Fa-La-La! Reeths Puffer Madrigals Bring Christmas to Sweetwater!

Reeths Puffer High School Madrigals!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, December 4th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh market

Reeths Puffer Madrigals to Perform this Saturday!

Come listen to the beautiful young voices of the Madrigals as they perform music from their upcoming Christmas Concert!

Performance time from 10 to noon.

New Holiday Vendors!

Fruitland Farms of Whitehall

Returning again this year with beautiful Christmas Wreaths & Swags. Made from a variety of locally harvested greens and ready for your decorating touches!

Fiber Creations of Whitehall

As artist Ann Nessa reminds us: Fiber is Good For You!

This year Ann will have more hand knit and woven items. Scarves knit and woven in wool and acrylic materials, including a Mohair Shawl that can really top off your outfit for a party or just to keep you warm and a Lace Alpaca shawl/scarf/table runner. Thrummed Mittens to keep your fingers warm. Many felted purses and tote bags. Compact shopping bags so you always have a bag with you and you can say “No Thank You To Plastic Bags”.  Also a new batch of coffee cups. All items are one of a kind.

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Great gifts that are pretty, practical and organic…

Organic Soaps –  Peppermint, Northern Forest, Spice, Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, and other wonderful scents (made with certified organic oils, and botanicals – no artificial fragrances or colors, only essential oils).

Lip Balms – great  stocking  stuffers for just about any age.  With the dry air of the season upon us you’ll want to buy more than one! Made with organic ingredients and food safe essential oils.

Starry Night Dream Pillow sachets and a variety of organic lavender sachets

Organic Lavender dryer bags, especially nice with bed linens and towels (2 pack or 5 pack).

Bees Wax Candles – Great Victorian Santas, Fir Trees, Snowmen, votives, pillars, tapers and tea lights. New scented beeswax for the holidays in travel tins and votives in frosted glass (cinnamon, pine and warm vanilla scent). 100% Michigan beeswax

Hasselman’s Honey -Great for holiday cooking or just a lone with a warm cup of tea and piece of toast, muffin or biscuit.  Locally made by bee’s in Fremont, Michigan. Many sizes and pretty gift bottles to choose from. Make it a gift bag and add a beeswax candle!

Cards, gift tags, gift bags & special wrapped boxes for organic soaps in a variety of designs.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery is excited to announce that we will be bringing yet another NEW BREAD to Sweetwater on Saturday 12/4!  Come out and TASTE—samples are FREE!

AUNTIE P’S CHOCOLATE CHERRY: (In honor of our friend Priscilla who nearly died from delight when she tasted this bread for the first time…)   A deep, dark, unparalleled chocolate and dried cherry bread that pushes the bounds of what bread can be.  Made with French Valrhona chocolate, Belgian Callebaut chocolate, organic cocoa powder, and dried Michigan cherries this bread is nothing short of decadent.              We will also be sampling our other new breads…

Come early!  We often sell out by noon…

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn –Muskegon’s own Cheese Lady turned us on to this amazing Irish Cheddar—after our first taste we knew we had to get it into some of our bread…We’ve married this smooth Irish Cheddar to tongue-tingling organic black pepper.  Needless to say, it’s a very happy marriage!  $8.00 a loaf.

Cranberry Orange Almond—A true festival of flavors with sweetened cranberries, organic orange zest, and toasted almonds.  A lovely bread for a special breakfast, or tea time, or seasonal celebrations…$8.75 a round.

Our Other Breads:

West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light and creamy wheat bread)

Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)

O’Batta $5.00 (Ciabatta-style ripping and dipping bread)

Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)

Hazel Road Rustic $5.50 (A lovely 4-grain featuring Michigan spelt, barley, rye and wheat)

Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grainsj three seeds, and a bit of Michigan honey)

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $7.75 (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins)

Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00 (Wisconsin parmesan and Kalamata olives in every bite!)

THE MICHIGANDER! A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  $5.50

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES this week ~ Carrots; Delicata, Butternut and Acorn Squash.  Red and Green Savoy Cabbages. Fingerling Potatoes;  Yellow Onions.  IF the snow clears, I might be able to cut some arugula.

We will be selling dried herbs from Maple Moon Farm. 
~  We will have all our cuts of beef this Saturday!  We have some new boneless steaks – New York Strip and Rib Eye, plus our other steak cuts.
GREAT COOKBOOK – Vegetables A to Z – last copies are ON SALE for $15.    Makes a great Christmas gift.  Only 2 copies left.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.

CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~  http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Lamont Cheddar. Gouda w/chili flakes.


Liberty Family Farm of Hart

From our Hoophouse

A variety of greens if it isn’t too cold! Spinach, chard, kale.

From the Bakery


A variety of Breads & Cookies from a variety of countries.

Breakfast Cookies. The ultimate, Chocolate Cherry Pecan, Chocolate Walnut, Peanut Butter Chocolate and our new Christmas Cookie!!!  Come Check it out.

Spinach and Cheddar Quiche, Swiss Chard & Gouda Quiche. Empanadas, Turnovers & Granola.

New! Mushroom Tart with organic mushrooms & organic cheddar

Gluten Free Items also available.

From the Farm

Turkey Sausage and Free Range Eggs.
Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Featured this week!  Ham Deli Slices and Apple Chicken Sausage are back! Braunschweiger to warm your heart!
NO WHOLE CHICKENS until December 11th.

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Chicken leg quarters
Ground chicken
Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked
Bacon Ends
Flank Steak
Gourmet Patties
Ground Beef Patties
NOTE: Filet Mignon and other steak cuts are available by special order.
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage
Chicken Apple Sausage (They’re back!)
Ring Bologna
Deli Ham Slices (They’re back!)
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk 1 lb. packages)

Breakfast Sausage Links

Italian Sausge (Bulk 1 lb. packages)

Meat Snack Sticks
Chicago Style Hog Dogs
Soy Free Eggs: A limited number will be available
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 chrisbedford@charter.net 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: www.CreswickFarms.com

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Grassfed Beef. Ground beef in packages.

Pastured Poultry. Chicken 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.

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague

Back again, Pecan Pralines! These old time favorites are made with all organic ingredients. Also, we’ll have our Microgreens and Rebecca will be bringing some new paintings and will be doing charcoal portraits on site for a special Farmers Market price.

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

Daisy will be back with plenty of freshly baked doodles, including her “Holiday Gingerbread Dogs” and “Santa’s Paws” stocking stuffers. It’s not too early for holiday planning, especially if the good little doggies on your list live out of town!
We’ll have a few dozen fresh free-range, non-GMO supplemented eggs as well. The girls are holding their own in this cold. Brrrr.

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
This week’s Specials:
Chocolate Cherry Bread – Generous amounts of organic and fair trade dark chocolate and organic dark sweet cherries.  No dairy and no egg.
English Muffin Bread – Medium whole wheat bread with large holes in it for catching the butter. One of Gail’s favorites.
Italian Panettone – Italian Sweet Bread studded with organic apricots, almonds, and dried fruits.
Normandy Apple Cinnamon Bread – Slightly sweet bread flecked with fresh pieces of local apple and scented lightly with cinnamon.  Medium whole wheat.
Sale! Light of Day Organic Teas – All of our teas and tea accessories are 20% off regular price.
Regular Bread – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Sweet Vanilla Challah
Scones – Eggnog, Apple Pie, Blueberry Lemon
Muffins – Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb (all local and organic fruit!)
Cookies – Coconut Pecan Macaroons (GF), Coconut Dark Chocolate Macaroons (GF), Double Chocolate Cookies (Vegan), Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Vegan), Pfefferneuse Cookies (German “peppernut” cookies.  SERIOUS Gingerbread action in a bite of these), Ginger Fig Oatmeal, Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal, Giant soft gingerbread cookies with orange icing, Dark Chocolate Chip, Mexican Wedding Cookies (aka Pecan Puffs.  Melt in your mouth shortbread with toasted pecans), and more!
We’ll have granola, gorp, and muesli, too.
Fresh garlic is on sale!  Giant 2 pound mesh bags are marked down from $32 to $20.
We will also have our usual assortment of Naturally Nutty Nut Butters and Food for Thought Preserves, Hot Sauces, and Salsa

Last but not least

Love Community Garden of Muskegon

If your idea of gift giving includes supporting the growth of Community Gardens in the Muskegon area, stop by and purchase one of the fund-raiser items from the good gardeners of Love Community Garden. They will have calendars, gift cards, and NEW! this week, Scented Pinecones. All proceeds go to support the continued efforts of the Garden and the Children’s Art program.

And as usual, 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! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muskegon-MI/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market/111077177535

Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager