New Year message from our Founder

Happy New Year 2014 to all of our farm supporters. It is really hard to believe that we are entering our 22nd year. From that small dream back in February 1993, the seed was planted that has nourished so many of our bodies and souls. What has made Sweetwater the special place that it is, is our common belief, our common desire to contribute to something that is making a difference in our community, in our lives and the lives of others. That belief, that dream, that desire has been nurtured by all of you. So I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart as we continue the cycle, the journey that was started by just a few people 21 years ago, and has touched so many.

The fields are brimming with the freshest, most beautiful veggies, waiting to arrive at your homes. This does not happen easily, but only with the hard work of our committed team, who also believe in making a difference. So our hats off to our entire team for making it happen.

As with many businesses, we continue to face challenges and struggles to make it in this economic environment. Being the pioneers of the local organic food movement, does not exempt us from much competition chipping away at the market we have worked so hard to create.

Thus, more than ever we need your help in keeping the dream alive. The following are a couple things you can do for the coming year to help keep us thriving:

Spread the word:

Encourage your friends and family to purchase a membership.

Tell them about the Sunday Market, bring them to the Sunday Market.

We now have a pickup location in St. Pete. Pass this on to your friends who live across the bay.  Ask them to pass it on.

Make a donation to Sweetwater and encourage those who have the means, to make a tax deductible charitable gift to Sweetwater. It could not go to a better cause. No amount is too small. Every little bit counts.

Again, we at Sweetwater want to give you our most heartfelt thanks for being part of our Community. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2014!  See you down on the Farm.


Rick Martinez



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