Everything for the perfect Thanksgiving at Sweetwater this Saturday!

This Thanksgiving make it LOCALLY GROWN!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, 9:00am to 1:00pm
 Mercy Health Partners Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We accept Bridge Cards Year Round!


Sweetwater Holiday & Winter Market Schedule!

Sweetwater will be CLOSED on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30th.

We will be open as usual every Saturday in December.

January Hours: CLOSED on January 4th & 18th. OPEN January 11th & 25th.

February Hours: CLOSED February 1st & 15th. OPEN February 8th & 22nd.

March Hours: Closed March 1st & 15th. OPEN March 8th & 22nd, and after that we will resume our every Saturday schedule again.

Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sweetwater!


Attending this Saturday’s market:


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

BEEF!  We should have all cuts of beef this week!   Beef Heart is  ON SALE!  $2 per lb. 

VEGETABLES~ Cauliflower! Celeriac! Cabbages.  Kohlrabi, Red and Yellow Onions,   POTATOES!  Red Norland, Blue Gold and Kennebec.   Fresh Herbs: parsley, rosemary, sage.

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL ~ Imported by Higher Grounds in Traverse City.  $15 per bottle!

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags.  Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!


Liberty Family Farm

THANKSGIVING TURKEYS available.  From Biehl’s Circle B Turkey Ranch of Mancelona. Non GMO, no antibiotics, no chemicals, free range.  We will have them available for pickup on Tuesday.  Price – $4.75 per lb.  Sign up and place a deposit this Saturday.


PASTURE RAISED TURKEY SAUSAGE-Maple Breakfast and Italian.


Arugula, Mixed Greens and Spinach!!!


THANKSGIVING PIE SIGN UP—- We will be making Apple pies and Pumpkin Pies, made with organic ingredients.  Fresh pumpkin straight from our garden.  Regular and Gluten Free Available.  Pick up will be available on Wednesday before Thanksgiving to assure the freshest pie!

FRESH QUICHE– Spinach and Cheddar made with our fresh spinach from the hoop house.

Gluten Free and Regular , small and large.

Broccoli and Cheddar– Gluten Free and Regular

Sausage and Cheddar– Gluten Free and Regular

BREAKFAST COOKIES — Gluten Free and Regular

Morning Glory Muffins, Pear Bread and  Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Orange Scones

Looking forward to the Market! Hope to see you there!


Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

Mulefoot pork is back!   We once again have bacon, chops, pork steaks, roasts, ground pork, ham in various forms, and much more.   This all comes from our rare heritage-breed American Mulefoot pigs.   They are raised outdoors where they can range through our forest and pasture and supplemented with non-GMO feed and all the scraps from our garden that we can find.   All the pork is processed without the use of nitrites or nitrates.   The meat is know for it’s exceptional flavor and juiciness, you won’t regret giving it a try!   We don’t have a lot of pork available though, and once this  batch of pork is gone we will not have more until next spring.   So get it while you can, it won’t last long.


Scholl Farms of Montague

Erin Mund will be coming with our whole free range chickens, frozen, approx 6-9 lbs in size .

We’ll also have our eggs, pie pumpkins, squash & potatoes for your Thanksgiving feast, and a selection of small heirloom gourds & miniature pumpkins for table decorations.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby



Lettuce Mix



Ovation Mix (baby green mix of kale, bok choy, arugula, and mustards)

Mustard greens


Turnips Greens

Beet Greens


Potatoes (many varieties and colors)

Onions (red)

Carrots (fresh dug and oh, so sweet)

Salad Turnips


We are loving this blend and are so excited to share it with you.  We blended parsley, sweet marjoram, rosemary, and nettle seed with salt for a delicious and nutrient dense seasoning.  We truly believe that food is medicine.  These culinary herbs hold a lot of vitamins and minerals as well as delicious flavor.  Nettle seed really adds incredible medicinal value.  We love what herbalist Kiva Rose has to say about it, read here.  All the herbs were grown and dried on our farm.  We sprinkle it in soups, mash it into potatoes, mix in into salad dressings, and blend it into our homemade soft cheese.  We’d love to hear what you’ll do with it.

The blend is packaged in 100% recycled glass jars with a cork top.




Thai Basil

Celery Leaf

Flaked Cayenne

Whole Cayenne Peppers



Our chickens are fully free-range.  The have open access to roam and forage on our 40 acres, and they still manage to cross the road.  They are fed non-GMO feed. (we also gratefully accept empty egg cartons)


We raise pastured chickens for meat.  They are also fed non-GMO feed and they forage within a moveable fence.Whole frozen birds $4/lb, must be pre-ordered-please email maplemoonfarm@gmail.com or call 231-861-2535

Herbal Salves, Creams, and Teas

We infuse wildharvested herbs that grow naturally on our land, as well as some great medicinal plants we grow in the garden, in high quality organic oil for great herbal medicine.   Watch for more herbal products coming in the next month; Amanda is spending more time inside playing with all the herbs she gathered and dried all though the warm months.


Michigan Winter Balm– organic oils blended with our homegrown comfrey and calendula and wildcrafted violet leaf.  This makes for a great herbal ally for chapped lips and rough skin.  We use it on more than just lips.

Peppermint-a simple blend of organic oils, local bee’s wax, and refreshing peppermint

Sova’s Heart Song– a great floral blend for a unique and healing lip balm

Watch for more herbal products to help support winter health as well as herbal gift boxes coming in December!


The Orange Whisk of Grand Haven

Susan Clemente, author of Michigan’s Guide to Local Cooking, is making tasty sweet & savory, nut and seed based treats (which are ALL gluten-free, some vegan) to bring to market this Saturday. Susan creates wheat-free, and refined sugar-free snacks, sweets, and breads. She uses high-quality ingredients, when possible local and /or organic, to bake and make her products. She uses no preservatives, and ONLY bakes with ingredients your grandmother would recognize!

This weeks offerings include:

Pecan Caramel Tart – Fresh Certified-Organic Pecans, caramel with an almond crust. 9.5,” 4.5”. The pecans just arrived, direct from the farm. Special Order for Thanksgiving, and limited supply will be available at this weeks market. GF

Almond Flour Savory Mini-Muffins  – Reminiscent of Thanksgiving stuffing, Special Order, and a limited supply available at this week’s market. GF

Savory Flax Crackers GF, Vegan, Oil-Free, Nut-free

Savory Nutty Loaf GF, Vegan

Sweet Nutty Loaf – Apples, raisins and cinnamon, GF, Vegan

Vegan Cookies  – Almonds, cashews, vegan chocolate chips. GF, Vegan

Sunflower Fudge Brownies  – An adaption of the Nourishing Traditions recipe.  GF, Vegan

Bites – Pecan/Cacao, Cashew/Apricot, and Almond /Coconut/ Cacao Cups, GF, Vegan

Fresh Certified-Organic Pecans 

Fresh Local Chestnuts

Local Farms included in my products this week include: Eggs from Funny Farm and Maple Moon, maple syrup from Kasza Sugar Bush and chestnuts from Winkle Chestnut Farm.

Please visit her Face book page for more information, photos and weekly updates! https://www.facebook.com/OrangeWhisk


September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague



Baby Kale

Baby Arugula

MIxed Greens (our heart healthy mix)

Sugar Sweet Carrots (thanks to a few freezes from Ol’ Man Winter)



Don’t forget the herbs:


Parsley (curly & flat-leaf) Amazing amount of vitamin C!!

Marjoram( lovely flavor my personal favorite)

Sage (savory herb)

We are now offering Holiday Wreaths and Swags, tis the season to be jolly!!

Thanksgiving Herbal Swags– A great selection of every savory herb you’ll need for Thanksgiving dinner.

Holiday Wildlife Swags– A great gift for the birds, bunnies and other wildlife in your yard.

Holiday Swag– A great way to dress up your doors and windows for the holiday season.

Holiday Wreaths– Space is limited this weekend so we’ll be bringing a limited amount of holiday wreaths for sale, but will be taking pre-orders for pick up at future markets.


Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Custom Baby Brassica Mix !

Try the Tokyo Bekana on its own – these big, tender leaves remind us of lettuce with their delicate flavor

Winter squash – Delicata, Butternut, Giant Hubbard!

SALE on pie pumpkins

Redskin and Yukon Gold potatoes

Sweet potatoes

White, red and yellow onions

Giant kohlrabi




Sweet baby Carrots

Beautiful Dried Flower bunches

Christmas Gift Idea! Try on some hand-knit mittens and hats, or ask Carolyn about custom orders!


Funny Farm of Grant

This week’s produce list:

Onions! Big red & yellow slicing onions. Italian Cippolinis, SHALLOTS

Greens&Roots! kales, rutabagas, cabbages, big and small,
and anything else we can find!

Potatoes! Choose from 6 or more varieties.

Eggs! Mixed flock of whites & browns.

New! Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. Stop by the booth and find out about the health benefits of Himalayan salts.


Meadow View Goat Dairy & Farm of Fremont

New! Gift Boxed for Christmas giving. We will have some examples of an assortment of gift  boxes for Christmas gifting. We can take your orders beginning this week!

Plain 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.

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.

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.

Other items from our farm:

We will also have eggs from our free-range, GMO feed- free flock as well as our made on the farm maple syrup along. http://www.meadowviewgoatdairy.com/home


Kasza Sugar Bush of Shelby

We will not be at Market on December 7th, so stock up for the holiday. We plan to return December 14th.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!! Come get the perfect, all-natural gift from our large selection of super-sweet Maple Products for that special someone.

Along with our bottled syrup, we have also expanded our line of maple products this summer to include the following:

Maple Cream – this is maple syrup condensed, cooled, and stirred into a beautiful buttery-like spread excellent on bagels, toast, doughnuts, winter squash, or a glaze on meat (esp. fish, and venison). The best thing about this is that it is totally natural only pure maple syrup.

Maple Candy – an excellent treat for someone’s sweet tooth. Simply pure maple syrup cooked down to only sugar and minerals remaining with enough moisture to hold the sugar in beautiful little maple leaf shaped candies.

Maple Granulated Sugar – is much like Maple Candy but without moisture. This can be used in place of white sugar as a natural sweetener along with the maple taste (esp. on oatmeal)

Maple Sugar-Coated Almonds and Pecans – a healthy sweet and crunchy treat.  These make great gifts if they don’t get eaten before that!!!

Please stop by and check out all these 100% natural products for yourself. We would be very happy to answer any questions or visit our web www.kaszasugarbush.com Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!


Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Pretty, Practical, & Organic for home, friends & family.
Great selection of organic soaps – Lavender, Citrus Lavender, Lemongrass Tea, Peppermint, Oats & Spice, Honey Shea & Oats, Simply Rosemary (unscented).

100% Michigan beeswax candles; natural, bright, clean and long burning.
Fragrant and versatile Organic Lavender – Organza, embroidered, and hand colored organic Lavender Sachets.  Nice to use when storing out of season clothes, add natural fragrance to drawers, closets, clothing in storage, travel bags, desk drawers… it smells sweet, clean & fresh (also a moth deterrent for woolens).


Hickory Ridge Family Farm

New! Pastured Pork. We will have bacon, sausages and pork chops from our pastured flock.

We will also have our delicious, non-GMO, pasture-raised poultry! We will have a selection of frozen cuts including boneless skinless breasts, thighs, drumsticks, and wings.

Pre-Order Turkeys. If you have pre-ordered a turkey from us please plan to pick it up this Saturday.


Olson Farm of  Shelby

I will bring my super spicy greens mix, carrots, beets and squash. Also my Taste of Spring maple syrup and honey from.


Shady Side Farm of Holland

Shady Side Farm will return to the market on December 7th. Betsy from Grassfield Farm will be delivering milk this week between 10 and 10:30. No need to bring your empty jars this week–Nov. 30 there will be no Sweetwater Market and no milk delivery.

Shady Side Farm



Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

We are pleased to announce the newest member of clan Muller.  Alida Rose was born on Thursday afternoon and is busy acclimating to life at home with us while mom recovers and we all take a little break from the normal day to day.  That said, we are taking this weekend off but will be doing a special pre-Thanksgiving day bake for delivery to all store locations and The Cheese Lady shop in Muskegon.  Please feel free to order any loaf you’d like and let us know what that is by Saturday evening, November 23. Call 231-873-982.  Our thanks to all of you for your support and understanding during this period of great joy and transition in our household.  See you all soon!


Wellness Moms Gathering Groups

Mon. Dec. 9th 6-7 pm and

Tues. Dec. 10th 9:30-10:30 am

Discussion Topics Include:

Healthy Food Choices, Natural Home Remedies, Maximizing the Breastfeeding Experience, Pregnancy and Natural Birth, Parenting from a Wellness Consciousness

You will meet new friends, enjoy support, fellowship and get information on how to raise healthy children.

Join us to create the change that we want to see in the health of our families, in the health of our food system and in the health of our communities.

Find Us On Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/muskegonwellnessmoms

Meetings are located at O’Brien Family Chiropractic Center

1519 E. River Rd. Ste. B Muskegon 231-744-6400

Contact Abigail Perri with questions


Hope to see you all at the market.

Diana Jancek

Market Manager