Feeling snowbound? Come on out and visit the market this Saturday!

Don't let a little snow stop you, come visit us this Saturday!


Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, January 29th, 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

Feeling Snowbound? Get out of the house and come visit
West Michigan’s Only Year Round Indoor Farmers Market!

Musicians from Front Porch Picken will be playing their special brand of Old Tyme Music!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
EGGS!  Our chickens are HAPPY! We will have a lot of eggs, finally!
VEGGIES this week ~ Red cabbage and Green Savoy Cabbages. Kennebec, Red Norland and Fingerling Potatoes;  Yellow Onions.  We will be selling dried herbs from Maple Moon Farm and I may dig some carrots and celeriac!
~  Try our beef!  Our steers were on lush pastures from May to November.   They are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
LAST OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER CHICKEN UNTIL SPRING (by Special Order Only for February 12th Market)
Beef – Ground Beef.
Pork – Bacon(both Apple & Hickory), Pork Chops, Pork Tenderloin
Chicken – None at this market and then by special order only for next market. Eggs will be available next market
Sausage – Apple Chicken, Breakfast links & bulk, Chorizo, Pancetta, Garlic Kielbasa. Hot Italian Links.
Beginning with this market you will notice a price increase on many Creswick products; this is inevitable with the price of grains going through the roof at the same time demand is growing for Creswick meats. Check the Creswick Farms website for new prices at: http://www.creswickfarms.com/
We strongly recommend doing special orders at the market and by email — chrisbedford@charter.net — to ensure delivery of what you want. Order must be received by 8am on the Tuesday before the market.
Any special order not picked up at the market Saturday designated by the order will incur a $5.00 additional charge unless Chris is notified by 12noon on the Friday before the market.Grassfields Cheese of Coopersville
Raw milk, organic cheese in the Dutch Tradition

Cheddar, Gouda, Gouda w/Dill, Gouda w/Garlic & Onion, Edam, Leyden (Gouda w/cumin)

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for almost 8 years on their farm.  Sizes will range from quarts to pints.

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Mike will bring freshly ground cornmeal this week, as well soybeans, pinto beans, black beans, wheat and corn. With months left of winter, keep warm with our fresh-from-the-farm wool socks, rag rugs, and recycled felted wool mittens and hats along with some roving wool for spinning. We are Mike and Lona Bronkema of Shady Side Farm and we have been farming since 1992 and have recently transitioned to organic in parts of our operation, certifying through Global Organic Alliance (GOA). The farm is home to 150 or so sheep and some chickens. Wool from our sheep is dyed at the farm, and in our spare time Mike makes beautiful, warm wool socks and Lona makes hefty rugs from recycled fabrics. http://shadysidefarm.etsy.com

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Hoophouse Offerings
Arugula in limited quantities!  The lack of sunshine has not been good for growth these past two weeks.
Farm Offerings
Lots of great tasting eggs! Get out those delicious eggs recipes.
Bakery Offerings
Lintzer Heart Cookies- a delicious hazelnut cookie with organic raspberry jam in the center.
Brownie Tassies- filled with raspberry liquer flavored chocolate.  A special treat.
Valentine Cookies.
The Ultimate Breakfast Cookie- Regular, Chocolate Walnut, Cherry Chocolate Pecan, Peanut Butter Chocolate and WALNUT &FLAX !
Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies including Peanut Butter Chocolate.
Gluten Free Quiche. Gluten Free Crispy Rice Granola.  New! Gluten Free Graham Crackers.
Bacon & organic cheddar Quiche, Broccoli Cheddar Quiche.  Empanadas.
Arugula & Mozzarella
Spinach & Feta
BREAD– Mexican Rolls, Multigrain Rolls, Pecan Cranberry Rye Bread, Cheese Straws, Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Turnovers & more!!!
Keep Warm!  Look forward to seeing you at the market.
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
New schedule! We will bringing a brand new exciting selection of wonderful breads, cookies, scones, muffins and more! See you tomorrow!
We will also have our usual assortment of Naturally Nutty Nut Butters and Food for Thought Preserves, Hot Sauces, and Salsa.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery breads are all made from 100% organic flours and grains.  Nearly all of our breads are naturally-leavened using a levain that we cultivate on site in our bakery.  All of our doughs undergo a long, slow fermentation process that produces extraordinarily flavorful and easily digestible breads.  The grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt, wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty! Come early!  We often sell out by noon…
We will be bringing a small batch of our CRANBERRY ORANGE ALMOND BREAD as we’ve had a number of customers request it recently…  It’s made with toasted almonds, sweet-tart cranberries, and fresh organic orange zest… Come early if you want to get your hands on one!

West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust)
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)
The Michigander $5.50 (nearly 100% Michigan-grown whole grain flours—dark and soulful)
Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains 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 (sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives)
Irish Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00  (smooth Tipperary Cheddar and organic black pepper)
We will be sampling and selling our BRAND NEW CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONE as well as our Truly Ginger Scones and our Michigan Cherry Scones.  Look for our Deep Mud Brownies, Tree Hugger PB and chocolate chip cookies, and Expedition cookies (better than a granola bar any day!) as well.
FROM THE GARDENS —Big, fat, juicy, sweet CARROTS right out of the ground (they grow sweeter as the winter progresses!)  ALSO:  All Blue Potatoes, Blue Hubbard Squash, Waltham Butternut Squash—Winter’s Delectables!!

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Sale! All Happy Hill turkey;  pieces, ground & sausage is now on sale at 50% off until gone!
New! Limited quantities of our pasture raised pork. Pork steaks, chops, fresh ham roasts, ground pork. We raised them this summer, they were  rotated through our pastures and woodlands rooting for food like their wild relatives. Superb taste results!
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.

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Valentine’s Day gifts or treats for your self that are pretty, practical and organic…
Organic Soaps –  A full selection of great orgianic soaps to start the new year (Peppermint, Oatmeal 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 – 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 (Natural, Peppermint, Grapefruit and Cinnamon flavors).
Relax with a Organic Bath Tea, made with certified organic botanicals and salts.  Pretty packaging for lentines day.
Pretty sachets in Lavender and lavender w/ rose buds to tuck into drawers, closets, knitting even a nice treat for you desk drawer!
Starry Night sachets for a relaxing herbal blend for your pillow or bedside stand.
Organic Lavender dryer bags, especially nice with bed linens and towels (2 pack or 5 pack available).
Bees Wax Candles – Fir Trees, Snowmen, Beeskeps, Bears,  3″ and 5 ” pillars, votives,and tea lights.
Clean burning! Long Burn Time! Non-Petroleum!  100% Michigan beeswax :  )
Hasselman’s Honey -Great for cooking or just a lone with a warm cup of tea and piece of toast or biscuit.  A naturally sweet treat!
Look forward to seeing you at the market!
We’ll be at the next market on January 29th. See you then!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall
Daisy will be back at market this week with plenty of her Original Pumpkin Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cup, and W/C/S FREE treats. She’s also excited about some of the new labels Mom’s been working on (Daisy’s a bit of a showoff). Stop by and see us!

Last but not least

Big Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks to our first 2011 New & Renewing
Friends of the Market!
Tony & Monica VerPlank
Ben & Jen Michaels & Allison, Meredith & baby Isabel.
Bob & Lynn Wood
Deborah Ellis
Brad Snyder
Randy & Cheri Borns

As always, 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