Happy May Day at the Market!

Happy May Day!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 1st, 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 Eligible Vendors Gladly Accept the Bridge Card!

Spring gets serious! Signs of spring are everywhere, including Road Work.

We have been told that our road is already being worked on. One lane will always be open to our building – proceed carefully, but do come!

This Week’s Vendors

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Veggies this week ~  Nourishing Spring Greens!!  Spinach and Mixed Salad Greens;  Kale & Chard; Chicory Greens; Turnip Greens; Scallions;  Radishes; Parsley, Chives, Rosemary; Potatoes

BEEF ~  We  have Quarters of our Grass-Fed Beef FOR SALE!  Prices are $390-$460 depending on individual hanging weights.   Email pbobier@voyager.net or call for details.

We will have  beef by the pound and package at Sweetwater on Saturday.  Steaks, roasts, ground beef,  stew meat, cubed steak, tongue, oxtail, soup bones, heart.  I’ll also have ground beef in 10 + # quantities  (1-2# packages) for $3.50 per lb.

SALE: Cubed round steak 10% off!  Sirloin steaks 5% off!

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 We have a few spots remaining for this year’s CSA.  Let us know if you are interested. We will deliver to Sweetwater Market this year!

Harmony Gardens of Montague

Parsley. Mixed radishes. Mixed greens.

Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

New from the Garden! Spinach & Arugula! Freshly dug & potted Comfrey plants. Comfrey is a dynamic accumulator; that means it has a large taproot that brings valuable minerals up to the surface. Good for teas, poultices & lots more.

Garden supplies. 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.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
New Product!
Pancetta! A Dry Cured Italian Bacon

1/4 pound packages. This is a favorite of chefs, highly seasoned, used sparingly to add great flavor to many dishes – $5/package.

Returning this week! Creswick’s Snack Sticks! 4 generous sticks $4.00/pkg.

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 1# bulk pkg. Breakfast links back next market. 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
Olson Family Farm of Shelby

This season’s batch of my made on the farm Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

New this week: Herb & Flower Window Boxes. Handmade of basswood from the farm. Sized 4×4″ & up, perfect for a window herb garden.

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

We’ll be back next market on May 15th!

Liberty Family Farm & Abundant Harvest Bakery of Hart

From the bakery:

Breakfast cookies and other assorted baked goods.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
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

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.

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

New this week! I now have an assortment of Michigan beeswax candles for Sweetwater Market from Swarm Naturals. These candles are made with 100%  pure 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.
Also new this week: Lip Balms! Unflavored, peppermint and  grapefruit, made with moisturizing oils, Michigan beeswax and the finest organic essential oils for flavoring.
I will  also have a full assortment of our Certified Organic Soap including our newest Rows & Furrows Garden Soap, Quietude bath Tea, and pretty lavender sachet gifts for Mom!
Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs

In celebration of Earth Day this month all purchases are 25% off!

NEW PRODUCTS are here!  Sweetwater is the first to offer the new 4oz Balancing Facial Toner $7.00, 2oz EveryDay Moisturizer $16.00, 2oz Night Time Facial Restorative Serum $24.00.

Our feature product this week is Sweet Almond Oil with Vitamin E.  This product is meant to be used as a deep,  protective moisturizer focusing on very dry skin types as well as mature skin.  It offers protection in cold, wind, and sun exposures; deep skin moisturizing with no greasy feeling and the antioxidant properties of Vit E offers additional healing effects. Great for both day and night moisturizing!

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon

Mother’s Day Specials! I will be offering Mother’s Day necklace sets and bracelets.  Also on the agenda for Mom are my new Dragonfly earrings…sold out of these at Christmas.  Also there will be new “Friends Forever” bracelets.  And new ladie’s watches…I will have one in “Snowflake Obsidian” and one in a peridot double strand crystal with sterling accents.

This week the “On Sale” table will feature young lady’s jewelry at 50 % off the marked price.

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