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Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 4th, 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 a 2012 Double Up Food Bucks Market!

Note: Please, please please! If you know of a family that could benefit from this program please pass this newsletter email on to them! This Saturday we will once again have a special gift bag for the first 10 new Bridge Card Customers! Includes a market tote, Kid Approved Cookbook, cutting board, veggie scrubber, and a $5.00 Sweetwater Gift Card to spend on anything at the market!



At this week’s market:


Wind Dancer Farms of West Olive

Megan Wilson will return this week with more delicious certified organic blueberries from Wind Dancer Farms. The farm is a second generation family farm located in the heart of farm country in the Grand Haven area.

Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll be at market with pickles, cukes,  kales,  garlic,  potatoes, basil, scallions, summer squash, and okra!

Chickadee Creek of Nunica

We’ll be at the market with Zucchini, summer squash, carrots, cucumbers (slicing and pickling) and chicken eggs.


Maple Moon Farm of Hart

Tomatoes! We have canning quantities available. Trombicino  squash, cucumbers, pickles, scallions, onions, garlic, beets, wax beans, purple beans, carrots, basil, dried herbs.  Check out our wild crafted remedies including herbal tea and salves.  We have a great cure for poison ivy!


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We now have the ability to take PROJECT FRESH coupons as well as credit cards at Sweetwater Market!

VEGGIES ~  Tomatoes! Beets and Beet Thinnings, Tomatillos! Garlic, Snow Peas, Carrots!  Beans, Eggplant, Sweet Peppers. Broccoli,  Cucumbers and pickles, Mesclun Spicy Salad Mix, Scallions, Large Onions and Summer Squash! Raddicchio. Kale and Chard,  Fresh Basil and Parsley; Dill in quantity for making pickles.  New Red  & Russet Potatoes. Sunflowers!  Maybe some other veggies after we pick for CSA Shares – CSA gets our best variety! 

BEEF ~ Our steers and cows are on pasture, and happy!

  • We have lean Ground Beef!
  • Chuck Roasts
  • Bone-In Rib Steaks
  • Boneless Tenderloin Steaks
  • Cubed Swiss Steak, Stew Meat & Short Ribs
  • Tongue
  • Soup Bones

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

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags.  Special order of Funky Mamacita, beans and ground, arrived today.  Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Calling all Brat Lovers! Where else can you get this kind of selection of brats, not to mention produced from pasture raised animals in your own area? Along with our “regular” brats we will have OBERON, APPLE-SMOKED, & LAMB BRATS!

Steaks: Ribeye & Top Sirloin for the grill!

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties


Chicken Patties, Regular or BBQ, 1#/ 4 pr pkg

Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless.

Chicken Leg Quarters

Chicken Deli Lunch Slices are back!

Pork Tenderloin is back!

We now offer Breakfast Sausage 3 ways: Patties, Links and Bulk 1# pkg!

Bacon: Choose from Hickory or Apple Smoked.

Two Deli Lunchmeat choices: Chicken Deli & Ham Deli!

Chicago Style Hotdogs! No nitrates, no fillers – just  100%  pastured meats!

Chorizo 1/2lb pkg
EGGS No soy in chicken feed. Large. $3.25 a dozen. Jumbo or medium by pre-order only.

PRE-ORDERS. Sign up to be on the Pre Order reminder list here: or at the market. On Sunday you will receive a reminder and you’ll have until 9am Tuesday to put your order in. Once placed, all you have to do is come to the market anytime on Saturday and pick it up!


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

West Michigan’s ONLY Brick Oven Solar Powered Bakery!


We are taking pre-orders again for pickup at all of our sales locations for quantities of:

Five (5) or more loaves of bread

Ten (10) or more pastries.

PLEASE send us an email (or call 231-873-9820) by Tuesday at 6pm

More information at our Facebook Page at

HAVE YOU TRIED OUR GRANOLA LATELY?  Choose from: 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).

Baked in our wood-fired brick oven several days after the intense bread-baking heat has dissipated.  This ensures that the nutrients in the grains and seeds remain intact!  Please note, these granolas are SWEETENED ONLY WITH MICHIGAN HONEY!  There is absolutely no refined sugar in them.  They are both wonderful with milk or yogurt or as part of a trail mix.  Our children love them!  We often have samples of each variety available at market—come have a taste!


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

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

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00


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

Pastries available for Saturday:

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)

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!!)

 Orange Deep Mud Brownies  $3.00 The original Deep Mud Brownie infused with dried, candied orange.

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.

Pecan Maple Oaties $2.25 each- Made with Real Michigan Maple Syrup, Pecans, and organic raisins

BAKER’S DOZEN:  If you order 12 pastries you’ll receive a 13th pastry FREE!

Hilde and Charlie Muller


Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

Andrea will be back this week with more fresh Goat Cheese (chevre) and Cream Cheese.  Be sure to try some of our customer favorites: Red Pepper Spring Roll, Honey Orange, Black Pepper and Herbs de Provence!

Grassfield’s Cheese of Coopersville

We’ll be at market this week with our certified organic Dutch Style gouda’s & cheddars.


Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart


Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes, tender green beans, peppers, beets & greens!


Fresh Pasture Raised Chicken.

Spice Rub Chicken all parts lots available!

Farm Fresh Eggs!!

Fresh flower bouquets !!


Fresh Breads include ciabatta, 3 seed and multigrain rolls!  Try our

signature rolls for lunch as a sandwich or with dinner.

All Varieties of the Breakfast Cookies.

Blueberry Muffins, Morning Glory Muffins, Maple Muffins and more….

Fresh Quiches and Turnovers– these will be in the cooler.

Organic Chocolate Brownies

Cinnamon Rolls are back!!

Hope to see you there we will have lots to choose from.. Thanks!

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

Fresh & Frozen. Pastured Chicken-Cornish Cross & Freedom Rangers. Chickens rotated daily getting up to 20% of their diet from grass.

Chicken feet! Make some healthy stock.

Pastured Pork. We are currently out, with more coming in about 2 weeks.

Order forms are available for pork halves & wholes and whole chicken. Take advantage of a good discount when you preorder.

For more information call Will at  (231) 794-7936.

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Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Pretty, Practical & Organic products for the home
Michigan Beeswax candles natural, bright, clean and long burning,
Certified Organic Soap- Great selection of all the favorites including Lemongrass Tea, Oats & Spice &
Lavender and Rows and Furrows Gardeners soap with ground coffee and almonds for summer.
Gift boxes/w card for organic soap
Organic Lavender Dryer Bags for lavender field fresh sheets and towels (great for closets and drawers too)
Organza, embroidered, and hand colored organic Lavender Sachets

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
 Tate Luchies  will be back next week. The Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm. Raw, minimally heated Honey is harvested from bees foraging on wild flowers near the farm and Maple Syrup is made in early spring from 1000 taps on the 50 acre farm.

Shady Side Farm of Holland

Mike from Shady Side Farm will not be at market again until Saturday, August 18th.


Last but not least


Friends of the Market

Big Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks! To two new Friends of the Market, Annoesjka Steinman & Nana Kratochvil!

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.

Double Up Food Bucks 2012!

Thanks to a grant received from the Fair Food Network and others, Sweetwater will be offering Double Up Food Bucks to anyone using a Bridge Card at our market from June 2nd through November.  Click here to see how it works:

New! Sweetwater OrganiCorps!

If you support the mission of Sweetwater and have some time to help us extend our organic message into the community please stop by the Market Managers booth this Saturday and sign up for a variety of volunteer positions! We need help with market surveys, Double Up Food Buck promotions and much more!


Have a great weekend, hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152,

We are a BRIDGE CARD Double Up Foods Bucks 2012 market!