Shop Sweetwater for your Memorial Day Cookout!

Have a GREAT holiday weekend!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 28th, 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.

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!


Shop Sweetwater for Your Memorial Day Cookout!

Asparagus! Rhubarb! Chicken is back on the menu!


Mund Farm of Rothbury

Greg Mund of the Mund Farm tells us that he will definitely have loads of fresh picked asparagus this week!  The Mund Farm has been in the family since the 1900′s. It was originally a dairy farm, changing to fruit and vegetables in 1955. Greg started using organic practices in 1992, and went totally organic in 2009. He is moving towards seeking certification end of 2011.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Everything you need for a great Memorial Day Cookout!
Place a Special Order (see below) to insure availability of the meats you want.

Chicken Breasts (Boneless)

Chicken Leg Quarters

(No Ground Chicken this week!)

Whole chickens must be pre-ordered (see below)


Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked
Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Stew Meat
Gourmet Burgers
Soy-Free EGGS (Limited Supply – First come, first serve)

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk)
Meat Snack Sticks
Chicago Style Hog Dogs

Important Notice Regarding Pre-Orders: If you pre-order meat you will have to pick it up on Saturday by no later than 12:00 noon or the items will be put back in stock. If you have an emergency and can’t make it you can call the phone to reach me before the noon cut-off at 231-769-6514. Thanks! Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than midnight on the Monday evening before the next market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website:

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

“The best cheese in Michigan!”
Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/chili flakes, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Gouda with Garlic and Onion, Lamont Cheddar. Edam

The Fishmonger’s Wife of Muskegon

We have SMOKED FISH as well as fresh Lake Michigan White Fish!

Pre-orders will be held until 11 a.m. and then released. If you are going to be late feel free to call us at 231-730-3327 to make other arrangements.

We Use a Month’s Worth of Muskegon Chronicles every Saturday… Please feel free to bring us your newspapers throughout the market season, we’ll gladly use them.   We Also Accept and Reuse Plastic Handled Grocery Bags to pack your fish on ice. During the warm summer months it is very important that your fish be kept cold until you are able to refrigerate it. If you want to avoid using plastic bags you can borrow an eco-cooler from us for a $5 deposit, or bring your own cooler with ice to market.

Each week, Eric and Amber Mae Petersen purchase fish fresh off the docks from the family business –  Petersen’s Fisheries and then clean, pin bone and package the fish for greatest freshness. From there, Amber Mae takes the fillets to Market.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

New Product! Organic Olive Oil from Palestine! 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed
EGGS!  Our chickens are loving all the greens!
VEGGIES this week ~ Fresh from the outside gardens ~ Spinach!  Salad Greens! Scallions!  Radishes!  We may also have some Kale.   Herbs: Parsley, Chives, Oregano and Cilantro.  Also parsley plants and some tomato plants – mixed varieties.
BEEF ~  Try our beef.  Our steers were on lush rotational pastures from May to November.  They get all our quality hay they can eat, plus a little home-grown and ground- on-the-farm grain in winter. They are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation. Email us quantity pre-orders by Friday 7pm.

Quarters of BEEF for sale.  This is the most economical way to purchase beef. Talk to me or email for more information.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~  Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.

CSA – We still have shares available.  Email for more information.  Delivery to Bluffton Marina area on Monday evenings or Sweetwater on Saturdays.  Pick up on the Farm Monday or Thursday evenings.

Are you interested in interning on our farm?  We have housing, some meals and a weekly stipend available.  Call or email for more information.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

CHICKEN THIS WEEK!!!! whole birds, boneless skinless, leg quarters, thighs, drumsticks and wings.
From the Garden and Hoophouse
Spinach, Lettuce, Lettuce Mix & Mustard Mix.   HEIRLOOM TOMATO STARTS.
From the Bakery
Rhubarb Pecan Buns
Morning Glory Muffins
Maple Muffins made with local Maple Syrup (from Maple Creek Sugars)
Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins
Rhubarb Galettes

Organic Apple Galettes drizzled with white chocolate

GALLETTES available in Gluten Free

Gluten free cheesecakes topped with fresh fruit

Meringues and Brownies

NEW! Rhubarb marmalade with crystallized ginger
Maple Walnut Granola, Cashew Cranberry Granola, Crispy Rice GF Granola & Peanut Butter Granola.

Breakfast Cookies – Regular and Gluten Free

Quiches made with Fresh Greens from the Garden

New! Asparagus and Cheddar Quiche 

3 Seeded Sandwich Bread- A delicious bread for sandwiches or just plain with sweet butter & jam.
Apple Cinnamon Bread Great for Sunday morning brunch.  Makes great french toast!

New! Cinnamon Raisin loaf
Turnovers- Veggie, and Empanadas.
COME AND CHECK OUT OUR NEW BAKERY CASE.  We will be featuring new items and providing samples.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery breads are all made from 100% organic flours and grains.  Nearly all of our breads are naturally-leavened using a levain that we cultivate on site in our bakery.  All of our doughs undergo a long, slow fermentation process that produces extraordinarily flavorful and easily digestible breads.  The grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt ,wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty!    Come early if you are able!  We often sell out before noon…

Bread Available Saturday May28th:

Homesteader’s Wheat (A 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

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamon) $6.00

Cobmoosa Onion Rye (carmelized organic onions, Michigan rye flour, and  a pinch of caraway) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

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) $7.75

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

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar and tongue-tingling organic black pepper) $8.00

Pastries for Saturday May 28th :  We will be baking our Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, and our Simply Currant Scones.  All of our scones are made with organic butter and cream, our own fresh eggs, and a pinch of organic sugar.

Harmony Gardens CRC of Montague

Calling all Gardeners! We’ll be bringing lots of garden plants this Saturday! Broccoli, Kales, lettuce, cabbage, collards, and warm season tomatoes, peppers. These are heirloom, organically grown plants, pampered from the beginning. Community Gardeners – remember you can get your garden plants at HALF PRICE  if you live in the Cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights!

Shady Side Farm of Holland

RHUBARB! We’ll be bringing some fresh picked rhubarb from our own garden patch. Also, we’ll have our soybeans, pinto beans, black beans, wheat and corn. Plus our beautiful made on the farm wool socks, roving and rag rugs. We are Mike and Lona Bronkema of Shady Side Farm and we have been farming since 1992 and have recently transitioned to organic in parts of our operation, certifying through Global Organic Alliance (GOA).

Olson Farm of Shelby

Memorial Day Special! This Saturday only,  stock up on Taste of Spring 2011 Syrup at 2010 prices! Stop by and try a sample of our syrup and taste the difference in fresh & local!

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont

Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for almost 8 years on their farm.  Sizes will range from quarts to pints.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Eggs this week! We’ll be bringing plenty of eggs from our Delaware, Barred Rock, Araucana, and Black Australorpe flocks. You can still get your order form in for pre-ordering chickens.

Last but not least

McLaughlin Grows will be at the market to distribute their CSA shares.

As always, 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.

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Have a GREAT holiday weekend!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!