Organic Bluegrass This Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, January 31st, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Winter Market Indoors at Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card Market

Bluegrass Returns to Sweetwater!
Join this week’s group of musicians playing your favorite olde time music!
Visit Sweetwater Good Food News Blog for Details!

This Week’s Vendors Include:
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
Hickory Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Boneless Pork Chops, Pork Breakfast sausage in links & bulk. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Pork Sausages: Garlic Kielbasa
Chicken Sausages include: Apple/Chicken Sausage Links and Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese.
Lamb Sausages include: Moroccan Lamb Sausage.
Pastured Chicken
Ground Chicken is all that will be available until close to spring.
Grass-fed Beef
Filet Mignon, Round Roast and Ground Beef in 1 lb pkg and ¼ lb Beef Burgers 4/pkg
New Product! If you’re as tired and worried as we are about problems with contamination of our pets food, there’s hope! Creswick Farms is now offering a combo ½# package of ground beef, lamb, & chicken for $2.00! Meat is frozen, uncooked. Cook, add your own fresh greens and cooked rice and you have a great locally made food your pets will devour!
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by Monday before the market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website: .
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags. All profits from the coffee will be donated to Sweetwater Market.
Bobier Farm-Raised Beef ~ Ground Beef, steaks, rolled rump roast, heart, and beef liver. We should have a fresh supply of beef (by the piece/pound and quarters) by the end of February. We can butcher again as soon as the snow melts enough to dig out the livestock trailor and haul more steers to the processor!
Pork ~ We have 1 side of pork available for sale. Call or email if you are interested.
Veggies ~ Red and Yellow Onions, Garlic Bulbs and Savoy Cabbages ~ from storage in our root cellar.
Fresh Rosemary from the Greenhouse.
Organic Olive Oil! These oils are imported from all over the world. They are grown, pressed and bottled on small organic farms. Incredible quality! Check out
Now in stock:
Mansur 375 ml $15; 750 ml $25
Villa Stabbia 375 ml $25
Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24
Moutere Grove 250 ml $20; 500 ml $35
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Gail has been called out of town on an unexpected emergency. Her shop is closed as well. We will keep everyone posted when she returns.
Steve n’ Sons Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition. Gouda, Gouda with Dill, Leyden (Gouda with Cumin), Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, and Lamont Cheddar.
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
From Nantucket Bread Company of Grand Rapids: Chilled Whole Wheat Pizza Dough! Sold in single size bags, just roll out on a pizza tin, let rise a bit and then add your favorite toppings! Also: Whole Wheat Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Seven-Grain Sourdough bread, Cranberry Walnut bread and Health Muffins. Made of whole grain organic flours.
Again this week! Duck Eggs. Fed certified organic feed. Find out why many bakers insist on using Duck Eggs.
Lamb! This week at the market: We have individual cuts of lamb in chops, roasts, ground lamb, stew meat and shanks. We are an authorized Fertrell Dealer and have a huge list of available organic garden supplies.
Veggies from our Root Cellar: Turnips & Butternut Squash.
Olson Farm of Shelby
Taste of Spring Maple Syrup. Making maple syrup from the over 300 trees on the farm has been an Olson tradition for three generations now.
Potatoes. Red Norland, Pontiac and Reddale Red potatoes, the Butte White Baking Potato; and Swedish, Russian & Banana fingerling potatoes.
Onions. Red Zeppelin and white keeping onions.
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
Turkey Sausage and Ground Turkey . Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Ducks! Young and tender. The drakes weigh about 6 lbs.; the hens are just over 3 lbs.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. We will have frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. We have all cuts—whole, cut up, bone-in and boneless skinless breast, drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters and wings, soup stock, feet, liver, hearts and gizzards. All of our meats are raised on pasture with daily moves, and are processed on farm: no stressful transporting.
Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken!
Rabbit. Whole, frozen. Raised by David Filbrun on the farm.
Pastured Eggs. Large Eggs from free-range chickens.
Abundant Harvest Bakery Granola Breakfast Cookies plus a gluten-free option will be at Happy Hill booth.
Martinus Maple Syrup of West Olive
We learned the art of sugaring off via apprenticeship from an elderly neighbor, and it was soon in our blood. Our home-operation started in the early 1990s, and moved indoors into our sugar shack in 2001. Yearly, we tap about 80 trees, and with 150 taps, produce on average, 25 gallons.
Bill and Shirley Martinus
17300 Beach Ridge Way
West Olive, MI 49460
Locally made products good for the body and spirit!
Under the Pines of Fruitport
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Pretty drawstring bags with our product tucked inside or soaps with soap dishes and sisal bags tied together with a ribbon make nice little presents for friends and family. Try our handcrafted soaps in the following aromas: Patchouli and Sweet Orange, Lavender & Tea Tree, Lemongrass & Coconut, Lacy Lavender. All of our soaps have 10% shea butter added to help fight that winter “dry” skin. All of the above soaps have matching body butters, wonderful for moisturizing feet, knees, elbows, cuticles and hands. Also try our new Triple Tree soap. This soap is made with corn mint, spearmint, peppermint and tea tree essential oils. Leaves your skin with that fresh tingly feeling. Nice assortment of hand crafted bath and body products and essential oils. Hand crafted dog soap and paw pad balm too!
Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake
Lavender dryer bags, floral and woodsy sachets, hand crafted cards and gift tags. *New for kitty-organic catnip toys. Theresa’s Bags n’Blooms of Ravenna
If you attended a market last summer chances are you remember Theresa and her beautiful flowers and hand-sewn bags. She returns to the market this week with a new batch of produce bags and all-purpose bags.
Brittanie’s Thyme
Nancy Schaap will return with lots of great all organic body care items, including
Organic Citrus Facial Cleanser (4oz – $12.00) and organic Hair Silk (1oz – $7.50). The Organic Citrus Facial Cleanser uses organic aloe, organic jojoba oil, organic grapefruit and rosemary essential oils to gently remove make-up, dirt and oils from your complexion. It also promotes hydration and moisturizing, even after you rinse your face. This product is an excellent part of daily skin care for all ages an especially teens as it will not over dry or clog pores. A great partner for some with our Organic Acne Treatment!
Brittanie’s Thyme is listed at Coop America ( and Safe Cosmetics (, two entities who patrol the authenticity and safety of organic products. We are also making plans to become USDA certified organic very soon.
Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
I.C. Jewelry was begun nearly 6 years ago by local artist Patti Featherly, who will join us again this week showing some of her beautiful and functional jewelry items.
Last week for year-end sale! I will be offering 40 to 70% off on necklace sets, 30% off earrings. These items will not be available again, so be sure to stop by and have a look! In preparation for Valentines Day I will also offer some new pieces, not on sale.
Creature Comforts of Grand Haven
Owner Eileen Petersen: “I have been quilting for friends and family for 25 years and truly enjoy it! It seemed time to expand into broader horizons so I am attempting to build a business selling to the public. All Creature Comforts items are hand-made by me in my own home, from soft pre-washed cotton. For my first market at Sweetwater I will bring hand quilted & tied baby quilts, soft baby blocks, and potholders. I’m sure there will be new inspirations in the next few months!”
Sochon & Halona Pottery of Twin Lake
Transplanted to Michigan just two years ago from Chicago, Sweetwater welcomes husband & wife team Flynn Sochon and Halona Gustin! Flynn holds both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Ceramics from Illinois State University. He has given many workshops, seminars, and demonstrations throughout the region, and has taught at Flatland Pottery for 30 years. His works can be found in corporate and private collections in China, Japan, Germany, Israel, France, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the U.S. Halona exhibits her work at numerous arts fairs throughout the Midwest. Her work is inspired by nature, specifically the beauty of Western Michigan. They will bring a selection of their current works.
4200 Obenauf Rd
Twin Lake, MI, 49457
(231) 821-0850

Last but not least: A bit of a belated thanks goes to Julie Myrmel for her super generous gift to market vendors at Christmas of handmade wooden bowls beautifully crafted by her father Robert Frantz.

We would also like to thank Jo Ann Windberg for her contribution to Friends of the Market! Jo Ann is the organizer behind the wonderful music we’ve been hearing at the market for the last month!

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.

Please remember that we are closed next Saturday, February 7th. We will be open again on Saturday, February 14th, and every other Saturday thereafter until spring.