Heirloom Tomato Contest this Saturday!

What’s YOUR favorite Heirloom?

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 25th, 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.

Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Project Fresh Coupons and

 Senior Project Fresh Accepted Here!  


Tomato Taste-Off this Saturday!

Step up to the tasting table and help select this summer’s best tasting tomatoes!

Free prize for all participants!


Attending this week’s market:

Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We will be at market with eggs, plants, and an assortment of vegetables.


Shady Side Farm of Holland

Lona from Shady Side Farm will be at market with certified organic pinto and black beans, as well as wool yarn and roving and handwoven rag rugs. She will also have a nice selection of sweet and hot peppers along from their chemical-free garden.


Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll be at market with MELONS (yellow flesh, seedless and large reds), pickles, cukes,  kales,  garlic,  potatoes, basil, scallions, summer squash, okra, and kohlrabi. We accept Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh coupons!


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

We have tomatoes, sweet peppers, squash, cucumbers, pickles, carrots, onions, garlic, kale, chard, beets, scallions, purple and wax beans, fresh herbs, dried herbs, herb tea, and herbal salves.

See you there!

 Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We now have the ability to take PROJECT FRESH coupons as well as credit cards at Sweetwater Market!  

VEGGIES ~  MELONS!  Both Watermelons and Canteloupes.  Tomatoes! 1/2 bushels for canning – Paste or Red Round.  Great quality! Heirlooms of every color imaginable, Paste, Red Round, Multi-colored Cherries, Juliets. For fresh eating, drying and roasting.  CELERY,  Beets, Tomatillos. Carrots, Cabbage, Salad mix. Garlic, Beans, Eggplant, Sweet Peppers. Broccoli,  Cucumbers,  Large Onions and Summer Squash, Kale and Chard,  Rosemary, Fresh Basil (including large amounts for making Pesto!), Dill and Parsley;  Red, Kennebec & Russet Potatoes. Fingerling Potatoes.  Sunflowers!

BEEF ~ Our steers and cows are on pasture, and happy!  We are about at the end of our beef from the last butchering.  We will have most cuts available next week.

  • We have lean Ground Beef!
  • Chuck & English Roasts
  • Bone-In Rib Steaks
  • Stew Meat & Short Ribs (We are eating delicious Asian Short Ribs for lunch today – braised in the crock pot so the house isn’t heated up)
  • Tongue

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL ~ Fair Trade, too!  Imported by Higher Grounds in Traverse City

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags.  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!


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Steaks: Flank, Ribeye & Top Sirloin for the grill!

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties


Chicken Patties, Regular or BBQ, 1#/ 4 pr pkg

Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless.

Chicken Leg Quarters

Chicken Deli Lunch Slices are back!

Pork Tenderloin

Boneless Pork Chops

We now offer Breakfast Sausage 3 ways: Patties, Links and Bulk 1# pkg!

Bacon: Choose from Hickory or Apple Smoked.


Regular Bratwurst

Oberon Brats

Apple Smoked Brats

Two Deli Lunchmeat choices: Chicken Deli & Ham Deli!

Chicago Style Hotdogs! No nitrates, no fillers – just  100%  pastured meats!

Snack Sticks

Chorizo 1/2lb pkg
EGGS No soy in chicken feed. Large. $3.25 a dozen. Jumbo or medium by pre-order only.

PRE-ORDERS. Sign up to be on the Pre Order reminder list here: dijaan1@charter.net or at the market. On Sunday you will receive a reminder and you’ll have until 9am Tuesday to put your order in. Once placed, all you have to do is come to the market anytime on Saturday and pick it up!


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

West Michigan’s ONLY Brick Oven Solar Powered Bakery!


We are taking pre-orders again for pickup at all of our sales locations for quantities of:

Five (5) or more loaves of bread

Ten (10) or more pastries.

PLEASE send us an email charlie@laughingtreebakery.com (or call 231-873-9820) by Tuesday at 6pm

More information at our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laughing-Tree-Brick-Oven-Bakery/135813859786385?ref=ts

HAVE YOU TRIED OUR GRANOLA LATELY?  Choose from: Mountain Crunch Granola (pure vanilla, toasted almonds, and organic coconut oil) and Laughing Tree Peanut Butter Granola (all-natural PB, pure vanilla, and Michigan honey).

Baked in our wood-fired brick oven several days after the intense bread-baking heat has dissipated.  This ensures that the nutrients in the grains and seeds remain intact!  Please note, these granolas are SWEETENED ONLY WITH MICHIGAN HONEY!  There is absolutely no refined sugar in them.  They are both wonderful with milk or yogurt or as part of a trail mix.  Our children love them!  We often have samples of each variety available at market—come have a taste!


Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary 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

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 cardamon) $6.00

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

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

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00


Pumpernickel Rye (A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf) $6.00

Pastries available for Saturday:  

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

(All our scones are $2.25 each* and are handmade with our own fresh eggs, organic cream, and organic butter)

Deep Mud Brownies $2.75 each* (Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!)

Orange Deep Mud Brownies  $3.00 The original Deep Mud Brownie infused with dried, candied oranges.

Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.25 each.

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.25 each*  (Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins)

BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE!

Ed’s Farm of Spring Lake
This week I will be bringing: sugar sweet pie pumpkin, dinosaur kale, Swiss Chard, Heirloom tomatoes ( juicers, slicers and cherry.) and Peppers. Plus, mint, catnip.
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Tim will be back at the market.  He took a little break to compete in

a sheep shearing competition in West Branch Michigan.  He placed 3rd.

in his division.  Considering, he had the least experience out of

anyone there, he was quite pleased with his placing.  Most of the

shearers there have sheared thousands of sheep.  Tim has not quite

reached 1000!


Kale, chard, potatoes , peppers, carrots, and more..




Breakfast Cookies, Quiches, Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Brownies and More…

NEW!  GLUTEN FREE MUFFINS “a must try!!”

Libertry Family Farm hosted their first farm stay this week. What a

great time for all.  We had an opportunity to bake GLUTEN FREE  all

week for our guests.  So, we will be bringing some of our new

creations to the market.

 Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

New addition to the lineup! PESTO CHEVRE! Also a fresh batch of Cream Cheese, our new delicious Feta and more!


Grassfield’s Cheese of Coopersville

We’ll be at market this week with our certified organic Dutch Style gouda’s & cheddars. Try our Gouda with Dill, Gouda with Chili, Lamont Cheddar, or Edam!

New item! Dog Nip Bones! These doggy bones are produced by a local butcher from cows raised locally. Freshly smoked and ready for Fido!


Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Pretty, Practical, Eco-friendly and Organic 

Certified Organic Soap- Great selection of all the favorites including Lavender, Lemongrass Tea, Peppermint,

Fresh Cedar & Simple/Sensitive, Rows and Furrows Gardeners soap with ground coffee and almonds for summer.
Gift boxes/w card for organic soap
Organic Lavender Dryer Bags for lavender field fresh sheets and towels (great for closets and drawers too)
Organza, embroidered, and hand colored organic Lavender Sachets

Michigan Beeswax candles natural, bright, clean and long burning,


Last but not least

Recipe Corner


Creamy Garlic, Parsley & Feta Dressing

1/3 C Earthscape Farms parsley, chopped

1/4 C water

1-3 Funny Farm garlic cloves, chopped

2/3 C plain organic yogurt (Greek if available)

2/3 C XV Organic Olive Oil

1/4 C fresh organic lemon juice (Meijer’s has some beautiful organic lemons!)

1oz (3 TBS) Dancing Goat Creamery feta cheese, crumbled.

Puree parsley, water, and garlic until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, blend until just combined. Chill at least 30 minutes and up to a week.

We are a 2012 Double Up Food Bucks Market!

For new Bridge Card customers we have a special gift bag that includes a market tote, Kid Approved Cookbook, cutting board, veggie scrubber, and a $5.00 Sweetwater Gift Card to spend on anything at the market!

Thanks to a grant received from the Fair Food Network and others, Sweetwater will be offering Double Up Food Bucks to anyone using a Bridge Card at our market from June 2nd through November.  Click here to see how it works: http://sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ffn_dufb-2012-faq-customer.pdf


Friends of the Market

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.

Have a great weekend, hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152, dijaan1@charter.net

We are a BRIDGE CARD Double Up Foods Bucks 2012 market!