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Sweetwater Winter Market
Saturday, December 16th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Hackley Health at the Lakes
On Harvey St. ½ mile S of Lakes Mall near Pontaluna Rd.

This Christmas – Think Healthy, Humane & Homegrown!
Beginning this Saturday and December 23rd, Sweetwater farmers will be offering special items just for Christmas gift-giving.
Please note: There will be no market on December 30th; our first market of the new year will be on January 6th.

Pre-Orders Appreciated!
Please look over the list of this Saturday’s attending farmers and their products below. I’ve included contact numbers for each farmer if you would like to pre-order any of the items to be assured of its availability when you come.

Liberty Family Farm
Andy & Dennise Wright (231) 873-3737
The Wright family will re-join us this weekend, bringing new treats & old favorites to the market:
Think Christmas! The Wrights have secured their baked goods licenses and are bringing Organic Christmas Coffee Cakes and other baked goods to the market!
Meat (Wright’s would strongly encourage you to call with a meat order to be sure to get it.)
Chicken – whole & parts, pastured & fed certified organic feed.
Lamb – grass fed on organic pastures.
Beef – grass fed on organic pastures.
Goat – if you haven’t tried goat before you’re in for a treat. It’s tender, mild & very tasty!

Creswick Farm
Nathan & Andrea Creswick (616) 837-9226
Creswicks are so busy right now they can’t leave the farm, so they are sending products to our market with Chris Bedford. If you would like to order something other than what is listed below please call the farm by no later than Friday noon before the market, and it will be waiting for you on Saturday at Sweetwater.
Ground Beef in 1# pkgs. 100% grass fed beef; no grain.
Bacon in 1# pkgs. Hickory smoked with seasalt. Nitrite-free.

Agriculture & Health Alive
Paul & Nancy Keiser (616) 677-6176
Cookbooks make great gifts and Paul has one of our favorites: From Asparagus to Zucchini - A Guide to Cooking Seasonal Produce
Winter squash – Butternut & Buttercup
Daikon Radish- the long white radish so favored by Macrobiotic cooks
Apples: Empire, Spy, Jonathan
Maple Syrup
Books on Gardening (make great gifts!)
Wools from Keiser flock: Roving & Combed Tops

Funny Farm – Certified Organic
Jim & Barb Loe (231) 834-8643
Great Christmas gift ideas: Roxanne’s Famous Organic Sea-Foam! Hand-crafted cutting boards made by Jim at the Funny Farm!

Freshly Picked & Bagged Mixed Greens from the new hoop house!
Jerusalem Artichokes
Potatoes: Yukon Golds, Reds, Yellow Fingerlings

Happy Hill Farm
Gayle & Emma Filbrun (231) 873-8972
Time to order your Christmas Turkey!
Call Happy Hill to pre-order your Christmas turkey today and Gayle will bring it to the market on Saturday. Turkeys are raised on pasture, no antibiotics or hormones. Try to find that at the local grocery store!
Turkey drums & roasts. Ground turkey and turkey sausage. Vac-Packed fresh & frozen.
Frozen chicken Pasture raised, no antibiotics or hormones. Whole, boneless & skinless breasts, leg quarters

Olson Farm
Jim Olson (231) 861-4903
Maple Syrup – Jim’s wonderful syrup made on the farm in Shelby will be available this week and on the 23rd in pint-sized Christmas Tree bottles. All other sizes available as well.
Red & White keeping onions.

Bailey’s Fresh off the Farm
Jerry Bailey (231) 865-6421

Fruit Salsas
Barbecue Sauces
Leek Vinegars

Steve n’Sons Grassfields Farm
Raw Milk Cheese: Gouda, Gouda w/Chives, Lamont Cheddar, Leyden
Little Rooster Bakery
Certified Organic ingredients (honey & on-farm eggs): Cinnamon Raisin, Whole Wheat, Multi-Grain Breads
Higher Grounds Trading Co.
Certified Organic, Fair-Trade & Shade Grown
Whole Bean in 1# Bags
This week:
Mexican Decaf
Colombian Fondo Paez
Mexican Mut Vitz
Highland Humanity
Note: Higher Grounds Trading Co. of Traverse City has some wonderful fair trade & organic gift baskets available for the Holidays. You can reach them online at www.javaforjustice.com or call at (877)825-2262 for more information.

Hope to see you at our Winter Market!
Diana Jancek
Market Manager

Chris Bedford
Chris Bedford Films
#6543 Hancock Road
Montague, MI 49437
231-893-3937 (o)
231-670-4817 (c)

Chris Bedford is an advocacy filmmaker whose work has won over three dozen awards for excellence. His most recent film, "What Will We Eat?" has been shown to consumers in dozens of meetings around Michigan in the past six months. His film, "The Next Industrial Revolution" has been shown around the world as part of an effort to build a sustainable economy.