Sweetwater Pledges to our Customers: NO GMOs!!

Join the Millions Against Monsanto Rally at Sweetwater this Saturday!


Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 26th, 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!

Join us Saturday from 11-1 for a

Rally for the Right to Know What’s in Our Food!

Stop by the Info Table, Sign the Truth-in-Labeling Petition and pick up a GMO-Free Treat!

New Vendor!

CJ Veggies of Zeeland

Charles and Judy have been growing produce since 2005, slowly expanding land and varieties while learning.  Certified Organic thru MOSA for five years and farming 1 3/4 acres of specialty tomatoes and cucumbers, of course kale, three varieties, lettuce mixes: Arugula, Mesclun, Water cress and Spinach.  Head lettuces: Frisee, Romaine and Butter head, Sweet corn, Melons etc.
Also growing lettuce mixes and Tomatoes in hoop houses so you can enjoy those yummy flavors as long as possible.  Charles and Judy are passionate about growing food that will not cause illness but to have optimal health. They will bring lots of fresh picked spinach this week!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Quarters of BEEF for sale. Talk to me  or email for more information!  www.earthscapefarm@gmail.com
EGGS! Our chickens are HAPPY! We will have eggs.
VEGGIES this week ~ Spinach!  Salad Greens! Fresh from our small hoophouse!  Parsnips. We will also have some Kennebec and Fingerling Potatoes from storage in the root cellars.

Maple Moon Farm and Earthscape / Full Circle Farm ordered 2  HOOPHOUSES to arrive this week.  We plan to supply you with more Fall, Winter and Spring greens next year.  Let us know if you want to come help set them up.
BEEF ~  Try our beef!  Our steers were on lush pastures from May to November.   They are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. New shipment arrives this week.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
No chicken or lamb until May. Seasonality rules!
Beef – Ground Beef.
Pork – Bacon(both Apple & Hickory), Pork Chops, Pork Tenderloin
Sausage – Apple Chicken, Breakfast links & bulk, Chorizo, Pancetta, Garlic Kielbasa. Hot Italian Links.
Demand for Creswick meats along with rising prices for feed have forced a small price increase in most products. Please check the website for details, also for info about the farms newest products including Honey Cured Bacon!  http://www.creswickfarms.com/
PRE-ORDERS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Placing special orders at the market or by email — chrisbedford@charter.net — gives you more options! Check the Creswick Farms website, there are many selections that we don’t carry every week but would be more than happy to bring them to you with our regular order! Order must be received by Midnight on the Monday before the market. Thanks!
Any special order not picked up at the market Saturday designated by the order will incur a $5.00 additional charge unless Chris is notified by 12noon on the Friday before the market.


Shady Side Farm of Holland

We’ll be back this week with soybeans, pinto beans, black beans, wheat and corn. Plus remaining stocks of 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). The farm is home to 150 or so sheep and some chickens. Wool from our sheep is dyed at the farm, and in our spare time Mike makes beautiful, warm wool socks and Lona makes hefty rugs from recycled fabrics. http://shadysidefarm.etsy.com


Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

From the Hoophouse

Spinach, Kale and Arugula!

From the Farm

Garlic Basil Brats

German Brats


*Chicks have arrived. Estimated date for fresh Chicken is May 21st 2011!

From the Bakery


New! Peanut Butter Chocolate Breakfats Cookie

New! Spinach Cheddar Quiche

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche and Sausage Onioin Quiche by the Slice!

New! Carrot Cake  with Organic Cream Cheese frosting

New! Small Chessake and by the slice.


Full selection of Breakfast Cookies–Jumbo cookies filled with chocolate, dried fruit and nuts.

Quiche. Try Spinach & Cheddar, Broccoli & Cheddar or Sausage & Onion! Now

available by the slice!

New! Vegetable Turnovers. A delicious blend of fresh carrots from the garden, organic onions, potatoes and herbs with an organic Cheddar Cheese Crust!

New! Fresh Croissants

New! Fresh Bagels with two kinds of cream cheese available: Organic Scallion & Organi Veggie!

New! Granola- Organic Cashew Cranberry Granola


Grassfields Cheese of Coopersville
Raw milk, organic cheese in the Dutch Tradition

Cheddar, Gouda, Gouda w/Dill, Gouda w/Garlic & Onion, Edam, Leyden (Gouda w/cumin)

Please note: Check our Grassfields website  www.grassfieldscheese.com/ and if there are cheese products you would like that we don’t normally carry you can special order them with the same timeline as for Creswick Farms. Special orders must be sent to me by 8am of the Tuesday before the market. chrisbedford@charter.net. Thanks!

Earthly Kneads Bakery of Muskegon

We have sad news to share, posted at the bottom of this newsletter.

This week’s offerings:

*NEW!  Homemade Danish! 4 Delicious Varieties to choose from.

*Cookies: 10 Delectable Varieties to choose from.

*CUPCAKES! 4 Delightful Varieties to choose from.

*Scones and Muffins – Baker’s whim. Dark Chocolate Scones for sure!

*Saturday Breads – Chocolate Cherry Bread. Honey Whole Wheat (100% whole grain), Cinnamon Raisin Spelt, Hearty Cranberry, Tuscan (loaves and baguettes), Sesame Semolina, English Muffin Bread

*Granola – Ginger Fig, Cranberry Pecan, Cherry Almond, Totally Nuts (hazelnut, cashew, and almond), and Apple Pepita (no nuts)

Hope to see you Saturday!

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

We’re very excited to introduce a BRAND NEW BREAD THIS WEEKEND…

ANNIE’S RAISIN SPICE will debut at the Sweetwater Local Foods Market at 9am Saturday morning!

Annie’s Raisin Spice:  Like our daughter Annie, this bread is bursting with sweetness and spice.  Made with Michigan-grown organic whole wheat, organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamom—a surefire winner for those who LOVE raisins and a little spice…$6.00 a loaf

We will also be baking for Saturday March 26th:

****Auntie P’s Triple Chocolate Cherry—A chocolate lovers dream bread…Made with Belgian Callebaut chocolate, Valrhona dark chocolate batons, and organic cocoa…And of course, Michigan Montmorency cherries!  These loaves will be in limited supply…Come Early!!

West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust)

Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)

Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)

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

Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey)

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $7.75 (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins)

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

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

Pastries for Saturday March 26th:  We will be baking our NEW Almond Raisin Scones, Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, Expedition Cookies, and our Deep Mud Brownies


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.

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Nature inspired…pretty, practical and organic!

We’ll be back next week!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

We’re busy baking more treats and will be back soon!


Last but not least

Hello All,


We have sad news. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of our bakery. It is not the complete end of Earthly Kneads but just a temporary setback. In order to stay in our current location, we had to commit to another 3 years.  We are unable to do so in these tough and unpredictable economic times.


Normal bakery operations will continue until our closing on Friday, May 13th. We will still be at the Sweetwater Local Foods Market until (and including) May 7th.  We will also be at the West Michigan Food Co-Op for one more shopping cycle (pickup day is April 20th).


This has been a very difficult decision for us and a very sad one as well. Please know that Gail is pretty glum about everything and that the decision was not made lightly or in haste.


Gift certificates are no longer for sale. If you have one, please be sure you redeem it before we close.


Wholesale bakery operations are not expected to resume before the next market season ends, but we remain optimistic and hopeful that we will be up and running again soon.


Thank you very much for your support of the bakery all these years. Without you (and Gail’s understanding husband, too!), we would not have had the time that we did. So many of you have become such an integral part of our lives and we feel like you’re family. We will miss you dearly.


Sincerely, All of us at Earthly Kneads

Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks! To new and renewing Friends of the Market: Sam Kline, Betty Sweet, and Dave Fredericks & Hildi Paulsen

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.

Sweetwater is on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muskegon-MI/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market/111077177535

Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager


We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!