Sweetwater What’s New for Saturday August 1st

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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 1st, 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:

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive
We will be back with yummy Certified Organic Blue Crop Blueberries this weekend!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
POBLANO PEPPERS (perfect for stuffing)
GREEN BEANS (green, wax, and purple) bulk rates available
RASPBERRY JAM! We blended our own fresh picked raspberries with a touch of local honey for a jam that is full of fruit flavor.  No sugar; just fruit, local honey and pectin.
*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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Little Red Organics of Freesoil
The i’s have been dotted. the t’s crossed. Our veggies and flowers are now certified organic!
This week at the market;

• green beans
• carrots
• dill
• broccoli
• potatoes
• peppers?
• summer squash and zuchini
• fava beans
• basil
• cilantro
• parsley
• leaf lettuces
• arugula
• beets
• kale
• scallions
• 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.

The Roaring Mouse of Hart
Chocolate and Espresso!!! We are excited to announce our newest addition! We have partnered with Confections With Convictions in Kalamazoo to bring a variety of delicious chocolate barks. All of their chocolates are fair trade and organic, and many of their ingredients are sourced locally. For the next couple weeks we have 4 of their top selling barks, and soon we will have a dark chocolate espresso bark made with our own beans! We are also offering faux Espresso shots as well as our brewed coffee. Stop by our table to see a demonstration of the unique Aeropress and taste the powerful results.
Featured Coffee of the Week!  Honduras Natural FTO- We are still fine tuning the roast on this one, but expect a bold, fruity cup, just bursting with flavor! Check out our Facebook page to learn more about our Coffee of the Week program.
Also in the roaster this week:
Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Org, Colombia FTO, Guatemala FTO, Papua New Guinea FTO, Decaffeinated Peru FTO
All coffee is $1.10/ounce or volume discount $12/12 oz bag $16/16 oz bag
We also have a growing selection of Fair Trade Organic teas, as well as some coffee brewing equipment.
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!
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 there!
Like us on Facebook for updates! www.facebook.com/theroaringmousecoffee
All coffee is $1.10/ounce or volume discount $12/12 oz bag $16/16 oz bag

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery—
We had a wonderful week off but we are eager to start baking once again!
A customer recently requested we make some AUNTIE P’S CHOCOLATE CHERRY this weekend—and indeed we shall!  Please pre-order this loaf if you are interested as we will only make about 15 of these delicious dessert breads.
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
Cheddar Peppercorn: Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper.  Price $8.00
Auntie P’s Chocolate Cherry  {Better than ever before… and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!}    Organic cocoa, dark chocolate batons, dried Michigan cherries, and pure vanilla…the ultimate dessert bread.  $10.00
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
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
Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…  A 4oz cookie sweetened with blackstrap molasses and bits of candied ginger.  $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

Kasza Sugar Bush
We will have Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, Maple Granulated Sugar, Maple Candy, Maple Coated Pecans and Almonds, and Organic Michigan Maple Munch.

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
New! Beginning next week we will have ground beef burger patties available!
Ground beef $6.50
Roast $6
T-Bone $12.
Tenderloin $13 OUT
Sirloin $9
Rib steak $12 OUT
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 SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders, ask about date.
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 – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Black Valentine – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Jacob’s Cattle – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.
Marrow – (Almost gone) Creamy bean, good in soups and baked beans.
October – (Almost gone) Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili.
Painted Lady – Slightly sweet bean, smooth, creamy texture, good in everything.
Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Zebra – (Almost gone) Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean
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 – You asked, and we listened! A sharp cheddar, aged a year. Award-winning!
Chili – Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.
Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.
Crofters – This delicious cheese is aged 1 year with a medium sharp taste. The texture is dry and crumbly. Very similar to Parmesan.
Edam – It’s back! A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.
Garlic & Onion – The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.
Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.
Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.
Cheese Sticks – 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.
And 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!
Shady Side Farm

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We have some veggies for sale this week:  Large onions, Rattlesnake Pole Beans, Summer Squashes, Beets with Greens, Cucumbers and Pickles, DILL.    I’ll also have some potted sage plants!
GRASS FED BEEF!     SALE!  Buy 10 packages of ground beef  for $55.00!  Advance orders only!
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, Cubed Steak
Braising Beef ~ Round Steaks; Stew Meat, Kabob Beef, Skirt Steak
Roasts ~ Chuck,  English, Arm, Rolled Rump; Brisket
Lean Ground Beef – regular price is $6 per lb.
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
SOUP BONES! Back in stock.
Heart and Liver
BEEF TALLOW – $1 per lb.
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

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
We will have brassica & lettuce salad mixes and plenty of garlic scapes.

Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh Coupons!
This week we will bring:
New Potatoes!
Rainbow Carrots
Yellow squash
Patty pan squash
Ass’t Kale, many new varieties
Lemon Basil, great for tea or flavoring water.
Globe Basil, drying or fresh
Curly parsley
Fresh Oregano
Eggs from our mixed flock
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh is available
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
If you would like to reserve your order for Market on Saturday, just
email or call us (231) 689-0457 with your request and we will have it
ready for you to pick up.
Smoked Hock
Jowl Bacon
Cottage Bacon
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat)
Smoked Loin
Canadian Bacon
$5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)
Ground Pork
Bulk Sausage (not links) or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)
Sausage Links
Pork Chops
Boneless Pork Chops
Pork Steak
Boston Butt
Spare Ribs
Baby Back Ribs
Fresh Hocks
Liver, Heart
Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs
Ground Sirloin
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)
Cube Steak
Rib Steak, Kabobs
Brisket, Chuck Roast, English Roast, Cube Steak, Stew Meat
Skirt, Sirloin
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin
Liver, Short Ribs
Heart, Kidney
Stew Meat
Leg Roast
Boneless Leg
Steaks, Spare Ribs
Liver, Heart

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
Carrot Cake Muffins
Apple Cake Muffins
Bran Muffins
Nancy’s Black Cap Jam
Cranberry Coconut Cookies

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Head Lettuce (Red Leaf, Summer Crisp)
Potatoes (Blues, Reds, Fingerlings)
Summer Squash/Zucchini
Cherry Tomatoes
Beans (Italian, Green, Dragons Tongue)

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

Farms & Vendors not attending this week:

Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
We’ll see you all next week!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
We will be at market ONLY the last Saturday of the month. Thank you!
Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Visiting relatives this week, will be back soon!
Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
We are busy making a fresh batch of kombucha – it takes time! See you soon!
In the meantime if you are interested in taking a kombucha /jun tea class
Sunday, August 16th at 3pm at Lakeshore Yoga Center in Grand Haven. This class will be $15 for one person, or $25 if you sign up with a friend. You can prepay at the Sweetwater Local Foods Market on Saturdays from 9-Noon, or reserve your spot by calling or texting 989.439.0352. This fee includes 1 kombucha scoby, samples of kombucha and jun tea, and a how-to sheet with more information for when you make your own at home! This class should take about 1.5 hours. Please RSVP with questions that you would like answered about kombucha, jun or ferments in general. We have been fermenting for over a year, have done extensive research and currently work for a local kombucha brewing company. We were sick for too long, and are so grateful to have found fermented foods and drinks, and we would love to share our knowledge with all of you. Cheers! –Jordan and Sara