April 11th What’s New at the Market?

9:00am to 1:00pm
Winter/spring Market Indoors at Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card Market

This Saturday is Kids Day at the Market!
All Kids Receive a Special Treat!
Bring Your Earth Day Poster and Enter Our Contest!
Learn How to Play a Musical Saw! Workshop from 9:30 to 10:00am                                   Click on Kid’s Day tab at top of page for more details!

Music this Week by Muriel’s Kitchen, The Sorensens, with Bill, Donna and Jo Ann!

This Week’s Vendors Include:
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
Are you interested in joining our CSA? If so, see Patrice at our table, or email pbobier@voyager.net
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG! http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com
PARSNIPS ~ freshly dug, sweetened over the winter.
BEEF! We have beef – most cuts: steaks, short ribs, liver, heart, stew meat, ground beef. Stock up now! These were young Angus heifers, grass-fed their whole lives, and fed home-grown and ground grains for a couple of months before butchering.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
Fresh Rosemary from the Greenhouse.
Organic Olive Oil! These oils are imported from all over the world. They are grown, pressed and bottled on small organic farms. Incredible quality! Check out http://organicoliveoilcompany.com
Now in stock:
Mansur 375 ml $15; 750 ml $25
Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24
Moutere Grove SALE~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $35
Harmony Gardens of Montague
Hoophouse greens this week include: Parsley, Arugula, Kale, Osaka Purple mustard greens and a Senposai & Spinach mix.
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
New this week: Soy-Free Eggs! Nathan will be at the market to answer your questions about why many customers are now requesting soy-free eggs.
New this week: Ham Steaks. Also: Hickory Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Boneless Pork Chops, Pork Breakfast sausage in links & bulk. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Pork Sausages: Garlic Kielbasa
Chicken Sausages include: Apple/Chicken Sausage Links and Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese.
Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb Sausage.
Pastured Chicken
No chicken available until middle of April.
Grass-fed Beef
Filet Mignon, Round Roast and Ground Beef in 1 lb pkg and 1/3 lb. Beef Burgers 3/pkg
Beef Snack Sticks.
New Product! Creswick Farms is now offering a ½# package of ground mixed beef, lamb, & chicken for $2.00! Meat is frozen, uncooked. Cooked or raw, add your own fresh greens and cooked rice and you have a great locally made food your pets will devour!
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at chrisbedford@charter.net by Monday before the market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website: www.CreswickFarms.com .
Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
New! Chili Cheese! A tasty aged gouda with dried red chili peppers.
Fait Gras is back! Pronounced “fay gra”, our newest English style cheese has been selling out fast. It is made with a very high cream content, making it milder than our Lamont Cheddar; very smooth & creamy. We will also have Gouda, Gouda with Dill, Leyden (Gouda with Cumin), Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, and Lamont Cheddar.
Learn more about our cheese, and other products at www.grassfieldscheese.com
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
For Sweetwater this week we will have lots of rolls & breads….whole grain, seeded spelt, Gouda for What Ales You and Tuscan Italiano!
Hot Cross Buns!
Easter cookies, Bunny Shapes & Double Chocolate Cherry.
Special! Very limited number of cheesecakes. Irish Cream or Plain with Orange. Please call the shop at 231 728-6383 by 4:30 Friday afternoon if you would like one reserved for you at the market Saturday.
Our bakery is also open Saturday, from 9am to 2pm.
Visit the website at www.earthlykneads.com
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
New this week: Jerusalem Artichokes. Spring treat is a customer favorite.
From Nantucket Bread Company of Grand Rapids: Chilled Whole Wheat Pizza Dough! Sold in single size bags, just roll out on a pizza tin, let rise a bit and then add your favorite toppings! Also: Whole Wheat Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Seven-Grain Sourdough bread, Cranberry Walnut bread and Health Muffins. Made of whole grain organic flours.
Again this week! Duck Eggs. Fed certified organic feed. Find out why many bakers insist on using Duck Eggs.
Lamb! This week at the market: We have individual cuts of lamb in chops, roasts, ground lamb, stew meat and shanks. We are an authorized Fertrell Dealer and have a huge list of available organic garden supplies.
Monday’s at San Chez Bistro: Our weekly film/discussion event continues, this week April 13th, with a special Organic Gardening Workshop. Conducted by Paul & Nancy Keiser, all materials included. Cost: $15.00. Time: 7-9pm. April 20th:Barbara Jenness, of Dancing Goat Creamery. Barbara is the President of the West Michigan Herb Society, and her talk is titled “Twentieth Century Herb Cultures & Uses”. Time 7-9. Free event.
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
New this week: Duck Eggs & Goose Eggs.
Hoophouse Greens! Mixed greens, arugula, beet greens, radish, spinach, parsley.
From Rebecca’s Side of the House: Spinach & a tasty Salad Mix.
Turkey Sausage and Ground Turkey . Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Ducks! Young and tender. The drakes weigh about 6 lbs.; the hens are just over 3 lbs.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. We will have frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. We have all cuts—whole, cut up, bone-in and boneless skinless breast, drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters and wings, soup stock, feet, liver, hearts and gizzards. All of our meats are raised on pasture with daily moves, and are processed on farm: no stressful transporting.
Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken!
Rabbit. Whole, frozen. Raised by David Filbrun on the farm.
Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including
Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings.
Martinus Maple Syrup of West Olive
We’ll be back this week with our newest batch of tasty Maple Syrup!

Locally made products good for the body and spirit!

Ladybug Designs of Muskegon
Emma Hardiman returns this week with two great new items:
The “Organizer” These functional bags have a multitude of uses in the classroom, bathroom, kitchen, or baby’s room. Keep the kid’s mess in the car under control, use one for the Dance Recital, and more!
Laptop Computer Bags. Each one of a kind bag has plenty of room for your laptop and other accessories.
Also: Cozy knitted afghans, quilts, decorative doll clothes and angels.
Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
“Spring Cleaning Sale”…all jewelry on tables will be at 25% off (this week only).
Also, I will be having a drawing for the boys and girls who come to market with Mom or Dad. There will be a drawing for a boys “beach” necklace and a drawing for a young girls “butterfly & bellflower” necklace. I will also have Easter treats for children.
Creature Comforts of Grand Haven
Brighten up your table inside and out with colorful cloth napkins . There are 2 sizes– large adult size of many different patterns and smaller size for children with fun boy and girl patterns! Also come and feel the cuddly , soft , tied baby quilts that would be just right for a new baby or toddler . They are all handmade of pre-washed cotton and will stand up to many washings! There are also some special hand pieced and hand quilted baby quilts for that wonderful addition to your family or circle of friends.
Under the Pines of Fruitport
Looking forward to the sunshine this weekend and seeing you at Sweetwater!
Do you need some Easter basket goodies? We have great little gifts for bath and body.
Stop by and try our handcrafted soaps in the following aromas:
Patchouli and Sweet Orange, Lavender and Oats and Oils (no essentials added to this one for those who prefer unscented). All of our soaps have 10% shea butter added to help fight that post winter “dry” skin. Bath Teas are a nice treat as well as body butter (excellent for moisturizing feet, knees, elbows, cuticles and hands). A great assortment of our customers favorite lip balm too in several yummy flavors (buy 4 lip balms get one free)!
Back in stock, our hand made laundry washing soda with just the things in it you need for a nice clean wash without the harmful chemicals!
Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake
Organic lavender dryer bags for field fresh laundry, nice to use with Under the Pines Washing Soda! New hand made cards and gift tags. Small bags with hand embroidery of muslin and burlap, make great little keepsakes presents for birthdays, Easter and Mother’s Day. Floral and woodsy sachets to tuck in drawers, cars, luggage, gym bags and closets. Fun catnip toys for your favorite feline : x o
Brittanie’s Thyme
Nancy Schaap will return with lots of great all organic body care items.New products coming soon! In April we are launching a new Teen Pack skin care set. It will contain our Organic Citrus Cleanser 4 oz, Organic Acne Treatment 4oz, and a 40ml vial of Organic Almond Oatmeal Scrub. Details are soon to be final on the packaging and the price will be $20.
Brittanie’s Thyme is listed at Coop America (www.coopamerica.org) and Safe Cosmetics (www.safecosmetics.org), two entities who patrol the authenticity and safety of organic products.
Sochon & Halona Pottery of Twin LakeTransplanted to Michigan just two years ago from Chicago, Sweetwater welcomes husband & wife team Flynn Sochon and Halona Gustin! Flynn holds both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Ceramics from Illinois State University. He has given many workshops, seminars, and demonstrations throughout the region, and has taught at Flatland Pottery for 30 years. His works can be found in corporate and private collections in China, Japan, Germany, Israel, France, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the U.S. Halona exhibits her work at numerous arts fairs throughout the Midwest. Her work is inspired by nature, specifically the beauty of Western Michigan. They will bring a selection of their current works.
Last but not least: Big Sweetwater Hug & Thanks to Betsy Horrigan for renewing her Friend of the Market membership! If you would like to become a Friend of the Market for a suggested donation of $10.00, which entitles you to a free cup of coffee at every market you attend for a full year, please see me at the market this Saturday! We will also have Higher Grounds Coffee by the Cup for a suggested donation of $1.00. Please note: Higher Grounds Coffee 1# bags for sale at Earthscape booth.

Please remember that we are closed next Saturday, April 18th. We will be open again on Saturday, April 25th.

Hope to see you at the Market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager