Happy Labor Day Holiday Weekend!

Happy Labor Day!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 30th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!



Attending this Saturday’s market:


Mund Farm of Rothbury

Certified Organic Bartlett Pears from the Mund Farm!
Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries! Erin Rant tells us they are now picking several of your favorite varieties of blueberries.


Meadow View Farm of Fremont

Sweet Corn! We’ll be bringing our Incredible Sweet Corn. And yes, that’s the name of the variety as well as the taste!

We’ll also have our usual assortment of cheese.

Olson Farm of Shelby

Sweet corn! I’ll be bringing my favorite sweet corn Peaches & Cream this week. Also another crowd favorite: Little Sweeties Muskmelons. Also, tomatoes, syrup and onions.


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will do it again! Heirloom Tomato tasting!  We’ll cut a few of our varieties for sampling at Market.  We have Amana, Goldie, Prudens Purple, Brandywine, Flamme, Rose de Berne, Costulato Genovese, Black Prince, Cherokee Purple, and others.  We also have large red slicers ~ Cosmonaut Volkov is a favorite. More tomatoes:  Sungold, Sweet 100, Black Cherry, Lollipop, Juliet, Principe Borgese Italian Drying Tomato, and Roma Paste tomatoes.

Heads of Broccoli!  Plus sprouting broccoli.  Eggplant ~ 4 kinds! Red Cabbages, Large  Onions and 1# bunches of smaller onions, Beets with Greens, Beets without Greens;  Japanese Cucumbers, long and mild, plus Pickles and Slicing Cucumbers, and Dill. Garlic;  Green, Red, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers;  Beans ~ Roma Italian and Yellow varieties.  Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

BEEF! We should have a full supply. Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. earthscapefarm@gmail.com. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin
Braising Steaks ~  Round only
Roasts ~ Chuck
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak, Flank Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Liver, Heart and Tongue, Soup Bones & Oxtail
New Shipment:  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 12 oz 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!
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.


Chickadee Creek Farm & Fishmonger’s Wife

We will be at market Saturday with an assortment of our homegrown produce, some yarn from our sheep, and hopefully at least a few dozen duck eggs for sale.We will also have a variety of seafood products from The Fishmonger’s Wife, including their very own Great Lakes Whitefish.   There will be frozen and smoked fish, fish sausage, and smoked fish dip available for purchase.   If you are looking for anything in particular, I would urge you to call the Fishmonger’s retail store at (231) 755-1600 and tell them that you would like to place an order for pickup at Sweetwater.  You will need to do this by Thursday night, however, or we won’t be able to guarantee that your order will be ready.   Also, it is our plan to start coming to Sweetwater every other week from now on, so be sure to stock up enough fish for two weeks instead of one! You can also call me at  (616) 262-5649 or chrisvandentoorn@gmail.com.   Their website, thefishmongerswife.net, also has a link through which they can join a fresh catch email list.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

*TOMATOES all heirloom varieties, grown on 100% sunshine, soil and love!

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)


*GEORGIA FLAME PEPPERS (heirloom variety from the Republic of Georgia.  Smooth hot taste, that dissipates quickly.  Great for salsa!)









*CUCUMBERS (Japanese varieties-long and burbless)

*SUMMER SQUASH (yellow crooked-neck and trombocino)


*DRAGON TONGUE  (heirloom variety, broad flat yellow pod speckled with purple, nutty crisp flavor) last week for these


*KALE  ****5LBS $15*******freeze or dry for the winter OR host a kale feast



















Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455


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Funny Farm of Grant

We accept WIC Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh coupons.
Summer squash and zucchini
Cucumbers and pickles
Lemon cucumbers
Basil and Lemon basil
Asst kale, curly green and dino or lacinato
Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Swiss chard, washed and bagged
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji

Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:


Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

Jacob’s Cattle – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili

Jacob’s Cattle Gold – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking


We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it!
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Chili – Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

Garlic & Onion – The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese.

Spring Herb – A Polkton Corners base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!


Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm



Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  This Saturday at market we will be offering:

Watermelons!  Small: Cream of Saskatchewan white flesh, sweet yellow flesh.  Large: Red, juicy oblongs!

Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix


Tomatoes: Sungolds and Black Cherries, Heirloom slicers and some canning/paste tomatoes

Ripe red peppers

Hot peppers! Jalapenos, serranos




Garlic and onions
Kale and Chard

See you this weekend!

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

(231) 301 – 3418


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart


Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

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 cardamom) $6.50  ($6.50 in stores)

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) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00


Hazel Road Rustic:  An old-time New England bread made with organic cornmeal (Michigan grown), rye, and golden molasses.  A bread with a slightly sweet, complex flavor.  Great for french toast or slathered with jam.  $6.00 a loaf.

Chili Cheddar   Whoa-homegrown, pickled jalapeno peppers coupled with tangy cheddar cheese makes for great flavor with a little kick.  Fresh or toasted, great as an accompaniment to soup or chili.  $8.00


Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!

$3.25 each

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each

Expedition Cookies- The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market

They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!

organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!


Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Gift Baskets will be available again this week filled with wonderful Simply Soaps products! Gift Baskets come in 3 varieties, Mint, Citrus & Floral. They contain a Body Wash & Scrunchie, Bar Soap & Soap Saver and a Bath Salts & Fizz Set and are beautifully packaged and ready to give for just $25 (that’s a savings on the contents as well as free gift packaging!). Other Gift Sets will also be available ranging from $7- $22. Come take a look at these beautiful creations and pick one up for someone special!
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”-
Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”-
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”-
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”-
Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps:
Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Orange or Four Thieves

Foaming Hand Soap: Peppermint, Lavender or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Stick
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags
: Peppermint, Lavender or Orange
Insect Repellent
(For people and pets)

     Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.

Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.
Five Oaks Farm

We’ve either emailed or called you to let you know if this is your pickup week, and where. Thanks!