September is Soup Time! Sweetwater What’s New at the Market Sept 9th

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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 Market!
Vendors with * Accept Credit & Debit Cards
Special deal for first 10 customers – see end of newsletter at Etcetera Market Info booth listing!

Attending this week’s market: 

Shady Side Farm of Holland
This week we will be at market with our certified organic beans, all harvested last fall, in the following varieties:
Black Turtle – Common black bean with a thick skin and a meaty texture.
Hidatsa Red – Similar to a kidney bean but with a slightly nutty taste, these beans are good in salads, chilis, soups or served with grains.
Jacob’s Cattle – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili.
Marrow – Plump, soft white beans that soak up the flavors of whatever you cook them with. Great soup beans.
Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking.
Tiger Eye – Rich, hearty flavor, with a smooth texture and tender skins.
Zebra – Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean.
We are very low in stock with some of these beans, and (as you can see) are completely sold out of many others. The good news is that bean harvest is just around the corner. We already know that some of the beans will not be producing well, as we had a very dry spell right after planting, and many of the seeds never germinated, or germinated much too late. But we are hopeful to have more beans available for you soon!
We plan to have corn meal and grits available for you Saturday, as well as a selection of our thick wool hiker socks—perfect for those cool fall nights that are in store for us soon.
Ask me about getting a whole lamb for your freezer this fall! These lambs are grazed on fresh pasture each day all spring/summer/fall and fed hay only (plus minerals) during the few winter months that we house them in the barn.
Shady Side Farm

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
Fresh Eggs!
Pasture Raised Pork
Ham Slices
Breakfast Sausage
Grass Fed Lamb
All cuts Available!
Pasture Raised Chicken
Breakfast Cookies
Paleo Cookies
Morning Glory Muffins
Apple Bread
Apple Pies made from our own apples:)
Looking forward to seeing you!

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
*We accept credit & debit cards!
Though we are cruising into fall, there’s still plenty of summer abundance in the fields. This week we will likely be bringing:
collard greens
head lettuce
sweet peppers
hot peppers
red tomatoes
heirloom tomatoes
multi-color cherry tomatoes
mini-roma tomatoes
Purple Viking potatoes
baby leeks
yellow onions
red onions
This week Paige, one of our outstanding crew members, will be staffing our booth for part of market. Please give her a grand Sweetwater Market welcome. Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!

Summer Blend Gardens of Spring Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
The Fall Peas keep coming and we’ll have even more
this week. We also hope to be on schedule with the
Friday harvest to allow for the making of a sample dish
that evening. It is a recipe that includes bulgur,
Michigan cherries, and Tuscan kale. – John & Marty
Peas (yes . . . peas!)
Ground Cherries
Delicata Squash
Mexican Gherkins
Sweet Corn
Bundles of Kale (Curly, Scarlet, Tuscan, & Red Russian)
Collard Greens
Garlic Heads
Summer Blend with Nasturtiums (Salad Bag Mix)
Swiss Chard
Bundles of Parsley
Green AND Yellow beans AND Purple beans

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
100% grass fed beef:
Space Saver Sale: Soup bones! Half off. This sale has been “souper” popular so pre orders are recommended!
Duck eggs from our free range birds with certified organic feed available.
Honey in a good variety of sizes again this week.
See you tomorrow!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
We will have tomatoes, sweet peppers, Scallions,  Ancho peppers, eggplant, red and yellow onions, zucchini, cucumbers, and broccoli!
GRASS FED BEEF!  We have a full array of cuts available!  If you want to order in advance, email or call us by 7pm on Friday  – the number is below.
We have quarters of beef for sale!  Talk to us at Market or email soon.  2 quarters are ready to pick up, plus we are butchering again in October.
Special this week:  Short Ribs, Liver  and tongue 15% off
Grilling Steaks ~   Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, Porterhouse, T-bone, Sirloin, Cubed Steak, Skirt Steak, Hangar Steak, Kabob Beef
Braising Beef ~ Stew Meat, Round Steaks and yes, we have grilled round steak!
Roasts ~ Chuck,  Rolled Rump Roast, English and Arm Roasts,
Brisket!  We have some large briskets, as well as smaller ones.
Lean Ground Beef in 1/2 lb and 1 lb packages, plus 1/4 lb. patties, 2 and 4 per package.
Soup Bones, including some nice marrow bones
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421

Never Better Naturals of Twin Lake 
*We accept credit & debit cards!
We’re celebrating two years at Sweetwater!!  Come and put your name and email address down at our table to be placed in our celebratory drawing! You could receive a basketfull of our products! We will also have:
<BODY BUTTER, whipped with 6 scent choices including Orange Spice for fall
<HERBAL PERFUMES- smell every sample at our table
<DEODORANT- no gluten or aluminum
<LIP BUTTERS- Apple Spice, Cocoa Rose, Strawberry Mint, Peppermint, natural.
<FACE WASH- for Acne/Oily & Dry/Combination skin
<TURN BACK TIME SERUM (aging skin)
<ORGANIC BAR SOAPS- many to choose from
<TOOTH SCRUB-Peppermint and Orange
<HERBAL HEALING BALM (Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes, cuts, and bruising)
<PAIN BANISH RUB (muscle, joint, headache, nerve, and arthritis)
<BABY PRODUCTS like Diaper cream and Baby Body Butter
We still have sunscreen and bug spray!!
Customer orders are always welcome.

Michigans Finest Mushrooms of Spring Lake
I’ll be at market with:
Oyster / fresh
Chanterelle / fresh
New! Sweet tooth (hedgehog) / fresh
Reishi / dried
The Hedgehog (Hydnum Repandum) mushroom is a new seasonal item for us. Flavor is similar to chanterelle, but can be used in many different dishes.
Great in casseroles, with pasta, and goes well in any meat dishes.
Perfect for folks who have trouble dealing with the texture of some mushrooms.
Looks great too.
Michigans Finest Mushrooms

Funny Farm of Grant
We will bring jalepenos, cherry tomatoes, parsley, winter squash and first of season elderberry and dewberry jelly from our own bushes.
See you all Saturday!

Hidden Creek Farm of North Muskegon
We will be bringing to market:
pasture raised heritage breed chicken and duck eggs. $5 dozen
Mixed cherry tomatoes
Swiss chard
Lacinato and curly kale
Collard greens
Heirloom Potatoes?
Gorgeous organic flower bouquets!
Hand made goats milk soap! Many scents to choose from, made from goats milk, essential oils and olive oil.
Limited quantity of pasture raised chicken, $3.50 per pound. Necks, feet, livers and hearts also available, makes for an amazing stew and rich broth!! We are also still taking orders for our final harvest starting in October.

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
*We accept credit & debit cards!
New Coffees & Sizes!
We now have added  8oz bags of whole bean & ground coffee for $9
Stop by our booth and try a sample of our two new coffees!
Rwanda Coopac
Ethiopian Sidamo
Along with
Mocha Java Blend
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
Sumatra Mandheling
Also: Brewing immersion drip coffee by the cup, and we will have our four roasts available by the cup as well.
All Three Speeds coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. We invite all to sample what time and attention taste like in a cup.
Chad & Lorie

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Bakery!
Cheddar Peppercorn:  Smooth Vermont Cheddar and organic cracked black pepper. $8.00
Hazel Road Rustic:  A New England-style loaf made with organic polenta and organic rye.  $6.00
Big Country:  A big 2# loaf made with organic wheat and rye flours.  Perfect for a crowd.  $7.50
Deep Mud Brownies:  Our brownies are made with Callebaut dark chocolate, fresh organic eggs, and Michigan-grown organic barley flour—they are extremely deep and dark…  $3.25 each
Pecan Maple Oaties:  The quintessential oatmeal-raisin cookie made with real Michigan maple syrup, pecans, and organic raisins $3.00 each.  NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION!!
Hilltoppers:  A spicy cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger.  $3.00
Treehuggers:  The one and only quarter-pound peanut-buttery original with organic dark chocolate chips.  Sweetened with Michigan maple and honey.  $3.00
Whangdangdoodlers:  A cookie as memorable as its name… Made with organic walnuts and dark chocolate batons—this one will absolutely WOW your tastebuds!    $3.00
SCONES: $2.50 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Etcetera Market Info Booth 
Special deal!  $5 in market bucks to the first 10 customers who stop by our info booth and give the secret word: Hedgehog!

Not attending this week:
Bodhi Tree Market of Spring Lake
I will be at Sweetwater next Saturday with my raw, organic, cold-pressed juices and Switchel.
See you soon!
Otherworldly Botanica of Grand Haven
Next week, September 16th,  local herbalist Cody Westendorf  will offer a plant learning table at her booth, along with her wide range of organically grown products, and small batch seasonal products – infused with local, ethically wildcrafted plants. There will also be new products: vinegar tonics, infused honeys, and natural plant-infused self care products including the newest infused honey Strawberry Rose!
Come learn about some common, backyard, medicinal, and edible plants. Touch, taste, and smell!
My Etsy shop is
If you are local and would like to pick up something between markets, my email is
Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
*We accept credit & debit cards!
We are taking this week off, we’ll see everybody again next week!