Sweetwater Saturday August 21st 10am-11am Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 21st, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Last week for Elderberries from Earthkeepers! Scholl Farm has two new varieties of potatoes – check them out! Blackbird Farm is again offering the $15 for $20 veggie sack deal along with a beautiful assortment of veggies for walk in sales on Saturday. Liberty & Earthscape both return with great meats & veggies.

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.

Vendors attending Saturday August 21st :
Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
This is the last week we will take orders for berries. If you have a preorder to pick up at Sweetwater Saturday, please see Forrest at Blackbird Farm booth, he will have them for you.
Deadline 8am Friday.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
Fresh Elderberries
Elderberries are a nutritional powerhouse, known for their immune boosting compounds and health benefits. They are most often made into elderberry syrup, which can be taken to help prevent colds or lessen their severity. They can also be made into jellies, baked goods, and wine or fermented drinks.
By the pound: $8/lb on the stem or $9.50/lb de-stemmed
5lb boxes: $35 for 5lbs on the stem or $42 for 5lbs de-stemmed
Order by email or at http://www.earthkeeperfarm.com/store/p57/Elderberries_-_Bulk_5lbs%2C_Fresh%2C_Pre-order_for_August_pick_up.html
Please email Rachelle@earthkeeperfarm.com or call/text 616-403-0526 to place order. Payment can be made at market pick up with a check or cash. Or we can email you an invoice for online payment. Order deadline is 8am the Friday before market. More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.com
Thank you!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
This week at market, we are offering again our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15.
This week’s bag will likely contain some combination of the following: head lettuce, mini-cabbages, carrots, scallions, summer squash, zuccchini, cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, and parsley. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have many other items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Also, again this week our market stall will be run by our crew member Forrest. Be sure to ask him about his special hot sauce!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will bring what ever extra vegetables we have!  Sweet peppers and onions for sure! This is the last year we will grow onions for Market.  I hope another younger farmer is ready to take over!  We will bring red and yellow onions, all sizes and quantities, ~~ $2 per lb.
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS:  BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB;  BEEF ROASTS!  BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have Quarters of Beef hanging at the butcher’s.  Are you interested?  Cut, wrapped and frozen ~~ they are all about $600.
Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package  OUT 
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.    OUT
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.   2 per package and 4 per package  OUT
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER LB.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.  OUT
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com
We are butchering more beef.  Contact us if you are interested in a quarter.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .  You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Have you tried our Wild Green Salt? It is a blend of organic herbs from Grandson’s Garden, and wildcrafted herbs that I collect here in west Michigan. Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, ramps, nettle, field garlic, garlic Himalayan Pink salt, Real Salt and love! It is delicious on most anything. We especially enjoy it on our eggs in the morning.
Sunset Tea is back! Cooling soothing sun tea for relief on a hot day. Love, hibiscus, mint, Linden leaf & flowers, citrus peels. All OG or wildcrafted.
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Scholl Farms of Montague

All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
RHUBARB: $2.50/lb
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
POTATOES:
Two new varieties this week: Purple & Austrian Crescents.
Also: Butterball, Red Skins, Yellow: $2/lb.
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
desired).
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone
number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

The Pasturage LLC of Montague

Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.  The sheep are Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
UPDATE:  For this Saturday, August 21
· Pre-orders only!  We will not have anything available for walk-up.
· You will likely pick up your order from Scholl Farms but check your order confirmation email (or text) to make sure (because they don’t know I said this yet).
· We will not be accepting credit card this weekend.  Exact change and/or check is acceptable.
· Thank you for your continued support!
We should have bacon back this weekend, along with some new pork cuts like baby back ribs, boneless loin roast and some new sausage flavors.  Check Friday’s update for a complete list (and unlike last time, it will be sent from the right email address so it doesn’t land in Diana’s spam!)
Available this week:
LAMB
Sausage
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Roasts
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
OUT Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Steaks
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
PORK
Sausage
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Roasts
New! Pork Butt Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just under 2 pounds.
OUT Pork Shoulder Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just over 2 pounds.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb.  My favorite for deep frying.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Back! Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Back! Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Back! Pork Steak.  $10.00lb.  3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg.  Range 0.5-1.5lbs/pkg.
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
OUT Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Rib steaks $13.75/# (ribeye, with bone)
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We sell by halves and quarters!
We have halves available for Saturday pick up, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range on fresh  green grass.
$5.00 per dozen
Veggies 
New! Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Dragon Red Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Heirloom Tomatoes $3.00/lb
New! Swiss Chard $3.00 a bunch
New! Laccinato Kale $5.00
New! Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN New! Batch of chickens!
Whole $5.00/lb
Breasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drums $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth pack $4.00/lb
PASTURED PORK 
Butt Roasts $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb quartered slabs.
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
BAKERY OFFERINGS
New! Peach Crumb Top Pie $15.00
New! Peach Galette $8.00 (8inch)
New! Blueberry Coffee Cake $8.00 (8 inch square)
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
New! Carrot Cake made with our own carrots! 8×8 $10.00
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular.
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com or libertyff@protonmail.com and and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through the email. Feel free to pay with cash or check on Saturday.  Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Have a great week,
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm
231-873-3737
libertyff@protonmail.com

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
-red Russian kale
-dwarf blue kale
-Tucson Kale
-purple curly kale
-green curly kale
-Collard greens
-Swiss chard
-beets
-lemon basil
-green and purple basil blend
-Marjoram
-leaf fennel
-oregano
-thyme
-scallions
-assorted summer squash
-Lunch Box Peppers
-Okra
-Green Tomatoes
-small red onions
-kohlrabi
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Square
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven

All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

We have a new website! www.laughingtreebakery.com
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to our online store:
OrderLT.com
This is our preferred platform for orders at this time.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Please email
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday August 21st:
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion Rye $7.00
Toasted Walnut Batard $7.00
Oceana Rolls 5 for $6
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Michigander $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, August 21st:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Cherry Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
231-873-9820
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com

RETURNING SOON

NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
Addy will return next Saturday on August 28th.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday August 14th Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 14th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Here’s your Friday Update! Sweetwater Curated has added (limited) pints of Better Way Certified OG Transitional Blueberries, Cheddar & White Cauliflower, Grape Tomatoes & Mixed Color Bell Peppers for walk in customers Saturday! Second week for Elderberries from Earthkeepers! Blackbird Farm will have a beautiful assortment of veggies for walk in sales on Saturday.

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday August 14th :

Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
Deadline 8am Friday.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
Fresh Elderberries
Elderberries are a nutritional powerhouse, known for their immune boosting compounds and health benefits. They are most often made into elderberry syrup, which can be taken to help prevent colds or lessen their severity. They can also be made into jellies, baked goods, and wine or fermented drinks.
By the pound: $8/lb on the stem or $9.50/lb de-stemmed
5lb boxes: $35 for 5lbs on the stem or $42 for 5lbs de-stemmed
Order by email or at http://www.earthkeeperfarm.com/store/p57/Elderberries_-_Bulk_5lbs%2C_Fresh%2C_Pre-order_for_August_pick_up.html
Please email Rachelle@earthkeeperfarm.com or call/text 616-403-0526 to place order. Payment can be made at market pick up with a check or cash. Or we can email you an invoice for online payment. Order deadline is 8am the Friday before market. More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.com
Thank you!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Our indispensable crew member Forrest is looking forward to serving up a whole host of delicious veggies for walk-up sales at Saturday’s market!
This week we should have:
shishito peppers: Join the shishito revolution! Blister these little lovelies on a hot cast-iron skillet or over the grill with a little salt and pepper, dip in a little aioli, and enjoy with a cold, crisp beer. Believe me now and thank me later.
tomatoes: The very first of the season, and in limited quantities.
tomatillos: Make up a batch of salsa verde and slather over some grilled grass-fed pork chops. Trust Farmer Greg: This is very good.
green head lettuce
parsley
bok choi
mini-cabbages
cucumbers
zucchini
summer squash
eggplant
cherry tomatoes
green peppers
jalapeno peppers
beets
“Yukon Gem” potatoes
scallions
sweet onions
And we just might have a few flower bouquets available as well…
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday morning!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
-red Russian kale
-dwarf blue kale
-Tucson Kale
-purple curly kale
-green curly kale
-Collard greens
-Swiss chard
-beets
-lemon basil
-green and purple basil blend
-Marjoram
-leaf fennel
-oregano
-thyme
-scallions
-assorted summer squash
-Lunch Box Peppers
-Okra
-Green Tomatoes
-small red onions
-kohlrabi
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Square
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

Scholl Farms of Montague

All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
RHUBARB: $2.50/lb
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Duck: $10/doz
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Yellow: $5/qt. (No bulk orders at this time)
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
desired).
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone
number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

The Pasturage LLC of Montague

Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.  The sheep are Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
Highlight of the week: Fat back.  I don’t know about you, but I love a fried chicken picnic in the summer.  So what does this have to do with the fat from the back of a pig?  When rendered into lard, fatback makes the best frying medium, in my opinion. It’s so polite: it never splatters, it never smokes, it keeps its temperature.  The crispness it creates is unparalleled.  There are no unwanted flavor overtones, piggy or otherwise, nor does it leave a waxy film on the roof of your mouth.  Why did we ever leave such a grand thing behind?  We all know the maxim that fried food is bad for you, and we tried to make it less bad by substituting other… let’s just call it stuff.  Here’s my thing, though.  I say, eat whatever you want as long as you are coming from a place of emotional and physical balance.  So go ahead and eat fried chicken once this summer.  And if you’re gonna do it, you might as well do it right.  (I have recipes for rendering lard and frying chicken; just ask.)
Available this week:
LAMB
Sausage
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Roasts
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Steaks
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
PORK
Sausage
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Roasts
New! Pork Butt Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just under 2 pounds.
OUT Pork Shoulder Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just over 2 pounds.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb.  My favorite for deep frying.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Back! Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Back! Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Back! Pork Steak.  $10.00lb.  3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg.  Range 0.5-1.5lbs/pkg.
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
OUT Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We have halves available for Saturday pick up, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
If you didn’t get a preorder in on time we will have a limited supply of breads & pastries for walk up sales.

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Available for walk in sales Saturday:
Better Way Farms of South Haven
Certified OG Transitional Blueberries Pints $5.00
Stutzman Family Farm of Blanchard
All veg certified organic:
White or Cheddar Cauliflower $3.50lb
Romanesco Broccoli $3.50lb
Mixed color Bell Peppers
Grape Tomato Pints $3.50 ea limited quantities

RETURNING SOON

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be back on August 21st In the meantime,
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We are butchering more beef.  Contact us if you are interested in a quarter.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .  You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Liberty Farm & Bakery of Hart
We have too many things going on this week and won’t be able to make it to market until next Saturday, the 21st. Sorry and thanks for your patience.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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Sweetwater Saturday August 14th Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 14th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Second week for Elderberries from Earthkeepers! Laughing Tree is back – get those bread orders in by Tuesday! Blackbird Farm is again offering the $15 for $20 veggie sack deal along with a beautiful assortment of veggies for walk in sales on Saturday. Sweetwater Curated has Mycopia Mushrooms, Idyll Farms Cheese – get your orders in before noon Wednesday if you’re interested! And be sure to read the “Highlight of the Week” from The Pasturage and learn something new about how to make the best fried chicken!

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday August 14th :

New!

Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
Deadline 8am Friday.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
Fresh Elderberries
Elderberries are a nutritional powerhouse, known for their immune boosting compounds and health benefits. They are most often made into elderberry syrup, which can be taken to help prevent colds or lessen their severity. They can also be made into jellies, baked goods, and wine or fermented drinks.
By the pound: $8/lb on the stem or $9.50/lb de-stemmed
5lb boxes: $35 for 5lbs on the stem or $42 for 5lbs de-stemmed
Order by email or at http://www.earthkeeperfarm.com/store/p57/Elderberries_-_Bulk_5lbs%2C_Fresh%2C_Pre-order_for_August_pick_up.html
Please email Rachelle@earthkeeperfarm.com or call/text 616-403-0526 to place order. Payment can be made at market pick up with a check or cash. Or we can email you an invoice for online payment. Order deadline is 8am the Friday before market. More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.com
Thank you!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
This week at market, we are offering again our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15.
This week’s bag will likely contain some combination of the following: kale, head lettuce, bok choi, scallions, summer squash, zucchini, green peppers, parsley, and fresh garlic. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have many other items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Also, again this week our market stall will be run by our crew member Forrest. Be sure to ask him about his special hot sauce!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
-red Russian kale
-dwarf blue kale
-Tucson Kale
-purple curly kale
-green curly kale
-Collard greens
-Swiss chard
-beets
-lemon basil
-green and purple basil blend
-Marjoram
-leaf fennel
-oregano
-thyme
-scallions
-assorted summer squash
-Lunch Box Peppers
-Okra
-Green Tomatoes
-small red onions
-kohlrabi
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Square
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
RHUBARB: $2.50/lb
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Duck: $10/doz
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Yellow: $5/qt. (No bulk orders at this time)
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
desired).
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone
number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.  The sheep are Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
Highlight of the week: Fat back.  I don’t know about you, but I love a fried chicken picnic in the summer.  So what does this have to do with the fat from the back of a pig?  When rendered into lard, fatback makes the best frying medium, in my opinion. It’s so polite: it never splatters, it never smokes, it keeps its temperature.  The crispness it creates is unparalleled.  There are no unwanted flavor overtones, piggy or otherwise, nor does it leave a waxy film on the roof of your mouth.  Why did we ever leave such a grand thing behind?  We all know the maxim that fried food is bad for you, and we tried to make it less bad by substituting other… let’s just call it stuff.  Here’s my thing, though.  I say, eat whatever you want as long as you are coming from a place of emotional and physical balance.  So go ahead and eat fried chicken once this summer.  And if you’re gonna do it, you might as well do it right.  (I have recipes for rendering lard and frying chicken; just ask.)
Available this week:
LAMB
Sausage
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Roasts
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Steaks
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
PORK
Sausage
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Roasts
New! Pork Butt Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just under 2 pounds.
OUT Pork Shoulder Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just over 2 pounds.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb.  My favorite for deep frying.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Back! Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Back! Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Back! Pork Steak.  $10.00lb.  3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg.  Range 0.5-1.5lbs/pkg.
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
OUT Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We have halves available for Saturday pick up, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to our online store:
OrderLT.com
This is our preferred platform for orders at this time.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Please email
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday August 14th:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Honey Oat $7.00
Pumpernickel Rye $7.00
Oceana Rolls 5 for $6
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Michigander $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, August 14th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Cherry Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
231-873-9820
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon, but with blueberries, sooner is better than later! Please email back to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com  Thanks!
Last week for Fresh Organic Blueberries!
Better Way Farms of South Haven
Certified Organic 10lbs $52 (note slight price increase).
Learn more about Better Way Farms here: https://www.betterwayfarms.com/
New! Certified Organic veggies from Stutzman Farm!
Cauliflower $3.50 ea
Red Beets $2.50lb
Rainbow Carrots $3.50 bunch
Watermelon Personal, Seeded  $6.00-$7.50 ea
Mycopia Mushrooms of Scottville
Chefs Sampler certified organic, $6.00/8oz
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Fennel Pollen, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey 4oz $4.00 ea
Aged cheeses
Camembert $7.00 ea under the bloomy, downy white rind is a delicate, mushroomy, rich flavored paste, developing an oozy middle as it ages.
Mont Idyll $7.00 ea Named a “Best Artisanal Cheese” by Food & Wine Magazine. The soft ripened rind is delicately painted with vegetable ash. Fluffy, smooth and citric when young, it evolves into a firmer interior with a developed creamline under the rind as it ages.
Idyllweiss Round Dual milk made with Idyll Goat milk and a splash of organic cow cream, this soft-ripened round is buttery rich and creamy with a wrinkled rind. Young, it is sweet and delicate, developing a touch of heat as it ages. 4oz $7.00
Idyll Puck 4oz version of Idyll Gris $5.50. It’s the same great ash ripened, cave aged beauty that won a best in class 1st place at the 2019 American Cheese Society contest.
Idyll Gris Wheel $15.00 ea
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Sweetwater Curated, or cash at Saturday pickup, and thanks!

RETURNING SOON

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be back on August 21st In the meantime,
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We are butchering more beef.  Contact us if you are interested in a quarter.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .  You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Liberty Farm & Bakery of Hart
We have too many things going on this week and won’t be able to make it to market until next Saturday, the 21st. Sorry and thanks for your patience.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

STAY IN TOUCH!
If you have not already done so you may want to sign up for the newsletter
to be informed of the pre-order schedule for the next market.
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If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
We are not able to respond through Tiny Letter

Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday August 7th Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.

Here’s your Friday Update list! Blackbird will have plenty of veggies for non-preorder sales. Addy will have chocolates, and don’t forget the elderberries! Meat preorders are encouraged!

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday August 7th :
New!
Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
Deadline 8am Friday.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
Fresh Elderberries
Elderberries are a nutritional powerhouse, known for their immune boosting compounds and health benefits. They are most often made into elderberry syrup, which can be taken to help prevent colds or lessen their severity. They can also be made into jellies, baked goods, and wine or fermented drinks.
By the pound: $8/lb on the stem or $9.50/lb de-stemmed
5lb boxes: $35 for 5lbs on the stem or $42 for 5lbs de-stemmed
Order by email or at http://www.earthkeeperfarm.com/store/p57/Elderberries_-_Bulk_5lbs%2C_Fresh%2C_Pre-order_for_August_pick_up.html
Please email Rachelle@earthkeeperfarm.com or call/text 616-403-0526 to place order. Payment can be made at market pick up with a check or cash. Or we can email you an invoice for online payment. Order deadline is 8am the Friday before market. More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.com
Thank you!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Veggies available for walk in sales will likely include the following: kale, mini-cabbage, green beans, summer squash, zuccchini, cucumbers, green peppers, hot peppers, green onions, basil, and fresh garlic.
Also, again this week our market stall will be run wholly by our crew member Forrest. Be sure to ask him about his special hot sauce!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
New!

Lunch Box Peppers
Okra
Green tomatoes
Wheat Grass
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Tuscan Kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Collard greens
Swiss chard
Beets
Lemon basil
Green and purple basil blend
Marjoram
Leaf fennel
Oregano
Thyme
Baby romaine bundles
Scallions
Assorted summer squash
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Square
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We are butchering more beef.  Contact us if you are interested in a quarter.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .  You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS:  BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB;  BEEF ROASTS!  BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have potted Thyme plants for $2 each.
We will bring what ever extra vegetables we have!  Sweet Peppers, Eggplant, Summer Squash, Onions!
We are stocked with BEEF! Order the specialty cuts now!  Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.  
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package  OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
Rib Eye Steak $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package  OUT 
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb  OUT
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
SOLD OUT Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.    2  per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER LB.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
RHUBARB: $2.50/lb
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Duck: $10/doz
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Yellow: $5/qt. (No bulk orders at this time)
SWEET CORN: (Bodacious): $7/bakers doz. (This week is it! Buy it now)
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
desired).
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone
number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.  The sheep are Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
Highlight of the week: Pork Shoulder and Butt roasts.  Don’t be confused!  These are both from the shoulder of the pig.  The ‘butt’ in the butt roast comes from being the back or butt of the shoulder.  The front of the shoulder is the shoulder roast.  The butt is typically used for pulled pork, although they would both do well in this preparation.  These roasts are halved, so they hover around two pounds each.  Nothing says late summer like eating sweet corn and pulled pork.
Available this week:
LAMB
Sausage
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Roasts
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Steaks
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
*Please note: lamb products that are currently out of stock will likely not be back in stock until November.
PORK
Sausage
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Roasts
New! Pork Butt Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just under 2 pounds.
New! Pork Shoulder Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just over 2 pounds.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb.  My favorite for deep frying.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Back! Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Back! Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Back! Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Back! Pork Steak.  $10.00lb.  3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg.  Range 0.5-1.5lbs/pkg.
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Back! Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We have halves available for Saturday pick up, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
SOLD OUT Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215
Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Note: We will not be at market on Saturday August 14th, so please order accordingly!
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Welcome August!  Let’s enjoy why we live in Michigan with sunshine and some locally-crafted GF goodies!  I will bring all the extras I have!
The following are still available for pre-order: let me know ASAP!
BAKERY ITEMS:
-NEW: GF “Pan Bang” Chocolate Chunk Cookie $3:  72% dark chocolate chunks with crisp outer edge, chewy center and really cool look!
-Hazelnut Biscotti $6: whole and ground organic hazelnuts give this a more delicate crunch and amazing flavor!  Dipped in 72% dark
CONFECTIONS:
-Buttercrunch Toffee $5: 4 ingredient magic!!  Thin layer of organic toffee coated in 72% dark chocolate
-Chocolate-Coated Pepita Brittle $6: organic pepitas toasted and coated in a local honey brittle and 72% dark chocolate
CHOCOLATE Bars:
-88% Grand Cru chocolate bar $8: single-origin, intense dark chocolate flavor! (also dairy free)
72% dark chocolate with inclusions: (small $3/large $6-please specify size!)
-Mango Chili Lime (also dairy free)
-Breakfast: granola, raspberry and yogurt crispies
-Toasted Organic Hazelnut (also dairy free)
-Candied Organic Ginger (also dairy free)
-Tropical (also dairy free)
-Milk & Cherries: single-origin milk chocolate and tart Michigan cherries
I accept Venmo, PayPal, cash, check and all credit/debit cards.  Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546
Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
I will have berries for those who pre-ordered 10lb cases. No pints available this week.

RETURNING SOON
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We will return on the 14th with a new batch of chicken & pork and also some new veggies.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
We will be back next Saturday August 14th.

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be back on August 21st In the meantime,
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

STAY IN TOUCH!
If you have not already done so you may want to sign up for the newsletter
to be informed of the pre-order schedule for the next market.
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If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
We are not able to respond through Tiny Letter

RECIPE SECTION
Community leader, chef & food blogger is just a small part of what Katy Keck does! She’s been a chef, a culinary consultant, a restauranteur, and so much more! Visit her website at: KatyKeck.com
Sign up for her food blog Palate.Passion.Purpose at: PalatePassionPurpose.com
To quote Katy, she strives to “continue to bridge the gap between all things culinary and improving the planet, one tater tot at a time.”
Here are links to a few of her recipes, perfect for this season!
(Pic here)
Everything but the Farmers’ Market Corn Salad
Grilled corn, bacon, veggies & herbs!
https://katykeck.com/farmers-market-corn-salad/
Beautiful kale salad
https://katykeck.com/tuscan-kale-salad-creamy-avocado-dressing/
Blog: PalatePassionPurpose.com
Web: KatyKeck.com

Sweetwater Saturday August 7th Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Sweetwater Community

Earthkeeper Farm returns this week with fresh Elderberries! Remember that they sold out fast last year, so get your orders in quick! Last week for Scholl’s Farm’s sweet corn! Blackbird Farm is again offering the $15 for $20 veggie sack deal along with a beautiful assortment of veggies for walk in sales on Saturday. Addy is back with chocolate creations of all sorts & combinations! We are trying again for the certified organic blueberries – stay tuned!!
And if you’re like us, always looking for inspiration for new ways with our fresh summer bounty, look no further! Our own native Spring Laker, Katy Keck has a sharp, funny, beautiful food blog called Palate.Passion.Purpose. And her recipe for Everything but the Farmers Market Corn Salad https://katykeck.com/farmers-market-corn-salad/ with grilled corn and bacon is perfect for this weeks bounty! Check the bottom of today’s newsletter for links to sign up for the blog & all the other delicious recipes.

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday August 7th :
New!

Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
Deadline 8am Friday.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
Fresh Elderberries
Elderberries are a nutritional powerhouse, known for their immune boosting compounds and health benefits. They are most often made into elderberry syrup, which can be taken to help prevent colds or lessen their severity. They can also be made into jellies, baked goods, and wine or fermented drinks.
By the pound: $8/lb on the stem or $9.50/lb de-stemmed
5lb boxes: $35 for 5lbs on the stem or $42 for 5lbs de-stemmed
Order by email or at http://www.earthkeeperfarm.com/store/p57/Elderberries_-_Bulk_5lbs%2C_Fresh%2C_Pre-order_for_August_pick_up.html
Please email Rachelle@earthkeeperfarm.com or call/text 616-403-0526 to place order. Payment can be made at market pick up with a check or cash. Or we can email you an invoice for online payment. Order deadline is 8am the Friday before market. More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.com
Thank you!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
This week at market, we are offering again our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15.
This week’s bag will likely contain some combination of the following: kale, mini-cabbage, green beans, summer squash, zuccchini, cucumbers, green peppers, hot peppers, green onions, basil, and fresh garlic. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have some items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Also, again this week our market stall will be run wholly by our crew member Forrest. Be sure to ask him about his special hot sauce!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Best Seller: Dwarf Blue Kale
Farmer favorite: Lemon Basil. I love the sweet summery aroma it provides to a hearty meal, or a delicious dessert!
Editor favorite: Tuscan Kale. Find a recipe for Kale Green Sauce at bottom. It’s a beautiful light fluffy garlicky easy to make sauce for any kind of pasta, and it freezes super easy! Tuscan Kale (also called Dino or Lacinato) is a must for this sauce.
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
New!

Lunch Box Peppers
Okra
Green tomatoes
Wheat Grass
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Tuscan Kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Collard greens
Swiss chard
Beets
Lemon basil
Green and purple basil blend
Marjoram
Leaf fennel
Oregano
Thyme
Baby romaine bundles
Scallions
Assorted summer squash
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
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Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We are butchering more beef.  Contact us if you are interested in a quarter.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .  You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS:  BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB;  BEEF ROASTS!  BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have potted Thyme plants for $2 each.
We will bring what ever extra vegetables we have!  Sweet Peppers, Eggplant, Summer Squash, Onions!
We are stocked with BEEF! Order the specialty cuts now!  Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.  
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package  OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
Rib Eye Steak $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package  OUT 
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb  OUT
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.    2  per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER LB.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
RHUBARB: $2.50/lb
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Duck: $10/doz
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Yellow: $5/qt. (No bulk orders at this time)
SWEET CORN: (Bodacious): $7/bakers doz. (This week is it! Buy it now)
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
desired).
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone
number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.  The sheep are Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
Highlight of the week: Pork Shoulder and Butt roasts.  Don’t be confused!  These are both from the shoulder of the pig.  The ‘butt’ in the butt roast comes from being the back or butt of the shoulder.  The front of the shoulder is the shoulder roast.  The butt is typically used for pulled pork, although they would both do well in this preparation.  These roasts are halved, so they hover around two pounds each.  Nothing says late summer like eating sweet corn and pulled pork.
Available this week:
LAMB
Sausage
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Roasts
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Steaks
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
*Please note: lamb products that are currently out of stock will likely not be back in stock until November.
PORK
Sausage
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Roasts
New! Pork Butt Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just under 2 pounds.
New! Pork Shoulder Roast.  $9.00lb.  Halved.  Just over 2 pounds.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb.  My favorite for deep frying.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Back! Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Back! Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Back! Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Back! Pork Steak.  $10.00lb.  3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg.  Range 0.5-1.5lbs/pkg.
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Back! Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We have halves available for Saturday pick up, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Welcome August!  Let’s enjoy why we live in Michigan with sunshine and some locally-crafted GF goodies!  Please preorder before Wednesday night to guarantee your order.  I will bring all the extras I have!
BAKERY ITEMS:
-NEW: GF “Pan Bang” Chocolate Chunk Cookie $3:  72% dark chocolate chunks with crisp outer edge, chewy center and really cool look!
-Buckwheat Bars $4: chewy brownie, crunchy organic buckwheat, perfect treat!
-Hazelnut Biscotti $6: whole and ground organic hazelnuts give this a more delicate crunch and amazing flavor!  Dipped in 72% dark
CONFECTIONS:
-NEW Flavor: Peach Ginger Clouds $5: organic/local peach puree, organic ginger sweetened with only maple syrup-so light and fluffy!  (also dairy free)
-Buttercrunch Toffee $5: 4 ingredient magic!!  Thin layer of organic toffee coated in 72% dark chocolate
-Chocolate-Coated Pepita Brittle $6: organic pepitas toasted and coated in a local honey brittle and 72% dark chocolate
CHOCOLATE Bars:
-88% Grand Cru chocolate bar $8: single-origin, intense dark chocolate flavor! (also dairy free)
72% dark chocolate with inclusions: (small $3/large $6-please specify size!)
-Mango Chili Lime (also dairy free)
-Breakfast: granola, raspberry and yogurt crispies
-Toasted Organic Hazelnut (also dairy free)
-Candied Organic Ginger (also dairy free)
-Tropical (also dairy free)
-Milk & Cherries: single-origin milk chocolate and tart Michigan cherries
I accept Venmo, PayPal, cash, check and all credit/debit cards.  Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546
Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon, but with blueberries, sooner is better than later! Please email back to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com  Thanks!
Fresh Organic Blueberries!
Better Way Farms of South Haven
Certified Organic 10lbs $50.
Certified Organic Pints. $5.00
Learn more about Better Way Farms here: https://www.betterwayfarms.com/
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Fennel Pollen, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey 4oz $4.00 ea
Aged cheeses
Camembert $7.00 ea under the bloomy, downy white rind is a delicate, mushroomy, rich flavored paste, developing an oozy middle as it ages.
Mont Idyll $7.00 ea Named a “Best Artisanal Cheese” by Food & Wine Magazine. The soft ripened rind is delicately painted with vegetable ash. Fluffy, smooth and citric when young, it evolves into a firmer interior with a developed creamline under the rind as it ages.
Idyllweiss Round Dual milk made with Idyll Goat milk and a splash of organic cow cream, this soft-ripened round is buttery rich and creamy with a wrinkled rind. Young, it is sweet and delicate, developing a touch of heat as it ages. 4oz $7.00
Idyll Gris Wheel $15.00 ea
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Sweetwater Curated, or cash at Saturday pickup, and thanks!

RETURNING SOON
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
We will be back next Saturday August 14th.

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be back on August 21st In the meantime,
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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RECIPE SECTION
Community leader, chef & food blogger is just a small part of what Katy Keck does! She’s been a chef, a culinary consultant, a restauranteur, and so much more! Visit her website at: KatyKeck.com
Sign up for her food blog Palate.Passion.Purpose at: PalatePassionPurpose.com
To quote Katy, she strives to “continue to bridge the gap between all things culinary and improving the planet, one tater tot at a time.”
Here are links to a few of her recipes, perfect for this season!
Photo credit: Katy Keck

Everything but the Farmers’ Market Corn Salad
Grilled corn, bacon, veggies & herbs!
https://katykeck.com/farmers-market-corn-salad/
Beautiful kale salad
https://katykeck.com/tuscan-kale-salad-creamy-avocado-dressing/
Blog: PalatePassionPurpose.com
Web: KatyKeck.com

Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday July 31st Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 31, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Here’s Your Friday Update!
This Friday newsletter is basically the same as the Monday news but with the addition of any new vendors or veggies and items the vendor needs to let you know about for the Saturday market. Preorders for meat items are highly encouraged!
New for tomorrow –
Scholl Farms has Bodacious Sweet Corn!
Blackbird Farms has first of season beets & new potatoes!
George (forager MI Finest Mushrooms) has Red Cinnabar & Black Trumpet mushrooms!
Earthkeeper Farm will be taking preorders for their luscious Elderberries starting next Monday – watch for it in the Monday news!
Organic blueberries were sold out before we got our order in, so if you are interested in some for next week see the listing below.

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday July 31st :
Scholl Farms of Montague
New! First week for Bodacious Sweet Corn! Bakers dozen for $13. No preorders for this, first come first served Saturday.
We will also have:
Rhubarb $2.50/lb
EGGS, Chicken – in a rainbow of colors
Our laying hens are outside daily. Their diet is supplemented with Certified
Organic Feed. $5.00/doz. $12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Next Saturday we will be taking orders for potatoes! Red, pink, purple and
yellow!
We will have whole dressed broilers available in August. Place pre-order
now for amount and size (5+ to 6+ lbs).  $5.50/lb.
Place your preorder for all but Sweet Corn (walkup only) at (231) 893-1311 and leave voice
message, Name, Product and Phone number.
In Gratitude – The Hens.
Michigans Finest Mushrooms
Here’s what I have available for the market July 31st:
Fresh: Red Cinnabar chanterelles
$8 – 1/2 lb
$15 – lb
Fresh: Black Trumpet
$10 – 1/2 lb
Black trumpets go great in pasta, seafood or any meat dinner plan.
Suggest google for possibilities.
Call (773) 383-4243, or email georosie84@yahoo.com for preorders.
Thanks,
George
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
(773) 383-4243

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Our indispensable crew member Forrest is looking forward to serving up a whole host of delicious veggies for walk-up sales at Saturday’s market!
This week we should have:
new potatoes: Little red-skinned, yellow-fleshed delectable potatoes, perfect for boiling up tender, serving with a little salt and pepper and a generous dollop of good butter, and making your eyes roll right back in your head. Come early—limited quantities available this week.
beets: First of the season for us, goodly sized red beets perfect for anything beets are good for. Again, come early, for there is only a limited quantity available this week.
basil: It’s high summer and time to make pesto with this bumper crop of basil. In fact, make a double batch and freeze half for this winter when the wendigo comes knocking at your door.
head lettuce
Asian greens
kale
swiss chard
green beans
green mini-cabbages, both round and conehead
a variety of summer squash and zucchini
cucumbers
scallions
green bell peppers
shishito peppers
jalapeno peppers
parsley
And we just might have a few flower bouquets available as well…
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday morning!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
New! Spicy Microgreens!

Lunch Box Peppers!
Okra!
Green tomatoes!
Wheat Grass!
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Tuscan Kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Collard greens
Swiss chard
Beets
Lemon basil
Green and purple basil blend
Marjoram
Leaf fennel
Oregano
Thyme
Baby romaine bundles
Scallions
Assorted summer squash
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Square
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Have you tried our Wild Green Salt? It is a blend of organic herbs from Grandson’s Garden, and wildcrafted herbs that I collect here in west Michigan. Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, ramps, nettle, field garlic, garlic Himalayan Pink salt, Real Salt and love! It is delicious on most anything. We especially enjoy it on our eggs in the morning.
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.  The sheep are now officially Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
Available this week:

LAMB

Sausage
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Roasts
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
OUT Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
OUT Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Steaks
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
*Please note: lamb products that are currently out of stock will likely not be back in stock until November.
PORK
Sausage
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Roasts
Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Ham, Whole, Smoked. $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
OUT Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
OUT Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
*Please note: pork products that are currently out of stock will likely be back in stock as early as this weekend.  Check back Friday for confirmation.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Burger patties $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Flank and skirt steaks $8/#
Liver $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We will have halves ready this week, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be at market on Saturday, August 7 th (Nor will our bread be anywhere else).
If you did not place a preorder on Tuesday, we will have a limited amount of breads & bakery goods available for walk ins.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
The certified organic blueberries were sold out before Wednesday Deadline this week so please, if you are interested in some for next week, email me as soon as possible so I can have our salesperson hold some for us! There is also no cheese available until next week.
Berries are from Better Way Farms of South Haven
Certified Organic 10lbs $50.
Certified Organic Pints. $5.00
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com

RETURNING SOON
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be back on August 7th.
We are butchering more beef.  Contact us if you are interested in a quarter.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .  You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
Earthscape Farms LLC
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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Sweetwater Saturday July 31st Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 31, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Sweetwater Community
Second week for Certified Organic blueberries! Check the Sweetwater Curated listing at the end of the newsletter for price & order deadline info.

This week we asked most of our vendors for their market best seller and the editor also listed a favorite, with a recipe at end of the newsletter you just have to try!

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday July 31st :

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Our best seller: Garlic
Editor favorite: Garlic. Need we say more? Use this on Kale Green Sauce – recipe end of newsletter!)
This week at market, we are offering again our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15.
This week’s bag will likely contain some combination of the following: kale, Napa cabbage, green beans, summer squash, zuccchini, cucumbers, scallions, basil, parsley, and fresh garlic. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have some items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Also, this week our market stall will be run wholly by our crew member Forrest. Be sure to ask him about his special hot sauce!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Best Seller: Dwarf Blue Kale
Farmer favorite: Lemon Basil. I love the sweet summery aroma it provides to a hearty meal, or a delicious dessert!
Editor favorite: Tuscan Kale. Find a recipe for Kale Green Sauce at bottom. It’s a beautiful light fluffy garlicky easy to make sauce for any kind of pasta, and it freezes super easy! Tuscan Kale (also called Dino or Lacinato) is a must for this sauce.
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
New!

Lunch Box Peppers
Okra
Green tomatoes
Wheat Grass
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Tuscan Kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Collard greens
Swiss chard
Beets
Lemon basil
Green and purple basil blend
Marjoram
Leaf fennel
Oregano
Thyme
Baby romaine bundles
Scallions
Assorted summer squash
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
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Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Our best seller: Sunset Tea. Cooling soothing sun tea for relief on a hot day. Love, hibiscus, mint, Linden leaf&flowers, citrus peels. All OG or wildcrafted.
Editor favorite: Wild Green Salt. Try it and you won’t know how you have managed without it. (Use this on Kale Green Sauce – recipe below!)
Description from the herbalist: Have you tried our Wild Green Salt? It is a blend of organic herbs from Grandson’s Garden, and wildcrafted herbs that I collect here in west Michigan. Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, ramps, nettle, field garlic, garlic Himalayan Pink salt, Real Salt and love! It is delicious on most anything. We especially enjoy it on our eggs in the morning.
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Scholl Farms of Montague
We’re Back! After a well deserved vacation.
This week we will have:
Rhubarb $2.50/lb
EGGS, Chicken – in a rainbow of colors
Our laying hens are outside daily. Their diet is supplemented with Certified
Organic Feed. $5.00/doz. $12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Next Saturday we will be taking orders for potatoes! Red, pink, purple and
yellow!
We will have whole dressed broilers available in August. Place pre-order
now for amount and size (5+ to 6+ lbs).  $5.50/lb.
Place your preorder for all products at (231) 893-1311 and leave voice
message, Name, Product and Phone number.
In Gratitude – The Hens.

The Pasturage LLC of Montague

Thank you all for your support and congratulations on our recent certification in the A Greener World Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grass-fed programs!
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.  The sheep are now officially Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
Highlight of the week: Bacon.  Cross your fingers, but I hope to have bacon back at the market this weekend, just in time for your BLT’s!  For me, the past year has been a bewildering foray into the world of bacon.  Cold smoke, hot smoke, injection, dry rub… what does it all mean?  The truth is, I don’t have control over the process the slaughterhouse chooses to use.  Their process is approved by the USDA, and from it they cannot vary.  I can switch slaughterhouses, or take it to another processor post-kill, but in order to resell at the market, I have to have the pig slaughtered at a USDA facility, and the pork processed in an approved facility.  What I’ve learned is this: the bacon that we get made is not like the store-bought bacon.  This can be good or bad depending on your expectations.  And even with the approved process, it seems every batch is different.  This is the not the world of industrial, consistent, reliable food (-like?) products.  This is the world of small-batch, variable, seasonal flux food.  Basically, our bacon has personality.  We hope you like it.
Available this week:
LAMB
Sausage
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Roasts
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
OUT Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
OUT Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Steaks
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
*Please note: lamb products that are currently out of stock will likely not be back in stock until November.
PORK
Sausage
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Roasts
Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Ham, Whole, Smoked. $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
OUT Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
OUT Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
OUT Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
OUT Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
*Please note: pork products that are currently out of stock will likely be back in stock as early as this weekend.  Check back Friday for confirmation.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.
Editor favorite: Chorizo!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Burger patties $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Flank and skirt steaks $8/#
Liver $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We will have halves ready this week, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215
Editor favorite: Sirloin sizzlers!

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be at market on Saturday, August 7 th (Nor will our bread be anywhere else).
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to our online store:
OrderLT.com
This is our preferred platform for orders at this time.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Please email
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday July 31st:
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Hazel Road Rustic $7.00
Oceana Rolls 5 for $6
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Michigander $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, July 31st:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Cherry Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
231-873-9820
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Find us on facebook
orderLT.com
Editor’s favorites: Griff’s 8 Grain and any scone (although the ginger scones are pretty much perfect).

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Editor’s favorite: We sent a bag of Chad’s Sulawesi Toraja to our nephew from San Francisco and he can’t stop exclaiming how wonderful it is.

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon. Please email back to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com  Thanks!
Fresh Organic Blueberries!
Better Way Farms of South Haven
Certified Organic 10lbs $50.
Certified Organic Pints. $5.00
Learn more about Better Way Farms here: https://www.betterwayfarms.com/
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Fennel Pollen, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey 4oz $4.00 ea
Aged cheeses
Camembert $7.00 ea under the bloomy, downy white rind is a delicate, mushroomy, rich flavored paste, developing an oozy middle as it ages.
Mont Idyll $7.00 ea Named a “Best Artisanal Cheese” by Food & Wine Magazine. The soft ripened rind is delicately painted with vegetable ash. Fluffy, smooth and citric when young, it evolves into a firmer interior with a developed creamline under the rind as it ages.
Idyllweiss Round Dual milk made with Idyll Goat milk and a splash of organic cow cream, this soft-ripened round is buttery rich and creamy with a wrinkled rind. Young, it is sweet and delicate, developing a touch of heat as it ages. 4oz $7.00
Idyll Gris Wheel $15.00 ea
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Sweetwater Curated, or cash at Saturday pickup, and thanks!

RETURNING SOON
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be back on August 7th.
We are butchering more beef.  Contact us if you are interested in a quarter.  earthscapefarm@gmail.com .  You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
Earthscape Farms LLC
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
231-861-2234

NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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RECIPE SECTION
This is a beautiful light fluffy garlicky easy to make sauce for any kind of pasta, and it freezes super easy! Tuscan Kale (also called Dino or Lacinato) is a must for this sauce.

Kale Green Sauce Pasta
Adapted from Tejal Rao/ NY Times
This recipe for a vivid, vegetarian pasta sauce, made from blanched kale leaves and loaded with good olive oil and grated cheese, comes from Joshua McFadden, the chef at Ava Gene’s in Portland, Ore., and was inspired by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers of The River Café in London. The technique is absurdly simple and quick from start to finish, but the result is luxurious and near-creamy. Feel free to play with the pasta shape, but no matter what you choose, be sure to let the blender run for a while at a powerful setting: You want the kale to completely break down into a smooth, bright, airy green puree.

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
2 cloves garlic, smashed flat and peeled
1 pound lacinato kale, thick ribs removed
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ pound pasta, like pappardelle or rigatoni (any will do)
¾ cup coarsely grated Parmigiano- Reggiano
-Put a large pot of generously salted water over high heat, and bring to a boil. In a small skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic, and cook until the garlic begins to sizzle. Reduce heat to low, and cook very gently until garlic is soft and begins to turn light gold, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
-When water is boiling, add kale leaves, and cook until tender, but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Pull out the hot, dripping kale leaves with tongs, and put directly into a blender. (Don’t drain the pot; you’ll use that same boiling water to cook the pasta.) Add garlic and its oil to the blender, along with a splash of hot water from the pot if you need some more liquid to get the blender going. Blend into a fine, thick green purée. Taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, then blend again.
-Add the pasta to the still-boiling water, and cook according to directions on the package. Ladle out about a cup of the water to save for finishing the dish, then drain the pasta and return it to the dry pot. Add the kale purée, about 3/4 of the grated cheese and a splash of the reserved pasta water. —Toss until all the pasta is well coated and bright green, adding another splash of pasta water if needed so that the sauce is loose and almost creamy in texture. Serve in bowls right away, and top with an extra drizzle of olive oil and the rest of the grated cheese.

Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday July 24th Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 24, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Here’s your Friday Update newsletter!
New for Saturday, Blackbird Farms will have first of season green beans! Come early, they’ll go quick!
Earthscape Farm will be bringing some new veggies – green beans, eggplant & summer squash!
Liberty Farm will be adding Red Norland potatoes and broccoli to their list!
Add Wild Green Salt from Forest Finds to your shopping list – it really wakes up those fresh summer veggies & grilled meats!

Congratulations to Julie Engel & The Pasturage for becoming the first farm in Oceana County to be awarded the top animal welfare and grassfed certifications in the US! More info here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/First-Farm-In-Oceana-County-Awarded-Top-Animal-Welfare-And-Grassfed-Certifications.html?soid=1102690018297&aid=Sm5BlL25_hE

If you missed the deadline for blueberries this week, don’t worry you can order them next week! Watch the Monday newsletter for details. Blueberries will be sold by preorder only, no extras on Saturday.

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday July 24th :

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
Shitakes! Limited amounts of Shitakes for Saturday. $15 a pound.
To pre-order: send an email to Georosie84@yahoo.com
Thanks! George Simikowski

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Along with Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more we have Wild Green Salt, great herby topping for those seasonal fresh veggies & grilled meats!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Thank you to everyone who sent in a pre-order!
We should have the following available this Saturday for walk-up sales:
the first of the season’s green beans, so fresh and delicious you won’t be able to stand it!
–some amazing broccoli!
–beautiful red butterhead lettuce
–komatsuna
–tatsoi
–a few varieties of microgreens
–kohlrabi
–green mini-cabbage
–scallions
–summer squash and zucchini
Looking forward to seeing everyone at market!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Tucson Kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Collard greens
Swiss chard
Napa Cabbage
Beets
Lemon basil
Green and purple basil blend
Marjoram
Leaf fennel
Oregano
Thyme
Baby romaine bundles
Scallions
Assorted summer squash
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
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Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
We proudly announce that we are now the first farm In Oceana County awarded top Animal Welfare And Grassfed Certifications! We are Animal Welfare Approved & Certified Grassfed by AGW. AGW (A Greener World) certification lets you know that our animals are raised outdoors on pasture in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. & Canada. Consumer Reports has rated Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW as the only “highly meaningful” label for farm animal welfare.
Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.
Available this week:
LAMB
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Liver. $5.00lb. Avg 0.5lb
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Breakfast links.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
PORK
OUT Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Fat Back. $3.00lb
Ground Pork. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
Ham, Whole, Smoked. $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
OUT Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 1” OR 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Burger patties $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Flank and skirt steaks $8/#
Liver $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We will have halves and quarters ready later this month, or there’s a waiting list for fall.  Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
American Buff Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5. $25/dozen
We have a limited number of turkey, Muscovy, and guinea eggs. Please contact me if interested.
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New Veggies since Monday listing! Red Norland potatoes $5.00 and Broccoli $3.00!
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range on fresh  green grass.
$5.00 per dozen
Hoop House Veggies 
New! Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Dragon Red Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Black Seeded Simpson $5.00
Green Salanova Buttercrunch lettuce $5.00
New! Laccinato Kale $5.00
New! Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN New! Batch of chickens!
Whole $5.00/lb
Breasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drums $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth pack $4.00/lb
PASTURED PORK 
Butt Roasts $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb quartered slabs.
BAKERY OFFERINGS
New! Cherry Galettes $8.00
New! Cherry Crumb Top Pie $15.00
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
New! Carrot Cake made with our own carrots! 8×8 $10.00
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular.
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com or libertyff@protonmail.com and and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through the email. Feel free to pay with cash or check on Saturday.  Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Have a great week,
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm
231-873-3737
libertyff@protonmail.com

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
I think I lost an order from someone whose name I didn’t recognize.  Please email to reorder!
VEGETABLES!   I keep growing too much.  Don’t tell Bill!
Green Beans $3 / lb.
Eggplant $2 each
Summer Squash $1 each
Onions + Maybe Kohlrabi
We have potted Thyme plants for $2 each.
GRASS FED BEEF!  The adolescents have been naughty this week and have gotten out twice.  More need to go to the butcher!
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS:  BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB;  BEEF ROASTS!  BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have 1 small quarter of beef for sale.  We can bring it to Market for $575.
Order the specialty cuts now!  Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.  
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
Rib Eye Steak $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package  OUT 
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.   2 per package -only a few left!
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER LB.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
If you didn’t get a preorder in on Tuesday we usually have some extra breads, scones and other assorted goodies – check at the booth!
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
231-873-9820
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Find us on facebook
orderLT.com

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Thanks for the preorders for Blueberries! If you forgot to put an order in be sure to check the Monday newsletter – the deadline is Wednesday noon.

RETURNING SOON
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546
Scholl Farms of Montague
We are at camp up north & will be returning on July 31.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order (for both Drive Through & Park & Walk-in)
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.
3. Market Day for Park & Walk-in. Please see the map for where you will need to park and enter the market space. You may pick up your pre-orders from each vendor & purchase from additional vendors who have extra products.
4. Market Day For Drive Through Pre-Orders: Please see the  market map with arrows indicating which way you should plan to approach the market. You are basically going to circle the perimeter of the vendor area, stopping behind the vehicles of each vendor you have placed an order with. 5. (Drive Through) Using a sheet of paper at least 8.5 x 11, please list all of the vendors you have orders with in black marker (or something as visible), large enough for vendors to see it clearly.  Please put your first & last name at the top of the list. Tape or hold up the list to the side window or front windshield where it will be most visible.
6. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen items.
7. As you are driving through, each vendor will bring your order to your vehicle and place it in the trunk or other designated space, and collect payment if you have not paid in advance.

STAY IN TOUCH!
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Sweetwater Saturday July 24th Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 24, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Sweetwater Community
This week we have Certified Organic blueberries! Check the Sweetwater Curated listing at the end of the newsletter for price & order deadline info. George of Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms returns with fresh shitake mushrooms!

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday July 24th :

New listing!
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
Shitakes! Limited amounts of Shitakes for Saturday. $15 a pound.
To pre-order: send an email to Georosie84@yahoo.com
Thanks! George Simikowski

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We here at Blackbird Farms are looking forward to returning to Sweetwater this Saturday!
In devising a vegetable pre-order system that aligns with the scale of our operation, we have decided to offer again something very much like our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We will assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in-season for that week. In the bag, we will aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. Each bag will cost $15. There will be a limited number of bags each week.
Interested in trying this out? This week’s bag likely will contain some combination of a selection of the following: kale, head lettuce, Asian greens, mini-cabbage, scallions, kohlrabi, fresh garlic, and zucchini/summer squash. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have some items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Thanks so much! We are looking forward to reconnecting with everyone this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Tucson Kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Collard greens
Swiss chard
Napa Cabbage
Beets
Lemon basil
Green and purple basil blend
Marjoram
Leaf fennel
Oregano
Thyme
Baby romaine bundles
Scallions
Assorted summer squash
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Square
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.
Available this week:
LAMB
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Liver. $5.00lb. Avg 0.5lb
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Breakfast links.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
PORK
OUT Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Fat Back. $3.00lb
Ground Pork. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
Ham, Whole, Smoked. $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
OUT Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 1” OR 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Burger patties $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Flank and skirt steaks $8/#
Liver $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We will have halves and quarters ready later this month, or there’s a waiting list for fall.  Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
American Buff Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5. $25/dozen
We have a limited number of turkey, Muscovy, and guinea eggs. Please contact me if interested.
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range on fresh  green grass.
$5.00 per dozen
Hoop House Veggies 
New! Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Dragon Red Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Black Seeded Simpson $5.00
Green Salanova Buttercrunch lettuce $5.00
New! Laccinato Kale $5.00
New! Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN New! Batch of chickens!
Whole $5.00/lb
Breasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drums $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth pack $4.00/lb
PASTURED PORK 
Butt Roasts $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb quartered slabs.
BAKERY OFFERINGS
New! Cherry Galettes $8.00
New! Cherry Crumb Top Pie $15.00
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
New! Carrot Cake made with our own carrots! 8×8 $10.00
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular.
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com or libertyff@protonmail.com and and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through the email. Feel free to pay with cash or check on Saturday.  Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Have a great week,
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm
231-873-3737
libertyff@protonmail.com

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS:  BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB;  BEEF ROASTS!  BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have 1 small quarter of beef for sale.  We can bring it to Market for $575.
We have potted Thyme plants for $2 each.
We will bring what ever extra vegetables we have!
We are stocked with BEEF! Order the specialty cuts now!  Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.  
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
Rib Eye Steak $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package  OUT 
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.    OUT
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.   2 per package and 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER LB.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
Please consider donating a PAY IT FORWARD LOAF ($6).
We bake 30 loaves each week for a Muskegon food pantry—and your generosity is what makes
this possible! Donate at orderLT.com
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to our online store:
OrderLT.com
This is our preferred platform for orders at this time.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Please email
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday July 24th:
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Michigander $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, July 24th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Cherry Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
231-873-9820
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Find us on facebook
orderLT.com

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon. Please email back to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com  Thanks!
Fresh Organic Blueberries!
Better Way Farms of South Haven
Better Way has both certified transitional (from conventional to organic 3 years process) and Certified Organic blueberries.
Certified Transitional 10lbs $45.
Certified Organic 10lbs $50.
Certified Organic Pints. $5.00
Learn more about Better Way Farms here: https://www.betterwayfarms.com/
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Fennel Pollen, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey 4oz $4.00 ea
Aged cheeses
Camembert $7.00 ea under the bloomy, downy white rind is a delicate, mushroomy, rich flavored paste, developing an oozy middle as it ages.
Mont Idyll $7.00 ea Named a “Best Artisanal Cheese” by Food & Wine Magazine. The soft ripened rind is delicately painted with vegetable ash. Fluffy, smooth and citric when young, it evolves into a firmer interior with a developed creamline under the rind as it ages.
Idyllweiss Round Dual milk made with Idyll Goat milk and a splash of organic cow cream, this soft-ripened round is buttery rich and creamy with a wrinkled rind. Young, it is sweet and delicate, developing a touch of heat as it ages. 4oz $7.00
Idyll Gris Wheel $15.00 ea
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Sweetwater Curated, or cash at Saturday pickup, and thanks!

RETURNING SOON
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546
Scholl Farms of Montague
We are at camp up north & will be returning on July 31.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order (for both Drive Through & Park & Walk-in)
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.
3. Market Day for Park & Walk-in. Please see the map for where you will need to park and enter the market space. You may pick up your pre-orders from each vendor & purchase from additional vendors who have extra products.
4. Market Day For Drive Through Pre-Orders: Please see the  market map with arrows indicating which way you should plan to approach the market. You are basically going to circle the perimeter of the vendor area, stopping behind the vehicles of each vendor you have placed an order with. 5. (Drive Through) Using a sheet of paper at least 8.5 x 11, please list all of the vendors you have orders with in black marker (or something as visible), large enough for vendors to see it clearly.  Please put your first & last name at the top of the list. Tape or hold up the list to the side window or front windshield where it will be most visible.
6. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen items.
7. As you are driving through, each vendor will bring your order to your vehicle and place it in the trunk or other designated space, and collect payment if you have not paid in advance.

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Sweetwater Saturday July 17th Farmers Market


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 17, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Sweetwater Community
This week Addy returns with her fabulous chocolate goodies (including her chocolate dipped hazelnut biscotti!), and Blackbird Farms returns with a variety of fresh summer veggies. Liberty Farm is back with a new batch of chicken, veggies and baked goods (speaking of, have you tried their pizza crusts yet? Individual sized and so easy to freeze & bake!)

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.

Vendors attending Saturday July 17th :

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We here at Blackbird Farms are looking forward to returning to Sweetwater this Saturday!
In devising a vegetable pre-order system that aligns with the scale of our operation, we have decided to offer again something very much like our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We will assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in-season for that week. In the bag, we will aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. Each bag will cost $15. There will be a limited number of bags each week.
Interested in trying this out? This week’s bag likely will contain some combination of the following: kale, head lettuce, Asian greens, microgreens, scallions, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, and (maybe) zucchini. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also hope to have some items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Thanks so much! We are looking forward to reconnecting with everyone this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com
blackbirdfarms.net
instagram.com/blackbird.farms

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Tucson Kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Collard greens
Swiss chard
Napa Cabbage
Garlic scapes
Beets
Lemon basil
Green and purple basil blend
Baby romaine bundles
Scallions
Yellow summer squash
Salad mix – $5 per bag
Baby greens microgreen mix – $5 per clamshell
Quail Eggs – $5 per dozen
Please send pre-orders by email to:
Inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Square
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Thanks!

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI.  The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter.  The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.
Highlight of the week: Lamb chops!  There are two different cuts of lamb chops, rib chops and loin chops.  As far as cooking goes, they are nearly identical.  The only difference you’ll notice is that the loin chop is slightly larger so you’ll cook it a touch longer.  They are both perfectly portioned protein that defrost fast, cook quickly, taste delicious, and lend themselves to pretty much any cooking style.
Available this week:
LAMB
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Kidney.  *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Liver. $5.00lb. Avg 0.5lb
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Breakfast links.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00/#.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
PORK
OUT Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage.  $10.00ea.  Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea.  Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Fat Back. $3.00lb
Ground Pork. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
Ham, Whole, Smoked. $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
OUT Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 1” OR 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello,
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
*We should have burger patties back for Saturday. 4 one-third# patties/package. $7.50/#
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Flank and skirt steaks $8/#
Liver $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We are accepting orders for halves and quarters that will be ready in July. Please contact us for more information!
Poultry
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
American Buff Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5. $25/dozen
We have a limited number of turkey, Muscovy, and guinea eggs. Please contact me if interested.
Honey 
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pork
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
pinerowfarmgirl@gmail.com
231-861-5215

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range on fresh  green grass.
$5.00 per dozen
Hoop House Veggies
New! Green Salanova Buttercrunch lettuce $5.00
Red leaf lettuce $5.00
New! Laccinato Kale $5.00
New! Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN New! Batch of chickens!
Whole $5.00/lb
Breasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drums $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth pack $4.00/lb
PASTURED PORK 
New! Shoulder Roasts $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Chops $8.00/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb quartered slabs.
Ground Pork $6.00
BAKERY OFFERINGS
New! Cherry Galettes $8.00
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular.
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com or libertyff@protonmail.com and and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through the email. Feel free to pay with cash or check on Saturday.  Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Have a great week,
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm
231-873-3737
libertyff@protonmail.com
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
Please consider donating a PAY IT FORWARD LOAF ($6).
We bake 30 loaves each week for a Muskegon food pantry—and your generosity is what makes
this possible! Donate at orderLT.com
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to our online store:
OrderLT.com
This is our preferred platform for orders at this time.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Please email
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday July 17th:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion Rye $7.00
Oceana Rolls (Soft roll–great for burgers, butter, or little sandwiches!) 5 rolls for $6
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Michigander $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay it forward Loaf (a loaf we donate to a local food pantry) $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, July 17th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Cherry Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
231-873-9820
Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
Find us on facebook
orderLT.com

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Guatemala
Sumatra
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Thanks
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
I’m looking forward to seeing you all Saturday during peak summer awesomeness!  Please let me know your order by Wednesday @10pm.  I will bring anything extra I have for the walk-through shoppers!  As always, everything I make is Gluten Free!
BAKERY ITEMS:
-NEW: Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Crumble Bar $6: a large sharable piece of buttery oat crust and crumble topping with local & organic strawberries and rhubarb!  Take with you to a dinner party or enjoy on your back porch!
-NEW: Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie $3:  Melted and chunked dark chocolate gives these cookies a decadent flavor.  Signature crackle top!
-Buckwheat Bars $4: chewy brownie, crunchy organic buckwheat, perfect treat!
-Pecan Dandie $2: tender shortbread-like cookie packed with organic pecans (also egg free)
-Hazelnut Biscotti $6: whole and ground organic hazelnuts give this a more delicate crunch and amazing flavor!  Dipped in 72% dark
CONFECTIONS:
-Strawberry Clouds $5: made with all of my delicious puree-so light and fluffy!  (also dairy free)
-Buttercrunch Toffee $5: 4 ingredient magic!!  Thin layer of organic toffee coated in 72% dark chocolate
-Chocolate-Coated Pepita Brittle $6: organic pepitas toasted and coated in a local honey brittle and 72% dark chocolate
CHOCOLATES:
-4 pack of my rainbow-inspired bonbons $10: 2 PB Meltaway and 2 Strawberry & Cream, with hand-painted designs-great gift!!
-88% Grand Cru chocolate bar $8: single-origin, intense dark chocolate flavor! (also dairy free)
Bars: (small $3/large $6-please specify size!)
-Mango Chili Lime (also dairy free)
-PB filled (also dairy free)
-Breakfast: granola, raspberry and yogurt crispies
-Toasted Hazelnut (also dairy free)
-Candied Ginger (also dairy free)
-Tropical (also dairy free)
I accept Venmo, PayPal, cash, check and all credit/debit cards.  Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546

RETURNING SOON
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be back on July 24th.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will return to Sweetwater on July 24th. In the meantime, check out the Etsy shop at Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, products are available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Scholl Farms of Montague
We are at camp up north & will be returning on July 31.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order (for both Drive Through & Park & Walk-in)
1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.
3. Market Day for Park & Walk-in. Please see the map for where you will need to park and enter the market space. You may pick up your pre-orders from each vendor & purchase from additional vendors who have extra products.
4. Market Day For Drive Through Pre-Orders: Please see the  market map with arrows indicating which way you should plan to approach the market. You are basically going to circle the perimeter of the vendor area, stopping behind the vehicles of each vendor you have placed an order with. 5. (Drive Through) Using a sheet of paper at least 8.5 x 11, please list all of the vendors you have orders with in black marker (or something as visible), large enough for vendors to see it clearly.  Please put your first & last name at the top of the list. Tape or hold up the list to the side window or front windshield where it will be most visible.
6. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen items.
7. As you are driving through, each vendor will bring your order to your vehicle and place it in the trunk or other designated space, and collect payment if you have not paid in advance.

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