Asparagus is here!

Asparagus time this Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Every Saturday, May 19th, 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 BRIDGE CARD Double Up Foods Bucks 2012 market!

Our DUFB program will start beginning with the June 2nd market and run through October-see Table Talk below for more info!


At this week’s market:


Mund Farm of  Rothbury

Thank you Mother Nature, for cooperating this week! Greg Mund will be at the market tomorrow with his delicious organically grown asparagus. This is going to go fast, so come early!


Harmony Gardens of Montague

Gardeners! Get ready to grow! Choose from my organically grown heirloom tomatoes including Amish Paste, Black Plum, Brandywine, Black Sea Man, Green Zebra, Stupice…. and more! Also limited supply of peppers, both sweet and hot. Next week: more peppers, and eggplants.


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Greetings from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery

Our many thanks to all who came out to both tmarkets this past weekend, we marvel at your kindness, patience, and generosity.  We are not taking preorders yet but are offering the following for sale this coming Saturday, May 19.

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

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

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.25

NEW-Pumpernickel Rye (A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf) $6.00

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA:  organic oats, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, sliced almonds, Michigan honey, organic coconut oil, pure vanilla, sea salt. $6.00/pound

PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA:  organic oats, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, Michigan honey, Michigan-made peanut butter, organic coconut oil, pure vanilla, sea salt. $6.00/ pound

Pastries for Saturday’s Market:  We will be baking our Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, Deep Mud Brownies, Hilltopper Molasses Ginger Cookies, Pecan Maple Oaties.

Hilde and Charlie Muller


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we will have lettuce, spinach, beet greens, turnip greens, spring carrots, and fresh herbs including dill, cilantro, tarragon, oregano, and rose mary. We will also have a few tomato plant that were leftover from planting the hoop house.

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Hickory Ridge Family Farm

NEW! Fresh pastured chicken. Processed two days ago. Chickens rotated daily on fresh pasture and get up to 20% of their diet from pasture.

Pastured Pork. Our mixed heritage herd has been on pasture all summer, supplemented with hay and GMO-free feed. We’ll have thick cut pork chops, smoked, nitrate free thick cut bacon, smoked hams, pork steaks, pork roasts and ground pork.

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

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

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Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES ~ Arugula,  Fresh Celery Greens.  

We’re bringing tomato plants!  Heirlooms ~ many kinds, cherry, red, paste.

~  Pre-orders accepted.  Email me for a price list. Please email or call by 5pm on Friday.

BEEF SALE:   Beef Hearts are $2 per lb.

Other cuts available this week:

  • We have lean Ground Beef and Ground Sirloin!
  • Chuck, Arm, English and Rolled Rump Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, T-bone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless  Tenderloin, Sirloin Steaks
  • Cubed Steak, Round Steak & Short Ribs
  • Heart, Liver, Tongue

Our steers and cows are on pasture, and happy!

SALE!  $2 off per bottle.  ORGANIC OLIVE OIL from Palestine, 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed.  This oil is imported by Higher Grounds Coffee.

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!

We now have the ability to take credit cards at Sweetwater Market!


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

PRE-ORDER for the best choice! We want to encourage you to pre-order as much as possible, please see below for info on how to sign up.

New Products!

Cajun Bacon- we’ve put a good spicy rub on these cuts before smoking – wow!

Pork BBQ Rib Pattie – Boneless, juicy, ready to grill and eat!

Flank Steak

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties

CHICKEN IS BACK! All cuts available this market!
Apple Chicken Sausage Links

Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless

Whole Chicken

Chicken Leg Quarters
Chicken Patties Plain 1 lb at 4/pr pkg.

Ground Chicken. Did you know that ground chicken is lower in fat than ground turkey?

New! Pork BBQ Riblet Pattie!
This boneless juicy patty is ready to grill and eat!

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Chops, Boneless

Pork Steak
Bacon: Choose from new Cajun Rub,  Blk Pepper Garlic, Apple, or Hickory Smoked!
Breakfast Sausage Bulk & Skinless Links

Snack Sticks, Regular & Pepperoni!

Italian Link Sweet Sausage

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Chorizo 1/2lb pkg
Deli Sliced Old Fashioned Sandwich Bologna. 1 lb pkg

Pepperoni Slices

EGGS Large. No soy in chicken feed. Large. $3.25 a dozen.

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 midnight Monday to put your order in. Once placed, all you have to do is come to the market anytime on Saturday and pick it up!


Liberty Family Farm


Last Pickings from the Hoophouse!  Come early.

Lettuce Mix, Spring Mix, Mustard Greens, Beet Greens &

Last of the Spinach.


Farm Fresh Eggs from Happy Hens!

Turkey Sausage


Asparagus & Goat Cheese Galettes – a must try, very tasty!

Rhubarb Galettes – fresh picked from our garden.

Spinach & Cheddar Quiche

Morning Glory and triple berry muffins

Maple muffins made with local maple syrup!

Breakfast Cookies!

3 Seed Bread, Ciabatta and Pecan Raisin.

Organic Brownies, Scones and more……

We will have chicken pre-order forms & our Spring Newsletter available.

Fresh Chicken in 2 weeks!!!

Please check out our facebook site and like us!!

Thank you!  It is a pleasure to grow and bake great food for you.


Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm.


Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

I will return to the next market on the 26th.

Funny Farm of Grant

Jim & Barb will return on May 26th

Shady Side of Holland

Mike will return on May 26th.

Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We will return on May 26th with our assortment of Jams and eggs.

Pet Chef Lakeshore

We will return on June 9th. If you have questions please call.

Barb Pitcher



Last but not least


Table Talk : Double Up Food Bucks launches on June 2nd at Sweetwater!

Visit the Table Talk booth this week and find info on Double Up Food Bucks starting June 2nd at Sweetwater!

Thanks to a grant received from the Fair Food Network, Sweetwater will be offering Double Up Food Bucks to anyone using a Bridge Card at our market from June 2nd through October.

Basically it works like this: When you visit Sweetwater, use your Bridge Card to receive Market Money, which can be spent as usual on any SNAP eligible food. You will then receive a like amount, up to $20 per visit, of Double Up Food Bucks tokens to be used only for the purchase of  fruits and veggies!


Friends of the Market

As always, 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.


Hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

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