At Sweetwater in July, it’s the Berries!

Fruitland Farms Blackberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, July 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 & Project Fresh market

It’s the Berries!

We’ve got Blueberries, Blackberries & Sweet Cherries!

New Vendor!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

Maple Moon Farm is a young family farm that is rooted in the idea that our health is interconnected with the health of our soil, our plants, and our animals.  We do our best to support the health of all through sustainable practices and lots of love.  We are so excited that our farm has grown to the point that we can share this food with the community.   Mike has been helping to provide the community with nutritious food through his work at the Bobier’s.  He has worked on their farm for three years, gleaning information and skills.  Amanda’s other contributions to the health of the community include wildcrafting plants and making medicinal preparations, and her deep passion is serving families as a midwife.  Amanda is a student midwife finishing her training as a CPM, training with Patrice. (We thank the Bobier’s for passing on all their skills.)

Our family also includes our children Zen Maple and Sova Moon, who embody love and excitement for life.  They are also great pea pickers! We look forward to sharing our products with others and hope they enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed growing and creating them.

This week we have kale, swiss chard, turnip greens, carrots, beets, zucchini, yellow summer squash, trombocino squash, basil, parsley, onions, and fresh garlic.

Blueberry Heritage Farms of Holland

First week for Certified Organic blueberries! Samantha Kiel will be bringing first of the season “Duke” blueberries this Saturday!

Fruitland Farms of Whitehall

Lois Jancek will be bringing first of the season Blackberries! She reports that this is definitely a “blackberry season” and she’s been nursing her crop for 3 years to get them to this point.

Fruitful Acres of Manistee

Certified Organic Sweet Cherries! Hugh Bowling returns with more sweet cherries.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Veggies this week ~  Sweet Peppers!  Eggplant!  Green beans!  Also cucumbers, pickling cukes, snow peas, summer squash, Oriental Suhyo Cucumbers, carrots, beets, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard,  mixed salad greens, radicchio, scallions, radishes,  parsley, dill, rosemary, basil.

BEEF ~  We will have  beef by the pound and package at Sweetwater on Saturday.  Steaks, roasts, ground beef,  stew meat, cubed steak, soup bones, heart.  Also  ground beef in 10 + # quantities  (1-2# packages) for $3.50 per lb.   Please email any pre-orders by Friday 4pm to

Organic Olive Oil ~ Choose your favorite bottle. Or buy bulk – Armando Mansur from Argentina.

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~  I’ll be bringing a new shipment of 1# bags.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Hot Italian Sausage Links. Super on the grill.


Flank Steak, Ground Beef Patties, Gourmet Patties. We are out of filet, more next week.
Chicken Leg Quarters, Ground Chicken 1# pkg limited quantities. We are out of chicken breast.
Pork Chops, Pork Tenderloin, Hickory Bacon, Apple Bacon.
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage
Apple Chicken Sausage
Ring Bologna
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk 1 lb. packages + links)
Italian Bulk Sausge (1 lb. packages)
Meat Snack Sticks

Chicago Style Hog Dogs
Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below).
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 231.670.4817. Thanks!

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:

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Special Note – Know where your flour comes from? We do! When you’re buying local, don’t forget about the people who grow your grain. We source our flour locally. It’s stone-ground and is NEVER bleached or brominated. No preservatives. No funny stuff. None of the stuff listed in the article below. 🙂 How do we know? We make it from scratch! Not everyone does.

Specials – English Muffin Bread, Shiitake and Olive Bread, Granola Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Frosting, Carrot & Herb Bread, Cinnamon Monkey Bread, Chocolate Covered Snack Cakes (like chocolate covered versions of those long golden ones you get at the grocery store that I can’t name for legal reasons… you know the ones), and Mini Raspberry Cupcakes.

Bread – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Challah with or without Poppyseeds

Scones – apricot Almond, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin

Muffins – Blueberry Pie, Raspberry Lemon

Cookies – Sweet & Salty Cashew, Ginger Fig Oatmeal, Cherry Almond Oatmeal, Giant Peanut Butter with Sundrop Chocolate Candies (GF), HUGE! Dark Chocolate Chip, and more!

We’ll have granola, gorp, and muesli, too.

Shiitake Mushrooms – fresh and dried available this week!

We will also have our usual assortment of Naturally Nutty Nut Butters and Food for Thought Preserves, Hot Sauces, and Salsa.

We’re on Facebook at:

McLaughlin Grows! Urban Farm of Muskegon

This week we have lots of green & yellow beans, red cabbage, cukes, peppers, baby rainbow carrots, possibly Sungold tomatoes, dill, basil, thyme. Visit our Facebook page to learn about our new Friday’s at the Farmstand evening market from 4 to 6!

Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

We haven’t mentioned that besides the great Chevre from our creamery,  we also make our own hand crafted  soap from organic goat’s milk, all natural ingredients, pure food grade oil and pure essential oils. We grow many of the herbs right on our farm. Each Udderly Wonderful soap is hand cut, inspected and packaged in a box. Try a bar and find out why goat’s milk makes great soap too!

From our partners at Little Rooster Breads. Made of only the best organic & on-farm ingredients, we ferment our grains to produce a smooth and tasty bread that we guarantee even the fussiest kid will love! Wild Rice & Onion, Multi-Grain, Whole Wheat & Cinnamon Raisin breads and hotdog and hamburg buns. Find out more at

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague

Christopher Brooks and Rebecca Todd will be bringing their signature mix of radish, broccoli microgreens, to be cut fresh at the market. Also: Mustard greens, radishes, Swiss Chard and Kale handmade soy candles & garden art.

Olson Farm of Shelby

Jim Olson will be bringing green beans, Red Norland potatoes and his 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Organic Cheese

Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Edam, Lamont Cheddar,

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Pastured Poultry. Whole chicken &  cuts including chicken breast & leg quarters, wings, soup stock. Chickens raised on pasture & supplemented with either certified organic feed from Grahams Organic, or non-organic but not GMO feed from a local farm co-op.


We still have an small assortment of Happy Hill Frozen Turkey & Chicken.

Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

Note: We will not have the Nantucket 6-Grain or the Cranberry bread this week.

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 & Diatomaceous 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.


Good for the body & soul!

Wellness Center of Spring Lake

Christine Schultz will be coming to demonstrate the benefits of  chair massage, courtesy of the Weiss Wellness Center.

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Certified Organic Soaps in Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemongrass Tea, Oats & Spice and others wonderful scents made with essential oils (no artificial fragrances or colors are used in these soaps). Specialty soaps including Rows and Furrow’s Gardener’s Soap with the orange oil and ground almonds to cut the grit and grime that come from a good day of gardening or other dirty work (nice for the kitchen too).

Dog Shampoo Soap in a regular Dirty Dog blend and also one for dogs with itchy or dry skin, Oatmeal and Honey, which includes honey, almond oil and oats.  Both are made using rose geranium, neem oil, rosemary, lavender and other oils to keep away ticks, fleas and mosquitoes in a natural non-toxic way.

Wonderful beeswax candles, made with 100%  pure Michigan beeswax and 100% cotton wicks.  They not only have that nice natural honey scent but they are the cleanest and brightest burning candles on the market.  Because beeswax has a very high melting point, they also burn slower, lasting longer.

Yummy lip balms in unflavored, peppermint, grapefruit and cinnamon, made with moisturizing oils, made with Michigan beeswax and the finest organic essential oils for flavoring.

Field Fresh laundry with Lavender dryer bags. Lavender sachets and Moth away sachets for drawers, closets and cupboards! Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

I started making Daisy Doodles Artisanal Dog Treats because I want my son’s dog Daisy to have wholesome treats made out of real food. Daisy just loves them, and her friends agree. Daisy Doodles are made using organic ingredients, supporting the local food system and economy, and respecting the earth through responsible packaging and business practices. Find out more at our Facebook page at

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
Summer is the best time for ankle and wrist bracelets!  I am offering new and fun styles this week including Chakra ankle and wrist bracelets.

Last but not least Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks to renewing Friends of the Market Jennifer Renegar & John Gabrosek!

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.

Sweetwater is now on Facebook!

Whew! Well, that’s it! If you got this far, I guess you can tell that we’re growing, and it’s all because of dedicated folks like you, who not only want to eat healthier, locally grown food, but want to help create the kind of world where markets like ours are the norm! Thanks so much to all of you!

Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager