December 12th Holiday Mkt #3!

Happy Holidays!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, December 12th, 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
All Food Vendors Gladly Accept the Bridge Card!

New Holiday Gift Vendors! Free Chair Massage!

This Week’s Vendors
Fruitful Acres of Manistee
Organically Grown Christmas Trees! Lisa will be taking orders for organically grown Christmas trees! Stop by and find out why trees grown without chemical sprays are the safest choice for your family! Also: Selection of certified organic apples grown up at Fruitful Acres, & Hugh’s fresh-pressed apple cider!
Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Shetland Wool Skeins & Hand-knit mittens & gloves!
Order your Christmas Goose Now! These freshly processed and frozen geese run between 6 to 9 lbs, and were pastured on grass and supplemented with oats grown on the nearby Earthscape Farm.
Duck! Stewing ducks, whole ducks, & boneless skinless duck breast. Frozen.
Happy Hill Frozen Turkey & Chicken
Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links or bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. Whole turkeys processed the week before Thanksgiving, also: frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains. 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 meats raised on pasture with daily moves.
Free-Range Eggs: Large.
New from Hickory Ridge! Besides raising pastured poultry, Will raises Shetland sheep and now has beautiful wool in various natural colors for sale by skein. Also his sister Rebecca will bring her hand-knit gloves, mittens & socks. She will also do custom orders.
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Christmas Stocking Stuffers of Granola!
Bread Pudding Kits
Turkey Stuffing Kits
Christmas Stolyns.
and the regular assortment of breads, scones, and stuffed pockets.
Extras – We’ll have an assortment of Food for Thought Certified Organic Jams & Preserves (we just stocked up!) and Naturally Nutty Certified Organic Nut Butters with us.
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Lunchmeats & snacks.
New! Braunschweiger: Plenty of what Nathan calls his “greatest creation” — a delicious smoked liverwurst made the traditional way, with pork liver, cream & spices.
Creswick “Healthy” Meat Snack Sticks (perfect for school). 4 generous meat sticks to a pack. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free!
Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking.
Thin-sliced Deli Style Ham. Sandwich size in 1# pkgs.
Please note: Unexpected demand for the old fashioned bologna has us sold out. We’ll have more soon!
Pork Sausages: German Thuringer. Red Hot Brats. Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Breakfast sausage, links and 1# bulk pkg. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese links.
Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage.
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork
Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops. Two choices of bacon this week: Apple Smoked and Hickory Smoked. Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Flank Steak. Filet Mignon. Gourmet Burgers: grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Pastured Poultry
Chicken Breast. Whole Chicken. Ground chicken in 1# bulk pkg.
Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below).
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: .
Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
This Week! Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), and Lamont Cheddar
You can special order Grassfields Cheese by emailing Chris Bedford at by no later than Monday morning before the next market.
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
BEEF: We are running low on some cuts of beef. These steers were fed some homegrown grain with their homegrown hay last winter, and were on lush rotational pastures all summer. Cows can eat grain as long as they are on pasture or hay free-range. They balance their own diets when given variety to choose from. SALE! Beef liver 50¢ off per pound.
Ground Beef Sale! in 1#-2# packages, minimum order 10# at $3.50 per lb. Must be pre-ordered. Call (231)861-2234 or email We have 1 side of pork still for sale, ready between Christmas and New Years. We also have a limited number of quarters of beef for sale – they will be done in January.
Veggies this week: Sorry, I’m not digging Carrots or Parsnips in this weather! Celeriac, Winter squash, Red & Yellow onions. Potatoes: Red Norlands are the most popular red-skinned potato ~ excellent boiled, mashed, & smashed. Russets are the standard baking potato- high in starch and low in moisture, so they bake well and yield light, fluffy mashed potatoes. They don’t hold their shape after cooking, so don’t use them to make potato salads or scalloped potatoes. We also have Russian fingerlings ~ buff brown skin / white flesh.
SALE! Organic Olive Oil! 5% off any bottle of olive oil. Bulk blended organic oil for sale for $30 in your quart jar.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~ I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
Liberty Family Farm of Hart
Abundant Harvest Bakery

We will be at the market this week with a variety of Breakfast Cookies, Pies, Gingerbread, Gluten free items and more!
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
We are your local Fertrell Dealers. Give a gift of Fertrell garden supplies to your favorite gardener and they can begin to dream of spring!
Winter squash. Five kinds of pumpkins.
Back again – Lamb! All cuts available. Chops, leg of lamb, ground, etc.
New! We have a new product, Certified Organic Blackstrap Molasses. Also, Honey, maple syrup, garden books, processed & bagged wool.
Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.
Olson Farm of Shelby
Christmas Potato Sale!
2 quarts for $3
Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Good for the body & soul!

New Vendor!
Linda LaMair Crafts
I will have hand-blown glass pendants (with a free leather cord), which make great gifts and also felted items including bowls, Christmas ornaments and earrings. I’ll be offering a special on the balls and ornaments – buy any 5 and get $2.00 off the total price. I will also have a few handknit scarves and purses.
Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs
For those who may have missed our Cyber Monday Sale this last Monday, we are going to offer this Saturday a Buy One Get One 50% off Sale. This means if you buy 2 items regular price, you get 2 more items at 50% off, or 3 items at regular price, you get 3 more items at 50% off. The combination is limitless and we hope to see your there.
Sandgate Ceramics of West Olive
Pottery artist Judy Bregman has been making kiln-fired pottery for many years, and will be bringing her hand-made, wheel-thrown teapots and cups. Each item makes a unique one of a kind gift!
Bee & Botanical of Spring Lake
We’re happy to help you shorten that holiday shopping list and buy organic too!
Certified organic soaps in a nice variety make great hostess gifts and stocking stuffer.
Beautiful soap gift boxes with holiday designs also available for purchase.
Quietude Herbal Bath Blend also makes a wonderful present. An herbal blend
of the botanicals lavender, chamomile, mint, along with sea salt and Epsom salt to relax after a long stressful day. Made with all certified organic botanicals and comes in a refillable jar.
Also nice to tuck in stockings or in with another gift, pretty sachets in lavender, citrus, Sleep Time and Rose blends.
Organic catnip for the kitty’s stocking : x )
Lavender Dryer bags available in 2 size packages, and our Lavender Hill Farm stain removal soap for your laundry needs.
Holiday cards and gift tags.
Look forward to seeing you at the market!
Fiber Creations of Whitehall
This Saturday will be my last market before the Holidays!
New this week – little girls felted braclets and hair bands.
Great gift ideas! My winter addition to the Fiber Creations lineup: Cowls, this season’s new scarf! Easy to wear around your neck to keep you warm or add style to your ensemble. Many different styles and fibers. Also this week are my felted mittens, as well as Purses, Scarves, Coasters, Necklaces, Hats. Hand-made Pottery Cups and Brooches. Finish your Holiday shopping now! Hope you all have a great Holiday! Ann
Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
Stop by and check out my newest Christmas creations plus my latest wool handbags and new quilt-material totes. I also have the “Bella” bracelet (from the “Twilight” series) in Amethyst gemstone and sterling.
Grass Menagerie of Whitehall
Lois Jancek returns to the market with a selection of her beautiful hand made Christmas wreaths!
Soul Infusions of Cedar Springs
This week Laura will have an assortment of herbal organic teas and different herbs, plus local honey and whole food beauty. Soul Infusions is located at 90 N. Main St, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Laura can be reached at 616-696-1808.
Weiss Chiropractic Wellness Center of Spring Lake
Located in downtown Spring Lake. The center’s mission is to help the people in our community experience natural healing and wellness by coaching them to eat well, move well and to think well. The center has two chiropractors and three massage therapists. The center will be available at the market to answer health related questions, offer spinal screenings, and will provide free five minute chair massages. The center will also offer 30 minute chair massage gift certificates for just $15 dollars.