Fall Farmer’s Market Indoors!

Fresh-pressed organic apple cider!
Fresh-pressed organic apple cider!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market Saturday

October 3rd, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes. On Harvey St. 1½ miles 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 rainy & cold, but we’ll be inside the lobby, so come on down!

This Week’s Vendors

Fruitful Acres of Manistee New! Fresh-pressed organic apple cider! Half -gallons.  Also: certified organic apples; Ginger Gold, Graham Spies, Honey Crisp, McIntosh & Gala.

Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia – BEEF SALE! Soup Bones $1 per lb. Make stock! Make soup! Other cuts available: T-Bones, Porterhouse, Tenderloin, Sirloin Steak, Rib Eye Steak, New York Strip, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Rolled Rump Roast, Swiss Steak, Short Ribs, Ground Beef, Stew meat, oxtail, organ meats including liver, heart, tongue. These steers were fed some homegrown grain last winter, but have been on pastures all summer. Please send me your advance orders and I’ll be sure to save beef for you.

Sweet Pepper Sale at Earthscape!
Sweet Pepper Sale at Earthscape!

VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Sweet Peppers on sale! Put some in your freezer or make stuffed peppers. Lots of Rattlesnake, Blue Coco and Gold of Bacau Pole Beans, plus regular Green beans. The last of the BASIL. Cilantro. Purple Peruvian Fingerling Potatoes! Also: Carrots, Beets with greens, Celery, eggplant, other kinds of potatoes, 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

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. Breakfast Sausage Links & Bulk. Chicken Sausages: Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese links. Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage! Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork. New item! Pork roasts. Also: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops. Country Style Ribs. 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 We have plenty of freshly processed chicken again this week. Chicken Breast. Leg qtrs. Whole Chicken. Ground chicken will be available again next week. 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.

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon Special Note – New Bread Schedule Starting October 6th! Please check our website starting the 6th to see what’s new. Closing Dates – October 15, 16, and 17th (we will NOT be at market this day). The Cheese Lady shop will also be closed on these days. Stock up now! Bread –Specials this week: Tomato Basil Bread; Cheesy Hot Pepper Bread; and Cheesy Shiitake Pockets. We will also have our regular Saturday schedule of bread (visit www.earthlykneads.com for details) minus the beer and cheesy breads (had to make room for the specials!). Special Sweets –Pumpkin Spice Mini Loaves; Cinnamon Rolls (individual or by the pan) with Cream Cheese Frosting Scones – Cherry Poppyseed; Wild Blueberry; Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins – Michigan Blueberry; Strawberry Streusel Cookies – Sugar; Peanut Butter (GF & Vegan); Toasted Coconut & Pecan Macaroons (GF); Chocolate Hazelnut (Vegan); Mango Ginger Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat); and more! Granola – Several varieties this week, plus Gorp and Muesli Extras – Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms (This is probably the LAST WEEK!), Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, and Organically-Grown Heirloom Garlic (these bulbs are HUGE!) from Frasure Farms. We’ll also have an assortment of Food for Thought (we just stocked up!) and Naturally Nutty with us.

Olson Farm of Shelby Jim returns with string beans, potatoes, onions and his great Taste of Spring maple syrup.

Happy Hill Farm of Hart Congratulations to the Filbruns on the birth of baby Joseph Marvin, 7lb 15oz! Hoophouse & Veggie Garden. Sweet potatoes. Multi-colored carrots. Beets, big onions, mixed greens. Broccoli. Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, rosemary & sorrel. New! Fresh ducks and fresh turkey pieces. Turkey Sausage. 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! Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings. Free-Range Eggs: Large.

Ag and Health Alive of Marne Sadly, Paul’s wife Nancy Jones-Keiser passed away Monday, September 28th. We have posted more about her at our blog: http://sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.wordpress.com/. Please keep the family in your thoughts & prayers. If you want to send a card of condolence: Paul Keiser, 2757 Hayes Rd. Marne, MI 49435. At this time Paul is planning to be at the market. He will have a variety of winter squash. For any Fertrell fall garden supplies please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market. Also: Chicken & Duck Eggs, Honey, maple syrup, garden books, bagged wool. Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.

HandCrafteds Products good for the body & soul!

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs With the start of the fall season, Brittanie’s Thyme will now be at the market every Saturday till the first of the year. Watch for specials in each news letter starting Oct 10th! As many of you know, Brittanie’s Thyme became USDA Certified this summer and with this many doors are opening in our favor. One is Whole Foods Markets in the Michigan region. This event has called me to travel for awhile to help set up 3 MI stores and possibly 8 other stores, so Julia Snyder has offered to work with me and be at Sweetwater offering Brittanie’s Thyme. She will have all the items you have seen in previous months as well her own. We are so happy to have her knowledge, understanding of our products and who we are. We want all our customer’s to know that we will always be reachable via email (www.info@brittaniesthyme.com) or by phone at 616-788-8224 if you have questions or concerns. Thank you so much Julia for helping us remain a steady part of Sweetwater!

Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake New from Lavender Hill Farm: Lavender Jelly, lavender fire starters, and their special laundry Bar. 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. Free Lavender sachet with purchase of a full size Laundry bar. Nice selection of floral, herb and spice sachets for drawers, closets, cupboards and knitting baskets (moth blend, lavendeer, citrus, Northern blend, Rose & Sandelwood). For a treat try our soothing sweet and salty bath mix, smells yummy! Nice selection of hand made cards, gift bags for fall.