Sweetwater Labor Day Back-to-School Healthy Snacks Saturday!

Happy Labor Day!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 4th, 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 & Project Fresh market

Sweetwater Labor Day Back-to-School Healthy Snacks Saturday!

Kids – sample healthy snacks with our vendors!

Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pastured Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats
Featured this week!
Kids, try a healthy meat stick & cheese sample!


Skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Chicken leg quarters

Ground chicken

Pork Chops

Pork Tenderloin,

Bacon, Apple Smoked

Bacon, Hickory Smoked

Bacon Ends

Flank Steak

Gourmet Patties

Ground Beef Patties

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
German Thuringer
Moroccan Lamb Sausage
Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage
Braunschweiger  AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 11th
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 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

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville

Raw Milk Certified Organic Cheese

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

Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

It’s September, and fall is closer, we will have winter squash!  We will still be bringing the summer abundance of tomatoes!  Many varieties, including many heirlooms.  We’ll have potatoes including Red LaSoda, Kennebec,and Russian Fingerlings.  Also, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, onions, garlic, beets, kohlrabi, leeks, carrots, eggplant, basil, and other fresh herbs.

Olson Farm of Shelby

Jim Olson will again be demonstrating how to pressure can green beans (his favorite way to keep them) at 11:00am. If you can’t make that time he will gladly answer questions any time. Come to the demo for a special offer on Bulk Buying & Canning! He will have “Beananza” green beans, sweet potatoes and red potatoes, red & white onions, Bodacious sweet corn, and his 2010 batch of Taste of Spring Maple Syrup.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

Please Note: We will only sell beef till noon on Saturday – have a wedding to go to!

Veggies this weekHeirloom 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.  Watermelons and Muskmelons! Celery! Sweet Peppers, including red, yellow, purple and green.  Hot Peppers. Eggplant of multiple sizes and shapes  and colors.  Cucumber  slicers and Oriental Suhyo Cross keep producing in small quantities.  Summer squash, carrots,  large yellow and red onions, Broccoli, Green beans, Cabbage, kale, mixed salad greens, scallions, Swiss chard,  arugula, parsley, dill, rosemary, basil in bunches.

BEEF ~ We will have all cuts of our pastured Angus.

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

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon

Specials –Lavash – Armenian-style flatbread crackers. Crispy, crunchy, and topped with all sorts of tasty seeds.

Chocolate Cherry Bread – Generous amounts of dark chocolate and dark sweet cherries.  No dairy and no egg.

English Muffin Bread – Medium whole wheat bread with large holes in it for catching the butter. One of Gail’s favorites.

Pizza crusts – Just top and bake until the toppings are melted and toasty.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Strudel – Made from scratch with organic, local fruit!

Granola Peanut Butter Frosted Sweet Rolls – Challah + totally nuts granola + cream cheese peanut butter frosting.

Light of Day Organic Teas – All of our teas and tea accessories are 20% off regular price.

Regular Bread – 100% Whole Grain Spelt, Seeded Spelt, Peasant Bread, Tuscan Bread, Italian Rosemary, Plain Challah

Scones – Ginger Fig, Blueberry Cardamom, Dark Chocolate Chip

Muffins – Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb (all local and organic fruit!)

Cookies – GIANT Chocolate Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Cherry Almond Cookies, Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal, Malted Chocolate Chip Oatmeal, Cherry Almond Oatmeal, Sweet & Salty Cashews, Sundrop, Coconut Cookies, Pepita Spice with Raisins (V & GF), HUGE Dark Chocolate Chip, GIANT Peanut Butter & Sundrop (GF), Energy Bites, Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Pecan Macaroons (GF), Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Vegan & GF)

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

FRESH Shiitakes this week!!! Dried mushrooms, too, and also fresh garlic.

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

Liberty Family Farm of Hart

“Grass-fed Meat & Eggs, Heirloom Vegetables & Healthy Baked Goods”

Farm Offerings-100% grass-fed beef, 1# ground, 1# patties,liver.  FRESH CHICKEN – boneless skinless breasts, thighs, drumsticks, leg quarters, whole birds, livers & soup stock. Grass-fed Ground Lamb. Turnip greens, Beet greens, Baby lettuce . Peppers, Heirloom tomatoes (samples available).

Bakery Offerings – Gluten free breakfast cookies, gluten free granola, and quiche (and more).

McLaughlin Grows! Urban Farm of Muskegon

This week we again 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 at  http://www.facebook.com/pages/McLaughlin-Grows-Urban-Farm/106456159379286?ref=ts

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery will be at the market with our familiar array of eight breads 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.  For the grand finale:  our breads are baked in a handbuilt wood-fired brick oven which creates loaves of amazing texture and beauty!

West Michigan Wheat $5.00 (A light and creamy wheat bread)

Oceana Round $5.00 ( Rustic Italian country bread)

O’Batta $5.00 (Ciabatta-style ripping and dipping bread)

Third Coast Three Seed $5.50 (Sunnies, Sesames, and Flax in a light wheat)

Hazel Road Rustic $5.50 (A lovely 4-grain featuring Michigan spelt, barley, rye and wheat)

Griff’s 8-Grain $6.50  (Hearty, hearty! Eight organic grainsj three seeds, and a bit of Michigan honey)

Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $7.75 (Jam packed with pecans and organic raisins)

Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00 (Wisconsin parmesan and Kalamata olives in every bite!)

New bread starting this week! THE MICHIGANDER!

A naturally-leavened bread made with 100% Michigan grown whole grains!  Dark, moist, and chewy with all the rich sweetness of Michigan-grown whole wheat.  Whole grains have never been so good! The Michigander $5.50

Ayurvedic Farm of Montague

New this week! Fresh cut microgreens make a great healthy school snack! Just a 1/4 cup of these greens pack a real nutrition punch and taste great too! Also: Rattle Snake Beans, Pattypan Squash, Zucchini, and Cucumbers. Also: Handmade soy candles & garden art.

Dancing Goat Creamery of Byron Center

You might want to check out this blog about our cheesemaking: http://mllenoelle.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/cheese-class-at-dancing-goat-creamery/

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. 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

Hickory Ridge Family Farm
New! Grassfed Beef. Ground beef in packages.

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

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!

Daisy Doodles of Whitehall

Daisy Doodles will not be at market this Saturday because we’ll be up at the Starting Block for a marathon baking session. We’ll be back next week with a whole fresh inventory of healthy dog treats made from local and organic ingredients, complete with our new label. Come see us on Saturday, September 11, and receive your choice of One Big Treat or a 3-pack of “Treats to Go” with every purchase! We appreciate our Sweetwater Customers!