Salad time!

Strawberries & Fresh Chevre on Greens

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 6th, 2013, 9:00am to 1:00pm
 Mercy Health Partners Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

We accept Bridge Cards Year Round!

Double Up Food Bucks starting July 6th!

 It’s Salad Time!

With so many outstanding salad greens to choose from – topped with strawberries & fresh chevre? 

Attending this Saturday’s market:


The Ware Farm of Bear Lake

Last week for Certified Organic 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!

The weather has been much more cooperative this year, but please come early if you want some!


New Vendor!

Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont

Leon and Sharon Coblentz have been a grade A Milk producer since 2003, with a herd of around 160 milking goats that are a colorful mix of Nubians, Lamanchas, Saanens and Alpines. They have added a brand new cheese plant to their operation, and will be bringing several varieties to the market this Saturday, including fresh Chevre, Feta and their newest specialty cheese, Tomme. Learn more at their website:

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby


The last of our spinach until fall

LOTS of beautiful leaf lettuce mix




turnip greens


Salad Turnips






French Tarragon

Oregano and more

We have three great healthy herbal tea blends, all are caffeine free.

Nourish this is a great everyday tea

(Raspberry leaf, Nettle, Dandelion leaf, Alfalfa, Oat Straw, and Rosehips)

Peace a great tea to calm and relax the whole body.  We like to give it to the kids in the evening (we even put it in their bath water sometimes)

(Lemonbalm, Oatstraw and tops, rose petals, chamomile, and lavender)

Restore restores the body and nourishes the adrenals, helpful for those who are overworked or over stressed and/or rely on caffeine

(Nettle, rose petals, and green rooibos)

Amanda is been busy wildcrafting and this year’s herbal salves are coming soon.

We’ll have our creams, made with high quality organic ingredients and nourishing herbs.  Keep your skin healthy this summer.

Radiant Beauty a light cream that can be use on the whole body and face.  Must be applied to the body with love and care, this is the secret to radiant beauty.

Patti’s Hard Working Hands a hard working herbal cream for hard working hands!  Great for farmers, gardeners, potters, nurses, and anyone else who has hands that need a little TLC.

Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

This week, Carolyn and I will be bringing Baby Brassica salad mix, head lettuces, beets, radishes, kale, chard, cilantro, dill and parsley, as well as eggs from our pastured hens.

September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

Summers bounty is kicking in and this week we are excited to have our first harvest of …..



Fresh Cut Flower Blends:



Bounty from the Garden:





Fresh CULINARY Herbs:






*And many more

Heart Healthy Greens:




Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Fun had by all at family camp last week down by clan Muller’s favorite mud hole.  That behind us, we’ll bake again this week and for the rest of the summer here.  We’ll kick things off with a little Pumpernickel Rye, Chili Cheddar, Orange Mud Brownies, and an assortment of scones and cookies for everyone to enjoy alongside the abundance of produce available at all our market locations this Saturday.  We look forward to seeing you all again!

BREADS: Each week we bake our seven scrumptious weekly breads (listed below) as well as one or more specialty breads.  Please consult the schedule below to find out when we are making your favorite specialty bread!

GRANOLA!  We make two different varieties of granola: Mountain Crunch Granola (pure vanilla, toasted almonds, and organic coconut oil) and Laughing Tree Peanut Butter Granola (all-natural PB, pure vanilla, and Michigan honey)


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 cardamon) $6.00

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

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.00


Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00

Chili Cheddar   Whoa, pickled jalapeno peppers coupled with mild cheddar cheese makes for great flavor with a little kick.  Fresh or toasted, great as an accompaniment to soup or chili.  $8.00

Pumpernickel Rye A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf. $6.00

 Pastries available for Saturday:

Hilltoppers Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger  $2.25 each

Mrs. Moose’s Wangdangdoodlers $2.25 each-Chunks of chocolate and walnuts give this cookie texture into which one can sink their teeth with great fervor.

Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.25 each.

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

(All our scones are $2.25 each* and are handmade with our own fresh eggs, organic cream, and organic butter)

Orange Mud Brownies $3.00 each  Our Deep Mud Brownies infused with dried bits of candied orange.

Deep Mud Brownies $2.75 each* Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!



Shady Side Farm of Holland

We will be at market with felting kits, wool roving, certified organic beans, and Grassfields Farm’s awesome cheese! This week the October Bean is our Special of the Week. The 2-lb. bags will be available for $10, regularly $11.50 and the 1-lb. bags will be available for $5.50, regularly $6.00. October Beans are a member of the cranberry bean family. They are wonderful in soups and stews and salads. The cheese flavors we will have along this week include: Country Dill, Edam, Garlic & Onion, Gouda, Lamont Cheddar, Leyden and Polkton Corners. See you Saturday!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We are running out of steaks!  Will have a full array of cuts in early August.  

Crock pots are great for summer meals – they don’t heat up the kitchen, and some slow-cooked meats are the most flavorful, as well as most economical.

We look forward to getting your pre-orders by Email.  If you want more info about our farm in particular, including prices, send us an email .


At the market this week:

SPECIALS: Short Ribs!  $3 per lb.  Liver – $3 per lb. Order in advance to be sure we save some for you.


Ground beef  1 lb pkgs

Bone-In:  Rib Steaks

Boneless:  Tenderloin, NY Strip,  and Sirloin Steaks.

Roasts:   Chuck, English, Boneless Rib

Swiss Steak and Round Steak – We have a lot of these cuts.  If you don’t know how to cook them, google it or ask us. These are some of the most flavorful cuts of meat when prepared right.

Stew Meat

Short Ribs, also good for meaty soups

Soup Bones


Tongue,  Liver and Heart

VEGETABLES: Snow Peas, Shelling Peas, Lettuce Salad Mix, Arugula, Raddichio, Head Lettuces, Swiss Chard, Kale, Scallions,

PLANTS: Parsley and Sage Plants!  Last week!  I’ll plant any that are left over.

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL ~ Fair Trade, too!  Imported by Higher Grounds in Traverse City

NEW SHIPMENT: HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags.  Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or medium roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!


CJ Veggie of Zeeland

This week we’ll have Certified Organic;

Lacinato and rainbow lacinato kale

Swiss chard

Mesclun mix




Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Hoophouse and Garden Offerings

*Swiss Chard, Basil and Beets

*Lettuce mix and spinach and arugula

*Kale and Broccoli

Bakery Offerings


Gluten Free and Regular


*Swiss Chard and Onion

*Broccoli Cheddar


New! Cashew, cherry & chocolate cookie

Morning Glory and Rhubarb Muffins

Whole Wheat doughnuts and English Muffins


Pork Spare ribs, ground pork, brats and Canadian bacon.

Carriage House Gardens

Kim Coston will return this week with more of her artistic seasonal herbal-floral bouquets from the garden: lavender, sage, white hydrangea and more!


Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll be bringing a fresh load of veggies &

Apron Lady & Janet will return as well!


Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We will have our freezer stocked with bulk sweet Italian sausage, bulk breakfast sausage, and kielbasa links as well as our regular pork cuts from our heirloom Mulefoot pork.

Not attending this week but back soon:

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont

Bee’s & Botanicals


Pre-Order Only: Pet Chef Lakeshore of Twin Lake

Orders can be placed no later than FRIDAY evening by calling Barb at 231-288-9805, or email and Amy will have your order available at the market between 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it to market during that time frame, Barb will personally deliver your order the following week.


Friends of the Market

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.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out on Wednesday for our first “pop-up” market! We all felt it was a super start to our new day – thanks to you all!

See you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152,

We are a BRIDGE CARD market!