Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Every Saturday, May 26th, 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.

To Honor those who served… 



Memorial Day Weekend

To all our customers, please have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend as we take time to remember those who have given their lives in service to the country.

At this week’s market:


Fresh Chevre at the market this Saturday – yum!!


Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

Dancing Goat Creamery was founded by Barbara Jenness and has been recently purchased by Dancing Goat cheesemaker Veronica Phelps and business partner Kathy Price. Veronica and Kathy will continue the business as an artisan creamery producing small batches of cheese using the same Dancing Goat recipes. The same detail and concern for the use of quality milk and the production of outstanding cheese will continue. We source our milk from local farms where goats and cows are happy, fed naturally and treated well.

Here are the cheeses we will have for sale on Saturday:

Fresh Goat Cheese (chevre) – plain, herb & fennel pollen, honey-orange, cracked black pepper roll, red pepper flakes roll and spring roll (a roll with chives, decorated with violas)

Fresh Cream Cheese – plain, boursin, roasted red pepper, chipotle.

We hope to start making some different types of cheese such as feta, camembert and tomme style as we get more into the season.


Mund Farm asparagus is back this Saturday!








Mund Family Farm of Rothbury

Greg Mund will be back at the market tomorrow with his delicious organically grown asparagus. Don’t count on a long season for this, come get some while you can!


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Our thanks again for all those who came out on Saturday to stores and markets to purchase our baked goods.  While we are still not taking preorders we are pleased to offer the following bread and pastries for this coming weekend:

Homesteader’s Wheat (An extraordinary 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

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

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

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

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

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar accompanied by tongue tingling black pepper).  Price $8.00

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.25

Auntie P’s Chocolate Cherry  {Better than ever before… and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!}    (organic cocoa, dark chocolate batons, dried Michigan cherries, and pure vanilla…the ultimate dessert bread)  $9.25

MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA:  organic oats, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, sliced almonds, Michigan honey, organic coconut oil, pure vanilla, sea salt. $6.00/pound

 LAUGHING TREE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA:  organic oats, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, Michigan honey, Michigan-made peanut butter, organic coconut oil, pure vanilla, sea salt. $6.00/ pound

Pastries for Saturday’s Market:  We will be baking our Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, Deep Mud Brownies, Hilltopper Molasses Ginger Cookies, Pecan Maple Oaties.

Hilde and Charlie Muller


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we will have lettuce, spinach, spring carrots, green garlic and fresh herbs. We will also have a few tomato plant that were leftover from planting the hoop house.

Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maple-Moon Farm/266858233357042?ref=ts


Hickory Ridge Family Farm

Memorial Weekend Grilling Special! Fresh Split halves and Bone in chicken breast! Special price this weekend only!

Fresh Pastured Chicken. Chickens rotated daily getting up to 20% of their diet from grass.

Pastured Pork. Our mixed heritage herd has been on pasture all summer, supplemented with hay and GMO-free feed. We’ll have thick cut pork chops, smoked, nitrate free thick cut bacon, smoked hams, pork steaks, pork roasts and ground pork.

Order forms are available for pork halves & wholes and whole chicken. Take advantage of a good discount when you preorder.

For more information call Will at  (231) 794-7936.

“Like” us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/HickoryRidgeFamilyFarm?ref=ts


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES ~ Kale, Salad Mix, Arugula,  Fresh Celery Greens.  

BEEF ~  Pre-orders accepted.  Email me for a price list. Please email or call by 5pm on Friday.

BEEF SALE:   Beef Hearts are $2 per lb.

Other cuts available this week:

  • We have lean Ground Beef and Ground Sirloin!
  • Chuck, Arm, English and Rolled Rump Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless  Tenderloin, Sirloin Steaks
  • Cubed Steak, Round Steak & Short Ribs
  • Heart, Liver, Tongue

Our steers and cows are on pasture, and happy!

SALE!  $2 off per bottle.  ORGANIC OLIVE OIL from Palestine, 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed.  This oil is imported by Higher Grounds Coffee.

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags.   Certified organic, Fair Trade. Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf. Try a cup at the Sweetwater Market table!

We now have the ability to take credit cards at Sweetwater Market!


Shady Side of Holland

Mike will be at the market with his certified organic pinto and black beans and his wool products. Stock up on beans so you can cook ahead for all yummy summer salads. If you haven’t tried our beans yet, you will be surprised at how much faster they cook up from dry, compared to store bought beans that may be years old. No compost this week–we are currently sold out.


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Grilling Favorites for your Memorial Weekend!

PRE-ORDER for the best choice! We want to encourage you to pre-order as much as possible, please see below for info on how to sign up.

Flank, Ribeye & Sirloin for the grill!

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties

Apple Chicken Sausage Links

Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless

Whole Chicken

Chicken Leg Quarters
Chicken Patties Plain 1 lb at 4/pr pkg.

Ground Chicken. Did you know that ground chicken is lower in fat than ground turkey?

New! Pork BBQ Riblet Pattie!
This boneless juicy patty is ready to grill and eat!

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Chops, Boneless

Pork Steak
Bacon: Choose from new Cajun Rub, Apple, or Hickory Smoked!
Breakfast Sausage Bulk & Skinless Links

Brats for the Grill! Our most popular grilling brat.

Chicago Style Hotdogs! Feed ’em to the kids with confidence! No nitrates, no fillers – just  100%  pastured meats!

Chorizo 1/2lb pkg
Deli Sliced Old Fashioned Sandwich Bologna. 1 lb pkg

Pepperoni Slices

EGGS No soy in chicken feed. Large. $3.25 a dozen.

PRE-ORDERS. Sign up to be on the Pre Order reminder list here: dijaan1@charter.net or at the market. On Sunday you will receive a reminder and you’ll have until midnight Monday to put your order in. Once placed, all you have to do is come to the market anytime on Saturday and pick it up!


Liberty Family Farm




FRESH CHICKEN!  Our first batch of the season looks great!  Raised on

a lush pasture of clover and grasses, they birds looked better than




New!  Rhubarb struesel muffins.

New!  Gluten Free Brownies

New!   Mini Cakes for the Holiday.

Breakfast Cookies all flavors!

Gluten Free Cookies and Quiche

New!  Pie by the Slice.

Mini Rhubarb crumb topping pies

Asparagus and goat cheese galettes

Spinach and Cheddar Quiches & Ciabatta and Pecan Raisin Bread


Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm.


Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

Pretty, Practical & Organic products for the home!
    Michigan Beeswax candles natural, bright, clean and long burning,
Certified Organic Soap- Great selection of all the favorites including Lemongrass Tea, Oats & Spice &

Lavender and Rows and Furrows Gardeners soap with ground coffee and almonds for summer.

Gift boxes/w card for organic soap
Organic Lavender Sachets


Funny Farm of Grant

Please keep farmers Jim & Barb Loe in your thoughts. Barb’s father passed away last weekend. If you would like to send condolences: 13181 Centerline Rd. Grant, MI 49327

Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We will return on June 2nd with our assortment of Jams and eggs.

Pet Chef Lakeshore

We will return on June 9th. If you have questions please call.

Barb Pitcher



Last but not least



Table Talk : Double Up Food Bucks launches on June 2nd at Sweetwater!

Visit the Table Talk booth this week and find info on Double Up Food Bucks starting June 2nd at Sweetwater!

Thanks to a grant received from the Fair Food Network, Sweetwater will be offering Double Up Food Bucks to anyone using a Bridge Card at our market from June 2nd through October.

Basically it works like this: When you visit Sweetwater, use your Bridge Card to receive Market Money, which can be spent as usual on any SNAP eligible food. You will then receive a like amount, up to $20 per visit, of Double Up Food Bucks tokens to be used only for the purchase of  fruits and veggies!


Friends of the Market

As always, if you would like to become a Friend of the Market for a suggested donation of $20.00, 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.


Have a great weekend, hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are a BRIDGE CARD Double Up Foods Bucks 2012 market!