Organic Apples at Sweetwater this week!

Certified Organic Apples at Fruitful Acres!Certified Organic Apples at Fruitful Acres!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 26th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh Market

Music at the Market!
Come listen & enjoy the traditional music of the Front Porch Pickers!

See & Experience Chair Massage!
Weiss Chiropractic Wellness staff will be on hand to demonstrate the health benefits of chair massage!

This Week’s Vendors

Fruitful Acres of Manistee
New! First week for apples! Certified organic Graham Spies, Honey Crisp & McIntosh. Also: Last week for White Flesh Peaches.
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia – BEEF SALE! BUY 2 ROASTS AND GET 10% OFF! Soup Bones $1 per lb. Other cuts available: Rib Eye Steak, New York Strip, oxtail, tenderloin, Rib Steaks, Sirloin steak, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Rolled Rump Roast, T-Bones, Porterhouse, liver, heart, oxtail, tongue, stew meat, Swiss steak, Short Ribs, ground beef bulk and patties. This is a mix of all grass-fed beef and some beef with our usual few months of grain to tenderize the meat. Please send me your advance orders and I’ll be sure to save beef for you.
VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Cauliflower! Celery for making stock or drying on sale! Potatoes! Also: Beets with greens, eggplant, sweet peppers, Leeks, Large Red & Yellow Onions, Grenoble & POLE Beans, Lettuce Mix, Chard and Kale, summer squashes, and whatever else we find ready to pick on Friday! Fresh herbs: Cilantro, parsley, basil, rosemary, dill.
Organic Olive Oil! I will have a new lower-priced blended bulk olive oil. Bring your own quart jar and fill it! Moutere Grove from New Zealand ~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $30 and bottled Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24, a new Greek oil and Mansur from Argentina.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Healthy Lunch & Snack ideas for Kids!
Creswick Meat Snack Sticks. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free!
Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking.
Quick kids snack idea: On a sliced English muffin place a dollop of your favorite tomato sauce, a pepperoni slice and grate some Grassfields Edam cheese on top. Place under broiler for 5 minutes – presto! Instant healthy snack pizzas!
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
New this week! Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg.
Pork Sausages: Red Hot Brats, Jalapeno Brats, Garlic Kielbasa, Breakfast Links & Bulk.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken Links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese Links.
Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage!
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
New item! Pork Tenderloin! Butterfly a tenderloin cut, rub with good olive oil & minced garlic, top with fresh rosemary, bake at 450 for twenty minutes – superb!
Also: Pork Chops. Country Style Ribs. Ham steaks. Two choices of bacon this week: Apple Smoked and Hickory Smoked. Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Flank Steak, Filet Mignon. Gourmet Burgers, grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Pastured Poultry
Ground chicken in 1# pkg.
NOTE – All other cuts of chicken are temporarily out of stock. We will have more available first part of October.
Soy Free Eggs: No eggs available this week.
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by Monday before the 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
Certfied Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
New! We’re proud to announce an addition to our cheese line-up. It’s called Polkton Corners, and is a delicious, unpressed Gouda. Also: Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, Lamont Cheddar and Gouda Chili Spice.
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Now taking orders for limited edition Earthly Kneads cycling jerseys! Great jersey. Great price. Please follow the link for more details –
Lots of goodies at the market this weekend! We’re open at the shop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., too. If you would like to order ahead, please call the shop – 231.728.6383. Make sure you speak with a live person and NOT the voicemail system. Be sure to specify where you’d like to pick up your order (shop or market).
Bread – Specials this week: Pumpernickel, English Muffin Bread; Stuffing Spelt Bread and Cheesy Shitake Pockets. We will also have our regular Saturday schedule of bread (visit for details).
Special Sweets –Apple Spice Coffee-Cakes.
Scones – Blueberry Cardamom; Cinnamon Raisin; Dark Chocolate Chip
Muffins – Mango Orange & Blackberry.
Cookies – Dark Chocolate Chip; Sugar; GF & Vegan P.B.; Sweet & Salty Cashew; and more!
Granola – Several varieties this week (including Ginger-Fig-Almond!), plus Gorp and Muesli
Extras – Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, and Organically-Grown Heirloom Garlic (these bulbs are HUGE!) from Frasure Farms. We’ll also have an assortment of Food for Thought and Naturally Nutty with us.
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
Hoophouse & Veggie Garden! Peppers – sweet & hot. Baby Lima Beans. Canning tomatoes, Tomatillos, Eggplant, Multi-colored carrots. Green, purple, & yellow, dragon & rattlesnake pole beans. beets, green onions & big onions, mixed greens. Squash: green, yellow & 8 ball zuccini. Yellow scallop squash. Broccoli. Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary & sorrel.
New! Fresh ducks and fresh turkey pieces.
Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Ducks. Young and tender. The drakes weigh about 6 lbs.; the hens are just over 3 lbs.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. We will have frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. We have all cuts—whole, cut up, bone-in and boneless skinless breast, drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters and wings, soup stock, feet, liver, hearts and gizzards. All of our meats are raised on pasture with daily moves, and are processed on farm: no stressful transporting.
Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken!
Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including
Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings.
Free-Range Eggs: Large.
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
Sad news. Paul Keiser reports that his wife Nancy, who has been battling cancer, has gone into the hospital and is not expected to come out. She is in a deep coma at this writing. We are going to have a brief prayer gathering for her at 10:00am, if you wish to join us. Our musicians will play a song for her as well. Even if you can’t join us this week, please keep the family in your thoughts & prayers.
On a similar note, the family has no medical insurance. We will be taking up a collection to help defray some of their expenses. If you wish to send something to Paul directly it would be most welcome. Send your donation to: Paul Keiser, 2757 Hayes Rd. Marne, MI 49435. Thanks for all you do.
At this time Paul plan’s to join us at this weeks market.
For any Fertrell fall garden supplies please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market.
Also: Chicken & Duck Eggs, Honey, maple syrup, garden books, bagged wool.
Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.
Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
New! Come see my new VINTAGE line of jewelry this week! New trends for this year say that Vintage is very in!
Please note: I have a ladies sterling bracelet that was left on my table (I think for repair) about 4-5 months ago. I have repaired it but the lady who left it has obviously forgotten and I would like to return it to her. The repair charge is $3.50 and whoever left it can claim it by description and paying the repair charge. Thank you!
Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake
New from Lavender Hill Farm: Lavender Jelly, lavender fire starters, and their special laundry Bar. This is a special soap bar is to spot treat laundry stains. It’s a big chunky bar that will last many years and is environmentally safe, using no harsh chemicals or bleach. No more stain remover bottles to throw away. Full size and travel size available. Free Lavender sachet with purchase of a full size Laundry bar. Nice selection of floral, herb and spice sachets for drawers, closets, cupboards and knitting baskets (moth blend, lavendeer, citrus, Northern blend, Rose & Sandellwood).
For a treat try our soothing sweet and salty bath mix, smells yummy!
Nice selection of hand made cards, gift bags for fall.

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. Please note: Higher Grounds Coffee 1# bags for sale at Earthscape booth.