First of season Organic Asparagus & Rhubarb!

First of season Asparagus & Rhubarb!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 21st, 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 an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!


Bridge Card Customers – Use Your Card to Start Your Garden!

You can use SNAP benefits to purchase veggie garden plants and we have them this week!


Asparagus! Rhubarb! Chicken is back on the menu!


Mund Farm of Rothbury

Asparagus! Sweetwater welcomes back Greg Mund of the Mund Farm this week, bringing first of the season asparagus to the market! The Mund Farm has been in the family since the 1900’s. It was originally a dairy farm, changing to fruit and vegetables in 1955. Greg started using organic practices in 1992, and went totally organic in 2009.  He is moving towards seeking certification end of 2011.


Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Chicken Breasts (Boneless)

Chicken Leg Quarters

(No Ground Chicken this week!)

Whole chickens must be pre-ordered (see below)


Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked
Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Stew Meat
Gourmet Burgers
Soy-Free EGGS (Limited Supply – First come, first serve)
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk)
Meat Snack Sticks
Chicago Style Hog Dogs
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 phone to reach me before the noon cut-off at 231-769-6514. Thanks! Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than midnight on the Monday evening 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:
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

New Product! Organic Olive Oil! 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed
Robust, pungent and highly prized. Cultivated in Palestine since the Roman Empire.
EGGS!  Our chickens are loving all the greens!
VEGGIES this week ~ Fresh from our small hoophouse  and harvested from the outside gardens, too ~ Spinach!  Salad Greens! Chard!  Parsley and Cilantro.
BEEF ~  Try our beef.  Our steers were on lush rotational pastures from May to November.  They get all our quality hay they can eat, plus a little home-grown and ground- on-the-farm grain in winter. They are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation. Email us quantity pre-orders by Friday 7pm.

Quarters of BEEF for sale.  Talk to me or email for more information.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~  Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.

CSA – We still have shares available.  Email for more information.  Delivery to Bluffton Marina area on Monday evenings or Sweetwater on Saturdays.  Pick up on the Farm Monday or Thursday evenings.
Are you interested in interning on our farm?  We have housing, some meals and a weekly stipend available.  Call or email for more information.


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery breads are 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! Come early!  We often sell out by noon…***Come meet and greet Patti Krellick who will be running our Sweetwater Market stand throughout the summer. We are so excited to have Patti’s help in with our market stand—we find Patti to be competent, warm, and enthusiastic and we appreciate her willingness to help!

Bread Available Saturday May21st:

Homesteader’s Wheat (A 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

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamon) $6.00

Cobmoosa Onion Rye (carmelized organic onions, Michigan rye flour, and  a pinch of caraway) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

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

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

Elbridge Parmesan Olive (Sumptuous parmesan and Kalamata black olives) $8.00

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar and tongue-tingling organic black pepper) $8.00

Pastries for Saturday May 21st :  We will be baking our Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, and our Simply Currant Scones.  All of our scones are made with organic butter and cream, our own fresh eggs, and a pinch of organic sugar.


Earthly Kneads Bakery of Muskegon

ONE MORE BLOWOUT SALE WEEK! We’ve been using up the last of our great organic ingredients, chocolate, nuts, fruits, flour, sugar, etc and have turned it into a TON of COOKIES! All of our baked goods freeze beautifully, so if you want to preserve a memory, stop by the shop or Sweetwater – THIS IS OUR FINAL DAY!

We are also having a big sale on all remaining Simply Organic, Food for Thought, Naturally Nutty, Theo Chocolate, and Light of Day Organic Tea Products. Get it while you can!


Harmony Gardens CRC of Montague

Calling all Gardeners! We’ll be bringing lots of garden plants this Saturday! Broccoli, Kales, lettuce, cabbage, collards, and warm season tomatoes, peppers. These are heirloom, organically grown plants, pampered from the beginning. Community Gardeners – remember you can get your garden plants at HALF PRICE  if you live in the Cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights!


Shady Side Farm of Holland

RHUBARB! We’ll be bringing some fresh picked rhubarb from our own garden patch. Also, we’ll have our soybeans, pinto beans, black beans, wheat and corn. Plus remaining stocks of wool socks, roving and rag rugs. We are Mike and Lona Bronkema of Shady Side Farm and we have been farming since 1992 and have recently transitioned to organic in parts of our operation, certifying through Global Organic Alliance (GOA).


The Fishmonger’s Wife of Muskegon

We have SMOKED FISH as well as fresh Lake Michigan White Fish!

Pre-orders will be held until 11 a.m. and then released. If you are going to be late feel free to call us at 231-730-3327 to make other arrangements.

We Use a Month’s Worth of Muskegon Chronicles every Saturday… Please feel free to bring us your newspapers throughout the market season, we’ll gladly use them.   We Also Accept and Reuse Plastic Handled Grocery Bags to pack your fish on ice. During the warm summer months it is very important that your fish be kept cold until you are able to refrigerate it. If you want to avoid using plastic bags you can borrow an eco-cooler from us for a $5 deposit, or bring your own cooler with ice to market.

Each week, Eric and Amber Mae Petersen purchase fish fresh off the docks from the family business –  Petersen’s Fisheries and then clean, pin bone and package the fish for greatest freshness. From there, Amber Mae takes the fillets to Market.


Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

FRESH CHICKEN THIS WEEK!!!! whole birds, boneless skinless, leg quarters, thighs, drumsticks and wings.


From the Garden and Hoophouse

Spinach, Lettuce, Lettuce Mix & Mustard Mix.   HEIRLOOM TOMATO STARTS.

From the Bakery


Rhubarb Pecan Buns

Morning Glory Muffins

Maple Muffins made with local Maple Syrup

Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

Rhubarb Galettes

Maple Walnut Granola, Cashew Cranberry Granola, Crispy Rice GF Granola & Peanut Butter Granola.

Quiches made with Fresh Greens from the Garden


3 Seeded Sandwich Bread- A delicious bread for sandwiches or just plain with sweet butter & jam.

Apple Cinnamon Bread Great for Sunday morning brunch.  Makes great french toast!

Turnovers- Veggie, and Empanadas.

COME AND CHECK OUT OUR NEW BAKERY CASE.  We will be featuring new items and providing samples.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese
Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/chili flakes, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Gouda with Garlic and Onion, Lamont Cheddar. Edam
Olson Farm of Shelby

Jim Olson returns for the first time since cooking up his latest 2011 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup!


Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont

Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for almost 8 years on their farm.  Sizes will range from quarts to pints.


Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Eggs this week! We’ll be bringing plenty of eggs from our Delaware, Barred Rock, Araucana, and Black Australorpe flocks. You can still get your order form in for pre-ordering chickens.


Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Nature inspired…pretty, practical and organic!

Organic Soaps –  A full selection of great organic soaps: Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Bergamot, Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, Peppermint, Oatmeal Spice (made with certified organic oils, and botanicals – no artificial fragrances or colors, only essential oils).  Soap Gift boxes with gift tag – $1 each

Bees Wax Candles –  angel, Bee skeps, Bears,  3″ and 5 ” pillars,  tapers, votives,and tea lights.
Clean burning! Long Burn Time! Non-Petroleum!  100% Michigan beeswax!
Lavender – Sachets A variety of styles and sizes to choose from, Organic Lavender dryer bags

Organic Bath Tea, made with certified organic botanicals and bonus bath salts.

Hand made cards and gift tags
Look forward to seeing you at the market!


Last but not least

McLaughlin Grows will be at the market to distribute their first CSA shares. They may have extra greens for sale, unsure at press time.

Jeanne Warren, wife of Jim Warren, informed us that Jim is now under hospice care. His health conditions worsened and drs were not able to help him any further. Please keep them in your thoughts. We will remember Jim very fondly;  he and Jeanne always supported our market and goals and Jim LOVED arugula!

As always, 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.

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Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!