Certified Organic Bluecrop Blueberries!

Certified Organic Bluecrop Blueberries!
Certified Organic Bluecrop Blueberries!

As a life long Michigander and former blueberry (scatter) picker, these are the berries I remember!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 1st, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh Market

This week’s vendors:

Congratulations to Brittanie’s Thyme – They’re USDA Certified Organic!

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs
We’re celebrating our certification and offering our loyal customers 20% OFF YOUR TOTAL PURCHASE! Six years after our inception (and the real Brittanie has now turned 5!) we have reached a tremendous milestone and we want to celebrate with you! We received a great response on our website in June to our “Free Facial Serum Sample” offer. Thank you all for answering the product survey in return. Just so you know we are deep in the planning stages to launch our new facial serum this fall, at the very latest the first of the year.
Something cute and new we’ll have at our table this Saturday is hand tie-dyed hair ties. $1.50 each or a bag of 5/$5.00 just in time for going back to school!
And a short note: We are anticipating a cost increase in September, so please take advantage of our sale prices on your favorite items this market!
Blueberry Heritage Farms of Holland
This week the Bluecrops are coming! The Kiel’s were amazed at how quickly they sold out of all their organic berries last year, so plan to get some this weekend and remember blueberries are one of the ten SuperFoods – freeze em for a taste of summer this (can’t say it, starts with a “w”)!
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Specials This Weekend: Picnic Bread, made with chard from Earthscape/Full Circle Farm, roasted shiitake mushrooms from Frasure Farms, organic marinara sauce, and mixed cheeses from The Cheese Lady; Goat Cheese Swirl Bread, made with our French Bread and herbed goat cheese from Dancing Goat Creamery. We will also have our usual assortment of Saturday breads (please visit our website – www.earthlykneads.com for the complete list) and a small selection of discounted, day-old bread. We ALWAYS use certified organic, Michigan-grown, and stone-ground grains in our bread. If you ever have any questions about our ingredients, please ask!
Cookies, cookies, and more cookies: Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies (all oats, no wheat), Malted Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (all oats, no wheat), Sweet & Salty Cashew Cookies (all oats, no wheat), HUGE Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, and more!
Muffins & Scones: Chocolate-Cherry, and Strawberry – made with REAL ORGANIC fruit! Our 100% Whole Grain Scones, made with organic grains, organic dairy, and eggs from Creswick Farms: Blueberry Cardamom, Honey Lemon Fig, and Cinnamon Raisin
Granola, Etc: Blueberry Hazelnut (NEW!), Cranberry Pecan, Cherry Almond, and “Totally Nuts!” Granola, Michigan Fruit & Maple Gorp, and Maple-Glazed Muesli.
Extras: Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, and Fresh Garlic from Frasure Farms; Preserves and other goodies from Food for Thought; Nut Butters (including Sunflower Butter!) from Naturally Nutty
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
New! Nathan’s famous Blueberry Brats are back!
Pork Sausages: Jalapeno Brats, Garlic Kielbasa, Breakfast Links & Bulk, Chorizo.
Chicken Sausages: Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese Links.
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
New this week! Country Style Ribs! Also: Ham steaks. Pork Chops. Apple Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Fire up the Grill – We’ve got STEAKS! New this week: Flank Steak (think Fajitas & London Broils), T-Bones, Ribeye & Sirloin Steak. Also: Chuck Roast. Gourmet Burgers, grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef in 1 lb pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Sale continues! Creswick Smoked Meat Snack Sticks! Regular price $5.00 for 4 sticks, this Saturday get $1.00 off each pack!
Pastured Poultry
Boneless/skinless chicken breast, chicken wings, leg quarters, whole chicken & ground chicken in 1# pkg.
Also: At this point we are only taking pre-orders for eggs. See below.
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 .
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
BEEF SALE! BUY 10 PACKAGES OF OUR GROUND BEEF AND GET 10% OFF. BUY 2 ROASTS AND GET 10% OFF! New cuts: RibEye, New York Strip. Plus we have other cuts: oxtail, tenderloin, TBone, Porterhouse, liver, heart, stew meat, Swiss steak, ground beef bulk and patties. This is a mix of all grass-fed beef and some beef with our usual few months of grain to tenderize the meat. Please send me your advance orders and I’ll be sure to save beef for you.
VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Green Beans! Sugar Snap Peas, Snow peas, Broccoli, Scallions, Fingerling Potatoes, Carrots, Beets with Greens, Lettuce Mix, Head Lettuce, Chard and Kale, and whatever else we find ready to pick tomorrow! Fresh herbs: parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, chives. I also still have some parsley plants – 2 for $1.
Sale! Organic Olive Oil! Bring in your quart jar and fill it with Catalan Spanish oil for $35. In the famous Rioja wine producing region of Northern Spain, the three Catalan brothers and their proud families produce an exceptional olive oil from their small orchard of Arbequina olives. It is smooth-tasting with a great balance, very good fruit, and the aftertaste is a bit peppery. The unfiltered oil is Certified Organic by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture. It is exceptional with lamb, beef, salad or spicy foods. I will also have Moutere Grove from New Zealand ~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $30 and bottled Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG! http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com
Olson Farm of Shelby
Jim returns to the market this week with red potatoes, onions, green beans and this spring’s batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
Sale! Our 2008 chicken is on sale now!
Hoophouse Greens! TOMATOES! Lettuce, collards, chard, kohlrabi, beets, green onions & big onions, mixed greens. BEANS! Green, purple yellow & dragon! Squash: green, yellow & 8 ball zuccini. Yellow scallop squash. Broccoli. Mixed greens. Yukon Gold potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary & sorrel.
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.
Free-Range Eggs: Large. Also, goose eggs.
Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
We will have Gouda Chili Spice, Gouda with Dill, Garlic & Onion Gouda, Leyden, & Edam. Learn more about our cheese, and other products at www.grassfieldscheese.com
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
Paul will bring Apricots to the market this week! These are grown out at Jim Anderson’s farm with no chemical sprays applied.
Also this week: Kale and garlic.
We are an authorized Fertrell Dealer and have a huge list of available organic garden supplies.
From Nantucket Bread Company of Grand Rapids: Whole Wheat Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Bread.

Locally made products good for the body and spirit!

Sheryl Rose Marshall of Spring Lake
Sheryl works in all areas of glass, including stained, fused, blown and lampworked. She is self-taught in all disciplines with additional training by Peter McGrain of Bingen, Washington and Henry Grimmet of Glass Alchemy in Portland, Oregon. Sheryl has been producing amazing glass pieces for over 7 years, and her works have been purchased nationwide and are in private collections in several countries. This week she will bring a few new fused pieces and some new glass beads.
Theresa’s Bags n’ Blooms
Theresa makes very unique hand sewn bags from recycled & new fabrics that you can use for shopping, school and more. She is also a flower lover and grower and will bring a selection of her favorite blooms.
Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake
August is the beginning of serious bug weather! Try my own Moth Away blend sachets for cupboards, closets, clothes storage and knitting baskets. A nice blend of herbs and spices to keep those pesky moths at bay. Also organic lavender dryer bags for field fresh laundry.
Sweet hand embroidered bags with lavender sachets for a unique present or treat for yourself.
Nice selection of hand made cards, gift bags and tags too!

Last but not least: We would like to thank our newest Friend of the Market, Joanne Patterson for her contribution! 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.

Sweetwater is now on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muskegon-MI/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market/111077177535

Keep Sending Your Votes to the Local Harvest “Great Farmer’s Markets” Contest!
Thanks to the seventy-four of you who have voted so far and also for your wonderful heart-warming comments – now c’mon the rest of you, help us out! Sponsored by Local Harvest, the Grand Prize is $5000 – that will buy a lot of Pop-Up tents! Also, there are prizes for the person who recruits the most friends to vote for the market! Here’s the link:

Thanks for all you do as a consumer and advocate of a healthy local food system!

See you at the Market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager