April showers bring…..music & spring greens back to the market!

Spring Greens at the Market!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, April 17th, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes

On Harvey St just 1/2 mile North of Pontaluna Rd.

We are a Bridge Card market

All Eligible Vendors Gladly Accept the Bridge Card!

Front Porch Picken & JoAnn Windberg back this week.

Road Notice! We have been told the road is being worked on again this summer….bummer. Don’t be deterred, take the detour!

This Week’s Vendors

Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

New from the Garden! Spinach & Arugula! Freshly dug & potted Comfrey plants. Comfrey is a dynamic accumulator; that means it has a large taproot that brings valuable minerals up to the surface. Good for teas, poultices & lots more. Garden supplies. We will have 10 oz to 10# sizes of various garden supplements, like Berry Mix, Liquid Fish & Kelp concentrates, Maxicrop, Dry Kelp Meal, Milky spore & Diamatacious Earth. From the bookshelf: Ask Mother Nature: A Conscious Gardeners Guide, by Ellen Vandevisse. Or How to Grow More Vegetables, by John Jeavons. Also: Nantucket Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread and other baked goods. Northern Naturals Cherry Concentrate. Blackstrap molasses, honey & maple syrup.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats New Product! Pancetta! A Dry Cured Italian Bacon 1/4 pound packages. This is a favorite of chefs, highly seasoned, used sparingly to add great flavor to many dishes – $5/package. Returning this week! Creswick’s Snack Sticks! 4 generous sticks $4.00/pkg. Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork Pork Tenderloin. Pork Chops. Apple Smoked or Hickory Smoked Bacon. Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends. Pork Sausages: Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Breakfast sausage in 1# bulk pkg. Breakfast links back next market. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg. Braunschweiger Old Fashioned Ring-Style Bologna. Thin-sliced Deli Style Ham. Grass-fed Beef Round Roast. Flank Steak. Filet Mignon. Gourmet Patties (beef, bacon 3 1/3# patties) Ground Beef Patties (3 1/3# patties). Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking. Pastured Poultry Please note: We will be out of fresh frozen chicken until May. Chicken Sausages: Chicken Spinach Feta links. Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage. Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below). Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at chrisbedford@charter.net 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: www.CreswickFarms.com

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

BEEF ~  We  have Quarters of our Grass-Fed Beef FOR SALE! We just butchered and have the beef hanging to age and tenderize it. If you order in the next week, your quarter will have your name on each vacuum-packed package and will be cut and packaged however you desire. Prices are $400-$450 depending on individual hanging weights. It would be ready to pick up in 3 weeks.  Email pbobier@voyager.net or call for details. We will have  beef by the pound and package at Sweetwater on Saturday.  Steaks, roasts, ground beef,  stew meat, cubed steak, liver, heart.  I’ll also have ground beef in 10 + # quantities  (1-2# packages) for $3.50 per lb. Veggies this week ~ Spinach and Mixed salad greens;  Russet Potatoes and Red La Soda, the last of the red potatoes; Dried herbs. Organic Olive Oil ~ Choose your favorite bottle or try a bulk blended organic oil for sale for $30 in your quart jar. HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~  I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags. CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~  http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com We are signing up this year’s CSA members.  Let us know if you are interested. We will deliver to Sweetwater Market this year!

Harmony Gardens of Montague

Mix of Brite Lites Chard. Spinach. Kales. Parsley.

Olson Family Farm of Shelby

This season’s batch of my made on the farm Taste of Spring Maple Syrup. New this week: Herb & Flower Window Boxes. Handmade of basswood from the farm. Sized 4×4″ & up, perfect for a window herb garden.

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Specials – Chocolate Bread Pudding, Cherry Cola Muffins, Strawberry Pie Muffins.  Feel free to call the shop to order ahead!  231.728.6383 Scones – Dark Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Lemon, Cinnamon Raisin. And….a great assortment of cookies, breads and other treats! Also – We will also have our usual assortment of Naturally Nutty Nut Butters and Food for Thought Preserves, Hot Sauces, and Salsa.

Liberty Family Farm & Abundant Harvest Bakery of Hart

From the bakery: Gluten-Free Bread Breakfast Cookies Regular, Chocolate Walnut Mini Cheesecakes Empanadas Bread Jumble Cookies Broccoli cheddar quiche From the Farm: Grass-fed Lamb Grass-fed Beef Soup Bones & Roasts

Hickory Ridge Family Farm

Goose! 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. Duck! Stewing ducks, whole ducks, & boneless skinless duck breast. Frozen. 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. Garlic! $1.00 a head.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition. This Week! Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Edam (low-fat Gouda), Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), & Lamont Cheddar.


Good for the body & soul!

Fruitland Farm of Whitehall

Pure Goat Milk soaps. Made by hand with olive, coconut & essential oils. No artificial ingredients, fillers or fragrances. Patchouli Lavender, Jasmine Lavender, Oatmeal & Honey. Try our new Jewel Weed soap.

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs

NEW PRODUCTS are here!  Sweetwater is the first to offer the new 4oz Balancing Facial Toner $7.00, 2oz EveryDay Moisturizer $16.00, 2oz Night Time Facial Restorative Serum $24.00. Our feature product this week is Sweet Almond Oil with Vitamin E.  This product is meant to be used as a deep,  protective moisturizer focusing on very dry skin types as well as mature skin.  It offers protection in cold, wind, and sun exposures; deep skin moisturizing with no greasy feeling and the antioxidant properties of Vit E offers additional healing effects. Great for both day and night moisturizing! This week we are offering $1.00 off Sweet Almond Oil with Vitamin E

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon

Beginning this Saturday I will be offering Mother’s Day necklace sets and bracelets.  Also on the agenda for Mom are my new Dragonfly earrings…sold out of these at Christmas.  Also there will be new “Friends Forever” bracelets.  And new ladie’s watches…I will have one in “Snowflake Obsidian” and one in a peridot double strand crystal with sterling accents. This week the “On Sale” table will feature young lady’s jewelry at 50 % off the marked price.