Here Come the Holidays!

Creamy Organic Pumpkin Pies!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 20th, 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.
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh market

Here Come the Holidays!

Holiday Markets 2010

From November 20 through December 18 we will have 5 super holiday markets. All vendors are getting in the holiday spirit and will be offering free samples and great deals and ideas for holiday cooking and gifting!

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Please note – Special Holiday Hours at the shop: We will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and then closed for the rest of the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Specials –

*Stuffing & Bread Pudding Kits!

*PIE PIE PIE!!! – We’ll have some with us at market and there will be plenty more available next week. Drop by our booth or the shop for a taste Saturday! Special order is recommended (call 231-728-6383). Pear Fig Lemon Galette, Double Crust Apple, Dutch Apple Crumb, Buttermilk, Eggnog Custard, Pumpkin, Pecan, Dark Chocolate Pecan, and Multi-pie (1 quarter each of buttermilk, eggnog, pumpkin, and pecan)

*English Muffin Bread – Medium whole wheat bread with large holes in it for catching the butter. One of Gail’s favorites.

*Rolls – We’ll have all sorts of tasty, assorted rolls with us this weekend.  Be sure to stock up for Thanksgiving!  They freeze and reheat beautifully.  We can make gluten-free rolls, too.  They are available for special order on Tuesday and Wednesday, too.

*Cake – For the non-traditionalist, we also have cake available for special order: Pumpkin Spice, Eggnog, or Chocolate Stout with Irish Cream Frosting.

*Cinnamon Raisin Challah – Braids of Challah studded with raisins and cinnamon.

*Pecan Sticky Buns – mmmmm…. sticky buns….

Regular Bread – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Plain Challah

Scones – Eggnog, Honey Lemon Fig, Apple Pie

Muffins – Pumpkin Spice, Pear Lemon Fig filled

Cookies – GIANT Chocolate Chip, Sweet & Salty Cashews, Pepita Spice with or without Raisins (V & GF), Coconut Pecan and Coconut Chocolate Macaroons (GF), Sugar Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Cardamom Snickerdoodles, and more!

We’ll have granola, gorp, and muesli, too.

HUGE bags of hardneck garlic packaged for gift giving.  2 pounds for $32.00.

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

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Veggies this week ~ Salad Mix, Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes,  Delicata, Butternut and Acorn Squash.  Potatoes, Pie Pumpkins, Celeriac,  kale and chard.  We’ll have some herbs: parsley, cilantro, rosemary, sage, dill.
~  We will have all our cuts of beef this Saturday!  SALE:  Soup Bones $1 per lb.
Great Cookbook – Vegetables A to Z – last copies are for sale for $16.
New shipment: HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~ Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.


Olson Farm of Shelby

See me at the market if you are interested in purchasing my grass pastured beef! From the original 942 pounds of hanging weight beef (a big Simental Beef cow!) I still have approximately 300 lbs of roasts, steaks, & ground beef and will work with you on price, amount and delivery. Also this week, I’ll bring blue corn & wheat for grinding into your favorite corn bread recipes, potatoes, red & white onions, and the remaining 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

Grass-fed Meats, Vegetables and wholesome Baked Goods.
Pasture Raised Eggs!


Arugula, Spinach, Mixed greens and Turnip greens.


New! Turkey Sausage. Samples available. Fresh Eggs, Beef soup bones & liver.


New! Walnut flax seed breakfast cookies, Bear Claws, Cheese Danish, Swiss chard & gouda quiche.

Holiday! We’ll have an assortment of pies, tastings available, and you can also place orders for Thanksgiving. Also Pumpkin Challah Bread, Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

Regulars; The ultimate breakfast cookie, chocolate cherry pecan, chocolate walnut & peanut butter chocolate. Sweet rolls made hot and fresh Saturday morning!

GLUTEN FREE: Breads pies and quiche.

McLaughlin Grows! Urban Farm of Muskegon

Farm Manager Dustin will have freshly picked chard, red & green lettuce mix, arugula, and pac choi. Possibly Hakurei Turnips, and turnip baby greens.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Note from Chris: We don’t have freezer capacity to carry large meat items all the time but if you are looking for pork or beef roasts or steaks you can pre-order (see below) and we will bring them on Saturday. For a complete list of products, go to


Skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Chicken leg quarters

Ground chicken

Pork Chops

Pork Tenderloin,

Bacon, Apple Smoked

Bacon, Hickory Smoked

Bacon Ends

Flank Steak

Gourmet Patties

Ground Beef Patties

NOTE: Filet Mignon and other steak cuts as well as roasts are available by special order.

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage

Chicken Apple Sausage

Ring Bologna
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk 1 lb. packages + links)
Italian Bulk Sausge (1 lb. packages)
Meat Snack Sticks
Chicago Style Hog Dogs

NO EGGS this week.

Important Notice Regarding Pre-Orders: If you pre-order meat you will have to pick it up on Saturday by no later than 12:00 noon or the items will be put back in stock. If you have an emergency and can’t make it you can call the cell phone to reach me before the noon cut-off at 231.670.4817. Thanks! Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than Monday morning  before the next market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday.

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Lamont Cheddar. Gouda w/chili flakes.


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

A real, live person (Hilde Muller) from Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery will be coming to market this Saturday!
I will be there with at least seven varieties of our breads–come and sample some if you never have before!
Nearly all of our breads are naturally-leavened and all are baked in our wood-fired brick oven by my husband Charlie.  They range from $5-$8 a loaf and we are also happy to sell half loaves.
NEW! We are so excited to have had an abundant crop of veggies that we can share this year! We’ll bring: Sweet potatoes, fresh juicy fat carrots, several varieties of winter squash, Red Norland Potatoes, and a mix of small potatoes too.
Our Breads:

West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light and creamy wheat bread)

Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)

O’Batta $5.00 (Ciabatta-style ripping and dipping bread)

Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)

Hazel Road Rustic $5.50 (A lovely 4-grain featuring Michigan spelt, barley, rye and wheat)

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

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $7.75 (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins)

Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00 (Wisconsin parmesan and Kalamata olives in every bite!)

THE MICHIGANDER! A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  $5.50

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Grassfed Beef. Ground beef in packages.

Pastured Poultry. Chicken leg quarters, wings, soup stock. Chickens raised on pasture & supplemented with either certified organic feed from Grahams Organic, or non-organic but not GMO feed from a local farm co-op.

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague

Back again, Pecan Pralines! These old time favorites are made with all organic ingredients. Also, we’ll have our Microgreens and Rebecca will be bringing some new paintings and will be doing charcoal portraits on site for a special Farmers Market price.


Good for the body & soul!

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Bees Wax Candles
– Don’t for get your holiday table candles – tapers in several sizes.  No artificial scent to pair poorly with food just the warm honey scent of 100% Michigan beeswax.  Nice color and texture with Thanksgiving table settings as well as low drip and long burn time.

Hasselman’s Honey -Great for holiday cooking or just a lone with a warm cup of tea and piece of toast, muffin or biscuit.  Locally made by bee’s in Freemont, Michigan. Many sizes and pretty gift bottles to choose from. Make it a gift bag and add a beeswax candle!
Organic Soaps Fall Spice, Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, Northern Forest and other wonderful scents, made with essential oils (made with certified organic oils, and botanicals – no artificial fragrances or colors).  Great little hostess gifts for Thanksgiving!  Pretty, practical, organic….
Starry Night Dream Pillow Sachets-made with a blend of organic herbs to aid in relaxation and add a soothing aroma to your pillow or bed side table.  Also organic lavender sachets.

Organic Lavender dryer bags, especially nice with bed linens and towels (2 pack or 5 pack).
Cards, gift tags, gift bags & special wrapped boxes for organic soaps in a variety of designs.

Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

Daisy will be back with plenty of freshly baked doodles, including her “Holiday Gingerbread Dogs” and “Santa’s Paws” stocking stuffers. It’s not too early for holiday planning, especially if the good little doggies on your list live out of town!

We’ll have a few dozen fresh free-range, non-GMO supplemented eggs as well. The girls are holding their own in this cold. Brrrr.

Last but not least

Love Community Garden of Muskegon

If your idea of gift giving includes supporting the growth of Community Gardens in the Muskegon area, stop by and purchase one of the fund-raiser items from the good gardeners of Love Community Garden. They will have calendars, gift cards, and other items. All proceeds go to support the continued efforts of the Garden and the Children’s Art program.

And as usual, 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!

Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager