West Michigan’s Only Indoor Farmers Market!

Grass-fed Beef sale at Earthscape Farms!
Grass-fed Beef sale at Earthscape Farms!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, October 10th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Mercy Health Partners/Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd
We are a Bridge Card & Project Fresh Market

This Week’s Vendors

Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
BEEF SALE! Soup Bones $1 per lb. Make stock! Make soup! Other cuts available: T-Bones, Porterhouse, Tenderloin, Sirloin Steak, Rib Eye Steak, New York Strip, Chuck and Arm Roasts, Rolled Rump Roast, Swiss Steak, Short Ribs, Ground Beef, Stew meat, liver & heart. These steers were fed some homegrown grain last winter, but have been on pastures all summer.
VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Sweet Peppers on sale! Put some in your freezer or make stuffed peppers. The last of the Green beans. Cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower. Winter squash; Cilantro. Purple Peruvian Fingerling Potatoes! Also: Beets with greens, Celery, eggplant, other kinds of potatoes, Red & Yellow onions, Leeks, Lettuce Mix, Chard and Kale, kohlrabis.
Organic Olive Oil! SALE! I will have a new blended organic oil for sale for $30 in your quart jar. Also Moutere Grove from New Zealand ~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $30 and bottled Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24, a new Greek oil and Mansur from Argentina.  HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
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Fruitful Acres of Manistee
New! Fresh-pressed organic cider in half gallons! If you liked last weeks batch, Hugh says this weeks is even better! Also: Certified organic apples: Ginger Gold, Graham Spies, Honey Crisp, McIntosh & Gala.

Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
Lunchmeats & snacks.
Creswick Meat Snack Sticks. Buy 4 for $4.00 each, get 1 pack free!
Pepperoni slices. Thin-sliced & spiced perfectly for pizzas, pasta salads & snacking.
Thin-sliced Deli Style Ham. Sandwich size in 1# pkgs.
Pork Sausages: New this week! German Thuringer! Red Hot Brats. Jalapeno Brats. Garlic Kielbasa. Chorizo. Italian Sausage in 1# bulk pkg. Breakfast Sausage Links & Bulk.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken links, Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese links.
Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb link sausage!
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
New item! Pork roasts. Also: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops. Country Style Ribs. Ham steaks. Two choices of bacon this week: Apple Smoked and Hickory Smoked. Nitrite-Free. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Flank Steak. Filet Mignon. Gourmet Burgers: grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Pastured Poultry
We have plenty of freshly processed chicken again this week. Chicken Breast. Leg qtrs. Whole Chicken. Ground chicken in 1# bulk pkg.
Soy Free Eggs: Available by pre-order only (see below).
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
Certfied Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
New! We’re proud to announce an addition to our cheese line-up. It’s called Polkton Corners, and is a delicious, soft-style unpressed Gouda. Also: Gouda, Leyden, Gouda with Dill, Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, Lamont Cheddar and Gouda Chili Spice.

Orange iced pound cake at Earthly Kneads!
Orange iced pound cake at Earthly Kneads!

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Special Note – We are currently working on transitioning to a new source for our flour and had to put off changing our bread schedule. Once we get everything figured out, we’ll have the new schedule posted on our website. Don’t worry, we’re staying with organic, stone-ground, and Michigan-grown grains. 🙂
Shop Closing Dates – October 15, 16, and 17th (we will NOT be at Sweetwater on the 15th). The Cheese Lady shop will also be closed on these days. Stock up now!
Bread –Specials this week: Tomato Basil Bread (last week); Cheesy Hot Pepper Bread (almost finished for the season!); Basil & Garlic Pesto Swirl Bread; and Cheesy Roasted Vegetable Pockets. We will also have our regular Saturday schedule of bread (visit www.earthlykneads.com for details) minus the beer and cheesy breads (had to make room for the specials!).
Special Sweets –Orange Iced Pound Cake Slices
Scones – Blueberry Cardamom; Honey Lemon Fig; Cinnamon Raisin
Muffins – Mango Orange; Chocolate Cherry
Cookies – Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate Chip; Mango Ginger Oatmeal (all oats, no wheat!); Orange Iced Gingerbread; Chocolate Macaroons (GF); Chocolate Hazelnut (Vegan)
Granola – Several varieties this week (including Ginger Fig Almond), plus Gorp and Muesli
Extras – Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (fresh are finished for the season), and Organically-Grown Heirloom Hard-neck Garlic (these bulbs are HUGE!) from Frasure Farms. We also have soft-neck Italian variety garlic braids from Frasure Farms, too. Great for hanging up and using over the winter. We’ll also have an assortment of Food for Thought (we just stocked up!) and Naturally Nutty with us.
Olson Farm of Shelby
Jim returns with red & white potatoes, Copra & onions and his great maple syrup.
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
Hoophouse & Veggie Garden. Sweet potatoes. Multi-colored carrots. Beets, big onions, mixed greens. Broccoli. Kennebec & Red Lasota potatoes. Herbs: Fresh & dried parsley, cilantro, rosemary & sorrel.
Please note: Rebecca Filbrun will be sending along some of her fresh mixed salad greens, baby kale & tomatoes from her side of the hoophouse along with Happy Hill.
New! Fresh ducks and fresh turkey pieces.
Turkey Sausage. Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Ducks. Young and tender. The drakes weigh about 6 lbs.; the hens are just over 3 lbs.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. We will have frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. We have all cuts—whole, cut up, bone-in and boneless skinless breast, drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters and wings, soup stock, feet, liver, hearts and gizzards. All of our meats are raised on pasture with daily moves, and are processed on farm: no stressful transporting.
Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken!
Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including
Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings.
Free-Range Eggs: Large.
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
Paul will have a variety of winter squash. For any Fertrell fall garden supplies please call 616-677-6178 and Paul will bring it to market. Also: Chicken & Duck Eggs, Honey, maple syrup, garden books, bagged wool. Nantucket Bread Co. Freshly baked loaves of Whole Wheat Raisin Bread as well as regular Whole Wheat, baked with organic flour.

Good for the body & soul!

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon
New! This Saturday I will be bringing a variety of items to promote Breast Cancer Awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month. I will have an assortment of jewelry, tote bags and cards. In addition, I will also be bringing back the “vintage look” jewelry line first promoted 2 weeks ago as well as other one of a kind custom made pieces.
Weiss Chiropractic Wellness Center of Spring Lake
Located in downtown Spring Lake. The center’s mission is to help the people in our community experience natural healing and wellness by coaching them to eat well, move well and to think well. The center has two chiropractors and three massage therapists. The center will be available at the market to answer health related questions, offer spinal screenings, and will provide five minute chair massages. The center will also offer 30 minute chair massage gift certificates for just $15 dollars.
Brittanie’s Thyme of Cedar Springs
With the start of the fall season, Brittanie’s Thyme will now be at the market every Saturday till the first of the year.
As many of you know, Brittanie’s Thyme became USDA Certified this summer and with this many doors are opening in our favor. One is Whole Foods Markets in the Michigan region. This event has called me to travel for awhile to help set up 3 MI stores and possibly 8 other stores, so Julia Snyder has offered to work with me and be at Sweetwater offering Brittanie’s Thyme. She will have all the items you have seen in previous months as well her own.
We are so happy to have her knowledge, understanding of our products and who we are. We want all our customer’s to know that we will always be reachable via email (www.info@brittaniesthyme.com) or by phone at 616-788-8224 if you have questions or concerns. Thank you so much Julia for helping us remain a steady part of Sweetwater!
Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake
New from Lavender Hill Farm: Lavender Jelly, lavender fire starters, and their special laundry Bar. This is a special soap bar is to spot treat laundry stains. It’s a big chunky bar that will last many years and is environmentally safe, using no harsh chemicals or bleach. No more stain remover bottles to throw away. Full size and travel size available. Free Lavender sachet with purchase of a full size Laundry bar.
Nice selection of floral, herb and spice sachets for drawers, closets, cupboards and knitting baskets (moth blend, lavendeer, citrus, Northern blend, Rose & Sandellwood).
For a treat try our soothing sweet and salty bath mix, smells yummy!
Nice selection of hand made cards, gift bags for fall.