Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: We’ve got great GREENS!

Celebrate the GREENS!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 17th, 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!


Just in time for St. Patty’s Day – Great Greens!

Mild weather has brought an explosion of greens in our hoophouses!


At this week’s market:

Funny Farm of Grant

Greens are growing! We’ll have plenty of  Spinach, Baby Chard, Bagged Cilantro, Bagged Arugula, & Cardinal Red  Spinach!


Liberty Family Farm

Hoophouse Offerings

Lots of fresh greens!  Greens are growing. Lots of spinach,

arugula/mustard mix, kale and chard.


FRESH EGGS !  We have a lot.  The hens have really picked up!

Chicken- whole birds

Bakery Offerings

Our regular selection of Breakfast Cookies.  Gluten Free Available

Ciabatta Bread, Morning Glory Muffins, Berry Muffins and Rolls.

Granola!  Awesome Quiches with fresh greens from the hoophouse.

Veggie Turnovers.

New!  Carrot Cake

New!  Expresso Muffins

Pizzetta’ with fresh greens

Come Early!


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have LOTS of spinach!  You can preorder bulk quantities.  Please email orders to maplemoonfarm@gmail.com.  We will also be bringing kale, Swiss chard, arugula, scallions and fresh herbs from the hoop house. Storage and pearl onions also available.

Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maple-Moon Farm/266858233357042?ref=ts


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES ~ Fresh dug Carrots and Parsnips!   Red and regular green Cabbages, and  3 kinds of Potatoes.  ~ Please check out our CSA.  We are very busy planting vegetables for you.  We already have spinach, lettuces, carrots, arugula 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.

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 Rolled Rump Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless New York Strip, Tenderloin, Sirloin and Rib Eye Steaks
  • Cubed Steak, Round Steak, Stew Meat & 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.

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! If you ordered coffee at the last Market, I have it 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!


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.

This week: Sampling Merquez Sausage! This 100% grass-fed lamb sausage comes from a North African recipe. Packaged in Brat size links.

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


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


Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

Duck Eggs! Also, chicken eggs from our mixed flocks, and our made on the farm Jam!

CSA info available.


Shady Side Farm of Holland

Mike from Shady Side Farm will have along his certified organic pinto and black turtle beans at market this week. He’s all sold out of the heirloom varieties, but already has seed on hand for this year’s planting. He’ll also have a bit of ground cornmeal (from certified organic corn). He’s taking along a good array of felting kits and roving, yarn, socks and rugs. Lona’s been busy and has a few new rugs to check out. Stop by and say hi!

Check out our farm blog at: http://shadysidefarm.blogspot.com

Check out Lona’s Etsy shop here: http://shadysidefarm.etsy.com


Lombard Farm of Montague

Eggs! Our mixed flock (Barred Rock, Buffs, Aruacana, Isa Browns & Rhode Island Red) chickens are pampered with milk from our grass-fed Grade A dairy cows.

Heidi will also bring her single serving homemade pies with organic raspberries and farmhouse style loaves of bread from organic white, wheat, rye & oatmeal flours with molasses, real salt and made on the farm, GMO-free butter and eggs.



Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

March 3 Newsletter: http://app.streamsend.com/private/UY1T/ooU/1mNS3wx/browse/15744795

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.

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. Space limitations force us to carry only the most asked for meats. If you want to be sure to get the meats you want every week, PRE-ORDERING is the way to go.  Take a look at the complete product list here: www.CreswickFarms.com
Email or call Diana Jancek at dijaan1@charter.net  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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Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Our breads are all made from 100% organic flours and grains.  Nearly all of our breads are naturally-leavened using a levain that we cultivate on site in our bakery.  All of our doughs undergo a long, slow fermentation process that produces extraordinarily flavorful and easily digestible breads.  The grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt ,wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty!


Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple(!) hue to this versatile batard) $6.50

ALSO-NEW  100% Whole Grain Kamut-An ancient Egyptian grain, Kamut is a terrific alternative for those who have wheat sensitivities.  Moist and golden with a flavor somewhat like corn, this versatile loaf is great for sandwiches, spreads, and toasting.  Price TBA


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

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

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar and tongue-tingling organic black pepper) $8.00

Pastries for Saturday:  We will be baking our Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Currant 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, Orange Brownies, and NEW  Ginger Molasses ‘Hilltopper’ Cookies.

***HAVE YOU TRIED OUR GRANOLA LATELY?  We make two different varieties of granola including:

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


Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Pretty, Practical & Organic products for the home

Yummy Local Honey!

Michigan beeswax candles from tea lights to tapers.  Bright and long burning,
Certified Organic Soap- Great selection of all the favorites available such as Lemongrass Tea, Oats & Spice & Lavender as well 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.

Also available Cloud Star All Natural Dog Treats, no artificial preservatives, coloring, no soy or corn, salt, sugar, or dairy.  Available in Peanut Butter, Roasted chicken, Bacon and Cheese, gluten free Cheese and Potato, and low fat Yogurt, Apple Banana flavors.

Wild crafted dried Catnip and catnip toys available for our feline friends.


Last but not least


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.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!