Customer Appreciation Day to Open Winter Season at Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, October 26th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market will open its Saturday indoor winter market season at Mercy Lakes Campus, 6401 Prairie St., Muskegon, with a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 26th. Market hours are from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Shoppers can expect to sample items from many of the vendors and can also enter a drawing to win one of 12 Sweetwater Market bags, each of which will have a coupon for free items from Sweetwater vendors.
During the winter season, the market will be open every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm through December 28th. The market will then be closed on January 4th and will re-open January 11th and every other Saturday until the end of February. “Since we began our winter market in 2006 we have always stayed with an every other Saturday market from January until May,” said Market Manager Diana Jancek, “but now that we have six farms utilizing season-extending hoophouses in their farm businesses we find that we need to go back to an every Saturday schedule much sooner. It’s a good problem to have.”
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is a “values based” farmer’s market whose goal is to provide excellent food & products along with education about healthy nutrition, ecologically sound farming, and the value of buying local. “Our market slogan, ‘Healthy. Humane. Homegrown. Local food you can trust.’ says it all, ” said Jancek. “All vendors sign a Pledge to Our Customers that spells out the practices they must conform to in order to sell at the market.”