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Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 9:00am to 1:00pm
 Mercy Health Partners Lakes Campus
On 6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.

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Attending this week’s market:



Mund Farm of  Rothbury

Greg & daughter Erin Mund will be bringing a load of fresh-picked asparagus! The season will be winding down soon, so be sure to get some, there will be plenty for fresh eating and freezing for those nights in the middle of w—– when you need a nice memory of warm summer days!

Shady Side of Holland

I will have our certified organic dry beans at Saturday’s market–grown last summer on our farm south of Grand Haven. The special this week is Black Valentine Beans–regular price for a 2 lb. bag is $11.50–this week you can get a 2 lb. bag for $10. I will also have a limited amount of Grassfields Farm aged raw milk cheese: Chili Cheese, Dill, Garlic & Onion, Gouda, Lamont Cheddar, and Leyden. Grassfields Farms is out of some varieties of cheese right now, so we will have to wait for mid-June for some of the others to come back in stock.

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have French Breakfast Radishes.

Fresh herbs!  Cilantro, mint, sage, tarragon, and lemonbalm.

Green garlic.  Young spring garlic, before it sets a bulb.

We have our normal spread of herbal products; herbal teas, creams, lip balms, and a few remaining salves.

Tomato plants!  We have a variety of heirlooms, including great slicers, canning tomatoes, and sweet cherry tomatoes.  This is the last week we will have tomatoes for sale.


Funny Farm of Grant

This week we’ll have spinach, spring mix, radishes, arugula, and special for the kitties, cat grass. I have 10 pots available. I have some dried shiitake mushrooms, too. And maybe some fresh ones. Apron Lady & Janet will return as well!


Five Oaks Farm of Montague

We’ll have garden transplants for sale, and info about our CSA.


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGETABLES: Spinach,  Scallions, Salad Mix, Green Garlic

HERBS:  Rosemary

We look forward to getting your pre-orders by Email.  If you want more info about our farm in particular, including prices, send us an email .


At the market this week:

SPECIALS: Ground Beef – 10 packages for $50.  Liver – $3 per lb. PRE-ORDERED


Skirt Steak, Flank Steak

Ground beef  1 lb pkgs

Ground Sirloin

Bone-In:  Rib, T-Bone and Porterhouse Steaks

Boneless:  Tenderloin – Do a stir-fry with a small package or grill some larger steaks!

Boneless:  NY Strip, Rib Eye, and Sirloin Steaks.

Roasts:   Chuck, Rolled, Arm

Swiss Steak and Round Steak

Stew Meat

Short Ribs, also good for meaty soups

Soup Bones


Tongue,  Liver and Heart

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL ~ Fair Trade, too!  Imported by Higher Grounds in Traverse City

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


Also at Earthscape’s table: Crow Feather Farm. Nic & Caroline will bring Spicy Brassica Salad Mix, lettuce mix and fresh herbs.


Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

Pork Menu for May 18th Market!

Fresh Cuts

Back ribs 1-2lb

Fat, Back 1-2lb

Ground Pork 1lb

Leaf Lard 2-3lb

Loin roast, Boneless 3-5lb

Pork Chops, Thick cut 2pr pkg

Pork Steak 2 pr pkg

Shoulder Rst 2-4lb

Spare Ribs 2.5-4lb

Tenderloin .5lb

Smoked Nitrate/Nitrite Free Cuts

Bacon, Thick Cut 1lb

Boar Bacon 1 lb

Canadian Bacon 1 lb

Hams, Whole or Portion 4-12lb

Ham Hocks 1-2lb

Ham, slices .5-1.5lb

Jowl Bacon 1lb

Picnic Roast 2-4lb

Soup Bones 1-2lb

Nitrate/Nitrite Free Sausages

Andouille Sausage Links (5pr pkg)

Bratwurst Links (5 per pkg)

Bulk Hot Italian Sausage 1lb

Chorizo Sausage Links (5 per pkg)

Meat Duck Pre-Orders

Delivery date: June 15-July13 at Sweetwater.

4-7lb ea. $4.25 a lb.

25 birds available. $10 deposit

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

BREADS: Each week we bake our seven scrumptious weekly breads (listed below) as well as one or more specialty breads.  Please consult the schedule below to find out when we are making your favorite specialty bread!

GRANOLA!  We make two different varieties of granola: Mountain Crunch Granola (pure vanilla, toasted almonds, and organic coconut oil) and Laughing Tree Peanut Butter Granola (all-natural PB, pure vanilla, and Michigan honey)


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

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

100% whole grain Kamut: Light and moist with a fruity flavor, a great loaf for folks with wheat sensitivities. $6.00


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

Toasted Walnut Batard: (aromatic toasted walnuts lend a lovely nuttiness and a purple hue to this versatile batard) $6.50

Pastries available for Saturday:

Expedition Cookies– The kitchen sink including bits of chocolate, coconut, and raisins rolled into whole oats and barley flour.   $2.25 each

 Treehuggers The one and only quarter pound peanut buttery original.  $2.25 each.


Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Lovely Lemon Scones

(All our scones are $2.25 each* and are handmade with our own fresh eggs, organic cream, and organic butter)

Deep Mud Brownies $2.75 each* Our brownies are made with extraordinary Callebaut dark chocolate, our own fresh eggs, and Michigan grown organic barley flour—they are amazing!!

Liberty Family Farm and Bakery of Hart

Hoop house Offerings

Mixed Greens and Arugula!!!

From the Farm

Farm Fresh Eggs


Ground, chops, steaks, roasts, and shanks.


Chops, ground, roasts, ribs and more.

Brats German, Garlic Basil and Italian

Pepper Bacon, Hardwood Bacon, and Canadian Bacon.


Breakfast Cookies all flavors

New! Organic Cheddar and Ramp Quiche

New! Rhubarb Galettes

New! Ramp, herb and cheddar Foccacia Bread Rounds

Cinnamon Rolls, Multigrain Rolls, Ham and Cheddar Sandwich made with

our own ham lunch meat.

Morning Glory Muffins, Hazelnut and chocolate Muffins and more..

Turnovers and Gluten Free Quiches!!

New! Rhubarb Pie– limited quantities since our Rhubarb is just coming on.

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CJ Veggie of Zeeland

We’ll be at Sweetwater this Saturday with fresh greens.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Ferry

We will be taking a brief hiatus from the market for the next few weeks as we work hard on getting your chickens ready for their big market debut. We are happy to report that the first batch are already out in the field being rotated to fresh, green pasture daily and are growing plump, happy, and delicious. We will return to Sweetwater in late June with your pre-ordered chickens and limited quantities of pork, and should begin to have chickens available (whole and various cuts) at market in July.

September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

We have family in town this week and won’t be at market, see you soon!


Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake 

 Pretty, Practical, Eco-friendly and Organic!

We will not be attending the market on May 25th and June 1st. See you soon!

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont

We’ll be back to market soon.


Pet Chef Lakeshore of Twin Lake

We will not be present this Saturday.  However dog/cat food pre-orders can be picked up at the market through Amy Oak. Orders can be placed no later than FRIDAY evening by calling Barb at 231-288-9805, or email and Amy will have your order available at the market between 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. If you can’t make it to market during that time frame, Barb will personally deliver your order the following week.


Friends of the Market

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.

Sweetwater Pre-Ordering Service for Sunday, June 8th!

If you prefer the convenience of pre-ordering your meat & eggs from the market consider signing up with any of the vendors listed below at the market or by emailing for our preorder reminder email that will go out on Sundays. This Sunday, June 2nd, you will be receiving an email from the market with price lists and ordering info from the following farms: Earthscape Farm (beef ), Chickadee Creek Farm (pork & eggs), Liberty Family Farm (lamb, chicken, pork & eggs).

You’ll have until Wednesday to get an order in, and each vendor will contact you with a reminder and total of your order.

See you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152,

We are a BRIDGE CARD market!