Healthy! Humane! Homegrown – Summer!!!

Mund Farm & Red Haven Peaches!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 16th, 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:


Mund Farm of Rothbury

Scholl Farm of Montague

Stu Scholl will be bringing Certified Organic RED HAVEN PEACHES from the Mund Farm!

He will also have frozen whole chicken, eggs, & Crescent Finger, Norland, Purple & Yukon Gold potatoes!
Wind Dancer Farm of West Olive

Certified Organic Blueberries! Erin Rant & her kids will be back for one more week of blueberries! Make sure you stock up, this season is drawing to a close!


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Tomatoes! Eggplant! New Potatoes, Fingerling Potatoes, Red Cabbages, Carrots, Red, White and Yellow Onions, Beets with Greens, Pickles, Cucumbers, Dill, Broccoli, Garlic;  Green, Yellow and Purple Sweet Peppers,  Summer Squashes (Now is the time to roast and freeze them),  Snow Peas, Chard, Kale, and maybe more!

BEEF! We have 1 quarter of beef available.  It’s cut our standard way, and is wrapped and frozen.  Delivered to Sweetwater Market this Saturday $499.  Call by 7:15 am Saturday morning if you would like it.

We should have a full supply of beef cuts at Market. Advance Orders will be accepted until 7pm Friday evening. Please put Beef Order in the subject line. Thanks!

Short Ribs ~ SALE! $1 OFF PER LB.

Grilling Steaks ~ Tenderloin, Porterhouse, NY Strip, RibEye, TBone, Sirloin
Braising Steaks ~ Swiss & Round
Roasts ~ Rolled Rump, Arm, English & Chuck
Kabob Beef for Grilling
Stew Meat
Lean Ground Beef
Specialty cuts ~ Skirt Steak & Brisket!

Liver, Heart and Tongue, 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, imported from Palestine by Higher Grounds.


Provision Family Farm of White Cloud

Luke Eising returns this week with a fresh supply of their pastured beef, chicken, and new this week – duck!


Chickadee Creek Farm & Fishmonger’s Wife

We will be at market Saturday with an assortment of our homegrown produce, some yarn from our sheep, and hopefully at least a few dozen duck eggs for sale.

We will also have a variety of seafood products from The Fishmonger’s Wife, including their very own Great Lakes Whitefish.   There will be frozen and smoked fish, fish sausage, and smoked fish dip available for purchase.   If you are looking for anything in particular, I would urge you to call the Fishmonger’s retail store at (231) 755-1600 and tell them that you would like to place an order for pickup at Sweetwater.  You will need to do this by Thursday night, however, or we won’t be able to guarantee that your order will be ready.   Also, it is our plan to start coming to Sweetwater every other week from now on, so be sure to stock up enough fish for two weeks instead of one!


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

this week we have:


*TOMATOES all heirloom varieties, grown on 100% sunshine, soil and love!

*SWEET BELL PEPPERS (various colors)


*GEORGIA FLAME PEPPERS (heirloom variety from the Republic of Georgia.  Smooth hot taste, that dissipates quickly.  Great for salsa!  We smoked these and put them in our homemade adobo sauce-oh, so tasty!)








*DRAGON TONGUE  (heirloom variety, broad flat yellow pod speckled with purple, nutty crisp flavor)

We have bulk beans available.   Freeze or can for local beans all year long.

5# $15






*CUCUMBERS (Asian varieties-long and burbless)




*KALE  ****5LBS $15*******freeze or dry for the winter OR host a kale feast








*BASIL (bulk basil available-think PESTO!)







Michael and Amanda Jones


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Funny Farm of Grant

Broccoli, First of the season
Cabbage, firm smallish heads
Dragons Tongue beans, rich, nutty flavor, great steamed and sauteed with onion
Swiss chard, washed and bagged
Lots of new potato varieties
Rose gold, rosy exterior with golden flesh
Fingerlings roasting or steamed over buttered water
Norland Reds
Mountain Rose, beautiful red exterior with pink swirl interior
Merlots, rare variety, maroon interior and exterior
Heirloom Dutch Bintji Eggs, mixed flock, mixed colors

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This week Lona will be at market with our certified organic beans in the following varieties:


Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes

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

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

Marrow (near the end of our supply) – Creamy bean with a slight taste of bacon, good in soups and baked beans

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

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.

Edam – A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish.

Garlic & Onion – The most aromatic of herbs. Don’t be the only one in the room to eat this spiced Gouda or you soon will be.

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 Corners base (a softer cheese) with chives, parsley, garlic and tarragon. Very tasty!


Mike & Lona Bronkema

Shady Side Farm


Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

Sweet Ripe Red Peppers ( Limited quantity)

Tomatoes – Sungolds, Black Cherry tomatoes, and heirloom slicers

Jalapeno peppers
Lettuce salad mix

Brassica salad mix


Beets – traditional red and heirloom, candy-striped Chioggia


Fresh onions and garlic

Kale and Chard


Nic Parton and Carolyn Harper

(231) 301 – 3418


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

It’s almost 10:30pm and I’ve just finished with the day’s work.  The last tasks of the day (after putting children to bed) included chasing 15 chickens and 6 ducks around in the dark (they are young and haven’t figured out that going into their little house will keep them alive through the night).  On my way back into the house I grabbed the half-bushel of beans I picked first thing this morning that never made it further than the front porch!  Prior to that I carried all of the goodies from the market to the basement where our fridge lives:  blueberries, melons, cherries.  The peaches and plums are already sleeping on the counter.  Tomorrow we’ll sort 50 pounds of OG blueberries and prep them for the freezer—and hopefully freeze some beans as well.  Oh the season of abundance!  Food and sunshine are abundant…and sleep is not.  As I go up to bed I’ll put a blanket on Charlie who is catching up on sleep on the sofa—he fell asleep there at 8 o’clock…  after just a handful of hours of sleep on Thursday and Friday nights.

In the summer months of abundance, it is a joy to bake for you and your families.  Somebody’s got to make the bread for tomato sandwiches!!


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)

Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Caramelized organic onions, Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.

Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $7.50  ($8.00 in stores)


(Cookies and brownies are only available at Farmer’s markets, the Healthy Pantry in Whitehall, and the Health Hutt in Muskegon)

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)

Hilltoppers Cookies– Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.50 each ($3.00 in stores)

  1. 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 (Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Pecan Date Scones

Blueberry 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!


Simply Soaps of Spring Lake
Gift Baskets will be available this week filled with Simply Soaps goodies! Come take a look at these beautiful creations and pick one up for someone special!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, Orange or Four Thieves

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 Stick
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.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!


Meadow View Dairy of Fremont

If you need to pre-order a quantity of anything from the menu please feel free to call before Friday noon: 231-924-8251.

NEW! Cherry Vanilla Chevre is our newest addition to our spreadable Chevres. We think you’ll like this one, especially good on a morning bagel!

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.

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.

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.

Marco Similar to Dutch Kase but pasteurized and vacuum sealed, it comes in Pepper, Sage, Italian & Garlic.

Other items from our farm:

We’ll also have eggs from our free-range, GMO-free flock.




Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Garden offerings



Kale & Chard

Mixed Lettuces

Grass Fed Lamb

A Variety of cuts availabe





Kabobs and more…

Bakery Offerings


Foccacia w/onion & basil

Morning Glory Muffins

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Zucchini Bread

Granola- Maple Almond Raisin Granola

Breakfast Cookies

Quiche made with our fresh greens and organic cheddar cheese

Grain Free Breakfast Cookies


Looking forward to seeing you at the market.

Liberty Family Farm


Five Oaks Farm

We’ve either emailed or called you to let you know if this is your pickup week, and where. Thanks!