At last, Spring!

Spring Greens!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 9th, 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!

April come she will!
We’ll have the Front Porch Picken’ to serenade you!
Greens are coming in and we don’t want you to miss out, so come early!

Check out this unusual tuber also known as Jerusalem Artichoke at the Daisy Doodles booth tomorrow.
Ginger will have plenty of tubers for both planting and eating. See Daisy Doodles listing for more info.

McLaughlin Grows of Muskegon
Back with lots of spring hoophouse greens. Spinach, heads of romaine, cress, radish, baby lettuce.

CJ Veggies of Zeeland
More fresh picked spinach this week! Also, cilantro plants and dried cayenne peppers. 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 veggies.  Charles and Judy are passionate about growing food that will help achieve optimal health.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Quarters of BEEF for sale. Talk to me or email for more information!
EGGS! Our chickens are HAPPY! We will have eggs.
VEGGIES this week ~ Fresh from our small hoophouse ~ Spinach!  Salad Greens! Carrots from Mike and Amanda Jones at Maple Moon Farm. We will also have some Red and Yellow Onions,  Russet and Fingerling Potatoes from storage in the root cellars.
BEEF ~  Try our beef!  Our steers were on lush rotational 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.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Featured this week! Hot dogs to celebrate the return of Spring!
Hickory Smoked Bacon is back.
Place a Special Order to insure availability of the meats you want.

Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Stew Meat
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk)
Breakfast Sausage (Links)
Meat Snack Sticks
Chicago Style Hog Dogs
Soy Free Eggs: A limited number will be available
Important Notice Regarding Pre-Orders: If you pre-order meat you will have to pick it up on Saturday by no later than 12:00 noon or the items will be put back in stock. If you have an emergency and can’t make it you can call the cell phone to reach me before the noon cut-off at 231.293-3937. Thanks! Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than midnight on the Monday evening 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
Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese
Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Gouda with Garlic and Onion, Lamont Cheddar. Edam

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.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
From the Hoophouse
Spinach, kale and the last of the arugula.
Bakery Offerings
A full Selection of our breakfast cookies, Regular and Gluten Free.
Blueberry Crumb Cake made with organic blueberries
Quiche Regular and Gluten Free in a variety of flavors!!
New! Apple Galettes made with organic apples and organic cheddar cheese.
Vegetable Turnovers
EMPANADAS  are back!  They will be in the cooler so please ask.
Savory Scones
Granola available. Gluten Free and Regular
You can pre-order for the next market on Easter Weekend
Items include Key Lime Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Carrot Cake,
Chocolate Orange Torte , Hot Cross Buns & Easter Herb Bread
Looking forward to seeing you at  the Market!  I know some of you may be on Spring Break so feel free to give us a call if you would like to pre-order 231-873-3737.

Earthly Kneads Bakery of Muskegon
Busy baking up a batch of goodies including our Saturday bread specials, scones, muffins, granola, cookies and cupcakes!

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery breads are all made from 100% organic flours and grains.  Nearly all of our breads are naturally-leavened using a levain that we cultivate on site in our bakery.  All of our doughs undergo a long, slow fermentation process that produces extraordinarily flavorful and easily digestible breads.  The grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt ,wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty! Come early!  We often sell out by noon…
If you missed ANNIE’S RAISIN SPICE BREAD at the last market we encourage you to come early and grab a loaf this week.  This delightful new bread moved very quickly at the last market…
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.
Homesteader’s Wheat (A light wheat bread with a wonderfully chewy crust) $5.00 {formerly known as West Michigan Wheat}
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
Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit of Michigan honey) $6.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $7.75
Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00
Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar and tongue-tingling organic black pepper) $8.00
Pastries for Saturday April 9th:  We will be baking our Almond Raisin Scones, Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, Simply Currant Scones, Expedition Cookies, Tree Hugger Peanut Butter 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!

Bees Wax Candles – Pretty carved egg candles, angel, Bee skeps, Bears,  3″ and 5 ” pillars,  tapers, votives,and tea lights.
Clean burning! Long Burn Time! Non-Petroleum!  100% Michigan beeswax!
Organic Soaps –  A full selection of great organic soaps: Blood Orange & Bergmot,Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, Peppermint, Oatmeal Spice (made with certified organic oils, and botanicals – no artificial fragrances or colors, only essential oils).  Soap Gift boxes with Easter Colors & gift tag – $1 each ( make great hostess, Easter basket, birthday and any time gifts).
Lavender – Sachets A variety of styles and sizes to choose from, Organic Lavender dryer bags (2 pack or bag of 5 available).
Organic Bath Tea, made with certified organic botanicals and bonus bath salts.
Hand made cards and gift tags, Rabbit Easter tag nice to add to a basket or bottle of wine for Easter presents.
Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall
From Garden Tir na nOg (home of Daisy Doodles): Sunchokes! Jerusalem artichokes! We dug the last of the spring crop, so this is THE chance to get your chokes for eating or planting. If you’re not familiar, sunchokes are the edible tuber of a perennial type of sunflower. They are delicious raw, similar in taste and texture to jicima or water chestnut. Cooked, they take on a variety of flavors and textures depending upon the preparation. Boiled, stir fried, mashed, roasted…use them as you might any number of tubers. Last market we tempted you with the aroma of chokes roasted with garlic and olive oil…who knows what tantalizing temptation awaits this week’s market?

Daisy will be here with plenty of her yummy, healthy treats. Due to another commitment we won’t be at the next Sweetwater market, so now’s the time to stock up!

Last but not least

Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks! To new and renewing Friends of the Market: Julie Myrmel and Darlene DeHudy!
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.
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I was beginning to think I would never say this, but happy Spring, and hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!