Winter Veggie Time!

Winter Veggies!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 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!

One More Week for Certified Organic Apples!

Attending this Saturday’s market:

Mund Farm of Rothbury
Certified organic apples available this Saturday!
These two varieties, Empire & Jonathan, were grown on the Brian Hackert farm in Ludington.
A McIntosh type apple
Long shelf life
Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.
Best for: eating fresh
One of the first red apples of the fall
Sweet-tart taste with firm texture
Light red stripes over yellow or deep red
Best for: eating and cooking

Provisions Family Farm
We have pastured chickens breasts and stewing hens; Thanksgiving turkeys to order and our delicious lamb.

Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Winter and Christmas are quickly approaching! Simply Soaps has just what you need to keep those lips and hands soft as well as beautiful gifts ready to give in a variety of price ranges. Also, I will have free gift packaging for most everything you buy this month and next so, you choose the gifts and I’ll make them pretty for you starting this week! 🙂
Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”- Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”- Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”- Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”- Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps: Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange, Four Thieves or Bare (no scent, no color)

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Healing Clay
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Unscented
Insect Repellent (For people and pets)

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Healing Clay, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.
Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will accept Preorders of Beef and Veggies up until 6 pm on Friday.  Want bulk cabbage?  Let me know.  5 heads for $12.50.  Onions?  4# for $5, or 10# for $12.
VEGETABLES: Fennel, Pak Choi, Carrots, Beets with greens; Red Thumb, Austrian Crescent and Russian Fingerling Potatoes; also Kennebec and Red Norland Potatoes.  Onions, Garlic, Cabbages ~~ Savoy, Green and Red; Acorn Winter Squash;  large tender Kohlrabi, Celeriac,  Kale, Chard, Parsley.
We will be at Market with a good supply of beef!
Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin, Rib Steaks
Braising Beef ~  Round and Swiss Steaks, Stew Meat;  Brisket
Roasts ~ Chuck, Arm, English, and Rolled Rump
Lean Ground Beef
Short Ribs ~ One of the most flavorful cuts.  Google some recipes!
Soup Bones & Oxtail – It’s time to make some rich beef stocks and Bone Broth.
Heart, Liver and Tongue
ALSO:  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.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Greens! Spinach, Chard, Kale, Lettuce Mix and more!
Radishes, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes
Pasture Raised Chicken
Turkey Sign Up – We still have plenty available. Raised on pasture and fed Non- GMO grains!  Breakfast Cookies
Paleo muffins
Fresh Quiche made with our very own greens!
See You at the Market!

Funny Farm of Grant
This week we’ll have lots of Winter Squash including heirlooms like Thelma Sanders, Candy Roaster, Spaghetti, Sweet Meat, Butternut and more!
Watermelons! We’re near the end of these.
New! Hawaiian black sea salt and Himalayan pink sea salt
Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato
Broccoli, Cabbage
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings, roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji
Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Five Oaks Farm
No CSA Share this week, see you soon!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)
Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00
Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00
The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50
Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.75
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)
Pumpernickel Rye (A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf) $6.00  ($6.00 in stores)
Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $7.50  ($8.00 in stores)
(Cookies and brownies are only available at Farmer’s markets, the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall, and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)
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  ($3.75 in stores)
Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger) $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)
Expedition Cookies- The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each  ($3.00 in stores)
Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Currant Scones
Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)
They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!
(Scones are only available at Farmer’s markets and at the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)
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, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($8.50 in stores)

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($8.50 in stores)

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will only be at market for 2 more weeks (November 8 and 15), and then will be off for 4 weeks. Please stock up now on beans and cheese. Cheese keeps well in the fridge if unopened. This week I’ll be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:
Black Calypso (fresh, limited quantities) – Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips. Also known as Orca beans–they look like killer whales (only smaller, and more friendly).
Black Turtle (fresh) – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Black Valentine (fresh) – Black beans are back! Taste like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips.
Hidatsa Red (fresh) – Slight nutty taste, use in chili or red beans and rice.
Hutterite Soup (fresh) – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food.
Jacob’s Cattle (fresh) – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.
Jacob’s Cattle Gold (fresh) – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews.
Marrow (fresh) – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with.
October (last year’s, almost gone) – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili. Because these are last year’s beans, they are discounted to $5 per pound.
Pinto (fresh) – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Yellow Indian Woman (fresh, VERY limited quantities) – Rich, creamy interior–similar to eating a good triple cream cheese, but without the fat or calories. Keeps their shape well. If you want Yellow Indian Woman beans, you’re going to have to get them this fall. Because of the very limited quantities, we will not be selling these beans in bulk.
Zebra (fresh) – Also known as Amethyst. Creamy texture with a full-bodied flavor.
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar (NEW!) – 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.
Edam – 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.
I will have a limited assortment of hand-dyed wool yarn (from our own sheep!) for your Christmas knitting or crocheting projects.

Shady Side Farm

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we have
*OCEANA MIX (a tender mix of baby kale, arugula, baby tat soi, and baby mustards)
Red Norland-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing
Red LaSoda-red skin, white flesh, great for baking, roasting or mashing
Adirondack Red-red skin, pink flesh, beautiful color and taste
Adirondack Blue- blue skin and flesh, nutrient dense and beautiful
Kennebec-our best fryer, makes a great hash browns, also roasts well
Yukon Gold- our best masher, beautiful gold skin and flesh
Russet-the classic baking potato
We have a great deal this year for potato lovers!  Joining our Local Roots program allows you to save .25 a pound on all potato and sweet potato purchases this season (typically through early spring when we are out of potatoes).  Buy one of our Maple Moon potato sacks and every time you bring it to market, you receive .25 off each pound you buy.  Our potato sacks are 100% organic cotton, fair labor/fair wage, and printed with phthalate free ink.
We preserved the intense flavors of our culinary garden herbs.  Harvested by hand, dried, and then cut and hand sifted, these herbs are brimming with flavor and quality.
We dried a mix of our nutritious vegetable and herbs for a  simple and healthy vegetable broth or to add to bone broth.
*EGGS  our new flock is laying!  This means we have lots more eggs to offer.  They are still laying the first, smaller pullet eggs (about 2/3 the size of a normal egg).  These are loaded with lots of nutrients!!  We are offering these eggs in 18 count
Our older hens are still laying, medium to large eggs, and we offer these in 12 count
Teas are available in individual tea bags or loose leaf.
Thank you for supporting local family farms.  We are so honored to feed our community.
Michael and Amanda Jones
Maple Moon Farm
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
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