Organic Strawberries!

Organic Strawberries!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 25th, 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


At this week’s market:
Fruitful Acres of Manistee

Hugh Bowling returns to market for the first time this season with his wonderful certified organic Jewel strawberries.


Olson Farm of Shelby
 STRAWBERRIES! First of season, come early they are going to go fast! Also: Early Green Onions! Taste of Spring 2011 Syrup. Stop by and try a sample of our syrup and taste the difference in fresh & local!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
ABUNDANT VEGGIES ~ Salad Mix Sale!  Arugula, Chard, Head Lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Scallions,  Pak Choi.  Herbs: Parsley, Dill, Chives, Oregano (this is the best time of year to harvest and dry oregano!) Rosemary and Cilantro.  Also parsley plants.
BEEF ~  Try our beef.  Our steers are on lush rotational pastures from May to November.  They get all our quality hay they can eat, plus a little home-grown and ground- on-the-farm grain in winter. They are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation. Email us pre-orders by Friday 7pm.
Quarters of BEEF for sale.  This is the most economical way to purchase beef. Talk to me or email for more information. We have 4 steers aging at Ebels Market in Falmouth.  If you have a special way you want your beef cut, order it ASAP and it will be cut to your specifications.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL from Palestine! 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE in 1# bags ~  New Shipment.  Various types, beans or ground, dark or light roast, full caf, half caf or decaf.
CSA – We still have shares available.  Email for more information.  Delivery to Bluffton Marina area on Monday evenings or Sweetwater on Saturdays.  Pick up on the Farm Monday or Thursday evenings.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
We are carrying the most popular items here at Sweetwater. If you want something you don’t see here, or want to make sure to get what you want, please think about placing a special order (see below).

Chicken Breasts (Boneless)
Chicken Leg Quarters
Whole chickens must be pre-ordered (see below)
Pork Chops
Pork Tenderloin,
Bacon, Apple Smoked
Bacon, Hickory Smoked
Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties

Gourmet Burgers
Hot Italian Links

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk)

Breakfast Sausage (Links)

Chicago Style Hog Dogs

Pepperoni Slices
EGGS Soy free. Limited quantities.

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 Diana Jancek at  by no later than midnight on the Monday evening before the next market and she 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
NEW THIS WEEK! Wild-caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon! This is our first week, after this you can pre-order your salmon.

Also this week: Fresh and Smoked Whitefish. If you would like to receive our email newsletter Fish Wrap for Fish Folk email me at
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.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Pasture Raised CHICKEN!! Various Cuts will be available.
From the Garden and Hoophouse
Lettuce heads, Radishes, Lettuce Mix, green onions and carrots
From the Bakery
Cinnamon Rolls
Morning Glory Muffins
Maple Muffins made with local Maple Syrup (from Maple Creek Sugars)
Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes
Organic Apple Galettes drizzled with white chocolate
GALLETTES available in Gluten Free
Gluten free cheesecakes topped with fresh fruit
Cranberry Delight Granola & Peanut Butter Granola.
Breakfast Cookies – Regular and Gluten Free
Quiches made with Fresh Greens from the Garden
New! Asparagus and Cheddar Quiche

Vegetable turnovers
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!
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…

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 of Michigan honey) $6.50  Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins) $8.25

A NOTE CONCERNING THE PRICE CHANGE OF THE FINN’S PECAN RAISIN PECAN:  Since we opened our bakery one year ago the cost of pecans has nearly doubled!  We love this bread (named for our son Finn) and know that many of you do as well.  This price change will allow us to continue to purchase the tasty pecans that fill each jam-packed loaf.

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, and our Michigan Cherry 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.

***PLEASE NOTE OUR SCONE PRICE CHANGE:  Several months ago we began using  100% organic cream and organic butter in our delectable scones.  This ingredient choice reflects our desire to support organic agriculture and farmers who are using GMO-Free feed (non-genetically modified organisms).    Our scones will now be $2.25 each.

We are truly honored to bake for you and your family.

Hilde and Charlie Muller


C& J Veggies of Zeeland

Judy will be bringing fresh picked greens, lettuces and herbs, all certified organic!


Hickory Ridge Family Farm of Ferry
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.

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Nature inspired…pretty, practical and organic!
Organic Soaps –  A full selection of great organic soaps: Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Bergamot, Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, Peppermint, Oatmeal Spice (made with certified organic oils, and botanicals – no artificial fragrances or colors, only essential oils).  Soap Gift boxes with gift tag – $1 each
Bees Wax Candles –  angel, Bee skeps, Bears,  3″ and 5 ” pillars,  tapers, votives,and tea lights.
Clean burning! Long Burn Time! Non-Petroleum!  100% Michigan beeswax!
Lavender – Sachets A variety of styles and sizes to choose from, Organic Lavender dryer bags
Hand made cards and gift tags
Look forward to seeing you at the market!

McLaughlin Grows will be at the market to distribute their CSA shares.
Also starting this week, the McLaughlin Grows booth will host area community gardens with enough extra produce to sell. Gardens will of course abide by all Sweetwater standards.  This is a good opportunity for your garden to earn some extra money. If interested call Dustin Anderson at (231) 563-6837. This week: Humanistic Garden will bring extra heads of red lettuce.  David O’Neal has been operating the Humanistic Garden in Muskegon for the past 8 years. An avid gardener himself, he works with youth and most of the produce is given away.
Shady Side Farm of Holland

We are taking a much needed and long overdue family vacation! We’ll see you in 3 weeks!

Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
We will be back next week.

Last but not least

Dear Sweetwater Family and friends: Words alone can’t express my thanks and gratitude for your cards, calls and financial support at this difficult transition to a life without Chris.

Hope to see you all soon.
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!