Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ready Made Blog.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This week save 10%

If you save some fossil fuels this week we'll save you some money.  Just walk or ride your bike.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Tee shirts are here. 
They are American Apparel Sustainable Edition, green and organic!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Summertime Bruschetta: Tomato, Avacado, Basil and Mint

1 Baguette, cut crosswise into 1/4-to 1/3- inch thick rounds. Seedy Salt Bread or Ciabatta would be perfect
Zoye Oil
1 C chopped onion
1/4 C chopped basil
1/4 C chopped mint
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 T chopped jalapeno chiles with seeds
1 lb. tomatoes, stemmed, coarsely chopped, juices drained
2 lg avocados, hlved, pitted, peeled, cut into small cubes

Preheat oven to 425. Arrange bread on large rimmed baking sheet. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt (i use Kosher salt) and pepper. bake until crisp about 12min. Cool.

DO AHEAD can be made 2 hours in advance. Let stand at room temperature.

Press garlic into medium bowl. Add onion, basil, shopped mint, lemon juice, and chilies. Mix in tomatoes, then avocados; season with salt and pepper. spoon onto toasts; garnish with mint leaves. 

Thanks Joan. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Grill IT!

This is so easy.

Shuck the corn
Brush on Zoye Oil  Zoye is healthier than olive oil, has higher temperature tolerance (won't burn or flame the grill), and is made in Zeeland, Mi. 
Sprinkle on the Tuscan Blend Spice Mix  You can get this from us or the Spice Merchant downtown Saugatuck. (Tuscan Blend is also great for mixing with oil and using it for dipping Seedy Salt Bread or Ciabatta.)
Grill IT  until corn looks like the picture.

You can thank cookie lady Renea for this one. 

Saturday, August 15, 2009

“So that’s what real milk tastes like”

I was first attracted to the glass bottle but after trying the milk and knowing about the  farm I’m hooked. Hilhof has 34 Holstein dairy cows that are 100% grass fed, antibiotic-and hormone-free. Which means their milk is much higher in Omega-3, CLA, and Vitamin E. Connie and William Hilhof even deliver the milk themselves in a truck covered in cow spots. We carry quarts and half gallons of fat free skim, 2 percent, whole milk, and half quarts of cream (great for whipping). 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Seedy Salt Bread!

YES! It’s true; we will have “that” bread!  Lots of you have been asking, so I’m very excited to confirm it is true.  It’s now called Salt Of The Earth, "Home of the original Seedy Salt bread" and is still be made by Mari and Chris Reijmerink.  Mari and Chirs with the help of their daughter Hazel also have an organic fruit farm called Kismet Organics.

Mari and Chris have a very interesting story. They met in the Netherlands working/volunteering at a non-profit farm that blends social outreach with outdoor activities and farm life.  When returning to the states for a visit they decided to stay, marry, and farm. Their farm is located in Fennville and started with a 50-year-old pear orchard that they spent 2 years renovating. Now they have expanded to include many fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, currents, gooseberries, and heirloom tomatoes.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Eaters Guild Visit

We are proud to announce Eaters Guild will be a main supplier of organic produce. They are located in Bangor and farm 40 acres that have been certified organic for over 30 years. The owners and operators are Laurie, husband Lee and daughter Iris, this year will be their 9th season as organic farmers. Many of you may already know them from the Friday morning green market in Saugatuck, or as suppliers to Journeyman restaurant in Fennville. 

Melissa and I paid them a visit last Friday afternoon to check out the farm.  If Laurie and Lee didn’t have lots of work to get done I don’t know if we would have ever left. Laurie greeted us while in one hand trying to correct a disabled chicks neck that was born the night before. She then introduced us to their new goats that they birthed earlier in the week (I think I want a pet goat).  We met Lee while Laurie gave us a tour of the 40 acres he was heading in with a huge basket greens that he just finished harvesting.  We couldn’t help but all grab a handful. Laurie and Lee are a truly amazing couple, this spring they built two new barns by hand with wood they milled themselves, quite incredible.  When Melissa and I finally left they sent us off with fresh asparagus, which was oh-so-tasty., We are hopping we can open the market in time to catch the tail end of the asparagus season.

Check out their website:

The sign goes up!

We have a sign!
Painted by Robert Krause.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Summertime Market & Providence Farms

Just wanted to let everyone know that Providence Farms will be our exclusive provider of meats. It can't get any more local than that.  If for some odd reason you haven't heard of Providence Farms you should check out their website.  Grass fed meats are healthier for you, healthier for the animals, and better for the environment.

We are currently working on lining up our suppliers for the summer. If you have suggestions feel free to post them.

Article in the Commercial Record

Douglas Summertime Market planned
By Scott Sullivan

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:38 PM EDT

A 1930’s landmark Douglas gas station that has since been a laundromat, fish market, bank, you name it ... will return this June as The Summertime Market selling fresh local produce, meats and more.

Andrew Milauckas, set to win a bachelor of fine arts degree in advertising design from the Savannah College of Art & Design June 1, will return home this summer to blend edibles with aesthetics in the small-but-singular building at 176 Blue Star Highway, northwest of the Blue Star bridge.

“Our brand concept,” said Milauckas, who interned last summer with an ad firm in New York City, “is to create an environment reminiscent of a 1950’s fruit and vegetable stand ... a place that resonates, where the eggs were laid that morning and produce inventory depends on what the farmer harvested the night before.

“With the rebirth of this pastime comes a healthier and cleaner future,” Milauckas said.

The Summertime Market’s goals are to:

  •  Provide the community with high-quality, safe and healthy products.
  •  Create a mutually-beneficial relationship with local farmers and suppliers.
  •  Have a positive impact on the community and environment.
  •  Educate the community on the benefits of eating locally.
  •  Recycle, reuse and reduce waste.

    Local Providence Farms owner Mike O’Brien will sell organic meats at the market, Milauckas said. Providence employee Melissa Sax is setting up contacts with other farmers.

    “Between now and June we’re rehabbing the building (a cell-phone sales outlet in its most-recent incarnation),” said Milauckas. “Once I’m back, we will plan to be open each day till fall.”