Fall Comes to the Farmer’s Market!

Winter Squash at Ag & Health!
Winter Squash at Ag & Health Alive!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market Saturday, October 24th, 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 Come Join Us Inside! The weather forecast for Saturday is once again rainy & cold, but we’ll be nice and cozy inside the lobby, so come on down!

New Product – Certified Organic Bath Soap!

Bee & Botan Org Soap 10 23 09
Certified Organic Bath Soap!

We’re excited about the new bath soap offered by Bee & Botanicals so be sure to check it out this week!

This Week’s Vendors

Certified Organic Apples at Fruitful Acres!
Certified Organic Apples at Fruitful Acres!

Fruitful Acres of Manistee

New! Fresh-pressed organic cider in half gallons! Also: Certified organic apples: Ginger Gold, Graham Spies, Honey Crisp, McIntosh & Gala.

Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia BEEF: T-Bones, Porterhouse, Tenderloin, Sirloin Steak, Rib Eye Steak, New York Strip, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Swiss Steak, Short Ribs, Ground Beef, Stew meat, oxtail, liver, tongue & heart. These steers were fed some homegrown grain last winter, but have been on pastures all summer. VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Potato Sale continues! Red Norlands and Russets. We also have fingerlings and maybe a few Kennebecs. We may have a few more sweet peppers. Carrots, Cabbages, Winter squash. Cilantro. Beets with greens, Celery, Red & Yellow onions, Leeks, Lettuce Mix, Chard and Kale, kohlrabis. Organic Olive Oil! SALE! I will have a new blended organic oil for sale for $30 in your quart jar. Also Moutere Grove from New Zealand ~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $30 and bottled Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24, a new Greek oil and Mansur from Argentina. HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~ I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags. CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~~ http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon Special Note – We are still working on transitioning to a new source for our flour and had to put off changing our bread schedule. Once we get everything figured out, we’ll have the new schedule posted on our website. Don’t worry, we’re staying with organic, stone-ground, and Michigan-grown grains. We will be taking orders for rolls and pies for Thanksgiving starting next week. Drop by the shop for our complete list. Bread – Specials this week: Leek & Sage Spelt Bread; Basil & Garlic Pesto Swirl Bread; and Maple Oatmeal Bread (contains wheat, dairy, & egg). We will also have our regular Saturday schedule of bread (visit www.earthlykneads.com for details) minus the beer bread. Specials – Apple Pie Coffee Cakes (Apples, Cinnamon, Raisins, Pecans, and Spices – mmmmmmm….); Cream Cheese Frosted Cinnamon Rolls; Spicy & Creamy Sweet Potato Turnovers Scones – Cranberry Orange; Apple Cinnamon; Chocolate Cherry Muffins – Blackberry; Peach Streusel Cookies – Sweet & Salty Cashew Cookies (all oats, no wheat!); Malted Chocolate Chip Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat!); Peanut Butter Cookies (GF & Vegan); Snickerdoodles Granola – Several varieties this week (including Ginger Fig Almond), plus Muesli Extras – Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (fresh are finished for the season), and Organically-Grown Heirloom Hard-neck Garlic (these bulbs are HUGE!) from Frasure Farms. We also have soft-neck Italian variety garlic braids from Frasure Farms, too. Great for hanging up and using over the winter. We’ll also have an assortment of Food for Thought (we just stocked up!) and Naturally Nutty with us.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats Lunchmeats & snacks. Creswick Meat Snack Sticks. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free! Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking. Thin-sliced Deli Style Ham. Sandwich size in 1# pkgs. Pork Sausages: Red Hot Brats. Jalapeno Brats. Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg. Note: We are temporarily out of Breakfast Sausage Links & Bulk. Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese links. Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage! Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork. Pork shoulder roasts, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops. Pork Steak, Ham steaks. Two choices of bacon this week: Apple Smoked and Hickory Smoked. Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends. Grass-fed Beef Flank Steak. Filet Mignon. Gourmet Burgers: grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Pastured Poultry Chicken Breast. Leg qtrs. Whole Chicken. Ground chicken in 1# bulk pkg. Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below). Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at chrisbedford@charter.net by no later than Monday morning before the next 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 Certfied Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition. New! We’re proud to announce an addition to our cheese line-up. It’s called Polkton Corners, and is a delicious, soft-style unpressed Gouda. Also: Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, Lamont Cheddar and Gouda Chili Spice.

Happy Hill Farm of Hart Fresh drumsticks will be available only by pre-order until October 24th. Drums average 1 ½ to 2 lbs., $3.00 a lb. We are also taking orders until Oct 24th for ground turkey. Hoophouse & Veggie Garden. Multi-colored carrots. Beets, big onions. Broccoli. Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, rosemary & sorrel. Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links or 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! Free-Range Eggs: Large. New! Grassfed Beef. Our nephew John Filbrun has been raising a beef cow on our farm for 2 years and it is now available at our booth. He is very proud of the good care he has taken in bringing you the very best cuts of beef!

Ag and Health Alive of Marne Winter squash. Five kinds of pumpkins. Back again – Lamb! All cuts available. Chops, leg of lamb, ground, etc. Now is a good time to get your fall lawn & garden taken care of. We have a wide variety of Fertrell fall garden supplies. Please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market. Also: Honey, maple syrup, garden books, processed & bagged wool. Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.

Olson Farm of Shelby Jim returns with red & white potatoes, red & white onions and his great made on the farm “Taste of Spring” maple syrup.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart 100% Grass Fed Lamb in all cuts. Try our Garlic Basil Bratwurst! From our on-farm Abundant Harvest Bakery: Our famous breakfast cookies choose from Regular, Chocolate Walnut, and Cherry Chocolate! Roasted Butternut Squash and Rosemary Galettes Apple Turnovers made with our delicious Golden Delicious Apples Granola with dried cherries and maple glazed walnuts! GLUTEN FREE OFFERINGS Mini Apple Bundt Cakes Brownies

HandCrafteds Good for the body & soul!

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs Something special this Saturday at Sweetwater: Our Minty Foot Teas (3pk) $3.50, organic spearmint blend with water softening soda and sea salt. These teas are simply the most refreshing lift you can give your tired aching feet. Julia also will have our hand tye dyed hair ties in a variety of colors. Still available is our Teen Pack (organic Citrus Cleanser, organic Acne Treatment and a vial of organic Almond Oatmeal Scrub) regular price $22.00/ sale $17.00. If you have any questions please contact us at www.info@brittaniesthyme.com or call us at 616-788-8224.

Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake What’s the buzz…. We are happy to announce that we are now selling certified organic bath soap! Our soaps use only essential oils, natural colors from botanical ingredients and no para ban preservative. Our soaps offer a nice lather and have retained glycerin to offer more moisturizers than most commercial soaps that cook the glycerin out for resale and to use in other products. Stop by, and have a whiff of our lovely new additions! We will still be carrying our Lavender Hill Farm’s special laundry Bar too. This is a special soap bar is to spot treat laundry stains. It’s a big chunky bar that will last many years and is environmentally safe, using no harsh chemicals or bleach. No more stain remover bottles to throw away. Full size and travel size available. Lavender Dryer bags are also available again (now in 2 sizes). Nice selection of floral, herb and spice sachets for drawers, closets, cupboards and knitting baskets (moth blend, lavender, citrus, Northern Forest and Rose & Sandalwood blends).

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this Saturday I will continue to offer a variety of jewelry, tote bags and note cards in the pink ribbon theme. I also have some new treasures for the young and the young-at-heart. I have dainty little dragonfly earrings and necklace, dainty fairy earrings and necklace and the “Bella” bracelet (from the “Twilight” series) in Amethyst gemstone and sterling.

Last but not least 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.