Friday Fresh Update List!
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Drive Through & Walk In Pre-Order Market
Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Limited One Hour Market: 10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
For this Friday Update, a couple of things to mention. First, don’t forget Moms Day is Sunday! Myself, I’m giving special thanks to all the home quarantined Moms who tackled both work & children this last year – whew! Second, the latest news coming from both CDC & Michigan is showing good progress with declining new cases of Covid & vaccination rates at 44% nationwide for adults having at least one shot, but at 28% here in Muskegon County we have to do better! And even though the restrictions are loosening on outdoor masks, we’ll still be masking up during the market until we hear differently.
Again, with the addition of Park & Walk-In we hope you’ll take a look at the map below and approach the market cautiously & have patience while we adjust to the new layout.
Below you will find items new & still available for preorder, along with deadlines for those orders. You can add to an existing order or put in a new one! Please note the time deadlines of each vendor and contact them as soon as possible.
Payment is the same: online when you preorder, or cash/check at time of pickup.
NOTE: If you are new to Sweetwater, please see instructions at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Order & Pick Up at Market
Vendors attending Saturday May 8th :
The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Hello! My name is Sam, and I am the owner, and sole farmer of The Woven Farmstead. The Woven Farmstead is a part of a trifecta business called The Woven Trifecta, and is focused on intertwining wellness within nurture, nature, and nutrition.
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:
Limited quantities all microgreens
-China Rose Radish Micro greens
(A rose colored micro green with a zippy radish taste)
– Purple Kohlrabi Microgreens
(A nutrient packed mild tasting sprout)
OUT-Bean Mix Sprouts
(A trio of been and lentil sprouts adding flavor, crunch, and protein to salads/sandwiches/etc)
(Flavorful, protein packed sprouts – great with tacos!)
OUT-Mung Bean Sprouts
(A fresh and mild tasting sprout)
All sprouts/microgreens are sold in 4 ounce containers, and are $5 per container or 3 for $12
-Quail Eggs $5 per dozen
-Chicken Eggs $6 per dozen
– Fresh Mint Bunches $3 per bunch
Please send pre-orders by email to:
I accept the following:
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
Shady Side Farm of Holland
Shady Side Farm’s deadline for orders is Friday 5 pm. I will be at the market Saturday with the following available for pre-order. You may order directly from our website, or simply email me what you’d like and whether you’d like to pay with cash, check or credit. If you choose credit, I’ll send you an email no later than Friday at 5 pm with a link to pay via credit card. If you choose cash or check, I’ll send you an email no later than Friday at 5 pm with your total due so that you can write the check out ahead of time, or gather the cash. If you don’t hear from me by Friday at 5 pm, it means I didn’t see your email.
Heirloom dry beans available in 1 lb. bags, $10 each:
Jacob’s Cattle Gold
Medley (a mixture)
Black Turtle beans (from 2018 harvest):
1 lb. bag, $4
2 lb. bag, $7
5 lb. bag, $16
Ground corn products from our certified organic Wapsie Valley corn:
Corn flour 1 lb. bag $5, 2 lb. bag $8 (suitable for baked goods, pancakes and waffles)
Cornmeal 1 lb. bag $5, 2 lb. bag $8 (suitable for grits and polenta, could make coarse cornbread with it)
We have 100% grass-fed lamb:
Ground 1lb. – $13 (buy 10 get 1 free)
Stew 1 lb. – $13
Shanks (two) – $20 (free shanks recipe with each purchase)
Liver – $7
Boneless shoulder roast about 3 lb. – $40
Leg of lamb – $15/lb. (let me know how big a leg you’d like)
Chops (four) – $24
Brats 1 lb. (5 links or 4 patties) – $15
Needle felting kits – $12
Dryer balls – 3/$20 or 6/$35
And wool-filled comforter inserts (for inside a duvet cover):
Queen size $179
King size $209
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe
Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Arugula $5 per bag
Everything Mix $5 per bag
Spinach $5 per bag
Young Onions $3 per bundle
Herbs (Mint/Sage/Thyme) $2 Per bundle
Liam will also have Scrubbies, Wash Clothes, Scrub Clothes, and Pot Holders.
Email preorders by Friday or stop by the market to purchase.
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 email@example.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
Wormies Vermicompost of Grand Rapids
For ordering please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 616-322-1677.
For payment you can use cash or check at pickup or prepay with Venmo @wormies or PayPal: www.PayPal.me/wormies.
VERMICOMPOST – 5gal/$25
Powerful soil amendment & all-natural plant food. Contains beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes. Increases nutrient & mineral absorption. Boosts plant immunity to fight pests and diseases naturally. Ph Neutral.
VERMIMULCH – 5gal/$35
Protect your soil with vermicompost-coated mulch. Conserve moisture, maintain consistent soil temperatures, prevent disease. Source of beneficial macro- organisms, such as: worm cocoons, worms, pill bugs. Slow release micro and macro nutrients. Small pieces of egg shells as a source of calcium.
LIVING SOIL BLENDS
BASE – 5gal/$13
The perfect foundation to add your own amendments. Includes: Vermicompost, Rice Hulls, Lava Rocks, Peat Moss, Vermiculite.
LUX – 5gal/$30
Our premium soil blend. Includes all the good stuff in Base, plus Premium Blend of Minerals & Amino Acids, Biochar, Basalt.
POP – 5gal/$13
Seeding Mix. Nourish emerging sprouts and maintain ideal moisture and oxygen levels. Fight off damping-off disease. Includes Castings, Rice Hulls, Perlite, Vermiculite, Peat Moss, Basalt.
BED – 5gal/$10
Our Lux Soil pre-mixed with agricultural-grade Michigan topsoil and compost, ready for garden beds and pots.
See you soon!
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC, which uses a wise mix of technology and tradition to produce good meat. 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. Both are in the process of becoming Animal Welfare Approved. Enjoy!
Available this week:
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.
Brkfast Sausage $10.00ea. 1lb pkg 10 links of 8”, no casing.
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” 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.
Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Leg, Bone-in. $10.00lb. Classic. Avg 3.7lb.
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
OUT until 5/15: Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 2 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew Meat. $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Text or call 231 288 6112
Please do so by Friday at 4pm. Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
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
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range and have a cozy hen house for the night. They are fed non gmo grains, hay, and veggie scraps.
$4.00 per dozen
Hoop House Veggies
New! Ramps $5.00 a bunch
New! Green Lettuce $5.00
New! Kale $5.00 (med/large leaves) limited
New! Elegance Greens Mix $5.00
New! Heirloom Green Lettuce $5.00
New! Red and Green Lettuce $5.00
Broth pack $4.00/lb
We have a new batch of pork in. We have made some delicious new Bulk Sausages for you!
New! Chorizo Bulk Sausage! $8.00/lb Handmade with our Pastured Pork, Organic Red Pepper, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Fennel,Organic Black Pepper, Sea Salt, & Organic red wine vinegar.
New! Nitrate Free Hams 5-6lb $8.50/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
New! Ham Hocks $5.00/lb
New! Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
Roasts $8.00/lb Shoulder and Boston Butt Roasts
Ground Pork $7.00/lb
Italian Bulk $8.00/lb Handmade with our Pastured Pork, Organic Basil & Parsley, Organic Oregano, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Black Pepper, Paprika, and Sea Salt.
New! Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake medium $12.00
New! Blueberry Muffins Jumbo $3.00 organic blueberries
New! Sunday Brunch Box $20.00 2 lemon scones, 2 blueberry muffins,(small) 2 croissants, 2 mini spinach quiche!
New! Apple Galettes mini 5″ for $5.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular
Apple Crumb Top Pie $15.00 or GF
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Dinner Rolls 7×7 9 rolls $5.00 soft and buttery
Carrot Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting 8×8 $8.00
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Paleo Cookies $3.00 GF
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular
English Muffins $5.00
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
*Dahlia Tuber Packs coming in a couple of weeks!
New!! Hand Painted Mother’s Day Cards by Theodora $5.00 designs will include Springtime flowers.
Please send order via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
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:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Arm or chuck roasts $7.50/#
Rolled rump roasts $7.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
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
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:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
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 Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
I have a few of each item left, so let me know ASAP if you would like anything! I will bring extras for shoppers in the morning…Don’t forget about MOM!! =)
It is time to celebrate the magical being that is MOM. Is there anything she can’t do? Relax! (at least for me that is a hard one…) Any chocolate/GF pastry-loving mom would love a treat from NOVA (made by a mom, no less!)
My idea for this year is to make sure mom is able to have a treat after each meals, plus a treat while she’s relaxing in a bath or lounging on the patio. It’s the MOM BOX! A great way to sample many of my staples, plus a few specialites! Remember, everything I make is gluten free! (some dairy-free (DF) options marked as well)
MOM BOX: 4 items included, 1 from each category ($20)
1. Chocolate Bar, Choices:
-Solid 72% dark (DF)
-Solid 43% milk, single-origin
-Candied Ginger (DF)
-Mango Chili Lime (DF)
-Breakfast (granola, rasp and yogurt crispies)
-PB (72% filled with organic PB filling)
2. Bakery Item, Choices:
-Pecan dandie (pecan shortbread cookie)
-Buckwheat Bar Bites (smaller pieces of this rich brownie with toasted buckwheat)
-Hazelnut Biscotti (original, dipped in 72%)
3. Confection Item, Choices:
-Pepita Brittle (dipped in 72% dark)
-pack of (3 ingredient) Vanilla Bean Clouds (what I call marshmallows!) (DF)
4. 4-piece set of bonbons (hand-decorated), choose any combo:
-PB&J (strawberry) (DF)
-Cafe Miel (espresso, honey, cinnamon) (DF)
-Snapping Turtle (ginger-infused caramel, toasted pecans)
-Carrot Cake (carrot/pineapple ganache with cream cheese!)
I will also have the following items available to pick mom’s favorite or a treat for yourself!
-Hazelnut biscotti $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)
-72% Dipped Pepita Brittle $6/bag: Organic pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) and local honey make up this caramelized toasted treat, then dipped in dark chocolate! (GF/nut free)
-Buttercrunch Toffee $5/bag: 4 ingredient magic!! Thin layer of organic butter toffee double-coated in 72% chocolate-a great gift or treat for yourself! (GF)
-88% Maracaibo Grand Cru Chocolate bar $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 $6: organic toasted walnuts, dried organic mulberries (honey and fig-like flavor) in 72% and so delicious! (GF, DF)
-Candied Ginger $6: house-made candied organic ginger studded in 72% dark chocolate (GF, DF)
-Tropical $6: organic toasted coconut, banana chips, mango and pineapple pressed into 72% dark chocolate (GF, DF)
-Mango Chili Lime $6: organic dried mango and Tajin (chili, lime, sea salt) in 72%-hits all the senses! (GF, DF)
-PB $6: organic vegan PB filled inside 72%, classic and delicious (GF/DF)
-Solid milk chocolate bar: single-origin from Peru, 43%-a less sweet
-Chakra Chocolate box $16: 7 hand-decorated bonbons with unique fillings, including lavender, blueberry caramel and raspberry (email me for a full list of flavors!) (all GF)
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!!
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
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 this week is Friday 5pm. Please email back at email@example.com Thanks!
All produce is certified organic.
New! Omena Organics of Omena
Apple Juice. Pasteurized, unfiltered juice from Certified Organic Honeycrisp apples. Glass bottles. 32oz. $4.50
Michigan Farm to Freezer
OG Sweet Potatoes. Frozen, 2lb bags. $6.50
OG Root Medley. Frozen, 2lb bags. $7.00 ea
Second Spring Farm of Cedar
OG Green Cabbage $3.00 ea med
Naturally Nutty Nut Butters of Traverse City
OG Pepita Sunflower Butter 12oz $6.50
Send orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 in a sealed envelope please, at Saturday pickup, and thanks!
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will plan to return to Market on May 15th. It’s a busy Spring with calving (a dozen on the ground last I counted, so half are born), fencing, getting cows out on pasture soon, planting. We have pigs! We have a broody hen!
Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be returning the weekend of May 15th
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
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. Again, please have checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope with your name and the name of the vendor on the outside of it.
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