Springtime Greens, Gardens and Great Ideas!

This Saturday: Plant a garden, make a raw food wrap, save the planet!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 5th, 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 a BRIDGE CARD market!


Please Note: We are now open EVERY SATURDAY! With the addition of new farmers and hoophouses this last year we now have plenty of great food choices on hand to bring you every Saturday!


This week’s TABLE TALKS:

Learn the art of making raw food wraps, sign a petition to bring thousands of clean Michigan jobs, and join in a global photo op to save the planet!


At this week’s market:

Harmony Gardens of Montague

Gardeners! We’ll be bringing organically grown veggie transplants this week! Lettuces, kales,  cabbages, broccoli. Tomatoes & Peppers. Seed origin: Fedcos, Johnny’s & Seed Savers.


Shady Side Farm of Holland

Gardeners! Mike will not be at market this week, but he will be back at the market on May 12th. If you want to pre-order some of his great poultry compost for that market you need to email him at at shadysidefarmmichigan@gmail.com He’ll have it in recycled pet food bags with the equivalent of 2 five-gallon buckets in them. This should cover about 200 sq. ft.


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

We are bringing the last of our kale and chard. Spinach, lettuce mix, and possibly green garlic. Don’t forget your Poison Ivy Remedy Cream for those spring trips into the great outdoors.

Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maple-Moon Farm/266858233357042?ref=ts


Funny Farm of Grant

We’ll have plenty of  spinach, swiss chard, mixed lettuce bags, and some herbs!


Hickory Ridge Family Farm

Pastured Pork is now available at Sweetwater! Our mixed heritage herd has been on pasture all summer, supplemented with hay and GMO-free feed. We’ll have thick cut pork chops, smoked, nitrate free thick cut bacon, smoked hams, pork steaks, pork roasts and ground pork.

Early order forms are available for pork halves & wholes and whole chicken.

For more information call Will at  (231) 794-7936.

“Like” us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/HickoryRidgeFamilyFarm?ref=ts


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

VEGGIES ~ Spinach, maybe Arugula and Radishes,  Fresh Celery Greens.  

We’re bringing tomato starts!

~ Please check out our CSA.  We are very busy planting vegetables for you.  We already have kohlrabi, chard & kale, head lettuce, pak choi, beets, garlic, celeriac, spinach, lettuces, carrots, arugula, onions, peas, potatoes, turnip greens, radishes and mustard seeded in the ground, and many many plants started in the Greenhouse.

~  Pre-orders accepted.  Email me for a price list. Please email or call by 5pm on Friday.

BEEF SALE:   Beef Hearts are $2 per lb. GROUND BEEF!  20 PACKAGES, $4.25 per lb. That’s .25 OFF per lb!!  Pre-ordered only, please.

Other cuts available this week:

  • We have lean Ground Beef and Ground Sirloin!
  • Chuck Roasts
  • Bone-In Porterhouse, Tbone, and Rib Steaks
  • Boneless New York Strip, Tenderloin, Sirloin and Rib Eye Steaks
  • Cubed Steak, Round Steak & Short Ribs
  • Heart, Liver, Tongue, Oxtail.
  • Soup Bones

Our steers will go out on pasture soon!  Right now they are still in large  outdoor pens eating our quality hay, and so we can watch them more closely as they have their calves.  The steers are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation.  I will have new cuts at Market next week.

SALE!  $2 off per bottle.  ORGANIC OLIVE OIL from Palestine, 500 ML Bottles.  Organic, Extra Virgin and Cold Pressed.  This oil is imported by Higher Grounds Coffee.

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!

We now have the ability to take credit cards at Sweetwater Market!


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

Diana is back this week! We want to encourage you to pre-order as much as possible, please see below for info on how to sign up to pre-order from her.

New Products!

Cajun Bacon- we’ve put a good spicy rub on these cuts before smoking – wow!

Pork BBQ Rib Pattie – Boneless, juicy, ready to grill and eat!

Flank Steak

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties

CHICKEN IS BACK! All cuts available this market!
Apple Chicken Sausage Links

Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless

Whole Chicken

Chicken Leg Quarters
Chicken Patties Plain or BBQ. 1 lb at 4/pr pkg.

Ground Chicken. Did you know that ground chicken is lower in fat than ground turkey?

New! Pork BBQ Riblet Pattie!
This boneless juicy patty is ready to grill and eat!

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Chops, Boneless

Pork Steak
Bacon: Choose from new Cajun Rub,  Apple, or Hickory Smoked!
Breakfast Sausage Bulk & Skinless Links

Italian Link Sweet Sausage

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Chorizo 1/4lb pkg
Deli Ham Sandwich Slices 1 lb pkg

Deli Sliced Old Fashioned Sandwich Bologna. 1 lb pkg

Pepperoni Slices

EGGS Large. No soy in chicken feed. Large. $3.25 a dozen.

PRE-ORDERS. If you want to be sure to get the meats you want every week, take a look at the complete product list here: www.CreswickFarms.com
Email or call Diana Jancek at dijaan1@charter.net  or (231)292-1152 to be put on the Creswick Pre-Order Reminder List. She will send you an email reminder on Sunday to put your pre-order in by Monday midnight for delivery the following Saturday.


Liberty Family Farm

Hoophouse Offerings– Timothy has been busy this week in the hoophouse.

Thinning beds and planting the first heirloom tomatoes of the season.

Also, he has been turning up new beds to make room for all the great

vegetable starts!


RAMPS freshly dug from our Maple woods, sold by the bunch.  They are

great for canning, freezing and fresh eating.


Basil,  Maple Breakfast and Italian.

Bakery Offerings–  Spring is producing some great treats including,

fresh Rhubarb from the garden, Ramps from the woods and local


New!  Rhubarb Galettes

New! Asparagus and Goat Cheese Galette. A must try!

New!  Ramp and Organic Cheddar Quiche

New! Potato & Sausage Quiche

Full Variety of our  Breakfast Cookies

Gluten free (GF) Quiche & Galettes!

3 Seeded Bread, Cinnamon Raisin and Sandwich Bread

Morning Glory Muffins, Berry Muffins, and Maple Muffins

Farm Hand Granola

New! Lemon Poppy See GF muffins

New!  Moosewood’ Cayuga chocolate cake by the slice

See You There.


Maple Creek Sugars of Fremont
Doug & Tate Luchies have been producing wonderful maple syrup & honey for over 8 years on their farm.


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

We expect to begin baking again for the weekend of May 12, at which time we will be attending both the Sweetwater Local Foods Market and the downtown Muskegon market.  We will also continue making our goods available to all our store accounts.   We look forward to reconnecting with you all soon.

Most sincerely

Hilde and Charlie


Bees & Botanicals of Spring Lake

We will not be at market this week, will return next week. See you then!


Pet Chef Lakeshore

We are gone until May 12th.

Barb Pitcher



Last but not least


This Week’s Table Talk #1

Raw Foods Expert Returns! Dr. Linda Solomon will be joining us again this week to teach the art of preparing raw food wraps. She is the author of “Stop the Clock” a  book that is loaded with info on raw foods including lots of recipes. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist in Whole Food, a Dr of Chiropractic for 28 years and has had much success working with patients with various ailments by using whole food and natural therapies.


Table Talk #2

Create Jobs and Stop Pollution: Sign the petition for 25 by 25!!

Want to help Michigan create thousands of jobs that can’t be outsourced and spark over $10 billion in new investments? Then make sure Michiganders have a chance to vote for the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs initiative by signing the petition this Saturday at the market. or by collecting petition signatures in your community! Sign up to collect ballot initiative signatures by clicking here!

If this measure is voted into law, by 2025 electric providers will be getting 25% of our power from clean, renewable sources (25×25)!!


 Table Talk #3- 12:00 Noon Only  “Connect the Dots on Climate!”

Darlene DeHudy, local environmental activist, is asking us to join in a group photo at 12:00 Noon in the market, to be posted at 350.0rg as part of efforts to  “Connect the Dots” of climate change and farmer’s crops.  With the huge losses in our Michigan tart cherry and apple crops we all know that this Spring’s unprecedented temperature fluctuations are proof enough that the global climate has definitely had local impacts here!  Help put the issue in the media where politicians can take notice and help us stop carbon emissions at all levels.  Bring signs such as:  “CO2 matters”  “Plant a garden” etc, and let’s tell the world we care about our climate! Free reusable bags will be handed out to ALL participants.  THANK YOU!


   We invite local organizations as well as small locally-based businesses with a food, health and/ or environment based interest to come and tell you who they are and what they are doing in our community! If you or someone you know would like to come be a part of Table Talk please contact market manager at 231 292-1152 or email at dijaan1@charter.net


Friends of the Market

As always, 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

We are an authorized Bridge Card farmers market!