Come taste the fruits of our labors this weekend!

Organic White Flesh Peaches!
Organic White Flesh Peaches!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 5th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh Market

This Week’s Vendors

Fruitful Acres of Manistee
Certified Organic White Flesh Peaches! Excellent fresh eating or buy some to freeze for later. Also: large tomatoes for slicing or canning.

Kandy Korn Sweet Corn!
Kandy Korn Sweet Corn!

Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
BEEF SALE! BUY 2 ROASTS AND GET 10% OFF! Soup Bones $1 per lb. Buy 4 pkgs Ground Beef Patties $20. Other cuts available: Rib Eye Steak, New York Strip, oxtail, tenderloin, Rib Steaks, Sirloin steak, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Rolled Rump Roast, TBones, Porterhouse, liver, heart, stew meat, Swiss steak, Short Ribs, ground beef bulk and patties. This is a mix of all grass-fed beef and some beef with our usual few months of grain to tenderize the meat. Please send me your advance orders and I’ll be sure to save beef for you.
VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Kandy Korn Sweet Corn! Leeks! Cucumbers in quantity with dill for canning! Also: Celery, eggplant, sweet peppers & fingerling potatoes, Kennebec Potatoes – the best for homemade french fries, Green Beans, Broccoli, Red Norland Potatoes, Lettuce Mix, Chard and Kale, summer squashes, and whatever else we find ready to pick on Friday! Fresh herbs: parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, chives, dill.
Sale! Organic Olive Oil! Bring in your quart jar and fill it with Catalan Spanish oil for $35. I will also have Moutere Grove from New Zealand ~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $30 and bottled Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24, a new Greek oil and Mansur from Argentina.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing a new assortment of 1# bags.
Olson Farm of Shelby
Tomatoes, Ailsa Craig white & Copra red onions, red potatoes, green beans and this spring’s batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.
Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certfied Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
New! We proud to announce an addition to our cheese line-up. It’s called Polkton Corners, and is a delicious, unpressed Gouda. Also: Gouda, Leyden, Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, Lamont Cheddar.

Peach Coffee Cake!
Peach Coffee Cake!

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Lots of goodies at the market this weekend! We’re open at the shop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., too. If you would like to order ahead, please call the shop – 231.728.6383. Make sure you speak with a live person and NOT the voicemail system. Be sure to specify where you’d like to pick up your order (shop or market).
Bread – Specials this week: Stuffing Bread (OK, so it’s not Thanksgiving. If you ask me, anytime is a good time for stuffing!) – onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, garlic, and fresh herbs, all conveniently packaged in one loaf of bread; Cheddar & Chard Bread; Cheesy Shiitake Pockets. All the veggies are from either Earthscape/Full Circle Farm, Frasure Farms, or Funny Farm. We will also have our regular Saturday schedule of bread (visit for details) minus the beer and cheesy breads (had to make room for the specials!).
Special Sweets – Coffee-Cakes made with the beautiful, organic white peaches from market!
Scones – Honey Lemon & Fig; Apple Cinnamon; Dark Chocolate Chip
Muffins – Peach-filled Streusel Muffins; Blueberry. Both are made with organic, michigan fruit!
Cookies – Dark Chocolate Chip; Snickerdoodles (Cinnamon-Sugar); Double Chocolate Espresso Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat); Cranberry Orange Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat)
Granola – Several varieties this week, plus Gorp and Muesli
Extras – Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, and Organically-Grown Heirloom Garlic (these bulbs are HUGE!) from Frasure Farms. We’ll also have an assortment of Food for Thought and Naturally Nutty with us.

Back to School with Creswick Snack Sticks!
Back to School with Creswick Snack Sticks!

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Healthy Snacks for Kids Sale continues!
Creswick Meat Snack Sticks. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free!
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Pork Sausages: Red Hot Brats, Jalapeno Brats, Garlic Kielbasa, Breakfast Links & Bulk, Chorizo.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken Links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese Links.
Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage!
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
New item! Pork Tenderloin!
Country Style Ribs! Tender, very meaty. We did these in the crock pot for 4 hours then grilled with our secret sauce – yum!
Also: Ham steaks. Pork Chops. Apple Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Fire up the Grill – We’ve got STEAKS! Back this week: Flank Steak (think Fajitas & London Broils), T-Bones, Ribeye & Sirloin Steak. Filet Mignon. Also: Chuck Roast. Gourmet Burgers, grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef in 1 lb pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Pastured Poultry
New item! Smoked Chicken Halves! Also: Boneless/skinless chicken breast, chicken wings, leg quarters, whole chicken & ground chicken in 1# pkg.
Also: At this point we are only taking pre-orders for eggs. See below.
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by Monday before the market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website: .
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
New! Fresh ducks and fresh turkey pieces.
Sale! Our 2008 chicken turkey & duck is on sale now – 50% off while it lasts!
Hoophouse & Veggie Garden! Leeks, Sweet corn, Cabbage, Multi-colored carrots. Cucumbers for pickling & slicing. Green, purple, & yellow, dragon & rattlesnake pole beans. Collards, kohlrabi, beets, green onions & big onions, mixed greens. Squash: green, yellow & 8 ball zuccini. Yellow scallop squash. Broccoli. Yukon Gold, Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary & sorrel.
Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Ducks. Young and tender. The drakes weigh about 6 lbs.; the hens are just over 3 lbs.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. We will have frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. We have 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 of our meats are raised on pasture with daily moves, and are processed on farm: no stressful transporting.
Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken!
Rabbit. Whole, frozen. Raised by David Filbrun on the farm.
Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including
Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings.
Free-Range Eggs: Large. Also, goose eggs.
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
For any Fertrell fall garden supplies please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market.
Also: Chicken & Duck Eggs, Honey, maple syrup, garden books, bagged wool.
Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.

September Special Sampler Pack!
September Special Sampler Pack!

Brittanies Thyme of Cedar Springs
Now Certified Organic!
Nancy returns this week with a special Sampler Pack to start the fall – 3 vials (1 each of Organic Facial Steam (a blend of peppermint, lavender and calendula), French Green Clay with White Tea facial mask and Organic Almond Oatmeal Facial Scrub for exfoliating. The trio is priced at $14/now on special for $10. The perfect opportunity to try our facial spa products for yourself or give as a gift.
New item this week! We are bringing an assortment of natural and organic loose and bagged teas from Soul Infusions here in Cedar Springs. Many individual varieties to choose from as well as assessories. Perfect to warm up with or just relax by. 
Last but not least: Big Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks goes out to new members Jeff Plyler, Nancy McCumber & Wendy Swartz!
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. Please note: Higher Grounds Coffee 1# bags for sale at Earthscape booth.

Sweetwater is now on Facebook!
Hurry! Cast your vote in the Local Harvest “Great Farmer’s Markets”
Contest ending September 17th!
Well, with less than two weeks left we would really like to get to 100 votes – and that means we need 5 people to step up! Thanks to the 95 of you who have voted so far and also for your wonderful heart-warming comments – now c’mon the rest of you, help us out! Sponsored by Local Harvest, the Grand Prize is $5000 – that will buy a lot of Pop-Up tents! Also, there are prizes for the person who recruits the most friends to vote for the market! Here’s the link:

Thanks for all you do as a consumer and advocate of a healthy local food system!

See you at the Market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager