Happy 4th of July!

bernies berries
Ware Farm Strawberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
 Mercy Health Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card & DUFB Market!


Attending this Saturday’s market:


Ware Farm of Bear Lake

Bernie Ware will be back at Sweetwater this Saturday with loads of their luscious Certifed Organic strawberries! If you didn’t get a chance to pick any up last weekend don’t miss them this weekend! Bernie & Sandee tell us these are the best berries they’ve seen in decades!


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We will  have some vegetables and fresh herbs.  Garlic Scapes, Romaine Head Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, Kohlrabi and more!

Gardeners:  Basil plants!

BEEF! We should have a full supply of most cuts.  Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com.  Please put Beef Order in the subject line.  Thanks!

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin

Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round

Roasts ~ Rolled Rump & Chuck

Kabob Beef for Grilling

Lean Ground Beef

Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Short Ribs ~ SALE!  $1 OFF PER LB.

Soup Bones & Oxtail

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in  12 oz 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!

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL is back in stock! ~ If anyone makes regular trips to Traverse City, would be willing to pick up my order at Higher Grounds,  and would like to get a discount on coffee and oil, LET ME KNOW!


Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week we will be at market with 1 and 2 pound bags of our certified organic beans in the following varieties:


Black Calypso (near the end of our supply) – Creamy plump texture, nutty, mellow russet potato like flavor

Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

Black Valentine – Tastes a little like kidney beans, great for salads, soups and dips

Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food

Jacob’s Cattle – Big and meaty, taste & texture of new potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili

Jacob’s Cattle Gold – Hold shape w/ long cooking, soak up other flavors well, soups and stews

Marrow – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

Nuña (near the end of our supply) – Good for sautéing in pan with oil and spices (soak first!), taste like fried potatoes

October – Creamy, velvety smooth texture, nutty, sweet flavor, thin skin, soups or chili

Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, falls apart under long cooking

Yellow Indian Woman – We found a few more pounds of these great beans

Zebra (a few left!) – Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean


We are out of several of our varieties already. If you have a favorite bean, you might want to stock up on it.
In addition, we’ll have Grassfield Farms raw aged cheeses along in the following flavors:

Chili – Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill – A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates the cows’ diet.

Gouda – A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.

Lamont Cheddar – A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Leyden – Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged Dutch cheese

Spring Herb – A Polkton base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!

Shady Side Farm

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

We are now accepting Project Fresh WIC coupons!  You can use your coupons with us now through the end of October.

This week we’ll be bringing:

Lettuce Mix


Oceana Mix

Tat Soi


Baby kale


Collards (by pre-order only)

Beet Greens

Turnip Greens

Beet Root






Fresh herbs including cilantro, dill, mint, and more

Michael and Amanda Jones

Maple Moon Farm

1224 S.144th Ave

Shelby, MI 49455



Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Well folks we are back at it after a lovely week off…  Looking forward to getting back into the rhythm of the baking week.   It is truly a joy to bake for you and your family!  Thank you, Thank you.


Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.50  ($5.50 in stores)

Oceana Round  ( Rustic Italian country bread) $5.00

Third Coast Three Seed  (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat) $6.00

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

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom) $6.50  ($6.50 in stores)

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) $8.75

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.50

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00


Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Vermont Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00  ($8.00 in stores)


Deep Mud Brownies Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!

$3.25 each  ($3.75 in stores)

Mrs. Moose’s Whangdangdoodlers Chunks of Valrhona dark chocolate, OG walnuts, and real OG butter make this a cookie you’ll never forget.  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original. Sweetened with Michigan Maple and Honey.  $2.50 each.  ($3.00 in stores)

Blueberry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Our delicious scones are $2.50 at market ($3.00 in stores)

They are all made with organic butter, organic cream, and fresh local eggs!

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA (Local Honey, almonds, OG oats, OG coconut oil, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, safflower oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($8.50 in stores)

LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA (OG oats, OG sunflower seeds, OG coconut, all-natural Peanut butter, OG coconut oil, sea salt)  $8.00/pound  ($8.50 in stores)


Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll have green onions, limited amount of shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, fresh oregano and parsley, dried herbs, sweet and hot peppers and garlic, Himalayan Sea salt, eggs, and anything else we can find.


Five Oaks Farm CSA of Montague

Your half or full share will be waiting for you depending on when you signed up to receive it, either this Friday at the farm or Saturday at the market!


Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
How about a 30 min massage for only 7 dollars? Well, at least you’ll feel like you’ve had one when you soak in
Simply Soaps’ Bath Salts and Fizz Set! Relaxing, detoxifying and moisturizing, this beautiful combo is not only a luxury but an investment in your health and well being. They come in Lavender or Peppermint, are beautifully packaged, and make a great gift. Get one for yourself and a friend!
Products include:
Body Wash:
“Wide Awake”-
Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils
“Peaceful Meadow”-
Rose Geranium, Sage, Lemongrass & Rosemary essential oils
“Sweet Whispers”-
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tangerine & Lemon essential oils
“Burst of Sunshine”-
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime & Lavender
“Nights in Tuscany”-
Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Orange essential oils (matching it to Simply Soaps sensual Tuscany Perfume!)
Bar Soaps:
Peppermint & Tea Tree, Lavender or Orange
Foaming Hand Soap
: Peppermint, Lavender or Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit)
Lip Balm
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Body Butter
Tuscany Perfume
Bath Salts & Fizz Set
: Peppermint or Lavender
Laundry Soap & Stain Sticks
Freeze Spray
(pain relief)
Heated Rice Bags
: Peppermint, Lavender or Orange
Insect Repellent
(For people and pets)

Samples of the Tuscany Perfume, Body Butter, Freeze Spray and Insect Repellent are available at my table.
Each product at Simply Soaps is created and manufactured without the use of chemicals, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. The colors and scents used are from nature, essential oils and whenever possible are made from organic ingredients.
See you Saturday!


New Vendor!

Garden of Beadin’

I will be featuring several pendants – shells, rose quartz, agates, and crystals just to name a few.  Pendants are wire-wrapped by hand and may also include accents of beads or crystals.  Start the Summer with a fun pendant, or find that perfect gift. I have some natural copper pieces from the Upper Peninsula wrapped in copper into pendants.


One-of-a-kind bracelets with matching earrings include are available in a variety of themes and colors,  perfect for Summer and make great gifts.


Jewelry in a variety of colors, styles and lengths will be on hand.  Lots of gemstone beads – Lapis, Sodalite, Rose Quartz, Amazonite, various Jaspers and Agates – make up the majority of the jewelry.  A rainbow of colors! Crystals are also used in many of the pieces.  Three-piece sets as well as individual pieces will be available.  Several breast cancer awareness (pinks) and autism awareness (multiple colors) pieces will be available.


Jewelry items available:


Bracelets – with clasps, stretch, or memory wire




Fan/Light pulls



Prayer beads

-Requests may be made for custom orders.  How about a personalized tree of life with your family birthstone colors?  Or a couple’s heart-shaped pendant with birthstone beads?  There is no limit to the options!


100% of profits go directly to local families in need.  There are so many people who are struggling to pay bills, and this money goes directly to them to help cover their needs.


Have a Happy 4th of July Weekend, see you at the market!

Diana Jancek

Market Manager