Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, July 20th, 2013, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We accept Bridge Cards Year Round!
Double Up Food Bucks starting July 6th!
Attending this Saturday’s market:
Wind Dancer Farms of West Olive
Wind Dancer Farms is a second generation family farm located in the heart of farm country in the Grand Haven area. Richard and Judy Rant began farming 30 years ago. When Richard passed away son RJ got involved and began to turn the farm towards organic farming methods. The blueberry production was certified organic in 2010. This week, daughter Megan Rant will be at the market with Certified Organic BLUECROP blueberries.
Blueberry Heritage Farm of Holland
Taylor Kiel will be bringing Certified Organic DUKE blueberries.
2 pounds $11.00
5 pounds $22.00
10 pounds $40.00
Mund Farm of Rothbury Greg Mund will again be bringing his Montmorency Tart Cherries to market tomorrow! We’re so lucky to have a local source for organic cherries!
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will be at market with felting kits, wool roving, certified organic beans, and Grassfields Farm’s awesome cheese! This week the Jacob’s Cattle Bean is our Special of the Week. The 2-lb. bags will be available for $10, regularly $11.50 and the 1-lb. bags will be available for $5.50, regularly $6.00. Jacob’s Cattle Beans are an official “Slow Food”. They are wonderful in soups and stews and salads. The cheese flavors we will have along this week include: Country Dill, Edam, Fait Gras, Garlic & Onion, Gouda, Lamont Cheddar, Leyden and Polkton Corners. See you Saturday! firstname.lastname@example.org
Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
Leon and Sharon Coblentz have been a grade A Milk producer since 2003, with a herd of around 160 milking goats that are a colorful mix of Nubians, Lamanchas, Saanens and Alpines. They have added a brand new cheese plant to their operation, and will be bringing several varieties to the market this Saturday, including fresh Chevre in Plain, Hot Pepper, and other flavors, Feta and their newest specialty cheese, Tomme. Learn more at their website: http://www.meadowviewgoatdairy.com/home
This week they will also bring along some of their maple syrup and eggs from their small flock.
Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
LOTS of beautiful leaf lettuce mix
romaine head lettuce
arugula (this will be the last of our arugula and lettuces until September, they don’t like the heat)
Sugar Snap Peas (last picking on these)
Yellow Crookneck Squash
Jalapeños (we have traditional and Pegasus-a large variety great for stuffing)
Green Beans-green, purple, wax, and dragon!
Oregano and more
We have three great healthy herbal tea blends, all are caffeine free.
Nourish this is a great everyday tea
(Raspberry leaf, Nettle, Dandelion leaf, Alfalfa, Oat Straw, and Rosehips)
Peace a great tea to calm and relax the whole body. We like to give it to the kids in the evening (we even put it in their bath water sometimes)
(Lemonbalm, Oatstraw and tops, rose petals, chamomile, and lavender)
Restore restores the body and nourishes the adrenals, helpful for those who are overworked or over stressed and/or rely on caffeine
(Nettle, rose petals, and green rooibos)
Amanda is been busy wildcrafting and this year’s herbal salves are coming soon.
We’ll have our creams, made with high quality organic ingredients and nourishing herbs. Keep your skin healthy this summer.
Radiant Beauty a light cream that can be use on the whole body and face. Must be applied to the body with love and care, this is the secret to radiant beauty.
Patti’s Hard Working Hands a hard working herbal cream for hard working hands! Great for farmers, gardeners, potters, nurses, and anyone else who has hands that need a little TLC.
Interested in learning what plants are growing naturally around you? Ask Amanda about the Urban Plant Walk she is planning for the market. Learn about edible and medicinal qualities of the plants that follow people wherever they go. Empower yourself and your family with this traditional knowledge and help keep this knowledge alive!
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Hot, hot, hot! …but not like last summer fortunately. We’re really enjoying being at market where there is an ample supply of Michigan grown fruits again! After the early heat and then deep freeze last year we really got to see first hand how much extreme weather events affect not only our farming friends, but also how it dictates the foot traffic and vibes at the market. So, long live 2013 and its abundance! And many thanks to all of you who support all of us who make our living at the market.
Please check out our list below as to what will be available this week at stores and markets.
BREADS: Each week we bake our seven scrumptious weekly breads (listed below) as well as one or more specialty breads. Please consult the schedule below to find out when we are making your favorite specialty bread!
GRANOLA! We make two different varieties of granola: Mountain Crunch Granola (pure vanilla, toasted almonds, and organic coconut oil) and Laughing Tree Peanut Butter Granola (all-natural PB, pure vanilla, and Michigan honey).
OUR EIGHT WEEKLY VARIETIES:
Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.00
Oceana Round ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00
Third Coast Three Seed (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $5.50
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 cardamon) $6.00
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) $8.25
100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.00
SPECIALTY BREAD BAKE SCHEDULE
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
Chili Cheddar Whoa-homegrown, pickled jalapeno peppers coupled with mild cheddar cheese makes for great flavor with a little kick. Fresh or toasted, great as an accompaniment to soup or chili. $8.00
Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $6.50
Pastries available for Saturday:
Hilltoppers (our NEW Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger) $2.25 each
Mrs. Moose’s Wangdangdoodlers $2.25 each-Chunks of chocolate and walnuts give this cookie texture into which one can sink their teeth with great fervor.
Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original. $2.25 each.
Cranberry Orange Scones
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
(All our scones are $2.25 each* and are handmade with our own fresh eggs, organic cream, and organic butter)
Cherry Mud Brownies $3.00 each Our Deep Mud Brownies infused with Michigan grown, dried cherries.
Deep Mud Brownies $2.75 each* Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We are running out of steaks! Will have a full array of cuts in mid August.
Crock pots are great for summer meals – they don’t heat up the kitchen, and some slow-cooked meats are the most flavorful, as well as most economical. Put a roast or round steak in the crock pot in the morning. Saute a few fresh veggies or make a salad to go with it, and you have a delicious dinner! Try our cubed (Swiss) steaks on the grill.
We took 6 days off and went to the UP (visited some lovely farms up there!), so we will be about a month behind in having a full variety of beef cuts. They were supposed to go to the butcher this week, but we didn’t want to transport our steers in such hot weather.
We look forward to getting your pre-orders by Email. If you want more info about our farm in particular, including prices, send us an email email@example.com .
BEEF AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK:
SPECIALS: Short Ribs! $3 per lb. Liver – $3 per lb. Order in advance to be sure we save some for you.
SPECIAL SPECIAL! ORDER 5# OR MORE OF SHORT RIBS AND GET AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF! ADVANCE ORDERS APPRECIATED.
Ground beef 1 lb pkgs $4.90 per lb.
Boneless: Tenderloin steaks – the best cut of beef on a side $20 per lb.
Roasts: Chuck, English, Boneless Rib. OUR BONELESS RIB ROAST SLOW ROASTED IN THE CROCK POT WAS MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH TENDER AND SO FLAVORFUL! IT WAS EASY! BILL COOKED IT! Roasts are $6 and $6.50 per lb.
Swiss Steak and Round Steak – We have a lot of these cuts. If you don’t know how to cook them, google it or ask us. These are some of the most flavorful cuts of meat and are fork-tender when prepared right. $6.50 per lb.
Stew Meat $6.50 per lb.
Short Ribs, also good for meaty soups $3 per lb.
Soup Bones $2 per lb.
Oxtail! There’s only 1 per steer :-). $5 per lb.
Tongue, Liver and Heart $3 – $3.50 per lb.
VEGETABLES: Sweet Peppers, Eggplant, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Shelling Peas, Arugula, Raddichio, Swiss Chard, Kale, Scallions, and maybe more!
SALE! ORGANIC OLIVE OIL ~ Fair Trade, too! Imported by Higher Grounds in Traverse City. $15 per bottle this week!
NEW SHIPMENT: HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags. Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Despite the heat wave the veggies are growing well.
This week we will have a special on Swiss Chard.
Cucumbers, Summer Squash
Costata Romanesco Zucchini
New!!!! GRASS FED LAMB
Lamb chops, ground, kabob meat, leg steaks, ribs and shanks
PRE MADE PATTIES AND PREMIUM STEAKS !!!!!
note: Peppers, tomatoes and green beans coming soon!
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
New! Blueberry Cake made with Heritage Blueberry Farm’s certified organic blueberries
New! Zucchini Bread made with our freshly picked zukes.
New! Cherry Hand pies!!
New! Blueberry Almond Cookies
New! Hamburger Buns to go with our Grass fed Beef Hamburger Patties!!
Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
This week, we’ll be bringing plenty of our baby Brassica salad mix.
We’ll also have crisp butterhead and green leaf head lettuces,
Kale and Collard Greens
Basil, Dill, Parsley, Rosemary
Eggs from our pastured hens
Funny Farm of Grant
You’ll find us under the portico near the front entrance!
We’ll be bringing a fresh load of veggies &
Apron Lady & Janet will return as well!
Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica
Bacon is back! We will also have our freezer stocked with:
Buk Sweet & Hot Italian sausage
Bulk breakfast sausage
Andouille sausage links
Ground Pork, roasts & ham cuts.
September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague
Summers bounty is kicking in and this week!
*BLACK CAP RASPBERRIES!
Fresh Cut Flower Blends:
*SNAP DRAGON BLENDS
Bounty from the Garden:
*EARLY FINGERLING POTATOES
Fresh CULINARY Herbs:
*And many more
Heart Healthy Greens:
Pre-Order Only: Pet Chef Lakeshore of Twin Lake
Orders can be placed no later than FRIDAY evening by calling Barb at 231-288-9805, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Amy will have your order available at the market between 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it to market during that time frame, Barb will personally deliver your order the following week.
Friends of the Market
If you would like to become a Friend of the Market for a suggested donation of $20.00, 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.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out on Wednesday for our first “pop-up” market! We all felt it was a super start to our new day – thanks to you all!
See you at the market!
Contact info: (231)292-1152, email@example.com
We are a BRIDGE CARD market!