple Bread
Pumpkin Bread & more Thanksgiving goodies.
Samples available this week
Spinach, Potatoes
See you at the Market!

Summer Blend Gardens of Spring Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Well, this will be the last week for Summer Blend
Gardens as it is definitely time to clear out the beds and
prepare for next year’s planting. Thank you to all . . .
and have a safe and healthy winter!!
– John and Marty
Kale Bags – the small leaves
Summer Blend Salad Mix: Winter Edition
Bundles of Kale (Curly, Scarlet, Tuscan, & Red Russian)
Collard Greens
Squash (Spaghetti, Acorn, Delicata, and Buttercup)
Indian Corn
Swiss Chard

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
We have QUARTERS of BEEF for sale! Talk to us at Market or email soon. The prices are $562 and $570, delivered to Sweetwater Market.
PORK! We will be bringing some PORK to Sweetwater Market this week! We will have Chops, Steaks, Roasts, Sausage, Bacon, Hams, Hocks, Pork Bones and Leaf Lard. Pre-orders accepted up till 8pm on Friday, number below.
EGGS!  Our new hens are laying more consistently.  We feed them organic feed and minerals from Grice’s, plus our own grains, scraps and as much garden waste as they can possibly eat.
VEGETABLES! We will have WINTER VEGETABLES! red and yellow onions, garlic, cabbages, celeriac and Kossak Kohlrabi.
GRASS FED BEEF!  We have a full array of cuts available!  If you want to order in advance, email earthscapefarm@gmail.com or call us by 7pm on Friday  – the number is below.
We have quarters of beef for sale!  Talk to us at Market or email soon.
Special this week: Short Ribs & Soup Bones 15% off!
Grilling Steaks ~   Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, Porterhouse, T-bone, Sirloin, Cubed Steak, Skirt Steak, Hangar Steak, Kabob Beef
Cubed Steak –We eat it about once a week – pan-fried in a little butter and EVOO, about 2-3 minutes per side.  It’s a quick supper!
Braising Beef ~ Stew Meat, Round Steaks and yes, we have grilled round steak!
Roasts ~ Chuck,  Rolled Rump Roast, English and Arm Roasts,
Brisket!  We have a really large “Company / Holiday” one as well as smaller ones.
Lean Ground Beef in 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
Either Bill or I will be at market Saturday with 100% grass fed beef:
Ground beef
Ground sirloin
Soup bones
Short ribs
We’ll have duck eggs yet this week from our free range “quackers”. They have certified organic feed available to supplement their foraging (more important as daylight continues to shorten).
We’ll have raw and heated honey in a variety of sizes. Honey is easier than you might think to substitute in for sugar in your favorite holiday recipes!
See you Saturday!
Bill and Sarah

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will be sampling our pies at market this Saturday, November 11th.
Come on out and have a taste before placing your order!
Pies can be ordered for pickup at Sweetwater on Saturday 11/18.
Our pies will also be available on WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd  at The Cheese Lady shop in Muskegon from 10—5pm.  Bread and Scones will also be available.  PRE-ORDERS ENCOURAGED!!
A luscious pie made with organic long pie pumpkins from Maple Moon Farm
And our one-of-a-kind organic oat and seed crust (no flour in this one!)
Serves 8.
This family favorite is made with locally-grown apples and Hilde’s famous buttery crust.
We love it for breakfast!!
Cranberry Orange Almond Bread:  Begins this week!  Toasted almonds, fresh organic orange zest, and plump cranberries.  Festive and delicious.  $8.75
Cheddar Peppercorn:  Smooth Vermont Cheddar and freshly ground organic black pepper.  $8.00
Big Country:  Our favorite loaf weighing in at over 2 pounds—organic wheat and rye.  $7.50
Hazel Road Rustic:  A New England style loaf made with organic polenta, organic rye and blackstrap molasses.  $6.00
**All the grains and flours we use are certified ORGANIC.
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…  $3.25 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
SCONES: $2.50 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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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!
I am excited to announce that we will be bringing cold-pressed cashew milk with us this Saturday! I will also have our cold-pressed juices, shots and Switchel. See you Saturday!
Instagram: @bodhitreejuiceco
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bodhitreemarketjuiceco

Etcetera: Market Info Booth 
Special deal!  $5 in market bucks to the first 10 customers who stop by our info booth and tell us: Who is Abba and which specialty does he/she represent?

Not attending this week:
Michigans Finest Mushrooms of Spring Lake
Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Taking this week off but we’ll be back next week!
Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
I’ll be back next week!
Rachel & Lilly
Otherworldly Botanicals of Grand Haven
I’ll return soon.
My Etsy shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/OtherworldlyBotanica
If you are local and would like to pick up something between markets, my email is cdorf79@gmail.com