Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday May 22nd Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

One Hour Park & Walk-In or Drive Through
Pre-Order Market
Saturday, May 22nd 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Friday Update Newsletter!
The list below contains both what you can still get for preorders (don’t wait – call now!) and also what will be available for Walk In purchase Saturday.

New for Friday, we will have two potential new veggie vendors stopping by. Stillwind Farm of Muskegon and Kaufmann Farm of Fremont. Both will have some veggie starts for sale. Stop by, say hello and maybe add some plants to your garden plan!

Changes are coming to the market! Beginning Saturday, May 29th we are expanding the market to 2 hours, from 10am to noon! Pre-orders are still the best way to get the products you want, and also assures your farmers and food producers of enough guaranteed sales to make the trip to market worthwhile.

Also beginning Saturday, May 29th we are going to roll out a market delivery! For $10 per order we will deliver orders to addresses in the Muskegon, Grand Haven & Spring Lake areas on Saturday after the market. Details will be in the Monday, May 25th email!

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 Order & Pick Up at Market. Payment is accepted online when you preorder, or cash/check at time of pickup. We will also be sending out a Friday update email for a list of what can be purchased by parking & walking in on Saturday, without preordering.

Vendors attending Saturday May 22nd :

First week for Asparagus!
Mund Farm of Rothbury
Prices: 1-3 lbs. @ $3.50 ea.; 4-10 lbs. @ $3.00 ea.; 11+ lbs. @ $2.50 ea.
Pre-order – Via email, by Thursday, 8:00 PM to; grmund@aol.com.
Please look for the return confirmation email with Order# to be displayed and payment
by check to Greg Mund; or cash in an envelope.
Thank You!

The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
The Woven Farmstead is a half acre urban farm in Muskegon, MI growing a wide variety of veggies, herbs, and cut flowers, as well as raising chickens and quail for eggs. All products are Certified Naturally Grown, and grown with love.
To learn more about the farm, and the trifecta as a whole, visit: www.thewoventrifecta.com
Products I’ll have Available for Saturday are:
Microgreens $5 each or 3 for $12
-basil blend
-spicy mix
-mild mix
Seedlings $3 each or 4 for $10
– Dwarf blue kale
-Tuscan kale
– Red Russian kale
-Bright lights Swiss chard
-Fordhook Swiss chard
-rhubarb Swiss chard
-collard greens
– Asian greens (Rosie + green available)
-green cabbage
-red cabbage
– Beefsteak tomato
-Striped German tomato
-Cherokee purple tomato
– Jambalaya okra
Quail Eggs – $5 per dozen
Please send pre-orders by email to:
I accept the following:
Venmo: @thewoventrifecta
PayPal: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto

Blackbird Farms
Coopersville, Michigan
We’re back this week with a variety of herb, flower, and vegetable plants for your garden!
Due to capacity issues, we will be doing **walk-up sales only** for our plant sales at Sweetwater this May (payment via cash, check, or credit card). That said, we fully understand that not everyone is able, willing, or ready for in-person connection at the market yet, and we want to make sure that we are able to serve these individuals as well. The best way for us to do that is via pre-orders that can be **picked up, contact-free, at our farm in Coopersville** at a mutually convenient time in May. For more information on this option, please e-mail us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com, and we will send you the link to our online order form. We understand that this may not be ideal, but we do appreciate your patience as we navigate a busy month ahead with limited staff, time, and resources.  🙂
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you at Sweetwater this Saturday!
Greg and Shel

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.
Cut of the week: pork steak!  This is decidedly not the other white meat.  Our pork is a stunning burgundy because our animals use their muscles.  This cut in particular is marbled with white fat of which you should not be afraid!  A study found that simply moving pigs from concrete to dirt changes the omega 3 – omega 6 profile to the benefit of us, the consumer.*  The pork steak comes from the shoulder of the pig, specifically the butt.  I like them better than chops and I think they are phenomenal grilled.  Try it!
Available this week:
New! Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork.  Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
New! Lamb Kidney.  $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
New! Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
New! Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Back in! Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Back in! Tenderloin.  $14.00lb.  Pamper yourself.  1 per pack, boneless, avg 0.25 lbs per pack.
Back in! Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Back in! Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  4 lbs each.
Back in! Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Back in! Boneless Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Back in! Whole lamb loin.  Diminutive in size but not in flavor.  1 per pack, boneless, avg wt per pack is 0.5 lbs.
Back in! Half Rack.  $10.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Back in! Whole Rack.  $10.00lb. 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. 2 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. 4 – 6 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
Back in! Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 2 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
New! Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
New! 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.
Bacon. $11.00ea. 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 $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
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. $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. $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Pork Steak. $10.00lb. Great grilled. 2 per pkg, bone-in 1 – 1.75lb
Tongue, unscalded. $5.00lb. A Mexican fave for tacos. .25 – .75lb per pkg.
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.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
For Saturday’s Walk In Market we will have the following extras:
Hakurei Turnips
Blueberry muffins
Pizza crusts
Chicken cuts, various
Pork chops
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Scholl Farms of Montague
Pre-orders accepted through Friday evening by calling (231) 893-1311. This is a landline, please leave a message!
NEW! Rhubarb. 1lb $2.50
EGGS, Chicken – in a rainbow of colors
Our laying hens have access to the outside daily: As to going outside….ducks act like otters in snow, whereas chickens get cold feet and are more reluctant. Their diet of organic apples, pumpkins, squash, brassicas (kale, cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprout plants) and second cutting hay is supplemented with Certified Organic Layer Feed.
$12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
– Place order by calling (231) 893-1311
– Place cash or check (payable to STU SCHOLL) in a recycled envelope.
In Gratitude – The Hens.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. We will be able to get totals out Friday evening, hopefully by 8:30 pm. 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/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
English roasts $7.50/#
Arm or chuck roasts $7.50/#
Rolled rump roasts $7.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
Liver $4/#
We are accepting orders for halves and quarters. Please contact us for information!
Eggs are in season! Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen, or 4 dozen for $20.
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
American Buff Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5. $25/dozen
We have one dozen Muscovy eggs for this Saturday. $9/dozen
We have a limited number of turkey and guinea eggs. Please contact me if interested.
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
2021 maple syrup is ready to go! Old fashioned boiled, not reverse osmosis, 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
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),

Nova Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA is back this week with all of your gluten-free and chocolate deliciousness!  I have some smaller sizes of items available so you can sample more =)
-Hazelnut biscotti $1.50 individual piece or $6/bag: ground and whole organic hazelnuts, dipped in 72%!  (2 flavor options: original and double chocolate) (GF)
-Buckwheat Bars $4: chewy brownie with toasted organic buckwheat (GF)
-Pecan Dandie $2: GF tender cookie packed with organic pecans!  (GF, egg-free)
-Brown Butter Toffee Chip Cookie $2: nuttiness from the brown butter, caramel notes from the toffee bits and chocolate chunks!  (GF)
-72% Dipped Pepita Brittle bags: $3 small/$6 large: Organic pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) and local honey make up this caramelized toasted treat, then dipped in dark chocolate! (GF/nut free)
-Buttercrunch Toffee bags:$2.50 small/$5/large: 4 ingredient magic!!  Thin layer of organic butter toffee double-coated in 72% chocolate-a great gift or treat for yourself! (GF)
-Marshmallows (I call them Clouds because they are so light and fluffy!) $5/bag: only using MIchigan maple syrup, non-GMO gelatin and pure flavorings (flavor options: espresso and vanilla bean) (GF/DF)
Chocolate Bars: (all chocolate is soy-free)
-88% Maracaibo Grand Cru small $4/large $8: Single-origin, intense pure flavor-notes of coffee, licorice and dried dark fruit.  A MUST try for any dark chocolate lover! (GF, DF)
-Walnut Mulberry small $3/large $6: organic toasted walnuts, dried organic mulberries (honey and fig-like flavor) in 72% and so delicious! (GF, DF)
-Candied Ginger small $3/large $6: house-made candied organic ginger studded in 72% dark chocolate (GF/DF)
-Hazelnut small $3/large $6: toasted organic hazelnuts, fleur de sel and dark chocolate.  Simply delicious! (GF/DF)
-Tropical small $3/large $6: organic toasted coconut, banana chips, mango and pineapple pressed into 72% dark chocolate (GF/DF)
-Mango Chili Lime small $3/large $6: organic dried mango and Tajin (chili, lime, sea salt) in 72%-hits all the senses!  (GF/DF)
-Peanut Butter small $3/large $6: organic vegan PB filled inside 72%, classic and delicious (GF/DF)
-Breakfast small$3/large $6: housemade GF granola, raspberry and yogurt crispies-it’s like a parfait dark chocolate bar!
-Milk Chocolate small $3.50/large $7: single-origin (Ghana) cacao, less sweet than most milks, creamy and smooth and decadent!  This is my go-to special treat! (GF)
Buy 1 or many as a wonderful gift!  $2 each (all GF)
Available flavors this week:
-Snapping Turtle: ginger-infused caramel and toasted organic pecans
-Carrot Cake: white chocolate center infused with carrot, pineapple, pecans, spice and toasted coconut
-PB&J: PB filling with strawberry fruit gummy pieces (DF)
-Espress-o Yourself: Three Speed espresso makes this filling so smooth! (DF)
-Mint Meltaway: the best after dinner treat!  Smooth center with just the right touch of natural mint (DF)
-Raspberry: perfect balance of tart and sweetness
I accept the following payments: cash, check (please make checks out to: NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery), Venmo and PayPal.  You can also go to my website and choose the “pick up” option.
Please let me know if you have any questions or special requests!!
-Phone: 614.216.2546
-email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
-website: novasupernaturalbakery.com
-IG: novasupernaturalbakery
-FB: @NOVA.bakery1
Check out my IG and FB pages for pictures!

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
New! Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Only one variety will be offered each week, and if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you! Add the cost to your bean order, or bring $3 cash, please & thanks!
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market pickup.
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.
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards! Woot!
No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
CONTACT: Chad & Lori Shepard
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder is 5pm. Please email back at sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com  Thanks!
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
Fennel Love Kraut Green cabbage, apples, carrots, gold beets, fennel, fennel seed kraut. 24oz $7.50
JKC Spicy Carrot Pickle Carrots, jalepenos & lots of garlic. $6.50
Naturally Nutty Nut Butters of Traverse City
OG Almond Butter 12oz $10.50
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Garlic & Herb 4oz $4.00 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!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will see you on Saturday, May 29th.  The Cows, Calves and Steers are out on beautiful green pastures. The pigs are happily in a large grassy pen.  A hen is setting on a clutch of eggs.  We are transitioning the hoop house to summer plantings and eating greens every single day.  New flowers and shrubs are blooming nearly every day.  We’ve shut the wood heat boiler down until Fall.  It’s Spring!  and transistioning to Summer!
We appreciate advance orders – it’s so much easier to not have to guess what people want to eat for the next two weeks.
Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
We will plan on returning the following Saturday May 29th
​Russ Tiles

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be returning the weekend of May 15th. Meanwhile you may shop at our Etsy Shop Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com


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 come in to the market the same way as before and then circle the perimeter of the vendor area, exiting the same way you come in. We will also have signs to help point you in the right direction.
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. Checks or cash, and some vendors may take Square, Venmo or PayPal at the market, please inquire.

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