Sweetwater has Sweet Potatoes……Sweeeet!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries & Secret Dipping Sauce!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, October 2nd, 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

Cooler Weather Brings Out the Cooks Again!

We’ll be sharing recipes for Sweet Potato Fries with Horseradish Dipping Sauce and other Strange but Wonderful Recipes!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Veggies this week ~ Sweet Potatoes, and it’s been a great year for them!  Delicata, Butternut and Acorn Squash.  See our blog for information on storage of winter squash.   Little Decorative Pumpkins!  Potatoes; Celery and Celeriac.  Beets, onions, leeks, kale, chard, mixed salad greens, arugula.

Frost is in the forecast so we will be picking the last of the tender crops: Watermelons, Eggplant, hot and  Sweet Peppers.  We’ll also bring a lot of basil in bunches and gallons for making pesto for most likely the last time this year.

We’ll have other herbs: parsley, cilantro, rosemary, sage.

BEEF ~ We will have almost all cuts of our pastured Angus.
Great Cookbook – Vegetables A to Z – last copies are for sale for $16.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags. A new shipment arrived this week ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~  http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

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

McLaughlin Grows!  Urban Farm of Muskegon

“Tops”  Turnip greens. Blackeye peas. Mixed kales. Hot & sweet peppers.  Cabbage. Absolutely last of the cherry  tomatoes.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week will have lots of green beans, cold weather is coming, so get them while there are here!  We will also have the LAST of our tomatoes.  Eggplant, basil, fresh herbs, carrots, potatoes, garlic, bell peppers, hot peppers, leeks, summer squash, winter squash, pie pumpkins, kale, and swiss chard.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Until winter market our breads will be brought to the market by our friends at Maple Moon Farm.  They will have at least six of our nine varieties on hand—all  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.  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!)

THE MICHIGANDER! A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  $5.50

Olson Farm of Shelby

Prairie Blush Red potatoes, red & white onions, possibly canning quantities of tomatoes, and the 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

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


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 garlic.

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

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Grass-fed Meats, Vegetables and wholesome Baked Goods.
GRASS-FED MEATS 100% grass-fed beef,  ground beef, round steaks, rib steaks, soup bones & liver.  Grass-fed Lamb- ground, shanks & steaks
GARDEN OFFERINGS include the last of the tomatoes before the frost, arugula, turnip greens, beet greens& mixed lettuces.
Breakfast Cookies- regular, chocolate walnut & cherry pecan. NEW! Breakfast cookies peanut butter chocolate made with organic peanut butter.  Apple pies & pumpkin pies. NEW! Apple pops check out these cool mini apple pies on a stick.  NEW! Spinach & cheddar quiche made with tender baby spinach from the garden.  Roasted pepper & corn quiche.  NEW! pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Ciabatta bread with onion and cheese.  NEW! Ginger Spice fall cookies.
NEW! Calamata olive & Rosemary Bread “very good”, Cheese & Onion Bread, Sandwich Bread, NEW! Pecan & Raisin Bread, Cinnamon Raisin & Walnut Bread, Granola, breakfast cookies, apple & pumpkin pies & quiche.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
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.

Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

Paul will return (with help) this week with: Last of summer vegs, Summer squash. Winter squash.

Gardeners: Time to put the garden to rest for the winter! Treat your beds to one of our nutrient boosting garden supplies! Grow a cover crop that winter kills. We have 3-2-3 and 4-2-4, depending on what your garden needs. See me for more advice.

We will also have our usual assortments 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!

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Bees Wax Candles-New selection of handmade in Michigan beeswax candles with cotton wicks.   Perfect for fall with their natural textures, colors and warm honey scent.

Starry Night Dream Pillow Sachets-made with a special blend of herbs to aid in relaxation and add a soothing aroma to your pillow or bed side table for a heavenly nights sleep.

Lavender sachets – a variety to choose from for drawers, closets and knitting bags, travel bags and cars.

Pantry Moth away sachets – are buy one get one half off (refillable next year too)!

Lavender dryer bags, great for bed linens and towels

Certified Organic Soaps – in Lavender,  Lemongrass Tea, Spice and others wonderful scents made with essential oils (no artificial fragrances or colors are used in these soaps).

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

Cards and gift tags – Unique one of a kind including Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving designs as well as gift boxes for the organic soaps.

Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

That Daisy’s a slave driver! She’s been keeping us busy to make sure we have the freshest local ingredients to make her treats. This week we harvested a literal ton of organically raised pumpkins from Scholl Country Farms in Montague! We’ve also been harvesting organic parsley for one of our new treat recipes. Watch for updates! Meantime, we have plenty of delicious Original Pumpkin Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Cup flavor treats, so stop by and pick up your favorite size treat and package.

Daisy also wants to let you know that starting October 9th she’ll be sharing her free-range eggs with Sweetwater shoppers! The girls have been generously providing more than we need for our treats, so we’ll be offering non-GMO free-range eggs in various shades of browns (and an occasional blue) for $3.00/dozen. Birdland Eggs, starting October 9. Look for the sign!

Imagination to Creation of North Muskegon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This week I will have Breast Cancer Awareness items ranging from jewelry to totes, to cards and bookmarks.  Show your support for those suffering from this dreaded disease during October and all year round. I will also be bringing new sweater/scarf pins and earrings for the fall season.

Last but not least

Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks go out to long time supporters Marianne & Jackie Nelson for renewing their Friend of the Market pledge! 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