Sweetwater What’s New at the Market for Saturday July 25th

July 25 Mkt
                  Tomatoes! Blueberries! Now THIS is what we’re talkin’ about!
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, July 25th, 2015, 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.
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Attending this week’s market:

Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive
We will be back with yummy Certified Organic Blue Crop Blueberries this weekend but may not be back for two weeks, so be sure to stock up!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we are offering
POBLANO PEPPERS (perfect for stuffing)
HEAD LETTUCE (butterhead, romaine, and crisphead)
GREEN BEANS (green, wax, and purple) bulk rates available
RASPBERRY JAM! We blended our own fresh picked raspberries with a touch of local honey for a jam that is full of fruit flavor.  No sugar; just fruit, local honey and pectin.
*SWEET SUMMER TEA-a light and slightly sweet blend of lemongrass, red clover, calendula, orange mint, and stevia.   Delicious hot or cold, perfect for summer sipping.
1224 S.144th Ave
Shelby, MI 49455
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Little Red Organics of Freesoil
The i’s have been dotted. the t’s crossed. Our veggies and flowers are now certified organic!
This week at the market;
Very limited quantities of tomatoes
• garlic
• garlic scapes
• summer squash and zuchini
• sugar snap peas
• fava beans
• basil
• cilantro
• parsley
• leaf lettuces
• arugula
• beets
• kale
• scallions
• new potatoes
• dill
• carrots and baby carrots
• bouquets
• pea and sunflower shoots
• spinach
• whole, pastured chicken
We have meat birds available now, ranging in size from 3.5-5.5 pounds.  The price at market is $4/#, but if you pre-order with quantities greater than one bird the price is $3.75/#.
Our freedom ranger chickens will be available next week and later!  While not a heritage bird, our hope is that they will be a tasty bird with qualities like heritage birds on a larger frame.  In our experience the heritage had more dark meat, more flavor, greater texture.  All great things!
Our chickens are raised on grass and alfalfa pasture.  They get lots of sunshine and wind, leftover veggies, and non-gmo feed.

Stuart Family Organics of Custer
Jim Stuart, founder and CEO of Stuart Family Organics, grew up on his parents’ farm eighteen miles southeast of Ludington, Michigan.  For over 25 years he has made his own bread and other baked goods from his own hard red wheat, working at farming mainly during the summers, teaching English in Scottville, Michigan during the rest of the year.
Now retired from teaching, Jim’s farming is certified organic and his children, Meranda, Wesley and Kyle (all in their twenties), have returned home to help with the farm and selling products at farmers’ markets.  These products include the Powerhouse Muffins, several variations of tofu cookies, which usually surprise customers with their tastiness, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, hard red whole wheat flour, and the wheat grain or berries from which the flour is grown.
Products at this week’s market include:
100% Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour
100% Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat Berries
Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Tofu Cookies
Vegan One Stop Bran Muffins
Cranberry Coconut Cookies

Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont
NEW! Colby Goat Cheese!
We’ve had many requests to try a Colby cheese and we think you’ll like this new addition to our cheese line! Stop by and try a sample!
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.
Note: We will be attending market the last Saturday of every month.
We will be at market ONLY the last Saturday of the month. Thank you!

Kasza Sugar Bush
We will have Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, Maple Granulated Sugar, Maple Candy, Maple Coated Pecans and Almonds, and Organic Michigan Maple Munch.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Taste the difference in 100% Grass Fed Beef!
Our cows are on pasture as much as weather allows, then supplemented with our own farm grown baleage.
We have quarters and halves of our 100% grass fed beef available now! See me at market, or call
New! Beginning next week we will have ground beef burger patties available!
Ground beef $6.50
Roast $6
T-Bone $12.
Tenderloin $13 OUT
Sirloin $9
Rib steak $12 OUT
NY Strip $13
Oxtail $5.50
Short ribs $6.50
Round steak $5.75
Liver $4.00
Tongue $5.50
Soup bones $2
Hanging half  3.75 pre order call us
All poultry is free range, fed certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs $5.00
Duck eggs $8
Broiler chickens  $4 lb SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders now for Labor Day delivery!
Turkeys $4 lb SOLD OUT, Taking Pre-Orders, ask about date.
Ducks , guineas, geese: ask for availability
12 oz bear 4
1 lb jar raw 5.25
2 lb bottle 9
4 lb pail raw 17
5 lb jug 20

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, Black Valentine, Hutterite Soup, Jacob’s Cattle, Jacob’s Cattle Gold, Marrow, October, Painted Lady, Pinto, and Zebra. Please let us know ahead of time if you’d like to order 5# bags of any one variety, so that we can pre-bag those and bring them along.
In addition, we will have Grassfield Farms organic raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:
Aged Cheddar, Chili, Country Dill, Crofters, Edam, Garlic & Onion, Gouda, Lamont Cheddar, Leyden.

I’ll be bringing along some hand-dyed wool yarn on Saturday, from our flock of sheep. It’s not too early to start thinking about fall weaving.
Shady Side Farm

Cultured Love of Grand Rapids
Cultured Love is “making good food possible”, producing probiotic-laden, nutritious foods that are not only beneficial for you, but also add amazing flavor, texture, and beauty to any meal.
Curryosity – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Green Onion, Curry, Cumin, Paprika
Root for Ginger – Cabbage, Salt, Carrot, Radish, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes
Add those to our current lineup of specialty kraut products — traditional sauerkraut with caraway, dill kraut, and spicy kraut — are naturally fermented and nutritious, hand-crafted in Grand Rapids.

Bloom Ferments of Grand Rapids
KOMBUCHA! We will have bottles of both ginger and lavender hibiscus for $4, and growlers of lavender hibiscus for $20.
Please remember to bring back your empty bottles and you will get a punch card, bring us back 9 bottles, rinsed and label free, get a full bottle free.

Grandson’s Gardens of West Olive
Head Lettuce (Red leaf, Butterhead, Summer Crisp)
Pickles and Cucumbers
Zuccs and Summer Squash
Baby Kale
Swiss Chard
Green Beans

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia
We will have brassica salad mix, D’Avignon French breakfast radishes, and garlic scapes.

Funny Farm of Grant
We accept WIC Project Fresh Coupons!
This week we will bring:
New Potatoes!
Rainbow Carrots
Yellow squash
Patty pan squash
Ass’t Kale, many new varieties
Lemon Basil, great for tea or flavoring water.
Globe Basil, drying or fresh
Curly parsley
Fresh Oregano
Eggs from our mixed flock
Dried Shiitake mushrooms, fresh is available
Hickory Smoked Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Black Hawaiian finishing salt

Provision Family Farms of White Cloud
Merry Christmas in July!!  Here’s our list for the week.

If you would like to reserve your order for Market on Saturday, just
email or call us (231) 689-0457 with your request and we will have it
ready for you to pick up.

Boneless Breast
Stewing Hens
Gizzard, Liver, Heart

Smoked Hock
Jowl Bacon
Cottage Bacon
Pit Ham (Sliced Lunchmeat)
Smoked Loin
Canadian Bacon
$5.00/pkg (1/2lb packages)
Sausage (Italian and Breakfast)
Ground Pork
Bulk Sausage (not links) or Ground Pork (10 +lbs)
Sausage Links
Pork Chops
Boneless Pork Chops
Pork Steak
Boston Butt
Spare Ribs
Baby Back Ribs
Fresh Hocks
Liver, Heart

Hamburger Bulk 10+ lbs
Ground Sirloin
1/3lb Hamburger Patties (4 pack)
Cube Steak
Rib Steak, Kabobs
Brisket, Chuck Roast, English Roast, Cube Steak, Stew Meat
Flank, Skirt, Flat Iron, Sirloin
Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin
Liver, Short Ribs
Heart, Kidney

Stew Meat
Leg Roast
Boneless Leg
Steaks, Spare Ribs
Liver, Heart

The Roaring Mouse of Hart
Coffee and Tea! Check out our expanding line of organic coffees and teas! This week we have 5 new teas! Come check them out! Next week we will have a new coffee to try! Check out our expanding line of equipment! Brew better coffee at home!
Come and get a fresh brewed-to-order cup of our freshly roasted coffee! Get a ceramic cup to enjoy at the market for $1 or a to-go cup for $3.
As always, we sell our coffee by the ounce so you can get the perfect amount to use while it is the freshest. We also have gift certificates; the perfect gift for a coffee lover!
In the roaster this week:
Featured Coffee of the Week!  Papua New Guinea FTO – Low acid, with notes of caramel and nuts. A good, strong medium-dark roast. Check out our facebook page to learn more about our Coffee of the Week program.
Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Org. – A deliciously fruity light roast, this coffee has notes of strawberry and brown sugar. The aroma reminds me of fresh strawberry pie!
Colombia FTO – Slightly bitter, but with a nice balance of sweetness, this coffee has notes of toasted marshmallow and roasted nuts. We are roasting this to a medium-dark level, for those who like a little edge to the cup.
Guatemala FTO – A deliciously sweet, low acid coffee with milk chocolate and caramel notes, and a full body. Roasted to a medium level, this coffee is great with or without milk.
Decaffeinated Peru FTO – rich and sweet, with chocolate and caramel notes. A very delicious decaf! This coffee was decaffeinated using the Mountain Water Process. It is a natural, chemical free process which allows the bean to retain much of its unique flavor.
Come taste the fresh difference!
Coffee is seasonal, so expect some variety. We try not to roast too much extra in order to keep the coffee fresh every week.
Call or text (231)742-0229 or email titus@theroaringmouse.com to order in advance, and we will have it bagged up and ready for you. Advance orders will ensure that we don’t run out of your favorite coffee before you get some!

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All coffee is $1.10/ounce or volume discount $12/12 oz bag $16/16 oz bag

Five Oaks Farm of Montague
We will have eggs available, on pasture & fed certified organic feed.

Farms not attending this week:
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery— we’ll be back next Saturday!
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Earthscape Farm will not be at Market this Saturday.  We are trying to not work quite as hard or as much, but the days are still filled and long.  We’ll be back next week.  Veggies coming in:  Large onions, beans, summer squashes, beets with greens.  We harvested our garlic; there’s a picture on facebook!  It looks great with some super-giant bulbs – largest we’ve ever grown, I think.  Beef, coffee, oil, and veggies are always for sale off the farm, but do call or email first to make sure we have what you want. Have a great week!
Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Visiting relatives this week, will be back soon!