Make it a LOCALLY GROWN Thanksgiving this year!

Bird? Check. Potatoes? Check. Squash? Check. Salad Greens? Check. Pumpkin Pie? Check. Cranberry Orange Almond Bread? Check!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, Nov 17th, 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 accept Bridge Cards Year Round!

Hurry to use/receive Double Up Food Bucks –  program ends this Saturday!

 Market note: Please remember we’ll be CLOSED the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th,  so be sure to stock up this Saturday! Next market is December 1st.

Dec 2nd Farm Tour: We’re registered over 60 people who want to attend, including those on the waiting list! If you have registered but haven’t paid your $30 yet, please let us know if you are still planning to come. Thanks!


Attending this week’s market:


Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Hart

This is Turkey Week! If you ordered a turkey this is the week to pick it up. If you’re still looking for the perfect pastured bird for your table, we will have fresh turkeys available for walk ins. These turkeys have been rotated daily on fresh pasture, foraging for up to 45% of their diet. We also will have limited quantities of our pork cuts, including ground, pork chops, assorted roasts and nitrate free smoked  hams.

The Freedom Rangers are back! These tasty heritage meat chickens are available, whole birds only, for a limited time.


Chickadee Creek Farm of Nunica

We will be at market Saturday with delicious cuts of pastured Mulefoot pork for sale.   We will also have meat from our grass-fed Shetland Sheep, and new this week– natural non-dyed yarn in both a cream color and a two tone mocha and white blend.   This yarn was processed out of wool from our very own sheep and we are excited to be able to offer it!   Also, we will once again have some of our homemade jams available again just in time for the holidays.   See you at the market!


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we have many great foods to fill your Thanksgiving Table!

Pie Pumpkins!!  Not sure how to make a pumpkin pie from scratch? Just ask.  It is so much easier than you might think.

Potatoes.  How about All Blue mashed potatoes?  We also have Russett, Kennebec, German Butterball, and Red La Soda.

Winter Squash: we have many varieties to suit many palates.

The hoophouse is slow growing these days, but we are still harvesting greens.  Lettuce mix, spinach, arugula, beet greens, and turnip greens.

We also have fresh dug carrots and mild turnips.

We have three different tea blend to warm and nourish you through these cold weather months.  Our teas are gentle and can be enjoyed by everyone from children to adults, including pregnant and nursing mamas.

We have a wide variety of herbal salves and creams made from plants that are wildcrafted from our land.  These can help ease much of the dis-ease that can arise in the winter months.  Stock up and be prepared!


Shady Side Farm of Holland

Stock up on freshly dried certified organic beans this week! We won’t be back until December 15th. Black, yellow, gold, red, green, ivory and speckled–we’ve got beans in a rainbow of colors including Black Valentine, Yellow Indian Woman, Jacob’s Cattle Gold, Jacob’s Cattle, Green Flageolet, Hutterite Soup, and October.


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES ~ WINTER SQUASH SALE!  Preorder 10# or more of Winter Squash by the lb and we will sell you a mix of varieties for .80 per lb.  We have Butternut, Carnival, Delicata, Acorn and Spaghetti Squashes.   Cabbage – red, smooth green for kraut, and Savoy;  Celeriac,  Pie Pumpkins,  Arugula, Garlic,  Red, White and Fingerling Potatoes; Giant tender Kohlrabis,  Daikon Radishes, Kale , Rosemary, Sage and Parsley.
BEEF ~  Our steers and cows are on pasture, and happy!  Come see them on the Sweetwater Winter Farm tour!

• Ground beef!

• Roasts – Rolled Rump, English, Arm and Chuck

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

• Boneless Tenderloin, NY Strip, RibEye, Sirloin Steaks

• Swiss Steak & Round Steak

• Short Ribs

• Liver, Heart and Tongue

• Soup Bones – may be out for a few weeks.  I’ll dig down to the bottom of the freezer to check.

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


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Steaks: Flank, Top Sirloin.

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages

Ground Beef Patties 1/3#

Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless.

Chicken Leg Quarters

Chicken Deli Lunch Slices

Pork Tenderloin

Breakfast sausage patties & bulk.

Bacon: Choose from Hickory or Apple Smoked.

Garlic Kielbasa links

Bratwurst links

Two Deli Lunchmeat choices: Chicken Deli & Ham Deli!

Pepperoni slices

Snack Sticks

EGGS No soy in chicken feed. Large. $3.50 a dozen. Jumbo or medium by pre-order only.

PRE-ORDERS. Sign up to be on the Pre Order reminder list here: or at the market. On Sunday you will receive a reminder and you’ll have until 9am Tuesday to put your order in. Once placed, all you have to do is come to the market anytime on Saturday and pick it up!


Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart

West Michigan’s ONLY Brick Oven Solar Powered Bakery!

One weekend to go before Thanksgiving and we’ll be at The Sweetwater Local Foods market on Saturday where our Cranberry Orange Almond loaf shows up just in time for the holidays.  Nothing says the holidays like a little orange zest, which makes this loaf a perfect accompaniment to a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast.  Please see scroll down to see the complete list of what is available for this coming Saturday.


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).

Both of these granolas are baked in our wood-fired brick oven after the intense bread-baking heat has dissipated (after several days).  They are baked at a low temperature to ensure that the nutrients in the grains and seeds remain intact!  Please note, these granolas are SWEETENED ONLY WITH MICHIGAN HONEY!  There is absolutely no refined sugar in them.  


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


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

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

Cranberry Orange  Almond  (A loaf for the holidays full of the goodies its name includes). Price $8.75

Pastries available for Saturday:

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!!

Orange Mud Brownies  $2.75* The original Deep Mud Brownie infused with dried candied oranges and zest.

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


Funny Farm of Grant

Onions, potatoes, garlic, shallots, and assorted winter squash.


CJ Veggies of Zeeland

This week we’ll have: Brassica greens from  Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, Red Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage Nappa Cabbage.  These will not mature, but the leaves are excellent for steaming or sautéing with a sweet flavor.  These are sold to some Chefs that we provide for and they love them. Also: Arugula, Spinach, Romaine mix, Radicchio, Baby Parsnips, Baby Lacinato Kale, Collards, Ruby Swiss chard.


Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

From the Hoophouse –

Tim will be picking a limited supply of greens this week.  He will

have baby spinach, baby arugula, radish bunches, spicy Asian mix and

baby kale.  In 2 weeks we should have a lot more greens.

From the Farm– Fresh Eggs and sign up for grass-fed lamb cuts and pork sausage.

From the Bakery – This Week we will have samples of treats for Thanksgiving and a sign up Order Form for pick up the day before Thanksgiving.

New!  Maple Walnut Pie

Fresh Apple Pie Gluten Free avail.

Fresh Pumpkin Pie Gluten Free avail.


Quiches – a variety of flavors, Gluten Free Avail.

Morning Glory Muffins

New!  Spice Cake—Gluten free Avail.

Pumpkin Bread

New!  Cranberry Bread

Multigrain rolls

New!  Garlic, Parmesan & Rosemary Rolls


Gingerbread Gluten Free Avail.

Hope to see you this Saturday!


Michigan’s Guide to Local Cooking of Spring Lake

Susan Clemente, author of Michigan’s Guide to Local Cooking will be at Sweetwater Saturday to sign cookbooks and will also be selling some handpicked gift items for your favorite foodies gift basket.

Michigan’s Guide to Local Cooking cookbook…personalized and signed by the author $25

Mia and Grace Gift Cards – $25

Patricia’s Chocolates 

The Michigan Chocolate Bar! – A Solid 58% couverture dark chocolate in the shape of Michigan’s lower peninsula. A heart is piped on the chocolate for the West Michigan area. $4

Fortunato No. 4 – Patricia’s Chocolate® is one of only a few chocolatiers in the world entrusted with this extraordinary chocolate. $4.50

Wee Bee Jammin – Specializing in high fruit premium jams. All of the fruit wee use is grown and harvested in Michigan. They pride themselves in supporting local farmers and organic

gardeners that produce their fruit the way nature intended. Wee also hand pick wild berries in season including thimbleberries, blackberries and blueberries. The jam has no preservatives, just pure and natural ingredients. Assorted fruity flavors, $7.50-$11


30 Minute Mozzarella & Ricotta Kit-Just add Milk! The Kit contains tools and enough ingredients to make Mozzarella 30 times using our own easy recipe! The whole process takes ±30 minutes!!! = $28

Basic Hard Cheese Making Kit – If you are a beginner cheese maker then this is the kit for you. Farmhouse Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack, Feta, Cottage Cheese, Colby, Parmesan and Ricotta. $35

Home Cheese Making – Considered to be the “Bible of home cheese makers”. There are 75 cheese recipes, 25 other dairy recipes, Q&A, and lots more. $16.00

Salt Sets 

Salt Starter Set – 1oz tins – Six gourmet sea salts, 1oz tins, idea for anyone exploring artisan salt for the first time. $25

Salad Salt Set – 2oz Jars – These three salts bring new life to fresh lettuce and vegetables. $25


Bees & Botanicals, Spring Lake
Pretty, Practical, Eco-friendly and Organic
    Pure yummy local Michigan honey in several sizes.
Great for fall – Pure Michigan beeswax candles, natural, bright, clean and long burning- tapers back in stock as well as other fun shapes and sizes.
Certified Organic Soap with only essential oils; Simply Rosemary (sensitive), Peppermint, Lavender, Citrus Lavender, Oats and Spice and other favorites.
Fragrant and versatile Lavender –  Organza, embroidered, and hand colored organic Lavender Sachets
Hand made cards. tags and gift boxes


Last but not least

This Saturday is the LAST Market to receive Double Up Food Bucks!

As we will be closed on November 24th, the last day we can distribute DUFB tokens is this weekend, November 17th. The last day you can use them at our market is December 1.


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.


Hope to see you at the market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Contact info: (231)292-1152,
We are a BRIDGE CARD Double Up Foods Bucks 2012 market!