Kraut Making 101 This Saturday!

From Cabbage to Kraut - Learn the Art this Saturday!


Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, October 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 Bridge Card & Project Fresh market

How to Make Your  Own Kraut 101!
Jon Erickson and his Kraut Krew will teach you everything you need to know to make your own kraut at 11:00am.
Jon learned the art of kraut making from his father and has carried on the family tradition every year; this year he and his Kraut Krew made over 720 lbs of kraut!

New Vendor!
Shady Side Farm of Holland
Mike and Lona Bronkema of Shady Side Farm have been farming since 1992 and have recently transitioned to organic in parts of their operation. The farm is home to 150 or so sheep and some chickens. The Bronkemas (with the help of their parents and children) raise hay and row crops, including edible beans, corn and small grains. In their spare time, Mike makes wool socks and Lona weaves rag rugs.
Mike will be at the market this Saturday for the first time. He’ll have along pinto beans, food grade soybeans, red wheat, corn and squash. He’ll also bring along some of the farm’s wool in the form of roving for spinning. He also hopes to bring along some of his socks and Lona’s rugs.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Remember, chicken is a seasonal product. Stock up now, supplies will be low to gone by December.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Chicken leg quarters
Ground chicken
Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked
Bacon Ends
Flank Steak
Gourmet Patties
Ground Beef Patties
NOTE: Filet Mignon and other steak cuts are available by special order.
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage
Chicken Apple Sausage
Ring Bologna
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk 1 lb. packages + links)
Italian Bulk Sausge (1 lb. packages)
Meat Snack Sticks
Chicago Style Hog Dogs
Soy Free Eggs: A limited number will be available
Important Notice Regarding Pre-Orders: If you pre-order meat you will have to pick it up on Saturday by no later than 12:00 noon or the items will be put back in stock. If you have an emergency and can’t make it you can call the cell phone to reach me before the noon cut-off at 231.670.4817. Thanks! Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than Monday morning  before the next market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website:

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
This week’s Specials-
Cheesy Hot Pepper Bread. Last time this season for this favorite!
Pumpkin Bread. Rustic, chewy, crusty; flecked with pumpkin. Not a sweet bread.
Gouda for What Ales You: Our famous Cheesy Beer Bread featuring Bell’s Amber Ale. Also without cheese in a vegan version.
Cinnamon Swirled Challah: Swirls of cinnamon-sugar-butter makes fantastic French Toast!
Regular Saturday Breads – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary.
Scones– Blueberry & Cardamom, Honey Lemon & Fig, Dark Chocolate Chip.
Muffins, Lemon Poppyseed, Pumpkin spice.
Sweet Rolls- Cinnamon Pecan with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cookies- Halloween Assortment including customer favorite Corpse Fingers!
Many assorted varieties including Gluten-free.
We’ll have granola, gorp, and muesli, too.
Fresh garlic. Hardneck varieties.
We will also have our usual assortment of Naturally Nutty Nut Butters and Food for Thought Preserves, Hot Sauces, and Salsa.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby
This week we will have sweet potatoes along with our usual assortment of potatoes, carrots, winter squash, beets, chard, fresh and dried herbs, dried cayenne.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Veggies this week ~ Sweet Potatoes, and it’s been a great year for them!  Delicata, Butternut and Acorn Squash.  See our blog for information on storage of winter squash.   Little Decorative Pumpkins, Pie Pumpkins, Potatoes, Celery and Celeriac, Leeks, Onions, Kale, Chard, Radishes, Mixed Salad Greens, Arugula.  We’ll have some herbs: parsley, cilantro, rosemary, sage, dill.
~ order a quarter of beef now for delivery in November. SALE:  Soup Bones $1 per lb. this week only! We will have almost all cuts of our pastured Angus this Saturday, too.
Great Cookbook – Vegetables A to Z – last copies are for sale for $16.

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.


Olson Farm of Shelby
New! Taking orders now for my Grass-Raised 3 yr old Simental Beef. Quarters available in November. Put your name in now if interested. Prairie Blush Red potatoes, Red & White onions, and the remaining stocks of my 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese
Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Lamont Cheddar. Gouda w/chili flakes.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart
Grass-fed Meats, Vegetables and wholesome Baked Goods.
From the Farm
100% Grass-fed Beef, soup bones & steaks.  Pasture Raised Eggs!
From the Hoophouse
Baby kale, mixed lettuces, arugula, turnip greens & beets.
From the Bakery
Pear Galettes, Apple Galettes, Breakfast Cookies, Granola 2 types, Pumpkin Walnut bread by the slice and loaf. Spinach & Organic Cheddar Quiche, Apple pies.
Regular Breakfast Cookies, Chocolate Cherry Pecan, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Walnut.
Empanadas made with our 100 % Grass-fed Beef. Apple & Blueberry Turnovers, Pumpkin Walnut Bread.  Butternut Squash & Rosemary Galette.  Variety of Quiche, Granola, and Gingerbread Cookies and more.  See You There!

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
Until winter market our breads will be brought to the market by our friends at Maple Moon Farm.  They will have at least six of our nine varieties on hand—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!
West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light and creamy wheat bread)
Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)
O’Batta $5.00 (Ciabatta-style ripping and dipping bread)
Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)
Hazel Road Rustic $5.50 (A lovely 4-grain featuring Michigan spelt, barley, rye and wheat)
Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grainsj three seeds, and a bit of Michigan honey)
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $7.75 (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins)
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00 (Wisconsin parmesan and Kalamata olives in every bite!)
THE MICHIGANDER! A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  $5.50

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Grassfed Beef. Ground beef in packages.
Pastured Poultry. Chicken leg quarters, wings, soup stock. Chickens raised on pasture & supplemented with either certified organic feed from Grahams Organic, or non-organic but not GMO feed from a local farm co-op.

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague
We will be bring our freshly grown Micro Greens. Rebecca will be bringing some new paintings and will be doing charcoal portraits on site for a special Farmers Market price. We will be bringing some great recipes also that will be Indian cooking based.

Good for the body & soul!

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
New! A little more bee from Bee and Botanicals!  Now carrying Hasselman’s Honey at Sweetwater.  Hasselman’s Honey is locally made by bee’s in Fremont, Michigan.  Larry takes great pride in his bees, hives, and his processing of this precious golden commodity.  No pesticides are used in the hives and the honey is only heated to about 120 degrees so it is close to its natural state.  Many grocery stores and processors take it up to 160 to 180 degrees.  A variety of sizes and styles are available.   Make it a gift bag and add a beeswax candle!
Bees Wax Candles – New selection of handmade in Michigan beeswax candles with cotton wicks.   Perfect for fall with their natural textures, colors and warm honey scent.
Organic Soaps –  Fall Spice, Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, Northern Forest and other wonderful scents, made with essential oils (made with certified organic oils, and botanicals – no artificial fragrances or colors).
Lavender sachets – a variety to choose from for drawers, closets and knitting bags, travel bags and cars.
Lavender dryer bags, especially nice with bed linens and towels
Lip balms – unflavored, peppermint, grapefruit and cinnamon, made with moisturizing oils, made with Michigan beeswax and the finest organic essential oils for flavoring.
Cards, gift tags, bags – Unique designs for Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving (gift boxes for soaps too).

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall
No tricks, just treats! We have special Halloween packaged goodies for your doggie friends. It’s not too early to start thinking about another upcoming holiday, either. There, I said it (Daisy made me). While you’re picking up some healthy foodstuffs for the canines- and humans- in your family, be sure to check out our sample gift boxes. Daisy’s been busy finding nifty things to go with her treats, and she’d love to help you pick out the perfect present for the dogs and dog lovers on your list!
We’ll have fresh, beautiful free-range non-GMO eggs, too, from Daisy’s friends at Birdland.

Last but not least
If you would like to become a Friend of the Market for a suggested donation of $10.00, 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.

Sweetwater is now on Facebook!

Hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager