Summer is Sweeeeet!

Sweeeet Corn at Earthscape!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 7th, 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

Summer Bounty is Here!

Organically Grown Sweet Corn!

More Heirloom Tomatoes!

New Vendor!

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!

We will have a sampling of our breads at the Maple Moon Farm booth this week at market: West Michigan Wheat, Finn’s Pecan Raisin, Griff’s 8-Grain & Elbridge Parmesan Olive. 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!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Veggies this week ~  Sweet Corn! Melons! Celery! Sweet Peppers, including yellow, purple and green!  Hot Peppers. Eggplant of multiple sizes and shapes  and colors.  We will have cucumbers in quantity for pickling.  Also slicers and Oriental Suhyo Cross.  Summer squash, carrots, large onions, Beets, Broccoli, Green beans, Cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, Head Lettuces and mixed salad greens, arugula, parsley, dill, rosemary, basil in bunches and quantity.  Sunflowers!

BEEF ~  We will have  beef by the pound and package.  Steaks, roasts, ground beef,  stew meat, cubed steak, soup bones, heart, liver.  Also  ground beef in 10 + # quantities  (1-2# packages) for $3.50 per lb.   Please email any pre-orders by Friday 4pm to

Organic Olive Oil ~ SALE! Choose your favorite bottle of labeled oil and get 10% off! Or buy bulk – Armando Mansur from Argentina.

HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE ~  I’ll be bringing a new shipment of coffee.

McLaughlin Grows! Urban Farm of Muskegon

This week we have lots of Sungold, Sunsweet & Black Cherry tomatoes,  red cabbage, cukes, sweet & hot peppers, rainbow carrots, kale & collard greens and dill, basil, & thyme. Visit our Facebook page to learn about our new Friday’s at the Farmstand evening market from 4 to 6!

Blueberry Heritage Farms of Holland

Certified Organic blueberries! Brendan LaCroix will return with   “Jersey” blueberries this Saturday!

Fruitland Farms of Whitehall

More luscious Blackberries, and new this week: wild-harvested Blueberries!

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

This week we are bringing a variety of tomatoes, Red LaSoda potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, kale, swiss chard, summer squash, beans, kohlrabi, scallions, cucumbers, arugula, turnip greens, Green Apple eggplant, and a variety of fresh herbs.

We are also bring Laughing Tree Bakery bread. More about them at

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

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

Deli Ham Slices. Perfect for sandwiches.
German Thuringer Sausage.  Traditional German Brats
Hot Italian Sausage Links. Super on the grill.
Meat Snack Sticks – great for the beach or to eat while traveling.
Ground beef patties (1/3lb) (available August 14th)
Chicken (all cuts available August 14th)
Filet Mignon
Apple Chicken Sausage

Flank Steak, Gourmet Patties.
Available Saturday, August 14th Market
Pork Chops, Pork Tenderloin, Hickory Bacon, Apple Bacon.
Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage
Braunschweiger (The World’s Best according to Chris)
Ring Bologna
Deli Ham Slices
Pepperoni Slices
Hot Italian Sausage Links
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 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:

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 chops, ribs & shanks

Come & Sample Grilled Chicken 10:00- 11:00


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.
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Special Note – Be sure to stock up this week! We will be closed next week and not at the Sweetwater Market on Saturday, August 14th. Our nutty baker is going to be in a mountain bike race up north. Go Team “Knead-4-Speed”, Go!

Specials – Mini Lemon Poundcakes and Madelines, Whole Wheat Bread, Blueberry Strudel, Blueberry Lemon Sweet Rolls, Anadama Bread (soft bread with organic raw-milk cheddar and corn grits in it), and more!

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

Scones – Dark Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon, Honey Lemon Fig

Muffins – Blueberry Pie, Raspberry Lemon

Cookies – Sweet & Salty Cashew, Ginger Fig Oatmeal, GF & Vegan Coconut Cookies (with or without chocolate chips), Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies, Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies, Sundrop Cookies, Cherry Almond Cookies, Almond Sugar Cookies, HUGE! Dark Chocolate Chip, and more!

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

Shiitake Mushrooms – fresh and dried available this week!  Limited quantity of fresh, so get them early.

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

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

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague

New this week! Rattle Snake Beans, Pattypan Squash, Zucchini, and Cucumbers. We will also have our signature mix of radish, broccoli microgreens, to be cut fresh at the market. Also: Handmade soy candles & garden art.

Olson Farm of Shelby

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

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Organic Cheese

Gouda, Gouda w/dill, Gouda w/cumin (Leyden), Edam, Lamont Cheddar,

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
We are out of town this week at a long planned family gathering. See you next week!

Agriculture & Health Alive of Marne

New! Slicing cukes. Perfect size for summer picnics.

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!

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

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
This week I am bringing cards and small gifts.  Included in small gifts are bookmarks, golf stroke counters, candy tins & bags, sewing kits, pocket “teles” (small address & phone # books) cell phone charms, wine glass/cup markers, and gift tags.  Note: To the customer who left her sterling bracelet to be repaired in Spring 2009: I’ve been unable to contact you because you did not leave your name or phone number.  Please stop by and pick it up (repair charge $3.50). Thanks!

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!

Hope to see you at the market!

Diana Jancek
Market Manager