This week’s Table Talk: Health Benefits of Raw Foods!

Dr. Linda Solomon, author of "Stop the Clock!" joins us at this week's TABLE TALK!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 28th, 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!  

This week’s TABLE TALK: The Health Benefits of Eating Raw Foods!

Meet Dr. Linda Solomon and sample a raw foods dessert!


At this week’s market:

Shady Side Farm of Holland

Gardeners! Mike will be at market with poultry compost from Shady Side Farm. 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. In addition, he’ll have along certified organic pinto and black turtle beans, as well as wool products from the farm. Next chance for compost will be May 12. We will take pre-orders for pick-up on the 12th by email at


Maple Moon Farm of Shelby

 Spinach, Swiss chard, lettuce mix, arugula, and scallions. Don’t forget your Poison Ivy Remedy Cream for those spring trips into the great outdoors.

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Funny Farm of Grant

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


Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

Just a brief note and update on our schedule.  First and foremost we’d like to thank all of you for your kind notes, gifts, and understanding over the last ten days.  Our disappointment in losing Pippin has been assuaged to a degree by the balm of our communities care for us in so many ways.  We are currently enjoying some time at home with each other and catching up on the details of life.  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


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.

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Earthscape Farm of Hesperia

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

VEGGIES ~ Parsnips – a few bags left!  Fresh Celery Greens.  Potatoes.  

~ Please check out our CSA.  We are very busy planting vegetables for you.  We already have 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.  Calving season has begun.  We have 14? new babies so far, and another 25+ expected.

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 and Arm 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 are in large pens for the winter so they get outdoors and exercise every day.  They are getting all our quality hay they can eat, plus a little home-grown corn, mostly just in winter. Feeding cows small amounts of good grains are like humans eating small portions of dessert.  It’s ok for them as long as grass and legumes are their main diet.  The steers are hung to age and processed by Ebel’s Meats in Falmouth, a family-run USDA operation.

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.  New Shipment this week. 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!


Creswick Farms of Ravenna

Pasture Raised, Antibiotic & Hormone Free, Artisanal Meats

New Products! Black Pepper & Garlic Bacon!

Flank Steak

Ground Beef in 1 lb. packages
Ground Beef patties

Gourmet Burger Patties. 2/3 ground beef and 1/3 bacon. Yum!

Corned Beef Hash! Perfect for when you want a quick meal, with potatoes and spice already added, or add eggs for breakfast! 1# pkg.

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

Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless

Chicken Leg Quarters
Chicken Patties. 1# 4/pr pkg.

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Chops
Bacon, Apple & Hickory Smoked
Breakfast Sausage Bulk & Links

Italian Bulk Sausage

Old Fashoned Ring Bologna

German Thuringer

Garlic Kielbasa Sausage
Deli Ham Sandwich Slices

Deli Sliced Old Fashioned Sandwich Bologna.

Pepperoni Slices

Pancetta. Italian style, cured, seasoned & spiral sliced in small bundles.
Prosciutto 1/4lb $7.50

EGGS Large. No soy in chicken feed. $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:
Email or call Diana Jancek at  or (231)292-1152 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

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Liberty Family Farm

Spinach, Arugula, Spring Mix, Mustard Mix, Swiss chard and tons of
Farm Fresh EGGS!!!!!
Handcrafted Turkey Sausage!  PRE - ORDER PASTURE RAISED CHICKENS, the
first of the season ready May 28 th.  SEE TIM FOR DETAILS.
Full Array of Breakfast Cookies!  Delicious fresh Quiches made with
our fresh greens and sausage!
Ciabatta Bread made with organic cheddar and roasted onions
Fresh Turnovers
Morning Hoophouse Offerings
Glory Muffins, Berry Muffins and Maple Muffins
Farm Hand Granola
Fresh Rhubarb Galettes made with the first pick of Rhubarb from our garden!


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


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

Dr. Linda Solomon will be joining us this week to discuss the health and life changing benefits of eating and preparing raw foods. She is the author of “Stop the Clock” which discusses how to be responsible for your own health by using whole, living foods, along with loads of recipes for preparing raw foods. 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. She will also be offering samples of a raw food dessert.


   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


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!