Fall Means Gourds, Greens, and Grass-Fed Meats!

Great Gourds!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 18th, 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 a Bridge Card & Project Fresh market

What’s New at the Market?

Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

Injured farmer needs help! Paul Keiser of Ag & Health Alive has an injured tendon that will keep him laid up for a month. He’s looking to hire someone to help with his farm supplements deliveries and the Saturday market. If you’re interested contact him at (616) 677-6176. The farm is in Marne, MI. Please pass on to anyone you think might be interested.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Veggies this week ~ Potatoes; Watermelons and Muskmelons;  Celery.  Beets. Sweet Peppers, including red, yellow, purple and green.  Hot Peppers. Eggplant.  Large yellow and red onions, Broccoli,  kale, mixed salad greens, scallions, Swiss chard,  arugula, parsley, dill, rosemary, basil in bunches and gallons for making pesto.
BEEF ~ We will have all cuts of our pastured Angus.
Great Cookbook – Vegetables A to Z – last copies are for sale for $18.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags.  Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~  http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

We will be bringing summer and winter squash, though we are almost done with summer squash, so get it while it’s here.  We still have lots of tomatoes, all kinds!  Also, potatoes, garlic, spinach, broccoli, peppers, leeks, kohlrabi, kale, chard, and beans.  Our last

planting of green beans is just starting to produce, so these next few weeks we will have an abundance.  This will be you last time to buy in bulk for winter storage.  Let us know if you want to buy in bulk!

McLaughlin Grows!  Urban Farm of Muskegon

New! Turnip greens. Blackeye peas. Also: Mixed kales. Curly mustards. Osaka purple mustards. Hot & sweet peppers.  Cabbage. Last of the cherry  tomatoes.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Featured this week!

Braunschweiger & Meat Snack Sticks are back!

Limited supply of Ring Bologna


Skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Chicken leg quarters

Ground chicken

Pork Chops

Pork Tenderloin,

Bacon, Apple Smoked

Bacon, Hickory Smoked

Bacon Ends

Flank Steak

Gourmet Patties

Ground Beef Patties

NOTE: Filet Mignon and other steak cuts are available by special order.

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage

Chicken Apple Sausage

Ring Bologna (Limited Supplies)
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk 1 lb. packages + links)
Italian Bulk Sausge (1 lb. packages)
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 231.670.4817. Thanks! Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at chrisbedford@charter.net 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: www.CreswickFarms.com

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Lamont Cheddar. Gouda w/chili flakes.

Edam will be back on September 25th.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

“Grass-fed Meat & Eggs, Heirloom Vegetables & Healthy Baked Goods”

FRESH CHICKEN all cuts available.
NEW ! Grass-fed Beef many cuts available- 1# ground, 1# patties, tenderloins and steaks!
NEW! Grass-fed Lamb  all cuts available.
Garden Offerings Include- turnips greens, beets greens and mixed lettuces.
Tomatoes !!
Bakery  Offerings this Week
GLUTEN FREE Breakfast Cookies all  3 flavors
GLUTEN FREE GRANOLA made with GF oats, maple syrup, nuts & seeds & cranberrries.  We also have a GF granola made with puffed brown rice, both are very tasty! GLUTEN FREE BROWNIES WITH FROSTING.
GLUTEN FREE Apple pies, large and mini, GLUTEN FREE QUICHE AVAILABLE made with organic broccoli and organic cheddar cheese.
GLUTEN FREE BREAD we are working on some new recipes.  Come and see.
Regular Breakfast cookies – The Ultimate,Cherry Chocolate Pecan and Chocolate Walnut
Apple Pies made with our own apples.
Blueberry Turnovers, Fresh Quiches, Multigrain rolls, Ciabatta Bread with Onion & Cheese, Cinnamon rolls with Bailey’s Irish Cream & more.
Thank you and see you at Market.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery will be at the market with our familiar array of eight breads 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.  For the grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty!

West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light and creamy wheat bread)

Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)

O’Batta $5.00 (Ciabatta-style ripping and dipping bread)

Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)

Hazel Road Rustic $5.50 (A lovely 4-grain featuring Michigan spelt, barley, rye and wheat)

Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grainsj three seeds, and a bit of Michigan honey)

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $7.75 (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins)

Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00 (Wisconsin parmesan and Kalamata olives in every bite!)

New bread starting this week! THE MICHIGANDER!

A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  Dark, moist, and chewy with all the rich sweetness of Michigan-grown whole wheat.  Whole grains have never been so good! The Michigander $5.50

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

We will be bringing summer and winter squash, though we are almost done with summer squash, so get it while it’s here.  We still have lots of tomatoes, all kinds!  Also, potatoes, garlic, spinach, broccoli, peppers, leeks, kohlrabi, kale, chard, and beans.  Our last

planting of green beans is just starting to produce, so these next few weeks we will have an abundance.  This will be you last time to buy in bulk for winter storage.  Let us know if you want to buy in bulk!

Olson Farm of Shelby

Red potatoes, red & white onions, cherry tomatoes, and his 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague

This week! Fresh cut microgreens make a great healthy school snack! Just a 1/4 cup of these greens pack a real nutrition punch and taste great too! Also: Rattle Snake Beans, Pattypan Squash, Zucchini, and Cucumbers. Also: Handmade soy candles & garden art.

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Regular Bread – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Sweet Vanilla Challah

Scones, Muffins, Cookies We’ll have lots of great goodies this week!

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

FRESH Shiitakes this week!!! Dried mushrooms, too, and also fresh garlic.

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

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
New! Grassfed Beef. Ground beef in packages.

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.


Good for the body & soul!

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Certified Organic Soaps in Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemongrass Tea, Peppermint 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).
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.

Lavender dryer bags, organic lavender – reusable many times for Field Fresh laundry!

Lavender sachets, smell wonderful, pretty and functional too – for drawers, closets, yarn baskets.

*Moth away sachets for kitchen drawers, closets and cupboards. Buy one get one 1/2 off this week!

Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

We missed being at Sweetwater last week. We used that time to bake plenty of fresh, wholesome treats made with local and organic ingredients. Come see us this Saturday and receive your choice of a “One Big Treat” or 3-pack “Treats to Go” with every purchase!

Last but not least

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! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muskegon-MI/Sweetwater-Local-Foods-Market/111077177535

Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager