What’s New at Sweetwater Local Foods Market?

Saturday, March 28th, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Indoors at Hackley Health at the Lakes

On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall-exit US31 at Pontaluna Rd

We are a Bridge Card Market

Sweetwater Launches Two Earth Day Related Events:

Play it Forward and Kids Day at the Market! Click on tabs above for details on how to get a free CD and enter to win a $50 Sweetwater Gift Basket; also details on the April 11th Kids Day at the Market Event!

They’re Back! The Rhythm Wranglers, Back Porch Pickin’ and The Sorensens! “Best Old Tyme Pickin’ This Side of the Mississippi!” See Music at the Market tab at top of page for details.

This Week’s Vendors Include:

Harmony Gardens of Montague Hoophouse greens this week include: Parsley, Arugula, Kale, Wee Greens Lettuce Mix, Osaka Purple mustard greens (make good sushi wraps!).

Creswick Farms of Ravenna Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork. New this week: Ham Steaks. Also: Hickory Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Boneless Pork Chops, Pork Breakfast sausage in links & bulk. Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends. Pork Sausages: Garlic Kielbasa Chicken Sausages include: Apple/Chicken Sausage Links and Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese. Lamb Sausages: Moroccan Lamb Sausage. Pastured Chicken No chicken available until middle of April. Grass-fed Beef Filet Mignon, Round Roast and Ground Beef in 1 lb pkg and 1/3 lb. Beef Burgers 3/pkg Beef Snack Sticks. New Product! Creswick Farms is now offering a ½# package of ground mixed beef, lamb, & chicken for $2.00! Meat is frozen, uncooked. Cooked or raw, add your own fresh greens and cooked rice and you have a great locally made food your pets will devour!  For a complete list of products, please see the website: www.CreswickFarms.com .

Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia PARSNIPS ~ freshly dug, sweetened over the winter. BEEF! We have beef – all cuts: steaks, roasts, short ribs, liver, heart, stew meat, ground beef. Stock up now! These were young Angus heifers, grass-fed their whole lives, and fed home-grown and ground grains for a couple of months before butchering. Interested in a quarter? We are butchering again in a few weeks. HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags. Fresh Rosemary from the Greenhouse. Organic Olive Oil! These oils are imported from all over the world. They are grown, pressed and bottled on small organic farms. Incredible quality! Check out http://organicoliveoilcompany.com Now in stock: Mansur 375 ml $15; 750 ml $25 Villa Stabbia 375 ml $25 Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24 Moutere Grove SALE~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $35 Are you interested in joining our CSA? If so, see Patrice at our table, or email pbobier@voyager.net

Grassfields Farm of Coopersville Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition. New! Chili Cheese! A tasty aged gouda with dried red chili peppers. Fait Gras is back! Pronounced “fay gra”, our newest English style cheese has been selling out fast. It is made with a very high cream content, making it milder than our Lamont Cheddar; very smooth & creamy. We will also have Gouda, Gouda with Dill, Leyden (Gouda with Cumin), Gouda Spice (garlic & onion), Edam, and Lamont Cheddar. Learn more about our cheese, and other products at www.grassfieldscheese.com

Earthly Kneads of Muskegon We will have a nice selection of breads, cookies and your favorite granolas this week. Our bakery is also open Saturday, call 231-728-6383 or visit our website at: www.earthlykneads.com

Ag and Health Alive of Marne From Nantucket Bread Company of Grand Rapids: Chilled Whole Wheat Pizza Dough! Sold in single size bags, just roll out on a pizza tin, let rise a bit and then add your favorite toppings! Also: Whole Wheat Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Seven-Grain Sourdough bread, Cranberry Walnut bread and Health Muffins. Made of whole grain organic flours. Again this week! Duck Eggs. Fed certified organic feed. Find out why many bakers insist on using Duck Eggs. Lamb! This week at the market: We have individual cuts of lamb in chops, roasts, ground lamb, stew meat and shanks. We are an authorized Fertrell Dealer and have a huge list of available organic garden supplies.

Happy Hill Farm of Hart Eggs, Eggs, and MORE EGGS! There has been a flurry of egg production from our girls and as a result we are running a great special again this week: Buy 3 dzn eggs and get 1 dzn FREE! Or, get 20% off each egg purchase. New this week: Duck Eggs & Goose Eggs. Hoophouse Greens! Mixed greens, arugula, beet greens. Turkey Sausage and Ground Turkey . 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! Rabbit. Whole, frozen. Raised by David Filbrun on the farm. Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings.


Locally made products good for the body and spirit!

Sheryl Rose Marshall of Spring Lake Sheryl works in all areas of glass, including stained, fused, blown and lampworked. She is self-taught in all disciplines with additional training by Peter McGrain of Bingen, Washington and Henry Grimmet of Glass Alchemy in Portland, Oregon. Sheryl has been producing amazing glass pieces for over 7 years, and her works have been purchased nationwide and are in private collections in several countries. This week she will bring a few new fused pieces and some new glass beads.

LaMaire Handblown Glass Art of Grand Haven Linda LaMaire will be back with the glasswork of her son Jonathan. He has been a glassblower for 10 years, now working out of his studio in Grand Haven. She will bring pendants, bracelets and a variety of small vessels. Jonathan’s art is sold in several different galleries and museums throughout the country.

Under the Pines of Fruitport Spring is here with Easter right around the corner. The early flowers are starting to pop from the hard winter earth giving us hope of sunshine and warmer weather ahead! Stop by and try our handcrafted soaps in the following aromas: Patchouli and Sweet Orange, Lavender & Tea Tree, Lacy Lavender, and Oats and Oils (no essentials added to this one for those who prefer unscented). All of our soaps have 10% shea butter added to help fight that winter “dry” skin. Also try our body butters, excellent for moisturizing feet, knees, elbows, cuticles and hands. The body butters come in two sizes, a nice push up for easy application and a convenient more economical tub size. Also a new assortment of our customers favorite lip balm in several yummy flavors! Buy 4 lip balms get one free!

Bee and Botanicals of Spring Lake New hand made cards and gift tags. Small bags with hand embroidery of muslin and burlap, make great little keepsakes presents for birthdays, Easter and Mother’s Day. Floral and woodsy sachets to tuck in drawers, cars, luggage, gym bags and closets. Fun catnip toys for your favorite feline : x o

Brittanie’s Thyme Nancy Schaap will return with lots of great all organic body care items. New products coming soon! In April we are launching a new Teen Pack skin care set. It will contain our Organic Citrus Cleanser 4 oz, Organic Acne Treatment 4oz, and a 40ml vial of Organic Almond Oatmeal Scrub. Details are soon to be final on the packaging and the price will be $20. Brittanie’s Thyme is listed at Coop America (www.coopamerica.org) and Safe Cosmetics (www.safecosmetics.org), two entities who patrol the authenticity and safety of organic products.

Imagination to Creation Jewelry of North Muskegon New! My new “Celestial” line of jewelry…Sun, Moon and Stars in one piece. Constructed of precious metals for longer lasting wearability. Also, a selection of spring and summer handbags.

Creature Comforts of Grand Haven Spring Sale! This week receive 10% off all merchandise! Owner Eileen Petersen has been quilting for family & friends for over 25 years and now offers her hand-made quilted items at Sweetwater. All Creature Comforts items are hand-made from soft pre-washed cotton. This week, in addition to the baby quilts and soft blocks Eileen will have some eco-friendly 100% cotton cloth napkins for adults and children (great for lunch boxes).

Sochon & Halona Pottery of Twin Lake Chicago native and recent Michigan transplant Flynn Sochon will join us again this week with a selection of his wonderful pottery. Flynn’s works can be found in corporate and private collections in China, Japan, Germany, Israel, France, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the U.S.