First Annual “Greenies” Award this Saturday!

Vote for your favorite "Green" this Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 14th, 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 market!


First Annual “Greenies” Award!

Stop by the Table Talk booth, sample greens from all of our Hoophouse Growers, and cast a vote for your favorite green! Winning grower will receive our first Greenies Award!


Note from our hoophouse growers: If you want a quantity of fresh locally grown spring greens, this week is the week to get them! As we transition our houses to warm season veggies, the quantities of greens will slow a bit until the greens planted outdoors come on.


At this week’s market:


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

Moving Sale! Moving our hoop house, everything must go! KALE! Spinach, Swiss chard, lettuce mix, arugula, fresh herbs, and scallions. Don’t forget your Poison Ivy Remedy Cream for those spring trips into the great outdoors.

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McLaughlin Grows of Muskegon

We’re bringing mixed kales, a kale braising mix, arugula, baby lettuce & radishes.


Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll have plenty of  spinach, swiss chard, mixed lettuce bags, and some herbs!


Liberty Family Farm

Hoophouse Offerings

Spinach, swiss chard, radishes, arugula, kale, baby spinach, baby

lettuce mix and arugula mustard mix.

From the farm

Tons of Farm Fresh Eggs!

New!  Turkey Sausage 3 Flavors!

Bakery Offerings

Breakfast Cookies all flavors

Fresh Quiche made with greens from the hoophouse.

Fresh Quiche with our very own turkey sausage – please check cooler.

Pizzettas, corn muffins, morning glory muffins and wholewheat berry muffins.

New!  Gingerbread Muffins

New!  Farmhand Granola

Brownies, Veggie Turnovers and more…


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

NEWS!  We now have the ability to take credit cards at Sweetwater Market!

VEGGIES ~ Parsnips – last of the season!  Fresh Celery Greens.  Potatoes.  

~ Please check out our CSA.  We are very busy planting vegetables for you.  We already have spinach, lettuces, carrots, arugula, onions, peas, potatoes, turnip greens, radishes and mustard seeded in the ground, and many many plants started in the Greenhouse.

EGGS!  Chickens are loving this weather!

BEEF ~  Pre-orders accepted.  Email me for a price list. Please email or call by 5pm on Friday.  Calving season has begun.  We have 12 new babies so far, and another 25+ expected.

BEEF SALE:   Beef Hearts are $2 per lb. GROUND BEEF!  20 PACKAGES, $4.25 per lb. That’s .25 OFF per lb!!  Pre-ordered only, please.

Other cuts available this week:

  • We have lean Ground Beef and Ground Sirloin!
  • Chuck and Arm Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless New York Strip, Tenderloin, Sirloin and Rib Eye Steaks
  • Cubed Steak, Round Steak & Short Ribs
  • Heart, Liver, Tongue, Oxtail.
  • Soup Bones

Our steers are in large pens for the winter so they get outdoors and exercise every day.  They are getting all our quality hay they can eat, plus a little home-grown corn, mostly just in winter. Feeding cows small amounts of good grains are like humans eating small portions of dessert.  It’s ok for them as long as grass and legumes are their main diet.  The steers are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation.

SALE!  $2 off per bottle.  ORGANIC OLIVE OIL from Palestine, 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed.  This oil is imported by Higher Grounds Coffee.

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


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

COOKIE NAMING CONTEST Winner: Mary Fisher won our contest with her entry, and now you can try our newest addition, Pecan Maple Oaties!! 


 This Week’s SPECIALTY BREADS are:

Cranberry Orange Almond (A bread for the holidays full of the goodies its name describes) Price $8.75

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar and tongue tingling Peppercorns, together, at last!)  Price $8.00

***We are now rotating our cheese breads as part of our specialty loaf selection


Homesteader’s Wheat (A light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.00

 Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

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

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamon) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

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

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.25

Pastries for Saturday:  We will be baking our Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Lemon Poppyseed Scones, and our Michigan Cherry Scones.  All of our scones are made with organic butter and cream, fresh eggs, and a pinch of organic sugar. Deep Mud Brownies, Michigan Cherry Brownies, and NEW  Ginger Molasses ‘Hilltopper’ Cookies.  The Contest Cookies will also be available!

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA:  organic oats, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, sliced almonds, Michigan honey, organic coconut oil, pure vanilla, sea salt. $6.00/pound

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA:  organic oats, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, Michigan honey, Michigan-made peanut butter, organic coconut oil, pure vanilla, sea salt. $6.00/ pound

We are truly honored to bake for you and your family.

Hilde and Charlie Muller


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

New Products! Black Pepper & Garlic Bacon!

Flank Steak

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties

Gourmet Burger Patties. 2/3 ground beef and 1/3 bacon. Yum!

Corned Beef Hash! Perfect for when you want a quick meal, with potatoes and spice already added, or add eggs for breakfast! 1# pkg.

CHICKEN (Not available until May 5th mkt)
Apple Chicken Sausage Links

Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless

Chicken Leg Quarters
Chicken Patties. 1# 4/pr pkg.

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Chops
Bacon, Apple & Hickory Smoked
Breakfast Sausage Bulk & Links

Italian Bulk Sausage

Old Fashoned Ring Bologna

German Thuringer

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Sandwich Slices

Deli Sliced Old Fashioned Sandwich Bologna.

Pepperoni Slices

Pancetta. Italian style, cured, seasoned & spiral sliced in small bundles.
Prosciutto 1/4lb $7.50

EGGS Large. No soy in chicken feed. $3.25 a dozen.

PRE-ORDERS. If you want to be sure to get the meats you want every week, take a look at the complete product list here:
Email or call Diana Jancek at  or (231)292-1152 no later than midnight on the Monday evening before the next market and she will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday

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Hickory Ridge Family Farm

New!! Pastured Pork is now available at Sweetwater! Our mixed heritage herd has been on pasture all summer, supplemented with hay and GMO-free feed. We’ll have thick cut pork chops, smoked, nitrate free thick cut bacon, smoked hams, pork roasts and ground pork.

For more information call Will at  (231) 794-7936.

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Shady Side Farm of Holland

Mike will be at market this week with his certified organic pinto and black turtle beans, as well as some freshly ground cornmeal from his certified organic corn. He’ll also have handwoven rugs, handmade wool socks, and needle felting kits. New this week–some great new colors of wool roving for spinning and felting, fresh from the February 2012 shearing.


Chickadee Creek Farm

Chris & Amy will return with their farm fresh eggs, possibly duck eggs, and a good supply of their latest jam creations.


Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm.


Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Pretty, Practical & Organic products for the home
Michigan Beeswax candles natural, bright, clean and long burning,
Certified Organic Soap- Great selection of all the favorites available such as Lemongrass Tea, Oats & Spice & Lavender as well
Peppermint, Shea & Oats and Simple/Sensitive.
Gift boxes/w card for organic soap
Organic Lavender Sachets


Pet Chef Lakeshore

Pet Chef Express quality dry kibble pet food. Made with high quality proteins, no meat byproducts, seven different vegetables, kelp, flax, oatmeal for healthy immune systems, pre- and probiotics for digestive health, omega 6 & 3 oils for a shiny healthy coat, glucosamine/ chondroitin for joint health, low temperature cooking process to .prevent heat damage. Contains NO artificial preservatives, NO wheat, corn, soy, cereal fillers, artificial coloring.

Pet Chef Express food is manufactured FRESH each month, and I deliver direct to the consumer with FREE HOME DELIVERY. Not available in retail stores, never sits in warehouses. Free samples available to take home.

Barb Pitcher



Last but not least


Table Talk     We invite local organizations as well as small locally-based businesses with a food, health and/ or environment based interest to come and tell you who they are and what they are doing in our community! If you or someone you know would like to come be a part of Table Talk please contact market manager at 231 292-1152 or email at


Friends of the Market

As always, if you would like to become a Friend of the Market for a suggested donation of $20.00, 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.


Hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!