Come Celebrate Sweetwater’s Five Year Anniversary!


Party Time! Sweetwater Turns Five!

And “Queen of the Market” Jeanette Keiser turns 100!

*We’re celebrating 5 years by declaring July “Locally Raised Pastured Meats” Month! Meat vendors will be offering specials for the entire month of July.

*Stop by Jeanette’s booth and wish her happy birthday and have a piece of cake!

This Week’s Vendors

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
New! Firecracker Sausage Links (with cherries & hot peppers)
Hot & Tasty special for the 4th of July!

Featuring this week

Sale! Chicago Style Hog Dogs. 10% off this week only!
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausag
Apple Chicken Sausage
Filet Mignon, Flank Steak, Ground Beef Patties, Gourmet Patties
Chicken Breasts, Chicken Leg Quarters, Ground Chicken 1# pkg
Pork Chops, Pork Tenderloin, Hickory Bacon, Apple Bacon, Bacon Ends for Soup Seasoning
Ring Bologna (out this week, will have more next week)
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk 1 lb. packages + links)
Italian Bulk Sausge (1 lb. packages)
Meat Snack Sticks
Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below).
Important Notice Regarding Pre-Orders: If you pre-order meat you will have to pick it up on Saturday by no later than 12:00 noon or the items will be put back in stock. If you have an emergency and can’t make it you can call the cell phone to reach me before the noon cut-off at 231.670.4817. Thanks!

Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than Monday morning  before the next market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website:

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Veggies this week ~  Sugar snap peas, snow peas, summer squash, early red norland potatoes, carrots, beets, broccoli, kale spinach, mixed salad greens, head lettuce, radicchio, escarole, scallions, radishes, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, basil.

BEEF ~  We will have  beef by the pound and package at Sweetwater on Saturday.  Steaks, roasts, ground beef,  stew meat, cubed steak, soup bones, heart.  Also  ground beef in 10 + # quantities  (1-2# packages) for $3.50 per lb.

We  have Quarters of our Grass-Fed Beef FOR SALE!  It is getting butchered soon.  Order a quarter now and you can have it cut & packaged the way you want, or get our standard cut.  Email or call for details.

ON SALE!  Organic Olive Oil ~ Choose your favorite bottle. 10% off.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~  I’ll be bringing a new shipment of 1# bags.

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague

Christopher Brooks and Rebecca Todd will be bringing their signature mix of radish, broccoli microgreens, to be cut fresh at the market. Also: Mustard greens, radishes, handmade soy candles & garden art.

Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

The creamery produces award winning Chevre cheese which is used at several local restaurants and is now available at Sweetwater!  Barbara Jenness is owner and Master Cheesemaker. Try the delicious Spring Roll Chevre: Fresh goat cheese infused with spring chives & a signature pansy!

Also at the Dancing Goat booth, find Little Rooster Breads from the Lubbers Farm on-farm bakery run by son Casey Lubbers. Please check the Little Rooster website for a description of how these wonderful breads are produced.

The creamery is on

Little Rooster Bread Company info:

Olson Farm of Shelby

Jim Olson will be bringing his 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup, lettuces, and onions.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk, Organic Cheese

Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Edam, Lamont Cheddar,

McLaughlin Grows! Urban Farm of Muskegon

Dustin Anderson, farm manager of this new inner city urban farm sponsored by Community EnCompass, returns with heads of red cabbage, purple scallions, bagged mixed greens and herbs.

Harmony Gardens of Montague

From the Hoophouse: Kales. Lettuces. Green onions. Parsley.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Pastured Poultry. Whole chicken &  cuts including chicken breast & leg quarters, wings, soup stock. Chickens raised on pasture & supplemented with either certified organic feed from Grahams Organic, or non-organic but not GMO feed from a local farm co-op.

Garlic scapes.


We still have an small assortment of Happy Hill Frozen Turkey & Chicken.

From the Hoophouse: Kales. Lettuces. Green onions.

Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

Garden supplies. We will have 10 oz to 10# sizes of various garden supplements, like Berry Mix, Liquid Fish & Kelp concentrates, Maxicrop, Dry Kelp Meal, Milky spore & Diatomaceous Earth.

From the bookshelf: Ask Mother Nature: A Conscious Gardeners Guide, by Ellen Vandevisse. Or How to Grow More Vegetables, by John Jeavons.

Also: Nantucket Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread and other baked goods.

Northern Naturals Cherry Concentrate. Blackstrap molasses, honey & maple syrup.


Good for the body & soul!

New Vendor!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

Sweetwater welcomes Ginger Graham and her new Artisanal Dog Treat business! From Ginger: I started making Daisy Doodles Artisanal Dog Treats because I want my son’s dog Daisy to have wholesome treats made out of real food. Daisy just loves them, and her friends agree. That’s how the idea of Daisy Doodles was born. From the beginning, I knew that Daisy Doodles would represent my values, including using organic ingredients, supporting the local food system and economy, and respecting the earth through responsible packaging and business practices.

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon

Inventory reduction sale…All Swarovski crystal on sale at 30% off !!!
Who knows, maybe a piece you’ve been eyeing will be there.  1 Day only!
I will also have the 50% off men, boys and young lady’s jewelry table.

Soul Infusions of Cedar Springs

Ready for the gallon jug, Sun Tea Bags will be $3.00 ea or 2 for $5.00

Stock up on summer herbs and salts for grilling. Lots of tea and we will be sampling “Almond Blossom oolong” iced tea..also for sale by the glass $2.00. See you Saturday!

Bee & Botanical of Spring Lake

Stop by and check out our wonderful beeswax candles, certified organic soaps, lip balms, lavender sachets and other great organic and natural products. Candles are made with 100%  pure Michigan beeswax and 100% cotton wicks.

Certified Organic Soaps in Peppermint, Grapefruit, Lemongrass Tea, Northern Forest and others wonderful scents made with essential oils (no artificial fragrances or colors are used in these soaps). Specialty soaps including Rows and Furrow’s Gardener’s Soap with the orange oil and ground almonds to cut the grit and grime that come from a good day of gardening or other dirty work (nice for the kitchen too).

Dog Shampoo Soap in a regular Dirty Dog blend and also one for dogs with itchy or dry skin, Oatmeal and Honey, which includes honey, almond oil and oats.  Both are made using rose geranium, neem oil, rosemary, lavender and other oils to keep away ticks, fleas and mosquitos in a natural non-toxic way.

Last but not least

Sweetwater Thanks & Hugs to 5 renewing Friends of the Market – Joan LaMourie, Kate Heineman, Lee Henderson, Arlene Hecksel & Cindy Anderson! Thanks, guys we really appreciate you!

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.

Sweetwater is now on Facebook!

Stop by and celebrate our anniversary with us!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager