Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 3rd, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St just 1/2 mile North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card market

All Vendors Gladly Accept the Bridge Card!

Easter Specials!

Front Porch Pickin’ Band Returns!

This Week’s Vendors
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Specials – Have a Happy Easter!  Looks like there will be beautiful weather for it this year.  Easter Treats: Rolls, rolls, and more rolls.  We’re on a roll!  Spice Cake with cream cheese frosting (cakes or cupcakes), Carrot Spice Cheesecakes (gluten free), Hot Cross Buns, Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls, Pies (Maple Pecan, Chocolate Pecan, Apple Galette), Apple Pie Coffee Cake, Spring Sugar Cookies (Bunnies, eggs, flowers, and butterflies), Giant Chocolate Cookies covered in mint chocolate (gluten free AND vegan!).  Feel free to call the shop to order ahead!  231.728.6383

Bread – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Challah, Soft & Slightly Sweet Light Rye Bread (special this week!)

Scones – Dark Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin, Cranberry Orange

Muffins – Strawberry Streusel, Blueberry Lemon

Cookies – Sunflower Butter Cookies (Vegan AND G.F., available in Cinnamon or with Organic Raisins), HUGE! Dark Chocolate Chip, Sweet & Salty Cashew Cookies (all oats, no wheat), Oatmeal Raisin (all oats, no wheat), Lemon Fig Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat), and more!

Granola – Blueberry Hazelnut, Ginger Fig Almond, Cherry Almond, Cranberry Pecan, Apple Pepita, and Totally Nuts, plus Muesli and Gorp

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

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork

Pork Tenderloin. Pork Chops. Apple Smoked or Hickory Smoked Bacon. Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Pork Sausages: Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Breakfast sausage in links or 1# bulk pkg. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg.


Old Fashioned Ring-Style Bologna.

Thin-sliced Deli Style Ham.

Grass-fed Beef
Round Roast. Flank Steak. Filet Mignon. Gourmet Patties (beef, bacon 3 1/3# patties)

Ground Beef Patties (3 1/3# patties).

Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking.
Pastured Poultry
Please note: We will be out of fresh frozen chicken until May.

Chicken Sausages: Chicken Spinach Feta links.

Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage.
Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below).
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
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

BEEF ~ We  have some quarters of beef for sale.  Email pbobier@voyager.net for details.

We will have  beef by the pound and package on Saturday!  Steaks , roasts, ground beef,  soup bones, Liver, heart.  I’ll also have ground beef in 10 + # quantities  (1-2# packages) for $3.50 per lb.

Veggies this week ~ Spinach and Mixed salad greens;  Russet Potatoes and Red La Soda, the last of the red potatoes; yellow and red onions; celeriac, parsnips.  Dried herbs.  Organic Olive Oil ~ Choose your favorite bottle or try a bulk blended organic oil for sale for $30 in your quart jar.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~  I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~  http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com New photos are up!  We are signing up this year’s CSA members.  Let us know if you are interested. We will deliver to Sweetwater Market this year!

Olson Farm of Shelby

Taste of Spring Maple Syrup 2010! First week for my newest batch of syrup. Limited quantities this year as all syrup makers in the area experienced a smaller harvest due to weather.   Corn! I will be bringing my grinder and my saved open pollinated shelled yellow corn & wheat berries. I will grind you a custom blend and give you a recipe for the best tasting corn bread you ever ate!

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
New this year! Meat CSA! We are offering an incredible deal for 20 families to get top quality locally raised meats at a great price. Stop and ask Will for details and a copy of the Farm Newsletter.

Goose! 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

Whole Turkeys, 75% off while they last.

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.

Garlic! $1.00 a head.

Ag & Health Alive of Marne

Spring is around the corner! Start preparing now for your garden! We will have 10 oz to 10# sizes of various garden supplements, like Berry Mix, Liquid Fish & Kelp concentrates, Maxicrop, Dry Kelp Meal, Milky spore & Diamatacious 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.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
This Week! Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Edam (low-fat Gouda), Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), & Lamont Cheddar.


Good for the body & soul!

Bee & Botanical of Spring Lake

Hello Sunshine and warmer weather!

We are fully stocked for this weekend with our wonderful certified organic soaps. From Lemongrass Tea soap with it’s light lemon scent and touch of tea tree oil to our new Rows and Furrows Gardener’s soap with ground apricots, coffee, and sweet orange essential oil.  All of our soaps are made with only essential oils, the colors in the soap are from the botanicals used in each recipe, no artificial preservatives and are not animal tested! Gift Boxes available for soaps (small extra fee), to  make a thoughtful and usefull little hostess gift.

Other sweet offerings:

Herbal bath tea blend of yummy organic botanicals – try the new convienent single use bath bags that come in a set of 2.

Rose bud mini heart shape wreaths, hand made, pretty to hang on a little girls or baby’s room wall or unique wedding shower gift.

Lavender dryer bags to freshen your laundry and ecofriendly way.  No chemicals and lots less packaging then traditional dryer sheets.

Everlastings in single sachets and also pretty drawstring bags with 4 sachets inside and nicely packaged for gifting.

Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you at the market!

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs

Special Namesake Sale! To help celebrate My granddaughter Brittanie’s 6th birthday we’re going to introduce our new Facial Freedom line at 20% off.  This line consists of a cleanser, toner, scrub, acne treatment and protective moisturizer.  100% of these products are organic, vegan, 90% are gluten free, and all are USDA approved.  We hope you’ll stop by and check out our new line.

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon

Sale! This Saturday (and probably several Saturdays) I will have a close-out sale on mens, boys, and young lady’s jewelry; 50 % off till sold out.  Also, I will have remaining bagged chocolates on sale for $1.00. For sale, (but not ON sale) some bagged Easter treats and Easter bracelets celebrating Jesus.

For those folks who did not attend last market, I have created an “Economy Table”; goods on this table are $20 and under for ease of sortment/shopping.  See you there!

Soul Infusions of Cedar Springs

Time for some body spring cleaning with detox herbs like Red clover and Dandelion! These herbs make great teas or added to smoothies or salads can help clean your blood and rid the body of toxins. For you to sample this week “Honeybush” tea.This is a mellow-sweet red tea from Ethiopia full of anti-oxidants and caffeine free –  yummy!

Sweetwater special: Buy any tea strainer thru the month of April and get an ounce of tea

your choice $3.00 or less for free.

Last but not least

Big Sweetwater Hugs to Renewing Friends of the Market Ben & Jen Michaels & daughters Alison & Meredith! 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.