More Organic Strawberries! New Vendor! DUFB Week #3!

Ware Farm Certified Organic Strawberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 16th, 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.

Week #3 of Double Up Food Bucks!

This Saturday we once again will 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:



The Ware Farm of Bear Lake

Strawberries! We SO appreciate the Ware Farm traveling the distance to bring us the best strawberries in West Michigan! Certified Organic for over a decade now, Bernie & Sandee Ware have always specialized in Heirloom varieties of strawberries, happy that they are able to offer fruit that is safe for people, kids and the planet!

This week John will be bringing Jewel strawberries – please come early if you want some!

Another option, for those who want to go traveling, is the Ware Farm U-Pick. Visit their Facebook page for details.



Happy Goat of Allendale

Charity Doornbos, owner and goat milk soapmaker, purchased her first goats in 2008 as pets and then decided to make soap soon after. Four years later she is still making goat milk soap and loving it.  To continue to grow and improve she  traveled to Maine for Goat School in 2010 and to Oregon for a Soap Convention in May 2012.

Charity makes small batches of soap with the cold process method.  She will have these 100% natural bath/shower bars with her on Saturday: Smooth Original, Just Plain Oatmeal, Peppermint E/O, Orange Valencia E/O, Listea E/O, Tea Tree E/O, Citronella E/O, Star Anise E/O, Spearmint E/O, Natural Scrub & more!

Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

Andrea will be back this week with more fresh Goat Cheese (chevre) and Cream Cheese.  Be sure to try some of our customer favorites: Honey Orange, Black Pepper and Herbs de Provence!


Funny Farm of Grant

Sugar snap peas! Along with fresh picked peas we’ll have  lettuce, garlic scapes, green garlic or baby garlic, herbs and mixed baby kale.

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm. Raw, minimally heated Honey has extra health benefits and is harvested from bees foraging on wild flowers near the farm. Maple Syrup is made in early spring from 1000 taps on the 50 acre farm.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

VEGGIES ~ Broccoli! Kale, Arugula, Head Lettuce, Spinach, Lettuce Mix, Chard, Mustard Greens, Fresh Dill, Fresh Oregano, Cilantro, Lavender Sprigs;   Maybe some other veggies after we pick for CSA Shares tomorrow – 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 and Ground Sirloin!
  • Chuck and Arm Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless  Tenderloin and Sirloin Steaks
  • Cubed 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 great mixed flock eggs, radishes and some transplants.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

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

Pastured Pork. 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 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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Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

New this week at the market!

Chicken Deli Lunchmeat! We’ve been working on this recipe for over a year, and our taste testers tells us we’ve got it right now!

Moroccan Lamb Sausage! One of our favorite sausages is back!

Lamb Brats! Yes, it’s THAT good!

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.

Flank, Ribeye & Sirloin for the grill!

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties


Chicken Leg Quarters

Apple Chicken Sausage Links

Choose from new Cajun Rub, Garlic Black Pepper or Apple.

Out of Hickory this week, will have more next market.
Breakfast Bulk & Links.

Country Style Ribs. Super meaty, perfect for barbecue.

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

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


Liberty Family Farm of Hart

We’ll be at the market with our fresh baked goods, garden veggies and pastured meats.

The Local Epicurean of Grand Rapids
The Local Epicurean is a producer of Hand Made Organic Pasta using the ancient Roman method for an egg noodle.  We also produce seven Gluten Free pastas as well as twelve Vegan Pastas with our line of seventy- five pastas, half of which change with the seasons.
Our production facility and storefront are in Eastown, a community of Grand Rapids where we also make organic sauces and organic hand churned organic butter for our pasta butter sauces.
This week we will bring a selection of our pastas, including Squash Blossom and Morel.
Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Pretty, Practical & Organic products for the home
Michigan Beeswax candles natural, bright, clean and long burning,
Certified Organic Soap- Great selection of all the favorites including Lemongrass Tea, Oats & Spice &
Lavender and 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

Shady Side Farm of Holland

We are at the farm working  this Saturday, see you soon.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

We’re taking two weeks off to get everything going for a great summer, see you soon!

Pet Chef of Twin Lake

We will be at Sweetwater the second Saturday of the month.

Barb Pitcher

Pet Chef Lakeshore


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

Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks to Joan LaMourie for renewing her Friend of the Market membership! 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!