It’s Official: Summer is here and it’s time to grill!

At Sweetwater you’ll find the best selection of locally raised pastured beef, pork, chicken & lamb anywhere in West Michigan!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 23rd, 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 2012 Double Up Food Bucks Market!

This Saturday we will once again have a special gift bag for the first 10 new Bridge Card Customers! 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!

 At this week’s market:

 Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

Fresh Pastured Chicken. Chickens rotated daily getting up to 20% of their diet from grass. Some frozen available.

New this week! Chicken feet! Make some healthy stock.

Pastured Pork. We’ll have thick cut pork chops,  smoked hams, pork steaks, pork roasts and ground pork.

Order forms are available for pork halves & wholes and whole chicken. Take advantage of a good discount when you preorder.

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

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Shady Side Farm of Holland

Mike will be at market with his certified organic black and pinto beans and wool products. Cook up extra beans in your slow cooker and freeze the cooked beans in can-sized portions for later use in summer salads or dips.


Liberty Family Farm & Bakery


Lots of Spinach, kale, chard, and lettuce heads!!!


Try our Garlic Basil Spice Rub chicken.

All parts available!!!!

Whole Birds available


Fresh Quiche made with organic cheddar and fresh greens!

Pizzettas made with fresh scallions from the garden .

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Strawberry Muffins

Organic Chocolate Brownies

Gluten Free Brownies

Veggie Turnovers

Ciabatta With Roasted onions and Organic Cheddar

Scones and more…..

Gluten Free Quiches


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

VEGGIES ~ Broccoli! Snow Peas! A lot of Kale, Head Lettuce, Spinach, Lettuce Mix, Chard,  Fresh Basil, Dill, Oregano, Cilantro, Lavender Sprigs;   Turnips?  Daikon Radishes? Maybe some other veggies after we pick for CSA Shares – CSA gets our best variety!

BEEF ~  Pre-orders accepted.  Email me for a price list. Please email or call by 5pm on Friday.

BEEF SALE:   Beef Hearts are $2 per lb.

Other cuts available this week:

  • We have lean Ground Beef!
  • Chuck, English and Arm Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless Tenderloin and Sirloin Steaks
  • Cubed Swiss Steak, Round Steak, Stew Meat & Short Ribs
  • Heart, Liver, Tongue

Our steers and cows are on pasture, and happy!

We are out of  ORGANIC OLIVE OIL for a week or two.

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!


Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We’ll have our mixed flock eggs, radishes and some transplants.


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

PRE-ORDER for the best choice! We want to encourage you to pre-order as much as possible, please see below for info on how to sign up.

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

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties


Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless.

Whole Chicken

Chicken Leg Quarters

Apple Chicken Sausage Links

Chicken Deli Lunch Slices

Pork Tenderloin is back!

Bacon: Choose from Hickory or Apple Smoked.

Breakfast Sausage 1lb Bulk & Skinless Links.

Country Style Ribs. Super meaty, perfect for barbecue.

Ham Deli Lunch slices

Chicken Deli Lunch slices

Moroccan Lamb Sausage Links

Lamb Brats


Chicago Style Hotdogs! Feed ’em to the kids with confidence! No nitrates, no fillers – just  100%  pastured meats!

Snack Sticks Perfect protein snack on the go. 4 meaty sticks per pkg.

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: or at the market. On Sunday you will receive a reminder and you’ll have until midnight Monday to put your order in. Once placed, all you have to do is come to the market anytime on Saturday and pick it up!


Harmony Gardens of Montague

If you still have places in your garden crying out for another tomato plant, I’ll be bringing the last of this year’s transplants this week. Plus parsley & basil.


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Our thanks again for all those who came out on Saturday to stores and markets to purchase our baked goods.  While we are still not taking preorders we are pleased to offer the following bread and pastries for this coming weekend:

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 cardamom) $6.00

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

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

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

Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Carmelized organic onions, Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $6.00

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

Pastries for Saturday’s Market:  We will be baking our Lemon Poppy Scones, Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, Deep Mud Brownies, Cherry Mud Brownies, Expedition Cookies, Hilltopper Ginger Molasses Cookies.

Hilde and Charlie Muller


Last but not least


Double Up Food Bucks 2012!

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:


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.


New! Sweetwater OrganiCorps!

If you support the mission of Sweetwater and have some time to help us extend our organic message into the community please stop by the Market Managers booth this Saturday and sign up for a variety of volunteer positions! We need help with market surveys, Double Up Food Buck promotions and much more!


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

Contact info: (231)292-1152,

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