March 3 Table Talk: CSA Day at the Market!

Community Supported Agriculture!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 3rd, 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!


Music is Back at the Market!

This week Jo Ann Winberg & the Front Porch Pickers will be back with their special blend of old time, grass fed 100% organic music!

March 3 Table Talk: CSA Day at the Market!

Chris & Amy of Chickadee Creek Farm will have info about Community Supported Agriculture, and direct you to other CSA Farms in your area!

At this week’s market:

Funny Farm of Grant

Jim and Barb will be at market with spinach and baby lettuce. They will also have information about how you can get involved with their CSA.

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.

We’ll be bringing more of our 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 Moon Farm of Shelby
We have spinach, and arugula from the hoop house!!
Onions and potatoes.
Dried herbs and salves also available.
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Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm.

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!

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Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

March 3 Newsletter:

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:
Email or call Diana Jancek at  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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Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES ~ Fresh dug Carrots!  A few Winter Squash.  Red and regular green Cabbages,  3 kinds of Potatoes. I might bring some onions, too.
BEEF ~  Pre-orders accepted.  Email me for a price list. Please email or call by 5pm on Friday.

BEEF SALE:   Beef Hearts and liver 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!
  • Chuck, Arm and Rolled Rump Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless New York Strip, Tenderloin, Sirloin and Rib Eye Steaks
  • Cubed 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 ear 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! 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!


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

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart
Hoophouse Offerings
Limited Greens.  There will be more in 2 weeks.
Breakfast Cookies all flavors available.  VEGAN COOKIES !
Morning Glory Muffins.
QUICHE- many flavors available.  Made with our fresh greens and organic cheese.
Hope to see you there!.

Lombard Farm of Montague

Heidi and her husband Pat Lombard have been farming in the Montague area for  3 generations and are raising the fourth generation of young farmers. They’ve been a grade A dairy operation for many years. Heidi will join us this week with:

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.


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

Table Talk!

We invite local organizations as well as small locally-based businesses with a food, health and/ or environment based interest to come and tell you who they are and what they are doing in our community! If you or someone you know would like to come be a part of Table Talk please contact market manager at 231 292-1152 or email at

 At this week’s Table Talk:

What is a CSA, and how do I get involved?

Come find out how you can participate in Community Supported Agriculture! Chris and Amy from Chickadee Creek Farm will be at the Table Talk with info about their CSA and others in the West Michigan area.

In its most basic form the CSA farm produces vegetables for a group of farm members or subscribers who pay in advance for their share of the harvest. The farmer is relieved of the burden of marketing produce at just the time when the energy needed to grow the crops is greatest. CSA farmers concentrate on farming, on what they do best.

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.

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

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!