September starts with Sweet Corn!

Peaches & Cream Sweet Corn from Olson Farm!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 6th, 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

Scholl Farm of Montague

Stu Scholl will be bringing Certified Organic Bartlett Pears from the Mund Farm!

Greg transitioned this crop to organic from an orchard originally planted by his Dad in the 50’s.

Stu will also bring his frozen whole chicken, eggs, & Crescent Finger, Norland, Purple & Yukon Gold potatoes!


Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries! Start stocking up now, with September upon us the weather could change soon and end the season for blueberries.

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, Taste of Spring Maple Syrup, tomatoes, and onions.


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Heads of Broccoli!  Eggplant ~ 4 kinds! Red Cabbages, Large  Onions and 1# bunches of smaller onions, Beets with Greens,   Japanese Cucumbers, long and mild, plus near the end of  Pickles and Slicing Cucumbers,  Dill. Garlic;  Green, Red, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers; Summer Squashes, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

We will do it again ~ IF I remember the plates, knives, serving picks, etc! 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.  So far, we don’t have the late blight here.  Hoping it holds off ~ I still need to can tomatoes, too!

BEEF! We should have a fairly good supply. Steers go to the butcher next week.  Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!

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

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Liver, Heart and Tongue, Soup Bones & Oxtail
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.


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)




*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 (almost gone) – 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.


Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm



Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

This week at market we will be offering:

Watermelons!  Big, juicy, seedy, crimson flesh oblongs

Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix

Sungold and Black Cherry tomatoes

Heirloom slicing tomatoes

Ripe red sweet peppers

Hot peppers


Kale & Chard

Garlic and Onions

See you on Saturday!

Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

Crow Feather Farm

4158 E M-20

Hesperia, MI  49421
(231) 301 – 3418


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

One of the all-time favorite sandwiches around our house is a nice thick slice of Michigander with homemade pesto, Vermont Cheddar, and cucumber slices.  I think on Friday Finn and Annie had this for lunch and for supper!  Then this morning, Annie (age almost 6) requested it again for breakfast!  Why not?  This was after her Saturday morning Whangdangdoodler cookie…  Yes, I am a mother who allows her children to eat cookies for breakfast now and again.  A Friday night ritual here: Charlie bops in the house (from the bakery) to kiss the kids goodnight and they tell him what pastry they’d like him to leave for their breakfast.  Finn almost always chooses a ginger scone and Annie almost always choose a cookie that contains chocolate…  Alida just laughs and goes back to nursing—but no doubt she’ll soon be clamoring for cookies, and scones, and pesto sandwiches as well!  In fact, this morning she was going crazy gumming on the butt end of the Kamut loaf with a bit of almond butter.

What about you?  What loaf or goodie do you like for breakfast?


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


Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Caramelized Michigan onions, OG Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00  ($6.00 in stores)

Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)


(Cookies and brownies are only available at Farmer’s markets, the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall, and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)

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  ($3.75 in stores)

Hilltoppers Cookies- Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

Expedition Cookies- The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.50 each  ($3.00 in stores)

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.50 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins  ($3.00 in stores)

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

Simply Currant Scones


Meadow View Dairy of Fremont

If you need to pre-order a quantity of anything from the menu please feel free to call before Friday noon: 231-924-8251.

NEW! Cherry Vanilla Chevre is our newest addition to our spreadable Chevres. We think you’ll like this one, especially good on a morning bagel!

Chevreʹ  Fresh chevre with a nice spreading consistency, perfect for sandwich toppings and cooking. Cherry Capital Foods of Traverse City says  ” The chèvre produced by Meadow View has a pitch perfect acidity on the palate that becomes gently sweet and milky with a grassy note on the finish.”

Seasoned Chevreʹ                                                    

Our fresh Chevre available in your favorite flavorings: Blueberry Vanilla (great on a morning bagel!) Hickory-smoked bacon Bits, Garlic, Italian Herb, & Hot Pepper


A smooth and creamy feta which is low in salt and rich in fresh goat milk flavor. The brining process gives feta cheese a salty, tangy flavor and a crumbly consistency. Feta cheese can be served as a table cheese, used in baking savory dishes, or served as an appetizer or in salads. The classic Greek salad is made with Feta cheese. In crumbles or cubes for easy slicing.

Tomme de Fremont                                     

Our first aged cheese is quickly becoming a customer favorite! Developed from a French recipe, Tomme is a lower fat mold ripened cheese, aged at least 60 days. This gives the cheese a stronger flavor & firmer texture than the fresh Chevres, perfect for slicing.

Dutch Kase                                                               

A Meadow View Dairy original! If you are looking for a nicely aged but milder version of our Tomme, this is the cheese for you. Vacuum sealed without mold and aged at least 60 days.

Marco Similar to Dutch Kase but pasteurized and vacuum sealed, it comes in Pepper, Sage, Italian & Garlic.

Other items from our farm:

We’ll also have eggs from our free-range, GMO-free flock.


Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Simply Soaps Peppermint Lip Balm is the “Balm”! Made with Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax and Peppermint Essential Oil it is truly moisturizing and refreshing! Only $3!
Products include:
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.
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!


Garden of Beadin’

I will be featuring jewelry perfect for Autumn weather.   Start the Fall with a  bracelet or earrings in rich, warm colors, or find that perfect gift. I have some natural copper pieces from the Upper Peninsula wire wrapped into pendants.

Jewelry in a variety of colors, styles and lengths will be on hand.  Lots of gemstone beads – Lapis, Sodalite, Rose Quartz, Amazonite, various Jaspers and Agates – make up the majority of the jewelry.  A rainbow of colors! Crystals are also used in many of the pieces.  Three-piece sets as well as individual pieces will be available.  Several breast cancer awareness (pinks) and autism awareness (multiple colors) pieces will be available.

Jewelry items available:


Bracelets – with clasps, stretch, or memory wire




Fan/Light pulls



Prayer beads

Requests may be made for custom orders.  How about a personalized tree of life with your family birthstone colors?  Or a couple’s heart-shaped pendant with birthstone beads?  There is no limit to the options!

100% of profits go directly to local families in need.  There are so many people who are struggling to pay bills, and this money goes directly to them to help cover their needs.

Five Oaks Farm

CSA Members: We’ll see you either on Friday from 5-7 or on Saturday at the market from 9-12noon. Please let us know if you can’t make it. Thanks!