Sweetwater Voted One of Top 100 Farmer’s Markets in the Country!

Love Harvest Care2 Love Your Farmers Market
Love Your Farmers Mkt

We are still waiting for final results, but it looks like we’ve been voted, by our loyal customers & fans, one of the top 100 Farmers Markets in the country! Thanks to everyone to voted!

This Week’s Vendors

Fruitful Acres of Manistee Hugh Bowling returns (actually Hugh himself this time!) with more of the delicious certified organic White Face Peaches and tomatoes.

Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia – BEEF SALE! BUY 2 ROASTS AND GET 10% OFF! Soup Bones $1 per lb. Other cuts available: Rib Eye Steak, New York Strip, oxtail, tenderloin, Rib Steaks, Sirloin steak, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Rolled Rump Roast, TBones, Porterhouse, liver, heart, oxtail, tongue, stew meat, Swiss steak, Short Ribs, ground beef bulk and patties. This is a mix of all grass-fed beef and some beef with our usual few months of grain to tenderize the meat. Please send me your advance orders and I’ll be sure to save beef for you. VEGGIES THIS WEEK: The last of the Silver Queen Sweet Corn! Cauliflower! Purple Peruvian Fingerling Potatoes! Green beans in larger quantities for canning and freezing. Also: Beets with greens, Celery, eggplant, sweet peppers & Russian fingerling potatoes, Kennebec Potatoes – the best for homemade french fries, Leeks, Jade & Grenoble Green Beans, Broccoli, Red Norland Potatoes, Lettuce Mix, Chard and Kale, summer squashes, cucumbers and whatever else we find ready to pick on Friday! Fresh herbs: Cilantro, parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, chives, dill. Organic Olive Oil! 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. CHECK OUT OUR BLOG! http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon Now taking orders for limited edition Earthly Kneads cycling jerseys! Great jersey. Great price. Please follow the link for more details – http://bit.ly/iVIyI Lots of goodies at the market this weekend! We’re open at the shop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., too. If you would like to order ahead, please call the shop – 231.728.6383. Make sure you speak with a live person and NOT the voicemail system. Be sure to specify where you’d like to pick up your order (shop or market). Bread – Specials this week: Roasted Veggie Corn Bread (filled with roasted corn, eggplant, zucchini, garlic, and bell pepper); English Muffin Bread; and Cheesy Roasted Veggie Pockets. All the veggies are from Earthscape/Full Circle Farm. We will also have our regular Saturday schedule of bread (visit www.earthlykneads.com for details) minus the beer and cheesy breads (had to make room for the specials!). Special Sweets –Blueberry Orange Coffee-Cakes made with Blueberry Heritage Farms’s Organic berries; Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Pecan Frosting Scones – Honey Lemon & Fig; Apple Cinnamon; Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins – Blueberry-Orange Streusel Muffins; Chocolate Cherry. Cookies – Dark Chocolate Chip; Sugar; GF & Vegan P.B.; Sweet & Salty Cashew; and more! Granola – Several varieties this week (including Ginger-Fig-Almond!), plus Gorp and Muesli Extras – Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, and Organically-Grown Heirloom Garlic (these bulbs are HUGE!) from Frasure Farms. We’ll also have an assortment of Food for Thought and Naturally Nutty with us.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna Healthy Lunch & Snack ideas for Kids! Creswick Meat Snack Sticks. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free! Thin-Sliced Deli Style Ham for sandwiches. $6.00 lb. Pure pastured pork crafted into thin sliced smoked ham…delicious! Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking. Quick kids snack idea: On a sliced English muffin place a dollop of your favorite tomato sauce, a pepperoni slice and grate some Grassfields Edam cheese on top. Place under broiler for 5 minutes – presto! Instant healthy snack pizzas! Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats Pork Sausages: Red Hot Brats, Jalapeno Brats, Garlic Kielbasa, Breakfast Links & Bulk. Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken Links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese Links. Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage! Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork. New item! Pork Tenderloin! Also: Country Style Ribs. Ham steaks. Apple Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends. Grass-fed Beef New item! Beef Stew Cutlets. Perfect for soups, stews & casseroles. Fire up the Grill – We’ve got STEAKS! Back this week: Flank Steak (think Fajitas & London Broils), T-Bones, Sirloin Steak. Filet Mignon. Also: Chuck Roast. Gourmet Burgers, grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef in 1 lb pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Pastured Poultry New item! Smoked Chicken Halves! Also, leg quarters, & ground chicken in 1# pkg. NOTE – Chicken breasts & whole chicken are temporarily out of stock. They will return in October. Soy Free Eggs: No eggs available this week. Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at chrisbedford@charter.net by Monday before the 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 Certfied 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. Olson Farm of Shelby Tomatoes, Ailsa Craig white & Copra red onions, red potatoes, green beans and this spring’s batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Happy Hill Farm of Hart Hoophouse & Veggie Garden! Canning tomatoes, Tomatillos, Eggplant, Leeks, Sweet corn, Cabbage, Multi-colored carrots. Green, purple, & yellow, dragon & rattlesnake pole beans. Collards, kohlrabi, beets, green onions & big onions, mixed greens. Squash: green, yellow & 8 ball zuccini. Yellow scallop squash. Broccoli. Yukon Gold, Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary & sorrel. New! Fresh ducks and fresh turkey pieces. Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor 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: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. 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. Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken! Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings. Free-Range Eggs: Large.

Ag and Health Alive of Marne For any Fertrell fall garden supplies please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market. Also: Chicken & Duck Eggs, Honey, maple syrup, garden books, bagged wool. Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs Now Certified Organic! The Sampler Pack is here to start the fall – 3 vials (1 each of Organic Facial Steam (a blend of peppermint, lavender and calendula), French Green Clay with White Tea facial mask and Organic Almond Oatmeal Facial Scrub for exfoliating. The trio is priced at $14/now on special for $10. The perfect opportunity to try our facial spa products for yourself or give as a gift.

Last but not least: 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.

New Social Networking Group in Muskegon! Our newest Friends of the Market, Lee Henderson and Lebeau Potgieter, are proud to announce the formation of a new social group in west Michigan: Drinking Liberally! The first gathering was Thursday, September 17th, at 7:00 p.m., at Alleyways Bar and Grill in Muskegon (2675 Henry St in Muskegon), and from then on Drinking Liberally will meet every first and third Thursday of each month. All are welcome and encouraged to come down to Alleyways to enjoy great company, great beverages, and stimulating conversation. To sign up for emails, visit: http://livingliberally.org/chapter/email_signup/37353. www.DrinkingLiberally.org.