New Fish at Fish Mongers! Grass Fed Beef Sale! Last Two Weeks for Asparagus!

Grass Fed Beef Sale at Earthscape this Saturday!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 4th, 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 an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!


On Sale This Saturday: Grass Fed Beef!

New Fish from the Fish Monger! Last two weeks for Asparagus!


Mund Farm of Rothbury

Asparagus! The 2011 season is starting to wind down, Greg tells us this week or next will be the last chance to get some. The Mund Farm has been in the family since the 1900′s. It was originally a dairy farm, changing to fruit and vegetables in 1955. Greg started using organic practices in 1992, and went totally organic in 2009. He is moving towards seeking certification end of 2011.


Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Place a Special Order (see below) to insure availability of the meats you want.

Chicken Breasts (Boneless)

Chicken Leg Quarters

(No Ground Chicken this week!)

Whole chickens must be pre-ordered (see below)


Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked
Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Stew Meat
Gourmet Burgers
Soy-Free EGGS (Limited Supply – First come, first serve)

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk)
Meat Snack Sticks
Chicago Style Hog Dogs

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 phone to reach me before the noon cut-off at 231-769-6514. Thanks! Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by no later than midnight on the Monday evening 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:

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

“The best cheese in Michigan!”
Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/chili flakes, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Gouda with Garlic and Onion, Lamont Cheddar. Edam


The Fishmonger’s Wife of Muskegon

Greetings Fish Folk!

Surfs Up Dudes…. again.  But the boats went out yesterday and brought home Whitefish and Burbot!  Burbot (lota lota) is a fresh water cod that is native to the Great Lakes. Minnesotans refer to them as “poor man’s lobster” and boil ’em for a few minutes then dip them in butter. Sweetwater will have Burbot on Saturday;  however, due to the limited number of fillets, it will be a first come first serve basis.

I also packed livers yesterday, so we will also have Whitefish livers! If you are a liver eater you need to try Whitefish livers. Rich and creamy, Whitefish livers are smoother than chicken livers. Larry, one of our regular shoppers, loves them with his eggs and toast on Sunday morning.

As usual, we will also have SMOKED FISH. Pre-orders will be held until 11 a.m. and then released. If you are going to be late feel free to call us at 231-730-3327 to make other arrangements.

We Use a Month’s Worth of Muskegon Chronicles every Saturday… Please feel free to bring us your newspapers throughout the market season, we’ll gladly use them.   We Also Accept and Reuse Plastic Handled Grocery Bags to pack your fish on ice. During the warm summer months it is very important that your fish be kept cold until you are able to refrigerate it. If you want to avoid using plastic bags you can borrow an eco-cooler from us for a $5 deposit, or bring your own cooler with ice to market.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

SALE!  Cubed round steak 10% off!  Sirloin steaks 5% off!

BEEF ~  We  have Quarters of our Grass-Fed Beef FOR SALE!  Prices are $390-$460 depending on individual hanging weights.   Email  or call for details.

We will have  beef by the pound and package at Sweetwater on Saturday.  Steaks, roasts, ground beef,  stew meat, cubed steak, tongue, oxtail, soup bones, heart.  I’ll also have ground beef in 10 + # quantities  (1-2# packages) for $3.50 per lb.

Veggies this week ~  Nourishing Spring Greens!!  Spinach and Mixed Salad Greens;  Kale & Chard; Chicory Greens; Turnip Greens; Scallions;  Radishes; Parsley, Chives, Rosemary; Potatoes

Organic Olive Oil ~ Choose your favorite bottle or try a bulk blended organic oil for sale for $30 in your quart jar.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~  I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~   We have a few spots remaining for this year’s CSA.  Let us know if you are interested. We will deliver to Sweetwater Market this year!


Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart

From the Garden and Hoophouse
Spinach, Lettuce, Radishes, Lettuce Mix & Mustard Mix.   HEIRLOOM TOMATO STARTS.
From the Bakery
Rhubarb Pecan Buns
Morning Glory Muffins
Maple Muffins made with local Maple Syrup (from Maple Creek Sugars)
Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins
Rhubarb Galettes
Organic Apple Galettes drizzled with white chocolate
GALLETTES available in Gluten Free
Gluten free cheesecakes topped with fresh fruit
Meringues and Brownies
NEW! Rhubarb marmalade with crystallized ginger
Maple Walnut Granola, Cashew Cranberry Granola, Crispy Rice GF Granola & Peanut Butter Granola.
Breakfast Cookies – Regular and Gluten Free
Quiches made with Fresh Greens from the Garden
New! Asparagus and Cheddar Quiche 

3 Seeded Sandwich Bread- A delicious bread for sandwiches or just plain with sweet butter & jam.
Apple Cinnamon Bread Great for Sunday morning brunch.  Makes great french toast!
New! Cinnamon Raisin loaf
Turnovers- Veggie, and Empanadas.


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery breads are all 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.  The grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt ,wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty!

            Come early if you are able!  We often sell out before noon…

Bread Available Saturday June 4th:

Homesteader’s Wheat (A 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

Annie’s Raisin Spice (sweet organic raisins, organic cinnamon, and freshly ground cardamon) $6.00

Cobmoosa Onion Rye (carmelized organic onions,Michigan rye flour, and  a pinch of caraway) $6.00

The Michigander (made with Michigan-grown whole wheat—dark and soulful) $5.50

Griff’s 8-Grain (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grains and a bit ofMichigan honey) $6.50

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) Price Change TBA

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

Irish Cheddar Peppercorn (Smooth Irish Cheddar and tongue-tingling organic black pepper) $8.00

Pastries for Saturday:  We will be baking our Cranberry Orange Scones, Truly Ginger Scones, Michigan Cherry Scones, and our Simply Currant Scones.  All of our scones are made with organic butter and cream, our own fresh eggs, and a pinch of organic sugar.  We will also be baking our Expedition Cookies, our Tree Hugger PB Cookies, and our Deep Mud Brownies.


Harmony Gardens CRC of Montague

Strawberry plants! This week, Vina Dauten will be bringing her strawberry plants. These will sell out fast so come early if you want them.

Heirloom Tomato Plants! We’ll have at least 8 different varieties of cherries, big reds, icicle types, and more! Also: Broccoli, Kales, cabbage, peppers, herbs. These are heirloom, organically grown plants, pampered from the beginning. Community Gardeners – remember you can get your garden plants at HALF PRICE  if you live in the Cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights!

Thanks to Anita Harvey for her contribution to our community garden efforts!


Shady Side Farm of Holland

Think local when you make your next batch of Baked Beans for that picnic! We’ll have our pinto beans, black beans, soybeans, wheat and corn. Plus our beautiful made on the farm wool socks, roving and rag rugs. We are Mike and Lona Bronkema of Shady Side Farm and we have been farming since 1992 and have recently transitioned to organic in parts of our operation, certifying through Global Organic Alliance (GOA).


Olson Farm of Shelby

 Taste of Spring 2011 Syrup. Stop by and try a sample of our syrup and taste the difference in fresh & local!


Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont

Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for almost 8 years on their farm.  Sizes will range from quarts to pints.


Hickory Ridge Family Farm
Fresh Chicken is back! All cuts. Two offerings: chickens fed certified organic feed, or GMO-free but not organic feed.

Eggs this week! We’ll be bringing plenty of eggs from our Delaware, Barred Rock, Araucana, and Black Australorpe flocks.


Last but not least

Sweetwater Hugs & Thanks go out to two new Friends of the Market: Susan Clemente & Jennifer Rae Baker!


As always, 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.


Thanks so much to Vina Dauten and Unity Church of Muskegon for the cool new coffee cups!


McLaughlin Grows will be at the market to distribute their CSA shares.


Sweetwater is on Facebook!

Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager


We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!