Our Pledge to You: Healthy! Humane! Homegrown!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 21st, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St just 1/2 mile North of Pontaluna Rd.
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh market

Our Pledge to You:

Healthy! Healthy organic soils & pastures and no synthetic chemicals.

Humane! Humane treatment of all animals raised for our consumption.

Homegrown! All farms within 50 miles of the market!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Tastings!  Tomatoes and Melons.

Sale on vegetables for preserving Summer abundance into Winter food for you! We’ll have 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.

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

Veggies this week ~ Heirloom 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.  Sweet Corn – we are picking the last of it this week – Silver Queen, an old open pollinated white variety.  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.  Sunflowers!

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.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG ~  http://www.earthscapefarm.blogspot.com

Blueberry Heritage Farms of Holland

Last week for Certified Organic blueberries! Brendan LaCroix will return one last time with  the  “Elliot” blueberries 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. Come sample! This week we 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 to learn about our new Friday’s at the Farmstand evening market from 4 to 6! http://www.facebook.com/pages/McLaughlin-Grows-Urban-Farm/106456159379286?ref=ts

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 summer squash, cucumbers, leeks, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, beets, kale, swiss chard, turnip greens, kohlrabi, scallions, eggplant, beans, arugula, basil, and a variety of fresh herbs.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

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

Chicken is back!

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Chicken leg quarters

Ground chicken

Flank Steak, Gourmet Patties, Ground Beef Patties.
Pork Chops (Limited quantities until August 28th)

Pork Tenderloin,

NO BACON until August 28th Market
Back this week! Snack Sticks.
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage (limited quantities until August 28th)
Braunschweiger (The World’s Best according to Chris)
Ring Bologna
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices (OUT. More August 28th)
Hot Italian Sausage Links (limited quantities until August 28th)
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

This week featuring: Fresh Pesto Chevre! Nice summer cheese great on salads, spreads & all the other creative ways you can think of!

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. Each bar is hand cut, inspected and packaged in a box. 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 – Mini Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting, Cinnamon Pecan Sweet Rolls, Parmesan Garlic Savory Rolls, Cheesy Hot Pepper Bread, Feta and Olive Bread, Hummus Bread

Bread – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Challah with or without Poppyseeds

Scones – Dark Chocolate Chip, Apple Pie, Blueberry Lemon

Muffins – Almond Poppyseed, Strawberry Pina Colada

Cookies – Chocolate Chip Coconut (V, GF), Coconut (V, GF), Chocolate Hazelnut (V), Cherry Almond, Sundrop, Cherry Almond Oatmeal, & Sweet & Salty Cashew

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

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

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

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Owned and operated by Charlie and Hilde Muller.  We live and bake outside of Hart, Michigan in Elbridge Township in the heart of Oceana County.  Handcrafted, naturally leavened (average 20 hours from start to finish!), and baked in a wood-fired brick oven, this bakery is also Michigan’s only 100% Solar Powered Bakery! Charlie will be on hand this Saturday to talk more about our baking process, and will have plenty of the following breads:

West Michigan Wheat.  An everyday, light wheat bread with a creamy flavor and the subtle sweetness of Michigan red spring wheat $5.00 a loaf.

Hazel Road Rustic:  A moist and chewy 4-grain loaf featuring Michigan-grown wheat, rye, spelt, and barley.  An excellent keeper, we love this bread for big, sturdy sandwiches or as a late night snack slathered with butter and honey.  $5.50 a loaf.

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan:  We are raisin’ our son Finn on Pecan Raisin Pecan…a bread so rich you won’t believe it’s not cake!  No sweeteners added—just a quarter pound each of pecans and raisins in every loaf.  $7.75 a loaf.

Oceana Round:  An Italian classic, this ripping and dipping bread is irresistible with its glossy interior and it’s large, surprising holes.  Yes, we put the holes there on purpose! .  $5.00 a round.

O’Batta:  Made using the same recipe as our Oceana Round, this elongated loaf takes its name from the word “ciabatta”, the Italian word for slipper.  $5.00 a loaf.

Griff’s 8-Grain:  A hearty 8-grain, 3-seed bread named for our big-hearted neighbor Jim Griffin.  This rich, chewy loaf is made with all organic grains and is sweetened with just a touch of West Michigan honey. $6.50 a loaf.

Third Coast Three-Seed:  Take our West Michigan Wheat bread and toss in an ample dose of sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flax seeds and wowsers!  The outcome is an extremely nutty and nuanced loaf that seems to be more than the sum of its parts. $5.50 a round.

Elbridge Parmesan Olive:  The cheese does not stand alone in this loaf!  Generous hunks of mouth-watering parmesan and glorious Kalamata olives in every bite—this sumptuous boule is not for the faint of heart. $8.00 a round.

Please visit our website to read the full descriptions of our breads and to learn more about what we do here at Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery in order to bring you fresh, naturally leavened breads!  www.laughingtreebakery.com

Liberty Family Farm of Hart


Heirloom Tomatoes! Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, Peacevine Cherry Tomatoes.  From the field-Early Girls, sungold cherry, Glaciers, Early Girl and Goldy Yellow ( a large yellow Heirloom slicer) Bell peppers, banana peppers & poblano peppers. Kale, broccoli, onion braids, lettuce, zucchini & fresh garlic.  EGGS!

MEATS– Fresh Chicken. Leg quarters, split breasts & boneless skinless, livers, wings & whole birds. SOUP STOCK!

GRASS FED LAMB shanks & ground.

Grass Fed Beef burger patties and ground.


Regular, cherry chocolate pecan and chocolate walnut breakfast cookies. Broccoli Cheddar Quiche, Multi-Grain Rolls, Gluten Free Brownies, Granola, Blueberry Galettes & Blueberry pies made with organic blueberries.
Olson Farm of Shelby

Jim Olson will be bringing onions, sweet corn, Red Norland potatoes and his 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
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

New! 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.


Good for the body & soul!

Bee & Botanicals of Spring Lake
Certified Organic Soaps in Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemongrass Tea, Peppermint and others wonderful scents made with essential oils (no artificial fragrances or colors are used in these soaps). Specialty soaps including Rows and Furrow’s Gardener’s Soap with the orange oil and ground almonds to cut the grit and grime that come from a good day of gardening or other dirty work (nice for the kitchen too).
Wonderful beeswax candles, made with 100%  pure Michigan beeswax and 100% cotton wicks.  They not only have that nice natural honey scent but they are the cleanest and brightest burning candles on the market.  Because beeswax has a very high melting point, they also burn slower, lasting longer.
Yummy lip balms in unflavored, peppermint, grapefruit and cinnamon, made with moisturizing oils, made with Michigan beeswax and the finest organic essential oils.

Lavender dryer bags, organic lavender – reusable many times for Field Fresh laundry!

Lavender sachets, smell wonderful, pretty and functional too – for drawers, closets, yarn baskets.

*Moth away sachets for kitchen drawers, closets and cupboards. Buy one get one 1/2 off this week!

Look forward to seeing you at the market!

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