Certified Organic Strawberries! Week #2 of DUFB!

Ware Farm Organic Strawberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 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.

Gift Tote for first 10 Bridge Card Customers!

Week #2 of Double Up Food Bucks!

This Saturday we have a special gift bag for the first 10 Bridge Card Customers! Includes a market tote, Kid Approved Cookbook, cutting board, veggie scrubber, and a $5.00 Sweetwater Gift Card to spend on anything at the market!


New! Sweetwater OrganiCorps!

If you support the mission of Sweetwater and have some time to help us extend our organic message into the community please stop by the Market Managers booth this Saturday and sign up for a variety of volunteer positions! We need help with market surveys, Double Up Food Buck promotions and much more!


At this week’s market:



The Ware Farm of Bear Lake

Strawberries! Certified Organic for over a decade now, Bernie & Sandee Ware have always specialized in Heirloom varieties of strawberries, happy that they are able to offer fruit that is safe for people, kids and the planet! Beginning this year they are expanding educational opportunities on the farm, offering workshops throughout the summer and fall on Growing Shitake Mushrooms, Jam-making, Fermentation, and more!

This week Bernie will be bringing Jewel strawberries – please come early if you want some!


Last week!

Mund Farm of  Rothbury

If you haven’t had a chance to get some of West Michigan’s only organic asparagus be sure to stop by Greg’s booth this Saturday – after this week  it’s all gone until next year!

Shady Side Farm of Holland

Whew! We finally got all of our Heirloom Beans planted for this coming season! Mike returns to the market this week with certified organic black and pinto beans and wool products.

Cooking Tip: Bulk cook a bunch of beans in your slow cooker and freeze the cooked beans in can-sized portions for later use in summer salads or dips!


Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

Andrea will be back this week with more fresh Goat Cheese (chevre) and Cream Cheese.  Be sure to try some of our customer favorites: Honey Orange, Black Pepper and Herbs de Provence!


Funny Farm of Grant

Sugar snap peas! Along with fresh picked peas we’ll have  lettuce, garlic scapes, green garlic or baby garlic, herbs and mixed baby kale.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we will have beet greens, turnip greens, red & white turnips, lettuce, spinach, spring carrots, and a variety of fresh herbs.

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Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

VEGGIES ~Spinach, Lettuce Mix, Radishes, Chard, Mustard Greens, Beet Greens, Garlic Scapes,  Fresh Dill, Fresh Oregano, Lavender Sprigs;  Maybe some Broccoli?  Maybe some other veggies after we pick for CSA Shares tomorrow – CSA gets our best variety!

BEEF ~  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, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless  Tenderloin and Sirloin Steaks
  • Cubed Steak, Round Steak, Stew Meat & 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.

New Shipment!  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!


Hickory Ridge Family Farm

Pastured Chicken. Chickens rotated daily getting up to 20% of their diet from grass.

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. Take advantage of a good discount when you preorder.

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

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Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

New Products available now for pre-order!

Chicken Deli Lunchmeat! We’ve been working on this recipe for over a year, and our taste testers tells us we’ve got it right now!

Moroccan Lamb Sausage! One of our favorite sausages is back!

Lamb Brats! Yes, it’s THAT good!

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.

Flank, Ribeye & Sirloin for the grill!

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties


Note: We are out of Chicken Breast – our newest batch was snapped up fast! We filled all pre-orders for this week, but that’s it for awhile.

Whole Chicken

Chicken Leg Quarters
Choose from new Cajun Rub, Garlic Black Pepper, Apple, or Hickory Smoked!
Breakfast Bulk & Links.

Country Style Ribs. Super meaty, perfect for barbecue.


Garlic Kielbasa

Chicago Style Hotdogs! Feed ’em to the kids with confidence! No nitrates, no fillers – just  100%  pastured meats!

Chorizo 1/2lb pkg
EGGS No soy in chicken feed. Large. $3.25 a dozen. Jumbo or medium by pre-order only.

PRE-ORDERS. Sign up to be on the Pre Order reminder list here: dijaan1@charter.net 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!


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Our thanks again for all those who came out on Saturday to stores and markets to purchase our baked goods.  While we are still not taking preorders we are pleased to offer the following bread and pastries for this coming weekend:

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 cardamom) $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

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00

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

Cobmoosa Onion Rye ( Carmelized organic onions, Michigan rye flour, and a hint of caraway) $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

LAUGHING TREE 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 Lemon Poppy Scones, Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, Deep Mud Brownies, Cherry Mud Brownies, Expedition Cookies, Hilltopper Ginger Molasses Cookies.

Hilde and Charlie Muller

Liberty Family Farm of Hart
A variety of lettuce heads, spinach and kale!
Farm Fresh Eggs!!
Pasture Raised Chicken
Our chickens are fed non-GMO feed along with fresh pasture everyday.
Whole chickens
Leg quarters
Boneless skinless breasts
Thighs and drums
Soup packs, hearts and livers.
New~  Rhubarb Struesel Muffins!! Reg & gluten free
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche
Veggie Turnovers
Potato Onion and Cheddar Quiche
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Galettes
Ciabatta with Roasted Onions and Cheddar
Morning Glory and Whole Wheat Berry Muffins
Rhubarb Pie !!!!  A delicious old fashioned recipe
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Grassfield’s Cheese of Coopersville

Grassfields great Gouda’s have graced the market from Sweetwater’s very beginning and now we’re lucky to have Elliot Parcher, nephew and apprentice of Jesse Meerman the cheesemaker bring their wonderful Certified Organic Dutch-style cheese to the market!

At market this week: Gouda: A traditional handmade cheese in keeping with West Michigan’s (and our family’s) Dutch culture.
Lamont Cheddar: A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River’s first settlement near our farm.

Chili Cheese: Gouda with Red Chili flakes, this mild and creamy cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.

Country Dill: A house favorite, the dill herb in Gouda well represents the fresh grass that dominates our cows’ diet.

Edam: A variety of Gouda made with skim milk: Elastic, yet firm, this flawless low fat cheese is our best melter, improving any dish



The Local Epicurean of Grand Rapids
The Local Epicurean is a producer of Hand Made Organic Pasta using the ancient Roman method for an egg noodle.  We also produce seven Gluten Free pastas as well as twelve Vegan Pastas with our line of seventy- five pastas, half of which change with the seasons.
Our production facility and storefront are in Eastown, a community of Grand Rapids where we also make organic sauces and organic hand churned organic butter for our pasta butter sauces.
This week we will bring a selection of our pastas, including Squash Blossom and Morel.

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm. Raw, minimally heated Honey is harvested from bees foraging on wild flowers near the farm and Maple Syrup is made in early spring from 1000 taps on the 50 acre farm.

Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Pretty, Practical & Organic products for the home!
    Michigan Beeswax candles natural, bright, clean and long burning,
Certified Organic Soap- Great selection of all the favorites including Lemongrass Tea, Oats & Spice &

Lavender and Rows and Furrows Gardeners soap with ground coffee and almonds for summer.

Gift boxes/w card for organic soap
Organic Lavender Sachets

Pet Chef Lakeshore

Pet Chef Express quality dry kibble pet food. Made with high quality proteins, no meat byproducts, seven different vegetables, kelp, flax, oatmeal for healthy immune systems, pre- and probiotics for digestive health, omega 6 & 3 oils for a shiny healthy coat, glucosamine/chondroitin for joint health, low temperature cooking process to .prevent heat damage. Contains NO artificial preservatives, NO wheat, corn, soy, cereal fillers, artificial coloring. Six formulas for dogs and three formulas for cats.

Pet Chef Express food is manufactured FRESH each month, and I deliver direct to the consumer with FREE HOME DELIVERY. Not available in retail stores, never sits in warehouses. Free samples available to take home.

NEW!  Cat Tree Climbers, custom made cat tree furniture made from natural tree branches, and carpeted perch pads.  Currently only two available. Unique and beautifully made. Also available, wild crafted, dried Catnip and catnip toys available for our feline freinds.

Barb Pitcher

Pet Chef Lakeshore


Last but not least

Double Up Food Bucks 2012!

Thanks to a grant received from the Fair Food Network and others, Sweetwater will be offering Double Up Food Bucks to anyone using a Bridge Card at our market from June 2nd through November.  Click here to see how it works: http://sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ffn_dufb-2012-faq-customer.pdf

Friends of the Market

Sweetwater Big Thanks! To Sue Sturgill for becoming our newest Friend 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.

Have a great weekend, hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152, dijaan1@charter.net

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