Learn to Preserve August’s Abundance!

Pressure Canning Demo this Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 28th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. Take US31/Pontaluna Rd. Exit. 1st Bldg North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh market

“Putting By” Canning 101: Demo at Market!

Stop by the Olson Farms booth at 10:00 for a Pressure Canning Demo

Olson Farm of Shelby

Jim Olson will show you how to pressure can green beans (his favorite way to keep them) at 10:00am. He will also be bringing sweet potatoes and red potatoes, red & white onions, Bodacious sweet corn, and his 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
New! Grassfed Beef.

Pastured Poultry. Whole chicken &  cuts including chicken breast & 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.


Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

Slicing cukes. Perfect size for summer picnics. Summer squash.

Gardeners: If your gardens seem to be lagging both from the heat and mid-summer slump, treat your beds to a side dressing of one of our nutrient boosting garden supplies! We have 3-2-3 and 4-2-4, depending on what your garden needs. See me for more advice.

We will also have our usual assortments of various garden supplements, like Berry Mix, Liquid Fish & Kelp concentrates, Maxicrop, Dry Kelp Meal, Milky spore & Diatomaceous 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.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

“Grass-fed Meat & Eggs, Heirloom Vegetables & Healthy Baked Goods”

Farm Offerings-100% grass-fed beef, 1# ground, 1# patties,liver.  FRESH CHICKEN – boneless skinless breasts, thighs, drumsticks, leg quarters, whole birds, livers & soup stock. Grass-fed Ground Lamb. Heirloom tomatoes( samples available peppers & baby turnip greens.

Bakery Offerings – Breakfast Cookies- Regular, Chocolate Walnut & Cherry Chocolate Pecan.  Broccoli Cheddar Quiche made with our fresh broccoli,Roasted Corn & Poblano Quiche, Blueberry Turnovers & Blueberry Pie& Blueberry Tarts. Cinnamon Rolls & Granola .NEW-GLUTEN FREE GRANOLA. Gluten free Brownies, Bread & Cookies.

We have had an opportunity to pick in a blueberry patch that has  not been sprayed in several years.  We will be bringing fresh blueberries to market from this patch  We have been baking with these blueberries as well. We are also featuring Blueberry Jam made from these blueberries.  Come and sample this Saturday!

McLaughlin Grows! Urban Farm of Muskegon

New! We took our YEP (Youth Employment Program) kids out to the Blueberry Lane Farm on Mt. Garfield Rd. Mrs. Barnes, the elderly woman who owns the farm has been unable to harvest them this year and called to ask for help. These berries were planted in the 1940’s and have been unsprayed for the last 8 years. They are an old fashioned variety known as the Rubel, great for pies and fresh eating, as well as some Jerseys. Come sample! This week we again have lots of Sungold, Sunsweet & Black Cherry tomatoes,  red cabbage, cukes, sweet & hot peppers, and our two types of mixed greens. Visit our Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/pages/McLaughlin-Grows-Urban-Farm/106456159379286?ref=ts

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery will be at the market with our familiar array of eight breads made from 100% organic flours and grains.  Nearly all of our breads are naturally-leavened using a levain that we cultivate on site in our bakery.  All of our doughs undergo a long, slow fermentation process that produces extraordinarily flavorful and easily digestible breads.  For the grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty!

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!)

New bread starting this week! THE MICHIGANDER!

A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  Dark, moist, and chewy with all the rich sweetness of Michigan-grown whole wheat.  Whole grains have never been so good! The Michigander $5.50

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Sale on vegetables for preserving Summer abundance into Winter food for you! We’ll have sweet and hot peppers, beans, basil, carrots, chard and kale, tomatoes, and beets in quantity for those of you wanting to can, dry or freeze.  Make Salsa – we’ll have all the veggie ingredients. Ask me about the best way to preserve eggplant and summer squashes.  Ask me about freezing sweet peppers.

Send me a pre-order ($10 or more) via email by 5pm Friday and get a 10% discount!

Veggies this weekHeirloom Tomatoes!  Many varieties, colors, sizes and shapes!  Old German, Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Costulato Genovese, Cuastralee, Kelloggs Breakfast, Big Rainbow, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Marianna’s Peace, Cosmonaut Volkov, Pruden’s Purple, Green Zebra, and more.  Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes!  Yay!  It’s been a long wait for good ripe homegrown tomatoes.  Watermelons and Muskmelons! Celery! Sweet Peppers, including red, yellow, purple and green.  Hot Peppers. Eggplant of multiple sizes and shapes  and colors.  The last of the Cucumber  slicers and Oriental Suhyo Cross.  Summer squash, carrots,  large yellow and red onions, small pickling onions, Beets, Broccoli, Green beans, Cabbage, kale, mixed salad greens, lettuce, scallions, Swiss chard,  arugula, parsley, dill, rosemary, basil in bunches.

BEEF returns this week.  We will have all cuts of our pastured Angus.

Organic Olive Oil ~ SALE! Choose your favorite bottle of labeled oil and get 10% off! Or buy bulk – Armando Mansur from Argentina.

Great Cookbook – Vegetables A to Z – last copies are for sale for $18.

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags.  Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast.  New shipment!
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~  http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we will have lots of tomatoes and a lot of varieties of

them including many heirlooms.  Let us know if you need large

quantities of tomatoes for canning!

We’ll also be bringing lettuce, summer

squash, cucumbers, leeks, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, beets,

kale, swiss chard, turnip greens, kohlrabi, scallions, eggplant, green

beans, wax beans, basil, and a variety of fresh herbs.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Featured this week!

Bacon is Back!!!

Chicken is is still available!

PLUS Snack Sticks have returned as well.


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

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage
Braunschweiger  TEMPORARILY OUT!
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

Soy Free Eggs: A limited number will be available

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 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

Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

You might want to check out this blog about our cheesemaking: http://mllenoelle.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/cheese-class-at-dancing-goat-creamery/

We also make our own hand crafted  soap, Udderly Wonderful, from organic goat’s milk, all natural ingredients, pure food grade oil and pure essential oils. We grow many of the herbs right on our farm. Try a bar and find out why goat’s milk makes great soap too!

From our partners at Little Rooster Breads. Made of only the best organic & on-farm ingredients, we ferment our grains to produce a smooth and tasty bread that we guarantee even the fussiest kid will love! Wild Rice & Onion, Multi-Grain, Whole Wheat & Cinnamon Raisin breads and specialty dinner rolls, hotdog and hamburg buns. Find out more at http://www.littlerooster.n

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

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

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Specials -Tomato Basil Bread – It’s pink! Made with fresh tomatoes from Earthscape Farm and our own garden fresh organically grown basil. Medium whole wheat.

Cheesy Hot Pepper Bread – It’s cheesy! It’s hot! It’s DELICIOUS! Medium whole-wheat with fresh peppers from Earthscape Farm and raw milk organic cheddar cheese on top.

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

Zucchini Bread – It’s green! Not the sweet sort, but a rustic, chewy bread with flecks of Earthscape zucchini in it. Similar to our pumpkin bread.

SWEET Zucchini Mini Loaves – It’s sweet and spicy! Our own homemade sweet zucchini bread scented with all sorts of yummy organic spices and studded with organic currants.

Pizza crusts – It’s round! Just top and bake until the toppings are melted and toasty.

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

Scones – Ginger Lemon, Apricot Almond, Blueberry Cardamom

Pastries – Raspberry Lemon Sweet Rolls, Cheddar Onion Savory Rolls

Muffins – Chocolate Raspberry, Strawberry Pie

Cookies – Sweet & Salty Cashews, Pepita Spice with Raisins (V & GF), Sundrop, GIANT Peanut Butter & Sundrop (GF), HUGE Dark Chocolate Chip, Cherry Almond Oatmeal, Coconut Pecan Macaroons (GV), Coconut (V & GF), Cherry Almond

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

No fresh Shiitakes this week, but we will have dried and also fresh garlic.

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


Good for the body & soul!

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon

As some of you know, I am planning on going in a different direction regarding my jewelry creations.  Therefore, I will be hosting several sales to liquidate my inventory.  I began doing this following the holiday season last year and still find that I have A LOT of very nice pieces and necklace/earring sets in both gemstone and Swarovski crystal.  This Saturday I will have a “Buy 1 – Get 1” sale.  This means, in effect, you will buy one set or piece and get another of equal or lesser value absolutely free.  What a great time to shop for Christmas gifts for the jewelry lovers on your list or for yourself.  If you cannot make it to market this week for my sale, not to worry.  This sale will continue on until my inventory is depleted.
Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

I started making Daisy Doodles Artisanal Dog Treats because I want my son’s dog Daisy to have wholesome treats made out of real food. Daisy just loves them, and her friends agree. Daisy Doodles are made using organic ingredients, supporting the local food system and economy, and respecting the earth through responsible packaging and business practices. Find out more at our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daisy-Doodles-Artisanal-Dog-Treats/136348099716861?ref=ts

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