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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Every Saturday, June 2nd, 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.

Double Up Food Bucks launches this Saturday at Sweetwater!

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:


At this week’s market:



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.

They’re Back!

Grassfield’s Cheese of Coopersville

Grassfields great Gouda’s have graced the market from Sweetwater’s very beginning, but this is the first time a Grassfield family member will be doing the vending!

Elliot Parcher, nephew and now apprentice of Jesse Meerman the cheesemaker is among the fifth generation of farmers at Grassfields Farm. Started by Peter Meerman back in the early 1800’s, Elliot’s role has included caring for the animals well-being, marketing and now selling the finished product.

This family run farm has been supplying West Michigan with Organic, raw milk cheese for almost a decade, and although the business is growing well outside the confines of West Michigan they will continue to provide for the one place that made their business possible.

At market this week: Gouda: A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar: A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Chili Cheese: Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill: A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates our cows’ diet.

Edam: A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish


Harmony Gardens of Montague

Look for a good selection of our organically grown veggie transplants outside the entrance. Tomatoes, bell & hot peppers, basil.

Mund Farm of  Rothbury

Greg will be back at least this Saturday with more delicious organically grown asparagus. He tells us the cooler weather will slow things down, so this may be it for our treasured green spears!

Funny Farm of Grant

This week we’ll have lettuce, asparagus, garlic scapes, and herbs. Also new this week (but not new to our regular customers) Mom and her handmade aprons will be with us!

Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We will have our assortment of made on the farm Jams and eggs.


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

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

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 Currant Scones, Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, Deep Mud Brownies, Expedition Cookies, Tree Hugger Peanut Butter Cookies.

Hilde and Charlie Muller

Hickory Ridge Family Farm

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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Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES ~ 3 kinds of Kale, Radishes, Head Lettuce, Chard, Salad Mix, Arugula,  Fresh Dill, Fresh Cilantro;  Maybe some Broccoli?  

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, Arm, English and Rolled Rump Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless  Tenderloin, Sirloin Steaks
  • Cubed Steak, Round Steak, Stew Meat & Short Ribs
  • Heart, Liver, Tongue

Our steers and cows are on pasture, and happy!

SALE!  $2 off per bottle.  ORGANIC OLIVE OIL from Palestine, 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed.  This oil is imported by Higher Grounds Coffee.

New Shipment!  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!

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


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

New Products coming next week and available now for pre-order!

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

Apple Chicken Sausage Links

Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless

Whole Chicken

Chicken Leg Quarters
Choose from new Cajun Rub, Garlic Black Pepper, Apple, or Hickory Smoked!
Breakfast Bulk & Links.

Country Style Ribs. Super meaty, perfect for barbecue.

Garlic Kielbasa – grilling favorite.

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

Chorizo 1/2lb pkg
Pepperoni Slices

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!


Liberty Family Farm of Hart
A variety of lettuce heads, spinach and kale!
Farm Fresh Eggs!!
Pasture Raised Chicken
Our chickens are fed non-GMO feed along with fresh pasture everyday.
Whole chickens
Leg quarters
Boneless skinless breasts
Thighs and drums
Soup packs, hearts and livers.
New~  Rhubarb Struesel Muffins!! Reg & gluten free
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche
Veggie Turnovers
Potato Onion and Cheddar Quiche
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Galettes
Ciabatta with Roasted Onions and Cheddar
Morning Glory and Whole Wheat Berry Muffins
Rhubarb Pie !!!!  A delicious old fashioned recipe
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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.

Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

I won’t be at the market this week but plan to see all of you next week with excellent organic soaps, beeswax candles, organic Lavender and yummy local Michigan Honey!   Have a great week!

Shady Side Farm of Holland

We will return to the market next Saturday,  June 9th. Please check this email and/or our website for product availability in between market visits. Thanks!

Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

Plan on seeing us at the next market, June 9th. We’ll have more fresh Goat Cheese (chevre) and Cream Cheese.

Pet Chef Lakeshore

We will return on June 9th. If you have questions please call.

Barb Pitcher



Last but not least


Friends of the Market

Thanks so much to Don and Virginia Kunst for renewing their 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.

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

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