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E-M:/ Christmas Sweetwater Local Foods Market + THIS SATURDAY

Have a Homegrown Holiday!
Saturday, December 23rd, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall near Pontaluna Rd.

T’was the day before Christmas Eve…..
Escape the Christmas crush down the street and join us for a celebration of homegrown food this Saturday. Enjoy a free cup of organic coffee and a free sweet organic treat – our thanks to you for your patronage in 2006!

Please note: There will be no market on December 30th. Our first market of 2007 will be on January 6th.

Pre-Orders Appreciated!
Please look over the list of this Saturday’s attending farmers and their products below. I’ve included contact numbers for each farmer if you would like to pre-order any of the items to be assured of its availability when you come.

Christmas Special from Little Rooster Bakery!
Little Rooster Bakery will have fresh-baked organic whole wheat dinner rolls for your Christmas celebrations! Also: Cinnamon Raisin, Fermented Whole Wheat & Multi-Grain Breads. Certified organic ingredients with honey & on-farm eggs.

Happy Hill Farm
Gayle & Emma Filbrun (231) 873-8972
As of this writing, there are two fresh Christmas Turkeys still unspoken for!
Call Happy Hill to have one of them held for you until Saturday. Turkeys are raised on pasture, no antibiotics or hormones.
NEW ITEMS! Italian, Hot Spanish Style & Bratwurst Style Turkey Sausage! Vac-Packed fresh & frozen.
Also: Turkey tenderloins, drums & breasts. Frozen chicken. Pasture raised, no antibiotics or hormones. Whole, boneless & skinless breasts, leg quarters

Funny Farm – Certified Organic
Jim & Barb Loe (231) 834-8643
Great Christmas gift ideas: Roxanne’s Famous Organic Dark Chocolate Sea-Foam! Hand-crafted cutting boards made by Jim at the Funny Farm!

Freshly Picked & Bagged Mixed Greens from the new hoop house!
Jerusalem Artichokes
Potatoes: Yukon Golds, Reds, Yellow Fingerlings

Liberty Family Farm
Andy & Dennise Wright (231) 873-3737
Dennise is expanding her baked goods to include wonderful French Galettes at this weeks market. The galette is a traditional pastry made for Twelfth Night celebrations in France. All ingredients are either certified organic or local organic. Choose from:
Butternut Squash, Onion & Gouda Cheese Galette
Apple Walnut Galette
Christmas Cranberry Pecan Gallette
Traditional Christmas Fruitcake
Also at the Liberty table:
Chicken – whole & parts, pastured & fed certified organic feed.
Lamb – grass fed on organic pastures.
Beef – grass fed on organic pastures.
Goat – if you haven’t tried goat before you’re in for a treat. It’s tender, mild & very tasty!

Creswick Farm
Available this Saturday:
Ground Beef in 1# pkgs. 100% grass fed beef
Bacon in 1# pkgs. Hickory smoked with seasalt. Nitrite-free.

Chris Bedford will be taking pre-orders for other Creswick Farm meats at this Saturday’s market. All orders must be placed in person, called in or emailed to Chris at (chrisbedford@charter.net) (231) 893-3937 no later than Wednesday, January 3rd by 4:00pm for pick-up at January 6th market.

Agriculture & Health Alive
Paul & Nancy Keiser (616) 677-6176
Winter squash – Butternut & Buttercup
Daikon Radish- the long white radish so favored by Macrobiotic cooks
Apples: Empire, Spy, Jonathan
Maple Syrup
Books on Gardening (make great gifts!)
Wools from Keiser flock: Roving & Combed Tops

Steve n’Sons Grassfields Farm
Raw Milk Cheese: Gouda, Lamont Cheddar, Leyden
Higher Grounds Trading Co.
Certified Organic, Fair-Trade & Shade Grown – makes a great Christmas gift!
Whole Bean in 1# Bags
This week:
Ethiopian Harrar
Water Carriers Blend
Mexican Maya Vinic
Justice Blend
Mexican Decaf
Colombian Fondo Paez
Note: Higher Grounds Trading Co. of Traverse City has some wonderful fair trade & organic gift baskets available for the Holidays. You can reach them online at www.javaforjustice.com or call at (877)825-2262 for more information.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Best of New Years to all of you from all of us at Sweetwater Local Foods Market!
Chris Bedford, President Diana Jancek, Market Manager