Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Friday Update time!
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery will be at the market so look over her list and give her a call/email/shout-out if you see a must have for Saturday! Don’t miss the mushrooms this week, and Blackbird has San Marzano paste tomatoes for your canning/freezing needs.
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 September 11th :
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 this Saturday’s market!
This week we should have:
LAST CALL FOR TOMATOES: Well, strictly speaking, maybe not the absolutely last call, but it sure looks like this will be our final week of tomato abundance. If you want ’em, best get ’em now. These will include:
–A variety of heirloom tomatoes. These are definitely finished for the season after this week.
–A good selection of old-fashioned red tomatoes. Respect the classics.
–Our exclusive Blackbird Farms cherry tomato mix. Like a party in your mouth.
–A few more mini-romas. Good for anything tomatoes are good for.
–And, new this week, San Marzano paste tomatoes. Perfect for all your sauce-making needs. Ask about bulk pricing.
We will also have:
red and green curly kale
broccoli (limited quantities)
green and yellow beans
“Nicola” potatoes, yellow-skinned, golden-fleshed
***Don’t forget to ask Forrest about his latest hot sauce concoction.***
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday morning!
Blackbird Farms LLC
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
I will be at the market with the following goodies:
Shitake (fresh) $15 per pound
Chicken of the woods (fresh) $15 per pound
These mushrooms taste just like, well Chicken!
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA will be at Sweetwater 9/11 (last minute decision!) Contact me for availability and I can let you know if I have it! I will bring all extras as well =)
Remember all of my products are gluten-free! Happy September to you all!
GF BAKERY ITEMS:
-NEW: Ganache Brownie $5 (shareable!!) Flourless dense chocolate cake and 72% ganache layer-a chocolate lovers dream!
-Pecan Dandies are back! $2: tender GF shortbread packed with organic pecans (also egg free)-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 chocolate.
-NEW Flavor: Apple Pie Clouds $5: organic apple and ginger juice, Saigon cinnamon sweetened with only maple syrup-great in tea or coffee to add that Autumn flare to your day! (also dairy free)
-Buttercrunch Toffee $5: 4 ingredient magic!! Thin layer of organic toffee coated in 72% dark chocolate and light fleur de sel sprinkle.
-Chocolate-Coated Pepita Brittle $6: Organic pepitas toasted and coated in a local honey brittle and 72% dark chocolate.
GF CHOCOLATE Bars:72% dark chocolate with inclusions: (small $3/large $6-please
-NEW: Toasted Seeds-pumpkin, hemp and sesame seeds (also DF)
-Mango Chili Lime (also dairy free)
-Breakfast: granola, raspberry and yogurt crispies
-Toasted Organic Hazelnut (also dairy free)
-Candied Organic House-made Ginger (also dairy free)
-Peanut Butter (also DF)
I accept Venmo, PayPal, cash, check and all credit/debit cards. Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
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
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
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
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/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We sell by halves and quarters!
We’re currently taking orders for fall. Please contact us for information.
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
We have a very young flock of replacement hens and ducks growing out in the front yard, and meat chicks on the back hill. It’s busy keeping them all the correct temperature day and night!
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
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
Gallons $55Quarts $16
Our first Idaho Pasture Pigs were born on Friday, 8/27. Yay! She has 6 healthy piglets. We do already have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Update: The Pasturage, LLC will NOT be at Sweetwater on 9/18, Stock up this weekend!
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.
Sadly, there is no bacon. I apologize for keeping you all in suspense. Better luck next time, for all of us, right?
Available this week:
Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Sweet 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.
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. $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
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
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
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
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.
New! Polish sausage. $10 per lb. Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
New! Jalapeno Bratwurst. $10 per lb. Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
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#
Hocks, fresh. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
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.
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
Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Text or call 231 288 6112.
Please do so by Friday at 4pm. Thank you!
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up. Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday deadline for preorders we will have a small assortment of breads & pastries available – stop by and see!
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.
Beat the heat! We will have Cold Brew available for $4.00 a 20 oz cup!
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We are taking the next 3 weeks off to prepare for our daughter Olivia’s wedding.
We will return on September 18th.
Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will return to market soon. In the meantime, we’ve got some new products, check them out at our Etsy shop: Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove
*Allergy formula $20/2oz
Extracts of nettle, goldenrod, burdock, with our bee propolis and raw honey. All those late season symptoms popping up from ragweed can be irritating. This blend has been helpful for many!
Fresh batch of facial care!
*Moon Glow face serum. $25
A dry oil combination of my calendula infused jojoba oil, with argan oil, rosehip seed oil, sea buckthorn extract, amd essential oils of sandalwood, frankincense, and helichrysum.
*Herbal Toner $10
A blend of witch hazel infused with calendula, chamomile, yarrow, and marshmallow, with my rose hydrosol. This combination is great for healing acne, shrinking pores, removing excess oil and dirt. Also an excellent way to get a quick clean without soap and water.
*Restock of all hydrosols! $13
Rose, yarrow, and balsam fir!
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
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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