The Heat is On!

The Heat is On!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 6th, 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

The Heat is On!

Please bring a cooler especially if you plan to purchase meat or fish.

At this week’s market:
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
 ~  Eggplant!  Basil in bulk for making pesto; Beets with Greens,  Tomatillos, Cucumbers, Radicchio,  Sweet Peppers, Carrots,  Pickling Cucumbers and Dill!  Salad Mix: Lettuces with  Arugula, Mustard greens, Celery leaves, and Baby Kale;  Head lettuce, broccoli.   Beans, summer squash,  Kohlrabi;  Chard and Kale;  Scallions, cabbage.  Herbs: Parsley, Dill, Basil, Cilantro and Rosemary.
BEEF ~   SALE! Beef Liver $2.00 per lb. Stock up!
We will have lean Ground Beef and Ground Round / Sirloin!  Try our beef.  Our steers are 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 mostly in winter. Feeding cows small amounts of good grains are like humans eating small portions of dessert.  It’s ok for them as long as grass and legumes are their main diet.  The steers are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation. Email us 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.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL from Palestine! 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags. 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!


Olson Farm of Shelby

I’ll have lots of Ailsa Craig & Big Daddy white onions & Candy Sweet Red Onions!  Taste of Spring 2011 Syrup. Stop by and try a sample of our syrup and taste the difference in fresh & local!


CJ Veggies of Zeeland

New this week! Lemon Cucumbers!. Also: Broccoli, Arugula, Mesclun, White Turnips, Green onions.

Coming Soon: Muskmelons! Watermelon! Organic sweet corn, so good you can eat it raw!

We are a Certified Organic veggie operation!

Shady Side Farm of Holland

This Saturday we’ll take along our certified organic pinto beans and black beans. Stop by Olson Farms booth to see how to PRESSURE CAN our DRY BEANS! We’ll comb the garden to see what’s ready–likely green and yellow beans, squash, and peppers. And we’ll take along handwoven rag rugs (made from recycled materials), fresh-from-the-farm wool socks, yarn and roving for spinning. This will be our intern’s last market, as she’s heading back to Belgium soon. Stop by and wish Laura well…


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

Chicken Breasts (Boneless), is back!
Chicken Leg Quarters
Whole chickens must be pre-ordered (see below)

Chicken Patties, BBQ or Plain. 1# 4pr pkg.
Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked
Breakfast Sausage Bulk & Links

Coming next week: Country Ribs!

Coming next week: Corned Beef Hash!
Perfect for camping trips when you want a quick meal, with potatoes and spice already added, or add eggs for breakfast!

Flank Steak!

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties

Gourmet Burgers – Ground Beef with Bacon
Apple Smoked Bratwurst

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
EGGS Soy free. $3.25 a dozen.

PRE-ORDERS. Space limitations force us to carry only the most asked for meats. If you want to be sure to get the meats you want every week, PRE-ORDERING is the way to go.  Take a look at the complete product list here:
Email or call Diana Jancek at  or (231)893-3937 no later than midnight on the Monday evening before the next market and she will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. Pre-orders not picked up by noon market day will be placed back into stock. Please call (231) 769-6514 if you are going to be late. Thanks!

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Farm Store Hours:

Weds: 1-6pm

Fri: 10-5pm

Sat:  10-3pm

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The Fishmonger’s Wife of Muskegon
Pre-Orders are the way to go for best selection! See below.

The Fresh Catch this week: Fresh Whitefish, Lake Michigan Lake Trout, AK Sockeye Salmon, Whitefish Livers & Smoked Whitefish. My smoking is getting better! In fact, I got the best compliment from The Fish Monger’s Dad, “This batch is excellent.” Huge compliment from a man of few and very direct words.

PRE-ORDERS: Call us at 231-730-3327. Pre-orders will be held until 11 a.m. and then released. If you are going to be late feel free to call us 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 hot summer months it is very important that your fish be kept cold until you are able to refrigerate it. You can borrow an eco-cooler from us for a $5 deposit, or bring your own cooler with ice to market.

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McLaughlin Grows of Muskegon

We will have our CSA shares ready to pick up, and tomatoes, cukes, hot peppers kales and cabbages for sale.


The following farms and vendors are off on vacations this week:

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hesperia

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake

The Carriage House Gardens of  Spring Lake

Last but not least

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 Higher Grounds 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!

Hope to see you all soon.
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!