This Week: Holiday Green Market #1!

Organically Grown Christmas Trees!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 28th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd

“Green” Saturday at the Market!

Our Holiday Season starts this Saturday – Locally grown & made right here in the Muskegon area, we’re proud to show off our “green-ness”!

This Week’s Vendors
Fruitful Acres of Manistee
Organically Grown Christmas Trees! Lisa will be bringing a great selection of the wonderful apples grown up at Fruitful Acres, along with more of Hugh’s fresh-pressed apple cider! Also new this week: Lisa will be taking orders for organically grown Christmas trees! Stop by and find out why trees grown without chemical sprays are the safest choice for your family!
Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Shetland Wool Skeins & Hand-knit mittens & gloves!
Meet the Hendrians! This is the official introduction of Will Hendrian & Hickory Ridge Family Farm. Four years ago living on 10 acres further north Will became interested in raising pastured poultry after having read Joel Salatin’s book You Can Farm. He and his father eventually traveled to the Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley to visit with Salatin and see his operation for themselves. Will was convinced it was what he wanted to do; the only problem was their 10 acres was in an area of encroaching suburbs, who didn’t want a chicken farm in their midst. Moving to the Hart area just a year ago, Will jumped right in, apprenticing to the Happy Hill Farm as well as working with Bill & Patrice Bobier at Earthscape Farm. The transition of the successful poultry business begun by Gayle & Emma Filbrun of Happy Hill to the Hickory Ridge Farm has gone very smoothly, mostly because of Will’s hard work and determination, but also because of his hugely supportive family, most of whom you will probably meet at the market from time to time. The following meats are available right now:
Order your Christmas Goose Now! These freshly processed and frozen geese run between 6 to 9 lbs, and were pastured on grass and supplemented with oats grown on the nearby Earthscape Farm.
Freshly frozen Duck! Stewing ducks, whole ducks, & boneless skinless duck breast.
Happy Hill Frozen Turkey & Chicken
Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links or bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. Whole turkeys processed the week before Thanksgiving, also: frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains. All cuts—whole, cut up, bone-in and boneless skinless breast, drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters and wings, soup stock, feet, liver, hearts and gizzards. All meats raised on pasture with daily moves.
Free-Range Eggs: Large.
New from Hickory Ridge! Besides raising pastured poultry, Will raises Shetland sheep and now has beautiful wool in various natural colors for sale by skein. Also his sister Rebecca will bring her hand-knit gloves, mittens & socks. She will also do custom orders.
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Whew! This Thanksgiving week has been a real whirl-wind for our bakery! But now that the flour dust has settled, we’ll be at the market with a great selection of our wonderful breads, rolls, cookies and other fabulous sweet stuff.
Harmony Gardens of Montague
Hoophouse: parsley, radish & pac choi. Greenhouse: Micro-Greens: nice mix of kales, chois, arugula, curly cress, Osaka purple mustard, broccoli, spinach & sunnies. Excellent salad & sandwich topper.
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Please note: We still have holiday hams (5-18 lbs) available on special order.
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Lunchmeats & snacks.
Back again! We’ve made a fresh batch of Creswick’s Old-fashioned Ring Bologna, try some this week!
Creswick “Healthy” Meat Snack Sticks (perfect for school). 4 generous meat sticks to a pack. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free!
Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking.
Thin-sliced Deli Style Ham. Sandwich size in 1# pkgs.
Pork Sausages: German Thuringer. Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Breakfast sausage, links and 1# bulk pkg. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese links.
Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage.
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork
Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops, Boneless. Apple Smoked Bacon, Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Flank Steak. Filet Mignon. Gourmet Burgers: grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Pastured Poultry
Chicken Breast. Whole Chicken. Ground chicken in 1# bulk pkg.
Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below).
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than Monday morning 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
Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
New! We’re proud to announce an addition to our cheese line-up. It’s called Polkton Corners, and is a delicious, soft-style unpressed Gouda. Also: Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, Lamont Cheddar and Gouda Chili Spice
Olson Farm of Shelby
SALE! Last week! The best $5.00 Christmas gift you can give! Special 12oz hooked rim gift bottle of made on my farm Taste of Spring Maple Syrup. Veggies this week include red & white potatoes, red & white onions, carrots.
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
Winter squash. Five kinds of pumpkins.
Back again – Lamb! All cuts available. Chops, leg of lamb, ground, etc.
With this nice November weather there is still time to get your fall lawn & garden taken care of. We have a wide variety of Fertrell fall garden supplies. Please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market. New! We have a new product, Certified Organic Blackstrap Molasses. Also, Honey, maple syrup, garden books, processed & bagged wool.
Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
Please note: We will not be at the Market this Saturday November 28. See you next Saturday!

HandCrafteds Good for the body & soul!

New Vendor!
Soul Infusions of Cedar Springs
Sweetwater welcomes Laura Bonarski, owner of Soul Infusions. Laura describes her shop as a unique tea house that carries a wide variety of organic and free trade bulk teas, herbs, spices, and natural health products. Laura is a graduate of Blue Heron Academy in Holistic Health care and works for Spectrum-Health.
“Having seen the benefits of healing with whole foods, the use of teas and herbs became a passion,” says Laura. “I also specialize in custom beauty products such as lotions, lip balms, salves, sprays, and spritzers.” Her community-based shop offers classes and rental for small events. A great place to meet friends, sit and sample one of the 52 plus varieties of tea in a peaceful setting.
This week Laura will have an assortment of herbal organic teas and different herbs. She will feature an “herb of the month” and for December that will be peppermint. Peppermint has antispasmodic & antiseptic properties. Laura will demonstrate how to use peppermint in make-your-own mouthwash! Soul Infusions is located at 90 N. Main St, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Laura can be reached at 616-696-1808.
Bee & Botanical of Spring Lake
What’s the buzz….
Need a hostess gift for the holidays or ready to start your holiday shopping?
We are happy to announce that we are now selling certified organic soap! Our soaps use only essential oils, natural colors from botanical ingredients and no para ban preservative. The soaps offer a nice lather and have retained glycerin to offer more moisturizers than most commercial soaps that cook the glycerin out for resale and to use in other products. Many different scents to choice from and gift boxes are available.
Also introducing our Quietude Herbal Bath Blend. A wonderful herbal blend of botanicals along with sea salt and Epson salt to relax after a long stressful day. This is made with all certified organic botanicals and comes in a refillable jar.
Lavender Dryer bags are also available again, now in 2 sizes.
Nice selection of floral, herb and spice sachets for drawers, closets, cupboards and knitting baskets (moth blend, lavender, citrus, Northern Forest and Rose & Sandalwood blends). Organic catnip for the kitty’s stocking : x )
Look forward to seeing you at the market!
Grass Menagerie of Whitehall
Lois Jancek returns to the market with a selection of her beautiful hand made Christmas wreaths!
Fiber Creations of Whitehall
Great gift ideas! My newest addition to the fiber lineup: Cowls, this seasons new scarf! Easy to wear around your neck to keep you warm or add style to your ensemble. Many different styles and fibers. Also new this week are my felted mittens, as well as Purses, Scarves, Coasters, Necklaces, Hats. Hand-made Pottery Cups and Brooches. Start your Holiday shopping now!
Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
Gift idea! Stop by and check out my newest Christmas creations plus my latest wool handbags and new quilt-material totes. I also have the “Bella” bracelet (from the “Twilight” series) in Amethyst gemstone and sterling.
Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs
Certified organic beauty & health products.