Heirloom Tomato Time!

Heirloom Tomato Deliciousness!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 27th, 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.

We accept Bridge Cards Year Round!

Double Up Food Bucks starting July 6th!


More Certified Organic Blueberries!

The Heirlooms are coming – it’s TOMATO TIME!

Attending this Saturday’s market:


Wind Dancer Farms of West Olive

Wind Dancer Farms is a second generation family farm located in the heart of farm country in the Grand Haven area. Richard and Judy Rant began farming 30 years ago. When Richard passed away  son RJ got involved and began to turn the farm towards organic farming methods. The blueberry production was certified organic in 2010. This week, daughter Megan Rant will be at the market with Certified Organic BLUECROP blueberries.

Blueberry Heritage Farm of Holland

Taylor Kiel will be bringing Certified Organic DUKE blueberries.

Pint $4.50

2 pounds $11.00

5 pounds $22.00

10 pounds $40.00


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

Tomatoes-a variety of heirlooms, red, orange, yellow, and pink!

Sweet Bell Peppers-beautiful red ones!


Hot Peppers

Green Beans (green, yellow, purple, and dragon)


Cabbage (green, red, and savoy)

Pickles and Cucumbers


Summer Squash (zucchini, yellow crooked neck, and trombocino)



Swiss Chard

Fresh Herbs including basil, Thai basil, parsley, dill, and more

We have three great healthy herbal tea blends, all are caffeine free.

Nourish this is a great everyday tea

(Raspberry leaf, Nettle, Dandelion leaf, Alfalfa, Oat Straw, and Rosehips)

Peace a great tea to calm and relax the whole body.  We like to give it to the kids in the evening (we even put it in their bath water sometimes)

(Lemonbalm, Oatstraw and tops, rose petals, chamomile, and lavender)

Restore restores the body and nourishes the adrenals, helpful for those who are overworked or over stressed and/or rely on caffeine

(Nettle, rose petals, and green rooibos)

Amanda is been busy wildcrafting and this year’s herbal salves are coming soon, many available next week!

We’ll have our creams, made with high quality organic ingredients and nourishing herbs.  Keep your skin healthy this summer.

Radiant Beauty a light cream that can be use on the whole body and face.  Must be applied to the body with love and care, this is the secret to radiant beauty.

Patti’s Hard Working Hands a hard working herbal cream for hard working hands!  Great for farmers, gardeners, potters, nurses, and anyone else who has hands that need a little TLC.

Interested in learning what plants are growing naturally around you?  Ask Amanda about the Urban Plant Walk she is planning for the market next week, August 3 at 10:30.  Learn about edible and medicinal qualities of the plants that follow people wherever they go.  Empower yourself and you family with this traditional knowledge and help keep this knowledge alive!


Crow Feather Farm of Hesperia

NEW!! First harvest of green peppers and tomatoes
Baby Brassica salad mix,
Fresh herbs including basil and cilantro
cut flowers


September’s Herbs & Produce of Montague

* Heirloom Tomatoes (come early they go quick!)

*French Fingerling potatoes(assorted varieties)




*Cucumbers (check out the dragon eggs)



Fresh Culinary Herbs:








Flower Bouquets:

*Snapdragon blends(colorful)

*Statice blends(bright and cheery)


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

We sent 3 steers to the butcher this week and will have a full array of beef cuts on Saturday, August 10th.

Crock pots are great for summer meals – they don’t heat up the kitchen, and some slow-cooked meats are the most flavorful, as well as most economical.  Put a roast or round steak in the crock pot in the morning.  Saute fresh veggies and make a salad to go with it, and you have a delicious dinner!  Try our cubed (Swiss) steaks on the grill.

We want to start taking PRE-ORDERS FOR BEEF again beginning August 5th.  Please let me know if you are interested.  We will take pre-orders for the cuts listed below if you get your order to me by 5pm on Friday this week. Send us an email  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .


SPECIALS: Short Ribs!  $3 per lb.  Liver – $3 per lb. Order in advance to be sure we save some for you.


Ground beef  1 lb pkgs  $4.90 per lb.

Boneless:  Tenderloin steaks – the best cut of beef on a side  $20 per lb.


Swiss Steak and Round Steak – We have a lot of these cuts.  If you don’t know how to cook them, google it or ask us. These are some of the most flavorful cuts of meat and are fork-tender when prepared right.  $6.50 per lb.

Stew Meat  $6.50 per lb.

Short Ribs, also good for meaty soups  $3 per lb.

Soup Bones  $2 per lb.

Oxtail! There’s only 1 per steer :-).  $5 per lb.

Tongue,  Liver and Heart  $3 – $3.50 per lb.

We have some old heart packages from 2012 for $2 per lb, pre-ordered only.

VEGETABLES: Beautiful Sierra Batavia Crisp lettuce heads, a few Tomatoes! Large Onions, Sweet Peppers, Eggplant,  Snow Peas,  Summer Squashes, Cucumbers, Arugula, Raddichio,  Swiss Chard,  Scallions, Red Norland Potatoes, Kohlrabi, and maybe more!

SALE!  ORGANIC OLIVE OIL ~ Fair Trade, too!  Imported by Higher Grounds in Traverse City.  $15 per bottle!

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!


Shady Side Farm of Holland

We will be at market with felting kits, wool roving, certified organic beans, and Grassfields Farm’s awesome cheese!

This week the Black Valentine is our Special of the Week. The 2-lb. bags will be available for $10, regularly $11.50 and the 1-lb. bags will be available for $5.50, regularly $6.00. Black Valentine is an heirloom variety that holds its shape well, and is somewhat like a kidney bean. It’s good in soups, stews and salads, and we have a great Mediterranean salad recipe available that uses the Black Valentine.

The cheese flavors we will have along this week include: Baby Swiss, Country Dill, Edam, Fait Gras, Garlic & Onion, Gouda, Lamont Cheddar, Leyden and Polkton Corners. See you Saturday!



Meadow View Goat Dairy of Fremont

New! This week we will bring some of our Dutch Kase cheese. Similar to our Tomme de Fremont, it is a lower fat mold ripened and aged cheese. Our Tomme is temporarily sold out but will be back next week. We’ll have our regular line of Feta, fresh Chevre and flavored Chevres, along with some of our maple syrup and eggs.



Funny Farm of Grant

Eight varieties of heirloom potations, 3 varieties of fresh beans, squash, slicing and pickling cukes and MORE!

Apron Lady & Janet will return as well!


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

Please check out our list below as to what will be available this week at stores and markets.

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

Pumpernickel Rye A new twist on an old Eastern European standard.  Cracked Rye and Caraway seed in a dark, chewy loaf. $6.00

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

Pastries available for Saturday:

Hilltoppers (our NEW Molasses Ginger cookies…A 4oz cookie sweetened with golden molasses and bits of candied ginger)  $2.25 each

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

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

Cranberry Orange Scones

Truly Ginger Scones

Michigan Cherry Scones

Currant Scones

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

Cherry Mud Brownies $3.00 each  Our Deep Mud Brownies infused with Michigan grown, dried cherries.

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 & Bakery of Hart

Garden Offerings

Kale, Chard,Cucumbers & Summer Squash!!

Basil,Beans and Broccoli !

Grass Fed Lamb

A great variety of cuts.

Lamb chops, steaks, kabobs, ground ,shanks and more .

Grass Fed Beef

Ground Beef Patties, ground, shanks, Premium Steaks and more.

Bakery Goodies

Breakfast Cookies

Blueberry Crumb Cake made with Heritage’s blueberries, Blueberry Almond cookies.


Broccoli cheddar

Chard & onion cheddar

Assortment of Muffins!!

Hope to see you there.


Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Pretty, Practical, & Organic for home, friends & family
Great selection of organic soaps – Lavender, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Oats & Spice, Simply Rosemary (unscented)
& Rows & Furrows – a great hand soap with a little extra grit for Gardener’s and other projects.  Nail Brushes too :   )
By request, to keep your soap high and dry – Soap Dishes now available in both pine and cedar
100% Michigan beeswax candles; natural, bright, clean and long burning.
Fragrant and versatile Organic Lavender – Organza, embroidered, and hand colored organic Lavender Sachets.  Add natural fragrance to drawers, closets, clothing in storage, travel bags, desk drawers… it smells sweet, clean & fresh but also known to be a natural relaxant and also a moth deterrent for woolens and cup boards.


Happy Goat Soaps

100% Natural Goat Milk Soaps

Bath/Shower Bars

-Smooth Original

-Orange Valencia E/O

-Tea Tree E/O/

-Lemon (Litsea E/O)

-Cedarwood E/O

-Rosemary E/O

-Spearmint E/O

-Anise E/O

-Peppermint E/O

-Fir Needle E/O Scrub

Dog Shampoo Bars

-Orange Valencia E/O

-Tea Tree E/O

Foaming Liquid Hand Soap


-Tea Tree E/O

-Spearmint E/O

-Lemon (Litsea E/O)


Pre-Order Only: Pet Chef Lakeshore of Twin Lake

Orders can be placed no later than FRIDAY evening by calling Barb at 231-288-9805, or email petcheflakeshore@gmail.com and Amy will have your order available at the market between 9:00 to 10:30 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.


See you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152, dijaan1@charter.net


We are a BRIDGE CARD market!