Tomatoes! Sweet Corn! Ooey Gooey St Louis Butter Cake!

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Ooey gooey St Louis Butter Cake

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 29th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh Market

Sweetwater Back-to-School Healthy Snacks Saturday!
Kids – sample healthy snacks with our vendors!

This Week’s Vendors
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
Kids – stop by and try a healthy veggie snack!
Grass-Fed beef for sale by the quarter – please call or email if you are interested, or talk to me at the Market.
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, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Rolled Rump Roast, TBones, Porterhouse, liver, heart, 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: Fingerling Potatoes $3 per quart! Sweet Corn! Leeks! Cucumbers in quantity with dill for canning! Also: New lettuce mix, Celery, eggplant, sweet peppers, Green Beans, Broccoli, Red Norland Potatoes, Chard and Kale, summer squashes, and whatever else we find ready to pick on Friday! Fresh herbs: parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, chives, dill.
Sale! Organic Olive Oil! Bring in your quart jar and fill it with Catalan Spanish oil for $35, or buy a jar from us. I will also have Moutere Grove from New Zealand, Mansur from Argentina, and a new Greek oil, also bottled Catalan.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags. More is on order, here’s hoping it arrives by Friday.
Kids – stop by and try a healthy veggie snack!
Olson Farm of Shelby
Tomatoes! Not a huge amount yet so come early if you’re interested. Also: Ailsa Craig onions, red potatoes, green beans and this spring’s batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Kids- Sample some Naturally Nutty peanut butter this Saturday!
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: Leek & Sage Spelt Bread; Roasted Veggie Corn Bread; English Muffin Bread. All the veggies are from either Earthscape/Full Circle Farm or Funny Farm. We will also have our regular Saturday schedule of bread (visit for details) minus the beer and cheesy breads (had to make room for the specials!).
Special Sweets – Ooey-Gooey St. Louis Style Butter Cakes
Scones – Chocolate Cherry; Blueberry Cardamom; Cinnamon Raisin
Muffins – Strawberry Vanilla; Blueberry Streusel
Cookies – Vegan AND Gluten Free Coconut; Dark Chocolate Chip; Snickerdoodles (Cinnamon-Sugar); Double Chocolate Espresso Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat); Cranberry Orange Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat)
Granola – Several varieties this week, 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
Back to School Healthy Snacks for Kids Special! On sale again this Saturday – Creswick Meat Snack Sticks. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free!
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
New! Nathan’s newest creation: Red Hot Brats! Per customer request he’s really kicked these sausages up a notch!
Pork Sausages: Jalapeno Brats, Garlic Kielbasa, Breakfast Links & Bulk, Chorizo.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken Links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese Links.
Lamb Sausages: Back this week – Moroccan Lamb link sausage!
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
Back this week! Country Style Ribs! Tender, meaty, excellent grilled. Also: Ham steaks. Pork Chops. Apple Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Fire up the Grill – We’ve got STEAKS! Back this week: Flank Steak (think Fajitas & London Broils), T-Bones, Ribeye & 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
Boneless/skinless chicken breast, chicken wings, leg quarters, whole chicken & ground chicken in 1# pkg.
Also: At this point we are only taking pre-orders for eggs. See below.
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at 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: .
Blueberry Heritage Farms of Holland
Certified organic blueberries! Brendan will be bringing Elliot blueberries this Saturday! Kids can try a sample of one of the superfoods of snacks!
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
Sale! Our 2008 chicken turkey & duck is on sale now – 50% off while it lasts!
Hoophouse & Veggie Garden! Sweet corn! Cabbage, Multi-colored carrots. Cucumbers for pickling & slicing. Also canning quantities of beans! 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.
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!
Rabbit. Whole, frozen. Raised by David Filbrun on the farm.
Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including
Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings.
Free-Range Eggs: Large. Also, goose eggs.
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.
Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake
Keep those pesky moths away from your closets and cupboards and knitting baskets. Try my own Moth Away blend and lavender sachets!
New this week – Special Laundry Bar from Lavender Hill Farms! This is a special soap bar to spot treat stubborn stains, and remove dirt and grime from clothing and other house hold items. It’s a big chunky bar that will last many years and is environmentally safe, using no harsh chemicals or bleach. No more stain remover bottles to throw away! Also organic lavender dryer bags for a light lavender scent to use instead of dryer sheets.
Nice selection of hand made cards, gift bags and tags too!
Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Sorry, no cheese this week, next week we’ll have more!

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.

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Hurry! Cast your vote in the Local Harvest “Great Farmer’s Markets” Contest ending
September 17th!
Thanks to the 94 of you who have voted so far and also for your wonderful heart-warming comments – now c’mon the rest of you, help us out! Sponsored by Local Harvest, the Grand Prize is $5000 – that will buy a lot of Pop-Up tents! Also, there are prizes for the person who recruits the most friends to vote for the market! Here’s the link:

Thanks for all you do as a consumer and advocate of a healthy local food system!

See you at the Market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager