Summer Starts with Ware Farm Strawberries!

Certified Organic Strawberries from Ware Farm!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, June 22nd, 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!


Great News!

Sweetwater is opening a new weekday market!

Wednesday’s at Tanglewood Park from 5pm-7pm

Beginning on July 3rd!

We’ve just learned this week that we’ve been approved to begin our second market! In just a short week and a half, we will be bringing an outdoor  “pop-up” style  market to Tanglewood Park on Seminole Road in the heart of Norton Shores!


Attending this week’s market:

The Ware Farm of Bear Lake

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!


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby



Head Lettuce (Romaine)

Lettuce Mix



Spicy Brassica Mix (like a little bite in your greens?  this is a tasty blend of baby kale, arugula, and mustards-we love it in fresh spring rolls!)

Chard (the deer are still lovin’ this, limited amounts)


French Breakfast Radishes

Carrots- incredibly sweet fresh spring carrots!

Garlic Scapes






Oregano and more


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

Nourish. This is a great everyday tea and Amanda’s favorite

(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 has 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, woodworker, luthiers, nurses, and anyone else who has hands that need a little TLC.


September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

Summer is finally kicking in and so is the garden! This week I will have:

*Fresh cut sunflower bouquet blends

*Sugar snap peas


*Baby mixed greens

*Baby arugula

Fresh Herbs

*Early garlic(hard neck)

*Garlic scapes






*French Tarragon

*Bronze fennel



Funny Farm of Grant

This week we’ll have snap peas, garlic scapes, lettuce, spinach, onions, herbs.

Apron Lady & Janet will return as well!


CJ Veggie of Zeeland

We’ll be at Sweetwater this Saturday with our certified organic Arugula, Mesclun mix, Tatsoi, Mizuna, White turnips, Radish

Shady Side Farm of Holland

I will have our certified organic dry beans at Saturday’s market–grown last summer on our farm south of Grand Haven. The special this week is our Jacobs Cattle Gold Beans. This week’s special price for a 2-lb. bag is $10.00 (regularly $11.50) and for a 1-lb. bag is $5.50 (regularly $6.00). I will also have a limited amount of Grassfields Farm aged raw milk cheese. Grassfields is out of some varieties of cheese right now, so we will have to wait for mid-June for some of the others to come back in stock.


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

The cattle herd is loving being on lush green pastures.  We are so happy the rains have been good this year so far!  We have had about 20 calves born, and all are looking happy and healthy.

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: Ground Beef – 10 packages for $50. 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

Ground Sirloin

Bone-In:  Rib and T-Bone  Steaks

Boneless:  Tenderloin, NY Strip, Rib Eye and Sirloin Steaks.

Roasts:   Chuck & Arm

Swiss Steak and Round Steak

Stew Meat

Short Ribs, also good for meaty soups

Soup Bones


Tongue,  Liver and Heart

VEGETABLES: Head Lettuces, Swiss Chard, Kale, Spinach, Scallions, Salad Mix

HERBS: Parsley, Rosemary, Fresh Dill!

PLANTS: Parsley and Sage Plants!

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

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!

Also at Earthscape’s table: Crow Feather Farm. This week we’ll be offering our Spicy Brassica salad mix, gorgeous red head lettuces, radishes, ‘Hakurei’ salad turnips, and plenty of fresh cilantro and basil.  We’ll also have eggs from our pastured hens. Thanks and see you tomorrow.  Happy Solstice!


Liberty Family Farm

The bakers are taking this week off, but we’ll be at market with


Red Russian Kale



Lettuce mix


French Breakfast Radishes

Lettuce Heads


Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We will be at market this Saturday with an assortment of veggies, transplants, and pork.  Wednesday night’s rain gave the garden a boost so we expect to have head lettuce, golden beet greens, and this will probably be the last week for spinach and heirloom radishes.   Our tomato and pepper plants will be on sale this week for $2.00 a pot instead of $2.50 so get them while they last!   We will have our freezer stocked with bulk sweet Italian sausage, bulk breakfast sausage, and kielbasa links all of which are new this week.   Also from our heritage Mulefoot pigs we will have the following:

Fresh Cuts

Back Ribs

Boneless Loin Roasts

Ground Pork

Leaf Lard
Shoulder Roasts

Smoked Nitrate/Nitrite Free Cuts


Ham Hocks

Ham Slices

Picnic Roasts

Soup Bones

Fresh Sausages

Andouille Links

Bratwurst Links

Chorizo Links

Kielbasa links NEW!

Bulk Breakfast NEW!

Bulk Hot Italian

Bulk Sweet Italian NEW!

Lastly, we have decided to stop offering the Boar Bacon.   We have found that it has been a little harder to prepare than most people bargained for and we apologize for this.   If you had purchased some from us in the past and feel that it was not what you were expecting or that you were in any way misled, please come talk to us at market, we want to make it up to you!


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Well, well, well, look who’s raising it’s tasty self after quite a hiatus.  Auntie P’s Chocolate Cherry has decided to grace our case for our last market before our summer break.  Is it sandwich bread or dessert?  Confused as this loaf may be, we know one thing,  it is extremely tasty toasted with a little peanut butter or vanilla ice cream.  Guess it’s up to you to decide.

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

Auntie P’s Chocolate Cherry  {Better than ever before… and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!}    (organic cocoa, dark chocolate batons, dried Michigan cherries, and pure vanilla…the ultimate dessert bread)  $9.25

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

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

Pastries available for Saturday:

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

Expedition Cookies– The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.25 each

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Pecan Date Scones

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

Cherry Mud Brownies $3.00 each  Our Deep Mud Brownies infused with dried Michigan cherries.

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!!


Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Soaps made with organic oil and botanicals, only essential oils for fragrance- Lavender, Lemongrass Tea,

Oats & Spice,Orange, Vanilla & Oats, and Rows & Furrows (great hand soap with a little extra grit)

Nail  and facial Brushes with wood and natural bristles

By request, to keep your soap high and dry – Soap Dishes now available in both pine and cedar

100% Michigan beeswax candles; natural, bright, clean and long burning.
Fragrant and versatile Organic Lavender – Organza, embroidered, and hand colored organic Lavender Sachets.  Add natural

fragrance to drawers, closets, clothing in storage, travel bags, desk drawers… it smells sweet, clean & fresh but also known

to be a natural relaxant and also a moth deterrent.


Not attending this week but back soon:

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Ferry


At the info table this week:

Marsha Mason will have information about a new organization forming in the  Spring Lake- Grand Haven area called No GMO 4 MICHIGAN.

Vina Dauten will be bringing some strawberry plants for sale.


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 9:30 to 11:00 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

Sweetwater Thanks & Hugs to Greg Mund for becoming a Friend of the Market! We also appreciated the nice run of asparagus he brought to us this year – see you next year, Greg, and thanks again!


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.


See you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152,


We are a BRIDGE CARD market!