Sweetwater Local Foods Market Nov 14

Goodbye Happy Hill Farm – We’ll Miss You!

Mom Emma & Daughter Ester FilbrunGayle Filbrun & Will HendrianSimon & Seth Filbrun & Jesus Loves MeSeth Filbrun July 2005

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 14th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. 1 mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card Market – All of Our Food Vendors Gladly Accept the Bridge Card!Music Returns to the Market!
Come listen to Jo Ann Windberg & The Back Porch Pickers!

This Week’s Vendors
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
This will be our last market as a family before our big move to New Zealand! Gayle will be at the Nov 21st market to help our associate Will Hendrian with the turkey sales & deliveries. Will and his family have a farm nearby and he has been working with us for the last year planning to take over the chicken operation, with the help of his family, after we leave. We wish to thank all of you who have become our customers over the years and we will miss you all!
LAST WEEK FOR GREAT MEAT SALE! Remaining stocks of 2008 whole frozen chicken, drums, & wings 75% off while they last! For example, you can get a whole frozen chicken for only $5 or $6 dollars! Frozen Chicken backs & necks for Soup Stock – FREE while they last! For large orders please give us a call and we’ll reserve it for you.
Order your Thanksgiving Turkey Now! We still have a few Thanksgiving Turkeys not spoken for. Orders taken until November 19th. See us at the market on Saturday, or call us at 231 873-8972 to reserve yours.
FRESH! New at market this week! Bring a cooler for this FRESH Duck & Goose! Stewing ducks, whole ducks, & boneless skinless duck breast.
2009 Frozen Turkey & Chicken
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: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains. 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.
Free-Range Eggs: Large. Supply limited this week, please shop early.
Grassfed Beef. We are selling remaining stocks of beef for our nephew John Filbrun, who raised the steer on our farm. Wendell, Rebecca & the kids have moved back to Ohio.
Hoophouse & Veggie Garden. Mixed greens & arugula! Beets, big onions. Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: rosemary & sorrel.
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
Please note: We will not be at the Market on Saturday November 28th. Remember to stock up on your coffee, beef and olive oil before Thanksgiving weekend!
BEEF: These steers were fed some homegrown grain with their homegrown hay last winter, but were on lush pastures all summer.
Sale! Rib steaks, $1.00 off per pound.
Ground Beef Sale! in 1#-2# packages, minimum order 10# at $3.50 per lb. Must be pre-ordered. Call (231)861-2234 or email pbobier@voyager.net
Veggies this week: Potato Sale continues! Red Norlands are the most popular red-skinned potato ~ excellent boiled, mashed, & smashed. Russets are the standard baking potato- high in starch and low in moisture, so they bake well and yield light, fluffy mashed potatoes. They don’t hold their shape after cooking, so don’t use them to make potato salads or scalloped potatoes. We also have Russian fingerlings ~ buff brown skin / white flesh. Pak choi and Chinese Cabbages. Carrots, Salad Mix, Cabbages, Winter squash. Cilantro & Parsley. Beets, Celery, Red, White & Yellow onions; maybe some kale and chard but the deer have been bad this Fall, kohlrabis.
Organic Olive Oil! SALE! Bulk 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. A new shipment arrives Friday.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~ http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com
And an article published this month about the Farm ~ http://www.growingmagazine.com/article.php?id=4399
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Please note: Our turkeys are all spoken for, but we still have holiday hams (5-18 lbs) available on special order.
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Lunchmeats & snacks.
Please note: Unexpected demand for the old fashioned bologna has us sold out. We’ll have more soon!
Creswick “Healthy” Meat Snack Sticks (perfect for school). 4 generous meat sticks to a pack. 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: German Thuringer. Red Hot Brats. Jalapeno Brats. Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Breakfast sausage, links and 1# bulk pkg. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg.
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
Certified 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 – The new bread schedule is out!!! I’m having technical difficulties and haven’t been able to get them posted on our website yet. Drop by our booth at Sweetwater or the shop to pick up a hard copy of the new schedule. With our new flour, we’ve been able to make a change (a good one!) to a couple of our breads: The Italian and French breads are now more on the crusty, chewy, rustic side. Drop by for a sample.
Bread –This week’s bread special is Normandy Apple Cinnamon Bread (a rich medium whole-wheat bread that’s slightly sweet and flecked with bits of real apple from Fruitful Acres Farm, contains dairy and egg); We will also have bread from the new Saturday schedule: 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Challah
Specials –Orange Blueberry Sweet Rolls; Orange Iced Poundcake Slices; Spicy Sweet Potato and Roasted Garlic Turnovers
Scones – Honey Lemon Fig; Eggnog; Harvest Spice (apples, raisins, and spices)
Muffins – Apple Pie Streusel; Rosemary Parmesan Cornbread Muffins
Cookies – Coconut Pecan Macaroons (gluten-free); Gluten-Free and Vegan Pepita Spice; Dark Chocolate Chip; Cherry Almond; Cranberry Orange Oatmeal; Mocha Oatmeal Crunch (made with chocolate covered espresso beans); and more!
Granola – Several varieties this week, plus Muesli and Gorp
Extras – We’ll have an assortment of Food for Thought (we just stocked up!) and Naturally Nutty with us.
Olson Farm of Shelby
Jim will bring red & white potatoes, red & white onions and his great made on the farm “Taste of Spring” maple syrup.
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
Winter squash. Five kinds of pumpkins.
Back again – Lamb! All cuts available. Chops, leg of lamb, ground, etc.
With this nice November weather there is still 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.

Good for the body & soul!

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs
Julia will be taking care of the next two weeks for us again. We are so lucky to have her help at this time! We would like to extend our offer of the aromatherapy care of our 3 products: Organic Sinus ( to relieve sinus and head congestion) or Sweet Dream Pillows (to help establish relaxation for sleep) reg $7.00/ now $5.50 and our Organic Cold Comfort Crystals ( to relieve chest congestion and help ease breathing ) reg $10/ now $7.
If you have any questions please contact us at www.info@brittaniesthyme.com or call us at 616-788-8224.
Bee & Botanical of Spring Lake
What’s the buzz….
Need a hostess gift for the holidays or ready to start your holiday shopping?
We are happy to announce that we are now selling certified organic soap! Our soaps use only essential oils, natural colors from botanical ingredients and no para ban preservative. The 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. Many different scents to choice from and gift boxes are available.
Also introducing our Quietude Herbal Bath Blend. A wonderful herbal blend of botanicals along with sea salt and Epson salt to relax after a long stressful day. This is made with all certified organic botanicals and comes in a refillable jar.
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). Organic catnip for the kitty’s stocking : x )
Look forward to seeing you at the market!
Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
New! My newest Christmas creations plus my latest wool handbags and new quilt-material totes. 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.
Fiber Creations of Whitehall
Ann Nessa returns with many new items! Cowls are this seasons new scarf. Easy to wear around your neck to keep you warm or add style to your ensemble. Many different styles and fibers. Find many Fiber items whether felted or knit in many forms. Purses, Scarves, Coasters, Necklaces and Hats. Also hand made Pottery Cups and Brooches. Start your Holiday shopping now!

Last but not least: Sweetwater welcomes two new Friends of the Market – AJ Bougher & Cecelia Perkins. Thanks so much to you both for your contributions!
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.

Nancy Jones-Keiser Memorial
Sunday, November 22nd
3:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.
Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Please bring a dish to pass and share in an afternoon celebrating her memory.